It's here! The first and greatest Lo and Behold! Mixtape, with songs selected by music producer and A&R exec Donald 'Jumbo' Vanrenen, as featured in Lo and Behold! Issue Two! For those who haven't read the interview yet, Jumbo is a giant in the so-called 'World music' scene. Born in Cape Town, Jumbo left for London, England in the mid-1970s to find himself at the center of a musical revolution. Starting out at Virgin Records in the days when it was just a record shop, developing Chris Blackwell's Mango imprint under Island Records, and then running his own label Earthworks in the late 80s, Jumbo played a huge but often-overlooked role in the popularisation of Reggae and African music, putting out some of the first recordings by Youssou N'Dour, Johnny Clegg, Busi Mhlongo, Baaba Maal, and Salif Keita.

Back in Cape Town after three decades abroad, we kicked it with Jumbo at his Cape Town home and talked music. And the man was kind enough to make us a mix CD, ripping many of the tracks from their original vinyl (his collection is massive). So we handed it off to the official Lo and Behold! DJs the He-Man Woman Haters Club, and this is the result. Ladies and gentlemen: the Jumbo Mixtape.

Lo and Behold! presents... The Jumbo Mixtape (Mixed by the He-Man Woman Haters Club)
.mp3 [68mb, 70min]

1. Dele Abiodun - Alolo-Moko (Adawa Super Dub) [1985]
2. Los Teenagers - Cumbia Sincelejana
3. La Sonora Cienaguera - La Piojosa
4. Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited - Pidigori [1985]
5. Dorothy Masuka - Nhingirikiri
6. Souzy Kasseya - Le Telephone Sonne (The Phone's Ringing) [1983]
7. Phillip Tebane & his Malombo Jazz Men - Kathlogano [1969]
8. Thomas Mapfumo & The Acid Band - Pfumvu Pa Ruzevha [1978]
9. S.D.V. Swing Band (Strike Vilikazi) - Yo-Yo Jive [1963]
10. The Mahotella Queens - Jive Mabone (Show Them How To Jive)
11. Mbongeni Ngema and the Cast of Sarafina! - Afrika [1987]
12. Peter Tosh - Apartheid [1976]
13. The Gladiators - Pocket Money
14. Gregory Isaacs - Poor And Clean [1980]
15. The Twinkle Brothers - Free Africa [1978]
16. Baaba Maal - Njarabi
17. Youssou N'Dour et le Super Etoile de Dakar - Nelson Mandela [1986]
18. Salif Keita - Sina (Soumbouya) [1987]
19. Ismaël Lô - Tajabone [1990]
20. Jabula ft. Busi Mhlongo - Siakala (We Are Sad) [1975]
21. Pat Matshikiza & Kippie Moketsi - Tshona [1975]
22. Dudu Pukwana & Spear ft. Mongezi Feza - Sonia [1974]


  1. Well it Sounds Like bunch of Goddamn Jungle Music to me!

  2. Anonymous9/7/11 08:50

    I can only get the first track to download - any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?