Monday, May 29, 2017

What would be like if Madilu, Bola Bolithe and Lassa L'Acolyte sang together in Tout Puissant System

Now I wonder with this question. Because Madilu created his band Tout Puissant System or some call Royaume Systeme.

But someone told me that there were two that never quite made the list. They were Bola Bolithe and Lassa L'Acolyte. As some know, Bola was a Youlou singer for years before he disappeared for some time. He came back in 1996 as a Youlou associate before he disappeared again before appearing on Youlou's last work Qui Cherche. Lassa L'Acolyte is the brother of now Christian Artist Carlyto Lassa. He played for Choc Stars before he was a member of Zaiko Langa Langa before he went solo in 2005. 

But the question I wonder how would have been like if Madilu had sung with Bola Bolithe and Lassa L'Acolyte?

Based on some of the songs that Madilu did on Pouvoir, I believe that they would have sounded perfect together. Remember Madilu and Bola sang together on Bilonda of Simaro during the final days of OK Jazz. They sounded great together. Furthermore, Madilu sang with Carlyto and they had a special musical connection. 

Bola Bolithe, Lassa and Madilu cold have been the new "Empire Bakuba" because Bola and Madilu are the ones who sounded alike with a voice of Lassa himself. They would have had a great chemistry as a trio. Furthermore, Madilu would have founded a alternative from his partnership with Nyboma. 

I believe that this would have been a great trio together. They would bring the best together. 

Lassa L'Acolyte and Madilu did perform together in 2003 when he invited Zaiko to perform with him. 

Here is Madilu and Bola Bolithe singing together in Bilonda. 
I will post my own about this great song

That is my take on this scenario. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Partnership of Madilu and Nyboma

As many of you guys know, one person that sung the most with Madilu during his solo career was Nyboma. Nyboma appeared the most on Madilu's songs during his whole solo career. From Sans Commentaire to Dernier Volonte. 

Madilu and Nyboma have been friends for many years and they apparently hung out for years. But they did not anything musically together until 1989. 

That year was perfect timing for them to work together. Franco was too ill. Also OK Jazz was going downhill. Also Madilu's friend Malage de Lugendo decided to join Zaiko Langa Langa in May of that year. Dizzy Mandjeku became more focused on settling in Belgium. Mpudi Decca and Simaro Lutumba as well as Papa Noel decided to work with Pepe Kalle and Carlyto as well as Malage to do some music together. Franco was hanging out with Sam Mangwana. 

This was the perfect chance for Madilu to team up with his old friend Nyboma to make the work called Voisin. 

Once they made this album, people went crazy and people wanted more of this. But Madilu would return to OK Jazz and it looks to me that he was planning to sing more with Josky Kiambukuta and Ndombe Opetum. But when Madilu went solo, he used Nyboma's voice a lot. Nyboma would the guest on almost every solo album of Madilu. 

Now I do like their relation musically. They had chemistry and they would have amazing moments together. It is not the best but it is one of the good moments together. 

Madilu and Nyboma were monument together. Nyboma found himself well grounded with Madilu. I am glad that Madilu made Nyboma a important factor alongside him and he made Madilu's music be amazing. 

Dream Quartet: Bola Bolithe, Elba Kuluma, Madilu System, and Youlou Mabiala

Hello everyone, I am going to a follow up of a dream duo of Madilu System and Youlou Mabiala. First round of this is a dream quartet. Here was my post about Madilu and Youlou
Madilu and Youlou

In this quartet scenario, I add two more Madilus alongside Madilu himself and Youlou Mabiala. I am speaking of Bola Bolithe and Elba Topa who was originally called Elba Kuluma. 

Here is why I would love this scenario to happen. Because these Elba and Bola was Youlou's favorite partners and they also went on to sing with Madilu System himself. Funny enough Madilu and Elba sounded well together. Madilu has raspy sound with his husky baritone while Bola has a strong vibrato with his husky baritone. Elba's voice is deep sort like Pepe Kalle. Bola Bolithe is more jollier with his voice. 

I have actually have a set of songs that I believe that would have fitted the voices of Bola, Elba, Madilu and Youlou together 

1) Ba Signe Indien (Bola Bolithe)
2) Kamikaze (Youlou Mabiala) 
3) Diarrhee Verbale (Simaro Lutumba)
4) Tres Impoli (Franco) 
5) Pesa Position na Yo (Madilu)
6) Beranga Ondongo (Elba)
7) UCB (Youlou Mabiala)
8) Karibundi (Youlou Mabiala)
9) Adonis (Youlou Mabiala) 
10) Motema Libanga (Simaro Lutumba) 
11) Ofela (Simaro Lutumba) 
12) Ekaba Kaba (Franco) 
13) Agetravel Mobikisi (Franco) 
14) Toto (Josky Kiambukuta) 
15) Santa (Youlou Mabiala) 
16) Tala Merci Mbwa (Simaro Lutumba) 
17) Vickyna (Youlou Mabiala) 
18) Divorce (Youlou Mabiala)
19) Point Final (Youlou Mabiala) 
20) Mort Vivant Somida (Madilu) 

This is to show you what could have been a great quartet with these men. I am showing you exactly what could have been a great moment in Congolese music. 

Regardless I am so happy that Youlou brought us Bola Bolithe and Elba Kuluma and they went to sing together as well as singing with Madilu System. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dream Quartet: Loko Massengo, Madilu, Theo Blaise, Youlou Mabiala

Photo from Jerome Ogola 

I never thought of these men until recently. I want to do it and I will do it now. I will put these men in a dream quartet scenario now. 

I am speaking about Loko Massengo, Madilu System, Theo Blaise, and Youlou Mabiala

These men would be the perfect quartet for many reasons but I will cut it down to two main reasons 

1) They are from the era of good OK Jazz, Afrisa, Veve and Bantous de la capitale 
2) Their voices would actually meld well together. 

I mean imagine the beautiful sounds of these four men. Just imagine Theo Blaise's high tenor with Youlou being the countertenor as well as the deep baritone of Loko Massgeno and husky baritone of Madilu System together. 

It could have been similar to one time where OK Jazz had a great quartet of Aime Kiwakana, Josky Kiambukuta, Lokombe Ntal and Madilu System together. It would have been great in the same way with this dream quartet of Loko Massengo, Madilu System, Theo Blaise Kounkou and Youlou Mabiala. 

Songs that would have fitted would have included Monzo, Alita, Kamikaze, Mario Tebbo, Djaffar, Pesa Position and others. 

I believe that these men would have been a powerful house if they had done a song together or better made an album together. It would have been a blast. 

Dream Trio: Bumba Massa, Franco, Youlou Mabiala

This trio ship should have happened. I mean this soukous man went to do a adventure with a rumba legend and the third person should have been in that ride. If these men had been together, more greatness would have occurred. 

I am speaking of Bumba Massa, Franco and Youlou Mabiala

These men should have done some songs together because I know it would have been some pleasure for OKJ fans. OK Jazz fans would able to hearing these men take their voices and it would be distinctive. 

I was surprised to find out that Franco and Bumba Massa did a song together alongside then unknown Street kid Diblo Dibala. Diblo Dibala won a contest and Franco invited him to be alongside him in OKJ. But these songs were just nzingzongs with some OKJ members. One of them included Simaro Lutumba. BTW years later, Diblo Dibala would appear on a Simaro Lp with King of Soukous Pepe Kalle and Carlyto

Here is the song

I am impressed how Bumba Massa and Franco crossed paths. I wonder how it was just them together with Bouesso Mbemba. 

But I know the song would have been better done if it had the voices of Bumba, Franco and Youlou together. The song would have had more flavor in the song. 

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