Sunday, January 7, 2007

THE JOHNNY CLEGG BANDS



GENRE: African crossover

MEMBERS: JULUKA - Johnny Clegg (guitar & vocals), Sipho Mchunu (guitar & vocals), Derrick "Bokkie" De Beer (drums), Gary Van Zyl (bass guitar), Scorpio Madondo (sax & flute), Cyril Nkosi (keyboards) & Dudu Zulu (dancer & percussion). Previous encantations included Glenda Millar (keyboards). SAVUKA - Johnny Clegg (guitar & vocals), Derrick "Bokkie" De Beer (drums), Keith Hutchinson (keyboards & woodwinds), Steve Mavuso (bass guitar). JOHNNY CLEGG BAND - Johnny Clegg (guitar & vocals) Mandisa Dlanga (backing vocals), Andy Innes (guitar, mandolin and backing vocals), Barry Van Zyl (drums), Dan Shout (keyboards & sax), Mandlenkosi Zikalala (backing vocals & bass guitar) & Solly Letwaba (bass guitar & backing vocals).

DATES: 1979 To PRESENT

DISCOGRAPHY: JULUKA - UNIVERSAL MEN (1979) (no catalogue details),
AFRICAN LITANY (1981) (no catalogue details), UBUHLE BEMVELO(1982) (no catalogue details), SCATTERLINGS - European release(1982) (no catalogue details), WORK FOR ALL (1983) (no catalogue details), THE INTERNATIONAL TRACKS(1984) (no catalogue details),
STAND YOUR GROUND (1984) (no catalogue details), MUSA UKUGILANDELA (1984) (no catalogue details), THE GOOD HOPE CONCERTS (1986) (no catalogue details), LE ROCK ZOULOU DE JOHNNY CLEGG & SIPHO MCHUNU (1988), THE SCATTERLINGS OF JULUKA (1991) (no catalogue details), THE COLOGNE ZULU FESTIVAL (1992) (no catalogue details), THE BEST OF JULUKA (1992) (no catalogue details), LIVE & RARITIES (1994) (no catalogue details), SCATTERLINGS (US version) (1996) (no catalogue details), A JOHNNY CLEGG & JULUKA COLLECTION (1996) (no catalogue details), CROCKODILE LOVE (1997) (no catalogue details),
JOHNNY CLEGG (solo) THIRD WORLD CHILD(1985), NEW WORLD SUVIVOR (2002) (no catalogue details) SAVUKA - THIRD WORLD CHILD (1987) (no catalogue details), SHADOWMAN (1988) (no catalogue details), CRUEL CRAZY BEAUTIFUL WORLD (1989) (no catalogue details), HEAT DUST & DREAMS (1993) (no catalogue details), IN MY AFRICAN DREAM (1994) (no catalogue details), THE VERY BEST OF JOHNNY CLEGG AND SAVUKA (1997) (no catalogue details), PREMIUM GOLD COLLECTION OF SAVUKA (1997) (no catalogue details), THE JOHNNY CLEGG ANTHROLOGY - JULUKA & SAVUKA (1999) (no catalogue details), THE BEST OF JULUKA/SAVUKA FEATURING JOHNNY CLEGG (1999) EMI Records (catalogue number CDVM (WL)).

SINGLES TO REMEMBER: Impi, Scatterlings, December African Rain (in fact too many to mention)

HIGHNOTES:
Had a bigger audience in Paris than Michael Jackson had on the same night.
South Africa's greatest music export.

INTERESTING LINKS/CONTACT
A good website with plenty of media (interviews and Mp3 samples) see it at: http://www.johnnyclegg.com/online/johnnycleggm.htm and also a french website http://inmyafricandream.free.fr/
(In memorium of Dudu Zulu who was killed tragically in the pre-election violence in KZN and Solly Ledwaba who passed away in 2001)

1 comment:

Pierre said...

What can anybody say about this great band!!!!
They were with us all the way!
Excellent

Pierre