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Ambiance Congo: October 19. 2014

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Today I begin with some Grand Kale, Franco and African Fiesta to give you a little bit of selective history. Featured are songs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s by OK Jazz. The show continues with some European releases and some rare gems like the song by the rare all girl group, TAZ Bolingo.


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) Joseph Kabasele & Orchestre African Jazz
PARAFIFI
from the CD LE GRAND KALE: HIS LIFE, HIS MUSIC
Sterns

3) Franco & OK Jazz
LINGA NGAI TOLINGA
from the single
Loningisa

4) Franco & OK Jazz
MARCELINE
from the LP FRANCO ET L’OK JAZZ
EMI/Pathe

5) Les Bantous de la Capitale
MAYITE
from the CD LES BANTOUS DE LA CAPITALE (1963/1969)
Sonodisc

6) African Fiesta
MWASI ABANDAKA
from the LP MERVEILLES DU PAASE: AFRICAN FIESTA 1962-1963
African

7) Franco & TP OK Jazz
ZAINA MOPAYA 1&2
from the single
Editions Populaires

8) Orchestre Beto-Bantou
Y’ ANDELE
from the CD COMPILATION MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE 1970-1976
Sonodisc

9)Franco & TP OK Jazz
MBONGO
from the LP LIVE RECORDING OF THE AFRO EUROPEAN TOUR
African

PART B
10) Franco & TP OK Jazz
MEHIDA
from the CD FRANCO CHANTE "MAMOU" (TU VOIS?) 1984/1985/1986
Sonodisc

11) Fidele Zizi
MOBALI SANS AVENIR
from the LP FIDEL ZIZI
Disques Esperance

12) Dino Vangu avec son ensemble The Funky Stars
LONDA MBENGA
from the LP SPECIAL FUNKY RUMBA
Productions Mounard

13)Marcus Mvouka
KEBA NA YE
from the LP KEBA NA YE
DiscAfrique

14) Taz Bolingo
SENTIMENT T.A.Z
from the LP LA LOI Du TALION
Ets. Fano

15) Solo Sita
MARY JO
from the CD MARY JO
Cisco-Sound




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