Sunday, October 12, 2008
This LP delivers great Soukous by Mav Cacharel from Congo-Brazza; who has the group Loketo backing him with Diblo on solo guitar... Well, Enjoy!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This is a good record this might sound like Soukous but its Rumbakous...This is a session lead by Viva La Musica musicians of Papa Wemba with Bongo Wende on solo, Nene Tchakou on rhythm and Ngouma Lokito on bass.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Today I'm going to post some classic Makossa tunes. Because to remind how good Makossa was in the 80's which was called Pop Makossa. Funky Makossa was created by Manu Dibango in the 70's who is one of the Cameroonian stars to become successful out of the U.S. There was also Makozouk which was Makossa mixed with Zouk and Makossa fused with Congolese Soukous.
Well enjoy these tracks.
Click here to watch 'Mystery-Track---1989'
Click here to watch 'Mensy---Ane-Ya'
Click here to watch 'Prince-Eyango---Cest-Ma-Peau'
More are coming
This one was one of the Innovation Series that was made in the 1980's and all of them have good music. There are 8 Innovation Series Total but they are hard to find now. Well, Enjoy this one!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Lokassa Ya M'Bongo is a excellent rhythm guitarist and he is almost 60. He has a title of 7 albums? He was a member of Soukous Stars and founder, also a member of Tabu Ley's Afrisa International, and Sam Mangwana's African All Stars. He was one of highest session rhythm guitarist. He played on more than 100 sessions.
The first video is Marie Jose which was released in 1986; originally Ballou Canta sanged but he is lip singing it. You can see Yondo Sister singing and dancing in the background. She did some background singing in the 80's, she also appeared in Kanda Bongo Man's Malinga-JT album.
Here's what Damien Aziwa looks now from back in days. He really aged during the years. Great guitar by Dally Kimoko.
This album contains great vocals by Solo Sita himself, Excellent solo guitar and rhythm guitar by Nene Tchakou and Awesome Bass by Ngouma Lokito who's one of the best bassist from congo.
Monday, June 30, 2008
This Album might not be classified as Soukous but its sure good. The tracks start as Rumbas and they blossom into hot sebenes. The CD isn't disappointing at all and you wouldn't be disappointed.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Details: Ballou Canta, Marie Celine Chrone, Shimita, Diblo Dibala, Lokassa Ya Mbongo, Miguel Yamba, Djudjuchet, Phillip Saint-Charles
Before the split of BCBG, here is everyone: Werrason, Blaise Bula, Alain Mpela, Tutu Caludji, Aimelia, JB Mpiana, Titina Al Capone, Adolphe Dominguez, Roberto Wunda, Burkina Faso, Diider Massela, Patient Kusangila and others.
Werrason & Maison Mere - Mayi Ya Sika - Temps Present - Untitled Date
Koffi Olomide & Les Menieurs - (Bord Eza Kombo)Album da Patron - Untitled Date
Bouro Geco Mpela - Vice de Procedure - June?
Soukous Stars - Untitled - June or Later
Dally Kimoko - Untitled - June or Later
Celeo Scram - Nzoto na Nzoto
Bisou Bass - Untitled
Kanda Bongo Man - Soukous Time - July
Papa Wemba - Kaka Yo - Out
Verckys & L'Immortal Veve - Coup de Marteau - Out
Simaro Lutumba - Salle d'Attente - Unknown Date
Bozi Boziana - L'Heure de Verite - Already out
Cele Zino - Colosination - Already Out
Alpa Tshino Chifre 7 - Contre Mur - Already Out
Felix Wazekwa - Que Demande le Peuple - Already Out
Bibi Dens - Untitled - Date Unknown
Bluff Wabalonzo - Untitled - Date Unknown
Samba Mapangala & Orc. Virunga - Untitled - Date Unknown
3615 Code Niawu - Untitled - Date Unnknown
Luciana de Mingongogo - Date Unknown
Vonga Aye - Untitled - Date UnknownAissa - Untitled
Stino Mubi - Untitled
Thierry Fouda - Untitled
manu lima and his group - untitled
36 15 code niawu - Untitled
Claude Kiya from Wenge Maison Mere - Untitled
Singers of this era were Evoloko Jocker, Bozi Boziana, Likinga Redo, Shekedan, Yenga Yenga, Nyoka Longo, Bimi Ombale, Lengi Lenga, Mbuta Otis, and more.
Guitarists were: Pepe Manuaku, Sanza, Matima, Zamuangana, Teddy Sukami who left for solo career. Bass: Djo Maly, Muaka "Oncle" Bapius. Drummers: Belobi Meridjo, Bakunde Ilo Pablo, Otis Edjudju "Djudjuchet?
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Soukous-Zouk Singer Lutchiana releases his second album and the hit from here is Eki Bis.
Guitarists are Rigo Star, Nene Tchaku, Bass - Nguma Lokito
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Click here to play 'Tshala-Muana---Dezo-Dezo'
Click here to play 'Tshala-Muana---Tshibola'
Click here to play 'Tshala-Muana---Banda-Yango'
Here are talented Congolese Divas who were around the 80's and some are around now.
Click here to play 'Mpongo-Love---Basonguer'
Click here to play 'Mpongo-Love---Bakake'
Click here to play 'Vonga-Aye---Bolingo-Mobesu'
Click here to play 'Vonga-Aye---Yona-Nani'
Click here to play'MBilia-Bel---Cher-Ami'
Click here to play 'MBilia-Bel-avec-Afrisa-International---Nakei-Nairobi'
Click here to watch 'MBilia-Bel---Nazali-Mwasi'
As u know, there has been a rivalry between Koffi and Werrason. We don't know who will release their album's first. Recently, Flam Kapaya left Maison Mere and joined Quartier Latin International - Les Meneiurs. Flam has working on Album du Patron with Koffi to fill in the Poor Generique. So in the meantime, Werrason called Beniko Popolipo (ex.Zaiko and ex.Quartier Latin member) to fill in Flam's licks he made. In my opinion, I don't know if Beniko can do the hardcore licks. But in Zaiko, he made some extreme licks there and also in QL . So, he probably can do it.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
I think Soukous improved during these years than the first period it started. Most artists started playing Soukous during these years and that's when it was still danceable. Enjoy!!!
Click here to play 'Aurlus-Mabele---La-Femme-Ivoirienne'
Click here to play 'Tchico-Tchicaya---Soukous-Machine-Original-Version'
Click here to play'Tchico-Tchicaya-et-Orchestre-Kilimandjaro---LAmbiance-a-Paris'
Click here to play 'Tchico-Tchicaya-et-Orchestre-Kilimandjaro---Balancez-La-Musique'
Click here to play 'Diblo-Dibala-et-Le-Groupe-Loketo---Amour-et-Souvenir'
Click here to play 'Diblo-Dibala-et-Le-Groupe-Loketo---Super-K'
Click here to play 'Denis-Loubassou---Si-Pani-LAgent'
Click here to play 'Denis-Loubassou---Compilation-LDC'