FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ

All disks by FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ (25 releases)
Cat# STCD3041-42

FRANCOPHONIC VOL. 1 1953-1980

STERNS AFRICA


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

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Price: £14.95



• 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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