Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Franco and his All Powerful O.K. Jazz - Sorcerer of the Guitar (1984)

Here is the U.S. version of Franco's classic Tres Impoli from 1984, which was posted last year on Global Groove. I post this version for the somewhat garish cover, the English translation of "Tres Impoli" on the back cover, and the exceptionally clean sound. One of my favorite Franco songs is on this record, the duet with Madilu called here, "Tu Vois?" That song is so good, it reappeared a year later renamed "Mamou," on the album Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz Presents Madilu System. Under either title, it is classic.

All three of the songs on this album are delicious and need no other recommendation.


Anonymous said...

Great post!
wuod k

joji said...

Thank you very much. Merci beaucoup! Melesi mingi!!

Indeed : classic. For ever young!

Could you please provide also the lyrics of 'Mamou' and 'Temps Mort'? Guess they were included as well.

Thank you.

Rhythm Connection said...

No, unfortunately, lástimamente, only one of the three songs has translations with this album. Perhaps someone could direct us to translations of these great songs?

Apurva Bahadur said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful music. Apurva from Pune, India.