BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #204: “GRAZING IN THE GRASS”- HUGH MASEKELA – JULY 20, 1968

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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.

 

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