A interesting Double A-side from Bananarama and The Fun Boy Three.
“Really Sayin'” is the long mix by John Luongo which is slightly quicker and reverbs the vocals about. Stripping it down and building it back up. A cover originally done by The Velvelettes
From 1982 and having a their debut release on the other side, “Aie A Mwana” from the previous year. It was a cover of a 70’s disco hit written by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter Dad, David and Belgium Jean Kluger. Originally by Black Blood in 1975 and sung in Swahili, this is quirky, New Wave disco with plenty of dub effects, produced by John Martin and Paul Cook (Sex Pistols drummer). The session musicians do really well alongside Cook who adds his drums. I’m guessing this is the polished but extended version that later appeared on their debut LP done by John Luongo. Nice dub btw!
Here is the post of the original UK 12″ with a different B-side and shorter mix
London Records – LLD 101
|A||Bananarama And Fun Boy Three||He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’||7:54|
|B1||Bananarama||Aie A Mwana||6:45|
|B2||Bananarama||Aie A Mwana (Dub Mix)||4:38|