FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ. Discography

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Cat# STCD3046-47

FRANCOPHONIC VOL. 2 1980-1989

STERNS AFRICA


Released: 12 Oct 2009
Country: D.R.CONGO

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In 2CDs and 48 pages of eloquent, thoroughly researched notes and rare photos, building on the success of Volume 1, Sterns are proud to present volume 2 in their labour of love: Francophonic. If you have any interest in music whatsoever ? this is absolutely essential listening.

"Franco pretty much invented an entire genre of African music, soukous, with his agile, melodic playing. This 2CD biography of his final decade finds him expanding into 15-minute songs and epic big bands (James Brown was the model). The selection is immaculate, with lots of unheard material, and the packaging handsome"

The Observer

"The late-period work collected here is a joy because Franco was perpetually pushing his band toward the future, almost always with excellent results. These songs are formally riskier than most musicians with a catalog as successful as his would ever dare, and there's a wonderfully mischievous streak to them. Even in his darkest moments Franco treated moving the crowd as a sweet responsibility."

'Best new re-issue' Pitchfork

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Franco & Le TPOK Jazz - "Francophonic Vol. 2 - Africa's Greatest - A Retrospective 1980-89" [2CD] by Sterns Music

Track# / Song nametime 
CD1
01 Tokoma Ba Camarade Pamba 11:26
02 Bina Na Ngai Na Respect 17:28
03 Sandoka 12:53
04 Princesse Kikou 14:07
05 Nostalgie 10:00
06 Cooperation 12:08
CD2
01 Suite Lettre No. 1 10:17
02 Missile 07:32
03 Pesa Position Na Yo 09:21
04 Kimpa Kisangameni 10:07
05 Mario 13:35
06 Testament Ya Bowule 11:09
07 Sadou 08:17

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Cat# STCD3041-42

FRANCOPHONIC VOL. 1 1953-1980

STERNS AFRICA


Released: 17 Nov 2008
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Nov 2009 - 3
Oct 2009 - 9
Sep 2009 - 4
Aug 2009 - 4
Jul 2009 - 6
Jun 2009 - 4
May 2009 - 3
Apr 2009 - 2
Mar 2009 - 1
Feb 2009 - 1
Dec 2008 - 1

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• From his first recordings in 1953 to his death in 1989, Franco Luambo (to use one of the many possible extensions of his name) dominated the music of sub-Saharan Africa in a way that is difficult to over-estimate. And the fact that he is still comparatively unknown in the world of ‘world music’ is a travesty of justice that these 2CDs, with their rare photos, thoroughly reasearched and eloquent notes, sets out to redress.

"The full title of this double-CD set is Francophonic: Africa's Greatest - A Retrospective, Vol 1: 1953-1980, and if that seems more than a little grandiose, it's also perfectly accurate. The Congolese guitarist christened François Luambo, but known across Africa as Franco, was widely recognised as the continent's greatest musician, back in the years before Ali Farka Touré or Toumani Diabaté, and this intriguing compilation proves why. It's arranged chronologically, starting with the rough but powerful recordings Franco made at the age of 15, after he had come to attention as a brilliant street urchin who built his own guitar, and continues through his career as songwriter and bandleader through to his move to Europe"

Robin Denselow The Guardian

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Track# / Song nametime 
CD1
01 Esengo Ya Mokili 03:18
02 Tika Kondima Na Zolo 02:59
03 Anduku Lutshuma 03:01
04 On Entre O.K., On Sort O.K. 02:57
05 Tcha Tcha Tcha De Mi Amor 03:11
06 Mosala Ekomi Mpasi Embonga 03:09
07 Sansi Fingomangoma 02:27
08 Bato Ya Mabe Batondi Mboka 02:39
09 Bazonzele Mama Ana 02:47
10 Bolingo Ya Bougie 03:12
11 Ku Kisantu Kikwenda Ko 04:43
12 Tozonga Na Nganga 03:56
13 Annie Ngai Nalinga 04:06
14 Marie Naboyi 07:37
15 Boma L'heure 05:06
16 Nzube Oleka Te 04:36
17 Likambo Ya Ngana 05:23
18 Infidelite Mado 06:42
CD2
01 AZDA 07:34
02 Mambu Ma Miondo 04:58
03 Minuit Eleki Lezi 07:30
04 Mabele 07:25
05 Kinsiona 04:05
06 Alimatou 07:22
07 Cherie Bondowe 2 07:32
08 Liberte 09:37
09 Lisolo Ya Adamo Na Nzambe 09:43
10 Nalingaka Yo Yo Te 10:42

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Cat# CDFEC1

EN COLERE VOL. 1 (1979/1980)

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 23 Sep 2008
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Nabali Misere 16:31
02 Mbawu Nako Recuperer Yo 12:50
03 Bolingo Ya Moitie-Moitie 11:19
04 Kufwa Ntangu 08:52
05 Meka Okangama 10:39
06 Likambo Ya Moto 09:07

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Cat# 000172

KINSHASA MAKAMBO LIVE 79/80/81

AFRICA SUN


Released: 12 Feb 2008
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Kinshasa Makambo 08:55
02 Clemence 07:27
03 Efonge 08:01
04 Bokolo Bana Ya Mbanda 1 10:15
05 Bokolo Bana Ya Mbanda 2 14:58
06 Nganda Tosalake Fete 08:49
07 Dialogue: Lukunku Sampu/ Franc 01:04

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Cat# GR006

LIVE CHEZ UN DEUX TROIS A KINSHASA

MAMY LUAMBO


Released: 04 Oct 2007
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Falaswa 09:51
02 Mama Na Kyky 05:04
03 Ibrahim 08:44
04 Zwaka Te Azwi Lelo 10:17
05 La Vie Intime 06:42

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Cat# 0790030023

CLASSIC TITLES

CANTOS/SYLLART


Released: 08 Aug 2007
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
CD1
01 Matata Mwasi Na Maboli Esilaka 09:02
02 Fifi Nazali Innocent 06:01
03 Toujours OK 06:38
04 Tomesani Zonga Coco 03:00
05 Quatre Boutons 05:35
06 Nabala Ata Mbwa 08:48
07 Ngai Marie Nzoto Ebeba 03:46
08 Mindo Ya Luambo Diamant 03:17
09 Azda 07:30
10 Tres Impoli 16:52
11 OK Jazz Malika Mabe 02:56
CD2
01 La Rumba OK 03:01
02 Aya La Mode 03:09
03 Nakolela Mama Azonga 02:53
04 Na Likuanga Na Seli 02:53
05 Josephine Nayobi Ye 05:42
06 Lumumba, Heros National 06:03
07 Alimatou 07:19
08 Ou Est Le Serieux? 04:49
09 Marceline 06:51
10 Mamou (Tu Vois!) 11:27
11 Mario 14:15
12 Nayebaki Likambo 05:06

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Cat# YS001DVD

PLUS GRAND QUE LA LEGENDE

PRODUCTION YS


Released: 26 Apr 2007
Country: D.R.CONGO


Price: £15.95


 
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Cat# 6942173

MUJOS SIMARO & KWAMY 1960/61/62

SUAVE


Released: 23 Mar 2007
Country: D.R.CONGO


Price: £9.95


Track# / Song nametime 
01 Ata Ndele Nde Oleli 02:44
02 Ya Luna Umbanzila 02:24
03 Linda - Linda 02:52
04 Motema Na M.J. 02:51
05 Bana Ok Babomi Mboka 02:48
06 Ngombele Mama 02:42
07 Bolingo Mpe Ekosaka 02:58
08 Telegramme Maloba Mokuse 02:42
09 Nani Apedalaki Te 02:44
10 Ele Wa Bolingo 02:39
11 Miguel Canta 02:52
12 Jalousie Ya Nini Na Ngai? 02:38
13 Como Quere 02:39
14 Mado Oboyi Simaro? 02:43
15 Licencie 02:42
16 Bulundue Na Zongue 02:41
17 Nabanzi Zozo 02:43
18 Nono Bolingo Na Mujos 02:49
19 Nakobanza Mama Na Mwana 02:48
20 Sentiment Poto-Poto 02:42
21 Mobembo Mabe Boye 02:41
22 Maria De Mi Vida 02:47

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Cat# 6942174

MERVEILLES DU PASSE 1957/58/59

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Released: 23 Nov 2006
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Motema Ya Lokoso 03:14
02 Oyangani Ngai? 03:10
03 Oleka Tukomane 02:58
04 Malambo Zela 03:08
05 Mami Majos 03:15
06 OK Jazz Makila Mabe 02:59
07 Babomi Mboka 03:14
08 Oye, Oye, Oye 03:10
09 Tomesani Zonga Coco 03:02
10 Tokeyi Kombina Calipso 03:13
11 Kenge Okeyi Elaka Te 03:06
12 Nakolela Mama Azonga 02:55
13 Aya La'mode 03:12
14 Nako Bala Oyo Motema Alingi 03:08
15 Noboyi Libala Bambando 03:02

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Cat# 6942161

20EME ANNIVERSAIRE VOLUME 2

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Released: 10 Jul 2006
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Baninga Tokolo Balingaka Ngai 07:04
02 Seli-Ja 09:11
03 Salima 09:43
04 Tosambi Bapejiyo Raison Na Qua 09:03
05 Bokolo Bana Ya Mbanda Na Yo Ma 12:55

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Cat# CDFB002

THE BEST OF FRANCO VOL. 2

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Tokabola Ba Sentiments 08:34
02 Tala Ye Na Miso 08:21
03 Tres Fache 10:55
04 Nganda Lopango Batekisa 10:17
05 Tres Impoli 14:23
06 Mon 13:37
07 Kadima 07:23

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Cat# REF24

A L'ANCIENNE BELGIQUE

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Pesa Position 09:22
02 Ksk 09:57
03 Ndaya 08:27
04 Makungu 09:48
05 Bois Noir 07:59
06 Clemence 08:30
07 Bonga Pema 07:18
08 Mazamba 07:08

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Cat# CDFEC2

EN COLERE VOL. 2 (1979/1980)

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Liyanzi Ekoti Ngai Na Motema ( 14:56
02 Youyou 10:20
03 Nakomipesa Na Nani 11:04
04 Proprietaire 15:35
05 Locataire 14:01

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Cat# CDFB003

THE BEST OF FRANCO VOL. 3

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Tailleur 12:30
02 Proprietaire 15:24
03 Locataire 13:48
04 Mouzi 12:14
05 Youyou 10:08
06 Mamba 09:36

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Cat# CDFB001

THE BEST OF FRANCO VOL. 1

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Mamou II 09:06
02 Decision Echange Maloba 11:26
03 Bolingo Etondi Ba Souvenirs 05:29
04 Nganda Parcelle Bavanda 03:58
05 Mario III 03:54
06 7 Ans De Mariage 03:03
07 Iran-Irak 02:22
08 Merci Bapesa Na Chien 05:37
09 In Memoriam Lukusa 03:00
10 Layile 03:13
11 Massu 03:40

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Cat# CDF201

20EME ANNIVERSAIRE VOLUME 1

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Released: 20 Dec 2005
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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Liberte 09:38
02 Matata Ya Muasi Na Mobali Ekok 09:07
03 Melou 07:03
04 Voyage Na Bandundu 08:15
05 Kamikaze 07:57
06 Nzete Esololaka Na Motote 08:08

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Cat# CDF102

MAMOU (TU VOIS?) 1984/1985/1986

GRACE MUSIC


Released: 20 Dec 2005
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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Tu Vois (Mamou) 11:11
02 Temps Mort 10:34
03 Alita Tshamala 10:35
04 Mehida 10:41
05 Massikini 11:51
06 Limbisa Ngai 10:01

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Cat# SAKU003

MARIO

GLENN/SAKU


Released: 04 Nov 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Mario 14:22
02 Mario 13:39
03 Reponse De Mario 14:07
04 Les 'Ont Dit' 07:56
05 Cherche Une Maison A Louer Pou 06:21
06 C'est Dur La Vie D'une Femme C 08:54
07 Mario Non Stop 05:31

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Cat# SAL004

LES MERVEILLES DU PASSE LIVE

SALUMU PRODS


Released: 09 Jun 2005
Country: D.R.CONGO


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1. Bimasha - 2. Bima Na Ngai Na Respect - 3. Na Yebi Ndenge Bokolela Ngai - 4. Proprietaire - 5. Locataire - 6. Mamba - 7. Meka Okangama - 8. Mandola - 9. Heritier - 10. Avant-Droit - 11. Moitie-Motie - 12. Lukusa - 13. Tokoma Ba Camarade - 14. Souvenir OK Jazz (bonus)
 
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Cat# 7016

AU GRAND COMPLET: 6 JUIN 1976

PRIMUS/SALUMU


Released: 07 Dec 2004
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Cat# GM312084

LE FOLKLORE DE CHEZ NOUS

GLENN


Released: 01 Oct 2002
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Track# / Song nametime 
01 Ya Luna Umbanzili 02:25
02 Nzenga 04:39
03 Na Kisoka 07:46
04 Kukisantu Kikwenda Ko 04:43
05 Kinzonzi Ki Tata Mbemba 03:26
06 Kimpa Kisanga Meni 10:07
07 Kinsiona 04:06
08 Luvumbu Ndoki 04:41
09 Sansi Fingomangoma 02:26
10 Oh Miguel! 03:37
11 12600 Letters 12:10
12 12600 Letters Debat 11:53

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Cat# RETRO2XCD

ORIGINALITE/REMASTERED/4 EXTRA TRAX

RETROAFRIC


Released: 28 Apr 1999
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Track# / Song nametime 
01 On Entre OK, On Sort KO 02:59
02 La Fiesta 03:06
03 Pasi Ya Boloko 03:03
04 Nini Cherie 03:03
05 Na Bosani Yo Te 03:03
06 Mado Ya Sango 03:06
07 Lina 03:12
08 Se Pamba 03:04
09 Merengue 03:07
10 Botika Tembe 03:06
11 Mabe Nde Kolimwa 03:28
12 Eponi Banganga 03:03
13 Tondimi La Mode 03:12
14 Azali Mwasi Baponeli Ngai 03:01
15 Tango Ekoki Nabatela Mwana 03:01
16 Mosala Ekomi Mpasi-Embonga 03:07
17 Tcha Tcha Tcha De Mi Amor 03:09
18 Tcha Tchaa Tcha Modero 03:05
19 Ah Bolingo Pasi 03:05
20 Motindo Na Yo te 03:08

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Cat# CD36586

MARCELINE (FRANCO & VICKY) (SALE)

SONODISC


Released: 15 May 1998
Country: D.R.CONGO

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The early 1970s (represented in this set) were the years when O.K. Jazz started stretching out the guitar-driven instrumental section called the sebene.
Track# / Song nametime 
01 Marceline 06:55
02 Aime 05:59
03 Laissez-Moi Voir Franco 04:56
04 Celina 06:28
05 Oh Madame De La Maison 03:41
06 Nakobala Oye Motema Elingi 06:21
07 Catho Ya Poupee 07:03
08 Oy Angani Ngai Mpo Na Kimbundi 03:38
09 Tete Ngeleke Ebaki Ngai 03:30
10 Ah Ne Croyez Jamais A Ces Bell 04:14
11 Ekokende Ngai Zando 03:08
12 Naboyi Libala Bombanda 04:27
13 Naomba Mwana Naboti 04:38

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Cat# CD36556

RADIO TROTTOIR 1974/1978

SONODISC


Released: 24 Apr 1996
Country: D.R.CONGO


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Franco and his "all-powerful" Orchestre Kinois in their peakyears, the mid-1970s, on eight two-sided Editions Populaire s singles
 
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Cat# CD36551

SOUVENIRS DE UN DEUX TROIS (SALE)

SONODISC


Released: 16 Nov 1995
Country: D.R.CONGO

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Studio recordings of the 1970s revive memories of Franco's Kinshasa nightclub, Un Deux Trois
Track# / Song nametime 
01 Ba Pensees 10:20
02 Ba Beaux Freres 09:14
03 Mace 05:54
04 Bandeko Na Ngai Ya Mibali 09:36
05 Moleka 07:01
06 On Ne Vit Qu'une Seule Fois 10:07
07 Besengambi 10:09
08 Momi 09:53

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