Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited -Chamunorwa, Gramma Records 1989

Thomas Mapfumo, front

Wanted to post this LP way earlier, however because of
a disturbing series of ticks and tacks straight from the
beginning, I posponed it a couple of times. Today I decided
to post it anyway and fade start past the disturbance. You
must know that we miss a couple of tones consequently.
It’s a shame our Thomas kept his handkerchief wrapped
around his microphone, other than that it sounds cristal clear.
Still, worth a couple of spins, I leave you with this ‘chimurenga’
from Zimbabwe which we didn’t have for quite some time.

tracks;

1 Hwahwa
2 Murambadoro
3 Chitima nditakure
4 Chamunorwa
5 Hurukuro
6 Nyama yekugocha

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29 thoughts on “Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited -Chamunorwa, Gramma Records 1989

  1. One of my favorite albums of all time. This one sounds a little different from the version I have. Thanks so much.

  2. hi moos,

    I have a pristine, never-played copy of this record. I’ll check it to see if the sound is any better, and let you know. I’ve had a technical issue holding up my recording/posting, but that should be resolved in a week or so.

    Cheers, and as always, thanks.
    Robert

  3. thanks for this!

    you keep hitting the spot!

    there’s a different version of the first track, Hwa Hwa, on the “Hokoya!” Lp with “the Acid Band”

  4. thanks for this!

    you keep hitting the spot!

    there’s a different version of the first track, Hwa Hwa, on the “Hokoya!” Lp with “the Acid Band”

  5. Hi Moos, I loved the Chimurenga from Thomas Mapfumo &amp; the Blacks. It&#39;s been a while since I played some of his LP&#39;s. <br /><br />Can you please post Pozo Hayes &quot;Looking Over There&quot; 1985 album from Benin, please notify me if you can. Thanks<br /><br />Russell

  6. &quot;<i>He would play up to five nights a week during busy times, offering extraordinary shows that combined hints of R&amp;B, African jazz, reggae, dance music, and mbira anthems. Performances would often begin in the evening and go until dawn</i>&quot; and &quot;<i>[..] dance marathons [..]</i>&quot;. [Read more: Thomas Mapfumo Biography http://www.musicianguide.com/biographies/1608003428/

  7. Congratulations to the Dutch speed skating team! They have been amazing. Too bad the Americans couldn&#39;t make a decent showing. Apparently there are a number of serious problems in the US Speedskating Association that contributed my country&#39;s dismal performance in this sport.<br /><br />As always, thank you, Moos, for giving us such great music to enjoy!

  8. This is fantastic! I do believe some of these tracks sound better than they do on my Chimurenga Forever CD. Great encoding!

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