Lionel Petersen

Lionel Petersen

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Lionel Petersen was born and bred in Alexandra Township. He used to front a very dynamic band called Thunderballs. Later he moved to Capetown where he had a stint with The Rockets. He also worked with the Invaders. Some of his early hits were Private Number, I Need A Little Love and his cover version of Joe Tex’s That’s The Way (Plum Records, 1976), later also translated by Mpharanyana into Sesotho as Ke Yona Tsela. When he returned to Johannesburg he joined Harari to take the place of the lead vocalist Masike Mohapi. From Harari he moved back into his solo career. In 1986 he released Feel Free, an album produced by Selwyn Shandel and backed by the Winners on the CCP label. The title track and Wedding Day, which featured Imilonji Kantu Choral Society set the album on fire. another hit by this star was Iphelil’ipetrole. One of his most successful projects was the recording of Kaiser Chiefs’ We Are Number One backed by his multi-racial band, the Winners. This Selwyn Shandel product was written by Russell Kramer of the Bushman fame. The CCP production team went to Ellis
Park during a Chiefs vs Pirates match to record the electrifying atmosphere including the crowd eruption when Chiefs’ ace striker Samora Khulu hit the back of the net. By 1985 Lionel had become a born-again christian and decided to use his talents to glorify the Lord.
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Lionel Petersen Discography Tracks

Albums

Lionel Petersen I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing (Album) Plum Records (2) Mozambique 1975 Sell This Version
ESP 155 522 Lionel Petersen Mr Music(LP, Album) Disques Espérance ESP 155 522 France 1975 Sell This Version
Lionel Petersen That'S The Way (Album) Plum Records (2) South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
Lionel Petersen Soul Brother (Album) Disques Espérance Mozambique 1975 Sell This Version
The Winners (10) Featuring Lionel Peterson* The Winners (10) Featuring Lionel Peterson* - Feel Free (Album) ccp Record Company South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
HMD050 Lionel Petersen Rejoice Africa(CD, Album) Hosanna! Music HMD050 USA & Canada 1993 Sell This Version
PLC 5020 Lionel Petersen Lionel Petersen(LP, Album) Tamla Motown PLC 5020 Mozambique Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

K-5477 Lionel Petersen Come Back, Liza(7", Single) Interfusion K-5477 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
PLS 537 Lionel Petersen Try A Little Love(7", Single) Plum Records (2) PLS 537 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
PLS 552 Lionel Petersen Bouncy Bouncy Bouncy / Girls(7") Plum Records (2) PLS 552 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
Lionel Petersen Bouncy Bouncy Bounce Decca Germany 1976 Sell This Version
PLS 563 Lionel Petersen That's The Way / Black Queen(7", Single) Plum Records (2) PLS 563 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
Lionel Petersen I'll Keep On Coming Back / Freight Train (Single) President Records France 1977 Sell This Version
NG 829 Lionel Petersen I'll Keep On Coming Back / Freight Train(7", Single) Negram International NG 829 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
RCA 42 837 Lionel Petersen After Loving You / Silver Lady(7") Rca RCA 42 837 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
143-3.153 Lionel Petersen Back In Your Arms(7", Single) Barclay 143-3.153 Belgium 1979 Sell This Version
The Winners (10) Feat Lionel Petersen The Winners (10) Feat Lionel Petersen - We Gonna Win (Maxi) ccp Record Company South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
PLS 520 Lionel Petersen Come Back Liza / Freight Train(7") Plum Records (2) PLS 520 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
none Lionel Petersen Shining Star / Sweet Sensation(12", Maxi) Not On Label none South Africa Unknown Sell This Version

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