July '17

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SASA S. - Amabhungu (1989)

Gallo GRC, BL668
Producer: Hamilton Nzimande
Engineers: Lee Short & Humphrey Mabote
Recorded at: RPM Studios


Another Brenda knock-off and a relatively rare foray into bubblegum by the prolific producer Hamilton Nzimande, better known for heading the Isibaya Esikhulu stable that saw him work with mbaqanga, maskandi, soul and jive artists since the late 60s. Here Sasa puts out uptempo, synth and drum machine-driven grooves, with socially conscious lyrics on tracks like 'We Miss Our Heroes', 'I'm Suffering', 'Don't treat me like a hobo' and 'You think you're better'.