Jimmy Masuluke – Sour Milk For Xmas

masuluke.jpgHere’s a bit of holiday nonsense, as promised, in the form of a goofy sax jive from South Africa, from sometime in the mid- to late 1960s. There’s not much else to say, except that it has a pretty solid chunka-chunka guitar riff going for it!

F.M. was yet another in a stable of South African independent labels in operation during the 60s (see the Trutone Dolls track on this site), which also included Tempo, Winner, Stokvel, and Tee-Vee among others. All were in competition against the majors, being Columbia, H.M.V., and the large South African independent, Gallotone (with it’s subsidiary, New Sound).

Jimmy Masuluke – Sour Milk for Xmas

Incidentally – Matsuli must have this record too, as he used the flip side, “Happy Happy Make It Snappy,” on a mix he made in 2006. The mix itself is no longer available, but you can check the tracklist here!

Technical Notes
Label: FM
Issue Number: FM 120
Matrix Number: 68265/2

5 thoughts on “Jimmy Masuluke – Sour Milk For Xmas

  1. Thanks for posting another South African 78 Jonathan. But no I don’t have the record, only a copy of the cassette Flying Rock where the b-side appeared. It was passed on to me by Mark at Honest Jons some time back.

  2. I have to say, that’s one of the funnest songs I’ve heard in a long time. Yeah, funnest, I know I said it. For some reason I kept expecting it to break into “oh when the saints go marching in.”

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