SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #57

The South African Rock Music Digest
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CONTENTS
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1.WHAT'S NEW - Friedjam Battle of the Bands 2000
2.ON STAGE - Soweto String Quartet
3.NEW RELEASES - Phambili
4.WOEMA - Theunis Engelbrecht on new Afrikaans music
5.SPOTLIGHT - Stephen Segerman pays tribute to Mike Makhalemele
6.USA for SA - Kurt Shoemaker reviews 'Astra' by Freedoms Children
7.CLASSIC ROCK - John Samson remembers Dog Detachment
8.FORUM - Hawk, The A-Cads, Margaret Singana
9.REQUESTS - What happened to Ramsay MacKay?
10.ON THE NET - Deep Purple
11.WHAT'S ON - Chirp Parties and more...
12.LINKS AND ADS
13.BACK ISSUES
14.CONTRIBUTIONS
15.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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SA ROCK DIGEST - THE WEBSITE
http://rock.co.za/sarockdigest/

Use the website search engine to find any information published on each and every previous Digest. These archives are updated weekly.

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SA ROCK DIGEST - ON THE RADIO

Listen out between 10.15 and 10.30am on SAFM (104-107KHz) every Wednesday morning to hear Digest co-editor Stephen Segerman chatting to Bruce Millar about the lastest music news and breaking stories.

Visit SAFM on the net at:
http://www.safm.co.za

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AMUZINE
http://rock.co.za

For more news, views and reviews on the SA and International music scene visit the Amuzine website.

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

Buy any South African CD online from One World.

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SA ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock
The online archive for the history of SA rock

The SA Rock Files webpages are updated regularly thanks to input from various fans of SA rock music.
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1.WHAT'S NEW
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FRIED JAM BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2000

The Cape Town leg of this nation wide competition sponsored by Friedjam.com will be held at The Jam on Friday May 19. The event gives young and upcoming unsigned bands the opportunity to strut their stuff. The winner of each region will receive a R3000 cash price and a free entrance to Oppikoppi where they will compete in the Friedjam.com Final Battle of the Bands.
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2.ON STAGE
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SSQ UK TOUR

The Soweto String Quartet set off on the largest UK tour ever by an African band, when they kicked off their 33-date tour at High Wycombe on Saturday April 29. The tour will run until June 7 and will cover venues in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This tour is seen as The SSQ's tribute to Nelson Mandela and a celebration of the tenth anniversary of his walk to freedom. Ex-Pres Mandela considers this Quartet (three brothers and their close friend) to be SA music's finest ambassadors (who are we to argue with Madiba?). The group's three albums (Zebra Crossing', 'Renaissance', and 'Millennia') have sold prolifically in the UK and US, where their special brand of township rhythms in a classical pop style are generally perceived as the sound of the New South Africa.
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3.NEW RELEASES
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PHAMBILI - PHAMBILI (BMG)
Move over Amampondo, Phambili has arrived and looks set to take SA marimba music back into the world music arena. Phambili (meaning "Forward") is a seven-piece Cape Town-based musical collective featuring marimbas, drums, and a fluent brass section that began when four of these musicians (Bongani Sotshononda, Brian Huna, Jongi Monatsi, and Themba Huna) were schoolboys back in 1988. Originally the lads stuck to their marimba, drum and flute hybrid, playing traditional SA pieces. But as they grew, finished school, and began to study music, their influences started to expand until a brass section and contemporary jazz elements were added to the mix. The group began to appear on local and international stages (they have just returned from headlining the SA Freedom celebrations in Venezuela) alongside SA music legends Abdullah Ibrahim, the late Basil Coetzee, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Bayete.

Their self-titled debut album is a sparkling offering with the marimbas dominating these eight compositions. The arrangements are simple with the fluency of the playing coming to the fore. Opening track 'Sweet Times' is a popular knees-up African wedding tune that sets the tone for this album. Here the group sticks to their original acoustic sound with a song that accelerates into a frantic thrash. On 'Niamh', a Gaelic influenced composition by Bongani, the brass section slips into the arrangement to add some steel to the delicate marimba melody. 'Tears Of Joy' calms things down with a simple melody given the full marimba treatment. 'Little Ringo' has no Beatles connections, instead being a sweet little dedication to Bongani's sister Ringo ("For her love of our music"). 'Wake Up', performed with the Solid Brass Quintet, finishes the album on a stirring and energetic note. 'Phambili' is a short, sweet and competent debut from a group that can only move forward now with confidence and high expectations. (7) SS
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4.WOEMA
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SONJA HERHOLDT AND DIE NAAIMASJIENE
(Yes, really...)

The Sonja story is quite weird and way-out and full of co-incidences and synchronicity. When I was 10 years old and in standard two, Sonja debuted with 'Ek verlang na jou' ('I miss you'). That was 1975. I was in love with her. I bought all her albums, but stopped after the 5th one and after Anton Goosen did not write for her anymore and she went into gospel and I totally lost interest, because in std 6 I discovered Rodriguez and in std 7 Patti Smith and the Sex Pistols.

Two years ago De Kat magazine asked me to do an interview with Sonja after Anton and she worked together for the first time in 18 years again. Soon after that Sonja approached me and asked me if I will help to put a cabaret together for her, because she wants to do something new. I told her Die Naaimasjiene covered 'Ek verlang na jou' and I played to her. She then wanted to take the CD home to listen to it. I said no, Sonja, you will be shocked. She insisted, however, and a week later she phoned me back and told me the CD "opened up my head" and that she wants to cover one of the other Naaimasjiene songs ('Sê 'n gebed' - 'Say A Prayer').

Okay, so I got the guys of die Naaimasjiene and Spiral Staircase together, we had meetings, and put a show together for her. I told the guys the most important thing to do was to break down all stereotypes and perceptions about Sonja. They started writing the music, and now a year later, we're in the process of recording a whole album with her. It's called 'Reconstructing Alice' and it will be released on 22 July by Universal.

Theunis Engelbrecht
mailto:theunis99@worldonline.co.za

{Ed: "Die Naaimasjiene" translates as "The Sewing Machines", though there are other connotations that should'nt be discussed on a family e-mag like this one...}
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5.SPOTLIGHT ON... MIKE MAKHALEMELE
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Bra' Mike, as he was known to his many friends and countless admirers, passed away last weekend at his home in Meadowlands after a short illness. Although this ebullient and extremely talented jazz saxophonist had released a string of exceptional albums over the past 20 years, he never quite achieved the South African and international respect and acclaim he, and many devoted fans, felt he so rightly deserved. Makhalemele himself pointed this out in his atypical acceptance speech at the SAMA awards a few years ago, when he received a very belated award/tribute and spoke quite openly of his disappointment at the lack of recognition his music had received. This was neither an arrogant outburst, nor a mean swipe at the organizers or industry. It was simply a fact, delivered honestly and with the intention of waking up those who have the power to harness the tremendous and often forgotten talent in our country. That was Mike Makhalemele, a man for whom the music was everything, and the rewards incidental. His perceived lack of recognition did not stop this Alexandra Township-born musician from creating a body of work that stands testimony to his love for his country and the music that pours out of it.

Back in those Alexandra days, Mike discovered that his neighbour, Zakes Nkosi, was one of SA's finest musicians. That, coupled with the influence of the American jazz albums circulating through the township, was the spur that set Mike on his musical path. He joined the group Drive in the '70's, alongside Khaya Mahlangu and Duke Makasi, and recorded the first of many solo albums - 'Peacemaker', 'Walking Spirit', and 'Peaceful Eyes' - during that time. On 'Walking Spirit' he added his title track composition to sensitive versions of Grover Washington's 'Sea Lion', Bob James' 'Soar Like An Eagle', and Herbie Hancock's 'Butterfly'. He also backed a host of international jazz musicians when they toured SA, among them Curtis Mayfield, Champion Jack Dupree, and Joe Henderson. He received offers to visit the US and work with Chick Corea and Joe Henderson, but his heart was in South Africa and he preferred to remain and work with the music and musicians he loved.

Makhalemele played, uncredited, on Paul Simon's 'Graceland' album, before recording his 1990 album 'Thabang' which was rapturously received, and which included one of his most famous compositions, 'Soweto Dawn'. This album was given a worldwide release by Atlantic Jazz in 1992. 'Soweto Dawn' has been dubbed "Soweto's Manenberg", in tribute and comparison to the Dollar Brand's Cape anthem. 1998 saw the release of 'Searching', his tribute album to the music and musicians of South Africa. 'Freedom Dance' was dedicated to President Mandela and his unique dancing that symbolizes his spirit of peace and freedom. Other songs were dedicated to Henry Sithole, who co-formed Mike's first band The Drive in the '70s, pianist Shakes Mngudlwa, Arthur Habedi, who ran the famous Jo'burg jazz club Kippie's, and the legendary Mckay Davashe. All Makhalemele's influences shine through on 'Searching', from Dexter Gordon and Charlie Parker to John Coltrane and Joe Henderson (with whom Mike played in 1981). But overall it is the great SA jazz saxophonist Kippie Moeketsi whose spirit hovered the strongest over 'Searching'. No surprise there as Mike portrayed Kippie in a stage production at the Civic Theatre in Jo'burg in 1998. Mike also covered Strike Vilikazi's 'Meadowlands', and contributed five of his own pieces to an evocative and sparkling album that will stand as his fitting swansong.

But there is another (vinyl only) album by Bra' Mike that is worth searching out. It is called 'Mind Games - A Jazz Celebration Of John Lennon', and has on its cover, a photograph of John Lennon with his arm around an un-named South African, posing in front of Table Mountain. The album was produced by Trevor Rabin and Patric van Blerk, and finds Mike performing his own interpretations of three of the ex-Beatle's solo numbers - 'Mind Games', 'Mother', and 'Imagine - accompanied by Trevor Rabin, Ronnie Robot, and Neil Cloud from Rabbitt.

Rabbitt on the net
http://rock.co.za/legends/rabbitt

Ratau Mike Makhalemele was 58 years old and is survived by his wife, four children, and five grandchildren. Our condolences to his family which includes his daughter, the AIDS activist Mercy Makhalemele, and his niece, the former Miss South Africa and current TV personality, Basetsane Makhalemele. What remains is his legacy of devotion to South African music, his wide range of friends and fans, and his impressive catalogue of stirring SA jazz albums featuring his unmistakably languid and emotional sax playing. To quote Bra' Mike, from the sleeve of the 'Searching' CD: "My mission is to the music, it's as simple as that."

Stephen Segerman
sugar@cd.co.za
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6.USA FOR SA
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ASTRA - FREEDOMS CHILDREN (Gallo, CDRED 619)

I received my latest One World order yesterday: 'SA Pop #3', 'Sharp
Cuts #3', Wonderboom's 'Isit?', Rabbitt's 'The Hits', and Freedom's
Children's 'Astra'. While I haven't listened to all that music yet,
so far Freedom's Children packs the biggest punch.

All of' Astra' is a pleasure to listen to. Some songs are
literally exciting, breathtaking, and so great that they reduce me
to swear words for praise, like an inarticulate teenager praising
his current heavy metal fave.

The wall of sound is thick and palpable, a solid force. The
music is creative and inspiring of strong emotion -- and trippy at
the same time. Now I'm more of a fan than ever of Julian Laxton's
guitar work and Colin Pratley's drum playing. Brian Davidson's
singing is manly, confident, and self-assured. Now that I've
discovered Ramsay MacKay, I think it a shame more of his work is not
in print.

This is clearly a superior album, and my thanks go to all
involved, including Dave Marks, for making it possible for me to own
it. What? Some of you all don't own this album?

Kurt Shoemaker, Blanco, Texas
mailto:kbshoe@hotmail.com

{Ed: one of the very few SA rock classic albums that is available on CD}

Freedoms Children on the net
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren

Next week Kurt reviews the Scabby Annie back catalogue...
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7.CLASSIC ROCK
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FATHOMS OF FIRE - DOG DETACHMENT

This has to be the South African album of the 80's. There is a feeling of desolation to this record, enhanced by the tortured vocals. The 2 singles 'Touch the Sky' and 'Waiting for a Miracle' open the album and are great pop rock tunes with some excellent guitar work. The piano scales on 'Waiting' are simplistic but effective, and can even leave you whistling this "tune". Every track is brilliant, although some took a little while to grow on me. The a-side ends with an upbeat feel with the far too short 'Bop till you drop' which for some obscure reason is recorded at a much quieter level than the rest of the album. The b-side is features the haunting 'It never ends' while 'Ice Cold Love' really rocks.

How long do we have to wait for the record companies to wake up and re-release such classics as this on CD?

John Samson, London, England
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com

Dog Detachment on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/dogdetachment

Next week John remembers Petit Cheval's 'Voice Of Reason'.
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8.FORUM
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HAWK

Just another interesting piece of info, Record Collector's Rare Record Price Guide 2000 lists Jo'Burg Hawk's single 'Orang Outang/Dark side of the moon' (Charisma CB 194) released in '72 as being worth £4 in mint condition while the LP 'Jo'Burg Hawk' (LP with gatefold sleeve) (Charisma CAS 1064) released in '73 as being worth £12 in mint condition. This would be referring to the UK release. Not a fortune, but hey, it's better than a kick in the teeth, I guess.

John Samson
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com

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

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THE A-CADS

When the A-Cads broke up in the summer of 1966, Hank Squires, Louis McKelvey and Sam Evans' replacement, Andy Keiller moved to Montreal, Canada. Squires produced The Haunted's lone album and McKelvey and Keiller played with the group Influence, a Frank Zappa & The Mothers type band. McKelvey later played with the band Milkwood, who were highly rated.

Nick Warburton

The A-Cads on the net
http://rock.co.za/legends/acads

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LADY AFRICA IN POLAND?

I'd just like you to know, that last Thursday there was a special broadcast on the local radio in Poznan in Poland.

I decided to dedicate the whole programme to Lady Africa
and mention that she passed away... largely forgotten.

We played 'We Are Growing' (from the Shaka Zulu TV series), 'Mama Tembu's Wedding', 'Help' (the Beatles song), 'Have You Ever Seen The Rain' (The CCR classic) and some music by other artists from South Africa.

I just wanted you to know that the oblivion is not so complete here in Poland...

Lukasz Wierzbicki
mailto:luke@oldfield.org.pl

Margaret Singana on the net
http://rock.co.za/legends/margaret
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9.REQUESTS
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RAMSAY MACKAY

"What say you, Ramsay MacKay?
What ever happened to Freedoms Children?
In your time, you had the best band in the land"
-- Jonathan Handley from 'Yeoville Canticle' by The Glee Club, 1996

I am a filmmaker in New York who has shot a 1994 documentary on Ramsay Mackay (formerly of Freedom's Children). He now lives in Scotland where he is recording solo material. He is a true genius, and one of the greatest men I have ever met in my life.
His journey has been a long, hard struggle.

I see that people are writing in about him. One comment even came from Texas! I'd like to find out how I can be informed about anything related to Ramsay, and would like to know how I could help get his new material out to the world (and to South Africa in particular).

Thoughts? Comments?

Thanks,

Justin King
mailto:jabking@aol.com
Director
April Fools Films
New York City

Ramsay Mackay on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/ramsaymackay

Freedoms Children on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/freedomschildren
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10.ON THE NET
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THE DEEP PURPLE WEB INDEX
http://rock.co.za/deeppurple

An alphabetical list of links to Deep Purple resources
on the World Wide Web.

"The best place to start looking for all things Purple on the WWW..."
Record Collector Magazine, March 2000 (Issue #247)
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11.WHATS ON
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5FM and MTN 'Chirp Parties'

Hey all you concerned "old toppies', want to gain some generational cred with your kids, not to mention some spare time and peace of mind? Then send them off to the upcoming 'Chirp Parties' and stop worrying about what the kids of today are getting up to. Li'l Dave's Big Co, with the backing of 5FM and MTN, has arranged a series of dance party events nationwide, beginning at the Three Arts in Cape Town on Sunday May 20. These parties will include state of the art sound, lighting and vibe and will feature the two prominent 5FM DJs, Ian F and Sasha Martinengo, who recently picked up a SAMA Award and are currently launching their new CD, 'Taurus'.

These parties will be alchohol and "illegal substance" free, and Sentry Security safe, and will allow all under 18s to attend and enjoy an evening of top dance music. Ian F and Sasha have become these travelling vibe-meisters and recently followed Skunk Anansie around SA on the band's national tour, supplying some energetic post-concert dance music.

For more info please contact Dave Cohen at (011) 485-1002 x 251 or online at http://www.chirpparties.co.za. The other two parties will be held in Durban on Saturday, May 27 at the Westridge Tennis Stadium; and in Johannesburg on Saturday June 3 at The Randburg Multipurpose Hall. Doors open to the public at 18h30 and each event will continue until midnight. Tickets are R55 (R65 door) and are available online through TicketWeb http://www.ticketweb.co.za

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TUMBLEWEEDS

Tumbleweeds is in Section Street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town.
For more info phone Nikki at 510 6371.

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

May 20 - Banbury Cross Friendly Grocer
(Cotlands Fund Raiser)
cnr. Strydom and Olievenhout St. North Riding
Starting time 11:00 am
May 26 - Secunda (waiting details)
May 27 - Rocket Cottage
cnr. Christiaan De Wet and Johan Vorster Drive, Weltevreden Park
June 4 - Panorama Flea Market - tel 682 2222

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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS

15th June - The Winston
2nd July - The Jam

Coming Soon: FFN to open for QCumba Zoo in Natal. Tour dates will be announced soon.

CDs Available at:
Look & Listen (Pavilion)
Rhythmic Beat (Springfield Park)
Rhythmic Beat (Davenport)
One World Music (http://www.oneworld.co.za)
Powerzone (www.cdzone.co.za)

Download 'Happy' at http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

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WOODSTOCK SA
22nd to 25th of September
Heidelberg Kloof - Gauteng
Contact mailto:woodstock@authentic.co.za
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12.LINKS AND ADVERTS
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ARTISTS:

SA ROCK LEGENDS
http://rock.co.za/legends

SA MUSICIANS ON THE NET FROM A TO Z
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/SAArtists.html

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

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

PIET BOTHA & JACK HAMMER
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

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

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

OFF THE EDGE
http://listen.to/offtheedge

SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS
http://www.nudegirls.co.za

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

ARCHIVES:

THE LEGENDS OF SOUTH AFRICAN ROCK
Where SA rock legends still live
http://rock.co.za/legends

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

MESSAGE BOARD:

TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN
Post your message on the SA Rock message board
http://www.insidetheweb.com/mbs.cgi/mb311757

NEWS:

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

AFRICAN INVASION OF ROCK
News, reviews and opinions
http://www.air.org.za

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

JOL
News, updated daily
http://www.jol.co.za

LOCAL BEAT
Entertainment news
http://entertainment.iafrica.com/localbeat/recommendedgigs

POWERZONE
News, classifieds and much more...
http://www.powerzone.co.za/

WALL OF SOUND
Up-to-date news on the International music scene
http://www.wallofsound.com

WHATS ON:

BARLEYCORN
Cape Town's Music Club
http://twisted.co.za/barleycorn/

THE BIG TREE
Gant's Centre, Strand
http://www.icon.co.za/~diner/gigs.htm

HARBOUR MUSIC CLUB
The Troubadour, Kalk Bay

Every Wednesday night 8:30
Entrance R15 - bar available

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

TAMBOER
Pretoria entertainment guide
http://www.tamboer.co.za

ZA@PLAY
What's on around South Africa
http://www.mg.co.za/mg/art/music/menu-music.htm

SHOPS:

MUSICA
SA's music retail chain
http://www.musica.co.za

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

OUTLAW RECORDS, CAPE TOWN
http://www.outlawrecords.co.za

Branches at:
Cape Town Central (021) 4238145
Wynberg (021) 7972482
Claremont (021) 6717887

RENEGADE MUSIC
New & Used CD's

Strand concourse Cape Town
Tel (021) 4185436

N1 City Goodwood
Tel (021) 5952436

VIBES MUSIC
N1 CITY, CAPE TOWN
Phone (021) 5953220
mailto:vibes@fast.co.za

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

BEATROOT MUSIC
http://www.beatrootmusic.co.za/beatrootmusic.htm

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

FRESH MUSIC
Independent multi-faceted music group
http://www.fresh.co.za

GALLO MUSIC
Supporting South African Music
http://www.gallo.co.za/

INDIE MUSIC EXPLOSION
Independent Music Site
http://www.indie.co.za/

MELT2000
Independent label
http://www.melt2000.com

MOUNTAIN RECORDS
Music from and about Africa
http://www.mountain-africa.com

MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
Off Centre * Tic Tic Bang * Season To Taste * Shrapnel
Local & imported product
mailto:tictic@iafrica.com
mailto:tasty@iafrica.com

RADIUM WRECKORDS
The home of the Radio Rats, The Glee Club, the Chauffeurs
and the Pop Guns

Radium Wreckords
Suite 207
Postnet
Private Bag X10
Flamwood
2572
Klerksdorp
mailto:jhandley@aghs.co.za

RIESTER INTERNATIONAL RECORDS
Independent SA record company
http://www.riester-records.co.za/

STREET LEVEL RECORDS
Cape Town's Independent Record Label
http://www.streetlevel.co.za/

SUNSET STUDIOS
Stellenbosch Recording Studio
http://www.freeyellow.com/members2/sunsetsound/index.html

TEQUILA MUSIC
The Home of African Music
http://www.tequila.co.za

TL MASTERING
http://www.tl-mastering.com
Digital Mastering, Editing and Remastering
mailto:prozak@iafrica.com
phone: 082 701 5096

RESOURCES:

BACKSTAGE
The Musician's Resource
http://www.backstage.co.za/

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

ROCK ARCHIVE CD-ROM
For more info or to buy/trade this CD-ROM contact:
Werner Regenthal
mailto:wrkohnse@zaz.com.br

ROCK DAY BY DAY
The history of rock as it happened
http://www.rockdaybyday.com

SA MUSIC DATABASE
Over 100 links relating to South African music
http://members.xoom.com/samusicd/links.html

SHOW VILLAGE
sound - lights - dance
http://www.showvillage.co.za

MAGAZINES:

AMUZINE
African Music Magazine
http://rock.co.za

SLY
Online magazine
http://www.sly.co.za/

STAGE
SA Music magazine
http://www.stage.co.za

RADIO:

DINOSAUR DAYS
The radio show, the CDs, the website
http://www.geocities.com/dinosaurdays/

CAPITAL RADIO 604
Remembering Capital 604 (1979 to 1996)
http://www.Capital604.com

FMC RADIO
Internet radio supporting local music
http://www.fullmoonconcerts.co.za

SAFM
South African Radio Station
http://www.safm.co.za

BOOKS:

THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Garth Chilvers and Tom Jasiukowicz (TOGA, 1994)
http://www.rock.co.za/files/book_order.html

KOOS se SONGS
Koos Kombuis
http://www.oneworld.co.za

TRIVIA:

CLIMB UP ON MY MUSIC
A site dedicated to Rodriguez, the Sugar Man
http://www.rock.co.za/files/rodriguez.html

IMAGES OF ROCK
Your Ultimate Rock And Roll Experience
http://www.imagesofrock.com

POP SHOP TRACK LISTINGS
A tribute to those great Pop Shop albums
http://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/PopShop/PopShopHome.html

SPACE HYMNS
The only known website for Ramases
http://rock.co.za/ramases

VAGABOND'S WORLD
a rock music trivia site
http://rock.co.za/vagabond

PIOTR'S GREEN PAGES
Discographies and lyrics for the legends of rock
http://www.zetosa.com.pl/piotrus/greenpages

FESTIVALS:

SPLASHY FEN
The festival, the CD, the book, the website
http://www.splashyfen.co.za

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

RUSTLERS VALLEY
http://www.rustlers.co.za

MUSIC ON-LINE:

CDDB
CD Database Online
http://www7.cddb.com/

CDMAX
CD player for accessing the online CD database http://www.mindspring.com/~clark_tisdale/CDmax/

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
African music, MP3s and more...
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

MP3.COM
Listen to MP3s of South African artists
http://www.mp3.com/regions/africa/south_africa/

MP3 SOFTWARE
Links to download sites
http://www.rock.co.za/files/mp3software.html

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13.BACK ISSUES
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BACK ISSUES
http://rock.co.za/sarockdigest
On-line and keyword searchable
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14.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.

All contributions are welcome, send them to:
http://rock.co.za/contact

or email Brian Currin at:
mailto:brian.currin@new.co.za

All contributions in plain text e-mail format with no attachments, please.

The following types of contributions may be ignored
as they take a while to fix:

HTML format e-mails (Outlook users, please note)
e-mails all in lowercase
e-mails all in CAPITALS
e-mails with attachments

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