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Various Artists – Bulawayo Blue Yodel – New LP
Olvido Records / Mississippi Records

Various Artists – Bulawayo Blue Yodel – New LP

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A collection of beautiful Country-Western inspired music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Kenya (1948 - 1959)
Includes full size booklet with lyrics and liner notes
Housed in old-school tip-on jacket


High lonesome sounds from 1950s Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa: Gorgeous "omasiganda" fingerpicking, yodeling, raw slide guitar, and haunting travel ballads. A stunning fusion of neo-traditional African melodies and early American country-western music. 14 lost classics by George Sibanda, Josaya Hadebe, Sabelo Mathe, Sammy Ngaku, and more, all reissued for the first time from original 78rpm discs. LP version includes extensive liner notes with deep research and full lyrics, packaged in old school tip-on covers. Audio restoration and transfers by Michael Kieffer. Co-released with Mississippi Records.

released March 11, 2019.  


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