Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ambiance Congo: August 11, 2013

EDITIONS VEVE
Welcome to another edition of Ambiance Congo. Last time, I presented to you a whole two hour program devoted to 45 rpm singles, compilations of singles on LP and CD and even a couple of modern maxi-singles. I did not include ANY singles on the VEVE label and that was an omission I hope to atone for this time around!
Today, we have all songs, not always singles but all songs, written, performed, recorded, pressed or produced by Kiamuangana Mateta, a.k.a. Verckys , on his Editions VEVE International label.
When I think of Editions VEVE, the first song which comes into my head is TOKOSENGA NA NZAMBE by Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards, sung by Ntesa Dalienst. It's a true classic masterpiece and a signature piece of its era, and Verckys produced it and countless others of similar quality, danceability and beauty.
As a saxophonist, Verckys had a style all his own that was emulated by others. Just listen to the great sax on MAYALA LELE from  Michel Boyibanda's EBUKA SYSTEM's LP and you'll hear what I mean! If you know for sure who played guitar on that album, please let me know.
It was difficult to find a number of VEVE album covers I have not posted on this blog before. The music presented on that label is so consistently good that I've played songs from a lot of the records here today before.
Comments and requests are always welcome!



You may download a rebroadcast of the program here for the next two weeks:
http://www.hightail.com/download/bWJxTG02a0RYSHptcXRVag
Archived shows are here:
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/series/Ambiance+Congo

Today's 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)Ntesa Dalienst & Les Grands Maquisards
TOKOSENGA NA NZAMBE
from the CD THE VERY BEST OF NTESA DALIENST & LES GRANDS MAQUISARDS
Ngoyarto

3)Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
MAFIELA
from the LP EDITIONS VEVE
African

4)Verckys & l’Orchestre VEVE
DJUMANI
from the LP LASSISSI PRESENTE VERCKYS ET L'ORCHESTRE VEVE
Sacodis

5)Michel Boyibanda
MAYALA LELE
from the LP EBUKA SYSTEM’S
Ets. VEVE International

6)Pepe Kalle & Empire Bakuba
SANDA
from the CD LA NAISSANCE DE L'ORCHESTRE EMPIRE BAKUBA
Ngoyarto

7)Empire Bakuba
MOTENSE feat. Likinga Redo*
from the 45 rpm single
Ets. VEVE

8)Zaiko Langa-Langa
VIYA feat. Likinga Redo*
from the LP L’ORCHESTRE DE TOUS LES AGES
Ets. VEVE International

PART B
9)Tabu Ley Seigneur Rochereau & Afrisa International
KASHAMA
from the LP BEL LEY (MPEVE YA LONGO)
Ets. VEVE International

10)Afro International
COULEUR PREFERABLE
from the LP AFRO INTERNATIONAL DE MIMI LEY
Ets. VEVE International

11)Langa Langa Stars
FLEUR BAKUTU
from the CD LES MEILLEURS SUCCES DE LANGA LANGA STARS VOL. 1: EDITIONS VEVE INTERNATIONAL
Flash Diffusion Business
 
12)Bozi Boziana & L’Anti-Choc
NA MITUNI
from the LP LES EDITIONS VEVE PRESENTENT BOZI BOZIANA ET L'ANTI-CHOC
Ets. VEVE International

13) Emeneya & L’Orchestre Victoria
ABISINA
from the VERCKYS PRESENTE VICTORIA
ETs. VEVE International

14)Verckys & Le VEVE
EST-CE QUE NAKOBALA
from the CD VERCKYS ET LE VEVE 1969-1971
African/Sonodisc

*=by request