November '14

Hola majimbos! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This month we bring you more slick disco tunes from LORRAINE STAPLE, RUFARO, JOYCE and RONNIE MARTIN, instrumental pop from HARRY MOYAGA and THE YOUNG STARS, crossover from LAPPASIDE, and some traditional grooves by UMSALOFU NAMAVIZITHA and LINGANISA NABAFANE BEJUBANE.

Last month we checked out The Invaders' JOE MOSES, SPECIAL CANE MAHLELEBE, MINEBELT, KATIE PENNINGTON, THE CHALLENGERS, SUKAZI MKHIZE, LINGANISA NABAFANA BEJUBANE and MAKAOTA AKALAME.

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').