Colonial Man

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Colonial Man
Colonial Man - album cover.jpg
Studio album by Hugh Masekela
Released 30 January 1976
Recorded c. 1975–76 in New York and Chicago
Studio Capricorn Studios (New York), Good Vibrations Studios (New York), The Hit Factory (New York), Regent Sound (New York), Curtom Studios (Chicago).
Genre Jazz
Label Casablanca NBLP-7023
Producer Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela chronology
The Boy's Doin' It
(1975)The Boy's Doin' It1975
Colonial Man
(1976)
Melody Maker
(1976)Melody Maker1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[1]

Colonial Man is the eighteenth studio album by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela.[2] It was recorded in New York and Chicago and released on 30 January 1976 via Casablanca Records label,[3][4] his songs "Vasco Da Gama" and "Cecil Rhodes" are dedicated to African anti-colonialism.[5] Compositions "Colonial Man" and "A Song for Brazil" were re-released on CD in 1998 on Verve Records as part of The Boy's Doin' It.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Song for Brasil" Hugh Masekela 4:13
2. "Vasco Da Gama" (The Sailor Man) Hugh Masekela 5:28
3. "For the Love of You" O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley 8:25
4. "Colonial Man" Hugh Masekela 5:04
5. "Whitch Doctor" Hugh Masekela 7:31
6. "Cecil Rhodes" Hugh Masekela 5:13

Personnel[edit]

  • Art direction, design – Gribbitt!, Stephen Lumel
  • Backing Vocals – Deborah McDuffie (tracks: 1 3 6), Maeretha Stewart (tracks: 1 3 6), Patti Austin (tracks: 1 3 6)
  • Bass, vocals – Yaw Opoku
  • Director – Stewart Levine
  • Drums (traps) – Papa Frankie Todd
  • Electric piano – Adaloja Gboyega
  • Engineer – Rik Pekkonen
  • Guitar – "Jagger" Botchway
  • Guitar, vocals – Stanley Todd Kwesi
  • Mastering – Bernie Grundman
  • Photography – David Alexander
  • Saxophone, percussion, vocals – O. J. Ekemode
  • Shekere, percussion, vocals – Odinga "Guy" Warren
  • Talking drum, percussion, vocals – Asante
  • Trumpet, vocals – Hugh Masekela

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 27, 2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 1203. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Hugh Masekela - Biography". Amoeba Music. amoeba.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Hugh Masekela: Colonial Man". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "DISCOGRAPHY: 1970-1979". dougpayne.com. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  5. ^ SMITH, TYMON (22 November 2015). "Hugh Masekela’s still pushing buttons at 76". The Sunday Times. timeslive.co.za. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 

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