Se 'Fan Fan'
|Hot 1970s cuts
from the guitar hero.
|'RetroAfric scores again
with a collection of rare tracks by one of Africa's leading guitarists...Catchy
melodies, dancing high-hat cymbals, brassy punctuation and long, stinging
guitar jams. The roots of pan-African pop.' Wired
'Fan Fan's guitar shouts quality' Tradewind
Kinshasa 1970 - dar Es Salaam 1979 -
Nairobi 1982 The 'Intrepid' Fan Fan is one of Congo-Zaire's
leading guitarists, who came to prominence with Franco's OK Jazz.
In 1970, Fan Fan and OK Jazz sax player Dele Pedro did some nzonzing
(freelance sessions) and recorded the first two songs on this collection.
Two years later he cut out to seek his fortune elsewhere, forming
Somo Somo. He later travelled east, to Zambia and Tanzania, where
he recorded several successful singles before moving to Kenya where
he founded another version of Somo Somo. The final track on this album
is the Kenyan version of his own theme song. The first volume of Fan
Fan's greatest hits will be a welcome souvenir for those who recall
the Belle epoque of Lingala rumba.
Mose Se 'Fan Fan' 'Belle Epoque' (RETRO7CD)
- Julie la Petite (4.35)
- Serge (4.35)
- Ciska (4.35)
- Molema (4.35)
- Venbus (4.35)
- Chama Cha Mapinduzi (4.35)
- Pele Odidja (4.35)
- Amba (4.35)
- Jolie Africa (4.35)
- Suki Pembe Somo Somo (4.35)