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  • South Africa digging...

    Anybody here ever been digging in South Africa, or knows somebody who has? I got questions...

    Thanks in advance...
    In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

    Eclectic Mud



  • #2
    Sie V has a few times.

    Best to contact him on Instagram these days rather than here
    it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to wonderful, you're gonna have to pass through all right. When you get to all right,
    take a good look around and get used to it, because that may be as far as you're gonna go.

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    • #3
      Cheers H
      In ((( VISUAL ))) Stereo

      Eclectic Mud


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      • #4
        Just a few to whet your appetite..


        http://www.mabuvinyl.co.za

        https://recordmad.co.za

        https://www.mrvinyl.co.za
        eat chocolate-creams with the appetite of a blase parrot. H H Munro.

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        • #5
          I've been to Cape Town several times. For such a big city it seems to lack decent music shops, although I'm sure there must be some that have evaded me. I'm very interested in South African music, mainly the stuff from the 50s, 60s and 70s - jazz, soul, mbqanga, maskandi that kind of stuff.

          I was there last year and I went to Mabu Vinyl and a couple of other places around the Long St area. Previously I picked up a few interesting items at Mabu vinyl but I was a bit disappointed with the place last year. Mabu is packed with second hand vinyl but there was very little of collector interest (certainly nothing that interested me anyway). If you're after cheapies then I guess it's worth a visit and it does have a lovely laid back vibe to the place so it's a nice place to spend an hour diggin'. Don't expect to find any African music there though.

          There was one other vinyl shop called "Roastin' Records" in the same part of town but it was selling mostly brand new European and US indie releases so again it had virtually nothing that you couldn't find in the UK.

          I'd be interested to hear from anybody who has any recommendations in relation to record shopping in Cape Town because I'm going again in February and I still have a feeling there must be some decent record shops that have escaped me.

          I'd be interested to know what happened to the "African Music Store" on Long Street which, on previous visits, was a decent place to pick up hard to find African CDs but which, last time I went, had transformed into a shop selling tourist tat. Has the shop moved somewhere else or did it just close down?

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