Irene Mawela | The Best of the SABC Years (1982 - 1988)

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The Best of the SABC Years (1982 - 1988)

by Irene Mawela

For the very first time on CD and digital... 22 rare transcription recordings from the South African Broadcasting Corporation archives, 1982 - 1988, transferred from surviving LPs at the SABC Record Library, Johannesburg
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1. Xikolo
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2. Guvhukuvhu
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3. Danny Boy
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4. Nditsheni Ndi Di Phine
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5. U Nga Rili Murhandziwa
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6. Pfunzo
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7. Fhumulani Ndi Ni Vhudze
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8. Vha Ri Tshivhelani
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9. Ariye Muraleni
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10. Athilaiwi
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11. Hi Mina Mali
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12. Ri A Humbela
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13. Ndo Vhuya Venda
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14. Vurhongo
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15. Tambani Ri Vhone
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16. Ri Mu Rabele
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17. Ndi Ni Tamela Mashudu
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18. Elelwa Musiki Wau
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19. Mutale
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20. Tshigombela
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21. Jika Va Jikile
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22. Matodzi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This special collection of recordings, curated from the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s Record Library, features material from an iconic vocalist that has only ever been heard over the airwaves. Between 1982 and 1988, IRENE MAWELA made more than two dozen excellent vocal jive recordings for the SABC Transcription Service. Though broadcast regularly over the years on Phalaphala FM, no transcriptions were ever made commercially available. Now, Umsakazo Records and the SABC are proud to present 22 of the best Irene Mawela transcriptions - for the very first time on CD - providing a rare insight into the SABC’s vast archive of recorded material... and a glimpse into a forgotten era of the illustrious career of one of South Africa’s greatest singers.

Compilation production/notes: NICK LOTAY
Vinyl transfers and audio restoration: SABC SOUND RESTORATION UNIT
All songs composed by IRENE MAWELA (except tracks 16 and 18 - traditional/re-arranged by IRENE MAWELA)
All tracks and discographical information provided by the SABC RECORD LIBRARY
Originally recorded for and published by the SABC TRANSCRIPTION SERVICE (see inner booklet of CD for recording notes and personnel)

In the absence of master tapes, all of the material featured here has been transferred from surviving 33 rpm vinyl records. Although every effort has been made to both preserve the recorded music and eliminate surface noise, some minor distortion may remain.

Special thanks to the following individuals for their kind assistance with this project: SUVEENA DEVKURRAN, LUCKY MONAMA, SHALINI NAIDOO, NORTON RAMAVHOYA, all the staff of the SABC RECORD LIBRARY at Auckland Park - and of course the legendary IRENE MAWELA

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