Different rear cover and labels from Mannenberg ~ 'Is Where It's Happening'. Front laminated cover. Matrix, Runout (Label A): SRK 786134B. Matrix, Runout (Label B): SRK 786134B. Matrix, Runout (Side A, hand-etched): SRK 786134 A. Matrix, Runout (Side B, hand-etched): SRK 786134 B.
Filed under World Fusion By ABDULLAH IBRAHIM (DOLLAR BRAND). A Mannenberg ~ 'Is Where It's Happening' 13:36 B The Pilgrim 13:00. Alto Saxophone – Robbie Jansen Bass – Paul Michaels Drums – Monty Weber Flute – Basil Coetzee, Robbie Jansen Piano – Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) Tenor Saxophone – Basil Coetzee. The Sun – SRK 786134 (South Africa). Released in US as "Cape Town Fringe"(Chiaroscuro Records – CR 2004,US,1977). Thanks to snobb for the addition.
It was released under Ibrahim's former name Dollar Brand on the vinyl album Mannenberg – Is Where It's Happening. Named after the township of Manenberg, it was an instant hit, selling tens of thousands of copies within a few months of its release. It later became identified with the struggle against apartheid, partly due to Jansen and Coetzee playing it at rallies against the government, and was among the movement's most popular songs in the 1980s. Before his conversion to Islam in 1968, he was known as "Dollar Brand". He had a mixed racial heritage, making him a Coloured person according to the South African government. His mother played piano in a church and the style of the hymnal music she played would remain an influence on Ibrahim. In addition, he learned to play several genres of music during his youth in Cape Town, including marabi, mbaqanga, and American jazz.
Mannenberg" is a classic of South African marabi-influenced Cape jazz, composed by Abdullah Ibrahim and first recorded in 1974. Released under Ibrahim's former name Dollar Brand on the vinyl album Mannenberg - "Is Where It's Happening" (featuring just two long cuts), the title track is particularly notable for the saxophone solo by Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee, for which he earned his nickname
More albums from Dollar Brand: Blues For A Hip King by Dollar Brand. African Piano by Dollar Brand. African Sketchbook by Dollar Brand. This Is Dollar Brand by Dollar Brand. Anatomy Of A South African Village by Dollar Brand. African Portraits by Dollar Brand. Memories メモリーズ by Dollar Brand. African Herbs by Dollar Brand.
The Wedding Dollar Brand. Tintiyana, First Part Dollar Brand. Anthem For The New Nation Dollar Brand. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Dollar Brand. African Marketplace Dollar Brand. Tintiyana Dollar Brand.
Duet is an album by saxophonist Archie Shepp and pianist Dollar Brand recorded in Tokyo in 1978 for the Japanese Denon label.