||Shed Sessions: 1982-1986 CDs (2001) |
Bhundu Boys discography Liner Note Author: Gordon Muir.
Recording information: Shed Studios, Harare, Zimbabwe (08/1982-10/1986).
The Shed Sessions: 1982-1986 comprise the two albums that Zimbabwe's Bhundu Boys recorded at Harare's Shed Studios between 1982 and 1986. It's where Biggie Tembo and the rest of the band developed their jit-jive style and created a classic sound with intricately interlocking guitar parts. Comprised of two LPs, Shabini and Tsvimbodzemoto, this is really the legendary sound of the band, spawning four number one singles at home and establishing their reputation overseas. This CD not only collects the songs from those albums, but adds more, for a total of 28 cuts, all powered by some storming guitar work. But while they show their fire on tracks like "Pachedu," they also take on the feel of more traditional mbira music on the moody "Manhenga." It's ironic that they should hit their creative high point so early in their career, never recapturing the spirit that made this music so remarkable and glittering. From here they'd move to England, but in the '90s everything would fall apart, as members died of AIDS and Biggie Tembo hanged himself after being asked to leave the band. A tragic end that wasn't foreseen in some of the best guitar music to emerge from Africa. ~ Chris Nickson
The Bhundu Boys: Shakespeare Kangwena (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Rise Kagona (vocals, guitar); Washington Kavhai, Franco Kaunda, Shepard Munyama, David Mankaba (vocals, bass guitar); Charly Viyazhi, Kenny Chitsvatsva (vocals, drums); Biggie Tembo.
Personnel: Rise Kagona, Biggie Tembo (vocals, guitar); Kenny Chitsvatsva (vocals, drums); Washington Kavhai, Sheperd Munyama, David Mankaba (vocals).
||Friends on the Road CD (1996) |
Bhundu Boys songs Zimbabwe's Bhundu Boys tried regaining lost momentum as a worldbeat music force with this collaboration with several "friends on the road" from various musical genres. The results are gorgeous when an old Bhundu tune, "My Foolish Heart," becomes "My Foolish Harp" with the contributions of Celtic harpist Savourna Stevenson. "Radio Africa," with U.K. group the Latin Quarter starts the disc with ...
||Muchiyedza (Out of the Dark) CD (1997) |
Bhundu Boys CD discography Audio Mixers: C.A.I. 777; Jabulani; Jock Loveband.
Recording information: Gramma, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Photographer: Anna Tully.
||Muchiyedza CD (1997) |
Bhundu Boys albums Track Listing of songs: Kachembere; Hazviskanwe; Dorica; Mhunza Musha; Satan Ngaaparadzwe; Mumhanzi We Jit; Tamba Wega; Pafunge; Misodzi Pamatama;
||Live At King Tut's Wah Wah Hut CD |
Bhundu Boys music CDs Track Listing of songs: Manhenga; Kuroja Chete; Chemedzevana; My Foolish Heart; Vana; Mukoma; Ndoitasei; Bye Bye;
||Pamberi! CD (1990) |
Bhundu Boys discography This is highly melodic and rhythmic music from Zimbabwe. ~ Hank Davis
||True Jit CD |
Bhundu Boys songs Their international debut is considered "watered down" by some purists, but it'll still knock-your-socks-off, with a fuller sound and some English lyrics. ~ J. Poet & Hank Davis
Personnel: Rise Kagona, Biggie Tembo (vocals, guitar); Shakie Kangwena (vocals, keyboards); Kenny Chitsvatsva (vocals, drums); David Mankaba (vocals); Ray Carless (saxophone); Colin Graham, Kevin Robinson (trumpet); ...
||Out Of The Dark CD (1997) |
Bhundu Boys CD discography Track Listing of songs: Kachembere; Hazvisekanwe; Dorica; Mhunza Musha; Satan Ngaaparadzwe; Mumhanzi We Jit; Tamba Wega; Pafunge; Misodzi Pamatama;
||Rhythms Of Africa CD (2009) |
Bhundu Boys CD discography Track Listing of songs: Kenya Kool; The Gathering; Rhythms Of Change; Whispers In The Night; Primal Trek; Rhythms Of Africa;
Bhundu Boys Lyrics and Songs
Popular or famous Bhundu Boys music songs: Mumhanzi We Jit, Pafunge, Kachembere, Mhunza Musha, Satan Ngaaparadzwe, Dorica, Misodzi Pamatama, Tamba Wega. More music songs Kuroja Chete, Manhenga, Radio Africa, Vana, Ndoitasei, My Foolish Heart Lyrics, Hazvisekanwe, Pombi, Chemedzevana, Chitima Kwe, Mukoma. More music lyrics and songs Wafungeyiko. See All Songs
Bhundu Boys albums Key Personnel
|Member Name||Worked With|
|Richard Wright||Pink Floyd, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett, Correcto, Lol Coxhill, B.B. King, Latin Quarter, Mike Lounibos|
|Kevin Robinson||Basia, Viva Voce (Indie), Acoustic Alchemy, Howard Jones, Matt Bianco, Sarah Dougher, Electric iLL, Paul Englishby, Gareth Gates|
|Fayyaz Virji||Basia, Acoustic Alchemy, Jools Holland, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, George Michael, Carla Bley, Toumani Diabate, Paul Englishby, Lauryn Hill|
|Martin Belmont||Graham Parker, Ducks Deluxe, John Hiatt, Rumour, Johnny Cash, Billy Bragg, Graham Parker & The Rumour, Nick Lowe|
|Ray Carless||IQ, Ronnie Lane, Jimmy Lindsay, Roberto Pla, Maxi Priest, Rasuji, Rasites, Janet Kay, Najma|
|Reg Meuross||Martin Belmont, Julian Dawson, Clive Gregson & Christine Collister, Hank Wangford|
|Hank Wangford||Martin Belmont, Hank Wangford & Lost|
|Savourna Stevenson||Catharine-Ann MacPhee, June Tabor|
|Steve Skaith||Latin Quarter, Steve Skaith Band|
Bhundu Boys music CDs More Music Artists
Frankie Randall, Atols, Kenny Klein, Carl Fredrik Orrje
|Bhundu Boys CD Discography of Music Albums|