BHUNDU BOYS

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Cat# SADZA1

THE SHED SESSIONS

SADZA RECORDS


Released: 05 Jun 2001
Country: ZIMBABWE

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Aug 2001 - 2
Jul 2001 - 4

Price: £12.95



The Shed Sessions: 1982-1986 comprise the two albums that Zimbabwe's Bhundu Boys recorded at Harare's Shed Studios between 1982 and 1986. It's where Biggie Tembo and the rest of the band developed their jit-jive style and created a classic sound with intricately interlocking guitar parts. Comprised of two LPs, Shabini and Tsvimbodzemoto, this is really the legendary sound of the band, spawning four number one singles at home and establishing their reputation overseas. This CD not only collects the songs from those albums, but adds more, for a total of 28 cuts, all powered by some storming guitar work. But while they show their fire on tracks like "Pachedu," they also take on the feel of more traditional mbira music on the moody "Manhenga." It's ironic that they should hit their creative high point so early in their career, never recapturing the spirit that made this music so remarkable and glittering. From here they'd move to England, but in the '90s everything would fall apart, as members died of AIDS and Biggie Tembo hanged himself after being asked to leave the band. A tragic end that wasn't foreseen in some of the best guitar music to emerge from Africa. ~ Chris Nickson
Track# / Song nametime 
CD1
01 Une Shuwa Here - Part 1 04:30
02 Une Shuwa Here - Part 2 04:21
03 Kuroja Chete 07:46
04 Chekudya Chose 05:22
05 Zvichatinetsa 05:22
06 Pachedu 05:08
07 Kumbirayi 03:44
08 Nhai Mukoma 04:07
09 Hupenyu Hwangu 05:06
10 Faka Puresha 08:21
11 Ziva Kwawakabva 04:56
12 Shabhini 05:05
13 Wakandiparadzisa Musha 04:41
14 Ndipo Mari Yangu 05:06
CD2
01 Zvandinetsa 04:52
02 Wakasikirei Satani 07:28
03 Dai Ndakaziva 04:11
04 Wenhamo Haaneti 04:28
05 Pendeke 04:46
06 Hatisi Tose 04:56
07 Vakaparei 04:39
08 Baba Munini Francis 05:20
09 Wafungeyiko 04:51
10 Tsvimbodze Moto 04:37
11 Manhenga 04:49
12 Kupedza Muto 05:00
13 Chimanimani 04:25
14 Simbimbino 04:59
15 Muchihwa 03:12

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