SA ROCK DIGEST ISSUE #99
http://www.sarockdigest.com
25th March 2001

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CONTENTS
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1.NEWS - SA Rock Files, Dead Men Don't Tour, A Feast Of Festivals, SAFM, North Sea Jazz, Rustlers, PC Music, Westlife, The Conference CD, Womad
2.CHARTS - Top Selling SA CDs, Top SA Albums, Top SA Songs, Top 20 MP3 downloads
3.CD REVIEWS - Sunshines, Age Of Innocence
4.CLASSIC ROCK - Hot Tuna, Squeal, PJ Powers
5.FORUM, REQUESTS & FEEDBACK - Square Set, Chris Lechter
6.LIVE REVIEWS & GIG INFO
7.LINKS
8.BACK ISSUES
9.CONTRIBUTIONS
10.CONTACT DETAILS
11.SUBSCRIPTIONS

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PRESS RELEASES AND CONTRIBUTIONS

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Further info and contact details are at the end of this newsletter.

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ERRATA

In my review of The Passenger's 'Rule of the Swallow' in last weeks SA
Rock Digest, I incorrectly stated that Neill Solomon was of Greek descent. Georg Voros (ex-Neill Solomon's Bazaar drummer) has kindly corrected me on this, Neill is in fact Lebanese. I apologise to Neill for causing him any doubt about his origins, but it does strengthen my view that he is no Adonis.

John Samson
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1.NEWS
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SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock

25 March: Updated Rabbitt pages, thanks to TH Cutler
25 March: Added PJ Powers' 'There Is An Answer', thanks to John Samson
25 March: Added 'Playgrounds In Paradise' by Finch and Henson, thanks to Books And Music in Port Elizabeth
23 March: Added scans of South African seven singles to the Hits of the Years pages (1958 to 1970, so far), thanks to Tertius Louw, vinyl collector extraordinaire.
21 March: Added Roger Lucey's 'The Road Is Much Longer' and updated Rock Legends section with more info on Neill Solomon, Buffalo, Petit Cheval, Robin Auld, Snakeshed and others... also added 'Sidney Sessions' album info... all thanks to John Samson, who is living proof that you can never have too much spare time!
20 March: Updated Lesley Rae Dowling, thanks to Benjy Mudie and John Samson
20 March: Updated http://www.pietbotha.com and http://www.littlesister.co.za
19 March: Added Des and Dawn's originally banned 'Folk On Trek' album, thanks to John Samson

SOUTH AFRICA'S ROCK FILES
http://rock.co.za/sarock

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DEAD MEN DON'T TOUR

The Rodriguez documentary filmed during his sold-out SA tour in March 1998 has finally got a broadcast date; July the 5th at 9.30pm, just after Ripley's Believe It Or Not which seems strangely appropriate.

Tonia Selley
producer

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A FEAST OF FESTIVALS

Where did all these South African music festivals suddenly come from?
Glancing at this week's contents you'll notice ads for OppiKoppi, Splashy Fen, Rustlers, North Sea Jazz, Southern Cross, Croc Rock, Awesome Africa, Woodstock 3, and 5FM Easter Rock. We've already had Up The Creek, there's a pre-OppiKoppi festival soon, and WOMAD later in the year. Most of these festivals feature (almost exclusively) SA acts, with the exception of the North Sea Jazz which has a 50/50 split between African (read South African) and international artistes, and all these festivals are very well attended. So all those SA music festivals are easily exceeding their hypothetical quotas, while the SA radio stations believe that no-one's interested in SA music. I'm confused! [SS]

In next weeks issue (#100!) we will feature a full round-up of all the SA Festivals for the rest of the year.

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SAFM'S SATURDAY WIRED GETS FRESH NEW LOOK AND TIME SLOTS

Saturday Wired, Michelle Constant's Saturday morning music, arts and popular culture programme on SAFM (104-107FM), is currently being moved to two brand new time slots in April. At present, the two-hour show covers a broad spectrum of popular culture and entertainment news as well as music. A decision was made to split Saturday Wired into two different programmes - one focusing primarily on music and the other on arts.

Saturday Wired, a music show, starts on 7 April 2001, and will be a three-hour show broadcast on Saturday nights from 9-12pm. Michelle will play an eclectic and exciting combination of new releases, classic hits, undiscovered gems and old favourites. Once a month Saturday Wired will move out of the SAFM studios and broadcast from clubs and live music events. These will include music festivals around the country, among them the North Sea Jazz Festival and OppiKoppi.

Art on the Edge, will be broadcast on Wednesdays between 12.30 and 1.00pm. The show will concentrate on "alternative" live entertainment, visual arts, festivals and popular culture.

For more information:
Bronwyn Penn
Foxfire@artslink.co.za
Tel: 011 482 2712

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FREE JAZZ CONCERT IN CAPE TOWN TO USHER IN THE NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL

It’s NORTH SEA JAZZ WEEK in Cape Town as the city gears up for the
second staging of the International Jazz Festival at The Good Hope
Centre on Friday and Saturday evenings. The demand for the remaining
tickets is increasing, and the steady stream of International and South
African Jazz musicians, fans, and media representatives into Cape Town,
indicates a far bigger interest and larger attendance then last year’s
inaugural event. The rich and diverse musical talent on display
guarantees another Festival to remember and there’s a vibe of excitement and anticipation around the city.

To get the Mother City in the mood, and to give all its jazz fans an
opportunity to enjoy a free jazz concert of the highest quality,
Festival organizers esp-AFRIKA (Pty) LTD. (SA) and MOJO Concerts BV (The Netherlands), with the full and generous support of the V&A Waterfront, are sponsoring a jazz concert at the Amphitheatre on Thursday evening March 29th at 7.00. This concert will feature four outstanding groups, DEBAFANA, THE BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC TRIO, FOREIGN EXCHANGE and AFRICA X.

DEBAFANA is fronted by two veteran SA hornmen, saxophonist Ezra Ngcukana and his trumpet and flugelhorn-playing brother Duke Ngcukana. The band also features George Werner on piano, Babes Mdamase on drums and Wesley Abrahams on bass, and is very well known to all those ‘Township Jazz & Jive’ lovers.

THE BERKLEE SCHOOL OF MUSIC TRIO features Gary Levitt on bass, Michael
Prowaznik on drums and Lionel Loueke on guitar. This trio has played
some prestigious gigs across the US to consistent acclaim.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE is a very popular jazz and funk outfit. The group is
led by keyboard player Mark Goliath, and features the sensational Nash
Reed on vocals, Sammy Webber on bass, Frank Paco on drums, Raoul Heidman on guitar and Ricky Moss on bass and vox.

AFRICA X is headed by Jacob and Esai De Mel, the twins from the Ivory
Coast who founded this multi-membered group in 1985. Vocalist Andrea
Parodi fronts this unique ensemble of between 10 and 15 musicians, who
take a novel approach to the integration of the older and newer sounds
from the African Continent. The group’s appearance at this concert will
provide a taster for their major appearance at the Festival on Saturday
night.

PROGRAMME TIMES:
7.00 DEBAFANA
8.00 THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC TRIO
9.00 FOREIGN EXCHANGE
10.00 AFRICA X

FOR ALL FESTIVAL INFO AND UPDATES:
African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival HOTLINE - (021) 418- 6924
African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival WEBSITE:
http://www.nsjfcapetown.com
esp-AFRICA website: http://www.espafrika.com

Tickets for the Festival are available exclusively from Computicket
One Day Pass - R235
Two day Pass - R360

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RUSTLERS EASTER FESTIVAL 2001
13-16 April

At this year’s 10th Rustlers Easter Festival, all genres will be
represented in a four-day Dance Party with live acts to entertain at
four main venues. In addition to the World Stage, the Comet Stage hosts
impromptu collaboration between musicians from the World Stage, comedy
and DJs, 24 hours, non-stop. The Futures Field is a chilled space
exhibiting a sound rig driven by solar panels and bicycle power and is
an environmental and alternative energy information centre. Children’s
entertainment will be the central daytime feature of this field. The
Greenfield surrounding the Tipi Village, sited on the river, will offer
a soothing space amongst the teepees for Drumming Circles and other
ceremonies such as the Sweat Hut, which will operate every day at
sunset. This is an acoustic venue surrounding the Stone Circle where
Planet Organic serves wholesome and delicious good food.

The Rustlers Food and Craft market offers a wide selection of culinary
delights and hand made crafts to tempt, dazzle and delight. Ample
toilets, hot showers and running water, ample firewood, free
biodegradable soap and shampoo make camping in the valley a more
comfortable experience.

So, head for the mountains and celebrate Easter weekend at Rustlers with the whole family. Four days of camping with non-stop fun and
entertainment for R200 per person. Children under 12 free when
accompanied by adult ticket holder.

Rustlers Easter Festival Play list. Bands performing on the World Stage:

Soul Birds - Chris Tokolon (Saxophone, voice) Courtney (Didgeridoo,
Voice)
Featherdoctors - Kathy van Rensberg (vocals, Rhythm guitar) Mike Meiring (guitar, vocals) Eliot Short (violin, rap, vocals) Brett Collings (Drums) Doggit (Bass)
Rattamahatta - Stefan Drewnicki (Drums, vocal, flute) Claudia Grote
(accordion, vocal) Axel Batsch (guitar, vocal, creola)
Jamu-Jamu - Mark Wells, David Oldfield (percussion), Adamu (guitar),
Ruka, Ephat Mujuru (mbira), Neil and Lucy.
Mabi Thobejane - with Lucas Komani and Fanyoma Malesa.
Madala Kunene - With Sibusiso Mdaweni (Bass) and friends.
Abafana Bakwa Zulu - Jeremy Franklin, Philemon Zulu, Albert Mkhiye,
Derek Davy.
Skins & Strings - Greg Georgiades, Ashish Joshi.
T.H.C. - Lappies, Snakes, Spilsey, Trotsky, Prof, Samone, Warrics, Lee.
Larry Amos - Ronnie Milne (Drums) Joel Harris (Bass) Larry Amos (Guitar, vocals)
Fat Agnes - Jason Reed, Shane Jooste & Radyn Bros.
No I.D. - Nadia Scaillet, Robert Whiting.
Shakta - Marcus, Donovan & Josh Thatcher.
Citrus - Cralin Potgieter (Guitar), Sandile Delamini (Bass)
Zen Arcade - Andrew Cleland (drums), James Donaldson (guitar), Alistair
Mathie (bass) and Iain McKenzie (vocal, guitar).
George Sax and the Funk 4 - George Sax (saxophone), Sean Patrick O'Tim
(drums), Daniel 'Woody' Swart (bass), Mark Buchanan (guitar)

Rustlers Easter Festival DJ play list at the World Dance venue:
D.J.Graham G-Force - (House Afrika), Mario Cee - (Melt 2000, U.K.) -
Deep Tribal House, D.J Welly - (U.K) - Techno Trance, Mikey Dredd -
(Mushroom Mafia.) - Funky Psychedelic Trance, Pepsi - (DJ of the Year) -
Funky House, D.J Booth - and the Lavalamp Experience, (U.K), Krushed &
Sorted, Damon, Nicky Blumenfeld - (Kaya F.M) - World Music, Planet B -
(U.S.A) - Funky World Hip-Hop, Indaskys a.k.a Tamarac, Dog Star - Deep
House, Devva - Multidimensional fusion

Rustlers Valley is a sensitive ecological area so festivalgoers are
asked to leave dogs and polystyrene at home in order to protect and
conserve the valley. Campers are encouraged to limit glass and other
waste by bringing their own mugs and plates.

Tickets are available from Computicket.
For more information, directions or ticket details call Rustlers (051)
933-3939 or e-mail mailto:wemad@rustlers.co.za
For photographs or interviews phone Frik @ 051-933-3286 or 082-854-8796
A percentage of each ticket will contribute to the completion of a
school for the rural village of Naledi.
See http://<http://www.rustlers.co.za>www.rustlers.co.za for more
details and updates.

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WWW.PCMUSIC.CO.ZA SHOWS THE WAY FORWARD

Small bedroom studios are the new breeding ground and the Internet is
the greatest music distribution network of all time. This combination is the future of music making and even South Africa's biggest music
producers agree. Craigie Dodds, producer of Delenta and Egyptian
Nursery, commented recently: "I think the way ahead for music is the
little guys in their bedroom studios who are coming up with amazing
stuff. The problem is that a lot of the record companies don't
understand that. They still think you need to go into a big studio and
put your tracks down. I feel their lack of support of these little guys
marks the end of the big record company scenario we're used to." (The
full Craigie Dodds interview can be found at http://www.pcmusic.co.za.)

PC Music is an online magazine dedicated to music making in South
Africa. It provides news, reviews, tutorials and interviews relating to
one of the fastest growing markets in the world - using computers to
create and record music. PC Music has a nationwide subscriber base of
professional and amateur musicians, sound engineers and audiophiles who
interact regularly through discussion lists and forums. The PC Music
Team is dedicated to bringing quality content to all who are involved
and interested in computer-based recording technology. PC Music is
actively involved in getting free music making tools to all South
Africans through their Free Studio Project and the South African Loop
and Sample Archive.

PC Music - Make Your Own Noise!
For more information email mailto:info@pcmusic.co.za

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WESTLIFE SET TO TOUR SA

Westlife are a "Boy Band" who have sold a Lot of CDs, had Lots of No 1
hits in the UK, performed to Many Very Happy fans all over the world,
and will perform three shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Sun City
this May. Bryan McFadden, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Nick Byrne and Shane
Filan surpassed the Guinness World Record as the most successful new
chart act of all time achieving five consecutive Number 1's with their
first five singles. Among those are their duet with Mariah Carey on the
cover version of Phil Collins' ‘Against All Odds’, and a more recent
version of Billy Joel’s ‘Uptown Girl’. The defence rests.

Here are all the details, if you’re still interested:

Westlife Tour Intinerary:
Friday 18 May - Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town
Saturday 19 May - Superbowl, Sun City
Sunday 20 May - MTN Sundome, Johannesburg

Booking exclusively at Ticketweb
TicketWeb Internet Site http://www.ticketweb.co.za
TicketWeb Call Centre 0831 400 500 or 0821 400 500
TicketWeb Outlets Info Line 082 232 7800

Ticket Prices:
Ticket prices in Cape Town and Johannesburg - R110, R180 and R250
Ticket prices in Sun City - R180, R230, R250 and R270
exclusive of TicketWeb service charges

For more information on Westlife, visit their website at:
http://www.westlife.co.uk

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THE ‘CONFERENCE’ CD LAUNCH

Drummer and pianist Niklas Zimmer initiated this innovative creative
project, co-creating each of the 12 tracks on this CD with one other
collaborator. CD Roms were posted back and forth between co-creators
until both agreed on a finished piece. Each participant adhered to a set of rules, the most important being that no verbal communication was
allowed until the piece was completed.

The ‘Conference’ CD is a collection of varied and beautiful pieces of
contemporary South African music, bringing together a wide range of
artists: Ben Amato (Colorfields), DJ Nick Birkby (Mofunk, The Fez),
Brydon Bolton (Benguela, ELX), Bood Carver (Moodphase 5ive), Derek
Gripper (guitarist, violist), Adam Lieber (DJ Bonanza), Mark Odonovan
(Odd Enjinears), Deborah Poynton (painter), Thain Torres (actor, writer, "Involving Eternity", "Waterbreek"), Julia Raynham (Honeymoon Suites, The Mothertongue Project), Waldemar van Wyk (Bomvu) and James Webb (sound artist).

‘Conference’ is post rock, ambient, jazz, poetry, drum 'n bass, no art,
industrial and more. In this unique performance you will hear the most
on-the-edge and off-the-wall sounds coming out of Cape Town this year.
The ‘Conference’ CD Launch will be held on Sat. 7th April 2001 at the
Independent Armchair Theatre, Observatory, Cape Town at 9:00 PM. From
April 8th the CD will be available at Outlaw Records in CT.

For more information visit http://www.afribeat.com
mailto:upland.music@mweb.co.za
Niklas Zimmer>083 484 5625

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WOMAD 2001 IN SA

For the third year in a row, Bluegum Creek Estate in Benoni will be
transformed into a cultural village of colourful diversity and melodic
mysticism. This year, however, for the first time, Womad will be staged
in the heart of summer at the end of September. Due to the popularity of over the past two years in South Africa and with the demand of artists from all corners of the world wishing to perform at the festival, organizers have moved the festival to best fit in with Womad’s international itinerary.

Womad 2001 will once again be a three-stage, two-day festival, with
camping on three days. With the intention of constantly improving the
festival, organizers plan on offering festival-goers everything Womad
has in the past two years, but bigger and better. Camping facilities
have again been upgraded, as have the kiddie’s-village and amusement
park (highlighting the importance of family in the Womad atmosphere).
Other new concepts have already been put into motion for this year’s
festival. The first is a specially designed Jazz Experience where jazz
musos from around the world (including South Africa) can perform in an
up-market, seated club. Recreating an exclusive jazz club, jazz lovers
will be able to enjoy the sounds of great jazz in a marquee with its own bar and restaurant and exclusive, opulent vibe.

For further information please contact:
Sandra Briar at Total Exposure: (011) 788-8725
or e-mail: mailto:sandra@total-exposure.co.za
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2.CHARTS
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2a.THE SA ROCK DIGEST TOP 20 SOUTH AFRICAN ALBUMS OF THE WEEK

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

1. [2] Steady On - Moodphase 5ive (African Dope)
2. [1] Burn - Venessa Nolan (Rhythm)
3. [-] Conspirare (Best of) - Lesley Rae Dowling (Retro Fresh)
4. [-] Live - Tananas (Sony SA)
5. [7] Fragile - Saron Gas (Musketeer)
6. [5] Circles Of Fire - Black Noise (Indie)
7. [6] IT - Various Cape Town Artists (Nkomo Records)
8. [4] Relaxzor - Springbok Nude Girls (Sony)
9. [8] Play My Way - Matthew van der Want (Bitchin' Pitchin')
10. [-] Seratonin - Fruit Fly Navigators (Bionic Records)
11. [-] Age Of Innocence - Nowhere Land (Indie)
12. [9] TajMahala - Sharkbrother (Indie)
13. [12] Ingoma - Sylvia Mdunyelwa (EMI)
14. [3] So Many Prophets (with bonus EP) - Fetish (Virgin)
15. [-] Acid Made Me Do It - Krushed & Sorted (African Dope)
16. [11 Afrika Meltdown - Various (MELT 2000)
17. [10] Otis Waygood Blues Band - Otis Waygood Blues Band (RetroFresh)
18. [16] Tattered and Torn - Henry Ate (EMI)
19. [17] Blk Sonshine - Blk Sonshine (Fresh)
20. [19] Gathering - Marcus Wyatt (Sheer Sound)

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

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

1. [1] Miles - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
2. [-] Long Holiday - The Sunshines (‘Long Holiday’ EP/Tel Michael)
3. [4] Everyday - Dave Matthews Band featuring Vusi Mahlasela
('Everyday'/BMG)
4. [3] Geto @ Sunset - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
5. [-] Crush - Fruit Fly Navigators (‘Seratonin’/Bionic)
6. [2] Emptiness High - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
7. [5] Hypocrite - Amanda Tiffin ('Extraordinary Woman'/Indie)
8. [-] The Winter And The Summer - Age Of Innocence ('Nowhere
Land'/Indie)
9. [6] Why - Venessa Nolan ('Burn'/Rhythm)
10. [8] One Time - Matthew van der Want ('Play My Way'/Bitchin'
Pitchin')
11. [10] Rise 'n Shine - Moodphase 5ive ('Steady On'/African Dope)
12. [11] Johnny Calls The Chemist - Falling Mirror ('Shattered'/Tusk)
13. [7] Lebohang - The Getout ('Emerge and See'/Wizards)
14. [14] Give Me The Good News 1994 Remix - Crocodile Harris (EP/One
World)
15. [9] Strange - Colorfields ('IT'/Nkomo Records)
16. [15] U Are Not What You Are - Fudge ('Keeping It Real'/Indie)
17. [18] What The Hell - Ghost ('Presentation'/demo)
18. [12] Afrodisiac - Jorge Carlos ('African Spirit'/Spirit Zone)
19. [16] Welcome To Azania (live) - Jack Hammer ('Bootleg'/Pofadder)
20. [19] Hey Boy - Via Afrika ('Via Afrika'/RetroFresh)

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

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

1. [2] Wena U Bani...? - O'Da Meesta
(Kwaito)
2. [11] Mina Ngeke Ngilunge - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
3. [1] Beautiful Thing - E'smile
(African R&B)
4. [20] I Love the Rain - E nergi
(Reggae Kwaito)
5. [4] Abelungu - Amaryoni
(Zulu a capella)
6. [9] Kom Kom - Kom Kom
(Kwaito)
7. [16] Skyscrapers - Liela Groenewald
(Afrikaans Folk)
8. [12] Nothing Seems To Shake Me - New Clouded Yellow
(Alternative)
9. [6] Makoti - Yvonne Chaka Chaka
(African Pop)
10. [13] Foreplay - Ghetto Luv
(R&B Kwaito)
11. [9] Alien Hand Symphony - asqus
(Experimental Dance)
12. [18] Thina Siyajabula - Impulse
(African Gospel)
13. [15] Sibali - Khumbula
(African Pop Fusion)
14. [RE] Never Again - Prophets of da City
(Hip Hop)
15. [-] Destiny - Killer B
(Dance)
16. [-] Riku Lätti - Vyand van die Staat
(Afrikaans Alternative)
17. [8] Sandla Ngena La - African Roots
(African Reggae)
18. [-] Rock and Water - Albert Grey
(African Rock)
19. [-] Media Killers - Atmosphere Control Unit
(Cyberpunk)
20. [5] Is Is Chisa - DJ Chepad
(Kwaito)

Supplied by Digital Cupboard
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2d.TOP SELLING SOUTH AFRICAN CDs

1. Bosman, Gloria - The Many Faces Of
2. Mandoza - Nkalakatha
3. Mango Groove - Best Of
4. Sang Froid - Pieces Of Nine
5. Voice - Quintet Legacy Volume One
6. Heavy Spirits - Momentum
7. Springbok Nude Girls - Relaxzor
8. Fassie, Brenda - Amadlozi
9. Manzini, Musa - New Reflections
10. Kombuis, Koos - Greatest Hits

Supplied by One World
http://www.oneworld.co.za
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3. CD REVIEWS
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‘LONG HOLIDAY’ - THE SUNSHINES

Should have called it ‘Long Break’. But that wouldn’t have sounded as
catchy. The Sunshines are Greg and Tania, referred to on tax returns and wedding invitations as Mr and Mrs Schoeman, and this new EP is their first material since ‘Removable Tattoos’, their excellent 1996 debut. That album was packed with quality pop songs like ‘Happy Person’, the duo’s first single, which gets another airing on this new release in unplugged form.

But this fresh and fun-filled EP is all about the new single, ‘Long
Holiday’, and get used to the idea of hearing this on the radio very
often in the future as it is an infectious and hooky pop song that many
stations will grab and play whenever it’s holiday time. "I’m going on a
long holiday, I wouldn’t go without you" sings Tania and thousands of
couples going on holiday, or already on holiday will turn to each other
and beam, it’s really that sweet! The two other new songs here are ‘You
Loved Him More Than’ and ‘Phone Call’. Robin Auld adds his backing
vocals on ‘Long Holiday’ and co-produced the track. Full album on the
way. (SS)

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NOWHERE LAND - AGE OF INNOCENCE
http://www.aoi.co.za

Age of Innocence is an album put out by songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Peter Hanmer of Off the Edge fame and vocalist Sherry-Lee Jones, an exciting vocalist in the Alison Williams (Mellow Candle/ Jade Warrior) / Celia Humphries (Trees) / Annie Haslam (Renaissance) vein. This is her first attempt at professional singing and she shows amazing promise and talent. Peter Hanmer is well known to Dinosaur Days listeners - his Off the Edge album, 'Just Another Band', was one of our top albums of last year. He writes/ co-writes all the tracks on the album (except The Strawbs' 'The Winter and the Summer'), and he plays all the instruments, proving that he is one of the best musicians in the country by far. Sherry's husband, Bryn, was the person who inspired and supported the project, recognizing and acknowledging the talents of both Peter and his wife.

It's a beautifully written and performed album, ideal for anybody who enjoys the mellow side of rock, with a nod in a folky direction. There's even a blues track with some blistering guitar from Peter, which shows that, when pushed, he can play the blues extremely well! Mention must also be made of the stunning sleeve and graphics, designed by Mark Raats at Pixstar Digital, which gives the album a tremendously professional and classy touch. You can access their website at http://www.aoi.co.za for copies of the album, as it's not readily available in CD stores. Hopefully, other radio stations, apart from 5fm, who are already fully behind and acknowledge the immense musical talent we have in this country, will recognize the class of this album and give it the promotion and airtime it deserves.

Granted, the music may not be the usual crappy techno and dance that generally tends to find it's way onto the playlists nowadays, but some of these stations need to appreciate the fact that not all their listeners are in the 8 to 16 age group, and that many people would really enjoy this album, given the opportunity to hear it.

Age of Innocence
http://www.aoi.co.za

Off The Edge
http://rock.co.za/offtheedge

Leon Economides
Dinosaur Days
http://www.dinosaurdays.co.za

Quote from Dave Lambert (Strawbs guitarist and composer of 'The Winter and The Summer' originally released on 'Bursting At The Seams' by Strawbs in 1973):

Hi Bryn

Well done, the track sounds super. The package looks very good and I hope it does well for you. I've had a chance to listen to the whole CD albeit very briefly. You must be very pleased, I think the sounds and performances are top notch, all the best with the future. Give my congratulations to everybody concerned.

Regards
Dave L.
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4. CLASSIC ROCK
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SHILOH'S CORNER

HOT TUNA

"You can tune a guitar but you can't tuna fish". But in the case of Californian Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady tuning was done while they played the blues. Originally called Hot Shit in reference to dope rather than excrement, these two diverse flower children formed the rhythm section of the hippest Californian expression, namely Jefferson Airplane. Duality schizophrenia became evident when Kaukonen and Casady would retire to their rooms after the notorious Jefferson gigs and jam the blues. Jorma on the acoustic lead and Casady on the bass, they would indulge in rag time-based blues and finger picking guitar style. Jorma's early influence came through the likes of Howling Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson under the heavy influence of his older brother. The roots of this puritan brother were strictly acoustic, in fact the first time he ever picked up an electric guitar was with the Airplane.
Mentor Roy Buchanan taught Jorma the licks and a particular style of gospel blues expounded by Reverend Gary Davis. In their teen years they jammed together as a rock and roll band called the Triumphs, but the raw honest black music was Jorma's seduction. Jack's father, an avid collector of Jelly Roll Morton's records, came under the spell of Jack's blues. These various hot tuna jams were often a fruit salad affair featuring Airplane members Marty Balin and Paul Kantner. In fact drummer Joey Covington would later end up with the Airplane. What would eventually happen is that Hot Tuna would open for Jefferson Airplane very much like the Fat Mattress scenario with the Hendrix Experience. Jorma detested the wailing Grace Slick with her pseudo hippie image and desired a more blues orientated jam. Out of the fishy delights of Hot Tuna came a black fiddle player, Papa John Creach who featured on the debut album recorded live at the New Orleans house Berkley, and stands alongside John Mayall's Turning Point album as one of the finest unplugged blues jams. Let us not forget the elusive Will Scarlet, a Chicago bred harmonica player, who made his own harmonicas and gained acceptance by simply walking on to stage during a free jam.

The official Hot Tuna trio became completed when Sammy Piazza joined them on the drums. The group officially split from Jefferson Airplane in 1972. Papa John Creach formed his own band Zulu, and Hot Tuna went from strength to strength, filling the clubs and beer halls through the seventies, eighties and nineties. They will long be remembered and still are due to their regular concerts as the finest exponents of acoustic blues, featuring favorites like "Keep your lamps trimmed and burning", "Candy man" and "Come back baby" by Lightning Hopkins. In the lasting words of Jack "It was gratifying to pull the blues out of the hotel rooms and put it on stage." Whatever Hot Tuna did in the studio, could not come near the outstanding finger work and jamming that they projected during live performances. In two words: "Hot Shit".

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

LONG PIG - SQUEAL

Squeal's first album is sinewy, athletic rock stripped down to fighting
weight, it's as pure as rock gets. Though a trio, Squeal is a big band
whether emotional and slow or racing along at full strength. Dave Birch
(guitar, vocals, and songwriting), Brett Barnes (bass), and Craig Nash
(drums) make music that satisfies in the long run.

But don't think that because this is only a rock trio that these songs are simplicity amplified. Squeal's songs have agile variety as well as muscles.

'Long Pig' starts off medium-tempo, throws us into 'Runners', and in the course of the album gives us melodies, crisp guitar work, throbbing bass, and determined back-beating. Birch's strong voice is the perfect vehicle for delivering these powerful songs.

Then 'Long Pig' slams into the loping 'Bury the Body', eases into a few
fine, albeit slower, numbers, then bursts into a rollicking bonus track for the big finish. The bonus is an anthem of mountains and valleys, a dragon's back and Olifant Valley song.

Some songs follow either the accepted rock method of slow-fast-slow-fast, or the equally respectable soft-loud-soft-loud method. 'Runners' and 'Go Well' are two such. Other numbers grab one's attention and thrash it around, as do 'Killing the Light', 'Believer', 'Bury the Body', and 'Candy'.

'Bury the Body' is my favorite tune on the disc, though 'Candy' also sticks to my mind. It was the single from the CD and also appears on the first '5FM Showcase' compilation. But Squeal is one of my favorite South African rock bands so any favorite songs have aggressive competition.

I don't pretend to always understand Birch's lyrics ("You might as well go find a dog/ And ask it what the chickens said"?!). The ones I can't
penetrate do seem to be about something, though, and I see glimmers of
sense. Whether I understand them or not, Birch's lyrics contain profound images and catchy lines -- which profundity does not at all interfere with the forward push of the tune, driven along by guitars and drums.

This is pure rock, lean and powerful, Squeal-style.

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

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

THERE IS AN ANSWER - PJ POWERS

Those who were upset with thre breakup of Hotline didn't have to wait long for another helping of gutsy Afro-Rock to eminate from the vocal chords of PJ. Her second solo album offered listeners a side of self-penned tunes and a side of cover versions of rock and soul classics.

With the help of Hotliners Alistair Coakley and Bones Brettell, its business as usual with the upbeat 'All we need (is here in Africa)', a bouyant paean to Africa in the classic Township Jive style we have come to expect from Ms Powers. Then there's the 7 minute epic title track, a plea for reconciliation (There is an answer/ we'll find a way/ help us to put the past behind us). An impassioned vocal perfomance with a rousing chorus complete with a backing choir. If you're looking for a song that will induce a spate of lighter waving at a stadium near you, look no further than this track.

Side 2 starts off with the Johnny Nash classic 'I can see clearly now'. A lilting sythesizer doing an impersonation of a concertina drives this version which , while doffing it's hat to the reggaeness of the original, keeps the township spirit alive in the album. Worth owning the album for this track alone.

The other 2 cover versions are pretty straight forward covers of Marvin Gaye's 'I heard it through the Grapevine' and The Beatles' 'Let it Be' and it is only the vocal performance of PJ that saves them from mediocrity and raises them into the realms of the okay. Personally I think if you've got the originals of these 2 songs, listen to them rather.

Overall 4 of the 6 tracks are worth listening to which equates to 66.7% good, a pass mark, but not a distinction

PJ Powers and Hotline on the net:
http://rock.co.za/legends/pjpowers

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

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

Friday, 26 March 1971

This week [last week] Title - Artist

1 [1] Knock Three Times - Dawn
2 [2] Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
3 [5] A Summer Prayer For Peace - The Archies
4 [8] Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Credence Clearwater Revival
5 [4] No Matter What - Bad Finger
6 [3] My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
7 [7] Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
8 [6] Do It - Neil Diamond
9 [12] Home - Dave Mills*
10 [19] Silver Moon - Michael Nesmith

* SA Artists

When Tony Orlando who sang on Dawn's 'Knock Three Times' first heard the song he said "Guaranteed this ain't going nowhere". By using a double negative he unknowingly predicted a number 1 hit not only in South Africa (6 weeks), but in the US (3 weeks) and the UK (5 weeks) (and probably in numerous other countries). 'Knock Three Times' went on to be the 3rd biggest hit of 1971. Ex-Monkee, Michael Nesmith and English born, but SA resident, Dave Mills were both launching challenges on the top spot. At the other end of the top 20, The Dealians 15 week run on the charts came to an end as 'Look Out, Here Comes Tomorrow' (written by Neil Diamond who was on the chart with his own 'Do It') drop out of the top 20. Beat Unit, another SA group entered at number 20 with 'Carnival Candyman'.

South African artists who were at number 1 this week:

Let Me Into Your Life - Flood (1976)

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.In The Arena - Circus (1977)
8.Jack Of All Trades - Jack Hammer (1987)
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

* Available on CD from http://www.oneworld.co.za

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TOP 10 ALL-TIME GREAT SA POP AND ROCK SONGS

1.Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill (1968)
2.Hey Boy - Via Afrika (1983)
3.See Yourself (Clowns) - EllaMental (1984)
4.Weeping - Bright Blue (1987)
5.This Boy - Sweatband (1986)
6.As I Went Out One Morning (Damsel) - Tribe After Tribe (1985)
7.ZX Dan - Radio Rats (1978)
8.My Kind Of Girl - Cinema (1988)
9.Special Star - Mango Groove (1989)
10.Who Killed Kurt Cobain - Koos Kombuis (1997)

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

All these songs are available on various CDs if you look hard enough.

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BIRTHDAYS - MARCH

30 - Eric Clapton (1945)
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5.FORUM, REQUESTS AND FEEDBACK
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THE SQUARE SET

I am a founder member along with Neville Whitmill, Nol Klinkhamer and Keith Moffat of the 60s band the Square Set. We had three hits including a number one in SA as well as South America. {'Silence Is Golden' (not a cover of the Tremeloes hit) went to #3 on the Springbok charts in August 1967 - ed}.

Neville died three years ago from Sclerosis and Moffat died a lonely death in a hotel room in Worcester 2 years ago.

Derek Marks (Bass guitar)

PS Still playing with a knockout Rock gig band called
ADRENALIN The Band
http://www.adrenalinband.4dw.com

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CHRIS LECHTER

Can you tell me, whatever happened to Chris Letcher,
one of our most talented musicians?

Angela Jakins
mailto:ajakins@yahoo.co.uk

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

A Cape Town-based music resource that offers two main areas of expertise and assistance:

1) Music Searches - Assists in recommending and finding relevant music
soundtracks for television, cinema and radio commercials and
productions.

2) Music Licensing - Assists in obtaining the publishing and recording
rights for music to be used as soundtracks for commercials and other
productions.

For more info, please contact:
Stephen Segerman
021 461-9541
mailto:sugar@cd.co.za
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6.LIVE REVIEWS AND GIG INFO
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AUTHENTIC IDEAS GIG DATES

Wednesday 28 March - BATTERY 9 - Demolition, Cnr Conrad and Hillcrest Ave, Blairgowire
Friday 30 March - SUGARDRIVE on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour - Southern Cross Music Festival, Middlerus, Mooi Rivier, KZN
Friday 30 March - WONDERBOOM - Southern Cross Music Festival, Middlerus, Mooi Rivier, KZN
Friday 30 March - SEMISANE - Southern Cross Music Festival, Middlerus, Mooi Rivier, KZN
Saturday 31 March - FRANK OPPERMAN BAND - Granaat Rock Fees, Olievenhuis National Art Museum, Harrismith Street, Bloemfontein
Saturday 31 March - SUGARDRIVE on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour - Granaat Rock Fees, Olievenhuis National Art Museum, Harrismith Street, Bloemfontein
Thursday 5 April BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - De Ja Vu, 158 Voortrekker Street, Westdene, Bloemfontein
Friday 6 April - BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - The Big Tree, 22 Tradelink Park, Fabrib Street, Strand
Saturday 7 April - LALICIA - Bump, Cnr Alexandra Aitken Rd, Midrand
Saturday 7 April - BATTERY 9 and OHM Tour - The Jam, De Villiers Street, Cape Town
Wednesday 11 April - BINARY - Demolition, Cnr Conrad and Hillcrest Ave, Blairgowrie
Saturday 14 April - SUGARDRIVE (on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour)/Semisane/Tweak/Wonderboom - The 5FM Easter Rock Festival, Rand Show Grounds, NASREC
Thursday 26 April - SUGARDRIVE on the Mentos "In The Circle" Tour - 206 Live, 206 Louis Botha Ave, Orange Grove

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Authentic Ideas: 011-646-6467
Nancy: 083-310-2514
Beth: 083-463-8712
Email: mailto:beth@authentic.co.za

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

MARCH

Sun 25th: PRINCE - R30 - 9:00pm
Tues 27th: UMANJI - R30 - 9:30pm

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BATTERY 9 GIGS

Quick News: The new Battery 9 album, ‘Sondebok’ is complete. Battery 9
are busy looking for a Record Company to release it.

Gigs:
Fri 6 April - The Big Tree, Fabriek Street, Strand
Sat 7 April - The Jam, 43 De Villiers Rd, District 6, Cape Town

Contact: Emile Coetzee
Tel: +27 21 550 3358
Cell: +27 082 3312160
http://www.battery9.co.za

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ANTON GOOSEN
die liedjieboer - 'n vis innie bos-toer.
MAART - APRIL 2001 acoustic live cabaret

Maart
27 Damas restaurant, Worcester 21h00 (023) 342 1477
28 Cathcart Cottage, Caledon. 20h00 (028) 214 1313
29 Ye Olde Thach, Beaufort West. 20h00 (023) 414 2209

April
4 Die Kraal, P.E., 20h30 (041) 503 6123
5 Optics Uitenhage, 21h00 (0410 992 3263
6 Potter's Place, Jeffreys Bay, 20h00 (042) 293 2500
7 Arts Theater, George, 19h00
11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
11 Oudtshoorn, KKNK 23h30 anton goosen en die bushrockband, Rock Art Cafe
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00; 15h00
12 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 20h30; 21h45
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 12h00
13 Oudtshoorn, KKNK stalteater 18h00; 21h45
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK "om te breyten" 14h00
14 Oudtshoorn, KKNK Kaktus op die vlaktes - anton goosen en die bushrockband 20h00
17 Die Tolbos, Gansbaai, 20h30
20 Hangklip Hotel, Hangklip 21h00 (028) 273 8448
26 Kokomo teater-restaurant, Klerksdorp, 20h00 (018) 462 4124

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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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LAURIE HARTZ

Where: Gignet Theatre Cafe, 69 Buitengragt Street, Cape Town
When: 29 March
Time: 20:00
Reservations: (021) 424 6550/082 926 2871

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THE JAM
43 De Villiers Road, District Six, Cape Town - next to The Shack

March
Fri 30: Alternative Nation
Sat 31: Algorythm

For any more info, please contact us on 021-465 2106
or e-mail mailto:live@thejam.co.za

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

Wednesdays from 9 P.M. Blues with "Larry Amos". R20
Friday from 9 P.M. Blues rock with "The Julian Laxton Band". R20
Saturdays from 8.30 P.M. "THE LEGEND OF ERIC CLAPTON". Special at R40
featuring The Julian Laxton Band. A musical review of the life and music of Eric Clapton from his school days till present. Book at Julian's 011-678-2880. Coming soon "THE LEGEND OF JIMI HENDRIX" featuring The Julian Laxton Band and Colin Shamley as Narator.
Sundays from 1 P.M. Braai & Music in the Garden with Colin Shamley.
Sundays from 7.00 P.M. jazz/blues/jungle Fusion with "Highway Jam". R10

mailto:julianlaxton@artslink.co.za
http://www.julianlaxton.com
http://rock.co.za/legends/julianlaxton

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

30 Maart: Woordfees, HB Thom, Stellenbosch
11, 12, 13, 14 April: KKNK, Banketsaal, Oudtshoorn

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MALI BLUES

www.AfricasGateway.com & Brothers R Studios
Presents
Friday Night Jams

Where: Mali Blues, 179 Loop Street, Cape Town
When: Friday 6th April 2001
Time: 8PM
How Much: R20

Underground & Classic jams by:
Brothers R and Milkdaddy
Live Performances by:
R.O.D. (Cape Town)
Kingpinn (Zimbabwe)

Plus! Freestyle Competition
Best MC gets a prize!
Plus! CD Giveaways.

for further Information contact Brothers-R Studios
(021) 7013634 or 083-476-6927  
 
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NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
http://www.nsjfcapetown.com

African Harvest North Sea Jazz Festival - Cape Town 2001
4 Stages - 2 Nights - over 30 African & International Acts

30 & 31 March, Good Hope Centre, Cape Town

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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THE SOUTHERN CROSS FESTIVAL 2001
http://www.sxpromo.com
30 March to 1 April

mailto:beth@authentic.co.za
mailto:nancy@authentic.co.za

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SPLASHY FEN
http://www.splashyfen.co.za
26 to 29 April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEARCH ENGINE:

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

ARTISTS:

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

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

PIET BOTHA
http://www.pietbotha.com

JOHNNY CLEGG
http://www.johnnyclegg.com

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

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

LIESL GRAHAM
http://www.lieslgraham.com

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

JACK HAMMER
http://www.pietbotha.com

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

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

JULIAN LAXTON
http://www.julianlaxton.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SEMISANE
http://www.semisane.com

SHARKBROTHER
http://www.sharkbrother.com

AMANDA 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

NEWS:

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

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

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

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

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

PUTUPOT
http://www.putupot.com

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

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

SHOPPING:

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

RECORD COMPANIES, LABELS & STUDIOS:

AFRIMUSIK
http://www.afrimusik.com

BMG
http://www.click2music.co.za

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

MELT2000
http://www.melt2000.com

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

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

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

RESOURCES:

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

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

RADIO:

SAFM (104-107KHz)
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

MP3s:

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

We are happy to exchange links with any good website supporting SA music. A good website in our opinion should be informative, regularly updated and linked back to us. If you already link to us and you believe your link should be here, please contact Brian Currin at mailto:sarock@sarockdigest.com
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8.BACK ISSUES
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9.CONTRIBUTIONS
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10.CONTACT DETAILS
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EDITORS

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

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

Postal Address:
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PO Box 521
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7475
Cape Town
South Africa

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS

Kurt Shoemaker, USA
mailto:kurt@sarockdigest.com

John Samson, UK
mailto:john@sarockdigest.com

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