Mahotella Queens

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Mahotella Queens is a South African mbaqanga group formed in 1964 by talent scout and producer Rupert Bopape. Supported by 'groaner' Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde and backed by the Makgona Tsohle Band, the Queens became hugely successful and influential on South Africa's popular music scene during the 1960s and early 1970s. The membership of the Queens evolved during its first two decades but eventually returned to its original line-up. In 1987, Mahlathini, the Queens and the Makgona Tsohle Band were invited to perform in France, leading to several tours across the world. As of 2018, the group continues to record and perform under the leadership of original member Hilda Tloubatla, alongside new recruits Amanda Nkosi and Nonkululeko Maseko.
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Albums

LPBS 9 Mahotella Queens - Marks Umthakathi album art Mahotella Queens Marks Umthakathi(LP, Album) Gumba Gumba LPBS 9 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
LPBS 16 Mahotella Queens - Umgqashiyo album art Mahotella Queens, Mbazo* and the Makgona Tsohle Band Mahotella Queens, Mbazo* and the Makgona Tsohle Band - Umgqashiyo(LP, Album) Gumba Gumba LPBS 16 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
Mahotella Queens Izibani Zomgqashiyo (Album) Gumba Gumba South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
IAL 3004 Mahotella Queens - Thatha Izimpahla Zakho album art Mahotella Queens Thatha Izimpahla Zakho(LP, Album) Igagasi IAL 3004 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
BL 226 Mahotella Queens - Tsamaya Moratuoa album art Mahotella Queens Tsamaya Moratuoa(LP, Album) Gumba Gumba BL 226 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
Peggy* and Mahotella Queens Peggy* and Mahotella Queens - Mosese O Mosweu (Album) Igagasi South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
IAL 3034 Mahotella Queens - Ezesimanje album art Mahotella Queens Ezesimanje(LP, Album) Hit Special IAL 3034 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
HIL 2004 Mahotella Queens - Pitša Tše Kgolo album art Mahotella Queens Pitša Tše Kgolo(LP, Album) Hit Special HIL 2004 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BL 456 Mahotella Queens - Tse Hlwahlwa Tsa album art Mahotella Queens Tse Hlwahlwa Tsa(LP) Gumba Gumba BL 456 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
IAL 3096 Mahotella Queens Tša Lebowa(LP, Album) Igagasi IAL 3096 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
IAL 4005 Mahotella Queens - Khwatha O Mone album art Mahotella Queens Khwatha O Mone(LP, Album) Hit Special IAL 4005 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 590 Mahotella Queens - Thokozile album art Mahlathini* and Mahotella 'A'* Mahlathini* and Mahotella 'A'* - Thokozile(LP, Album) Gallo BL 590 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
BMC (O) 4061604 Mahotella Queens - Menate Ea Lefatse album art Mahotella Queens Menate Ea Lefatse(LP, Album) Black Music (4) BMC (O) 4061604 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
Mahotella Queens - Melodi Yalla album art Mahlathini*, Mahotella Queens and the Makgona Tsotle Band* Mahlathini*, Mahotella Queens and the Makgona Tsotle Band* - Melodi Yalla (Album) Gallo-GRC Record Co. (Pty) Ltd. South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
Mahotella Queens - Marriage Is A Problem album art Mahotella Queens Marriage Is A Problem (Album) Shanachie US 1991 Sell This Version
Mahotella Queens - Women Of The World album art Mahotella Queens Women Of The World (Album) Gallo South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
LBLC 2571 Mahotella Queens - Sebai Bai album art Mahotella Queens Sebai Bai(CD, Album) Indigo (12) LBLC 2571 France 2000 Sell This Version
GWVCD 53 Mahotella Queens - Bazobuya album art Mahotella Queens Bazobuya(CD, Album) Gallo Record Company GWVCD 53 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
46813.2 Mahotella Queens - Kazet album art The Mahotella Queens* Kazet(CD, Album) Marabi Productions 46813.2 France 2005 Sell This Version
WRASS 177 Mahotella Queens - Reign & Shine album art The Mahotella Queens* Reign & Shine(CD, Album) Wrasse Records WRASS 177 UK 2006 Sell This Version
39168 Mahotella Queens - Songs From The Heart Of Africa album art Insingizi, The Mahotella Queens*, Achilla Orru Insingizi, The Mahotella Queens*, Achilla Orru - Songs From The Heart Of Africa(3xCD) Somerset Entertainment 39168 US 2007 Sell This Version
CDBULA 203 The Mahotella Queens* Siyadumisa (Songs of Praise)(CD, Album) Bula Music CDBULA 203 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MO.33 Mahotella Queens Thoko / Jive Mgqashiyo(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.33 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.25 Mahotella Queens Sayibamba / Ashikinisi(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.25 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MGG.547 Mahotella Queens Lilizela / Shaluza Max(7", Single) Gumba Gumba MGG.547 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version