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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.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Heritage Du Grand Maitre Franco

We post this in tribute to our father. This was recorded after Franco's death in tribute to the great master. It is perhaps the best OK Jazz recording done without him. Some of the synthesizer sounds have not dated well, but we cannot fault the great songs, musicianship, sebenes and perhaps best of all, the fact that so many of the great OK Jazz members came together on this album.
We have Josky, Simaro, Madilu System, Ntesa Dalienst, Djo Mpoyi, Lola Checain, Ndombe Opetum, Aime Kiwakana, Lukoki Diatho, Papa Noel, Decca M'Pudi, Gerry Dialunguna, Yuma Michel Sax, Flavien Makabi, Ya Mokoso, Kunista Ribens, Cyril Orcel, Makwala Bibeson, Weteto Mikorason, Zinga, Alpha, Gandy and Dizzy Mandjeku mixed it. There may be a big hole without Franco on this record, but just that front line of singers is incredible. Josky, Simaro, Aime, Madilu, Papa Noel and Ndombe contributed one great song each to make this a great record. Really the last great OK Jazz record before divisions made the band members break into different versions and pursue solo careers.

We have fond memories of the day our father brought this LP home and played it for us over and over. We were mourning Franco then, today we celebrate our father's memory with this post.

A1 Maby (Josky)

A2 Mamisa (Simaro)

A3 Malaria (Aime)

B1 Tonton Zala Serieux (Papa Noel)

B2 Mort' Vivant...Somida (Madilu)

B3 Osala Erreur (Aime) 


  1. One of my favorite ones too.

    Also can you figure out a way for me to download the radio show below?



    wuod k

  2. sorry I don't know how you can download the radio show. Maybe you can contact the person who put it up?

  3. kasonga
    thanks, I will try, meanwhile if there is a kind visitor to this site please help

    wuod k

  4. I've uploaded the Radio Show.
    You can find it here:

  5. The news about your father is indeed sad, and our condolences to you. That parents live on in their heritage, their children, is evidenced by your attitudes.

  6. Loss of a father can be extremely tragic and I am deeply sorry for that.
    Thanks so much for having come back with your lovely posts, However, I am completely unable to download this post and They start downloading very well, but slows down and stops altogether in a few seconds but can not be resumed. Problem: The two are not "Resume enabled". Please do something about this.
    Dr. Adoyo

  7. I have been looking for this album since the 1992. I had assette of it which disappeared. You are right its the best OK Jazz recording without Franco

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