Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pepe Kalle - Pon Moun Paka Bougé (1989)

Happy to fill a request, here is one of Pepe Kalle's fine albums with the tremendous title track "Pon Moun Paka Bougé." Without doubt this is one of the most danceable soukous hits of all time, always filling and animating the dance floor. With dual guitars of Diblo Dibala and Dally Kimoko, the drumming and percussion of Komba Bellow, and the grand voice of Kalle himself, this is a classic album.

Two of the tracks were collected on Globestyle's long out-of-print Pepe Kalle sampler CD, Gigantafrique, including Pon Moun Paka Bougé, but after digitizing this vinyl I can say that especially on that cut the sound is vastly better than the CD version. There is more definition, especially noticeable with the guitars. Not all is perfect on this record, though: there is some surface noise on the second cut, "Djarabi - Adjatou." Kwassa kwassa!

9 comments:

African Music Recycler said...

Happy birthday for your marvellous blog !!
Thank you very, very much for your work.

recycler

ajnabi said...

Thanks Mate; Can't get enuf soukous!

Rhythm Connection said...

thanks for visiting, friends, and also for taking the time to comment. it makes a difference!

Anonymous said...

excellent music, thanks!

Timothy said...

I'll surely give this a spin. Thanks for posting.

FrancoPepeKalle said...

Thank you Rhythm Connection. You got the LP of Giantafrique Pepe Kalle. The LP called PON MOUN PAKA BOUGE. Thank you.

This is the LP which is how Pepe Kalle became Pepe Kalle we know today. This LP showed the great growth of Pepe Kalle and the great legend making of Pepe Kalle. Pepe Kalle's vocals and animations was excellent and flawless. Greater, you got singers like Luciana de Mingongogo and Solo Sita. Then you got an all star team in guitars with Boss Professor Nguma Lokito, King Dally Kimoko, and Soukous Master Diblo Dibala. This made a great work.

Pepe Kalle made a great LP. He was the man who was able to make a great work. Pepe Kalle will never be forgotten. His legend will always be with me.

Apurva Bahadur said...

Many thanks Sir, great album. Apurva from Pune, India.

Rhythm Connection said...

Welcome back, Apurva! Thanks everyone of you for enjoying. Another Pepe Kalle coming up soon.

Apurva Bahadur said...

I was away from Pune, and hence the lack of timely response! Apurva from Pune, India.