MISS DOROTHY MASUKA WAS BORN IN BULAWAYO IN 1935. SHE WENT TO SCHOOL IN BULAWAYO IN 1945 THEN IN 1952 SHE LEFT ZIMBABWE, WENT TO SOUTH AFRICA TO DO HER STANDARD 6 UP TO FORM TWO. WHEN SHE WAS STILL AT SCHOOL IN 1953 DOING FORM ONE SHE RECORDED HER FIRST SINGLE IN SOUTH AFRICA WHICH WAS A HIT, THE TITLE WAS NONSTOKOLO WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THIS ALBUM. HER NEXT HIT WAS IYO PATAPATA HER OTHER HIT WAS KUTHENIIZULU AND OTHERS. FROM THERE DOROTHY TRAVELLED AROUND THE WORLD, SHE DIDN'T BOTHER TO RECORD ANYTHING, THIS IS HER FIRST ALBUM, LISTEN TO ALL THE TRACKS SHE SINGS IN SHONA, NDEBELE, AND NYANJA, LISTEN TO AUNT DOROTHY AS ALL GUYS AND GIRLS CALL HER NOW IN AFRICA.
I HAVE BEEN PRODUCING RECORDS SINCE 1975 UP TO THIS MOMENT, BUT DOROTHY IS ONE OF THE BEST SINGERS I HAVE RECORDED WITH THE BACKING GROUP JOB'S COMBINATION IS ONE OF THE RARE BANDS YOU CAN FIND TO BACK SOMEBODY LIKE DOROTHY MASUKA. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK FIRST AND MOST JOB BRUNO KADENGU FOR ASSISTING ME IN THIS ALBUM, THANK YOU J. B. KADENGU. LASTLY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK LOVEMORE MAJAIVANA AND FANYANA DUBE FOR HELPING ME AGAIN IN ARRANGING BACKING VOCALS AND WIND INSTRUMENTS IN THIS ALBUM.
ALL SONGS ARE COMPOSED BY D. MASUKA
PRODUCED BY C. Matema
RECORDED at the Shed Studios,
ENGINEERED By Steve Roskilly.
MIXING ENGINEER Henry Peters.
DESIGNED, TYPESET & PRINTED BY CTM LITHO (PVT.) LTD.
TAREHWA HOUSE, 67 CAMERON STREET HARARE
DOROTHY MASUKA AND JOB'S COMBINATION
Although recording many hits for the Troubadour label in South Africa in the 1950s, this LP was the first full length album by the great Dorothy Masuka. The recording was made and produced in Zimbabwe by Crispin Matema sometime in the early 1980s. Some websites have dated Ingalo as late as 1988, but lobengula, a contributor to inkundla.net, maintains that Jobs' Cobination, a short-lived band formed by Lovemore Majaivana and Fanyana Dube, recorded with Masuka after their first album Istimela was released in 1980. The group soon split-up.
Read more about Dorothy Masuka here at afropop.org.