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Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

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Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}

Hugh Masekela - Hugh Masekela & The Union Of South Africa (1971) {MoJazz}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 275MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 88MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz-Funk, African Music, Funk

This classic recording has a beautiful balance of African aesthetics meet American soul, jazz, funk, rock and pop. The songs have a vintage sound that could only have been made by a South African playing American music in 1971. Along these lines, the album cover is the perfect visual representation of the music. While having a 1970's sound, "Hugh Masekela & the Union of South Africa" is by no means outdated, nor will it ever. The disc has an enjoyable mix of slow ballads, township infused instrumentals and fast funk. The song writing is superb, the musical improvisation is good and the voices soar.

Hugh Masekela - grrr (1965) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

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Hugh Masekela - grrr (1965) {2003 Verve Music Group} **[RE-UP]**

Hugh Masekela - grrr (1965) {2003 Verve Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 210 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 82 mb
Genre: jazz, highlife

grrr is the 1965 album by Hugh Masekela. Originally released on Mercury, this is from a CD released by the Verve Music Group on 9 September, 2003.

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}

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Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}

Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice (2020) {World Circuit}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 248MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 95MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Afrobeat, African Jazz

It should surprise no one who has ever followed the music of Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and/or South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela that this session exists. Though the great trumpeter passed away in 2018, his seven-decade-long career was filled with musical adventure across genres. For Allen, a co-creator of Afrobeat and a true progenitor of 21st century Afro-funk, innovation, experimentation, change, and disruption have been part of the game since he began playing. They were introduced to one another by Fela Kuti in the '70s and remained friends. The pair had talked for decades about making an album, and in 2010 they found time in between touring schedules to begin this project. Producer Nick Gold, acclaimed for numerous world music productions including The Buena Vista Social Club, recorded the meeting.

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}

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Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}

Hugh Masekela - Sixty (1999) {Columbia}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 511MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 162MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, World, Afrobeat

Presumably to commemorate his 60th birthday, Hugh Masekela released an album of primarily African works. The album starts with a tribute to Fela, a kindred spirit in African horn playing and a friend of Masekela. After that, it moves on through a number of traditional songs and trips down memory lane. The liner notes give a good deal of background information on each of the songs (always a plus). From time to time, the music seems to slip into something of a contemporary Harry Belafonte-esque sound (which perhaps might not be completely surprising, given the repeated collaborations between Belafonte and Miriam Makeba, coupled with Masekela's marriage to Makeba). Despite (or due to) any such similarities that may arise, this is international pop at its best. Also, the backing vocals of the Family Factory group are exceptional, at the very least.

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire (1995) {Verve Germany}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 469 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 193 mb
Genre: jazz, bossa nova, R&B, soul, funk

Mojo Club presents Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four: Light My Fire is a 1995 compilation CD released through Verve Records in Germany. This is part of a series of discs released through Mojo Club and features a mixture of funk, bossa nova, soul, and a bit more, primarily taken from the Polygram/Universal library.