S08E12 – This Time It’s Personal!

Maybe it’s the lockdown, maybe it’s the heatwave in the US and UK, but Brett & Leon – on either sides of the Atlantic – are feeling in a nostalgic mood, so they go back to their roots as long-haired students at Rhodes University in Grahamstown in the late 1980s, to play some records and chat about the times, and the music and musicians they encountered. There’s also a very special shout out to the “old man” that taught Leon how to play a walking baseline and inspired Brett’s first real song. Happy Birthday Barry Sweetman!

This episode features:

  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • Barry Sweetman
  • Larry Strelitz
  • Mini Dial
  • The Leather Omnibus
  • Chris Letcher
  • The Jazzanians
  • Zim Ngqawana
  • Darius Brubeck
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Koos Kombuis
  • Bernoldus Niemand

Check out our 1989 interviews with Zim, and the Voelvry guys…. and of course, the story of the Rhodes University Big Band!

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