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StraitJacket Tailor – Music to Make Films to Part II

Choice Pickings | No. 3 | StraitJacket Tailor | Music to Make Films to Part II

A mixed bag of rare South African grooves from the StraitJacket Tailor’s vinyl collection. Mostly recorded at the height of apartheid, some in exile, the selection tries to capture the zeitgeist of apartheid era township life. Sounds you’d hear through open doors and loud chatter on warm evenings in Soweto/Langa/Athlone/Tembisa/Mkhumbane.



  1. Sam Sklair – What’s New intro
  2. Allen Kwela – Qaphela
  3. The Shades of Purples – You are all I Need*
  4. Hugh Masekela – Chisa
  5. Hollywood Jazz Band – The Butter Song
  6. The Boyoyo Boys – Puleng
  7. Hi-Notes ft. Paw Paw – assokam
  8. The Prumes ft. Little Collin – I Do
  9. The Dollar Brand Quartet – Ishmael
  10. Phillip Tabane and his Malombo Jazzmen – Ke Utlwile
  11. The Globe Trotters – Drums of Africa
  12. Dick Khoza – WD 46 Mendi Road
  13. Letta Mbulu – Only When You’re Mine Again
  14. Ding aka OST – Song of Convicts
  15. Sankomota – Vukani
  16. Tananas – Thlani
  17. Black Disco – Echo on the Delay

*A digital download from ElectricJive

You can find Part I of StraitJacket Tailor’s Music to Make Films to series OVER HERE!