THE BIG DUDES – Leave Her Alone (1987)

CCP / family / EMI
FLY (O) 4051621
Producer: Mally Watson
Engineer: Richard Mitchell

Determined to prove a point, the Big Dudes ventured out on their own with their ambiguously titled 1987 release, retaining producer Mally Watson and bringing in the prolific engineer Richard Mitchell. Big Dude number one Dumisani Ngubeni had also hit the road, leaving only Sammy Klaas and David Mabaso, who brought in Bushy Seathlolo on keyboards.
In the sleeve notes they pay tribute to Brenda and Dumisane. “They were times we will never forget. Perhaps one day our paths will cross again. But life goes on and so, following our decision to go our separate ways, we have decided to keep the Big Dudes fire burning in their hears and souls of our fans…. We are proud to offer you our debut LP. We loved recording each and every note and we know you won’t be disappointed.”It’s another four-track album, with “Supernatural Love,” “Kiss Kiss” and “Hamba Uzo Buya” complementing the title track. It’s a great album, full of hardcore synths and energetic backing vocals. But without Brenda, the Big Dudes became mediocre okes.