Franco

Real Name:
François Luambo Makiadi Lokanga La Djo Péné
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François Luambo Makiadi Lokanga La Djo Péné (6 July 1938 -12 October 1989) better known as Franco Luambo or simply Franco was a national figure in 20th century Congolese popular music.

Franco founded and led the Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz from 1956 until his death in 1989. Originators of the modern Congolese sound, Franco revolutionized modern African music, releasing hundreds of records, training hundreds of musicians and achieving an African super-star status. Known for his mastery of Rumba, he was nicknamed the "Sorcerer of the Guitar" for his seemingly effortlessly fluid playing.
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Franco Discography Tracks

Albums

Stx 229 Franco - À Paris album art Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* - À Paris(LP, Album) Pathé Stx 229 France 1967 Sell This Version
360.010, 2.004 Franco - Les Merveilles Du Passé N°1 album art Maître Franco De Mi Amor* Et L'O.K. Jazz* Maître Franco De Mi Amor* Et L'O.K. Jazz* - Les Merveilles Du Passé N°1(LP) African, Tcheza 360.010, 2.004 France 1969 Sell This Version
2C 054-15.194 M Franco - Franco Et L'O.K. Jazz album art Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* Franco et L'O.K. Jazz* - Franco Et L'O.K. Jazz(LP, Album, Mono) Pathé 2C 054-15.194 M France 1972 Sell This Version
Franco - Franco & L'O.K. Jazz album art Franco & OK Jazz* Franco & OK Jazz* - Franco & L'O.K. Jazz (Comp) Pathé Kenya 1973 Sell This Version
EPLP 2 Franco & Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz Franco & Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz - Vol. 2(LP) ASL EPLP 2 Kenya 1974 Sell This Version
Franco - 20ème Anniversaire / 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1976 album art Franco 20ème Anniversaire / 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1976 (Comp) African France 1976 Sell This Version
ASLP 905 Franco - Editions Populaires album art Franco & L'Orchestre T.P. OK Jazz* Franco & L'Orchestre T.P. OK Jazz* - Editions Populaires(LP) ASL ASLP 905 Kenya 1976 Sell This Version
360.114 Franco - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour album art "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour(LP, Album) African 360.114 Ghana 1977 Sell This Version
360.101 Franco - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour Volume 2 album art "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K. Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour Volume 2(LP, Album) African 360.101 Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
ASLP 908 Franco - Editions Populaires Volume 2 album art Franco Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Editions Populaires Volume 2(LP) ASL ASLP 908 Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
Franco - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour album art "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K Jazz* "Franco" Luambo Makiadi* & His O.K Jazz* - Live Recording Of The Afro European Tour (Comp, Album) African Kenya 1977 Sell This Version
ASLP 918 Franco - Greatest Hits album art Franco & L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco & L'Orchestre T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Greatest Hits(LP) ASL ASLP 918 Kenya 1978 Sell This Version
Franco - Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana album art Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana - Franco Joue Avec Sam Mangwana (Album) Edipop Production Kenya 1980 Sell This Version
Franco - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 1) album art Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 1) (Album) Disco Stock France 1980 Sell This Version
Franco - 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1980  24 Ans D'Age album art Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - 6 Juin 1956 - 6 Juin 1980 24 Ans D'Age (Album) V.I.S.A. 1980 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
FRAN 002 Franco - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 2) album art Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* Franco Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz En Colère* - On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. (Volume 2)(LP) V.I.S.A. 1980 FRAN 002 France 1980 Sell This Version
FRAN 009 Franco - A Bruxelles, On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O. album art Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - A Bruxelles, On Entre O.K. On Sort K.O.(LP) V.I.S.A. 1980 FRAN 009 Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Franco - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 2) - Bimansha album art Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 2) - Bimansha (Album) Edipop Production Ivory Coast 1981 Sell This Version
Franco - A Paris Vol. 2 album art Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - A Paris Vol. 2 Makossa Belgium 1980 Sell This Version
Franco - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 3) - Tailleur album art Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 3) - Tailleur (Album) Edipop Production France 1981 Sell This Version
Franco - Keba Na Matraque (Vol.1) - Respect album art Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P. O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol.1) - Respect (Album) Edipop Production France 1981 Sell This Version
M 2379 Franco - 24 Ans D'Age Vol. 3 album art Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Tonton Franco* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - 24 Ans D'Age Vol. 3(LP, Album) Makossa International Records M 2379 US 1981 Sell This Version
POP 04 Franco - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 4) - Mandola album art Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* Franco De Mi Amor* Et Le T.P.O.K. Jazz* - Keba Na Matraque (Vol. 4) - Mandola(LP, Album) Edipop Production POP 04 France 1981 Sell This Version
ASLP 926 Franco - Tokoma Ba Camarade Pamba album art Franco And His Orch. T P O.K Jazz* Franco And His Orch. T P O.K Jazz* - Tokoma Ba Camarade Pamba(LP) ASL ASLP 926 Kenya 1981 Sell This Version
ASLP 933 Franco - Soki Odefi Zongisa album art Franco Luambo Makiadi* Soki Odefi Zongisa(LP, Album) ASL ASLP 933 Kenya 1981 Sell This Version