March 20, 2018

Le Poète à 80

A tribute to Le Poète Lutumba Simaro, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Tracks (all composed by Simaro):
01. Na Lifelo Bisengo Ezali Te (Orchestre Mi)
02. Fifi Nazali Innocent (O.K. Jazz)
03. Motema Na Yo Retroviseur (T.P. O.K. Jazz)
04. Mambo Mucho (Kongo Jazz)
05. Affaire Kitikwala (T.P. O.K. Jazz)
06. Oko Regretter Ngai Mama (T.P. O.K. Jazz)
07. Inoussa (T.P. O.K. Jazz)
08. Santa Guy Guyna (O.K. Jazz)
09. Mado Aboyi Simaro (O.K. Jazz)
10. Annie Obosani Ngai? (O.K. Jazz)
11. Odutaka Na Vie Mon Cher (T.P. O.K. Jazz)
12. Lisana Ebandaki Na Kin Malebo (Orchestre Mi)
13. Testament Ya Bowule (live TV) (T.P. O.K. Jazz)


DJ Daudi said...

Nice job!

niyi said...

I check this blog so much I knew as soon as this got posted.

I think Na Bosani Adresse is a Youlou Mabiala composition.

WrldServ said...

@niyi: You are 100% right. I wanted to put "Jerome" (the other side of the single, which is a Simaro composition) but this is almost 2 minutes longer and would make the selection too long. I have replaced "Na Bosani Adresse" now with "Motema Na Yo Retroviseur" (only a few seconds longer).
Thanks for pointing this out!

Pius Adoyo said...

where is the download link?

WrldServ said...

@Pius Adoyo: Good question. When you click on the little temple-like icon on the right you should be directed to the Internet Archive page, where you will find four download options.

niyi said...

Thanks for all your good work.

It's my first time hearing some of these... including Na Bosani Adresse which I heard once before you removed. Also my first time hearing Motema Na Yo Retroviseur. I bet many Rumba fans would be happy to pay a good amount for a compilation of OK Jazz songs from this period (69-71).

WrldServ said...

@niyi: Your comment shows there is still a lot of work to be done. "Paying a good amount" will never happen on this blog. I just hope that others will be encouraged to dig up and preserve more of these gems.

Unknown said...

Track three with the guitar duet with Luambo Franco one of the most beautiful moments in musical history.

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Unknown said...

sorry i meant track 2 fifi innocente just wonderful duet with Franco. two masters.

WrldServ said...

@unknown: please don't put your email address in a comment. By doing this you are inviting spam.

Ptcn said...

Thank you! 10 years of coming back to this blog. I almost can't believe it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Stefan,
I was having a really lame WE, this has just saved my day! Thank you!
Abraços, Fabricio

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, thanks for this bit of goodness! Lovely, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Has Simaro ever disclosed who his favorite OK Jazz singer was? Or his favorite band song from that era?

WrldServ said...

@(the last) Anonymous: It would be very unlike Simaro to disclose this. But it is clear that he had a preference for more 'dramatic' singers, such as Djo Mpoyi and Carlyto.