“The Beat Of Smanje Manje” by Various Artists - album review

features in: (B-list) Album Chart of 1968(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s

TJR says

A truly excellent compilation, as tough as old boots, rounding up 12 Smanje Manje single sides from 1967 and 1968. Check the notes for Nick Lotay's superb overview.

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A1 [02:13] 6.6.png West Nkosi and his alto sax - Vula Bops (West Nkosi) Africana
A2 [02:16] 8.4.png Mthunzini Girls - Ngikhala Ngiya Baleka (Julia Yende) Africana
A3 [02:11] 7.0.png Reggie Msomi and his Hollywood Jazz Band - Mono Sara No. 2 (Reggie Msomi) Africana
A4 [02:30] 7.6.png Alex and his alto sax - Umkhombe (Alex Hendriks) Africana
A5 [02:11] 8.5.png Marks Mankwane and his alto sax - Sikhulekile (Marks Mankwane) Africana
A6 [02:15] 8.8.png Marks Mankwane and Di-Abafana - Khupa Marama No. 5 (Marks Mankwane) Africana
B1 [02:12] 8.8.png Abafana Be Mvunge - Sgub Khwela Jive (Shadrack Piliso, Rupert Bopape) Africana
B2 [02:21] 6.7.png Umkhize Omoane - Mopie Special (Rupert Bopape, West Nkosi) Africana
B3 [02:41] 7.5.png West Nkosi and his alto sax - Dova, Dova Skumba (West Nkosi) Africana
B4 [02:02] 9.8.png Makgona Tsohle Band - Big Bag No. 1 (Marks Mankwane, Shadrack Piliso, Rupert Bopape) Africana
B5 [02:13] 9.2.png Makgona Tsohle Band - Izulu Liya Duduma No. 2 (Shadrack Piliso, Rupert Bopape) Africana
B6 [02:08] 9.5.png Mahlathini and The Queens - Uyagiyaumahlathini (Rupert Bopape, Simon Nkabinde, Joseph Makwela) Africana
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