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Best of 2
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Best of 2
Genres: World Music, Pop
 
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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South Africa's instantly recognizable vocal group, follow up their immensely popular Best Of collection with a set of songs from throughout their 40-album, 25-year career. With a voice that teases ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Title: Best of 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Original Release Date: 10/20/1998
Release Date: 10/20/1998
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351661227, 669910127261

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo, South Africa's instantly recognizable vocal group, follow up their immensely popular Best Of collection with a set of songs from throughout their 40-album, 25-year career. With a voice that teases and tickles one moment then rises in inspiration the next, Joseph Shabalala leads Ladysmith Black Mambazo, their voices joining in immaculate a cappella harmony as they sing glorious gospel tunes in their native languages of Zulu and Xhosa. They also revisit one of the songs that launched them into international fame on Paul Simon's Graceland album. "Homeless" is performed without Simon's help here and they've made it all their own. This is a fine collection of material from the group and features many songs never before released in the U.S. --Jeff Grubb

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CD Reviews

Excellent and powerful music
Justin Weaver | 06/04/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Fans of world music, traditional hymns, minimalism, and linguistics will love this album. The best track is mislabeled however--the song printed as "Vuka Jona Sithandaze" is in fact called "Uphi Umhlobo" and was released as track 3 on the 1st Best-of album. I can only guess it appears here in error. No matter, since you'll want to play this track 400 times."
Rich, complex melodies woven with great expertise.
Justin Weaver | 01/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ladysmith Black Mambazo is an extremely talented group of vocalists whose intricate, uplifting harmonies seem to be excecuted with great ease. The fluidity and rich depth of each member's voice comlement the overall beauty and peace which each piece conveys. I can't say enough about this CD!"
Voices of Gold
T. L. Holcomb | So. California | 11/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had the pleasure of both owning 2 of their records and having heard them in concert. The harmony and beauty of the voices is food for the soul. As good as any choir or small group I have ever heard. This album and the Warner Bros Collection are my favorites."