Hugh Masekela Bio, Age, Net Worth 2021

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Hugh Masekela Bio, Age, Net Worth 2021

Hugh Masekela Bio, Age, Net Worth 2021

Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, known as “the father of South African jazz,” was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer, and composer. Masekela was well-known for his jazz compositions and anti-apartheid songs such as “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home.”

  • Born: 4 April 1939, Witbank
  • Died: 23 January 2018, Johannesburg
  • Spouse: Elinam Cofie (m. 1999–2018), Chris Calloway (m. 1968–1968), Miriam Makeba (m.
  • 1964–1966)
  • Children: Selema Masekela, Pula Twala
  • Parents: Thomas Selema Masekela, Pauline Bowers Masekela

Albums

YearTitleLabel (original issue)
1962Trumpet AfricaineMercury (Aug)
1966GrrrMercury MG-21109, SR-61109 (Apr)
1966The Americanization of Ooga BoogaMGM E/SE-4372 (Jun)
1966Hugh Masekela’s Next AlbumMGM E/SE-4415 (Dec)
1966The Emancipation of Hugh MasekelaChisa Records CHS-4101
1967Hugh Masekela’s LatestUni 3010, 73010
1967Hugh Masekela Is Alive and Well at the WhiskyUni 3015, 73015
1968The Promise of a FutureUni 73028
1968Africa ’68Uni 73020
1968The Lasting Impression of Hugh MasekelaMGM E/SE-4468 (Dec)
1969MasekelaUni 73041
1970ReconstructionChisa CS 803 (Jul)
1971Hugh Masekela & The Union of South AfricaChisa CS 808 (May)
1972Home Is Where the Music Is (aka The African Connection)Blue Thumb Chisa BTS 6003
1973Introducing Hedzoleh SoundzBlue Thumb Chisa BTS 62
1974I Am Not AfraidBlue Thumb Chisa BTS 6015
1975The Boy’s Doin’ ItCasablanca NBLP-7017 (Jun)
1976Colonial ManCasablanca NBLP-7023 (Jan)
1976Melody MakerCasablanca NBLP-7036
1977You Told Your Mama Not to WorryCasablanca NBLP-7079
1978Herb Alpert / Hugh MasekelaHorizon SP-728
1978Main Event Live (with Herb Alpert)A&M SP-4727
1982HomeMoonshine/Columbia
1984Techno-BushJive Afrika
1985Waiting for the RainJive Afrika
1987TomorrowWarner Bros.
1987UptownshipJive/Novus Records
1992Beatin’ Aroun de BushNovus Records
1994HopeTriloka Records
1994StimelaConnoisseur Collection
1996Notes of LifeColumbia/Music
1998Black to the FutureShanachie Records
1999The Best of Hugh Masekela on NovusRCA
1999SixtyShanachie
2001Grazing in the Grass: The Best of Hugh MasekelaSony[66]
2002TimeColumbia
2002Live at the BBCStrange Fruit
2003The CollectionUniversal/Spectrum
2004Still GrazingBlue Thumb
2005RevivalHeads Up
2005Almost Like Being in JazzChissa Records
2006The Chisa Years: 1965–1975 (Rare and Unreleased)BBE
2007Live at the Market TheatreFour-Quarters Ent
2009PholaFour-Quarters Ent
2012JabulaniListen 2
2011Friends (Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis)House of Masekela
2012Playing @ WorkHouse of Masekela
2016No BordersUniversal Music
2020Rejoice (Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela)World Circuit

Chart singles

YearSingleChart Positions
US PopUS
R&B
Can
1967“Up-Up and Away”7147
1968“Grazing in the Grass”116
“Puffin’ On Down the Track”7143
1969“Riot”552155
1978“Skokiaan”
with Herb Alpert
87
1984“Don’t Go Lose It Baby”67

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