All Categories — All




Items/page

Hugh Masekela Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 7
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Next Album ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Hugh's more poppy efforts, but still a nice batch of instrumentals with a good Afro soul groove to them, and the jaunty trumpet sound that was Hugh's stock in trade at the time. Tracks include "Actin' Like A Fool", "If I Needed Someone", "Sounds Of Silence", "Along Comes Mary", "It's Not Unusual", and "From Me To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herb Alpert & Hugh MasekelaMain Event Live ... CD
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1978. New Copy ... On September 9, 2016
CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela Is Alive & Well At The Whisky ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and Chuck Carter on drums – and in addition to trumpet, Hugh also does sing a little, does a bit of scatting, and talks between some of the songs, in a tone that exposes a political side that you don't hear on his studio sets. Titles include "Son Of Ice Bag", "Senor Coraza", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Little Miss Sweetness", "Mra", and a groovy reading of "Up Up & Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and some marker on back.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Hugh MasekelaGrazing In The Grass ... LP
Up Front, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic LP, and one that differs greatly from nearly all of his other recordings. Released in 1977, but most likely recorded earlier (the cover offers no information about the session), this set features the great South African trumpeter in a live set of straight jazz playing that shows a side to him that never shows up on other records. The LP features three long tracks, one a fantastic reworking of "Grazing in the Grass", the other two originals, "Bache Bula Banka" and "Band Began to Play". Excellent lost jazz material from Masekela, proof that his talents go waaay beyond the groovy pop hits that most people know him for. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Latest ... LP
Uni/Chisa, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice hard funky Afro soul from Hugh – cut during the time when he was really perfecting his sweet little blend of African rhythms and LA soul! The tracks are all short and hard – with funky trumpet in the lead, and some tight hard-grooving rhythms in the back. Most of this stuff feels like some of Hugh's best funky 45s – including the tracks "Lily The Fox", "Groove Me", "Mago", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Arrastao", "Mazeze", and a few nice mellow tracks like "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and "Here, There, and Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has edge wear & splitting on the seams.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1975 – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his hits, and worked with a variety of incredible acts to expand his sound – a good number of whom ended up recording for Hugh on the Chisa label, in a unique blend of American soul and African inspiration that was years ahead of its time! The Chisa sound was one of the first true forays into pan-global grooving – and it brought the sounds of Africa to the American mainstream at a level that few had managed before. Some groups were unique projects done for record – like the Johannesburg Street Band, which featured members of The Crusaders alongside Masekela – but others featured a variety of ex-patriots living in the US, with key singers and players who shine brightly under Hugh's guidance. This set really digs deep, and offers up some of the most heavily African-tuned tracks from Chisa's catalog – 14 titles that include "Witch Doctor" and "Ahvuomo" by Baranta with Miatta Fahinbulleh, "Joala" and "Za Labalaba" by The Zulus, "Awe Mfana" by Johannesburg Street Band, "Macongo" and "U Se Mcani" by Letta Mbulu, "Tepo" by Baranta, "Aredze" by The Zulus, "Mahlalela" by Letta Mbulu, and "Afro Beat Blues" by Ojah with Hugh Masekela. CD
(Promotional CDr copy with artwork.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Hugh MasekelaLive At The Market Theatre ... CD
Four Quarters, 2006. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
Possible matches: 17
Possible matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ CrusadersCrusaders 1 ... CD
Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Used ... $8.99
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also stretching out here in more of a 70s electric funk mode – letting the keyboards of Joe Sample really set the tone for most of the numbers, as Wilton Felder's basslines weave with the drums of Stix Hooper to create a set of really great tracks. The double-length album is overflowing with great numbers – and in addition to the contributions of the core quartet, the album also features guitar from Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – plus a bit of extra bass from Chuck Rainey! The hip sound is a bit like some of Hugh Masekela's best jazz-based work for Chisa – and titles include "Full Moon", "Sweet Revival", "Mud Hole", "It's Just Gotta Be That Way", "Three Children", "Mosadi", and "So Far Away". CD

Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". CD

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during the 60s. The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano! The 69 LA sessions are great, too – and feature pivotal work in a similar style, kicked up a few notches on bass and percussion. The tracks are shorter than later – most are 3 to 6 minutes long – but the intensity of the work is incredible, and makes us wonder what would have happened to the LA scene had Fela stayed in the city! Titles include "Eko", "My Lady Frustration", "Lover", "Funky Horn", "Olofe Mi", "Laise Lairo", "Wayo", "Highlife Time", and "This Is Sad". CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Eric GaleBlue Horizon ... LP
Elektra, 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – Blue Horizon is a focused record with a style that's still relatively smooth, yet a bit more in the mode that we like on Gale's 70s work. The core group features some nice keyboards from Peter Schott and drums from Freddie Waits – and Hugh Masekela guests on flugelhorn on a bit of the album. Tracks have a solidly fusion-based approach, yet are relaxedly soulful, never with too much jamming – and titles include "When Tokyo", "Clock A Pa", "Call Me At The Same Number", "97th & Columbus", "Wait Until The City Sleeps", "Blue Horizon", and "Mako D'Amour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch. Includes the inner sleeve.)

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Eric GaleBlue Horizon/Island Breeze ... CD
Elektra/BGO (UK), 1982/1983. New Copy ... $15.99
Smooth fusion from guitarist Eric Gale – 2 80s albums for Elektra, back to back on one CD! Island Breeze has a sound that lives up to its name – one with slight tropical touches in the rhythms and the instrumentation, and a way of recording Gale's guitar that brings out a bit more brightness in the tone. Arrangements are by Bob James and Jimmy Kachulis – and titles include "Boardwalk", "We'll Make It", "Island Breeze", "Dark Romance", and "I Know That's Right". Blue Horizon is a bit more focused – a record with a style that's still relatively smooth, yet a bit more in the mode that we like on Gale's 70s work. The core group features some nice keyboards from Peter Schott and drums from Freddie Waits – and Hugh Masekela guests on flugelhorn on a bit of the album. Tracks have a solidly fusion-based approach, yet are relaxedly soulful, never with too much jamming – and titles include "When Tokyo", "Clock A Pa", "Call Me At The Same Number", "97th & Columbus", "Wait Until The City Sleeps", "Blue Horizon", and "Mako D'Amour". CD

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela KutiFela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1960s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 29.98
A startling look at the early days of Afro Funk – some of the first recordings ever from Fela Kuti – working here with his Koola Lobitos group from the 60s! The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's ever given credit for during the 60s – a gritty blend of styles that's already head and shoulder above the work of most of his contemporaries – with a vibe that definitely points the way towards his genius of the 70s! The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano – a wonderful blend that's spun out over the course of short tracks that include "Lagos Baby", "It's Highlife Time", "Signature Tune", "Araba's Delight", "Omo Ejo", "Obinrin Le", "Lal Se", and "Wa Dele". CD

Possible matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny NashTears On My Pillow ... CD
Columbia/RPM (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A great mix of the Caribbean roots of Johnny Nash and some of the sweeter soul sounds of the US scene in the 70s – recorded both at Sigma Sound in Philly, and back down in Jamaica! Nash has some great help on the set – most famously from Bob Marley, who contributed a few original songs to the record – but also from Philly soul producer Bunny Sigler, who arranged some of the album along with Norman Harris and Ronnie Baker! As you might guess, we're biggest fans of these Philly tracks – and they show that Nash's vocals can really sound great in a smoother, more contemporary setting – but the Bob Marley numbers are pretty good too, and are more soul than the reggae you might expect. Other guests include Hugh Masekela on trumpet and Vince Montana on vibes – and titles include "Why Did You Do It", "The Edge Of Love", "Tears On My Pillow", "Reggae's On Broadway", "Mellow Mood", "Let's Be Friends", "Cream Puff", "Say It Ain't True", and "Rock It Baby". CD

Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
ShangoShango ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $14.99
A sweet bit of Island-inspired pop – recorded here by an LA group of the late 60s, with inspirations drawn from the Carribean sands and the California sun! The group use a style that mixes together bits of late 60s South African pop, ala Hugh Masekela, a touch of steel band funk, and elements of other pop groups on A&M at the time – coming up with a sound that's happy and groovy, maybe not as totally Afro-thentic as their name might imply, but filled with good spirits and some nice grooves. Titles include "Mescalito", "Mama Lion", "Day After Day", "Hey Jude", "Sunshine Superman", "Cowboys & Indians", and "Ljuba Ljuba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Soul JazzmenInhlupeko (Distress) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A tremendous bit of South African jazz – recorded in the years after bigger names like Hugh Masekela and The Blue Notes had left for greener pastures, but when there were still plenty of great artists back at home! The Soul Jazzmen have this laidback, souful sound that's very much in keeping with their name – part 60s soul jazz, with some modal touches at the best moments, partly the spiritual styles that were just coming into play in the US, especially in the wake of John Coltrane – with open-ended rhythms that allow for these really great tenor solos from Dudu Makasi, whose work alone is worth the price of the record! Dudu is wonderful – part old school tenorist, with roots in the Chicago school of the 50s – but also partly a spiritualist too, although one that never gets too far out or overindulgent. Rhythms are from the trio of Tete Mbambisa on piano, Pych Big-T Stsele on bass, and Mafufu Jama on drums – and the quartet come together brilliantly on titles that include "Mr Mecca", "Relaxin", "Inhlupeko", "How Old Is The World", and "Dollar The Great". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Larry WillisInner Crisis ... LP
Groove Merchant, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the few funky albums ever cut as a leader by Larry Willis – a super-hip keyboard player who's best known for his work with Jackie McLean and Hugh Masekela, but who sounds even better as a leader! This album's a gem all the way through – with a free-thinking soulful sound that's head and shoulders above the rest of the work on Groove Merchant at the time. Players include Harold Vick, Roland Prince, and Eddie Gomez – and the overall groove is an incredible array of soulful rhythms, played by Larry on electric piano, in a mode that makes the record feel like a lost gem from Strata East or Black Jazz. Includes the cuts "Out On The Coast", "153rd Street Theme", "Inner Crisis", and "Bahamian Street Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ CrusadersCrusaders 1 ... LP
Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also stretching out here in more of a 70s electric funk mode – letting the keyboards of Joe Sample really set the tone for most of the numbers, as Wilton Felder's basslines weave with the drums of Stix Hooper to create a set of really great tracks. The double-length album is overflowing with great numbers – and in addition to the contributions of the core quartet, the album also features guitar from Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – plus a bit of extra bass from Chuck Rainey! The hip sound is a bit like some of Hugh Masekela's best jazz-based work for Chisa – and titles include "Full Moon", "Sweet Revival", "Mud Hole", "It's Just Gotta Be That Way", "Three Children", "Mosadi", and "So Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splash stains.)
Also available Crusaders 1 ... CD 8.99

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Blue MitchellBantu Village ... LP
Blue Note, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest albums ever on Blue Note – a set that mixes the trumpet talents of Blue Mitchell with some killer backings from Monk Higgins – all in a groove that more gritty edges than the best funky soundtracks of the time! Higgins keeps the backings full, but always quite lean – fusing all elements together into a sharp, tight rhythm that steps along with some of the slight African touches you might guess from the title – a groove that's not really that authentic, but which resonates with some of the best inspirations that Hugh Masekela was bringing to American music at the time. And while the album might be an attempt to cash in on Masekela's groove, the feel here is really quite different overall – as tracks are nicely stretched out, with plenty of room for jazzy solo work – and a groove that's much harder overall, thanks to Higgins! Other players include Freddy Robinson on guitar, Wilton Felder on bass, Paul Humphrey on drums, and Plas Johnson on tenor – and titles include "HNIC", "Flat Backing", "Na Ta Ka", "Bantu Village", and "Blue Dashiki". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Monk MontgomeryIt's Never Too Late ... LP
Chisa, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky LP from Monk, with nice tight electric bass playing, and groovy arrangements by Wayne Henderson, who also produced the LP. The record's got a nice mix of soul instrumentals and jazzy bits, with a similar feel to some of the other stuff on the Chisa label at the time. Tracks include "Big Boy", "Your Love", "Bluesette", "It's Never Too Late", "My Cherie Amour", and "The Lady", which was arranged by Hugh Masekela. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a splitting top seam.)

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousAfrican Jazz N Jive – An Authentic Selection Of South African Township Swing Classics From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Gallo/WEA (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful collection of South African jazz from many years back – music that would explode to much greater global consciousness in the 60s, but which is heard here in its earliest roots! The styles are a mix of American swing with local mbaquanga and marabi – often heavy on the reeds, and featuring tightly vamping rhythms that often owe a lot to jump blues in the US at the same time. There's some especially great alto, tenor, and clarinet work on these tracks – and although half the titles feature vocals, there's a good number that are instrumental as well. Tracks include some very early work by well-known South African jazz artists Hugh Masekela, Kippie Moekesti, Jonas Gwanga, and others – and the CD features 24 tracks that include "Kwela Blues" by Solvin Whistlers, "De Makeba" by Jazz Dazzlers, "Clarinet Kwela" by Kippie Moeketsi & The Marabi Kings, "Emsengeni" by King Jury & His Band, "Beer Club" by Orlando Six, "USA Special" by ND Hotshots, "Loafer's Corner" by Orlando 7, "Vuka Vuka" by Manhattan Brothers, "Midnight Ska" by Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band, "Walk To Dube" by Sngamu Jazz Band, "Kwela Kong" by King Kong Cast, "Baby Are Yeng" by Nancy Jacobs & Her Sisters, and "Omnyakane" by Royal Players. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Betty DavisColumbia Years – 1968/1969 ... LP
Light In The Attic/Columbia, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A soul and funk fan's dream come true – never-heard recordings by the legendary Betty Davis, done for Columbia Records a few years before her debut album! At the time, Betty was hanging with Miles Davis, and turning him onto the sounds of fuzzy funk – and Miles actually produced these recordings, and used instrumentation from key associates like Herbie Hancock on keyboards, Wayne Shorter on reeds, and John McLaughlin on guitar – plus the mighty Larry Young on keyboards! The whole thing's amazing – every bit as great as Betty's work for the Just Sunshine label, but maybe even grittier – and with this unbridled vibe that's totally wonderful – and we're stunned that this is the first we're hearing of this music – but are mighty happy it's finally seen the light of day. A few cuts also feature Davis with The Crusaders and Hugh Masekela – for a groovy Cali soul sort of vibe – and titles include "It's My Life", "Hangin Out", "Politician Man", "Down Home Girl", "I'm Ready Willing & Able", "Born On The Bayou", and "Live Love Learn". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Columbia Years – 1968/1969 ... CD 12.99

Possible matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Duke LumumbaJungle Funk ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of Jazz Crusaders in the set – as Wilton Felder plays electric bass on the album, giving it a fantastic loping groove – but there's also plenty of unique albums on the record, especially its way of approaching the rhythms with a sly, syncopated groove that's immediately infectious! Duke's trumpet solos are great, and they're augmented by tenor work by Chester Washington and trombone by George Bohannon – all nicely grooving on the album's brilliant blend of jazzy tracks. Titles include "Jungle Funk", "Afrikaloo", "Akagruge", "Like It Is", "Mafam", and "Peace Brother". Somebody put this one on CD – and do us all a treat! LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... LP
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards and sings a bit too – in a larger group that mixes in some very hip LA funky elements, a bit like some of the criss-crossing that Hugh Masekela did on his Chisa Records sessions! The style makes for a great bit of funky club with lots of deeper acoustic percussion elements in the sound – and titles include the massive break classic "Funky Drummer", plus "Nothing Is Free", "Spend Your Money", "Gas Line", "Sunkwa", and "Believe In Yourself". Special package – also includes the bonus 12" tracks "International Funk (voc)", and "International Funk (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



⇑ Top