April 5, 2016

l’Afrique Danse avec Ya Tamba
african 360.110, 1977

Ya Tamba, voorkant

Dit is de band waar Franco Josky Kiambukuta Londa vandaan
haalde. Uit 1977 en origineel van Editions Ya Yamba, Zaïre.
Nog zo’n topplaat uit de ‘african 360.000 serie’..

This is the group where Franco found Josky Kiambukuta Londa.
From 1977 and taken from Editions Ya Tamba, Zaïre, another
l’Afrique Danse in the ‘african 360.000 series’..

titels ;

01 – Mama na bebe
02 – Libala bombanda
03 – Pongi mazwa te
04 – Trahison hadas
05 – Massivi
06 – Bombanda compliqué


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  1. Fried 6 April 2016 at 12:26 - Reply

    Hi Moos, another great post indeed! I own a copy of it two, but I always filed it in my samplers collection, assuming Ya Tamba is a person, not a band. E.G. I am pretty sure we hear Pepe Kalle/Empire Bakuba in track 4 Trahision Hadas. I think most of it is OK jazz, I owned track 3 on 45rpm and the label actually said OK Jazz. I do know for sure that Josky was in already Orchestre Continental (wonderful “jobs rythms” band) before joining OK Jazz.

    • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 9 April 2016 at 12:52 - Reply

      But was Josky in O.K. Jazz since 1974.

  2. glinka21 7 April 2016 at 04:13 - Reply

    Never heard of this group. Not that this is a big surprise, but it’s great to keep receiving more content from this golden period of Congolese rumba. Thanks, Moos!

  3. Moos 7 April 2016 at 06:23 - Reply

    Like you Fried I was also assuming Ya Tamba to be a group. Afrter your comment however I now doubt I was right. Editions Ya Tamba seems to point out it was a label.
    If anyone knows, please enlighten us all wit the truth on this matter..

  4. Winckelmans Rik 7 April 2016 at 16:33 - Reply

    Thanks Moos, great stuff. Didn’t know this one.

  5. Chris 10 April 2016 at 13:12 - Reply

    Great Album.Check the extended version of “bombanda na compliquee” on youtube if you don’t allready know it.

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