I listened to this Lp many, many times as a teen in the mid to late 80s. I probably haven't heard the whole disc since the mid-90s. Fresh listen 2022: the production and sound are solid. The band swings. Great arrangements. Bob would've made one hell of an R&B belter. As I find reggae a bit repetitive and tiresome these days, I wish he'd gone that route. Overall, the musical stylings on this Lp eschew the repetitiveness of a lot of reggae, so it's going back in the rotation.
I'm not a massive jazz hound but I can appreciate this. I'm familiar with the artist's name, but can't recall ever having heard his music before. Minawa is really lovely cut. It wouldn't be out of place on Coltrane's magisterial A Love Supreme. I checked out another album of Masekela's, The Promise of a Future, and really enjoyed that one, too. I adore trumpets, and Mr. Masekela has great tone. I'll probably throw this on the Sonos as the background tuneage for dinner with the missus some evening soon. I think she'll dig it.
Never cottoned to Britpop, but this was ok. I was more of a Leatherface or MBV guy, but this was good. I enjoyed the post-punk and Beatlesesque flourishes.