Gwi-Gwi and his Jazz Rascals - Hamba Gwi / Fika Swanee
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GWI-GWI AND HIS JAZZ RASCALS
HAMBA GWI / FIKA SWANEE


recorded 1960-07-15
issued 1960
USA
Gallo
made in South Africa
published by Music Pub. Co. of Africa
USA 148
matrix ABC 19074
matrix ABC 19075
78 rpm
source: Ballantine Collection, UKZN

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Hamba Gwi

(Gwigwi Mrwebi, S. Segoe)

2.2Fika Swanee

(Gwigwi Mrwebi, S. Segoe)

ARTISTS

 

GWI-GWI AND HIS JAZZ RASCALS
GWIGWI MRWEBI - alto sax

NOTES

 

Many thanks to Christopher Ballantine at the School of Music, University of KwaZulu-Natal for allowing me to photograph his collection. Search and listen to the Ballantine Collection at SAMAP.

These two track were recorded in the same session as Diepkloof Ekhaya (USA 120) which is available on the the CD The History of Township Music compiled by Rob Allingham. Though inconclusive in his text, Allingham lists that track as by the Jazz Dazzlers and the personnel as: Napkin Mbuyisa on trumpet, Jonas Gwangwa on trombone,, Kippie Moeketsi on first alto, Gwigwi Mrwebi on second alto, Mackay Davashe on tenor, Sol Klaaste on piano, General Duze on guitar, Jacob Lepere on bass and Zacks Mawela on drums.

Hamba Gwi may refer to Mrwebi's leaving of South Africa to travel with the King Kong orchestra and cast to London.