December 29, 2016

Docteur Nico & l’Africa Fiesta Sukisa




Altijd weer een feest als er een plaatje van Docteur Nico opduikt.
Dit is een van de platen die mijn Franse vriend uit Congo mee terug
bracht. Hij heeft hier en daar wat kleine kraakjes en dergelijke maar
dat mag de pret niet drukken. De dokter kan zich wel iets pemitteren.

Always a happy moment when another album by Docteur Nico shows
up. This is one of the records my French friend brought home from
his trip to Congo. It has some minor background noise but that won’t
spoil the fun. The good doctor can afford some, listen..

titels ;

01 – Ngalula
02 – Chantal komonela ngai te
03 – Jeannine
04 – Doris akoya
05 – Cachitta
06 – Sizarina
07 – Marie nella
08 – La jolie bebe


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  1. mamboPete 31 December 2016 at 01:38 - Reply

    Wow, what a find! I am a Nico addict. So thankyou for posting this. A lot of the tracks have the wrong title. It seems to happen a lot with Nico’s works, which is confusing – and some of them seem to be alternative versions or outtakes. I think the titles should read:

    01 – Bougie Ya Motema
    02 – Chantal komonela ngai te (correct title)
    03 – Jeannine (correct)
    04 – Doris akoya is sometimes called Doris or Nalingi Yo Na Motema
    05 – Munka / Nakeyi Abidjan
    06 – Felie
    07 – Mbandaka / Bandake mboka
    08 – Zadio

    The music is awesome whatever, and even the noise is great!
    By the way, do you have anything by Simba Wanyika? One of East Africa’s greatest ever bands, and I worry that their music will be forgotten.

    big thanks as always from mamboPete

    • alastair johnston 6 January 2017 at 19:41 - Reply

      For track 3, “Jeannine” the correct title according to the Sukisa Catalog is “Okosambwisa ngai” (see my book Dr Nico Discography for details & Sukisa and Vita catalogs). Can you post the labels, or is there a date anywhere on this disc? Thanks

      • Moos 6 January 2017 at 23:14 - Reply

        I’ll post the labels, hang on..

  2. reservatory 1 January 2017 at 02:11 - Reply

    Thanks so much for this! I am also a Nico addict, and am grateful for the tunes as well as MamboPete’s guide to the mislabeling and such. And what a cover! Dank je!

  3. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 1 January 2017 at 12:13 - Reply

    Happy new year brother Moos have a safe day and carry on surprising people with your collections.

  4. reservatory 1 January 2017 at 12:20 - Reply

    Fellow traveler is right, there are a couple of unfamiliar takes here, while the last track comes to its logical conclusion at 5:27 instead of fading out after the guitar solo. Who knew? Thanks several more times at least! And for giving souls a chance to hear the amazing Rock-a-Mambo on the African Memories comp.

  5. mamboPete 1 January 2017 at 17:23 - Reply

    Here’s an amazing TV video of track 7 featuring Nico duetting with his brother Dechaud, the Congo’s greatest guitar team. I wish footage like this wasn’t so rare! Big thanks to the guy who posted this.

    Happy New Year, Moos

    • Moos 1 January 2017 at 18:15 - Reply

      thank you so much, I’ll place it in the post..

  6. Mangue 3 January 2017 at 14:20 - Reply

    Hearing Docteur Nica always makes me feel better, he must have been a real doctor!!!
    Merci Moos for the sounds and Mambo Pete for the info.
    Wish you all: Happy New Year / Gelukkig Nieuwjaar / Boldog Új Évet / Bonne Année

  7. alastair johnston 7 January 2017 at 00:28 - Reply

    many thanks for posting the labels Moos.

  8. wilhelmi 18 January 2017 at 00:46 - Reply

    Moos, thank you so much for all that you do here. This Nico album has been my entry point to Congo music (1 week ago), and I have been digging into your archives and listening non-stop ever since. Your energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and the attention to detail are very appreciated. Thank you

    • Moos 18 January 2017 at 08:20 - Reply

      How very nice to hear Wilhelmini, dig on and stay tuned..

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