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This month we serve up some fresh bubblegum from PETER M, VIVA, THE VIBES and LOMBARD EXPRESS, something jazzy by MANFRED MANN'S PLAINS MUSIC and JONATHAN BUTLER, and traditional grooves from THE NEW PROMISE and THE PEACE BROTHERS.
Last month we bought you classics by BENJAMIN & THE YOUTH CHOIR, MTHENJWA ZWANE, KATI ELIMNYAMA, TJ GANG, JENNIFER, SASA S and PEOPLE LIKE US.
Cool Spot/EMI, EB(O)003
Producer: Moses Mchunu
Engineer: Graham Handley
Recorded at: Sweet Sixteen, Jhb
Moses Mchunu was one of the most popular proponents of traditional maskandi in the 1980s. His song 'Qhwayilahle' (Leave Him Alone) featured on the first Indestructable Beat of Soweto compilation that rocked the world in 1985, famously rated by US critic Robert Christgau as one of the most important albums of the 1980s. Ngiyesaba ukuganwa (I am afraid to marry) sees him at the height of his powers, backed by his Zimbali (flowers).