Friends on the Road

Friends on the Road

by The Bhundu BoysThe Bhundu Boys


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Zimbabwe's Bhundu Boys tried regaining lost momentum as a worldbeat music force with this collaboration with several "friends on the road" from various musical genres. The results are gorgeous when an old Bhundu tune, "My Foolish Heart," becomes "My Foolish Harp" with the contributions of Celtic harpist Savourna Stevenson. "Radio Africa," with U.K. group the Latin Quarter starts the disc with such an international bang that the other songs with that group are all the more disappointing for their Graceland-derived fizzle. Best idea gone bad is a jit-meets-country pairing with cowboy crooner Hank Wangford which spins it wheels on the overworked "Ring of Fire." Some day, the Bhundu Boys will transcend their many difficulties to once again make the fine, if not brilliant, music that sneaks through the cracks of this lackluster disc. (Note: this is the American release of a CD originally issued in England in 1993.)

Product Details

Release Date: 01/22/2008
Label: Imports
UPC: 0711297105322
catalogNumber: 1306484
Rank: 192637

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bhundu Boys   Primary Artist,Group
Latin Quarter   Track Performer
Martin Belmont   6-string bass
Ray Carless   Saxophone
Kenny Chitsvatsva   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Carol Douet   Vocals
Yona Dunsford   Vocals
Colin Graham   Trumpet
Rise Kagona   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Washington Kavhai   Bass,Percussion,Vocals
David Mankaba   Bass,Background Vocals
Reg Meuross   Background Vocals
Kevin Robinson   Trumpet
Steve Skaith   Vocals
Savourna Stevenson   Harp
Fayyaz Virji   Trombone
Hank Wangford   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Standrick Zaranyika   Bass,Background Vocals
Richard Wright   Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Sheperd Munyama   Bass,Background Vocals
Gordon Muir   Penny Whistle

Technical Credits

Martin Belmont   Arranger
Rise Kagona   Arranger
Jock Loveband   Producer
Norman Mighell   Engineer
Robin Millar   Producer
Jim Sutherland   Engineer
Seb   Engineer

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