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Unformatted text preview: of access o similar to 50s in US, people get introduced to music not from their area • • Soul Brothers and American Influence • - Soul Brothers are the first really big artists • • “Heyi wena (Hey, you)” (Soul Brothers) Soul Brothers, from Jive Soweto: The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Volume 4 [Earthworks CD CAROL 2425- 2, 1992)] o The Soul Brothers were one of the most prolific and popular mbaqanga bands. They were the first black group in South Africa to head up their own company. o Note the replacement of the concertina with a Hammond organ, possibly an influence of American R&B, c.1965 (cf. such Stax/Volt/Atlantic releases such as “Green Onions” by Booker T. & the MGs, or even “Gimme Some Lovin’” by the Spencer Davis Group). o their most popular song o upbeat feeling, kind of reggae- ish, male voices with female backing • • - influenced from Shangaan music, where female voices sing very high • - they’re also listening to American music (at this time, Motown, Atlantic records) • - towards end of 70s, this is typical composition...
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