Wimoweh - Sam Sklair - Gumboot Dance
Label: RCA - 38-030 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: South Africa • Genre: Jazz, Folk, World, & Country • Style: African, Easy Listening
Just happened across this posting. As a child in the late 60's early 70's I lived in South Africa. The Gumboot Dance was a firm favourite with my parents and was often playing in the house. There was a second album "Gum Boot Dance 2" of a similar type Wimoweh - Sam Sklair - Gumboot Dance music.
I still have both records Crying In The Chapel - Various - Tribute To Elvis do occasionally play them. Post a Comment. Thursday, April 26, Sam Sklair. It's a mixture of traditional "kwela" South African township jive and big band brass in the style of Bert Kaempfert.
Indeed, one DJ XS - Dub Plate Sessions the tunes here is an old Kaempfert hit "Swingin' Safari".
It's on the RCA Victor label - released in Very little found on the internet about Sklair so will quote the short blurb on the back of the LP sleeve which says- "Composer-instrumentalist-arranger-conductor. Born in England, he has lived in South Africa for many years. He has long been interested in the music and rhythms of Africa, and has written musical scores for many film, radio and television documentaries. He is today looked upon as one of the country's foremost authorities on the subject of African music.
This, allied to his many other talents, makes him the one person equipped to have undertaken a record such as this. In addition to arranging and conducting this happy blend of Africa and the West, sam himself plays all the African instruments on this record. Posted by Wastedpapiers at AM. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
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