Heita-hola! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection!
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.
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...'