Various Artists - Roots Of Rumba Rock / Congo Classics 1953-55

Roots Of Rumba Rock / Congo Classics 1953-55

Various Artists

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Various Artists - Roots Of Rumba Rock / Congo Classics 1953-55

The long-deleted, essential collection documenting the early days of Congolese pop is finally being re-issued, this time as a double CD including both of the separate, original volumes. Lovingly put together by (Congotronics man) Vincent Kenis, Roots of RR contains 40 delightful tracks and chronicles the birth of what was to become Africa's most popular musical style. The origins of Congolese rumba, its strange links with traditional music, with salsa piano styles, French crooners and Belgian brass-bands… the social context, the lifestyle of early Fifties Congolese musicians, all of that and much more is extensively described in the liner notes written by Kenis and based on interviews with musicians from that era .

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Tracklisting

CD Double Album (CRAW 34)
    1. Bowane - Kotiya Zolo Te
    2. Bowane - Mam’alobi Na Bala Yo
    3. Liengo - Tembe Na Tembe
    4. Adikwa - Noko Akomi Mobali
    5. Kalima Pierre - Tika Lofundu
    6. Lisanga Pauline - Ménagère
    7. Luyeye Gaston - Ah, Ngai Nzambe
    8. Kitenge - Odjali Na Mouchoir?
    9. Amba Josephine - Belito
    10. Tino Mab - Margarine Fina
    11. De Wayon - Nyekese
    12. Luyeye Gaston - Angélique
    13. Bowane - Nyokuma
    14. Lufungola Alphonse - Prince Baudouin
    15. De Malo - Towuti Brazza Toye Kisasa
    16. Bokalanga - Mazole Vanga Sanga
    17. De Wayon - Nalekaki Na Nzela
    18. Kalafayi - Kitoko Na Yo Ekosaki Ngai
    19. De Wayon - Esengo Ya Mokili
    20. Kalima Pierre - Na Mokili Moko Te
    1. Liengo - Esengo Ya La Beauté
    2. Kalafayi Jean - Balobi Na Pimbwa
    3. Fataki Camille - Caroline
    4. Nganga - Senene Mingi
    5. Tino Mab - Banani Wana?
    6. Taureau - Boyoki Lisolo?
    7. Adikwa - Kanisa, Elise
    8. Bowane - Mbula Ebeti, Naleli
    9. De Wayon - Nicodeme Lulu
    10. Bolalia Pedro - Oka Banzola
    11. De Wayon - Bana Bosenge
    12. Same Raymond - Osi Dia Mba Nyue
    13. Bossocould David - Ndumba Madeleine
    14. Bowane - Liwa
    15. De Wayon - Ayebi Kobota
    16. Adikwa - Mwasi Wa Kalemba
    17. De Wayon - Tuba Mbote
    18. Kalima Pierre - Olingi Na Sala Boni
    19. Nganga - Liwa Ya Nkoko
    20. Kalima Pierre - Bomba Na Motema