Saturday, May 23, 2009

Kongo Retro Band 83 - Escale a Brazza,
Universal Music Records 1983

Kongo Retro Band 83 is a group or was, existing from artists
from different countrys. Grand Kalle and Adou Elenga from
Zaïre, ( Congo and Zaïre were seperated ) Manuel d'Oliveira
& Les San-Salvador from Angola and Les Bantous et Guy Léon
Fylla from Congo. The vocal parts are taken care of by Lutumba,
( is it 'le Poete Simaro' ? ) Elba and Diasi. Many names of which
I know little, if anyone can enlighten us ? I do know this is a
beautiful album, get it while you can.


1 Air fluvial
2 Basambala omoy
3 Samedi soir
4 Nandimi pasi

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ReeBee said...


Anonymous said...

What a treasure! If I come to the Netherlands, will you take me to your favorite record store?
I have never heard this and I am excited by the chance to hear it.

Buns O'Plenty said...

great blog

Anonymous said...

Moos, I did download your files to listen and also to read the back of the album sleeve before making any further comment. I am still very excited about this record. I have not yet listened, but I going to bet that this is not made up of the artists listed, but rather a tribute to them. Joseph Kabasele "Grand Kalle" died in February of 1983 after an illness of many months, so I'm going to assume that he was not involved in 1983. I do not know what happened to Adou Elenga, but I doubt that he was active in 1983 either.
I have been told many times that Lutumba Simaro does not sing although he is credited with vocals on a couple of other albums.
I am still looking forward to listening to this later tonight.

Anonymous said...

all i can say is wow!

Anonymous said...

Hey Moos,

Great record but isn't the 1st & 3rd tracks identical & the 2nd & 4th also?



moos said...

Is that true ?
I'll have to dive into that,
and get back to you.

moos said...

you are right, what a dumb mistake.
I'm gonna have to rip it again when I find the time, soon come..

moos said...

Okay folks ?

Anonymous said...

de nada


Goofy said...

Hi Moos! MF says that this has been removed for copyright violation. Any chance for a re-up?

Goofy said...

Big thanks, Moos, for the re-up!!

Anonymous said...

moos reupload plis