Motella

Motella

Profile:
South African label founded by prominent talent scout and producer Rupert Bopape in 1964. The imprint was central to the development and popularity of popular "black music" - later known as mbaqanga - from the mid-1960s through the 1970s. The Motella label popularised artists including the Mahotella Queens, Makgona Tsohle Band, Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde, Izintombi Zomoya and several others. The label was operated by the Mavuthela Music Company, then the African division of Gallo Record Company. Mavuthela's labels were phased out in the late 1980s following Gallo's merger with Gramophone Record Co. (Pty.) Ltd..
Parent Label:
[l189861]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
BL 14 Amabutho  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amabutho(LP, Album) Motella BL 14 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
BL 18 Imbongi  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Imbongi(LP) Motella BL 18 South Africa 1973 Sell This Version
BL 27 Isitimela  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Isitimela(LP, Album) Motella, Motella BL 27 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
BL 35 Ukukhanya Kwelanga  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ukukhanya Kwelanga(LP, Album) Motella BL 35 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BL 36 Yakhal 'Inyoni  album cover Newcastle Nala Boys Yakhal 'Inyoni(LP, Album) Motella BL 36 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BL 39 Phezulu Eqhudeni  album cover Various Phezulu Eqhudeni(LP, Comp) Motella BL 39 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BL 57 Inkunzi Emnyama  album cover Moses Mchunu Inkunzi Emnyama(LP) Motella BL 57 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BL 81 Amaqhawe  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amaqhawe(LP, Album) Motella BL 81 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
BL 86 Ukusindiswa  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ukusindiswa(LP, Album) Motella BL 86 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
BL 91 Shintsha Sithothobala  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shintsha Sithothobala(LP, Album) Motella BL 91 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
BL 92 Phezulu Emafini  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Phezulu Emafini(LP, Album) Motella BL 92 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
BL 129 Ushaka  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ushaka(LP) Motella BL 129 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
BL 155 Ngixoleleni Bazali Bami  album cover Moses Mchunu, Nabafana Bengoma Moses Mchunu, Nabafana Bengoma - Ngixoleleni Bazali Bami(LP, Album) Motella BL 155 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
BL 162 Ulunywa Izinja   album cover Mpharanyana And The Cannibals (2) Mpharanyana And The Cannibals (2) - Ulunywa Izinja (LP, Album) Motella BL 162 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
BL 166 Amakhoshi Akhetu  album cover Pinkie Mabona Amakhoshi Akhetu(LP, Album) Motella BL 166 South Africa 1979 Sell This Version
BL 177 Ngaka Tsa Lesotho  album cover Basotho Dihoba Ngaka Tsa Lesotho(LP, Album) Motella BL 177 Lesotho 1979 Sell This Version
BL 197 Eyami Iyogana  album cover Johannes Zuma Nezasemsinga Eyami Iyogana(LP, Album) Motella BL 197 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
BL 252 Sigiya Ngengoma  album cover Moses Mchunu Sigiya Ngengoma(LP, Album) Motella BL 252 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
BL 343 Mbilwini Yamina  album cover Banda Six Mbilwini Yamina(LP) Motella BL 343 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BL 349 Tsela Tsweu Diheleke  album cover Matsela Le Dihoba Tsela Tsweu Diheleke(LP, Album) Motella BL 349 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BL 363 Magaraba  album cover Taki Special* Magaraba(LP) Motella BL 363 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BL 370 Khanani Yanga  album cover Irene Mawela Khanani Yanga(LP, Album) Motella BL 370 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
BL 381 Nenge Wamina  album cover Banda Six Nenge Wamina(LP, Album) Motella BL 381 Mozambique 1983 Sell This Version
BL 394 Abalandeli Umfokazana(LP, Album) Motella BL 394 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 396 Mahlathini* And The Queens (2) Mahlathini* And The Queens (2) - Uhambo Lwami(LP, Album) Motella BL 396 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 397 Nghenani Mi Cina (Shangaan Vocal)  album cover Khosa And Giyani Disco Sisters Nghenani Mi Cina (Shangaan Vocal)(LP, Album) Motella BL 397 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 403 Vabombisa Kutshelela  album cover Makhubela & Nkhohlwani Girls Vabombisa Kutshelela(LP) Motella BL 403 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 442 Mmatshidi  album cover Johannes Mohlala And His Harp Mmatshidi(LP) Motella BL 442 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 444 St. Moses Choir (Zulu Religious)  album cover Ikhaya Lami St. Moses Choir (Zulu Religious)(LP, Album) Motella BL 444 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BL 463 Mhani Wa Solani  album cover Khosa* and Disco Sisters (2) Khosa* and Disco Sisters (2) - Mhani Wa Solani(LP, Album) Motella BL 463 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 464 No. 4 - Ma Yi Vona Chayimene  album cover Makhubela & Nkhohlwani Girls No. 4 - Ma Yi Vona Chayimene(LP) Motella BL 464 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 467 Rosy Awulunganga  album cover Banda Six Rosy Awulunganga(LP) Motella BL 467 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 471 Motse O Teng Holimo  album cover Rampheri Rock Messengers Motse O Teng Holimo(LP) Motella BL 471 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 474 Ulungile  album cover Umahlathini Nabo Ulungile(LP, Album) Motella BL 474 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
BL 496 Miyela a Kurila  album cover Banda Six Miyela a Kurila(LP) Motella BL 496 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
BL 515 Indodana Yolahleko  album cover A Hi Laveni Yehovha Indodana Yolahleko(LP, Album) Motella BL 515 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
BL 545 Makhubela & Nkhohlwani Girls Gazankulu(LP) Motella BL 545 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
BL 551 Pfukani Rixile  album cover Banda Six Pfukani Rixile(LP) Motella BL 551 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
BL 552 Ramaru  album cover Elias And The Jets Ramaru(LP) Motella BL 552 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
LMO.101 Meet The Mahotella Queens  album cover Mahotella Queens Meet The Mahotella Queens(LP, Album, Comp, Mono) Motella LMO.101 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
LMO.102 The Sound Of Motella (Town & Country)  album cover Various The Sound Of Motella (Town & Country)(LP, Comp) Motella LMO.102 South Africa 1966 Sell This Version
LMO.103 Mgqashiyo On The Beat  album cover Various Mgqashiyo On The Beat(LP, Album, Comp) Motella LMO.103 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
LMO.104 Let's Move With Makhona Tsohle Band  album cover Makhona Tsohle Band* Let's Move With Makhona Tsohle Band(LP, Album) Motella LMO.104 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
LMO 105 Spiritual Revival  album cover The King's Messengers* Spiritual Revival(LP, Album) Motella LMO 105 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
LMO.107 Good Luck Motella  album cover Various Good Luck Motella (Comp) LMO.107 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
LMO 108 Silandela Umgqashiyo  album cover Mahlathini* And The Mgqashiyo Group* Mahlathini* And The Mgqashiyo Group* - Silandela Umgqashiyo(LP, Album) Motella LMO 108 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
LMO 110 Indoda Mahlathini  album cover Various Indoda Mahlathini(LP, Album, Comp) Motella LMO 110 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
LPBS 5 Marena  album cover Various Marena(LP, Comp) Motella LPBS 5 South Africa 1971 Sell This Version
LPBS 14 Amabutho  album cover Ladysmith Black Mambazo Amabutho(LP) Motella LPBS 14 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
MO.2 Dima Sisters Mothella / Isinqawunqawu(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.2 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.8 Isikebe Siwile / Umkhovu  album cover Alexander All Band Isikebe Siwile / Umkhovu(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.8 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.14 On The Beat / Lehlabile Ska  album cover Bops Magic Circle Band On The Beat / Lehlabile Ska(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.14 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.18 Dima Sisters Isala Kutshelwa / Thembelenkosini(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.18 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.25 Mahotella Queens Sayibamba / Ashikinisi(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.25 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.33 Mahotella Queens Thoko / Jive Mgqashiyo(Shellac, 10") Motella MO.33 South Africa 1964 Sell This Version
MO.312 Mthunzini Girls Ngembese / Isicolo Sami(7", Single) Motella MO.312 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
MO.365 Thembi / Gwinyitshe  album cover The Toreadors Thembi / Gwinyitshe(7", Single) Motella MO.365 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
Mo 414 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Uthando(7", Single) Motella Mo 414 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MO 419 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Gijimani Wezintombi(7", Single) Motella MO 419 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MO.461 Izintombi Zomoya Leso Sigingxi / Uthando Lwenhliziyo(7", Single) Motella MO.461 South Africa 1974 Sell This Version
MO 557 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Ngxa Ngimbona Umsindisi(7", Single) Motella MO 557 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MO 665 Ladysmith Black Mambazo Igama Likajesu(7", Single) Motella MO 665 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
MO 688 Swiri Mhambo / Ndzo Ngwe  album cover Elexandra Sitole Swiri Mhambo / Ndzo Ngwe(7", Single) Motella MO 688 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
MO.7-17 Mahotella Queens Zwe Kumusha / Mono Sarah Nani(7") Motella MO.7-17 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
MO 732 Matanato Brothers & Gaza Queens Matanato Brothers & Gaza Queens - Gazankulu Sporo Jive / Ndzi Ya Ekaya(7", Single) Motella MO 732 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
MO.7-32 Lefaufaung / Makomane  album cover Dima Sisters Lefaufaung / Makomane(7", Single) Motella MO.7-32 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
MO.7-44 Thoko No. 7 / Yiqiqi  album cover Soweto Stars* Thoko No. 7 / Yiqiqi(7") Motella MO.7-44 South Africa Unknown Sell This Version
MO.7-144 Ka Tatampela / Senyama  album cover Sweet Home Dames Ka Tatampela / Senyama(7", Single, Pus) Motella MO.7-144 South Africa 1967 Sell This Version
MO.7-165 Dolly Swidi Lami  album cover Mthunzini Girls Dolly Swidi Lami(7") Motella MO.7-165 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version
RL 319 Tse Hlwahlwa Tsa  album cover Mahotella Queens Tse Hlwahlwa Tsa(LP, Comp, Mono) Motella RL 319 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
SML 5016 Mianga Khotsi Anga  album cover Irene Mawela Mianga Khotsi Anga(12", Maxi) Motella SML 5016 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
SML 5017 Irene Mawela Hao Nkarabe(12", Maxi) Motella SML 5017 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
SML 5018 Irene Mawela Thenjiwe(12", Maxi) Motella SML 5018 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
TL 508 Mahlathini Top Hits  album cover Mahlathini* Mahlathini Top Hits(LP, Album) Motella TL 508 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
TL 516 Sotho Vocal Jive - Top Hits Vol. 2  album cover Various Sotho Vocal Jive - Top Hits Vol. 2(LP) Motella TL 516 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version