October 2, 2016
Gerald Van Waes
Vest.Vid. V.A. / (Gerhard Kubik) :
African Guitar (w.book) (UG/CO/DRCO/MW/CAR/ZA,rec.1966-1993)****°
Since 1959 cultural anthropologist Gerhard Kubik has worked and lived in Africa and Europe. He is the author of several books and over 200 pu...
Mountain Rec. Jean Bosco Mwende : Mwenda wa Bayeke
African Guitar Legend / The Studio Album (CO,1988)****
This is a reissue of the last recording of Jean Bosco Mwende, before sadly a car-accident ended his life. He is the best known African guitarist of...
Analogue Africa Verckys et l'Orchestra Vévé (CO,re.2014)***°
-Congolese Funk, Afrobeat And Psychedelic Rumba 1969 – 1978-
This band is a good representative for what you can expect of a bigger entertainment band from Congo from the 70s onwards. It seems...
Zaradoc Livier Lichen : Rumba -cst-dvdr- (CO,1992)***'
This is the first documentary I could find about the subject. The editing is only in French, but I understood enough to tell you what is shown and said in in it. The firs...
Excelsior Rec. V.A. : Blue Flamingo: Congo Jazz (CO,20s-50s,re.2010)**°°
OK, I will give a short review to this one too. This is a compilation of 3 genres of 78” records, which are carefully restored in sound quality.
Crammed Discs V.A. : The Karindula Sessions -CD+DVD-(CO,2011)*****
When I saw the highly recommended Congotronics videos I didn’t think I would be surprised again with another video compiled in Congo, but I have been...
Crammed Discs V.A. : Tradi Mods vs Rockers -2CD- (VAR,pub.2011)***°
-alternative takes on Congotronics-
The label asked 26 “rockers” to show their take and version on the Congotronics releases, discoveries from new Congo, vibrant with life...
Crammed Discs V.A. : Roots Of OK Jazz
-Congo classics 1955-1956 (CO,pub.2010)****°
The orchestra 'OK jazz' was formed in June 1956 forming almost like a genre on its own with hundreds of LPs. Before they were formed by Lokanga La Ndju Pene Luambo aka Fr...
Honest Jons Rec. V.A. : The World Is Shaking
- Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55 (CO,pub.2010)***°°
With the first track I thought I had a wrong connection : the sound quality is really that bad as if there's a mouseful of dust between the needle and th...
Crammed Discs V.A. : Roots Of Rumba Rock
-Congo classics 1953-1955 -2cd- (CO,pub.2007)****°
While previously listed releases featured music from the Ngoma label (1948-1995), this features music from the collection of the Loningisa label in...