Fair Use disclaimer

All music presented on this site is shared under the premise of "fair use"; this site is solely intended for the purpose of education and critique. If you are a rights holder to any of the music presented and wish for it to be removed, simply contact me directly and it will be taken down.

Saturday, February 25, 2012


South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela became extremely popular in the US in the late 60's, a position that was cemented by his massive crossover hit "Grazing In The Grass" and an uncompromising appearance at the Monterey Pop Festival. It's fair to say that his appearance in the Monterey Pop film exposed the masses of the rock/ pop crowd to African music for the first time. Hugh also appeared as lead trumpet on the Byrds track "So You Wanna Be A Rock And Roll Star."

Fast forward a few years to 1973, where this track cuts a groove so deep it's impossible not to fall in. If we weren't already hypnotized, at 1:40 in to the cut, someone turns on the echo for a truly freaky trumpet solo and an ending that just blows me away.

WHAT a record!

from 1973...


Like Derek's Daily 45 on Facebook


splogman said...

wonderfull record indeed

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

I have been looking online for THIS VERSION of the song of my childhood. My Daddy had South African friends who exposed him and my Mother to this music and even my name ; Mahndisa:) Bless you for posting this wonderful music!