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Miriam Makeba & Skylarks 1
Miriam Makeba, Skylarks
Miriam Makeba & Skylarks 1
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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The 32 selections reissued in this two part collection bring together the greatest recordings of Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks. All of them originally appeared on shellac 78 rpm discs and have been largely unobtainable f...  more »

      
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All Artists: Miriam Makeba, Skylarks
Title: Miriam Makeba & Skylarks 1
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gallo Records
Release Date: 11/18/1997
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Africa, Southern Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 740042230323

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The 32 selections reissued in this two part collection bring together the greatest recordings of Miriam Makeba and the Skylarks. All of them originally appeared on shellac 78 rpm discs and have been largely unobtainable for more than three decades. This early music, together with the story of its making, constitutes one of South Africa's most interesting and satisfying cultural legacies.
 

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Miriam Makeba's early roots
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 08/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're only familiar with Miriam Makeba's folk-era recordings ("The Click Song," etc.) then take the time to check out this amazing set of her earliest work from the mid-1950s, with the Skylarks vocal ensemble. This is South African "jive" music, a mix of ska-like African rhythms and American jazz and swing melodies - some of the most cheery and infectious music you'll ever hear! This is the first disc of a 2-volume collection... BMG also put out an 18-track single CD best-of that has a lot of the same great material. Either way you find this music, it'll knock your socks off!"