Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ambiance Congo: July 29, 2012

WELCOME!
Here on Ambiance Congo, I've presented a number of tributes to artists who have passed. A couple of months ago, you got to hear a full two hours of songs penned and sung by the late Ndombe Opetum.
It occurred to me later that, perhaps, it'd be a better thing to do to present a full two hours of songs by artists whose work I have admired so very much for so many decades, artists who are still with us today and who may even get a chance to hear the show.
So this time around I honor Josky Kiambukuta Londa, a singer who, like Ndombe Opetum, contributed so very much to the music of the greatest band that ever was, Franco's T.P. O.K. Jazz.
Like Opetum, Josky continued his career after Franco's passing to give us many albums of exceptional music. Like Opetum, he also worked outside of OK Jazz, giving us, again, many albums of exceptional music.
Two hours is not enough! Apologies for any songs or collaborations that you felt were missed. I can think of a good number myself!
So here you are, Josky, my humble attempt to honor you and to recognize the contribution that you have made to the lives of so many around the world...and there are a good number of requests here that do indeed come from around the world.
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The track list:
PART A
1)King Kester Emeneya & Victoria Eleison Dream Team Dream Band
sebene from DORIS ILOKO (this program’s theme song)
from the CD PAS DE CONTACT
Black Music
2)Josky Kiambukuta & T.P. O.K. Jazz
CHANDRA *
from the CD LE COMMANDANT DE BORD
Sans Frontieres
3)Franco & T.P. O.K. Jazz
ALITA
from the LP FRANCO PRESENTE JOSKY KIAMBUKUTA DU T.P.O.K. JAZZ
Edipop Production
4)Les Deux Grands Numeros Josky Kiambukuta & Madilu System
ERREUR PERSONNELLE
from the CD DESTIN
Ngoyarto
5)Bana OK
PILLAGE
from the CD CABINET MOLILI
Sonodisc
6)Josky Kiambukuta
MASIKINI feat. Sam Mangwana
from the CD DOUBLE VIE
Solfege Universel Production
7)Franco & Josky Kiambukuta du T.P. O.K. Jazz
MISSILE *
from the LP TOUT FEU TOUT FLAMME
Choc/Rythmes et Musique
8)Sax Matalanza
JALOUSIE BELKOS
from the LP SAX MATALANZA CHANTE LOLOMBO
Ets. Sax Matalanza
9)Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa
CHERIE JULIE
from the CD DR.NICO & JOSKY KIAMBUKUTA AVEC L’ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA SUKISA
P.A.V. Diffusion
PART B
10)Rigo Star
BILEI SPECIAL
from the LP JOSKY CHANTE JOTONGO DE RIGO STAR
T. Mayala / G. Kiaba production
11)Josky Kiambukuta & Ntesa Dalienst
MEDECIN DU NUIT
from the LP MEDECIN DU NUIT / SAAD
Ets. MALI-MAK
12)Orchestre T.P. O.K. Jazz
SERRER SERRER *
from the CD HERITAGE DE FRANCO
Sango Music
13)Orchestre MA.MA.KI
MOSSESE *
from the CD MAMAKI
Ets. Babi
14)Franco & Le T.P. O.K. Jazz
PROPRIETAIRE
from the LP TONTON FRANCO ET LE T.P.O.K. JAZZ: JUIN 6 1956 – JUIN 6 1980 24 ANS D’AGE
V.I.S.A.1980
15)Josky Kiambukuta Londa
SO.PE.KA. (excerpt)
from the LP JOSKI – MADILU - MALAGE
Rythmes et Musique
*= by request

8 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Great selection David. Many thanks for this essential episode of Ambiance Congo. Apurva from Pune, India.

DJ Daudi said...

Thanks to you, Apurva.

Dave, Liverpool UK said...

Thanks for another fine AC show David - and very melodic it was too. I'm eagerly awaiting the Youlou Mabiala show but who's next after him? Anyone for a Theo Blaise retrospective?

congoLogie said...

Brilliant selection!! What's your email address?

DJ Daudi said...

Dear CongoLogie
I do not publish any email address on this blog. If you wish, please send another comment that includes your email. I will not publish that comment, but I will write to you.
Thanks!

lorraine-m-thompson said...

Thanks for the great selection of music David. I think it is a wonderful idea to celebrate the music of those who are still with us.

DJ Daudi said...

Dave, Theo Blaise is a great idea. He worked with a number of groups so we can spread the track list out a bit. The hard part will be going through all the albums and trying to remember which ones featured his voice and on which ones he collaborated with arrangements etc..

DJ Daudi said...

Thanks for listening and for your comment, Lorraine!