Congo Revolution LP
This stunning 2019 release looks at the explosion of music that came out of the Congo in the years leading up to independence in 1960. Congolese rumba, a wild combination of African, Jazz and Latin influences, created future stars of its now legendary creators—Franco, Grand Kalle, Tabu Ley, Dr. Nico, Papa Wemba—all featured here in their ground-breaking early groups such as O.K. Jazz, Brazzos, Rock-A-Mambo, African Jazz, and The Beguen Band.
This album comes as a deluxe heavyweight double vinyl with gatefold sleeve and indvidual inner sleeves, and a digital download code.
21 tracks; 61 minutes