January 27, 2019

Sammy Massa – Gare a Toi Mon Ami
Disc’Orient 1981


We heard him on one of Syran M’Benza’s albums but this is the first one
we have under this name. A little disturbance at the beginning of the album
and a little further on. With Dizzy Mandjeku, Syran M’benza, Lokassa ya
Mbongo, Bopol, and many more. Recorded in Côte d’Ivoire. I think Sammy
Massa is the same as Bumba Massa, can anyone confirm ? The web is not
very clear about it..

We hoorden hem al op een van Syram M’benza’s platen, dit is de eerste
echter die we hebben onder deze naam. Hij kraakt ietsje aan het begin
en ook wat verderop. Met Dizzy Mandjeku, Syran M’benza, Lokassa
ya Mbongo, Bopol, en vele anderen. Opgenomen in Côte d’Ivoire. Volgens
mij is Sammy Massa dezelfde als Bumba Massa, kan iemand dit bevestigen ?
Het web is hierover niet geheel duidelijk..

tracks ;

01 – Gare a toi mon ami
02 – L’amour a grandi, grandi
03 – Desespoir
04 – Libala makambo


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  1. Nick 27 January 2019 at 10:39 - Reply

    Thanks Moosd! Definitely Bumba Massa

  2. CC Smith 27 January 2019 at 15:15 - Reply

    Yes, Sammy is Bumba Massa, also vocalist with Kekele

  3. Mouhamadou 27 January 2019 at 17:32 - Reply

    Sammy Massa is indeed Bumba Massa. Your assumption is correct,

  4. matata 28 January 2019 at 03:40 - Reply

    moos, thanks for this good

  5. Richard 28 January 2019 at 09:16 - Reply

    Ok, then another thing. You state the recording being from Cote d’Ivoire. I think the record is, as stated on the bottom of the picture, but the recording (studio) is Lomé Togo, as can be seen on the left.
    Thank you for so much good music

    • Moos 29 January 2019 at 07:33 - Reply

      I guess you’re right, it is on a label from Abidjan but apparently not recorded there..

  6. DJ Daudi 6 February 2019 at 06:45 - Reply

    Sounds exactly like Bumba Massa. Good call.

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