||Friends on the Road CD (1996) |
Bhundu Boys discography 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 such an international bang that the other songs with that group are all the more disappointing for their Graceland-derived fizzle. Best idea gone bad is a jit-meets-country pairing with cowboy crooner Hank Wangford which spins it wheels on the overworked "Ring of Fire." Some day, the Bhundu Boys will transcend their many difficulties to once again make the fine, if not brilliant, music that sneaks through the cracks of this lackluster disc. (Note: this is the American release of a CD originally issued in England in 1993.) ~ Bob Tarte
Arrangers: Rise Kagona; Martin Belmont.
Personnel: Rise Kagona (vocals, guitar, percussion); Richard Wright (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards); Hank Wangford (vocals, acoustic guitar); Kenny Chitsvatsva (vocals, drums, percussion); Washington Kavhai (vocals, percussion); Yona Dunsford, Carol Douet, Steve Skaith (vocals); Savourna Stevenson (harp); Gordon Muir (pennywhistle); Ray Carless (saxophone); Colin Graham, Kevin Robinson (trumpet); Fayyaz Virji (trombone); Martin Belmont (6-string bass); Sheperd Munyama, Standrick Zaranyika, Reg Meuross, David Mankaba (background vocals).
Recording information: Junction Road Studios; Pavillon; Power Plant; REL; Sonet.
||Shed Sessions: 1982-1986 CDs (2001) |
Bhundu Boys songs 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 ...
||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;
||Pamberi! CD (1990) |
Bhundu Boys music CDs This is highly melodic and rhythmic music from Zimbabwe. ~ Hank Davis
||Out Of The Dark CD (1997) |
Bhundu Boys discography Track Listing of songs: Kachembere; Hazvisekanwe; Dorica; Mhunza Musha; Satan Ngaaparadzwe; Mumhanzi We Jit; Tamba Wega; Pafunge; Misodzi Pamatama;
||Live At King Tut's Wah Wah Hut CD |
Bhundu Boys songs Track Listing of songs: Manhenga; Kuroja Chete; Chemedzevana; My Foolish Heart; Vana; Mukoma; Ndoitasei; Bye Bye;
||True Jit CD |
Bhundu Boys CD discography 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); ...
||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, Blue Giant|
|Fayyaz Virji||Basia, Jools Holland, Acoustic Alchemy, Carla Bley, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, George Michael, 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, Super Furry Animals, Janet Kay|
|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
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|Bhundu Boys CD Discography of Music Albums|