SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #138
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14th January 2002

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IN THIS ISSUE
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Watch out for live recordings from the SABC Beach Road Studios in Cape Town... Steve Newman turns 50... Saron Gas re-release 'Fragile' with a bonus 3-track CD... new album coming from Bizarre Bazaar... Shiloh remembers Apple band Badfinger... Kurt rewinds with Wonderboom... John visits a Dorp... Musiek.co.za focuses on Theuns Jordaan... The Bassline hosts unplugged gigs from Wonderboom and Mindshifter... enjoy the Cape summer sunday sunsets at Kirstenbosch... and Leigh Barrett plays SA music every Saturday on USA radio...

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CONTENTS
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1.HOT & FRESH - News: Wonder gigs, UpsideDown records, Dave Tarr appeal, Steve Newman turns 50, Kirstenbosch summer concerts, Roger Waters Ticket debacle
2.CHARTS - Top SA Albums & Songs this week
3.LET'S ROCK - New releases: Saron Gas - Fragile v.2, Bizarre Bazaar
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Badfinger, Dorp, Charts, Rodriguez
5.RUK EN ROL - Afrikaans Rock: Theuns Jordaan
6.ROCKLINE - Forum, Requests & Feedback: Looking for royalties, albums, info on Mutt Lange, Barry Irwin & Duncan MacKay CDs
7.ROCK ON - Live reviews and gig info: Up The Creek, CD Wherehouse, Syd Kitchen, Wonderboom, Mindshifter, Jesse Jordan, Kirstenbosch summer concerts, The Jam, Independent Armchair Theatre and more...
8.LISTEN HERE - SA Rock Radio: World Music Radio
9.CLICK HERE - SA Rock on the net
10.BUMPF - Archives, contributions, editors and contributors
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1.HOT & FRESH
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‘THE WONDER GIGS’
- Live recordings at the SABC Beach Road Studios in Cape Town

The SABC Beach Road Studios in Sea Point, in collaboration with the
Afribeat.com website, have made their recording and performance studios
available for a series of gigs that will represent the emerging voice of Cape and South African music. This wonderful initiative will allow the musicians the space to do something for the sake of the art and not for the sake of the industry.

It's about music for the sake of music; it's about creating the space
for something to happen where there was nothing before. It's a unique
meeting point for creativity and a unique opportunity to witness the
depth and beauty, the inspirational core that our music is based on.

The music is being played for a live audience and will result in a live
recording that will be etched in the future and history of this country. And it's going to be fresh, exciting and every Saturday night at 8PM starting with...

Saturday 19th January - acoustic duo Blk Sonshine will be recording
their follow-up album to their successful self-titled debut. They've
expanded, their ideas have grown and for this record they're bringing in percussion, an upright bass and Neo will play some piano.

Saturday 26th January - Tribe, a fresh Cape Jazz quartet that
continually grows, gets more creative and gets tighter is going to use
this date to put out the debut album that captures all the talent and
spontaneity of their exciting existence.

Saturday 2nd February - there is something entirely new, a bit of a
risk, but very exciting indeed. Alex Van Heerden, trumpeter and
accordion player from Gramadoelas will be combining his ghoema spark,
jazz enthusiasm and trancey licks with the sobriety and delicacy of a
string quartet. The quartet will be led by classically trained and
Indian master-inspired Derek Gripper.

The final dates have not been confirmed yet. However, to keep you all
from fainting, let us mention that Waddy Tudor Jones of Max Normal is
going cocktail, bossa nova, sexy cheese and bond whilst Ernestine of
Moodphase 5ive is planning on continuing the beauty and subtle
spirituality that her collaboration with Brydon Bolton inspired at the
recent run of Spirit. Big funk band Gollywog is ready to let loose with
those crazy fab big-jaw riffs whilst Robbie Jansen fresh from his voyage to Cuba is looking multi-media and collaborative.

It's a collaborative platform and if there are any suggestions, queries
please feel free to contact us. This project has been set up by http://www.afribeat.com, the multi-media African music web portal. For any information and pre-booking please contact them on mailto:info@afribeat.com or at 021 4617797.

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UPsideDOWN RECORDS - NEW SA LABEL

UPsideDOWN Records is a new independent record label formed by Matt
Allison, former frontman of the Cape Town based folk-pop band 'Four Days Notice'. UPsideDOWN is a label that will focus on the release of quality South African music to an international marketplace. Their focus will be on "artists that show astounding creative flair and talent and who are passionate about what they do." says Allison.

The first release on the label will be Allison's debut solo offering
called 'The Same Old Struggles' which hits stores in mid-late February
'02. The disc contains 10 tracks covering various genres and inspired by the songwriting craft of artists like David Gray, Travis and Coldplay. The album will be distributed in South Africa by Sarepta Music and both European and American releases are in the pipeline for a mid-year release.

For more information visit: http://www.matt-allison.com and
http://www.sarepta.com

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DAVE TARR APPEAL

Many of you might recall how Dave Tarr never thinks twice about jumping
into a session or a gig with his violin; to enhance a concert, add
texture to a recording session or create magic at a festival in
countless show bands. He has been plying his fiddle/violin since 1965.
{Dave's violin skills can be heard on Wildebeest's 'Bushrock 1' CD, for example - ed}

As a Master Yachtsman/ Skipper from East London, Dave Tarr has been
known around the world as the Fiddle Skipper since the 60's. Music first - play now, pay later. Dave has played on more recordings, festivals, films and sessions than any other SAfrican violinist we know of - often free of charge.

In 2000/2001 Dave sailed over 26 000 miles delivering yachts around the
world - not to play music, but to raise funds for his wife (Stella's)
cancer treatment. This must be the first time ever that he did not take
his violin on board. We recently heard that Dave had been diagnosed with Melanoma - skin cancer - and he too is in need of urgent (expensive) treatment. As musicians we are (usually) all in the same financial boat - but collectively we could come up with the required amounts for his treatment. Now maybe it's our turn to help him.

We have subsequently had a wonderful response to our request to assist
him. Thanks to you all, it's amazing how people's generosity at times
like this can heal and spread much needed hope. Weak physically, but in
great spirits and extremely positive - due largely to the encouragement
and support from his many music friends - Dave recently visited 3rd Ear
Music to collect a Violin from Ken E Henson and Arlene. Arlene had heard that Dave was having problems with his legendary (heavy) 5 String
Barcus-Berry, so she and Ken kindly donated their own lighter 4-string
Yamaha for his trip. Another generous offer came from long-time friend
Wendy, who took a bond out on her home to loan Dave a portion of the fee for his expensive treatment.

Herewith the details of the trust account as requested. David's
treatment started on the 10th January 2002, in Johannesburg for 5/6
weeks.

All transactions will be strictly confidential & detailed summary of
deposits / donations into the Trust will be emailed to you directly. An
overall summary will be posted on the site in edition 10 (February/
March 2002).

Account Name: Stella Tarr Trust (It seemed easier to use an existing
Trust account)
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Scottsburgh
Branch Code: 220-227
Account Number: 62027389106
Account: Current Cheque Account

The Signatories are: Jackie Hubert and Lyn Palmer of Park Rynie, South
Coast, Kwa ZuluNatal c/o: Stella Starr +(27)(39) 976-0318
International and (039) 976-0318 South Africa or on Stella's Cell (083)
961-4058.

Thanks and Regards & best wishes for the New Year.

David Marks
3rd Ear Music Company (Est. 1969) http://www.3rdearmusic.com
Hidden Years - mailto:david@3rdearmusic.com
3rd Ear Music - mailto:hirdear@iafrica.com
Tel +(27)(31) 207-5314 Fax + (27)(31) 207-5305

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STEVE NEWMAN’S 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Steven Jeffrey Roy Newman was born in Salt River, Cape Town almost fifty years ago and is now one of the most recognized and beloved South
African guitarists that we have ever produced. He turns half a century
on the 25th of January 2002 and will be celebrating his birthday after
the Aquarian Quartet (comprising himself, Tony Cox, Greg Georgiades and Syd Kitchen) complete their show in the Whale Well of the Cape Town Museum.

His brilliant band Tananas managed to capture the ears of thousands of
South Africans more used to a traditional diet of Euro/American pop, with the most intricate and groovy arrangements of simple drums, bass, acoustic nylon string guitar and the odd vocals. Tananas now perform on a world circuit and have just completed eight Womad tours. The music of Tananas is a manifestation of Steve Newman's thinking. Its rich and varied textures and rhythms, its non-conformity to anything known are all deep echoes of the man himself.

Steve lives in the Baviaan's Kloof (75 Km on dirt road from
Willowmore), an area of immense natural beauty. There, the roof over
his, his wife and three little boys’ heads was constructed out of reeds, a craft that goes back in that area hundreds of years and much admired by him. From music to arts and craft and on into radically alternative lifestyles, his love of all things ancient and traditional, is absolutely profound. In the ‘70’s, one of his favourite records was by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, then utterly unknown to the white population of South Africa. Steve is a long-time vegetarian with
Yoga and meditation as part of his daily routine. He also has the most
alarmingly excellent memory and can still play and sing every old rock
tune that he used to play in the bands of his youth. He can resurrect at moments' notice any complicated arrangement of any tune that he has ever played and remember names and faces that he met once ten years ago.

Steve Newman is one of South Africa's greatest sons. He is a unique and
extremely gifted individual and over these fifty years has crafted an
identity with his guitar playing that will last in our minds for many
years to come. Catch this extraordinary guitarist live in concert with
the Aquarian Quartet on Friday the 25th January at 8pm in the Whale Well of the Cape Town Museum. Stick around after the show and say happy
birthday!

Bookings: (021) 424 3330

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"WELCOME TO THE MACHINE" - ROGER WATERS TICKET DEBACLE

The merger between ticketing companies Computicket and TicketWeb is completed and all events are now on sale through the Computicket channels. Unfortunately, Ticketweb experienced some major system problems prior to the merger, resulting in a loss of certain sales data.

This mainly affects two of this year's biggest tours, "Spirit of the Dance" and "Roger Waters". It is therefore imperative that all members of the public who purchased tickets from TicketWeb during the month of December contact Computicket immediately to check the validity of their tickets.

Two designated numbers have been made available by Computicket in order to minimise inconvenience to patrons. If you booked tickets through TicketWeb in December please call (011) 340-8146 or (011) 340-8018 as soon as possible. This affects ticket-holders around the country who purchased tickets for these and other shows that were on sale though TicketWeb at the time.

Anyone wanting to purchase tickets for the hit Irish dance show, "Spirit of the Dance", and the Roger Waters tour should now do so at Computicket outlets.

For media information ONLY, please contact:
MICHAEL ANETAKIS or LARA COHEN at BIG CONCERTS on 021 421 1111

Michael: 083 601 2542
mailto:michael@bigconcerts.co.za

Lara: 082 379 0002
mailto: lara@bigconcerts.co.za
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2.CHARTS
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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [2] (1) Akasic Record - Kalahari Surfers (African Dope)
2. [4] (2) Odd Times - Sons Of Trout (SAFm)
3. [5] (3) Communate - Starskii (Indie)
4. [14] (4) Draadloos Vol 1 - Various (EMI)
5. [1] (1) 8 Days - The Led (Rhythm)
6. [6] (1) Poles Apart - Karen Zoid (EMI)
7. [3] (3) New Kid In Town - Ray Dylan (EMI)
8. [7] (4) Digital Inability - Benguela (Rhythm)
9. [8] (1) African Dope Volume 1 - Various (African Dope/Sony)
10. [10] (3) Africa's Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (No Budget)
11. [9] (8) Live @ The Blues Room - Sheer All Stars (Sheer)
12 [11] (1) Snowflake - Zen Arcade (Indie)
13. [-] (13) Hero Of Heroes - Brian Finch (3eM)
14. [13] (4) Who Painted The Moon? - Nianell (Fresh)
15. [-] (15) Blind Perception - Fudge (Indie)
16. [-] (16) Fearless - Claire Johnstone (Sting)
17. [16] (1) Every Now And Then (Best of 1984-2001) - Bright Blue
(Universal)
18. [17] (1) Rewind - Wonderboom (DGR)
19. [-] (19) Storme - Storme (Muskateer)
20. [12] (12) Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time - Lance Goldman
(Indie)

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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

1. [1] (1) Can You Feel It - Bright Blue (‘Every Now And
Then’/Universal)
2. [4] (2) Did You See It Coming? - Starskii (‘Communate’/Indie)
3. [-] (3) Charlie - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
4. [-] (4) Sister - Zen Arcade (‘Snowflake’/Indie)
5. [-] (5) Chicken Run - Syd Kitchen (‘Africa’s Not For Sissies’/No
Budget)
6. [3] (3) Gasoline - Saron Gas (‘Fragile' bonus disc/Musketeer)
7. [2] (2) Yezzman - Mondetta (‘It’s A Small World’/Sheer/SAFm)
8. [5] (1) Praha Paradise - Ernie (‘African Dope Vol. 1'/African Dope)
9. [12] (9) Rutt - Odball (Indie)
10. [10] (2) Shadows 2001 - Wonderboom (‘Rewind’/DGR)
11. [-] (11) Meneer Geweer - Wouter van de Wenter (‘Draadloos Vol. 1 - Various Artists’/EMI)
12. [8] (8) Stoute Boude - Anton Goosen & Beeskraal (‘’n Vis Innie
Bos’/Gallo)
13. [6] (1) And I Reason - The Led (‘8 Days’/Rhythm)
14. [13] (3) Make Love Just To Me - Storme (‘Storme’/Muskateer)
15. [7] (2) Africa’s Not For Sissies - Syd Kitchen (‘Africa’s Not For
Sissies’/No Budget)
16. [9] (2) Love And Hate - The Jesse Jordan Band (‘Trippin’/Indie)
17. [17] (1) Dimmer - Springbok Nude Girls (‘Fat Lady Sings’/SonySA)
18. [11] (1) Real - Kaolin (‘All I Am’/Sheer)
19. [14] (5) Woman - Tamara Dey and Fly Divas (‘The First Lady’/Gallo)
20. [16] (3) As One - Nianell (‘Who Painted The Moon?’/Fresh)

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3. LET'S ROCK - NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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FRAGILE bonus disc - SARON GAS

'Fragile' by Saron Gas was originally released on Musketeer Records in October 2000. It was number 6 in the SA Rock Digest albums of the year for 2000. Since then Saron Gas have stormed various SA charts with songs like '69 Tea' and 'Tied My Hands'. Last week on Monday 7th January the trio flew out of Joburg International airport on their way to the USA for a recording deal with Wind-Up Entertainment... and fame & fortune (we hope!).

Recently Musketeer Records re-released 'Fragile' with a bonus 3-track CD. Their current hit single and gig-opener, the super-charged 'Gasoline' (sometimes mispelled as 'Gasolene') is the first track. Once again the boys combine hard-hitting modern rock with catchy lyrics; "she's got nothing to say, she's got bills to pay...".

The other 2 tracks on this bonus disc are both unplugged. The acoustic version of "Tied My Hands' is as strong as the album version. And Shaun Welgemoed's voice really shines through on the quietly powerful 'Senseless Tragedy'. (BC)

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CAUSES AND CONTROLS - BIZARRE BAZAAR

Ladies and gentlemen, elves and orcs, brothers and
sisters!

Bizarre Bazaar, ‘the fellowship of the jam’, is happy
to announce their upcoming album release!

Yes, you deciphered the cryptic runes correctly -
January sees your favourite camel herders and magic
carpet pilots (not to forget ring-bearers), in the
recording studio.

December 1999 saw us release our demo album "A Strange
Place to Shop", featuring such classics as "Buffalo
Bill", "Y2K" and "Pie". This album has led new friends
into our souk and brought our Bazaar to exotic
locations like Oppikoppi 2000.

However, the time has now come for more serious stuff,
and you will be delighted to hear that our upcoming
album entitled "Causes and Controls" will be recorded
at SABC’s studio M5 with none other than Peter
Pearlson presiding and producing. The album will
feature much of our old material as well as new stuff,
such as "’Lectric Chair", "Hanging Eight Floors" and
much more.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to pre-order
your copy of the album.

How much would you expect to pay for this
‘never-to-be-repeated’ offer?

15 dollars?
10 pounds?
20 euros?
100.000.000 Zim dollars?

...if you order now, this exclusive offering can be
yours for only 60 good old reliable Rands (bugger
those exchange rates). Simply contact your nearest
Bizarre Bazaar band-member or respond to this mail
with a flattering comment.

But wait, this is not all, if you pre-order now we
will also throw in a free entry pass for our mega
launch party on February 23rd 2002!

Yours in health, wealth and stealth

The BizBazBoys
http://www.geocities.com/bizabaza

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MORE REVIEWS
For more reviews of new and recent South African CD releases and re-issues please visit:

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

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

BADFINGER (the evergreen apple)

Few would remember the acoustic finger-work behind "Here comes the sun" as featured by George Harrison at the concert for Bangladesh in 1971. Even though George gave acknowledgement to a very nervous Pete Ham, the dexterity of the Apple band Badfinger would be highly overlooked in the jaded years to come. Often cited as the shadow Beatles, the musical diversity of this talented foursome would be locked into a legal battle that resulted in the destruction of gifted and sensitive musicians that were destined for greater acknowledgement.

In 1968 a group called the Iveys (named after the Hollies) released their debut single "Maybe tomorrow". Sadly the single only appeared in Japan and on the continent. Fortune smiled on the Iveys when the Beatles formed Apple Records and signed up the group. Initially the Iveys constituted Pete Ham (lead guitar), Mike Gibbons (drums), Ron Griffiths (bass) and Dave Jenkins (rhythm guitar). The history of the group rewinds back to 1966 when the musicians backed singer David Garrick at various live and studio performances (In particular his biggest hit "Dear Mrs. Appelbee").

Just before the group signed to Apple Records, David Jenkins left and was replaced by Tom Evans. With the signing to Apple Records, the Iveys changed their name to Badfinger, sourced from the working title of "With a little help from my friends - Badfinger Boogie". A magnificent album called "Magic Christian music" was released in 1969 with the classic hit single "Come and get it" written by Paul McCartney.

One month later the film "The Magic Christian" arrived starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. "Come and get it" reached #7 in the UK on the eve of Christmas in 1969. The surreal brightness of this album is reflected in the diverse array of outstanding melodies such as the magnificent "Walk out in the rain" and the prophetic "Carry on 'till tomorrow". Bonus track included "Storm in a tea cup", although included on the album, was also featured on the promotional "Walls ice cream" EP. Other Apple acts that featured on this promotional release were James Taylor and Mary Hopkin. The original "Magic Christian" UK release sported the chart busting "Something in the air" by Thunderclap Newman (which featured The Who's Pete Townshend on bass).

Many would assume that the group's link with the Fab Four created an extravagant launching pad that most would dream of. Yet if one considers the innumerable acts such as Elephant's Memory, White Trash and James Taylor, Badfinger were one of the only two Apple acts to achieve a chart career other than Mary Hopkin. For the next four years Badfinger became understated session musicians for a variety of Beatle releases which included "Imagine" by John Lennon, "It don't come easy" by Ringo Starr and the triple album by George Harrison "All things must pass". The English homeland accused them of copying the Beatles which would result in America embracing the Apple band with open arms.

Continued in next week's issue...

Shiloh Noone, Cape Town
mailto:shiloh@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh

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

REWIND - WONDERBOOM

It's about time someone did this. And Wonderboom is composed of just the master rock musicians to do it. I'm talking about making a CD that's an homage to SA rock.

Five out of the seven tracks on 'Rewind' pay tribute to some superlative SA rock artists, Rabbitt, éVoid, Johnny Clegg, and Falling Mirror -- tracks by some great rock musicians in their own right, and write. With members from 8 Legged Groove Machine and The Electric Petals, the Wonderboom musos obviously know and love South African rock.

Wonderboom also perform a cranking guitar take on Kris Kristofferson's
melancholy 'Sunday Morning Coming Down', and do 'Kiss or Kill' by B World who, like Simple Minds, as they say, "closed for Wonderboom" on tour.

Additionally, The CD includes "Barney Simon's Shadows 2001 Remix', and lets us see a multimedia track. The multimedia track consists of rapid-fire short clips of indoor and outdoor performances, interviews, music videos, and a flurry of media articles.

You also get high quality Wonderboom music. My particular favorites are
'Shadows 2001', 'Johnny Calls the Chemist', and 'Africa'. None of these
songs are slavish covers, all come across as eclectic Wonderboom songs
written by other people. Though perhaps recorded in slight haste, the CD's songwriting and performing both sound polished, professional, and
rockworthy.

Wonderboom's 'Rewind' is a fun CD, musically and visually, and an homage to SA rock that stands on its own electric legs. And I'm glad that the somebody who had this tribute idea was Wonderboom.

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

{See Wonderboom performing unplugged at the Bassline in Mellville on 22nd January - details below under "Rock On" section - ed}

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LONDON LEKKER
London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music

INDIGENOUS JEWELLERY - DORP

Even in this incarnation of Dorp, it is clear that you are dealing with a quirky, eclectic talent. Pieter Bezuidenhout is the only surviving member from this album in the current line up and it's his handiwork that has ensure the (relative) longevity of the group. Song titles like 'Simon Gothfunkle' and lyrics like 'Your description is the reason for my prescription' from 'Sweet Temptation' are just some examples of the wordsmith qualities of Bezuidenhout, and many more examples abound in later works (an album title of 'Five steps off the Pacemaker' being another example.) This gives the music a humour and a cleverness that sometimes leaves you say 'did I hear right, is that what he sang?' and then chuckling quietly to oneself.

Musically, the songs are spiky, funky tunes that are given a huge injection of Ska by David Poole's bouncing sax playing. The pace changes within most songs, going from manic chorus to slower reflective moments or anguished howling verse, but maintains the interest at all times. Elements of the indigenous come in with some scattered penny whistle sounds, but mostly this is music that is driven by rhythm, given a saxy body, sprinkled with some Cape Coloured 'ay-chukka-lay' sounds and rounded off by some 'ou's in the studio' vocals.

Like indigenous jewellery this is a colourful album, full of beads of wisdom and made of natural ingredients. There are no polished stones here, no rough diamonds, no hidden gems and it is certainly in no way jaded. It's just pure musical energy bouncing around a studio that has been canned is a very flat looking can (or CD to some) and distributed for your listening pleasure.

John Samson, London, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

Following my review last week of David Kramer's 'Bakgat' I was sent the
following by Scherritt Knoesen:

'I asked Edi [Niederlander] about the credit for bass on 'Bakgat', about a million years ago (say, 10?) in Cape Town and she said, no Phil Schmit should have had the bass credit, she was only on electric (on the live Barleycorn side).'

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

Friday, 14th January 1972

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [4] Soley, Soley - Middle of the Road
2 [7] Imagine - John Lennon
3 [1] Mammy Blue - Charisma*
4 [2] Amen - Peanut Butter Conspiracy*
5 [3] Get Me Some Help - Neville Whitmill*
6 [6] Cousin Norman - The Marmalade
7 [5] Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
8 [9] Desiderata - Les Crane
9 [8] You - Peter Maffay
10 [-] I Will Return - Springwater

* South African Artists

The spell was broken, 'Mammy Blue' had lost its charisma and its
stranglehold on the top spot. Still 12 weeks at pole position is an admirable feat and even more so in that it was a local act, so congratulations to Graeme Beggs, the mastermind behind the most successful South African tune in the history of the singles charts.

So the new number 1 was 'Soley, Soley' by Middle of the Road. The song had been written by Fernando Arbex, a Spanish songwriter and was recorded at RCA's studio's in Madrid and followed up their top 5 hit 'Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum' from 1971.

Hot on Middle of the Road's heels was a certain John Lennon with a little ditty entitled 'Imagine' followed by the faith trio of local hits. For the second week running there was a new entry into the top 20 at the high position of number 10. This week it was Springwater with the instrumental 'I Will Return'. However, the song that achieved this feat the previous week (by Tony Christie) had surprisingly dropped down to number 12. Springwater's new entry came at the expense of William E's (aka Billy Forrest) 'Papa's Gonna Kiss it Better'.

South African's at number 1 this week:

Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow - The Dealians (1971)
(written by Neil Diamond)

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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BIRTHDAYS

13: *Trevor Rabin (Rabbitt & Yes, 1954)
15: Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1949)
16: *Roy Bulkin (1952, died 19 January 1996)
17: Mick Taylor (The Rolling Stones, 1948)
17: Paul Young (1956)
19: Phil Everly (1939)
19: Janis Joplin (1943, died 4th October 1970)
19: Dolly Parton (1946)
19: Robert Palmer (1949)
20: *Crocodile Harris (born Robin Graham, 1950)
22: *James Phillips (1959, died 31 July 1995)
24: *Tony Cox
25: *Steve Newman (1952)
30: *Allan Faull (Falling Mirror, 1949)

* South African Artists

For more info on what happened this week in rock and roll history please visit Moondog's Rock 'N Roll Vault at http://www.rocknrollvault.com

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RODRIGUEZ: ALL THE COLD FACTS

MOTORCYCLE FUNERALS

"I've played every kind of gig there is to play now
I've played faggot bars, hooker bars, motorcycle funerals
In opera houses, concert halls, halfway houses."
-- A Most Digusting Song, Rodriguez 1971

"In 'A Most Disgusting Song' the people are like someone we all know. I think it was a depiction of a place my father played, a bar called "The Sewer" near the Detroit River, that was demolished a long time ago {In the song 'Cause' Rodriguez speaks to Jesus (his brother?) at the Sewer - ed}. One of the places that Rodriguez played, a "motorcycle funeral", was for one of Heikki’s friends {Heikki is immortalized in 'Heikki's Suburban Bus Tour', but that's another story - ed}. The motorcycle club was called "The Penetrators".
-- Eva Rodriguez, October 1997

I write having found your page in memory of Rodriguez. I'm currently researching motorcycle funerals with a view to writing a book on this subject and would value any photographs, history, information on club traditions and undertakers insights. I will credit all contributors and obviously cover any costs incurred.

As someone who who conducts services for motorcyclists and is obviously involved in helping the bereaved it is my intention to provide a serious work, albeit with a little humour where appropriate, as I hope to help fellow clergy and many motorcyclists in the future. My own resume can be found at http://www.revvingrev.com or http://www.fasterpastor.com

Rev Paul Sinclair
mailto:RevvingRev@yahoo.com
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5.RUK EN ROL
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THEUNS JORDAAN

Theuns het ‘n onopgesmukte styl en lewer ‘n boeiende vertolking met ‘n ongewone diep en donker stem, ‘n vars aanslag en oorspronklike lirieke wat jou uitnooi om na sy musiek te luister. Die album 'Vreemde Stad' met 14 snitte waarvan twee heerlike mengelmoeskeurspelle is, vestig Theuns as ‘n stewige vertolker en liedjieskrywer.

Hy verleen ‘n roerende aardsheid aan sy weergawe van David Kramer se reuse treffer, 'Skipskop', en sy sielvolle vertolking van Gert Vlok Nel se gewilde 'Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes' (met bekfluitjie en al!) is uitstekend. Valiant Swart se 'Sonvanger' (met Valiant Swart op kitaar), Koos Kombuis se 'Lalieen Piet Botha se 'Sien Jou Weer' se musiek en lirieke is snitte waarop Theuns se vokale en emosionele interpretasie sterk na vore kom.

Hy druk sy eie stempel af op Koos du Plessis se skeppings 'Onthou Jy Nog' en 'Skielik Is Jy Vry'. En sy eie komposisies, die digterlike 'Klein Verbond', 'Makiesakie' met sy jazz-aanslag, die melancholiese 'Visserman' en 'Hakieshart' (met polsende perkussie en kitaarspel), is ‘n aangename aanduiding van wat sy aanhangers vorentoe uit sy kreatiewe pen kan verwag. Die titelsnit 'Vreemde Stad' bevat al die vereistes om ‘n luistervriendelike radiotreffer te word.

Die wydtreffende album sluit twee mengelmoeskeurspelle in: Loslappiemengelmoes en Liedjieboermengelmoes. Die Loslappiemengelmoes is propvol David Kramer-, Anton Goosen-, Worsie Visser- en FAK-gunstelinge en vars verwerkings van tradisionele volksbesit. Met 'Bokkie', 'Daar kom die Alibama', 'Stoksielalleen', 'Kan ‘n man dan Nie', 'Lekker Ou Jan', 'Byeboerwa', 'Harlekyn', 'Hier’s ek weer' en 'Loslappie' bied Theuns ‘n lekker langarmsnit wat stof op die dansbane gaan opskop!

Op die Liedjieboermengelmoes kry Anton Goosen se musiek - 'Klein bietjie wyn', 'Hanoverstraat', 'Geelperskereën', 'Boy Van Die Suburbs' - en die tradisionele Kaapse lied, 'Roelandstraat', ‘n byderwetse polsinspuiting.

Die verwerkings is deur Sean Butler behartig en Karla du Plessis het agtergrondsang verleen. Die musikante - Sean Butler (klavier en klawerbord), Anton L’Amour (akoestiese en elektrisiese kitare), Schalk Joubert (baskitaar) en Anri Serfontein (viool) - gee komplimenterende begeleiding aan Theuns se rustige stem.

Theuns is 'n Karookind en danksy sy ouers se liefde vir musiek het hy in sy matriekjaar aan die Hoër Volkskool Graaff-Reinet sy tokse met ‘n kitaar begin deel. Tydens sy studies op Stellenbosch het op 21 Oktober 1992 sy eerste buiging by Upstairs gemaak. Die woord was uit en hierna het hy gereeld by onder meer The Terrace opgetree.

Theuns het begin luister na Afrikaanse musiek soos Koos du Plessis, Anton Goosen en David Kramer. Die saadjie het begin wortel skiet en dit was nie lank nie of Theuns het pen op papier gewaag. Die resultaat was 'Makiesakie' en 'Visserman' - twee snitte op sy debuutalbum, 'Vreemde Stad'.

Daarna volg 'n draai in Pretoria en binne ‘n jaar het hy die Afrikaner-laer aan sy voete gehad. Sy debuutalbum 'Vreemde Stad' is by die Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees 2000 vrygestel en daar was ‘n rimpel en ‘n rumoer. Theuns Jordaan was voorbladnuus en hy spog met twee toekennings as Debuutalbum van die jaar - onderskeidelik deur Beeld en Vrouekeur.

Reprinted from http://www.musiek.co.za with kind permission of Ambrose van Eerden.
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6.ROCKLINE - FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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LOOKING FOR ROYALTIES

I would like to ask you for your help regarding the fate of 2 of my songs. I used to live in South Africa during the mid 80's and I had a record deal with MINC Records in Jo'burg. We recorded 2 singles in 85 but I didn't agree with the producer (Hilton Rosenthal) on the production of the 1st one, so we didn't release it. However, the 2nd single was more to my liking and it was called 'Perfect Signs'. The B side was called 'Blue Guitar'. The label was MINC and the distributor was EMI. The single became a Radio 702 'powerplay' and in 85 it was nominated for a SARI Award.

I had already left SA by this time on my way back to the UK. MINC was sold to EMI with most of the catalogue and Hilton set himself up in Los Angeles. EMI now have my 2 songs on their roster but I didn't receive royalties and I would like to make contact by e-mail with EMI SA, so that I can find out was has happened to my copyrights and if any cover versions were ever generated. MINC'S main act at that time were Juluka and Johnny Clegg. I was also friendly in those days with éVoid, Tully McCully, Bobby Angel and Zayne Adams.

Andy Martin, living in Tenerife, The Canary Islands, Spain
mailto:andymartinvm@hotmail.com

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LOOKING FOR ALBUMS

I'm looking for the following albums which I can't find in CD shops or on the internet:
Cinema - Once In Your Life
Wendy Oldfield - Beautiful World
The Spectres - Be Bop Pop

Please help me as I've been searching for these albums for ages, but I can't find them anywhere.

Leonard
mailto:metropol@mweb.co.za

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LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE

I need contact info for different radio stations, magazines and newspapers, etc around the country in order to establish links with the right persons who could aid me in establishing a network for the promotion of artists who releases new work. Could you tell me where to look on the net or elsewhere for this info?

gideon kretschmer
mailto:13334832@fharga.sun.ac.za

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DUNCAN MACKAY
http://rock.co.za/legends/duncanmackay

For many years I am the proud owner of Duncan Mackay's superb LP 'Score'. I wonder whether it ever was released on CD. Do you perhaps know? If so on what label?

Thank you

Ivo
mailto:ivo@burndale.tmfweb.nl

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LOOKING FOR ROBERT JOHN "MUTT" LANGE

I'm looking for some early work of Robert John "Mutt" Lange as producer, songwriter, and/or member of Hocus and Sound Reason. Any information on his early work, projects he worked on or availability of any of this material would be greatly appreciated.

Dave Decker
ddecker@netins.net

{Visit http://www.rock.co.za/files/hocus.html which has been recently updated thanks to Geoff Williams, drummer for Hocus in the early 70s.

PJ Powers covers the Hocus song 'Let The River Roll' written by Mutt and the then Mrs Lange, Stevie van Kerken (now Stevie Vann), on her new CD 'Talk To Me' - ed}

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LOOKING FOR BARRY IRWIN

I am working on 'Galactic Vibes' with Julian [Laxton] and would appreciate it if you could put a query through on the next Digest... I am looking for the whereabouts of Freedoms Children bassist Barry Irwin in order to interview him about the Galactic album.. much appreciated.

best regards
Benjy
mailto:fresh@icon.co.za

Freedoms Children
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren

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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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7.ROCK ON - LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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URGENT UP THE CREEK NOTICE!

Stalwart music fans! Please note that all the marked-down early-bird
tickets have been sold out for the 2002 Savanna Up The Creek Music
Festival. This means there are only a few hundred tickets left.
Remember, there were only 600 tickets available in the first place, and
now nearly half of those are sold out! If you don’t act now, you are
going to miss out!

Savanna Up The Creek 2002 takes place on the weekend 8-10 February at
the Felix Unite Up The Creek site, on the banks of the Breede River,
just outside Swellendam. This year it features some of the best acoustic rock, blues and jazz you are likely to see in one place at one time.

Go buy now. Missing out will only give you a long face!

Email mailto:sueh@felix.co.za or phone 021 6714360 to book your place in the sun. For online booking visit:
http://upthecreek.mweb.co.za or Computicket
Blind Faith promotions - Dave Chislett Ph: 021 462 0398

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BARLEYCORN
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/
Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, Observatory, Cape Town
Mondays 8.00pm, R10 at the door

Our first meeting of 2002, will be Monday 14 Jan, with the promised Syd
Kitchen Special.

Any queries, call Bill on 021-712-1067.

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CD WHEREHOUSE CAPE TOWN
Jan 19th-20th

Some sophisticated sounds are coming your way this weekend courtesy of Compact Disc Wherehouse. A special outside performance from the 20 piece Jonny Cooper Big Band kicks off the weekend in style and for classical lovers, we bring back the Classical Sunday Morning Breakfast.

All the following performances are free events and open to the public.

Sat. Jan 19th
2pm Jonny Cooper Big Band

Jonny Cooper is South Africa's premiere big band leader, and his ensemble is a popular favourite. With the release of their debut CD recently, demand for the group has skyrocketed. The timeless sounds of big band jazz resonate now with a new generation, with young pop stars such as Robbie Williams even recording with full big bands! The Jonny Cooper Big Band will play outside CD Wherehouse, as the ensemble is so large they can't even fit on our in-store stage. This is a rare treat to enjoy live big band jazz for free at Compact Disc Wherehouse.

Sun. Jan 20th
11am Sybil Whiteman Morris

Classical music makes a return to Sunday mornings at Compact Disc Wherehouse. Join renowned local pianist Sibyl Whiteman Morris for a varied programme of classical piano music. Sybil is a Cape Town born pianist who has trained and performed throughout Europe, and was the Senior Piano Lecturer at the University of Port Elizabeth for many years. She has performed many recitals and broadcasts in South Africa, under well known conductors including Charles Grove, Louis Fremaux, and David Tidboald. Sybil is a multi-talented performer with skills in clarinet as well as photography. She will be performing to promote her recently launched CD of piano solos.

Sunday Mornings
11am Peter Jonsson: Pianist

For those who prefer to start their Sunday mornings in a civilised fashion, Peter Jonsson will perform classical piano pieces on Sunday mornings at Compact Disc Wherehouse. Join us at House of Coffees for a light breakfast, and to relax and enjoy light classical music.

Upcoming in-stores in January will include:
Estelle Kokot, Soweto String Quartet

For more info, phone Lara Utian on (021) 425 6300 or 082 346 7176.

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INDEPENDENT ARMCHAIR THEATRE
Observatory

Carl Reynolds
mailto:earthtocarl@worldonline.co.za

Mon 14 Manga - Latest images and cutting edge tunes
Tues 15 Short Film Festival - First in a series. Submissions welcome.
Wed 16 Simon v Gend - Featuring the awesomely talented Ben Amato
Thurs 17 Tribe - A CD has been recorded and is finally available!
Fri 18 Mel Botes - Winner of several awards - an evening of Guitar entertainment
Sun 20 C.C.C. Comedy from the original team of clowns
Mon 21 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Tues 22 Simba Mori - Mashariki Musik from the originator. This awesome musician has played to capacity crowds all over the world.
Wed 23 Vlam - Two superb Afrikaans Poets and composers
Thurs 24 Tribe - Still the hottest Jazz ticket in town
Fri 25 Desert Velvet - Namibian folk Rock, check it out.
Sat 26 Jason Glover - Firm favourite at the Armchair, with good reason.
Sun 27 C.C.C.- Cape comedy collective keep you in stitches
Mon 28 Manga - Anime and tunes in the comfortable cutting edge
Wed 30 Mann Friday - These guys ROCK and they’ve just recorded their first CD
Thurs 31 Tribe

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JAM / 206 DATES

Wednesday 16 January
206 - Warped Wednesday with DJs Aztek, Koe-rant and guests. Doors open
at 9pm, R10 cover. "beats all over the place from funky to psychedelic"

Thursday 17 January
206 - Death by Chocolate. The name implies it... decadent is the word!

Friday 18 January
The JAM and 206 - The highlight of January... Bleach EP launch with Kelvin Declined and about blank, with Medium Dave spinning some tunes. DJs Charlie Brown and Boogie Man will be rocking the crowd at 206, and the afterparty seems to be happening downstairs.

Saturday 19 January
The JAM - Ground Zero.
Catch DJs on the decks in both 206 and The JAM.
206 - DJ line-up to be confirmed

Contact Sean Wienand - 072 123 0263

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JESSE JORDAN BAND

Live & Loud @ Firlands Pub on Fri 25 January with 2 support acts from 20h00.

@ UP THE CREEK music festival Breede River on Fri 8 February @ 22h00.

For any info: contact Gary (Maniac Management)
082 451 0273
mailto:jesse@jessejordan.co.za

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JULIAN'S
http://www.julianlaxton.com
mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za
011-678-2880

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KIRSTENBOSCH APPLETISER SUMMER SUNSET CONCERTS

Every Sunday 17h30 to 18h30
R25 for adults, R10 for children
General info (021) 7998783 or (021) 7998620
Ticket info (021) 7998782 or (021) 7998602

Bring the family and a picnic, relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the music of the Cape while the sun slips behind the mountain. You are welcome to linger after the concert but please be sure to leave the Garden by 20h00. Remember to take your litter home with you.

Jan 20: Congolese Band
Jan 27: Blues Broers
Feb 3: The Robin Auld Band
Feb 10: Bomvu. Headed by Johan Rautenbach, Bomvu is a vibrant ensemble performing "Ethnic Classical Jazz Fusion"
Feb 17: Selaelo Selota
Feb 24: Los Gitanos
March 3: Sons of Trout
March 10: Jonny Cooper Big Band
March 17: Robbie Jansen and the Sons of Table Mountain
March 24: Cape Town Opera
March 31: Amampondo

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SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

Tour Details:

Jan 14 - Barleycorn Music Club, River Club, CT
Jan 16 - Vegie-Table, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 17, 18, 19 - Georgian Dragon, Kalk Bay, CT
Jan 21 - Barleycorn 'Mike Smith Benefit', River Club, CT
Jan 25 - Whale Well @ Cape Town Museum, CT (With Aquarian Quartet)
Jan 26 - Dorp Street Theatre, Stellenbosch (With AQ)
Jan 29 - Cape St. Francis Resort, Cape St. Francis (With AQ)
Jan 30 - Ford Little Theatre, PE (With AQ)
Feb 01 - Cintsa Bay Game Lodge, Cintsa Bay, East London (With AQ)
Feb 02 - Buccaneers, East London (With AQ)
Feb 06 - Durban (With AQ) To be confirmed
Feb 08 - Maputo, Mozambique (With AQ)

Syd Kitchen on the road: 0722534450
Details at: http://www.sydkitchen.com

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LIVE IN LONDON
SA artists performing in London
http://www.sarockdigest.com/london

Performing in London? Please let John know so that he can advertise the gig on the London Gig Guide page.

John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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LOCAL IS LEKKER
http://www.local-is-lekker.co.za

Your complete guide of live entertainment in Pretoria

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MINDSHIFTER

Featuring:
Paul E Flynn (Sugardrive)
Kevin Leicher (Plum)
Martin Schofield (Wonderboom)
plus surprise guest artistes

Wednesday 23 January and Thursday 24 January

Join Paul E Flynn and his talented friends at The Bassline for the first two MINDSHIFTER gigs of the year. Experience Sugardrive songs performed as never before as well as previously unheard solo material.

Booking is essential so please call The Bassline to reserve a table.

Tickets are R40.00 and the show starts at 9p.m.

The Bassline: 7th Street, Melville. Ph: 011-482-6915

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ROCK ART CAFE, OUDTSHOORN
mailto:rock_art@mweb.co.za

We'd also be interested in hearing from musos/bands interested in playing at our venue during the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (Mar 30 - Apr 6). They should contact me ASAP via our email address and be prepared to send demo tapes/CDs.

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

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THE WHAMMY BAR
Marine Circle
Tableview
(021) 557-5692
mailto:thewhammybar@mweb.co.za
Open Mon-Sun 6:00pm till late

Live music venue that features original SA bands.
Bands start at 10.00pm Fri & Sat.

TUE 15 JAN: "RASTA RUGGA NIGHT" with your host The Amazing J.P.
WED 16 JAN: "JAM NIGHT/ NEW BAND NIGHT" with HUMAN ERROR and
FLIPSIDE Starting at 9:00pm
THUR 17 JAN: KARAOKE with Rock'n Rick Starting at 9:00pm
FRI 18 JAN: This will be MINK's final appearance before Travis goes to
the UK, opening for MINK is STATE FOR BETTER
SAT 19 JAN: "BOSTON LAGER NIGHT" with MY LATEST EX, HOG
HOGGIDY HOG, NEW WORLD IN SIDE, and 1/2 PRICE (tonight is
sponsered by BOSTON BREWERIES from PAARDEN ISLAND) Pint & Jug
specials all night long!

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WONDERBOOM unplugged

Tuesday 22 Jan 2002

Catch Wonderboom performing hits such as 'Jafta Rebel', 'Shadows', 'She Cries', 'Charlie', 'Johnny Calls The Chemist', 'Green Fever',' Never Ever Ever..' and many more, in the unique Wonderboom unplugged style.

Booking is essential!

Where: The Bassline, 7th Street, Melville
When: Tuesday 22 January 2002
Couvert: R40
Time: 9 p.m

BOOKING THROUGH THE BASSLINE: 011-482-6915

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

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KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

JANUARY

Fri 18 Cafe Barcelona, Elarduspark. Pretoria
Contacts and Bookings: 012 345 3602 Natalie 082 742 4460 Chrisna 082 458 9342

FEBRUARY

Fri 15 PUK Jool, Joolplaas, Potchefstroom (22h00)
(Met Georgia, Mean Mr Mustard, Watershed)
Fri 22 Bliksemware Opskop, Stadsaal, Pretoria
(Met Anton Goosen, Koos Kombuis, Eden, Battery9, Spinnekop ea)
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8.LISTEN HERE - SA ROCK ON RADIO
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WORLD MUSIC RADIO

At Last! After three years of playing SA and other world music in every slot I could find on KRVM (Eugene, Oregon, USA) I finally have my own "world music" show - every Saturday from 11 - noon!

Timely as always, I received a parcel of Sheer's releases - including the incredible Mondetta - a few days ago, so will definitely be including that, as well as all the other "world" stuff that has been sent to me over the past couple of years from the likes of Sheer, Fresh, Gallo, BMG, Sony and some independent artists too.

As a matter of interest, the theme for the show (as it is called "New
World") is Mango Groove's 'New World (Beneath Our Feet)', so thanks Claire and the rest of the gang for that song!

Perhaps in time, the SA record companies will get on my little bandwagon of supporting and selling SA music in USA - you won't believe the interest here, folks! I really have tried to get CD stores details through to some of the SA record companies, but I cannot make them contact the owners! Maybe in time, people will realise there is a market here for SA music, and make the call! Here's hoping.

Regards from the drizzly Pacific Northwest..
Leigh Barrett
mailto:wimusic@hotmail.com
479 Dublin Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
USA
http://www.krvm.com

PS: Just wanted to add a note to my earlier e-mail:

New World, my new show on Saturday mornings on KRVM Eugene, Oregon, USA, started today. Instead of a 1 hour show, it was a 2 hour, as Putumayo didn't send their show to us in time - lucky for me!
I was thrilled to be able to open with two tracks from Mondetta: "Sun" and "Yezzman", followed by Gito Baloi's "Hinkwayo" from his new "Herbs & Roots" CD - wonderful stuff, Gito! Tananas followed with 2 tracks from their "Live in Joburg" CD, and we heard "Sambanessa" and "Inhlalini". All of which received compliments from the listeners, and a hope that someone, somewhere, will get their *ss in gear and get the stuff into the stores here! (A familiar gripe of mine by now!)

Regards

Leigh

{Buy any SA CD from http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321, selling SA music to the (New) World! - ed}

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SAFM (104-107KHz)
http://www.safm.co.za

THE BRUCE MILLAR SHOW - WEDNESDAY MORNINGS @10.30am
Stephen Segerman, Digest co-editor, talks to Bruce Millar about SA music news, new releases, and charts from each week's Digest.

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CAPITAL 604
http://www.Capital604.com

5FM
http://www.5fm.co.za

KFM
http://www.kfm.co.za
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9.CLICK HERE - SA ROCK ON THE NET
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LINKS PAGES

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

A TO Z OF SA MUSICIANS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/musicians

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

MUSIC.ORG.ZA
Original African, jazz, hip hop, reggae & kwaito artists
http://www.music.org.za/artists

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

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

AEROPLAZA
http://www.mp3.com/aeroplaza

AFRIKAANS ROCK (VETSEUN)
http://01knort.tripod.com/defmuz.htm

AKKEDIS
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za/akkedis/

ROBIN AULD
http://www.robinauld.co.za

THE AWAKENING
http://www.awakening.co.za

BEDROCK
http://www.bedrockband.com

BINARY
http://www.binaryonline.com

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

BIG SKY
http://www.stevelouw.com

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

MEL BOTES
http://www.melbotes.com

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com
http://johnny.clegg.free.fr
http://www.geocities.com/johnnycleggthepictures

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

DES & DAWN
http://www.desdawn.co.za

FUDGE
http://www.fudgetheband.com

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

FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS
http://www.ffn.co.za

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

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

HELLOANGEL
http://www.helloangel.co.uk

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

SONJA HERHOLDT
http://www.sonjaherholdt.co.za

JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/jackhammer

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

SYD KITCHEN
http://www.sydkitchen.com

BILL KNIGHT
http://twisted.co.za/billknight/

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

JUST JINGER
http://www.geocities.com/justjingeruk/

THE LED
http://www.theled.co.za

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

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

STEVE LOUW
http://www.stevelouw.com

NAKED NATIVES
http://www.nakednatives.co.za

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

NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
http://www.sarockdigest.com/midnightmass

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
http://www.sarockdigest.com/rodriguez

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://go.to/skincage

SLUGS OF WAR
http://listen.to/slugsofwar

AMANDA STRYDOM
http://www.amandastrydom.com

THE SUNSHINES
http://www.thesunshines.com

SUTHERLAND
http://sutherland.8k.com

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

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

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

GEORG VOROS
http://www.georgvoros.com

ZEN ARCADE
http://www.zenarcade.co.za

KAREN ZOID
http://www.karenzoid.co.za

ARCHIVES:

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

RETROFRESH
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

OPEN RECORD
http://www.openrecord.co.za

SA COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
http://www.sacountrymusic.co.za

SA ROCK HALL OF FAME
http://www.sarockdigest.com/halloffame

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

SA ROCK DIGEST CHARTS 2000 onwards
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

NEWS:

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

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

BBC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/newroom/toptens/sarockdigest.shtml

EMERGING SOUNDS
http://www.emergingsounds.com

JAZZNEWS RENDEZVOUS
http://www.egroups.com/group/JazznewsRendezvous

MUSIC
http://www.music.co.za

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

SA MUSIC
http://www.samusic.co.za

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

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

TOP FORTY
http://www.topforty.co.za

SHOPPING:

ONE WORLD
Selling South African Music to the World
http://www.oneworld.co.za/default.asp?affiliateid=4321

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

FRESH MUSIC
http://www.freshmusic.co.za

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

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

RP STUDIOS
http://www.rpstudios.co.za

SHEER SOUND
http://www.sheer.co.za

STRANGER THAN FICTION
http://www.strangerthanfiction.co.uk

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

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.com

RESOURCES:

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

INDEPENDENT DIGITAL
http://www.idig.za.net

MUSIEK
http://www.musiek.co.za

RISA
Recording Industry of South Africa
http://www.risa.org.za/

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

SOUTH AFRICAN SLANG
http://www.supertubes.co.za/bot_bar/surfrikan/slang_intro.html

BOOKS:

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

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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