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Charlie wrote:In Brighton, a group of expatriate South Africans formed O.K.Jive, whose first single, 'On Route' (CBS), was produced by Joe Jackson. I think they recorded an album but if they did, I didn't keep it and don't t remember anything about it.
Charlie wrote:In London, Orchestra Jazira made two 12" singles, the first for Beggars Banquet ("Love") and the next for Earthworks. On guitar: Ben Mandelson.
kevin wrote:There was also the Piranhas who had a hit with Tom Hark which was a cover of a South African Kwela song. Funnily enough I think they were also from Brighton.
Papa M wrote:I hadn't remembered OK Jive as being a Brighton band. We had another great African inspired group here in Brighton called Radio Kalimba.
Papa M wrote:We had another great African inspired group here in Brighton called Radio Kalimba.
Adam Blake wrote:Sorry if this is a stupid question but don't Osibisa count? They were an African Rock band marketed at a prog rock audience in the early 70s.
Adam Blake wrote:Am I being obtuse? Maybe you are talking about something quite different.
Adam Blake wrote:Yeah, who was that guy who played in Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames? .
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