Franco & OK Jazz

Franco & Sam Mangwana & T.P. OK Jazz 1980-1982

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With a gentler, more earthy Caribbean influence than the later Afro-zouk ventures, Franco and OK Jazz glorified and personified the roots of the rumba, and certainly carried it to a new peak (especially in adding the faster second part, the sébène). Sam Mangwana is an extraordinary singer on his own wonderful albums, and the legendary sessions on this CD (including "Cooperation") are, for once, just that.

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