Malombo Jazz Men - Foolish Fly / Malombo Prayer
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MALOMBO JAZZ MEN
FOOLISH FLY / MALOMBO PRAYER


recorded 1964
issued 1964
SABC
SABC
made in South Africa
45 rpm 10" steel promo
first issue
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Foolish Fly

(Phillip Tabane)

2.2Malombo Prayer

(Phillip Tabane)

ARTISTS

 

MALOMBO JAZZ MEN
PHILIP TABANE - guitar
ABBEY CINDI - flute
JULIAN BAHULA - drums

NOTES

 

This unusual record is a two-sided, 45 rpm, 10" steel disc with two tracks from the classic 1964 Castle Lager Jazz Festival album. While the LP was issued by EMI on their HMV label (JCLP 62) this disc is a SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) pressing. My guess is that it was an internal promo disc used for radio play.

The original line-up of the Malombo Jazz Men included Phillip Tabane, Abbey Cindi and Julian Bahula. The group would soon split after these recordings in 1966.

After the break-up, Tabane worked with Gabriel 'Mabi' Thobejane and continued recording under the name Malombo Jazzmen and then later simplified it to just Malombo.

Bahula and Cindi teamed up with Lucky Ranku and formed the Malombo Jazz Makers. Their first LP after this recording was titled Malompo Jazz. Bahula and Ranku would go on to form the group Jabula while in exile in London.

Read more about Malombo at 3rd Ear Music—David Mark's fantastic website on South African music.