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'No Easy Walk: The Story of South African Jazz [R3]', series of programmes on post-war South African jazz, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, [Jan.-Feb. 1998], [1998]

MS. Sampson dep. 264/4
From a box entitled 'Mandela biog. tapes'. Programmes presented by John Fordham. Comprises:

Running time 01.32.43 hours.
  1. 00.00.00-00.29.48 Programme with contributions from Abdulah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand); Joseph Mogotsi (of 'The Manhattan Brothers'); and Anthony Sampson, who reminisces about his arrival as editor at Drum in 1951, the political climate, his colleague and jazz pianist, Todd Matshikisa, Matshikisa's musical about the boxer, 'King Kong', and the Treason Trial; with archive interview from c.1961 with Matshikisa
  2. 00.29.49-01.00.04 Programme with contributions from musicians Abdulah Ibrahim (formerly known as Dollar Brand) and Joe Mogotsi talking about the clarinetist and saxophonist, Kippie Moeketsi, the 'Jazz Epistles', the 'Jazz Dazzlers', the influence of Charlie Parker on Moeketsi, and the experiences of Moeketsi and other members of the 'Jazz Epistles' when they travelled to London with the musical 'King Kong'
  3. 01.00.05-01.28.56 Programme focussing on musician Chris McGregor and his bands, 'Brotherhood of Breath' and 'The Blue Notes', with contributions from Joe Boyd, Chris McGregor's widow, Maxine, and archive interview footage of Chris McGregor himself, talking about musicians Kippie Moeketsi and Dollar Brand and the Johannesburg theatre, Dorkay House


  • [1998]


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Sampson dep. 264/4

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The audio cassette has been digitized as MS. Sampson digital 2.

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Format: compact audio cassette

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