JIVE MABONE (SHOW THEM HOW TO JIVE)

Latest update on 28/10/2011

Artist: Mahotella Queens
Author: Rupert Bopape/Shadrack Piliso
Label: Moyella
Year: 1974

Original title: Umculo Kawupheli. Same Mahotella Queens also inspired Bow Wow Wow twice (through the same Malcolm McLaren, that's for sure): their Um Culo Kawupheli became Bow Wow Wow's See Jungle See Jungle, while Akulaiwa Esoweto provided the chorus for Mickey, Put It Down. See also: Thokozile.

Covers:

1980:

Boyoyo Boys [as Puleng; they sued Malcolm McLaren and the dispute was settled out of court, enabling one of the Boyoyo Boys to get married properly; these same Boyoyo Boys were featured on that famous Accordion Jive Hits Vol II cassette (with Gunboots), which lured Paul Simon to investigate the scene down yonder]

1983:

Malcolm McLaren [as Double Dutch n°3 UK without proper credits; the Boys had to sue this top rank rock 'n roll swindler to get hold of their rightful royalties]

1999:

Dope Smugglaz [in Double Double Dutch; hit UK]

Follow-up of McLaren's single Soweto. Makes for a second consecutive South Africa connection, years before Paul Simon's Graceland lp.

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