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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Call and Response

Call and Response a 1985 album by Zeke Manyika on the Polydor label is my 4th charity shop purchase of 2020. Bought for £1.99 in Oxfam on Glasgow's Victoria Road.

Bought primarily for the song Kelvingrove which I used to have on cassette and which has long been a favourite of mine.
Zeke was born in Zimbabwe  but has spent most of his life in Britain including Glasgow were Kelvingrove Park is located.
He was the drummer in Orange Juice from 1982 to 1984 playing on their massive hit Rip It Up.
He also played on Edwyn Collin's solo album Hope and Despair

He has also featured on records by The Style Council and The The.

It joins his1988 album Mastercrime and the 1989  12 inch single Love You Feel on the  shelves.

Zeke Manyika - Kelvingrove

Zeke Manyika - Call and Response


  1. In the mid 2000s when I lived near trendy Shoreditch I met up with a couple of mates for a beer and we got chatting a bloke at the bar who introduced himself as Zeke. "Not Zeke Manyika?" we said. "Yes" he replied. We ended up spending the entire evening on a pub crawl with him. Delightful man.

  2. This was a real treat. Never heard a note of his solo material before today.

  3. I met him on the Isle of Arran in 1982 (or 1983). Then again on the ferry back to the mainland! He was in OJ at the time!

  4. I met him too and thought what a lovely, friendly man - sadly at a funeral!