Profile of the performer Bhundu Boys:
Founded by guitarist [a=Rise Kagona] in April 1980 and fronted by [a=Biggie Tembo], [b]Bhundu Boys[/b] were a hugely successful Zimbabwean guitar/rock/folk band.
The band is named after the previous occupation of their charismatic frontman, songwriter and lead singer: "bhundu boys" (bhundu = bush) were largely underage runners/messengers for the guerillas during the liberation struggle at the time.
The band scored an unprecendented four number-one singles between 1981 and 1984, which got the attention of the international media. Travelling to Scotland in 1986 and championed and promoted by the likes of Elvis Costello, John Peel, Andy Kershaw, and Eric Clapton, the band even got as far as opening for [a=Madonna] at Wembley Stadium on three nights in 1987.
However, their new and more westernised sound didn't find as much favour with audiences as their past offerings, and following some disapproved shenanigans by Biggie Tembo and his subsequent firing from the band in 1990 and then the deaths of other members, the group slowly lost momentum and disappeared from the scene.
In 2001, a compilation of songs recorded at Harare's Shed Studios between 1982 and 1986 titled "The Shed Sessions" was released.
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Choose albums of full discography of Bhundu Boys
|#||Release cover||Release title||Tracks amount||Download release in mp3?||Official release date||Label of release|
|1||Bye Bye Stembi||2||mp3, CD||1989||Mango|
|2||Radio Africa (The '91 Remix Versions)||4||mp3, CD||1991||BCM Records|
|3||Absolute Jit!||8||mp3, CD||1990||Discafrique Records|
|4||Radio Africa||3||mp3, CD||Discafrique Records|
|5||50th Anniversary Treat||2||mp3, CD||1987||The Catalogue|
|6||Dinner With Gershwin / Jit Jive||2||mp3, CD||1987|
|8||Radio Africa (The '91 Remix Versions)||4||mp3, CD||1991||BCM Records|
|9||Tsvimbodzemoto||10||mp3, CD||1987||Discafrique International|
|10||True Jit||11||mp3, CD||1987||Jit Five|
|11||The Shed Sessions||29||mp3, CD||2001-06-05||Sadza Records|
|12||True Jit||11||mp3, CD||1988||Jit Five|
|13||Muchiyedza (Out Of The Dark)||9||mp3, CD||1997||Cooking Vinyl|
|15||Jit Jive||2||mp3, CD||1987||WEA|
|16||African Woman||3||mp3, CD||1987|
|17||Muchiyedza (Out Of The Dark)||9||mp3, CD||1997|
|20||Friends On The Road||12||mp3, CD||1993||Cooking Vinyl|
|21||African Woman||2||mp3, CD||1987|
|22||True Jit||11||mp3, CD||1987||WEA Records Ltd.|
|23||Kupedza Muto / Vakaparei||4||mp3, CD||1988||Oihuka|
|24||Bye Bye Stembi||3||mp3, CD||2014||Not On Label|
|25||Jit Jive||4||mp3, CD||1987||WEA|