Two CD set. Miriam Makeba was one of an elite group of artists who needed no real introduction. Her voice and life have become synonymous with the story of South Africa and, by extension, the story of the world since the end of the Second World War.
Sadly she passed away on the 9th of November. With a career that has spanned more than half a century, she was known for bringing her message of 'hope, determination and song' to audiences all over the world as she revisited the countries which gave her shelter in exile, a political platform to speak from, or simply a stage to sing on. On these two CDs, including the original hit versions of both 'Pata Pata' and the remarkable 'Click Song', you can hear her musical journey from the earliest years to present day and understand just why she was and is called Mama Africa, the Empress Of African Song.
Essential Nina Simone. Product Description Two CD set. The Hit Pack. All Time Favorite Hits. The Sound of Miriam Makeba. Sunday Morning Classics. The Essential. The Super Deluxe Collection. Phata Phata. Hello Africa! Africa, Africa. The Best Of Mama Africa. Back In The Days. The Collection. The Mega Collection. An Evening With Miriam. The Sunday Morning Collection. The Anthology. The Best Of Masters. Dance With Me! The Sunday Music Collection. Miriam Makeba In Concert! Live at Bern's Salonger, Stockholm, Sweden, Live at Avo Session Basel.
The Unforgettable. Mama Afrika - Radio 1 Classics The Sweet Sound of Africa. Golden voices of Africa.
Sunny Sounds. Just Play, Vol. Because of Love. Everyday Tunes. Pretty Rainbow. Opulent Event. Afternoon Tunes. Some Winter Dreams. Miriam Makeba. Live in Tokyo. Sock It to 'Em Soul. Planet Africa. Tropical Fever. Hifi Visionen: Oldie-CD Casa Musica, Volume Jungle Fever. Absolute Sixties. Top of the Spot. Memory Time: —, Volume 5. Wow At Last , Volume 2.
Les Titres Essentiels Afrique. De Zomer Top Ladyhits: For Women Only. Classic Rock: Blowin' Your Mind Women of Africa. Ljuva tal, volym 3: Oldie Club 1. A Child's Celebration of the World. Las mejores canciones del planeta Tierra. De Pre Historie , Volume 1. The packaging on this song, two-CD anthology of this major South African artist -- most of it taken from recordings spanning the mid-'50s to late '60s, though there are a few from the s too -- leaves something to be desired.
The tracks are sequenced so that they jump back and forth chronologically, and while there are well-written liner notes of decent length, the song listings themselves do not spell out the dates and sources for each recording.
That makes it necessary to cumbersomely shift back and forth between the notes and listings to figure out what part of Miriam Makeba's career's being represented by what's coming through the speakers. Whether or not you're one to get bugged by such details, however, there's no denying that this set does contain a lot of good music, even if its sampling is rather scattershot. Her most famous recording, her hit version of "Pata Pata," is here, but some tracks go all the way back to mid-'50s South African recordings with the Manhattan Brothers.
Again, chronological sequencing would have really helped, but taken all together, you do get a sense of the considerable ground she covered in the s and s, from somewhat dated but charmingly hokey jazz-pop backings to earthy rhythmic recordings that drew considerably more from indigenous South African styles.
The constants, however, are Makeba's reliably mellifluous, spirited vocals, as well as with only a few exceptions a fine eye for integrating South African folk and popular styles with some Western pop sensibilities. It might not be the most coherently assembled Makeba compilation, but you'd have a hard time beating it for the amount of diverse quality music it stuffs into two discs.
Miriam Makeba. Add to Cart. Paul Simon. How to Order. International Shipping. Return Policy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Ndamcenga Rockin' in Rhythm Inkomo Zodwa Ekoneni Darlie Kea Lemang Sophiatown Is Gone Make Us One Back of the Moon Quickly in Love Makoti Themba Lami Uyadela Yini Madoda Ndidiwe Zintaba Uile Ngoan' a Batho Siyavuya Phata Phata Miriam's Goodbye to Africa Jikele Maweni The Retreat Song
On these two CDs, including the original hit versions of both 'Pata Pata' and the remarkable 'Click Song', you can hear her musical journey from the earliest years to present day and understand just why she was and is called Mama Africa, the Empress Of African Song. House of The Rising Sun 6. It is well worth a listen - so do it. Released: March Holilili - Miriam Makeba, Silinga Kutheni Sithandwa Day O Live in Tokyo. She later made a guest appearance during Harry Belafonte's groundbreaking concerts at Carnegie Hall. Whether or not you're one to get bugged by such details, however, there's no denying that this set does contain a lot of good music, even if its sampling is rather scattershot.
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