Happy People

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Margino (real name Kim Kallie) is a South African artist. She sang with the reggae group Kariba and jazz rock outfit Turbo in the early 80's, and later did backing vocals for Future and others. She first shot to fame as a solo star with a version of ''Holiday'', which was released at the same time as Madonna's version. Recorded at RPM Recording Studios (Johannesburg, South Africa) in 1985, "Happy People" is a flawless album with dancefloor hits such as ''Happy People'', ''I'm Getting Out'' and ''One Hot Night'' and downtempo tunes such as ''You Turn Me On'', ''You Need A Woman'' and ''You''. For this reissue, Jamwax remaster the sound from the original tape and remake the artwork with its Andy Warhol ''Marilyn Monroe'' pop art style - pleasure for the eyes as well as the ears.


Patrick says: Unsurprisingly for a woman who shot to fame with a cover of "Holiday" (and whose recording name is fairly close to Madge!), this South African LP does boogie with the same pop shimmer as Madonna's Jellybean era, but also diverges into some neat AOR disco territories. Accidentally Balearic perhaps?


A1. You Turn Me On
A2. You Need A Woman
A3. You
B1. Happy People
B2. I'm Getting Out
B3. One Hot Night

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