September 26, 2009

Deep Horizon

Here is one of those rapid posts.

This cassette of Jonah Sithole and his band The Deep Horizon was given to me by the artist himself, when he visited Amsterdam in 1996, a year before his sad demise (see my earlier post).
I don't wish to sound stubborn, but despite efforts by others to push this great artist into the mist of oblivion, to me Jonah is still one of the Greats of Zimbabwean music. Not just the man himself, but Thomas Mapfumo too has pointed to him as the 'inventor' of mbira-guitar in the Chimurenga music of the Blacks Unlimited. And who am I to argue with 'the horse's mouth'?

This wonderful cassette by Jonah's own band was recorded in the mid-1990s, and has - as far as I know - never had a global distribution.

L4 RTLP 115 or L4 RTLP 115

More Jonah to follow in a later post....

13 comments:

dabulamanzi said...

You are 100% spot on about him. There was a Zimbabwe-only CD issued some time back collecting many of the post Mapfumo compositions

Anonymous said...

Heres the link
http://www2.shopping.com/xPO-Sabhuku_Jonah_Sithole

MamboPete said...

I love this man's music, thanks for what must be a great post, but am I the only one who's having problems downloading it? 0kb each time

WrldServ said...

I hope adding an extra link to another server solves your problem.

MamboPete said...

Problem solved - the second link did the trick - many thanks, much appreciation, and keep up the great work

Andrew said...

Fantastic! Jonah is the best! Consistently enjoying your posts, thanks for all the music...

Nqobile said...

Finally it's here ... any riffs by Jonah Sithole are an event! If there was one artist I would bring back to life if I could, Jonah would be the one. Too bad akaita mutsakatikira zvake akaenda

Anonymous said...

Jonah Sithole will always be Thomas Mapfumo's other hand, he was such a musician humble and gifted. We loved you Jonah.

hulaboy said...

Many thanks for this special music by the master guitarist Jonah Sithole.

Anonymous said...

thank you, thank you

roming said...

Thanks

WrldServ said...

@roming: de nada!

Anonymous said...

This man left big shoes which are very hard to fill,hats off Jonah Sithole