Heita-hola! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...
This month we bring you classic bubblegum from JIVARO, KAKAPPA, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ANGIE, V.O and GY, and some traditional grooves by SDLODLO, JACKSON MAXIMBYI & THE MPFUMARHI SISTERS and GIFT BROTHERS.
Last month we brought you more forgotten classics by the likes of Q, TAILS OUT, NOVIDADE and SUN.
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WILLIAM MTHETHWA & THE YOUNG FIVE - Cost of Living is Too High (1987)
Producers: William Mthethwa, Richard Mitchell, Phil Hollis
Engineer: Richard Mitchell
Recorded at: Powerhouse & Battery Mobile
William 'Mr Everything' Mthethwa's backing band The Young Five were bigger than their name suggested - made up of keyboard trio Sam Moatshe, Dumisane Dlamini and Justus Mfocwa, as well as Henry Martin on guitar, Molefi Motijoane (bass), Shakes Radebe (drums), Solly Mochane (congos) and Sipho Bengu on sax. They had a big hit with the title track, while 'Tokoloshe' and 'Jikeleza' also catch this charismatic singer at his bubblegum best. "This album is dedicated to millions of jobless people all over the world. Hope 1987 is going to be a better year."