June 28, 2015

Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz
a l’Ancienne Belgique
Edipop 1985

Franco, front

Franco, back

One of Franco’s better albums was waiting long time to find
it’s way to you. Other blogs have posted it already but it can’t
remain absent here. Some say it’s from 1984 others say 1985
one way or the other it is a joy listening to it. So finally we’ve
got Franco et le T.P.O.K. Jazz a l’Ancienne Belgique with on
guitar, Franco, Gerry Dialungana, Gégé Mangaya and Mpuidi
Deca. Vocals, Madilu System and Josky Kiambukuta..


01 – K.S.K.
02 – Nda ya
03 – Pesa position na yo
04 – Mukungu


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  1. Sulingman 2 July 2015 at 00:49 - Reply

    I just listened to this afropop program and thought this would be a good place to share the link.

  2. Rik 6 July 2015 at 17:37 - Reply

    Still for sale on cd in Belgium at Fnac stores and in Matonge. The cd quality is excellent and the disc got the two LP volumes combined. Real Franco lovers would just buy it for the crisp sound. No offence Moos I really appreciate what you are doing and your rips are good but if I’ll find your posts in the shop I am always happy to buy the real stuff. Your website is a musical heaven for me.It is just a pity that hardly anything is for sale. Keep up the good work.

  3. aTAKONda 7 July 2015 at 17:37 - Reply

    Excellent site !!! I just discovered it and it’s already one of my top favorites … Many thanks! For Franco fans I would like to modestly recomend the album “Lettre à Monsieur le Directeur Général”. He plays and sing along with “Seigneur Rochereau” (Tabu Ley) and deliver a message to Mobutu himself criticizing his surrounding …
    You’ll find there one of the rare (maybe the only one) “slows” of zaïrean music.
    Stay tuned!

    • Rik 10 July 2015 at 18:07 - Reply

      there are definitely more slows in Congolese music. Pepe Kalle made some,but also in the sixties there were some covers of French or English slows like ‘quand le film est triste’ of the OK Jazz,’je pleure et puis j’oublie’ or even ‘when a man loves a woman’ both of African Fiesta. There are more examples which I cannot remember anymore as my tapes and records got lost in the nineties….

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