Dolly Rathebe

Dolly Rathebe

Real Name:
Josephine Rathebe
Born: 2 April 1928 Randfontein, near Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 16 September 2004
Dolly Rathebe, OIS was a South African singer who became Africa's first acknowledged international female actor when she starred in the 1949 British-produced movie, Jim Comes To Jo'burg. It was the first film to portray urban Africans in a positive light. She went on to be lead singer for popular township bands The Harlem Swingsters and The African Inkspots and later in Gibson Kente's Sikalo and The Elite Swingsters.
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Dolly Rathebe Discography Tracks


TLP 2000 Various Nozizwe Various - Jazz From The Township(LP) Trutone TLP 2000 South Africa 1956 Sell This Version
Various Tlhapi Ke Noga Various - The Rough Guide To South African Jazz (Comp) World Music Network, Music Rough Guides UK 2016 Sell This Version


Various Ke Ya Kae Le Bona and 1 more… Various - Township Swing Jazz! Vol. 1 (Comp) Gallo Music Productions South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
CEL 101-2 Various Unomeva (1954) Various - Afrique Du Sud. 60 Ans De Musiques De Liberté(CD, Comp) Celluloid CEL 101-2 France 1995 Sell This Version
Various Tihapi Ke Noga Various - Township Jazz'N'Jive (Comp) Nascente US 1997 Sell This Version
LBLC 2539/40 Various Seranthabole Various - MASA Musiques Du Continent Africain / Musics From Africa(2xCD, Comp) Label Bleu LBLC 2539/40 France 1998 Sell This Version
WRASS 025 Various Tihapi Ke Noga Various - The Empresses Of Africa(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records WRASS 025 UK 2000 Sell This Version
5051442-0836-2-0 Various Tlhapi Ke Noga Various - African Jazz N Jive (An Authentic Selection Of Township Swing Classics From The 50s & 60s)(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company 5051442-0836-2-0 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CDGSP 8 Various Tihapi Ka Noga Various - African Classics And Township Jazz Collection(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDGSP 8 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
WRASS 029 Various Unomeva Various - The History Of Township Music(CD, Comp) Wrasse Records WRASS 029 UK 2002 Sell This Version
Premium Various Kitty's Blues Various - Jazz Burns Ken(CDr, Comp) Not On Label Premium US 2002 Sell This Version
CDREDD 684 (AN) Various Meadowlands Various - African Musical Safari(2xCD, Comp) Gallo CDREDD 684 (AN) South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
495115 Various Kitty's Blues Various - Golden Afrique Vol.3(2xCD, Comp, Lon) Network Medien 495115 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
LBLC 2602 Various Mamoshimane Various - Ladies Of Africa(CD, Comp, Dig) Label Bleu LBLC 2602 France 2008 Sell This Version
CDMG 026 Various Unomeva (Isileyi Sam) Various - Pennywhistle & Marabi(CD, Album, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDMG 026 South Africa 2015 Sell This Version