Third World Child is studio album by South African artist Johnny Clegg and his band Savuka, released in 1987 and produced by Hilton Rosenthal.
Zulu and English lyrics, as well as political songs, it was the album which led Clegg to international fame. All songs were written by Johnny Clegg, except for Giyani in collaboration with V. Mavusa.
The track "Scatterlings of Africa" gave them an entry in the
UK Singles Chart, reaching No. 75 in May 1987.
The song "Great Heart" was covered by
Jimmy Buffett a year after its release for his album . The song has since become an opener for Hot Water Buffett's concerts, being played nearly every performance during the 2000 and 2003 tours. The 2000 tour was compiled into a live album, , but "Great Heart" was left on the Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays cutting room floor. However, many performances from the 2003 tour was captured on five out of seven of the Jimmy Buffett sound board live albums. Buffett originally heard the song after listening to Johnny Clegg cassette tapes while in France. [2 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Are You Ready?"
"Scatterlings Of Africa"
"Ring On Her Finger"
"Third World Child"
"Don't Walk Away"
Personnel [ edit ]
Johnny Clegg – lead vocals, guitar, umhuphe mouth bow Steve Mabuso – keyboards, backing vocals
Derek de Beer – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Jabu Mabuso – bass guitar, backing vocals
Keith Hutchinson – keyboards, saxophone, flute
Dudu Zulu – percussion
Bobby Summerfield – mixer, recording engineer, keyboard and drum programing.