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Music => Congolese Music => Old School Music => Topic started by: MwanaMokili on November 20, 2017, 17:49

Title: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on November 20, 2017, 17:49


This is a recording from the Old Voice of Kenya ( Now Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

Orchestre Les Mangelepa were ruling the airwaves :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35_0PdvwJhw

Bwamy Wa Lumona is the bearded guitarist wizard.

Bandibanga Wa Tshilumba (KaiKai)  is the lead singer on most of the Songs

Notice the Dance and the footwork - Michael Jackson had not even gone solo and they were showing his moves...

Apologies for the poor sound quality, I think the recording was not from the original studio works. Hope you can tell the quality of the horns in those days.

Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: Franco Pepe Kalle on November 28, 2017, 22:20
I am guess this was in 1980 when Samba left the band, right?
Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on November 29, 2017, 12:30
I am guess this was in 1980 when Samba left the band, right?

This was  Maybe 1979, but it could also be early 1980.

By the way, Samba was never in Les Mangelepa.

Samba Mapangala was  the Founder of Les Kinois until 1980 when he left to start Orchestre Virunga.

Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: bencuri on December 01, 2017, 22:08
Many bands today couldn't play with this expertise and technical perfectness. I love how the chorus sounds, these people were very good singers.
Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on January 02, 2018, 16:33
Many bands today couldn't play with this expertise and technical perfectness. I love how the chorus sounds, these people were very good singers.

You are Right Bencuri:

You will have to travel a bit to get a group that can perform or compose like this nowadays.
So much of today's music is mabanga and  little of lyrics with any kind of message.
Also the group mixing horns, guitar and vocals to such effect is rare.

Consider this Hit - Mimba to illustrate my point :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpDOHc3Bdk

Happy New Year 2018 - Hope to dig up some classics in the new year...
Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on June 12, 2019, 07:22
[Adding to the collection of Hits with masterful music playing by Mangelepa.

This is a very old Mangelepa hit of the early 1970's ( 1973 or 1974)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-M1hCVOB8

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Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on June 14, 2019, 07:13
Adding to the collection of Hits with masterful music playing by Mangelepa.

This is a very old Mangelepa hit of the early 1970's ( 1973 or 1974)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We-M1hCVOB8

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Title: Re: Another one from the Archives - Stage Marshall
Post by: MwanaMokili on June 14, 2019, 07:16

Another Hit from the masters of the Stage Marshall :

This was also the same time frame of 1973 or 1974  - Kizunguzungu means dizziness ( feeling Dizzy or Head spinning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bJdP1ZK4Kc


We will not talk of the Horns....