Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ambiance Congo: September 6, 2015

Welcome!
Labor Day weekend brings you two hours of 1960s Congolese music for your listening and dancing pleasure!
The era was before my initial exposure to any popular music that was not heard on the radio in USA.
It was the era just after Congolese independence and the music, fueled by a rich period in its development in the 1950s, exploded in style, in the number of bands or "orchestres" and exploded out of the Congos into popularity across Sub-Saharan Africa, to the Caribbean and beyond.
Fortunately, a lot of this music was recorded and issued first on 45s and then on LPs, reissued on CD from the 90s to now.
Today we have almost all music from the 1960s although there are a couple that may be from the early 70s.
Some is from original vinyl, some from CDs. The French African and Sonodisc labels issued many compilations and we'll hear a number of songs from those.
Listen here! I'm sure that you'll enjoy this collection of great songs.
The first song is a Beatles cover. I wasn't going to play it, but the show before Ambiance Congo on this day was all Beatles covers. I played it for the other DJ as he had never heard anything like it before.
Zip file with tracklist:
https://www.hightail.com/download/bXBiV0o3TERnYU0wTWNUQw 
Archives
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Ambiance+Congo



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) Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta
HOW MY CLOSEN
from the LP MERVEILLES DU PASSE 1967
African

3) Joseph Kabasele & Orchestre African Jazz
MIWELA
from the CD LE GRAND KALLE: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC
Sterns

4) Orchestre Bantous Jazz
OIGA MAMBO
from the CD COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE VOLUME II
African/Sonodisc

Photo by Moos
5) Rock-A-Mambo
SERENADE SENTIMENTALE
from the LFRICAN RETRO VOL. 5
Pathe Marconi/EMI

6) Rochereau, Nico, Izeidi & l’Orchestre African Fiesta
MWASI ABANDAKA
from the LP MERVEILLES DU PASSE: AFRICAN FIESTA 1962-1963
African

7) Franco & le T.P. OK Jazz
BAZONZELE MAMA ANA
from the CD FRANCOPHONIC:FRANCO & LE TP OK JAZZ
Sterns

8) Orchestre Vox Africa
LADJI BABA
from the LP AFRICAN PARTY
African

9) Manu Dibango & African Soul Quintet
EKEDY
from the CD NGOMA, SOUVENIR YA L'INDEPENDANCE
Popular African Musc

10) Los Nickelos
PIERRE MABELWANGA
from the LP MERVEILLES DU PASSE: LOS NICKELOS 1966
African

11) Sam Mangwana & l'Orchestre Festival des Maquisards
LA VIE
from the CD BILINGA LINGA VOLUME 1
Ngoyarto

12) Bavon Marie-Marie & l'Orchestre Negro Succes
YA LIMBISA BIJOU
from the LP L’INTREPIDE BAVON MARIE MARIE
African

13) Ry-Co Jazz
MINATU
from the CD RUMBA 'ROUND AFRICA CONGO/LATIN ACTION FROM THE 1960s
Retro-Afric

14) Franco & le T.P. OK Jazz
MAKOSALA NAKOLOTA
from the CD FRANCO, VICKY ET L'OK JAZZ 1963-1965-1966
African/Sonodsic

PART B
15) Negro Band
BERNADETTE ASOMBI SERIEUX
from the LP LE NEGRO BAND A PARIS: A TOUT CASSER
Pathe Marconi/EMI

 16) Conga Succes
TAMBOLA NA MOKILI
from the CD COMPILATION LES GRANDS MAQUISARDS, CONTINENTAL, VOX AFRICA, CONGA SUCCES
African/Sonodsic

17) Orchestre Orphee Jazz
CONGO OYE
from the LP CONGO? BOLINGO!
EMI/Columbia

18) Cercul Jazz
LONGUA NA NZELA
from the LP ALLIAS MAMADOU ET LE CERCUL JAZZ 1967
Pathe Marconi/EMI

One of the first African albums I ever bought

19) Seigneur Rochereau et l'African Fiesta National
JALOUX JALOUX
from the LP TANGO YA BA VIEUX KALLE
African

20) Docteur Nico & l'African Fiesta Sukisa
ECHANTILLON YA PAMBA
from the LP L'AFRIQUE DANSE NO. 10: DOCTEUR NICO & L'ORCHESTRE AFRIVCAN FIESTA SUKISA
African

21) Orchestre Les Maquisards
TITO
from the CD MERVEILLES DU PASSE COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE VOLUME 1
African/Sonodsic

22) Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards
MARIE-PIERRE
from the LP ORCHESTRE LES GRANDS MAQUISARDS
African

23) Trio Madjesi de Sosoliso
LE COUP ERANC
from the CD COMPILATIONS ORCHESTRES CONGOLO_ZAIROIS 1967/1968/1970/1974
African/Sonodsic

24) Emile Soki
NDAKU YA NGANGA (partial)
from the CD BELLA MAMBU
Gillette d’Or Internationale


2 comments:

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you for putting together this bunch of oldies. Great so see how Congolese music evolved to keep pace with changing times. Thank you! Apurva from Pune, India.

DJ Daudi said...

And thanks to you, as always, for the kind words and for taking the time to send them!