Freitag, 13. Juli 2012

Orchestre Negro Succès - Les Merveilles du Passé (African 360.013)

Negro Succès was the band of Bholen and Bavon Marie-Marie. According to Alastair Johnson's research (here) all tracks on this LP were written by Bholen.

I've seen that this one was shared by Moos more than two years ago. The link is still dead. So here is another chance to hear this wonderful music. Enjoy my copy which sounds a bit different from Moos'. (Link in the comments section)

I'll be off for some summer-family-weeks. So please don't expect posts until mid-August.

Freitag, 6. Juli 2012

Orchestre Conga - Conga 13 & 15 (African 91.046, 91.101)

Summer is here, weekend is here. And Bokelo is here with two singles from 1975; Conga 13 is labeled with two tracks (credited to different people: Makaya and Kalanzaya), but has in fact one song with two parts. By the way, these days Makaya and Kalanzaya seem to play with a group called Congobina by Mose Fanfan (here)

Conga 15 is one song credited to Bokelo himself. Side A is in fact side two. (I have not brought the two tracks into correct order). What we hear is a wild sax, wild guitars; a great single anyway.

Discography for Johnny Bokelo here (contributions are welcome!)


Dienstag, 3. Juli 2012

Orchestre Loga (Fiesta 51.159 + Fiesta 51.160)

For me Orchestre Loga is completely unknown. Even to google the credits' names remained without any success.

This should not keep us from listening. It's solid, fine music of early 1970s congolese music.


And if you can share some information, please feel free to do. We will appreciate any information.

Fiesta discography at here or at Jama Rico here.