Orchestre Yanga-Yanga,Pathé Marconi / EMI 1977

Orchestre Yanga-Yanga, front, cd size

Dear groovers around the world, you’ve really got to help me out here.
I didn’t manage to find out anything useful about this group and LP.
Beside a few names the backsleeve leaves us in the dark completely.
Dene Wade, Lutumba and Edia are the only names given behind
the tracknames. Of course we know Lutumba Simaro but is it him
the backsleeve speaks about ? Even Bolingo’s fantastic discography
has no 2( C 064-15809 ) in it’s listing. So, if you know ‘anything’ useful
on the topic, please leave us a comment, thanks. Listen.

tracks;

1 Mayela 1
2 Mayela 2
3 Mokili mabaku 1
4 Mokili mabaku 2
5 Toyaka na mokili 1
6 Toyaka na mokili 2
7 Yoka olito 1
8 Yoka olito 2

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22 thoughts on “Orchestre Yanga-Yanga,Pathé Marconi / EMI 1977

  1. Moos, I remember listenign to this LP in a record store many many years ago. I was intrigued by it, but settle on something else. So very nice to hear it again.
    Thanks!

  2. Moos, I remember listenign to this LP in a record store many many years ago. I was intrigued by it, but settle on something else. So very nice to hear it again.
    Thanks!

  3. Yesterday after I posted this LP, our friend Bolingo sent us a reaction and I published it right away. Somehow this morning it was gone ?
    He said the following;
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Been on the lookout for this one for years and years. I still find no other words than thank you! Maybe I could add just a little something more… I like your blog 😉

  4. Yesterday after I posted this LP, our friend Bolingo sent us a reaction and I published it right away. Somehow this morning it was gone ?
    He said the following;
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Been on the lookout for this one for years and years. I still find no other words than thank you! Maybe I could add just a little something more… I like your blog 😉

  5. Strange It disappeared Moos!
    Anyhow it is verbatim what I wrote and just let me add that after listening several times today. It is a great record.

    so…

    Thank you, thank you, thank you….

    b.t.w. the only other Yanga-Yanga I know of is from a 45 on the label TON 33
    song is Bamama part 1&2 – Lingala – Kandolo Rondo – Orch. Yanga-Yanga
    http://www.bolingo.org/audio/africa/kenya/other45/45labels_kenya.htm

    I don’t remember right now what my source is but it may well be hanging around here in some pile, maybe it is the same group or members from the group went to Kenya and recorded there or it could also be just a Kenyan pressing. I’ll have to find it “physically” before I can check properly 😉

  6. Strange It disappeared Moos!
    Anyhow it is verbatim what I wrote and just let me add that after listening several times today. It is a great record.

    so…

    Thank you, thank you, thank you….

    b.t.w. the only other Yanga-Yanga I know of is from a 45 on the label TON 33
    song is Bamama part 1&2 – Lingala – Kandolo Rondo – Orch. Yanga-Yanga
    http://www.bolingo.org/audio/africa/kenya/other45/45labels_kenya.htm

    I don’t remember right now what my source is but it may well be hanging around here in some pile, maybe it is the same group or members from the group went to Kenya and recorded there or it could also be just a Kenyan pressing. I’ll have to find it “physically” before I can check properly 😉

  7. “Dene Wade” rang a bell. A certain “Denewade” composed the tune “Kobondela” played by Orch Kiam. Whether he was a member of Kiam or not cannot be determined from the personnel listings I can find. And given the sparse info on the back of this LP, there’s no real statement that Dene Wade was a member of Yanga Yanga either. Whatever the case, an “Anto Denewade” later shows up as a guitarist in Langa Langa Stars and Les Super Stars.

  8. “Dene Wade” rang a bell. A certain “Denewade” composed the tune “Kobondela” played by Orch Kiam. Whether he was a member of Kiam or not cannot be determined from the personnel listings I can find. And given the sparse info on the back of this LP, there’s no real statement that Dene Wade was a member of Yanga Yanga either. Whatever the case, an “Anto Denewade” later shows up as a guitarist in Langa Langa Stars and Les Super Stars.

  9. there’s at least one other single by yanga yanga – bamama – a friend recorded for me off a very scratchy 45, unfortunately I don’t have label or composer on that one. However, possibly in keeping with the connection to Kiam that joe mentioned – Orchestre Kiam published the song “yanga yanga” on SAKUMUNA 12 in 1974 (see http://www.muzikifan.com/veve.html) maybe the band is named after the song – it wouldn’t be the first time

  10. there’s at least one other single by yanga yanga – bamama – a friend recorded for me off a very scratchy 45, unfortunately I don’t have label or composer on that one. However, possibly in keeping with the connection to Kiam that joe mentioned – Orchestre Kiam published the song “yanga yanga” on SAKUMUNA 12 in 1974 (see http://www.muzikifan.com/veve.html) maybe the band is named after the song – it wouldn’t be the first time

  11. there’s at least one other single by yanga yanga – bamama – a friend recorded for me off a very scratchy 45, unfortunately I don’t have label or composer on that one. However, possibly in keeping with the connection to Kiam that joe mentioned – Orchestre Kiam published the song “yanga yanga” on SAKUMUNA 12 in 1974 (see http://www.muzikifan.com/veve.html) maybe the band is named after the song – it wouldn’t be the first time

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