September '17

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VENUS - Soul Train (1990)

Cool Spot/EMI, TOPS(V)3
Producer: Mally Watson (exec: Ken Haycock)
Composer: Richard Chauke
Recorded at: Cool Spot Studios


Cool Spot's answer to Brenda and co, with a frenetic Tsonga twist. Venus was a trio led by Richard Chauke and featuring keyboardist Peter Tshehla and Queen Yende on vocals. By 1990 this sound had become slightly formulaic, even in the hands of the producer who helped craft the sound with MaBrr a few years earlier. The title track's baritone chorus of "Here comes the soul train.." is the business. 'Sebotho' has a dirty funked up synth sound that hints at kwaito lurking around the corner.