Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Movers - Discography

The liner notes of their Dutch single She Loves You maintains that the The Movers were formed in June of 1969 by keyboardist Sankie Chounyane and producer David Thekwane. Though Rob Allingham points out that they were discovered and first recorded by producer Hamilton Nzimande. Furthermore the liner notes of their second LP, Greatest Hits Volume 2 actually state that Kenneth Siphayi formed the group in Alexandra. Siphayi's image is featured predominantly on the back cover of their third LP Greatest Hits Volume 3.

According to Max Mojapelo, the original group included Sankie Chounyane, Oupa Hlongwane, Norman Hlongwane and Sam Thabo, though the lineup would shift throughout the seventies. Others that performed with the group at various times included Lulu Masilela, Lucky Mbatha, Blondie Makhene, Philip Malela, Jabu Khanyile, Vusi Shange, Rammy McKenzie, Jabu Sibumbe, Lloyd Lelosa, Archie Mohlala, Peter Moteolhe, Thomas Phale, David Thekwane, Dakkie Tau, Robert Mbele, Maxwell Kubheka and Peter Morake.

Below I have complied a provisional discography for The Movers LPs, with EPs and 45s to follow in the near future. The earliest single in the flatinternational archive, Danny's Corner (City Special, CYB 67) dates from 1969 and is also featured on what appears to be an early compilation LP, titled just The Movers. This album was issued on Teal's budget series "Music for Leisure" in 1970. Most of The Movers early albums were pressed on Teal's City Special label and then roughly around 1976 they shifted to Teal's RCA labels.

Thanks to Electric Jive and Matsuli in helping build this discography!


DISCOGRAPHY

Greatest Hits
1970
City Special
CYL 1003






1970
City Special
CYL 1004
(from Electric Jive)





1970
City Special
CYL 1006






1970
City Special Music For Leisure
NCYN 1000






Greatest Hits Volume 6
1971
City Special
CYL 1011






Sleep Out Baby
1972
City Special
CYL 1013






Greatest Hits Volume 10
City Special
CYL 1020







Special Hits
1974
City Special
CYL 1026






Repeat After Me
1974
City Special
CYL 1029

1976
Generation (US)
GEN 3007


1975
City Special
CYL 1030

1976
Generation (US)
GEN 3006


Bump Jive No. 6
1975
City Special
CYL 1031
(from Electric Jive)





Black Reggae
1975
City Special
CYL 1034






City Special
CYL 1035
(from Matsuli)






Jacaranda Phata Phata
1975
City Special
CYL 1037






1976
RCA International
RCL 1213






Do It Right
1977
RCA International
RCL 1215






Disco Sound
with Soul Proof and The Drive
1977
RCA International
RCL 1218?





Mavis Maseko and The Movers
RCA
RCL 1223
(from Matsuli)





Ekhayeni
RCA
RCL 1224







Sexy
1977
Coast Disco
CDL 100






Kansas City
1979
Atlantic City
BL 225
(from Matsuli)





Space
1981
Atlantic City
ML 4503






Changes
1991








The Movers - Best of the Best - Vol.1
2005
Gallo
CDGSP 54

The Movers - Best of the Best - Vol.2
2005
Gallo
CDGSP 55

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