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The First
Pop Shop

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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.


  1. I Hate The Music - John Paul Young
  2. Every Face Tells A Story - Olivia Newton-John
  3. Devil Woman - Cliff Richard
  4. Nice And Slow - Jesse Green
  5. The Other Side Of Me - Richard Loring
  6. Take My Heart - Pendulum
  7. Smile - Pussycat
  8. Venus - Stockley Sisters
  9. Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary McGregor
  10. What Have I Done - Michael Eager
  11. Swiss Lady - Pepe Lienhard Band
  12. Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy

South African artists are highlighted.

Release information:

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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