Early Congo Music 1946-1962, First Rumba to the Real Rumba (2 CDs in box with extensive English liner notes)

Early Congo Music 1946-1962, First Rumba to the Real Rumba (2 CDs in box with extensive English liner notes)
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24.99
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Product Description

The Japanese are some of the most avid collectors and enthusiasts for all types of music. One such collector of African music is Yoshiki Fukasawa, who has already compiled the exemplary Palmwine Music of Ghana, 50 tracks from rare and original 78rpms. This one is even better. Like its predecessor it comes in a beautifully packaged CD sized box with extensive liner notes and rare photos (including the record labels) in a very neat book. It is also compiled from original 78s owned by Fukasawa. The added bonus is this time all the notes are translated into English (we did the translations, so I know how thoroughly they are researched!). As the subtitle suggests, the album guides the listener through a formative and iconic period of Congolese music, beginning with the first ever records in 1946 to have the word 'rumba' printed on the label. Fukasawa details the change from the first rumba to what he calls 'real rumba' from 1952. We learn more about already legendary musicians including Wendo, Dewayon, Kabaselle, Rochereau and Franco, and the evolution of groups such as L'African Jazz. The stories behind the record labels and producers including Ngoma, Olymypia, Opika and Loningisa are explained in some detail. There's even an outline of the lyrics in English, transcribed by ear from the original Lingala. The tracks are essentially arranged in chronological order, although certain key artists are sometimes grouped together to demonstrate how they and other related musicians developed and interacted. Released by the label of the wonderful Tokyo record store El Sur run by the knowledagable Takashi Harada. All in all, a brilliantly put together document of this trailblazing period of African music history.



CD1.

1. Orchestre Odeon-Kinois / Fatouma (Rumba) (Olympia 21)1946
2. Orchestre Odeon-Kinois / Jeanne (Rumba) (Olympia 21) 1946
3. Orchestre Victoria Kin / Josetta (Rumba) (Olympia 33) 1946
4. Wendo / Lokele (Rumba) (Olympia 51) 1946
5. Wendo / Antoinette (Lingala) (Ngoma 26) 1948
6. De Saio / Danse Ya Mozoulou (Rumba) (Olympia 54) 1946
7. La Chanteuse Nkiangudi Julienne et son ensemble; Guitariste Kodia Alexandre - Zibula Nzo Ya Koto (Chant Bakongo Cataractes)(Olympia 143) 1946-47
8. Leon Bukasa, gutariste Laurent Batibenge na Pierre Katuku wa Katanga - Mamboleo (Kiswahili) (Ngoma 80) 1948-49
9. G.Edward na M.Oliveira - Elisa Moasi Kitoko Moyib (Lingala) (Ngoma 117) 1950
10. Georges Edward, M. Oliveira - Elungi Na Cherie Lokola Mwinda (Lingala) (Ngoma 118) 1950
11. Adou Elenga - Polina Ayibi Soie (Lingala) (Ngoma 212) 1950
12. Kasongo Antoine - Louisa (Lingala) (Ngoma 216) 1950
13. Feruzi Camille - Caroline (Lingala) (Ngoma 344) 1950
14. Georges Edouard, Manuel D’Oliveira - Ngai Abuyi (Lingala) (Ngoma 380) 1950
15. Camille Mokoko - Klim Abikisi Mwana (Lingala) (Ngoma 587) 1950-51
16. Camille Mokoko - Bolingo Na Ngai Na Yo (Lingala) (Ngoma 714) 1951
17. Georges Edouard, Manuel D’Oliveira - Tin, Tin, Tin (Lingala) (Ngoma 1095) 1951
18. Luampasi Albert - Baninga (Valse / Lingala) (Ngoma 1167) 1951
19. Dewayon& Nganga (with Wendo) - Baye-Baye (Lingala) (Ngoma1278) 1952
20. Wendo - Bakosi Liwa Ya Wendo (Lingala) (Ngoma1280) 1952
21. Wendo - Elamba Ya Yenga Ya Noel (Lingala) (Ngoma1281) 1952
22. Mundanda Antoine & Groupe Rythmique Ngoma - Mabele Ya Paulo (Rumba / Lingala) (Ngoma 1378) 1953
23. M.Oliveira, Edouard, Freitas ye Groupe Rythmique Ngoma - Cherie Okangigi Kifunda (Polka Pike / Kikongo) (Ngoma 1446) 1953
24. Guitare: Liengo, Chanteur: Paul Mwanga - Ba Societe Ya Kini (Rumba / Lingala) (Opika 159) 1951
25. Jhimmy et Son Ensemble, Chanteur: Mwanga Paul - Amis Benatar (Lingala) (Opika 454) 1951

CD2
1. Gobi et son Ensemble; Chant: Mwanga Paul - Ya Biso Na Yo (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP 8) (Opika 462) 1951
2. Gobi et son Ensemble - Mobali Ya Ngoto (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP 86) 1954
3. Les Guitaristes Tino et Dechaud dans une composition de Kabaselle J. Contrabasse Taumani A. - Rumbanelle (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP 30) (Opika 1418)1952
4. Les Guitaristes Dechaud & Tino ,chantee par Kabaselle Joseph, Contrebasse taumani A. - Na Banzi Yo Gertrude (Rumba / Lingala) (Opika 1420) 1952
5. Yenga Lucie et Mansanga Véronique - Dit Marie (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP129) (Opika 1799)1954
6. Soudain et Bosco accompagnes par les guitaristes Nico et Dechaud – Leonie (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP133) 1955
7. Le guitariste Tino Baroza et L’African Jazz - Yo Dzambulu (Rumba / Lingala) (La Voix De Son Maitre KIP156) 1955
8. Kabaselle Joseph et Masta Zamba accompagnés par L’African Jazz - Baboyi Ba Mama (Rumba / Lingala) (Opika 2136)1956
9. Rossignol & Sathan, Orchestre Rock-a-Mambo / Bolingo Se Bongo (Esengo 108) 1957-58
10. Rochereau et L’Orchstra African Jazz - Catalina (Cha-cha-cha / Espagnol)?Columbia ESN 211?1960
11. Henri Bowane na bana Loningisa - Sebene Marie Louise (Sebene) (Loningisa 29) 1951
12. Henri Bowane na bana Loningisa - Yo Kolo Ye Kele (Beguine) (Loningisa 44) 1951
13. Roitelet et Victor Longomba - A.J.P. Mbongo (Rumba / Lingala) (CEFA 64) 1954
14. Depewe, Roger et Brazzos - Soki Bolingi Depewe (Rumba / Lingala) (CEFA 85) 1954
15. Franco Execute par le trio de L’O.K. Jazz - Maska Nzenze (Rumba / Lingala) (Loningisa 158) 1956
16. Franco, Essous & L’Ensemble O.K. Jazz - Colette (Rumba / Lingala) (HMV LON1006) (LONINGISA 165) 1956
17. Franco, Vicky, Essous - Alliance-Mode-Succes (Rumba / Lingala) (HMV LON1008) (LONINGISA 168) 1956
18. Moujos accompagné par L’Orchestre O.K. Jazz - Yo Te llama Mucho (Cha-cha-cha) (HMV LON1108) (LONINGISA 264) 1960
19. Roger Salmson & Le Dynamic Jazz, Guitare: Dumana, Contrebasse: Roitelet - Ami Amore Bonita (Rumba / Portugais) (Ngoma 1858) 1958
20. Roitelet, Tchade Sathan & De Piano, Contrabasse: Roitlet & Le Beguen Band - Sala Mbongo Kudia Mbongo (Cha-cha-cha / Kikongo) (Ngoma 1863) 1958
21. Tino Baroza, Chant: Tchade, Guitare: Tino Baroza, Contrabasse: Roitelet, Saxo: Albino - Osambuisi Ngai (Rumba / Lingala) (Ngoma 1868) 1958
22. Fylla,Micky & Theo, Guitare: Papa Noel & L’Orchestre Maquina Loca - Bilenge Maquina (Rumba / Lingala) (Ngoma 1917) 1959
23. Camille Feruzi & Son Orchestre Mysterieux Jazz - Lingomba Ya Bana Rosette (Rumba / Lingala) (Ngoma 1958) 1959
24. KABUYA Leon accompagne par L’Orchestre Mysterieux Jazz - Basi Bino Boni ? (Rumba / Lingala) (Ngoma 1959) 1959
25. Nino Malapet et L’Ochestre Bantou Jazz - Fuego De Passion (Cha-Cha / Espagnol) (ASL 556) (CEFA 507) 1962