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Where's the original "Mario?"

With its cheap-sounding synthesizers and speeded-up tempo, track 1 is obviously a hasty attempt to cash in on the success of the 1985 epic, "Mario." Tracks 2, 3, and 4 are tasty Congolese jams. Track 5 is a cheesy afterthought. I realize that Franco is not exactly mainstream, but for iTunes to omit "Mario" from its Franco offerings, it's like selling Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits without "Mustang Sally."

This is not the original Mario

This is not the original Mario 15 minutes at least not this 5 minutes crap...we want the orignal Mario an African Chef d'Oeuvre.


Born: July 6, 1938 in Sona-Bata, Zaire

Genre: World

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '80s

There's no doubt that Franco was, in every sense of the word, a big man in African music. Sometimes weighing in at 300 pounds, he also earned his nickname as "The Sorcerer of the Guitar," making it sing like no one before, with effortless, fluid lines. Also an accomplished composer and vocalist, Francois Luambo Makiadi remains a towering figure even in death, probably the greatest the Congo (later Zaire) has ever produced, and as the leader of the long-running O.K. Jazz group, he was one of the fathers...
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