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WITCH: We Intend To Cause Havoc!

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    Summary

    The complete works of Zambia's legendary garage-, psych-, prog-, funk-, afro-rock ensemble. 1972-1977.

    WITCH's five albums and rare 7" tracks presented as a 4 CD (5 3/4" X 10") Box Set, restored and remastered from the original tapes. Contains a 24 page booklet with never before seen photos and ephemera; extensive liner notes and annotation; an interview with bandleader "Jagari" Chanda.

    By the mid 1970s, the Southern African nation known as the Republic of Zambia had fallen on hard times: self-imposed, single party rule; a decline in prices for the country's largest natural resource, copper; conflict in other countries on Zambia's borders. This is the environment in which the Zamrock scene that flourished throughout that decade emerged. As we showed in this label's previous investigation into the genre (Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya's Dark Sunrise - NA 5067) fuzz guitars were commonplace, driving rhythms as influenced by James Brown's funk as Jimi Hendrix's rock predominated, musical themes were often bleak and bands largely sang in the country's constitutional language, English.

    Although WITCH is the best known Zamrock ensemble - and although they succeeded in releasing five albums in Zamrock's golden years - they never made an impact on the global scale in, say, the way afro-beat maestro Fela Kuti did. Travel to - and within - Zambia is expensive, and the markers for the Zamrock scene are now few. Only a small number of the original Zamrock godfathers survived the AIDS epidemic that decimated this country.

    WITCH's musical arc is contained to a five year span: The band's first two, self-produced albums - released in unison with the birth of the commercial Zambian recording industry - are exuberant experiments in garage rock, and are as influenced by the Rolling Stones as they are James Brown; their third albun, Lazy Bones!!, is the band's masterpiece - a dark, brooding psychedelic opus that makes equal use of wah-wah and fuzz guitars, that relies as heavily on the stomping feel of hard rock as it does the syncopation of funk; the band's last two albums - recorded after the band toured with Osibisa - make use of traditional Zambian rhythms and folk melodies and are the most "afro-rock" of WITCH's oeuvre.

    We've grouped together WITCH's albums stylistically. Thus, the band's first two, self-produced albums appear on Disc One; Lazy Bones!! and its related 7" single tracks appear on Disc Two, Lukombo Vibes and its 7" single tracks appear on Disc Three and Including Janet (Hit Single) appears on Disc Four.

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    DISC 1: 'Introduction/ In The Past'
     
     
    1. Introduction
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    2. Home Town
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
    instrumental 
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    3. You Better Know
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    4. Feeling High
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    5. Like A Chicken
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    6. See Your Mama
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    7. That's What I Want
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
    instrumental 
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    8. Try Me
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
    instrumental 
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    9. No Time
    Producers: Edward Godfrey Khuzwayo
    Year: 1974
     
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    10. Living in The Past
    Year: 1974
     
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    11. Young Lady
    Year: 1974
     
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    12. Chance
    Year: 1974
     
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    13. It's Alright
    Year: 1974
     
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    14. I've Been Away
    Year: 1974
     
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    15. I Like The Way I Am
    Year: 1974
     
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    16. The Only Way
    Year: 1974
     
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    17. Smiling Face
    Year: 1974
     
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    18. She Is Mine
    Year: 1974
     
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    19. Mushed Potato
    Year: 1974
     
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    DISC 2: 'Lazy Bones!!'
     
     
    1. Black Tears
    Year: 1975
     
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    2. Motherless Child
    Year: 1975
     
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    3. Tooth Factory
    Year: 1975
     
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    4. Strange Dream
    Year: 1975
     
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    5. Look Out
    Year: 1975
     
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    6. Havoc
    Year: 1975
     
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    7. Ocotber Night
    Year: 1975
     
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    8. Off My Boots
    Year: 1975
     
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    9. Lazy Bones
    Year: 1975
     
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    10. Little Clown
    Year: 1975
     
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    11. Talking Universe
     
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    12. Evil Woman
     
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    13. Sweet Sixteen
     
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    14. Toloka
     
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    15. 81st Crowd Confusion
     
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    16. Up The Sky
     
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    DISC 3: 'Lukombo Vibes'
     
     
    1. Thou Shalt Not Cry
    Year: 1976
     
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    2. Bleeding Thunder
    Year: 1976
     
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    3. Devil's Flight
    Year: 1976
     
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    4. Blood Donor
    Year: 1976
     
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    5. Nasauka
    Year: 1976
     
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    6. Evening of My Life
    Year: 1976
     
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    7. Kangalaitoito
    Year: 1976
     
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    8. See-Saw
    Year: 1976
     
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    9. Chifundo
     
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    10. Fool's Ride
     
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    DISC 4: 'Including Janet (Hit Single)'
     
     
    1. Janet
     
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    2. As Days Go By
     
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    3. Ntedelakumbi
     
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    4. In Flight
     
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    5. Nazingwa
     
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    6. Silver Lady
     
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    7. Anyinamwana
     
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    8. Mama Feel Good
     
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    9. The Way I Feel
     
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