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    A Eulogy For Hugh Masekela By Goya MusicMan

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    A Eulogy For Hugh Masekela By Goya MusicMan by Goya MusicMan
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Uncle Hugh was known as a Jazz musician, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist and he has released music for more than 50 years. Summarizing the depth of his accomplishments and success is a difficult task. Although he is said to have passed on, Uncle Hugh will forever be part of the natural world through his music. Charles Darwin and Hannah Arendt would agree to the fact that, historically Uncle Hugh has managed to keep active and relevant by assimilating and collaborating with younger and fresher artists and this has given him a place in the world of musical immortals.

Because his discography is too large to sift through, for this tribute mix I have decided to select only 11 disco/house music gems from my generation. This mix attempts to highlight how much he contributed to underground music since 1984 to date; from Lagos, New York, Berlin and back to Johannesburg.

The mix commences with a medley of Uncle Hugh’s 1985 funky disco remake of Nigeria’s Fela Anikulapo kuti’s Lady and his1984 legendary underground dance classic Don’t Go Lose It Baby which became hits on dance floors of the post-disco era, culminating in a live performance at the infamous New York City disco club Paradise Garage. The Medley is followed by a concoction of funky remixes and original recordings by some of the most successful dance music artist and disc jockeys of the current era, most notably Nkosinathi “Black Coffee” Maphumulo, Luis Ferdinand “Little Louie” Vega (New York), Ralf Gum (Berlin), Mandla “Spikiri” Mofokeng, Jeff Maluleke, Kabomo and Zakes Bantwini.

Rest in Peace Masekela

    Tracklist
    5:40   Hugh Masekela - Don't Go Lose It baby
    11:40   Hugh Masekela - Don't go lose it baby
    17:40   Ralf Gum - With Her Hand
    23:20   Spikiri - Spiyanko (feat. Hugh Masekela)
    39:20   Zakes Bantwini - Dancing Trumpet
    56:20   Ralf Gum - In the City
    1:03:40   Black Coffee - Stimela (Black Coffee Remix)


    House, Deep house, Jazzyhouse
    • Type: DJ-Set
    • 119 bpm
    • Key: F
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