John Edmond | Songs of the African Battlefields

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Songs of the African Battlefields

by John Edmond

Following the ongoing success of John Edmond’s album “The Boer war in Song” released in 2011, an album that saw the light when several years ago he stumbled upon a remote British war cemetery in South Africa. He was touched by graves marked “Unknown” and this spurred him into writing his first Boer war song entitled “The Unknown Soldier” opening the door to further research and releasing a flood of dramatic sagas which he documented on that album With the success of the CD “The Boer War In Song”, battlefield enthusiasts, guides and museums confirmed a demand for a similar album to cover more of the various wars of our country like The Cape Frontier wars, Battles during The Great Trek, Blood River, The Zulu War and more about the first and second Boer wars. After 2 years of research and writing, John captured more epic happenings on this new album “Songs of The African Battlefields” ready for release now. On this album he also added songs that highlight the lives of great, colourful c
Genre: Folk: Free-folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Cape Frontier
3:21 $0.99
2. U Shaka the Warrior
4:15 $0.99
3. The Big Green Wagon
2:31 $0.99
4. The Blood River Miracle
5:11 $0.99
5. Isandlwana
4:29 $0.99
6. Rorke's Drift
3:51 $0.99
7. When the Young Prince Imperial Died
3:38 $0.99
8. Englishmen Up On Majuba
3:36 $0.99
9. Spioen Kop
4:38 $0.99
10. The Jewel of India
3:01 $0.99
11. The Pepper Tree
4:39 $0.99
12. Don't Talk Too Loud
4:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
The album "Songs of The African Battlefields" is a mater piece of unique "Africana" that documents part of the history that touched the lives of the British, Boers, and early pioneers and indigenous people from 1779 -1902. Down through the centuries Africa has attracted explorers, missionaries, settlers and soldiers. John Edmond the son of a pioneer, singer songwriter has always been intrigued by the escapades and spirit of the early pioneers, particularly the military ones. The research that has been captured tells of many interesting epic stories and characters that contributed and moulded the nation of South Africa. These lively and entertaining songs tells of an era which would have been lost if John had not captured and preserved it in song. A must have in your collection of music!



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