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Thread #19872   Message #3277486
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
20-Dec-11 - 08:20 PM
Thread Name: Seeking Josef Marais
Subject: RE: Seeking Josef Marais
Josef Marais' earliest presence on record was solo, before Miranda joined him and they made such a memorable duo. In the following two Decca LPs he laid the foundations for the translated Veld-song repertoire, made over for the concert stage, that was to anchor their eventual worldwide songbag.

Personally, I could listen to his version of the old trekker song "Sarie Marais" till the cows come home.



Songs of the South African Veld
Josef Marais and His Bushveld Band
Decca DLP 5014 (10"), no date, c. 1950

Stellenbosch Boys
Tante Koba (Aunty Koba)
Stay, Polly, Stay
Pack Your Things and Trek, Fereira
Oh, Brandy, Leave Me Alone
If Maria Married Me

Here Am I
Sarie Marais
Henrietta's Wedding
Ma Says Pa Says

Songs From the Veld: South African Folk Songs Volume 2
Josef Marais and His Bushveld Band
Decca DL 5083 (10"), no date, ~1951

Marching to Pretoria
My Heart Is So Sad
There's the Cape-Cart

"Air, Ai," the Pied Crow Cry
As the Sun Goes Down
Jan Pieriewiet
There Comes Alibama
Train to Kimberley