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SteveJhb

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  1. That came out the year after BITUSA. Stanley Clarke is a phenomenal bassist but I've heard more of his jazz/fusion stuff then this.
  2. Not a Johnny Clegg song, but according to Fogelberg inspired by listening to Savuka albums on repeat.
  3. Kenny Aronoff is one of the great drummers. Forgive the slight hijack, but with the week thats been, I thought this a perfect opportunity... the great Kenny Aronoff playing drums on the opening track of the last Johnny Clegg & Savuka album...
  4. Somewhere in this sea of humanity is an awe struck 12 year old who would never be the same. The songs this man wrote, the music he made is in my blood, in my DNA.
  5. Big fan. Have all the albums. Not a week album right from John Cougar to, possibly, Cuttin' Heads. But I still maintain that Life, Death, Love and Freedom is one of his very best works.
  6. If you can't make it they are going to postpone the whole event so you better make a plan...
  7. Oh it’s funny how those once so close and now gone still so affect our lives
  8. It's a cruel crazy beautiful world One day when you wake up I will have to say goodbye Goodbye, It's your world so live in it! Beyond the door, strange cruel beautiful years lie waiting for you It kills me to know you won't escape loneliness Maybe you lose hope too
  9. African shadow man Tell me the future if you can, tell it to me There's magic in your hands Touch my life and set me free…
  10. And we are Scatterlings of Africa each uprooted one.
  11. An album that is a masterpiece from start to finish... Tough ask. 40 or 50 minutes of perfection from track 1 to the last song is almost impossible. But a perfect song, a perfect record, that is a true masterpiece? That's a different story. And Bruce has many of those I think.
  12. From that album... Classic Nineties South African rock...
  13. The Crossing (Osiyeza) is probably one of Johnny's best known and loved songs. He wrote it for his friend and bandmate Dudu Zulu Ndlovu who was assassinated in May 1992. (If you watch the two videos above from France, Dudu is the dancer and percussionist in the red vest) I saw him debut this song live at Sun City in July 1992, having no idea what a huge hit and classic South African single it would become. In 1992 he just introduced it as being "for my friend, whom I miss" but in later years he told a longer, more elaborate story of how the Zulu believe you 'cross over' when you die, which the director tried to show in the video. Last year a group of South African musicians came together to record a tribute version of the song, honouring Johnny, led by his son Jesse who is the first person you see in the video. You may not know all the SA musos but if you watch it all the way through you may see some faces you may recognize. Johnny has made his own crossing now. He was laid to rest earlier this evening. Oh it’s funny how those once so close and now gone, still so affect our lives...
  14. I for one really needed this laugh today. Thanks Sleepy J.
  15. South African iTunes chart today. 9 of the top 20 albums are Johnny Clegg.
  16. This was always one of my favourite songs live. The energy on stage was insane... Saw it many times. A song about the hopes and dreams of the coming democracy, back in the Eighties. Siyayibamba siyayilanda Ngithibamba siyayilanda Sithibamba siyayilanda Fetch it siyayilanda (We are fetching our future, grabbing our tomorrow) Siyayibamba siyayilanda Ngithibamba siyayilanda Sithibamba siyayilanda Fetch it siyayilanda (We are fetching our future, grabbing our tomorrow) Human figures in a dream Heard them singing -- siyayilanda (we are fetching it) You've got to get up And carry on sing this song -- siyayilanda There's a mean machine Tear the bone clean, tell you Where I've been -- siyayilanda Eat, sleep on your feet You're going to speak -- siyayilanda Siyayibamba siyayilanda Ngithibamba siyayilanda Sithibamba siyayilanda Fetch it siyayilanda (We are fetching our future, grabbing our tomorrow) A falling star in the night Comfort the weeper -- siyayilanda You turn to the left and you turn to the right, Losers, keepers -- siyayilanda Hold me close I'm trapped in A night of seasons -- siyayilanda A new sun rising up ahead Coming your way -- siyayilanda Siyayibamba siyayilanda Ngithibamba siyayilanda Sithibamba siyayilanda Fetch it siyayilanda (We are fetching our future, grabbing our tomorrow) I can feel it in the air My day is coming nearer My day's a little nearer
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