May '15

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection!

This month we serve up new old music by OZIAS NTSELE, PETER MARINGA, MICHAEL LEBESE & THE AFRICAN VIBES, blind soulmen MARUMO and Sotho accordian grooves by MANKA LE PHALLANG, as well as Zimbabwean legends ROZALLA and NEW BLACK MONTANA.

Last month we bought you classics by PETER M, VIVA, THE VIBES, LOMBARD EXPRESS, something jazzy by MANFRED MANN'S PLAINS MUSIC and JONATHAN BUTLER, and traditional grooves from THE NEW PROMISE and THE PEACE BROTHERS.

Sharp!

TZ JUNIOR - Sugar My Love (1985)

Roy B/Dust/Dephon/Teal, RBM037   
Producer: Attie van Wyk (exec: Phil Hollis)
Engineers: Richard Mitchell & Greg Cutler       
Recorded at: Battery Studios
   

True to its name 'Sugar My Love' (and b-side 'Are You Ready For Love') is sweet early bubblegum from the stable of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, similarly fresh and funky as Brenda and the Big Dudes. Catchy but repetitive, each track weighs in at close to seven minutes. Thandi Zulu also had a hit with 'Move Me', produced by Peter Moticoe, also on Dephon.