Mango Groove

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Hugely popular South African multiracial afro-pop crossover band, founded around 1983 and still active, albeit with a reduced and changed membership. At their peak they could boast some eleven members.

Mango Groove's career has spanned an exciting and turbulent time in South Africa’s history. Since its first iconic multi-platinum release in 1989, the band, together with its charismatic lead singer Claire Johnston, has gone on to become a household name in South Africa. Mango Groove has a special place in the hearts of South Africans, and in terms of its airplay across all radio and TV stations, continues to be an act that truly reaches everyone, young and old.

Many people have tried to define the Mango Groove sound, and have resorted to a host of adjectives and phrases to do this: Kwela/Marabi Pop, SA Pop, Big Band Swing Pop, Eclecto-Pop, and so on. Certainly, the Mango Sound is a pop sound, aiming at simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies and certainly it is eclectic. This eclecticism is primarily reflected in the extent to which Mango Groove has drawn on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the ‘40’s and 50’s.
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Albums

JD 36027 Mango Groove - Mango Groove album art Mango Groove Mango Groove (Album) Tusk Music, Tusk Music JD 36027 France 1989 Sell This Version
TUCD 14, CD TUCD (F) 14 Mango Groove - Hometalk album art Mango Groove Hometalk (Album) Tusk Music, Tusk Music TUCD 14, CD TUCD (F) 14 South Africa 1990 Sell This Version
ZWON 120 Mango Groove - Another Country album art Mango Groove Another Country (Album) One World Entertainment (2) ZWON 120 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
WOND136 Mango Groove - Eat A Mango album art Mango Groove Eat A Mango (Album) Tusk Music WOND136 South Africa 1995 Sell This Version
CDEMC(WIS)6542 Mango Groove - Bang The Drum album art Mango Groove Bang The Drum (Album) EMI CDEMC(WIS)6542 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
9029589216 Mango Groove - Faces To The Sun album art Mango Groove Faces To The Sun(2xCD, Album) Warner Music South Africa 9029589216 South Africa 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

XMC 123 Mango Groove - Dance Some More (Supper Dub) album art Mango Groove Dance Some More (Supper Dub) (Single) MINC XMC 123 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
SONO M016 Mango Groove - Two Hearts album art Mango Groove Two Hearts(12", Maxi) Sonovision (3) SONO M016 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
PRS 33 Mango Groove - Love Is (The Hardest Part) album art Mango Groove Love Is (The Hardest Part)(7", Single) Priority (8) PRS 33 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
PRM 1232 Mango Groove - We Are Party album art Mango Groove We Are Party(12", Maxi) Priority (8) PRM 1232 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
PRM 1240 Mango Groove - Move Up album art Mango Groove Move Up (Single, EP) Priority (8) PRM 1240 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
PRS 40 Mango Groove - Move Up / Tropical Rain album art Mango Groove Move Up / Tropical Rain(7", Single) Priority (8) PRS 40 South Africa 1987 Sell This Version
RPM 00/660 Mango Groove - Mau Mau Eyes album art Mango Groove Mau Mau Eyes(7") RPM RPM 00/660 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
174349-7 Mango Groove - Special Star album art Mango Groove Special Star (Maxi, Single) EMI France 174349-7 France 1990 Sell This Version
560227 Mango Groove - Dance Some More album art Mango Groove Dance Some More (Maxi) Atco Records 560227 France 1989 Sell This Version
95230 Mango Groove - Island Boy album art Mango Groove Island Boy(CD, Single) Cent Pour Cent 95230 France 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

MBECD MG 1001 Mango Groove - The Best Of album art Mango Groove The Best Of (Comp) Red Earth Music MBECD MG 1001 Hong Kong 1995 Sell This Version
CDEMCJ (WR) 5730, 724382335023 Mango Groove - Dance Sum More - All The Hits So Far album art Mango Groove Dance Sum More - All The Hits So Far(CD, Album, Comp) EMI Music South Africa (Pty) Ltd., EMI 100 CDEMCJ (WR) 5730, 724382335023 South Africa 1997 Sell This Version
CDRED 667 Mango Groove - The Best Of album art Mango Groove The Best Of(CD, Album, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDRED 667 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
CDGSP3081 (FN) Mango Groove - Moments Away, Love Songs And Lullabies: 1990 - 2006 album art Mango Groove Moments Away, Love Songs And Lullabies: 1990 - 2006(CD, Album, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDGSP3081 (FN) South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
CDREDD 694 (AN) Mango Groove - The Essential Mango Groove album art Mango Groove The Essential Mango Groove(2xCD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDREDD 694 (AN) South Africa 2008 Sell This Version
CDPS 040 Mango Groove - Great South African Performers album art Mango Groove Great South African Performers(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDPS 040 South Africa 2011 Sell This Version
CDGRC 3899 Mango Groove - Shhhhh…! Have You Heard? The Ultimate Collection album art Mango Groove Shhhhh…! Have You Heard? The Ultimate Collection(2xCD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDGRC 3899 South Africa 2011 Sell This Version
CDPS 195 Mango Groove - Mango Groove / Another Country album art Mango Groove Mango Groove / Another Country(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDPS 195 South Africa 2011 Sell This Version
CDPS 199 Mango Groove - Hometalk / Eat A Mango album art Mango Groove Hometalk / Eat A Mango(CD, Comp) Gallo Record Company CDPS 199 South Africa 2011 Sell This Version