SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #104
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7th May 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - Boo!, Just Jinger, Valiant Swart, Fresh Music, Jazz Explosion, Rustlers, Splashy Fen, Oppikoppi, Semisane, Hog Hoggidy Hog, SA Music Week, Fruit Fly Navigators
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs
3.CD REVIEWS - HelloAngel
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Trace, 4J&J, Buffalo
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.NEWS
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HALF MOON OVER BOO!BON STREET
Saturday 5th May

Walking across the Thames tonight I was reminded of the classic song "Baby it's Cold Outside". The second part ("but it's warm in here") was completed once we got into the back room of the Half Moon Pub in Putney, and it wasn't just the temperature that was hot, there were some hot sounds eminating from the stage.

Opening for Boo! is probably becoming more and more daunting and it seemed to show a bit as Dorp kicked off the evening. They seemed slightly nervous at first and had difficulty connecting with the audience, with just their small fanbase dancing in the front while the rest of the crowd waited patiently for Boo! However the turning point of their set was the catchy "Madcow" which got the audience's attention and from then on they were rocking. Slimmed down to a 3 piece, with lead singer Pieter Bezuidenhout sporting a crazed Michael Stipe look, they enhanced their reputation with their blend of rock and dance
overlayed with some intelligent lyrics.

The burning issue at any Boo! gig is what is Chris Chameleon going to be wearing? Tonight he had on a tank top with the words Baby Love across the chest, a small pair of gym shorts and he was sporting a standard issue Civil Servant moustache. The group seemed more relaxed and mature tonight than at previous gigs. There was a confidence about them as they flirted with the audience relying less on gimmicks, strange outfits and strange noises but rather concentrating on the music which the audience lapped up. From the word go it was a party, with the crowd bouncing around and singing along. All the elements of a great night out. This was undoubtedly the best Boo! gig I've seen.

By the way if anyone is wandering what happened to the other half of the moon, it was sticking out the back of Chris Chameleon's gym shorts.

John Samson

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NEWS ON JUST JINGER
(Summary of an article from the SA Times)

Just Jinger are back in London and have been packing them in at the Walkabout in Shepherd's Bush, but despite the recent success in South Africa with their latest album 'Strange World', the audience continues to be comprised mainly of ex-pats. However, Art Matthews, the band's lead singer remains optimistic that the group will hit the big time.

They have decided that this time they are going to do fewer gig ("As Art points out, you wouldn't even go and listen to U2 ten times a month") and have got themselves day jobs!!! By this they aim to be less reliant on the band for income and they hope that this will allow them to be more flexible and take a slightly more relaxed approach to things this year. ('Strange World' was recorded in London in just seven days.) And they recently drafted in a new guitarists, a Frenchman called Pascal Danae who has made enough of an impression that the band are considering bringing him on board permanently.

The band returned home over Christmas to promote 'Strange World' and played to crowds of 2 500 at Ratanga Junction and 5 000 at Sun City. This success has encouraged them to return to London and try and move up to the next level. They have sold in excess of 200 000 albums in SA, but Art says that he won't be satisfied until they have shifted one million units.

If they are to make it, they will have to do so this year as their 2 year working visas run out at the end of the year. Art remains confident, "You just need time, our window period will come, we will get a gap. I do believe it's going to happen and I do believe it's going to happen this year, perhaps in the next four months."

Submitted by John Samson

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THE BOERS ARE BACK IN TOWN

London is on full alert as a Boer invasion is imminent. Not since 1902 when the Anglo Boer War finished has there been such an attack on the English by the Afrikaners. The first shot across the bow was fired by Koos Kombuis earlier this year, now, much to the delight of the ex pats, London is to be rocked by Valiant Swart (7 May) and in what is being a called the African Ambush Tour, Billygoat and Delta Blue (double billing 29 May) and a triple billing of Anton Goosen, Piet Botha and Akkedis (4 June). The double bill clocks in at £10 each while the triple bill is a mere £12. All these events will take place at the Walkabout. A concert is also planned for Cardiff on 12 June for the triple billing.

In addition to this there will be unplugged concerts at the African centre on 7 June (Anton Goosen), 11 June (Piet Botha) and 18 June (Akkedis). Tickets to these events will be £20 with all profits going to the Mandela Children's Fund.

So, clean the old rifle, saddle your horses and head out to the Walkabout as the Boererock Generals are about to annex that part of London know simply as The Walkabout.

Tickets can be bought from C.O.W. Promotions, contact: aNena, Gerhard or Johan and the numbers are 0208 3743917, 02089231464 or 07870355681 all hours.

John Samson

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FRESH MUSIC ON TV AND RADIO

While the RETRO Fresh catalogue of classic SA rock albums swells with the recent addition of CDs from Hawk (‘African Day’), The Dynamics, and Falling Mirror (‘Johnny Calls The Chemist’), the regular Fresh label is also keeping up with new album releases from Helloangel (‘Balance’) and Sunways (‘The Moon’s A Spoon’). Meanwhile, label bright lights Blk Sonshine are busy spreading their magic around New York. All this has not gone un-noticed by those who populate our radio and TV programs.

So watch out for the following media sightings of these Fresh artists and albums in the next few weeks - ‘Castle Loud’ (SABC1) will feature two Fresh groups at 9pm on May 10. There will be a screening of the new documentary on Blk Sonshine, and the video for ‘Me And My People Building’, as well as Sunways performing their new single ‘Style’ live in the studio and being interviewed. That Blk Sonshine documentary will be on rotation during May on Channel O (SABC1).

On Saturday night (May 12), Sunways will be featured on Michelle Constant’s ‘Saturday Wired’ radio show on SAFM (104-107FM, 9-midnite). The band will again be interviewed and will play live in the studio. Earlier that evening, Fresh Supreme-ou, Benjy Mudie, will be discussing the RETRO Fresh label and story on Radio Helderberg at 7pm.

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A "JAZZ EXPLOSION" AT CAESARS

Double SAMA Award-winning guitarist, Selaelo Selota, will be performing alongside Paul Hanmer, McCoy Mrubata and Moses Khumalo in the ‘Jazz Explosion’ at Circus Maximus, Caesars, Gauteng on 11 and 12 May. This ‘Jazz Explosion’, which is presented by Global Hope on behalf of "The International African Music & Film Hall of Fame Trust" will be the first of several staged events leading up to the actual launch of the entertainment centre, which is designed to honour, celebrate and pay tribute to the achievements and contributions made by musicians and film makers of African origin throughout the world.

Tickets are available at Computicket, TicketWeb or at Caesars' Box Office at R100 each and include a commemorative cassette featuring the performing artists.

For more information regarding Global Hope/African Hall Of Fame please contact:
Lesego Wa Lesego: 082 333 1771
Paul Quigley: 083 600 4131

For more information regarding this press release and Selaelo Selota, please contact:
BMG Africa: Tel: (011) 242 3000 / Fax: (011) 242 3030
Maria Kounelakis e-mail: mailto:maria.kounelakis@bertelsmann.de
BMG SA Website: http://www.click2music.co.za

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SHAKTI AND ZEN ARCADE ROCK RUSTLERS

Rustlers Valley is a mountain-ringed retreat near the Lesotho border. Four days of camping and carousing, with a smorgasbord of live music, DJs and performance artists providing entertainment. For the approximately 3 000 people who made the annual pilgrimage, it was a lucky Friday 13th. The evening's live music offering kicked off with Zen Arcade, a tight 4-piece original rock outfit from Jo'burg. Despite initial monitor problems, the band played a strong sundowner set, holding the attention of the crowd with a varied mix of power drumming, distinctive vocals and guitars that oscillated from power rock to psychedelia. The impression the band had made was even more evident the next day, when a hastily organized set by Zen Arcade on the smaller open-air Comet Stage, saw a sizeable Saturday night crowd cheering and dancing enthusiastically, in spite of the persistent rain.

By far, Friday's most exciting phenomenon was Shakta, a 3-piece band comprising a deep groove bassist, manic percussionist and virtuoso keyboardist/lead guitarist. Their music is solid electronic dance, with a strong trance element. The drums are all loops, which drive the infectious grooves of the three live musicians (who, it transpires, are all brothers). By the end of the first song, the dance floor was pumping and so it continued throughout the set. For those who lament the future of "live" bands, Shakta offer a ray of hope - effortlessly straddling the gap between DJ culture and traditional musicianship. Two very different bands - and two new names to look out and listen for in the future. (AL)

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SPLASHY HITS THE RIGHT NOTES

The 12th Splashy Fen Music Festival which took place recently (April 26 - 29) proved once again that this "grand-daddy" of music festivals has all the right ingredients to continue to attract local and international music-lovers and remain the longest and oldest music festival of its kind in the country.

The geographical lay-out of the festival was altered slightly this year, and with these changes came more acoustic music during the day, a blues element and a free stage which saw a number of music acts showcased for the first time.

'For us it was one of the nicest Festivals we have had" says owner of Splashy Fen farm, Peter Ferraz. "People seemed to have a renewed respect for their surroundings and for others. As a result we have had favourable feedback about the lack of litter, clean ablutions and few incidents. In fact we did not receive one negative comment about the toilets this year!"

What also pleased the organizers was the visible increase in the audience mix at the festival: "We are thrilled that the festival is starting to attract a larger audience that represents the demographics of this country" says Ferraz. "It's hard to please everyone from a music perspective, but we believe that we were able to provide a line-up of music which had broader appeal."

Numbers this year were slightly up on last year at 6500 and the general feedback from the musicians, audience and traders was very positive. "We are pleased with figures. These numbers seem manageable and easy to work with, and it feels like an optimum for the farm now." says organizer Bart Fokkens.

"Highlights of the festival were certainly Vusi Mahlasela, Springbok Nude Girls, TRO and Max Normal", reports Bart "and the children's marquee which provided child day- and night-care facilities was well-supported and considered an important part of providing for families."

Dates for next year's Splashy Fen are set at April 26 - 28.
To keep updated on the festival visit the website on http://www.splashyfen.co.za.

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NEWS FROM OPPIKOPPI - CHAIRMAN CAREL SPEAKS!
http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

Magents!

The Easter festival wounds healed just in time to proclaim the 2001 "100-days-to-go" warning. (The part-time vet in Northam prescribed a not-so-fruity little cocktail made up of Terramycin, Betadine, Panado. To be taken in equal measures three times daily and when feeling light, tilted and/or scared).

This will give just enough time to physically and mentally prepare for the Thursday 9th of August 2001 (11am) kick-off, for what could be a mythical chapter in South African tune-lore. The show will almost certainly have no gigantic milkshake props on any one of the 6 or 7 stages, but we are hoping to have well in excess of 100 sets, plays and performances from some of the most progressive artists on the current circuit. (In fact Beyers does not want us to even sell milkshakes at this years’ Oppikoppi.)

The new Oppikoppi TUNED website is in the final stages of rejuvenation and in the next week or so we’ll send word. Also as has become the custom, you would be able to receive fairly regular news updates on evolving Oppikoppi issues. (Confirmed bands, quality-of-life articles, artist information, ticket give-aways, insider inner-and-outer beauty hints and more.). Speaking of which, the actual Oppikoppi tickets will also be available within two weeks.

NEXT EVENTS
9-12 August 2001 - Oppikoppi "TUNED" - Pretoria @ Finetunes Valley
21-23 September 2001 - Oppikoppi - Worcester @ Kleinplasie

Tjeers
Carel Hoffmann - Oppikoppi, The Purple's Republic of South Africa
Email: mailto:oppikoppi@icon.co.za
Fax: +27124607431 or +27147860034

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SEMISANE’S SOUTH COAST TOUR
http://www.semisane.com

Those upcoming live dates are:

Fri 11 May: The Jam - Cape Town
Fri 18 May: Westlife bill - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town

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HOG HOGGIDY HOG - NEW ALBUM

Hog Hoggidy Hog’s 2nd full-length album, ‘Driving Over Miss Davie’, is finally finished. The CD has been a good couple of months in the making and has already been commented on by people in the industry as being, "leagues above anything else of it’s kind". The CD includes guest appearances from other notable bands such as Dorp, Firing Squad, Fungy Gone West and more, plus this 14-track CD also has a fully interactive multimedia presentation on it, which includes the "Time 4 Love" music video. This CD is certain to cause quite a stir by setting a new quality standard for independent releases.

Check out Hog Hoggidy Hog's website:
http://www.fishpaste.com
For more info contact:
Mariska 082 375 8991
MUSIC MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS

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EK SÊ MAMELA - SA MUSIC WEEK 2001

South African Music Week 2001 - The National Arts Council, Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, and MIDI Trust initiative takes place this year from 27 August - 2nd September.

An outline of activities, promotional opportunities and events will be sent out shortly. They would be grateful if you would please diarize these dates and factor SAMW 2001 into your marketing and promotion plans for that time. They look forward to your participation in this year's celebration.

The MIDI Trust
mailto:info@miditrust.co.za

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FRUIT FLY NEWS

The Fruit Fly Navigators, fresh from their gig at Splashy Fen, will be performing the following dates over the next few months:

18 May - Zappas (PMB)
19 May - The Winston (PMB)
25 May - Miller’s (PMB)
01 June - Bargo’s (Durban)
07 July - Burn (Durban)

The band finally sorted out a distribution deal, with Intervention Arts agreeing to handle the national distribution. So, ‘Seratonin’ should be available in most CD stores in the next few weeks. And if it is not available, demand they get it. Or buy it online at http://www.kalahari.net

‘Shout’ has just been released as the latest FFN single. It has recently been selected for the latest 5FM showcase CD which should be available later this year. April has also seen ‘Seratonin’ peaking at No 2 in the SA Rock Digest Top SA Albums of the week charts and ‘Crush’ peaking at No. 2 on the Digest Songs Charts. Rumours that the album’s cover (featuring a chainsaw-wielding, bikini-clad young lady) is to be featured on the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine are unfounded but food for thought.
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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] Thin Shoes In June - Felix Laband (African Dope)
2. [6] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
3. [2] Balance - Hello Angel (Fresh)
4. [-] Into The Universe - Eminent Child (Sarepta)
5. [12] The Many Faces Of - Gloria Bosman (Sheer)
6. [9] Danny K - Danny K (Gallo)
7. [5] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
8. [11] Bvuma.Tolerance - Oliver Mtukudzi (Sheer)
9. [-] The Moon Is A Spoon - Sunways (Fresh)
10 [15] Quintet Legacy Vol 1 - Voice (Sheer)
11. [3] African Day - Hawk (Retro Fresh)
12. [4] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
13. [7] Alive In Jo'burg - Tananas (Sony SA)
14. [13] Mondmusiek - Breyten Breytenbach (Rhythm)
15. [10] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
16. [RE] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Indie)
17. [8] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
18. [17] Conspirare (Best of) - Lesley Rae Dowling (Retro Fresh)
19. [19] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
20. [18] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (Indie)

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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. [1] Hurts So Bad - Danny K ('Danny K'/Gallo)
2. [6] Now I Know - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/BMG)
3. [3] You - Hello Angel ('Balance'/Fresh)
4. [2] Fragile - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
5. [4] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Wonderboom (Single/David Gresham)
6. [14] Run.Alive.Run - Felix Laband (Thin Shoes In June/African Dope)
7. [7] Long Holiday - The Sunshines ('Long Holiday' EP/Tel Michael)
8. [8] Style - Sunways (‘The Moon Is A Spoon’/Fresh)
9. [-] Fire In Your Heart - Desert Rose (‘Sands Of Time’/ Saville-McLowe)
10. [5] Brainstorm - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
11. [-] Sing My Song - Eminent Child (‘Into The Universe’/Sarepta)
12. [10] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators ('Seratonin'/Bionic)
13. [17] Welela - Gloria Bosman ('The Many Faces Of'/Sheer)
14. [-] Road - Sugardrive (‘Sand.Man.Sky.’/Gallo)
15. [9] Everyday - Dave Matthews Band featuring Vusi Mahlasela ('Everyday'/BMG)
16. [11] Intro - Lebo ('Dreams'/Gallo)
17. [13] Tronkvoël - Breyten Breytenbach/Benguela ('Mondmusiek'/Rhythm)
18. [15] Miles - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
19. [18] Emptiness High - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
20. [16] Hypocrite - Amanda Tiffin ('Extraordinary Woman'/Indie)

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3. CD REVIEWS
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BALANCE - HELLOANGEL

New (wave) delights from this recent intercontinental duo. Intercontinental in the sense that Brit Julie Bell spent two years in SA and bonded musically with South African producer Adrian Levi, who had also spent some time in the UK as part of Ellamental before returning to settle into an accomplished career as a producer of fine albums. 'Balance' is the sum of their parts and roars in on the back of this fresh pop/rock sound with a twist of grunge. Opener 'You' swaggers in and sets the scene for the 10 songs that follow (plus a remix and video of 'I Don't Care'). Julie Bell has one of those cute, vulnerable voices that, set against the rock-edged backings, sounds like Claire Grogan fronting the Banshees. It works well on songs like 'Come With Me', 'Love In The Sink' {Huh? - ed}, and 'Inspired'. But your tolerance for this will be tested by the bouncy cute-pop of 'I Don't Care', which strays a little too far into Vengaboy territory. But it's an isolated departure and 'Perfume', 'Want' and 'Square World' throw enough alternative diversions on to this album to keep it steady and sussed. (SS)
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

TRACE

The Dutch progressive scene continued to remain antiseptic to world media even though the English hippies had finally acknowledged the avant-garde individualism of Jan Akkerman and Thijs van Leer, namely Focus. While Keith Emerson's combo The Nice packed the halls of London and America, a similar Dutch interpretation called Ekseption with the masterful Rick van der Linden sadly escaped world media and opinion. In 1970 a tour by Jerry Goodman and his jazz rock group The Flock had received outstanding reviews after a booked out performance at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. This particular concert had a remarkable inspiration for the ever flowing Dutch genius that was hovering in the loom.

At that stage psychedelic progressive acts were numerous in the freedom city of Amsterdam with the likes of Frumpy, Golden Earring, Shocking Blue and the extremely underrated Sweet Smoke. The de Hont brothers had found particular favour with the Dutch public under their present name, Cargo. This power packed progressive group supported the Flock during the sell-out concerts in Holland. The Dutch brotherhood of musicians were a closely knit association that often found themselves in various climates of change under different names with the same group or related thereof.

Ton Scherpenzeel and Rick van der Linden were both classically trained musicians with a similar vision to stimulate a Dutch progressive explosion on the continent. By 1974 drummer Pierre van der Linden (ex-Focus), Jaap van Eik and Rick van der Linden felt the time was right to expound their unique gifts in progressive rock, a similar experience with Ton Scherpenzeel as he launched his keyboard dominated group, Kayak. The Dutch were discerning listeners and well attuned to the ability of gifted musicians. A live concert with Trace was highly overdue, considering that their first album had not sold well and public acknowledgement of this particular combination was at a low ebb.

Their first live concert was recorded at a Dutch TV studio at Hilversum. It was a premier for the Dutch considering the fact that no pre-recorded tape was used. Finally the Paradiso, and the cold Amsterdam air crackled with the Hammond organs and mellotron of Rick van der Linden. Rick appointed Richard de Bois as manager and producer who was a former member of Jan Akkerman's first band, the Hunters. The Paradiso concert not only proved to be a sell-out but also caught the attention of Miles Copeland, one of the top English gig supervisors in the UK. With much persuasion Trace were persuaded to perform on English soil alongside Curved Air. With a six months concert at Ronnie Scott's jazz club, Trace found themselves in the centre of the British progressive heartland.

From that point onwards they played at the famous Marquee club which was presented live on the BBC. Yet again Pierre van der Linden decided to depart due to live concert exhaustion. This was very much symptomatic of Pierre who had done a similar thing with the Dutch band Focus. Rick chose Ian Mosley to replace him and recruited Darryl Way (Curved Air) on the violin to assist on their second album, "Birds". The album sold 40 000 copies in the Netherlands and 40 000 internationally.

Due to the success of the concept album "Birds", Trace toured the Netherlands alongside Osibisa and Curved Air. The success of this tour solidified the future of Rick van der Linden. In July 1975 Trace toured the continent with Wishbone Ash and finally their dream came to fruition when they flew over to the United States to do a two month live tour. The Dutch progressive scene was quadraphonic in its classical expression, resulting from four particular groups - Focus, Cargo, Trace and Kayak.

As progressive rock faded in the late seventies, so did the definitive ability of Trace. To date Rick van der Linden battles with a far greater enemy, the dreaded cancer, yet long will he be remembered as one of the great keyboard wizards to emerge from the continent.

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

THE VERY BEST OF FOUR JACKS AND A JILL VOLUME 2

Speaking of pop perfection, here are some delightful slices of melody pop. The big hits are on Volume 1, but that doesn't make 'The Very Best of Four Jacks and a Jill -- Volume 2' less essential. This CD has plenty of Four Jacks and a Jill happy pop.

In fact, I know of no Four Jacks and a Jill fan who has only one CD or the other, both are owned as a matter of course. That the full liner notes are in the first volume indicates to me that even Malcolm Lombard, who produced these CDs, thought of them as essentially one double CD in separate jewel cases. At R60 each, these two discs are really a double CD that contains over 145 minutes of music.

Though 'The Very Best of Four Jacks and a Jill Volume 2' has fewer hits than 'The Very Best of... Volume 1', no Four Jacks and a Jill fan should be without this CD because it still contains many favorite songs and some hits, as well as some songs from their movies.

'Half and Half', is a fine tolerance song, an issue they took a stand on during their recent concert tour. 'The Last of the Callaghan Boys' received substantial airplay when released. There's 'Shamwari', which I dangerously assume is from the movie 'Shamwari' -- a film directed by Four Jacks and a Jill bass player (and husband of Glenys Lynne) Clive Harding. Instead of calling the film 'Friend' when released in the States, it was given the unpoetic title of 'The Chain Gang Killings', perhaps to appeal to the more brutal elements of American audiences.

'Sell-A-Million' is the theme song from a Four Jacks and a Jill movie of that title, one that features the band, and which is a film I'd dearly love to own. The South African standards 'Mama Tembu's Wedding' and 'Phata Phata' appear on this disc.

I'm familiar with 'Lonely Desert Boy' and 'The Click Song' from their first US album, 'Master Jack', and 'Huckleberry Ferry Land' and 'Three Little Bears' from their second US album, 'Fables'. They are South African songs I hear with great nostalgia. (That last song has some mildly psychedelic effects in the distortion of Glenys Lynne's voice, by the way.)

'Volume 2' has a few covers of American pop songs, but to be honest, except for a lively interpretation of Neil Young's 'Love Is A Rose', the American covers are not my preferred tracks, especially 'Killing Me Softly With His Song'. However, Glenys makes 'Killing Me Softly...' more palatable than Roberta Flack's original. Were that one just a fragment slower it would be silence. Mercifully, Glenys's version doesn't drag like a tortoise on his way to school like Roberta's does.

'Volume 2' is packed with lovely fun and happy tunes, sung by she of the beautiful voice, of the inimitable voice, Glenys Lynne. This is wonderful pop, each song a two-and-a-half minute slice of perfection.

Now, if the rest of my life could be as full of harmony, beauty, and order as a Four Jacks and a Jill pop song....

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

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

MAGIC CARPET RIDE - BUFFALO

What Peter Vee wanted to do with the music produced by Buffalo was to blend the then popular disco style of music with the classic songs of the 60s to create disco music with some substance to it. Cover versions of rock classics are usually hit or miss affairs, with most being misses. (Westlife - 'Uptown Girl', Madonna 'American Pie'; the defence rests)

To a large degree he manages to pull it off with most of the tracks being funky disco tracks that rock. The prime example being the title track the rhythm of which could almost have been the basis around which Ray Parker Jr. built his smash hit 'Ghostbusters' as it has a similar feel. Other rockers are the two medleys on the album, the first containing the Stones' 'Jumping Jack Flash' and Free's 'All Right Now', the second covering Deep Purple's 'Black Night' and the classic 'Smoke on the Water'.

For pure rock lovers, the girly chorus repeatedly singing lines like 'All Along the Watchtower' and 'Smoke on the Water' on the songs of the same name will probably jar, but this along with the thumping beat gives the album the disco credibility that Vee was looking for.

Mention should be made of the vocal performance of Vee as it is gutsy and generally remains faithful to the rock ethos of the originals but is disco tinged enough to compliment the beat.

Despite all the rock influences this is decidedly a disco album, and a good one at that. But it is not mindless disco that was evident around that time (think Ottowan with "D.I.S.C.O."). It's disco that rocks. Alternatively you can look at it as rock that you can dance to (as opposed to headbanging to. Purists on either side of the fence will probably dismiss this, but I suspect that the disco purists will be less vehement.

BUFFALO
http://www.rock.co.za/files/buffalo.html

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

{'Disco Fever' is a wonderful 2CD compilation released by Gallo in 1998 which covers the unsual genre of Disco Rock. The CD features only South African artists and includes Trevor Rabin's Disco Rock Machine (yes, really!), HOT RS, Buffalo, John Ireland, Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse, Rouge and Neil Cloud. Available from One World <http://www.oneworld.co.za> - ed}

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

Friday, 7 May 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [7] Put Your Hand In The Hand - Alan Garrity *
2 [4] Understanding - Peanut Butter Conspiracy *
3 [2] A Summer Prayer For Peace - The Archies
4 [1] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 [6] What Is Life - George Harrison
6 [3] Home - Dave Mills *
7 [5] Amazing Grace - Judy Collins
8 [5] She's A Lady - Tom Jones
9 [12] Another Day - Paul McCartney
10 [10] Vicky - Lance James *

* South African Artists

Commentary:

From 1969 to 1989, there were only 9 weeks where the number 1 and 2 spots were held by South African artists. With Alan Garrity at 1 and Peanut Butter Conspiracy at 2, this pair of songs held the top 2 spots for 3 of those nine weeks. 'Put Your Hand in the Hand' had only taken 3 weeks to reach the number 1 spot. This song was also a US #2 hit in March 1971 for Canadian pop quintet Ocean.

This and the next 4 weeks saw the only time that 2 ex-Beatles were in the top 10 at the same time, George with 'What is Life' and Paul with 'Another Day'. Barbara Ray entered the top 20 at number 17 with 'Happy Birthday Baby'

South Africans at Number 1 this week:

Put Your Hand in the Hand - Alan Garrity (1971)
I Won't Give Up - Bruce Millar (1976)
Michael Row the Boat Ashore - Richard Jon Smith (1979)

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.Burnout - Hotline (1981)

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.My Kind Of Girl - Cinema (1988)
8.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
9.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)
10.You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1979)

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

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HIGHVELD STEREO'S TOP 1000 SONGS

Recently Highveld Stereo published their Top 1000 songs of all time as voted for by it's listeners. Here are the South African entries in that countdown:

102 Hurts So Bad - Danny K
159 African Dream - Vicky Sampson
202 My Only - Coleske
231 Always - Ed Jordan
273 Weeping - Bright Blue
394 Great Heart - Johnny Clegg & Savuka
450 Crazy 'Bout You - Tima Reece
519 Just - Henry Ate
544 Aphrodite - Coleske
546 Born In A Taxi - Blk Sonshine
555 Stumbling Stone - Tree
564 Only When It Rains - Mean Mr Mustard
594 Crazy - Ed Jordan
609 Show Me (I'll Show You) - Mia
618 Impi - Juluka
649 Scatterlings Of Africa - Juluka
675 I Love To Truck - Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels
690 Sugar Man - Just Jinger (Rodriguez's original version is at 483)
712 Gimme Hope Joanna - Dr Victor & The Rasta Rebels (Eddy Grant's version is at 654)
725 Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes (featuring SA's Trevor Rabin)
729 Substitute - Clout
732 To Have And To Hold - Ed Jordan
787 December African Rain - Juluka
805 Stranger In My Head - Mean Mr Mustard
813 Burnout - Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse
825 Share My Life - Coleske
852 Take Me Where The Sun is Shining - Coleske
925 Shallow Waters - Just Jinger
935 A Million Lights - Tree
941 Father And Farther - Just Jinger

Submitted by John Samson

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BIRTHDAYS - MAY

8 Gary Glitter (1940)
8 Ricky Nelson (1940, died 31 December 1985)
9 Billy Joel (1947)
10 Donovan (Leitch) (1946)
13 Dale Stephens (1957)
15 Richard "Dick" Laws (The A-Cads) (1946)
15 Mike Oldfield (1953)
18 Rick Wakeman (1949)
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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DIE OU SOEK DIO

You probably will not be able to help me, but I decided to try anyway. I've been looking for fifteen years already for one 7" vinyl single's South African pressing without locating it. I haven't been able to find any local South African record stores except now yours.

The single in question is from a band called Dio and its title "Hungry For Heaven / King Of Rock And Roll". It was released on Vertigo (catalog number is TOS 1544) in 1985. If you'd be able to help me with this single, or if you know any other record stores in South Africa that might be able to help me, please could you let me know?

Yours sincerely,
Tapio Keihänen
mailto:dio@iki.fi
http://www.iki.fi/dio/

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SY SOEK DANIE MARAIS

I'm looking for a record that was produced round about 1960. The name of the record is 'Dans Deuntjies Van Gister' and it was Danie Marais that played the music. The record number was TL1090.

I know it is an old record, Danie Marais is my grandad, and we've been searching for this record for a few years. I would appreciate it if you could let me know if it would be possible for us to get a CD of it.

Thank you very much
Anette Venter
mailto:aventer@bantex.co.za
082 850 1059

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EQUIPMENT FOR SALE

If anyone is interested in buying the following items...

Pair of 450watt Celestion Jupiter Bass Bins - R2000
Behringer Super X 2 Way Stereo / 3 Way Mono Crossover w/limiters - R1900
DOD FX91 Bass Overdrive Pedal - R350
22" Kick Drum, 2 x Toms + Arms - R400
Assorted 12" Speakers w/tweeters - R200 each

Then please contact Sebastian at: mailto:sjv0@freemail.absa.co.za

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JAKE REMEMBERS RODRIGUEZ IN OZ
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

My name is Jake Salazar. I am the bass player who went to Australia with Rodriguez the first time around in 1979. What an experience it was for all of us. I am ecstatic although not surprised that Rodriquez is still making music and doing well as an entertainer. I got an email from someone who stumbled upon my name while visiting a website pertaining to Rod <http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez>.

It has been many years since that tour. I have nothing but admiration for him and feel honored to have worked with Rod. The thing we went through to prepare for that tour and the events leading to each concert were ritually rock and roll. Rod is a phenomenal song writer and composer. A composer who creates melodies that establishes lyrical visions.

I remember the afternoon José Guadiana who was on the tour asked me if I would join him and return back to the US on account of him and Rod having a fall out. I tried to change José's mind and I also tried to talk to Rodriquez but to no avail so we were both asked to leave. Basically, Rodriguez fired us both in the middle of the tour. I have always regretted what happened. I enjoyed being around Rodriguez, Konny and the kids.

Jose Guadiana has since passed away and I haven't done so bad after 3 Grammy Nominations as a record producer (1986, 1997 and most recently in 1999). I really hope that Rodriquez continues writing and performing his great songs. I will always be a fan and a friend. I would enjoy to someday jam with him again.

Jake Salazar

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

I came across an interesting site the other day entitled "This day in History". You can punch in your birthdate and discover what was number one in the US and UK on that day.

Check out http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/cont/choose.html

Jose Faria

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SUBSTITUTE

There was someone who asked about a recycled dance remix of SUBSTITUTE they heard in Switzerland.

I believe a Swedish singer did a cover version (in English) in the early 90s. That may be the version they heard. The name of the singer escapes me but I can dig it out if necessary.

Alternatively, a Swiss singer called PAOLA once covered the song in German with the title ICH BIN KEIN HAMPELMANN. There was also a French cover version by French singer Sylvie Vartan with the title ADIEU LA SOLITUDE which was a minor hit in France in 1978.

Chris Kimberley
mailto:mjkim@pci.co.zw

{'Substitute' was composed by American Willie Wilson and was originally recorded by the Righteous Brothers. No connection at all to The Who's song of the same title. - ed}

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BLACK ROSE

Great to hear that music in South Africa is the same as anywhere in the world. I bought a record by a band called "Black Rose - Live by it" 1984 released in Finland by Poko Records. Now I found out the band is from South Africa but I can't get any information. Do you know the band at all? Line-up is: Rolf Prommel (v), Carl Appels-Riley (g), Ian Simpson (d) and Mark Proctor (b). Recorded at RPM Studios by Richard Mitchell. Licensed from Music Team, Joubert Park, South Africa.
Would like to get info if the record was ever released in South Africa or just in Finland.

Hope you can help me.

Regards
Silvia from Switzerland
mailto:smoresi@swissonline.ch

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RADIO ROEKELOOS

As part of our ongoing effort to upgrade our online services
http://www.roekeloos.co.za will be launching an online radio station later this year. Radio Roekeloos will broadcast live and will be dedicated to SA music.

ANY musicians/artists/labels interested in having their music served can contact us at mailto:radio@roekeloos.co.za for details on submitting music for Radio Roekeloos. We will give (almost) EVERYONE the opportunity to have their music heard.

All the musicians/artists/labels involved will also have the option of a free ad (not exceeding 6 seconds).

E-mails to mailto:radio@roekeloos.co.za must be in Afrikaans or English and contain your contact details in the body of the text.

redaksie
http://www.roekeloos.co.za
mailto:info@roekeloos.co.za

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BRAD ON BILLBOARD

I am a South African Producer (muso) and DJ living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I was in the bands SHOUT!, and FM Strangers back in good old SA in the early Nineties, and was signed to Gallo.

I came to Europe pursuing a dream of a better music industry (bigger bolder, brighter) and found it, and settled in Holland (after a long struggle). I currently run The Cyber Studios with a great team here in Holland.

To make a long story short I have a record currently at no. 17 in the USA BILLBOARD DANCE CHARTS, (about to go top 10), and I thought it would be nice to share this info with the SA Music scene (you know, SA Music kicking butt overseas), well check it out if you get the chance at http://www.billboard.com, and if you can help me spread the word it would be much appreciated!

Many Thanks
Brad Grobler
mailto:brad@noculan.nl

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LOOKING FOR JOHNNY

Hi I'm looking for a guy I knew as Johnny Van Staden. He had a band he used to record with in Johannesburg, back around 1983. I met him in London late 1983 when he was between recordings. I have a tape of a couple of his songs. One, although I do not have the title, was about his love of Africa and his sadness of what was happening there. I don't remember the name of his band and I can offer little assistance, except that he would now be in his late 30's, early 40's. I have contacted various commercial radio stations in Joburg, but with little response. Can you help?

I would appreciate a response as very few have replied to my request.

Thanks
Julie
mailto:harris@petrie.starway.net.au

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MICK JADE

I am trying to locate music by an artist Mick Jade. He has a song or album called "Out of the Swamp and into the Light."

I am sorry I don't have more information, can you help?

Amy Haddix
mailto:unorthodoxbox@hotmail.com

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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 or Graham Katz
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Friday 25 May
Costa - Mambo's, Potgietersrus

Friday 1 June
Barney Simon - Tramps, Boksburg
Tweak - Tramps, Boksburg

Friday 6 July
Richard Santand (AKA Speedy) - The Crossing, Grahamstown

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
AUTHENTIC IDEAS: 011-646-6467
BETH HILLARY: 073-152-6262
mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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

Tues 8th: TONY COX - R30 - 9:30pm
Wed 9th: THEMBA MOKOENA - R30 - 9:30pm
Thurs 10th: WENDY OLDFIELD (Unplugged) - R40 - 9:30pm
Fri 11th & Sat 12th: A Jazz Experience with: ERNIE SMITH - R40 - 9:30pm
Sun 13th: JAM SESSION hosted by MOSES KHUMALO & his band
5pm - 10pm - R20 - (Musicians, your instrument is your pass!)
Tues 15th: TONY COX - R30 - 9:30pm
Wed 16th & Thurs 17th: LANDSCAPE PRAYERS - R 30 - 9:30pm
Fri 18th, Sat 19th & Sun 20th: Castle Milk Stout Presents:
PAUL HANMER & 14 piece band - R50 - 9:30pm
Tues 22nd: TONY COX - R 30 - 9:30pm

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

19 May
21:00
Bugsy's (cnr Rabie/ Republic, Randburg)
R10 entry
Guest band - Nimbus

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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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THE JAM - MAY DATES
43 de Villiers Road, District Six, Cape Town.

Fri 11: Semisane & Flow
Sat 12: Homegrown - Sublime, Krushed 'n Sorted and Algorythm come
together under one roof.
Sat 19 - Boogie Down Knights

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106 or
e-mail us at mailto:live@thejam.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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ROEKELOOS - GIG GUIDE
http://www.roekeloos.co.za/musiek.html

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SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

Friday 15th June - Bargo's in Durban
Saturday 16th June - Zappa's in Maritzburg
Sunday 17th June - The Jam in Margate

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SUNWAYS
@ Bugsy's
cnr Rabie & Republic, Randburg
FRIDAY 11 MAY
PLUS support band
Sunways new album THE MOON IS A SPOON will be on sale

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WALKABOUT, SHEPHERD'S BUSH, LONDON

Boo! and Henry Ate are to play a double billing at the Walkabout in
Shepherd's Bush on 15 May

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WOT THE FOLK WAS THAT!

FEATURING...
SYD KITCHEN * GREG GEORGIADES * WESLEY GIBBENS

TROUBADOR
KALKBAY
8, 10, 11 & 12 MAY
Nightly servings of regional rocket noise with dolops of freshly prepared country & eastern root-fusion juice on the side.

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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

PEDRO THE MUSIC MAN
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mu/musicman

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

VALIANT SWART
http://www.valiant.co.za

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

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

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.geocities.com/zenarcade1

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

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)
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 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:
Please submit all press releases to Sugar at mailto:sugar@cd.co.za

Contributions:
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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@sarockdigest.com
http://rock.co.za/vagabond

Stephen Segerman
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
http://rock.co.za

Postal Address:
Brian Currin
PO Box 521
Eppindust
7475
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

Kurt Shoemaker, USA
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

Shiloh Noone, South Africa
mailto:shiloh_noone@hotmail.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

Tertius Louw, South Africa
mailto:louwt@mweb.co.za
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