Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 1: How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972-77Various Artists

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  • 1. Ngozi Family – Hi Babe
  • 2. Musi-O-Tunya – Musi-O-Tunya
  • 3. WITCH – You Better Know (Original Version)
  • 4. Blackfoot – Running
  • 5. Dr. Footswitch – Everyday Has Got A New Dream
  • 6. Chrissy Zebby Tembo – Born Black
  • 7. Salty Dog – Fast
  • 8. Teddy Chisi – Funky Lady
  • 9. Crossbones – Rain & Sunshine
  • 10. Born Free – I Don't Know
  • 11. The Five Revolutions – Fwe Bena Zambia
  • 12. Amanaz – Khala My Friend (Reverb Version)
  • 13. Ricky Banda – Who's That Guy
  • 14. Machine Gunners – Changa Namwele
  • 15. Keith Mlevhu – Dzikolino Ni Zambia
  • 16. Cosmos Zani – Poverty

Zambia's turbulent period throughout the 70's led the rock revolution that has come to be known as 'Zamrock'. Fuzz guitars were commonplace, as were driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown’s funk as Jimi Hendrix’s rock predominated. Musical themes, mainly sung in the country’s constitutional language, English, were often bleak and reflected the poiltical and social angst. This superb compilation is an overview of the scene's most beloved bands.

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