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This month we check out Pat Shange's former band THE JUVENILES, something different from the IKEY GAMBA DANCE BAND and JOE MOSES, traditional grooves from SUKAZI MKHIZE and MAKAOTA AKALAME and the star-studded charity compilation LIVING LAND. Last month we brought you PATIENCE AFRICA, PRINCESS, NOVIDADE, ADZIAMBEYI BAND, The SOUL BROTHERS and SAKKIE.
CHOICE! - Free At Last! (1990)
X-1/Mob Music/Invisible, X1
Engineers: Steve Cooks & Ed Jordan
Recorded at: Cut & Mix
Slick dance grooves to celebrate the birth of democracy and raise funds for the Mandela Trust. Co-engineered by a young Ed Jordan, who went on to become a well-known radio and TV personality. The title track samples news broadcasts of Madiba's release from prison, funky instrumental 'I Will Follow". Unlike earlier ANC albums, this carries the newfound sense of optimism of the time.