South African’s seemed to like the songs that Mouth & MacNeal, a Dutch duo, performed as we sent Sharon Tandy and Billy Forrest’s cover of their ‘Hello-A’ to number 5 in our charts in the same year that The Rising Sons’ cover of their ‘How Do You Do’ went to number 4. While we liked the songs of Mouth & MacNeal, we didn’t take to their perfomances as they never charted themselves.
The Rising Sons, who haled from Pietermaritzburg, took the Mouth & MacNeal stomp-a-long version and turned it into a lighter-footed version with the quieter female vocal section being more breathy and accompanied by a light touch organ where M&M used a plain pop vocal over a string section. There is also a slighty countrified sound to the Rising Sons version.
But whether you prefer the Mouth & MacNeal version or the Rising Sons one, there is no denying that this is a catchy song that has you tapping your foot (or stomping it in the case of the original) along to.
Where to find it:
Various Artists – The Best of SA Pop Volume 3 (1994) GSP, CDREDD 610