Classic work by The Manhattan Brothers – a South African vocal quartet who drew heavily on modes from American groups like the Ink Spots or Mills Brothers, but who also managed to translate that sound into an important force in African pop! The recordings here are pulled from a host of older 78s and singles – beautifully remastered to bring the group's harmonies into full focus, and let them step out in all their jazzily-inflected brilliance. Most lyrics on the tunes aren't in English, but there's a universal swing here that's instantly appreciated – and the CD features a total of 20 classics that include "Dubula Mfanandini", "Ntyilo Nytilo", "Be My Guest", "Manyeo", "Ulova", "Chaka", "Baby Ntsoare", "Thaba Tseu", "Mangoane", "Vuka Vuka", "Marie", and "Patience & Fortune". © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)
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