Manu Dibango - Essential Recordings

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Kicking off of course with 'Soul Makossa' we get a double CD of 26 delights that give a good insight into the huge range of styles the great man has delivered over the years and finishing off with the 'Reggae Makossa' re working. My picks of the rest would include 'A Freak Sans Fric', 'Abele Dance' 'Kumbele Style' and 'Africadelic' always ahead of the game but never afraid to go back to his roots and celebrate them. It reminds me how long it's been since I last saw him live, too long. Enjoy. Graham Radley