Amazulu – All Over The World (12″)

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The sun is out and I feel the need for cheese. (and it is an 80’s blog)

Starting with the pop-reggae of Amazulu and their follow-up to “To0 Good To Be Forgotten.” Originally a six piece (5 women and one man)  Founded by percussionist Sharon Bailey and their first lead singer Rose Minor who was soon replaced by Annie Ruddock. Their first line up included bassist Clare Kenny, saxophonist Lesley Beach, guitarist Margo Sagov and drummer Nardo Bailey (the bloke). Their first manager was Chas Chandler. Former manager of X-Ray Spex and Adam Ant.

Here they had been trimmed down to a three piece and given the pop makeover on this track originally written by John Ogetti Kpiaye. Produced by Andy Hill (Bucks Fizz) and dub meister Dennis Bovell give it a synth backing with your 80’s saxophone sprinkled over the top. No extended version. B-sides include the more traditional reggae of “After Tonight” with a breezy backing vocals and a bit of flute. Finally there is a proper dub track (although short) of an older release, produced by Jerry Dammers and brass player, Dick Cuthell ; ah those horns!!

http://www17.zippyshare.com/v/9y3cLIrX/file.html

(Apologies for the sound it was obviously a well loved twelve by the one person who bought this on release.)

 

Island Records ‎– 12 IS 310amafrontcov

A1 All Over The World
A2 After Tonight
B Moonlight Romance (Dub)
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