Joy (32)

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South African female group active from 1978 to 1982.

Joy is a South African female vocal group, who had a charts-topping hit in South Africa in 1980 with "Paradise Road". The record spent nine weeks at the No. 1 spot, and went on to become considered an unofficial South African anthem. Felicia Marion, Thoka Ndlozi and Anneline Malebo joined forces in 1979 and proceeded to set South African stages alight with colourful and fiery performances. They were very successful in the South African charts as well.

Prior to their forming, each singer led a solo career. Thoka Ndlozi had appeared in a couple of Gibson Kente's productions, Zwi and Sikalo, and had sung with the Uncle Joe Rhythm Cabins. Felicia Marian did backing vocals for Sammy Brown and toured the country with the Sound Black Shows. Anneline Malebo toured with the Rockets and recorded two solo singles: "Let's Live Together" (1976) and "Love The Way You Love" (1977). Brenda Fassie sang with Joy for a short period, filling in for Anneline Malebo who was on maternity leave.

Joy have supported Lamont Dozier, Timmy Thomas, Clarence Carter and Dobie Gray on their South African tours, and Leo Sayer at Sun City. The trio also held a lengthy singing-recording relationship with Spirits Rejoice. Joy won two SARIE Awards for Best Vocal Group and Best English LP of the Year in 1980. They broke up in 1983.
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PVBL 9000 Joy (32) - Paradise Road album art Joy (32) Paradise Road(LP, Album) RPM, Café Society PVBL 9000 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
PVBL 9002 Joy (32) - High Life album art Joy (32) High Life(LP, Album) Café Society PVBL 9002 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0030.129 Joy (32) - Jerusalem album art Joy (32) Jerusalem(7", Single) Metronome 0030.129 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
POS 542 Joy (32) - Devil With Angel Eyes album art Joy (32) Devil With Angel Eyes(7") Logo (5) POS 542 South Africa 1978 Sell This Version
AS 105 532 Joy (32) - Mr. Cool / Nobody Is Free album art Joy (32) Mr. Cool / Nobody Is Free(7", Single) Antagon AS 105 532 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
PVB 301 Joy (32) - Ain't Gonna Stop (Till I Get To The Top) / Get Up! Stand Up! album art Joy (32) Ain't Gonna Stop (Till I Get To The Top) / Get Up! Stand Up! (Single) Ariola, RPM, Blue Chip (8) PVB 301 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
6.12930 Joy (32) - Paradise Road album art Joy (32) Paradise Road (Single) Blue Chip (8) 6.12930 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
PVB 311 Joy (32) - Let Me Go / Let Love Change The World (Song For Johnny Rhythm) album art Joy (32) Let Me Go / Let Love Change The World (Song For Johnny Rhythm)(7", EP) Café Society PVB 311 1981 Sell This Version
PVB 308 Joy (32) - Love-Chain Reaction album art Joy (32) Love-Chain Reaction(7", Single) Café Society PVB 308 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
PVB 313 Joy (32) - Everyday Hero album art Joy (32) Everyday Hero(7") RPM, Café Society PVB 313 South Africa 1981 Sell This Version
WIP 6819 Joy (32) - State Of Independence / Pata-Pata album art Joy (32) State Of Independence / Pata-Pata (Single) Island Records WIP 6819 UK 1982 Sell This Version
880121 -7 Joy (32) - Orang Outang album art Joy (32) Orang Outang(7") Ibach Distribution 880121 -7 France 1984 Sell This Version