THE BHUNDU BOYS - Hupenyu Hwepasi (1984)

Black Talent/Shed, BTMR004

Early album from Zimbabwean jit-jive kings. Notes feature detailed biographies of Rise Kagona (guitar, vocals), Biggie Tembo (guitar, vocals), Shakie Kangwena (keys) and Kenny Chitsvatsva (drums) and the history of the band. "The group was formed in 1980 as a backing band for Son Takura a visiting singer, but when the tours were over, there was sufficient demand for the group that they stayed together and started recording...

"Bhundu Boys enjoy a lot of popularity, and when their own personalities are explored, it is easy to see why. The individual members are a conglomerate of varying characters, ranging from the quiet to the outrageous..."