I am back in business.
Thank you all for being so patient.
First off, the biggest news I have had all year – all from a comment that I fished out of my spam folder not 10 minutes ago.
This is an amazing resource and you can be sure that it will become a favorite haunt of mine going forward for reference or just to find out what I should be looking for.
This is an amazing achievement Tim! Kudos.
Just one quick track super quick before before I call it a day.
This is the title track from Orchestra Kiam’s 1974 release Baya Baya that I was able to pick up this last week. Orchestra Kiam ( Orchestra Kiamuangana Matete ) did not survive the exile of their leader, Verckys Veve from Zaire by Mobutu in the early 70s. By this time though, he had already gone on to start the Editions Veve label – much to the chagrin of Franco who TP OK jazz he was still a member of – that we all love so much so maybe that was a good thing.
Strangely enough, it has proven very difficult to find good material on Orchestra Kiam in spite of the fact that they had more than 14 studio albums. This is probably due to the fact that the some of the members of Orchestra Kiam were simultaneously in other groups at the time.