WELCOME TO ZAMROCK! VOL 2: HOW ZAMBIA'S LIBERATION LED TO A ROCK REVOLUTION 1972-77 by V/A

SKU97325
ArtistV/A
TitleWELCOME TO ZAMROCK! VOL 2: HOW ZAMBIA'S LIBERATION LED TO A ROCK REVOLUTION 1972-77
LabelNOW AGAIN
Catalog #NA 5148LP
Genre
ReleaseW 26 - 2017
FormatVinyl - US2LP
 € 29,50 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Crossbones - Really
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/1_crossbones_-_really.mp3
  2. Amanaz - History Of Man
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/2_amanaz_-_history_of_man.mp3
  3. Witch - Strange Dream
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/3_witch_-_strange_dream.mp3
  4. Rikki Ililonga - Stop Dreaming Mr D
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/4_rikki_ililonga_-_stop_dreaming_mr_d.mp3
  5. Five Revolutions - Poor Man
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/5_five_revolutions_-_poor_man.mp3
  6. Keith Mlevhu - Love & Freedom
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/6_keith_mlevhu_-_love_amp_freedom.mp3
  7. Born Free - Mad Man
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/7_born_free_-_mad_man.mp3
  8. Dr Footswitch - Otenta
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/8_dr_footswitch_-_otenta.mp3
  9. Tinkles - Mpundu
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/9_tinkles_-_mpundu.mp3
  10. Salty Dog - See The Storm
  11. Fire Balls - Umwana Wakusanga Mung'Anda
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/11_fire_balls_-_umwana_wakusanga_munganda.mp3
  12. Peace - Umbwalwa Ne Chamba
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/12_peace_-_umbwalwa_ne_chamba.mp3
  13. Oscillations - Request To God
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/13_oscillations_-_request_to_god.mp3
  14. Musi-O-Tunya - Katonga
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/14_musi-o-tunya_-_katonga.mp3
  15. Ngozi Family - Hold On
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/15_ngozi_family_-_hold_on.mp3
  16. Chrissy Zebby Tembo - I'm Not Made Of Iron
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/16_chrissy_zebby_tembo_-_im_not_made_of_iron.mp3
  17. Jesper Siliya Lungu - Hot Do
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/17_jesper_siliya_lungu_-_hot_do.mp3
  18. Mike Nyoni - SM
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/w/97325_welcome_to_zamrock_vol_2_how_zambias_liberation_led_to_a_rock_revolution_1972-77/18_mike_nyoni_-_sm.mp3

Description

By the mid-1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times. Though the country’s first president Kenneth Kaunda had thrown off the yoke of British colonialism, the new federation found itself under his self-imposed, autocratic rule. Conflict loomed on all sides of this landlocked nation. Kaunda protected Zambia from war, but his country descended into isolation and poverty.

This is the environment in which the ’70s rock revolution that has come to be known as Zamrock flourished. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown’s funk as Jimi Hendrix’s rock predominated. Musical themes, mainly sung in the country’s constitutional language, English, were often bleak.
In present day Zambia, Zamrock markers were few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers that remained in the country survived through the late ’90s. AIDS decimated this country, and uncontrollable inflation forced the Zambian rockers that could afford to flee into something resembling exile. This was not a likely scene to survive - but it did. Welcome To Zamrock!, presented in two volumes, is an overview of its most beloved ensembles, and a trace of its arc from its ascension, to its fall, to its resurgence.

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