Today we start with a live track by Franco & le T.P. O.K Jazz. There's more OK Jazz and related music in Part B of this program, songs by Mayaoula Mayoni and from Celi Bitshu & TP OK Jazz (post Franco).
Some of my favorite songs this time are from wonderful new CDs by Bozi Boziana, Bumba Massa and Le Karmapa and from older LPs by Orchestre Le Peuple and Carlito & Debaba of Choc Stars. A few years back, I bought that Carlito & Debaba album used and the cover has some flaws, so I went looking on line for a better example...to find that the only decent one was an image of my very same album!
I have filled an anonymous request for a song from Pepe Kalle's PON MOUN PAKA BOUGE LP and paired it with a song by Nyboma & Les Kamale Dynamiques du Zaire from the same period for you.