January 28, 2021

Evoloko Jocker & Orchestre Langa-Langa Stars
La Carte Qui Gagne
Swing Swing, La Belle de Bangui
Rythmes et Musique 1985

It was recorded and mixed at Studio Vévé. Also released
on Editions Vévé Int. originally. This copy however comes
to us on Rythmes et Musique as REM 620. Evoloko Jocker
started his career with Zaïko Langa-Langa from 1969 to ’74.
This solo album on which he appears with Orchestre Langa-
Langa Stars is from 1985. Read the Wiki page to see how his
career took place. So many changes in strength over the
years make the story quite complex. Listen to ‘La Carte
Qui Gagne’ and pass it on to your friends ..

Hij werd opgenomen en gemixed bij Studio Vévé. Ook werd
hij aanvankelijk uitgebracht op Editions Vévé Int. Deze komt
op Rythmes et Musique als REM 620. Evoloko Jocker begon
zijn carrière bij Zaïko Langa-Langa van 1969 to 1974. Dit solo
album, waarop hij met Orchestre Langa-Langa Stars verschijnt,
is uit 1985. Lees zijn Wiki pagina om te zien hoe de tijdlijn er
verder uitziet. Zoveel veranderingen in de bezetting van de
band maken het verhaal complex. Luister naar ‘La Carte Qui
Gagne’ en deel hem met je vrienden ..

Doné Bis 1986
les Surdoues du Clan Langa-Langa
All Zaïko titles

01 – La belle de bangui
02 – Sika
03 – Done
04 – Trop bon


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  1. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 28 January 2021 at 12:43 - Reply

    Thanks for the post, just the correction this was released in 1986 after his performance at the studio Mama Ngebi in Kinshasa.

    • Moos 28 January 2021 at 21:30 - Reply

      Discogs says 1985

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 29 January 2021 at 03:16 - Reply

        Definitely recorded in 1986 because they changed the dance wave swingi swingi to diembela, diembela that dance phase only lasted two years.

  2. anon 28 January 2021 at 22:32 - Reply

    Thanks as always!

    This is one of the first where Evoloko is the only survivor of the original ‘7 patrons’ of Langa Langa Stars (4 of the 6 who left went to Choc Stars) and essentially from here on it is his band. Not quite as dangerous and varied musically as the earlier Langa Langa stars work but always very strong songs.

    Not much of his stuff ever got rereleased so its very good to see more Evoloko.

  3. Mouhamadou 29 January 2021 at 15:48 - Reply

    Very strong record indeed.

  4. Anonymous 29 January 2021 at 17:46 - Reply

    My favorite Zaiko spin off band. Thanks Moos.


  5. Anonymous 29 January 2021 at 22:00 - Reply

    This is gold ! Thanks Moos. I didn’t know this one. The first time I heard Langa Langa was with Gateau d’anniversaire. Still looking for this record , didn’t hear it for more than 30 years


  6. Anonymous 29 January 2021 at 22:32 - Reply

    Forgot to say. (when I am in the mood a story follows) As a young boy I enjoyed my time Congo, those days Zaïre ,so much that when I had to return to Belgium I was always a bit sad , but Radio vingt-et-un brought happiness on Friday evening with a 3 hours show. The concerts and parties in Ixelles ((Matonge BXL) and all over Belgium were announced and Rumba music was king. There were the concert venues Salle de la Madeleine and the Claridge but also numerous dancings like les Caraïbes and plenty bars. Langa Langa Stars was because of Gateau d’anniversaire my favourite band in I think 1987.
    Correct me if I am wrong, It might have been 1986 or 1988. They used to play that song nearly every Friday for quite a few months. This la Belle de Bangui got the fine Langa Langa type of Sebene I love so much. A very enjoyable Friday night indeed, I have right now, listening and digging up some old dance moves. Thanks Moos you hit it again man !

    • jean-luc 13 February 2021 at 10:12 - Reply

      I explored «Cadence» (by Brigitte Grafé) from Radio 21 when it was taken over by german east belgian station at night. It was on saturday from 20:00 to 24:00. They played the latest Zouk and Congo stuff. Some albums I needed to buy after I heard it on the radio – very difficult to get. Some years later I drove to “Musicanova” in Galerie d’Ixelles.

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