Another band in the stable was Bayete, a group that was later to be fronted by superstar Jabu Khanyile for many years. their self-titled 1984 album included
the hit, Shosholoza. It was co-produced by Greg cutler and Koloi Lebona on his Kaya label and engineered by Greg. the group’s line-up at that time was:
Johnny chonco (guitar), arthur Shabalala (piano), carlton Malete (drums), pat Mayo (bass), Mfaniseni thuse (trombone), Mduduzi Magwaza (alto Saxophone) and raymond Molefe (trumpet). the late Jabu Khanyile joined the group immediately after the recording of the album. Sabata Lebona also produced Love Fever, an album written and performed by former hararian, Saitana aka Monty ndimande. “Bra Kari” as Sabata was referred to by his tsotsitaal-eloquent blind friends, produced many other artists like a female duo ecstacy made up of edith and amelia Mnwela, a project he shared with his late blind brother, Japie, and Monty Leo Bogatsu. other young artists he produced include caroline Fassie’s debut album. carol who
also featured on various musicians’ works as a backing vocalist later became a television personality.

Bayete Discography


Bayete And Jabu Khanyile Bayete And Jabu Khanyile - Mmalo-We (Album) Mango, Mango 1993 Sell This Version
Bayete Umkhaya-Lo (Album) Teal Records South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
Bayete And Jabu Khanyile Bayete And Jabu Khanyile - Africa Unite (Album) Mango, Island Records Ltd. South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
CDMAGIC (WB)35, 724349308626 Bayete Bayete(CD, Album) The CCP Record Co., The CCP Record Co. CDMAGIC (WB)35, 724349308626 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
CDRBL 263 Jabu Khanyile, Bayete Jabu Khanyile, Bayete - Umathimula(CD, Album) Teal Records CDRBL 263 South Africa 1998 Sell This Version
Bayete Mbombela (Album) Flame (13) South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
CDHEITA003 Jabu Khanyile, Bayete Jabu Khanyile, Bayete - Hiyo Lento(CD, Album) HEITA! Music Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd. CDHEITA003 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DCK (C) 74 Bayete Blue Monday (12", Maxi) Decibel Music DCK (C) 74 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version

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