Tuesday, September 26, 2017

African Fiesta Sukisa 1966-73 Docteur Nico 06.2

Version 06.2 adds 88a Sukisa Liwa Na Ngai and 141a Makambo, subtracts Kamulanga, which is Docteur Nico w/ African Jazz, some years before Sukisa.
Version 06.1 adds 82b Mal, 86b I Got The Feelin', 90a Nalapi, 99a Baoule, 133b Mobali Akolimbisa Mwasizon and 506a Echantillon Ya Pambamazon.
Last batch of Docteur Nico Vita & Sukisa 45s. As always, Alastair Johnston's discography has been an invaluable resource, without which these six compilations would not exist. And of course, if you might possibly have any missing numbers you would consider sharing, let me know.

Docteur Nico African Fiesta Sukisa @ 45Tours
The Far From Complete Sukisa Singles 1966-73
Part 2 of 2 

01 80a Nakei Abidjan
02 80b Lion du Desespoir
03 82a Semeki Etali Yo Te
04 82b Mal
05 86a Chantal Komonela Ngai
06 86b I Got The Feelin'
07 87a Mobali Atulaka Te
08 88a Sukisa Liwa Na Ngai
09 89a Manzedi
10 89b Libaku Eponi Te
11 90a Nalapi
12 90b Olga
13 92a Capacite Ya Bolingo
14 93b Mokili Makambo
15 94a Pauline La Preferée
16 94b Mwasi Va Mibali Mibale
17 95a Boya Kobina
18 95b Lassen Yembila Ngai
19 96a Adeline
20 97a Mira
21 97b Mokili Ya Nzambe
22 98a Julienne Importée
23 98b Oluki Likambo Obangi
24 99a Baoulé
25 100a Sukisa Miziki Ya Lokumu
26 100b Aimé Zonga!
27 101a Okosi Ngai Libala
28 102a Cherie Julie Nalingaka
29 102b Marie Anne
30 103a Tekele
31 104a Motema Se Likolo
32 104b Kilimadjaro
33 105a Asala Malekoun
34 105b Mbanda Peugeot
35 107b Bolingo Ezali Mpo Na Kisi Te
36 108a Nakopenda Marie Nella
37 108b Ntumba
38 109a Adieu Freetown
39 109b Afrique de l'Ouest
40 110a Lucifer
41 112a Sadi Na Boyi Masumu
42 112b Ruguia
43 113a Nazali Se Mobali Na Yo
44 114a Kamunganzi Ko
45 116b Fanta Diara
46 119a Bolongo
47 119b Adios
48 129a Mandona
49 130a Celina
50 130b Mwika
51 133a Bolingo Ya Kobomba
52 133b Mobali Akolimbisa Mwasizon
53 141a Makambo
54 501a Yokolo Pt 1
55 501b Yokolo Pt 2
56 502a Nalingi Yo Na Motema
57 502b Ozali Suka Ya Mobali
58 503a Munka
59 503b Angèle Ozali Wapi
60 504a Talaka Na Miso
61 504b Merengue Nico
62 506a Echantillon Ya Pambamazon

cd, vinyl and downloads @ various bitrates

Monday, September 25, 2017

African Fiesta Sukisa 1966-73 Docteur Nico 05.4

Version 05.4 adds 59b Si Te Que Moura Casa and 68a Ah! Mokolo Wana.
Version 05.3 adds 69a Tika Navanda Na Ya and 69b Oye Congo.
Version 05.2 adds 49b Yo Soy Tu Dolor and 50b Para Bailar, thanks to Moos @ Global Groove.
Version 05.1 adds 68b How Mi Closen, a phonetic translation of Buddy Holly's Words Of Love via Beatles For Sale. 'How mi closen, tummy now you feel...'
In 1965 African Fiesta split apart, with Docteur Nico carrying on as African Fiesta Sukisa while Tabu Ley Rochereau and band manager Roger Izeidi set up African Fiesta 66 and then African Fiesta National. I've divided what I have of Nico's Sukisa singles tracks into two posts. Plenty of great stuff here, as expected, although I miss the ambiance of the Vita stuff. Maybe Nico switched from tube amplifiers to transistors? These have been gathered from vinyl and CDs and downloads including YouTube, so bitrates and sound quality vary considerably. Thanks again to Alastair Johnston for his Docteur Nico Discography (new improved second edition now available), without which these humble compilations would not exist.  

Docteur Nico African Fiesta Sukisa @ 45Tours
The Far From Complete Sukisa Singles 1966-73
Part 1 of 2

01 11a Comono
02 14a Cimetière
03 20b Zongela Mbeto Na Yo
04 37a Doublez Doublez
05 47a Bougie Ya Motema
06 47b Runeme Mama
07 48a Tour d'Afrique
08 48b Yaka Toyambana
09 49a Chantal
10 49b Yo Soy Tu Dolor
11 50a Sule
12 50b Para Bailar
13 51a La Palomar
14 51b Pauline
15 52a Impercoque
16 52b Saouda
17 53a Mwa Kassanda
18 53b Pokwa Paris
19 54a Yo Canto
20 54b Zaido
21 55a La Jolie Bebe
22 56a Damela Que Tu La Tiennes
23 56b Je M'En Fous
24 57a El Tonto de Mi Lugar
25 57b Mbankada
26 58a Eramorando
27 58b Marie Pauline
28 59a Na Kendeki Na Poto
29  59b Si Te Que Moura Casa
30 61a Nasali Eloko Te
31 61b Sasonado
32 63a Nzongo
33 63b Sanduku Etundi
34 64a Sanza Zomi Na Mibale
35 64b Suavilo
36 66a Okosambuisa Ngai
37 67a Limbasa Ngai
38 67b Eh Bien Mon Ami
39 68a Ah! Mokolo Wana
40 68b How Mi Closen
41 69a Tika Navanda Na Ye
42 69b Oye Congo
43 71a Exhibition Dechaud
44 71b Nansha Nkayende
45 72a When A Man Loves A Woman
46 72b Charlotte
47 73a Soy Del Siboney
48 73b Sizarinne
49 74a Moni Mambo
50 77a Tu M'as Deçu Chouchou
51 77b Save Me
52 78a Doris
53 78b Si Yorando
54 79a Kiri Kiri Mabina Ya Sika
55 79b Sookie

Vinyl, CD and downloads various bitrates

Thursday, September 15, 2016

balla et ses balladins @ 45tours

Vacillon added 9/14/16.
Nanfoule added 4/23/13 (belated thanks to Nauma.) The Balladins stand alongside Bembeya Jazz as the most sophisticated of Guinea's golden age authenticité bands, among so many great ones. Their Syliphone 45s hold much of their absolute best work, stunning in its quality and variety, as the Sakhodougou - Samba - Kognö Koura sequence shows. Whether languid or swinging, you can pretty much count on quivering Latin horns as well as electric guitars that use surf, soul and psychedelia to recast ancient stories in service of a revolution. This collection is now complete, the heretofore missing b-side Vacillon a very fine guitar workout.

balla et ses balladins
balladins @ 45tours
complete syliphone singles 1968-75

01 J.R.D.A. 1967 (Jardin de Guinée)
02 Diaraby 1967 (Jardin de Guinée)
03 Diaraby SYL 505a 1968
04 Yo Te Contres Maria SYL 505b 1968
05 Bedianamo SYL 506a 1968
06 P.D.G. SYL 506b 1968
07 Soumbouyaya SYL 507a 1968
08 La Guineé Moussolou SYL 507b 1968
09 Tara SYL 508a 1969
10 Nanfoule SYL 508b 1969
11 Moi Ça Ma Fout SYL 517a 1970
12 Vacillon SYL 517b 1970
13 Kaïra SYL 520a 1970
14 Sakhodougou SYL 520b 1970
15 Samba SYL 545a 1972
16 Kognö Koura SYL 547a 1972
17 Bi Diamana Möo SYL 545b 1972
18 Como Cocina Et La Corda SYL 547b 1972
19 Djina Moussö SYL 549a 1972
20 Manta Lokoka SYL 549b 1972
21 Ancien Combattant SYL 571a 1975
22 Nyo SYL 571b 1975
23 Hafia SYL 572a 1975
24 Wilikabo SYL 572b 1975

cd and vinyl @320vbr 

keletigui et ses tambourinis @ 45tours

Singles compilation featuring another of Guinea's wondrous state-sponsored authenticité outfits. Collection is now complete, adding another Franklin Boukaka 45 and the b-side of the Tambourinis' final single, a fitting farewell ballad. Enjoy.

keletigui et ses tambourinis
tambourinis @ 45tours
complete syliphone singles 1968-72

01 Soundiata 1968 5.51
02 Nosotros 1968 5.00
03 Famadenké 1968 3.58
04 Cigarettes Allumettes 1968 3.22
05 Kesso 1970 3.05
06 Chiquita 1970 3.04
07 I Boyein-Boyein 1970 3.41
08 Tambourinis Sax Parade 1970 4.46
09 Quinzan 1970 3.06
10 Il Tomatero 1970 4.02
11 Banankoro 1970 4.20
12 La Loma de Belen 1970 2.56
13 J.R.D.A. 1970 5.02
14 Guarjira Con Tumbao 1970 3.14
15 N'Nadia 1970 4.43
16 La Bicycletta 1970 5.14
17 Ilole Gbanina 1970 4.00
18 Tambourinis Cocktail 1970 4.28
19 Kiss My Noose 1970 2.46
20 Mi Corazon 1970 4.53
21 Munu Ngiedi (w/ Franklin Boukaka) 1970 3.02
22 Kitoko Mingi (w/ Franklin Boukaka) 1970 3.54
23 M'Bongi Eyi (w/ Franklin Boukaka) 1970 3.04
24 Tata Aleleti (w/ Franklin Boukaka) 1970 2.42
25 Donsoké 1972 4.04
26 Guanguanco a Todos Los Barrios 1972 4.38
27 Beni Yarabi 1972 4.21
28 Gerona Son 1972 3.49
29 Miri Magnin 1972 5.04
30 Marie 1972 4.30

from cd, vinyl and downloads

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

zaire: musiques urbaines à kinshasa

The tale of how a collection of Congolese thumb pianos provided the missing link between punk, techno and all points in between, has taken 25 years to tell. And like fellow music visionaries across the globe, the remarkable sound they created was forged in the most desperate of circumstances and in the harshest of places.
Konono No 1 emerged from the Angola/Congo border bush and relocated to Kinshasa, steeped in the traditional Bazombo trance music. They amassed a collection of differently pitched likembé (thumb pianos, or metal rods attached to resonators and pick-ups), plus pots, pans, cutlery, microphones adapted from car parts, whistles, massed vocals passed though megaphones and a massive sound system.
This remarkable, unique noise soon garnered a fanatical following at home. The DIY nature of their equipment provided an integral, distorted sound, a healthy hum seeping into every rhythmic pause. The combination of all these elements created something notably African in pace and texture, coincidentally nodding to Western electronica.
The likembé merge to provide a brutal, hypnotising beat, the cousin to The 13th Floor Elevators' electrified jug or John Cale's manic viola. The rapid intensity of rhythm matches the finest exponents of Krautrock, occasionally drifting close to the confused energy of Aphex Twin or Autechre, with the damaged tempo of Beefheart or Marc Ribot slithering in.
It could really be from anywhere, at any time; its rawness at odds with the slow fall towards slickness and a polished, homogenised sound so sought after these days. And like all the best music, it needs to be played loud, as loud as their legendary, dizzying live performances...
This music comes from somewhere unknown and offers hope that there are worlds of music out there, unexplored and waiting to be discovered.
- Dale Shaw BBC (UK)

zaire: musiques urbaines à kinshasa
ocora c559007 hm65 (1987)
Recorded live November 1978 Kinshasa

cd @320vbr
01 ORCHESTRE SANKAI Rythme Kuatankuaka 14.25
03 ORCHESTRE BAMBALA Animation Kifuti 9.25
04 ORCHESTRE BANA LUYA Animation Bana Luya 23.05

super-expanded dual-cassette set @192
01 ORCHESTRE BANA LUYA Animation Bana Luya 28'50
02 ORCHESTRE BAMBALA Animation Kifuti 28'33
03 ORCHESTRE SANKAI Kuata Nkuaka 28'16
04 ORCHESTRE T.P. LIKEMBE KONOKO (sic!) Mungua-Muanga 28'41
05 ORCHESTRE T.P. TULU LISANGA BANGANGA Animation (unnamed) 15'14 (extra track!)
(see Bolingo69's comment)

Thursday, September 3, 2015

african fiesta @ 45tours on vita 1963-5 docteur nico 03

Another day, another download account.

docteur nico african fiesta @ 45 tours
the far from complete vita singles 1963-5
part 03 - vita 51-75 

01 51a Natiya Zuwa Tina
02 51b Seis Linda Cubana
03 53a Ivi
04 54a Ya Gaby
05 54b L'Age Et L'Amour
06 55b Mwama Wa Mamu
07 56a Rochereau Pascal
08 57a Fiesta Kombo Ya Sika
09 57b Tozali Kozila
10 58b Contentieux Belgo-Congolais
11 59a Mama Egee
12 59b Maria Chantal
13 60a Lucie
14 60b Nadie No Puede
15 61a Santa
16 61b Tokei Koyekola
17 63b Mi Amore
18 64a Fiesta Na Milano
19 64b Mwana Ya Tabu
20 65a Sawa Ayaka Mozemba
21 65b Sey Sey
22 66a Madina 2
23 66b Nakokoma
24 67a Ba Bill Oye
25 67b Nin'zi
26 68a Mukala
27 68b Natali Yango Pamba
28 70b Guantanamera
29 71a Na Landa Baninga
30 71b Tosa Mpe Banga
31 72a Merengue President
32 72b Me Voy A Cantar
33 73a Biantondi Kasanda
34 73b Lolita
35 74a Domingo O Sabado
36 74b N'Daya Paradis

cd and vinyl and downloads @ various bitrates

Friday, January 9, 2015

NNB - A Bigger Taste Of

Minneapolis record store geeks take matters into their own hands, leaving twenty minutes of wax for the ages. I saw them at a Soho loft No Wave fest as many of that movement's pioneers were passing into history. Original post has been augmented with an early hometown show. Check out YouTube NNB live @ Hurrah NYC 1981 here.

In The Studio
01 Slack 1978 4.03
02 New World 1978 2.04
03 Listen 1979 3.10
04 Uruguay-1983 1979 4.26
05 Well, Oh Well 1979 4.27
Slack b/w New World were released as Wave 7 single W7-100
Listen and Uruguay-1983 are from Twin-Tone 7907 - Big Hits Of Mid-America III
Well, Oh Well was one side of a No Magazine flexi, w/ Information and No Group on the flip

Live @ Jay's Longhorn - MPLS - July 11, 1978
01 Listen
02 Don't You
03 Nothing Can Harm Me
04 I Tried To Tell You
05 Friction (Television)
06 New World
07 Look Me Up
08 I Can't Control Myself
09 Slack
10 Uruguay 1983
11 Final Solution (Pere Ubu)
12 (crowd ruckus)
13 What Goes On (Velvet Undeground)
Sincere thanks to the original (Dime?) uploader, unknown to me at this point.

flexidisc rip / interweb downloads