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Africa - Released September 27, 2019 | Soul Makossa

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World - Released June 6, 2011 | E.G.T

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World - Released June 14, 1994 | Wagram Music

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Africa - Released January 1, 2000 | Soul Makossa

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World - Released October 3, 2011 | Metro

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Salsa - Released October 26, 2018 | Soul Makossa

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Africa - Released January 1, 1986 | Soul Makossa

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Africa - Released January 1, 2000 | Soul Makossa

"...Combines Makossa rhythms with funk...incorporating wah-wah guitar effects, hypnotic chants and African percussion..."
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Africa - Released January 1, 1998 | Soul Makossa

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Reggae - Released January 1, 1985 | Soul Makossa

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Jazz - Released September 17, 2008 | Frémeaux & associés

There are dozens of compilations of music by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango, one of the great globetrotters in world music, who brought the sound of his trademark “Soul Makossa“ (that had little actual makossa in it) to Europe, the United States, Asia, and beyond. He has recorded with everyone from Sly & Robbie to Fela Kuti to Don Cherry. He has been recording since the 1960s, and criss-crossing the globe since 1972. That said, of all the compilations out there, this one is unique. First of all, its 17 tracks are all previously unreleased. Secondly, recorded in both France and in New York, the music contained herein was written and recorded for soundtracks and library recordings; meaning, of course, that apart from cinema, this music appeared in television programs and in commercial radio and television advertising. The list of musicians and complete discographical information is unavailable, but the French Fremaux & Associes imprint that compiled these sides has done an admirable job of getting Dibango to go into his memory banks and offer at least partial details. All of these tracks were cut between 1971 and 1975. The French recordings were easier because they contained players from his Parisian band: Jacques Bolognesi, Ivan Julien, François Jeanneau, and Slim Pezinhere. The sides recorded in New York contained guest musicians that were all jazz superstars, including drummer Tony Williams, bassist Buster Williams, and pianist Cedar Walton. Not surprisingly, the sounds here are of a wide variety, they are not only appealing, but stellar. The styles range from the Afro-beat sounds in “Lagos Go Slow,” to the funky, African jazz of “Da Bush a Bush,” to the Gato Barbieri-influenced Afro-Cuban jazz funk in “Blowin’ Western Mind,” to straight-up exotica funk on “Aphrodite Shake.” This set offers the many sides of one of Africa’s and the world’s most diverse musicians at his very best. Anyone who’s ever been interested in Dibango’s music will want this set. There are liners by Benjamin Goldstein, Jacques Denis, and Patrick Fremaux, and though they hold less actual historical information than the music fanatic would necessarily desire, they are aesthetically and culturally informative. In true label fashion, this set is attractively packaged and competitively priced. ~ Thom Jurek
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Jazz - Released January 31, 2007 | Hi&fly records

AFRICADELIC is the classic 1973 album composed and recorded in the span of one week by Manu Dibango, after the encouraging success of his monster hit "Soul Mokossa." Here he continues to fuse Afro-Caribbean flavors with the contemporary Latin and funk influences of the day, resulting in a highly soulful, highly danceable album.
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Africa - Released January 1, 1991 | Soul Makossa

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Africa - Released January 1, 1983 | Soul Makossa

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Africa - Released January 1, 2002 | Soul Makossa

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Jazz - Released September 14, 2015 | Gallo Record Company

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Jazz - Released July 26, 2010 | Frémeaux & associés

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Africa - Released January 1, 1989 | Soul Makossa

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Africa - Released November 12, 2007 | Global Mix

World - Released March 30, 2015 | Jeericho

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