Op verzoek van een van onze trouwe bezoekers,
uit Côte d’Ivoire is dit gitarist Ernesto Djedje met zijn tweede
elpee genaamd ‘Le Roi Ziglibithien’. Ernesto was een van Ivoor-
kust’s meest populaire artiesten tot zijn vroegtijdige dood in 1983.
Hij werd slechts 35 jaar oud. Luister naar de koning Ziglibithien..
On special request of one of our loyal visitors,
from Côte d’Ivoire this is guitarist and singer Ernesto Djedje with
his second album ‘Le Roi Ziglibithien”. Ernesto was one of Ivory
coast’s most popular artists until his untimely death in 1983.
he was only 35 years of age. Listen to the king Ziglibithien..
Tomorrow we’ll already live the shortest day of the year in
this part of the world. Winter begins officially but we’ll gain
a couple of minutes of light every day again and that’s very
nice. Also very nice is today’s post, Rochereau à Abidjan Vol. III
gets its turn and that completes the three volumes. I think
these albums sound just fantastic with yet another song
by Kiesse Diambu, one by Diasi Kadi and two by the late
and great Pascal Tabu Ley himself. Get it & spread it..
01 – Tanga tanga
02 – O’hambe
03 – Fololo ya gancia
04 – Nakolanda te
Our blogfriend from the first minute Fried already told us, volume II
opens with another great song by Kiesse Diambu, named ‘Zuwa te’.
Thank you Fried and nice to hear. As said we’re working towards
volume three so listen to this volume two first. Another great
piece of Congolese musical history. Get it & spread it..
01 – Zuwa te
02 – Tina ezali
03 – Tika nabondela
04 – Nzoto ya depenses
At times it feels as if the producer of this album should
have balanced out things a bit more. Rough edges were
left at places I would have polished the sound. However,
on the other hand, perhaps same time it makes this record
so intriguing. The rough funky groove it breaths is unique
and makes you play it again and again. If you are an audio
freak, I strongly suggest not to download this crazy record.
Everybody else, get it & spread it immediately..
Remember Lolo Lolitta ? We had several albums of
Tchico Tchicaya with Lolo and some by his own hand.
This one is from 1978, sleeve says 1979, and was recorded
in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire. Like the lp’s we heard before,
it does not disappoint, what do you think ?
btw, the vinyl looks as new but b-side
sounds second hand I’m affraid..
Born Nigerian, Dexter Johnson made his fortune in Senegal,
he was one of the founders of the legendary Star Band. They
played in several clubs in 60’s Dakar. After that Johnson
moved to Abidjan where he worked for the Record label
Disco Stock. This is one of the lp’s he made there.
With Cuban violin player Alfredo Delafe and singer
Raymond Fernandez they formed ‘Estrellas Africanas’.
Dexter Johnson who later also worked with Manu
Dibango and Monte Adentro was a monument of
African music and died in 1977, listen.
1 Estrellas africanas
2 Palomina mwanga
3 Asi tocamos guajira
4 Descarga africana
5 La vida continua
West African sonero Laba Sosseh is here with a splendid album
from 1980. Together with the great Monguito he brings us some
son montuno African style. Produced by Aboudou Lassissi on the
Sacodis label from Abidjan. Best of both worlds I would say.
Sam Mangwana, the Pigeon Voyageur, left Congo in 1976 and formed
the African All Stars in Abidjan. On this LP we hear only Stars,
Dizzy Mandjekou – Solo guitar,
Lokassa Ya Mbongo – Rhythm guitar
Kanyama ‘Ringo’ Moya Lotula – Drums
Syran Mbenza – 2nd Solo guitar
Bopol Mansiamina – Bass
Pablo Lubadika Porthos – Bass
David Diambouana – Saxophone
Tidiane – Saxophone
Sam Mangwana – Vocal
The music is in fact Congolese but being recorded in West Africa,
it has a more uptempo Nigerian-like sound with certain Highlife
elements. I saw this LP somewhere before but could not resist
ripping it oncemore, enjoy it !
2 Zamba y’Africa
3 Djamo djamo
4 Est ce que ça tourne ?