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Gaby Lita Bembo and Orchestre Stukas du Zaïre

  • Kita Mata ABC [RetroAfric, 2005] A-

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Kita Mata ABC [RetroAfric, 2005]
Although '80s soukous is obviously sleeker, only those who know early rumba will get how uncouth and just plain pop this unjustly unrenowned '70s act was. Full-band choruses are deployed--"You-you-you-you-you-you-you." Whistles are blown, scripted jokes exchanged. Sometimes the guitars teeter where they should ripple, sometimes they go veryfast, and I read where one showboat admired the way Jimi played with his teeth. Teens especially loved them. But a ball was had by all. A-