Franco +/- TP OK Jazz

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For aficianados/devotees/fans of Franco and his music

Franco, recording as Franco & TP OK Jazz, Franco & OK Jazz, Franco etc.

François Luambo Makiadi (6 July 1938 - 12 October 1989) was a major figure in twentieth century Congolese music, and African music in general. He is widely referred to as Franco Luambo or, simply, Franco. Known for his mastery of rumba, he was nicknamed the "Sorcerer of the Guitar" for his seemingly effortlessly fluid playing. As a founder of the seminal group OK Jazz, he is counted as one of the originators of the modern Congolese sound.

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Link to World Passport, where you can listen to/download "Vintage hits from around the world"; scroll to "Ambience à Congo" & enjoy 10 selections of great Congolese music, including a number of Franco hits.

Link to a page with plenty of reading about the man and his music:

A blog with links to rips of Franco vinyl, and to other blogs:

Another info source:

Link to Sterns' Franco catalogue:

Recommendations (not always available, but come into stock at various intervals): (great introduction if needed)

There are some videos on the "Franco" artist page:

And plenty on YouTube of course:
Including these:

Not a video, but well worth a few minutes listening/reading:

The Wikipedia entry has plenty more information and links:

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