Jump Uptight

by Zorro Five

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    Underground Mod Obscurity from South Africa
    • South African take on the London Beat scene, mixing British beat, R&B, reggae and funk
    • “Reggae Shh!” and “Reggae Meadowlands” - both issued on 45 in the UK and Italy - became huge underground hits on the Mod scene.
    • Zorro Five were top-flight session musicians whose once-off inspiration won them the 1971 South African Recording Industry award for “Best Beat Group”
    • Zane Cronje (organ, keyboards) was a prolific composer, Johnny Fourie (guitar) was later called out by John McLoughlin as “one of the greatest guitar players of our epoque”.
    • First international release as 180 heavyweight black vinyl

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Zorro Five were a South African studio band comprising Johnny Boshoff (bass), Archie van der Ploeg (guitar), Tony Moore (drums), Johnny Fourie (guitar) and Zane Cronje (keyboard and organ). They won the “Best Beat Group” at the 1971 South African Recording Industry Award for the album Jump Uptight. The single Reggae Shhh! b/w Reggae Meadowlands was an underground hit in the UK and Italy.

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released June 22, 2020

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