SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #101
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9th April 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - SAMA Awards, Dorsland, Wonderboom, Sunways, Amabala, African Day, African Dope
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs, Top 20 MP3 downloads
3.CD REVIEWS - Dreamshop, Lesley Rae Dowling, Tananas
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Tony Ashton, Otis Waygood, Wanda Arletti, Charts
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Sperm, Anton Fig, Leapy Lee, Leigh Barrett
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO - North Sea Jazz Festival, A Feast Of Festivals
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS

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THE DIGEST ON SAFM (104-107KHz)

1) THE BRUCE MILLAR SHOW - WEDNESDAY MORNING @ 10.30am
Stephen Segerman, Digest co-editor, talks to Bruce Millar about SA music news, new releases, and charts from that week’s Digest.

2) SATURDAY WIRED - SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 9.00pm-MIDNIGHT
Michelle Constant has moved her Saturday Wired show to a more roomy
three-hour slot on Saturday night. The inaugural program last week-end,
featured Tananas recorded live in the SABC studios, fresh from their
acclaimed slot on North Sea Jazz Festival and about to leave on a
world-wide tour with Womad. Michelle also chatted to award-winning UK
band Coldplay, and then moved back home to bring us all the SA music
news, and to play the best in SA music as listed on the weekly SA Rock
Digest Charts. Special guest DJ on the regular ‘Better The DJ You Know’
slot was Neil Johnson.

Contact:
Michelle Constant
mailto:mconstant@icon.co.za
or
Bronwyn Penn (Producer)
011 482 2712
mailto:foxfire@artslink.co.za
Website: http://www.safm.co.za
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1.NEWS
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THE SAMA AWARDS 2001

These awards were presented at the Sandton Convention Centre last
Thursday. There were the usual media mutterings about who was nominated
and who wasn’t, how the judging was done, and so on. But in the end it
boils down to a list of winners, a handful of used acceptance speeches
and all those that we’ll never hear. So, Miriam Makeba is the Best
Female artist we’ve currently got (and her ‘Homeland’ album is the ‘Best Adult Contemporary Album - African’), and Don Laka her Male equivalent.

Selaelo Selota is the ‘Best Newcomer’ on the SA music scene and his
‘Painted Faces’ album is the ‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’. Jabu
Khanyile and Bayete are our best group; ‘Relaxzor’ was the best rock
album (a consecutive award for the Nude Girls); and Coleske’s ‘Faith In
Love’ is both the ‘Best Pop’ and ‘Best Contemporary English’ album, so
well done to the brothers.

Someone called Dq won the best pop/rock single award with ‘Friend’, and
Mandoza’s ‘Nkalakatha’ edged out Brenda Fassie in the ‘Song of the Year’ category which was again chosen by a public vote (although the choice was limited to a ballot of 10 songs). Fassie’s ‘Amadlozi’ album did get the ‘Best Selling SA Release Award’, which is the one that is correct beyond all doubt. Tony Cox’s ‘Matabele Ants’ deservedly won the ‘Best Instrumental’ award, Zim Ngqwanana’s ‘Ingoma’ won ‘Best SA Traditional Jazz Album’, and ex-Boom Shaka singer Lebo won two awards, ‘Best Dance’ album for ‘Dream’ and ‘Best Dance Single’ for ‘Intro’, a credible double.

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DORSLAND

The long-awaited third album from Richard van der Westhuizen and Lochner de Kock is here. ‘dorsland’ comes four years after their previous CD, ‘Vuurklip’, the follow-up to ‘Tussen Treine’, which achieved gold status. As with their previous albums, all the music on ‘dorsland’ is original. On two of the songs, van der Westhuizen worked in collaboration with Andre Swiegers and Hennie Aucamp.

‘dorsland’ also features keyboardist Andrew Roos, in whose Ermelo studio the album was recorded. Other contributors include Harry Knepscheldt on sax and mouth organ, Phillip Breedt on trumpet, Mark Schonau on fiddle and Ani K provides backup vocals.

Van der Westhuizen and De Kock will be strutting their new stuff at the
Oudtshoorn Festival which kicks off this weekend, where Van der
Westhuizen can also be seen in his main festival, self-penned cabaret
‘Doringdraad’. In this production, he’s joined on stage by Ani-K and
Karen Wessels and a great backing band, overseen by music director
Andrew Roos.

For further information about ‘dorsland’, contact JNS Musiek at
(011) 482-2001. For live gigs contact Gigs Galaxy at (011) 726-4345.

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AUTUMN SUNWAYS STYLE

'Style' is a stunning acoustic rock song off the soon to be released 'The Moon Is A Spoon' CD from Sunways. Fans of the Jayhawks, Crowded House and R.E.M. will love this track with its gently strummed guitars and fragile, yet intense, vocals. 'Everyone goes out of style' they sing... hopefully this music never will. The second track on the CD single, 'Colour Me In' is a complete contrast to 'Style'. One minute and 50 seconds of rocket-powered glam that Bowie would have loved for Ziggy Stardust, and a song that Suede would love to have written. Can't wait for the full CD to hear what else Sunways have to offer. (BC)

http://www.sunways.co.za

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WONDERBOOM CALL THE CHEMIST

With rave reviews of their performance at last week’s Southern Cross
Festival still ringing in their ears, and hopefully easing them through
the disappointment of missing that ‘Best Rock Album’ SAMA Award, Gauteng rock band Wonderboom have unveiled the first single from their upcoming album on the David Gresham Records label. This sequel to their ‘Never, Ever, Ever...’ EP will be paying tribute to some classic SA rock artists and songs. The new single is the band’s interpretation of the Falling Mirror 1986 hit song, ‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’. Wonderboom’s release of this cover also timeously coincides with the April CD release of the original Falling Mirror concept album, ‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’ on CD on the Retro Fresh label. The original version of this song featured the sinister Dylanesque vocals and lyrics of Neilen Mirror and the glorious guitar licks of Allan Faull, and still receives consistent airplay on SA radio stations.

The song tells of "Johnny’s" obsession with, and rejection by, a female
pharmacist. This was based on a series of incidents between Nielen and
‘Collette’, who used to assist him when he visited his chemist in
Wynberg during the early ‘80’s. Nielen is still a customer at the same
Chemist, and is well known to all the staff. Strangely enough, when the
Digest asked Nielen if he had heard the new version, he said that he
hadn’t yet, but he knew of its existence because one of the staff at his Chemist had heard it on the radio and had told him about it. Hence the alternative title for this piece which is "The Chemist Called Johnny To Tell Him About Wonderboom’s New Version Of ‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’".

Wonderboom’s new version is a looser, rockier interpretation and it will be interesting to see how it fares on the radio. The lyrics have been mildly adjusted to exclude some dubious concepts, and it is a worthy appetizer to what is shaping up as a fascinating album release.
Wonderboom have only released two EP’s - ‘Is It’ and ‘Never, Ever, Ever, Ever’ - since forming in 1997 from the remnants of The Electric Petals and Eight Legged Groove Machine. With the full album out in the near future, special attention will be paid to the band’s upcoming
appearances at both the 5FM Easter Rock Festival (Sat April 14) and
Splashy Fen (Sat April 28).

Wonderboom
http://www.wonderboom.co.za

Falling Mirror
http://rock.co.za/fallingmirror

{CyberEditor’s note: Someone should tell Wonderboom, and many other SA
bands, that their official websites are not simulated backdrops for
their stage performances, but rather, mostly, simply and primarily,
sources of relevant information for all those who seek it. The official
Wonderboom website is full of Flash and short on content, no mention of
any recent activities or new albums and tracklistings etc. tsk tsk!}

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AMABALA’S ‘BUSHED OUT’ PARTIES

AMABALA LTD (London), who are working to arrange music festivals and
concerts in London and the UK featuring SA bands and musicians, are also currently running a nightclub at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire every
Saturday night. These evenings have been going for about 6 weeks and
are already attracting over 500 people a night. The venue has some of
the best lighting and sound in the country and is the only club in
London where one can hear SA, New Zealand and Australian contemporary
music.

Check out http://www.bushed-out.com

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HAWK’S ‘AFRICAN DAY’ ALBUM RELEASED ON RETRO FRESH

31 years later, the dawn rises on the long awaited reissue of Hawk`s
classic Afro rock masterpiece ‘African Day’. It was officially released
on Monday 2nd April (distributed by BMG ) and has been digitally
restored with four bonus live tracks from early 1971 as well as extended artwork incorporating fantastic liner notes by Owen Coetzer and many never-seen-before photos from the band's own archives.

Available online at http://www.oneworld.co.za or at any decent SA CD
store.

Hawk on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/hawk

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THE AFRICAN DOPE SA TOUR

The big names on the African Dope Records label hit the road for a
nationwide tour of South Africa during April 2001. For many living
outside the Cape, this will be their first opportunity to catch this
crazy and cool crop of new Cape Town acts, and maybe even buy these
albums. There’s Moodphase 5ive, fresh from kick-starting the North Sea
Jazz Festival’s first night party last weekend, and riding high on the
Digest (and other) SA music charts with their essential ‘Steady On’
album. Krushed & Sorted’s sensational debut album from last year, ‘Acid
Made Me Do It’, is still sounding relevant and dynamic and the duo will
be presenting a 4-deck/multimedia thing with VJ INC.

The latest release from the K&S studio in Gardens is the album 'Thin
Shoes In June', the unique sound-and-beatscapes, chilled Moby-like
ambient vignettes of Felix Laband (who also featured strongly on the
‘IT’ compilation). Felix Laband and funkmonster DJ HoneyB will be the
other two acts on this unmissable live music package. This solid,
sensational and very sexy bunch of cutting edge musical acts from the
Mother City will be bringing their collective talents to a stage near
you, so find a date below that’s appropriate to you and do not miss
this, whatever musical badge you wear on your lapel. This is the
business!

Those confirmed Tour dates are:

THU 12 APRIL - MYSTIC BOER, BLOEMFONTEIN
The full African Dope show, featuring Moodphase5ive live, Krushed &
Sorted, Felix Laband, DJ HoneyB, with original visualz by vj Inc.
More info: dieboer@law.co.za

SAT 14 APRIL - MON 16 APRIL, RUSTLERS VALLEY EASTER FESTIVAL
Krushed & Sorted return to Rustlers for the 4th Easter Festival in a
row. Felix Laband will also be appearing.
More info: http://www.rustlers.co.za, mailto:wemad@rustlers.co.za

SAT 14 APRIL - SUN 15 APRIL, OPPIKOPPI, NORTHAM
Meanwhile, Moodphase5ive make their much-awaited Oppikoppi debut...
and DJ HoneyB spins some old skool funk.
More info: http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

TUE 17 APRIL & WED 18 APRIL - BASSLINE, JOHANNESBURG
Moodphase5ive live @ the Bassline. 2 shows only.
More info: mailto:bassline@icon.co.za

THU 19 APRIL - TINGS N TIMES, PRETORIA
The full Dope show: Moodphase5ive live, Krushed & Sorted on 4 decks,
Felix Laband, dj HoneyB; with live video mixing by vj Inc. ALL NITE!!
More info: mailto:info@africandope.co.za

FRI 20 APRIL - 206, JOHANNESBURG
The full Dope show: Moodphase5ive live, Krushed & Sorted on 4 decks,
Felix Laband, dj HoneyB and special guests; with live video
mixing by vj Inc. ALL NITE!!
More info: mailto:jhb206@netactive.co.za

THU 26 APRIL - BAR GO, DURBAN
The full Dope show: Moodphase5ive live, Krushed & Sorted on 4 decks,
Felix Laband, dj HoneyB and special guests; with live video
mixing by vj Inc. ALL NITE!!
More info: mailto:info@africandope.co.za

SAT 28 APRIL - KNYSNA - TBC
MON 30 APRIL - WILDERNESS - TBC
The full Dope show: Moodphase5ive live, Krushed & Sorted on 4 decks,
Felix Laband, dj HoneyB and special guests; with live video
mixing by vj Inc. all nite....

CONTACT DETAILS:
If you would like to set up interviews, radio stings, feature articles
etc, either before the tour or while they’re in your town - please
contact:
Heather - 021 465 9500, or email mailto:honeybee@africandope.co.za
If you need a promo - please contact:
roach 021 465 9500 or email mailto:roach@africandope.co.za
For more info on the tour - email us: mailto:info@africandope.co.za
More dates being added all the time - check the website for updates:
http://www.africandope.co.za
Free mp3 downloads of Moodphase5ive, Felix Laband and Krushed & Sorted @ http://www.africandope.co.za

Albums available on African Dope Records at all good music stores in
April:
Felix Laband - 'Thin Shoes In June' (adopecd003)
Moodphase5ive - 'Steady On' (adopecd002)
Krushed & Sorted - 'Acid (TM) Made Me Do It' (dopecd001)

(African Dope thanks Red Bull for the logistical support, and Stage
magazine for the great tour postcards - look out for them!)
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2.CHARTS
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2a.THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

This week [last week] Title - Artist (Label)

1. [1] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
2. [4] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Bionic Records)
3. [2] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
4. [-] Thin Shoes In June - Felix Laband (African Dope)
5. [RE] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
6. [8] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
7. [18] Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach (Rhythm)
8. [3] Live - Tananas (Sony SA)
9. [-] Danny K - Danny K (Gallo)
10 [5] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
11. [-] The Many Faces Of - Gloria Bosman (Sheer)
12. [11] Acid Made Me Do It - Krushed & Sorted (African Dope)
13. [7] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
14. [6] Conspirare (Best of) - Lesley Rae Dowling (Retro Fresh)
15. [-] Clear - Dreamshop (BMG)
16. [10] Age Of Innocence - Nowhere Land (Indie)
17. [12] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate (EMI)
18. [17] Circles Of Fire - Black Noise (Indie)
19. [14] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (Indie)
20. [19] Blk Sonshine - Blk Sonshine (Fresh)

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2b. THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK

This week [last week] Title - Artist (Album/ Label)

1. [9] Everyday - Dave Matthews Band featuring Vusi Mahlasela
('Everyday'/BMG)
2. [3] Long Holiday - The Sunshines (‘Long Holiday’ EP/Tel Michael)
3. [-] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Wonderboom (Single/David Gresham)
4. [10] Now I Know - Semisane (‘A Life Less Strange’/BMG)
5. [-] Style - Sunways (‘Style’ EP/Fresh)
6. [-] Hurts So Bad - Danny K (‘Danny K’/Gallo)
7. [2] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators (‘Seratonin’/Bionic)
8. [-] Fragile - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
9. [-] Come Over - Binary (‘Xero’/Indie)
10. [11] Geto @ Sunset - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
11. [1] Miles - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
12. [-] Intro - Lebo (‘Dreams’/Gallo)
13. [4] Tronkvoël - Breyten Breytenbach/Benguela (‘Mondmusiek’/Rhythm)
14. [6] Hypocrite - Amanda Tiffin ('Extraordinary Woman'/Indie)
15. [5] Standanyobo - Tananas (‘Live’/SonySA)
16. [7] Emptiness High - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
17. [13] Grips Of Emotions - Lesley Rae Dowling
(‘Conspirare’/RetroFresh)
18. [18] Hey Boy - Via Afrika ('Via Afrika'/RetroFresh)
19. [8] The Winter And The Summer - Age Of Innocence ('Nowhere
Land'/Indie)
20. [17] U Are Not What You Are - Fudge ('Keeping It Real'/Indie)

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2d.TOP SELLING SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

1. Drakensberg Boys Choir - Very Best Of
2. Bosman, Gloria - The Many Faces Of
3. Various - South African Freedom Songs
4. Ipi Tombi - Ipi Tombi (Original cast recording)
5. Mango Groove - Best Of

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3. CD REVIEWS
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DREAMSHOP - CLEAR

We’ve had two taster EP singles from this duo, ‘Strange’ and ‘Satisfy’,
and now Gavin Goldberg and Marc Hendriks have released their full debut
album, ‘Clear’, on the BMG SA label. Last week Gavin Goldberg saw
‘Painted Faces’, the album he produced for Selaelo Selota, pick up two
SAMA Awards (‘Best Contemporary Jazz Album’ and ‘Best Newcomer’). And
it was those production talents he brought to bear on this 11-song
collaborative collection of new SA funky soul. The title of the album as illustrated by the expansiveness of the veld and sky on the cover
implies something a little more rustic then what’s inside. It’s mostly
smoothly produced jazz-pop that would have both jazz and r ‘n b radio
station playlisters scratching their collective heads. These songs fall
somewhere between those two related styles, but have some unusual timing and vocal patterns that gives ‘Clear’ its own unique character.
Dreamshop’s SAMA Award-nominated song ‘Satisfy’ is here again to intro
the album and there’s also ‘Wasteland’, ‘Retribution’, and the vocals of Amanda Tiffin and Qanita Adams on ‘Tinsel Town’. (SS)

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CONSPIRARE (THE VERY BEST OF) - LESLEY RAE DOWLING (Retro Fresh)

This latest release on the Retro Fresh label is this essential
collection of the very best songs by Lesley Rae Dowling, whose sexy, low growl of a voice and sure hand with a tune and lyric first amazed Tully McCully, then Benjy Mudie, and eventually, a gob-smacked ‘80’s SA music scene. Over the next decade Lesley Rae Dowling blossomed into SA’s top pop diva and was never too far from the charts and awards ceremonies with her seemingly endless supply of strong and tuneful compositions.

The best 16 tracks are all here, with short explanations on each song by Ms Dowling herself. These comments add an extra dimension to Dave
Chislett’s excellent liner notes and the songs themselves. From ‘The
Spaniard’, Grips Of Emotion’, and ‘Innocent Child’ to ‘Unravished
Brides’, ‘The Rose’, and ‘You And I’, ‘Conspirare’ tells the story of
this supremely talented SA singer songwritewr who could have been a
contender on the international pop scene but decided to turn away from
the dislocation that her planned ‘exile’ from the very unpopular SA of
the ‘80’s would have caused. Now happily settled on a farm in the
Helderberg Mountains above Stellenbosch, Lesley Rae Dowling can drop
‘Conspirare’ on to her own CD player and listen through this very worthy body of work with great pride and maximum enjoyment, and so should you.
(SS)

Lesley Rae Dowling
http://rock.co.za/legends/lesleyraedowling

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LIVE - TANANAS

Sony Music is proud to announce the release of Tananas’ new album
‘Live’, which is a collection of new and classic material recorded live
at The Bassline in Johannesburg during 2000. There is a strong
possibility that this album’s name may be changed to ‘Live In Joburg’,
and given a different cover to its original design. ‘Live’ has been
Tananas’ focus through 2000 and into 2001, and the band is currently
touring the WOMAD 2000/1 circuit and has played/will play in front of
audiences in Italy, Australia, UK, US, Singapore, Canary Islands,
Sweden, Greece and Spain. Tananas are also confirmed to tour the UK and
Spain with The Drummers Of Burundi and Chartwell Dutiro over May 2001.

The classic Tananas trio, Steve Newman (guitar), Gito Baloi (bass) and Ian Herman (drums), played a triumphant hometown set at the North Sea Jazz Festival’s ‘Baseline’ Stage last weekend. Their consistent gigging finds them in sharp and sparkling form and the large crowd, already buoyed up by the dynamic world dance sounds of Da Lata and Zuco 103, roared their appreciation after every song.

A percentage of the proceeds from "Live" are to be donated to Feedsa.
Please just log on to http://www.feedsa.co.za and click on a plate to
feed a starving person in Southern Africa. If you would like to attend
the "Live" album launch, scheduled at this point for The Bassline,
Melville on Thursday 12 April, please contact Paul Thackwray at Sony
Music Johannesburg.

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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

TONY ASHTON

When Tony Ashton received a telegram from Brian Epstein he automatically thought he had been recruited as the keyboard player for the Beatles. In actual fact he was offered the job to perform with a top Liverpool band, the Remo Four. The Remo Four were graduates from the Cavern Club and proceeded to perform rhythm back-up for singers like Cilla Black and Tommy Quickly. Although the Remo Four originally started out as a country and western outfit under the name Johnny Sandon and the Remo Four, the unique charisma and talent of Tony Ashton, soon dissolved any one-man show hopefuls. At that stage the line-up included Phil Rogers, bass, Colin Manly, vocals and guitar, and Roy Dyke, drums.

The Remo four became part of the expanding Epstein empire and were shipped off to the Star club in Hamburg to take over the Beatles spot. Their style of music was more jazz and blues based and thanks to Warner Brothers, they released their first album, "Smile". At that stage Tony Played a Vox Continental organ because he could not afford a Hammond B3. Times were hard, but in Tony's own words, this was his most enjoyable period of his life. After two years in Hamburg and the height of Beatlemania, the Remo Four had the honour of backing the fab four during a tour of Sweden. During this period the Remo were playing with Jimmy Justice. Due to this association, George Harrison of the Beatles, invited the Remo Four to assist on his first solo album, "Wonderwall". When the excitement began to wear off, they headed back to the UK and backed up Billy J Kramer, after the Dakotas had left him. Tony and Roy got despondent with the monotonous cabaret and eventually got sacked deliberately.

Then came forth a power combination with the likes of bassist Kim Gardner formerly with Ron Wood's beat group the Birds. The birth of Ashton, Gardner and Dyke were a guaranteed sell out at all clubs and music halls due to their individual musical talent. They released their first hit single, "Resurrection Shuffle" which charted in the UK and across the waters in the United States. This track reached number 3 in 1971 and was also covered by Tom Jones. At that stage Ashton, Gardner and Dyke were regulars at Ronny Scotts with Herbie Mann. They broke up in 1974 and Tony left to join Deep Purple's Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice.

During the period of the seventies, Tony worked with Tucky Buzzard, Third World War, and Green Bullfrog. Gardner and Dyke did continual session work with the Family and Jerry Lee Lewis. Roy Dyke later joined the power rock combination of Badger. During Tony Ashton's period with Jon Lord, various singles were released such as "Ballad of Mister Giver" and "We're Gonna Make It." A classic 1977 release called "Malice in Wonderland" under the group "PAL" (Paice, Ashton and Lord), was often thought to be the new wave of Deep Purple but sadly the English crowds were looking for a more guitar driven group (a la Blackmore).

Since then Ashton has concentrated on producing and also appeared at the all star concert for Kampuchea in 1979. Two months ago, Tony Ashton wowed the audience at the Green Dolphin at the Cape Town waterfront with an amazing combination of jazz and blues. Although not well marketed, the old dog showed South African audience that in time not only do you mature, but your playing becomes diverse and creative.

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh_noone@hotmail.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh
Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm

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USA FOR AFRICA
Texas-based Kurt Shoemaker gives his unique views on SA music

OTIS WAYGOOD BLUES BAND
http://rock.co.za/legends/otiswaygood

Back in the Sixties lots of white boys tried to go back to their rock roots and play the blues. Some became rather good at the blues, despite suffering and paying their dues in white middle-class suburban places like London, San Francisco, and... Bulawayo. Paul Butterfield, The Stones, and Frijid Pink sounded authentic. Now the Otis Waygood Blues Band is added to my list of bands who not only successfully imitated the blues but created some original songs.

I wish I knew where I read this definition of the blues so I could credit the author: "The blues is music about feeling bad that makes people feel good."

Much of Otis Waygood's authentic blues sound comes from the strong, raw
vocals of Rob Zipper. Then there's the big bass of Alan Zipper, so full
it's almost palpable. The guitar work is real electric blues, too, by Leigh Sager, Rob Zipper, and Benny Miller. There's a cool sax on many tracks, thanks to Rob Zipper. Martin Johnson's flute adds a neat touch to the Otis Waygood Blues Band tight blues rock sound.

Speaking of the flute, check it out on 'Help Me', a Willie Dixon and Ralph Bass composition. This is a trotting blues number (somewhat faster than the usual walking blues), with a proud beat. After a few bars of the mouth organ, in comes the flute for a turn, and it sounds perfectly natural, perfectly bluesy. Aside from the intriguing flute, there's a wailing mouth organ, and a honkin' sax.

I've heard people say they prefer vinyl to CDs because vinyl records sound "warmer". For the first time, I know what they mean, but it's by listening to a CD made from a vinyl source that I first hear the warm sound. The remastering is excellent on this CD.

Otis Waygood's Blues Band plays convincing and sincere electrified blues. This, their first album, has six original tunes and a couple of traditional arrangements. The remaining four numbers are their takes on other people's songs, especially their hit 'Fever', a hot cover of the tune made famous by the sultry Peggy Lee.

'You're Late Miss Kate' is the rollicking opening track. Track two, 'Watch 'n Chain', sounds like a futuristic blues song. Mostly instrumental, it embodies cool. 'Help Me' is also cool, and perhaps sums up the sound of the album, or maybe 'I'm Happy' represents the album well, or maybe....

Tracks 10, 11, and 12 are ballsy numbers. I've grown accustomed to CD bonus tracks being nice, but plainly not as strong as the other songs. That's not so with these bonus tracks (from the 1971 Otis Waygood album 'Ten Light Claps and a Scream'). After a strong album, 'Devil Bones' and both parts of 'You Can Do' provide the big finish.

If you have any question about the definition of blues rock, or want to hear a perfect melding of blues and rock, check out this CD. This is blues rock to make you feel good.

Otis Waygood
http://rock.co.za/legends/otiswaygood

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

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JOHN SAMSON
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

LOVE POWER - WANDA ARLETTI

It's not just the cover version of 'Son of a Preacherman' that makes me think of Dusty Springfield when listening to this Beat Group era album. This album is quite far removed from her quirky girlie-voiced hit 'Zanzibar' (SA #2 in November 1970). That's not to say that 'Zanzibar' is dismissable, it's a great example of fun pop.

Wanda's voice is very strong and shines here, especially on the title track, 'Take another little piece of my heart' and 'Son of a Preacherman'. She is accompanied by some wonderful brass arrangements which give the songs body and a rich texture. The backing vocals which include the Peanut Butter Conspiracy's Una Valli add to this full sound.

There are a few tracks that end up sounding a little like songs from a
Broadway musical which detract from the beat sound of the album with Wanda in fine Elaine Paige style voice. However these are few and far between and in some cases it's only part of the song that sounds off-beat.

For any Bats fans there's a cover of their song 'Something is wrong with me' and any Eddie Eckstein completists out there will be pleased to note that he bangs the drums on this album.

Wanda had the looks, the voice and the full blown backing of the musicians on this album to make 'Love Power' a top class female South African beat album.

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
http://rock.co.za/charts

Friday, 9th April 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] A Summer Prayer For Peace - The Archies
2 [2] Knock Three Times - Dawn
3 [7] Silver Moon - Michael Nesmith
4 [3] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 [6] Home - Dave Mills *
6 [4] Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
7 [9] Do It - Neil Diamond
8 [5] My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
9 [14] She's A Lady - Tom Jones
10 [12] Pushbike Song - The Mixtures

* South African Artist

Commentary:

The hard rock of Badfinger and Led Zeppelin made way in the top 10 for the big voice of Tom Jones {and still going strong 30 years later with the theme from "The Emperor's New Groove" - ed} and a one-off hit from The Mixtures from down under. Badfinger had spent 11 weeks in the top 20, 10 of which were in the top 10, including a week at the top spot. Dave Mills continued climbing towards the coveted top spot which was still occupied by The Archies. Lynn Anderson's 'Rose Garden' was on it's way down. This Joe South-penned tune was riding high in the UK charts (number 3 this week) at the same time.

Lower in the charts, Judy Collins' 'Amazing Grace' was a new entry in the top 20, Peanut Butter Conspiracy dropped from 11 to 14 with 'Understanding', Beat Unit remained static at 16 with 'Carnival Candyman' while Lance James jumped 2 places with 'Vicky'.

Those of you who catch Stephen Segerman's slot on the Bruce Millar show on SAFM will be interested to note who was at number 1 this week in 1976 (see below).

South African's at number 1 this week:

Love is a Beautiful Song - Dave Mills (1970)
I Won't Give Up - Bruce Millar (1976)

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.African Day - Hawk (1971)*
2.Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
3.Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
4.Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
5.Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
6.A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
7.In The Arena - Circus (1977)
8.Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
9.Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)*
10.Otis Waygood Blues Band (1970)*

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sarock

* Available on CD from http://www.oneworld.co.za

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TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

1.Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)
2.Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
3.See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
4.Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
5.This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
6.As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
7.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
8.My Kind Of Girl - Cinema (1988)
9.You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1979)
10.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sapop

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BIRTHDAYS - APRIL

4: Hugh Masakela (1939)
12: Neville Whitmill (1942, died 1998)
14: Ritchie Blackmore (1945)
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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SPERM DONORS NEEDED?

Myself (Rhinus) and Tania who is currently formally known as "Sperm",
are desperate for assistance in getting our music created and produced
as soon as possible (we are not going to stay young forever, so the
faster the better). We are heading in the direction of Alternative
Afrikaans as well as English, inspired by artists such as: Nine Inch
Nails, Tori Amos, K's Choise Corn and the Troggs with a little feel of
Goth, rock, hardcore and dance. We have previously worked with David
Jooste (a great guy!!) who has helped us a lot. In 1998 we managed to
end up as one of the 10 finalists in the "Vuurdoop" competition launched by SABC2's "Geraas" and Beeld. In the year 2000, we managed, with the wonderful help of David and Marco to be amongst the first 6 finalists. However no winner was announced.

Previously most of our work was done by computer. Additional guitar work by the brilliant Jean Oostehuizen was also done and added. We would now however like to take ourselves to the public (on stage), and therefore now need to find musicians who will be willing to join us in becoming the most weird, fun-full, interesting, kick-ass band ever known in the Millennium. The financial aspect however is a heartbreaking situation. If there's anybody out there who might know how to go about in getting a sponsor, please feel free to share.

So if there's anybody out there who might be interested in helping us to achieve our greatest dream, Please!! get in touch soon as possible.
Rhinus: 0825499260
(012) 3148560 (w)

Tania: 0826774861
(012) 3431608 (h)
(012) 3342148 (w)

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LOOKING FOR ANTON FIG

Almost EVERYONE in the USA knows Anton Fig's whereabouts: Every week night he drums with Paul Schaffer's band on the NYC-based "David Letterman Show" (late night network TV talk show). I don't follow his career esp., but I've noticed that that band often backs up "mega rock stars" at gala events -- such as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions.

Since Americans USUALLY make the mistake of assuming everyone on the planet knows our TV shows... David Letterman's show is one of the top two late night talk shows here in the US-- the only competition being from Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" (formerly hosted by Johnny Carson). Most South Africans I know, know about this part of US culture from Mad magazine!

Peace,
David

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LOOKING FOR LEAPY LEE

A search on 'Little Yellow Aeroplane' yielded only a small handful of hits. Most people seem to have forgotten this song. Is there any way I can get a copy of this song. It doesn't seem to be on CD. Do you know of any place for a MP3 or place where I can buy a record (have been looking for a long time).

Thanks

Freddie

{'Little Yellow Aeroplane' sung by Leapy Lee (born Lee Graham in Sussex, England in 1942) was a Springbok #1 hit in June 1969. It can be found on the 'Yesterdays Best Volume 3' CD compiled by Malcolm Lombard and is available from http://www.oneworld.co.za. The 'Yesterdays Best' CDs combine SA and International pop songs from the 60s and 70s and are highly recommended. - ed}

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LOOKING FOR SA LADIES

Perhaps someone can help me out here? I am looking for e-mail addresses for Fetish, Venessa Nolan, Amanda Tiffin, and Ghetto Luv. (Not to mention all those other ladies who are making great music and would like to have some airplay here in the US of A!).

I am planning a South African Women In Music soon, and would like to get some more SA ladies represented!

I am also working on putting a compilation disc together, as well as all the contact names at record companies who have already sent me stuff, to pass on to the CD stores here, who are VERY interested in stocking SA music. If there are other record companies out there, with the exception of MELT 2000, Sony, Gallo, Fresh and Sheer (who already send me their releases), get them to contact me and let's start plugging the music to American listeners! They want it, why are we stalling??

Regards
Leigh Barrett
mailto:wimusic@hotmail.com

1641 Wilson Street
Eugene, OR 97402
USA

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SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

A Cape Town-based music resource that offers two main areas of expertise and assistance:

1) Music Searches - Assists in recommending and finding relevant music
soundtracks for television, cinema and radio commercials and
productions.

2) Music Licensing - Assists in obtaining the publishing and recording
rights for music to be used as soundtracks for commercials and other
productions.

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2001

The second staging of this massive two-night jazz festival at the Good
Hope Centre in Cape Town was once again a stunning success. Joint
Festival organizers, esp-Afrika and Mojo Concerts, laid on a bill that
brimmed with diverse and dynamic talent from across the jazz spectrum.
The festival, which featured over 30 acts on four different stages, ran
like clockwork, ensuring that the 20,000 music fans got full value for
their money and could catch sections of almost all the concerts with a
little judicious timing and a lot of energy.

Rock fans were slipped a late inducement to attend when drummer Bill
Bruford joined the bill at the last minute. This legendary rock
performer, and the ultimate Prog Rock drummer (Yes, King Crimson,
Genesis, UK, Bruford) appeared with his jazz outfit Earthworks on his
first visit to Africa. The SA Rock Digest was honoured to introduce Mr
Bruford to the assembled press conference and was well positioned to
catch Earthworks’ Friday night performance on the outdoors ‘Manenberg’
Stage. The group consists of Steve Hamilton (piano), Marc Hodgson
(bass), Patric Clahar (tenor sax), and Bill on drums.

Their group’s new (second) album is called ‘The Sound Of Surprise’,
which is from a well-known quote describing Jazz generally. As Bill
Bruford explained to the press conference, if one doesn’t leave the
Festival feeling "surprised" by the music experienced, then they should
demand their money back. No chance of that at this Festival as
Earthworks joined Zuco 103, Da Lata, Marcus Miller, Moodphase 5ive,
Tananas, Paul Hanmer, Randy Crawford, and others in turning the first
night of the Festival into a wonderful musical celebration and rocking
(jazzing?) party.

The second night saw a slightly smaller crowd (the free food and drinks
for the many sponsors’ guests was only for one night), and they had to
brave a very nasty South Easter gale that seriously affected the acts on the outdoor stage but couldn’t affect the music happening at the other three indoor venues. Cape Town’s Madame Freak continued the party on the Baseline Stage in the basement, while Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and the Brand New Heavies impressed the huge crowd in the main ‘Kippes’ arena.

Overall, this festival was a wonderful achievement by Rashied Lombard
and his dedicated team at esp-Africa and it is now certain that this
will become a regular annual event in Cape Town and on the international Jazz Festival circuit.

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A FEAST OF FESTIVALS

KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE KUNSTEFEES
11-14 April
Oudtshoorn

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CROCODILE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 13 & 14

Venue: Naval Island, just off the coast of Richard’s Bay is set to
become the new home of an annual music festival, the two day, Crocodile
Rock Festival, which takes place this year over the weekend of 13th and
14th of April 2001. Two hundred kilometres from Durban city, Naval
Island will host some of South Africa’s top musicians over this two-day
celebration. Artistes such as Wonderboom, Squeal, Sunways, Lush Puppies, AK Massive, Wess Lee, Dr Victor and The Rasta Rebels, Caffeine
Substitute, Steve and Tara Fataar, Fruit Fly Navigators and Mamba will
perform on this beautiful Natalian island, set against beaches, beach
volleyball games, beer tents, flea markets, camp sites and basic
ablutions.

Tickets are R100 for the weekend per person, or R50 per day from
Ticketweb excluding service fees. Children 12 years old and under will
only be charged R25 per day, these tickets are available only at the
gate. Tickets are the same price at the gate.

More info:
Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Nancy: 083-310-2514
Beth: 072-152-6262
Email: mailto:crocrock@authentic.co.za

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RUSTLERS EASTER FESTIVAL
http://www.rustlers.co.za
13-16 April

At this year’s 10th Rustlers Easter all genres will be represented in a
four-day Dance Party with live acts to entertain at four main venues. In addition to the World Stage, the Comet Stage hosts impromptu
collaboration between musicians from the World Stage, comedy and DJs, 24 hours, non-stop. The Futures Field is a chilled space exhibiting a sound rig driven by solar panels and bicycle power and is an environmental and alternative energy information centre. So, head for the mountains and celebrate Easter weekend at Rustlers with the whole family. Four days of camping with non-stop fun and entertainment for R200 per person. Children under 12 free when accompanied by adult ticket holder.

Rustlers Easter Festival Play list. Bands performing on the World Stage: Soul Birds, Featherdoctors, Rattamahatta, Jamu-Jamu, Mabi Thobejane, Madala Kunene, Abafana Bakwa Zulu, Skins & Strings, T.H.C, Larry Amos, Fat Agnes, Chris Tokolon, George Sax and the Funk 4, Zen Arcade, No I.D, Shakta, Citrus.

Rustlers Easter Festival DJ play list at the World Dance venue:
D.J.Graham G-Force - (House Afrika), Mario Cee - (Melt 2000, U.K.) -
Deep Tribal House, D.J Welly - (U.K) - Techno Trance, Mikey Dredd -
(Mushroom Mafia.) - Funky Psychedelic Trance, Pepsi - (DJ of the Year) - Funky House, D.J Booth - and the Lavalamp Experience, (U.K), Krushed & Sorted, Damon, Nicky Blumenfeld - (Kaya F.M) - World Music, Planet B - (U.S.A) - Funky World Hip-Hop, Indaskys a.k.a Tamarac, Dog Star - Deep House, Devva - Multidimensional fusion

Tickets are available from Computicket.
For more information, directions or ticket details call Rustlers
(051) 933-3939 or e-mail: mailto:wemad@rustlers.co.za
For photographs or interviews phone Frik @ 051-933-3286 or 082-854-8796
A percentage of each ticket will contribute to the completion of a
school for the rural village of Naledi.

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OPPIKOPPI PATROLLIEHOND FESTIVAL
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za
April 13-15

Northam

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OPPI-EILAND FESTIVAL (NO RELATION TO OPPIKOPPI!)
http://www.oppi-eiland.co.za
Easter weekend - April 13-14

Venue: The Vraaigelegen lodge on the Clarens Road. The venue is pretty
cool and the stage is in a dam on a little island. The bands that are
coming to play are THC, Strings And Skins, Soulbird, Citrus and
Kompos.. plus a bunch of others. It will also be an open stage for a few other bands from the area. There will also be a trance village to come jol in till the late hours of the night. There will be fire dancers as well. For more information, contact Mario, the owner of the farm @ 058-3030277.

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VORTEX
Easter 13-14 April

Grabouw Apple Farm, Grabouw
Phone: 021 794 4032/ 021 531 2173

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THE 5FM EASTER ROCK FESTIVAL
April 14

Nasrec Show Grounds
Rand Easter Show
Gauteng
All the big names in SA rock.

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SPLASHY FEN
http://www.splashyfen.co.za
26 to 29 April

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AUGUST:

OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

NORTH: 9th - 12th August: Fountains Valley, Fountainsview, Pretoria
SOUTH: 21th -23rd Spetember: Kleinplasie, Worcester

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SEPTEMBER:

WOODSTOCK 3
28th - 30th September 2001

Email: mailto:woodstock3@authentic.co.za

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AWESOME AFRICA FESTIVAL
28, 29 & 30 September 2001
Shongweni

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WOMAD 2001
End of September
Bluegum Estate, Benoni

Sandra Briar at Total Exposure: (011) 788-8725
or e-mail: mailto:sandra@total-exposure.co.za

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AUTHENTIC IDEAS GIG DATES

Wednesday 11 April - BINARY - Demolition, Cnr Conrad and Hillcrest Ave, Blairgowrie
Saturday 14 April - SUGARDRIVE (on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour)/Semisane/Tweak/Wonderboom - The 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Rand Show Grounds, NASREC
Thursday 26 April - SUGARDRIVE on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour - 206 Live, 206 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Nancy: 083-310-2514
Beth: 083-463-8712
Email: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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BASSLINE
http://www.basslinejazzclub.co.za

Tues 10th: MATTHEW V. D. WANT - R 30 - 9:30pm
Wed 11th: AFRIDA JAZZ BAND - R 30 - 9:30pm
Thurs 12th to Sun 15th: TANANAS - R 60 - 9:30pm
Note! Sun 15th - 3pm to 7pm: JAM SESSION - hosted by Moses Khumalo & his band - R 20
Tues 17th & Wed 18th: MOOD PHASE 5 - R 30 - 9:30pm
Thurs 19th: WENDY NEW - R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 20th & Sat 21st: VOICE - R 40 - 9:30pm
Sun 22nd: LUCAS SENYATSO - R 30 - 9:30pm
Tues 24th: JENNIFER FERGUSON - R 50 - 9:30pm

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ANTON GOOSEN
die liedjieboer - 'n vis innie bos-toer.

APRIL 2001 acoustic live cabaret

11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK 23h30 anton goosen en die bushrockband, Rock Art Cafe
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00; 15h00
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 20h30; 21h45
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 18h00; 21h45
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 14h00
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK Kaktus op die vlaktes - anton goosen en die bushrockband 20h00
17 Die Tolbos, Gansbaai, 20h30
20 Hangklip Hotel, Hangklip 21h00 (028) 273 8448
26 Kokomo teater-restaurant, Klerksdorp, 20h00 (018) 462 4124

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HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

Rob Anderson (021) 7891021
mailto:anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za
Nadia Scaillet (021) 4489834
mailto:noid@netactive.co.za

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JESSE JORDAN
http://www.jessejordan.co.za

Rock Art - Oudtshoorn Fri 13 April 21:30
Al's - Knysna Sat 14 April 21:30 Easter Party!!!
Al's - Knysna Sun 15 April 21:30 Easter Party!!!
Whammy Bar - Tableview Thurs 26 April Freedom Day Party!! 21:30
Bohemia's - Stellenbosch Sat 27 April 21:30

For Any Info:
Gary Power (Maniac Management)
Cell: 082 451 0273
E-mail: mailto:garypower@powergrp.co.za

Alex Power (Farmyard Studios & Maniac Management)
Studio: (021) 856 3173
E-mail: mailto:farmstudio@mweb.co.za

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues with "Larry Amos". R20
Friday from 9 P.M. Blues rock with "The Julian Laxton Band". R20
Saturdays from 8.30 P.M. "THE LEGEND OF ERIC CLAPTON". Special at R40
featuring The Julian Laxton Band. A musical review of the life and music of Eric Clapton from his school days till present. Book at Julian's 011-678-2880. Coming soon "THE LEGEND OF JIMI HENDRIX" featuring The Julian Laxton Band and Colin Shamley as Narator.
Sundays from 1 P.M. Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 7.00 P.M. jazz/blues/jungle Fusion with "Highway Jam". R10

mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za
http://www.julianlaxton.com
http://rock.co.za/legends/julianlaxton

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KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

11, 12, 13, 14 April: KKNK, Banketsaal, Oudtshoorn

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OPPIKOPPI
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

NORTH: 9th - 12th August: Fountains Valley, Fountainsview, Pretoria
SOUTH: 21th -23rd Spetember: Kleinplasie, Worcester

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ROEKELOOS - GIG GUIDE
http://www.roekeloos.co.za/musiek.html

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SPLASHY FEN
http://www.splashyfen.co.za
26 to 29 April

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ZA@PLAY
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/
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7.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdearmusic.com/links.html

AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za/links.htm

SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

VAGABOND'S WORLD
http://rock.co.za/vagabond/links

ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za/links.cfm

SA MUSICIANS ON THE NET FROM A TO Z
http://list.sa-music.com

VETSEUN
http://www.afrikaner.co.za/tronk10
Koos, Piet, Valiant, Duusman, Akkedis, Battery 9 and much more...

SEARCH ENGINE:

GOOGLE
http://www.google.com
Quick and accurate, highly recommended

ARTISTS:

BERNARD BINNS
http://www.bernardbinns.co.za

BIZARRE BAZAAR
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

CLOUT
http://www.clout.co.za

FOUR JACKS AND A JILL
http://www.fourjacksandajill.co.za/

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

LIELA GROENEWALD
http://www.liela.co.za

IAN HENDERSON
http://www.ianhenderson.co.za

JACK HAMMER
http://www.pietbotha.com

JESSE JORDAN
http://www.jessejordan.co.za

KOOS KOMBUIS
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

LITTLE SISTER
http://www.littlesister.co.za

BOBBY LOUW
http://www.bobbylouw.co.za

VENESSA NOLAN
http://www.sunsetrecording.com/venessa

OFF THE EDGE
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

RABBITT
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

RADIO RATS
http://rock.co.za/legends/radiorats

RODRIGUEZ: CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
A site dedicated to Rodriguez, the Sugar Man
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

SUNWAYS
http://www.sunways.co.za

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

NOA TYLO
http://www.noatylo.co.za

ARCHIVES:

3rd EAR MUSIC
http://www.3rdEarMusic.com

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
The online archive for the History of South African Rock
http://rock.co.za/sarock

SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO CHARTS 1969-1989
http://rock.co.za/charts

NEWS:

AMUZINE
News, views, reviews and interviews
http://rock.co.za/

AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
http://www.air.org.za

ARTSMART
Arts news from Kwazulu-Natal
http://www.artsmart.co.za

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous
This Newsletter is posted weekly on Sundays and looks at the
world of Jazz in South Africa and beyond. Recommended.

POWERZONE
http://www.powerzone.co.za

PUTUPOT
http://www.putupot.com

STAGE
http://www.stage.co.za

TAMBOER KRANTJIE
http://www.pretoria.co.za
http://www.tamboer.co.za

SHOPPING:

ONE WORLD
http://www.oneworld.co.za/
Selling South African Music to the World

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

BMG
http://www.click2music.co.za

CAVEMAN PRODUCTIONS
Kevin Shirley's virtual cave
http://www.cavemanproductions.com

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
http://www.mountain-africa.com

SUNSET RECORDING STUDIOS
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.co.za

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
http://www.backstage.co.za/

SOUND SOLUTIONS
http://rock.co.za/soundsolutions

RADIO:

SAFM (104-107KHz)
Sugar, Digest co-editor, chats to Bruce Millar
every Wednesday at about 10.30am
http://www.safm.co.za

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.sarockdigest.com/book

MP3s:

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website in our opinion should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.com
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8.BACK ISSUES
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BACK ISSUES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives
Online and keyword searchable

DOWNLOAD
Download all back issues of the Digest as a zip file (just over 1.3MB).
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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9.CONTRIBUTIONS
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This e-mag is a discussion forum for rock and pop music --
South African and International -- past, present and future.

Press releases:
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