February 19, 2021

Le Grand Kallé – Souvenir de l’African-Jazz vol. 5
Surboum African-Jazz AJM 005

The most posted and most popular music here at the Global Groove
is that from Congo. Joseph Kabasele was called the father of modern
Congolese music. I had this album still waiting to be posted and today
it comes your way. A unique collection of songs from the old days and
a piece of important history. Read the pages in the links below and find
out everything you may want to know about him and his group ..

De meest geposte en meest gewaardeerde muziek hier bij de Global
Groove is die uit Congo. Joseph Kabasele werd ook wel de vader van
de moderne Congolese muziek genoemd. Ik had dit album nog wach-
ten om geplaatst te worden en vandaag komt hij dus jouw kant op.
Een unieke vezameling nummers uit de oude doos en een belangrijk
stukje geschiedenis. Lees de diverse pagina’s over le Grand Kallé
en ondek alles wat je wilt weten over hem en zijn band ..

le Grand Kallé, Don Gonzalo, Manu Dibango et l’African Team, vol. 2
Souvenir de l’African-Jazz vol. 1
Merveilles du Passé, african 360.143 1984
le Grand kallé, Don Gonzalo, Manu Dibango et l’African Team 1970
Hommage au Grand Kallé, vol. 1 1984
Le Grand Kallé et l’African Jazz vol. 4
Kallé et l’African Team, Tango Ya Ba Wendo, vol. II 1970
le Grand Kallé, Wikipedia
Le Grand Kallé et l’African Jazz, Wikipedia
Le Grand Kallé, Discogs
Le Grand Kallé, his life, his music

01 – Cherie deesse
02 – Annie
03 – Ba nzambe
04 – Ngai mpe elombe
05 – Kai kai
06 – Kele
07 – African jazz
08 – Napekisi to mo nalingi yo
09 – Nionso se pamba
10 – mabanzo
11 – Soki yo te nani
12 – Tour de ville


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  1. Ian Franey 19 February 2021 at 18:24 - Reply

    Anything by this colossus very welcome indeed even if there’s a little crossover of tracks from time to time. I don’t speak much lingala but it is a lovely language sung. The music is universal and timeless however. Thanks for your sleuthing Moos.

    • Moos 19 February 2021 at 20:54 - Reply

      ..crossover of tracks .. ?

      • shagasha 20 February 2021 at 17:29 - Reply

        Moos, Thanks for Kale’s posts. I loved the videos and all the history.

      • Ian Franey 20 February 2021 at 17:37 - Reply

        I mean different releases
        on different labels containing some of the same songs. Not this album specifically but then I have trouble remembering some long lingala titles. It sometimes happens on “classic” or “historic” music in the public domain. It often happens after an artist is deceased but what else is new. Kabasele lives on irregardless. I should mention the propensity for bootlegging or piracy in the best continent for music on the planet. That is a shame but hardly surprising.

        • Moos 20 February 2021 at 21:12 - Reply

          ah.. right,
          that can always happen .

  2. Luisiane 21 February 2021 at 11:45 - Reply

    Naloba nini? Kallé akei mobesu…
    What can I say? Kallé left too early.
    Thank you for keeping his work alive for us to hear, Moos.

    • Moos 21 February 2021 at 11:47 - Reply

      You’re very welcome Luisiane ..

  3. Pete 1 May 2021 at 00:54 - Reply

    I love this Moos. Wonderful early sides, thank you so much.


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