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The Warner Bros. collection
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, Calif. : Warner Archives/Rhino, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Lyrics in Zulu and English, notes by Paul Simon and Joanne Morris laid in container.

Compact disc.
Homeless -- Unomathemba -- Hello my baby -- King of kings -- How long? -- Rain, rain, beautiful rain -- Wawusho kubani? = Who were you talking to? -- Hamba dompasi = No more passbook -- Ungayoni into enhle = Destroy not this beauty -- Ungakhohlwa = Don't forget -- Ibhubesi = The lion song -- Township jive -- Love your neighbor -- Leaning on the everlasting arm -- Hayi ngalesiskhathi = Not right now -- Cothoza mfana = Tip toes guy -- Amazing grace.
Format :
Music CD


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Central Library FOLKAFR .L157 W Compact Disc Central Library

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The Warner Brothers Collection covers the first three albums Ladysmith Black Mambazo recorded for the American major label in the wake of their mass exposure on Paul Simon's Graceland. There's nothing from the 1994 children's album Gift of the Tortoise, nor (naturally) is there anything from the group's smaller-scale recordings, which in the U.S. are covered by albums and compilations on Shanachie. But, given the title, you wouldn't expect that in the first place. Instead, this is a valuable look at some of Ladysmith's most accessible (if not quite rootsiest) material, with full English translations of all the lyrics. The Warner Brothers Collection also includes two tracks with Paul Simon ("Homeless" and "Amazing Grace") and a collaboration with gospel's Winans ("Leaning on the Everlasting Arm"). All in all, it's an effective distillation for the casual fan. ~ Steve Huey

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