Whilst the very successful Springbok Hits series was performed by session musicians, the Pop Shop series released by MFP (Music For Pleasure) featured the original artists. The albums included a mix of local and international songs that were SA radio hits at the time. Compiled by Martin Locke.
Pop Shop spawned a couple of Pop Shop Spectacular double albums, a few Pop Shop Gold albums and a TV programme in the early days of SABC-TV (late 70s).
The Pop Shop series continued at a rate of about 3 to 4 a year until number 51(to the best of my knowledge), released in 1991.
- I Hate The Music - John Paul Young
- Every Face Tells A Story - Olivia Newton-John
- Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
- Nice And Slow - Jesse Green
The Other Side Of Me - Richard Loring
Take My Heart - Pendulum
- Smile - Pussycat
Venus - Stockley Sisters
- Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary McGregor
What Have I Done - Michael Eager
- Swiss Lady - Pepe Lienhard Band
- Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
South African artists are highlighted.
August 1977, MFP, SRSJ 8013
Original album supplied by Mark Gibbs.
Visit the Pop Shop Track Listings website compiled by René Mullenders.
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