August 21, 2016

Disco les Vedettes Shaba présente
Empire Bakuba avec en Vedette
Papy Tex – Livre d’Or
Disco les Vedettes Shaba 1987

Empire Bakuba, voorkant

Meestal is Pépé Kallé de frontzanger bij Empire Bakuba
maar op deze plaat neemt Papy Tex het voortouw. Met zijn
mooie gladde stem een flink contrast met Pépé Kallé die
natuurlijk ook passeert. Lekkere dikke sebene in nummer
twee. Kortom, een schijf vinyl die je niet wilt missen.
Soukous van de bovenste plank, dansvloer
killer, pak hem snel..

Mostly Pépé Kallé is Empire Bakuba’s frontman but on
this record it is Papy Tex who takes the lead. With his
smooth voice quite a contrast with Pépé Kallé who
passes by as well of course. Nice fat sebene in
track # two, in short, an album you would not
want to miss. Soukous of premier classe,
dancefloor killer, get it and spread it..

titels ;

01 – Livre d’or
02 – Pebi ya pembe
03 – Litama
04 – Ce n’est pas ma faute


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  1. ENRIQUE 21 August 2016 at 19:32 - Reply


    • Moos 21 August 2016 at 21:05 - Reply

      ..excuse me..

      • ralf2152 21 August 2016 at 21:29 - Reply

        Do not worry! Moos !, is a great work that you do and is very aprecioado for people who actually have values.

        • glinka21 26 August 2016 at 22:39 - Reply

          Bored? Wow.

          Thanks, Moos. I’ve yet to be bored by any of your releases.

  2. ralf2152 21 August 2016 at 21:27 - Reply

    SR, Enrique…….Creo que usted debe ser mas respetuoso con !Moos!, si es tan aburrido como tu dices para que lo visitas.

    Por si no sabes, este es un esfuerzo grande el que se hace en este Blog para llevar a todos el Mundo la música que le gusta.


    SR, Enrique ……. I think you should be more respectful! Moos !, if it’s as boring as you say that you visit.

    If you do not know, this is a big effort that is made in this blog to bring all the world music he likes.


  3. Moos 22 August 2016 at 08:55 - Reply

    To whoever is interested,

    I choose to leave the bla bla to people who think they know it all.
    Here at the GG it is all about listening to music instead of giving
    you loads of information you can easily find on the web yourself.
    If you think this is boring, why bother to come here at all.
    I wish you lots of pleasure in listening and leave the
    credits to the artists, no more, no less..

  4. Tim Harrison 22 August 2016 at 09:02 - Reply

    Music is only boring if you don’t open your heart, ears and mind. It may be “not interesting” (different to boring) but at least give yourself a chance to listen.

    Anyway, I think this is good, especially for this late 80s music and Pepi ya Pembe has already had a couple of plays at a good volume!

  5. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 22 August 2016 at 09:30 - Reply
  6. juanito 22 August 2016 at 10:26 - Reply

    thank you Moos….. (i have said it before) for years and years of true music listening and pure fullfillment……. ( can’t stay away =-] )

  7. Jordi 22 August 2016 at 11:40 - Reply

    Don’t pay attention to trolls. This album is great and really appreciated.

  8. LeFranck 23 August 2016 at 13:23 - Reply

    I have been following your blog for years now. You always surprises me with wonderful music from Congo. Keep up the steam Moos :-)
    The music from Congo is really addictive.
    Thank you a thousand times.

  9. Sylvester from Manchester 23 August 2016 at 15:38 - Reply

    Heh Moos!
    @ENRIQUE, @Harris Diavua Salakiaku
    No, you are not being paranoid – they really are all out to get you!!

    Respect brother.

    • Moos 23 August 2016 at 19:56 - Reply

      hahaha, that’s what we needed brother..thnx..:-)

      • Mouhamadou 26 August 2016 at 22:52 - Reply

        Thanks for this publication although i thought it was already in the page. I am still waiting for Serrez Ceinture and Cele by Bopol, Les Femmes d’Abord by Gnonnas Pedro, and Ernesto Djedje and Francois Lougah Lp’s if possible. Thanks and keep up the good work.

        • Sylvester from Manchester 28 August 2016 at 19:21 - Reply

          Fer f**ks sake!!!

    • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 24 August 2016 at 10:17 - Reply

      I’m not getting at anyone I’m happy for moos for uploading these archives from the past.

  10. William 23 August 2016 at 21:40 - Reply

    Sparkling stuff on first spin, especially agree with the thoughts on “Pebi ya pembe”. Dank u Moos.

  11. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 24 August 2016 at 10:30 - Reply

    I think in one of these tracks was remixed in the album Mamie Musique in 1992 but the LP credits are:
    Vocals: Papy Tex, Misha Mfum, Solo Sita

    Guitars: Kinanga Boeing, Doris Ebuya, Elvis Nkunku, MP Cheniet Milandou
    Drums: Sammy Maracas
    Percussion: Yaya Londa, Djuna Bileku Mpasi
    Animation: Djuna Mumbafu, Pépé Kallé, Misha Mfum

  12. Anonymous 6 September 2016 at 18:50 - Reply

    Hi Moos didn’t have acces to internet for some weeks now. I do not understand all the fuzz, about this blog . it is actually one of the best. By the way this is my favourite Empire Bakuba album. I bought it in 1987 iin a small shop in Gallerie d’Ixelles. The shop was actually specialized in Latin music but could those days survive as Congolese people also used to buy latin music. I bought it together with the album ‘en accion’ from Marqua y su combo on discos fuentes. I lost both albums but was lucky enough to find the Bakuba one on CD. Marqua y su combo I never found back. Anyway that day in Matonge (Ixelles) when I discovered that small shop was one I will never forget. In Congo I had further developed my interest for Latin music (my father had a bit of bossa,chachacha,son and bolero) , music I thought I would never find in Belgium till that day. This was for me the starting point to collect latin music.
    Keep up the good work. This site is priceless! Rik

  13. Mkaya 8 September 2016 at 15:59 - Reply

    Empire Bakuba will never disappoint. The most entertaining band Africa ever had. How I miss the musicians’ mucian Pepe Kalle. Gone a bit early.. I’m by now he would have floored all those pretenders!!! Class is permanent. Adious…

  14. Anonymous 27 June 2018 at 11:07 - Reply

    Oooohweee this is HOT!!! thanks Moos!

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