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Bea Benjamin With Dollar Brand - African Songbird album download

Performer: Bea Benjamin
Title: African Songbird
Style: Cape Jazz, Modal
Released: 2016
Country: South Africa
Size MP3 version: 1421 mb
Size FLAC version: 1112 mb
Size WMA version: 1416 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 681
Genre: Jazz

Bea Benjamin With Dollar Brand - African Songbird album download

From the album African Songbird (JAZZ) 2013 SATHIMA BEA BENJAMIN - vocal; DOLLAR BRAND - piano; ABDULLAH IBRAHIM - piano; LOUIS SPEARS - bass; BASIL MOSES - bass; LIONEL BEUKES - bass; DOUG SYDES - drums; MONTY WEBER - drums; BILLY BROOKS - trumpet; BASIL COETZEE - tenor sax, flute.

South African Songbird, Sathima Bea Benjamin Passes Away At 76 2:31. African Songbird 5:14. Sathima Bea Benjamin 8:54.

African Songbird by Sathima Bea Benjamin, released 01 June 2013 1. Africa 2. Music 3. African Songbird Sathima's 1976 masterpiece, finally re-issued. Singer and songwriter Benjamin, btw, was the wife of and musical collaborator with Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim), friends with Duke Ellington, and mother of hip-hop genius Jean Grae. mastakaspa Outstanding music, definitely too short - every piece is a masterpiece.

Sathima Bea Benjamin currently lives in Cape Town. She continues to perform the material that she first recorded for this disc. A crucial piece of South African and global jazz history, African Songbird is courageous, revelatory music, and Sathima’s unique voice is the bearer of its message. It’s easy to see why Ellington was convinced

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Introducing LP 'African Songbird' by Bea Benjamin, Dollar Brand. Matsuli Music UK ¥5800 Jazz Funk/Soul Jazz3 Tracks: 1) Africa 2) Music 3) African Songbird. List all items from Matsuli Music. Customers who bought this item also bought: Bea Benjamin With Dollar Brand African Songbird (CD). Zedashe Intangible Pearls (CD). Related best sellers: more. Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers Buhaina (LP). John Coltrane Sun Ship (180g) (LP). Charles Mingus Mingus At Antibes (1960/07/13 bes Jazz Festival) (LP).

180g deluxe repressing of this timeless gem. Repressed in a single sleeve with printed inner containing the liner notes from Francis Gooding and archival photograph by Ian Bruce Huntley. With remastered sound from the original master tapes. Featuring Dollar Brand. Highly recommended! Includes unlimited streaming of African Songbird via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Music (Bea Benjamin) - 8:54 03. African Songbird (Bea Benjamin) - 5:13. Sathima Bea Benjamin - vocals Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim) - piano Louis Spears, Basil Moses, Lionel Beukes - bass Doug Sydes, Monty Weber - drums Billy Brooks - trumpet Basil Coetzee - tenor saxophone, flute. Reports of the death of vinyl were greatly exaggerated. Finally, in 1976, her first album was released.

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A Africa 21:29
B1 Music 8:54
B2 African Songbird 5:13


  • Arranged By, Conductor, Piano – Dollar Brand
  • Bass – Basil Moses, Lionel Beukes, Louis Spears
  • Drums – Doug Sydes, Monty Weber
  • Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Basil "Manenberg" Coetzee*
  • Liner Notes – Bruno Rub
  • Music By, Vocals, Words By – Bea Benjamin*
  • Producer – Rashid Vally
  • Trumpet – Billy Brooks


AFRICA — Well it speaks for itself.
MUSIC — Dedicated to my husband DOLLAR BRAND, who has inspired me and taught so much musically.
AFRICAN SONGBIRD — Dedicated to the late Duke Ellington.

"When asked to give some information about her career she replied, in a letter, with these words: "I tried hard to write about myself and music, and why I sing, and then it all just sounded too silly, so I ended up writing poems and a few other thoughts."

This statement — so it seems to me — is typical of the personality who made it: Bea Benjamin, the singer from South Africa, finds sufficient expression in music and in poetry. The following short poem can be taken as her program, so to speak:
i love to sing
i love to live
i live to love
i sing of LOVE

One is almost afraid to add more to these lines. Music and poetry speak for themselves. Any attempt at an analysis is basically a use of violence, over-powering the subject.

Bea Benjamin was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. She began her professional singing career in 1959, when she toured South Africa with the Harold Jeptah Quartet. In 1960 she joined the Dollar Brand Trio, and a year later went on tour with the Jazz Epistles, which included Dollar Brand, Kippy Moeketsi and Hugh Masekela. In 1962 she came to Switzerland with the Dollar Brand Trio, appeared at the Zurich jazz-club "Africana", sang on radio and television in Lausanne and made guest-appearances in Berne and Geneva. Later that year she moved to Scandinavia. In Denmark she made radio and T.V. appearances with the Dollar Brand Trio and did extended engagements at the "Montmarte" jazz-club in Copenhagen. She did concerts in Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. Duke Ellington engaged her for recordings in Paris, on the Reprise label; the tapes, on which Ellington himself as well as Billy Strayhorn can be heard, were never issued as a recording, regrettably. In 1964 Bea was a guest at the Festivals in Molde (Norway), Antibes (Riviera) and Ascona (Switzerland), and in 1965 she appeared with Ellington at the Newport Jazz Festival. With Dollar Brand she gave a concert in the old Carnegie Hall, again with Ellington there were concerts in Vermont and Maryland. Other concert and television dates, as well as appearances at U.S. Colleges, followed in 1966. In 1967/68 she was on a South African tour, with Dollar Brand. In 1970 she and Dollar Brand founded the Marimba School of Music, in Mbabane, Swaziland. With the group "Music of Universal Silence", founded by Dollar Brand and Don Cherry, she appeared in Denmark in 1972, as well as at that year's "Music Forum" in Austria. Add to this her participation in the Jazz-Vespers with Duke Ellington, in St. Peter's Church, New York, on December 24, 1972. In January 1973 she gave a concert with the Sam Rivers Quartet in New York, as well as several concerts in Switzerland.

The "New York Times" music critic, John S. Wilson, writes about the singer, who in her concerts gives preference to ballads, compositions by Duke Ellington, and spirituals: "Miss Benjamin has a soft, warm, beautifully projected voice and a quietly dramatic quality that are extremely effective in developing a song in a quiet, subdued mood". Dollar Brand, who is Bea's husband, is also one of her most frequent accompanists. She herself formulates his qualities as follows: "To work with a 'man of music' as Dollar Brand is a blessing, a challenge and always a learning experience. As an accompanist he has that very rare and extremely special gift of 'setting your soul free'." — Bruno Rub

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GL 1839, GL.1839 Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand - African Songbird ‎(LP, Album) The Sun, The Sun GL 1839, GL.1839 South Africa 1976
MM103 Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand - African Songbird ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Matsuli Music MM103 UK 2013
MM103CD Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand Bea Benjamin* With Dollar Brand - African Songbird ‎(CD, Album) Matsuli Music MM103CD UK 2013