S08E05 – The Prohibition Lockdown Show

Brett & Leon return with another show crammed full of great South African music. This episode features a new single from the outrageous Medicine Dolls and a brand new song from the 80s chart-toppers, The Spectres, who have reformed after 30 years! We get the lowdown from Spectres guitarist Gary Rathbone, as well as spinning tons more music interleaved with premium kakpraat!

In this episode, we feature:

  • The Spectres
  • The Kerels
  • The Medicine Dolls
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • Die Lemme
  • Gloria Bosman
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • The Elite Swingsters
  • David Kramer

Check out these great videos by The Spectres & The Medicine Dolls!

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S08E04 – Dodging Sjamboks Part 2

In this episode – part 2 of 2 – Leon & Brett continue the playlist of artists featured in the excellent article by journalist Derek Davey called “Dodging the sjambok: How musicians got around apartheid’s laws”. The piece is an interesting read, but many may not be familiar with the sound of the artists mentioned. So the TMW team thought it might be a good idea to produce a companion podcast.

This episode features

  • Sankomota
  • Hugh Masekela
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  • Lloyd Ross
  • Roger Lucey
  • Mzwakhe Mbuli
  • FOSATU Choir
  • Dudu Pakwana
  • Miriam Makeba
  • The Kalahari Surfers

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S08E03 – Dodging Sjamboks Part 1

In this episode – a part 1 of 2 – Leon & Brett play the artists featured in the excellent article by journalist Derek Davey called “Dodging the sjambok: How musicians got around apartheid’s laws”. The piece is an interesting read, but many may not be familiar with the sound of the artists mentioned. So the TMW team thought it might be a good idea to produce a companion podcast.

This episode features:

  • Dax Butler
  • Molombo
  • Dollar Brand
  • David Marks
  • Zasha
  • Solomon Linda
  • Benny B’Funk & the Sons of Gadaffi Bar-Mitzvah Band
  • James Phillips
  • Juluka
  • Ge Korsten

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S08E02 – Custard & Peas

In this episode Leon & Brett continue to pick out some kief tjoons and reflect on life while under lockdown on opposite sides of the Atlantic. They’ve called the show Custard & Peas because Brett was making a trifle while Leon was making a cottage pie with their eclectic selection of tracks representing some of the best of South African music.

In this episode we feature:

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  • The Soul Brothers
  • Ihashi Elimhlope
  • Guy Buttery & Kanada Narahari
  • Tony Cox & Steve Newman
  • Steve Eliovson & Collin Walcott
  • Goldfish
  • The Usual
  • The Sighs of Monsters
  • David Kramer & Friends

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S08E01 – The Lockdown

Leon & Brett are back with another season of ‘Tune Me What?’, the podcast that brings you the very best of South African music. In this first episode, your hosts are getting to grips with the global lockdown and choosing some appropriate toons.

In this episode we feature:

  • Fokofpolisiekar
  • Free Taxi
  • Colourfields
  • The Hellphones
  • Matthew vd Want
  • Otis Waygood Blues Band
  • Sathima Bea Benjamin
  • Siman Van Geld Band
  • Guy Buttery
  • Malaika
  • Naked

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S07E08 – Tribute to Isaac Mtshali

In this special episode. We review the recorded legacy of the late Isaac Mtshali, the brilliant South African drummer who played with a number of top bands like Stimela ad Bayete, was the go-to drummer from many other artists, as featured on the world-wide smash hit “You Can Call Me Al” and other tracks on Paul Simon’s classic Graceland album.

This episode features:

  • Paul Simon
  • Bayete
  • Lucky Dube
  • Reggie Msomi and his Jazz Africa
  • Mpharanyana and The Cannibals
  • Street Kids
  • Stimela
  • Tony Cox
  • David Hewitt
  • Errol Dyers

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S07E07 – Hamba Kahle Mr Clegg

Leon & Brett spin some records by the late, beloved, Johnny Clegg and talk about what the great musician meant to them and other South Africans.

In this episode we feature

  • Johnny Clegg
  • Sipho Mchunu
  • Juluka
  • Savuka
  • Jesse Clegg
  • Tony Cox
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Velile
  • Lebo M & Vinx
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Joan Baez
  • Shirley Kwan
  • Soweto String Quartet
  • Friends of Johnny Clegg

Check out our previous Johnny Clegg Special.

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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

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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

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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

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