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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

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

S06E23 – The Roaring 40s

In this special extended episode, Leon and Brett dig deep into the archives to see what they can dredge up from one of the most neglected decades: the 1940s. For half the decade, the world was at war, and the Gallo record company only established itself at the end of the decade, but still music was everywhere – whether in service of emerging cultures or just to help people forget the troubles of the world in turmoil. Not much music survives because not much was recorded, we hope we’ve found enough to make an interesting and enjoyable 90-minute show!

This episode features:

  • The Manhattan Brothers
  • Sophtown Cool Seven
  • Abafana Flute Jive
  • The Mississippi Brothers
  • The V Dolls
  • The Mighty Queens
  • Kid Ma Wrong Wrong
  • Alfred Dlezi & Dlamini
  • Cornelius Hendrik Susan (feat. Jan Swart)
  • Freddie Fischer
  • David De Lange
  • Josef Marais
  • The Dundee Wandering Singers (AKA Zulu Champions),
  • Herman Magwaza & Caleb Chamane
  • Gumede’s Concertina Band

Be sure to check out both ILAM (the International Library of African Music), who have archived much of Hugh Tracey’s recordings, and the Soul Safari blog, which is a wealth of information.

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

S06E22 – The Zol Brothers Show

They say that making good policy requires compromise – a bit of ‘kief and toke’ as they say. In this spirit, the South African Constitutional Court has not quite fully legalised dagga, but they have ruled that it should no longer be considered it a crime to grow for personal use or smoke marijuana at home and in private. The Court has given lawmakers a timetable to weed out the law to comply. Of course, Leon and Brett could not help passing the roach and putting together another high-brow episode of Tune Me What? to mark the occasion. So tune in, drop out, but don’t leave any burn marks on our furniture. #browns

In this episode we roll up:

  • Satanic Dagga Orgy
  • Bernoldus Nieman
  • Oom Hansie
  • TranSky
  • Jim Neversink
  • Tony Cox
  • Johannes Kerkorrel
  • BLK JKS
  • Nick Taylor
  • Van Der Want / Letcher
  • Farmer Brian & DJ Dope

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

S06E21 – Biltong From Potroast

With politicians, it’s hard to know if they’re dancing with you or dancing at you, but British Prime Minister Theresa May could not stop her feet moving to South African music during her state visit last week. However, not every British export to South Africa has two left feet. Today’s show celebrates those artists born in Blighty, but whose musical roots burrowed deep into the African soil. You might say – borrowing from that vintage TV show – they were born a potroast, but the African sun made them entirely biltong!

In today’s show, we feature:

  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka
  • Mango Groove
  • The Helecopters
  • Wild Youth
  • Amersham
  • Squeal
  • The Bats
  • Jeremy Taylor
  • Duncan Mackay
  • David Abbate

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

S06E20 – The Fusion Show

In this episode, Leon & Brett explore some of the interesting fusions of different music explored by South African musicians, so if you’re keen to discover some marabi-infused pop, or some mbaqanga-infused reggae, or – dare we say – some boeremusiek-infused kwela, with some jazz, heavy metal, and more thrown into the various mixes, then this is the show for you!

In this episode we feature:

  • Errol Dyers
  • Freshlyground
  • Tananas
  • Hoh Hoggidy Hog
  • Assagai
  • Jack Parow
  • Reeburth
  • Qadasi
  • Mango Groove
  • Boerekwela
  • Juluka
  • Cape Town Tango Ensemble

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