Sunday, July 29, 2012

Odds and Ends

Taking care of some unfinished business today. . . Many thanks to Ken Chijar Ekezie, who provides us with Part Two of the exceedingly rare "Yokolo" by Docteur Nico and Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa (above). As far as I know, "Yokolo" has only been available in its entirety as Sides A & B of a single issued and re-issued (Sukisa 501 and Ngoma DNJ 5274) sometime in the late '60s. Part One was included on the Nigerian compilation Music From Zaïre Vol. 3 (Soundpoint SOP 043) which I posted here.

Here is "Yokolo Pt. 2":

Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa - Yokolo Pt. 2

And here are Pts. 1 & 2 joined together:

Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta Sukisa - Yokolo Pts. 1 & 2

Loyal Likembe reader/listener Sanaag, who has done so much to enlighten us on the Somali music scene of the '70s and '80s, graces us once again with a better pressing of the LP Famous Songs: Hits of the New Era (Radio Mogadishu SBSLP-102, 1973), this time complete with liner notes! You can get it all here. And thanks once again, Sanaag!

Update: Many thanks to African Music Recycler for providing us with a scan of the sleeve for "Yokolo." It gives credit to "Docteur Nico & Orchestre African Fiesta." I'm fairly certain, though, thanks to Alistair Johnston's Docteur Nico Discography, that it is by African Fiesta Sukisa. This was Dr. Nico's band following his split with Rochereau, which gave rise to two orchestras, African Fiesta Sukisa and African Fiesta National.


reservatory said...


African Music Recycler said...

Hi John,
Thanx for all your informative posts with beautiful music!
I have found a very good picture from the Ngoma single, which you can find here (front) and here (front + single).


African Music Recycler said...

Hi John,
ooops! sorry for the bad link.
the correct link is now here (front).


John B. said...

Thanks a lot, AMR!

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Anonymous said...

Dr. Nico was one heck of a gifted musician. He was certainly in the league of Mozart and Beethoven. His death robbed the world of more beautiful music.

Esra Derinsu said...

thank you

chris meserve/boxengo said...


adhime said...

nigeria music? I think the western music

Anonymous said...

Hello JohnB: Have not talked to you since "Original music" days as I scouted for some rare GEMs. Check the blog quite often and was surprised by yokolo 2 which i had just posted to Ken in Lagos s he was desperately in search of it. Well he forwarded it to you for good purpose. Continue to share the love