Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Kyokka Banange!

Anyone noticed that Jimmy Katumba passed on yesterday but one?
Anyone cared?

10 Comments:

Blogger Jay said...

I noticed but I didnt know mush about this music

Thu Aug 17, 12:09:00 pm  
Blogger Cherie said...

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Thu Aug 17, 12:30:00 pm  
Blogger Cherie said...

I did, at least his life wasn't in vain. Look where he's left the entertainment industry. The music is almost great the theatre is almost good.... Ebonies(he founded them)have a new play "enigmatic palpitations- Gutujja". He dragged the industry out of the gutters. Great man. RIP.

Thu Aug 17, 12:32:00 pm  
Blogger Kenyanchick said...

Darlin' Degstar,
This is completely off-topic, but I just noticed your comment on my blog. Goodness, of COURSE I think you're the bomb! I know I promised Savage some mad love and 3 babies, but you've got my heart! No, really! Smooches.

Fri Aug 18, 12:25:00 pm  
Blogger Iwaya said...

Was he really that great if he never stopped imitating Jim Reeves and never went beyond him? if he couldn't write his own songs? if he couldn't really act? i have many questions about Jimmy Katumba's greatness.

Fri Aug 18, 01:59:00 pm  
Blogger Lovely Amphibian said...

will always remember him as the guy who would joke about anything and everything. will also remember him as the first guy who refused to be interviewed by me because i was writing for an unknown paper (i think). then i met others but he was the first.

Sat Aug 19, 09:26:00 am  
Blogger Degstar said...

Jimmy Katumba laid the foundation that led to The Ebonies, and culminated in present day Eagles Prodn, Diamond Ensemble, Afri-Talents, wakina even Obsessions, all those people. He may have been a lousy businessman - witness the copyrights fight betwixt him and his manager/lawyer, JWK Katende - but he was one of the trailblazers for timeless Ugandan music. In my book, he's up there with Eclas Kawalya, Freda Ssonko, Fred Masagazi, Geoffrey Oryema, Samite, Afrigo Band, and a few others.

Sat Aug 19, 02:48:00 pm  
Blogger Iwaya said...

why is that no body ever comes out and says it like it is: that JW Katende outright stole that man's music and his life? even threatened to kill him if jimmy so much as tried to set up a rival troupe after he lost Ebonies? why doesn't anyone ever come out and say that? this is the blogsphere for christ's sake!!!

Sat Aug 19, 04:29:00 pm  
Blogger jkb said...

@iwaya...probably because nobody wants to start a rumour that MAY have no legs.

The ball is in your court, go ahead and fill us in.

Wed Aug 23, 03:47:00 am  
Blogger Tushe said...

iwaya i think your a sadist!

Tue Nov 13, 08:14:00 am  

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