MANU DIBANGO

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Manu Dibango (Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango, born December 12, 1933 in Douala, Cameroon) is a Cameroonian saxophonist and vibraphone player. Leaving Cameroon to France to study, he got to study music where he enrolled for piano lessons. Though a piano student, Manu fell inlove with his friend and classmates instrument, the saxophone. Not having a keyboard at home to rehearse his music lessons, he spent time using his friend's saxophone which has today become his longest companion. He developed a musical style fusing jazz and traditional Cameroonian music. He is a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Douala.

He has collaborated with many musicians, including Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Bernie Worrell, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Sly And Robbie. In 1998 he recored the album CubAfrica with Cuban artist Eliades Ochoa .

His Soul Makossa is often considered the first disco record (Jones and Kantonen,
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Soul MakossaSoul Makossa
Unidisc 1992
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Electric AfricaElectric Africa
Mpg [Movieplay Gold] 2000
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Very Best of Afrosoul JazzVery Best of Afrosoul Jazz
Manteca 2000
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Africadelic: Best ofAfricadelic: Best of
Mercury Import 2003
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Afro-Soul MachineAfro-Soul Machine
101 DISTRIBUTION 2011
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AfrovisionAfrovision
Africa Seven 2016
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Atlantic Dance ClassicsAtlantic Dance Classics
Turnstyle Atlantic Records 1994
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Ballad EmotionBallad Emotion
Wagram 2011
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WakafrikaWakafrika
Giant Records / Wea 2010
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The Very Best Of African SoulThe Very Best Of African Soul
INgrooves Fontana/UMe Imports 2006
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Manu Dibango SOUL MANKOSSA 1973 ATLANTIC promo LP SD 7267 VG++ Manu Dibango SOUL MANKOSSA 1973 ATLANTIC promo LP SD 7267 VG++ USD $50.00 Buy It Now 4h
NEW AFRICA Celluloid 6110 1985 LP Various Artists NM Manu Dibango Toure Kunda + NEW AFRICA Celluloid 6110 1985 LP Various Artists NM Manu Dibango Toure Kunda + USD $11.69 Buy It Now 5h
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KUSINI COUNTDOWN AT OST LP SOUNDTRACK MANU DIBANGO STILL SEALED BLAXPLOITATION KUSINI COUNTDOWN AT OST LP SOUNDTRACK MANU DIBANGO STILL SEALED BLAXPLOITATION USD $99.99 (0 bids)
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C.D.MUSIC   F122    MANU DIBANGO : WAKAFRIKA    CD C.D.MUSIC F122 MANU DIBANGO : WAKAFRIKA CD USD $7.10 Buy It Now 12h
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SEALED NEW CD Manu Dibango - Electronic Africa SEALED NEW CD Manu Dibango - Electronic Africa USD $3.99 Buy It Now 19h
Manu Dibango Afrovision LP 1976 Island Records ILPS 9526 Manu Dibango Afrovision LP 1976 Island Records ILPS 9526 USD $7.95 Buy It Now 21h
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Afrovision by Manu Dibango Warner Bros Records LP Album record vinyl Afrovision by Manu Dibango Warner Bros Records LP Album record vinyl USD $16.49 Buy It Now 2 days
Manu Dibango - Soul Makosa (CD Used Very Good) Manu Dibango - Soul Makosa (CD Used Very Good) USD $12.77 Buy It Now 2 days
MANU DIBANGO 'SUN EXPLOSION' UK 7 MANU DIBANGO 'SUN EXPLOSION' UK 7" SINGLE USD $3.90 Buy It Now 2 days
MANU DIBANGO - SOUL MAKOSSA / LILY - RARE 7 MANU DIBANGO - SOUL MAKOSSA / LILY - RARE 7" 45 VINYL RECORD 1973 USD $28.92 Buy It Now 2 days
Manu Dibango – Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo LP Manu Dibango – Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo LP USD $21.75 Buy It Now 2 days
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MANU DIBANGO - WAKAFRIKA - NEW VINYL LP MANU DIBANGO - WAKAFRIKA - NEW VINYL LP USD $26.04 Buy It Now 2 days
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Manu Dibango - Afrijazzy FRA LP 1986 + Insert /3* Manu Dibango - Afrijazzy FRA LP 1986 + Insert /3* USD $22.81 Buy It Now 2 days
Manu Dibango ‎– Wakafrika - Electronic, Jazz, 1994 Manu Dibango ‎– Wakafrika - Electronic, Jazz, 1994 USD $7.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa FRA LP 1983 /3* Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa FRA LP 1983 /3* USD $21.64 Buy It Now 2 days
EX !! Manu Dibango/Big Blow/1967 Decca 7 EX !! Manu Dibango/Big Blow/1967 Decca 7" Single USD $6.50 Buy It Now 3 days
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MANU DIBANGO ‎– Big Blow / Aloko Party 1976 Decca F R 13755 UK Funk Afrobeat MANU DIBANGO ‎– Big Blow / Aloko Party 1976 Decca F R 13755 UK Funk Afrobeat USD $1.29 (0 bids)
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(CD) Ambassador / Manu Dibango / African; Jazz (CD) Ambassador / Manu Dibango / African; Jazz USD $10.00 Buy It Now 3 days
Vinyl Record 12” Single SUN EXPLOSION MANU DIBANGO (23) Vinyl Record 12” Single SUN EXPLOSION MANU DIBANGO (23) USD $2.59 (0 bids)
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Vinyl Record 12” Single PATA PIYA MANU DIBANGO (28) Vinyl Record 12” Single PATA PIYA MANU DIBANGO (28) USD $2.59 (0 bids)
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Manu Dibango - Makossa Man FRA 2LP 1983 FOC /3* Manu Dibango - Makossa Man FRA 2LP 1983 FOC /3* USD $15.06 Buy It Now 3 days
Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa FRA LP 1979 /3* Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa FRA LP 1979 /3* USD $38.99 Buy It Now 3 days
MANU DIBANGO - Surtension CD 1988 JAPAN Import VDP-1310 Jojo Ngalle s4235 MANU DIBANGO - Surtension CD 1988 JAPAN Import VDP-1310 Jojo Ngalle s4235 USD $35.00 Buy It Now 3 days
MANU DIBANGO afrovision AFROFUNK LP - FIESTA MANU DIBANGO afrovision AFROFUNK LP - FIESTA USD $24.00 Buy It Now 4 days
MANU DIBANGO a l'olympia G/FOLD DOUBLE VINYL LP 1977 AFROBEAT FUNK NEAR MINT MANU DIBANGO a l'olympia G/FOLD DOUBLE VINYL LP 1977 AFROBEAT FUNK NEAR MINT USD $20.83 Buy It Now 4 days
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Manu Dibango Soul Makossa / Lily - Original French Fiesta picture sleeve VG+ Manu Dibango Soul Makossa / Lily - Original French Fiesta picture sleeve VG+ USD $29.99 Buy It Now 4 days
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12 12" SINGLE MANU DIBANGO ABELE DANCE CELLUL OID CEL 171 NM USD $25.00 Buy It Now 4 days
Manu Dibango-Afro-Soul Machine  (UK IMPORT)  CD NEW Manu Dibango-Afro-Soul Machine (UK IMPORT) CD NEW USD $6.00 Buy It Now 4 days
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Manu Dibango – Wakafrika CD Manu Dibango – Wakafrika CD USD $8.66 Buy It Now 4 days
Manu Dibango - Super Kumba FRA LP 1974 /3* Manu Dibango - Super Kumba FRA LP 1974 /3* USD $37.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Manu Dibango Sun Explosion 12 Manu Dibango Sun Explosion 12" vinyl single record (Maxi) UK GFR13810 DECCA USD $15.57 Buy It Now 4 days
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 Manu Dibango - RASTA SOUVENIR - Manu Dibango - RASTA SOUVENIR - USD $14.95 (0 bids)
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MANU DIBANGO Big Blow 7 MANU DIBANGO Big Blow 7" VINYL UK Decca 1976 Vinyl Is A Strong Ex. (Fr13755) USD $8.86 Buy It Now 4 days
MANU DIBANGO Pata Piya 7 MANU DIBANGO Pata Piya 7" VINYL UK Celluloid 1985 B/W Abele Dance 85 EX/EX USD $6.50 Buy It Now 4 days
MANU DIBANGO Big Blow 7 MANU DIBANGO Big Blow 7" VINYL UK Decca 1976 B/W Aloko Party (Fr13755) USD $5.46 Buy It Now 4 days
MANU DIBANGO I Remember 7 MANU DIBANGO I Remember 7" VINYL UK Decca 1971 B/W Power (Fr13505) USD $6.50 Buy It Now 4 days
MANU DIBANGO Pata Piya 7 MANU DIBANGO Pata Piya 7" VINYL UK Celluloid 1985 B/W Abele Dance 85 EX/EX- USD $5.46 Buy It Now 4 days
Wakafrika by Manu Dibango (CD, Jun-1994, Giant (USA)) Wakafrika by Manu Dibango (CD, Jun-1994, Giant (USA)) USD $4.80 Buy It Now 4 days
Manu Dibango - Electric Africa [New Vinyl LP] Manu Dibango - Electric Africa [New Vinyl LP] USD $26.08 Buy It Now 5 days
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MANU DIBANGO: Dangwa / Oboso 45 (funky hypnotic Afro Beat w/ breaks) African MANU DIBANGO: Dangwa / Oboso 45 (funky hypnotic Afro Beat w/ breaks) African USD $15.00 Buy It Now 5 days
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Manu Dibango - Electric Africa [New Vinyl LP] Manu Dibango - Electric Africa [New Vinyl LP] USD $27.81 Buy It Now 5 days
MANU DIBANGO abele dance CART 339 uk carrere 1984 12 MANU DIBANGO abele dance CART 339 uk carrere 1984 12" WS VG/ USD $13.02 Buy It Now 5 days
Manu Dibango Manu Dibango "Big Blow/Aloka Party" 12" 45 Disco Mix USD $4.95 (1 bids)
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Cuarteto Patria - /Manu Dibango: Cubafrica - Cuarteto Patria CD FNVG The Fast Cuarteto Patria - /Manu Dibango: Cubafrica - Cuarteto Patria CD FNVG The Fast USD $12.29 Buy It Now 5 days
Manu Dibango Afrovision St On Island 1978 Rare Afro Funk LP VG++ or better Manu Dibango Afrovision St On Island 1978 Rare Afro Funk LP VG++ or better USD $34.99 Buy It Now 5 days
NEW Manu Dibango: King Makossa (DVD) NEW Manu Dibango: King Makossa (DVD) USD $23.16 Buy It Now 5 days
Bundle 6 Tribal Africa CDs Afro Celt Orchestra Baobab Manu Dibango Maryam Mursal Bundle 6 Tribal Africa CDs Afro Celt Orchestra Baobab Manu Dibango Maryam Mursal USD $9.11 Buy It Now 5 days
Manu Dibango-Soul Makossa/Lily-Rare Afro Funk 45-VG++-Atlantic-HEAR Manu Dibango-Soul Makossa/Lily-Rare Afro Funk 45-VG++-Atlantic-HEAR USD $9.99 (0 bids)
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1978.. Manu Dibango...Vinyl LP..Sun Explosion..Fine...Stereophonic Decca 1978.. Manu Dibango...Vinyl LP..Sun Explosion..Fine...Stereophonic Decca USD $7.80 (0 bids)
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Rough Guide to Manu Dibango by Dibango, Manu Rough Guide to Manu Dibango by Dibango, Manu USD $9.92 Buy It Now 6 days
Manu Dibango - Electric Africa Vinyl LP Manu Dibango - Electric Africa Vinyl LP USD $27.98 Buy It Now 6 days
Manu Dibango - CD - Wakafrika (1994, feat. Peter Gabriel..) ... Manu Dibango - CD - Wakafrika (1994, feat. Peter Gabriel..) ... USD $10.19 Buy It Now 6 days
Manu Dibango ‎– Makossa '87 (Big Blow) 12 Manu Dibango ‎– Makossa '87 (Big Blow) 12" Vinyl USD $11.71 (0 bids)
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Manu Dibango - Ceddo (Bande Originale Du Film) (CD Used Very Good) Manu Dibango - Ceddo (Bande Originale Du Film) (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.87 Buy It Now 6 days
Manu Dibango Pata Piya 180gm  Vinyl 2 LP NEW sealed Manu Dibango Pata Piya 180gm Vinyl 2 LP NEW sealed USD $44.21 Buy It Now 6 days
MANU DIBANGO: Aloko Party / Big Blow 12 Soul MANU DIBANGO: Aloko Party / Big Blow 12 Soul USD $12.00 Buy It Now 6 days
MANU DIBANGO OST L'AVENTURE AMBIGUE LP  French 1984 Mint MANU DIBANGO OST L'AVENTURE AMBIGUE LP French 1984 Mint USD $39.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Cuartete Patriia & Manu Dibango - CubAftica (Celluloid) CD NEW seal has rip Cuartete Patriia & Manu Dibango - CubAftica (Celluloid) CD NEW seal has rip USD $4.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Manu Dibango - Big Blow (Vinyl) Manu Dibango - Big Blow (Vinyl) USD $10.41 Buy It Now 6 days
MANU DIBANGO MANU DIBANGO "BIG BLOW" 1976 DECCA 7" AFROBEAT, FUNK EX CONDITION USD $7.80 Buy It Now 7 days
Manu Dibango:  Makossa '87 (Big Blow)   UK  EX+  7 Manu Dibango: Makossa '87 (Big Blow) UK EX+ 7" USD $5.20 Buy It Now 7 days
MANU DIBANGO LION OF AFRICA CD + DVD NEW SEALED COURTNEY PINE BAABA MAAL COCO MANU DIBANGO LION OF AFRICA CD + DVD NEW SEALED COURTNEY PINE BAABA MAAL COCO USD $8.57 Buy It Now 7 days
MANU DIBANGO SOUL MAKOSSA/LILY, 1ST. FRENCH PRESS, FIESTA RECORDS 45RPM, 1971-72 MANU DIBANGO SOUL MAKOSSA/LILY, 1ST. FRENCH PRESS, FIESTA RECORDS 45RPM, 1971-72 USD $25.00 Buy It Now 7 days
(CD) Lamastabastani [France Import] / Manu Dibango / [SOUL PARIS] (CD) Lamastabastani [France Import] / Manu Dibango / [SOUL PARIS] USD $25.00 Buy It Now 7 days
Manu Dibango Manu Dibango "Gone Clear" LP USD $9.98 Buy It Now 7 days
MANU DIBANGO SUN EXPLOSION / BIG BLOW Vinyl 12” Single Afro-Jazz-Funk classic MANU DIBANGO SUN EXPLOSION / BIG BLOW Vinyl 12” Single Afro-Jazz-Funk classic USD $11.71 Buy It Now 7 days
MANU DIBANGO Wakafrika CD MANU DIBANGO Wakafrika CD USD $7.21 Buy It Now 7 days
Manu Dibango ‎– Electric Africa MiniAlbum & Abele Dance 12” Abstract electrofunk Manu Dibango ‎– Electric Africa MiniAlbum & Abele Dance 12” Abstract electrofunk USD $23.00 Buy It Now 7 days
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MANU DIBANGO Saxy-Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Saxy-Party
World Fusion 1969
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Manu Dibango
World Fusion 1971
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O Boso
World Fusion 1972
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African Voodoo
World Fusion 1972
MANU DIBANGO Soul Makossa (aka The Original Soul Makossa) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Makossa (aka The Original Soul Makossa)
World Fusion 1972
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Makossa Man
World Fusion 1973
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Africadelic
World Fusion 1973
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Super Kumba
World Fusion 1974
MANU DIBANGO Countdown At Kusini album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Countdown At Kusini
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1975
MANU DIBANGO Afrovision (aka Big Blow) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrovision (aka Big Blow)
World Fusion 1976
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Manu 76
World Fusion 1976
MANU DIBANGO Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bande Originale Du Film Ceddo
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1977
MANU DIBANGO L'Herbe Sauvage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'Herbe Sauvage
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1977
MANU DIBANGO Manu Dibango (1978) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manu Dibango (1978)
World Fusion 1978
MANU DIBANGO Anniversaire Au Pays album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anniversaire Au Pays
World Fusion 1978
MANU DIBANGO Le Prix De La Liberté (Bande Originale Du Film) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Le Prix De La Liberté (Bande Originale Du Film)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1978
MANU DIBANGO Home Made album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Home Made
World Fusion 1979
MANU DIBANGO Gone Clear album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Gone Clear
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
MANU DIBANGO Ambassador album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ambassador
World Fusion 1981
MANU DIBANGO Piano Solo, Mélodies Africaines Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Piano Solo, Mélodies Africaines Volume 1
World Fusion 1981
MANU DIBANGO Waka Juju album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Waka Juju
World Fusion 1982
MANU DIBANGO Mboa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mboa
World Fusion 1982
MANU DIBANGO Soft And Sweet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soft And Sweet
World Fusion 1983
MANU DIBANGO Deliverance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deliverance
World Fusion 1983
MANU DIBANGO Surtension album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Surtension
World Fusion 1984
MANU DIBANGO Mélodies Africaines Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mélodies Africaines Volume 2
World Fusion 1984
MANU DIBANGO L'Aventure Ambiguë (Bande Original Du Film) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
L'Aventure Ambiguë (Bande Original Du Film)
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1984
MANU DIBANGO Electric Africa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Electric Africa
World Fusion 1985
MANU DIBANGO Afrijazzy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Afrijazzy
World Fusion 1986
MANU DIBANGO Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au Togo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au Togo
World Fusion 1986
MANU DIBANGO La Fete A Manu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
La Fete A Manu
World Fusion 1988
MANU DIBANGO Négropolitaines Vol 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Négropolitaines Vol 1
World Fusion 1989
MANU DIBANGO Comment Faire L'Amour Avec Un Nègre Sans Se Fatiguer album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Comment Faire L'Amour Avec Un Nègre Sans Se Fatiguer
Jazz Related Soundtracks 1989
MANU DIBANGO Polysonik album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Polysonik
World Fusion 1990
MANU DIBANGO Bao Bao album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bao Bao
World Fusion 1992
MANU DIBANGO Wakafrica album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Wakafrica
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1994
MANU DIBANGO Lamastabastani album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lamastabastani
World Fusion 1995
MANU DIBANGO Dance With Manu Dibango album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance With Manu Dibango
World Fusion 1995
MANU DIBANGO Negropolitaines Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Negropolitaines Vol.2
World Fusion 1995
MANU DIBANGO Manu Safari album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Manu Safari
World Fusion 1998
MANU DIBANGO Mboa' Su Kamer Feelin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mboa' Su Kamer Feelin'
World Fusion 2000
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Kamer Feeling
World Fusion 2001
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Past Present Future
World Fusion 2011
MANU DIBANGO Ballad Emotion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ballad Emotion
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 2011
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Balade en Saxo
Jazz Related Pop/Art Song/Folk 2013

MANU DIBANGO EPs & splits

MANU DIBANGO live albums

MANU DIBANGO A L'Olympia album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A L'Olympia
World Fusion 1977
MANU DIBANGO Live '91 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live '91
World Fusion 1991
MANU DIBANGO Live 96 - Papa Groove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live 96 - Papa Groove
World Fusion 1996
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Lion of Africa
World Fusion 2007

MANU DIBANGO demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

MANU DIBANGO re-issues & compilations

MANU DIBANGO African Soul: The Very Best Of album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
African Soul: The Very Best Of
World Fusion 1997
MANU DIBANGO Anthology album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthology
World Fusion 2000
MANU DIBANGO The Very Best of Manu Dibango album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Very Best of Manu Dibango
World Fusion 2000
MANU DIBANGO The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
World Fusion 2004
MANU DIBANGO Essential Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Essential Recordings
World Fusion 2006
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Choc 'N Soul
World Fusion 2010

MANU DIBANGO singles (2)

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Pata Piya
World Fusion 1985
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Makossa '87 (Big Blow)
World Fusion 1986

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MANU DIBANGO Gone Clear

Album · 1980 · Dub/Ska/Reggae
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Released in 1980, recorded in Jamaica on Chris Blackwell’s label, Island Record’s , with quite a few big names included and not only from Jamaica but the U.S.A as well with the Brecker brothers included with Michael on sax and Randy on trumpet with Joe Faddis, Mike Lawrence supporting and Gwen Guthrie being one of the backing vocalists.. Plenty of big Jamaican names also with Ansell Collins, Sly and Robbie, Mikey Chung with a few others from the area as well for Manu Dibango’s Reggae excursion with the album “Gone Clear” which has also been re released on the French label Sonodisc in 1990 under the name “Rasta Souvenir” on two discs which does include Manu’s following Reggae release on Island “Ambassador” on each disc respectively albeit with a slight track order change the albums are still separate in their entirety on each of the discs.

“Full Up” puts the Reggae beat straight to the fore with Manu’s sax riding right over it all on this great album opener being primarily an instrumental with just the backing vocalists repeating the title on occasion. Funk and fairly quick moving is the basis for the highly enjoyable instrumental “Goro City” with some great sax input from Dibango’s sax being all over it and some wonderful band backing. More full on Reggae beat in “Doctor Bird” where we finally get to hear Manu adding those deep vocals and jive he usually does in French and the delight just keeps coming in another great take on his most famous number the Makossa where this time it’s the “Reggae Makossa” and good it is, being delivered in quick time. “Frozen Soul” is vibe time for Manu with a highly similar time to “Full Up” but no matter it is Reggae and the album finishes up with one of its highlights, for me anyway with it s loopy opening and more of those backing vocals and saxes just keeping a firm reminder of the time this music was made in being the late 70’s and early 80’s with that Manu Dibango stamp.

Lovely groover to have on and even if Reggae is not your thing try this as it only fairly mild with its influence and basically it’s still Dibango presenting his style of Cameroonian French influenced African Music but still I really don’t know too many African music fans that don’t like Reggae anyway.

MANU DIBANGO Wakafrica

Album · 1994 · Dub/Ska/Reggae
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Wakafrika or Africa on the Move was Manu Dibango's first production with Fnac after he changed labels in 1992. He was busy at the time with constanty touring and every week he had to be back for his weekly television show on France 3. Originally from Cameroon but in the late 1950,s Manu moved to France where he has spent the majority of his time since. "Soul Makossa' was his first hit back 1972 and has that song been sampled or just copied much to Michael Jacksons distress. Manu sued him for copyright infringement and he is having another go with Beyonce I believe. The song was" Wanna be Startin' Something" by Michael Jackson was where Manu noticed his Makossa had been placed. Manu plays any manner of saxophone except baritone and he also has a ping on the Vibraphone and for this production as we say down here,'Everyman and his dog" seems to be with him on this album with covers or re vamps of some of the most famous African songs including his own. Even a new composition by Manu which was the title for the album.Guests include ( African first ) Youssou N' Dour ( Senegal),Salif Keita ( Mali),Papa Wemba ( Dem. Rep. of Congo or Zaire),Angelique Kidjo ( Benin).King Sunny Ade ( Nigeria),Toure Kunda (Senegal),Tony Allen (Nigeria),Ladysmith Black Momboza ( Sth Africa),Bonga ( Angola) and the list keeps going but for the western representation we also have Peter Gabriel, Michael Jacksons rythmn section at that time and Sinead O'Connor throws in some background vocals. Recordings took place in Paris, New York and Los Angeles even mixed during the Los Angeles 1994 earthquake. This massive shaking production took a year or more to put together and mix.Now the songs that are included are nearly all African classic tunes eight from the 13 tracks on the album ranging from Soul Makossa, Yousou N' Dour gets to do the revamp "Emma" originally Toure Kunde ( Salif Keita),Pata Pata (Miriam Makeba) is covered and for the western one,Peter Gabriel does a revamp of "Biko" with Ladysmith Black Mombazo.

Youssou N' Dour primarily with Manu begins the album with "Soul Makossa" and is a great lively version with plenty of beat, Manu's sax,a huge backing band and of course Youssou N' Dours wonderful vocals drive it along."Biko" is up next with a quite a nice result. Peter Gabriel sings sections and Ladysmith Black Momboza provide stunning backing vocals for the track. Two instrumentals on the album and Wakafrika is one with what is best described as a beat driven train with the horns over the top. The other instrumental is another of Manu's "Ca Va Chouia" ( revamp) which does contain a very small amount of vocals but primarily it is instrumental with both being exceptional. "Emma" the Toure Kunda hit from Senegal is covered by Salif Keita and he does not quite hit his usual quality and the song is good but not quite. "Homeless" comes along next and who would you get to sing this but Ladysmith Black Mombazo and is quite a nice lively version of the tune."Ami oh "is worth a mention but with the rest of the tracks things do not gel, "Jingo is forgettable as "Pata Pata" and the other tracks that I have not mentioned from the album are not quite there either and the album contained 13 tracks all up.

As often is the case with these style of albums the old saying applies,"Too many Chefs Spoil the Broth" and that is obvious here in places but in others where they do hit the mark the results are wonderful and the good ones you will play over again but for me these days it really is have your finger ready on that skip button for the others.

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