February 2, 2014

African Retro vol. 4 – Various Artists Pathé Marconi / EMI 1977

African Retro vol.4, front

Good morning, how are you groovers today ? I hope very well.
I’ve been holding quite some records with the idea to post them
as soon as the new page would be ready. Now the work takes
so much more time then assumed upfront, some of the treasure
needs to find you folks with precedence I reckoned. This swell
collector on Pathé Marconi contains some of the best rumba’s
by Franco’s O.K. Jazz. Tracks from the hand of Franco himself
but also by Edo, de la Lune, Vicky and Brazzos. Recorded in
1960, 1961 and 1962 but re-released in 1977. Don’t miss this
lp, another piece of Congolese musical inheritance.
Get it & Spread it !


1 Franco et O.K. Jazz – Bolingo ekoma niongo
2 Franco et O.K. Jazz – Mousica tellama
3 Franco et O.K. Jazz – Rumba de ondo ondo
4 Edo, Malape, Franco et O.K. Jazz – Zozo kobanga te
5 Edo, Malape, Franco et O.K. Jazz – Aimee wa bolingo
6 Orchestre O.K. Jazz – Cha-cha modeiro
7 Franco, Vicky et Edo – Micorasson
8 Vicky et O.K. Jazz – Cha cha cha de mi vida
9 Vicky, Rossignol, Franco et de la Lune – La fiesta
10 Brazzos et O.K. Jazz – Tcha tcha tcha de mi amor
11 Edo et O.K. Jazz – Taxi avalon
12 Groupe Rythmique O.K. Jazz – Aya la mode


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  1. Anonymous 3 February 2014 at 03:17 - Reply

    Thank you very much Mr. Moos!

  2. reservatory 3 February 2014 at 13:03 - Reply

    Very very nice. THANKS.

  3. Jaime 3 February 2014 at 14:25 - Reply

    Thank you!

  4. thiol 3 February 2014 at 22:41 - Reply

    Hello Moos,<br /><br />Thanks for this wonderful record, I enjoy to re-listen Micorasson, this song is a real gem!!! Also, is there a chance to hear the mysterious Orphée Jazz on Global Groove? Strangely, this band has only recorded three pieces (Congo Oyé, Ma Yolande, Eugénie), as far as I know.<br /><br />All the best.

  5. glinka21 4 February 2014 at 06:50 - Reply

    Very, very nice, Moos. I just purchased the Paterson&#39;s Western Jazz Band release, and between that, and this, I am one very pleased old fogey tonight.

  6. FrancoPepeKalle 14 February 2014 at 00:08 - Reply

    This music is real music that I can totally enjoy and love. Franco the greatest to live on this earth concerning African music.

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