zaterdag 5 november 2011

T.J.R. Label

Bassplayer, arranger and producer Aladji Toure is, together with guitar wizard Toto Guillaume, one of the most influential men behind the "New Wave Makossa" of the last three decades. Since 1982 Toure has released over 300 albums on his T.J.R. label. His cataloque contains mainly Makossa albums, supplemented with some Bikutsi, Bend Skin and Congolese artists such as Nguma Lokito and Yondo Syster. He brougt many Makossa singers to fame such as Moni Bile, Guy Lobe, Charlotte Mbango and more recently Joly Priso and Eriko. The following record covers are from the first ten albums of his huge cataloque.