May '17

Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

TOM DOLLAR - Without You (1987)

CCP/EMI, HIX(V)4061951   
Producer: Peter Moticoe   
Engineers: Fernando Perdigao & Humphrey Mabote       
Recorded at: Powerhouse & Gallo Studios               


Stimela-infuenced Afro-soul by Tom Chiloane, co-written by the prolific Peter Moticoe. Featuring revered bluesman Larry Amos on guitars and backing vocals by the likes of Deborah Fraser and Joy White. Joey Mabe (part of the Makgona Tsohle Band that backed Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens) plays piano, strings and bass, with bass synths and DX7 by Kokotile Rakhetla and extra synths by Enos Lubisi. It all goes down smooth but lacks the hooks that make a hit.