FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ

All disks by FRANCO & TPOK JAZZ (25 releases)
Cat# STCD3046-47

FRANCOPHONIC VOL. 2 1980-1989

STERNS AFRICA


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

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Price: £14.95



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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