Franco's biggest hit was the epic 'Mario' from 1985. The songs success somewhat overshadowed the other songs that were released on the two versions of Mario that were released over the albums Choc 004 and Choc 005.
Whilst 'Mario' is undeniably a classic with a wonderful infectious rhythm, the other songs released on these albums are also excellent. The guitar work on all these songs is just fantastic.
Three of the songs appear never to have been released outside of these original pressings. 'Je M'En Fou De Ton Passe' and 'Esuke' from Choc 004 and 'Likambo Na Moto Te' from Choc oo5. The latter is a real gem composed by Josky with a great bass line and Josky using his majestic voice to the maximum.
We present both LP's here for you. Our copy of 'Choc 004' may be a little warped as it sounds a bit odd at times as if the chorus pedals on the guitars were used on the whole track! If anyone has better quality versions of these tracks we would gratefully receive and post them.
FRANCO ET LE T.P.O.K.JAZZ CHANTENT MARIO (CHOC CHOC 004,1985)
JE M'EN FOU DE TON PASSE (BONYEME)
MARIO (CHOC CHOC 005,1985)
MARIO (PART 2) (Franco)
LIKAMBO NA MOTO TE (Josky)
EKOTI YA NEUBE (Carlito)