Music

of the Echoes project

  • Get your Echoes album now!
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    The Echoes of Sophiatown tribute album is now available for sale in the Cape Town Swing online shop! Featuring 12 finger-snapping tunes from our transcription project performed by Cape Town's favorite swing band, the Pebble Shakers, the album is available on CD and vinyl. The selection of songs featured on the album represent the breadth of artists and jazz legends who defined the genre starting in the 1930s. The album liner notes give you a glimpse of who they were, where they were from, and what their songs were about. Narrowing the list of 37 songs we transcribed for the...
    May 6, 2019

The Music

of the South African Swing era




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  • Get your Echoes album now!
    Read More
    The Echoes of Sophiatown tribute album is now available for sale in the Cape Town Swing online shop! Featuring 12 finger-snapping tunes from our transcription project performed by Cape Town's favorite swing band, the Pebble Shakers, the album is available on CD and vinyl. The selection of songs featured on the album represent the breadth of artists and jazz legends who defined the genre starting in the 1930s. The album liner notes give you a glimpse of who they were, where they were from, and what their songs were about. Narrowing the list of 37 songs we transcribed for the...
    May 6, 2019


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Lyrics, songwriters, and meanings




Meet the band

The Pebble Shakers are the only Cape Town band that specializes in playing live music for swing dancing and original South African swing music. Formed in 2017, the band has been rocking dance floors near and far with their high energy, unique sound, and sense of joy.

Follow the Pebble Shakers to catch their next show and learn more about their Echoes work.




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Echoes Tunes

Have a listen to samples from the original songs we selected for our first transcription milestone.



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Get the Album!

TheĀ Echoes of Sophiatown album, featuring 12 of the 37 songs transcribed in the first milestone of the project is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download. Head over to the CTS Shop to buy hard copies and email us (info@capetownswing.co.za) to inquire about a digital download.


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