I'd just got over basic training when I met Lloyd Ross. We were among twenty or so seaman who'd been granted the opportunity to become Communications ratings up on Red Hill in Simon's Town. On the day I met Lloyd he was nestled in next to a radio guitar in hand playing along with "Samba Patit" by Carlos Santana. I sat watching as he followed the solo, bending and moving in fluid runs. It was something guitarists don't easily forget.
I never completed the course and the next time I read about Lloyd was years later. He'd started "Shifty Records" a 'South African anti-apartheid record label which existed for over a decade beginning 1982' and at some point I got a copy of the album "Happy Ships". (quote: Shifty Records at Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia)
Among many others excellent albums produced by Lloyd Ross here's a live performance of "When You Come Back" from Vusi Mahlasela's album "The Voice"
Occasionally, I'd read something in the paper or hear a recording but it wasn't until I got a video in my email from SHIFTYLLOYD at youtube, that I decided I should share yet another one of the very talented South African guitarists, who's worn many hats including that of producer and filmmaker.
The South African Rolling Stone interview dated 16.04.2012
Also check out Sjambok Music for more Shifty Records