July '17

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

JULUKA - Ubuhle Bemvelo (1982)

Music incorporated / EMI brigadiers / CCP, MINC (E) 1030
Producer: Hilton Rosenthal
Engineer: Peter Thwaites
Recorded at: Satbel studios


Great early offering from Sipho Mchunu and the white Zulu Johnny Clegg, who embraced tradition al Zulu sounds while forging new ground for SA songwriting. Album highlights include "Woza Friday", Juluka's first hit dating back to the late 70's, redone over two decades later by kwaito kingpin Mapaphutsi, "Bazothini" and "Dumazile". Mchunu and Clegg eventually parted ways, with post-Juluka JC serving up more rock and pop-oriented material. Juluka was JC's finest hour. Witness the passion and enthusiasm in Clegg's eyes on the cover photo.