African Encounter – Richard “Groove”” Holmes”

Release name: African Encounter


Label: Roots Record Company

Label code: ROTC 102, ROTC 102

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: South Africa

Release date: 1988

Genre: Jazz

Style: Cape Jazz


A1 Mannenberg

Written-By“>Dollar Brand

Written-By“>Dollar Brand
A2 Killer Joe

Written-By“>Benny Golson

Written-By“>Benny Golson
A3 Dark Clouds

Written-By“>Mohammed Ismael “Pops”*

Written-By“>Mohammed Ismael “Pops”*
B1 Since You’ve Been Gone 7:27
B2 Barney’s Groove

Written-By“>B. Rachabane*

Written-By“>B. Rachabane*
B3 Mr. Magic

Written-By“>R. MacDonald*

Written-By“>R. MacDonald*


  • Marketed By – Roots Record Company Ltd.
  • Distributed By – Tusk Music Co. (Pty) Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Tusk Music Co. (Pty) Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Roots Record Company Ltd.
  • Published By – Copyright Control
  • Published By – Roan Antelope Music
  • Printed By – Interpak


  • DrumsVic Higgins
  • EngineerPhil Audoire
  • GuitarJohnny Fourie
  • Liner NotesDon Albert (5)
  • OrganRichard “Groove” Holmes
  • Piano“Pops” Mohammed Ismael*
  • ProducerRashid Vally
  • SaxophoneBarney Rachabane


Most probably material recorded earlier than the release date

Cover gives the label as Roots, an imprint connected to producer Rashid Vally; however the label on the record itself is Charly Records, though the Roots catalogue number is retained, and the copyright on the label is also assigned to Roots. The Charly name and logo do not appear on the cover.

The label also gives the title of the record as ‘Mannenberg Groove’, and the tracks are in a different order.

matrix, handwritten ROTC – 102 A/B

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