Théo-Blaise Kounkou – Zenaba,Adios Records

This blog, my dear friends of the Global Groove, is helping me
big time. In the first place of course cause it opens the way to
you. You know how hard it is to find like-minded people among
your acquaintances. Through this portal I reach you, at last someone
who knows what I’m talking about, as far as I know myself that is.
Second thing to help me is the fact that every post means one less
LP to digitize. The goal is to digitize every LP that’s not been released
as a CD and I gathered quite some over the years. It’s fun to do and
if you think I got no social life left, please don’t worrie. I’m a happy guy.

Now about today’s post, I am very glad to add this one to the galery.
Accompanied by the great guitar of Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Sam Mangwana
and the African All Stars, this LP is a killer. Théo Blaise Kounkou’s
sweet voice matches perfect with the sound of this superb Band.
So, hang on, down this one and listen, I’m sure you’ll
manage to find the time, it’s too good to leave.

tracks;

1 Zenaba
2 Liteya choc
3 Alesia
4 Massy

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21 thoughts on “Théo-Blaise Kounkou – Zenaba,Adios Records

  1. Hey Moos – I’ve been reading your blog every day for nearly a year now, and it’s really changed my life. I had no idea all of this music was available – especially since it’s all out of print and impossible to buy anywhere. Keep up the great work – you’ve got lots of fans around the globe.

    And put up more soukous if you can – love it!!

    Cheers from Georgia USA!

  2. You know? My dog is like your dog, just that mine is female… another thing in common

    great work!
    Happy guy continues…
    the way is the right one

    Thanks

  3. Moos,

    Words I can relate to. People like the old African stuff I play (some of it yours) but they would often rather just hear a bit of Orc. Boabab or the Buena Vista nothing wrong with them) than keep exploring. It’s really nice to find people like yourself that are as fanatical as I am & have better record collections.

    Thanks as always.

    J

  4. Thanks Moos,

    This is one of the records the bar next to my house played over and over, when I lived in Upper Volta in the early eighties. The guitar parts of Lokassa have always been an inspiration, as you can read on my website. Other records which were continually played were Sam Mangwana (Affaire Disco), a record by Tidiane Coulibaly and the Dafra Star of Bobo Dioulasso, and Sory Bamba’s Porry, which is still one of my favourites.

  5. Thanks Moos,

    This is one of the records the bar next to my house played over and over, when I lived in Upper Volta in the early eighties. The guitar parts of Lokassa have always been an inspiration, as you can read on my website. Other records which were continually played were Sam Mangwana (Affaire Disco), a record by Tidiane Coulibaly and the Dafra Star of Bobo Dioulasso, and Sory Bamba’s Porry, which is still one of my favourites.

  6. According to Gary Stewart’s book Rumba on the River, and the discography on http://www.djembe.dk/sam/ this is not the same LP as the one posted before:

    http://globalgroovers.blogspot.com/2008/10/tho-blaise-kounkou-zenaba-eddyson-1981.html

    That’s supposed to be a re-recorded version he did for Eddy’son, while this is supposed to be the original LP recorded with African All Stars in late 70s.

    So is that what’s happening here? I haven’t heard the Eddy’Son LP yet, so I can’t compare..

  7. According to Gary Stewart’s book Rumba on the River, and the discography on http://www.djembe.dk/sam/ this is not the same LP as the one posted before:

    http://globalgroovers.blogspot.com/2008/10/tho-blaise-kounkou-zenaba-eddyson-1981.html

    That’s supposed to be a re-recorded version he did for Eddy’son, while this is supposed to be the original LP recorded with African All Stars in late 70s.

    So is that what’s happening here? I haven’t heard the Eddy’Son LP yet, so I can’t compare..

  8. Hi Moos,

    Another important thing this blog is bringing you: LOTS of good karma. Your blog helps preserve and spread some of the incredible wealth of African and Caribbean music. Really, you should ask the UN to subsidize this blog and your record collecting!

    I’m currently backpacking in Mexico, so no opportunities for downloading, but I see I’ll have a lot of catching up to do when I get back … fortunately MediaFire supports multiple simultaneous downloads!

    Keep up the great work, and thank you for the music!

    Marc

  9. Hi Moos,

    Another important thing this blog is bringing you: LOTS of good karma. Your blog helps preserve and spread some of the incredible wealth of African and Caribbean music. Really, you should ask the UN to subsidize this blog and your record collecting!

    I’m currently backpacking in Mexico, so no opportunities for downloading, but I see I’ll have a lot of catching up to do when I get back … fortunately MediaFire supports multiple simultaneous downloads!

    Keep up the great work, and thank you for the music!

    Marc

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