Franco (François Luambo Makiadi, Congolese musician)

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François Luambo Luanzo 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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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1976 20ème Anniversaire 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1976, Volume 2 Franco & le TPOK Jazz 2
1987 Animation Non Stop Franco & le TPOK Jazz 1
1991 Omona Wapi Franco & Rochereau 1
1995 En Colere, 1979 - 1980 ( Volume 2) Franco et le Tout Pouissant OK Jazz 1
Massu (1986-1987-1988) Franco et Orchestre TPOK Jazz 1
Originalité Franco et le Tout Pouissant OK Jazz 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 Mamou (Tu Vois?) 1984-1985, 1998 Compilation Franco 1
2000 The Rumba Giant of Zaire Compilation Franco 1
2001 The Rough Guide to Franco Compilation Franco 1
2008 Francophonic Compilation Franco & le TPOK Jazz 2
Merveilles du Passé, 1957, 1958, 1959 Compilation Franco & OK Jazz 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
20ème Anniversaire 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1976 Volume 1 Franco et Orchestre TPOK Jazz 1
Franco et le tout puissant o.k. jazz Franco 1
Franco et le tout puissant o.k. jazz Franco & OK Jazz 1
Merveilles du passe volume 1 Franco & OK Jazz 1

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