P.P. Arnold - Kafunta LP


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Label: Charly

The second album that former Ikette P.P. Arnold recorded for the Immediate label was entitled Kafunta and was produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. A fine collection of classic covers including "As Tears Go By" by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, a beautiful take of Beach Boy Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows", superb renditions of John Lennon and Paul McCartney classics "Yesterday" and "Eleanor Rigby" and the wonderful Bee Gee's gem "To Love Somebody". Her version of the Chip Taylor "Angel Of The Morning" was a big hit when released as a single and has been described as "...being performed with such a depth of yearning that no other version on earth will ever sound so majestic".

In 2015, P.P. Arnold was invited to tour South Africa for the first time in her career. To her surprise, she learnt that the Kafunta album had been widely popular in the country and an anthem for black South Africans fighting the apartheid regime.