Song: Skokiaan

Written by August Msarurgwa, Tom Glazer

SKOKIAAN is a South African song named for a Zulu tribal drink. Six different hit versions were released in 1954: by Ralph Marterie (No. 3), The Four Lads (No. 7), The Bulawayo Sweet Rhythms Band (No. 17), Ray Anthony (No. 18), Perez Prado (No. 26) and Louis Armstrong (No. 29). Six years later a lively, rocking rendition was recorded by Bill Haley and His Comets (No. 70). In 1978 two great horn players, Herb Alpert and Hugh Masekela, teamed up to record the charming version of Skokiaan that is featured here.

Recordings of this song:

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recording details  Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass save license this
recording details  Ray Anthony save license this
recording details  Louis Armstrong save license this
recording details  Eve Boswell save license this
recording details  Alma Cogan save license this
recording details  The Four Lads save license this
recording details  Bill Haley and His Comets save license this
recording details  Bert Kaempfert save license this
recording details  Ralph Marterie save license this
recording details  Perez Prado Y Su Orquestra save license this
recording details  Kermit Ruffins save license this