August 15, 2020

Four Stars – Quatre Étoiles
Four Stars Production FS 401

We used to have a few more albums with Four Stars, Quatre Étoiles
than we have today. Some of their records appeared on Syllart Records
however and they forced me to remove every one of their releases.
A band like this one deserves to find a place here at the Global Groove
and fortunately we have some left which did not appear on Syllart.
The album we find here today is a ‘Four Star Production’, it opens with
a live recording of five songs and then continues with 3 studio recorded
ones. Get them and spread them like usual ..

We hadden er ooit meer dan nu het geval is. Diverse van de platen van
Four Stars of Quatre Étoiles werden echter uitgebracht op het Syllart
label en deze sommeerde me al hun releases te verwijderen enkele
jaren geleden. Een groep als deze verdient het een plek te vinden hier
op de Global Groove en gelukkig zijn er nog een paar over. Deze hier
verscheen op ‘Four Stars Production’, hij begint met vijf live opgenomen
nummers en vervolgt met drie studio takes.
Down, en deel ze zoals gebruikelijk ..

Solo gitaar en koortjes : Syran M’Benza
Slag gitaar en bas : Bopol Mansiamina
Lead zanger en koortjes : Wuta Mayi
Percussie, congas en koortjes : Komba Bellow

4 Grandes Vedettes de la Musique Africaine 1983

01 – Kouamé
—- Helena
—- Ayant droit
—- Tuti
—- Zouzou
02 – Amerika
03 – Djina
04 – Ayite-dovi


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  1. Mouhamadou 15 August 2020 at 13:54 - Reply

    A great band that I always enjoy listening to since the first LP you posted. Thanks for sharing this one. I have some Congolese records that I will share with you in the future once I find the time and energy to rip them properly

  2. Vagn Rose 15 August 2020 at 14:44 - Reply

    Hey Moos …

    I found another album on Discogs by these great guys. The introducer to the live-part says “Kilimanjaro”, and a little googlin’ later I found this link, also on Discogs:
    It’s the same setlist and crew, it’s released in 1988. Just to let you know.

    I will point out that your site rocks everybody else’s nuts off. Thank you

    • David S 21 August 2020 at 04:38 - Reply

      Thanks as always, Moos.

      I think those two albums are different releases (French & US) of the same record – see notes in discography here

      The Kilimanjaro was a club in Adams Morgan, DC that had great live African music in the 1980s. It’s possible that I saw this show there.

  3. Anonymous 24 January 2022 at 09:37 - Reply

    Merci mille fois, mon ami!

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