King Force and his Forces - Vula No.1 / Vula No.2
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KING FORCE AND HIS FORCES
VULA NO.1 / VULA NO.2


recorded 1968c
issued 1968c
Tempo
Trutone (formerly GRC)
made in South Africa
published by Belinda
KT 011
45 rpm
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Vula No.1

(Wilson Silgee)

2.2Vula No. 2

(Wilson Silgee)

ARTISTS

 

KING FORCE AND HIS FORCES
WILSON SILGEE - saxophone

NOTES

 

Wilson Silgee, an icon in his own right, was a member of the famous Jazz Maniacs in the 1930s and in 1944 became the band’s leader. This Tempo record probably dates from around 1968.

For many months the details about this record eluded me. It was only when I scanned the 45 and enlarged the image by 750% that I was able to go into the fine details of the label and partially make out the name of the artist—Wilson Silgee and his Forces with “Vula No.1.” Looking at the physical 45, the name of the label itself was difficult to make out, but I was able to determine that it was indeed Tempo.

Tempo initially fell under the wing of the Gramophone Record Company (GRC), a subsidiary of Gallo Records. The label released its first LP—The Top 14 (LKT 701) featuring West & Sax Boy, Velile the King and the TV Septet—in 1964. In addition the label also released a number of 78s and 45s corresponding with the KT 500 series. According to Rob Allingham the label was transferred to Trutone in 1966 who continued the series up to KT 599 and then restarted it at 001 with a new label design. The new label design corresponds with the one pictured here therefore putting this 45 in the later Trutone camp.

Thanks to Rob Allingham for the Tempo details.