September '17

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BANJO - Phuza Face (1988)

Hit City, HC(O)805
Producer: John Galanakis
Engineers: Deran McNamara, Quinton King & Ilan Kometz


Hit City crossover studio project Banjo (Banzi and John) first emerged in 1985 with the politically charged hit 'No No No, No More' and B-side 'In the Middle of the Night'. It was followed in 1986 by another maxi, 'I Don't Want Your Lovin' and 'Please Don't Go'. 

The liner notes from 1988's Phuza Face tell the rest of the story: "Banjo - born as a studio project between Banzi Khubeka and John Galanakis - lives on with this album. When key people connected with the project went their own way to pursue other interests, the project was almost abandoned. But with the infusion of new talent and discovery of Mpho Makhene as lead singer, fronting the group for live appearances, the new Banjo has been revived to provide a fresh sound to the South African Music scene… From the original 'In The Middle of the Night' to 'I Don't Want Your Lovin'', Banjo has been the music-lovers favorite group. The new Banjo continues the tradition, and will be pleasing new fans for years to come." 


* Mint copies of this album are available for sale here while stocks last.