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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby Mark T » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:03 pm

Truthtown, it's a Jerry Dammers/Dakar tune - Dammers being the genius behind all the Specials stuff.
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby rez » Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:37 pm

Mandela Come - Ninjaman

Mandela Story - Tony Rebel



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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby Peter Dalton » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:18 pm

Just a handful that immediately come to mind:

Rev. Danny Dread, "Free Mandella", Trinity
Nigger Mikey & Doctor C., "Mandela Come", Rockers Master Intermnational
Tony Rebel, "Mandella Story", Penthouse
Hugh Griffiths, "Free Mandella", Coxsone
Tommy McCook, "Mandella", Clinch
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby TruthTown » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:24 pm

Thanks for info, Mark!
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby dan i dubdub » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:02 pm

Everyone has stuck to reggae music on this thread, amazingly enough. For me, I wanted to hear some South African music while I thought about Nelson Mandela. There is a soundtrack CD to a film made about his life called simply MANDELA. It has a wide range of music from Kalahari Surfers and Brenda Fassie to older jazz stuff. The highlights for me are Black President by Brenda Fassie and the cuts from The Manhattan Brothers, The Skylarks, The African Jazz Pioneers, The Havana Swingsters and The Father Huddleston Band. Glorious!

http://www.amazon.com/Mandela-Africa-Fa ... B000001EAA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8U3_zzT2kM

This is a feature about Nelson Mandela's love of music I found just searching for the CD details. Interesting reading, but the list of songs about Mandela puts The Specials tune down twice!

http://www.sabc.co.za/mandela/featurede ... cff/group4


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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby Primitive Don » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:50 am

osafe wrote:Danny Dread 'Free Mandella' 7''

+1 That's the one!
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby Ringo » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:06 pm

Vicious Irie & Singerman - Freedom To Mandela (Capricorn 7")
Papa Biggy & Ernest Wilson - Them Free Mandela (Jammys 7")
Jimmy Cliff & Josey Wales - Pressure On Botha (Oneness 7")
Tippa Lee & Rapper Robert - Apartheid Must Fall (Exterminator 7")
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby Reggie Love » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:02 pm

Earl 16 - Freedom Fighters.
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Re: Songs that mention Mandela

Postby james19 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:43 pm

RB wrote:super cat - mandela land (eclipse 12")


Ruff Cat tune
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