January 25, 2015

Disco les Vedettes Shaba présente
Empire Bakuba – Livre d’Or, Papy Tex
Disco les Vedettes Shaba 1986

Empire Bakuba, front

We had us a few records with Empire Bakuba already
but this one is somehow different. It tells us frontman
is Papy Tex instead of Pépé Kallé. His name doesn’t
even appear. I am sure to hear him a few times though.
Papy Tex wrote the tracks on this album and comes
out strong to my opinion. I dare say this is a
typical Empire Bakuba slice and it rocks
like always, listen and dance away..


1 Livre d’or
2 Pebi ya pembe
3 Litama
4 Ce n’est pas ma faute


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  1. glinka21 25 January 2015 at 19:41 - Reply

    Thanks, Moos!

  2. Franco Pepe Kalle 25 January 2015 at 22:33 - Reply

    This is a great work from Papy Tex. Classic.

  3. carlos angulo 26 January 2015 at 13:59 - Reply

    thank you moos

  4. Rik 28 January 2015 at 21:07 - Reply

    I used to love this record when I was in Congo/Zaïre in 1986 and again in 1987 when I also purchased it.I lost it however in the 90’s when I was living in Harare. A few weeks ago I bought it on cd in Matonge , Brussels together with Pepe Kallé’s kwasakwasa. It made my day! Or should I say my year. So my friends you can still get those gems in the Congolese music shops in Ixelles,Brussels at quite reasonable prices. Probably in Paris too. The sound of those Congolese reissue cd’s is really good.

    • Moos 29 January 2015 at 09:06 - Reply

      it is about time for me to visit Ixelles and find some of that stuff,
      thanks for reminding me..cheers Rik..

    • gilberto vargas 23 March 2016 at 00:19 - Reply

      hola amigo ese lp es un clasico en barranquilla colombia.

  5. Anonymous 11 February 2015 at 17:53 - Reply

    Now tell me who can sing like Papy Tex with the sexy voice? Alex Empire bakuba. The best that ever was…!


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