Stimela | Rewind




I Hate Telling A Lie 

Where Did We Go Wrong 

I Love You 

Shaka Doo Ba 

The unique sounds of Ray Phiri's Stimela are showcased on this gem of a 12" EP from South Africa in 1986. Includes one track than was included in the excellent Crown Ruler comp a few years back - but all 4 cuts have got something

It was originally released only in South Africa on Gallo / CBS Records, although a 12" featuring the track 'I Hate Telling A Lie' was previously released on Plum Records in 1983. It has now become a sought-after item due to its addictive and original-sounding Balearic disco / cosmic boogie-esque nature.

Stimela were a popular and successful Mbaquanga / fusion outfit led by the guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer and arranger Ray Phiri; who was previously a member of the legendary band The Cannibals. The musicians would go on to gain global fame after featuring on Paul Simon's iconic 'Graceland' album and the mega tour that followed.