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Franco & Le TPOK Jazz*Francophonic

Label:Stern's Africa – STCD3041-42
Format:
2 x CD, Compilation
Country:UK & France
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Genre:Folk, World, & Country
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Tracklist

On entre OK
1-1Esengo Ya Mokili3:18
1-2Tika Kondima Na Zolo2:59
1-3Anduku Lutshuma3:02
1-4On Entre OK, On Sort KO2:58
1-5Tcha Tcha Tcha De Mi Amor3:11
1-6Mosala Ekomi Mpasi Embonga3:09
1-7Sansi Fingomangoma2:28
1-8Bato Ya Mabe Batondi Mboka2:40
1-9Banzonzele Mama Ana2:48
1-10Bolingo Ya Bougie3:12
1-11Ku Kisantu Kikwenda Ko4:44
1-12Tozonga Na Nganga Wana3:57
1-13Annie Ngai Nalinga4:06
1-14Marie Naboyi7:38
1-15Boma L'Heure5:07
1-16Nzube Oleka Te4:37
1-17Likambo Ya Ngana5:24
1-18Infidelite Mado6:43
Tout Puissance
2-1Azda7:34
2-2Mambu Ma Miondo4:58
2-3Miniut Eleki Lezi7:31
2-4Mabele7:25
2-5Kinsiona4:05
2-6Alimatou7:22
2-7Chèrie Bondowe 27:32
2-8Libertè9:37
2-9Lisolo Ya Adamo Na Nzambe9:44
2-10Nalingaka Yo Yo Te10:42
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Notes

Sub-titled: "Africa's Greatest • A Retrospective • Vol.1: 1953 - 1980"

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  • Barcode: 740042304123

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  • Baskervils's avatar
    Baskervils
    Edited 3 months ago
    Franco released 400+ singles and multiple albums between 1953 to 1980, so you can imagine that this retrospective couldn't possibly satisfactorily represent 27 years with 28 tracks. Matinda, one of his best loved songs, is absent. Azda is here, though. None of my favorite Franco & OK Jazz songs released between 1963 through the mid-1970s are absent from Francophonic So, buyer beware. This has rave reviews, but it is not a one-and-done hits collection. In fact, this "Retrospective" inadvertently impeded my journey by NOT introducing me satisfactorily to his mid-60s period.

    As a 60s rock fan, my favorite Franco compilation is the 2 LP OK Jazz* ‎– Vol.1/.2 released on Pathé Marconi EMI in 1977. That is basically all killer, no filler 60s and 70s stuff with great, short songs and sparkling tubey echo-y guitar riffs. If you are a DJ looking for more James Brown inspired fare, check out the early 70s material on EMI Pathé. His 50s and early 60s material has a cool vibe that is more lofi and can be found on the Merveilles Du Passé series. My favorite early comp is Franco Et L'OK Jazz* – (Mujos, Simaro Et Kwamy) 1960/1961/1962).

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