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Audio: Electric Jive's Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups Mix

Check out this classic Mbaqanga mix


Has there ever been a time when girl groups weren't badass? Rare African vinyl connoisseurs Electric Jive have compiled this mix of popular songs by Mbaqanga girl groups from the 60s and 70s. The Mahotella Queens still draw crowds to their shows with three of the original 'Queens' from the early days. Izintombi Zesi were formed in 1967 to rival the Queens, but by the 80s their popularity all but faded away. Be sure to check out the full story on these ladies' vintage niche of music and download "Classic Mbaqanga Girl Groups" below. (via EJ)


TRACKLIST
1. THOKO - MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1964)
2. LALELA MNTANAMI - KILLINGSTONE STARS (1962)
3. UMKHWEKAZI - DARK CITY SISTERS (1962)
4. HAMBA PHEPHA LAMI - IZINTOMBI ZO MGQASHIYO (1967)
5. KHANYISANI ISIBANI - IZINTOMBI ZOMOYA (1973)
6. UMKHUMBI KA NOAH - IZINGANE ZO MGQASHIYO (1969)
7. ISINKWA NOBANANA - IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJE (1967)
8. SILANDELA UMGQASHIYO - MTHUNZINI GIRLS (1967)
9. MAKOMANE - DIMA SISTERS (1964)
10. WOZA MABALANE - MAHLOKOHLOKO STARS (1967)
11. UMAHLALA EHLATHINI - IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJE (1971)
12. HOLE THABA - DARK CITY SISTERS (1966)
13. EVELYN - KILLINGSTONE STARS (1962)
14. SPONONO - DARK CITY SISTERS (1967)
15. MMATHOBELA - MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1977)
16. IGAMA LAMI - IZINTOMBI ZOMOYA (1975)
17. REKENI KASE JUALEJUALE - S'MODERN GIRLS (1974)
18. MMADITABA - IRENE & THE SWEET MELODIANS (1975)
19. ISITIMELA - THE QUEENS (1976)
20. LETLAPA LABUTSOA - DARK CITY SISTERS (1974)
21. THAKA TSESO - IZINTOMBI ZOMOYA (1971)
22. DUMAZILE - SWEET HOME DAMES (1968)
23. ISALUKWAZI - IZINTOMBI ZESI MANJE MANJE (1967)
24. MMAMOKWANGTITI - DARK CITY SISTERS (1967)
25. AMAZONDO - MTHUNZINI GIRLS (1967)
26. NTSHWARELE NTATE - MAHOTELLA QUEENS (1975)
27. ZOLILE - THE QUEENS (1975)
28. AWUFUNI UKULANDELA NA? - S'MODERN GIRLS (1974)
29. EZOMCULO - DARK CITY SISTERS (1974)
30. SESHEGONG SAMELODI - DIMA SISTERS (1967)

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