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S07E06 – We’ve Got Issues

Leon and Brett present another hour of great South African music and engage in kak-praat about some of the issues of the day. Oh, and the most important thing is: keep an eye out for guitar legend, Louis Mhlanga’s guitars! The musician was robbed and had his gear stolen.

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  • Tony Cox
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Winston’s Jive Mix Up
  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • Robin Auld
  • Anna Wolf
  • Louis Mhlanga
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • The Spectres

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S07E05 – Rozanne Gewaar Visits London

Independent South African singer-songwriter Rozanne Gewaar, now a resident of San Francisco in the United States – but still writing and singing in both English and Afrikaans – recently passed through London and Brett managed to snap up her last free evening before she headed home for pizza and an interview, and of course her selection of some her favourite South African music.

This episode features:

  • Rozanne Gewaar
  • Alice Phoebe Lou
  • Laurinda Hofmeyr
  • Breyten Breytenbach
  • The Buckfever Underground
  • Andra
  • Karen Zoid
  • Amanda Strydom

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S07E04 – Shedding A Load

Brett & Leon talk about the current power vacuum in South Africa causing the lights to go out, while spinning some great music by South African artists. We can’t guarantee it won’t drain your batteries, but it will recharge your soul.

In today’s show we feature:

  • Scabby Annie
  • Buckfever Underground
  • Matthew Van Der Want
  • Kalahari Surfers
  • Dorp
  • Fantasma
  • The Boyoyo Boys
  • Ratau Mike Makhalemele
  • Sons of Trout
  • Lucky Dube

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S07E03 – On the line with Tony Cox

It’s the Tarantino of Tune Me Whats! A bumper episode – the longest ever – in the company of Mr Tony Cox, the guitar maestro and all-round raconteur. Leon and Brett chat to Tony about everyone from guitars, to banking algorithms, to how to do your nails! And of course music! And Tony brings along his personal selection of tunes for the show, including a rare track from his personal archives. So join us for some great South African music and kak-praat.

In this episode we feature

  • Tony Cox
  • Steve Newman
  • Syd Kitchen and Madala Kunene
  • High Masekela
  • Abdullah Ibrahim & Basil Coetzee
  • Errol Dyers
  • Phillip Tabane
  • David Hewett
  • Bright Blue
  • Derek Gripper
  • Jannie Hofmeyr
  • Edie Niederlander

Check out Tony Cox’s website here, and his Bandcamp page here, where you can buy his entire back catalogue for only $82.

If you want lessons from the maestro himself, even via Skype, find out more here.

And here is a video of Tony playing the famous Mervyn Davis guitar:

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S07E02 – Tea with Tune Me What?

Another hour of great South African Music with Brett Lock & Leon Lazarus.

In this episode we feature

  • Mr Pieterson & The Guys
  • Van T
  • Robin Auld
  • Valiant Swart
  • Dave Goldblum
  • Swing City, ft Lloyd Cele
  • Little Sister
  • Clout
  • Lauren Copley
  • Dorothy Masuka

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S07E01 – A New Season

Leon & Brett return for a new season of ‘Tune Me What?’, the podcast bringing you the very best of South African music. Join us for another series of great music from the southern tip of Africa, from all genres and all eras, for all tastes, with a generous dose of ‘kakpraat’ in the mix.

In this episode we feature:

  • The Medicine Dolls
  • Flash Republic
  • Hip Hop Pantsula
  • Daniel Haaksman & Spoek Mathambo
  • African Jazz Pioneers
  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • Nakhane
  • Mauritz Lotz
  • Petit Cheval
  • Steve Kekana

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S06E27 – New Year’s Eve Tripple-Header

Leon and Brett get into the New Year Party mood with some new and classic South African tunes you can dance to.

This week we feature

  • Boo!
  • PJ Powers & HHP
  • Mango Groove
  • Lucky Dube
  • Via Afrika
  • eVoid
  • Anna Wolf
  • Bye Beneco
  • Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
  • Boerekwella
  • Soul Brothers
  • Jack Parow

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S06E26 – The Young Ones

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Brett and Leon challenge each other to remember when they were part of the great unwashed, when they like countless Rhodes students in the 80s were like Neil from The Young Ones. When life revolved around Tassies, politics and music, but mainly music, or mainly Tassies, depending on who you ask. But as usual, in-between the kakpraat is some great South African music.

This episode features:

  • Eric Van Der Westen & Louis Mhlanga
  • Jack Parow
  • Andre Le Toit
  • Die Radio Kalaharii Orkes
  • The Leather Omnibus
  • Burt Kaempfert
  • Chris Letcher,
  • The Dirty Skirts
  • Cherry Faced Lurchers,
  • Fetish

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S06E25 – Talking James Phillips Blues

In this special episode, Brett sits down to with Michael Cross – director of the new James Phillips documentary “The Fun’s Not Over” to talk about James Phillips, documentary making, the South African music scene of the 1980s and 1990s and a bit of life, the universe and everything. Between chewing the proverbial cud, they manage to play some great records from James’s discography, featuring his solo work and the many bands he was a part of. The interview is an near-essential companion to Michael’s film for anyone who can’t get enough of Mr Cross’s can insights into his subject matter.

This episode features:

  • James Phillips
  • The Cherry Faced Lurchers
  • Bernoldus Niemand & Die Swartgevaar
  • Corporal Punishment
  • Illegal Gathering
  • The Lurchers
  • Chris Letcher
  • Not The Midnight Mass

The film is available to rent online and buy on DVD. See for more details check out

https://www.facebook.com/The-Funs-Not-Over-The-James-Phillips-Story-1934107700238755/

The excellent soundtrack from which we took most of today’s show is available via Bandcamp:

https://jamesphillipsost.bandcamp.com/

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat

S06E24 – Tjoons ‘n’ Kakpraat

Leon and Brett are back from their break with 75 minutes of tjoons and kak-praat, bringing you some of the best of South African music and jabbering about life, the universe and everything from Spur burgers to annoying subtitles.

In this episode we feature

  • Lithium
  • Wild Youth
  • Bernoldus Niemand
  • Lone Hill Estate
  • Nakhane
  • Ringo
  • Tailor
  • Refentse
  • S Dyer & B Mokhiti
  • Harari

We really appreciate your feedback. We’re always open to suggestions and even requests! If you’re a South African musician living or touring internationally, do let us know about your concerts, album releases or tours – we’d love to give you a punt on the show.

Our email address is yesno@tunemewhat.com But most importantly, if you enjoy the show, tell your friends about Tune Me What?! You can find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TuneMeWhat