All this reminiscing about the early days of the blog got me thinking about the greatest South African soul singer - and in my opinion one of the great singers full stop - the mighty Mpharanyana. I featured him a lot back then, but haven't done so for years. It's time to put that right.
"Sathane Ngiyeke" - Mpharanyana
"Moketa Wa Thabo" - Mpharanyana
On many of his records, Mpharanyana makes a distinctive little cough at some point. Apparently the first time it happened it was genuinely a cough, but they decided to make a thing of it, like when Bobby 'Blue' Bland clears his throat. And if its good enough for Bobby...