Billboard #1 Hits: “#204: “Grazing In The Grass”- Hugh Masekela. July 20, 1968. #1 for 2 weeks.
- Single: “Grazing In The Grass”- Hugh Masekela
- Record Company- Uni Records
- Genre: Jazz
- Written by-Philemon Hou
- Time: 2:55
- B-side:”Bajabula Bonke”
- Album-The Promise Of A Future
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
Hugh Masekela- The Father Of South African Jazz- had one hit in the Billboard Top 40 and he made it count- the instrumental “Grazing In The Grass” went to #1 and stayed there for 2 weeks. Masekela a trumpet player recorded the song first- as an instrumental. In 1969 The Friends Of Distinction would record the song with lyrics added on- and it would reach #3. Hugh Masekela died in 2018 at the age of 78.