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Seeker’s Guide – Paging through Shiloh Noone’s book

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

Seeker’s Guide – Paging through Shiloh Noone’s book

No 1

‘007 Axeman’ Billy Strange

“William E. ‘Billy’ Strange is America’s James Bond guitarist/songwriter… . Strange … played the throbbing guitar riff behind Monty Norman’s 007 ‘James Bond Theme… . Billy’s riffs also filled ‘Goldfinger’, ‘The Munsters Theme … .” (SN, page 239)

Discography (Selected – South African Pressing)

‘James Bond Themes’, Extended Play Single, Teal TEC 112

Tracks:

Goldfinger
007 Theme
The James Bond Theme (comp: M Norman)
The Munsters

Paul Revere and The Raiders

Paul Revere & the Raiders is an American rock band that enjoyed considerable U.S. mainstream success in the second half of the 1960s and early 1970s with hits such as ‘Kicks’ (1966; ranked number 400 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time)*. Revere and the Raiders had their first SA hit way back in 1961. Their instrumental number ‘Like long hair’ peaked at # 9 LM Radio hit parade on Sunday 6 August 1961. South African rock group, The Bats, recorded a cover version of The Raiders’ song ‘Mr Sun Mr Moon’ for their 1969 album ‘The Bats Turn You On’.

* Wikipedia

Album: ‘The Bats Turn You On’, CBS ASF1395, 1969

(SN, page 509)

Discography (Selected – South African Pressings)

7-Singles

  1. Kicks/Shake it up, CBS SSC
    656, 1966

  1. Good thing/Undecided man, CBS SSC 740, 1967
  2. Ups and downs/Leslie, CBS SSC 762, 1967
  3. Legend of Paul Revere/Him or me – what’s it gonna be?, CBS 793, 1967
  4. I had a dream/Upon your living, CBS SSC 843, 1967
  5. Do unto others/Peace of mind, SSC 876, 1967
  6. Don’t take it so hard/Observation from flight 285, CBS SSC 945, 1968
  7. Mr Sun, Mr Moon, CBS SSC995, 1969

9. Let me/I don’t know, CBS SSC 1010, 1969

 

(‘Let me’ peaked at no 8 on the Springbok Radio Hit Parade on 15 Aug 1969)

10. We gotta all get together/Frankfort side street, CBS SSC 1031, 1969

Albums

(First South African Album Release: ‘Here They Come’, CBS ALD 6830, 1965)

Tracks:

You can’t sit down

Money (That’s what I want)

Louie, Louie **

Do you love me

Big boy Pete

Oo Poo Pah Doo***

Sometimes

Gone

Bad Times

Fever

Time is on my side

A kiss to remember

‘Alias Pink Fuzz’ featuring ‘Let me”!, CBS ASF 1456, 1969

‘Alias Pink Fuzz’ featuring ‘Let me”!, CBS ASF 1456, 1969

Raiders Collage, CBS ASF 1506, 1969

Raiders Collage, CBS ASF 1506, 1969

‘Indian Reservation’, CBS ASF 1607, 1970

‘Indian Reservation’, CBS ASF 1607, 1970

**) 1. Clive Calder’s band, The In-Crowd, recorded ‘Louie Louie’ for EMI’s Parlophone label in 1966
Link: http://www.rock.co.za/files/clive_calder_index.htm

2. Malcolm Watson aka Mally recorded ‘Louie Louie’ for Grahame Beggs’ Sunshine label in 1973

(Please note spelling of composer’s name, Burry iso Berry)

(Malcolm Watson played lead guitar for the Rising Sons {SA})

The Rising Sons (USA)

(Candy Man/The Devil’s Got My Woman, CBS SSC 653, 1966 (South African pressing – released June1966)

***) ‘Oo Poo Pah Doo’ also recorded by South African bands, ‘The Splendours’ and ‘The Tremors’

7-Single: Unchained melody/Ooh Pooh Pah Dooh (note spelling), CBS SSC 951, 1968

(7- single produced by Harold Selby)

Album: featuring song ‘Oop Poo Pah Doo (note spelling), The Tremors, ‘Soul Tremors Live!’, Troubadour TRL-E-1321, 1968

(Album produced by Billy Forrest)

Tertius Louw

August 2012


THE WINNERS – the Movies, the Soundtracks and more …

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

THE WINNERS – the Movies, the Soundtracks and more …

The Winners is available to buy on DVD from Kalahari.net

The Winners (released overseas as ‘My Way’) – the movie


(One Hundred Years Ago: Summer Olympics, Stockholm, 1912. McArthur and Gitsham finished first and second, respectively, in the marathon to give South Africa its only athletics medals in 1912 as well as an Olympic record due to McArthur’s victory. )

Marcello Fiasconaro/Richard Loring in Winners 1

Marcello Fiasconaro : world 800m champion in 1973

More Scenes From The Film ‘The Winners’

The Winners 1 – soundtrack album featuring The Johannesburg Pop Orchestra

Columbia SCXJ 11220 1972

Tracks:

My way – vocal, Clyde Ray
Gina’s theme
Mean what you say- vocal, Denise Freeman
Party swinger
Benvenuti – Italian lyrics: Pino Manci
A shoulder to cry on – Vocal, Denise Freeman
Sunset concerto
D-day at Kyalami
The Maddox marathon
My way (reprise: vocal, Clyde Ray)

7-Single issued in Japan, EMI Odeon, EOR 20343

My way (Clyde Ray)/Dina’s theme (Johannesburg Pop Orchestra)

7-Single issued in Japan, Odeon Records, EOR 10911

My way (Clyde Ray)/Dina’s theme (Johannesburg Pop Orchestra)

Richard Loring

Album: Together, EMI Brigadiers, BRS 355, 1973

Liner Notes

Baby Game Soundtrack, 1973

7-Single: Gina’s theme, Columbia DSA 3042, 1972

Sheet Music: Gina’s theme

Denise Freeman

Album: A shoulder to cry on, Columbia SCXJ 11226, 1972

Tracks And Liner Notes

7-Single: A shoulder to cry on, Columbia DSA 3045, 1972

Sheet Music: A shoulder to cry on

Emil Nofal producer/director/scriptwriter

Wild Season Soundtrack album feat Keith Blundell and the Balladeers

Die Kandidaat

‘Die Kandidaat’ is a 1968 South Africandrama film directed by Jans Rautenbach and starring Gert Van den Bergh, Marie Du Toit and Regardt van den Bergh. The film was regarded as critical of the apartheid system, and it faced some censorship from the authorities. (source: Wikipedia)

Soundtrack Music: Jackie’s Song/Die Kandidaat – Concerto, Brigadiers KA 4329, 1968

Pamela Dean

The Bats: You look good together (song featured in film ‘Die Kandidaat’)

http://www.jimmydunning.co.uk/biography/

The Bats, 1967

Katrina’s Theme

The Winners 11 – The Story

The Winners 11 – Cast/Crew

Scenes From The Film

Debbie Bingham Today

By Lindsay Ord, June 28 2012

Most people sipping cappuccinos or cocktails at the Cabana Lounge in uMhlanga are unaware that the owner and hostess of this colourful, relaxing venue was South Africa’s gymnastics darling of the 70s, Debbie Bingham.

Now 53, Debbie Nicolson looks every bit the well groomed, personable businesswoman – and her elfin features, toned body and statuesque posture reflect the years of training and exceptional talent that made her a household name in South Africa and saw her grabbing headlines in national newspapers.

Today, however, she likes to fly below the radar, and is only too happy not to be recognised and simply to enjoy being in the hospitality industry.

With the Olympics just weeks away, Debbie will be watching the gymnasts on the big screen in the lounge, no doubt a bit wistful that she never got the chance to participate – South Africa was banned from participation during much of the apartheid era.

And no doubt memories of her short and dazzling gymnastics career will be not far from her mind.

In the lush courtyard of the lounge, she spoke candidly of her time as a Springbok gymnast, her passion for the sport, the events that led to her quitting at 17 and almost losing her life to anorexia.

Debbie spent hours in the gym in her teenage years, which won her fame, but took their toll.

“It was tough and the pressure was immense, but I would do it all again,” she says.

She remembers how she was introduced to the sport.

“As a child, I loved to move. I was always jumping and doing cartwheels and my PE teacher at school suggested I take up gymnastics. So, at the age of nine, I joined the Tech Gym Club. Soon I was attending three classes a week and my mother would drive me into town and wait with my two sisters (who were so patient, as this went on for years) while I was in class.”

Her gym instructor saw exceptional talent and told the Binghams that their daughter’s best opportunity was to go to Johannesburg and train under South African team coach Nellie Synman. Derrick and Wendy Bingham made the difficult decision to pack their daughter off to Johannesburg at the age of 14 for intensive training.

“I lived with various families, attending various schools, besides spending several hours in the gym every day. It was tough and I realise now that I missed out on being a normal teenager.”

They were, however, her glory years as a gymnast and she travelled to many countries with the national team to represent South Africa at international competitions, frequently coming home with medals and trophies.

At 16 Debbie returned to Durban and tried to motivate and coach herself. However, to retain her position in the Springbok team she was forced to return to Johannesburg, finally matriculating at Northview High in 1976.

She quit gymnastics the same year, at the age of 17.

“I lost my drive and passion for high-level competition and never walked back into the gym for years, until I returned as a coach,” she says.

A career in entertainment beckoned. She got a part in the movie Winners 2and made her stage debut in Taubie Kushlick’s Director of the Opera, but beneath the glamour and accolades, Debbie was waging a battle with anorexia.

Pressure to be thin for her sport – gymnasts were weighed every Monday – had taken its toll. Debbie had felt her life in the spotlight was becoming increasingly beyond her control, and, like most anorexics, eating was something she could control.

“Anorexia is a disease of deceit and my greatest fear was of getting fat. I learnt to hide food and to lie about what I was eating. I would eat in front of people, then purge. I became obsessed with myself. When you train five hours a day, seven days a week, you become obsessed with yourself and this is where the dangers begin.”

She returned to Durban and when her weight plummeted to 38kg she was hospitalised. It took two years for her to recover and she credits the love and support of her parents for her survival.

But after giving up gymnastics, she had time on her hands and friends introduced her to marijuana. She was charged with possession in 1984 and given a four-month suspended sentence. It was a turning point and she decided to clean up her life and return to gymnastics as a coach.

She married Thomas Nicolson and moved to the US where she had two daughters, Yazmine and Jamaica, now 25 and 23. She coached gymnastics in the US before the family returned to South Africa in 1994.

Today she is happily settled in Ballito, she gives talks to young people on the dangers of anorexia and drugs, and emphasises that the youth must have access to support systems.

“I could not have recovered on my own,” she says, confirming her strong Christian faith.

For the past year Debbie has run Cabana Lounge.

“My first job was at Cabana Beach Hotel in 1977. Tourists came in droves and it was the tallest building in uMhlanga! Now I am here again – life has come full circle.”

The lounge is a cheerful coffee shop by day and cocktail lounge by night. Debbie, whose passion is entertainment, would like to see it used for supper theatres, Sunday brunches, book club get-togethers, family functions – any occasion that needs an ambient venue.

* On Saturday from 6pm to 9pm and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm Steve Fataar and friends – including Sandy
Bigara, Peter Misselbrook and Raven Rudolph – will perform. Entrance is free and snacks, coffee and cocktails will be on sale.

Steve Fataar


Winners 11 – Soundtrack Album, Highgold, Win 2

Tracks/Artists

My way – narration
Joe Stewardson
Early morning sun
Paul leaves home
Heavenly waltz
Dancing fever
Suicide anonymous
Jelly belly
Celebration
Loves sweet song – Richard Loring
I’ll take you away – Sonja Heroldt
Gold disc
Collage
Frans theme
Dawn run/Tree race
Expo
Love boat
Roman candle
Aftermath
Pre-dawn
Paul bang
Will’s whims
Will bites the dust
My way

Tertius Louw

August 2012

The Bats On SA TV & Their 1977 Tour / Anton Goosen & Herd Boy

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

The Bats On SA TV & Their 1977 Tour /Anton Goosen & Herd Boy

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats on SA TV – Aug 1976

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

Anton Goosen – “The Bats have their own TV series”, 1977

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats

The Bats on Tour – 1977

The Bats on Tour – 1977

The Bats on Tour – 1977

The Bats on Tour – 1977

The Bats on Tour – 1977

Discography – Herd Boy

Anton Goosen recorded cover version of Bats’ ‘Herd Boy’ in Afrikaans as ‘Herderseun’

Herdeseun

Herderseun

The Bats performed ‘Herd Boy’ live at Baxter Theatre, 2000

Herd Boy

Herd Boy

Herd Boy – re-issued on Retrofresh label in 2012

Herd Boy

Herd Boy

(IMPI line-up: the Bats plus Neville Whitmill/Peter Hubner/Denny Loren)

Herd Boy – Live at the Victory Theatre, STING STIDVD020,2008

Herd Boy

Herd Boy

Herd Boy –IMPI (album), CBS ASF 1638, 1971

Herd Boy 7-single released in America, Canada, England & South Africa, 1971

Herd Boy

Herd Boy

USA: Epic, 5-10721

Canada: Epic, 5-10721

UK: Epic, 7251

SA: CBS, SSC 1110

Herd Boy – The Best Of The Bats, POLYGRAM MORCD612,1996

Herd Boy – The Heart And Soul Of The Bats, GALLO CDREDD659,2001

Herd Boy – Image (album), CBS ALD8129/ASF 1285, 1968

The Bats On Facebook, Aug 2012

The Bats on Facebook

The Bats on Facebook

Tertius Louw

August 2012

Godspell

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

GODSPELL – the musical, the album … and more

Godspell

Godspell

http://www.desdawn.co.za/theatre.htm

Introduction

https://samusicheritage.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/tennis-music-and-the-sa-connection/

Comment from Barry Irwin:

I bet she would get a kick out of seeing this. Jenny was great. We worked together in Godspell for the longest time. (Marq Vas Facebook, 9 July 2012)

Godspell – the musical

Maseru, 1973

Godspell

Godspell

Supreme Court Order

Godspell

Godspell

Cape Town, 1974

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

The Cast

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

Barry Irwin And Band

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell – the album

South African Cast Recording: Godspell, CAT CAL 16000

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

Godspell

Sheet Music – Day By Day, 1971

Godspell

Godspell

http://www.musicalschwartz.com/godspell-recordings.htm#peters

Jenny Cantan – Discography (selected)

Jenny Cantan

Jenny Cantan

Jenny Cantan

Jenny Cantan

Tertius Louw

July 2012

Stop Exchange

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

STOP EXCHANGE – the film, soundtrack album & The Bats

The Film, 1970

stop exchange

stop exchange

stop exchange

stop exchange

stop exchange

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stop exchange

The Soundtrack

WRC ORC 6067, 1970

stop exchange

stop exchange

 

 

Tracks:

Swinging Hood
Dreamy River
Sexy Girl
Two For The Rolls
Melody In E-Type
Gangster’s Nose (With Gatarrh? Guitar?)
Housebreak In Jazz-Time
Oom Willie Trap Vas
Leaving On A Stream Train

“The exclusion of the Bats’ title song from the soundtrack LP of the film was probably due to a contractual problem. Krupski worked for and with Teal (he was their musical director for a time); the Bats were contracted to GRC. I wonder if the actor Arthur Swemmer was the same guy who recorded as an Afrikaans vocalist in the late 30s and 40s?” (Rob Allingham, July 2012)

The Bats

stop exchange

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Stop Exchange, CBS SSC 1029 , 1969

stop exchange

stop exchange

Tertius Louw

July 2012

Olympics, music and the SA connection

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

London 1908 – Barcelona 1992 – London 2012

Olympics, music and the SA connection

London, 1908

Reginald (“Reggie”) Edgar Walker (16 March 1889 – 5 November 1951) was a South African athlete and the 1908 Olympic champion in the 100 metres.

Olympics

Reginald (“Reggie”) Edgar Walker

Reginald ("Reggie") Edgar Walker

Reginald (“Reggie”) Edgar Walker


Walker is still the youngest winner of the Olympic 100 metres as of 2012 (at 19 years and 128 days)

South Africa was one of 5 nations to win at least one gold medal in athletics. Long distance runner, Charles Hefferon, had won a silver medal in the marathon. (Source: Wikipedia)

Book about SA Athletes who competed in Olympic games: 1908 – 1938

Title: Atlete Van Springbokland (Athletes From Springbok Country)

Author: Topsy Smith*

Publisher: Afrikaanse Pers Boekhandel

Year: 1950

Atlete Van Springbokland

Atlete Van Springbokland


*) Smith also wrote the boy’s adventure series “Trompie en die Boksombende” (Trompie
and the Boksom Gang) in 1950. Trompie’s adventures were film and telecasted on TV in the 80’s. Legendary Afrikaans rock singer, Anton Goosen, wrote and recorded the theme song “Trompie”.

Barcelona, 1992

South Africa was permitted to re-join the Olympic Movement in 1992 after a decision to abolish apartheid. Elana Meyer (athletics) and Wayne Ferreira/Piet Norval (tennis) had won silver medals at the summer Olympics in Barcelona.

Discography (selected) Unique to SA

This One's For You

This One’s For You


This One's For You

This One’s For You


London, 2012

Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner Makes Olympic History

Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner Makes Olympic History

Oscar Pistorius: The Blade Runner Makes Olympic History

(Picture: Rapport)

Oscar Pistorius will represent South Africa in the London Olympics. It is a historic achievement, marking the first time ever that an athlete will compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics. (Source: Internet)

Tertius Louw

July 2012

Tennis, music and the SA connection

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MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA

– REFLECTING ITS MUSICAL HERITAGE –

Wimbledon 2012 & Stockholm 1912

Tennis, music and the SA connection

Wimbledon, 29th June 2012

Roger Federer vs Julien Benneteau

The great Swiss, chasing Pete Sampras’s record of seven titles, survived an epic battle to defeat France’s Julien Benneteau on Friday to reach the last 16.

But he had been just two points from defeat in the fourth set before clinching a 4-6, 6-7 (3/7), 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 win and avoid slumping to his earliest defeat at the All England Club in 10 years. (Source: Sport 24, Saturday 30 June 2012)

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Federer’s mother, Lynette, is a South African

Olympic Games, Stockholm 1912

Kitson (SA) vs Winslow (SA) July 1912

Three tennis players represented South Africa at the 1912 Games. It was the nation’s second appearance in tennis.

Kitson and Winslow dominated the men’s outdoor competitions. They met in the final of the singles tournament, with Winslow taking the championship (7-5, 4-6, 10-8, 8-6) and Kitson winning silver. The two also paired up for the doubles tournament, defeating all their opponents to add a third medal. The other SA player, Lionel Tapscott, competing in the singles only, advanced to round 16 before losing to a semi-finalist. (Source: Wikipedia)

Kitson (SA) vs Winslow (SA) July 1912

Kitson (SA) vs Winslow (SA) July 1912


Picture: http://www.sahistory.org.za

Charles Winslow

Charles Winslow*


Harry Kitson

Harry Kitson



*) Winslow’s son, Paul, played cricket for South African in the 50’s

Paul Winslow batting against England, 1955

Paul Winslow batting against England, 1955


Picture: Amper Krieketkampioene (Almost Cricket Champions) Nas Boekhandel, 1956

The South African batsman Paul Winslow is best remembered for a ferocious assault on the England bowling at Old Trafford in 1955, which brought him his one and only Test century. He reached it with a six off Tony Lock that ended up in a nearby car park. His mother, Olive, won several South African tennis championships and was, apparently, the first woman player to show an ankle at Wimbledon.

Source: http://www.espncricinfo.com

Strawberries and CREAM at Wimbledon

“With Wimbledon well under way, there are only two ingredients our weekend recipe could focus on: strawberries and cream. The duo have been synonymous with the competition since 1877, the very first year it was held. At the time, strawberries were the fashionable thing to eat and their season coincided perfectly with the tournament. The organisers only ever serve up Kentish Elsanta strawberries, which are picked the day before they are served. Last year they estimate that they served up 2 million berries along with 1,800 gallons of cream!”

Strawberries and CREAM at Wimbledon

Strawberries and CREAM at Wimbledon

Source: Tea & Sympathy

Lyrics : Anyone For Tennis

Twice upon a time in
the valley of the tears

The auctioneer is bidding for a box of fading years

And the elephants are dancing on the graves of squealing mice.

Anyone for tennis, wouldn’t that be nice?

And the ice creams are all melting on the streets of bloody beer

While the beggars stain the pavements with flourescent Christmas cheer

And the Bentley driving guru is putting up his price.

Anyone for tennis, wouldn’t that be nice?

And the prophets in the boutiques give out messages of hope

With jingle bells and fairy tales and blind colliding scopes

And you can tell they’re all the same underneath the pretty lies.

Anyone for tennis, wouldn’t that be nice?

The yellow Buddhist monk is burning brightly at the zoo

You can bring a bowl of rice and then a glass of water too

And fate is setting up the chessboard while death rolls out the dice.

Anyone for tennis, wouldn’t that be nice?

Composers: CLAPTON-SHARPE

Discography – selected

CREAM : Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”

Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”

Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”


(Polydor 2447011, 1970 (German Pressing)

Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”

Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”


CREAM : Stirring The Cream – South African Pressing (diff track listing)

Stirring The Cream – “Anyone For Tennis”

Stirring The Cream


(Polydor Select, P 4003 (2460157), 1972

No ‘tennis’ on this CREAM album (SA Pressing)

No ‘tennis’ on this CREAM album

No ‘tennis’ on this CREAM album


Jenny “Court” Cantan

Jenny “Court” Cantan

Jenny “Court” Cantan


Jenny “Court” Cantan

Jenny “Court” Cantan


Release date: 1975

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor


Ray Moore

Ray Moore

Ray Moore


Ray Moore

Ray Moore


Tertius Louw

July 2012

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