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Re: The Manners family in China
Posted by: MICHAEL (ID *****0022) Date: October 10, 2012 at 14:02:18
In Reply to: Re: The Manners family in China by Carol Thom of 316

Dear Mrs. Thom,
Thanks for the most informative post on your father, Cecil Sapseid. He certainly had an interesting life.
That one recorded version of 'Imbote' you mention (Bert Kaempfert), was recently reissued on a Compact Disc called 'Let's Go Bowling' (Polygram label). It was originally recorded in the early 1960s for inclusion on an album of African music entitled 'A Swinging Safari', but for whatever reason, was left off.
It's nice that Alick (or Aleck) Nkhata received co-writer credit for his original piece of the music. The So. African writer of 'Wimoweh' (Solomon Linda) wasn't so fortunate: 4 or 5 U.S. songwriters took credit for it's adaptation ('The Lion Sleeps Tonight') while S.Linda's family had to fight for years for credit and royalties, which were finally granted twenty years ago, some three decades after S.Linda's passing in 1962.
Thanks again for sharing the info. If I come across any further news of other recorded versions of 'Imbote' I will be sure to let you now.
Sincerely,
MICHAEL


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