October 10, 2021

Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
Les Derniers Succes de Lipua-Lipua vol. 2
Editions Vévé International 1983

Today, dear visitors, you may find a record with Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
that was sent to us by Peter, called Bavon Marie Marie by his friends.
We had volume 1 and now we also have volume 2. A very nice contribution
and a very welcome addition to the small amount of records with this
wonderful band. We thank Peter for his work and generosity.
Enjoy listening everybody ..

Beste bezoeker, vandaag vinden we een album met Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
welke ons werd toegestuurd door Peter, door z’n vrienden ook wel Bavon
Marie Marie genoemd wegens zijn grote liefde voor rumba. Wij hadden reeds
het eerste volume, dit is dus volume 2. Een zeer welkome toevoeging aan onze
kleine collectie platen met deze geweldige band. We danken Peter voor zijn
werk en vrijgevigheid. Luister weer met plezier ..


Editions Vévé 1974
Les Derniers Succes de Lipua-Lipua vol. 1 1983
l’Afrique Danse avac les Orchestres Kiam, Lipua-Lipua 1978
l’Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna 1977
Nyboma, Pepe 1983
Music from Zaïre vol. 6 1978
Seven 7″ from Congo vol. 6 2017
Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol. 4 1978
Music from Zaïre vol. 3 1983
Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol. 2 1977
Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol. 7 1978
Editions Vévé 1975
l’Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna Vévé 1975
Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol. 1 1977
Edition Vévé 1973
l’Afrique Danse 1976
l’Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna 1977

01 – Mila
02 – Zonga ndako
03 – Nasala yo nini
04 – Ombale


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  1. anon 10 October 2021 at 12:11 - Reply

    Thanks as always. Its always shame to not have more information on lineups for these bands. I think this is the era when the lead vocalist was Nzaya Nzayadio (great vocalist – though rarely a front-line name – later joined Choc Stars), rather than their early days when their lineup included Nyboma and Pepe Kalle. I hope someone more knowledgeable can enlighten us further on the personnel.

    • Moos 10 October 2021 at 14:32 - Reply

      I second that emotion,
      thanks Anon ..

  2. Bavon Marie Marie 11 October 2021 at 08:20 - Reply

    Hi Moos,

    I appreciate for the feedback given.
    It is worth noting that this was the culmination of Lipua Lipua.

    Sorry forgot to give the line-up which is as follows;

    On Vocals; Nzaya Nzayadio, Toupie Toukala, Rex Lusukamu, Maluku & Menga

    Solo Guitar; Lusuama Aspro
    Mi-Solo Guitar: Sasa Lutayi
    Rhythm Guitar: Mike Mike
    Bass Guitar: Mbanza Velela Masikulu
    Drums: Nono Nkuka Gaston
    Congas: Samara Makaya
    Brass: Mbuta Benazo & Tonele Pindu Mazisa

    • Moos 11 October 2021 at 09:08 - Reply

      Hi Bavon,
      I was wondering, do you have a picture
      of the back sleeve of the record,
      it would be nice to add it ..

    • anon 11 October 2021 at 09:15 - Reply

      Thanks very much for both the record and lineup

  3. Bavon Marie Marie 11 October 2021 at 09:33 - Reply

    Hi Moos,

    I don’t have the back-sleeve, but will try and look for it.

  4. shagasha 11 October 2021 at 18:43 - Reply

    Thanks for Lipua Lipua. Great Music.

  5. Ian Franey 11 October 2021 at 19:00 - Reply

    Thanks to you both for this missing piece. Satisfies the completist in me and no doubt many others. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  6. Edwin Owino 13 October 2021 at 09:43 - Reply

    Luswama Aspro, the lead guitarist at the time Lipua Lipua disbanded was interviewed a few weeks ago on the Kenyan national radio station KBC and was asked how Lipua Lipua disbanded. He stated that tensions had started within the groups and there were rumours that Verckys, the impresario, would soon dismantle the band.
    When they released this album, Verckys named it “Les Derniers Succes de Lipua Lipua”, it didn’t make sense to them. But it all added up when they went to rehearse the next time round and they found that Verckys had taken the instruments that they used and handed them over to Langa Langa stars.

  7. Ian Franey 16 October 2021 at 04:12 - Reply

    Thanks for clarifying the context for this (and likely the first volume) of les dernier recordings. Whatever the reasons behind Verckys rather hastily pulling the plug on Lipua Lipua the sessions sound stellar. Like a good gateau a second slice is always welcome especially with the right ingredients; this one is very tasty!

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