September '17

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SLAVES - Talkin' Reggae (1992)

Gallo, HUL40286
Producer: Richard Siluma
Engineer: Dave Segal
Recorded at: Downtown Studios, Jhb


"Lucky Dube's band Slaves was named after his 1987 album of the same name. They released their debut album Kneel Down in 1990, produced by Richard Siluma and engineered by Dave Segal. The line-up of the gorup was Thuthukani Cele (lead vocals, keyboards), Eugene Mthethwa (keyboards), Chris Ntaka (guitar), Jabu Sibumbe (bass), Vuli Yeni (tenor sax/vocals), Jabu Mdluli (trombone), Ray Mohono (drums), Ndumiso Nyovane (trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals), Chris Dlamini (timbales, congas and ukamba, After Lucky Dube's departure the band renamed itself One People Band. By 2008 the band was rehearsing for another reggae legend, Eddy Grant's  three-year tour dubbed 'The Eddy Grant Reparation Tour'." (Mojapelo, 2008:161). One People is still going strong under Cele, and in 2013 released a new album, Spirit of Reggae.