Pepe Kalle-LARGER THAN LIFE
I call this the great album of all time. This album in my view is what Soukous is made of. Mostly soukous songs with a consistent sound and no too much change from many songs. I mean Pepe Kalle sounded so perfect and so flawless. Pepe Kalle sang so well. Pepe Kalle hold his own on this album by doing the singing and animations. It brings great joy to me as a music listener. Soukous was the gold days. Yeah we got Kanda Bongo Man and Aurlus Mabele but Pepe Kalle was a unique singer too. Great French and Lingala speaking.
Pepe Kalle made his two major songs which were Gerant and Roger Milla. Gerant was being a manager in Europe and having to face the big challanges being a manager. I mean that song Pepe Kalle made good points about being a manager and how tough it is to be a manager. Roger Milla was my song from Pepe.
This song Roger Milla was a great dedication to Roger Milla the great Cameroon legend soccer player. It is great soukous song. It was a song giving major praise to Roger Milla. This helped get some Cameroon people to become Pepe Kalle fanatics. This song is actually why I am a major Pepe Kalle fanatic today.
But man one song that I love was Hidaya or internationally known as Shikamo Seye. This song, Pepe Kalle speaks great swahili. I cannot believe it. It was perfect. I wish I knew swahili.
Pepe Kalle Larger than Life shows you the greatness of one man with SOUKOUS. Giantafrique Pepe Kalle, I will always miss you.