The Beaters - Harari
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LINER NOTES

 

Africa's most incredible combination of Selby Ntuli, Sipho Mabuse and Alec Khaoli still remains a big question to some people who have seen them live. The group is very popular and loved by the people of Africa. Their creativity and originality had the audience in Rhodesia astounded. They toured Rhodesia last year for three months although they only intended being there for three weeks. They appeared live on T.V. The Beaters have composed a song 'HARARI' dedicated to the people of that town.

Visiting overseas artists, Brook Benton, Judy Clay, Timmy Thomas, Percy Sledge and others were greatly impressed by THE BEATERS.

So PUSH IT ON

PRODUCED BY RASHID VALLY
RECORDING ENGINEER: PETER CERENIO
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARGRET ROESTORF
RECORDED AT THE GALLO STUDIOS
 

THE BEATERS
HARARI


recorded 1975
issued 1975
The Sun As-Shams
Gallo
made in South Africa
produced by Rashid Vally
published by Rash Publishers
GL 1814
matrix ABC 6324 A
matrix ABC 6325 B
33 rpm
first issue
cover images by Margret Roestorf
cover printed by Interpak
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1Harari

(Khaoli, Mabuse, Ntuli)

1.2Love Love Love

(Selby Ntuli)

1.3Inhlupheko Iphelile

(Khaoli, Mabuse, Ntuli)

2.4Push it on

(Khaoli, Ntuli)

2.5Thiba Kamoo

(Khaoli, Mabuse, Ntuli)

2.6What's Happening

(Selby Ntuli)

ARTISTS

 

THE BEATERS
SELBY NTULI - lead guitar, keyboards
SIPHO MABUSE - drums
ALEC KHAOLI - bass

NOTES

 

Max Mojapelo in his book Beyond Memory has the original line up of The Beaters as Selby Ntuli, Sipho Mabuse, Alec 'Om' Khaoli and Monty 'Saitana' Ndimande (on second guitar). The group came together in 1968 while still high school students in Soweto. Harari, issued on Rashid Vally's As-Shams (The Sun) label in 1975 is their fourth album after: Soul-A-Go-Go with Teal Records in 1969, Bacon And Eggs in 1970 and Mumsy with GRC in 1974.

Following a very successful tour of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 1974 the group composed Harari, the title track named for—then Salisbury's township and later future capital of Zimbabwe—Harare. Mojapelo has the date of their Rhodesian tour as 1976, though Vally's notes on the LP mention that the tour took place "last year" and the LP was issued in 1975, making the tour date around 1974. In an article in the Mail & Guardian, Sipho Mabuse has the date as 1973. After this album went double gold, fans began calling the group Harari and subsequently they continued future recordings under that name.

After Selby Ntuli's death in 1978, Mabuse took over leadership of the group and they continued recording until the group disbanded in 1982. Mabuse began an especially successful solo career as Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse.