Happy People

Release date: April, 19 of 2019

Margino (real name Kim Kallie) is a South African artist. She recorded her first song at the age of eight, when she performed ''Montreal'' with her mother Judy Page. 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'' (written by Lisa Stevens and Curtis Hudson, credited as Cathy Hudson), which was released at the same time as Madonna's version. Margino also had a hit in 1983 with a cover of In-Deep's ''Last Night a DJ Saved My Life'', that went to #16 on the South African Top 30 and charted for 10 weeks. She now runs a Performance Academy from her studio, and continues to perform on stage at events around Cape Town.

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''. All rhythm tracks were played by Attie Van Wyk (Keyboards, Synthesizer, Drum Machine) and Danny Bridgens (Guitar). The full album is a cream of boogie funk, disco and pop. For this reissue, Jamwax took the pleasure to remaster the sound from the original tape. The artwork was also remake with Andy Warhol ''Marilyn Monroe'' pop art style, for your eyes pleasure. 

Album review written by DJ Okapi (
Funky bubblegum grooves by Kim Kallie produced by the influential Attie van Wyk ("keyboards, synths, backing vocals and DMX drum machine"). Featuring guitarist Danny Bridgens (PT House, Children of Africa, The Goolers) and a duet with Byron du Plessis (who incredibly went became frontman of American rock group Toto in 1990) on 'You'. Other tracks include the footloose 'You Turn Me On', 'You Need A Woman' and 'I'm Getting Out', as well as covers of Pure Energy's 'One Hot Night' (written by Curtis Hudson) and 'You' by Norwegian band Lava ft Randy Crawford. On other albums Margino also had huge hits with near identical renditions of 'Holiday' (made famous by Madonna) and Indeep's 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life'.

Track A1 Happy People
Track A2 I'm Getting Out
Track A3 You Need A Woman
Track B1 You Turn Me On
Track B2 One Hot Night
Track B3 You
Vinyl LP, Reissue
Country France
Date April, 19 of 2019
Genre Boogie, Funk, Disco, Pop
Matrix JAMWAX LP 06
Recorded at RPM Recording Studio
Artwork Florian Weigel

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Happy People

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  • Artist: Margino
  • Label: Jamwax
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  • 19.99€