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Monday, February 1, 2010

Franco in Black and White

Posted By on 02.01.10 at 05:26 PM

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It’s been quiet week on the Post No Bills front, but I’ve just found a great reason to jump back into the fray. The excellent African-music blog Worldservice has posted some astonishing YouTube videos of vintage performances by Congolese rumba giant Franco and his group OK Jazz. These come as a nice complement to the superb late-career Franco recordings collected on Francophonic Vol. 2 (Sterns), released in October.

photo: 1973 by Eliot Elisofon, National Geographic

My playlist for the day is after the jump.

Today’s playlist:

Trespass Trio—Raymond Strid, Per Zanussi, and Martin Küchen, “...Was There to Illuminate the Night Sky...” (Clean Feed)
O.V. Wright, The Bottom Line (Hi/Fat Possum)
Ben Holmes Trio, Ben Holmes Trio (self-released)
Emílio Santiago, Feito Para Ouvir (Dubas)
Philippe Manoury, Fragments Pour un Portrait, Partita 1 (Kairos)

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