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ARTIST
TITLE
Double Take - Tala Kaka
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RETRO 006CD RETRO 006CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/28/2015

Originally released in 1994. The co-writer, guitarist, and harmony singer on the first Congolese hit record, Wendo's "Marie Louise," in 1948, Henri Bowané was one of the first stars of modern Congolese music. As a composer, arranger, talent agent, and record producer in the '50s, '60s, and '70s he was crucial to the success of such great bands as Franco's OK Jazz, Kallé Kabasele's African Jazz, Rock-a-Mambo, Ry-Co Jazz, and Sam Mangwana's African All-Stars. In 1976 he produced an important album by Zaïko Langa Langa at the renowned Essiebons Studio in Accra, Ghana, and between sessions he recorded some of his own songs with Ghanaian musicians and members of Zaïko Langa Langa. However, those recordings remained unreleased until two years after Bowané's death in 1992, when RetroAfric discovered and issued them as Double Take - Tala Kaka.