September '17

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TAKE 5 - Take 5 (1992)

Diamond/Tusk, TUH39     
Producer: Ories Khoza                        


Super-catchy Shangaan pop from the early 90s with some English tracks like 'Live For The Weekend', 'Life Sweet', 'Come On To Take Five Band' and the bittersweet 'It's Alright Now':
 
"People used to tell me
I could make it on my own,
but every time I tried,
you know I found myself alone.
So I went to my neighbour,
I said, 'Neighbour I need your help.'
She said, 'I can't help you sister,
you see I'm looking for it myself.'"