Various Artists
Bulawayo Blue Yodel
Mississippi Records
MRP 117
Old-school tip-on jacket, incl. full size booklet
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1George Sibanda – Gijima Mfana
2Josaya Hadebe – Wazibamba EmaRabini
3Sabelo Mathe – Hambanini
4Sammy Ngaku – Mbari Ya Ndia Ruru
5George Sibanda – Ekhaya
6Michael Majozi – Sengihambile
7Petrus Mntambo – Nangalena
8Petrus Mntambo – Yagegetheka
9Josaya Hadebe – Gwabi Gwabi Intombi Yami
10Sammy Ngaku – Rosana
11Matthew Jeffries – Iwe Kusidio
12Petrus Mntambo – Where You Been, My Lovie?
13Josaya Hadebe – Bumnadi
14Clarkson Sithole – Vabereki

High lonesome sounds from Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa, 1948-1959: Gorgeous fingerpicked guitar ballads, yodeling, slide guitar, and haunting travel-weary songs by troubadours with a penchant for the fabled American cowboy lifestyle. 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 78 rpm discs. Co-released with Olvido Records. Includes liner notes with lyrics and old school tip-on covers.