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April 15, 2021
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Hugh Masekela – Grazing in the Grass

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The original single was recorded and released in 1968. It appears on the album The Promise of a Future.

This version is from the Best of Hugh Masekela, and is slightly different from the original recording. That original will be uploaded at a later date.

Masekela was one of the first artists to bring South African jazz to the United States, releasing Trumpet African in 1962. His breakthrough album is titled "The Americanization of Ooga Booga," where among original tunes he covered Herbie Hancock's Cantaloupe Island.

Masekela is an underrated artist who had a significant influence on the direction of jazz in the 1960's. He continues to compile his vast experience and influences into marvelous music and remains active in today's music scene.

Rest in Peace, Brother
(April 4, 1938 – January 23, 2018)

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