The band formed primarily as an all female band, except one member, Nardo Bailey on drums. The name "Amazulu" is taken from the Zulu language word for the Zulu people. Former manager for X-Ray Spex and Adam & the Ants, Falcon Stuart discovered the act and helped promote their first single, "Cairo" to modest success in the UK, including airplay by John Peel. The Amazulu started gaining appearances on TV Top of the Pops (1985) and The Young Ones (1984) which helped trigger their fame amongst a wider audience with hits such as "Moonlight Romance" and "Excitable". The band broke into the United States with "Montego Bay" (a cover of the 1970 song by Bobby Bloom) in 1986. That same year saw the release of their eponymous full length album, released on Island Records. They achieved a great success in the UK with "Too Good To Be Forgotten", which made it to #5 in 1986, their best showing there.
Label: Mango Catalog#: MLPS 9805 Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation Country: US Released: 1986 Genre: Electronic, Pop, Reggae Style: Synth-pop, Disco
A1 Too Good To Be Forgotten (3:03) Producer - Christopher Neil Written-By - B. Acklin , E. Record A2 Excitable (Soca Mix) (3:27) Producer - Christopher Neil Remix - Stephen Street Written-By - H. Bogdanova A3 After Tonight (3:57) Written-By - Pottinger Written-By, Producer - Bovell A4 All Over The World (3:19) Producer - Andy Hill , Dennis Bovell Written-By - John Kpalye A5 The Things The Lonely Do (3:43) Producer - Christopher Neil Written-By - M. Galfey, P. Glenister B1 Montego Bay (3:02) Producer - Andy Hill Written-By - B. Bloom , J. Barry B2 Don't You Just Know It (3:05) Producer - Christopher Neil Written-By - H. Smith* , J. Vincent* B3 Cairo (3:27) Producer - Andy Hill Written-By - J. Sandosa B4 Moonlight Romance (3:29) Producer - Dick Cuthell , Jerry Dammers Written-By - Amazulu B5 Upright Forward (4:04) Producer - Cliff Whyte Written-By - Amazulu