Franco

Franco

Real Name:
François Luambo Makiadi Lokanga La Djo Péné
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François Luambo Makiadi Lokanga La Djo Péné (6 July 1938 -12 October 1989) better known as Franco Luambo or simply Franco was a national figure in 20th century Congolese popular music.

Franco founded and led the Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz from 1956 until his death in 1989. Originators of the modern Congolese sound, Franco revolutionized modern African music, releasing hundreds of records, training hundreds of musicians and achieving an African super-star status. Known for his mastery of Rumba, he was nicknamed the "Sorcerer of the Guitar" for his seemingly effortlessly fluid playing.
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Franco Discography Tracks

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Stx 229 Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* - À Paris(LP, Album) Pathé Stx 229 France 1967 Sell This Version
360.010, 2.004 Maître Franco De Mi Amor* Et L'O.K. Jazz* Maître Franco De Mi Amor* Et L'O.K. Jazz* - Les Merveilles Du Passé N°1(LP) African, Tcheza 360.010, 2.004 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 054-15.194 M Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* - Franco Et L'O.K. Jazz(LP, Album, Mono) Pathé 2C 054-15.194 M France 1972 Sell This Version
Franco & OK Jazz* Franco & OK Jazz* - Franco & L'O.K. Jazz (Comp) Pathé Kenya 1973 Sell This Version
EPLP 2 Franco & Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz Franco & Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz - Vol. 2(LP) ASL EPLP 2 Kenya 1974 Sell This Version
ASLP 905 Franco & L'Orchestre T.P. OK Jazz* Franco & L'Orchestre T.P. OK Jazz* - Editions Populaires(LP) ASL ASLP 905 Kenya 1976 Sell This Version
360.114 "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour(LP, Album) African 360.114 Ghana 1977 Sell This Version
360.101 "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour Volume 2(LP, Album) African 360.101 Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
ASLP 908 Franco Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Editions Populaires Volume 2(LP) ASL ASLP 908 Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
"Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour (Comp, Album) Fonior, African Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
ASLP 918 Franco & L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco & L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Greatest Hits(LP) ASL ASLP 918 Kenya 1978 Sell This Version
Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana - Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana (Album) Edipop Production Kenya 1980 Sell This Version
Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 1) (Album) Disco Stock France 1980 Sell This Version
Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1980 24 Ans D'Age (Album) V.I.S.A. 1980 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FRAN 004 Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1980 24 Ans D'age(LP) Disco Stock FRAN 004 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FRAN 002 Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 2)(LP) V.I.S.A. 1980 FRAN 002 France 1980 Sell This Version
FRAN 009 Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - A Bruxelles, On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O.(LP) V.I.S.A. 1980 FRAN 009 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - A Paris Vol. 2 Makossa International Records Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
M 2379 Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - 24 Ans D'Age Vol. 3(LP, Album) Makossa International Records M 2379 US 1981 Sell This Version
POP 04 Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 4) - Mandola(LP, Album) Edipop Production POP 04 France 1981 Sell This Version
ASLP 926 Franco And His Orch. T P O.K Jazz* Franco And His Orch. T P O.K Jazz* - Tokoma Ba Camarade Pamba(LP) ASL ASLP 926 Kenya 1981 Sell This Version
POP 01 Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol.1) - Respect(LP, Album) Edipop Production POP 01 France 1981 Sell This Version
POP 02 Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 2) - Bimansha(LP, Album) Edipop Production POP 02 France 1981 Sell This Version
ASLP 933 Franco Luambo Makiadi* Soki Odefi Zongisa(LP, Album) ASL ASLP 933 Kenya 1981 Sell This Version
POP 03 Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 3) - Tailleur(LP, Album) Edipop Production POP 03 France 1981 Sell This Version