July '14

Heita madoda! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This month we bring you long-lost Shangaan grooves by one DAVID CHANKE, bubblegum from EMOTION, funky stuff by NEVILLE NASH, Sotho soul by KORI MORABA and MAKAOTA AKALAME, crossover from mlungu pantsula LIONFIRE and some early hits by Cape Town's own ROBIN AULD. Last month it was JOY, FACE TO FACE, DR VICTOR the microphone doctor, MATSHIKOS, STEM NET's political pop, JOSEPH DEE, KHUMO and HARAMBE.

Sharp!

REBECCA - Thank You Very Much (1989)

CCP/EMI, SLY(V)4064621   
Producer: Sizwe Zako   
Engineers: Wessel van Oudtshoorn (mixed by: Richard Mitchell)
Recorded at: Powerhouse Studios       


Rebecca Malope hit the scene in the late 80s as a pint-sized and squeaky clean rival to Brenda and Yvonne. Her first albums were Rebecca (1988) and Woza Lovey (1989). She soon switched from bubblegum to gospel, where she continues to rule the local market today. Thank You Very Much catches her during that transition - with the 6-track album divided between typical late-80s disco beats ('Talk Talk', 'Missing You', 'Holiday Vibe') and the pop-gospel Reebs has made her own ('Izono Zam', 'Senzeni', 'Thank You Very Much').