August 5, 2022
Incorporating elements of Marabi, Mbaqanga, jazz, funk, and reggae.
Analog Africa has released a new compilation focusing on South African soul group The Movers, called The Movers Vol.1 – 1970-1976.
The Movers was born in 1967 when brothers Norman and Oupa Hlongwane approached businessman Kenneth Siphayi, asking him to buy them musical instruments in exchange for a cut from future shows and record deals.
Instead, Siphayi became their manager, helping them set up a rehearsal space and introducing them to an organist.
Focusing on their 1970s output, the compilation highlights the band’s winning fusion of soul with Marabi, Mbaqanga, jazz, funk, and reggae.
It follows the label’s release of Orchestre Massako’s self-titled record, in June.
Purchase a copy of The Movers Vol.1 – 1970-1976 from Phonica, and check out the artwork and tracklist below.
1. Give Five Or More
2. Tau Special
3. Soweto Inn
4. Soul Crazy
5. Kudala Sithandana
6. Oupa Is Back
8. Hot Coffee
9. Gig Soul Party
11. 2nd Avenue
12. Phukeng Special
13. Six Mabone
14. Plenty Time