Georges Kiamuangana was born in Kisantu, Bas-Congo on 19 May 1944. He took the name Verckys after being impressed with American sax player King Curtis and he heard the name "Curtis" as "Verckys." He started out in 1962 with Los Cantina, then Jamel Jazz. He joined Paul Ebengo a.k.a. Dewayon's Congo-Rock before joining OK Jazz in 1963 with some musicians from the band of Gerard Kazembe: Christophe Djali, trumpet, singer Henriette Boranzima and Dele Pedro. Georges became Franco's right-hand man and delighted audiences with his onstage antics and wild clothes. But when Franco was away in Europe in 1968 he took a splinter group with vocalist Youlou Mabiala into the studio to cut four sides, causing an irreparable rift. On 5 April 1969 he left OK Jazz to form Orchestra Vévé. The original singers of his group were Bovic Bondo, along with three who would later form the Trio Madjesi, Marcel Loko Massengo a.k.a. Djeskain, Sinatra Bonga Tsekabu a.k.a. Saak Saakul, and Mario Matadidi. Verckys started recording with a more stripped-down sound than OK Jazz, which gave him ample room for wild sax solos in the seben. His original band included Danila on solo guitar, Jim on bass, and veteran Maproco alongside himself on sax. He adopted Dr Nico's dance the Kiri Kiri and invented the Cavacha which was a precursor of Soukous. His first hits were "Mfumbwa" and "Bankoko baboyi" along with Saakul's "Fifi Solange." (These songs were reissued as 45s on the Ngoma label J 5241 and J 5242.) "Ah mokili" and "Linga ngai zuwa te" soon followed. With an unerring ear for quality, he recorded and produced Les Grands Maquisards, Orchestre Kiam, Bella Bella, Lipua Lipua, Les Kamale and Empire Bakuba, the most interesting bands to come up in his generation. He also recorded Thu Zaina (whose guitarist Roxy played on some Vévé recordings), Victoria Eleison and Zaiko Langa Langa. His label defined the new sound of Congolese music as it evolved away from the rumbas of the Generation Kalle to a more exciting dance sound. His singers [below] were so popular they broke away in 1972 to form Trio Ma-dje-si with their own band Orchestre Sosoliso and, recording for Socodi in Brazzaville, remained one of the top bands of the day.

With help from Roger Izeidi, young Georges, only 25, established a studio on Avenue Eyala, in Kasa-Vubu, Kinshasa. Vercky's early 70s recordings were collected on some LPs on the Sonodisc label, and his mid-career output as a producer appeared in a great 9-volume series Les Grands Succès des Editions Vévé on the Sonafric label, which featured many of the hits produced in his studio by Vévé and other bands such as Lipua Lipua, Les Kamale, Orchestre Kiam, and Zaiko Langa Langa. In 1972 he recruited Pepe Kalle and Nyboma, two youngsters from Bella Bella, to sing "Sola," "Mbuta" and "Kamale." He started orchestres Baya Baya, Lipua Lipua and Kiam, named for himself. Their first hits were "Yoyowe" and "Masumi." He rented equipment to Nyboma and Lipua Lipua who recorded "Amba," "Mombasa" and "Niki bue," but as soon as they were established they quit Verckys' label and regrouped as Orchestre Les Kamale. On his visit to Kinshasa James Brown dubbed him "Mister Dynamite"! He founded Editions Vévé in 1974. In 1976 he changed the name of his label to ZADIS (for "Zaire disc"). That year he issued "Papy Baluti" & "Muana Mburu" written by Francis Bitsoumani a.k.a. Celi Bitsou. The line-up at this time was Tino Muinkwa, Djo Roy, Nejos Tusevo, Pepitho Fukiau on vocals, Lambion on solo guitar, Aladji Baba on rhythm guitar, Ndolo & Celi Bitsou on bass, Bayard on drums, Ponta Vickys on congas, himself, Dibuidi and Sax Matalanza on saxes and Makamba on trombone. But after the success of "Muana Mburu," Celi Bitsou quit to go solo.

Verckys retired from performing to concentrate on his nightclub, his shop ZADIS on Place Victoire, his label, and promotion. His Vévé Center became the hot spot for Grand Zaiko Wa Wa, Langa Langa Stars, Victoria Eleison, Mbonda Africa, Afro International, Wenge Musica and other groups. In 1978 he recorded young sensation Koffi Olomide. In 1980 Verckys came out of retirement to release some new albums on the Vévé International label in Paris with his backing band also renamed Vévé International. Vocalist Diatho Lukoki was supported by Sonama, Michel Sax, along with Djo Mpoyi and Dizzy Mandjeku, formerly of OK Jazz (who quit to return to Franco). Luciana quit Viva la Musica to replace Djo Mpoy for three months. Later members included Elba Kuluma, Serge Lemvo, Asi Kapela, Rochesi and Lawi. Verckys was elected president of the Congolese Musicians Union in 1988. In 2008 Verckys was in hospital in Brussels for leg operations soon after completing a new album COUP DE MARTEAU.

Factual information adapted from an article by Jeannot ne Nzau Diop in Le Potential 18.02.2006

Part One: LPs

Verckys et son ensemble
TOUTE L'AFRIQUE DANSE VOL 11 (Ngoma J33011) 1971
compositeur: Verckys

A1: Mfumbwa 1
2: Ekule ferros
3: Bolingo ya Bomuana
4: Yeba Olaki Ngai
5: Marie Suza
B1: Mfumbwa 2
2: Marie Sango
3: Loboko
4: Tobina Bonne Annee 70
5: Tentation

The smash hit "Mfumbwa" kicks off both sides of the LP (so you can flip it over for the genuine A-side, B-side pause and effect). Track 3, "Bolingo ya Bomuana," and "Marie Sango" were selected for Sono CD36599. "Loboko," a kiri-kiri by Djeskain was added to Dynamite Verckys (Sono LP360 016), but none of the other tracks was later anthologized.

Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé
"Isabo" (NGOMA J 33 013; reissued as Sonafric SAF 50008 1975)

1. Isabo (Kelly)
2. Bea (Verckys)
3. Nadefa Nani (Jim)
4. Mama Djele (Verckys)
5. Bakomela Pema (Verckys)
B1. Sakumuna 1 (Verckys)
2. Sakumuna 2 (Verckys)
3. Nakoloba te tolingani (Verckys)
4. Balobaka Ye mbongo Mingi (Matadidi Mario)
5. Moise Ou Anne (Matadidi Mario)

These early efforts sounds like OK Jazz vocals and African Fiesta guitars. But "Mama Djele" (which was collected on RETRO 15CD) really stands out. The original album came out on Ngoma, I would guess in the late 60s.

Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé
"Vebeka Serment" (Ngoma J33 014, reissued Sonafric SAF 50009 1975)

1. Yebaka Serment (Verckys)
2. Restes avec moi (Bovic)
3. Marceline (Verckys)
4. Vincent (Verckys)
5. Mobutu Dix Ans (Verckys)
6. Mauro Sumbu (Sinatra Bonghat)
7. Marcello Tozongana (Max Sinatra)
8. Vicky (Verckys) also released as a single on ASL 7-3150 (Kenya)
9. L'Afrique aux Africains (Verckys) [Surboum Africaine]
10. Mabuse (Verckys)

Originally released on Ngoma (with sides reversed). The Sonafric title "Vebaka Serment" is a typo for "Yebaka Serment" as is usual. The lovelorn ballad by Bovic is weird: warbly vocals over acoustic guitar as the singer starts to break down, all a bit overdone. "Restes avec moi," "Vincent," & "Mobutu dix ans" also appear on l'Afrique Danse no 11. "Marcello Tozongana" was anthologized on DYNAMITE VERCKYS CD & the Rough Guide CD CONGO GOLD (RGNET1200) in February 2008.

Verckys et l'orchestre Vévé
DYNAMITE VERCKYS (Sonodisc 360 016 P1970) [Vévé 1]
compositeur: Verckys
vocals by Trio Majesi: Loko Massengo, Saak Saakul, Matadidi (uncredited)
A1: Ah mokili [Kiri-Kiri] 5:07
2: Yela olakaki ngai [Kiri-Kiri] 5:09
3: Annitcho [Rumba] 4:58
4: Mfumbwa 1 [Lingala rythme Mombetta] 5'40
5: Mfumbwa 2 [Lingala rythme Mombetta] 4:15
B1: Loboko [Rumba] 5:51
2: Nakokoka ata botongi [Kiri-Kiri] 4:43
3: Est-ce que nakobala [Rumba lingala] 4:44
4: Naboyi nkasa [Kiri-Kiri] 4:44
5: Linga ngai azua te 4:27

The opening track, "Ah mokili," could pass for OK Jazz, despite the Kiri Kiri rhythm. There's even a two-part harmony sax lead of the kind Verckys used to play with Isaac Musekiwa. "Yea olakaki ngai" is more in the African Fiesta style (Bovick Bondo "Shamar" had sung & played bass with African Fiesta from 1967-8), with a jagged guitar lead. The Mombetta rhythm used in "Mfumbwa" chugs along and here the saxes set up the counterpoint to the mi-solo guitar. It's a blisteringly great cut. The "B" side starts out auspiciously with a great riff that sounds like a breakdown and some honking, as if they jumped into the song at the bridge. This band excels at that transitional moment where everyone riffs and no one knows where the song is going. Usually Verckys takes the opportunity to throw down some stellar sax. The outro of "Est-ce que nakobala" captures this spontaneous excitement perfectly. (This jam, "Nakokoa ata botongi" and "Mfumbwa" were selected for Sono CD36599.) "Naboyi nkasa" is another Kiri Kiri. We return to rumba congolaise for the final track.

Orchestre Vévé
"Baluti" (Sonodisc 360 106 1977)

1. Baluti 1 & 2 (Nguendi Aladji) 1976
2. Muana Mburu 1 & 2 (Bitshoumanou Boniface) 1977
3. Nakoma Juste 1 & 2 (Mwinkua) 1977
4. Mikolo Mileki Mingi 1 & 2 (Fukiau) 1976
5. Bilobela 1 & 2 (Kiamwangana Mateta) 1977
6. Fifi (Verckys) 1973

Just as dynamite as the preceding selection. "Mikolo Mileki Mingi" & "Bilobela" are both outstanding. "Fifi" was also a hit in West Africa (it appeared on a Stars from Zaire compilation). "Mikolo Mileki Mingi," "Baluti," "Bilobela" & "Nakoma juste" are all on CD 8478. The first three are collected on RETRO 15CD. Bitshoumanou is better known as Celi Bitsshou.


courtesy: bolingo.org
Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé
L'Afrique Danse No. 11 (Sono 360 027)

A1: Sakumuna 1 & 2 (Verckys)
2: Vincent (Verckys)
3: Mobuto Dix Ans (Verckys)
B1: Reste Avec Moi (Verckys)
2: Mama Djele (Verckys)
3: Cornelis

"Vincent," "Mobutu" & "Reste avec moi" were all on "Verbaka Serment" (SAF 50009). "Mama Djele," a genuine smash hit, is on RETRO 15CD.

Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé
Verckys à Paris (Sono 360 032)

A1: Lucie Okolinga Ngai (Mario Matadidi)
2: Pronostic 1 & 2 (Max Sinatra)
4: Bébé 1 & 2 (Verckys)
B1: Nakobala Yo Denise (Verckys) [Surboum Africaine] on CD Analog Africa 17
2: Lina Omesana boye (Mario Matadidi) on CD Analog Africa 17
3: Anna (Mario Matadidi)
4: Maria (Verckys)
5: Fami Zoba (Verckys)

Verckys, Orchestre Vévé, Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards
(Sono 360 041 1969-71)

A SIDE: Orchestre Vévé
A1: Bankoko (Verckys) [Kiri-Kiri Lingala] 5:02
2: Mbombo (Nkalu Luaka) [Rhythm Jobs] 4:50
3: Nakomitunaka (Verckys) 6:23
4: N'dia (Kunsita Matadia) [Rhythm Jobs] 5:12
B SIDE: Les Grands Maquisards
B1: Dellya (Dalienst) [Jobs Lingala] 5:21
2: Maria Mboka (Dalienst) 5:55
3: Tokosenga Na Nzambe (Dalienst) 7:09
4: Biki (Dalienst) 5:12

My favourite Vercky's ballad "Nakomitunaka" appears here and stacks up favourably against four of the best from Les Grands Maquisards, a band that featured Ntesa Dalienst who broke away from Mangwana in Festival de Maquisards in 1969 to start Les Grands Maquisards. "Nakomitunaka," recorded in 1972 and featuring the young Pepe Kalle on vocals along with José Bébé, is on CD36599. Last two Maquisards' cuts on Ngoyarto CD NG078.

EDITION VEVE
(Sono 360 049)

1972-3

A1-2. Orch Vévé: Olingi Nakufa 1&2 (Kiamuangana)
A23. Orch Bella Bella: Lipua Lipua (Mulemba) VV122
A4. Zaiko Langa Langa: Onassis (Evoloko Anto)
A5. Orch Vévé: Diamile (Mangwana Nkai)
B1-2. Orch Bella Bella: Sola 1&2 (Mulemba)
B3. Empire des Bakuba: Massamba (Dilu Dliumona)
B34-5. Orch Lipua Lipua: Kamale 1&2 (Nyboma Danos) VV129

Obscure issue on the SonoDisc African label; "Olingi nakufa" was also on SAF50080; Zaiko's "Onassis" was the lead-off track on their Mété la verité album. Interesting that it includes Bella Bella's track "Lipua Lipua" which led to that band's creation and then Lipua Lipua's "Kamale," which in turn led to the formation of Les Kamale (that song is included on CD36567). "Sola" can he found on Ngoyarto NG030CD. "Massamba" written by Dilu Dilumona can be found on Sono CD36539.


Courtesy: Ambiance Congo
Editions Vévé
(Sono 360 073 orig: 1975)

A1: Orchestre Makina Loka "Makina Loka"
2: Orchestre Continental "Kimpungu-mpungu"
3: Orch Grands Maquisards "Yoka choc"
B1: Orch Grands Maquisards "Nzumba"
2: Orch Lipua-Lipua "Fuga-Fuga" (Mulembu)
3: Orch Lipua-Lipua "Mafiela"

Another scarce LP on the Sonodisc label. Orch Continental's single was Vévé 210 (1975), Maquisards' "Yoka Choc" was Vévé 213 (1975), "Fuga fuga" was Vévé 193 (1975), collected on CD36566.

Various Artists
L'Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna Vévé
[orange cover] (Sonodisc 360 091 (p)1975)
A1: Orchestre Kiam - Memi 1 & 2 (Kanza Bayone)
A2: Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Matoba 1 & 2 (Mbubi Malanda)
A3: Orchestre Kiam- Masumu 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga)
B1: Orchestre Vévé - Lukani 1 & 2 (Tusevo)
B2: Orchestre Lipua-Lipua - Lemba Lemba 1 & 2 (Mbubi Malanda)
B3: Orchestre Vévé - Zonga Ndowe 1 & 2 (Matuti)

Various Artists
L'Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna
[green cover] (Sonodisc 360 101 1966-67)
A1: Kamiki 1 & 2 (Muzola-Ngunga) Orchestre Kiam
2: Kiki Puelengi 1 & 2 (Nsimba Zoka) Orchestre Kamavasty
3: Mikolo Mileki Mingi 1 & 2 (Fukiau) Orchestre Vévé
B1: Assana Muana Mawa 1 & 2 (Bompongo Assana) Orchestre Kamale
2: Masudi 1 & 2 (Nyboma) Orchestre Kamale
3: Nasepelisa Nzoto 1 & 2 (Mbanza) Orchestre Lipua-Lipua

Note: "Sakumuna" was the title of a hit by Verckys, which he took for a new label name. It would be great to know the personnel on these albums, even a picture of a dancing couple would have helped indicate that it is smoking hot, but then this is Sonodisc, so what do you expect? A lame abstract cover with only song titles and the further information that it is in Mono!
A seething cauldron of mid-70s Verckys productions: Kiam, Kamale, Lipua Lipua and Vévé, along with the obscure Orchestre Kamavasty. Lovely Nyboma vocals (on Echoplex) soaring over it all. Great sax solos; pounding bass, guitar and drums reminiscent of the East African sound on a few tracks. "Mikolo Mileki Mingi" made it to CD8478 & RETRO 15CD. "Assana Muana Mawa" from Grands Succès vol 9, appeared with the rest of the B-side on CD36567.

Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol 1
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50039) 1977

A1: Orch Kamale: Ngaseme-ngaseme (Mulembu) 9'40
2: Orch Lipua-Lipua: Yo na beya (Nkuka) [pasola] 10'20
SIDE TWO: Orchestre Engunduka
B1: Engunduka (Matalanza) [pasola] 9'45 (actually 10'13)
2: Tshekande (Mateso Mampasi) [pasola] 5'30 (actually 9'49)
3: Yebisa Tina (Malonga Moussa) [pasola] 5'30 (actually 4'24)

Note: The Orch Kamale track is described as "folk soum en Lingala," sung by Danos Canta [i.e Nyboma]. They name check Matalanza who may appear on this track. Matalanza was the leader of Orchestre Engunduka. These are the only three tracks I have heard by this group but they are solid jamming and a great lead-off to the series. There's great sax on here, I suspect it is Matalanza: Verckys would respond to another group led by a wild saxophonist. The tracks are mostly described as "pasola" which is a euphemism for straight-ahead rocking Congolese rumba with big horn arrangements. Adoyo on AfricAmbiance forum writes they were probably "nzonzing," i.e. a studio jam band, & he says they featured Les Trois M: Sax Matalanza, Tino Muinkwa & Djo Roy Matuti.

Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol 2
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50040) 1977

1. Ayidjo (Mulembu) Les Kamale
2. Bongisa Maloba (Nzaya) Orch Lipua-Lipua
3. Bamo Kangi (Muzola Ngunga Francky) Orch Kiam
4. Bassala Hot (Verckys) Orch Vévé Star (CD Analog Africa 17)

Note: At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, I must say this is hot. Great sax, speedy drumming, wonderful harmony singing. Lipua Lipua namecheck the band on "Bongisa maloba." Odd as it may seem the mi-solo by Vata Mombassa is also really stunning. "Bassala hot" is a Nigerian-style funk track in English.
(Note: "Bamo Kangi" by Kiam was also called "Kamiki" and was released as a 45 on Sakumuna under that name.)


courtesy: Ronald Zee
Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol 3
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50073) 1978

A1. Papy Baluti (Nguendi Aladji) 8'26
2. Vivita (Munshi Kuamy) 9'30
B1. Kalala (Muinkua Nvuru) 10'04
2. Likambo Ya Kokamua (Matuti Muana Siele) 10'04

"Baluti" & "Vivita" both appear on Sonodisc CD8478 and the RETRO compilation. "Kalala" appears on CD8478.

Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol 4
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50074) 1978

A1: Distingué (Mbudi Malanda) Orch Lipua Lipua
2: Nasepelisa Nzoto (Mbanza Matadi) Orch Lipua Lipua
B1: Zela mobali nayo mpo otuna (Kiesse Diambu) Orch Lipua Lipua
2: Mbale (M'Fui Muane) Orch Kiam

"Nasepelisa Nzoto" is on CD36567.


Les Grands Succes des Editions Vévé vol 5
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50075) 1978

Side A: Orch Kamale - Abissinia (Nyboma Mwan'Dido)
Orch Kamale - Masua (Itshimanga Assossa)
Side B: African Team - Ma Viky yee Zozo (Mulamba Panya)
African Team - Monsieur L'Argent (Mulamba Panya)
African Team - Mpo na G.G. Mawa (Mulamba Panya)
African Team - Essous Spiritou (Mulamba Panya)

"Masua" or "Maswa" is anthologized on Sono CD36567, as well as the King Jimmy comp Nyboma & Lipwa Lipwa Greatest Hits vol 2; "Essous Spiritou" by Mujos & African Team is on Sono CD36543, while his "Monsieur L'Argent" can be found on CD36570.


Courtesy: Bolingo.org
Orchestre Zaiko
Les Grands Succès des Editions Vévé vol. 6
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50076) 1978

A1: Ima (Bimi Ombale) 9'26 1977
2: Kin kiesse (Mantima) 10'00 1976
B1: Makoko (Lengi-Lenga) 9'16 1977
2: Toli Kulumpe [i.e. Toli ya kulu mpe] (M'Fui Muane) 9'58 1977

Possibly Verckys' greatest discovery, Zaiko were a youth band who, ironically, gave up on horns and started a musical revolution that swept Zaire and then the rest of the world. They re-recorded "Kin kiesse" in Japan on one of their world tours; it is typical of their high-energy approach (It is also the name of one of the second Lipua Lipua's vocalists). "Makoko" was collected on the CD "Mbeya mbeya." "Toli ya kulu mpe" which was anthologized several times, was on CD36547 credited to Yoka Lokole (M'Fui Muane was also in Orchestre Kiam).

Les Grands Succès des Editions Vévé vol 7
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50080) 1978

A1: Nakosambela kaka 1 & 2 (Matalanza) 9'59 Orchestre Vévé
A2: Okomi boye 1 & 2 (Kilola Toko Diangani) 9'29 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
B1: Naleli libala 1 & 2 (Mbuta Benazo) 9'27 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
B2: Ndukidi 1 & 2 (Nzaya Nzayadio) 7'28 Orchestre Lipua-Lipua

Notes: Matalanza the sax player joined OK Jazz in 1979. "Naleli libala" is hypnotic but has not appeared elsewhere. "Okomi boye" & "Ndukidi" are on CD36567.

Orchestre Kiam
Les Grands Succès des Editions Vévé vol 8
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50081) 1978

A1: Maketa (Shungu Pania) 10'00
2: Ifantu (Bakolo Keta) 9'29
B1: Bomoto (Muzola Ngunga) 9'04
2: Mbale (M'Fui Muane) 9'50

Kiam are a guitar-driven band in the Zaiko mode, featuring Lele on accompaniment and Bakolo Keta on lead vocals. "Bomoto" is a good example of their attack. "Mbale" is repeated from vol 4.

Les Grands Succès des Editions Vévé vol 9
Direction: Verckys (Sonafric SAF 50082) 1978

A1: Andoya 1 & 2 (Nyboma Mwan'dido) Orchestre Kamale
2: Bilobela 1 & 2 (Kiamwangana Mateta) Orchestre Vévé
B1: Asana Muana Mawa 1 & 2 (Bompongo Assana) Orchestre Kamale
2: Olela 1 & 2 (Nsongo die Valusie) Orchestre Kamale

Notes: "Bilobela" is exceptional because of the trombone part by Makamba; it was collected on 2 Sonodisc productions & RETRO 15CD. The other three tracks are fine Kamale numbers with Nyboma in good voice.

Les plus grands Succès Zairois vol. 2
(Sonafric SAF 50043)

A3: Okoma mokristo by Verckys et son ensemble
B3: Saka akeyi conge by Verckys et son ensemble

Les plus grands Succès Zairois vol. 3
(Sonafric SAF 50044)

A3: Bawaka by Verckys et son ensemble
B3: Nakokufa mpona muasi nalingi by Verckys et son ensemble

Vévé VOL 2 [Nigerian issue]
RAS Rogers All Stars (VOS 1003)

A1: Baya-Baya (Bakolo Keta) Orch Kiam
A2: Kamiki (Muzola-Ngunga) Orch Kiam
B1: Ayi-Djo (Mulembu) Orch Kamale
B2: Masua (Tshimanga Assosa?) Orch Kamale
B3: Abissinia (Nyboma) Orch Kamale

NOUVELLE GENERATION
BY PROF. VATA MOMBASSA (Polygram Records, Kenya Sakamuna SNLP001)

A1. Nouvelle Generation (Mbundi Malanda) - Lipua Lipua
A2. Mombasa (Nyboma Muan'dido) - Lipua Lipua
A3. Moni Afinda (Bamueniko) - Orch Kiam
B1. Ngali (Malumbu) - Les Kamale
B2. Zaina Mopaya (Nyboma) - Les Kamale
B3. Ayi Djo (Mulembu) - Les Kamale

VEVE PRODUCTION
10 YEARS AGO VOLUME ONE (Polygram Records, Kenya Sakamuna SNLP004 ca 1984)

A1. Ndona 1 & 2 - Vercky's & Orch. Veve
A2. Kamale 1 & 2 - Nyboma Muandido
B1. Lossa 1 & 2 - Vata Mombassa
B2. Sola 1 & 2 - Soki Vangu

(tracks two and three by Lipua Lipua, track four by Bella Bella)


MUSIC FROM ZAIRE VOL 3
(Soundpoint SOP041? 1977)

Track A3: Orch Lipua-Lipua "Kamale pt 1"
B1: Orch Vévé "Ndona pt 2"
B2: Orch Bella Bella "Mbuta pt 2" (Nyboma)


STARS FROM ZAIRE VOL 4
(Soundpoint SOP042)

Track A1: Orch. Bella-Bella "Sola pt 2"
B3: Orch Vévé "Mfumbwa pt 2"
B4: Orch. Bella-Bella "Nakomitunaka"


courtesy: John Beadle/Likembe
MUSIC FROM ZAIRE VOL 6
(Soundpoint SOP044)

Side A:
Orch Kiam: Baya Baya pt 2 (Studio Mobile Vévé)
Orch Lipua Lipua: Mombasa (Studio Mobile Vévé)
Orch Lipua Lipua: Tika Kosaboter Motema (Studio Mobile Vévé)
Orch Lipua Lipua: Kuelo (Studio Mobile Vévé)
Side B:
Orch Lipua Lipua: Nouvelle Génération pts 1 & 2
Orch Bella-Bella: Mwana Yoka Toli
Orch Cavacha: Shama Shama pt 2

"Yoka toli" on Sono CD36546 Jeunes Vedettes


courtesy: Nostalgie Mboka
L'AFRIQUE DANSE AVEC LES ORCHESTRES KIAM ET LIPUA LIPUA
(Sonodisc 360 111) 1977-8

Side A: Orchestre Kiam
A1: Exode (Mack Joss)
A2: Abeba (Bakolo Keta)
A3: Bakule (M'fui Muana)
Side B: Orchestre Lipua Lipua
B1: Mfueni (Vata Mombassa)
B2: Kendeke Malembe (Makaya)
B3: Ndukidi (Nzaya Nzayadio)

"Ndukidi" is on CD36567. "Mfueni" & "Kendeke Malembe" were on VVLP1007. "Bakule" & "Exode" were on VVLP1005.

L'Immortel Vévé de Verckys
(VVLP 1018)

1. Empoule (Kiambukuta N'Levo)
2. Conge Technique (Assi Kapela)
B1. Dominer (Bitchoumanou)
2. Mambiki (Tekadiomona Zeus)

Note: A Paris production with Celi Bitchou and vocalist & Assi Kapela. Kiambukuta is Josky's brother Serge.

Verckys et l'Immortel Vévé
Paris - Dakar (EVVI 86 1987)

(with Luciana, Sergino, Elba)
A1: Paris Dakar (Elba Kuluma)
2: Radio Matanga (Elba Kuluma)
B1: Ngai Na Yo Na Quartier (Verckys)
2. Baboya Verité (Verckys)
Vévé Immortel
(2008 CD Release)
Infiltré (master) (Tapis)
Honoré (Grego Grego)
Riddy (Clovis)
Coup de marteau (Tapis)
Doudou Bacho (Clovis)
Fungola motema (Clovis)
Fatumata (Tapis)

A new band who apparently quit the boss after making this album. [Info from Frank Wouters]

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Part Two: Vévé productions with other bands


Orchestre Lipua-Lipua


Nyboma Mwan'dido was born December 24, 1952 in Niokoi, a river village in Maindombe, Zaire. At the age of 16 he began singing with Negro Succès, but the death of Bavon Marie Marie effectively ended that band. In 1972 Nyboma recorded "Mbuta" with Bella Bella and it became Song of the Year. In 1973 Vangu Soki quit the group and Nyboma formed Lipwa Lipwa. Their first release was "Kamale" which became Song of the Year in 1973. This was followed with hits like "Mombassa" & "Nkotela." The original splinter group from Bella Bella included Pepe Kalle, Ricos Kinzunga (solo guitar), Mulembu, Mbubi Malanda and Nyboma. Pierre Bissikita was their rhythm guitarist; after a year he was replaced by Vata Mombassa who had played with Vox Africa and Afrizam. In 1975 key members left to form Les Kamale while Lipua Lipua regrouped under rhythm guitarist "Professor" Vata Mombassa. Vata Mombassa continued with a solo career, releasing EN COLERE in 1984 (AR0988). He also collaborated with Dizzy Mandjeku. In 2008 Vata Mombassa was reported as still active in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, while Nyboma was thriving with Kekele and other projects.


courtesy: Ambiance Congo
LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA VOL 1 (EVVI 07D)
A1: Anifa
A2: Mangaka
B1: No moke
B2: Nono

LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA VOL 2 (EVVI 08D)
A1: Milfa
A2: Zonga Ndango
B1: Nasala yo nini
B2: Ombale

LES DERNIERS SUCCES DE LIPUA-LIPUA VOL 3? (ABC2059 cassette)
A1: Noka (Nono Nkuka) 10'38
A2: Blanche (Lusuama Aspro) 10'05
B1: Mimi (Nzaya Nzayadio) 9'40
B2: You You (Lipua Lipua) 9'56

Orchestre Lipua-Lipua
EDITIONS Vévé (Sonodisc 360 063 P1974)

A1: Mombasa 1 (Nyboma Muan'dido) 5'30
2: Mombasa 2 (Nyboma Muan'dido) 5'30
3: Fuga Fuga (Mulembu) 5'25
4: Fuga Fuga (Mulembu) 4'15
B1: Niki bue 1 (Kinzunga) 5'17
2: Niki bue 2 (Kinzunga) 5'15
3: Lossa 1 (Vata Mombassa) 5'12
4: Lossa 2 (Vata Mombassa) 5'32

"Fuga fuga" & "Lossa" on CD36566; "Mombassa" on CD KJE1002.

Pasi ya Mosapi vol 1 VVLP 83 (1983)
no info

Lipua Lipua
The Very Best of L'Orchestre Lipua Lipua (VVLP 1007 ca. 1979)

A1: Mfueni 1 (Vata Mombassa)
2. Mfueni 2
3: Namona ya wapi 1 (Maluku)
4: Namona ya wapi 2
B1: Se-Kizengi 1 (Nzaya Nzayadio)
2: Se-Kizengi 2
3: Kendeke malembe 1 (Makaya)
4: Kendeke malembe 2

Kenyan pressing. Here are the liner notes:
THE VERY BEST OF L'ORCHESTRE LIPUA LIPUA (FEATURES "MFUENI'' THE HIT)
The Incredible L'Orchestre Lipua Lipua band celebrated its fifth anniversary last June since when they broke away from Orch. Bella Bella of Soki Vangu to form Orch. Lipua Lipua.
During its early stages orchestre Lipua Lipua was composed of members like Nyboma Muandido, Mulembu Tshibau, Kinzunga (Ricos) and many others and were recording under Vévé editions. It was after a year or so when some of the members decided to form Les Kamale under Nyboma as the leader and Kinzunga as the lead guitarist with Mulembu on the vocals and so Les Kamale was formed.
After that Orchestre Lipua Lipua was reformed now stronger and Vata Mombassa was the new chief. Professor as nick-named by his colleagues for his skill in the rhythm guitar took over the band in 1974, and through his wise and dynamic leadership orchestre Lipua Lipua is proud of being one of the best groups in Africa.
Apart from being the band leader Prof. Vata Mombassa is very much at home with the rhythm guitar and this is the source of the name Professor. Orchestre Lipua Lipua has the best harmonized team of Vocalists led by Kiloto Toko (High pitched voice). Mbubi Malanda one of the founders of the band, Tedia, Nzaya Nzayadio (So-Kizengi) and the newly enrolled vocalist/Composer Kien' Kiesse, all those vocalists are known for their strong compositions.
A step back to Prof. Vata Mombassa who is said to be the busiest man in this band, as a leader he has a tough task, but all the same he has proved a most able leader.
Professor Vata Mombassa's fame did not come through the guitar or his leadership only, but also from his hit after a hit compositions his last one is a good example which is already a world hit the single is entitled "MFUENI" This one he composed on return from a successful tour of west African States. This tour was a great success of Orchestre Lipua Lipua, and their records are said to be selling like hot cakes in West Africa. This long play is a compilation of their greatest Hits including a new track which is quite heavy composed by Maluku entitled ''NAMONA YO WAPI" Simply meaning where do I find you?
With such a track you assured that orchestre Lipua Lipua is there to stay.
JUSTUS M. KASOYA

45s

(Compiled by Juan Carlos)

1974 - Amba 1&2 (Veve V.V.174) (African 90789)
1974 - Niki Bue 1&2 (Kinzunga) (Veve V.V.184) (African 90864)
1974 - Mombasa 1&2 (Veve V.V.183) (African 90866)
1975 - 9e Commandement 1&2 (Wunumbakidi Tedia) (Veve V.V 204)
1975 - Motoba 1&2 (Veve V.V.219) (African 91099)
1977 - Ndukidi 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 55-2006F)
1976 - Temperature 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 33) (African 91350)
1977 - Distingue 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 43-176045)
1976 - Nsayi 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 24-k22) (African 91227)
1977 - Zela Mobali Yo Po Otuna 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 44-176047)
1976 - Kinzenge Nzenge 1&2 (Sakumuna SN32-3130) (African 91339)
1973 - Lusamba b/w Masele (Veve V.V 137)
1974 - Lossa 1&2 (Veve V.V. 198) (African 90869)
1973 - Kamale 1&2 (Nyboma) (V.V. 129) (African 90663)
1975 - Nouvelle Generation 1&2 (Mbundi Malanda) (V.V.197) (African 90868)
1975 - Mbondo 1&2 (Vata Mombassa) (V.V 165) (African 91013)
19?? - Se-Kizengi 1&2 (Nzaya Nzandio) (Sakumuna SN 014)
19?? - Okomi Boye 1&2 (Sakumuna SN-57) (African 91523)
19?? - Lemba Lemba 1&2 (Sakumuna SN-18) (African 91098)
19?? - Moseka Wetu 1&2 (Veve 175) (African 90790)
19?? - Naleli Libala 1&2 (Sakumuna 58)
19?? - Nkotela - Seli Ya Mule (Veve 138) (African 90691)
19?? - Fuga Fuga 1&2 (Veve 193) (African 90???)
19?? - Mualuke 1&2 (Sakumuna SN 09)

CD: LIPWA LIPWA DE NYBOMA (Sono CD36566 1997)
1: Amba 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 11'18
2: Massele (Bissikita) 5'45
3: Nkotela (Kinzunga) 4'42
4: Niki Bwe 1 & 2 (Kinzunga) 10'14
5: Mombassa 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 10'53
6: Lossa 1 & 2 (Mombassa Vata) 10'16
7: Fuga Fuga 1 & 2 (Mulembu) 9'33

All tracks: Editions Vévé, includes the previous Sono LP and three other tracks.

CD NYBOMA & LIPWA LIPWA
GREATEST HITS VOL 2 (King Jimmy Enterprises KJE1002)

1. Mombassa 10'53
2. Amba 11'12
3. Maswa 9'50
4. Mbuta 7'43
5. Lusamba 5'10
6. La Verité belesse 6'11
7. Nouvelle Generation 1 5'06
8. Nouvelle Generation 2 5'33
9. Mondo 8'04

Orchestre Kamale


Kamale were formed in 1975. The name was a friend of Nyboma's attempt to pronounce the french word "camarade" and he took it as the title of a song which was his first hit with Lipua Lipua. In 1977 Kamale represented Zaire at FESTAC in Lagos.

Orchestre Kamale
Les Editions Vévé présentent L'Orchestre Kamale & son célèbre chanteur Nyboma (Davos) (Sonodisc 360 019)

A1: Ayidjo (Mulembu) 11'00
A2: Andoya (Nyboma Mwan'dido) 9'53
B1: Abissina (Nyboma Mwan'dido) 10'14
2: Zaina Mama (Nyboma Mwan'dido) 9'20

Note: "Ayindyo" is also known as "Ayidjo"; "Andoya" was the lead cut on "Grands Succès vol 9."

CD: KAMALE & LIPWA LIPWA
(Sono African CD36567 1997)
1. Maswa 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 10'49 [Ed. Vévé]
2. Assana Mwanba [i.e. muana] Mawa 1 & 2 (Assana Bombongo) 8'12 [Ed. Sakumuna]
3. Massudi 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 10'03 [Ed. Sakumuna]
4. Kamale 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 7'57 [Ed. Vévé]
5. Nasepelisa nzoto 1 & 2 (Nbanza) 8'22 [Ed. Sakumuna]
6. Ndukidi 1 & 2 (Nzayadio Nzaya) 10'30 [Ed. Sakumuna]
7.Okomi boye 1 & 2 (Diangani Kilola Toko) 9'48 [Ed. Sakumuna]

After Kamale broke up, Nyboma joined the African All Stars in Abidjan. He created Kamale Dynamique in 1981 to distinguish the band from the other branch of African All Stars led by Sam Mangwana. Their hits are collected on NYBOMA AND KAMALE DYNAMIQUE (Stern's STCD3023).

Nyboma Muan'dido


Nyboma and Pepe Kalle were probably the most popular singers to come out of Verckys' studio. A three-CD retrospective on the Glenn label covers the early career of Nyboma with Bella Bella, Lipua Lipua and Les Kamale. He started out as a teenager when he quit his job as apprentice electrician to join Baby National of Freddy Malongo and for a while was in Negro Succès of Siongo Bavon Marie Marie. In 1972 he joined Bella Bella of the Soki brothers and by 1973 had scored hits with them and Lipua Lipua, which he formed with Mulembu, Kinzunga Ricos (solo gtr), Kayembe Zeus, Vata Mombassa (rhythm gtr), Bissikita (guitar acc.) and others, including Pepe Kalle, who left to form Empire des Bakuba. A look at songwriting credits shows who moved to form Les Kamale with him. Nyboma and Pepe Kalle teamed up in the late 80s for a triumphant reunion album, Moyibi.




courtesy: Zim Bida
Vol 1 1971-1974 (GM 312002 1998)

Mbuta 1 & 2 (Nyboma) Bella Bella
La Verité Blessé (Soki Vangu) Bella Bella
Suaze (Bissikita) Bella Bella
Nkotela (Kinzunga Ricos) Lipua Lipua
Massele (Kinzunga Ricos) Lipua Lipua
Mombassa 1 & 2 (Bissikita) Lipua Lipua
Zaina Mama 1 & 2 (Nyboma) Les Kamale

Vol 2 1972-1974 (GM 312003 1998)

Kamale (Nyboma) Lipua Lipua
Fuga-Fuga (Mulembu) Lipua Lipua
Niki Bwe (Kinzunga Ricos) Lipua Lipua
Lusamba (Kayembe) Lipua Lipua
Amba (Nyboma) Lipua Lipua
Moseka Wetu Lipua Lipua

Vol 3 1974-1975 (GM 312004 1998)

Ayindjo (Mulembu) Les Kamale
Abissina (Nyboma) Les Kamale
Maswa (Nyboma) Lipua Lipua
Masudi (Nyboma) Les Kamale
Assana mwana mawa (Assana Bombongo) Les Kamale

Two CDs on Sonodisc also cover the same groups:
LIPWA LIPWA DE NYBOMA (CD36566)

1. Amba (Nyboma)
2. Massele (Bissikita)
3. Nkotela (Kizunga Ricos)
4. Niki Bwe (Kinzunga)
5. Mombassa (Nyboma)
6. Lusamba (Kayembe)
7. Lossa (Mombassa Vata)
8. Fuga Fuga (Mulembu)

KAMALE & LIPWA LIPWA (CD36567)

1. Maswa (Nyboma & Lipua Lipua) Eds Vévé
2. Assana mwana mawa (Assana Bombongo & Les Kamale) Eds Sakumuna
3. Massudi (Nyboma & Les Kamale) Eds Sakumuna
4. Kamale (Nyboma & Lipua Lipua) Eds Vévé
5. Nasepelisa nzoto (Nbanza & Les Kamale) Eds Sakumuna
6. Ndukidi (Nzayadio Nzaya & Les Kamale) Eds Sakumuna
7. Okomi boye (Diangani Kilola Toko & Les Kamale) Eds Sakumuna


courtesy: www.afrodisc.com

Orchestre Kiam


Orchestre Kiam, formed in 1974, was named for Verckys himself. There's a Japanese fansite for the band here. It lists this personnel:
Muzola Ngunga : chef d'orchestre /chanteur
Bakolo Keta : chanteur (EMPIRE BAKUBA 90 et BIG STARS)
Adoli : chanteur (DEFAO et BIG STARS)
Solola Sol Sol : chanteur
Laza : chanteur
Lele N'Sundi : guitare solo
Djuke : guitare solo
Sonora : guitare solo
Dezai : guitare rythmique
Morema : guitare rythmique
Kady : bassiste
Vechiko : batterie
& ADIOS ALEMBA ancien musician de l'orchestre KIAM

In the song "Kamiki" they shout out to Les Kamale. Two volumes of their Super Hits were issued by Verckys in Nairobi. The songwriting credits & liner notes on these suggest a second generation of members were in the band by then: Mfui Mwane, Nkodia Via Nkodia, Shungu, Kanza Rayon, Lita Bembo, Munzola Ngunga, Bamueniki and Munkala Bebidad. In addition to a Kenyan following they had fans in Nigeria too, after appearing in the Black African Festival in Lagos in 1976.


courtesy: bolingo.org
LP: Orchestre KIAM
Editions Vévé (Sonodisc 360 062 1974-5)

A1: YOYOWE 1 & 2 (Lele N'Sundi)
A2: MUANA KIAM (Mboyo Bola)
A3: KUNDE KUNDE 1 & 2 (Mzola Ngunga)
B-1. BAYA-BAYA 1 & 2 (Bakolo Keta)
B-2. NINA (Bakolo Keta)
B-3. LOMBE (Botuli Ilongo)


courtesy: www.afrodisc.com
LP: ORCHESTRE KIAM
SUPER HITS
(VVLP 1003 - Phonogram, Nairobi 1977)

A1: Azangai 1 & 2 (Shungu)
2: Yule (Munkala Bebidad)
3: Namaraley (Munkala Bebidad)
B1: Mbale 1 & 2 (Mfui Mwane)
2: Makonda 1 & 2 (Nkodia - Vi Nkodia)

Liner Notes: Orchestre Kiam is not a new name in the music world as when most of us hear the name of this group we are reminded of their Top Singles such as MEMI, KAMIKI, YANGA YANGA -- to name but a few. This group was formed only three years ago but as a result of their efforts they have managed to get themselves a good place in the Top list of best players of Zaire in 1976 and so they were sent to Lagos Nigeria during the Black African Festival.

The name KIAM in its long form means KIAMUANGANA so when you hear this you know undoubtedly that Kiamuangana Mateta -- the Pop star is involved in one way or the other. I should say he advises them in the musical field and arranges orchestration. It is his own band but he doesn't play with them. The group is composed of very special members whose functions apart from playing instruments are known for their compositions -- people like Kanza Rayon, Munzola Ngunga, Bamueniki (Mwana-Moni Afinda), Lita Bembo, Nkodia via Nkodia to name but a few.

This is Kiam's first LP in their Super Hits series and includes the latest and newest hit "Mbale" by mfui Mwane as well as "Azangai" by Shungu.

Join us and keep up to date with orch Kiam. -- Justus Musyoka Kasoya / Phonogram Nairobi


courtesy: discogs.com

Orch Kiam 45s:

Azangai (Shungu) VV222 (re: African 91.201 1976)
Baya Baya 1 & 2 (Bakolo Keta) VV185
Bomoto Pts 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) VV247; also SN 001 (re: African 91.539)
Ifantu (Bakolo Keta) VV248 (also SN008N, re: African 91.541 1977)
Kamiki 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) Sakumuna SN25 1975 (re: African 91.228; also VV 218; also VV263 1983)
Kunde Kunde (Muzola Ngunga) VV186 (re: African 90.886 1974)
Maketa (Shungu Pania) VV248 (Re: African 91.540 1977)
Makonda 1 & 2 (Nkodia vi Nkodia) Sakumuna SN27 1976 (re: African 91.228)
Masumu 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) VV7-224 (Kenya?); Sakumuna SN13 1975 (re: African 90.979)
Mayika (Munzola Ngunga) b/w Ya Ngambo (Mboyo Bola) Eds Elengi ELG 4; also VV167 1974 (re: African 90.764)
Mbale 1 & 2 (M'Fui Muane) Sakumuna SN35 1977 (re: African 91.495; also VV 239N = N indicates Nairobi issue)
Memi 1 & 2 (Kanza Bayone) Sakumuna SN15 (re: African 91.063 1975)
Moni Afinda 1 & 2 (Bamueniko) Sakumuna SN26 (re: African 91.309 1976)
Nina (Bakolo Keta) b/w Lola (Botuli Ilonga) VV 170 (re: African 90.822 1974)
Pamuzo Pts 1 & 2 VV 258
Trop tard ami 1 & 2 (Verckys) VV176
Ya Yo Na 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) SN66 (Re: African 91.582 1977) Yanga-Yanga (Bamueniko) b/w Kobondela (Denewade) Sakumuna SN12 1975 (re: African 90.978)
Yoyowe (Lele N'Sundi) VV207
Yule b/w Niamaraley (Munkala Bebidad) Sakumuna SN36 1976 (re: African 91.351)


courtesy: afro7.net

Orchestre Baya Baya


Their name came from a hit by Bakolo Keta & Orchestre Kiam. Several of their singles were licensed by the Mabele label in Nairobi, and also by the African label in Belgium (info from Tim Clifford's site).

Ah, Ndugu (Mbuta Teka) MBU10, reissued as African 91.148 (1976)
Bulantulu Pts 1 & 2 MAB 14 (1976)
Mama Ndangi Pts 1 & 2 MAB 08 (1975); also ASL 7-2169 (1976)
Mpangi Pts 1 & 2 EM 004 (1977)
Nzoto Ya Teka Pts 1 & 2 EM 002 (1976)
Sidangari Pts 1 & 2 (Mbuta Teka) EM 001 (1976)

Orchestre Stukas


Orchestre Stukas
L'AFRIQUE DANSE (Sonodisc 360 131 P1979)

A1: C'est la vie (Suke Bola) [Ed. Nationale]
2: Esta bibisha (Lita Bembo) [Ed. Vévé]
B1: Colombo (Lita Bembo) [Ed. Vévé]
2: Awuti poto (Lita Bembo) [Ed. Vévé]

Note: The companion volume 360 130 has no Vévé tracks on it


courtesy: Ronald Zee

Empire Bakuba


Verckys présente L'Empire Bakuba
(Ed. Vévé International EVVI 15 REM220 1981)

A: Zabolo (Kabasele Yampanya = Pepe Kalle)
Kay Tshim (Papy Tex)
B: Souvenir Mpoli (Kinanga)
Dianzenza (Ndolo Malo)

(reissued as Hommage au GabonVVI 105 with alternate track to "Souvenir Mpoli")

Verckys présente L'Empire Bakuba
Pepe Kalle & Emauro (Ed. Vévé International EVVI 19 1984?)

A1: Amour propre (Pepe Kalle)
2: Madi Madimba (Papy Tex)
B1: Mpitisha bonne année (Pepe Kalle)
2: Botika ngai (Papy Tex)

Two of the early albums produced by Verckys of this magnificent group which balances the wonderful vocals of Kabaselle Yampagna a.k.a. Pepe Kalle and Matolu Dode a.k.a. Papy Tex and Dilu Mona, with fierce guitars from Doris & Boeing 707. Despite their crazy on-stage antics (featuring their dancing dwarf Emauro), I saw them as one of the great traditional Congolese bands. Also they were unique in staying together for a quarter century (like the Kinks in London). Their line-up included Elvis Kunku on rhythm guitar, M.P. Cherie on bass, Samy Maracas on drums, Bileku Mpasi as "animator," and of course "Emoro" as the "added attraction."
All tracks collected on the following CD.

CD resissue of both:

Les plus grands succès de l'orchestre Empire Bakuba de Pepe Kalle, Papy Tex, & Dilu Dilumona
ZABOLO 1981/1982 The Serie Single Fetish (Ngoyarto NG052)

1. Zabolo
2. Souvenir mpoli
3. Kay-Tshim
4. Dianzenza
5. Madi madimba
6. Amour propre
7. Botika ngai (version originale)
8. Mpitsha bonne annee


courtesy: Ronald Zee
EMPIRE BAKUBA: Patience (EVVI 41 1984)

A: La Belle Etoile (Papy Tex)
Patience (Pepe Kalle)
B: Jalousie Automatique (Papy Tex)
Muana Bangui (Pepe Kalle)


courtesy: Ronald Zee
EMPIRE BAKUBA: Cherie Ondi (EVVI 45 1985)

A: Djuna (Aneki/Pepe Kalle)
Bitota (Dode Matolu = Papy Tex)
B: Cheri Ondi (Dode Matolu)
Mabiala Matshi (Mabiala/Pepe Kalle)

Vocals: Pepe Kalle & Dilu Dilumona & Matulo Dode
Solo: Ebuya Doris & Kinanga 737
Rhythm: Elvis Kunku
Bass: Mepe Cheri
Drums: Ringo Stars & Sami Ley
(Info & images from Ron Z)

CD:

La naissance de l'orchestre Empire Bakuba
NAZOKI (Ngoyarto NG085)

1. Nazoki (Molinga) orig: VV95b
2. Somo osali (Pepe Kalle)
3. Kanu (Dilu Mona)
4. Nakoluka yo Sabina (Papy Tex)
5. Maman Isola (Pepe Kalle)
6. O Changer ngai position (Rocky Mimi)
7. Libaku mabe (Molinga)
8. Nakobelela (Dilu Mona) VV90
9. Sanda (Papy Tex)
10. Kombe Dilu (Dilu Mona)
11. Massa 1 & 2 (Dilu Mona)
12. Milongo ya bana (Pepe Kalle)
13. Lundokisi (Pepe Kalle)


Zaiko Langa Langa


ZAIKO LANGA LANGA
Mété la verité

(Editions Vévé EVVI 104)
A1: Onassis
2: Vie ya mosolo
3: Mété la verité
B1: Bepe ya munu
2: Bakumba
3: Yo nalinga 1 & 2

"Onassis" & "Bakumba" collected on FDB300241 CD C'est la Verité; "Bepe ya munu" on Sono CD36539

L'AFRIQUE DANSE AVEC ZAIKO LANGA LANGA
(Sonodisc 360 092 P1973-5)
A3: Vie ya mosolo (Jose Teddy Sukami) 5'20 [Ed. Vévé]
B3: C'est la verité (Jules Shungu) 5'04 [Ed. Vévé]

CD: Les plus grands succes de l'orchestre ZAIKO LANGA LANGA
SENTIMENT AWA (NGOYARTO NG 099)

1. Sentiment Awa (Nyoka Longo) 1978 [Ed Vévé]
2. Essesse (Lengi Lenga) 1981 [Ed Vévé]
3. Kinshasa Makambo (Bimi Ombale) 1981 [Ed Vévé]
4. Lolita 1er version (Bimi Ombale) [Ed. Molende]
5. Deception Likinga (Likinga Redo) 1979 [Ed Vévé]
6. Youyou (Bimi Ombale) 1977 [Ed Vévé]
7. Cherie Nzembo bis (Nyoka Longo) 1981 [Ed Vévé]
8. Mbelengo 1er version (Bimi Ombale) [Ed. Molende]

Part Three: Paris issues by Verckys


Verckys et l'immortel Vévé
"Nalobaka na Tina" (EVVI 01 1980)

A: Nalobaka na Tina (Verckys)
2: Mopanzi na Wuta Lengema (Luntadila)
B: Akipaka ngai te (Verckys)
2: Détresse (Makanzu)

Verckys et l'immortel Vévé
(EVVI 02 Seliba 1980)

1. Seliba (Verckys)
2. Maza (Matadi de la France)
3. Pinjoli Ya Lolango (Luntadila)
4. Muje Kabongo (Makamba Dali)

Note: The Polygram reissue has different tracks:
Verckys et l'immortel Vévé vol 2
(EVVI 02D 1980)

1. Ditutala
2. Muje Kabongo
3. Ponjoli Ya Lolango
4. Taty

Verckys et immortel Vévé
(EVVI 11D also Sacodis Abdjan: LS65)

A1: Dribling Ya Somo (Verckys)
2: Djumani (Basengola)
B1: Obaluki (Verckys)
2: Espoir Perdu (Didelo)

The liner notes by journalist Père Ngoy call this "the return of Verckys": It's a strong set with two good new numbers from Verckys, "Dribling ya somo" and "Obaluki." Tracks A1 & 2 are reversed because A2 has the chorus "Dribling ya somo" and a blistering guitar and sax outro, complete with big horn chorus, a trombone solo, and exhortations from the singers.

L'Immortel Vévé
Est-ce Que? (EVVI 63D)

(also Rhythmes et Musique REM650)
1. Est-ce Que (Kiam - Mateta Verckys)
2. Monimambu (Mantuika)
3. Dada (Bonyeme)
4. Monsieur Raison (Kiambukuta)

Note: Is "Monimambu" about the spirit, or Jimmy Monimambo the Congolese singer who moved to East Africa in the 70s? Thierry Mantuika Kobi joined Vévé after leaving OK Jazz in 1987 but rejoined Franco in 1988. A pretty laid-back album in the Paris style (fortunately pre-drum machine) but the dread crappy synth kicks in during the last number.

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Title checklist of the EVVI Label


[thanks to bolingo.org, Papa Mundele & Zim Bida]

(EVVI 01) Verckys & le Vévé - vol. 1
(EVVI 02) Orchestre Vévé - vol. 2 Seliba (1980)


courtesy: Ambiance Congo
(EVVI 02D) Verckys et l'immortel Vévé, Vol 2
(EVVI 03) Zaiko Langa Langa - Crois-moi (1980)
(EVVI 07D) Les derniers succes de Lipua-Lipua vol 1
(EVVI 08D) Les derniers succes de Lipua-Lipua vol 2
(EVVI 09) Djuna Djanana - MrPlus Normal Normal: Ami Boda-Boda/Famy Kashala/Elegant Kito/Princesse Bokomo/Dezy Senga/ Bolla (1989)
(EVVI 10D) Le Grand Maitre Waku Manuaku & Grand Zaiko Wa Wa (1980)
(EVVI 11D; also released as LS 65) Verckys et l'Orchestre Vévé
(EVVI 12) le seigneur Rochereau - Mazé (1982)

courtesy: Ambiance Congo
(EVVI 13D) Tabu Ley Rochereau & Mbilia Bel - Mpeve ya longo - Mpeve ya Longo/Kashama/Jalousie Mal Placee/On a Raconte (1984)
(EVVI 15) Verckys présente Empire Bakuba (1981)
(EVVI 16) Langa Langa Stars vol 2 - Requiem; parfum na ngai; ata pneu ya reserve Nandimi; Gloria mangasa (1981)
(EVVI 17) Langa Langa Stars - Avenir Mbeya (1983)
(EVVI 18) les 7 patrons de Langa Langa Stars - Tete Africain/Peche Mortel/Bakutu bis/La Mignone
(EVVI 19) Empire Bakuba - Amour propre (1982)

courtesy: Ambiance Congo
(EVVI 20) Victoria Eleison - Okosi ngai mfumu (1984)
(EVVI 21) Maanuaku Waku & Grand Zaiko Wa Wa - Eke ya pamba
(EVVI 22) Langa Langa Stars - Likombe (1985)
(EVVI 23) Afro International - Sango Mabala Commission (1984)
(EVVI 24) Langa Langa Stars & Choc Stars - Moyeké; Nzembo elengui; Tshala; Labara (1985)
(EVVI 25) Vonga Aye - Pare-Chocs
(EVVI 37) Tiers Monde Cooperation - Kajinga/Cherie Muikuayi/Vieux ya quartier/Solo na ngai
(EVVI 38) Michel Boyibanda - Ebuka System's
(EVVI 39; REM 370) Victoria & Emeneya - Mabala Commission (P.1984)
(EVVI 40; REM 480) Langa Langa Stars - K.O. Debout
(EVVI 41) Empire Bakuba - Patience
(EVVI 42) Emeneya & Victoria Eleison - Surmenage (1984)
(EVVI 43) Mimi Ley & Afro National - Kobange
(EVVI 44) Afro International avec Jolie Detta - Kobange
(EVVI 45) Pepe Kalle & Empire Bakuba - Cherie Ondi (1985)
(EVVI 46) Victoria Eleison - Kimpiatu 1986)
(EVVI 47 Emeneya & Victoria Eleison - La Carte qui gagne (1986)
(EVVI 49) Debaba et Historia - Kayikoley - Kayikoley/Muke/Mille Baisers/Mama Lome
(EVVI 52) Emerite Emeneya, Safro Manzangi & Victoria Eleison - Ambenzo
(EVVI 55) Papa Wemba et son viva la Musica - Beau Gosse ya Paris
(EVVI 63D) L'Orchestre Vévé Est-ce que? P.1985
(EVVI 64) Grand-père Bozi Boziana et l'Anti Choc - Mansangana/Mami Kenge/Tsitsha/Shuna
(EVVI 69) Verckys présente Monza 1er et Les Stars Magnats - Fleur du Lac
(EVVI 70) Langa Langa? Manhattan (1987)
(EVVI 71) Langa Langa Stars with Evoloko Jocker - Done Bis (1987)
(EVVI 73) Verckys présente Grand Pere Bozi Boziana
(EVVI 80) Afro International de Mimi Ley (with Shiko Mawatu)
(EVVI 81) Verckys présente Le Super Wa Wa de Djo Nickel
(EVVI 85) Bozi Boziana & Anti Choc - Mon marie est Gabonais P.1990
(EVVI 86) Orchestre Vévé Paris - Dakar
(EVVI 86?) Diatho Kukoko et l'Immortel Vévé Ca c'est toi Ca c'est toi/Mwanke/Malipo/Emina (1987)
(EVVI 89) Verckys présente Desuza et Dikoel
(EVVI 100) Emeneya - Verckys presente Jo Kester Emeneya
(EVVI 104) Verckys présente Zaiko Langa Langa Mete la verité
(EVVI 105) Empire Bakuba de Pepe Kalle "Hommage au Gabon"- A: Zabolo / Kay-Tshim / B: Dianzenza / Kiwaka (reissued by Disco Stock Abidjan as LP7996; see also NGOYARTO CD052)
(EVVI 120) Le Dr. Emeneya et Victoria Eleison - Mokosa (1987)
(EVVI 122) Les editions VEVE présentent Bozi Boziana et l'Anti Choc - Sans Frontières (1987)
(EVVI 140) Evoloko Jocker & Orchestre Langa Langa Stars - CD REISSUE
(EVVI 144bis) Pépé Kalle & Empire Bakuba - Dianzenza CD REISSUE
(EVVI 145) Nyboma & Orchestre Lipua Lipua - CD REISSUE
(EVVI 151) Koffi Olomidé - Etoile Du Nord - CD REISSUE
(EVVI 155) Orchestre Vévé - Immortel Vévé (2008) - CD REISSUE
(EVVI 230; REM 230) Langa Langa Stars - Mokosa [reissue?] (1987)

VV International CD (No number) Youlou Mabiala & TPOK Jazz: Adieu Pepe Kalle Yampanya
Le Prince Youlou Mabiala & TPOK Jazz de l'an 2000 avec Verckys au Saxo - Le Verdict - Le Verdict/Princesse Ada/Kacha/Divorce/Oleta/Amour Aime/Kimpala/Molengo/Adieu pepe Kalle Yampanya (Ed. Veve International no number)
CD: Djo Mpoyi & Tiers Monde Cooperation Cherie Muikuayi (Ed. Veve International no number)



LPs issued in Nairobi


VVLP03D (1984) ZAIKO LANGA LANGA: Mété la Verité (reissue of EVVI104)
A1: Onassis
A2: Vie ya mosolo
A3: Mété la verité
B1: Bepe ya munu
B2: Bakumba
B3: Yo nalinga 1 & 2

VVLP83 Lipua Lipua PASI YA MOSAPI (1983)

VVLP1001 EDITION VEVE - Hit Parade Volume One
A1-2: Bassala Hot 1 & 2 - Verckys & Orchestre VÉVÉ
A3-4: Nsayi 1 & 2 - Lipua Lipua
B1-2: Natamboli moto 1 & 2 - Orchestre VÉVÉ
B3-4: Memi 1 & 2 - Orch Kiam

VVLP1002 EDITION VEVE - Hit Parade Volume Two
A1-2: Orch Vévé: Mangala
A3-4: Orch Lipua Lipua: Matoba (Mbubi Malanda)
B1-2: Orch Kiam: Kamiki 1 & 2 (Muzola-Ngunga)
B3-4: Orch Vévé: Ya Nini (CD Analog Africa 17)

VVLP 1003 VATA MOMBASA & ORCH LIPUA LIPUA
A1-2: Nzela Mobali na yo po otuna
A3-4: Nsayi
B1-2: Nasepelisa nzoto
B3-4: Distingue

(also) VVLP1003 KIAM SUPER HITS
A1-2: Azangai
A3: Yule
A4: Namaraley
B1-2: Mbale
B3-4: Makonda

VVLP1003 KIAM Greatest Hits vol 1
(Third album to have this same catalogue number!)
Mokili
Kwakile
Meta
Serrieux

VVLP1005 KIAM SUPER HITS vol 2
A1-2: Bakule (M'fui Muana)
A3-4: Exode (Mack Joss)
B1-2: Meta m.m.
B3-4: Yayona

UNKNOWN NUMBER also by Kiam
A1: Bomoto (Muzola Ngunga)
A2: Memi (Kanza Bayone)
B1: Kamiki (Muzola Ngunga)
B2: Moni Afinda (Bamueniko)

VVLP1007 The Very Best of L'Orchestre Lipua Lipua
A1-2: Mfueni (Vata Mombasa)
A3-4: Namona ya wapi (Maluku)
B1-2: Se-Kizengi (Nzaya Nzayadio)
B3-4: Kendeke Malembe (Makaya)
(see notes under Lipua Lipua)

VVLP1013 (1983) International Minzoto dans Caneton à l'aisement
VVLP1016 (1985) Mimi Ley & l'orch Afro International Allo Ndjili
VVLP1018 L'Immortel Vévé de Verckys
A1: Empoule (Kiambukuta N'Levo)
A2: Conge Technique (Assi Kapela)
B1: Dominer (Bitchoumanou)
B2: Mambiki (Tekadiomona Zeus)
(Note: A Paris production with Celi Bitchou and vocalist & Assi Kapela. Kiambukuta is Josky's brother Serge.)
VVLP1019 (1987) Very best of Prof Vata Mombasa & orch Lipua Lipua vol 1

Part Four: CD Reissues

THE BEST COLLECTION
SONODISC CD8478 1990

for Disques Esperance / Meta Company Japan
1. Baluti 1 & 2 (Nguendi Aladji) 9'21 1976
2. Vivita 1 & 2 (Munshi Kuamy) 9'32 1978
3. Kalala 1 & 2 (Muinkua Nvura) 10'05 1978
4. Nakoma Juste 1 & 2 (Muinkua Nvura) 9'18 1976
5. Mikolo Mileki Mingi, Pts. 1 & 2 (Fukiau) 9'48 1977
6. Bilobela 1 & 2 (Kiamwangana Mateta) 10'04 1977

BANKOKO BABOYI
SONO CD36599 1998

(all songs Ed. Vévé 1969-71)
1. Mfumbwa 1 (Verckys) 5'33
2. Mfumbwa 2 (Verckys) 4'11
3. Bolingo Ya Bomwana (Verckys) 5'14
4. Marie Sango (Sinatra Max) 5'59
5. Pasi Ya Bolingo (Sinatra Max) 5'13
6. Balobaka Ye Mbongo Mingi (Matadidi Mario) 4'46
7. Marcello Tozangana (Sinatra Max) 5'31
8. Pesa Ngai Bolingo (Matadidi Mario) 4'17
9. Bea (Verckys) 5'21
10. Est-Ce Que Nakobala (Verckys) 4'42
11. Nakokoka Ata Botongi (Verckys) 4'39
12. Ah! Ngai Matinda (Verckys) 5'50
13. Bankoko Baboyi (Verckys) 4'58
14. Nakomitunaka (Verckys) 6'24

Note: Tracks 3 & 4 were also on Sono CD36540 where they are attributed to Saak Saakul. Gary Stewart calls "Nakomitunaka" Vercky's masterpiece and translates the lyrics in Rumba on the River.

VINTAGE VERCKYS
RETROAfric 15CD 2001

1. Sakumuna (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 5'11
2. Baluti (Aladji Nguendi) 9'33
3. Marcelo Tozangana (Sinatra Saak-Saakul) 5'27
4. Ah Ngai Matinda (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 5'49
5. Bea (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 5'20
6. Bilobela (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 10'19
7. Londende (Tino Muinkua) 9'30
8. Mama Djele (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 4'40
9. Mikolo Mileki Mingi (Fukiau Pepito) 8'02
10. Vivita (Kiamwangana Mateta Verckys) 9'41

"Sakumuna" was such a huge hit, Verckys made it the name of a subsidiary label. You can read my review of this CD, where I called Verckys "the Lee Perry of Africa," here.

15 YEARS AGO VOL 1
Tamasha (Nairobi) CDTAM P005
Anna
Lina Omesana Boye
Cela Okeba
Kanyuka
Moyimona
Tozongana Nzito
Mama Kinzona 1 & 2

(See my review and also for some other Tamasha reissues on the Congo part 3 page)

VERCKYS et l'Orchestre Vévé
Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (Analog Africa 2014)

1. Bassala Hot by Orch Vévé Star (Zadis 01; on Grands succès vol 2)
2. Ya Nini (VV212; on Hit Parade volume 2, Nairobi VVLP 1002)
3. Cheka Sana (VV192)
4. Oui Verckys (B-side of VV45)
5. Nakobala Yo Denise (B-side of "L'Afrique aux Africains," on Surboum label; also on Verckys à Paris Sonodisc LP 360 032)
6. Sex Veve
7. Sisa Motema (B-side of VV146)
8. Talali Talala (B-side of "Cheka sana" VV192)
9. Zonga Vonvon (B-side of VV71)
10. Nakomi Paralise (VV259 as "Nakomi Paradise")
11. Matinda Comono (B-side of VV46)
12. Zumbel
13. Nitarudia by Orch Vévé Star (VV230)
14. Lina Omesana Boye (on Verckys à Paris Sonodisc LP 360 032)

Editions Vévé tracks on CD compilations

MUSIQUE CONGOLO-ZAIROISE VOL II (SONO CD 36507 n.d.)
3: Orch Vévé: Cherie Anna (Verckys) 5'38 1971

ORCHESTRES DE LA GENERATION BELLA BELLA 1970-72
(SONO CD 36532 1993)

1: Orch Bella-Bella: Suaze (Petit Pierre) 5'18 1970
2: Orch Bella-Bella: La verité blessé (Maxime Soki) 6'12 1970
3: Orch Bella-Bella: Mwana Soki (Emile Soki) 7'01 1970
4: Orch Bella-Bella: Marcelui (Kinzunga Ricos) 6'31 1970
11: Orch Lipwa-Lipwa: Lusamba (Kayembe) 5'09 1972
12: Orch Lipwa-Lipwa: Massele (Bissikita) 5'47 1972
13: Orch Lipwa-Lipwa: Nkotela (Kinzunga) 4'43 1972

COMPILATION ORCHESTRES CONGOLO-ZAIROIS 1867/1968/1970/1974
(SONO CD 36537 1993)

11: Orchestre Vévé: Ekwile Ferros (Verckys) 4'16
12: Orchestre Vévé: Nabwaki nsoi (Verckys) 4'59
Note: Also includes Trio Madjesi, Negro Succes & Kwamy et les Bantous


JEUNES ORCHESTRES DU CONGO/ZAIRE DES ANNEES 70
(SONO CD 36539 1994)

1: Zaiko Langa Langa: Bepe ya munu (Efonge Gina) 4'56 1974
2: Zaiko Langa Langa: Celio (Efonge Gina) 4'56 1974
7: Empire Bakuba: Kebo (Dilu Dilumona; Eds Mara) 8'33 1976
8: Empire Bakuba: Massamba (Dilu Dilumona) 4'52 1974
9: Empire Bakuba: Yayongo (Pepe Kalle) 5'17 1974
10: Lipwa-Lipwa: Mosseke Wetu 1 & 2 (Mulembu) 9'36 1974
Note: Also includes Les Kamale's "Ayidjo" from Eds. Sakumuna

SUCCES DES ORCHESTRES DU CONGO/ZAIRE DES ANNEES 60/70
(Sono CD 36540 1994)

6: Vévé de Verckys: Bolingo ya bomwana (Saak Saakul) 5'17 1967
7: Vévé de Verckys: Marie Sango (Saak Saakul) 6'05 1967
Note: Also includes OK Jazz, Bantous, G.O. Malebo, Negro Succès & Les As.

See also Sono CD36599.

JEUNES VEDETTES DES ORCHESTRES DU CONGO/ZAIRE DES ANNEES 1970
(SONO CDS36546 1994)

5: Vata Mombassa and Lipwa-Lipwa: Panana 1 & 2 10'11 1976
6: Tshimanga Assosa & les Kamale: Masua 1 & 2 9'24 1976

Note: Also includes Bella Bella, Viva la Musica & Etumba na Nguaka with Dindo Yogo, though you have to look really hard to find who is on here. Tshimanga Assosa was also a member of Negro Succès with Nyboma, and went on to star with Orchestre Makassy and form Maquis du Zaire, one of the top bands in Tanzania, which is still extant as Bana Maquis.

Factual info from RetroAfric VINTAGE VERCKYS liner notes, and Ronnie Graham's THE WORLD OF AFRICAN MUSIC. Thanks to Zim Bida for his untiring involvement with the discographies, Juan Carlos Mercado Rios, Ronald Z, Papa Mundele, and the usual suspects.

Thanks also to Bolingo.org for info from their African catalogue.

And this Japanese site for the info on Kiam.

See http://www.muzikifan.com/congo3.html for my reviews of some Tamasha budget reissues of various Verckys' efforts on CD.

SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY OF EDITIONS VÉVÉ

(Note: singles on the SAKUMUNA subsidiary are added at the end)

label no

band

titles

on LP or CD

year

VÉVÉ 1
reissued: African 90.390
Verckys et son ensemble a: Mbula ekoya tokozongana (Verckys)
b: Mano waku Muthiadi (Youlou)
VÉVÉ 2
reissued: African 90.289
Verckys et son ensemble a: Nakopesa yo motema
b: Nakokufa Soki oboy' ngai
1968
VÉVÉ 4
reissued: African 90.322
Verckys et son ensemble a: Okokoma Mokristo (Simarro)
b: Yaka Tombogisa (Verckys)
VÉVÉ 9
reissued: VÉVÉ 500
Verckys et son ensemble a: Balinga na zua te (Bitshou)
b: ?
VÉVÉ 11
reissued: VÉVÉ 500
Verckys et son ensemble a: Did ya Beauté (Bitshou)
b: ?
VÉVÉ 12
reissued: African 90.357
orch VÉVÉ a: Bankolo Baboyi
b: Nalingi Tovanda
VÉVÉ 13
reissued: African 90.370
VErckys & l'orch VÉVÉ a: Bolingo Florence (Verckys)
b: Zongela ngai (Verckys)
VÉVÉ 14
reissued: African 90.379; VÉVÉ 502
Verckys/Youlou et l'orch. VÉVÉ a: Linga ngai zua te (Verckys)
b: Nakolata pili (Youlou)
"A" on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 16
reissued: African 90.363
Orchestre Vévé a: Loboko
b: Tell maman
"A" on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 17
reissued: African 90.380
Verckys/Youlou & l'orch VÉVÉ a: Denise (Verckys)
b: Bawaka (Youlou)
VÉVÉ 18
reissued: VÉVÉ 501; African 90.375
Verckys et son ensemble a: Basi Bakomi gentilles (Verckys)
b: Naleli misele (Youlou)
VÉVÉ 19
reissued: African 90.381
Youlou & l'orch VÉVÉ a: Nakokufa mpo na mwasi na linga (Youlou)
b: Nakoti kikumbi (Youlou)
NGOMA J 5143 Verckys & son ensemble a: Bolingo
b: Naleli misélé
licensed from Verckys 1969
NGOMA J 5145 Verckys & son ensemble a: Na kolati pili
b: Na koya na pokwa
licensed from Verckys 1969
NGOMA J 5146 Verckys & son ensemble a: Okokoma mokristo
b: Sasa akeyi Congo
licensed from Verckys 1969
NGOMA J 5241 Verckys & son ensemble a: Mfumbwa 1
b: Mfumbwa 2
licensed from Verckys; on LP J33011; Sono 360 016; CD36599 1969
NGOMA J 5242 Verckys & son ensemble a: Bankoko bayobi
b: Fifi Solange
licensed from Verckys; on LP360 106; b on 360 041, CD36599 1969
NGOMA J 5243 Verckys & son ensemble a: Misere
b: Nani akobala ngai
licensed from Verckys 1969
NGOMA J 5253 Orchestre Vévé a: Bolingo ya Bomuana
b: Marie Sango
licensed from Verckys; CD: sono36599; 36540 1969
NGOMA J 5278 Orchestre Vévé a: Ah! Mokili
b: Billy
kiri kiri
VÉVÉ 21
reissued: African 90.382
Verckys et l'orchestre Vévé a: Mfumbwa 1 & 2 (Verckys) re: Congo-Decca CD.146; on LP J33011; Sono 360 016; CD36599
VÉVÉ 22
reissued: African 90.383
Verckys et l'orchestre Vévé a: Ekuile ferros (Verckys)
b: Na bwaki nsoi (Verckys)
VÉVÉ 23
reissued: African 90.384
Verckys et l'orchestre Vévé a: Bolingo ya bomuana (Verckys)
b: Marie Sango (Max & Sinatra)
on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 25
reissued: African 90.386
Orchestre Vévé
Matadidi Mario et Loko Djeskain
a: Natuni namemi ngambo? 4:33 (Matadidi) (Kiri-Kiri)
b: Loboko 4:30 (Loko Djeskain) (Kiri-Kiri)
on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 26
reissued: African 90.387
Verckys & l'orchestre Vévé a: Yeba olekaki ngai (Verckys)
b: Tobina bonne annee 70 (Verckys)
VÉVÉ 27
reissued: African 90.391
Orchestre Vévé a: Ah! mokili (Verckys)
b: Misère 2 (Bovic)
"B" on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 28
reissued: African 90.388
Orchestre Vévé a: Tentation (Verckys)
b: Mane Suza (Verckys)
VÉVÉ 30
reissued: African 90.413
Orchestre Vévé a: Annitcho (Verckys)
b: Nokokoka ata botongi
"B" on LP 360 016
VÉVÉ 31
reissued: African 90.412
Orchestre Vévé a: Naboyi nkasa (Verckys)
b: Ave Maria
VÉVÉ 32
reissued: African 90.425
Orchestre Vévé a: Pesa ngai bolingo
b: Oh yeme
VÉVÉ 33
reissued: African 90.426
Orchestre Vévé a: Jose Nalinga
b: Se Cita Linda
VÉVÉ 34
reissued: African 90.429
Orchestre Vévé a: Mobuto dix ans
b: Baba Bokassa
VÉVÉ 36
reissued: African 90.430
Orchestre Vévé a: Marcelo tozongana
b: Reste avec moi
RETRO 15CD
VÉVÉ 37
reissued: African 90.437
Orchestre Vévé a: Vincent (Verckys)
b: Mama Djele! (Verckys)
LP: SAF 50008, Sono 360 027; CD: RETRO15
VÉVÉ 38
reissued: African 90.438
Orchestre Vévé a: Cornelis (Marcel Koko)
b: Balobaka ye mbongo mingi (Mario Matadidi)
1970
VÉVÉ 39
reissued: African 90.447
Orchestre Vévé a: Sakumuna 1
b: Sakumuna 2
RETRO 15CD
VÉVÉ 40
reissued: African 90.458
Orchestre Vévé a: Bea
b: Rue 36 Eala
"A" side on LP: SAF50008; CD: 36599, RETRO 15CD
VÉVÉ 42
Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards a: Dellya (Dalienst)
b: Kosuambuisa ngai te (Lokombe)
VÉVÉ 44
Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards a: Nsonia
b: Biki (Dalienst)
"B" on 360.141; Ngoyarto NG078CD 1971
VÉVÉ 45
reissued: African 90.480
Orchestre Vévé a: Vicky
b: Oui Verckys
CD Analog Africa 17
VÉVÉ 46
reissued: African 90.470
Orchestre Vévé a: Maureau Nsumbu
b: Matinda Comono
"B" on CD Analog Africa 17
VÉVÉ 47
reissued: African 90.465
Bovic Bondo & Orchestre Vévé A: Clementine (Lidiongo Danyla) (Jobs) 5:00
B: Venus (R. Van Leeuwen) (Jerk) 3:05
"Venus" was originally a hit for Shocking Blue 1970
VÉVÉ 48
reissued: African 90.471
Orchestre Vévé a: Lava Lava Eyo
b: Boboyaka mbongo?
VÉVÉ 49
reissued: African 90.492
Orchestre Vévé a: Ah Guira (Verckys) Pachanga
b: Ah ngai Matinda (Verckys) Jobs
1971
VÉVÉ 50
reissued: African 90.489
Bovic/Loko Marcel & L'orchestre Vévé a: Je Reve (Bovic) Samba
b: Keba Joe (Loko Marcel) Kiri Kiri
1971
VÉVÉ 51
reissued: African 90.503
Les Grands Maquisards Obotama Mobali Ndima Pasi b/w Maria Mboko 1971
VÉVÉ 52
reissued: African 90.495
Diana & Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards a: Diallo
b: Essesse
"B" on Ngoyarto CD NG078
VÉVÉ 53
reissued: African 90.496
Dalienst & l'Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards a: Tokosenga na nzambe
b: Biki
both on Ngoyarto CD NG078 1971
VÉVÉ 54
reissued: African 90.497
Verckys & Orchestre Vévé Marceline 1 & 2 on LP: SAF 50009
VÉVÉ 56
reissued: African 90.504
Orchestre Vévé Isabo b/w Moise ou Anne both on SAF50008
VÉVÉ 57
reissued: African 90.498
Orchestre Vévé
Dynamite Verckys
a: Bolingo ya tembe
b: Armee Nationale
Unknown
reissued: African 90.561
Orchestre Vévé a: Jean-Jean
b: Congo Central Afrique
VÉVÉ 61
reissued: African 90.543
Orchestre Bella Bella a: Mandedeli pt 2
b: Lina
"B" on Ngoyarto CD029
VÉVÉ 62
reissued: African 90.544
Orchestre Bella Bella Mayanga 1 & 2 on Ngoyarto CD029
VÉVÉ 63
reissued: African 90.540
Orchestre Vévé Pronostics 1 & 2 LP: 360 032
VÉVÉ 64
reissued: African 90.541
Orchestre Vévé Nandimi Motema 1 & 2
VÉVÉ 65
reissued: African 90.561
Orchestre Vévé a: Jean Jean
b: Congo centre Afrique
VÉVÉ 66
reissued: African 90.542
Orchestre Vévé a: Kisombe kamba bana
b: Lucie okolinga ngai?
LP: 360 032
SURBOUM AFRICAINE
reissued: African 90.545
Orchestre Vévé a: L'Afrique aux Africains
b: Nakobala yo Denise
A on LP: SAF50009; B on 360 032; CD Analog Africa 17
VÉVÉ 67
reissued: African 90.552
Orchestre Vévé a: Sois sage
b: Lucie nakoloba nini?
VÉVÉ 68
reissued: African 90.567
Orch. Bella Bella / Orch. Vévé a: Jeany Baby
b: Nono
VÉVÉ 69 (1971)
reissued: African 90.553; Soneca (Zaire) 1641
Orchestre Bella Bella a: Massanga (Maxime Soki)
b: Nakweyi ndeke
"B" on Ngoyarto CD029
VÉVÉ 70
reissued: African 90.569
Orchestre Vévé a: Honoré motema
b: Lina mapendo
VÉVÉ 71
reissued: African 90.562
Orchestre Vévé a: Soco-meuble
b: Zonga vonvon
"B" on CD Analog Africa 17
VÉVÉ 72
reissued: African 90.563
Orchestre Vévé a: Mia esta rico
b: Bebe na Paris
VÉVÉ 73
reissued: African 90.564
Orchestre Super Boboto a: Isia
b: Libala ezali se libala
VÉVÉ 74
reissued: African 90.577
Orchestre Vévé a: Ala ndele nde tozongani
b: Sosoliso
VÉVÉ 76
reissued: African 90.578
Orchestre Vévé a: Nakoloba le alingi ngai
b: Fungola ngai
VÉVÉ 80
reissued: African 90.581
Orchestre Bella-Bella a: Ngai nayo se lilita
b: Pete pe tosi tolali
VÉVÉ 83
reissued: African 90.579
Orchestre Vévé a: Vévé kanisa
b: Yo soy cueno
VÉVÉ 84
reissued: African 90.582
Orchestre Bella-Bella a: Sofele
b: Bana balela nzala
VÉVÉ 88
reissued: African 90.580
Orchestre Vévé a: Cafouillage
b: Yoka ngai
VÉVÉ 90
reissued: African 90.586
Orchestre Les Bakuba a: Nazanki tata
b: Nakobelela
VÉVÉ 91
reissued: African 90.587
Orchestre Les Bakuba a: Marie France
b: Sophie ma belle dibo
VÉVÉ 95
reissued: African 90.628
Orchestre Les Bakuba a: Likabu Mabe
b: Nazoki
"B" on Ngoyarto CD085
VÉVÉ 104
reissued: African 90.620
Orchestre Bella Bella a: Beba Nakobunga
b: Kimbundi
1973
VÉVÉ 111
reissued: African 90.645
Orchestre Bella Bella Mbuta 1 & 2 (Nyboma) CD KJE1002 1973
VÉVÉ 119
reissued: African 90.648
Orchestre Vévé a: Betthy
b: Ekule
VÉVÉ 122
reissued: African 90.649 (1973)
Orchestre Bella-Bella a: Lipua Lipua
b: Nakosuka wapi
"A" on Ngoyarto CD032
VÉVÉ 123
reissued: African 90.655
Orchestre Bella-Bella a: Getu Salayi
b: Libala kaka boye
"A" on Ngoyarto CD032
VÉVÉ 125
reissued: African 90.654
Orchestre Vévé a: Zongisela Ngai Motema
b: Kanda Mopaya
VÉVÉ 126
reissued: African 90.656
Orchestre Bella-Bella a: Toto Wani
b: Nakufa boye
VÉVÉ 127
reissued: African 90.664
Orchestre Vévé a: Ndona 1
b: Ndona 2
part two included on Music from Zaire vol. 3, Lagos: Soundpoint SOP041 (1977)
VÉVÉ 128
Zaiko Langa Langa a: Onassis (Evoloko)
b: Bakumba (Evoloko)
VÉVÉ 129
reissued: African 90.663
Orchestre Lipua Lipua a: Kamale 1 & 2 CD36567; part one included on Music from Zaire vol. 3, Lagos: Soundpoint SOP041 1977
VÉVÉ 130
Zaiko Langa Langa a: Vie ya mosolo (Joe Teddy Sukami) CD: 40 Ans de carrière, en duo de Papa Wemba
VÉVÉ 131
Empire Bakuba/ Papy Tex a: Montese (Papy Tex)
b: Sanda (Papy Tex)
CD:
VÉVÉ 132
reissued: African 90.673
Orchestre Vévé a: Fifi
b: Likambo ya somo
"A" on LP: 360 106
VÉVÉ 133 Orchestre Tabou National a: Sema
b: Lokua
VÉVÉ 136
reissued: African 90.708
Orchestre VÉVÉ a: Fifi bako limbisaka
b: Kinshasa elinga masolo ya bato
1973
VÉVÉ 137 Orchestre Lipua Lipua Lusamba 1 & 2 1973
VÉVÉ 138
reissued: African 90.691
Orchestre Lipua Lipua a: Nkotela (Kinzunga)
b: Seli ya mule
CD36566 1972
VÉVÉ 146
reissued: African 90.742
Roxy Tshimpika & Orch. Vévé a: Pili ya mbanda
b: Sisa motema
"B" on CD Analog Africa 17
VÉVÉ 147
reissued: African 90.743
Orchestre Vévé a: Bakomi bafana
b: Motema ngai nakufelaka
VÉVÉ 148
reissued: African 90.749
Orchestre Lipua-Lipua a: Tika kosaboter motema
b: Kuelo
both included on Music from Zaire Vol 6 (Lagos)
VÉVÉ 149
reissued: African 90.744
Orchestre Lipua Lipua a: Kobotama mobali pasi
b: Tika nasalika
VÉVÉ 152 Orchestre VÉVÉ a: Olingi Nakufa 1
b: Olingi Nakufa 2 (Kiamwangana Verckys)
VÉVÉ 155
reissued African 90.723
Orchestre Sensationnels a: Diatoma (Ndowa Mamba Samara) Cavacha 5'08
b: Diassa (Kinsona) Cavacha 5'15
1973
VÉVÉ 158
reissued: African 90.756
Idi Mane & Zaiko Langa Langa a: Etape (Idi Mane)
b: Ngongo (Idi Mane)
VÉVÉ 159
reissued: African 90.757
Orchestre Vévé a: Maina 1 & 2 (Jojo Ikomo) 1973
VÉVÉ 161
reissued: African 90.758
Kassongo Fundi et son ensemble a: Ya kanda te
b: Osali ngai kisi
VÉVÉ 163
reissued: African 90.759
Orchestre Zaiko Langa-Langa a: Bepe ya munu (Efonge Gina)
b: Celio (Efonge Gina)
VÉVÉ 165
reissued: African 91.013
Orch Lipua Lipua Mbondo 1 & 2 (Vata Mombassa) 1975
VÉVÉ 166
reissued: African 90.760
Orchestre Vévé a: Bankoko 1
b: Bankoko 2
LP: 360 041
VÉVÉ 167
reissued: African 90.764
Orchestre Kiam a: Mayika (MuzolaNgunga) [Cavacha] 1974
b: Ya ngambo (Mboyo Bola) [Cavacha] 1974
VÉVÉ 170
reissued: African 90.822
Orch Kiam a: Nini (Bakolo Keta) [Cavacha] 1974
b: Lola (Botuli Ilonga) [Cavacha] 1974
VÉVÉ 171
reissued: African 90.795
Orchestre Grands Maquisards a: Papa Tshikaya 1
b: Confession (Ntesa Dalienst)
both on CD Ngoyarto NG078
VÉVÉ 172
reissued: African 90.785
Orchestre Tabou National a: Milinga 1
b: Bambi
VÉVÉ 174
reissued: African 90.789
Orchestre Lipua Lipua a: Amba 1 & 2 on CD36566 & KJE1002
VÉVÉ 175
reissued: African 90.790
Orch Lipua Lipua Moseka wetu 1 & 2 1974
VÉVÉ 176 Orch Kiam a: Trop tard ami (Kiamwangana Verckys) [Cavacha] 1974
VÉVÉ 177 Orchestre VÉVÉ Waragi
Matinda n'takufa
1974
VÉVÉ 178
re: African 90.815
Orchestre VÉVÉ Ngungu 1 & 2 1974
VÉVÉ 180
reissued: African 90.831
Orchestre Mokito a: Kele-wantu (Ntete Bingana Basaula)
Babuka ngai na esanga (Ntete Bingana Basaula)
1974
VÉVÉ 183
reissued: African 90.863
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Mombasa 1 & 2 Included on Music from Zaire Vol 6 (Lagos) 1974
VÉVÉ 184
reissued: African 90.864
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Niki bue 1 & 2 (Ricos Kinzunga) 1974
VÉVÉ 185
reissued: African 90.862
Orch Kiam Baya baya 1 & 2 (Bakolo Keta) [Cavacha] Included on Music from Zaire Vol 6 (Lagos); 360 062 1974
VÉVÉ 186
reissued: African 90.886
Orch Kiam Kunde Kunde 1 & 2 (Mzola Ngunga) Sonodisc 360 062 1974
VÉVÉ 187
reissued: African 90.865
Orch les Grands Maquisards Beneda 1 & 2 1974
VÉVÉ 189
Orch Lipua-Lipua Mombassa 1 & 2 (Nyboma Muan'dido) KJE1002; Sono CD36566 1974
VÉVÉ 192
reissued: African 90.867
Orch Veve a: Cheka sana
b: Talali Talala
CD Analog Africa 17 1975?
VÉVÉ 193 Orch Lipua Lipua Fuga Fuga 1 & 2 (Mulembu) 1975?
VÉVÉ 196
reissued: African 90.914
Orch Kiam Muana Kiam
Lombe
360 062 1975
VÉVÉ 197
reissued: African 90.868
Orch Lipua Lipua Nouvelle generation 1 & 2 (Mbundi Malanda) Included on Music from Zaire Vol 6 (Lagos) 1975
VÉVÉ 198
reissued: African 90.869
Orch Lipua Lipua Lossa 1 & 2 (Vata Mombassa) 1974
VÉVÉ 200
reissued: African 91.105
Orchestre Makina Loka a: Bondomba 1 & 2
VÉVÉ 204 Orch Lipua Lipua 9e Commandement 1 & 2 (Wunumbakidi Tedia) 1974
VÉVÉ 205
reissued: African 90.947
Orch Kompako Nabeleli 1 & 2 (Kunsita) 1974
VÉVÉ 207 Orch Kiam Yoyowe 1 & 2 (Lele N'Sundi) [Cavacha] 1974
VÉVÉ 208 Orch VÉVÉ Suke Ngonge
b: Asikolema
1974
VÉVÉ 208?
reissued: African 91.104
Orchestre Makina Loka a: Makina Loka 1 & 2
VÉVÉ 209
reissued: African 90.948
Orchestre Continental a: Nsiona (Chandala Suana)
b: Mayitezo (Mayitezo)
1975
VÉVÉ 210
reissued: African 90.940
Orchestre Continental Kimpungu-Mpungu 1 & 2 on LP 360 073 1975
VÉVÉ 211
re: African 90.974
Orchestre VÉVÉ Assamba ya Beya 1 & 2 1975
VÉVÉ 212
reissued: African 90.975
Orchestre VÉVÉ Ya Nini 1 & 2 (Beya Maduma) on VVLP 1002 Hit Parade vol 2; CD Analog Africa 17 1975
VÉVÉ 213
reissued: African 91.095 (on LP 360 073)
Orchestre Les Grands Maquisards Yoka Choc 1 & 2
VÉVÉ 213[N] (AS3792)
reissued: African 91.095
Orchestre VÉVÉ Lukani 1 & 2 (Tusevo) on LP 360 073 1975
VÉVÉ 214
reissued: African 90.976
Orchestre African Kings Ah ponton la belle 1 & 2 (Pambou Tshikaya) 1975
VÉVÉ 215 (AS3889) Orchestre VÉVÉ a: Toweli nini (Kiamangwana)
b: Belina
Nairobi pressing 1976
VÉVÉ 216 (AS3891) Orchestre VÉVÉ a: Natamboli moto 1 & 2 (Muinkwa Mvura) Nairobi pressing 1976
VÉVÉ 216
reissued: African 91.031
Kuyena et son ensemble a: Kimumbu (Kuyena)
b: Kiese mu ntima (Kuyena)
1975
VÉVÉ 218
re: African 91.203
Orchestre VÉVÉ Natamboli moto 1 & 2 (Muinkwa Mvura) 1976
VÉVÉ 219?
reissued: African 91.099
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Motoba 1 & 2 1 & 2 1975
VÉVÉ 220 bis
reissued: African 91.202
Orchestre Vévé a: Toweli Nini
b: Belina
1976
VÉVÉ 221
reissued: African 90.974
Beya Madouma - Orchestre Vévé a: Assamba ya Beya 1 & 2 1975
VÉVÉ 222
reissued: African 91.201
Orch Kiam Azangai 1 & 2 (Shungu) [cavacha] 1976
VÉVÉ 223
re: African 91.354
Orchestre VÉVÉ Vivita 1 & 2 (Kwamy Munsi) SAF50073; CD8478; Retro15CD 1976
VÉVÉ 224(N) Orchestre VÉVÉ Mangala 1 & 2 VVLP1002
VÉVÉ 224
re: African 91.355; also SAF1912
Orchestre VÉVÉ Baluti 1 & 2 (Nguendi Aladji) Sono 360 106;
CD8478; RETRO 15CD
1976
VÉVÉ 224(?)
re: African 91.502; SAF 1916
Orchestre Zaiko Youyou 1 & 2 1977
VÉVÉ 225
reissued: African 91.356
Orchestre Les Kamale Abissina 1 & 2 (Nyboma Mwan'dido)
a: 5'10; b: 5:04
on LP 360 019 1976
VÉVÉ 227N (AS4240) Orchestre VÉVÉ Baluti 1 & 2 (Nguedi Aladji) Kenyan pressing 1977
VÉVÉ 228N (AS4236) Orchestre Lipua Lipua Temperature 1 & 2 (Tedia Wunu Mbakidi) Kenyan pressing 1977
VÉVÉ 231 Les Kamale Masua 1 & 2 (Tshimanga Assossa) SAF50075; CD36546, 36567 1977
VÉVÉ 242 Orchestre VÉVÉ Katenga 1 & 2 (Wuta Mayi) 1976
Sonafric SAF 1914
reissued: African 91.384
Orchestre Vévé a: Kalala 1 & 2 (Muinkua Nvura) 4:24
b: 4:20
CD8478 1976
VÉVÉ 226(?)
reissued: African 91.472
Orch. Vévé a: Muana Mburu 1 & 2 On LP 360 106
VÉVÉ 226(?)
reissued: African 91.354; also SAF1913
Orchestre Vévé a: Vivita 1 & 2 (Kwamy Munsi) RETRO 15CD; CD8478 1976
VÉVÉ 227
reissued: African 91.473; SAF1915
Orch. Vévé a: Likambo Ya Kokamua 1 & 2 LP SAF50073
VÉVÉ 229 Orchestre Thu-Zaina Tika kolela 1 & 2 1976?
VÉVÉ 230 Orchestre Veve Star Nitarudia 1 & 2 CD Analog Africa 17 1976
VÉVÉ 233
reissued: African 91.542
Loubelo et son ensemble a: Wedi munto
b: Mpasi-zo
1976
VÉVÉ 234
reissued: African 91.504
Orchestre Orfaz a: Nzakomba 1 (Ykoli Mokambo) 4:50
b: Nzakomba 2 3:55
1977
VÉVÉ 235
reissued: African 91.497
Orchestre Vévé a: Katenga 1 (Wuta-Mayi) 4:52
B-a: Katenga 2 5:30
1977
VÉVÉ 236 Orchestre Stukas Mombombo Sosodoma 1 & 2 (Lita Bembo) 1977
VÉVÉ 237
reissued: African 91.500
Orchestre Vévé a: Nakosambela kaka 1 & 2 (Matalanza) SAF 50080 1977
VÉVÉ 238
reissue: African 91.502
Orch Zaiko Langa Langa Youyou 1 & 2 1977
VÉVÉ 239
reissue: African 91.501
Orch Yoka Lokole Nounou 1 & 2 ca. 1977
VÉVÉ 240
African 91.547
Orch VÉVÉ Bilobela 1 & 2 ca. 1977
VÉVÉ 241 Les Kamale Masudi 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 1977
VÉVÉ 242 Orchestre VÉVÉ a: Katenga 1 & 2 (Wuta Mayi) Nairobi pressing
VÉVÉ 243
re: African 91.536
Orchestre Les Kamale Zaina Mama 1 & 2 (Nyboma) 360 019 1977
VÉVÉ 244
African 91.537
Sakumuna SN006
Orch Kamale Olela 1 & 2 (Nsongo die Valusie) ca. 1977
VÉVÉ 245
African 91.538; Sakumuna SN-004N (Kenya)
Orch VÉVÉ Bilobela ou faux bruit 1 & 2 (Kiamuangana Mateta) ca. 1977
VÉVÉ 245N (Kenya) Orch Kamale Andoya 1 & 2 (Nyboma) ca. 1977
VÉVÉ 246
Soneca 2012 F 85 cc77; African 91.523
Orch Yoka Lokole Testament 1 & 2 (Mavuela Somo) SAF 50081 1977
VÉVÉ 247
reissue: African 91.539
Orch Kiam Bomoto 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) [soukous] SAF 50081 1977
VÉVÉ 248; also Sakumuna SN008
reissue: African 91.540
Orch Kiam Ifantu 1 & 2 (Bakolo Keita) [soukous] SAF 50081 1977
Sonafric 1950
reissue: African 91.505
Orch Zaiko Langa Langa Sikenebe 1 & 2 1977
VÉVÉ 248(?)
re: African 91.540
Orchestre Kiam Maketa 1 & 2 (Shungu Pania) on LP SAF50081 1977
VÉVÉ 249
reissue: African 91.553?
Orch Veve Nakoma Juste 1 & 2 (Mwinkua Nvura) 360.106; CD 8478 1977
VÉVÉ 250
reissue: African 91.572
Orch Kossa Kossa Lengema 1 & 2 1977
Unknown
Orchestre Vévé a: Autocritique
1980
VÉVÉ 251
reissued: African 91.358
Orchestre Vévé Mangala 1 & 2 VVLP1002 1976
VÉVÉ 252N Orchestre Lokoka Lalolina 1 & 2 Nairobi pressing 1976
VÉVÉ 259
re: African 91.585
Orchestre VÉVÉ Nakomi Paradise 1 & 2 CD Analog Africa 17 1978
VÉVÉ 266 Orchestre Lipua Lipua Blanche 1 & 2 (Lusuama) 1985 (Polygram distr.)
VÉVÉ 268 Orchestre Lipua Lipua Libala distingué 1 & 2 (Prof. Vata Mombassa) VVLP1021 Polygram Nairobi 1988
VÉVÉ 271 Orchestre Lipua Lipua Matoba 1 & 2 (Nzaya Nzayadio) 1989 (Polygram distr.)
VÉVÉ 272
Soneca 178 761 95cc78 Sophinza
Orchestre Vévé Nalingaka ko brusquer te 1 & 2 (Mankuamu Silis) VVLP1002
VÉVÉ 301
Mazadis
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Avenir mbeya mbeya 1 & 2 (Evoloko Jocker)
VÉVÉ 303
Mazadis 160/cc/81
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars La mignonne 1 & 2 (Bozi Boziana)
VÉVÉ 311
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Bakutu bis 1 & 2 (Bolenge Djo Maly) reissue: FDB 300097
VÉVÉ 322
Orch. Empire Bakuba Zabolo 1 & 2 (Kabasele Yampanya) reissue: NG052
VÉVÉ 341
Orch. Empire Bakuba Dianzenza 1 & 2 (Ndona Malo) reissue: NG052
ZADIS 01
reissued: African 91.229; Sonafric SAF1800
Orchestre Vévé Star a: Bassala Hot 1 & 2 (Verckys) on LP: SAF50040; CD Analog Africa 17
Unknown
reissued: African 91.311
Orchestre Vévé a: Mikolo mileki mingi 1 & 2 On LP360 101, 106 & CD8478;
as well as RETRO 15CD
VÉVÉ 335
Mazadis 65/cc/82
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Autopsie Beloti 1 & 2 (Kisangani)
VÉVÉ 337
Mazadis 065/cc/82
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Parfum na ngai 1 & 2 (Djuna Djanana)
VÉVÉ 338
Mazadis 065/cc/82
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Gloria mangassa 1 & 2 (Dindo Yogo)
VÉVÉ 365
Orch. Victoria Eleison Ngambelo 1 & 2 (Emeneya Kwa Mambu) 1982
VÉVÉ 387
Vonga Aye et son ensemble Ndota 1 & 2 (Vonga Aye) 1983
VÉVÉ 396
Orch Afro International Basenga 1 & 2 (Shiko Mawatu) 1983
VÉVÉ 408
Mazadis 147/cc/83
Orch. Langa-Langa Stars Moyeke Musungayi 1 & 2 (Evolocko Atshuamo Jocker)
Danse Mbiri-mbiri Tengema
1983
VÉVÉ 413
Orch. Victoria Eleison Abissina na ngai 1 & 2 (Tofolu Tofla) 1983
VÉVÉ 488
Orch. Victoria Eleison Pres de toi 1 & 2 (Makolo Makolin) 1984
VÉVÉ 492
Viva la Musica Okito Mama
1980
VÉVÉ 499
Orch. Victoria Eleison Willo Mondo bis 1 & 2 (Emeneya Kester) 1985
VÉVÉ 505
Orch. Victoria Eleison Soiree dansante 1 & 2 (Bongo Wende)
VV1000 Orchestre Vévé Dina 1 & 2
PZA-63 Pathé Verckys & son ensemble a: Mosika Zonga
VEVE - SONECA TS19 3489F - cc063/79 Mazadis Zaiko Langa-Langa Cheri n'zembo 1 & 2 (Nyoka Longo) 1979
VEVE - SONECA TS39 3697F - cc079/79 Mazadis Orch Lipua Lipua Seto King 1 & 2 (Luasana Aspro) 1979
VEVE - SONECA TS.09 42 cc.70 Mazadis Orch Viva la Musica Elu Sharufa 1 & 2 (Shungu Wembadio) 1979?

SAKUMUNA LABEL SINGLES

SAKUMUNA 05
Zaiko Langa Langa a: Errare Humanum est (Nioka Longa)
b: Michael (Evoloko Anto)
1974?
SAKUMUNA 006
Orch Les Kamale Olela 1 & 2 (Nsongo die Valusie)
1974?
SAKUMUNA SN08
reissued: African 91.541
Orchestre Kiam Ifantu 1 & 2 (Bakolo Keita) 1977
SAKUMUNA 009
Orch Kamavasty Kiki Puelengi (Nsimba Zoka)
1974?
SAKUMUNA SN09
reissued: African 90.751
Orch Lipua Lipua Mualuke 1 & 2 1974?
SAKUMUNA 10
reissued: African 90.761
Orchestre Vévé a: Kiki
b: Nazua muana wapi
SAKUMUNA 11
reissued: African 90.762
Orchestre Lipua-Lipua a: Olito
b: Cité sauvage
SAKUMUNA 12
reissued: African 90.978
Orch Kiam a: Yanga Yanga (Bumueniko) [Cavacha]
b: Kobondela (Denewade) [Cavacha]
1974
SAKUMUNA 13; Veve 7-224 (Kenya?)
reissued: African 90.979
Orch Kiam Masumu 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) LP 360 091 1975
SAKUMUNA 14 Orch Lipua Lipua Se-kizenge 1 & 2 (Nzaya Nzandio)
SAKUMUNA 15
reissued: African 91.063
Orch Kiam Memi 1 & 2 (Kanza Bayone) 1975
SAKUMUNA 16
reissued: African 91.096
Orchestre Vévé a: Lukani 1 & 2 (Tusevo) on LP 360 091; and 4 Top Congo Stars Decca CDLP1, 1976 1975
but also SAKUMUNA SN016 Orchestre Vévé a: Okendeke Malamu (Fukiau Pepito) 1975?
SAKUMUNA 17
reissued: African 91.097
Orchestre Vévé Zonga Andowe 1 & 2 (Matuti) LP 360 091
SAKUMUNA 18
reissued: African 91.098
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Lemba Lemba 1 & 2 (Mbubi Malanda) 1975
SAKUMUNA 19
reissued: African 91.099
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Matoba 1 & 2 On L'Afrique Danse avec Sakumuna (Sono360 091) and VVLP1002
SAKUMUNA 21/22
reissued: African 91.246
Orchestre Les Kamale Ahidjo 1 & 2 (Mulembu)
SAKUMUNA 24 - k22
reissued: African 91.227
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Nsayi 1 & 2 1976
SAKUMUNA 25
reissued: African 91.228
Orch Kiam Kamiki 1 & 2 (Muzola Ngunga) [cavacha] on LP 360 101; VVLP 1002; also on SAF50040 as "Bamo kangi" 1976
SAKUMUNA 26 Orchestre Kiam Moni Afinda 1 & 2 (Bamueniko) [cavacha] 1976
SAKUMUNA 27
reissued: African 91.310
Orchestre Kiam Makonda 1 & 2 (Nkodia-vi-Nkodia) [cavacha] 1976
SAKUMUNA 32 - 3130
reissued: African 91.339
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Kinzenge nzenge 1 & 2 1976
SAKUMUNA 33
reissued: African 91.350
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Temperature 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 35
reissued: African 91.495
Orchestre Kiam Mbale 1 & 2 (M'Fui Muane) SAF 50073 & SAF 50081
SAKUMUNA 36
reissued: African 91.351
Orchestre Kiam a: Yule
b: Niamaraley
1976
SAKUMUNA 38
reissued: African 91.352
Orchestre Stukas Mombombo Ivaliya 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 39
reissued: African 91.353
Orchestre Stukas Mombombo Kalisa 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 43 - 176045
reissued: African 91.494
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Distingue 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 44 - 176047
reissued: African 91.359
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Zela mobali yo po otuna 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 47
reissued: African 91.506
Orchestre Kamale Masudi 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 48
reissued: African 91.507
Orchestre Kamale Kamale assana muana mawa 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 51
reissued: African 91.508
Orchestre Kamavasty Kiki Puelenge 1 & 2 1977
SAKUMUNA 55 - 2006F Orchestre Lipua Lipua Ndukidi 1 & 2 (Nzaya Nzayadio) SAF 50080; CD36567 1977
SAKUMUNA 57
reissued: African 91.523
Orchestre Lipua Lipua Okomi Boye 1 & 2 (Kilola Toko Diangani) SAF 50080; CD36567 1978
SAKUMUNA 58 Orchestre Lipua Lipua Naleli libala 1 & 2 (Mbuta Benazo) SAF 50080 1978
Original content
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by Alastair Johnston
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Updated 1 November 2014, thanks to Zim Bida, David Noyes and Ambiance Congo, and Flemming Harrev