Miriam Makeba - The Roots of Miriam Makeba from South Africa to New York
Cat. no: JASCD882
Release Date: 01 Oct 2021
Genre: World Music
Known widely as “Mama Africa”, Johannesburg-born Miriam Makeba, of Xhosa and Swazi descent, was a controversial singer, songwriter, feminist and political activist, perhaps one of the most important black women of the 20th Century.
A singer with a dynamic, wholly unique vocal range, she built a career in South Africa during the 1950s, largely as a member of an all-female vocal group, The Skylarks, and as a “guest” member of the all-male Manhattan Brothers.
She met Harry Belafonte in 1959, who encouraged her to move to New York, where he mentored her career and produced her early albums.
Disc 1 of this 2-CD set features the pick of her 1950s recordings made in South Africa, between 1954-59, and includes her first international hit, ‘Lovely Lies’, recorded with The Manhattan Bros.
Disc 2 comprises her earliest New York recordings, the LPs “Miriam Makeba” (which featured ‘The Click Song’) and “The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba”, plus a couple of sides recorded with Belafonte at Carnegie Hall.
CD 1: Lakutshon Ilanga / Orlando / Owakho / Intandane / Lovely Lies (With The Manhattan Bros) / Kutheni Sithandwa / Baya Ndi Memeza / Vula Amasango / Uthando Luyaphela / Table Mountain / Nomalungelo / Ndamcenga / Siyavuya / Rockin’ In Rhythm / Hush / Inkomo Zodwa / Makoti / Ndidliwe Zintabe / Yini Madoda / Uyadela / Sophiatown Is Gone / Themba Lami / Unyana Wolahleka / Darlie Kea Lemang / Do Unto Others / Ngicela Indiela / Kudala Ngikwemele / Pula Kgosi Seretse / Iyaho / Mdamcenga
CD 2: Phatha Phatha (Miriam And Spokes) / Miriam’s Goodbye To Africa / The Retreat Song / Suliram / The Click Song / Umhome / Olilili / Lakutshn, Ilanga / Mbube (With The Chad Mitchell Trio) / The Naughty Little Flea / Where Does It Lead? / Nomeva / House Of The Rising Sun / Saduva / One More Dance (With Charles Coleman) / Iya Guduza / The Click Song (Live, With The Belafonte Folk Singers) / One More Dance (Live, With Harry Belafonte) / Kilimanjaro / Zenizenabo / Ntjilo Ntjilo / Umqokozo / Ngola Kurila / Thanayi / Liwa Wechi / Nagula / Carnival (Theme From “Black Orpheus”) / Night Must Fall / Love Tastes Like Strawberries / Can’t Cross Over
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