What a lot of great bands early seventies in Congo. I am posting
the music but am learning just as much as you folks. This collector
on african brings us more obscure artists from those days and although
I planned to make a move to a different African direction, you convinced me
to do another Congolese album today. The album starts with a sublime
track by Johnny Bokelo and his Orchestre Conga, sweet guitarsound,
and it ends with Franco’s O.K. Jazz and ‘Ou est le serieux?’. In between
quite a few names that are new to me too. Elegance Jazz, Surprise
Los Angel, Symba, Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa or Zembe-Zembe.
I didn’t know one of them and they all perform beautifully. We are also very
lucky the LP is in mint condition and sounds as new. I found this one at
the fair with a load of brothers and sisters, only now I slowly discover what
a treasurebox I bumped into. Happy to be in the opportunity to share
so much delightful music with you, we’re all lucky bastards here.
1 Orchestre Conga – Ngoya
2 Orchestre Elegance-Jazz – Ngalula Marthe
3 Orchestre Surprise Los Angel – Tata nkento
4 Orchestre Symba – Mibali ya simba
5 Orchestre Bella-Bella – Nzamba mokonzi
6 Orchestre Elegance-Jazz – Lisumu lisango
7 Orchestre l’International Afrisa – Aon-Aon
8 Orchestre Mando Negro Kwala-Kwa – Massamba M.J.
9 Orchestre TP Zembe-Zembe – Kenge No 3
10 Orchestre TP O.K. Jazz – Ou est le serieux?