Well, I've got to say I'm still pretty enamoured with the gorgeous music of Lucio Alves presented in the last SCP post (go and get it if you haven't already), but I was lucky enough to spot this beauty in a second hand record shop earlier this week, and I just had to post it.
Here we have 4 beautiful songs from Georges Kiamuangana's (aka Vercky) Veve Productions label. The record appears to have been released in 1987 and so we can assume that most of these songs were recorded and released as 7" singles in the mid '70s. There's a great line up of Congolese talent to be heard here, Nyboma Muandido and Vata Mombassa were, alongside Pepe Kalle, the main vocalists and songwriters for Orchestra Lipua Lipua (meaning chaos and disorder in Lingala - how very punk rock!); meanwhile Soki Vangu was the voice of the legendary Orchestre Bella Bella.
To whet your appetite, here is some incredible footage of Orchestre Bella Bella with Soki Vangu performing live on Zaire TV:
01 Ndona - Vercky's & Orchestre Veve
02 Kamale - Nyboma Muandido
03 Lossa - Vata Mombassa
04 Sola - Soki Vangu
Get it HERE.