Samuel “Mr. Mac” McKenzie (1924-1990) played banjo for over 50 years and was one of the last wave of true exponents of “Goema” music of Creole people of Cape Town. The magic of Mr. Macs Banjo was part of the Cape’s musical scene for over 5 decades. This album combines the traditional Goema tunes with the razor-sharp performances of his son’s band The Genuines.

Mr Mac and the Genuines

01. Baba Riebab / Vrot Tomatie
02. Beetle
03. Desperately
04. Captain McKenzie
05. Hie Os Weer
06. Ou Kleine Jannie
07. Moonbeams
08. Maanskyn
09. Blikkie Se Boom
10. Ek Het ‘n Bra
11. Ja So Waar
12. Do It Right
13. Mr Mac Plays On

Released in February 1987.

Samuel ‘Mr Mac’ McKenzie: banjo
The Genuines:
Gerald ‘Mac’ McKenzie: Bass, Vocals
Hilton Schilder: Keyboards, Percussion, vocals
Gerard O’Brien: Guitar
Ian Herman: Drums

Recorded at Shifty Studio July to October 1987 produced and engineered by Lloyd Ross
Cover by Sarah Hills
Photos by Peter McKenzie and Lloyd Ross