May 17, 2010

l’Incomparable Gerard Kazembe et son Orchestre Jambo-Jambo
l’Afrique Danse, african 360.033, 1971

Slowly and bit by bit the african 360.000 list is growing to a
hopeful completion some fine day. This is no 33 or 360.033
as you wish, a quite funny LP. The first 5 songs are Congolese,
and sung in Lingala. But when you turn the album and start track
6 and 7, you’re in for the big surprise. Suddenly you think you’re
listening to someone else. Two songs in English, then two in French,
and it ends with a rock and roll song. Something one doesn’t really
expect behind a sleeve like this one. Originally it looked like the
small picture shown. Crazy to hear,….”only youóuóu…”
Hey ba be rebol..ha,ha,ha


1 Nsele paradis ya Congo
2 Basantu ba temoin
3 Naboy greve
4 Yo motema
5 Lipate ya bolingo
6 Only you
7 The great pretender
8 Adieu jolie Candy
9 Wight is Wight
10 Hey ba be rebol


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  1. reservatory 18 May 2010 at 00:50 - Reply

    Another to add to the bulging 360 folder that I will hopefully get to hear before I die! THANKS for your generosity.

  2. joe 18 May 2010 at 02:39 - Reply

    “L’Incomparable” is no brag, just fact. Face B is so BAD it’s GOOD! I have no doubt I am going to have “Hey Ba Be Rebol” goin’ though my mind for days to come. Thanks, Moos!

    • George 18 September 2022 at 23:23 - Reply

      Listening to it now, it’s crazy cool.

  3. Anonymous 18 May 2010 at 06:10 - Reply

    Thanks a lot for this one, I’ve never heard of the Artist but the LP is fantastic.


  4. Apurva Bahadur 19 May 2010 at 06:23 - Reply

    Thanks for sharing Moos. This is wonderful. Apurva from Pune, India.

  5. Kaario 26 May 2010 at 02:04 - Reply

    Unbearable. Even the Lingala language songs sound unwillingly so, as if by a foreigner.

  6. david 26 September 2010 at 05:58 - Reply

    Thanks for this congo music. Very good as usual.

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