Thunder into Our Hearts

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Thunder Into Our Hearts
Studio album by
StudioChalk Farm Studios, Decibel Studios
Genre Jazz, funk, soul
Label Caroline Records
Producer Roy Bedeau
Jabula chronology
Thunder Into Our Hearts
Afrika Awake

Thunder into our hearts is the second album of South African group, Jabula released in 1976 on Caroline Records.

Jabula was a musical ensemble of South African musicians "exiled" in England during the Apartheid era, led by Julian Bahula.

Caroline Records American record label

Caroline Records is a record label. Caroline has or had a number of subsidiary labels including Astralwerks, Gyroscope, Caroline Blue Plate, Rocks the World, Scamp, and Passenger.


Recorded in November and December 1975 at Chalk Farm Studios and Decibel Studios in London it is a further expedition in African tinged jazz.

It features the group and guest musicians: Frank Roberts (keyboards), Nick Evans (Trombone), "Spartacus" (Electric bass), Graeme Morgan (drums), Bob House (clarinet), Ken Ely, Jim Dvorak (trumpet), Mike Rose (Flute). [1] [2]

Track listing

Side A
1."Thunder Into Our Hearts"6:59
2."Soweto My Love"5:15
3."Ithumeleng Ba Mamelodi"6:29
Side B
1."Tears Of Afrika"4:47
2."Baleka - Run Away"4:49
3."Journey To Afrika"5:29
4."Harvest Part II"3:40


Dudu Pukwana South African musician

Mthutuzeli Dudu Pukwana was a South African saxophonist, composer and pianist.

Jimmy Thomas is an American soul singer-songwriter who served as a vocalist for Ike Turner. He joined Turner's Kings of Rhythm in 1958, and remained with the band when the Ike & Tina Turner Revue was formed in 1960. During that eight years he spent with Turner, Thomas released solo singles on Sue, Sputnik, and Sonja Records. After his departure from Turner, Thomas continued recording as a solo artist, eventually relocating to London. He formed his own label, Osceola Records, in 1979.

Julian Bahula is a South African drummer, composer and bandleader, based in Britain.

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  2. "Thunder into Our Hearts - Jabula | Release Credits". AllMusic.