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Sorcerer's magic

Franco's TP OK Jazz band whether with Josky or Simaro or Sam Mangwana, created some of the worlds most infectious grooves. The vocal ranges of Mangwana and Josky are AMAZING. Simaro's guitar playing and song writing make this recording unbelievable. Check out Zala sportif or Cooperation for can't miss tunes. Fariya and Tala ye na miso hit the spot as well. This could be the best TP OK Jazz recording in iTunes library... check out En Colere vol 2 for more amazing songs.


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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Tout puissant OK Jazz, vol. 2, Franco
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 2007

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