Sunday, March 22, 2009
I came across this post on Soukousman's blog http://soukousman.blogspot.com/2008/08/orchestre-mode-success-innovation-vol3.html .
Soukousman said he had only the one volume of the eight volume INNOVATION series of Orchestre Mode Succes and Orchestre Innovation and featuring such luminaries as Bopol and Nyboma. There are indeed eight volumes that I know of, perhaps there are nine.
Volumes 2 and 5 were released together as INNOVATION PRESENTE JULIOS LUKAU VOL. 2/5, a six-song album, but there was also, as you see here, a Vol.2 that carried different versions of four of those songs. In the link at the bottom of this page, I have included the fantastic extended version of CHERIE MAKWANZA from VOL.2. If there was an actual VOL.5, I would love to hear it!
Here are the front and back covers of VOLs. 3 and 4, the last two albums in the series of Orchestre Mode Succes.
VOLs. 6 through 8 featured Nyboma & Bovi on vocals, backed by Orchestre Innovation, a group of musicians who are, sadly, never individually listed.
Notice that, although the actual bands have changed, the producer has chosen the same sultry model for the covers of VOLs. 3 and 6.
To hear a song form each of these albums, please download the file here:
Enjoy these songs from this great series!