John Edmond: minstrel of the wild...
John Edmond is something of a legend around campfires from Zambia to Zululand and from Walvis Bay to Vilnaculos. Singer, songwriter, entertainer, storyteller, author and bush pilot, he has done it all and fantastically still does it. His musical career has taken him through the 60s, 70s pop, country and TV eras with 7 smash hits in a row. Along with Dave Mills, the only man in SA to ever do this. "Toy Train, " Pasadena ", "Round and Around" and the list is endless.
He is an icon in Zimbabwe and to this day has dominated their charts. His Zimsongs CD was #1 for the whole of 2001! John is also creator of the "Tales of the game Rangers" series - a 4 album set of bush songs and stories that are still selling steadily since their release in 1989. Other well known albums in campfire circles are "Circle of Life" (Long before Elton!) "Wild and Beautiful and Free" containing songs like "Jock of the Bushveld" (The original before the movies) and "Campfire 'n Jamboree" for Scouts and Guides. His latest CD Aviasongs At last! A special music CD for aviation enthusiasts. John Edmond sings 16 great songs about aviation. INCLUDED on the album are 10 songs written by John like "Kunkuru eagle", "Checklist
blues", “43 Airschool", "Old bold pilots", and "Homesick angel". BY
REQUEST some of his standard aviation songs are also included like "Green leader", "The gunship calypso", "Angels on my wingtips", "Wish I was a blue job" and "You ain't no hero". To add to this great collection are
evergreen aviation hits like "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron", "Biplane evermore", "Leaving on a jet plane", "Come fly with me", "Early morning rain" and the classic "Coming in on a wing and a prayer"! John has represented S.A. at the World Song Festival in Tokyo . He is a regular at the International Game Rangers' Convention held at Berg en Dal in Kruger National Park and at almost every Rhodesian and Zim reunion held around the world. He is at home in venues from Tokyo 's Budokan Hall to Berg en Dal's outdoor boma, Bakobang Bush lapas to Mabula conventions. John is still very much on life's journey and is still as creative as ever.