SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #85

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CONTENTS
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1.WHAT'S NEW - Jimi's 58th birthday, Eddie Kramer, Retro Fresh, Freddie Mercury, Backstreet Boys, Koos Kombuis, Sound Solutions
2.CHARTS - Top 10 SA CDs, Top 20 SA songs, Top 20 SA Albums, Top 20 SA MP3 downloads, This week 30 years ago, Top 10 Classic SA Rock albums, Top 10 All-time Great SA Pop and Rock songs
3.ON STAGE - Gramlich, Saron Gas
4.NEW RELEASES - éVoid, BMG
5.USA for SA - Scooters Union
6.CLASSIC ROCK - David Kramer
7.SHILOH'S CORNER - Hey Joe
8.FORUM - Reno Ionnides, Café Society, Leigh Barrett
9.REQUESTS - Trevor Rabin, Freedoms Children, Kevin Abrahams, Jasper, Otis Waygood
10.ON THE NET - SA Rock Digest
11.WHAT'S ON
12.LINKS
13.BACK ISSUES
14.CONTRIBUTIONS
15.CONTACT DETAILS
16.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.WHAT'S NEW
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JIMI HENDRIX

James Marshall Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix on 27 November 1942 in Seattle, Washington, USA would have been 58 years old this week.

ELECTRIC GYPSY

He's been called a genius, a poet, temperamental, unpredictable and controversial. He was all these things and more... Jimi Hendrix, the Electric Gypsy, took the guitar to places it had never been before and rock and roll would never be the same again. He died on the 18 September 1970.

BIOGRAPHY

Read a biography on Jimi here:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/jimi_hendrix_bio.html

I DON'T LIVE TODAY

An imaginary compilation from the mind of Brian Currin. It is not available on tape or CD-R, so please don't ask... sorry.

Studio:
1.Hey Joe
2.Purple Haze
3.The Wind Cries Mary
4.All Along The Watchtower
5.Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
6.Angel
7.Foxy Lady
8.Little Wing
9.Red House
10.Come On (Let The Good Times Roll)
11.Still Raining, Still Dreaming
12.Pali Gap
13.Drivin' South (from the BBC sessions)

Acoustic:
14.Belly Button Window
15.Here My Train A-Comin'

Live:
16.Room Full Of Mirrors (Royal Albert Hall February 1969)
17.Fire (Woodstock August 1969)
18.Star-Spangled Banner (Woodstock August 1969)
19.Purple Haze (Woodstock August 1969)
20.Machine Gun (Band Of Gypsys, Fillmore East December 1969)
21.Johnny B Goode (Berkeley May 1970)

4CD BOX SET
'The Jimi Hendrix Experience' - a 4CD box set was released in September this year.

The full track list with detailed recording information is here:
http://www.jimi-hendrix.com/inside/media.20000724.01.asp

EDDIE KRAMER

Most of the tracks on the new box set are previously unreleased and were mixed by Eddie Kramer. Eddie (no relation to David Kramer) was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and as a child studied classical piano, cello and violin. He attended the prestigious South African college of Music. He left for England in the early 60s aged 19.

His full discography (which includes Hendrix, Zeppelin, Traffic, Kiss and the Rolling Stones can be found here:
http://www.studiomenu.com/eddiekramer.html

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RETRO FRESH RELEASES

Late November 2000:
Hawk - African Day (freshcd 108) with bonus live tracks
Otis Waygood Blues Band (The "Black" album) (freshcd 109)
Lesley Rae Dowling - Conspirare (compilation) (freshcd 110)

January 2001:
The Dynamics (freshcd 116)

February 2001:
Falling Mirror - Johnny Calls The Chemist (freshcd 112)

Visit the SA Rock Legends website for more info on the artists mentioned above.
http://rock.co.za/legends

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FREDDIE MERCURY

Thursday (23 November) was a special day - the 9th anniversary of Freddie Mercury's death from an Aids-related illness. The frontman of Queen was unforgettable, for that incredible voice, unrepeatable stage
performances, and a life that made no apologies. He may be gone, but
his music is still here to celebrate.

(Reprinted from the Musica Weekly Newsletter)

Read more here:
http://www.musica.co.za/musicazine/index.html

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BACKSTREET BOYS IN CAPE TOWN

We’ve been keeping some impressive company recently. Not only did the
"very" successful boy band, the Backstreet Boys, deign to include Cape
Town/South Africa on their 100-hour five-city jaunt on a
specially-fitted 737 jet to promote their new album called ‘Black &
Blue’ (see, it works this publicity thing!!), but Cape Town also found
itself on a major city guerilla-publicity shortlist that included brief
stopovers/press conferences/happy snaps in Tokyo, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and New York.

It was "Beatlemania" all over again, sort of. Fresh from their
prestigious ‘Best Group’ award at the MTV Europe ceremony, the five
members of this boy band met the Cape press and a fortunate selection of teenage fans at a press conference at the Radisson Hotel, close to the Waterfront. Jeremy Dowson, writing in the Cape Times, reported that the group had to field questions like "what would the band do if a fan
shielded them from a bullet fired by a sniper?". The band was
momentarily dumbstruck before band leader Kevin Richardson
"diplomatically volunteered": "We’d be very grateful". After a further
discussion it was agreed that the band would "definitely go to hospital
with the fan". Welcome to South Africa you ous!.

The band needs all the international exposure it can get if it is to
out-do label mates N’SYNC and that boy band’s record-breaking sales run
with ‘No Strings Attached’ earlier this year. There is also competition
from the two competing Rap juggernaut albums from Jay-Zee and Outkast
(currently first and second in the US charts), the new U2 album, ‘All
That You Can Leave Behind’, and some competition from the genuine
article, the new already-platinum ‘1’s’ album from The Beatles. This red with a yellow one on the cover is a one-CD collection of the band’s 27 No. 1 singles in the UK and US. So good luck to the Backstreet Boytjies as they head off to play in the big leagues.

This boy band phenomenon is becoming very annoying as there is something too mass-produced about the whole genre. Try differentiating between Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, BoyzIIMen, Westlife, N’SYNC, Five, Nine, and their soppy ballads. I submit that, as with the UK book charts where they mention that children’s titles are excluded from the Sales charts (for obvious Harry Potter reasons), all these boy bands should have their own charts where they can compete against each other for years. Give them their own channel on satellite and then we will start to see some real pop on MTV.

Like Jim said: "The men don’t know, but the little girls understand".
‘Black & Blue’, coming to a kid’s CD player near you real soon! (SS)

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KOOS KOMBUIS TAKES OVER LONDON

The gig will take place on Tuesday the 23rd of January 2001 at The Walkabout in Sheperd's Bush. There will be event T-shirts for this event only!

Tickets are £8 and obtainable from myself. Fans interested in tickets can e-mail me at mailto:Abie.Strydom@limit.co.uk

Abie Strydom
mailto:Abie.Strydom@limit.co.uk

Koos Kombuis on the net:
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

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SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS LIVE AND AT YOUR DESK

SA music fans will be treated to a live interview and have the opportunity to participate in an interactive chat with local rock sensation, The Springbok Nude Girls, online at http://www.mweb.co.za on 29 November. The exclusive online event will be broadcast live from the M-Web Studio giving Internet users the opportunity to chat with band members Arno Carstens and Theo Krouse and watch them play a few numbers from the new album, 'Relaxzor'. The chat and live broadcast is scheduled to begin from 12h00 on Wednesday, 29 November.

A dedicated site featuring Nude Girls wallpaper, articles, pictures, video clips, competitions and special offer CD's will go live on 22 November at http://sng.mweb.co.za/

"The ease and convenience of the net means fans across the globe will be able to watch the interview and chat with the artists straight from their desks - what could be easier?," says M-Web Studios executive producer, Stefanie Hefer.

Internet users should log on to http://sng.mweb.co.za or from the M-Web homepage http://www.mweb.co.za to participate in the exclusive interview and online chat broadcast.

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SOUND SOLUTIONS

SOUND SOLUTIONS is a new, 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.

Where necessary, international tracks are suggested, located or
licensed. However SOUND SOLUTIONS is striving to recommend more South
African songs for these commercials. This is seen as a way of bringing
extra funds back into the SA music industry and artists’ pockets, as
well as giving SA artists the opportunity of gaining the invaluable
exposure that a song on a TV or cinema advert can bring.

You have seen the Santam ‘Yellow Umbrella’ commercial, which utilizes
the Blk Sonshine song ‘Born In A Taxi’. This track was suggested by
Sound Solutions when the rights to the desired Bob Marley song were
denied to the producers of the commerciaL. Blk Sonshine were amply
reimbursed for licensing their track, and copies of the ‘Blk Sonshine’
CD now carry a sticker announcing "As heard in the Santam TV Ad...".

For more info, please contact:
Graham Katz
(Tel) 021 418 -1920
(Fax) 021 421-5831
(Mobile) 082 674 0251
(email) mailto:g.k@iafrica.com

Stephen Segerman
(Tel) 021 461-9541
(email) mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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2.CHARTS
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TOP 10 SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

Position. Artist - Title

1. Glen Lewis - Mid-Tempo 2000
2. Brenda Fassie - Amadlozi
3. Arthur - Mnike
4. Johannes Kerkorrel - Die Ander Kant
5. Coenie de Villiers - Karoonag 2000
6. DJ Walker (Featuring Senyaka) - Satane O' Maponapona
7. Twistyle - Who's Twistyle?
8. Henry Ate - Torn And Tattered
9. Brothers Of Peace - Presents Project A
10. Tokollo - Magesh Ndabezitha

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [1] Alternatief Op Sy Beste - Various Artists (Hoezit)
2. [3] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (indie)
3. [5] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
4. [2] Greatest Hits - Koos Kombuis (Gallo)
5. [RE] Reconstructing Alice - Sonja Herholdt (Universal)
6. [7] Delenta - Jenny Delenta (Renegade)
7. [11] A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
8. [12] In The Meantime - Watershed (EMI)
9. [6] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate
10. [13] Faith In Love - Coleske (Gallo)
11. [20] Something To Believe - Liesl Graham (Gallo)
12. [10] Lately When She Cries - Jesse Jordan (Universal)
13. [8] Strange World - Just Jinger (BMG)
14. [9] Miyela Afrika - Vusi Mahlasela (BMG)
15. [-] Jazzin' & Jivin' - Various Artists (MELT2000)
16. [14] Almost Human - Even Flow (demo)
17. [17] Tassenberg All Stars (live) - Various Artists (Rhythm)
18. [-] éVoid - éVoid (CD re-issue with 5 bonus tracks)(Retro Fresh)
19. [19] Nkalakatha - Mandoza (CCP)
20. [-] Delta Blue Live - Delta Blue (Afrimusik)

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THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN SONGS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [1] Aphrodite (Feeling Much More) - Coleske ('Faith In Love'/ Gallo)
2. [6] Fall - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
3. [-] Alright - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/ BMG)
4. [-] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror (‘Shattered’/ Tusk)
5. [-] As Long As - Galatia (‘Back Together’ EP/ BMG)
6. [2] Higher Ground - Delenta ('Delenta'/ Renegade)
7. [3] Unworldly Beauty - Springbok Nude Girls ('Relaxzor'/ Sony)
8. [-] Renaissance Song - Musa Manzini (‘New Reflections’/ BMG)
9. [14] Your Song - Just Jinger ('Strange World'/ BMG)
10. [-] Two Seconds - Henry Ate (‘Torn & Tattered’/ EMI)
11. [12] Bicycle Sonder 'n Slot - Koos Kombuis ('Greatest Hits'/ Gallo)
12 [10] Smiley Skull Of Faith - Springbok Nude Girls ('Relaxzor'/ Sony)
13 [4] Nkalakatha - Mandoza ('Nkalakatha'/ CCP)
14. [9] Satisfy - Dreamshop (off EP 'Satisfy'/ BMG)
15 [15] African Dance - Mjojo ('Version 1'/ Digital Cupboard)
16. [5] Rikki Tikki Tavi - Robin Auld (‘Iron In The Sky’)
17. [17] Eastern Bridge - Jesse Jordan ('Lately When She Cries'/
Universal)
18. [13] Agitation - Blk Sonshine ('Blk Sonshine'/ Fresh)
19. [11] Slow Down - Yvonne Chaka Chaka ('Yvonne And Friends'/ Digital
Cupboard)
20. [19] A Proud People - Vusi Mahlasela ('Miyela Afrika'/ BMG)

Sponsored by Networld
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TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN MP3 DOWNLOADS

This week [last week] Title - Artist
(Style)
1. [1] Margarida - Choppa
(Latino Kwaito)
2. [RE] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)
3. [-] Manawarile - Jungle Man
(Shangaan Reggae)
4. [19] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
5. [11] Asyn - Brixton Moord & Roof Orkes
(Afrikaans Alternative)
6. [-] Chaba Sena - Kennedy & Friends
(Gospel)
7. [9] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
8. [RE] Voetsak, Go Once - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
9. [13] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
10. [3] Temptation - Chromozone
(Dance)
11. [-] Udlala Ngabantu - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
12. [17] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators
(Modern Rock)
13. [8] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
14. [-] Pyjama Jam - Dantai
(Pop)
15. [2] DNA - QZoo
(Pop)
16. [-] Colours - Solly Mabena
(African Jazz)
17. [RE] Vuka - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
18. [-] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
19. [RE] Crucial Situation - Don Carlos
(Reggae)
20. [RE] Bonita (Kyllex Mix) - Choppa
(Kwaito)

Supplied by Digital Cupboard
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
Friday, 27 November 1970

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1.[1] Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
2.[3] Cha-La-La, I Need You - The Shuffles
3.[2] Burning Bridges - Mike Curb Congregation
4.[9] Looky, Looky - Giorgio
5.[6] All The Tears In The World - Dave Mills
6.[10] Black Night - Deep Purple
7.[12] Woodstock - Matthews Southern Comfort
8.[11] Paranoid - Black Sabbath
9.[5] Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom
10.[4] Like I Do - Barbara Ray & 5th Association

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

1.[2] African Day - Hawk (1971)
2.[3] Africa She Too Can Cry - Hawk (1972)
3.[4] Battle Hymn Of The Broken Hearted Horde - Freedoms Children (1968)
4.[5] Boys Will Be Boys - Rabbitt (1975)
5.[6] A Croak And A Grunt In The Night - Rabbitt (1977)
6.[9] Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
7.[7] Astra - Freedoms Children (1970)
8.[8] Live And Well - Hawk (1974)
9.[10] Galactic Vibes - Freedoms Children (1972)
10.[11] Hungry For Love - The A-Cads (1966)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sarock

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SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

This week [last week] Song - Artist

1.[1] Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
2.[2] Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
3.[3] This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
4.[4] ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
5.[5] Who Killed Kurt Cobain - Koos Kombuis (1997)
6.[6] Hold On To Love - Rabbitt (1977)
7.[10] As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
8.[7] You're Living Inside My Head - John Ireland (1978)
9.[-] See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
10.[8] Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)

As voted by visitors to the SA Rock Files website:
Go here and cast your vote:
http://www.freevote.com/booth/sapop

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TOP TEN CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS OF THE CENTURY

1.Made In Japan (live) - Deep Purple
2.Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
3.Aqualung - Jethro Tull
4.In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
5.Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
6.Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
7.P*U*L*S*E (live) - Pink Floyd
8.Demons And Wizards - Uriah Heep
9.Van Halen - Van Halen
10.Fragile - Yes

As voted by vistors to the Dinosaur Days website.
See the list with cover scans, track lists and musicians here:
http://www.dinosaurdays.co.za/listeners.htm
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3.ON STAGE
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GRAMLICH

Grämlich will be appearing live at The Jam, 1st December, Cape Town, in collaboration with Jose Cuervo. R15 entrance; Top DJ's; Giveaways and prizes all night; Have Tequila, will share... See you there!

contact:mailto:Gramlich@webmail.co.za
site:http://www.crosswinds.net/~gramlich

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SARON GAS
by Cathryn Pearman
http://www.jol.co.za

Saron Gas - it's a strange name (acquired from the name of a sound effect, if you're interested), but it's also the name of a band South Africans are coming to call the most talented hard rock/grunge outfit in the country.

On Monday night (20 November) the trio comprising Saron Gas - Shaun Welgemoed (vocals and guitar); Dale Stewart (bass guitar and backing vocals); and Dave Cohoe (drums and backing vocals) - bought more rock to the Hard Rock Cafe in Illovo, Johannesburg, than the large poster of Mick Jagger adorning the wall might ever suggest it would.

The group did not only draw their very strong contingent of moshing Saron Gas supporters and every journo in Jozi, but SA's big band boys also showed up to get a taste of the Saron's offerings: Just Jinger, fresh back from the UK for their SA tour were skulking around the venue, and Sugardrive was just outright jamming to the Saron Gas sounds.

What is it that creates such a huge response to a band which has, so far, only released one single ('69 Tea' which made it to No 2 on 5fm and is soon to be followed by the second single 'Fine Again')?

Well, the fans were there because they have been following the group around on their live gigs and know what they capable of. A few others may have been blown away at festivals (Oppikoppi and Woodstock 2000), but I think the case with most is that upon hearing '69 tea', the realisation that a band who can craft such a phenomenal song has a lot more to offer is unavoidable, and they want to find out what that is.

Firstly there's the Nirvana thing. You cannot possibly help but be reminded of Nirvana when you listen to Saron Gas. This may sound like a negative attack on the group's originality, but it's not. Welgemoed's voice is chillingly similar to Kurt Cobain's, and Saron works in the same genre of grunge/rock, and so to make the comparison is a natural progression in categorising their talent.

Monday night saw the group go through all the tracks off their new album 'Fragile'. I must say that after having the album for a week and listening to it continually, I've become a touch addicted, and so seeing the group performing live was a real experience in butt-kicking music appreciation.

Who knew three men could produce such a loud, growling set, and in an instant change to reflect the unique subtleties of their composition - those catchy riffs under the slamming drum loops are just something else!

What's going to make Saron Gas go far, especially with this album, is that their brand of music is not just going to appeal to a hardcore (and very small) South African hard rock audience. They go beyond that because they have other elements cleverly woven into their tunes, and 'Fragile' can be appreciated by a very wide listenership (minus the kiddies who definitely should not learn Welgemoed's manner of expression).

And if 'Fragile' is not the most exportable product I have heard in a long time, then the amount of sweat Saron Gas sweated on Monday night was not enough to fill a bucket.

Saron Gas works for the music it produces, and it is not only 'Fragile' that is proof of this.

After all the work they put into the album, and the seething set they played on Monday, you could forgive the Sarons for sitting back and taking a break. But no - they were watching their CDs selling like hot cakes, signing autographs at a furious pace, and they're now about to embark on a nationwide tour that is geographically encompassing enough to be competition for the voortrekkers.

So, if like the rest of the South African rock-listening population, you want some more of what '69 tea' offered, check out Saron Gas's touring schedule and discover why I think they're one of the most talented and deserving groups to make waves on the SA rock scene in a while.

Fragile Tour itinerary:

December 1: Nile Crocodile (Pretoria)
December 5: Buccaneers (East London)
December 7: Tapas (Port Elizabeth)
December 8: Tin Roof (Knysna)
December 9: Independent Armchair (Cape Town)
December 11: The Station (Mossel Bay)
December 22: Rockerfellas (Natal South Coast)
December 23: Burn (Durban)

Published courtesy of Cathryn Pearman from Jol <http://www.jol.co.za>
Original review with photos is at:
http://www.jol.co.za/nov00/saron21.htm
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4.NEW, RECENT AND UPCOMING RELEASES
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éVOID - éVOID

The only album by a South African artist to reach number 1 on the South African album charts <http://rock.co.za/charts> is now available on CD thanks to Retro Fresh.

éVoid on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/evoid

NEW RELEASES FROM BMG

BMG SA’s new jazz label, Giant Steps, has been churning out the goodies
since its inception earlier this year. Already we’ve seen album releases from various newcomers to the SA jazz scene including The Moss Mogale Unit (‘Forget Me Not’), Africa O’Ye (Moment Of Truth’), and Musa Manzini whose single ‘Renaissance Song’, off his album ‘New Reflections’, recently topped the P4 charts.

To further cement this exciting new label and expose the quality jazz it will be unveiling in the future, BMG SA has released a 14-track
compilation called ‘Giant Steps’ (natch!). On this collection we find
international artists like Tom Scott & The LA Express (’Smokin’
Section’) and Spyro Gyra (‘Silk & Satin’) rubbing shoulders with Blk
Sonshine (‘Bahlalefi’), Moses Taiwa Molelekwa (‘Itumeleng’) and other
excellent contributions from Louis Mahlanga and Eric van der Western,
Selaelo Selota, Africa O’ye, Moss Mogale Unit, Hugh Masekela, and Musa
Manzini.

New SA jazz diva, Judith Sephuma, is due to release her debut album on
the Giant Steps label during 2001, joining her new and illustrious
labelmates Vusi Mahlasela, Selaelo Selota and Louis Mahlanga and his
band Musik Ye Afrika.

Another new name on the BMG SA label is the female R&B artist Galatia,
who only decided to become a singer while living in Germany as an
exchange student. Galatia’s host mother convinced her to sing with a
local jazz band (Groove Unlimited) after hearing her sing in the shower. Galatia toured with this group during 1997 and 1998 before returning to SA. Two singles followed (recorded in Germany), before Galatia linked up with Cool Funk, Cape Town’s hot new production team, and the single ‘Back Together’ was the result. This EP also contains an R&B/Ragga track called ‘As Long As’, which is shaping up as a key summer dance track over the next few months.

Finally, besides the popular soundtrack to ‘Coyote Ugly’, featuring
LeAnn Rimes and her chart-topping theme from the movie called ‘Can’t
Fight The Moonlight’, BMG has given an SA release to ‘No Angel’, the
extraordinary debut album from Dido. Dido is the sister of Rollo from
the dance outfit Faithless, and she appeared on two tracks on that
group’s recent ‘Sunday 8PM’ album. She also found part of her song
‘Thank You’ sampled on ‘Stan’ a track off Eminem’s latest ‘Marshall
Mathers LP’. With songs like ‘Here With Me’, Thank You’, ‘Honestly OK’,
and ‘Don’t Think Of Me’ reflecting Dido’s stunning voice and keen grasp
of styles, ‘No Angel’ is going to be the chilled pop album of the
summer of 2000. (SS)

These and any other South African CD are available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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5.USA FOR SA
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VIVID MEMORIES OF STATIC - SCOOTERS UNION

This is a gem of an album. I'm amazed that 'Vivid Memories of Static'
holds together so well, containing not only rock songs with beautiful vocal harmonies and lovely melodies, but country-tinged tunes, a couple of decidedly avant-garde numbers, and closing with an instrumental accordion track. Scooters Union holds it all together throughout.

The musicians on this gem are:
Nux Schwartz -- Guitar and vocals, and other instruments. Nux wrote
all but two of the songs, and those he co-wrote.
Greg Leisegang -- piano, organ, programming, vocals, synthesizer, pedal
steel, and many other instruments.
Danny Major -- bass
Steve du Plessis -- drums, vocals, samples, and other instruments and
effects.
Rhys Johnstone -- vocals

'Falling Domino' -- One of the three singles from the CD, and an
absolutely beautiful number to open with.

'Milk Cow Butterlake' -- Nice country-rock, and "country" as in classic
traditional country, not the rock 'n' roll with a Tennessee accent that
passes for country nowadays. And "rock" as in original Scooters Union.
One line I thought ironic because this CD came all the way from South
Africa to Texas for me to hear one of the Scooters Union guys say, "I sure can yodel!"

'FishDish' -- Nicely bizarre. For full appreciation of the strangeness
of this number, I recommend that one drive through Texas for an hour or two and put this on to pass through the prosaic town of Brady. Then the
contrast between avant-garde and ordinary will be more keenly felt.

'Okay' -- Country rock that really rocks along, nice and upbeat. One
of the three singles, as well it should be.

'Venus' -- Another quirky number, not so out there as 'FishDish', but
some nice sounds and effects pass through this song.

'Braveheart' -- This song makes me feel good. The refrain is
penetrating as well -- listen and later you'll hear the chorus slipping back into your mind. Another one of the three singles, perfectly radio-friendly. Great lyrics, especially the line, "...we're turning all our weapons into song...."

'Blueman in a Bulldozer' -- A long and harmonic rock song that builds
and then lets the listener down gently. Inventive and, in common with the other numbers on 'Vivid Memories of Static', it has well-written lyrics.

'Skoppelmaai' -- In my American ignorance I guess that this song sounds
like an Boer barn dance number, which thought is aided by the title.

Though the music of Scooters Union on 'Vivid Memories of Static' is
different from that of Wonderboom, I can't help but feel that the two bands are similar. Both are first CDs that demonstrate rock-mastery of idioms and the studio, while giving us some great rock songs. And Scooters Union's second CD is to be looked forward to, as was the second Wonderboom CD.

In these songs, one notices some diverse influences, but they are only
ghosts of influences that pass through the consistent originality of
Scooters Union. That consistent originality is what holds this diverse
album together.

I understand that Rhys has left the band and that Scooters Union is
carrying on as a four-piece rock outfit. They are working on a new CD that recreates more of their live sound.

I don't know how Nux and Danny and the other musicians in Scooters
Union will react to my adjective choice, but I think 'Vivid Memories of
Static' is a lovely album, though certainly not an ordinary one.

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

This and any other South African CD is available from One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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6.CLASSIC ROCK
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DELICIOUS MONSTER - DAVID KRAMER

After the runaway success of "Hak Hom Blokkies" where was the Boland Bopper to go? Why back to the dorps of 50's South Africa where jollers and jivers cruised the streets in their Ford Cortinas. Where Ruk 'n Pluk (Rock 'n Roll) was king. For those of you who were put off by the Boere-musiek style of "Blokkies" you'll be pleased to know that there's not an accordian in sight on this record.

It is a record steeped in nostalgia, at times bordering on melancholic
depression. However there are enough uplifting songs to offset the more
sombre ones. There is pure Rock 'n Roll ("Budgie & the Jets" and "Bakgat Boogie"), some Country and Western ("Country & Western Town" & "Barman") and some pure pop ditties ("Ballad of an MCP" and "Suburban Dream"). There's even a take on the high octane rock of Meatloaf with "Father's Son".

As always with Kramer, the lyrics are astute. He probably had to have his tongue surgically removed from his cheek after lines like "a woman if she's married should never wear the pants/ her duty's to her husband and picking up his skants" from "Ballad of an MCP". However my favourite rhyming couplet comes from "Suburban Dream" is which he describes part of his house in Marais Road, Panorama with the line "The guttering is painted blue/ And round the back there's a braaivleis plek/ for the girl there's a separate loo".

There's even space for a bit of kwela on "Cowboy" which pre-dates Mango
Groove for the use of a penny whistle on a non-Irish "white" album.

The only throwaway song is a cover of Neil Sedaka's "Oh Carol" (Oh Kêrel?) sung in the veldskoened one's best Seth Efrikun eksent, and doesn't add anything to the album.

He may never regain the dizzy commercial heights he reached with "Hak Hom Blokkies" but he has certainly supassed it, musically with this blast from the past serving of pure Boere Bop. So put aside any Blokkies tainted view of Kramer and listen to him at his best.

John Samson
mailto:Thesamsons@aol.com
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7. SHILOH'S CORNER
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HEY JOE (WHO DUNNIT?)

'Hey Joe' became an essential part of the mid-sixties sound track, yet label credits seemed confusing and tell a different story every time.

On record the first group ever to chart with 'Hey Joe' was a psychedelic band headed by Jim Pons, called The Leaves. Although first recorded in 1965, it sold poorly, then a new lead guitarist, Bobby Arlin bought himself a fuzz box and rearranged the version which became a colossal hit (US #31 in June 1966), but was however their last. Jim Pons went on the play with The Turtles and Frank Zappa. The song was credited to one Chester A. Powers (who was really Dino Valenti, later of Quicksilver Messenger Service), but the real composer was an obscure West Coast folk-singer by the name of William "Billy" Roberts.

In 1966 The Byrds, recorded a sloppy version of 'Hey Joe' on their album 'Fifth Dimension', listing no song writing credits. It became quite the rage to reflect at least one version of this particular melody on your album, and untidy versions were expressed by The Shadows on Knight, Music Machine and the Californian band Love.

The power of 'Hey Joe' came to fruition when released by James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix on 27 November 1942) as a seven single which hit number 6 on the UK charts.

Thanks to Jimi Hendrix, British rock band Deep Purple brought forth an inspiring version on their debut album 'Shades of Deep Purple' in 1968. Johnny Rivers brought a tasteful version forth on his 'Realisation' album and cult band Spirit from California also recorded it. A young guitarist called Randy California created some of the most balanced guitar work behind this creative melody. Tight versions can also be found on Alvin Lee's Ten Years Later Live album released in the seventies and there is an astounding interpretation by Eddie Phillips, formerly with the British beat band, The Creation.

Last but not least American songwriter Tim Rose (famous for 'Morning Dew') now lays claim to this song. Tim Rose was formerly a member of a group called Band of Joy with Robert Plant on the vocals (pre-Led Zeppelin). The mystery still lingers...

Shiloh Noone
Blues and Variation
Fine Music Radio 101.3 FM
Wednesdays 10 pm
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8.FORUM
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WHO IS RENO IONNIDES?

I launched Ken J. Larkin. Formed my own group Department of Music with Duncan Mackay on organ and Peter Richardson (later from the Dealians) on drums. Curtain raiser to the Bats, Noel Klinkamer and Neville Whitmill. Friend of Julian Laxton, Billy Forrest and every other known musician & promoter that ever lived in the sixties. My brother Andy and I started a group called the Meanads.

Reno Ionnides
mailto:renvid@yahoo.com

{Ed: Andy Ionnides (aka Andy Dean) was the vocalist for Suck in 1970 and passed away recently due to a shooting accident. Reno lives in East London.}

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WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE

Anybody looking for 'Woodpeckers From Space' by SA's own Café Society can find this track on the 'Top 40 Hits of All Time Volume 5' 2CD set
released by Scorpio Music at the end of 1999.

'Woodpeckers From Space' was a Number 1 hit in SA in July 1985 and stayed 19 weeks on the Top 20.

SA Radio Charts on the net:
http://www.sarockdigest.com/charts

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LEIGH BARRETT

Great write up on the MELT 2000 releases. Tim and I have been playing them for a couple of months, and have had great responses from our listeners.

Probably my favourite tracks are: Lungiswa's Xhosa version of Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues", and Amampondo's "The Journey" off "Global Vibes". Every time either Tim or I play that one, the phones ring off the hook in the studio! It's a perfect blend of Celtic, jungle beat and techno - gets the spirit moving every time!

We've been playing a lot of South African music on US radio recently. Tim did a 2 hour show last week, which he called "South Africa 2000", featuring the music he doesn't get to play on his world music show. Artists included: Boo!, Springbok Nude Girls, Fetish, Plastic Ocean, Blacklist, Foot C Foot C (getting lots of attention for their "These Boots Are Made For Walking"!!), Ibomvu (Kwaito Jazz House), Trompies, Mafikizolo, Qzoo, and many more. Two hours of great South African music!

I am planning on doing another 2 hour SA Women In Music show soon, so if there's anyone out there who thinks I could be missing out on any great ladies, let me know! That show is more rock-pop oriented, and the last 2 hour special I did featured artists like Lesley Rae Dowling, Fetish, Karma, Qzoo and Little Sister.

Keep rockin'

Leigh Barrett
Oregon, USA
mailto:wimusic@hotmail.com
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9.REQUESTS
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FREEDOMS CHILDREN / KEVIN ABRAHAM & THE KICK

About the above two artists, Friday last a mate of mine and myself embarked on a nostalgic SA Artist vinyl-only evening and when I hauled out my near perfect copy of 'Galactic Vibes', I remembered reading quite a bit of Freedoms in your news letters and was wondering how valuable and what would that record be worth.

About Kevin Abraham and his band; hell could those guys cook, just wondered where Kevin could be these days.

Christopher G.Botes
mailto:chrisb@alnet.co.za

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TREVOR RABIN

I wanna know if you have those informations about the great Trevor Rabin: The names of his father, mother, brothers or sisters, wife and sons. I will appreciate a lot.

Thanks and best wishes!!

Fabio Faria - São Paulo BRASIL
mailto:fabio.c.f@uol.com.br

{Ed: Trevor's father Godfrey passed away last year. He played that incredible violin solo on Rabbitt's 'Hard Ride'. Trevor has a brother Derek who is lawyer in Johannesburg. I think his wife's name is Shelley.}

Trevor Rabin & Rabbitt on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/rabbitt
http://www.rabbitt.co.za

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JASPER AND THE CAPE TOWN STARS

I'm living in San Francisco, grew up in SA. Love a song called 'Jasper and the Cape Town Stars' but cannot for the life of me find anything about it on the web. Very popular on 5fm some years ago.

I think the artist was Global Village Trucking Co but know little more than that. Would appreciate any help in tracking this down.

Will definitely buy Bright Blue Best of as well as éVoid and Via Afrika when they come out.

Chris
mailto:chris@mindinsite.com

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WAITING FOR MISS KATE

Where would I be able to get a recording of 'Waiting for Miss Kate' by Otis Waygood Blues Band. My wife is called Kate, she is a politician, and I and our kids have waited often for "Miss Kate". It would make a marvelous gift.

Bruce Waygood
mailto:bruce.waygood@usask.ca

{Ed: The Otis Waygood Blues Band CD should be out very shortly, thanks to Benjy Mudie from Retro Fresh.}

Otis Waygood on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/otiswaygood
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10.ON THE NET
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SA ROCK DIGEST
http://www.sarockdigest.com

The South African Rock Music Digest now has its own domain. News, reviews, archives, message board, charts and of course this weekly newsletter.
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11.WHATS ON
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AUTHENTIC GIGS

Thursday 7 December - PRETORIA
Henry Ate, Sugardrive, Plum, Battery 9, Ethel My Love, Tweak, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: TBA

Friday 15 December - DURBAN
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system and a local Durban band
Venue: Bargo's, Durban

Saturday 16 December - MARGATE
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Margate Beach

Tuesday 19 December - KENTON ON SEA
FREE GIG: Midday on the Kenton-On-Sea Beachfront with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 20 December - PORT ALFRED
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Barnacle, The Pier, Port Alfred

Friday 22 December - EAST LONDON
Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system and a local East London band
Venue: Settlers, East London

Saturday 23 December - PORT ELIZABETH
Sugardrive, Plum, Jimmy 12 Inch, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Wonderboom, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.sytem
Venue: TBA

Tuesday 26 December - NATURES VALLEY
FREE GIG: Midday in Natures Valley with Ethel My Love, Tweak and Swamp.sound.system

Wednesday 27 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Thursday 28 December - KNYSNA
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Tin Roof Blues, Knysna

Friday 29 December - MOSSEL BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: The Station, Mossel Bay

Saturday 30 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Wonderboom, Sugardrive, Tweak, Ethel My Love, Henry Ate, Swamp.sound.system
Venue: Flashback, Plettenberg Bay

Sunday 31 December - PLETTENBERG BAY
Beach Dance Party
Venue: Plettenberg Bay Beach

FOR MORE INFORMATION
AUTHENTIC IDEAS: 011-646-6467
CLINT: 083-272-8436
NANCY: 083-310-2514
EMAIL: mailto:freshmaker@authentic.co.za

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

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BASSLINE

Thurs 30th: MATTHEW V. D. WANT - R30 - 9:30pm

Dec. Fri 1st & Sat 2nd: Castle Milk Stout Presents: BRUCE CASSIDY'S HOT FOOT SYMPATHY ORCHESTRA - R50 - 9:30pm

Sun 3rd: TIMELESS with Bruce Cassidy & Pops Mohammed - R40 - 9:00pm

Please note that performance starting time on Sunday is 9:00pm
Bookings: 011 - 482-6915

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

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DORP STRAAT TEATER, STELLENBOSCH

NOVEMBER

Wo 29: Robin Auld
Do 30: Debora de Waal en die "Baba-Blues": een van die top 10 produksies by Aardklop

DESEMBER

Vr 1 & Sa 2: Laurinda Hofmeyr
So 3: Jazz
Ma 4: Planke toe met poësie: Die laaste een vir 2000
Wo 6: Delta Blue
Vr 8 & Sa 9: Vuurklip met Richard van der Westhuizen & Lochner de Kock
So 10: Jazz
Ma 11 & Do 14: Rory Rootenberg
Vr 15 & Sa 16: Piet Botha
So 17: Jazz
Wo 20: Die Grafsteensangers

Navrae en besprekings by
(021) 886-6107
083 4179 389
mailto:dorpteat@xsinet.co.za

Die nuutste programinligting ook op
http://www.stellenbosch.co.za

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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

December

Fri 8: Springbok Nude Girls
Doors open at 9pm and R30 couvert charge.
Sat 9: Justin Robertson
Wed 13: Jimmy 12" & Plum
Thurs 14: Sons of Trout
Sat 16: Efrain Toro and Guests
Mon 18: African Jazz Pioneers
Sat 23: Boo!
Wed 27: Cape of Storms - The highly successful double headline act of Nine and Brasse Vannie Kaap goes national this festive season ending their tour at The Jam.

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106 or e-mail us at
mailto:live@thejam.co.za. Otherwise, our web-site http://www.thejam.co.za will give you all the latest info on what's up at The Jam.

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JESSE JORDAN

BIG TREE - Strand

Wednesday December 6 Rock Festival Sponsored by Bavaria 20:00-02:00
4 bands for R20
Tuesday December 26 Rock Festival Sponsored by Bavaria 20:00-02:00
4 bands for R20

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

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues Rock with "The Julian Laxton Band"
Thursdays from 9 P.M. Jazz fusion with "George Sax"
Fridays from 9 P.M. Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers"
Saturdays from 8.30 "THE LEGEND OF CLAPTON".
(Book at Julian's on 011-678-2880, or at Computicket)
Sundays from 2 P.M. Beer Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 6.30 P.M. Fusion jazz with "Highway Jam".

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PLETHORA
original rockers from Paarl

2nd Dec - Troubadour, Kalk Bay
9th Dec - Whammy Bar, Table View
20th Dec - Hangklip Hotel
29th Dec - Hangklip Hotel

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SARON GAS

December 1: Nile Crocodile (Pretoria)
December 5: Buccaneers (East London)
December 7: Tapas (Port Elizabeth)
December 8: Tin Roof (Knysna)
December 9: Independent Armchair (Cape Town)
December 11: The Station (Mossel Bay)
December 22: Rockerfellas (Natal South Coast)
December 23: Burn (Durban)

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SEMISANE

December:
Saturday 2 - The Wilderness (Tom's Tavern)
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 - Gonubie (Settlers Sports Club)
Wednesday 13 & Friday 15 - East London (Buccaneers)
Saturday 16 - Plettenberg Bay (Flashbacks)
Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 - Knysna (Tin Roof Blues)
Friday 22 - George (Hermann's Café)
Friday 29 - Cape Town (Independent Armchair Theatre)

Further details at: http://www.click2music.co.za
Contact:
Daniel Barker (011) 242 3000
Martin Myers (021) 447 3422

Semisane on the net:
http://www.semisane.com
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12.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 FILES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/links

VAGABOND
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://members.tripod.lycos.nl/Rembrandt/SAArtists.html

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

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

PIET BOTHA
http://rock.co.za/legends/pietbotha

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

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

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

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

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

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://listen.to/sharkbrother

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

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
http://www.air.org.za

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

SHOPPING:

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

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
Stellenbosch
http://www.sunsetrecording.com

RESOURCES:

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

MAGAZINES:

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

RADIO:

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

BOOKS:

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

TRIVIA:

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

SPACE HYMNS
Ramases
http://rock.co.za/ramases

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

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

MUSIC ON-LINE:

DIGITAL CUPBOARD
African MP3s
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website 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@new.co.za

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BACK ISSUES
http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives
Online and keyword searchable

DOWNLOAD
Download all back issues of the Digest as a zip file (just over 1MB).
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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14.CONTRIBUTIONS
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South African and International -- past, present and future.

All contributions, reviews, press releases, requests, searches and
comments are most welcome.

Please submit them to:
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15.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@new.co.za
http://www.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
7460
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

Kurt Shoemaker, USA
mailto:kbshoe@hotmail.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:TheSamsons@aol.com

Shiloh Noone, South Africa
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