Sunday, 27 April 2014

Big Time Operators

Evening All. We're back from South Africa with a bumper batch of Tsonga Disco goodies for you courtesy of Reliable Music in Joburg - some old friends like General Muzka and Mr Jambatini and some new names too. You'll get all of that over the next few weeks.

While I was over there, sitting in a remote fishing village picking up my emails on my tablet, I thought about how much technology has changed over the last forty or fifty years. Mostly for the better, but it has meant some things have got lost along the way. Like the long-distance telephone operator, the stalwart of so many old songs. Here are a couple of well-known examples covered by ladies, one successfully, the other less so.

"Sylvia's Mother" - Rita Marley & The Soulettes

"Memphis" - Mrs. Miller


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