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South African music,Township Jazz
South African music,Township Jazz
3rd Ear Music - 6th Edition - July / August 2001 - previous edition
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City Folk,Maskandi,Zulu,alternative music
City Folk,Maskandi,Zulu,alternative music
3rd Ear Music's Hidden Years Archive Project is a unique collection of alternative South African music - Live Recordings from Festivals, Concerts & Clubs or at independent Studios - 1964 to 1994 - SAfrican music legends & forgotten heroes - from Township Jazz to City Folk, from Zulu Maskandi to Political Rock 'n Roll.

Ken E Henson - Another Time, Another Place - The Long awaited solo CD-R

Ken E followers will be glad to know - it's home-made - composed, performed & produced by Ken E, who plays all the instruments on all the tunes with some help from good friends contributing to this long awaited laid-back soft-rock offering. Helping out on a tune or two are: Rob Pavid - Percussion & Drums; Nux Schwartz - Bass Guitar, engineering & mixing; John Knottenbelt - encouragement, sleeve art & design; Richard Walne & Izan Greyling provided studio time.
Contact Nux & Ken E c/o 3rd Ear Music.

Ken E is helping Colin Pratley (ex-Freedom's Children) & his wife, working part-time at the Shepards Home For Aids Orphans on the Bluff.

Johnny Clegg and Wamadlebe Hawk in Concert 1971
Johnny Clegg & Wamadlebe at 3rd Ear Music / NUSAS / SAFMA Free Peoples Concert 1972 - Photos by Frank Black Hawk in Concert 1971
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South African music,Township Jazz
Time Beats us all in the end

For those of us who do not want to live in the past, but who are connected too it anyway - whether we like it or not; by virtue of our work & fond memories, thereof - there's no shame in living off or on it - especially if it teaches us something.

Watch out for Groucho in the next exciting website issue - He will look a little deeper into some of the long-awaited recent hidden years CD re-issues & retro releases; & he will wander why so many of us are disappointed. Grieg Coetzee puts the historic into a hysteric perspective; of how the music media & record industry deal with history today - If it's Retro it's Cool - If it's History, it must be boring. Hilarious full frontal lyrics, licks, anecdotes & stories - from other eye witness hidden history musicians; those who were really there & who have wagged their own tales to the story.

All the usual archive / back copy material & photos for your information & interest are still available. If you need specific information or archive recording copies - provided all the copyright & licensing is in order - speak to us!

Poetry Is Good For DurbanPoetry Africa 2000

- a Double CD of Poems about Durban - Featuring some of the world's great living poets.
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Roger Lucey - 21 Years Down the RoadThe Road Is Much Longer

Roger Lucey (1979 to 2001, 3rd Ear 7004)

Reviewed by John Sampson in London & borrowed without permission from SA Rock Digest. London-based John Samson gives his own twist on SA music.
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Des Lindberg and Helen SuzmanDes Lindberg's 60th

- Many Hidden Years uncovered
Roast and Toast were delivered...

> Two more important Projects for 2001 / 2002 - Guitarist, musician, composer & general music handy-man-genius, Alan Judd will announce an exciting project that he & ex-wonder man of business re-turned musician & composer, Terry Rosenberg are involved with. It's a wonderful music project. Just watch this space.

> Song Lyrics - Featuring 3eM composers' lyrics & anecdotes like: John Gerrard - Bill Knight - Jonathan 'Radio Rat' Handley - Nick Taylor - James Phillips - David Kramer - Tony Bird - Des Lindberg - John Oakley Smith - Chris Mann - David Marks - Roger Lucey.

> Photo Gallery - Here's where Tony Campbell, Rodney Barnett, Manfred Linder, Frank Black, Alf Kumalo and many other photographers' work will play a major role.

Buried in the SkyBuried in the Sky

Rick Andrew - Artist, Design Arts Lecturer, hidden years Musician & now Author. His book deals with conscripts, the supposedly non-existent border war & rock & roll in Angola & South Africa.
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Abie Thomas - At the V&A WaterfrontAbie Thomas - At the V&A Waterfront

Another Capetown Street musician records for Julian Burnett - 53 tunes on a double CD -Produced by Jonny Blundell at Paris Studios in Fishoek.
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John HartfordRIP - RSA & USA Musicians Pass away

RIP - John Hartford - By Richard Haslop from the Bruce Millar show on SAfm - 20th June 2001
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> Global Market Fundamentalism - Richard Pithouse reports

> The Hidden Years Story Book should be out later this year - it will hopefully be printed on recycled newspaper that we used to wrap our Fish 'n Chips in; so besides rapping up the present, it could also be used to soak up any mess outside of the intellectual arts media arena. But in the meantime we indulge in & re-discover some wonderful archived music, will composing & performing a whole bunch of new tunes - without the sedatives, preservatives & audio pollution by-products of our technologically bereft past or digitally hung over future. More chapters / excerpts from the HY Story book will appear in the next website issue.

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