June 21, 2015

La Zaïkomania
l’Amour du Travail Bien Fait
Bono Music 1989

Zaïkomania, front

Bebe & Marius

Another group coming forth from Zaïko Langa-Langa is this one.
La Zaïkomania made this album in 1989. Recorded in Verckys’
24 track studio in Kinshasa, it sounds fresh as if recorded only
yesterday. Zangilu Popolipo’s guitar and the young voices of
Bebe and marius make this lp a true joy to listen to. Better get
it and give it a couple of spins, I’m quite sure you’ll agree..


01 – Olasi
02 – Wadeni
03 – Lutonzol
04 – Pajora


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  1. glinka21 21 June 2015 at 16:08 - Reply

    Delightful stuff, which is pretty much true of all the Zaiko-Zaiko spinoffs I’ve heard. And with Verckys, you’re sure of good sound and great balance between instruments and voices. How much of that is true of other Francophone African recordings in the 1970s and 1980s?

  2. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 21 June 2015 at 20:08 - Reply

    Do you have more congolese soukous albums

    • Moos 21 June 2015 at 20:42 - Reply

      Did you have education Harris ?

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 23 June 2015 at 15:52 - Reply

        What do you mean by that?

  3. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 23 June 2015 at 16:00 - Reply

    Sorry I meant ‘Can you upload more Congolese albums please?’ I will give which albums I want

    Papa Wemba ‘L’Esclave 1986’
    Langa Langa Stars ‘Rose Ya Paris 1985’
    Grand Zaiko Wawa ‘Gina/85 Released in 1984’
    Zaiko Langa Langa with Adios Alemba kiki in 1983/84 Zekete Zekete Period
    Zaiko Langa Langa Eh Ngoss Ngoss with Dindo’s Liwa Yo Moyibi 1985/86
    Any rare tracks from Emeneya’s Victoria Eleison
    Bozi Boziana & Djo Nolo Kokoti 1986
    Bozi Boziana & Anti Choc Departement S 1986
    Bozi Boziana & Anti Choc Zakayi with Djo Nolo last album with Anti Choc in 1987
    Djo Nolo & Choc Musica ‘Voiture’ his Debut after the departure in Anti Choc 1987/88
    Franco & Le T.P. O.K. Jazz ‘Bois Noir’ with Empompo Dyesse (R.I.P.) and Kiesse Diambu (R.I.P.) 1986
    Monza 1er Melina & Fleur Du Lac 1986/87
    Choc Stars Mokili Ngonga, Eve by Monza 1er, Awa Et Ben. 1984/85
    Defao & Choc Stars albums 1984/1991
    I continue the list later and can you reply back if you have any information on these albums please. Thank you

    • Moos 23 June 2015 at 22:21 - Reply

      pffffff, do you think this is a jukebox ?
      what attitude is that..the answer is no !

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 25 June 2015 at 10:12 - Reply

        Sorry I thought you had those albums

        • glinka21 26 June 2015 at 02:34 - Reply

          Don’t know why I wrote Zaiko-Zaiko a few days ago. Must have been when I was taking pain meds for my neck. :\

          Moos, it’s fair to say that you have the most comprehensive and excellent site dedicated to highlife on the Web, bar none. All of us regulars appreciate that. And the fact that you reworked the site to cease relying on outside providers who can cancel downloads for no good reason, speaks to your dedication.

          This isn’t flattery. It’s simple fact.

  4. Rik 25 June 2015 at 16:52 - Reply

    Again a record I used to own and lost. This is great,I appreciate it Moos.

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