As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 introduces the core catalogue of As-Shams/The Sun, the independent record label that documented some of the most exciting developments in jazz, funk and soul from South Africa in the 1970s. With 10 tracks from 10 iconic albums featuring 10 different artists and 10 original compositions, this 2LP compilation delivers 85 minutes of South African music history.
Including essential tracks by the likes of Dick Khoza, Black Disco and Harari, remastered from the original analog tapes and housed in a gatefold art sleeve, As-Shams Archive Vol. 1 is an unbeatable introduction to South African rare groove for new listeners as well as a long-awaited first anthology for the label’s many devoted followers.
- A1. Kippie Moketsi - Umgababa Kippie Moketsi 1:30
- A2. Pat Matshikiza - Dreams are Wonderful Pat Matshikiza 1:30
- B1. Tete Mbambisa - Umthsakazi (The Bride) Tete Mbambisa 1:30
- B2. Dick Khoza - Lilongwe Dick Khoza 1:30
- B3. Mike Makhalemele - Spring is Here Mike Makhalemele 1:30
- C1. Black Disco - Night Express Black Disco 1:30
- C2. Lionel Pillay - Blues for Yusef Lionel Pillay 1:30
- D1. Harari - Musikana Harari 1:30
- D2. Movement in the City - Blue Sunday Movement in the City 1:30
- D3. Sathima Bea Benjamin - Music Sathima Bea Benjamin 1:30