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We are here to restore the recorded legacy of Franco Luambo Makiadi and TPOK Jazz, the greatest band to ever exist.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Three Banned Songs

Here are some youtube links for three songs that were banned and so were never made available on any LP, EP or Single to our knowledge

'Paka Lowi' by Franco, was banned because it criticised a member of government

'Helene' and 'Jackie' also composed by Franco were banned for
their obscene lyrics which resulted in Franco and half his band being put in jail.

If you understand them you may find these lyrics offensive or funny
depending on your sense of humour!

Jackie Part 1

Jackie Part 2



  1. Do you have these 3 songs in audio (mp3) format?

  2. Hi Victor,

    You can create mp3's from these videos by using this site

    Just paste the address of the page into dirpy and it will convert the track for you

  3. I am missing a 1965 tpo jazz runmba titled "le temps passe ne revient plus..." Can this rythm be displayed? Please, please lets have it. thanks