July 23, 2015

“Congo ? Bolingo !” vol. 1
Various Artists
Pathé Marconi / EMI, CPTX 240.807

Congo, Bolingo, front

Pathé, label

Two times a year we have the biggest record fair in Utrecht,
just some 25 kilometers from my town. The one in april is
mostly not as good as the one in november but this year it
was different. I got quite lucky in finding some treasures.
Take this album on Pathé Marconi/EMI, it is a collector of
Congolese songs from the seventies if not mistaking. It
contains some beautiful tracks. The second song by
Anne-Marie Nzie is somehow poppy and different
from the other 8. Track #5 concerns a song by
Orchestre Orphee Jazz which appears here
for the first time. This label stands out
for quality recordings and today’s
lp confirms that point of view.
I saw it is still missing at
Bolingo’s discography,
what to do ?
Get it &


01 – Orchestre Negro-Band – Journal dipanda
02 – Anne-Marie Nzie – Mua ntua mura
03 – Orchestre O.K. Jazz – Omona wapi
04 – Orchestre Bantou – Tango mosusu
05 – Orchestre Orphee-Jazz – Congo oye
06 – Orchestre Bantou – Choisis, ou c’est lui ou c’est moi
07 – Orchestre Cercul Jazz – Bibi
08 – Orchestre Negro-Band – Masseke
09 – Orchestre O.K. Jazz – Si vous passez par là


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  1. DJ Daudi 23 July 2015 at 16:17 - Reply

    Odd that Anne-Marie Nzie is included here. She is an old school Cameroonian singer.

  2. glinka21 23 July 2015 at 18:11 - Reply

    Thanks very much, Moos!

  3. E Añorve Zapata 24 July 2015 at 00:08 - Reply

    gracias por la música, muchas gracias

  4. Bob 24 July 2015 at 09:01 - Reply

    THX Moos for this great music

  5. Dale Robertson 4 August 2015 at 23:46 - Reply

    Moos !!!!!!!!!… I searched this LP during years ! It was the first LP my father owned and I used to dance on it when I was a baby (according to my mother). You made my day…No, my week…No, my month! Thank you to make the world better by your work, your generosity and the music !

  6. El Melómano Español 24 June 2016 at 19:24 - Reply

    Este disco de vinilo es de 1968. Yo tengo esta recopilación titulada “Congo? Bolingo! Vol. 1” (1968) en cinta de casete original. Edición francesa. La cinta de casete me la compré, de segunda mano, pero en perfecto estado de conservación, en 1997, por solo 100 pesetas, en el famoso mercadillo de Los Encantes Viejos (“Els Encants Vells”). Todos los temas son excelentes. Uno de mis temas favoritos es “Choisis, ou c’est lui ou c’est moi” de Les Bantous de la Capitale, una rumba de 1967. Saludos desde Barcelona (España).

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