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King Kong to Sharpeville

Seton Hawkins By

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Part two of an eight-part series exploring the past and present of South Africa's Jazz scene. This episode looks at the late 1950s in South Africa's Jazz, leading up to the early 1960s and the fallout of the Sharpeville Massacre.


  • Cast of King Kong "Sad Times, Bad Times" from King Kong: Original Cast (Gallo Music Publishers) 01:55
  • Miriam Makeba "Back of the Moon" from King Kong: Original Cast (Gallo Music Publishers) 05:54
  • Kippie Moeketsi and the Marabi Kings "Goli Kwela" from From Marabi to Disco (Gallo Music Publishers) 10:01
  • Kippie Moeketsi with John Mehegan "Body and Soul" from Jazz in Africa, Volume 1 (Teal Records) 12:56
  • John Mehegan with Kippie Moeketsi, Hugh Masekela, Mosa Jonas Gwangwa "12 x 12" from Jazz in Africa, Volume 2 (Teal Records) 17:43
  • The Jazz Epistles "Scullery Department" from Verse One (Gallo Music Publishers) 26:36
  • Dollar Brand Trio "Eclipse at Dawn" from Plays Sphere Jazz (Phono) 33:36
  • Eric Nomvete Big Five "Pondo Blues" from Soweto Blues (Sheer Sound) 40:15


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