Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Star Taxi Music 5 - South African Black Taxi Assoc. comp.
I previously posted no. 3 of this series here but I had bought both together and thought I would put this one up as no. 3 got a great response. This one is also from 1988. It's a bit of a novelty value as there are not many great tracks here. It seems the south africans on this comp were trying pretty hard to use their 80's synths and imitate some synth pop from the west. But there is a unique african vibe to each of the songs, though they all do sound quite similar. Best song on side 1 is probably Taboo - Amigo, in my opinion. But of course, it's the interludes that are hilarious here. The no. 3 cassette was featured on bbc radio for that reason.
Jelly Bean - The Real Thing
Patricia Majalisa - Gimba
The New Taxi - Jehoviah
Umoja - 707
William & Yvonne - Mpho Le Mphonyana
Mercy Pakela & Ali Katt - Thank You Jesus
Princess Nana - Sekoloto
Taboo - Amigo
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Tomorrow People
Richard Jon Smith - Meadowlands
Themba "Thiza" Nhlapo - Saka Dibom-Bom
The Big Dudes - Time is Moving On
Side 2 (to come)