Caiphus Semenya ‎– Listen To The Wind

CBS ‎– CBS (N) 012
Vinyl, LP


A1 Angelina
A2 Play With Fire
A3 Umoya
B1 Without You
B2 Ziph'inkomo
B3 Gumba Boogie

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Sleeve: MUN 2002
Label: CBS (N) 012, MS 144

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MUN 2002 Caiphus Semenya Listen To The Wind(LP) Munjale Music MUN 2002 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BAGL 1520 Caiphus Semenya Listen To The Wind(LP, RE) Star-Bag BAGL 1520 1985 Sell This Version
CDCOL 8012 P Caiphus Semenya Listen To The Wind(CD, Album) Columbia CDCOL 8012 P South Africa 1999 Sell This Version
MUN 9003 Caiphus Semenya Listen To The Wind(LP, RE, RP) Munjale Music MUN 9003 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version


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May 14, 2017

An absolutely superb modern soul, boogie album, produced, I believe, whilst Semenya was in self imposed exile in L.A. (due to the abhorrent apartheid regime in S.A) by Semenya himself using a stellar line up of session musicians (Nathan East, Michael Stanton, Sonny Burke, Paulinho DaCosta etc.) as well as his wife, the legendary Letta Mbulu.

The tracks cover a wide range of styles within the overall genres mentioned above, from uptempo floor fillers to more mediative, slower soulful tracks. 'Without You' in particular is an almost perfect modern soul dance floor delight (This is available as the B side to a Kenyan pressing of 'Angelina', but is as rare as hens teeth).

Overall, an incredible album, which is an impressive melding of contemporary US production and instrumentation with undercurrents of Semenya's obvious love for his traditional South African musical roots.

Pick this up if you see it, although you'll need a large dose of luck as this LP is incredibly rare, especially in good condition.