Thursday, September 24, 2009

From Rock-A-Mambo To Orchestre Bantou

On the A side of this 45 -- a Pathe-Marconi edition, originally released on the Esengo label -- you get Nino (Malapet) and Rock-A-Mambo; on the B side, (Edouard) Edo (Ganga) and (Jean Serge) Essous with Orchestre Bantou. All representing the best of Kinshasa's musicians and orchestras in the 1950s, from Negro Jazz and African Jazz to OK Jazz.

I'm still searching for another 45 by Rock-A-Mambo: ESDF 1372 which has the Orchestra performing with Kabasele and African Jazz. It has a track called "Les Voyous" (delinquent, rascal) which I'd love to hear. Well, to be honest, I'd love to listen to it all. Check muzikifan's discography of Rock-A-Mambo.


Orchestre Rock-A-Mambo - Yamare
Orchestre Rock-A-Mambo - Iyele
Orchestre Bantou - Nalembi Bipale
Orchestre Bantou - Ah! Que Pena

7 comments:

kiku said...

From CD "Les Groupes Chocs Des Années 50", the four tracks of the 45 ESDF 1372 by Rock-A-Mambo :

http://www.sendspace.com/file/mh5dx6

Pieter said...

Thanks so much!

Pieter

Dr.Frank said...

RIP Jean Serge Essous
01/15/1935 - 11/25/2009
Founding member of O.K.Jazz & Bantous de la Capitale, member of Rock A Mambo and Negro Jazz.
He played clarinet and saxophone.

5-Track said...

what a great cover!!

Anonymous said...

pieter, much love & respect from san pancho. beto

jimmy said...

thanks so much-, i didn't knew about this other 7' from them, so great...

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