Music, bands, films

African music

 

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I’ve had an  obsession with African music since the early 1980s, after buying Hugh Masekela’s Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz LP (Blue Note 1973). I DJ’d an African music  program on radio 5MMM Adelaide, Back to Black, in 1986-7. I’ve many 1000s of African MP3s & CDs particularly from the  golden age of early 1980s Congolese music. A large selection of favourite African tracks is on my Spotify page. All the music I played on Simon Marnie’s ABC Sydney Sonic Journey in May 2019 is here.

My Spotify playlists

Australian   African   Blues   Classical   Country/Folk   Current Playlist    Latin     Jazz   Pop   Reggae/Soca   Rock     Soul    Surf     1960s  World    250 Desert Island Tracks   50 best discovered 2017    50 best discovered 2018     Weepingly beautiful 

My Youtube playlists

AfricanFull concertsFavourite single tracks. Sir Les Patterson

 

My bands: the Original Faux Pas and the Bleeding Hearts

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The Original Faux Pas (2006-13): L-R Julie Leask (vocals), Dave Petroni (bass), Rob Heard (keys), Strat Mairs (drums), Trish Kirby (vocals), Simon Chapman (vocals), Mitchell Ward (guitar), Bob Cumming (guitar) Also at other times: Geoff McLellan (sax), Paul Grogan (guitar), Les McLaren (bass, keys), Cathy Sutcliffe (vocals), Bob Jones (guitar)

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The Bleeding Hearts (2013-18): L-R Trish Kirby (keys), Simon Chapman (vocals), Suzanne Plater (vocals), Bob Jones (guitar), Rob Brennan (drums), Paul Grogan (guitar, drums), Dave Petroni (bass) Also at other times: Michael Surina (drums), Angelo Vardenega (bass), Adrian King (guitar), Mark Tanner (harmonica)

Here’s a selection of our YouTube vids plus a band history listing all gigs and list of every song we played.

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Here’s a list of all bands and performers I can remember seeing.

And a list of all Movies Seen2015-8 all rated 1-5 (save file only)