The Boyoyo Boys

Back in Town

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The Boyoyo Boys, among South Africa's premier township ensembles, had to regroup following the 1984 slaying of drummer Archie Mohlala. They took a break before regrouping for this smashing comeback set in 1987. The ten tracks on this CD were prototype Boyoyo Boys material; all were three-minute, steaming workouts with punchy guitar lines, torrid sax and funky bass/drum interplay, everything linked by rousing group vocals and harmonies. Despite being only a 30-minute disc, it doesn't qualify as a ripoff item.

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