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Count the days - by Zayn Adams

In the 1980s the late Zayn Adams (Aka. Zayn Adam) had a big radio hit in South Africa (SA) with  You gotta live , a track written and produced by Tully McCully . On request from Mountain Records , Tully has agreed to re-mix the track. Sleeve art for the new track (c) Songwrights Publishers 2021 The new version of the song is even more guitar orientated than the hard driving original version. We will release it under the name, Count the days (count the nights) which is the chorus hook of the song. The release is slated for the 15th October, 2021. It will be the second new song from reworked recordings by this popular artist to be promoted this year. Links - https://orcd.co/0vrdpob Mountain Records
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Karoonag EP celebrates 40 years of Coenie's signature song

 Digitally remastered and sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded - forty years ago! At what point does one refer to a song as a standard ? Perhaps if after 25 years it is still on the "turntables" of the radio stations?  When a song has been covered by numerous artists? Then Karoonag composed by Coenie de Villiers is a Afrikaans music standard. Reworked artwork from Coenie's debut album, Skoppensboer . It was first recorded (on analog 2-inch tape) in Cape Town by a young engineer, Kevin Shirley and produced by Paddy Lee-Thorp in Spaced Out Sound Studios.  Coenie de Villiers was also the singer and musical arranger.  The track was a bit of a sleeper hit. Not until a follow-up recording of Kring om die Maan got radio attention almost ten years after the release of Karoonag , did fans of Afrikaans music fully discover the gem hidden on his debut album.  Today Karoonag is his most requested song on streaming platforms from Canada to New Zealand, wherever South Afric

Revolver Wolf - Falling Mirror track remixed

 Terence McCullagh (Tully McCully), who has produced all the  Falling Mirror  albums, has remixed the  Revolver Wolf, a track taken off their  Hystorical  album.  Provisional artwork for single. (c) Songwrights Publishers Falling Mirror  were a somewhat off the wall, one might say cult rock band from Cape Town, South Africa (SA), fronted by singer and co-author of their songs, Nielen Mirror (Marais). The group were mostly a studio outfit that included Nielen's songwriting partner, Allan Faull and drummer, Pat Humphreys, though they did perform live on a few occasions. Tully has beefed up the guitars to make the song into a solid rocker, quite different to the original production. Naturally he has featured guitar player Allan Faull. Allan's solo is a highlight of the new production. The new mix is a little longer than the original.  The single is slated for a 1st of October release. Links - https://orcd.co/r4vmexd https://music.apple.com/za/album/revolver-wolf-feat-allan-faull-r

Township Singer/Songwriter Nomfusi, has a new album.

With THE RED STOEP Nomfusi returns to her South African(SA) roots and presents a mature side of her musical journey. Driven by the deep desire to tell her personal story of growing up in her mother’s tiny shack in the township of KwaZakhele. (c) Delicious Tunes The album takes listeners on a walk through her childhood memories — everyday stories of life influenced by her mother’s spirituality as a “Sangoma” (a traditional healer), and the harsh reality of single-motherhood in the Eastern Cape Province (SA). Social injustices and violence against women are important issues for Nomfusi, and she explores them in stark detail on songs like “Nomanhamle.” Through her musical activism, Nomfusi aims to raise global awareness for better protection of vulnerable communities.   Musically, the album speaks through melodic Maskandi guitars combined, big brass arrangements and groovy South African township rhythms. The colorful array of genres on the album include soulful ballads, gospel, and severa

40 years of Asiabeat - new album to celebrate

Lewis Pragasm, master drummer, percussionist and leader of the popular South East Asian jazz-rock group Asiabeat, has been working for some time on a release to commemorate the 40 years since the group first hit the stage. He has re-recorded some of the old favourites and he has included a couple of new songs not recorded by him before. The album titled AKAR, meaning "roots", will be available on the 9th September 2021 on all digital platforms. He has also a limited edition CD for hard core fans. Here are his comments on the new recordings of the 10 songs -  Where To Run This one is a groove-laced tune featuring saxophone, guitars and light vocals sharing the melodic duties. The is also a RAP featured in the intro of the song, just for 8 bars..not too much. It’s got a bit of the ‘Ol Skool’ type vibe, kinda 70s but leans more toward funk. The title is kind of tongue-in-cheek hint at the current state of the Corvid 19 pandemic, got nowhere to run so just be positive, deal with

Some Good News for Crocodile Harris fans

Terence McCullagh (aka Tully McCully) created a best selling pop artist in the form of balladeer, Crocodile Harris in 1973, when with brother Mike, he wrote and produced,  Miss Eva Goodnight.   They organised for it to be released on the Parlophone label. The song became a top ten hit spending twelve weeks in the South Africa (SA) charts in the following year.  Some years later he took "Croc" (as Tully refers to the late Robin Graham, who passed away in 2015) back into his new Spaced Out Sounds Studio in Cape Town and recorded,  Give me the good news .  It is an anti-war anthem, an elaborate production with real string section and clever musical arrangement by Tully himself.  Crocodile Harris new EP (c) Songwrights Publishers The song was written by Graham and Geoff Coxall and released by Warner Brothers - WEA in Johannesburg, where their A&R chief, Benjy Mudie took the project under his wing and turned it into a local hit. This was at the end of 1982. Tully had made a sh

Zayn Adam - Dream from basement tapes.

Songwriter Peter Richardson got the late Zayn Adam to demo some songs for him a few years back and at one of them was great take and good enough to take the point of a final production, so Peter has done this with, In a Dream . A single release of the song will go live on digital platforms on the 20th of August. This follows a long process of getting the recordings to a suitable technical quality.  Zayn's performance is as always sympathetic and convincing being the professional vocal stylist that he was. He was a ballad specialist and Peter can be happy with Zayn's interpretation.  Links - https://open.spotify.com/track/2CdnFFFNSPphjUV7Tkoek6?si=63928f0303f440ad https://music.apple.com/za/album/in-a-dream-single/1580532840