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A musical melting pot with Makossa and Bikutsi as the best known styles. Loads of top name artists, many with their own unique sound.

This page was last updated on 7/11/14.




ARTISTTITLENUMBERFMTPRICEBUY
AMBIANA AFRICA DISCOVERY ESP26989/98 LP 7.00 COL
ANGE EBOGO EMERENT NGE W'AYEM DTC019 LP 7.00 COL
AXEL MOUNA TIME NI TIME 49910 TC 6.50 COL
Lovely Makossa album from Axel who's super singing is matched by some great guitar playing. Don't know why the makers put in the slushy 'Na Biate' unless they thought that you'd need to sit down and let your feet cool off after the first two tracks. Still there's loads more hot dance music on side 'B' finishing off with the horn driven Latin sound of 'Suwelemba'.
BAKA PEOPLE HEART OF THE FOREST HNBC1378 TC £ 5.75
CHARLES SAMSON ADANDE ALLELUIYA CEL6748 12in 5.00 COL
CHARLOTTE MBANGO KONKAI MAKOSSA AT075 LP 7.00 COL
CLAUDE NDAM U NGUO YA KTC040 TC 7.00 COL
Stunning album that was featured on the 'Andy Kershaw Show'. Singer/song writer Claude is straight out of the mould of Pierre Akendengue. Beautiful singing and simple but very hookey acoustic guitar playing and drums that accompany the music rather than just provide a beat. Great backing from the girls in the chorus just adds the finishing touch to this musical masterpiece. Wonderful listening from end to end. ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.
EBOA LOTIN PURE GOLD - THE BEST OF Vol. II CDAT130 CD 11.99 COL
EBOA LOTIN THE BEST OF...- MEILLEURS SUCCES VOL I CDAT124 CD 13.20 COL
ELALI MAWA 82846-2 CD £ 13.20
EPEE AND KOUM SOUKOUMAKOSSA AT090 LP 8.00 COL
GOLDEN SOUNDS CASQUE COLONIAL VOLUME 2 DTC021 LP 20.00 COL
1. ZANGA BIDOUWA
2. TROMPER TROMPER
3. CASQUE COLONIAL
4. THIS WORLD
GOLDEN SOUNDS ZANGALEWA DTC014 LP 25.00 COL
A celebrated group who travelled widely and always received a rapturous welcome wherever they went. It's not just their crazy outfits (Some of them dressed up in old Colonial soldiers uniforms, pith helmets, piss pots etc!) but their humourous stage act and hilarious dance routines have the audience in fits. OK, so this isn't a video, so what's the music like? Brilliant, you'll soon be singing along with their catchy vocals, which are superbly sung and their varied and wonderful music. Loads of guitar, horns by the ton and some of the most superb singing. It all adds up to an album that shouldn't be missed. GUARANTEED IT'S A REAL GEM. 1. ZANGALEWA
2. MAKRITA
3. EKANG
4. MALADIE DIFFICILE
GUY LOBE SELELE 49913 TC 6.50 COL
Great album, both vocally and music wise from one of Cameroon's leading makossa stars. Starts out with loads of sparkling guitar and percussive innovation highlighting Guy's smooth but husky vocals that have helped to make this album a number one in the nightclubs of Abidjan and Paris where he now lives. Guy wrote all the tracks and really shows the power and feeling of his voice as he cruises his way through the slower but beautifully sung tracks like 'Oa Na Oa'. The title track and 'Ca Fait Mal' are pure makossa magic.
JERRY MALEKANI LOSAKO 82445-1 LP 7.00 COL
JOHNNY TEZANO CARREAU MAGIQUE AT087 LP 7.00 COL
JOHNNY TEZANO COURT-CIRCUIT TG3306 LP 7.00 COL
JOHNNY TEZANO GINA MATA CDAT112 CD 11.99 COL
JOHNNY TEZANO SOUKOUS BOOGIE ATK088 TC 6.50 COL
LAPIRO DE MBANGA NDINGA MAN CONTRE - ATTAQUE NMG701 TC £ 6.50
This album is going to put your head in orbit after it blows your boots off! Loads of heavyweight Synth and Linn with magical guitars and real pile driving vocals from Lapiro aided by keyboard wizard Jean Claude Naimro. They've definitely cracked the mould with this real thumping dance album. Not so much breaking new ground, more like the effects of an earthquake. DANSE ATOMIQUE.
MANGA MBARGA CONGOLEES DTC018 LP 3.00 COL
MANU DIBANGO ABELE DANCE CART339 12in £ 3.50
MBIDA DOUGLAS CAMEROON 8520 LP 7.00 COL
MOUSSA MEICADRE EGALITE YM2187 LP 7.00 COL
NYA SOLEIL LA VIE EST UN ROMAN N5822 LP 8.00 COL
PETER M'POULY SOUL SAMBA JCPK01 TC 6.50 COL
Soul Samba'? It's more Makossa than anything else with just a bit of Soul and that lovely Samba beat mixed in for good measure. Loads of horns, plenty of guitar and some really exquisite vocals from Peter. It's not quite going to set the dance floor on fire but it's guaranteed to provide the spark that gets the passions smouldering. A really nice musical mixture and as every track is great I have no qualms at all about recommending it, even if it is just to get 'Losikeya', the track I liked the most, very much 'Sam Fan Thomas' at his best. GREAT ALBUM.
PETIT PAYS AND LES SANS VISAS LES MORTS NE SONT PAS MORTS 843043 TC 6.50 COL
What a beaut of an album. Gorgeously smooth vocals that blend perfectly with the horn and guitar backing and keep perfect time with the rhythmic percussion, even at top speed. Magic album for a bit of smoochy dancing with someone you know very well or even better with someone you want to get to know a lot better! Favorite track for me is the definite 'chassis shaker' 'Eyamoyo' on side 'b'. Vocals and percussion to the fore on most of the album but there is no stopping the guitar from making the running on 'Mulema'. Scores 10 out of 12 on my 'richter scale' but after shocks could be devestating! (i.e. when he/she says, lets listen to that again darling. Be warned!) Ca ne va, Na titi bobe, Machine Ma Bosinga (les morts ne sont pas morts), Ne Me Quitte Pas, Eyamoyo, Ekwad'a Mulema, Santa Maria (rap), Machine Ma Bosinga (version instumentale). [8T/42M]
PETIT PAYS AND LES SANS VISAS TROUVER LA VIE ATK087 TC 6.50 COL
Another happy and dance crazy album from singer Petit-Pays. No kidding, it goes like the clappers, I'm still trying to get my breath back after the first track and I was only doing the write-up! Some great guitar playing and a bit of first class keyboards with the drummer in the driving seat and Petit-Pay and the girls in the chorus working up a real sweat. A wonderful mixture.(F.T. Index: Trouver La Vie, Je Suis Haoussa, Les Manieres De La Vie ) [6T/33M]
SAM FAN THOMAS MAKASSI TAM4 LP 7.00 COL
SAM FAN THOMAS MAKASSI AGAIN CELD6170 CD 10.00 COL
1. MOHE
2. MO
3. WINI
4. ZIMO
5. MAKASSI AGAIN
6. BELL A HE
SAM FAN THOMAS MAKASSI AGAIN NE5002 LP £ 10.00
SAM FAN THOMAS NENE - THE BEST OF ..... 29305 TC 6.50 COL
SAM FAN THOMAS NENG MAKASSI TAM11 LP 7.00 COL
SAM FAN THOMAS NO SATISFACTION CDJPS0027 CD £ 12.35
All new album that draws heavily from the best tracks on his earlier smash hit albums like Si Tcha, Makassi and Neng Makassi. [12T/63M]
SAM FAN THOMAS SI TCHA CD59801 CD 13.20 COL
Great album with the catchy and unbeatable tracks Noa and Si Tcha. 1. SI TCHA
2. NOA
3. MAKASSI PLUS
4. LE TRICCHEUR
5 MOMO
SAM FAN THOMAS SI TCHA MS5004 LP £ 15.00
Same as the CD.
SISSY DIPOKO MUNAM JBC3002 TC £ 10.00
A cracking album that has only been out on LP until now. Super vocals from Sissy and the band who's fast and furious dance music make for a great album. Have a bash at the Bikutsi, Cameroon's own beat or listen to the slow S.A. jazz sound of 'Mouvement Uniforme', see if you can keep time with 'Time' or do the Merengue. Whatever you do, you'll enjoy this varied and very musical album especially the title track.
VARIOUS ARTISTS COMPILATION DES HITS CAMEROUNAIS Vol 3 ATKV4013 VID £ 16.50
An hour and 9 tracks from Eppe & Koum, Peter N'kumbe, Yoka Lokito, Atebass, Romeo Dicka and Salle John.




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