Pianist Chris McGregor shaped this Southern African group in 1962 with Dudu Pukwana (alto), Mongezi Feza (trumpet), Nick Moyake (tenor), Johnny Dyani (bass), and Louis Moholo (drums). In 1963, the Blue Records earned the country’s Greatest Jazz Group honor, but the tensing rules pursuing anti-apartheid uprisings produced life difficult in South Africa to get a racially mixed music group, therefore in 1964 they fled the united states via an invitation to execute in the Antibes Jazz Event (Legacy, Ogun 1995). Following the concert, they busked for some time in towns within the South of France. For the wintertime they transferred to Zurich, where fellow expatriate Abdullah Ibrahim helped them, and they visited London and Copenhagen (Extremely Urgent, Polydor, with Ronnie Beverage on tenor). Lifestyle in European countries wasn’t easy, with racism getting far from unusual and work inadequate; their refugee position didn’t help, either. Moyake, homesick, returned to South Africa, Dyani transferred to Copenhagen and made his own groupings there, and McGregor founded the Brotherhood of Breathing in London using the white South African bassist Harry Miller. Besides playing within the Brotherhood, Pukwana and Moholo led their very own bands, often using one another. Feza’s trumpet was noticed with Keith Tippett, Henry Cow, and Robert Wyatt, but he passed away prematurely in 1975 (Blue Records for Mongezi, Ogun 1975). Unfortunately, every one of the Blue Records except Louis Moholo passed on between after that and 1990. The group’s last record is really a shifting tribute in trio to Johnny Dyani (Blue Records for Johnny, Ogun 1987).
|1||Bernie Wilson died on Dec. 26, 2010, at age 64 after a stroke and a heart attack.|
|2||Members have included Harold Melvin, Bernie Wilson, Don Haney, Roosevelt Brodie, Jesse Gillis Jr., Franklin Peaker, John Atkins, Teddy Pendergrass, Lawrence Brown, Lloyd Parks, Jerry Cummings, Sharon Paige, David Ebo, Dwight Johnson, William Spratelly, Gil Saunders.|
|Who's Doing the Dishes?||2016||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Creed||2015||performer: "Wake Up Everybody"|
|Overspel||2015||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|I Believe in Miracles||2015||Documentary performer: "The Love I Lost"|
|Today at Wimbledon||2014||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Small Time||2014||performer: "Yesterday I Had the Blues"|
|American Hustle||2013||performer: "Don't Leave Me This Way"|
|Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon||2013||Documentary performer: "Wake Up Everybody"|
|When Disco Ruled the World||2012||TV Movie documentary performer: "Don't Leave Me This Way"|
|A Thousand Words||2012/I||performer: "Bad Luck"|
|The Joy of Disco||2012||TV Movie documentary performer: "Don't Leave Me This Way"|
|Religulous||2008||Documentary performer: "If You Don't Know Me By Now"|
|Akeelah and the Bee||2006||performer: "Wake Up Everybody" 1975 - as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes|
|Carlito's Way: Rise to Power||2005||Video performer: "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good", "Wake Up Everybody"|
|Radio||2003||performer: "Wake Up Everybody" 1975, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" 1972 - as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes|
|Crossing Jordan||2002||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Next Friday||2000||performer: "Bad Luck"|
|The Last Days of Disco||1998||performer: "The Love I Lost" - as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes|
|Dead Presidents||1995||performer: "I Miss You"|
|Chicago Hope||1995||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Program||1993||performer: "If You Don't Know Me by Now" - as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes|
|Zebrahead||1992||performer: "Don't Leave Me This Way" - as Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes|
|Top of the Pops||1977||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Midnight Special||1973||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia||2009||TV Movie documentary||Themselves|
|Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Live Concert||2007||Video documentary|
|Soul Train||1975-1978||TV Series||Themselves / Themselves - Musical Guest|
|The Midnight Special||1973||TV Series||Themselves|
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