Author Topic: Name your top 6 King Kester Emenya albums  (Read 196 times)

congo-243 on: March 13, 2019, 18:11

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Never listened to his music like that, need y'all to school me on his classics

mvulusi96 #1 on: March 13, 2019, 18:31

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That would be difficult since that his best songs came out in the years 1982-1987 when he used to be number 1 in Zaire & Congo Brazzaville and in that era they weren't recording albums but singels and somethings discs with 4/5 songs, but in the most times only 1 or two songs would be on Emeneya's name and rest of bandmembers like Safro Mazangi, Tofla Kitoko, Petit Prince, etc. Some of those singels are difficult to find for example the song "Bana Misato" , "Maludi", "Manzumba", etc. The period after 1987 weren't his best years, but sometimes he was releasing good albums. Emeneya has only 4 solo albums (Jour Le Plus Long, Longue Histoire vol.1 & 2, Succes Fous, Everybody). Nzinzi & Willo Mondo were those albums with just 4 tracks. The rest were bandalbums.

1. I would say Longue Histoire volume 1 (There are some songs that I skip on Volume 2, but its also a good album)
2. King Kester Emeneya Live (which the live version of Everybody whose original hadn't real sebene, but only keyboardparts)
3. Succes Fous (I was thinking to put it on number 1. like the first 5 songs, but after it because boring, but after it you got good songs like Comme La Rue, Moral Ya Mandela, but the tracklist is wrong).
4. Mboka Mboka (This one of his best albums with extra long sebenes who are making songs 20 minutes long. I was thinking about putting it above Succes Fous, but that bad sound of Studio Meko makes put under Succes Fous).
5. Nzinzi (The 1987 version of 4 songs)/Mokosa (I liked that album alot I prefet it above Nzinzi)/Djo Kester 1990 (Which a remix LP of his songs he made in Viva La Musica).
6. Le Jour le Plus Long

Then you got Victoria Eleison LP's of the 80's but I don't know if those are you cup of thea. Manhatthan, Wabelo, etc.

mvulusi96 #2 on: March 13, 2019, 18:43

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The excellent remix-album Djo Kester of 1991 where I just talked about. Emeneya is the only Congolese artist who knew how to record remix-albums (Mboka Mboka '98, Live '95,) those versions he was recording were better then the original one.

Drumstar98 #3 on: March 13, 2019, 20:06

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1.King Kester Emeneya Live (1995)
2.Manhattan (1986)
3.Mboka Mboka (1998)
4.Djo Kester (1991)
5.Deux Temps (1987)
6.Mokosa (1990)