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Saturday February 9th, 2019 with Elorious Cain
'AFRIKA RETRO VIBRATIONZ' 2

We're calling this the "Graeme Ewens Discomix". It is a mix of various styles of Congolese Rumba we are dedicating to that author who has written extensively about Franco and the influence of Congolese Rumba. His book "Congo Colossus: The Life and Legacy of Franco & OK Jazz" is incredible. Included in this mix are selections from Angola also like those of Manuel D'Oliveira and Africa Ritmos. With the colossal success of Congolese Rumba, artists throughout the African continent started recording their Rumba with varying degrees of success. On the picture sleeve of the Africa Ritmos single it says (in Portuguese) "EXCLUSIVO DE DISCOTECA DU ANGOLA" This type of connection to discos not entirely uncommon, even Franco's legendary O.K. Jazz group initially grew out of the patronage of Oscar Kashama's O.K. club. These are the richly executed 'bogus latin' recordings that literally changed the world. We made a point of starting in 1948 with Wendo Kolosoy's hit "Marie Louise" and including three records featuring Lucie Eyenga. Some of these records were 78rpm discs and we had to get someone with a Lenco B52 turntable to record them on a digital format. All the same the quality of these recordings is still a little rough. Picture of Orchestre Negro-Band
MARIE LOUISE
WENDO KOLOSOY - Ngoma, The Early Years, 1948-1960 (CD) - POPULAR AFRICAN MUSIC
AH BANINGA
LUCIE EYENGA - BANKOLO MIZIKI LES PIONNERS DE LA MUSIQUE CONGOLAISE - DE LEOPOLDVILLE à KINSHASA - ANTHOLOGIE VOLUME 1 1973 (CD) - NGOYARTO
DIT MARIE
YENGA LUCIE et MANSANGA VERONIQUE - 10" [78rpm] - OPIKA
AFRICAN MOKILI MOBIMBA
JOSEPH KABASELE & AFRICAN JAZZ - GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOL 2 (2CD) - NETWORK MEDIEN
JOURNAL DIPANDA
ORCHESTRE NEGRO-BAND - 7" - Pathé ‎
YOKOLO
DOCTEUR NICO & L'ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA - 7" - NGOMA
MICORASON
O.K. JAZZ - 10" [78rpm] - LONINGISA
INDEPENDANCE CHA CHA CHA
JOSEPH KABASELE & AFRICAN JAZZ - GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOL 2 (2CD) - NETWORK MEDIEN
SOMBA JOURNAL SPECIAL
KALLE & L'ORCHESTRE AFRICAN JAZZ - 7" - SURBOUM AFRICAN JAZZ
ILAMO MARIE
O.K. JAZZ - 7" - LONINGISA
TCHA TCHA TCHA DE MI AMOR
FRANCO & O.K. JAZZ - GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOL 2 (2CD) - NETWORK MEDIEN
BANA BIAFRA
RYCO-JAZZ - FANTASTIQUE RYCO-JAZZ (LP) - HIT PARADE
EKEDY
MANU DIBANGO - GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOL 2 (2CD) - NETWORK MEDIEN
BANA RY-CO
RY-CO JAZZ - RUMBA'ROUND AFRICA CONGO/LATIN ACTION FROM THE 1960s (CD) - RETROAFRIC
KAMINA
RYCO-JAZZ - Dansons Avec Le Ry-Co Jazz Vol. 24 (7"EP) - VOGUE
YIMBI
O.K. JAZZ - 10" [78rpm] - LONINGISA
BASI BANSO TAPALE
MANUEL D'OLIVEIRA - GOLDEN AFRIQUE VOL 2 (2CD) - NETWORK MEDIEN
BOTTOM BELLAY
RYCO-JAZZ - RYCO JAZZ (LP) - HIT PARADE
KIBIBI SAMBO
RYCO-JAZZ - 7" - HIT PARADE
BRIGETTE
ORCHESTRE ROCK A MAMBO - 7" - COLUMBIA
SINORITA BALULA
RYCO-JAZZ - 7" - VOGUE
RHYTHM NEGRO JAZZ CHA-CHA-CHA
NEGRO JAZZ BRAZZAVILLE - TOP HITS FROM NIGERIA VOL. 2 (EP) - PHILIPS
MERENGUE NICO
DOCTEUR NICO & L'ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA - 7" - NGOMA
MERENGUE
O.K. JAZZ - 10" [78rpm] - LONINGISA
SAXO MERENGUE
GRAND KALLE & AFRICAN JAZZ - 7" - SURBOUM AFRICAN JAZZ
MERENGUE FANFAN
DOCTEUR NICO & L'ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA SUKISA - 7" - NGOMA
MERENGUE SCOUBIDOU
AFRICAN JAZZ - 7" - AFRICAN JAZZ
MERENGUE PRESIDENT ROGER
ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA - 7" - VITA
MERENGUE BABALOU
ORCHESTRE ROCK A MAMBO - 7" - COLUMBIA
MERENGUE CONGA JAZZ
ORCHESTRE CONGA JAZZ - AFRICAN MEMORIES (LP) - Pathé
MERENGUE CAFE
AFRICA RITMOS - 7" - REBITA
MARIE JOSE
LE RY-CO JAZZ - CARNAVAL 70 (LP) - HIT PARADE
Interactive CKCU
Chip
never heard disco from 1948 before. Wow wow wow!!?!

1:03 PM, February 9th, 2019
Elorious Cain (host)
Happy you're listening!

1:14 PM, February 9th, 2019
B. S.
take me back my youth in drc- long duration Merci

1:25 PM, February 9th, 2019
Elorious Cain (host)
Very big compliment B.S.!

1:27 PM, February 9th, 2019
Wendi (daughter of B.S.)
My father wanted to say that this show takes him back to his youth in Congo DR. He is very pleased

1:51 PM, February 9th, 2019
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you Wendi.

2:08 PM, February 9th, 2019
Trevor Walker (host)
Great show Elorious! Wow!

3:01 PM, February 9th, 2019
John
What was playing at 1:30? I gotta have it!

5:09 PM, February 9th, 2019
Elorious Cain (host)
Thank you so very much Trevor! It means so much to me,

11:13 AM, February 11th, 2019
Elorious Cain (host)
John - that track at 1.30 in "Yokolo" by DOCTEUR NICO & L'ORCHESTRE AFRICAN FIESTA. And I cheated! I played Part 1 and then Part 2 mixed together because it is so amazing.

11:15 AM, February 11th, 2019