SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #91
http://www.sarockdigest.com
28th January 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - Happy birthday to us, Semisane & MP3s, SA Nightspot in London, Benguela
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs, Top 20 MP3 downloads
3.CD REVIEWS - Etta James
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Soft Machine, Via Afrika, Margaret Singana
5.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO - Koos Kombuis, Blues Broers, Africa O'Ye, Sporty Spice, Semisane, Saron Gas, Bassline, North Sea Jazz Festival, Fruit Fly Navigators, Sideshow, OppiKoppi, Woodshed & more
6.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Toxic Shame, Matthew vd Want, David Scobie, Suck, The Rockets & more
7.LINKS - Piet Botha, Bobby Louw, Semisane and lots, lots more
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS
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1.NEWS
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HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This is the 91st edition of the SA Rock Digest (plus a couple of end-of-year special editions) and also the 2nd anniversary of the very first issue on the 27th January 1999 (a Wednesday).

Issue #1 (and all the others) can be found online at:
http://www.sarockdigest.com/archives/

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SEMISANE RELEASE INNOVATIVE NEW MP3

These days there are more than 35 different brands of MP3 car players alone! That number excludes all the hi-fi and portables developed specially for MP3. Sony and Kenwood are now included as acknowledged manufacturers of these car players.

The recently evolved relationship between BMG and Napster has ensured that the Bertelsmann Giant, and many other major record companies, have eventually opened up to exploring MP3 as an opportunity rather than viewing it as a direct threat.

In light of these welcome developments by their parent company, SA band Semisane have moved quickly to utilize MP3 technology as a new marketing and distribution tool. With strong drive and motivation by the band's webmasters, Terri and Alan Levin, Semisane have created an MP3 Promo Track which contains clips from selected songs off the band's current hit album, 'A Life Less Strange' and overdubbed comments from Chris Acker, the band's guitarist. Semisane's engineer (and champion), Leon Swart, compiled these few clips and put them together, creating a new 3.5 minute MP3. The benefit of editing these selected clips together is that it enables users, through one download, to get a good all-round feel of the band's talents as well as simultaneously obtaining a collectable MP3 file.

This innovative concept differs from other MP3s which are generally either pirated, specially made for the online community, or deliberately removed from a "royalty paying" status (off an older album) to obtain a "royalty free" status. MP3's have also been used for basic sample clips in the past, but these were preferably not be longer than a minute, as it was feared that they could potentially reduce sales.

So what is so special about this idea? The Internet continues to encourage creative and innovative ideas and more questions and discussions will surely stem from this. How much is the business of music really changing, and what will the industry look like in five years? What is the new business model for music? Whatever the answers, Semisane have the music to take them on to the world charts. Will utilizing MP3's in this and other ways help to make an even bigger success of this exciting new SA pop group? Semisane are growing fast and a move into the German market is imminent. Where to next?

Previously SA bands did not have these advantages, but they do now and MP3s are just another way to promote, market and develop new SA musical acts. The way ahead is a little clearer now and MP3s are not going away!

That new Semisane MP3 sampler is online at:
http://www.semisane.com/
or download straight from:
http://www.semisane.com/semisanepromo.mp3

All comments about this topic can be emailed to mailto:vagabond@sarockdigest.co.za or mailto:sugar@cd.co.za.
(SS)

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PRESS RELEASE OF THE WEEK!

This PR refers to a gig performed last Friday by the Cape Town trio Benguela, but still merits a mention as "PR of the Week", a new and erratic SARD award:

CAPE TOWN BAND BENGUELA NOMINATED FOR TWO GRANNYS!

Despite having won two previous Grannys for Best Rusk (1998) and Best
Overall Omelette (1999), Benguela have managed to keep a low cult-like
profile throughout these years, putting them right up there as favourites to scoop this years Granny for ‘Best Kept Secret’. Speaking openly for the first time in as many years, Alex Bozas, guitarist for the homeboys, said that the hardest part for him had been keeping attendance low, which personally involved many hours of non-committal deliberation as to just how and when not to put up posters. Many have obviously tried to steal their recipe of less is more but have failed due to enthusiasm - an ingredient that can leave one with a rather sour demeanor.

Benguela play(ed) the Indie Armchair Theatre in Obs - Fri 26th Jan 2001 - all on their lonesome...

Those definitely in attendance where the members of this original and evocative Cape Town based trio comprising guitarist Alex Bozas, bassist Brydon Bolton (also ELX) and drummer Ross Campbell (also Fetish). The band released their debut album ‘Sputnik’ two years ago and are currently working on new material (for an album, not for press releases!).

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BEST HEADLINE & GOOD NEWS STORY OF THE WEEK!

BOLTON LOSES HIS APPEAL!

Michael Bolton has lost his appeal in the US to overturn a $5.4 million verdict that his song 'Love Is A Wonderful Thing’ was copied from The Isley Brothers. According to Reuters, Bolton appeared at the High Court in Washington on January 22 to challenge a 1994 verdict that his 1991 song lifted part of the 1966 Isley Brothers’ number, also (coincidentally) called 'Love Is A Wonderful Thing'.

Although Bolton claimed to have never previously heard the Isley Brothers’ song, (the basis of the defence on behalf of him, the song's co-writer Andrew Goldmark and his record company Sony Music), this claim was rejected and the $5.4 million award reaffirmed. The Isley Brothers will now receive 66% of past and future royalties from the single.

The Isley Brothers were a popular soul and R&B group from the '60s and '70s, who had hits with songs including 'This Old Heart Of Mine' and 'Summer Breeze'. Michael Bolton was previously well known as "The Man With Two Haircuts" as well as, apparently, a reasonably popular singer, although this claim has not yet been proved!
(SS)

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SA NIGHTSPOT IN LONDON

South African owned company Amabala Productions has teamed up with The
Mckenzie Group LTD (MKG) owners of the Shepherd's Bush Empire and the
legendary Brixton Academy, to launch a new clubbing event of February 10. Called Bushed Out, the weekly Saturday-night event held in Shepherd's Bush Empire, will aim at attracting people from the Southern Hemisphere who enjoy the alternative rock scene.

According to Neil Rawlinson, one of the three South African directors of Amabala, Bushed Out's aim will be to introduce South African music to a British audience by making hits from bands like Just Jinger and Springbok Nude Girls a small percentage of the play-list.

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com
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2.CHARTS
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2a. TOP 10 SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

Position. Artist - Title

1. Fassie, Brenda - Amadlozi
2. Rauch, Laurika - Hei, Mevrou Brown
3. DJ's At Work - Channel O House Explosion
4. Kerkorrel, Johannes - Die Ander Kant
5. De Villiers, Coenie - Karoonag 2000
6. Masekela, Hugh - Sixty
7. Arthur - Mnike
8. Henry Ate - Torn And Tattered
9. Goosen, Anton - Riviersonderend - 21 Greatest Hits
10. Ibrahim,Abdullah - African Suite

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

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

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

1. [1] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
2. [2] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (indie)
3. [-] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
4. [3] Sands Of Time - Desert Rose (Saville McLowe)
5. [10] A Life Less Strange - Semisane (BMG)
6. [6] Otis Waygood Blues Band - Otis Waygood Blues Band (Retro Fresh)
7. [17] Greatest Hits - Koos Kombuis (Gallo)
8. [5] High On Blues - Various Artists (Rhythm Records)
9. [8] Blk Sonshine - Blk Sonshine (Fresh)
10. [11] Only When It Rains - Mean Mr Mustard
11. [4] Gathering - Marcus Wyatt (Sheer Sound)
12. [7] Iron In The Sky - Robin Auld (Value Music)
13. [14] Live - The Aquarian Quartet (Digital Cupboard)
14. [13] éVoid - éVoid (Retro Fresh)
15. [9] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate (EMI)
16. [15] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
17. [19] Global Vibes South Africa - Various (MELT 2000)
18. [16] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
19. [12] Strange World - Just Jinger (BMG)
20. [18] Via Afrika - Via Afrika (Retro Fresh)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za

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

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

1. [1] Rise 'n Shine - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
2. [2] Dirt - 1931 Raygun ('It'/Nkomo)
3. [4] Alright - Semisane ('A Life Less Strange'/BMG)
4. [6] Meteor - Sugardrive (In The Circle'/Gallo)
5. [7] San Song - Desert Rose ('Sands Of Time'/Saville McLowe Music)
6. [8] Only Yesterday - Sharkbrother ('TajMahala/Indie)
7. [5] Fever - Otis Waygood Blues Band ('OWBB'/RetroFresh)
8. [-] Make 'Em Bounce - Jimmy B ('Make 'Em Bounce'/EMI)
9. [3] Finger Painting A Masterpiece - Blk Sonshine ('Blk Sonshine'/Fresh)
10. [12] Water's Edge - Aquarian Quartet ('Live'/Digital Cupboard)
11. [10] Remember Me - Just Jinger ('Strange World'/BMG)
12. [11] Which Way To Go - Robin Auld ('Iron in the Sky'/Value Music)
13. [14] As Long As - Galatia ('Back Together' EP/BMG)
14. [15] Mad Hatter - Henry Ate ('Torn And Tattered'/EMI)
15. [9] Steady On - Moodphase5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
16. [17] Hey Boy - Via Afrika ('Via Afrika'/RetroFresh)
17. [18] Sudan - Delenta ('Delenta'/Renegade)
18. [16] Higher Ground - Delenta ('Delenta'/Renegade)
19. [13] Come Down - Grannysmith ('Grannysmith'/BMG)
20. [19] Aphrodite (Feeling Much More) - Coleske ('Faith In Love'/Gallo)

Sponsored by Networld
http://www.new.co.za

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2d.DIGITAL CUPBOARD'S TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN MP3 DOWNLOADS

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

1. [1] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
2. [2] Margarida - Choppa
(Latino Kwaito)
3. [4] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
4. [13] Alien Hand Symphony - asqus
(Experimental Dance)
5. [10] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
6. [14] Sandla Ngena La - African Roots
(African Reggae)
7. [11] Mina Ngeke Ngilunge - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
8. [6] Together Forever - Bad 4 Real
(Ragga Kwaito)
9. [16] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
10. [12] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
11. [9] Voetsak, Go Once - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
12. [8] Asyn - Brixton Moord & Roof Orkes
(Afrikaans Alternative)
13. [19] Is Is Chisa - DJ Chepad
(Kwaito)
14. [3] Chaba Sena - Kennedy & Friends
(Gospel)
15. [7] Crucial Situation - Don Carlos
(Reggae)
16. [18] SlipperyC - asqus
(Experimental Dance)
17. [17] Makoti - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
18. [20] Bonita (Kyllex Mix) - Choppa
(Kwaito)
19. [5] Colour Me In - Sunways
(Modern Rock)
20. [15] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)

Supplied by Digital Cupboard
http://www.digitalcupboard.co.za
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3. CD REVIEWS
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INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE:

Etta James - Matriarch Of The Blues (BMG)

Wonderful new 12-track set of new and classic blues/pop songs from vocal legend Etta James featuring her touring band, The Roots Band. Covers include Dylan’s ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’, Al Green’s ‘Rhymes’ and a slowed down version of the Rolling Stone’s ‘Miss You’. Stone’s guitarist Keith Richards was quoted as saying "I was once married to Etta in a backstage wedding at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic N.J. (way back when). This makes me Mr Soul! MISS YOU!! Love, Keith (P.S. What about the kids?)". Worth checking out! (SS)
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

SOFT MACHINE

Formed in 1966, Canterbury, England, Soft Machine were a progressive fusion unit that came out of a Canterbury band called The Wilde Flowers. Originally Ratledge, Hopper, Wyatt and Caravan's Dave Sinclair existed in various line-ups and influencing the early Pink Floyd / Syd Barret. They toured extensively with Henry Cow and Hatfield. The Wilde Flowers had a free form Jazz Rock experimentation. Eventually a two way split which became Caravan and Soft Machine. The name Soft Machine came from a William Burrough's novel. Soft Machine were based in St Tropez in France where they did extensive tours up and down the coast line.

Organist Mike Ratledge, drummer Robert Wyatt and lead guitarist Kevin Ayers were strongly influenced by art and philosophy. Often staying at poet and novelist Robert Grave's Spanish island home, these three Canterbury pilgrims, would often be found playing at the Majorca jazz club. They co-starred with Jimi Hendrix in a record breaking country tour and blew the minds of sophisticated listeners at the New York museum of modern art. By 1969 Soft Machine were temporarily disbanded.

Kevin Ayers went to Ibiza and formed a band called The Whole World with Mike Oldfield and Daevid Allen went to Paris to form Gong. Soft Machine went through various formations in the seventies, adding a horn section from Keith Tippet's centipede orchestra for the album Third. In the late seventies one would even find Jack Bruce and various members of Gong moving in and out of the last phase of Soft Machine.

Without a doubt the root of ambient music can be sourced with the early Soft Machine and Terry Riley projects. They were the avant garde of the British art culture influencing later day Pink Floyd, King Crimson and most of the progressive jazz art rock musicians.

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

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

VIA AFRIKA (FRESHCD107)

Rock not rock, white not white -- when I think of world music I hear music of the sort made by Via Afrika. I freely admit: I'm provincial and partial to rock, so when I think of world music I think of rock music heavy on rhythm, music that has eclectic touches from all over the map. In its own way, Via Afrika sounds as authentically African as Margaret Singana.

The music of Via Afrika has hints of show tunes and world folk songs fused into a driving, dancing, rocking music. For example, there is a hint of the Orient in the song 'Via Afrika' even though it is a song full of images and place names from the African continent.

As is the case with many vinyl LPs transferred to digital, there are bonus tracks, which are usually alternate takes -- and so they are in this case, but with a difference: they are not exactly the same song done several ways and only subtly different from the hit version one is most familiar with (and with Via Afrika that would be 'Hey Boy'). The remixes are substantially different and yet recognizably the same song, especially the final track, 'Hey Boy (2000 Dub Mix)'.

From the original section of the album, the standout tracks are 'Via
Afrika', 'Hey Boy', and 'Afrika the Tiger'. However, the whole 68+ minutes has an active ingredient that works on one's spine and hips to induce healthful movements to sooth and relax, while energizing at the same time. Via Afrika live must have been an incredible rock experience. This CD sure is fun.

I've heard plenty of CDs taken from vinyl sources, and even from master
tapes, and I must say this sound is clear, three-dimensional, and has great separation. If told this was a digital recording I'd probably accept that and not think twice. Outstanding transfer of outstanding music -- all the way around, Retro Fresh and Via Afrika both did a great job!

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

Via Afrika
http://rock.co.za/legends/viaafrika

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

NOTHIONG TO FEAR - MARGARET SINGANA

Listening to 'Nothing to Fear' I can't help feeling that Margaret Singana was robbed of her birth right. Called Lady Africa it's seems strange that 9 of the 11 tracks are in English, leaving only 2 for her to really shine on. 'Ubukhwele' and 'Sobagwaza/Ndoluse', the 2 non English tracks is where she sounds most natural and most African. With the exception of these 2 tracks, a funky reggae rendition of Bob Dylan's 'Man Gave Names to all the Animals' featuring Richard Jon Smith and a lilting stab at Kenny Roger's 'Sweet Music Man' Lady Africa has to be content with imitating the great disco diva's of the late 70's on the rest of the album.

Of course I am saying this with hindsight on my side. At the time this album was released (1981) disco was still very popular and this album would have had more national and international appeal than a pre 'Graceland' and pre the fall of apartheid 'African' album and was probably the right choice at the time. As for imitating the disco diva's she does an excellent job. Singana's voice can easily stand next to the Donna Summers and Gloria Gaynors of this world.

Listened to as a disco album, this is great and contains all the essential ingredients for an album of that genre, but with 'The Warrior' by Ipi 'N Tombia featuring the great vocal talent of Singana in my record collection, I know which one I'd reach for as my Margaret Singana Desert Island disc.

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

Margaret Singana
http://rock.co.za/legends/margaretsingana

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SPRINGBOK RADIO CHARTS: 30 YEARS AGO
Friday, 29 January 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1. [1] Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow - The Dealians
2. [3] I Hear You Knockin' - Dave Edmunds
3. [2] Looky, Looky - Giorgio
4. [4] I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
5. [7] Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland
6. [5] Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond
7. [6] Zanzibar - Wanda Arletti
8. [18] Knock Three Times - Dawn
9. [8] San Bernadino - Christie
10. [19] No Matter What - Badfinger

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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

South African artists who were at number 1 this week:

Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow - The Dealians (1971)
She's a Woman - Neil Herbert (1975)
Substitute - Clout (1978)

Supplied by John Samson
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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TOP 10 SA CLASSIC ROCK ALBUMS

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

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

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TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

This week [last week] Song - Artist

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

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

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BIRTHDAYS

January:
6: Syd Barrett (early Pink Floyd) (1946)
8: Elvis "The King" Presley (1935)
8: Shirley Bassey (1937)
8: David Bowie (1947)
9: Jimmy Page (1944)
9: Tony Groenewald (Off The Edge) (1958)
13: Trevor Rabin (Rabbitt, Yes, solo) (1954)
16: Roy Bulkin (born in 1952, died 19 January 1996)
19: Janis Joplin (1943)
20: Crocodile Harris (Robin Graham) (1950)
31: Johnny Rotten (1956)

If you have any info on other artist birthdays (mostly SA-related) during January and February, please e-mail Brian at mailto:brian@sarockdigest.com
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5.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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KOOS KOMBUIS IN LONDON

The Aeroplanes asked the question "Hey! Where's the Jol?" The answer quite simply is "It's at the Walkabout in Shepherd's Bush, London". A stones throw away from the Shepherd's Bush Empire where not so long ago us ex-pats were treated to a huge helping of SA rock in the form of the Amabala concert. Tonight (23 January) was another treat and all I can say to whoever is organising these events... more of the same please.

Dwarfed by a huge painting of an All Black Rugby Player at the side of the stage, sat Koos Kombuis on a stoel with his kitar, a book of songs and a few bottles (of Tassies?). Dwarfed in size maybe, but not in stature for all eyes were on him, all ears tuned to his simplistic yet compelling mix folk rock. The might of the Bokke would not scare that All Black as much as noise this crowd made for Koos.

The audience was an interesting mix of Engelsmense and Afrikaans people, people in suits, people in denims, people with long hair, people with no hair, tall people, short people, female people, male people, affluent and effluent or just under the influence. Yet all were there for one thing, and that was to have a jol with Koos, a reflection of the wide appeal of his music.

The man himself looked relaxed, paging through his book of songs and deciding what to sing next. He seemed to be really enjoying himself. Sometimes he gave in to the chants from the audience and played 'AWB Tiete' following the chant of "AWB! AWB!" from the audience. Favourite songs were met with rapturous applause and songs like 'Lisa se Klavier' were sang with so much feeling and vigour that Koos needed hardly to sing himself. This in contrast with the music played during the interval where songs like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen and Bon Jovi's 'Living on a Prayer' hardly raised a murmur from the crowd.

The interval was longer than expected, but the crowd waited patiently,
occasionally breaking out into a chorus of "Koos! Koos!". The man eventually re-appeared and other than a change of headgear from a bandana to a vel hat, it was business as usual.

And as we made our way to the tube to go home, I couldn't help feeling that this was one concert about which I will one day be able to stand up and say with pride "Ek was daar" (I was there).

BTW on the tube going home I met a Swiss girl who was at the concert. She said she had been staying with the guys from Dorp, (hence her interest in SA music). Dorp will be performing at the Dublin Castle in Camden on 1 Feb.

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

Koos Kombuis
http://www.kooskombuis.co.za

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BLUES BROERS AT KIRSTENBOSCH
28 January

A slightly coolish Kirstenbosch Gardens was the place to hear hot blues on Sunday afternoon. Starting promptly at 5.30pm and playing to a packed hillside of Capetonian picnickers, the Blues Broers entertained the crowd with a superb set of blues standards and original songs.

The band consisted of "Doctor" John Mostert on vocals, Albert Frost on stunning guitar, Rob Nagel on bass and amazing mouth organ, Simon "Agent" Orange on keyboards and journeyman musician Dave Le Warne on drums. After 3 or 4 encores we eventually let them go, leaving us well satisfied and shouting for more.

Capture the feeling on their live CD 'Cellar Tapes' recorded at the Hidden Cellar in Stellenbosch in December 1997. Well worth getting.
(BC)

Blues Broers
http://www.bluesbroers.org.za

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AFRICA O'YE LIVE @The Bassline

Dynamic new outfit Africa O’Ye have been impressing many SA music fans with their intelligent blend of funk, fusion, traditional and straight-ahead jazz styles. The group have just released their album ‘Moment Of Truth’ and its 15 tracks are melodic, lyrical, uplifting and just plain beautiful, and bear all the hallmarks of a group destined to capture the hearts of music lovers in all corners of the globe.

The group’s music can best be described as Afro-Jazz/Fusion - a unique hybrid sound that the group has successfully showcased at countless festivals throughout the country over the last year. If you have yet to
experienced Africa O'Ye in action, get to The Bassline on February 1st for a musical treat, and the band's debut appearance at Melville's renowned jazz club.

1st February
Tickets: R30 @ the door
Booking is essential Tel: (011) 482 6915
http://www.click2music.co.za

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

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BASSLINE

JANUARY
Tues 30th & Wed 31st: BOO! - R40 - 9:30pm

FEBRUARY
Thurs 1st: AFRIKA O’YE - 9:30pm - R30

Fri 2 & Sat 3rd: A JAZZ EXPERIENCE with ‘VUSI MAHLASELA’ - 9:30pm - R50
Sun 4th: On every Sunday for the month of February ‘JOZI VIBES’ starts
at 3pm till late! - R30
Tues 5th: MATTHEW V. D. WANT - 9:30pm - R30

Contact: Sydney: (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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FRUIT FLY NAVIGATORS ANNOUNCE JHB TOUR

The Fruit Fly Navigators will be making a short promo tour to Johannesburg in February to promote their ‘Seratonin’ EP. The ‘Seratonin’ EP represents the new sound of the Durban-based Fruit Fly Navigators and will be available in limited stores from the 28 February. The EP was recorded in July 2000 at RP Studios in Johannesburg and was produced by Evert du Munnik.

Two singles off the EP have already been released to radio stations - ‘Crush’, which held the No.1 slot for two weeks on Barney Simon's Modern Rock Chart as well as reaching No.9 in the State of Independence Top 40 alternative songs of 2000 and the Digital Cupboard Top 30 MP3 downloads. ‘Just an Inch’ peaked at No.2 on the Modern Rock Chart and is still receiving extensive airplay.

The new EP will be released on the independent Bionic Records label

Those February dates and venues are:
The Wits Orientation Party - Friday 9 February (12h00)
Boogie Nights with special guests Four Ounce Freedom - Saturday 10 February (20h00).

Pre-release CD's will be available for sale at R30
Buy FFN online http://www.samusic.co.za

Fruit Fly Navigators
Tel : 031-3048958
Cell; 082-7832974
Fax : 031-3360812
Management: mailto:daveca@fedsure.co.za
Fan Mail: mailto:fruitflynavigators@mweb.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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HIGH STREET THEATRE, DURBANVILLE
http://www.highstreet.co.za

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THE JAM
http://www.thejam.co.za

Contact: (021)465 2106
mailto:live@thejam.co.za

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

Wednesday: January 31 Live & Loud at the "BIG TREE" Strand. Entrance Free!

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

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues Rock with "The Julian Laxton Band". R25
Thursdays from 9 P.M. Unplugged blues with "The Muthers Limited Edition". No cover charge
Fridays from 9 P.M. Blues with "The Mississippi Muthers". R30
Saturdays from 8.30 "THE LEGEND OF CLAPTON" featuring The Julian Laxton Band. A musical review of the life and music of Eric Clapton from his school days till present. R75 per ticket. Book at Computicket. Info 011 678-2880
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". R30

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NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town 2001
4 Stages - 2 Nights - over 30 African & International Acts
Website: http://www.nsjfcapetown.com
Contact: Rashid Lombard/ Clarence Ford
c/o ESP-Afrika - http://www.espafrika.com or
Email: mailto:rashid.l@mweb.co.za

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

9th-12th August: Pretoria, Fountains Valley
17th-19th August: Worcester, Kleinplasie

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

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SARON GAS TO APPEAR LIVE AND UNPLUGGED ON KYKNET

Saron Gas will appear live on Kyknet's Draadloos on Friday 2 February 2000. This performance marks their first ever unplugged performance, recorded live in December 2000 at Kyknet's Johannesburg studios. The show features performances of 7 unplugged tracks as well as interviews with vocalist/guitarist Shaun Welgemoed.

Saron Gas celebrated a very successful year during 2000, due mainly to their constant gigging. The band’s excellent debut album ‘Fragile’ was No.6 on the SA Rock Digest SA Albums of the Year 2000 chart and ’69 Tea’ also placed No.6 on the SA Rock Digest SA Songs of the Year 2000 lists.

Most recently (January 2001) they achieved #4 position on the 5FM Top 40 Countdown, with their latest single ‘Fine Again’. ‘69 Tea’ also reached #2 position on the 5FM charts, and led to the band being invited to perform at the prestigious State of the Nation 2000 concert (hosted by 5FM). Performances at the country’s major music festivals, including Woodstock, Oppikoppi and Splashy Fen, as well as numerous successful club gigs and a national tour have clearly illustrated the band’s national appeal.

Programme: Draadloos (Kyknet is broadcast on DStv)
Premiere Broadcast: Friday 2 February @ 20h15
Repeat Broadcast: Saturday 3 February @ 18h00 & Monday 5 February @ 11h00

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SEMISANE TO PLAY ONE-OFF GIG @CHILLI AND LIME
http://www.semisane.com

The band Semisane who have been creating waves nationally for the past 6 months will be performing their first show of 2001, at the Chilli and Lime club in Greenpoint, Cape Town on Friday February 2. The band's latest single 'Alright' (the third off their debut album, 'A Life Less Strange') is moving rapidly up the 5FM Top 40 Singles charts and is currently sitting at No.17.

Special guests Flow will be making an appearance as well on the night. DJ Damian (ex-All Bar None) takes over the spinning of the tunes after all the live action.

Venue: CHILLI AND LIME 23 SOMERSET ROAD GREENPOINT
Date: FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Tickets: R20.00 COVER CHARGE BEFORE 22H30.

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SIDESHOW

Nu-metal rap-core SA outfit Sideshow are now back on the live circuit following their recent stint in the recording studio that produced their forthcoming single release, ‘Feel’.. The band have a new drummer James (ex-Ichabod) and their ‘Feel’ single will be available in early March followed by the full (as yet untitled) EP. You will be able to see Sideshow on the Main Stage at the ‘Skistok Crooked Music Festival’ in March.

Dates to remember:
Friday 2nd Feb - ‘Skistok Crooked Music Festival’ Warm Up Party at Carfax alongside Not My Dog and 3 Weeks.
Saturday 3rd Feb - Day Event - Thrashers Skate Park & Interview on Radio Tuks re: the new EP

For more info, bookings and merchandise c/o:
EUTHANASIA
Claire
mailto:euthanasia@worldonline.co.za
mailto:claire@sideshow.co.za
083 247 9665
011-614 8291

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SPORTY SPICE LIVE IN SPORTY SA

Big Concerts has announced that Melanie Chisholm, better known to all those Spice Girl fans as Mel C or "Sporty Spice", will be performing a one-off solo concert in South Africa on February 23rd at Carnival City, Gauteng. With the Spice Girls’ recent album, ‘Forever’ currently adding to their dough-pile, Mel C has also been doing a good earner with her debut solo album, ‘Northern Star’, which was released a year ago and is still hovering in the upper regions of the UK charts having achieved double platinum status in Britain.

Mel C recently completed her first solo world tour which saw her performing in the USA, Australia, and Europe, finishing off with a triumphant, sell-out concert at the London Astoria. Since those heady days when the Spice Girl gang was top of the pop world, selling over 40 million albums and watching each successive single hit the top of the charts, the Spice story has thrown up a few changes. Geri Halliwell was the first to leave the group for a solo career and the other four took a while to readjust and refocus while Mel C and Mel B both released solo albums. (SS)

Concert Date: 23 February
Venue: Carnival City, Gauteng
Booking at http://www.Ticketweb.co.za
Ticketweb Call Centre 0861 400 500

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WOODSHED AT WIPEOUT

Original and independent recording artists Woodshed will perform at the Wipeout, Main Road, Muizenberg, this coming Saturday February 3. In true pub tradition, music should cover the period 9pm-1am.

Woodshed's first independently-produced CD 'Hand Made' (their second, the first having been released by BMG in 1997) has done very well on the national and regional charts, with two songs in the current 5FM top 40 (one, 'Happy With You', reaching number 3 in December). 'Happy With You' was KfM's No. 1 SA song for nearly three weeks late last year.

Woodshed
+27-21-788-2311 (tel/fax)
+27-21-686-4038 (tel)
+27-82-602-4330 (cell)

Venue: 021 788-1900

Woodshed
http://www.fly.to/woodshed
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6.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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TOXIC SHAME

Things have moved quite dramatically over the last 12 months or so. At the end of 1999 we officially signed with Universal and went through the painstaking process of track selection. We settled on a track listing after much deliberation and fears and started "fixing".

We used the original demos as the basis for the finals, re-recording vocals and guitars, putting live bass in, etc. The final 'Full Circle' album was ready by the end of June ... due to record company stuff, the release has been stalled and I'm pleased to tell you that 'Full Circle' is being officially released on the 26th of January. The first single is 'Sittin', which is getting a fair amount of airplay on 5FM. The second single will be 'The Night Lives in Your Eyes' and we'll be doing a video for that.

Jon Buckley
Toxic Shame

Review of original 'Full Circle' demo CD here:
http://www.rock.co.za/files/toxicshame_fullcircle.html

SITTING - TOXIC SHAME (reviewed at the end of 1999)

'Sitting' needs to be played in front of 50 000 bic-waving fans - its that kind of song. This 6-minute plus track builds slowly into an epic stadium crowd pleaser. The chorus of "I'm tired and take me home" would make an ideal show closer. This is a song that I could quite easily imagine Bon Jovi, the Scorpions or Aerosmith singing... lets hope it doesn't stay a "hidden gem" for much longer.
(BC)

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PLAY MY WAY - MATTHEW VD WANT

Matthew van der Want has a new solo album out called 'Play my Way'. Released on his own label, Bitchin’ Pitchin’, 'Play my Way' is Matthew’s first release since his 1998 collaboration with Chris Letcher on 'Low Riding'.

"Chris and I have recorded a new album with Lloyd Ross, which will be released later this year," says Matthew, "While that’s being sorted out, I decided to release an album on my own: recorded, written and performed by me."

'Play my Way' is something of a departure from Matthew’s previous albums 'Turn on You' (1996) and 'Low Riding' (1998), both of whose focus lay on the acoustic guitar. The 6-string is still there on 'Play my Way', (as is the song writing that afforded those albums their critical acclaim), but the production of the new album has shifted towards the electronic. Says Matthew, "I had a lot of fun recording this album. The structure of the songs I chose to record was well suited to the kind of trippy, loopy, electronic approach I took to their production. I’ve always thought that my songs could work with this kind of treatment and I’m very happy with how 'Play my Way' sounds."

Matthew’s supporters will recognise new versions on the album of 'Waterfall', (which first appeared on 'Low Riding') and 'Drugs Uncool', (from his and Chris Letcher’s 1997 'e.p. Tombi'). The album also features 8 new songs, ranging from the tranquil and pensive 'Madmaking' to the disturbing frenzy of 'Psychotropic'.

In addition to doing 'Play My Way', I’ve been recording other people’s music too - I recorded a band called "Instant Lawn" and Gary Herselman and I are doing a tribute album with Koos Kombuis’s songs."

His next live appearance will be on Saturday 3rd February for an anti-rape benefit concert organised by Intervention Arts at Cool Runnings in Wonderboom, Pretoria. He performs at the Bassline, Melville on Tuesday 6 February.

Matthew v.d. Want
mailto:mvdwant@hotmail.com
Tel: (011) 674 2453
Cell: (082) 979 7010

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DAVID SCOBIE

You may remember David Scobie from the hit song 'Gypsy Girl' which stayed at the top of the South African and Zimbabwean charts in the early eighties. David went on to produce four albums an SABC television special and a South African tour. Since then he has been producing countless award winning advertising jingles and documentary music at his own studios in Harare.

In 1998 he put together a show called Neil Diamond Masterworks. The show featured all Neil Diamond's hits in a concert tribute setting, rather than a theatrical documentary. As David sounds extremely close to the real thing the show broke all attendance records over the last ten years or so. The show was then produced in open air settings in Harare and Bulawayo to accommodate those who missed out. Then to top it all by the end of the year he staged a sellout tour of Zimbabwe taking in all the towns. Last year the show was brought back to entertain farmers throughout the country and was on the road for a further two months until Christmas and was, again, a huge hit. It was without doubt one of the best shows Zimbabwe had ever seen.

The show was performed in many formats. 1) Full 12 piece band 2) David and two backing vocalists 3) David as solo performer. All show formats were successful and managed to accommodate the varied venues/budgets available in Zimbabwe.

We are now looking to stage the show in South Africa. We would want to use an All-South African crew and are looking to team up with interested parties, be it management/ theatres/ independent venues/ production companies. We realize that commercial sponsorship is necessary in this day and age to put together any productions and will make available any presentation material required.

We are interested in touring South Africa for a year from Messina to Cape Town in a roadshow format or producing a theatre production.

Should any parties be interested in getting involved please email us at the above address. Thank you.

David Scobie
mailto:scobie@mweb.co.zw

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GARTH TAYLOR

If anyone has any info or contact details for either WIN RECORDS or a new artist called GARTH TAYLOR (both possibly Cape based) then please email mailto:sugar@cd.co.za.

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ORIGINAL SA 60s BEAT-GROUP 45s WANTED!

I´m looking for original 45s from South African 60s groups/artists. Who can help? Anything that is in the vein of beat or psychedelia is of interest (1965-1969). All reords are wanted in at least VG+ condition & should have original picture sleeves whenever they were released like that (otherwise company sleeves). There's a whole lot that I'm looking for & probably many that I'm still not aware off. Some records of special interest are:

THE HOBOS: If I ever saw you 7" (Scepter) (with PS)
THE HOOCHIE COOCHIES: I´m a boy 7" (Rave)(with PS)
THEM: One time too many 7" (Parlophone)
THE NEWS: Wild Face (Parlophone) (with PS)
(ANDY KEILLER &) THE UPSETTERS: Daddy Rolling Stone 7" (Continental) THE ZEROES: Work all day 7" (Rave)

But there´s a lot more.... ATTRACTION, BIRDS OF A FEATHER, DIFFERENCE, FLAMES, INCROWD, IN SET, MAD MUNKS, VEDETTES etc. I will buy records (& I pay well!), but I also have a lot in trade ...004's, JOHN E. SHARPE & SQUIRES, CRESCENDOES, MOQUETTES, KYND, BLACK POINTS, STACCATOS, THOSE FIVE, SQUARE SET, GROUP 66, FALLING LEAVES, etc. Please get in touch with me!

Erik Meinen
mailto:e.meinen@chello.nl

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60s+70s 8-TRACK TAPES + CASSETTES

Can anybody help me to find original 8-track tapes or cassettes by SA rock groups from the 60s+70s? I'm ready to pay good prices for them.

Miguel rodriguez
Germany
mailto:Mirosound@hotmail.com

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THE OSTRICH MAN

Please will someone help me locate a copy of 'The Ostrich Man' on Gallo CD PVCD22 for my Flames collection?

Thanks

Bas Möllenkramer
mailto:mollyb@worldonline.nl
http://www.the-flames.com

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IPI TOMBI

I am trying to track down information regarding the 1975 Galaxy Records album 'Ipi-Tombi, Music from the Stage Production' by Ipi-Tombi for a potential license. In particular I am keen to get in touch with the production company who I am told now own the rights to the recording. Please help me!

Thanks

Neil Claxton
faith & hope records (UK)
mailto:neil@faith-and-hope.co.uk

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THE ROCKETS

Has anyone got a copy of "Gimme a break!" by THE ROCKETS and if so could I buy it from you or get a copy? Also does anyone know the whereabouts of Bones who used to be the lead singer with THE ROCKETS?

Niki
mailto:niki.sayers@btinternet.com

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60's and 70's SA LEGAL ROCK CDS

Can anybody help me to find South African late 60's and early-mid 70's rock and psychedelic groups on CD? Groups like: Freedoms Children, Snakeshed, Abstract Truth, McCully Workshop, Suck, Brian Finch/Kenny Henson and many more. I'm tired of seeing bootlegs here in Europe and I'm not gonna buy them anyway!

Please help me to find legitimate South African issues.

Miguel rodriguez
Germany
mailto:Mirosound@hotmail.com

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

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LOUIS MHLANGA

I am a old friend of one of Southern Africa's greatest guitarists, Louis Mhlanga, but we have been out of touch for several years. I am now in the USA and would like to telephone him. Does anyone have his phone number or able to give him my e-mail address?

Thanks,

Baba Steve E
mailto:baba@pobox.com

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RETRO FRESH

Retro Fresh is looking for contact details for the remaining members of controversial 70s hard rock band SUCK ... They are Savvy Grande (drums); Stephen "Gil" Gilroy (guitar) and Moose Forer (bass). {Vocalist Andy Ionnides passed away recently due to a shooting accident - ed}.

If anyone knows where we can get hold of them please mail Benjy Mudie at Fresh Music mailto:fresh@icon.co.za. We need to contact them to discuss the Retro reissue of the band's legendary debut album... also if anyone has any band pics, posters, etc it would be appreciated... you will be credited in the artwork! (i.e become famous!)

http://www.rock.co.za/files/timetosuck.html

A glimpse in the Mirror... do any Digest subscribers out there have any pics of Falling Mirror?

http://rock.co.za/legends/fallingmirror

Benjy Mudie
mailto:fresh@icon.co.za
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7.LINKS
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LINKS PAGES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

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

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

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

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

JACK HAMMER
http://www.pietbotha.com

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

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

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

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

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

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

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

SKINCAGE
http://www.realmusic.co.za/skincage

AMANDA TIFFIN
http://listen.to/amandatiffin

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

ARCHIVES:

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

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

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

MESSAGE BOARD:

TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN
Post your message on the SA Rock message board
http://www.sarockdigest.com/messageboard

NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

PUTUPOT
http://www.putupot.com

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

SHOPPING:

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

ROCKINBEAT
http://rockinbeat.de/
Rare SA (and UK) albums from the 60s

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

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

RESOURCES:

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

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

RADIO:

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

BOOKS:

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

LYRICS:

GIPSIE
Lyrics for various South African (mainly Afrikaans) songs
http://www.gipsie.co.za

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 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.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 1.3MB).
http://www.rock.co.za/files/sarockdigest.zip
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9.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.

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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

Brian Currin
mailto:vagabond@sarockdigest.com
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
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Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

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mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

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mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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mailto:shiloh_noone@hotmail.com
http://www.sarockdigest.com/shiloh
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