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Hugh Masekela
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Hugh Masekela
Title: Stimela
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Connoisseur Coll.
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Jazz Fusion, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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This one cut is might be worth the entire album if.....
THE-GO-BETWEEN | Valencia, CA United States | 07/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ha Lese Le Di Khanna (correct spelling) originally found on his 60's album (not to be found on this planet anymore), The Emancipation of Hugh Masekela, is the alpha and omega of Masekela's music. On his album HOPE, Masekela repeats this song in a more stylized, polished, and subdued fashion with his voice sounding like the much, much older man that he is now as opposed to when he first recorded this on the UNI Stereo Album 73007, Universal City Records, MCA, a Chisa Production, produced by Stewart Levin back in the late 60's. I am really not sure whether this is the later more polished version or the origial extracted from Emancipation. Thus I am afraid after purchasing it, I may be disappointed. The only purpose of my purchase was to hopefully get the digital version from Emancipation...not the version from HOPE. Oh well..... Possibly somebody out there can clear this up because it makes a BIG difference in how this piece of music sounds....a yacht on a lake compared to an all guns blazing full flank battle ship in the open ocean during a storm with no regard to accuracy or navigation.If it is from the Emancipation album...look out! Turn up the volume until a hurricane is being blown from your speakers and let this one RIP! The percusion is enormous, his trumpet playing is raw, naked, and in your face, and the timing of the delivery of the words being unique and explosive. Masakela normally features this great song at his concerts. Let's hope this is the orginal version from the 60's.Grazin' in the Grass was his commercial blockbuster but Ha Lese Le Di Khanna is exposed, moving, drenched in passion and exhuberance held together with an earth pounding beat that moves you to your feet instantly."
A Real Collector's Item
jizzaggededge | Reisterstown, MD United States | 05/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I idolized Hugh Masekela during my teens. When I first heard "Grazing in the Grass" in 1968, I flipped. That began an obsession that had me going to my first 'Hugh' - as I used to call him (like we were old friends) - concert when I was only 15 years old, traveling with my cousin (also 15) on a Trailway Bus, from Baltimore to D.C. We didn't even know how we were going to get back to the bus station from the Shadyside Hotel where the concert was, and we didn't really care. Many more concerts and appearances followed. I used to say that Hugh could not come within 50 miles of Baltimore that I wouldn't be there to see him.I began to collect all of his albums, even those that were out before I ever heard of him (i.e., from 1966, 1967). I named my Great Dane 'Hugh' - no offense. At that first concert, when I cornered Hugh at a water cooler at the Shadyside, and asked for his autograph, he delivered the line that I later found out was the same comment on one of his album covers. It was about Lassie being more famous than he. Well, all right, but I never stayed up night after night 'til dawn watching Lassie reruns.Anyway, this CD brings back wonderful memories from the sixties and the seventies. I only wish that "In The Market" were on this one. Now, I am pleasantly surprised to have found the original (not a compilation) "Promise of a Future" available (it's in my Wish List if anyone wants to surprise me). I'm also hoping for at least a compilation that includes "Society's Child", "Thula", and that SLAMMIN' "Lily the Fox"! Again, this one, "Stimela" is a joint."