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Hugh Masekela - Uptownship (1988) [Reissue 1991]

24-08-2014, 08:53
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Hugh Masekela - Uptownship (1988) [Reissue 1991]

Artist: Hugh Masekela
Title Of Album: Uptownship
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Novus / 3070-2-N13
Genre: Jazz, Afro Fusion, Funk, Soul-Jazz
Total Time: 61:55 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 148 mb / 401 mb

The title of this New York City-recorded album suggests a combination of township jive and uptown Gotham soul and energy, but what we get is some of the former and little of the latter. Here, Masekela alternates South African-inflected pop/jazz with lugubrious covers of a couple of U.S. soul tunes (Gamble & Huff's "If You Don't Know Me by Now" and Smokey Robinson's "Ooh Baby Baby") and a Bob Marley anthem, "No Woman, No Cry." While the covers are instantly disposable, even the South African-rooted tracks suffer from a lack of energy, not helped by the dull recorded sound. "Now or Never" is a leisurely stroll through the township; "Hold On" has a stuttering jive feeling to it where Masekela plays well but has little new to say. Altoist Morris Goldberg's contributions range from dreary jazz-lite clichés to some passages where he can spar effectively with Masekela, and the cast of the Broadway show Sarafina! provides some of the backing vocals.


1 Uptownship Masekela 6:01
2 If You Don't Know Me by Now Gamble, Huff 6:25
3 Now or Never Makonotela 4:46
4 Hold On Cang, Cang 5:33
5 Ooo Baby Baby Robinson 6:18
6 Egoli Ndlazilwane 5:38
7 No Woman, No Cry Ford, Marley 5:24
8 Emavungweni Xaba 4:31
9 Naledi Selolwane 4:10
10 Elijah Masekela 5:28
11 Nomalizo Dlamini 7:12



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