Monday, January 19, 2009

South African Music - Chapter 1

I have decided to share some South African music with all my overseas friends. I think we are pretty lucky to have some really talented people in this country and what a great way to show them off, here on this blog, which has had almost 6000 hits!! 6000 hits! Ok, I`m still 10, 000 behind David and I`ll never catch him but that`s another story for another time...

So, as I was saying. There are a lot of good SA bands / artists and I`ll try to give you a little glimpse into what we offer.

First up is Jesse Clegg, the son of Johnny Clegg. Johnny Clegg is a South African institution and together with his bands Juluka and Savuka penned a few classic SA songs. Most notably Impi which is an anthem at all Springbok rugby matches. Scatterlings of Africa, another of his hits, was on the soundtrack to the movie Rain Man.

But back to Jesse. This is his first song and I know Hayley is a massive fan of both the song and Jesse.

So I present to you, Jesse Clegg and the song Today.

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24 comments:

Simply-Mel said...

Never mind your overseas friends....some of us locals need educating. I didnt even know Johnny had a son!

*hangs her head in shame*

The Running Golfer said...

Well there you go Mel, you`re never too young to learn something new!

Hayley said...

Oh i love him!

The Running Golfer said...

I know my Sweetie...

Heather Nicole said...

I really like this! What a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing...I will have to search for more songs from him :)

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Heather! I`m so glad you like it, now I`ll definitely do this on a regular basis.

Ps. So sorry about your Eagles! I was really rooting for them. What a game though!

Heather Nicole said...

I'm not ready to discuss that yet.

Kevin Davis said...

I'm a fan - that was good.

The Running Golfer said...

Heather, I hear you. There are some things in sport that I still cannot watch or talk about, 10 years down the line.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Kev! So glad you like it buddy! Stay tuned for more Sefrican Clessics... :D

Kitty Cat said...

He's pretty talented, I must say!

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Kitty! It seems like all the girls are saying that... :D

No I agree, he`s very cool. Hayley actually made me a fan!

Darryl said...

Excellent! I can see why he is one of your favorites -- thanks for sharing.

David Richardson said...

I've never heard him before, but I sure like this song. It just may end up on my Ipod! Thanks for posting this.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Darryl & David! So glad you like it, I`m gonna make this a regular thing now, spreading the South African word around the world!

jacki janse van rensburg said...

i tagged you on my blog, to 'punish' you for making me nauseous with your knife roulette video from a few days ago...

uhg, i still shudder!

The Running Golfer said...

He he, hello Jacki! Welcome back, I thought that video scared you off forever!!!

Keith said...

My favourite song at prsent- I have it in the car and on my ipod. Before any other song plays, I must listen to Today.

Thanks for making my day!!

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Keith, great taste in music buddy! As you can see all our overseas friends also like it!

jenn said...

I've never heard of him before but I like it. Okay, and can I say what no one else is... he's not too bad looking either. Haha. Of course, there's just something about musicians.

I really like this song though. He has a good sound.

The Running Golfer said...

Hey Jenn! Thank you for saying what has been left UNSAID by the rest of the ladies here... :)

Ps. I wonder if Jesse needs a manager, I reckon I`ve done A LOT for his career.... :)

nessie said...

@ Jenn - just somethin' bout musicians, huh? ;)

yeah, I really like this song, and he's very 'cute'. Too young for me though *sigh* Jeepers, I'm 23 this year.

Sorry. rambling on your blog :D

The Running Golfer said...

Nessie, true, you`re WAAYYY to old for him..... :)

It`s ok, I like it when you`re rambling!

Cindy said...

I liked this song! I hope they add his music to Rhapsody.