Friday, May 30, 2008

Zambian Rock Revisited Mix

A while ago, (anonymous) G begged for more of The Peace. Well, you can find 8 tracks from the Black Power LP on Prog Not Frog. Peaceful Man is one of my favorite tracks but the whole album continues to wow me. Have a listen to "I have got no money" and "Ubalwa na chamba." Originally posted in 2005 on (now defunct) akwaabasound, a blog started with dj friends in Chicago, I don't remember when/how the other rips got to Prog Not Frog. They're there now (link in comments), so enjoy the other tracks. The Black Power LP is one I'd like to see reissued (AnalogAfrica venturing south to Zambia anytime soon?).

I'm posting a few more Zambian tunes in the same vein of gritty rock and funk, copperbelt style. There's not much information about these bands around; Cool Knights and 5 Revolutions were bands tied to Edward Khuzwayo's Zambian Music Parlour in Ndola. Blackfoot is a Goodson Nguni production; The Sentries' LP is a Teal Record Company release.

The Sentries - Sentry Connection

Blackfoot - Groovy Bone
Blackfoot - Sundie's Popcorn
5 Revolutions - Adaka Mwapulumuka Kunjala
5 Revolutions - You Don't Know Me
5 Revolutions - Respect Yourself
5 Revolutions - Kulemela Kwa Bambo Wanga
Cool Knights - Soul Bana Mulenga