Waiting for the Rain (album)

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Waiting for the Rain
Waiting for the Rain - album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1985
StudioBattery Studios Mobile, Botswana
GenreJazz
LabelJive Afrika HIP 25
ProducerHugh Masekela, Stewart Levine
Hugh Masekela chronology
Techno-Bush
(1984)
Waiting for the Rain
(1985)
Tomorrow
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Waiting for the Rain is a 1985 studio album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela.[3][4] The album features a constellation of local African stars, most notably Bheki Mseleku on tenor sax and keyboards, and includes a cover of Fela Kuti's classic song "Lady". The album is dedicated to his mother, Pauline Bowers Masekela.[5] Many tracks from this album were later included in his 2002 live album Live at the BBC.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lady"Fela Anikulapo Kuti6:36
2."Politician"Hugh Masekela6:13
3."Tonight"Masekela4:42
4."The Joke of Life" (Brinca De Vivre)Guilherme Arantes, John Lucien5:08
5."Run No More" (A Vuo Mo)Masekela5:05
6."Coal Train" (Stimela)Masekela7:40
7."Ritual Dancer"Masekela4:50
8."Zulu Wedding"Masekela4:28

Personnel[edit]

Band

  • Hugh Masekela – lead vocals, flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Francis Fuster – congas
  • Mopati Tsienyane – drums
  • Obert Oaki – bass
  • John Giblin – bass (track 4)
  • David Charles – drums (track 4)
  • John Selolwane – guitar
  • Banjo Mosele – guitar (rhythm)
  • Tsepo Tshola – lead vocals (track 3)
  • Anneline Malebo – lead vocals (track 3)
  • Barney Rachabane – saxophone (alto)
  • Bheki Mseleku – saxophone (tenor), keyboards
  • Peter Harris – synthesizer
  • Thabo Mashishi – trumpet (track 5)

Production

  • Stewart Levine – co-producer
  • Anjali Dutt – engineer
  • Fiona Macpherson – photography
  • Anjali Dutt – mixing
  • Bryan New – mixing
  • James Mtume – mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larkin, Colin (May 27, 2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 1203. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Hugh Masekela: Technobush". Allmusic. allmusic.com. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Hugh Masekela - Biography". Amoeba Music. amoeba.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Hugh Masekela – Waiting For The Rain". Discogs. discogs.com. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  5. ^ "HUGH MASEKELA - Waiting for the Rain (1985)". afrosynth.blogspot.ru.

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