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Author Stewart, Gary, 1944-
Title Rumba on the river : a history of the popular music of the two Congos / Gary Stewart.
Published London ; New York : Verso, 2003.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML3503.C66 S74 2000    IN LIBRARY
Description 436 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [404]-409), discography (p. [410]-415), and index.
Contents Prologue: a mighty sound: Mobutu and the musicians, 1997 -- Difficult delivery: Bowane, Leopold II, Stanley, Brazza, Kamba, Feruzi, and Wendo, 1946 and before -- Why don't you make a record? Olympia, Ngoma, Opika, and Loningisa, 1946-1950 -- The brains of the music: Jhimmy, Kabasele, and African Jazz, 1950-1955 -- In need of a name: Essous, Franco, and O.K. Jazz, 1955-1956 -- A change in mentality: Kasavubu, Lumumba, Rock'a Mambo, O.K. Jazz, and Orchestre Bantou, 1957-1959 -- Celebrations and sorrows: Kasavubu, Lumumba, African Jazz, and O.K. Jazz, 1960-1961 -- Congo music: Orchestre Bantou and Ry-Co Jazz, 1960-1963 -- Money changes everything: African Jazz, African Fiesta, Moüse Tshombe, O.K. Jazz, and Orchestre Bantou, 1963-1965 -- Revolution: Mobutu, Franco, Bavon Marie Marie, Kwamy, Docteur Nico, Rochereau, and Essou, 1965-1967 -- Dances and disorder: Docteur Nico, Rochereau, Sam Mangwana, and Franco, 1968-1969 -- Rhythm of the time: Franco, Verckys, Bella Bella, Zaïko Langa Langa, Bavon Marie Marie, Franklin Boukaka, and Rochereau, 1969-1970 -- The name game: Vévé, Trio Madjesi, Afrisa, Fiesta Sukisa, O.K. Jazz, and Bantous de la Capitale, 1971-1973 -- The guys have it: Abeti, Franco, and Mobutu, 1973-1974 -- What goes up ... : Mobutu, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, Tabu Ley, Bella Bella, and Zaïko Langa Langa, 1974-1976 -- ... Must come down : Abeti, M'Pongo Love, Papa Wemba, Franco, and Tabu Ley, 1975-1978 -- Exodus: Bantous de la Capitale, Mobutu, African All Stars, Verckys, Koffi Olomide, and Docteur Nico, 1977-1980 -- Paris: Franco, Pamelo Mounk'a, Bopol, Pablo, M'Pongo Love, Kosmos, Kanda Bongo Man, and Les Quatre Etoiles, 1979-1982 -- Article 15: Kabasele, Sam Mangwana, Franco, Tabu Ley, Mbilia Bel, and Docteur Nico, 1980-1985 -- You can't tell the players without a program: Empire Bakuba and Clan Langa Langa, 1979-1985 -- Crossroads: Tshala Muana, Abeti, Rigo Star, Les Quatre Etoiles, Loketo, Kanda Bongo Man, Tabu Ley, and Mbilia Bel, 1985-1988 -- Get out your program again: Clan Langa Langa, Koffi Olomide, and Empire Bakuba, 1985-1989 -- Matters of life and death: Bantous de la Capitale and O.K. Jazz, 1985-1989 -- The gray nineties: O.K. Jazz, Wenge Musica, Bantous de la Capitale, Soukous Stars, Abeti, Papa Wemba, and Tabu Ley, 1989 and after.
Subject Popular music -- Congo (Brazzaville) -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- History and criticism.
ISBN 1859843689
OCLC number 60128952