Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dream Duo: Papa Wemba, Youlou Mabiala




This is a dream duet that should have occurred in Congolese music history. These two men would have set fire in Congolese Music. 

I am talking about Papa Wemba with Youlou Mabiala. I mean Vieux Bokul and Prince Youlou. These two men would have been the perfect duo to make songs together.

You can imagine Youlou's great tenor voice with Papa Wemba's unpredictable countertenor voice. That would make a great duet. Because Youlou's voice would able to mend well with a crazy voice of such an individual like Papa Wemba.

Another reason why I say this should have happened is they both sounded great with someone else. Sam Mangwana. If Papa Wemba sounded great with Sam Mangwana of all people, I imagine Youlou with Wemba. It would have been set with fire. 


I mean Youlou's voice would great with his high tenor while Papa Wemba would sound great with his countertenor especially when it goes low. Both of them being husky, I know that it would make a melodious sound. 

I know that if Papa Wemba and Youlou Mabiala had done a duet together, I know it would have been a classic song and fans would have jumped up and have a great time together. 

BTW I got two songs that they would have sounded great together.
Kamikaze (of Youlou Mabiala)
Papa Do (of Tabu Ley

Dream Trio: Abby Surya, Koffi Olomide, Youlou Mabiala






I just got the album of Maika Munan's album African Swinger. I have listened to the whole album and I actually loved it a lot. 

There is one particular song that I love dearly. That is Makaramba which had Abby Suriya, Tshala Muana (in the animations), Koffi Olomide and Carlyto Lassa.

But I feel the song would have been better if it had one person instead of Carlyto. I mean Carlyto is great but one person would have made it more perfect. 

I mean Youlou Mabiala which goes into this post. 

Abby Suriya, Koffi Olomide and Youlou Mabiala. 

These three people would have been perfect into the song Makaramba of Maika Munan. 

I know that Abby Suriya would have been perfect together with her vocals while you would have had a more fire into song with vocals of Koffi and Youlou. Youlou would have made Koffi work a little harder with his vocals. But the animations would have been with Tshala Muana and Carlyto of course. 

That is how I would have wanted the Makaramba to be arranged. 

Imagine a trio of vocals from Abby Suriya, Koffi Olomide and Youlou Mabiala with animations of Carlyto and Tshala Muana. 

Dream Trio: Josky, Nyboma, Youlou

Photo of someone else 



I am so surprised that this trio had never happened but it probably never will because of these men's ages and health conditions but if they were so well, I think this trio would have been amazing. 

I am speaking of Josky, Nyboma and Youlou Mabiala. Josky Kiambukuta alongside Nyboma and Youlou. 

These men would be the TRIO that Congolese people would enjoy to hear. I mean after all, Nyboma could almost sing with anybody and in fact he has. Think of Pepe Kalle, Madilu, Soki Vangu, Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, Wuta Mayi and others. 

Now Nyboma did sing with Josky and Youlou Mabiala but never together. Nyboma sang on Josky's Oui Ca Va (2003) and Double Vie (2005) and Nyboma had sung with Youlou on Mose Sengo's classic 1995 Hello Hello and had sung with him during the Somo Somo era which also included Mose Sengo AGAIN. 

Now I think if there was a trio that should have been formed was this one. WHY? Because these men would have been perfect together in a trio ship. Remember the common theme? These men are diverse with their voices. So they can go high or low, and they would sound perfect together. That diversity is why I believe these men would have been a great trio. That would make this trio more credible than other trios together. 

It would have been the TRIO that was going to be classic. Josky, Nyboma and Youlou Mabiala. 

Dream Trio: Madilu, Pepe Kalle, Tabu Ley







We have a trio that may not have strong popularity but I do believe this trio would have been a blast for certain fans of these men together. 

I am speaking of Madilu, Pepe Kalle and Tabu Ley

I think this would have been another version of Empire Bakuba though it is a little different in this sense. It is where you have two Rochereau logos alongside Rochereau himself. 

Madilu and Pepe Kalle are products of Tabu Ley. I would call them the Rochereau logos because they come from the Afrisa school and their voices were clearly inspired by Tabu Ley. Madilu tended to be very husky with his voice while Pepe Kalle was very smooth with his baritone voice. Tabu Ley however was more tenor base than he was baritone. 

These voices would meld well together because Tabu Ley can use those high notes while Madilu could be counter-tenor while Pepe Kalle's incredible baritone. It would make a great melodious sound and I am sure fans would be so happy. 

I got three songs from them that would make sound great together

Madilu's Maria

Pepe Kalle's Ndako ya Zeke 

Tabu Ley's 1977 classic Ponce Pilate



Those songs I know would bring a melodious sound of Madilu, Pepe Kalle and Tabu Ley. These men would excel their voices together in those given songs if it had happened. 

Madilu, Pepe Kalle and Tabu Ley would have been a great trio in my opinion if it had been reality in some way. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Dream Quartet: Dindo Yogo, Likinga Redo, Madilu, Youlou Mabiala

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This is a combination of OK Jazz and Zaiko Langa Langa together in a juicy melody that would have gave a great gap between the OK Jazz fans and Zaiko fans. Fortunately I got two singers of the Zaiko age and two singers of the OK Jazz age. 

Zaiko age are Dindo Yogo and Likinga Redo and the OK Jazz are Madilu System and Youlou Mabiala

These men would have been perfect together as a quartet. Their voices are different and they would turn into a great melody as a quartet. 

Here are the notes
Likinga Redo= High Tenor
Youlou Mabiala= Low Tenor
Dindo Yogo= Countertenor 
Madilu System= Baritone 

These men would be able to splash their beautiful voices. Since each voice is distinct, you would able to hear who is who and you will see the passion that would have been if these men had done a song or songs together. 

Finally, fans would be happy because these songs would have been done with substance and a reason why to love these men as a quartet. 

In fact I got two songs that would have fitted these men together. Just happen to come from Madilu System. 

Maria 1995

Pesa Position 1984


These two songs would have fitted these four men together. More magic and more force with their voices. Since they don't sound anything similar, you would have had a strong melody together. More people would have loved this quartet more any-other one. 

Dream Trio: Franco, Madilu, Youlou Mabiala




Hello everyone, I want to give some more special under Madilu and Youlou Mabiala special. 

This is a trio that should have occurred in Congolese music but didn't since there was different realities. 

This is about Franco alongside Madilu and Youlou Mabiala. 

These three men should have done music especially during Franco's final years since OK Jazz was not doing great like it once did. 

Franco did quite a few songs with Sam Mangwana. I wish Franco had thought to get Prince Youlou and Madilu to sing with him in a few songs before he was to pass away. 

It would have been a fun time. Because I know Franco would meld well with the strong tenor of Youlou and big husky baritone of Madilu. 

Also I know it would bring in strong chemistry and OK Jazz fans would have been happier if this trio had happened. 

I got three songs that should be remixed with voices of Franco, Madilu and Youlou 

Madilu's song Kobota Bisengo


Youlou Mabiala's song UCB 

Of course Franco's Tres Impoli


I think these three songs would have went well with their voices together. Also you see the different styles of OK Jazz school alongside Afrisa type of school which Franco both used during his music career. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dream Trio: Franco, Madilu, Tabu Ley




Hello everyone. I am ready to give a trio that would have been milk and honey in my ears. 

I am speaking of Franco, Madilu System and Tabu Ley

These men should have done music together. When Franco and Tabu Ley did their musical collaboration, I wish Franco had added Madilu alongside them. I know Madilu and Tabu Ley were not good footing as Tabu Ley humiliated Madilu back when Madilu was a member of Afrisa. But I think Franco could have gotten them together and get them to shut up and make some beautiful melodies. 

More importantly Madilu is a Rochereau Logo type and he sings like Tabu Ley but in a lower tone as a husky man. Plus Tabu Ley loves singing high anyway. Franco is the singer who can sing in the middle and be relaxed. 

Their voices would have molded so well together and I got a pacific song that would have gotten in a melodious sound with Franco, Madilu and Tabu Ley

Franco's Tres Impoli 


I love Ntesa's voice in this song but it would have been better done if Tabu Ley had done the high notes. More spice in this classic song. 

I know Franco, Madilu and Tabu Ley would have been a fantastic trio if it had happened. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dream Quartet: Celine Dion, Emmylou Harris, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow















I have a female edition of a Dream Quartet. 
This is the first one. More will be coming. 

I am speaking of Celine Dion, Emmylou Harris, Mariah Carey and Sheryl Crow. 

These women would be perfect together as a quartet. Because they are singers in their department. Emmylou is of country blues music while Sheryl is with pop country with Mariah with a hip hop element and Celine Dion as a pop icon. 

If these women could come together, you will see beautiful music get made. Because these women have something in common. 

These are emotional singers and they love to put a little raspyness in their voices. Also three of them have strong vibratos which is popular with a lot of people. 

Also I do believe that they would fit well into a harmonious sound as four female singers. I know how it likely be arranged. 

Celine Dion as the soprano (high one)
Emmylou Harris as the contralto 
Mariah Carey as the mezzo soprano
Sheryl Crow as the soprano (medium one) 

I am sure it would be a great quartet set for female fans since they would love to hear two female singers together alongside with four singers. 

It could have sounded like this. This video has Indigio Girls with Jewel and Sarah McLachlan.


I know this quartet will never happen but if it does happen, I hope that it will sound great and that people will come and listen to their beautiful voices together. 

Dream Trio: Franco, Pepe Kalle, Tabu Ley





One big moment that should have came and it should have happened was this trio. 

I am speaking of Franco and Tabu Ley alongside with Pepe Kalle. These men should have done some songs together. These men are great legends in Congolese Music. 

If Franco wanted a more effective nzingzong, it would have been not only with Tabu Ley but also with Pepe Kalle. 

I mean I am speaking of King of Rumba and King of Soukous alongside Tabu Ley who has a strong voice and was a great tenorist. No one had a great tenor like Tabu Ley had. 

I mean 1980s was a great era of Congolese Music. Rumba music and Soukous music had a equal ground and anyone could chose what ground to go into. 

Franco loved Pepe Kalle's voice because it reminded him the most of Tabu Ley. It leads me to wonder how neither Franco or Tabu Ley could have gotten Pepe Kalle to join them in their recordings. 

I also wonder how Pepe Kalle did not call Franco and Tabu Ley to join him and make some OKJ or Afrisa type of songs. BTW Franco and Tabu Ley songs were complete Afrisa style and very little OKJ influence. 

BTW if these men had worked together, there are a song of each men that would have been done as a trio then they did with their respective bands. 

I got a song of Tabu Ley that would have been done with addition of Franco and Pepe Kalle. 
It is called Monsieur Malonga 

With Franco, I got one song that would have made this song bigger than it was. It is Tres Impoli. It fits perfectly. Pepe Kalle takes the Madilu role and Tabu Ley would take the Ntesa role and sound BETTER. 
Here is the song itself

Finally with Pepe Kalle, I got a song that would have so great with Franco and Tabu Ley alongside him. It would have made this song better. It is called Fungola Ngai. BTW it was composed by Shiko Mawatu who went to sing with Franco's singer Madilu. 
Here is the song itself 

I got six more songs from others that would have fitted Franco, Pepe Kalle and Tabu Ley so well together 

Youlou Mabiala's Papy 


Pamelo Mounka's song Adjoussu d'Abidjan that includes the voice of Tabu Ley


Zaiko Langa Langa with La Tout Neige 

Bokelo's Sandoka 


Verckys and his band Veve with the song Dada

Finally Choc Stars song Kopalangana Te 


Imagine if these men had worked together, it would have been a popular trio together in Congolese music. 

Dream Trio: Franco, Josky, Pepe Kalle





I got to make some great trio dream that should have happened during the 1980s era.

It is Luambo Makiadi Pene Okundji alias Franco, Josky Kiambukuta and Jean Kabasele Yampanya alias Pepe Kalle

Franco and Josky should have added Pepe Kalle's voice into their album Missile. It would have been a blast in my opinion. 

Because I notice that Josky was wanting another singer alongside him when he sang those songs. He sang in double voices in most of those songs. My belief that this album would have been better with Pepe Kalle. 

Pepe Kalle is diverse with his voice and like Josky, can go high or low, it will sound good regardless. Pepe Kalle's high voice is impressive for a man who is usually baritone. 

Also Franco and Josky should have done another project with Pepe Kalle where they could have done some Empire Bakuba like songs and OKJ and Afrisa type of songs to appeal not only to youth but the elders as well. 

Pepe Kalle was one of the few from the Soukous age who could somewhat appeal to the elder audience. After all he sounded a bit like Tabu Ley during his early days.

Also it was no secret that Franco was addicted to Pepe Kalle's voice. Amazingly one song of OKJ, Franco almost sounded like Pepe Kalle. 

Franco and Pepe Kalle would have sounded perfect with a voice of Josky in a Franco song where it was a trio type of song. 

I got one song in particular that would have fitted Franco, Josky and Pepe Kalle together. TEMPS MORT


There is another song that would have fitted Franco well with Josky and Pepe Kalle 
EBEMBE YA SOSO 
Ebembe ya Soso par Pepe Kalle

It would have been a great thing if this trio had occurred during the 1980s era. It would have been a great gap between the elders and the youth. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dream Quartet: Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn












I got something juicy and great. These are four people that need to make some sweet music together. They would be the four people to make a great show together. These are the people that would make older country music listeners very happy to hear. 

I am speaking of Garth Brooks with his wife Trisha Yearwood alongside with Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn as well as Shania Twain

I believe these singers would in perfect harmony together. You can have Shania's raspy mezzo soprano voice with Trisha's lovely soprano and add Ronnie's passionate baritone voice and Garth Brook's bass voice, you got a impressive song and possibly a great show. 

Because these people are kind of who want to hit you in the heart with their passions and their pains that they have all experienced. 

Also they have seen the good and ugly of fame as Country Singers and Country Legends. They are able to show people through a song together what emotions that they have endured and they have managed to persevere through some hard times. 

I believe that these people would be amazing together and they would able to touch people's lives like they have done as solo artists and singers in groups. 

If 2017 had a surprise quartet that needs to occur it would be with Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Shania Twain and Trisha Yearwood. 

Dream Trio: Adam Ekula, Defao, Shimita








This dream trio should have been in Grand Zaiko and it is so unfortunate that it never happened in Grand Zaiko. This dream trio should have came and got together to make great melodies as three singers. 

I am speaking of three former members of Grand Zaiko who were Adamo Ekula, Defao and Shimita. These men are important in discussion of Generation Zaiko. Defao and Shimita are princes of Soukous music while Adamo was the milk of singing. His vocals are too much for me. 

I think these men should have a trio song on a Pepe Felly album. Here is why? Because these are the men that managed to impress people like Nyoka Longo. They were his singers. I wish Pepe Felly would have gotten these men to work together on a beautiful song where their voices would have molded well together. 

After all, Shimita and Defao sounded together when they sang together in Grand Zaiko. Also they did two songs on Dally Kimoko's solo album
Just listen how good they sounded together 



BTW I will do my own post on Kin Night about Defao and Shimita on YouTube soon. 

More importantly look at Adamo Ekula and Shimita in this song, Ma Bibi. Shimita and Adamo connected so well that other singers had to put in their place 
Listen here

BTW Shimita loved this song of Adamo that he decided to remix 2014 with the voices of Djo Nickel (Nyoka Longo copycat) and Desouza Santu as Djeffar Lukombo of Afrisa. 
Hear it here


Finally, I got something from Adamo Ekula himself. I asked him if he had sung with Defao, and he said yes and then he got me this song that he did with Defao and it sounds amazing. 
It is called Hondo Cava 
Adamo Ekula et Defao chantent Hondo Cava

Oh my it sounds so good. I mean too good. Because these two men were on point with their voices. It reminds of Nyboma and Pepe Kalle. Sadly only two songs contain voices of Adamo Ekula and Defao together. They should have done more music together. They would have been a better duo than Nyboma and Pepe Kalle. Adamo would be the Nyboma type and Defao would be the Pepe Kalle type. BTW Defao sounds similar to Pepe Kalle, so it is no surprise there in that sense. 

Fortunately these men are alive. I am crossing my fingers for a Grand Zaiko reunion with only these men and no else. No Djeffar Lukombo nor Djo Nickel. I want only Defao alongside Adamo Ekula and Shimita. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dream Duet: Kester Emeneya and Tabu Ley





This should have been a duo years ago. To this day, I don't why no one got these men from bandundu to sing together. Mr. Tipo Tipo was an idiot for not getting this men to do a song together whether singing solos or singing a choir together. I don't how that it did not go in his album. 

I am speaking of Kester Emeneya and Tabu Ley. I know they performed together live but I am super shocked that they never did a song together. This would have been the great duo to do a song together. 

These two artists are both from bandundu but they are different singers but they were into Soukous music and appreciated Rumba music. 

People will think that Tabu Ley and Kester Emeneya would have never sounded good together. I disagree and I got a video to prove my point. 

Look here

Tell me again that these two would have never been good together. Please watch that video and tell me again that they would have never been good together. 

It enrages me so much that we never got a proper duet of these men together. It would have been a great song of these two men together. 

But then again these men did perform together in 2002. Their performance will remain as one of the best performances to come in Congolese music. 

Pepe Kalle's classic song Zabolo

Hello people. I am speaking of great song coming from Pepe Kalle. 

That song is Zabolo. Zabolo is a big song coming from Pepe Kalle. It had demonstrated the great confidence of the King of Soukous. Pepe Kalle. 

It was beginning of a legend coming up. His ability to cry about the evil spirit is what is the heart of the song. He prays that God will help him and make him less miserable around people like Satan. 

He did great solo singing. He sang strong vocals with Dilu Dilumona and Papy Tex. His animations were incredible and genius material. His ability to animate and the responses from Dilu Dilumona and Papy Tex were excellent. Nothing missed a beat. It was great Soukous in this song. 

It was only the beginning of the soon King of Soukous. Years later, Soukous made Pepe Kalle into the great legend that he is. 

Zabolo was the beginning of Pepe Kalle's greatness in Soukous Music. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Imagine Madilu and Tabu Ley?

Hello people. I am going to do a post about something that I should have done years ago. It is about Madilu and Tabu Ley. 

Until Madilu passed away, very few actually knew that Madilu was in Afrisa International of Tabu Ley. Many of us did not know until he passed away in 2007. 

Turns out that Madilu indeed had played for Tabu Ley. But however he never did a song with Tabu Ley but he sang with future OKJ associate Kiesse Diambu. Kiesse Diambu and Madilu did have amazing moments together in OKJ and also apparently in Afrisa International. 

I did not care much about a imagination of Madilu and Tabu Ley duoship until I saw this video. 

I saw the performance of Sorozo with Dodo Munoko, Carlyto Lassa, Madilu and Tabu Ley with a female singer. I was so shocked how well Tabu Ley and Madilu sounded together not only by vocals but chemistry was so strong. I could not believe that. 

It made me wonder what if Madilu and Tabu Ley had done songs together? I don't know but I wonder every day. 

When I listen to Tabu Ley's late 1970s records such as Sorozo itself, I believe the song would have better done with the services of Madilu himself. I think Madilu would have added more fire to song than even Mimi Ley did. I like Mimi Ley but based on Madilu's 1970s songs, I think Madilu would have been improved the song a bit more with Kiesse Diambu and Tabu Ley. 

But also with some Madilu songs, I could have seen better sounding with Tabu Ley. In fact I have three songs that would have been better done with Tabu Ley. Madilu's 1993 song Nzele, Madilu's 1998 song Consolation and 2007's classic Tonton Gigolo. Tonton Gigolo would have fitted the choir sound of Madilu and Tabu Ley perfectly. Tabu Ley's voice was still strong about 2005-07 period. But Nzele would have been the song for a duet between Madilu and Tabu Ley. I know their chemistry would have been on top. I would have seen great moments between these men together in that song in particular. 

I will let you guys decide if you think Madilu and Tabu Ley duo would have been a good thing? 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dream Quartet: Koffi Olomide, Papa Wemba, Kester Emeneya, Reddy Amisi










Great quartet that should have came long time ago when these four stars were at their peak. 

Viva La Musica leader Papa Wemba with his former singers Kester Emeneya, Koffi Olomide and Reddy Amisi. 

I am surprised that during the Wake Up period, no producer attempted to get Papa Wemba with Koffi Olomide, Reddy Amisi and King Kester Emeneya to do a song together or songs together. Why do I say this?

Because it was at the time when these four people were at their great success and Clan Wenge was not quite big just yet. Papa Wemba had a classic period and since he was doing work with Koffi, it should have made sense to put Kester and Reddy to tag along with them. 

I know these four singers would have fitted together very well in a given song. They could have done some remix songs of their classics during the days of Viva La Musica. 

I am sure that some of Koffi's classic songs would have fitted well with Reddy, Kester and Wemba. Think of Tokosuka wapi, Papa Bonheur, Synza, Lady Bo or Ngoliba. 

Or better, it could be with Reddy Amisi with his solo albums where he could do a song or songs with Kester Emeneya, Koffi Olomide and Papa Wemba singing alongside him or he could do solo vocals with choirs of Emeneya, Mzee Fula Ngenge and Mopao Mokonzi. They actually sounded beautiful together as a choir group. Listen to Synza, you will see the beautiful choir of these three singers. That would have been a great choice as a choir group alongside with soothing vocals of Reddy Amisi. 

That is my feeling about what never happened of this dream quartet. 

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