Mr Mac and the Genuines

Mr Mac and the Genuines

At a time when the youth of Britian were rediscovering the fun and liveliness of 60’s  Jamaican Ska, and bands like Madness and the Specials were riding a wave of popularity, the Genuines decided to do a re-introduce  early “Goema” music of the Cape to a younger audience. Largely ignored and undiscovered this album has to rate as one of the finest South African fusion albums ever.
Listen in full fidelity to tracks from this album. Digitally remastered and available for download for the first time ever in Flac or high quality MP3 formats.
Samuel “Mr Mac” McKenzie (1924-1990) played banjo for over 50 years and was one of the last wave of the true exponents of “Goema” music of the people of Cape Town.
The magic of Mr Macs Banjo was part of the Cape’s musical scene for over 5 decades. This album combines the traditional Goema tunes with the razor sharp performances of his son’s band
“The Genuines” . .
Mr Mac Cover Art
Beetle 02:09
Moonbeams 02:29
Maanskyn 02:03
Off Side (hidden) 04:20
released 02 February 1987
Samuel “Mr Mac” McKenzie: banjo
the Genuines:
Gerald “Mac”McKenzie: Bass,Vocals
Hilton Schilder: Keyboards, Percussion, vocals
Gerard O’Brien: guitar
Ian Herman: Drums
recorded at Shifty Studio July to October 1987
produced and engineered by Lloyd Ross
c&p Shifty Records
cover by Sarah Hills
photos by Peter McKenzie and Lloyd Ross

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