August '17

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Coming up we'll be checking out albums by TERYLENE, THE RIBBONS, BIBBI, POOSH and more.

ZIZI KONGO - Back To Back (1990)

Leopard/Hit City, LEO030
Producers & Engineers: John Galanakis & RF Gumbi
Recorded at: Platinum


Following the success of her 1988 debut Come Duze, Zizi Kongo returned with Back To Back. Spreading her wings as an artist, Kongo (real name Elizabeth Mkhwanazi) pens two of the songs on the album ('Ma-Africa' and 'Makabasa'). Dan Nkosi (who wrote all the tracks on her debut album as well as co-produced) takes a step back, this time writing two tracks (the title track and 'Samariya') and leaving the production and all instruments to John Galanakis and Felani Gumbi, also credited with writing two tracks apiece. 

The producers write: "It's been a pleasure working with a talented singer like Zizi. It gives us great satisfaction being able to uncover another side of her, particularly as a potential songwriter of the future. We hope you, her fans, will love her more and encourage her songwriting by listening and supporting her music."

Featuring backing vocals by members of Pure Gold as well as Marilyn Nokwe, Faith Kekana, Beulah Hase and Stella Khumalo, with extra synths by the likes of Vuka Mbele (Vibe Talk, Amaqabane). 


* Mint copies of this album are for sale here.