MAHOTELLA QUEENS / MEET THE MAHOTELLA QUEENS


★Limited 300 !!!
*1966 single recordings compilation LP release by Motella label !
*Never previously reissued! (って、なんか、CDRとか出てたような気もしますが…??)

The 1966 debut album from the legendary Mahotella Queens and the very first LP on the iconic MOTELLA label. Deluxe vinyl and digital reissue

“Not long ago – about two years – the country was swept by a craze for a fantastic new kind of jive. First presented and popularised by The Mahotella Queens, it shows no signs of decreasing – in fact it gets bigger and bigger with the release of each new “Queens” record. Demonstrating the dance all over the country, The Mahotella Queens (not to forget their “King”, Mahlathini Nkabinde) have become the idols of the young “with it” crowd. Growing from original “Jive Motella” many other fads and variations have recently hit the scene – all of them introduced and demonstrated by The Queens and their King: Jive Mgqashiya (which is available on MO 33 and, incidentally, is named after the word meaning the Bantu traditional way of dancing), Jive Jibav (on MO 50) and most recently a wild, crazy jive called ‘S’modern.’

The charm, vivacity and ultra-modern, go-ahead spirit of these vital young artists fully deserves to have captivated the country. Ever since they started, back in Johannesburg in 1963, their fame has been growing by leaps and bounds. Today they have no equal in their field. But although they are the ones who glory in all the limelight, they owe an enormous debt to the “man behind the scenes”. He is the “brain” who guided, formed and trained the group – Rupert “Bops” Bopape.” (メーカーインフォより)

A1 Kuqale Bani 2:43
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Windy Sibeko
Composed By – Rupert Bopape
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Guitar [Second Guitar] – Jerry Mlotshwa
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde
A2 Dinaka 2:42
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Cindy (54), Mildred Mangxola
Composed By – Rupert Bopape
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Thoko Nontsontwa
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
A3 Sonny Boy 2:31
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Mthethwa
Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Pinkie Mseleku, Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde, Thoko Mdlalose
A4 We Boy 2:12
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Mary Rabotapi
Composed By, Backing Vocals – Nunu Maseko
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Electric Bass – Joseph Makwela
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Hilda Tloubatla
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
A5 Hamba Mzala 2:14
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Pinkie Mseleku
Composed By, Lead Vocals – Simon Nkabinde
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Jerry Mlotshwa
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Windy Sibeko
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Mthethwa
A6 Izinyoni 2:27
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Arranged By – Nunu Maseko
Arranged By, Lead Vocals – Simon Nkabinde
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Hilda Tloubatla, Pinkie Mseleku, Thoko Mdlalose
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Jerry Mlotshwa
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Mthethwa
A7 Inxeba Lendoda 2:18
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Francisca Mngomezulu, Pinkie Mseleku, Windy Sibeko
Composed By – Simon Nkabinde
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu
Rhythm Guitar – Jerry Mthethwa

B1 Elidlubedu 2:12
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Mary Rabotapi, Nunu Maseko
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Hilda Tloubatla
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
B2 Niyi Gcine 2:15
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Nunu Maseko, Windy Sibeko, Zeph Nkabinde
Composed By – Rupert Bopape
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Guitar – Lucky Monama
Lead Vocals – Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde*
B3 Ikhula 2:25
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Juliet Mazamisa, Nunu Maseko, Windy Sibeko
Composed By – Rupert Bopape
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Rhythm Guitar – Lucky Monama
Vocals, Speech [Spoken Word] – Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde
B4 Umoya 2:11
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Hilda Tloubatla, Nunu Maseko
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals, Speech [Spoken Word], Whistling – Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
B5 Amaqawe 2:10
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Francisca Mngomezulu, Pinkie Mseleku, Thoko Mdlalose
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Nunu Maseko
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
B6 Izulu Nge Lami 2:21
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Backing Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Hilda Tloubatla, Nunu Maseko
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Lead Vocals – Simon ‘Mahlathini’ Nkabinde
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
B7 Ekuseni 2:06
Acoustic Bass – Ben Nkosi
Composed By – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso
Drums – Wilfred Mosebi
Lead Guitar – Marks Mankwane
Rhythm Guitar – Vivian Ngubane
Vocals – Ethel Mngomezulu, Francisca Mngomezulu, Nunu Maseko, Pinkie Mseleku

Recorded At – Gallo Recording Studios
Original Production – Rupert Bopape, Shadrack Piliso

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