May '17

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Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

SOUL BROTHERS - Jive Explosion (1988)

Virgin /Earthworks. EWV8A  
Producer: Jabu Moses Dlamini


Perennial Mbaqanga hit-makers who have sold millions of albums in SA over the past three decades, comprised of mainstays David Masondo (vocals), Moses Ngwenya (keyboards) and Zenzele 'Zakes' Mchunu (drums), as well as a host of peripheral musicians, including Peter Harris on Fairlight computer. Their popularity was such that Virgin released this compilation.

"What makes it the finest Soul Brothers record yet is the choice of the group's hardest, grittiest mbaqanga dance tracks, which underpin the compelling reasons for grouping The Soul Brothers with the greatest performers ever to emerge form South African" writes Donald McRae in the album's notes. Moses Ngwenya explains the album title: "it keeps us right at the top of any township-jive explosion because these songs are like our mbaqanga volcano. They make people explode into song and dance! You just have to give into our jive!"