Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1964, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sabina El Kwamy“, a magnificent melancholic Congolese Afro Latin Bolero Jazz Slow track, recorded in the early 70s by the legendary Congolese musician François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi and his mythical band OK Jazz, and issued in 1964 on the present compilation.

The OK Jazz Orchestra was comprised at that time by :

Guitar & lead vocals : François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi ;

Vocals : Joseph “Mujos” Mulamba & Jean “Kwami” Munsi ;

Rhythm Guitar : Lutumba “Simarro” Ndomanueno ;

Bass : Tshiamala “Piccolo” ;

Saxophone : Isaac Musekiwa (tenor) & Albino Kalombo (alto) ;

Drums (Tumba) : Bosuma “Dessoir”.

Franco & L’Orchestre OK Jazz – Sabina El Kwamy

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1975, Editions Veve)

For today, I wanted to share with you the 1st & 2nd part of “Bassala Hot“, a deep Afro Funk Soul track with killer saxophone parts, recorded by the mythical Congolese orchestra “Orchestre Veve” led by the legendary Georges Kiamuangana Mateta “Verckys” after he left the band Orchestre T.P. Ok Jazz.

This track, initially out as a 2 parts single in 1975, was compiled on a few local releases, including the one presented here with that ultra cool picture sleeve – Enjoy !

Orchestre Veve Star – Bassala Hot (Part 1 & 2) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, former Zaire, 1975, Editions Veve)

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Armand de Preseau

Tshala Muana – Elako (Democratic Republic Of The Congo, 1991, Tamaris)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Elako“, a sweet & catchy great slice of Afro Electro Synth Funk by the legendary Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo) born singer Elizabeth “Tshala Muana” Muidikay, recorded in 1991 at the mythical “Studio Davout” in Paris (France) – Enjoy !

Tshala Muana – Elako

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L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chercher Le Magot“, a frantic Tropical Soukous Funk Gem recorded in the late 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï” – Enjoy !

L.M. Kiland & l’Orchestre Mabatalai – Chercher Le Magot

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Armand de Preseau

Bibi Den’s Tshibayi & The Best – Africa Mawa (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1983, Sacko Production)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Africa Mawa”, a catchy Afro Boogie Disco Funk with catchy synth & breezing guitar parts, recorded in 1983 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) by the Congolese musician & composer Bibi Den’s Tshibayi – Enjoy !

Bibi Den’s Tshibayi & The Best – Africa Mawa

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1968, African)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Eh Bien Mon Ami“, a breezing African Garage Soul Jerk Mod track driven by the grunts of Bovick Bondo Gala, James Brown’s congolese answer, and backed by the mythical band “Orchestre African Fiesta” founded in the early 60s by the legendary musicians Nicolas “Dr Nico” Kasanda & Tabu Ley Rochereau – Enjoy !

Orchestre African Fiesta – Eh Bien Mon Ami

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Armand de Preseau

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1970s, Zaire Promotion 2000)

For today, I wanted to share “Bounsana“, an incredible deep psychedelic Afro Blues Soul Funk Rumba ballad recorded in the 70s by the Congolese musician Charles Pierre “Kiland” Loukelo Menayame, and backed the band “L’Orchestre Mbatalaï – Enjoy !

Kiland & L’Orchestre Mabatalaï – Bounsana

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Armand de Preseau

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1960s, AMB)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Minueyo Boongalo“, an uplifting 60s Afro Latin Boogaloo Jazz track with strong Cuban influences, taken from a super hard to find compilation recorded in the 60s by Joseph Kabasele “Kallé” & l’African Team, a bunch of legendary African musicians that included greatest names such as Manu Dibango, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Joseph “Mujos” MulamaJean Kwami Munsi – Enjoy !

Kallé & L’African Team – Minueyo Boongalo

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Armand de Preseau

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1985, AS)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Biso Bangembo“, a powerful Afro Disco Funk track with crazy synths parts, taken from the score of “Ngembo“, an obscure 80s Congolese theater play by the company of the Mobutu Sese Seko national theater, written by Norbert Mobyem Mikanza and composed by Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Enjoy !

Oscar Diabanza Matusongwa – Biso Bangembo

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Armand de Preseau

Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages (Democratic Republic of the Congo / Former Zaïre, 1993, Sonodisc)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Messages“, an instant feel-good Afro Soukous track with catchy electric guitar parts recorded in 1993 by the Congolese guitarist Shaba Kahamba, former member of the mythical Orchestre Afrisa International leaded by the legendary François “Franco” Luambo Makiadi – Instant dancefloor tropical hit here, enjoy !

Shaba Kahamba & Les Esprits Saints – Messages

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Armand de Preseau