2LP Vinyl – MM115
Pressure Cooker South African Township Jazz and Mbaqanga. Dudu Pukwana’s 1968 debut album, recorded in London, released only in South Africa. A second album of mostly unreleased 1969 recordings featuring Richard Thompson, Simon Nicol, Joe Mogotsi, Chris McGregor, Mongezi Feza, Louis Moholo, members of Osibisa, and others. Originally produced by Joe Boyd. Re-mastered audio, double gatefold album, heavyweight 180g vinyl. Unseen photographs by Val Wilmer. New liner notes by Richard Haslop join the historical dots.
Dudu Pukwana and the Spears recorded in London, but were only ever released in South Africa. The story behind this extraordinary music and the famous names involved are documented in this extended edition of Dudu Pukwana’s debut album.