Tui, The Entertainer (1975)
I love Prince Tui Teka – as I said here I consider him a hero, one of the greatest voices – and talents – this country ever produced. I’ve got a couple of compilations and a worn-out copy of that near-ubiquitous live album but this is the first official studio album I’ve found by him; a really great copy – mint condition – this is his second solo album, billed as just “Tui” and backed by The Quincy Conserve with The Yandall Sisters offering back-up vocals. It’s a powerhouse record – a great display of the big man’s voice and his heart and repertoire. I don’t often put records on hold – but I had to have this one, and couldn’t – at the time of spotting it – quite afford it. I found a way shortly after (hey – they’re only shoes! Right?) – and I’m very happy to have this. A favourite set of recordings from one of my all-time favourites.
Sample Track: Killing Me Softly
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