May 6, 2009

Anniversary Post
Oliver de Coque and his Expo ’76
Ogene Sound Super of Africa
Anyi Cholu Uwa Silili Welele
Olumo Records ltd. 1983

Oliver de Coque, front

When I find another Oliver de Coque I always get exited, if
it’s his exentric way of dressing, the covers are always great.
Or the uncomplicated highlife, interlarded with Congolese style
guitars, it thrills me playing this stuff time after time.
Listen to this gentleman, listen to Oliver de Coque !


1 Anyi cholu uwa silili welele
– Ozo emezinam
2 Egwu bu ife chi nyelanyi
– Ngozi si naka ndi okenye abia


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  1. Anonymous 7 May 2009 at 05:00 - Reply

    thanks for this and the bawbab they are great!
    wuod k

  2. Anonymous 7 May 2009 at 11:11 - Reply

    Thanks again for sharing from your great music collection. Wonderful tunes.

    Austin TX

  3. Anonymous 7 May 2009 at 17:21 - Reply

    Thanks much. I knew of de Coque, but didn’t have any of his albums until your posts. I’ve since picked up a couple of his CDs (hard to find.



  4. Anonymous 10 May 2009 at 03:38 - Reply

    Thanks for all your great LP’s. I appreciate all of the new sounds to my ears.

  5. Anonymous 23 May 2009 at 17:10 - Reply

    Well, I just bought this online, decided to Google the title track– and came up with this! Good to know I didn’t screw up…. It’s sort of amazing how good this guy is, completely unbeknownst to anyone in this part of the world (other than your readers, that is). He’s up there with Franco or any of the Congolese guys, seems to me. Keep it coming, and thanks!

  6. grooVemonzter 28 July 2009 at 16:08 - Reply

    Global Groover said, “… the uncomplicated highlife, interlarded with Congolese style

    Very well said. Oliver de Coque’s guitar playing is beautiful and very reminicent of Congolese style. It definately adds to the Highlife.

    Are there any other Highlife bands that add Congolese style guitar to the songs?


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