As-Shams Archive Vol. 1
As-Shams Archive Vol. 1: South African Jazz, Funk & Soul 1975-1982
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As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 introduces the core catalogue of As-Shams/The Sun, the independent record label that documented some of the most exciting developments in jazz, funk and soul from South Africa in the 1970s. With 10 tracks from 10 iconic albums featuring 10 different artists and 10 original compositions, this 2LP compilation delivers 85 minutes of South African music history.
Including essential tracks by the likes of Dick Khoza, Black Disco and Harari, remastered from the original analog tapes and housed in a gatefold art sleeve, As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 is an unbeatable introduction to South African rare groove for new listeners as well as a long-awaited first anthology for the label’s many devoted followers.
Barry says: From the airy groove of 'Umgababa', (clocking in a not inconsiderable 11 minutes+) you know this slice of 70's Africa will not only be an important document of the music scene at the time, but rich with brilliantly produced and warm jazz/funk gold.
Kippie Moketsi - Umgababa
Pat Matshikiza - Dreams Are Wonderful
Tete Mbambisa - Umthsakazi The Bride
Dick Khoza - Lilongwe
Mike Makhalemele - Spring Is Here
Black Disco - Night Express
Lionel Pillay - Blues For Yusef
Harari - Musikana
Movement In The City - Blue Sunday
Sathima Bea Benjamin - Music