Known widely as "Mama Africa", Johannesburg-born MIRIAM MAKEBA, of Xhosa and Swazi descent, was a controversial singer, songwriter, feminist and political activist, perhaps one of the most important black women of the 20th Century. A singer with a dynamic, wholly unique vocal range, she built a career in South Africa during the 1950s, largely as a member of an all-female vocal group, The Skylarks, and as a "guest" member of the all-male Manhattan Brothers. She met Harry Belafonte in 1959, who encouraged her to move to New York, where he mentored her career and produced her early albums. Disc 1 of this 2-CD?set features the pick of her 1950s recordings made in South Africa, between 1954-59, and includes her first international hit, 'Lovely Lies', recorded with The Manhattan Bros. Disc 2 comprises her earliest New York recordings, the LPs "Miriam Makeba" (which featured 'The Click Song') and "The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba", plus a couple of sides recorded with Belafonte at Carnegie Hall.
Known widely as "Mama Africa", Johannesburg-born MIRIAM MAKEBA, of Xhosa and Swazi descent, was a controversial singer, songwriter, feminist and political activist, perhaps one of the most important black women of the 20th Century. A singer with a dynamic, wholly unique vocal range, she built a career in South Africa during the 1950s, largely as a member of an all-female vocal group, The Skylarks, and as a "guest" member of the all-male Manhattan Brothers. She met Harry Belafonte in 1959, who encouraged her to move to New York, where he mentored her career and produced her early albums. Disc 1 of this 2-CD?set features the pick of her 1950s recordings made in South Africa, between 1954-59, and includes her first international hit, 'Lovely Lies', recorded with The Manhattan Bros. Disc 2 comprises her earliest New York recordings, the LPs "Miriam Makeba" (which featured 'The Click Song') and "The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba", plus a couple of sides recorded with Belafonte at Carnegie Hall.
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The Roots Of Miriam Makeba - From South Africa To New York
Artist: Miriam Makeba
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DISC: 1

1. Lakutshon Ilanga
2. Orlando
3. Owakho
4. Intandane
5. Lovely Lies (With The Manhattan Bros)
6. Kutheni Sithandwa
7. Baya Ndi Memeza
8. Vula Amasango
9. Uthando Luyaphela
10. Table Mountain
11. Nomalungelo
12. Ndamcenga
13. Siyavuya
14. Rockin' In Rhythm
15. Hush
16. Inkomo Zodwa
17. Makoti
18. Ndidliwe Zintabe
19. Yini Madoda
20. Uyadela
21. Sophiatown Is Gone
22. Themba Lami
23. Unyana Wolahleka
24. Darlie Kea Lemang
25. Do Unto Others
26. Ngicela Indiela
27. Kudala Ngikwemele
28. Pula Kgosi Seretse
29. Iyaho
30. Mdamcenga
31. Phatha Phatha (Miriam And Spokes)
32. Miriam's Goodbye To Africa
33. The Retreat Song
34. Suliram
35. The Click Song
36. Umhome
37. Olilili
38. Lakutshn, Ilanga
39. Mbube (With The Chad Mitchell Trio)
40. The Naughty Little Flea
41. Where Does It Lead?
42. Nomeva
43. House Of The Rising Sun
44. Saduva
45. One More Dance (With Charles Coleman)
46. Iya Guduza
47. The Click Song (Live, With The Belafonte Folk Singers)
48. One More Dance (Live, With Harry Belafonte)
49. Kilimanjaro
50. Zenizenabo
51. Ntjilo Ntjilo
52. Umqokozo
53. Ngola Kurila
54. Thanayi
55. Liwa Wechi
56. Nagula
57. Carnival (Theme From "Black Orpheus")
58. Night Must Fall
59. Love Tastes Like Strawberries
60. Can't Cross Over

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Known widely as "Mama Africa", Johannesburg-born MIRIAM MAKEBA, of Xhosa and Swazi descent, was a controversial singer, songwriter, feminist and political activist, perhaps one of the most important black women of the 20th Century. A singer with a dynamic, wholly unique vocal range, she built a career in South Africa during the 1950s, largely as a member of an all-female vocal group, The Skylarks, and as a "guest" member of the all-male Manhattan Brothers. She met Harry Belafonte in 1959, who encouraged her to move to New York, where he mentored her career and produced her early albums. Disc 1 of this 2-CD?set features the pick of her 1950s recordings made in South Africa, between 1954-59, and includes her first international hit, 'Lovely Lies', recorded with The Manhattan Bros. Disc 2 comprises her earliest New York recordings, the LPs "Miriam Makeba" (which featured 'The Click Song') and "The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba", plus a couple of sides recorded with Belafonte at Carnegie Hall.