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Dudu Pukwana Discography October 18, 2008

Posted by wallofsound in British Jazz, Discography, Jazz.
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I hadn’t been able to find a decent discography for Dudu Pukwana online, so I started a listing of Pukwana’s LPs as leader and sideman. I add to it as information becomes available. Do let me know if I’ve missed any.

If you’d like to find out more about Pukwana and The Blue Notes, the band he came to Britain with, do go and read the excellent site dedicated to their history http://www.mfowler.myzen.co.uk/

Dudu Pukwana

1961 Dudu Phaukwane – Cape Town Dudu / One-Two-Three (Meteor Records JZ 24 A/B)

Pukwana

78 rpm 10″ disc.

1961 Dudu PhaukwaneSize Ten / Allright Dudu (Meritone Big Beat BT 354)


Dudu

78 rpm 10″ disc.
A.   Size Ten (Gibson Kente) 2.44
B.  Allright Dudu (Gibson Kente) 2.40

1962 Gideon Nxumalo – Jazz Fantasia (Renown NLP 223)

Gideon Nxumalo (piano and Chopi timbula)
Kippie Moeketsi (alto)
Dudu Pukwana (alto)
Martin Mgijima (bass)
Makaya Ntshoko (drums)

Chopi Chopsticks
Isintu
Split Soul
Rat Race
Home At Night
Having A Ball

Recorded live at Wits University on 8 September 1962

1969 Dudu Pukwana and The Spears (Quality LTJ-S 232, May 1969)

dudu-pukwana-and-the-spears2

Pezulu (Way Up)
Thulula (Fill It Up)
Kuthwasi Hlobo (Spring)
Half Moon
Yima Njalo (Stick Around)
Kwa Thula (Thula’s Place)
Joe’s Jika (Joe’s Groove)
Nobovmu (Red Head)
Qonqoza (Knock)

1971 Assagai Assagai

Dudu Pukwana (alto)
Mongezi Feza (tenor)
Bizo Muggikana (tenor)
Fred Frederick (tenor)
Fred Coker (guitar)
Charles Ononogbo (bass guitar)
Louis Moholo (drums)
Terry Quaye (Conga)

1. Telephone Girl (Duhig / Field / Havard)
2. Akasa (Coker)
3. Hey Jude (Lennon / McCartney)
4. Cocoa (Coker)
5. Irin Ajolawa (Duhig / Coker)
(misprinted as “Irin Ajoliana” on the CD reissue)
6. Ayioe (Coker)
7. Beka (Pukwana)
8. I’ll Wait For You (Coker)

Assagai means spear in the Bantu language (source)

1972 Assagai Zimbabwe

Dudu Pukwana (alto and piano)
Mongezi Feza (tenor)
Bizo Muggikana (tenor)
Fred Frederick (tenor/baratone)
Fred Coker (guitar)
Charles Cuonogbo ? (bass guitar)
Louis Moholo (drums)
Terry Quaye (conga)
Smiley de Jonnes (congas/percussion)
Martha Mdenge (vocals)
with: Tony Duhig (guitar), Jon Field (bass guitar), and Glyn Havard (flute/percussion) (from prog rock band Jade Warrior)

A1 – Barazinbar
A2 – Wanga
A3 – La La
A4 – Dalani
B1 – Bayeza
B2 – Sanga
B3 – Come Along
B4 – Kinzambi

A clear attempt to produce Osibisa’s then recent success right down to the Roger Dean designed cover. Re-released as AfroRock (Music for Pleasure)

1973? Simba and Assagai Afro Rock Festival

Simba:
Dudu Pukwana (alto and piano)
Mongezi Feza (tenor)
Bizo Muggikana (tenor)
Fred Frederick (tenor/baratone)
Tony Duhig (guitar)
Jon Field (bass guitar)
Glyn Havard (flute/percussion)

Assagai:
Dudu Pukwana (alto and piano)
Mongezi Feza (tenor)
Bizo Muggikana (tenor)
Fred Frederick (tenor/baratone)
Fred Coker (guitar)
Charles Cuonogbo ? (bass guitar)
Louis Moholo (drums)
Terry Quaye (conga)
Smiley de Jonnes (congas/percussion)
Martha Mdenge (vocals)
with: Tony Duhig, Jon Field, and Glyn Havard (from prog rock band Jade Warrior)

1. African Rhapsody Part 1 (by Chaka)
2. Black Ant (by Osibisa)
3. Kotoka (by Osibisa)
4. Movin’ (by Simba)
5. Louie Louie (by Simba)
6. Kondo (by Assagai)
7. Jabula (by Assagai)
8. Tiksh Billa (by Grutz)
9. Listen Here (by Grutz)
10. African Rhapsody Part 2 (by Chaka)

1973 In the Townships Virgin C1504

Recorded August 25 and November 10, 1973, Manor Studio, London.

Dudu Pukwana and Spear:
Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone, piano, vocal, percussion)
Bizo Mngqikana (tenor saxophone, vocal, percussion)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet, vocal, percussion)
Harry Miller (bass)
Louis Moholo (drums)

1 Baloyi 5:18
2 Ezilalni 6:43
3 Zukude 5:43
4 Sonia 3:28
5 Angel Nemali 6:04
6 Nobomyu 4:00
7 Sekela Khuluma 4:14

1975 Diamond Express Freedom FLP 41041

Re-released in 1999 as Ubagile

Dudu Pukwana (Alto Saxophone)
Elton Dean (Saxello track 5)
Nick Evans (Trombone track 5)
Mongezi Feza (Trumpet)
Lucky Ranku (Guitar)
Frank Roberts (Keyboards tracks 1 to 4)
Keith Tippett (Piano track 5)
Ernest Mothole (Bass tracks 1 to 4) ,
Victor Ntoni (Bass track 5)
James Meine (Drums tracks 1 to 4) ,
Louis Moholo (Drums tracks 5)

1. Diamond Express
2. Bird Lives
3. Ubagile
4. Madodana
5. Tete And Barbs In My Mind

I discuss the album in more detail here

1975 Flute Music Caroline (Earthworks rerelease)

Dudu Pukwana (alto sax, piano, percussion)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet, flute, congas, percussion)
Victor Williams (keyboards)
Pete Cowling (bass)
John Stevens (drums)
“Bob,” congas.Dudu Pukwana (alto sax, piano, percussion)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet, flute, congas, percussion)
Victor Williams (keyboards)
Pete Cowling (bass)
John Stevens (drums)
“Bob,” congas.

1 Flute Music
2 Shekele
3 Ko-didi
4 Sondela
5 Freeze
6 You Cheated Me
7 Flute Music

1979 Yi Yole (ICP 021)

Yi Yo Li

Recorded by Misha Mengelberg at Uithoorn, Holland on September 2-5, 1978.

Dudu Pukwana Alto, Whistle (Human)
Han Bennink Viola, Clarinet, Drums, Trombone
Misha Mengelberg Piano

1 Yi Yole (Pukwana) 9:10
2 The Weasle Is Called Easle (Bennink) 10:38
3 Silopobock (Mengelberg) 18:26

1981 Zila Sounds Live At The 100 Club JIKAZLC1

Dudu Pukwana
Harry Beckett
Mark Wood
Smiley De Jones(Conga)
Pinise Saul(Vo)
Ernest Mothle

Zila (Dudu Pukwana)
Uyini (Dudu Pukwana)
Chandeliers & Mirrors (Harry Beckett)
Suite Sweet Nowami (Dudu Pukwana)
Thula Sana (traditional arranged by Dudu Pukwana)
B My Dear (Dudu Pukwana)
Dudu Layi Layi (Dudu Pukwana)

1983 Live in Bracknell and Willisau

Recorded live at Bracknell Jazz Festival, England 1983 by Tim Summerhayes and at Willisau Jazz Festival, Switzerland 1983 by Peter Pfister

Dudu Pukwana (Alto Saxophone)
Harry Beckett (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Lucky Ranku (Guitar)
Django Bates (Keyboards)
Eric Richards (Bass)
Churchill Jolobe (Drums)
Fats Ramoba Mogoboya (Percussion)
Pinise Saul (Vocals)

A1 Hug Pine (Bambelela)
A2 Mahlomole (Lament)
A3 Lafente (Ntabeni – In The Mountains)
A4 Baqanga Bay
B1 Funk Them DP To Eriko
B2 Ziyekeleni (Let Them Be)
B3 The Big (Pine)apple
B4 Zama Khwalo (Try Again)
B5 Freely

1986 Zila Zila 86 (JIKAZL3)

1987 Mbizo Radebe [They Shoot to Kill] Affinity

Recorded at The Glass Trap, Southall, Middlesex, England, January 14 1987.
This album is a dedication to the loving memory of Johnny Mbizo Dyani.

Dudu Pukwana (Alto and Soprano Saxophone Piano, Vocals)
John Stevens (Drums, Mini Trumpet)

1 Mbizo Radebe, Pt. 1 [They Shoot to Kill]
2 Mbizo Radebe, Pt. 2 [They Shoot to Kill]

1990 Zila Dudu Pukwana Cosmics Chapter 90 Ah Um


Recorded in London on November 2, 1989

1. Mra Khali
2. Hamba (Go Away)
3. Big Apple
4. Cosmics
5. Blues For Nick
6. Zwelistsha

Dudu Pukwana (alto and soprano saxophones)
Pinise Saul (vocals, cabassa)
Lucky Ranku (guitar)
Eric Richards (bass)
Roland Perrin (keyboards)
Steve Arguelles (drums)
Fats Romoba Mogoboya (congas)

Other recordings featuring Dudu Pukwana I have thus far listed:

1963 Chris McGregor Jazz – The African Sound

untitled

Dudu Pukwana
Barney Rabachane
Nick Moyake
Christopher Columbus Ngcukane
Kippie Moeketsi on saxes
Bob Tizzard
Blyth Mbityana
Willie Nettie on trombones
Dennis Mpali
Ebbie Creswell
Mongezi Feza
Noel Jones on trumpets
Sammy Maritz (bass)
Early Mabusa (drums)

1.Switch
2.Kippie
3.Eclipse at Dawn
4.Early Bird
5.I Remember Billie
6.Now

1964 The Blue Notes – Township Bop. Recorded in 1964 in Capetown, South Africa
released on CD by Proper CD 013, 2002

township1

Dudu Pukwana,
Nick Moyake (saxophone);
Mongezi Feza (trumpet);
Chris McGregor (piano);
Louis Tebugo Moholo (drums).

1. School Boy – The Blue Notes, Pukuwana, Dudu
2. Now – The Blue Notes, McGregor, Chris
3. The Blessing Light
4. The Blessing Light
5. Take the Coltrane – The Blue Notes, Ellington, Duke
6. Angelica – The Blue Notes, Ellington, Duke
7. Kay
8. Kay
9. Vortex Special – The Blue Notes, McGregor, Chris
10. Never Let Me Go – The Blue Notes, Livingston
11. Izithunywa
12. Blue Nick
13. Coming Home
14. Dick’s Pick – The Blue Notes, McGregor, Chris

1967 Gwigwi Mrwebi – Mbaqanga Songs. (77 Records) [orig recorded January 1967]
released on CD by Honest Jon’s HJRCD103, 2007

miri

Gwigwi Mrwebi alto saxophone
Dudu Pukwana alto saxophone
Ronnie Beer tenor saxophone
Chris McGregor piano
Coleridge Goode double bass
Laurie Allan drums

1968 Chris McGregor Group Very Urgent
[Rereleased on Fledg’ling Records in 2008]

very-urgent

Chris McGregor (p)
Mongezi Feza (pocket t)
Dudu Pukwana (as)
Ronnie Beer (ts)
Johnny Dyani (b)
Louis Moholo (d)

Marie My Dear / Travelling Somewhere
Heart’s Vibrations
The Sound’s Begin Again / White Lies
Don’t Stir The Beehive

1969 Jonas Gwangwa & The African Explosion Who? (Ngubani).

who

Dark City
Switch #2
Switch #1
Szaba Szaba
Kwatula
Chant
Who
African Sausage

1969 Chris McGregor Up To Earth (Fledg’ling Records)
[1969 sessions released in 2008]

up-6o-earth

Mongezi Feza (trumpet)
Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone)
Evan Parker (tenor saxophone)
John Surman (baritone saxophone and bass clarinet)
Chris McGregor (piano)
Barre Phillips, Danny Thompson (double bass)
Louis Moholo (drums)

1. Moonlight Aloe
2. Yickytickee; Union Special
3. Up To Earth
4. Years Ago Now

Harry Miller Isipingo

1970 John Martyn – Road to Ruin (Island)

martyn

John Martyn – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards
Beverley Martyn – vocals, guitar
Dudu Pukwana – saxophone
Lyn Dobson – flute
Dave Pegg – bass
Rocky Dzidzornu – percussion
Paul Harris – keyboards
Wells Kelly – drums
Mike Kowalski – drums
Alan Spenner – bass
Ray Warleigh – saxophone
Danny Thompson – bass

1. Primrose Hill (B. Martyn)
2. Parcels (J. Martyn)
3. Auntie Aviator (J. Martyn, B. Martyn)
4. New Day (J. Martyn)
5. Give Us A Ring (Paul Wheeler)
6. Sorry To Be So Long (J. Martyn, B. Martyn)
7. Tree Green (J. Martyn)
8. Say What You Can (J. Martyn, B. Martyn)
9. Road To Ruin (J. Martyn)

[John Kieffer tells me that John Martyn also made a whole album in collaboration with Dudu that was never released!]

1970 Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath (Neon RCA) Re-released on Akarma

Chris McGregor (piano, xylophone)
Dudu Pukwana (alto sax)
John Surman (baritone sax, soprano sax)
Mike Osborne (alto sax; Alan Skidmore, soprano sax, tenor sax)
Harry Beckett (trumpet)
Marc Charig (cornet)
Mongezi Feza (Indian flute, pocket trumpet)
Ronnie Beer (flute, tenor sax)
Nick Evans (trombone)
Malcolm Griffiths (trombone)
Harry Miller (bass)
Louis Moholo (percussion, drums)

1.Mra
2.Davashe’s Dream
3.Bride
4.Andromeda
5.Night Poem
6.Union Special

1971 Brotherhood Of Breath Brotherhood RCA

Chris McGregor (piano)
Dudu Pukwana (alto sax)
Alan Skidmore (tenor sax, soprano sax)
Gary Windo (tenor sax)
Malcolm Griffiths, Nick Evans (trombone)
Harry Beckett, Marc Charig (trumpet, flugerhorn)
Mike Osborne (alto sax, clarinet)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet)
Harry Miller (double bass)
Louis Moholo (drums)

01. Nick Tete (5:58)
02. Joyful Noises (13:50)
03. Think Of Something (7:46)
04. Do It (8:56)
05. Funky Boots March (1:19)

1971 Bremen To Bridgwater (first released on Cuneiform Records in 2004)
[recorded on June 20th, 1971 at the Lila Uele jazz club in Bremen]
[Bridgewater Arts Center in February and November of 1975]

bremen-to-bridgwater

Mike Osborne,
Evan Parker,
Dudu Pukwana
Alan Skidmore
Gary Windo
Harry Beckett
Marc Charig
Elton Dean
Nick Evans
Harry Miller
Louis Moholo

CD 1
1. Funky Boots March

2. Kongi’s Theme
3. Now
4. Bride
5. Think of Something
6. Union Special
7. Andromeda
8. Do It
9. Serpent’s Kindly Eye
CD 2
1. Sonia
2. Now
3. Yes, Please
4. Restless
5. Kwhalo

1971 Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath Eclipse at Dawn
[recorded Berliner Jazztage on November 4, 1971 by German radio]

eclipse

1. Introduction
2. Nick Tete
3. Restless
4. Do It
5. Eclipse at Dawn
6. Bride
7. Now
8. Funky Boots March
9. Send off and Applause

1971 Mike Cooper Too Late Now DAWN: DNX 2511 (7” 33rpm) (UK)

Mike Cooper (guitar)
Mike Osborne (alto sax)
Dudu Pakwana (alto sax)
Stan Sulzmann (tenor sax)
John Warren (baritone sax)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet)
Gary Boyle (guitar)
Alan Cooke (keyboards)
Harry Miller (bass)
Alan Jackson (drums)

1. Too Late Now
2. The Ballad Of Fulton Allen
3. Goodtimes

1971 Mike Heron – Smiling Men with Bad Reputations (Elektra)

smiling

Mike Heron – Guitar, Keyboards
John Cale – Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Gerry Conway – Drums
Tony Cox – Synthesizer
Pat Donaldson – Bass
John Entwistle – Bass
Sue Glover – Vocals
Mike Kowalski – Drums
Malcolm Le Maistre – Clarinet
Sunny Leslie – Vocals
Dave Mattacks – Drums
Keith Moon – Drums
Simon Nicol – Guitar
Dave Pegg – Bass
Dudu Pukwana – Saxophone
Rose Simpson – Bass
Liza Strike – Vocals
Richard Thompson – Guitar
Pete Townshend – Guitar
Heather Wood – Vocals

1. Call Me Diamond [4.42]
2. Flowers Of The Forest [5.44]
3. Audrey [4.10]
4. Brindaban [3.53]
5. Feast Of Stephen [4.37]
6. Spirit Beautiful [5.19]
7. Warm Heart Pastry [6.02]
8. Beautiful Stranger [7.22]
9. No Turning Back [3.14]
10. Make No Mistake [3.07]
11. Lady Wonder [4.20]

1971 Oiling Boiling Beka UFO (3)

1971 Mick Greenwood Living Game Pukwana plays alto sax on ‘Keep Coming Back’

1971 Mick Softley Street Singer Pukwana plays alto sax.

1971 Centipede Septober Energy Neon (RCA)

septober

personnel include:
Ian Carr (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Mongezi Feza (trumpet, pocket cornet)
Elton Dean (alto saxophone, saxello)
Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone)
Larry Stabbins, Gary Windo, Brian Smith, Alan Skidmore (tenor saxophones)
Paul Rutherford (trombone)
Keith Tippett ( piano and musical director)
Harry Miller ( bass)
John Marshall, Tony Fennell, Robert Wyatt (drums and all percussion)

Record 1
1. “Septober Energy – Part 1” – 21:43
2. “Septober Energy – Part 2” – 23:34

Record 2
1. “Septober Energy – Part 3” – 21:21
2. “Septober Energy – Part 4” – 18:45

1972 Hugh Masekela Home Is Where The Music Is (Aka The African Connection) Blue Thumb Chisa Bts 6003

home

Hugh Masekela (flhrn);
Dudu Pukwana (as);
Larry Willis (p, el-p);
Eddie Gomez (b);
Nakhaya Ntshoko (d).

Part Of A Whole (Caiphus Semenya) – 9:37
Minawa (S. Toure) – 9:38
The Big Apple (Caiphus Semenya) – 7:52
Umhome (Miriam Makeba) – 5:20
Maseru (Hugh Masekela) – 7:12
Inner Crisis (Larry Willis) – 5:52
Blues For Huey (K. Moeketsi) – 6:26
Nomali (Caiphus Semenya) – 7:20
Maesha (Caiphus Semenya) – 11:49
Ingoo Pow-Pow (Children’s Song) (Caiphus Semenya) – 6:47

1973 Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath Travelling Somewhere (released in 2001 on Cuneiform Records)
[recorded January 19th, 1973 in Bremen, Germany]

travel

Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Mongezi Feza (tp)
Nick Evans, Malcolm Griffiths (tb)
Mike Osborne, Dudu Pukwana (as)
Evan Parker, Gary Windo (ts)
Chris McGregor (p)
Harry Miller (b)
Louis Moholo (d)

1. MRA
2. Restless
3. Ismite Is Might
4. Kongi’s Theme
5. Wood Fire
6. Bride
7. Travelling Somewhere
8. Think Of Something
9. Do It

1974 Live At Willisau Ogun

williseau

Harry Beckett, Mark Charig, Mongezi Feza (tp)
Nick Evans, Radu Malfatti (tb)
Mike Osborne, Dudu Pukwana (as)
Evan Parker, Gary Windo (ts)
Chris McGregor (p)
Harry Miller (b)
Louis Moholo (d)

1. Do It
2. Restless
3. Camel Dance
4. Davashe’s Dream
5. Kongi’s Theme
6. Tunji’s Song
7. Ismite Is Might
8. Serpent’s Kindly Eye
9. Andromeda
10. Union Special
11. Funky Boots

1975 Jabula  Jabula Virgin

Vicky Busiswe Mhlongo (lead vocals)
Ken Eley (tenor, soprano)
Madumetja Ranku (guitar, percussion)
Mogotsi Mothle (bass guitar, acoustic bass, backing vocals)
Graham Morgan (drums, percussion)
Sebothane Bahula (leader, african drums, percussion)
Willy Cheetham (congas, percussion, backing vocals)
Dudu Pukwana (alto)
Eddie Quansah (trumpet)
Geroge Larnyoh (tenor, flute)
Peter Van Der Puije (baritone)
Jean Alain Roussel (keyboards)
Maureen Koto Lembede (backing vocals)

1. Jabula Happiness
2. Baile – They Are Gone
3. Listen To Me Crying
4. Naledi
5. Badishi – Herdboys
6. Thandi
7. Siakala – We Are Sad
8. Our Fathers
9. Let Us Be Free

1977 Blue Notes Blue Notes For Mongezi (OGCD 025/026)
[Recorded on 23 December 1975 in a rehearsal room in London]

Chris McGregor, piano, percussion
Dudu Pukwana, alto saxophone, whistle, percussion, voice
Johnny Dyani, bass, bell, voice
Louis Moholo, drums, percussion, voice

Blue Notes for Mongezi: first movement (42.14)
Blue Notes for Mongezi: second movement (36.31)
Blue Notes for Mongezi: third movement (41.07)
Blue Notes for Mongezi: fourth movement (37.11)

1977 Atté Sondela (Claddagh Records)

Sonia Bonolo Lekhela,
Lindiwe Thonko Conco,
Tiny Neliswa Conco,
Mphiwa Yengwa

plus

Dudu Pukwana (keyboards, alto sax),
Churchill Jolobe (drums, percussion),
Ernest Mothle (bass),
Sello Josh Makhene (congos),
Frank Roberts (keyboards).

01 Suganga
02 Malaika
03 Suliram
04 Nomeva
05 Sithi Gwaza
06 Sondela
07 Ngomso
08 Soon One Morning
09 Siphamandla
10 Saduva

Produced by John Wood, Rec in March 1977 for Claddagh Records.

1978 In Concert Volume 1 (Ogun)

Dudu Pukwana (as)
Chris McGregor (p)
Johnny Dyani (b)
Louis Moholo (d)

A1 Ilizwi
A2 Abelusi
A3 Amadoda
A4 Nomsenge
A5 Magweza
A6 Ithi-gqi
A7 Mhegebe
B1 Manje
B2 We Nduna

1978 Chris Mcgregor’s Brotherhood Of Breath Procession (Ogun OG 524)
[Recorded live in Toulouse on May 10, 1977]

possession

Harry Beckett, Mark Charig(tp)
Radu Malfatti(tb)
Mike Osborne, Dudu Pukwana(as)
Evan Parker(ts)
Bruce Grant(bs,fl)
Chris McGregor(p)
Johnny Dyany, Harry Miller(b)
Louis Moholo(ds)

Sunrise Of The Sun
Sonia
Kwalo

1978 Johnny Dyani Witchdoctor’s Son (Steeplechase 12962) [Recorded Stockholm, 1979]

dyani

Dudu Pukwana (alto & tenor sax)
John Tchicai (alto & soprano sax)
Johnny Dyani (bass)

A1 Heart With Minor’s Face 4:14
A2 Ntyilo, Ntyilo 5:12
A3 Radebe 6:36
A4 Mbiza 4:46
B1 Eyomzi 7:00
B2 Magwaza 13:20

1978 Johnny Dyani Quartet Song For Biko (Steeplechase 12963)

Don Cherry (cornet)
Dudu Pukwana (alto sax)
Makaya Ntshoko (drums)
Johnny ‘Mbizo’ Dyani (bass)

1981 Johnny Dyani Quartet Mbizo – (Steeplechase 12964)

mbizo

Dudu Pukwana
Ed Epstein
Johnny ‘Mbizo’ Dyani
Churchill Jolobe

1. Dorkay House
2. House Arrest
3. Musician’s Musician
4. Dedicated To Mingus

1981 Tent Six Empty Places (Cherry Red)

tent

Dudu Pukwana
Gavin Povey
Keith Bradshaw
Kim Middleton
Lloyd Ryan
Mike Alway

A1 Seven Years Part 1 (No Thought)
A2 Seven Years Part 2 (Abundance)
A3 Parachuting in Bolivia
A4 Intellectual Stance
A5 No Way of Knowing
B1 Dockland Lullaby Part 1
B2 Dockland Lullaby Part 2
B3 She’s Waiting to Be Looked at, (Hanging on a Thread)
B4 Shiny Black F.B.I Shoes, Up and Down the Stairs / I Thought Things Were Ironed Out

Human Chain – Human Chain, AH-UM Music, 1989

Django Bates (piano, synthesizers, tenor horn, trumpet, guitar)
Steve Argüelles (drums, percussion, marimba, piano on My Girl)
Dudu Pukwana – saxophone on Grinding to the Miller Men

1. Freely
2. My Girl
3. Antonia
4. Elderberries
5. La La La
6. Grinding to the Miller Men
7. Hollyhocks
8. Golden Slumbers
9. Further Away
10. Suguxhama
11. Jolobe
12. Ikebana
13. Bon
14. Nancy D.
15. Death

1987 Johnny Dyani – Witchdoctor’s Son, ‘Together’ (Cadillac LP 1016)
[Recorded in December 1979 and January 1980 in Stockholm]

Johnny ‘Mbizo’ Dyani (keyboards, vocals)
Dudu Pukwana (alto saxophone, whistles)
Virimuje Shimmy Radise (tenor saxophone)
Kenny Hakansson (guitar)
Hassan Ban (congas)
Bosse Skoglund (drums)
Felix Perrera (South African trad. harp)

1. Together
2. Johnny’s Kwela
3. Marabi Soweto
4. High Priest
5. Kalahari
6. Crossroads
7. Tula Tula

All compositions by Johnny ‘Mbizo’ Dyani except Tula Tula, which is a Dyani arrangement of a traditional South African melody.

Produced by Stanley Koonin at Sound City Studios, Stockholm, .

1987 Blue Notes For Johnny (Ogun OGCD 028)
[Recorded on 18 August 1987 at Redan Studios, London]

Chris McGregor, piano
Dudu Pukwana, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Louis Moholo, drums, percussion

Funk dem Dudu/To Erico (10.00)
Eyomzi (04.53)
Ntyilo Ntyilo (07.55)
Blues for Nick (04.39)
Monks & Mbizo (09.51)
Ithi gqi/Nkosi Sikelee L’Afrika (08.41)
Funk dem Dudo (05.30)
Eyomzi (05.01)
Funk dem Dudu/To Eriico (08.443)

commemorates the death of Johnny Dyani

1988 Fast Colour Antwerp 1988 – Suite for Johnny Mbizo Dyani (released on Loose Torque in 2004)
[Recorded live at the WIM Concert, Antwerp in 1988]

fast-colour

John Stevens drums/leader
Harry Beckett trumpet
Evan Parker tenor saxophone
Dudu Pukwana alto/soprano saxophones
Pinise Saul vocals
Nick Stephens double bass
Annie Whitehead trombone/vocals

Now Time (5:16)
Way It Goes (12:00)
John Dyani’s Gone (21:36)
Mbizo (5:18)
Way It Goes/Now Time (7:09)

unknown date Various White Bicycles – Making Music In The 1960s (Fledg’ling Records 2006)

Church Mouse by Dudu Pukwana & Spear (previously unreleased)

[Is Pukwana on other folkish albums in the late 60s and 70s – , Mick Softley?]

Comments»

1. Dubber - October 18, 2008

This is what the internet is for. There’ll be a handful of people in the world searching for this information, who may have something to contribute by way of tracklists, lost recordings and so on. And so the information improves and is refined.

Thought about also adding this information to the Wikipedia entry?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudu_Pukwana

I don’t know Pukwana’s work at all (look forward to hearing some) – but thanks for making the internet more comprehensive around the edges.

2. Tim - October 21, 2008

Thanx for this..well needed. There is however another Assagai album released and then one of them was released on EMI’s cheap MFP label..Can’t remember offhand anymore details from 30 odd years ago. Just remember that it had a cover of ‘Hey Jude’ on it and members of Jade Warrior again.

3. Jon Turney - November 8, 2008

A few others I happen to have to hand…

Johnny Dyani – Witchdoctor’s Son, ‘Together’.
Cadillac LP 1016, 1987. Rec Stockholm, 1979.

The Blue Notes – Township Bop. ‘early 1964’
Proper CD 013, 2002

Gwigwi Mrwebi – Mbaqanga Songs. orig Jan 1967,
released on CD by Honest Jon’s HJRCD103, 2007

I’ll supply details is you can’t find them on the net

And many thanks for posting Diamond Express, which I have long wanted to hear 🙂

As one of the guys on Destination Out said a little while ago, if you had to choose one kind of music to listen to for the rest of your life…

4. John Kieffer - November 11, 2008

Few others :

John Martyn – Road to Ruin (Island 1970) [John Martyn also made a whole album in collaboration with Dudu that was never released!]

Gary Windo’s Anglo American compilation album on Cuneiform Records – Dudu’s on a few tracks

Mike Heron – Smiling Men with Bad Reputations (Elektra 1971) Great solo on the first track!

[If I remember rightly Dudu is also on a few other folkish albums in the late 60s and 70s – Mick Greenwood, Mick Softley]

Great blog – thank you!

5. david - November 13, 2008

Thanks for all the nice info on Dudu Pukwana. Truly a great musician and very under appreciated. His music should be better known. Dudu is also featured on the lp Jonas Gwangwa: Who (Ngubani)? and there’s a nice track on Joe oyd’s White Bicycles comp. Thanks for the post of Diamond Express too. Looking forward to hearing it in it’s entirety.

6. hideo - November 16, 2008

amazing post, WOS and appreciated

7. matt - November 27, 2008

WOW…this is a brilliant resource! Thank you. I know of one LP missing from this released on an obscure Irish folk label Ceirnini Cladag. Under the band name Atte Pukwana recorded an LP of material. I will post a picture of the cover shortly at this address:
[img]http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7cIWj41eTd8/SS5SqAcFhwI/AAAAAAAABtw/bFBFr7vMJzY/s144/SondelaAtte.jpg[/img]

8. matt - November 27, 2008

Sorry bout that link…anyway here’s the tracklisting:
01 Suganga
02 Malaika
03 Suliram
04 Nomeva
05 Sithi Gwaza
06 Sondela
07 Ngomso
08 Soon One Morning
09 Siphamandla
10 Saduva
Atte are: Sonia Bonolo Lekhela, Lindiwe Thonko Conco, Tiny Neliswa Conco, Mphiwa Yengwa with Dudu Pukwana (keyboards, Alto sax), Churchill Jolobe (drums, percussion), Ernest Mothle (bass), Sello Josh Makhene (congos), Frank ROberts (keyboards).
Produced by John Wood, Rec in March 1977 for Claddagh Records.

9. matt - November 27, 2008

Try this for the image:
http://tinyurl.com/5e7vhh

10. samboerou - November 27, 2008

Great stuff,at last these unsung heroes get their dues! He also appears on the Cold Castle National Festival Moroka with The Jazz Giants (Teal Records 1991),Chris McGregor and the South African Exile’s Thunderbolt (Popular African Music 1997),Union Special Il Jazz Sudafricano (Ogun 1997),Matata’s Feeling Funky (President Records 1994) and I know that he also played with The Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra of which I don’t have the details.Will keep my eyes open for more. Greentings Samboerou

11. samboerou - November 27, 2008

And when I remember right he also played with Traffic,but not sure if he recorded with them.Also plays on Gideon Khumalo’s Jazz Fantasia (Teal Records 1991)

12. samboerou - November 29, 2008

Have just come across another one in my box,Johny Dyani Witchdoctor’s Son-‘Together’ on Cadillac Music 1987.

13. andujar - March 23, 2009

i think that’s him soloing on “funky kingston” by toots & the maytalls as well. please, anyone, if i’m wrong let me know but i’ve been told that and it DOES sound like him. also: has anybody heard any king crimson live tapes with dudu?

14. wallofsound - March 24, 2009

Thanks, andujar. You’ve certainly raised an interesting question. Looking at my own Toots records (I think I’ve got them all) I’ve actually found him recorded as playing on the Reggae Got Soul LP, with a solo on ‘So Bad’, so I’ll add that to the bibliography. I can’t find a reference to him playing on ‘Funky Kingston’, though. Listening through the track it’s certainly a good solo, and it could be Pukwana. Any information on the King Crimson tapes andujar mentions would be most welcome.

15. Whitney Eisenwinter - May 22, 2009

Not to forget two LP’s on Virgin dated, respectively, ’75 and ’76:
Jabula and Jabula Spear, “Thunder Into Our Hearts”.
The former, Dudu sits in with Eddie Quansah, .

16. Jon Brown - July 2, 2009

Thanks for posting this discog, it reminds me of a sweaty night in Aldershot’s West End Centre in about 1984. He really set the night on fire…

I’ll have to try and find a few of these recordings.

17. Martin Klein - March 29, 2010

There’s also a really beautiful track on the 1986 Steve Argüelles/Django Bates duo album “Human Chain” (LP: Loose Tubes LTLP 002, CD: ah um 002), where Dudu appears as guest soloist. It’s called ‘Grinding To The Miller Men’, composed by english trumpet player Ted Emmett. The whole album is a delight and worth searching for.

18. wallofsound - March 30, 2010

Thanks for the tip, Martin. Spent a few hours trying to track it down, without success at the moment.

19. James Silberbauer - June 22, 2011

Hope you managed to track down the Human Chain album. It’s lovely.

Human Chain – Human Chain, AH-UM Music, 1989

Django Bates (piano, synthesizers, tenor horn, trumpet, guitar)
Steve Argüelles (drums, percussion, marimba, piano on My Girl)
Dudu Pukwana – saxophone on Grinding to the Miller Men

1. Freely
2. My Girl
3. Antonia
4. Elderberries
5. La La La
6. Grinding to the Miller Men
7. Hollyhocks
8. Golden Slumbers
9. Further Away
10. Suguxhama
11. Jolobe
12. Ikebana
13. Bon
14. Nancy D.
15. Death

Here’s the first Jabula album:
Jabula – Jabula, Virgin, 1975

Vicky Busiswe Mhlongo (lead vocals)
Ken Eley (tenor, soprano)
Madumetja Ranku (guitar, percussion)
Mogotsi Mothle (bass guitar, acoustic bass, backing vocals)
Graham Morgan (drums, percussion)
Sebothane Bahula (leader, african drums, percussion)

Special credit to-
Willy Cheetham (congas, percussion, backing vocals)
Dudu Pukwana (alto)
Eddie Quansah (trumpet)
Geroge Larnyoh (tenor, flute)
Peter Van Der Puije (baritone)
Jean Alain Roussel (keyboards)
Maureen Koto Lembede (backing vocals)

1. Jabula Happiness
2. Baile – They Are Gone
3. Listen To Me Crying
4. Naledi
5. Badishi – Herdboys
6. Thandi
7. Siakala – We Are Sad
8. Our Fathers
9. Let Us Be Free

20. Owen Keenan - October 23, 2012

FYI There is a Mike Cooper EP from 1971 which features not only Dudu, but almost all the Blue Notes! Mike has recently posted one track at http://soundcloud.com/mike-cooper/mike-cooper-goodtimes Unsure if Dudu is on just this track or the entire EP.

Cheers,
Owen

21. Andujar - November 7, 2012

According to Uchenna Ikonne’s liner notes to this collection, the Blue Notes backed up Oyelana on a few cuts ca 68, and three of the four are available on this compilation: http://www.soundwayrecords.com/catalogue/a-nigerian-retrospective-1966-79.html

22. Bruce Walton - March 15, 2013

Very informative. thank you. Are you familiar with a cd called Black Horse? I downloaded it from emusic, and the cover says “early ’70’s” and “Black Lion vaults”. Two of the six tracks are actually the Blue Notes in 1964, and the other 4 do not appear in Tom Lords discography at all. A mystery . . . .

23. drewledrew - February 19, 2014

BELATEDLY: great post, indeed!

Re the comment just above, on Black Horse, I too downloaded the record from eMusic. This page at the label, 1201 Music, notes that the cuts come from an unreleased, undated session (or sessions): http://bit.ly/1e7bO7f


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