Batsumi ‎– Batsumi

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Tracklist

Lishonile 11:20
Emampondweni 5:05
Mamshanyana 4:40
Itmuleng 16:00
Anishilabi 3:25

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RTL 4041 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Album) R & T RTL 4041 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
RTL 4041 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Album, RP) Jo'burg Records RTL 4041 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
PVA 4 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Album, RP) J-Town Records (2) PVA 4 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
MM102 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Ltd, RE, RM) Matsuli Music MM102 UK 2011 Sell This Version
pana013 Batsumi Batsumi(CD, Album, RM) panai pana013 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
MM102 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Ltd, RP, Cle) Matsuli Music MM102 UK 2013 Sell This Version
MM102 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Ltd, RP, Red) Matsuli Music MM102 UK 2015 Sell This Version
MM102 Batsumi Batsumi(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Matsuli Music MM102 UK 2016 Sell This Version

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islandofdesire

islandofdesire

November 11, 2016
referencing Batsumi, LP, Album, RTL 4041
this is utterly stunning. highly recommended for all that stumble across
shroud

shroud

November 9, 2016
referencing Batsumi, LP, Ltd, RP, Red, MM102
take the best track off the videos to this album,??? shame.... search for it on yt as it used to be here . Mamshanyana
music_emporium

music_emporium

November 8, 2015
referencing Batsumi, LP, Album, RTL 4041
stunning mix of Jazz, Fusion and Afrobeat though trying to put them in any sort of order would be an exercise in futility. It continually squirms out of any pigeonhole you may try to put it in.

So you've got yer jazzy and funky double bass grooves, funky drums, what sounds like a rather cheap but expertly played percussive acoustic rhythm guitar, sax section, flute section, organ, occasional tribal drums / percussion and vocals.......... and with that little lot ....all merry hell breaks loose. Often - no usually - in completely unexpected ways. It bursts with the joyous sound you only get when great musicians make music purely for the sake of making music.
Muldert

Muldert

September 7, 2015
referencing Batsumi, LP, Ltd, RP, Cle, MM102

Mamshanyana is completely out of tune, still sounds great.
maxetienne

maxetienne

February 17, 2014
referencing Batsumi, LP, Ltd, RP, Cle, MM102

do you Know the pressing number ?
gmos

gmos

March 24, 2013
referencing Batsumi, LP, Ltd, RE, RM, MM102

Incredible South African Jazz album from 1974. Some of it is quite avant-garde spiritual jazz, think Strata-East and the likes, other parts are more afro-rock or afro-soul. The quality throughout is astounding, I would call this a masterpiece in fact. This reissue has been made to the absolute highest standards too, expertly remastered from original master tapes, beautiful cover art and extensive liner notes. I can't recommend this enough.