SOCODI

SOCODI

Profile:
Army Captain Maren Ngouabi, self-proclaimed Congo Head of State following a coup in 1968, decided on the creation of the Société Congolaise du Disque (SOCODI),
a record company, pressing plant & recording studio in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Its purpose was to encourage Congolese musicians to record their music in their own country instead of using facilities in Kinshasa (D.R. Congo) or in Europe. Thus, in the middle of the summer 1970, the SOCODI complex was inaugurated. It included a modern recording studio and a pressing facility capable of manufacturing 33 rpm lps and 45s. It operated until the early 80s.

One of its first production was a Lp by Les Bantous De La Capitale titled: De Brazzaville A La Havane Avec Les Bantous De La Capitale - Vol. 1, that reflected the Congo`s historic ties with Cuba

Text adapted from the link below which is an extract from the book "Rumba on the River" by Gary Stewart.
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Ag-003 Orchestre Super Boboto Ngaïna Impfondo / Boni Obosani Ngaï(7", Single) SOCODI Ag-003 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Ah - 004 Les Bantous De La Capitale De Brazzaville A La Havane Avec Les Bantous De La Capitale - Vol. 1(LP, Album) SOCODI Ah - 004 Congo, Republic of the 1970 Sell This Version
AMB.004 Le Grand Kallé*, Don Gonzalo* Et L'African Team* Le Grand Kallé*, Don Gonzalo* Et L'African Team* - J. Kabaselle Et African Team Kallé(LP, Comp) AMB (2) AMB.004 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Bc025 Les Bantous De La Capitale Even\Joselyna(7") SOCODI Bc025 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Bc 026 Les Bantous De La Capitale Na Gagner Bango / Annie-Teye(7", Single) SOCODI Bc 026 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Be 038 Les Bantous De La Capitale Olongi Maria / Na Banzi Yo Mingi Chouchou(7", Single) SOCODI Be 038 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Bf 041 Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz Infidelite n°1 / Libala Ya Bon Dongo(7", Single) SOCODI Bf 041 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
BG 046 Mando-Negro Kwala-Kwa* Awouba / Zuwa Mpe Bo Yini(7") Socodi BG 046 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
BI 056 Sinza Kotoko* Fidelite Marie Rosia(7", Single, Mono) SOCODI BI 056 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
BIO72 Les Bantous De La Capitale Sammy Na Cathy(7", Single) La Voix Bantoue BIO72 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Bk 067 Ensemble Zibi Onana Vincent* Mod Zin Aman Metit / Ma Jolie(7", Single) SOCODI Bk 067 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
BK 068 Orchestre Des F.A.G. Dis-Moi La Vérité / Mousolou Moutou(7", Single) SOCODI BK 068 Congo, Democratic Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Ca103 Les Grands Maquisards* Jarria / 2è Bureau Nganda(7", Single) SOCODI Ca103 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Ce 145 Les Banzouzi Elf Congo(7") SOCODI Ce 145 Congo, Republic of the 1971 Sell This Version
Ce 151 Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso - Nalingi Tolobana / Buteur(7", Single) SOCODI Ce 151 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
CEO 55 Orchestre Sosoliso Photo Madjesi (7") Editions Namaco CEO 55 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
Cg 188 Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso - Longoma / Zanga-Zanga(7", Single) SOCODI Cg 188 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
Cg189 Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso Trio Madjesi Et Orchestre Sosoliso - Camarade Ekufaka Te / Feza(7", Single) SOCODI Cg189 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version
De 218 Trio Madjesi Et Sosoliso* Trio Madjesi Et Sosoliso* - Penalty / Grièvement bléssé(7", Single) SOCODI De 218 Congo, Republic of the Unknown Sell This Version