Grand Kalle And African Jazz

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Grand Kalle et l'African Jazz (often referred to simply as African Jazz) was perhaps the first full-time, professional band in what was then called Belgian Congo, now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was founded in 1953 by Joseph Kabasele Tshamala, popularly know as Grand Kalle. The band has split in 1963.

Members are :
Joseph Kabasele (leader & vocals)
Dr. Nico (guitar, 1953-63)
Dechaud Mwamba (guitar, 1953-63)
Emmanuel Baloji Tino Baroza (guitar)
Albert Taumani (bass)
Joseph Mwena (bass, 1953-63)
Baskis (percussion)
Antoine "Depuissant" Kaya (percussion, 1953-63)
Isaac Musekiwa (saxophone, 1954-?)
Roger Izeidi (vocals, maracas, ?-1963)
Menga André (saxophone)
Dominique Willy Kuntima (trumpet)
Tabu Ley Rochereau (vocals, 1959-63)]
Vicky Longomba (vocals, 1960)
Brazzos (bass, 1960)
Pierre "Petit Pierre" Yantula (congas, 1960)
Charles Hénault (drums, 1960-?)
Manu Dibango (saxophone, piano, 1961)
Joseph Mujos Mulamba (vocals, ?-1963)
Papa Noel (guitar, 1963)
Jean Bombenga (vocals, 1963)
Mathieu Kouka (vocals, 1963)
André "Damoiseau" Kambite (guitar, 1963)
Casimir "Casino" Mutshipule (guitar, 1963)
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Singles & EPs

AJ. 1 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Indépendance Cha Cha / Na Wely Boboto album art Kale Et L'African Jazz*, Vicky* Et L'African Jazz* Kale Et L'African Jazz*, Vicky* Et L'African Jazz* - Indépendance Cha Cha / Na Wely Boboto (Single) Surboum African Jazz AJ. 1 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1960 Sell This Version
ESN 146 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Toleli Willy-Merengue / Ambiance Du Daring-Rumba album art African Jazz Orchestra* Toleli Willy-Merengue / Ambiance Du Daring-Rumba(7", Single) Columbia ESN 146 UK 1960 Sell This Version
AJ. 68 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Matata Masila Na Congo / To Yokana Tolimbisana Na Congo album art Grand Kalle And African Jazz Matata Masila Na Congo / To Yokana Tolimbisana Na Congo(7") Surboum African Jazz AJ. 68 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1961 Sell This Version
460.170 M Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum African Jazz Nº 17 album art Orchestre African Jazz* Surboum African Jazz Nº 17(7", EP) Decca, Disques Decca 460.170 M France 1963 Sell This Version
70.929 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Bueno Valentina Cha-Cha / L'Amore album art Kale Et L'Orchestre African Jazz* Bueno Valentina Cha-Cha / L'Amore(7") Disques Decca 70.929 France 1963 Sell This Version
460.172 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum African Jazz N° 19 album art Micky & L'Orchestre Loupe Jazz, Grand Kalle And African Jazz Micky & L'Orchestre Loupe Jazz, Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum African Jazz N° 19(7", EP) Disques Decca 460.172 France 1963 Sell This Version
70.979 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Matanga Ya Mobido / Lolita album art Kale Et L'African Jazz* Matanga Ya Mobido / Lolita (Single) Surboum African Jazz 70.979 France 1964 Sell This Version
451 165 S, 451 165, 451.165 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum African Jazz  N°12 album art Orchestre African Jazz* / Kale* / Roger* Orchestre African Jazz* / Kale* / Roger* - Surboum African Jazz N°12(7", EP) Decca, Decca, Disques Decca 451 165 S, 451 165, 451.165 France 1964 Sell This Version
460 822 M, 460 822, 460.822 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum African Jazz Nº 27 album art Rochereau* Et L' Orchestre African Jazz* Rochereau* Et L' Orchestre African Jazz* - Surboum African Jazz Nº 27(7", EP) Decca, Decca, Disques Decca 460 822 M, 460 822, 460.822 France 1964 Sell This Version
71.021 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Ambiance / Zongela H album art Kale Et L'Orchestre African Jazz* Ambiance / Zongela H(7") Disques Decca 71.021 France 1965 Sell This Version
90.055 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Afrika Abimi / Pachismotou album art Rochereau* Et Orchestre African Fiesta, Kale Et L'Orchestre African Jazz* Rochereau* Et Orchestre African Fiesta, Kale Et L'Orchestre African Jazz* - Afrika Abimi / Pachismotou(7", Single) African 90.055 France 1966 Sell This Version
90.036 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Africa Mokili Mobimba N°2 / Nofouniempe Gbenienie album art Orchestre African Jazz* / Dechaud Orchestre African Jazz* / Dechaud - Africa Mokili Mobimba N°2 / Nofouniempe Gbenienie (Single) Surboum African Jazz 90.036 France 1966 Sell This Version
90.108 African Jazz* Moselebende Too Bolingo / Nzambe E Mungu(7", Single, RE) African 90.108 France 1966 Sell This Version
90.110 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Surboum Africaine album art African Jazz* Surboum Africaine(7", Single) African 90.110 France 1966 Sell This Version
CMA 15 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - President Sangule Lamizana album art Grand Kalle And African Jazz President Sangule Lamizana(7", Single, SOU) Cité Musicale Africaine CMA 15 Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1967 Sell This Version
NWA 5378 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Général Yakuba Gowon / Kinshasa "Carrefour De L'Afrique" album art Kalle & L'African Jazz* Général Yakuba Gowon / Kinshasa "Carrefour De L'Afrique"(7", Single) Decca NWA 5378 Nigeria 1968 Sell This Version
90.304 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - B.B. 69 / Lolango Helena album art Orchestre African Jazz* B.B. 69 / Lolango Helena (Single) Musikallé 90.304 France 1969 Sell This Version
Aj.90 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Mambu Na Nge / Succès African Jazz album art Orch. African Jazz* Mambu Na Nge / Succès African Jazz(7") Surboum African Jazz Aj.90 Zaire Unknown Sell This Version
A.J. 93 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Kalejoph Surboum / Bonbon Sucre album art Kale Et L'African Jazz* / Rochereau* Et L'African Jazz* Kale Et L'African Jazz* / Rochereau* Et L'African Jazz* - Kalejoph Surboum / Bonbon Sucre(7") Surboum African Jazz A.J. 93 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
AJ. 79 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Ekoti Ngai Hopitalo / Paracommandos album art L'African Jazz* Ekoti Ngai Hopitalo / Paracommandos(7") Surboum African Jazz AJ. 79 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
A. J. 131 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Docteur N'Kulu Norbert / Nabongisa Kala album art Rochereau* & L'Orchestre African Jazz* Rochereau* & L'Orchestre African Jazz* - Docteur N'Kulu Norbert / Nabongisa Kala Surboum African Jazz A. J. 131 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
A.J. 4 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - Table Ronde / Sophia Ya Motema album art African Jazz* Table Ronde / Sophia Ya Motema African Jazz A.J. 4 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
CMA 32 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - President Ismail El Ashari album art Grand Kalle And African Jazz President Ismail El Ashari(7") Cité Musicale Africaine CMA 32 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
CMA 9 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - President Soglo album art Grand Kalle And African Jazz President Soglo(7") Cité Musicale Africaine CMA 9 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
AJ 126, AJ. 126 Grand Kalle And African Jazz - L'Amore / Bueno Valentina Chacha album art Orchestre African Jazz* L'Amore / Bueno Valentina Chacha(7") Surboum African Jazz, Surboum African Jazz AJ 126, AJ. 126 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version