David Kramer bio: age, wife, shoes, songs, albums profile

David Kramer bio: age, wife, shoes, songs, albums profile

David Kramer is one of Mzansi’s longest-performing musicians. This biography is going to tell you everything about the man whose music was banned during apartheid but went on to sell platinum and gold. Read on!

David Kramer bio

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David Kramer continues to remain relevant in Mzansi’s music scene with his subject matter that cuts across generations. He has entered the discussion again with the new David Kramer Corona song #TsekCorona! (Welcome to Cape Town) by David Kramer's KaapKreools Collective. But who is the man behind the name?

Profile summary

  • Name: David Kramer
  • Date of birth: June 27th, 1951
  • Age: 68 years
  • Occupations: Singer, songwriter, playwright, and director
  • Education: Worcester Boys High School, Leeds University
  • Website: davidkramer.co.za

David Kramer age

He was born in Worcester on June 27th, 1951. This means he is 68 years old now. Little is known about his personal life.

Career

He began singing in the 1970s in Cape Afrikaans and South African English. His first album, Bakgat, was banned by SABC because it was considered too political and vulgar during apartheid. Despite this setback, he has gone on to become a successful artist with multiple high-selling albums.

Albums

David Kramer bio

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Some of the David Kramer albums and top songs are:

Bakgat! (1980)

  1. Is Jy bang
  2. Krisjan Swart
  3. Bokkie Bokkie
  4. Onner Oppie Plaas
  5. Tjoepstil
  6. Koba
  7. I Had a Dream
  8. Biscuits En Biltong
  9. Annette Van Der Wa
  10. Frikkie
  11. Bellville Blues
  12. Botteltjie Blou
David Kramer bio

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Die Verhaal van Blokkies Joubert (1981)

  1. Blokkies Joubert
  2. Die Royal Hotel
  3. My Hands are Shaking
  4. Piet Bedien
  5. Montagu
  6. Friends of Mine
  7. Hak Hom Blokkies

Delicious Monster (1982)

  1. I’m a Rooker
  2. Budgie and the Jets
  3. Country and Western Town
  4. Ballad of an MCP
  5. Father’s Son
  6. White Cortina
  7. Bakgat Boogie
  8. Cowboy
  9. Suburban Dream
  10. Barman (Turn up the News)
  11. Oh Carol
  12. Hekke van Paradise

Hanepootpad (1983)

  1. Stanley En Die Koei
  2. Laat Die Honde Huil
  3. Hanne
  4. Boggom En Voetsek
  5. Lenie Lenie
  6. Oranje Blanje Blou
  7. Tommy Dippenaar
  8. Hieronner Ou Tafelberg
  9. Klong Van Chavonnes
  10. Die Ballade Van Koos Sas

Jis Jis Jis (1983)

  1. Hieronner/Weskusklong
  2. Sannie van der Spuy
  3. Krisjan Swart
  4. Ballad of a MCP
  5. Blokkies Joubert
  6. Montagu
  7. Budgie and the Jets
  8. On the Border
  9. Botteltjie Blou
  10. I'm a Rooker
  11. Suburban Dream
  12. Stooking Boom
  13. Hekke van Paradise
  14. Tommy Dippenaar
  15. Hanne
  16. Royal Hotel
  17. Tjoepstil
  18. Bakgat Boogie
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Kwaai (1984)

  1. Volstruis Foxtrot
  2. Kom Kom Kom
  3. Bokkie (Wil Jy Dans)
  4. Piet Soek Vrou
  5. Tant Mina
  6. Vroegoggend
  7. Stoksielalleen
  8. Die Troue
  9. O Moeder
  10. My Bure
  11. Ek Praat Die Flaai
  12. Kwaai Lappies

Laat vir die Dans (1986)

  1. Stoksielalleen
  2. Hak hom Blokkies
  3. Volstruis Foxtrot
  4. David Kramer Royal Hotel
  5. Bokkie wil Jy Dans
  6. Klong van Chavonnes
  7. Van der Merwe P.I.
  8. Stanley en die Koei
  9. Montagu
  10. Boggom en Voetsek
  11. David Kramer Hanne
  12. Tommie Dippenaar
  13. Laat die Honde Huil
  14. Brakpan Rugby Skrum

Baboondogs (1986)

  1. Mambas in The Gutters
  2. Signal Hill
  3. Going Away
  4. So Long Skipskop
  5. Driver Driver
  6. Dry Wine
  7. Shake My Head
  8. Sitting On the Fence
  9. Bobbejaan Bobbejaan
  10. Born For Dreaming

District Six: The Musical (with Tapiel Petersen) (1986)

  1. Heart of District Six
  2. The Law the Law
  3. This Time
  4. Galiema
  5. Sexy Boys
  6. Kissing Like Old Friends
  7. My Broetjie My Bra
  8. New Year
  9. So Long Goodbye
  10. Hester's Complaint
  11. Blind Man's Tears
  12. When the South Easter Blows
  13. Seven Steps of Stone
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Elna (1989)

  1. Duiwel de Wet
  2. Meisie Sonner Sokkies
  3. Glynnis van Rensburg Marais
  4. Ou Stuk Blik
  5. Dawid Ryk
  6. Matchbox Full of Diamonds
  7. Piet Mockingbird
  8. Mense
  9. Christmas in Kakamas
  10. Piesang

Klassic Kramer (1996)

  1. Jy's My Sweetheart
  2. The Paul Simon Story
  3. Kobus Le Grange Marais
  4. Druk My Vas
  5. Spore Van 'n Trein
  6. Hekke Van Paradise
  7. Botteltjie Blou
  8. Budgie and the Jets
  9. Royal Hotel
  10. Bakgat Boogie
  11. Matchbox Full Of Diamonds
  12. So Long Skipskop
  13. Hak Hom Blokkies
  14. Bloemfontein Blues
  15. Meisie Sonner Sokkies
  16. Prisoners of War
  17. Out of the Blue

Alles Vannie Beste (1997)

  1. Stoksielalleen
  2. Laat Die Honde Huil
  3. Hanne
  4. Stanley En Die Koei
  5. Volstruis Foxtrot
  6. Lenie Lenie
  7. Meisie Sonner Sokkie
  8. Piet Bedien
  9. Montagu
  10. Krisjan Swart
  11. Bokkie (Wil Jy Dans)
  12. Spore Van 'N Trein
  13. Hak Hom Blokkies
  14. Boggom En Voertsek
  15. Jy's My Sweetheart
  16. Druk My Vas
  17. So Long Skipskop
  18. Royal Hotel

Kliphard (2001)

  1. Die Blinne Referee
  2. Jolene Jolene
  3. Die Brug
  4. Brannewyn Babbelas
  5. My Eerste Mistake
  6. Weskusklong
  7. 'n Man Stap
  8. Kyk Hoe Lyk Sy Nou
  9. So Mooi
  10. Myl Na Myl
  11. Koos Sas

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Karoo Kitaar Blues (2002)

  1. Heideveld
  2. Johnny Raakvat
  3. Almal Het Iets Te Sê
  4. Mahalla
  5. One Kappelela
  6. Kruispad
  7. David Kramer Langarm
  8. Die Hanetjie
  9. Sallie Weer Trou Die
  10. Die Pad
  11. Antie Maak Ook Jou Deur
  12. Jaloers Bokkie
  13. Kielie Mettie Mielie
  14. Meisie Sonner Sokkies
  15. Moenie Lujet Drinkie
  16. Ek Kô Huistoe
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Huistoe (2004)

  1. Weeskind
  2. Kairo
  3. Onnerwater
  4. Dans Mettie Dood
  5. Die Pad
  6. Katie
  7. Donnerweer Brom
  8. Dikwiel Bicycle
  9. Klipspringer
  10. Stoomtrein
  11. Ek Ko Huistoe

Hemel en Aarde (2008)

  1. Die Verlosser
  2. Die Ou Aarde
  3. Bleskop
  4. My Bloed Is 'n Snaar
  5. Oom Kallie
  6. Hoekom?
  7. Ek Het My Les Geleer
  8. Stofpad (Dawid Ryk)
  9. Maak Jou Oë Oop
  10. Die Duiwel
  11. Sê Vir Mamma

Wakkerslaap (2017)

  1. Citrusdal
  2. Marilyn
  3. Ou Kitaar
  4. Wakkerslaap
  5. Onner Deurie Maan
  6. Tiekie and Sikspens
  7. Calvinia (featuring Ruth Marley)
  8. Blou Berge Word Bruin
  9. Wildekat
  10. Johnny Raakvat
  11. Donker Kamer
  12. Rieldans Dans Vanaand

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David Kramer songs also appear in the following musicals:

  • District Six (1986)
  • Fairyland (1991)
  • Poison (1992)
  • Crooners (1992)
  • Klop Klop (1996)
  • Kat and the Kings (1995)
  • Die Ballade van Koos Sas (2001)
  • Ghoema (2005)
  • The Kramer Petersen Songbook (2007)
  • David Kramer's Breyani (2010)
  • Some Like It Vrot (2011)
  • Blood Brothers (2013)
  • Orpheus in Africa (2015)
  • Langarm (2018)
  • Danger in the Dark (2018)
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David Kramer shoes

David Kramer rooi vellies

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He is known for wearing his signature Red Veldskoen (Rooi Velskoene) shoes. The story behind the rooi vellies is that they were given to him as a present by an old friend named Boet van der Hoven in the early 1980s. He wrote a thank-you note, which included the following words:

Tjikkeling, tjikkeling, tjikkely, Een vir 'n geel pampoen, Twee vir 'n rooi velskoen, Hoe lekker kry ek nou.

These were the same words used as a chorus to one of his biggest hits, Stanley en die Koei. Boet passed away in 2003, and Kramer wears the shoes to remember him.

David Kramer wife

He is married to Renaye Kramer, who was one of the producers of his musical, District Six, in the 1980s.

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