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Lightning Over the River
Various Artists
Lightning Over the River
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Lightning Over the River
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Music Club
Original Release Date: 4/20/1999
Release Date: 4/20/1999
Genres: World Music, Pop
Style: Africa
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 614475009828

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"I just love the cheerful Congolese Soukous beat, with those wonderful rhythm guitars that move as smooth and fast as the wings of a humming bird. I like just about every song on this album, which is really rare thing these days. The compilation starts out with the great song Roger Milla by the late Pepe Kalle, the Elephant of Zaire. This song is followed by the very nice Marie Jose by Lokassa. Another standout song that I like a lot is Yesu Christo (Jesus Christ) by Sweet singing Kanda Bongo Man. I'm not that religious, but if a church around here had music like that I'd show up every Sunday!This really is a fun CD and much better for you than Prozac. ;-)"
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Crossing the Congo River to Guitar heaven...
Matthew Watters | Kell's Restaurant & Bar, Mongouge | 09/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Modern rumba featuring an array of big name vocalists and virtuoso guitarists. The test of any selection of this kind in my book is whether it contains memorable duets between rhythm and lead guitar, and this does: there are plenty of itchy fingers on this compilation. Listen to MARTIN AHANGA by Zaiko Langa Langa, featuring Petit Poisson, whose lead guitar solo is said to "leap like the fish he's nicknamed for" (Christina Roden). If PP is a fish, then DD (Diblo Dibala) must be a bird, and a hummingbird at that, so tireless and delicate is his playing on ICHA. Nothing fishy about this album: add it to your top shelf..."