Chris Editions | CL004 | 1977
Guitar & Vocals: Paul Ngozi
Bass & Background Vocals: Tommy Mwale
Drums & Background Vocals: Chrissy Zebby Tembo
Congas on “Timwenge” & “Tichenjele”: Alex Kunda
Recorded at Sapra Studios (Nairobi, Kenya)
Engineer: Detlef Degener
Sleeve Design: Norman Muntemba
Alternate Album Artwork (Insert): Sungura Records
A Chris Ndhlovu Production
Leonard Koloko (Zambian Music Legends):
They were the most prolific band when it came to churning out records. Between 1976 and 1989, Ngozi Family released more than fourteen albums and over 50 singles. On 45,ooo Volts, the band posed at an electricity sub-station being struck on their heads by electricity sparks.
Strawberry Rain Music:
The Nosmoke reissue used the Kenyan Sungura pressing for the cover. I wasn’t aware of this pressing until recently. There is also the Zambian pressing on Chris Editions that has a white cover with the band on the front getting shocked by cartoon lightening bolts.
The tracklisting of the Nosmoke Records bootleg (NS006, 2009) differs from the tracklisting of the original Chris Editions release shown below. Tracks one and two are switched and the single “Chisoni Kwanzatu A Zimbabwe,” which appears on 99% Confusion, is inserted as the penultimate track. The track “House of Fear” is erroneously listed as “Night of Fear.”