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This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.
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PURE GOLD - Siyabonga Baba (1987)
Producers: Blondie Makhene & Steve McNamara
(exec: John Galanakis)
Engineer: Steve McNamara
Recorded at: Platinum Studios, Jhb
Consisting of the Gwala Brothers Paulos, Freddy, Patrick, Jafta and Victor, Pure Gold were one of the most popular 'Zulu traditional' acts of the day, even making inroads overseas on the Shanachie label. They were under the wing of Blondie Makhene, one of the key figures in SA music in the 70s and 80s, who also provides keyboards here. Siyabonga Baba (Thank you sir) catches them at the peak of their fame.