May '17

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STILETTO - Say I'm Your Number One (198?)

David Gresham, DGX412
Producers: Dennis East & Clive Goodwill
Engineer: Fernando Perdigao


The mid-80s saw a trend in local producers releasing near-identical covers of international hits, probably in reaction to some tracks not being released here due to the cultural boycott. These include Margino's cover of the Madonna hit 'Holiday', Amadoda's cover of the Pointer Sisters' 'Automatic', and this, written by Stock Aitken & Waterman and a hit for British singer Princess in 1985. Co-producers Clive Goodwill and Dennis East, both originally from Durban, are still active in the industry. B-Side 'Sweet Jam' is a smooth instrumental groove composed by East and Goodwill.