May '17

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

DEBORAH FRASER - Rhythm On The Fire (1989)

Nu Beat/Principal/World of Music, NUBL5009   
Producer: Mac Mathunjwa   
Engineer: Neville 'Jack D' Holmes       
Recorded at: Wellington Road Digital Studios   


Debut solo album from backing singer turned 90s gospel star. Decent tunes with slick production, but not much compared to the likes of Brenda and Yvonne. Featuring Johnny Chonco (guitar), Mandla Masuku (sax) and Mac Mathunjwa on keys & programming. Best tracks include 'Dlamini' and 'Second Hand'.

"She has worked with all popular black South African artists on backing vocals. Deborah's performace in this album demonstrates that she has gone beyond the backing need." - Thembinkosi Buthelezi, Principal Records

"As Diana Ross would say, 'It's my turn'. It's a personal thrill for me to present you with my first solo album and to say thank you to all those musicians I've worked with for the past 8 years." - Debs