June 5, 2016

le Prince Youlou Mabiala et l’Orchestre
Kamikaze Loningisa – Couper-Soucis
Otikali! Otikali!
Production Publi-Congo 1984

Youlou Mabiala, voorkant

De schoonzoon van Franco is terug deze zondag. Met zijn ietwat
hese stemgeluid heeft hij bij mij een speciaal plekje veroverd.
Deze plaat stamt uit 1984, een jaar waarin heel wat strakke
albums zijn verschenen op gebied van Congolese muziek.
Couper-Soucis vormt hierop zeker geen uitzondering
en verkeert ook nog eens in top conditie.

Franco’s son in law is back this fine sunday. With his somewhat
hoarse sound of voice he managed to find a special place in my
heart. This album is from 1984, a year in which quite some tight
Congolese records were made. Couper-Soucis certainly does
not form an exception in that perspective and
finds itself in an excelent condition.

titels ;

01 – Couper soucis
02 – Kisembe
03 – Toutou
04 – Position de force


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  1. Anonymous 5 June 2016 at 12:12 - Reply

    Thanks Moos it’s a long time I listend to Youlou Mabiala on your site I’ve listened to Carte Postale (1983), 1×2= Mabe (1984), Loufoulakari (1985), Mon Avocat à Voyage (1986).

  2. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 5 June 2016 at 12:20 - Reply

    Thanks Moos for this album I listened to this album on Spotify and I was very happy with this album especially I recognized it has the same Rhythm with OK Jazz rhumba sebene from 1980 to 1982 I also noticed that there is another album by Kamikaze which is called M’bata recorded in the same studio in 1983.

    Another thing I want to point out is Youlou’s back up vocalist Bola Bolithe if you listen to his voice it’s quite similar to Madilu System voice so you can see that Youlou Mabiala was a progressed musician who came from the OK Jazz background.

    But then again thanks moos for this great album.

    • Moos 5 June 2016 at 19:27 - Reply

      I found another album by Youlou from 1983 called ‘Judoka’, unfortunately
      it has a strange dynamics problem. Sounding recorded too loud and disturbed..

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 6 June 2016 at 01:22 - Reply

        Of course I haven’t forget about Judoka “Mbanda na nga azali Judoka” Kamikaze successful moments from 1980 to 1987 when Serge, Elba, Bolithe,Toupi and Pepito left the band and Youlou had no choice to recuirt vocalists Tapis, Paolo and Rossy rhythm guitarist Kalando, Drummer Massamba mexant and bassist who joined Victoria Eleison in 1997 Yves Tchum Tchum.

        The band wasn’t successful in the late 80s to the early 90s, all I know they released a second version of Mon Avocat à Voyage but I don’t know if that was successful. In 1992 he released Keba Na Moniato my guess it was the last album of Kamikaze Loningisa but still in 92 he renuited with Josky and Elba and I think Serge was in the album not sure, with the album Dona Beija from 1994 to 1995 Kamikaze Loningisa was silent but Youlou was not silent as he made a album with Wuta Mayi and Ntesa and Michelino called 2eme Bureau released under the Sonodisc label also he contributed in Mose Fan Fan’s great album Hello Hello with Nyboma, Wuta Mayi, Syran and Bopol in 1995.

        In 1995/96 he released his own album Mwana Ya Luambo [the child of Franco] whether he was backed up by Kamikaze or OK Jazz then after that he decided to restore OK Jazz with Bolithe,Toupi and Bebi Babo and they release Oléli Oléli meaning all the songs are composed by Youlou Mabiala and I’m still looking for that VHS Video, but anyway the album is recorded in Brazzaville with new recuirments such as guitarists Daniel 6000 who joined Zaïko Langa Langa in 1997 then after that the OK Jazz band releases La Releve without Youlou Mabiala.

        Closing up Youlou Mabiala released Infraction in 1998 with a good sebene but in 1999/2000 he released Le Verdict my favourite album with tracks like Oleta, Kacha, Princesse Ada and Molengo he also does a tribute for Pépé Kallé you should listen to Le Verdict it’s a very good album.

        • Moos 6 June 2016 at 06:22 - Reply

 favourite so far; Loufoulakari..

          • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 6 June 2016 at 11:08

            Loufoulakari best summer album for Kamikaze with songs like Agna, Je suis encore Jeune and Elba composition Beranga Odongo with Souza lovely Guitar in the sebene.

          • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 22 June 2016 at 14:07

            List of favorite Youlou Mabiala albums:

            Judoka (1983)
            M’Bata Otikali Otikali (1983)
            Couper-Soucis (1984)
            Karibu (1984)
            1×2= Mabe (1984)
            Loufoulakari (1985)
            Mon Avocat A Voyage (1986)
            Lisanga Ya Banganaga with Pamelo Mounka with Tracks Atipo and Djimo Ivi (1986)
            Mon Avocat A Voyage 2e Episode with the new members (1987)
            Angelou Chevanut (1988)
            Keba Na Moniato (1992)
            Oleli Oleli (1996)
            La Releve (1997)
            Infraction (1998)
            Le Verdict (2000)

  3. Anonymous 5 June 2016 at 20:01 - Reply

    Thanks always Moos.


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