Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kilimandjaro Take Us Higher

Here is a re-posting of the funky classic "Kilimanjaro" by the South African singer Letta Mbulu. This version of the track, which was mixed by disco producer Ray Martinez, was released as a twelve-inch single in 1981. Another slightly altered version of the song, under the name "Kilimandjaro Take Us Higher," was released on Mbulu's 1980 album Sound Of A Rainbow. Both versions of the song have a nice Afro disco groove to them, with the Martinez mixed version riped perfectly for the dancefloor. Overall, it's just another great track from one of South Africa's most accomplished singers. Enjoy!

Letta Mbulu - Kilimanjaro

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the saucer people said...

Now that's two Afro-infused tracks called Kilimanjaro that have blown me away this year! (well Eko's is technically called "Kilimandjaro My Home but what's a 'd' between friends)...I love the way (in the right hands) western disco music and African music just meshes together and the Letta Mbulu track is just a perfect example of the hidden unity between the two genres...another great Afro-post!

Anonymous said...

PS the killer track of Sweet Juju LP is "Nomalizo"....

enjoy & take care