3 Mustaphas 3

Also known as 3 Mississippistaphas 3, 3 Mustaphas 3, The, Mustapha, Three Mustaphas Three
Members of 3 Mustaphas 3: Ben Mandelson, Colin Bass, Dave Bitelli, Expensive Mustapha, Kim Burton, Lavra Daviz, Lu Edmonds, Nigel Watson (3), Ray Cooper (4), Robin Anders, Salah Dawson Miller, Tim Fienburgh

Discography of 3 Mustaphas 3:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Si Vous Passez Par Là 3 Audio 1986 Globe Style
2 Bam! Mustaphas Play Stereo 6 Audio 1985 Globe Style
3 Local Music 8 Audio 1986 Globe Style
4 Trouble Fezz Meets 3 Mustaphas 3 5 Audio 1988-10-31
5 Linda Linda 2 Audio 1988 Globe Style
6 Bam! Big Mustaphas Play Stereolocalmusic 18 Audio 1997 Globe Style
7 Heart Of Uncle 10 Audio 1989
8 Shouffi Rhirou / ¿Voulez-Vous Danser? / Darling Don't Say 'No' 3 Audio 1987 Globe Style
9 Heart Of Uncle 10 Audio 1989 Globe Style
10 Moushmoukine 11 Audio 1987 Off The Track Records
11 Si Vous Passez Par La 2 Audio 1987
12 Fiz'n (Lost Refrigeration) New York Mix 3 Audio Shanachie
13 Shopping 9 Audio 1988 Shanachie
14 Friends, Fiends & Fronds 13 Audio 1991 Omnium
15 "Play Musty For Me" 14 Audio 2001 Omnium
16 Soup Of The Century 10 Audio 1990 Globe Style
17 Si Vous Passez Par La 3 Audio 1987
18 Soup Of The Century 12 Audio 1990 Ryko Analogue
19 Heart Of Uncle 14 Audio 1989 Rykodisc
20 Buke E Kripe Ne Va Ter Tone 2 Audio Fashion Music (2)
21 Friends, Fiends & Fronds 13 Audio 1991 Omnium
22 Soup Of The Century 12 Audio 1990 Epic International
23 Shopping 15 Audio 1988-04-21 Epic
24 Live Hannover, Pavillion 85-05-29 2 Audio 1985 Not On Label (3 Mustaphas 3)
25 Soup Of The Century 12 Audio 1990 Rykodisc
26 Shopping 9 Audio 1991 Shanachie


[b]3 Mustaphas 3[/b] did much to popularise world music in the mid- to late 80s, revealing a serious musical intent behind the elaborate mythology that saw each band member adopting 6 August as an official birthday in order to avoid confusion.

Niaveti Mustapha III (b. [a=Tim Fienburgh]; flutes, German bagpipes), Hijaz Mustapha (b. [a=Ben Mandelson]; violin, bouzouki), Houzam Mustapha (b. [a=Nigel Watson (3)]; drums), Sabah Habas Mustapha (b. [a=Colin Bass]; bass, percussion), Kemo "Kem Kem" Mustapha (b. [a=Kim Burton]; accordion, piano), and Daoudi Mustapha (clarinet) made their UK debut in August 1982.

The humorous ensemble was first brought to public attention by BBC Radio 1 disc jockey John Peel. The band attracted a degree of criticism for not taking their music seriously, but the end product was still extremely popular with audiences both in Europe and the USA.


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