Condry Ziqubu

Gorilla Man

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Four tracks by one of the biggest names in South African disco: Condry Ziqubu. A regular on the local soul scene since the late 1960s in groups such as The Flaming Souls, The Anchors and The Flaming Ghettoes, by the mid-80s he had qualified as a sangoma (traditional healer), recorded with Harari (the biggest group in the country at the time), fronted his own group Lumumba, and travelled the world as part of Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu’s band. In 1986 he ditched Lumumba and released his first solo hit, ‘Gorilla Man’. Opening with an audacious 20-second intro, the song tells the story of a man preying on women in downtown Johannesburg. It highlights Condry’s winning formula of lyrics that touch on everyday South African issues and places (without drawing the attention of apartheid censors). Musically the song draws obvious influence from Piano Fantasia’s 1985 Euro-disco hit ‘Song for Denise’. Also included on this new anthology is another song from the same album, the politically charged ‘Confusion (Ma Afrika)’, as well as ‘Phola Baby’ from his 1988 album Pick Six – a call to men to “stop pushing your woman around … what kind of man are you?” – and ‘Everybody Party’ from 1989’s Magic Man, a straight-up party song with no political or social intimations, other than as a brief escape from the harsh reality of the time, one that still resonates today.

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Release Date

22.01.2021

Cat No

AFS047

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Afro Disco
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12''
Chicco
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I Need Some Money / We Can DanceAfrosynth
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Afro Music
12''
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Chicco
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I Need Some Money / We Can DanceAfrosynth
Afro Jazz
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2-LP
Various
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New HorizonsAfrosynth
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Afro Music
2-LP
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Various
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New HorizonsAfrosynth
Afro Disco
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12"
Adaye
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Turn It UpAfrosynth
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Afro Music
12"
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Adaye
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Turn It UpAfrosynth
Afro Disco
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LP
Kamazu
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KorobelaAfrosynth
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Afro Music
LP
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Kamazu
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KorobelaAfrosynth
Re Edit (Disco)
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12"
Bastedos
10.95 €
Anywhere You Want To Go / I Don't Want The Night To EndBastedos
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Disco
12"
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Bastedos
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Anywhere You Want To Go / I Don't Want The Night To EndBastedos
Afro Disco
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12"
Condry Ziqubu
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Gorilla ManAfrosynth
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Afro Music
12"
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Condry Ziqubu
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Gorilla ManAfrosynth
Re Edit (Disco)
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12"
Dazzle Drums
10.95 €
Gator Boots Vol. 16Gator Boots
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Disco
12"
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Dazzle Drums
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Gator Boots Vol. 16Gator Boots
Mash Up / Bootleg
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7"
Jstar / The Dynamates
8.95 €
ULURU 003 (Black Vinyl)Uluru
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Headz
7"
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Jstar / The Dynamates
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ULURU 003 (Black Vinyl)Uluru
Afro Disco
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7"
Corniche Band
11.95 €
Dance (Vinyl Only / Ltd To 500)Kalakuta Soul Bahlo
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Afro Music
7"
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Corniche Band
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Dance (Vinyl Only / Ltd To 500)Kalakuta Soul Bahlo
Disco
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12''
Daniel Wang
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The Look Ma, No Drum Machine! Ep - 2020 EditionBalihu
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Disco
12''
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Daniel Wang
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The Look Ma, No Drum Machine! Ep - 2020 EditionBalihu