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This month we pay tribute to the recent passing of David Masondo by bringing you his legendary SOUL BROTHERS. We also check out rockers CLOUT, choral grooves by the LESOTHO MIGHTY BOYS, gospel synths from PRAYER FOR S.A., bubblegum by PHILLIP MATHOLE, a young Bhekumuzi Luthuli in OSHOMI, not forgetting the fancy fingers of TREVOR NASSER.
Last month it was SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES, ADAYE, DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.
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...'