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!

TAPS - Let's Go (1990)

David Gresham/RPM, DGR1162   
Producers: Ralph Martin & Donovan Kovar (exec: Allan Goldswain)
Engineer: Ralph Martin       


Heavily derivative of American artists (MC Hammer, Bobby Brown), right down to the American accent - but unique in SA at the time. Besides a few cheesy 'party' numbers' ('We Rock', 'Let's Go'), most of it is New Jack Swing-influenced R&B with rapping interludes ('What's This All About', 'New Kind Of Love', 'Wanna New Lover', 'The Joy That You Bring Me').  'Listen to these words I say, as I serve them up on a silver tray...'