Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba
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1960 Ratings: #30
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June 11, 1960 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Vocal Jazz, Folk Pop / Genres
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The History of the Albums - n° 154

[I invite you to read my previous review on Babatunde Olatunji - Drums of Passion, in order to better understand this one].
The end of the 50's marks the period when the United States begins to be interested in international music, fascinated by new sounds and "cultural exoticism". An important period that overturned the musical openness and choices of listeners. The music labels saw filaments, while other countries also began to take an ... read more


While I feel like not every track holds a major impact on this record, there are stunning vocal performances all throughout Miriam's debut record. I can understand why she had such a long and prosperous career.

Favorite tracks: Suliram, Lakutshn Ilanga, Mbube, Nomeva, Saduva, One More Dance
Least favorite: The Naughty Little Flea


São poucos os álbuns que me jogam em um mundo totalmente diferente e abrem meu escopo musical para outras sonoridades como línguas novas, cliques e risadas incorporadas as melodias. Makeba me leva para uma grande aventura e sou muito grato a ela por isso.

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Track List

  1. The Retreat Song (Jikele Maweni)
  2. Suliram
  3. The Click Song
  4. Umhome
  5. Olilili
  6. Lakutshn, Ilanga
  7. Mbube
  8. The Naught Little Flea
  9. Where Does It Lead?
  10. Nomeva
  11. House of the Rising Sun
  12. Saduva
  13. One More Dance
  14. Iya Guduza
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Added on: December 17, 2016