Various Artists - The Top 14
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LINER NOTES

 

Man - these are the greatest! All together for the first time on one long-playing record. Seven real cool groups that are tops among the entertainers in Southern Africa, play 14 red-hot numbers, each one a smash hit! This record really has got everything for everybody. Many of the tracks feature fabulous flute and sax solos that really represent some of the very finest entertainment that has been heard on record for many years. The whole record will have you foot-stomping and ready to jive like mad. So call in all your dancing friends, clear "the floor and get set for a fabulous evening of twisting, jiving and stomping that you'll want to repeat again and again. This is the most popular beat in Africa played by the best of the best groups - Hey man, you shouldn't still be reading this, you should be spinning the turntable an' goin' real crazy!
 

VARIOUS ARTISTS
THE TOP 14


recorded 1960-1964c
issued 1964c
Tempo
Gramophone Record Co. GRC
made in South Africa
published by Music Publishers of Africa (M.P.A.)
LKT 701
matrix ABC 24123
matrix ABC 24124
33 rpm
first issue
cover printed by Record Pac
source: flatinternational Archive

TRACK LISTING

 

1.1WEST AND SAX BOY
Vuke Sambe

(West nkosi)

1.2VELILE THE KING OF THE TAP STEPS
Velile Kwela

(David Thekwane)

1.3T.V. SEPTET
Angifuni

(David Thekwane)

1.4SYDNEY AND HIS TWISTERS
Jamela Twist

(Madondo)

1.5BLACK NIGHT HAMMERS
P.P. Rust Twist

(David Thekwane)

1.6SNQAMU JAZZ BAND
Mfumbesi

(Reggie Msomi)

1.7WESTERN BOYS
Taps Taps

(West Nkosi)

2.8WEST AND SAX BOY
Dula Dula No. 2

(West Nkosi)

2.9VELILE THE KING OF THE TAP STEPS
Vuka Velile

(David Thekwane)

2.10T.V. SEPTET
Salakahle

(David Thekwane)

2.11SYDNEY AND HIS TWISTERS
Woza Vera

(Madondo)

2.12BLACK NIGHT HAMMERS
Inje Mnyama

(David Thekwane)

2.13SNQAMU JAZZ BAND
Walk to Dube

(Thami Madi)

2.14WESTERN BOYS
Jika Tap

(Lazarus 'Kid' Moncho)

ARTISTS

 

WEST AND SAX BOY
VELILE THE KING OF THE TAP STEPS
T.V. SEPTET
SYDNEY AND HIS TWISTERS
BLACK NIGHT HAMMERS
SNQAMU JAZZ BAND
WESTERN BOYS
WEST NKOSI - sax
DAVID THEKWANE - sax
REGGIE MSOMI - guitar
PHILIP THAMI MADI - 1st alto sax
CHRISTOPHER SONGXAKA - 2nd alto sax
PAUL RAMETSI - tenor sax
JORDAN BANGAZI - trumpet
SAUL MANIKELA - banjo
JOHANNES 'CHOOKS' TSHUKUDU - bass
LOUIS MOLUBI - drums
LAZARUS 'KID' MONCHO