May '17

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SACKEY - Ilala Vuka (1987)

Tusk, TUSB3002
Producer: Lawrence Goreoang
Engineer: Kevin Manas
Recorded at: 8th Avenue


Popular Potchefstroom soulman Sackey finds the sweet spot with his heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies on this follow-up to 1986's Hey-Tah-DahHere he writes, produces, sings and performs all instruments, with the exception of bass by George 'Nux' Mmolai and drum programming by Kevin Manas. The title track paints a picture of kasi nightlife ("Ufuna ukwazi igama lami"), while 'O S'ka Ikganisa' serves up funky dancefloor grooves. Elsewhere Sackey turns up the charm on 'Someone Like You', with the instrumental 'Leratong' showcasing his guitar skills over some smooth synth sounds.