Makhona Tsohle Band - Let's Move With Makhona Tsohle Band
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LINER NOTES

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES
By Nick Lotay*

A1—Khupa Marama - Marks Mankwane & His Alto Sax [an untruthful pseudonym!]
Original release: Motella MO 103 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30634
Alto Saxophone: West Nkosi
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Lucky Monama

A2—Let's Move - Alexandra All Star Band
Original release: Motella MO 114 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30697
Possible Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack and Edmund Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

A3—Umkhumbi Kanowa - Marks Mankwane and His Band
Estimated release: late 1966
Rap: Simon Nkabinde
Alto Saxophone: West Nkosi
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Lucky Monama

A4—Phinda Futhi - Marks Mankwane and His Band
Original release: Motella MO 115 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30708
Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Lucky Monama
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

A5—Round The Table - Alexandra All Star Band
Original release: Motella MO 114 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30698
Possible Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack and Edmund Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

A6—Ntho Tsa Lefatse - Joseph Makwela and His Comrades
Original release: C.T.C. Star Record TA 700 (1967)
Original matrix: ABC 30722
Alto Saxophone: West Nkosi
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Lucky Monama

B1—Pull Man - Marks Mankwane and His Band
Original release: Motella MO 115 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30707
Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Lucky Monama
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

B2—Yesterday Man - Marks Mankwane and His Band
Original release: Motella MO 83 (1965)
Original matrix: ABC 30515
Possible Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack Piliso, Edmund Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Possible Rhythm Guitarist: George Mangxola
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

B3—Mulendze Phanda - S. Piliso and His Sax
Estimated release: late 1966 (perhaps similar time to A3)
Alto Saxophone: Shadrack Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Lucky Monama

B4—Bela Bela No. 2 - Marks Mankwane and His Alto Sax
Original release: Motella MO 103 (1966)
Original matrix: ABC 30635
Alto Saxophone: West Nkosi
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Lucky Monama

B5—Mr. Mashaba - Anania Wa Mofolo
Estimated release: late 1964/early 1965? No later than this
Alto Saxophone: Anania Mokoena
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Possible Bass: Lucky Monama
Rhythm Guitar: Vivian Ngubane
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

B6—To Whom It Concerns - Marks Mankwane and His Band
Original release: Motella MO 83 (1965)
Original matrix: ABC 30514
Possible Saxophonists: West Nkosi, Shadrack Piliso, Edmund Piliso
Lead Guitar: Marks Mankwane
Bass: Joseph Makwela
Possible Rhythm Guitarist: George Mangxola
Drums: Wilfred Mosebi

[*Special thanks to Nick Lotay for supplying these detailed additional notes!]
 

MAKHONA TSOHLE BAND
LET'S MOVE WITH MAKHONA TSOHLE BAND


recorded 1965-1967
issued 1967
Motella
Gallo
made in South Africa
produced by Rupert Bopape
published by Music Publishers of Africa (M.P.A.)
LMO 104
matrix ABC 26535 A
matrix ABC 26535 B
33 rpm
first issue
cover printed by Record Pac
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS ALTO SAX
Khupa Marama

(Marks Mankwane)

1.2ALEXANDRA ALL STAR BAND
Let's Move

(Shadrack Piliso)

1.3MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
Umkhumbi Kanowa

(Rupert Bopape)

1.4MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
Phinda Futhi

(Marks Mankwane)

1.5ALEXANDRA ALL STAR BAND
Round the Table

(Shadrack Piliso)

1.6JOSEPH MAKWELA AND HIS COMRADES
Ntho Tsa Lefatse

(Joseph Makwela)

2.7MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
Pull Man

(Marks Mankwane)

2.8MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
Yesterday Man

(C. Andrews)

2.9SHADRACK PILISO AND HIS SAX
Mulendze Phanda

(Shadrack Piliso)

2.10MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS ALTO SAX
Bela Bela No. 2

(Marks Mankwane)

2.11ANANIA WAMOFOLO
Mr. Mashaba

(Anania Mokoena)

2.12MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
To Whom it Concerns

(C. Andrews)

ARTISTS

 

MAKHONA TSOHLE BAND
MARKS MANKWANE - lead guitar
LUCKY MONAMA - drums
JOSEPH MAKWELA - bass
MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS ALTO SAX
ALEXANDRA ALL STAR BAND
MARKS MANKWANE AND HIS BAND
JOSEPH MAKWELA AND HIS COMRADES
SHADRACK PILISO AND HIS SAX
SHADRACK PILISO - sax
ANANIA WAMOFOLO
ANANIA MOKOENA - alto sax
WEST NKOSI - alto sax
VIVIAN NGUBANE - rhythm guitar
EDMUND NTEMI PILISO - sax
WILFRED MOSEBI - drums
SIMON 'MAHLATHINI' NKABINDE - vocal
GEORGE MANGXOLA - rhythm guitar

NOTES

 

Thanks to Nick Lotay for determining the band line-up on this record. For more information about the Makhona Tsohle Band, Rupert Bopape, and the Motella Label check out Nick Lotay's great research on Matsuli here.