Dec '14 - Jan '15

Vukani mawethu! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This festive season we bring you LAPPASIDE, JOYCE, the legendary RICHARD JON SMITH, SHADIII, AFRICAN IMAGE, Zulu grooves from LINGANISA NABAFANE BEJUBANE and THISA, xmas synths by BONNY, something different from THE SOFT SHOES, a 1985 tribute album to DESMOND TUTU and a synth-packed gospel compilation.

Last month we checked out LORRAINE STAPLE, RUFARO, RONNIE MARTIN, HARRY MOYAGA, THE YOUNG STARS, and UMSALOFU NAMAVIZITHA.

Bless up!

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').