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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2015, 09:58:22 PM »
happening in and around Cape Town
if not mentioned before    pse add   Mike Rossi (quintet)
http://www.mikerossijazz.com/

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2015, 10:06:22 PM »
Peter Auret
Felix Laband
Nikhil Singh
Jean Marais (Mo'Shang)
Jo Martin


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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2015, 10:18:04 PM »
Anyone know what happened to Karma Anne Swanepoel / Henry Ate.   Know she relocated to the U.S., bought an EP from her a few years back but since then she seems to have disappeared.
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2015, 02:15:30 PM »
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2015, 02:21:10 PM »
Something a bit more modern from a group called ISO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QcsdRwpuQk

I think their music, especially that song in the link above, is very very catchy.  Its a pity that local groups don't get too much of radio time - I only heard this group 'cos a friend of mine knows the drummer and I decided to listen to some of their stuff.
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2015, 02:35:36 PM »
Something a bit more modern from a group called ISO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QcsdRwpuQk

I think their music, especially that song in the link above, is very very catchy.  Its a pity that local groups don't get too much of radio time - I only heard this group 'cos a friend of mine knows the drummer and I decided to listen to some of their stuff.
Also a fan  :thumbs: haven't listened to them in a while though, thanks for the reminder
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2015, 03:45:54 PM »
Crashcarburn

Glad these guys are making music again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDvX9rfr7_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orgDFgcKbBI

Here is PAY BACK THE MONEY from them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyYShbeoOz4
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2015, 11:41:33 PM »
Hi

Great music/blues revival happening in and around Cape Town. Here are some bands/artists really worth keeping an eye out for:

* Crimson House - I have never seen a band riper to make a breakthrough into the big time - one of my favourites
* Mr. Cat & The Jackal - Truly interesting and unique sound
* Basson Loubser - Could easily give Mr. Patlatsky a run for his money in my opinion - and I say this with utmost respect for Dan's skills
* Boulevard Blues - Really solid blues outfit, usually featuring some interesting guest artists
* Carla Louw - I really rate this spunky little vocalist highly and she covers everything from Jazz to pop, to blues
* Ann Jangle - Another local destined for great things internationally, in my opinion

Catching any of these live is highly recommended!

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2015, 08:07:15 AM »
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2015, 08:57:00 AM »
Legend concert at Hillcrest Quarry this Sunday past:

* Mr. Cat & The Jackal
* Crimson House (also released their new album: Come Alive)
* The Nomadic Orchestra

All in one long set lasting from 14:30 to 19:00.

Beautiful weather, great vibe. Awesome!
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2015, 09:43:35 AM »
Rob Taylor - At different venues in & around Jhb - mainly Northern 'burbs & West Rand. An old school mate & one we go see as often as possible.

http://www.robtaylor.co.za/

Derek Sassen - now in CT.

http://www.dereksassen.co.za/

These two have to be two of my favourite live pub/bar/restaurant performers.
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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2015, 10:42:10 AM »
Guys, I also think a mention should go out to the VoŽlvry gang: Johannes Kerkorrel, Bernoldus Niemand, Daggadirk Uys and Koos Kombuis.

They were the first artists to take on and insult PW and his thugs in Afrikaans.

It is worthwhile to listen to their protest album "VoŽlvry", the tour that went to university campuses in the '80-ies, but shortly got banned from all university campus. Mike de Vries was the topdag at stellenbosch back then, and some graffitti on a wll on campus said "Wie het Kerkorrel se Mike geVries?"

After they got banned, the Stellenbosch concert was held at Drie Geuwels, and the State Security Police was there with cameras and ready to arrest the whole bunch, but by that time TV stations from the Netherlands came over to film this protest concert and the Security Police at least had the wisdom to do nothing.

Two worthwhile albums to listen to, is the album "VoŽlvry" from the tour and also "Eet Kreef" by Johanneskerkorrel en die gereformeerde Blues Band, keeping in mind the era and the situation in South Africa back then.

Following this, Koos Kombuis has a recent album, Bloedrivier, with a song in memory of Taliep Peitersen, and just about every South Afrikan artist (all the Afrikaans guys anyway) joined to sing on this recording, Anton Goosen even put aside his long running tiff with Koos to join. I think the song is called Reconcillation Day.


Furthermore:
David Kramer and Taliep Pietersen certainly deserves a mention for their success abroad, I think the one highly acclaimed show was "Poison" or something.

Anton Goosen, the first Afrikaans rock song to ever play on SA radio.

Mongo Groove - Great success abroad an highly regarded in Japan, funnily enough.

Johnny Clegg, the first mix race band (Joluka or Savuka, not sure?) in Apartheid South Africa to achieve nr one on local charts.

Clarabelle van Niekerk, very unique style, but only one album with not so many great song ons, but "Afrika" and "Roep die Engele" deserves a mention.

Lise Stassen, not mainstream but very good music.

Valiant Swart - excellent!

More recent:

Die Radio Kalahari Orkes, Ian Roberts (sloet) and his band of merry men is excellent.

Though not entirely my cup of tea, but worthwhile for not following the mainstream recipe.

Chris Chameleon, also fairly inovative.


Not worth a mention

All those artists who tour without a band, do not play an instrument, wear shiny clothes, listen to their own music while being driven in a van with their own face on.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2015, 11:00:33 AM »
Whilst we're going on a tour down memory lane I'd make specific mention of Roger Lucey and James Phillips (who also paraded as Bernoldus Niemand).  Both brilliant musicians with careers cut short, the former by the politics of the time and the latter killed in an accident en route to Grahamstown.

Two albums I'd recommend:

http://www.3rdearmusic.com/hyarchive/rlucey.html



https://jamesphillips.bandcamp.com/

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2015, 03:57:41 PM »
Tessa Ziegler  :2thumbs:

Recapping of vintage equipment isn't restoration. By definition, restoration means returning to it's original condition.

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Re: SA artists worth mentioning
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2015, 08:31:09 PM »
Zanta Hofmeyr

Recapping of vintage equipment isn't restoration. By definition, restoration means returning to it's original condition.

Oh, what difficult hobby this is. When you hear something new you'll find yourself swapping out or upgrading kit.