Kabaka International Guitar Band ( Led by Kabaka Opara ), Decca 1977

Goodafternoon, summer is really breaking through in the Netherlands.
Temperatures rise to far in the twenty’s ( Celsius ), weather for
a little Nigerian Highlife I’d say. Check this.
I found this LP on a recordfair not so long ago, an item that does
not give us the information we’d like to find. Backsleeve just tells
us titles, a year and nothing else. Nevertheless, the music is
worth a spin, or two.

tracks;

1 Izu kamma na nneji
2 Chukwu kere mmadu
3 Chineke wetuo ekwensu
4 Mangala special
5 Ichere chi amaghi onye iwu
6 Ajam ashi-mi

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Les Bantous de la Capitale, Sonafric 1976

Somewhere during the 60’s, an early member of OK Jazz, Jean Serge
Essous and Nino Malapet, also saxplayer, started up a bigband
Congolese style. Les Bantous de la Capitale, with Papa Noel,
Brazzos among others who joined Franco’s Band in Kinshasa later.
Did you know the ‘OK’ in OK Jazz stands for Orchestre Kinois ?,
Kinois means ‘from Kinshasa’. Listen to this 70’s highlight
by Les Bantous de la Capitale !

tracks;

1 Tcheko
2 Maboko na moto
3 Nouvelle cite
4 Boumamou sili5 Sakie
6 Tant pis pour les complexes
7 Au no.1 Gea Gisca
8 Gozar en la noche

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Seigneur Tabu Ley et l’Afrisa International – Rochereau vol. 4, INA 1980

Seigneur Tabu Ley, front

Now this, dear visitors, is a special album. When Docteur Nico
came back to Tabu Ley’s Afrisa in 1980, they made this LP.
Track nr. 2, ‘Resurrection’is of the hand of Docteur Nico.
He is considered to be one of the best guitarists ever by many.
I must agree this is a very good record, check it yourself.

tracks;

1 Ponce Pilate
2 Resurrection
3 Monument
4 Tezua

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Luambo Makiadi et le T.P.O.K. Jazz – Candidat na biso Mobutu, MOPAP 1984

Luambo Makiadi, front

Candidat na biso ( our candidate ) Mobutu is the sole subject
on this here LP by Luambo Makiadi ( Franco ).
As always, Franco delivers what we expect, great music.
Another African treasure at the Global Groove, enjoy it.

tracks;

1 Candidat na biso Mobutu A
2 Candidat na biso Mobutu B

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Elio Revé y su Ritmo….. Changüi, Siboney / Egrem 1982

Elio Revé, front

In August of 2008 I posted an album by Orchesta Revé, this one
is by the same artist but under his own name. Find the other
here . Elio Revé created a sound totally unique.
Born out of ‘Son’, his ‘Changüi’ with it’s almost funky warm bass
and hypnotic rhythms is the most famous. I found some more information
on this_page.

tracks;

1 Negra con pelo
2 Señores silencio
3 Tu eres mi ilusión
4 Mi ritmo changüi
5 A mí
6 Oyan coro
7 Matingó
8 Tu lunar
9 Vamos a Artemisa
10 Manyé pa’Catalina

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The Fantastic Pambou Tchicaya Tchico, La Voix d’or d’Afrique -and Lolo Lolitta – dans Tam-Tam d’Afrique,Africana Star

One of my biggest idols in Congolese music is Tchico, or
the Golden Voice of Africa, la Voix d’or d’Afrique. This LP
with Lolo Lolitta is one of the best I’ve heard, what splendid
guitarwork. Beautiful melodies and brought with passion, in all
aspects a killer. I wonder if you agree with me.

tracks;

1 Tam-tam d’Afrique
2 Nalembi
3 Felicia
4 Message

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Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz International -Experience 001, RAS 1979

Nico Mbarga, front

Look who’s back. Prince Nico Mbarga scored a huge hit in 1976
with Sweet Mother and eversince he sings about social and
family related matters. On this here album we hear about his
view on polygamy. Worn out cover but the LP itself
is still in quite good condition. Enjoy Nico Mbarga.

tracks;

1 Polygamy
2 Njikoka
3 Experience 001
4 Simple truth

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Kongo Retro Band 83 – Escale a Brazza, Universal Music Records 1983

Kongo Retro Band 83 is a group or was, existing from artists
from different countrys. Grand Kalle and Adou Elenga from
Zaïre, ( Congo and Zaïre were seperated ) Manuel d’Oliveira
& Les San-Salvador from Angola and Les Bantous et Guy Léon
Fylla from Congo. The vocal parts are taken care of by Lutumba,
( is it ‘le Poete Simaro’ ? ) Elba and Diasi. Many names of which
I know little, if anyone can enlighten us ? I do know this is a
beautiful album, get it while you can.

tracks;

1 Air fluvial
2 Basambala omoy
3 Samedi soir
4 Nandimi pasi

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Colompilation 2

One of our visitors suggested to make a second Colompilation.
I thought that would be a good idea, so I did. Here’s Colompilation
2, another 14 of my favourite Colombian tracks. Volume
up, empty the room and dance !

tracks;

1 Orquesta Ritmo de Sabanas – Porro Bonito
2 Nelson Diaz y el Combo de Duque Palomino – Que me coma el tigre
3 La Sonora Cordobesa – La mafafa
4 Los Golden Boys – El elevao
5 Emilio Oviedo – Yolanda
6 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La calle 13
7 Los Corraleros de Majagual – No te vayas cariño
8 Bovea y sus Vallenatos – La casa en el aire
9 Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros – La negra caliente
10 Los Corraleros de Majagual – La burrita
11 Pacho Galan – Quiero amanecer
12 Calixto Ochoa y su Conjunto – Pirulino
13 José Caceres Land – Suena la timba
14 Antonio Fuentes – Mi nena

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Joseito Mateo y su Orquesta – Baile, Ansonia

Good afternoon, today I felt like playing a little merengue and
who sings a better merengue than Joseito Mateo ? This LP on
Ansonia of which I cant seem to find any information, brings
us Joseito like no other. I am fund of this cover, with that
old microphone. Goza con el merengue de Joseito Mateo !

tracks;

1 Perjura
2 La vacuna
3 Carmen
4 Si me agarras goza
5 Fui
6 El amargado
7 A Baracoa me voy
8 Estoy amargado
9 Tienen melao
10 Borinqueña
11 Conozco tu pasado
12 Anoche soñe

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Mayos Muana Ngombo – Signé Eddy’Son, Eddy’Son Consortium Mondial

Orchestral leader, saxophone player Eddy Gustave somehow always
brings out the best in artists. The sessions on Eddy’Son Consortium
Mondial draw my immediate attention when I find them. Such as this
one by Mayos, outstanding vocals. I am also exited
by the extraordinairy work of this drummer, ‘Nole Ti-Paul’, very
nice and tight. And of course Eddy’s sax, superb like always.

tracks;

1 Nalembi-kotuna
2 Mualey-nangay
3 Mobali-nangay
4 Mitumba-libisa

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Verckys, african 1973

Verckys, front

Saxophone player Kiamanguana Verckys was one of the members
of OK Jazz for years and later started his own Orchestre Veve.
This LP’s first side, with Orchestre Veve is recorded in 1969
if I’m not mistaking. B-side is from 1973 and so is this album.
Tracks 5,6,7 and 8 are with Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards.
What can I say? this is so beautiful, no words…

tracks;

1 Bankoko Baboyi
2 Mbombo eyenga
3 Nakomitunaka
4 N’dia
5 Dellya
6 Maria Mboka
7 Tokosenga na nzambe
8 Biki

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