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Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens - Thokozile mp3 download
Performer: Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens
Title: Thokozile
Country: UK
Released: 1988
Style: African
Rating: 4.3/5
Format: MP3 FLAC ASF WAV MPC XM TTA VQF MP2
FLAC size: 1724 mb | MP3 size: 1399 mb | WMA size: 1318 mb

Complete your Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens collection.

Thokozile is a 1986 hit by the South African mbaqanga group Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens. The album was a reunion of Mahlathini with the backing Makgona Tsohle Band and three of the original Queens, Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu and Mildred Mangxola.

The Mahotella Queens is a South African female band formed in 1964 by music producer Rupert Bopape consisting of Hilda Tloubatla, Nobesuthu Mbadu, and Amanda Nkosi. The group is noted for their distinct vocal harmony sound, guitar-led mbaqanga music, and fast stage dancing. Bopape was a talent scout and producer at the independent Gallo Africa's subsidiary dedicated to black music, Mavuthela Music Company

The supergroup – Mahlathini, the Mahotella Queens and Makgona Tsohle – were an extremely productive and popular cohesive team until 1972. In 1972 the line-up disintegrated after royalty disagreements with Bopape. The Mahotella Queens under the production of Makgona Tsohle Band guitarist Marks Mankwane, continued to record and perform to some degree of success throughout into the 1970s and 1980s, but by the late 1970s due to royalty disagreements and/or family commitments, none of the original members of the Queens remained. Their singing style, alternating between harmonies and unison vocals, is a hybrid of American jazz vocal groups such as the Andrews Sisters, the female doo-wop ensembles of the '60s, and traditional South African vocal music.

Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens, Mahotella Queens. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Pitsa Tse Kgolo (Melodi Ya Lla) 05:23. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Sithunyiwe Thokozile No. 3 04:10. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Thonthodi 03:49. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Lilizela Mlilizeli 04:11. Mahotella Queens, Mahlathini, Mahlathini & Mahotella Queens - Uyavutha Umlilo 02:50.

Tracklist

A1 Thokozile (Praise/be happy) 4:11
A2 Lilizela Mlilzeli (Ululate/applaud) 4:13
A3 Sibuyile (We Are Back) 3:07
A4 Nina Majuba (You Pigeons) Zulu saying 4:24
B1 I Wanna Dance 5:03
B2 Uyavutha Umlilo (Music Inferno - Hot Music In The Club) 2:49
B3 Sengikala Ngiyabaleka (Crying And running away) 5:12
B4 Izulu Liyaduduma (Thunderstorm) 3:42

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5012981 900649

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CDEWV6 Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens Thokozile ‎(CD, Album) Earthworks CDEWV6 UK 1988
EWV 6 Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens Thokozile ‎(LP) Earthworks EWV 6 UK 1988
90920-1 Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens Thokozile ‎(LP, Album) Earthworks, Virgin 90920-1 US 1988
BL 590 Mahlathini* and Mahotella 'A'* Mahlathini* and Mahotella 'A'* - Thokozile ‎(LP, Album) Gallo BL 590 South Africa 1987
7 90920-4 Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens with Makgona Tsohle Band Mahlathini And The Mahotella Queens with Makgona Tsohle Band - Thokozile ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin Records America 7 90920-4 US 1988