November 29, 2010

Jean Serge Essous & Nino Malapet
Les Meilleurs Sax’s d’Afrique Centrale
Editions Bakolo Mboka

Les Bantous, front, cd size

The best saxophones in central Africa, that’s how they call
Jean Serge Essous and Nino Malapet on this fine LP. They
also claim to play the best African interpretation of ‘the Peanut Vender”,
‘el Manicero’, quite an assumption. I don’t know if it’s the best
one but I love the guitars that play the basic melody. So many
versions around. check out Isabelle by Pambou Tchico, golden
voice. On Editions Bakolo Mboka de Brazzaville.


1 Pot pourri sur le passe
2 Bongo
3 Na gagner bango
4 El manicero/Mayéya
5 Suzy
6 Isabelle


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  1. DJ Daudi 30 November 2010 at 02:45 - Reply

    Another of my long time favorites. You have great taste.

  2. Anonymous 30 November 2010 at 03:33 - Reply

    My spine is tingling with the thought of listening to this one



    wuod k

  3. Anonymous 30 November 2010 at 21:46 - Reply

    Thank you very much for this gem (and all the others!). It reminds me to nights in “Club Papillon” where my Lady has teached me to move slowly and at last we have stopped the time for hours.
    And I miss all the mates in soulseek, Kiembeni, zimb, channeloh, AsanteKwabena, rakoto5, and many other, to chat pages for pages during listening sweet african music. I love you, will never forget you…

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