September '17

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THE SUPER TENS - Umsebenzi (1990)

Soul Brothers, MCM1010
Producers: Maxwell 'China' Mngadi & Moses Ngwenya


Named after old ten-seater taxis from the 70s, the Super Tens' soulful, synth-heavy mbaqanga made them one of the most popular non-bubblegum acts of the 80s. Following albums such as Indod'iyakhuluma (1981), Umuzi Wempi (1982) and Qinisela (1984), Umsebenzi ('work') was released on the Soul Brothers label and produced by the influential mbaqanga outfit's guitarist Maxwell Mngadi (who also produced the likes of Ihashi Elimhlophe and Soul Fire) and keyboardist 'Black' Moses Ngwenya.