African Retro vol.1 ‘Pont sur le Zaïre’ -Various Artists, Pathé Marconi / EMI 1976

African Retro vol.1, front

From 1976 we have this collection of Congolese songs called
African Retro vol.1 ‘Pont sur le Zaïre’. On side one, 6 songs
by the great Orchestre OK Jazz. Track #4 was written by Coimy,
track #5 by Dele, the other 4 tracks by Franco. On the second side
#1&2 by Essous, Orchestre Bantous, #5&6 also Orchestre Bantous
#5 by Essous and #6 by Mujos. Tracks 3&4 are by Orchestre Cercul.
#3 written by Henry Biby de Massouka and #4 by Franklin Boukaka.
Some fireworks saved for you at the end of the year, cheers.

tracks;

1 Orchestre OK Jazz – Misele
2 Orchestre OK Jazz – On a ose le dire
3 Orchestre OK Jazz – Polo
4 Orchestre OK Jazz – Bolingo ya bougie
5 Orchestre OK Jazz – Si tu bois beaucoup
6 Orchestre OK Jazz – Le temps passe
7 Orchestre Bantous – Pa’ vacillar
8 Orchestre Bantous – Bantous pachanga
9 Orchestre Cercul – Mobali ya craneur
10 Orchestre Cercul – Honole
11 Orchestre Bantous – Endiable merengue
12 Orchestre Bantous – Tout Brazza

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23 thoughts on “African Retro vol.1 ‘Pont sur le Zaïre’ -Various Artists, Pathé Marconi / EMI 1976

  1. hum, I prefer the fur of the women of your Christmas compilation. By the way is there any possibility to get the email or the phone number of those wonderful creatures ?

  2. hum, I prefer the fur of the women of your Christmas compilation. By the way is there any possibility to get the email or the phone number of those wonderful creatures ?

  3. Thank you for ending the year with Congolese music – will the new year also begin with this hot genre?

    Happy New Year to Moos and the entire Global Groove family! Apurva from Pune, India.

  4. Thank you for ending the year with Congolese music – will the new year also begin with this hot genre?

    Happy New Year to Moos and the entire Global Groove family! Apurva from Pune, India.

  5. What a great post, Moos! Thanks very much. I hope you can find the other volumes and share them in the New Year. I bet it will be a great one over here at GG! Cheers!

  6. What a great post, Moos! Thanks very much. I hope you can find the other volumes and share them in the New Year. I bet it will be a great one over here at GG! Cheers!

  7. A DJ we all know as Moos
    Gives us post after post, you can choose
    Congolese or Calypso
    (There all such nice rips), so
    With no further adieus, Moos, thank youze!

    Happy New Year!

  8. A DJ we all know as Moos
    Gives us post after post, you can choose
    Congolese or Calypso
    (There all such nice rips), so
    With no further adieus, Moos, thank youze!

    Happy New Year!

  9. Thank you very much for all the 100s of best african and carribean music that you’ve given back to the memory of the world! I have collected all. To open your blog is the first what I do if I come home from work (after the kiss for my wife) and I’m always surprised.
    Happy New Year to You and all Global Groovers

  10. Thank you very much for all the 100s of best african and carribean music that you’ve given back to the memory of the world! I have collected all. To open your blog is the first what I do if I come home from work (after the kiss for my wife) and I’m always surprised.
    Happy New Year to You and all Global Groovers

  11. Strangely, this compilation was originally released in 1960s in the UK, on the Parlophone label, entitled ‘Bridge Over The Congo’, which presumably explains the odd title of this version. It’s one of the very rarest UK African LPs. I got a cassette dub of it many years ago, missing the last track, so I am absolutely delighted to get this rip with its superior sound and full complement of tracks. Many thanks, as always,and Happy New Year.

  12. Strangely, this compilation was originally released in 1960s in the UK, on the Parlophone label, entitled ‘Bridge Over The Congo’, which presumably explains the odd title of this version. It’s one of the very rarest UK African LPs. I got a cassette dub of it many years ago, missing the last track, so I am absolutely delighted to get this rip with its superior sound and full complement of tracks. Many thanks, as always,and Happy New Year.

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