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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Live Chez Un-Deux-Trois A Kinshasa (African 360.116) - 1977

This classic album from 1977 was recorded live at Franco's club the Un-Deux-Trois A Kinshasa. The front cover shows what it was like in the club at that time. How we wish we were adults in Kinshasa at this time. Perhaps some of you have fond memories of attending the club in this great period for Congolese music.

Three of the four tracks were composed by Franco, the other by Youlou. Classic late 70's Ok Jazz.


Side A
1. Mama na kyky (Franco)

2. Azwaka Te Azwilelo (Franco)

Side B

1. Falaswa (Franco)

2. Ibrahim (Youlou)

Here is the link

http://www.4shared.com/file/Z_rkWlj1/Live_Chez_Un_Deus_Trois_A_Kins.html

4 comments:

  1. Here is one of the stranger moments in the TPOK Jazz canon. On the first track "Mama Na Kyky", the band is really building up a head of steam and then suddenly just shy of 5 minutes in, the song quickly fades out and reverts to the beginning and the last three and a half minutes of the song is the same tape as the first three and a half minutes of the song. Not the band repeating itself but the band cut off in its prime and the master tape started off again. Better to have let the band continue cooking in my view (but still a massive tune nonetheless).

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  2. What is the song/conversation "Azwaka Te Azwilelo" about?

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  3. Thanks very much for the piece Nakomi Musulman by Franco and T.P. O.K. Jazz

    Philip Mukolwe

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