Juluka

Also known as Duo Juluka
Members of Juluka: Gary Van Zyl, Glenda Millar, Johnny Clegg, Scorpion Madondo, Sipho Mchunu
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://inmyafricandream.free.fr/

Discography of Juluka:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1983 Hot Records (4)
2 Live! And More... 36 Audio 2003-11-10 Rhythm Safari
3 Stand Your Ground 10 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
4 African Litany 10 Audio 1981 MINC
5 African Litany 10 Audio 1981 Totem Records (3)
6 Stand Your Ground 10 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
7 Scatterlings 10 Audio Warner Bros. Records
8 Le Rock Zoulou De Johnny Clegg & Sipho 18 Audio 1988 Celluloid
9 Scatterlings 2 Audio 1983 WEA
10 Ubuhle Bemvelo 10 Audio 1982 Celluloid
11 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1982 Safari Records
12 Impi / Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio Safari Records
13 Scatterlings 10 Audio 1983 Hot Records (4)
14 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1982 Safari Records
15 Scatterlings 10 Audio 2006 Rhythm Safari
16 Ubuhle Bemvelo 10 Audio 2006 Rhythm Safari
17 African Litany 10 Audio 2006 Rhythm Safari
18 Love Is Just A Dream (Tatazela) 4 Audio 1997 CNR Music France
19 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1983 Safari Records
20 Umbaqanga Music 3 Audio 1982 Safari Records
21 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1982 Safari Records
22 Scatterlings 10 Audio 1982 Lark
23 Scatterlings 10 Audio 1982 Warner Bros. Records
24 Scatterlings 10 Audio 1982 Warner Bros. Records
25 Scatterlings Of Africa 2 Audio 1982 Warner Bros. Records
26 Scatterlings 10 Audio 1982 Safari Records
27 Fever 2 Audio 1984 Warner Bros. Records
28 Ubuhle Bemvelo 10 Audio 1982 Celluloid
29 Musa Ukungilandela 10 Audio 1986 Celluloid
30 Scatterlings (African Ideas) 2 Audio 1983 Lark
31 Umbaqanga Music 2 Audio 1982 Safari Records
32 Love Is Just A Dream (Tatazela) 3 Audio 1997 Mambo
33 Crocodile Love 11 Audio 1997 CNR Music France
34 A Johnny Clegg And Juluka Collection 10 Audio 1996-07-02 Putumayo World Music
35 Work For All 10 Audio 1983 MINC
36 Live - The Good Hope Concerts 10 Audio 1986 MINC
37 Ibhola Lethu 2 Audio Celluloid
38 Love Is Just A Dream (Tatazela) 4 Audio 1997 Sony Music Entertainment
39 Universal Men 9 Audio 1992 Rhythm Safari
40 Musa Ukungilandela 10 Audio 1984 Celluloid
41 Spirit Is The Journey - The Best Of 36 Audio 2010 EMI Music France
42 The International Tracks 7 Audio 1990 MINC
43 The Best Of Juluka 13 Audio 1991 Rhythm Safari
44 Ubuhle Bemvelo 10 Audio 1982 MINC
45 Universal Men 9 Audio 1979 CBS
46 Work For All 10 Audio 1989 Totem Records (3)
47 African Ideas 2 Audio 1982 Ariston Music
48 Umbaqanga Music 2 Audio 1983 Safari Records
49 Musa Ukungilandela 10 Audio 1992 Rhythm Safari
50 Musa Ukungilandela 10 Audio 1984 Music Incorporated (PTY) Ltd.


[a=Johnny Clegg] (who went to six different schools in three different countries in five years and was learning to play classical Spanish guitar) was 14 years old when he heard a garden boy by the name of Charlie Mzila play guitar at a corner cafe in Yeoville, Johannesburg. The sound of the Bellini guitar intruiged little Johnny, and over the next few years he learnt fundamentals of the Zulu culture and traditional "inhlangwini" dancing and stick fighting as he accompanied Mzila to the migrant labour haunts.

This raised the attention of another migrant worker, [b]Sipho Mchunu[/b], who had come to Johannesburg in search of work. In 1969 he tracked Johnny down at his home and challenged him to a guitar duel in his kitchen. This sparked off a friendship and musical partnership and they started playing together as a duo under the name of "[b]Johnny and Sipho[/b]". Their infectious melodies and gentle presence didn't disguise the fact that this union between an illiterate gardener from rural Zululand and a Joburg academic was as radical a musical statement as it was possible to make at the height of apartheid repression.

Their first musical breakthrough came in 1976 when, as "[b]Johnny and Sipho[/b]", they secured a major recording deal and produced their first hit, "[b]Woza Albert[/b]". Under the guide of producer [a=Hilton Rosenthal], the band [b]Juluka[/b] (meaning "sweat that comes from dancing" in Zulu and named after Sipho's head bull!) was formed around these two core members.

In late 1979 their first album, "[b]Universal Men[/b]", was released. The album was a musical journey into the life of the Zulu migrant worker, living and working in the city, but continually travelling home, caught between two different worlds. It received no airplay but became a word-of-mouth hit.

A second album, "[b]African Litany[/b]", was released two years later and was greeted with critical acclaim. An immediate follow-up album, "[b]Ubuhle Bemvelo[/b]", was released in 1982. Recorded entirely in the Zulu language, it continued to mix Western and African styles of music and appealed to a niche market.

Juluka were most fruitful during 1982 and 1983 with tours of the USA, Canada, Germany and Scandinavia. In 1983 they released "[b]Work for All[/b]" and a year later "[b]Musa Ukungilandela[/b]". In the six years that they were initially together, the band recorded two platinum and five gold albums and became an international success.

Juluka was disbanded in June 1985 as Mchunu returned to his roots in Zululand to herd the family cattle and become a livestock farmer - although he did make some solo recordings afterwards, financed and promoted by Clegg.

Says Johnny: "Juluka was Sipho and me. Our band members changed all the time. We went through, like, eight drummers and five bass players. They couldn't understand what it was we were trying to do." Sipho "has 29 kids and five wives. He didn't want to tour anymore internationally, and so the band broke up."

In 1986, Clegg went on to form his second (and more white rock-oriented) inter-racial band [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Johnny+Clegg+%26+Savuka]Savuka[/url], continuing to blend African music with European (especially Celtic) folk influences.

Clegg, since 1993, has gone solo, performing live with "The Johnny Clegg Band".

Johnny and Sipho did, however, briefly return to recording, performing and touring together in 1996 as Juluka and released [b]Ya Vuka Inkunzi[/b] (also known as "Crocodile Love") in 1997.


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