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Various Artists “Rock Sound Vol 1” (Strawberry Rain)

2020-04-30T22:45:19+00:00April 30th, 2020|

The most difficult project we’ve done to date, this compilation features some of the most obscure Zamrock bands to ever record. None of these bands went on to release albums, some have remained in obscurity even within collectors circles in Zambia. There were only released on 7″ singles like the snotty, proto-punk ‘Watchout’, a number from the post-Amanaz Drive Unit, a group consisting of Amanaz members and legendary bassist Ricky Banda. Blistering fuzz guitars like the 3 1/2 minute solo on Hulk Raiders ‘Mans World’ that can go toe to toe with any guitar solo released during the period. ‘Shoot’ from Mother Breed, a band who went on to record a series of singles which we will be releasing as a full length album in the future, and others like; Mabanga Band, The Ghost Band, Heroes Band, Osauka Band and The Real Savages. The first in a series of compilations featuring obscure Zambian groups that will cover Rock, Disco, Folk and Afrobeat. Highly recommended for fans of the genre.

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Hector Sithole & On Paper “Love, Love” (Strawberry Rain)

2020-04-30T22:45:19+00:00April 30th, 2020|

Hector Sithole recorded a series of singles during the peak of the Zamrock era with the band On Paper. These singles did fairly well locally but over the years have been overlooked and missed by fans and collectors. Featuring rock, afrobeat and soul elements fused with proto-disco sounds that would create a bridge into Zambia’s short-lived disco scene. Hector’s music will appeal to fans of HARRY MWALE and OSAYE. Taken from the original master reels and pressed at 45 rpm for the best possible sound, we’ve limited this release to 300 copies housed in paste-on covers. Highly Recommended and released for the first time ever as a full length.

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Blackfoot “The Foot Steps” (Strawberry Rain)

2017-12-23T22:55:32+00:00December 23rd, 2017|

The Foot Steps was the brainchild of legendary producer Billie Nyati, and the second and final album from Blackfoot. An essential Zamrock document and among the genre’s finest achievements. Plenty of incredible songs on here, including ‘Lonely Highway”, “Send Me The Flowers”, “Mwe Bafyahi”, “When I Needed You” and many more. Taken from the original master reels, this is from our ZMPL LEGACY SERIES, a partnership with Zambia Music Parlour that will celebrate the most prolific label in Zambia. Limited to 500 copies and housed in tip on covers. Be sure to check out the free, downloadable 30 page PDF booklet on our website, along with the short documentary on Youtube and our site about Blackfoot including interviews with Zambia Music Parlour’s Billie Nyati, and Blackfoot’s Alfred Yabe.

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Blackfoot “Millie” (Strawberry Rain)

2017-12-23T22:48:06+00:00December 23rd, 2017|

Reissue of Blackfoot’s debut album, originally released on the private Goodson Records label under the title ‘Youth Power’, and later picked up by Zambia Music Parlour and put out under the title ‘Millie’. Primitive and raw garage rock from Zambia, loaded with catchy songwriting that will stay in your memory long after listening. Taken from the original master reels, this is the first in our ZMPL LEGACY SERIES, a partnership with Zambia Music Parlour that will celebrate the most prolific label in Zambia. Recently featured as part of the excellent WELCOME TO ZAMROCK! comp by NOWAGAIN. Limited to 500 copies and housed in tip on covers, top quality sound for this obscure Zamrock album.

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