On Safari

Another ten inch album which I found not long ago, this one presented in a sleeve which does raise questions of taste and cultural misappropriation today. Even more so perhaps on the back with a small throw away drawing showing a bwana overseeing two beaming natives lugging his boxes around. The music is designed to take you on a musical journey around the “whole panorama of Africa” while in the distance you can “hear the strange language of your baggage boys”.
The Petersen Brothers were from a large musical family in South Africa, but as far as I know this was their only album, issued there in 1958 by EMI’s South African operation, which had not long been up and running.

About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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