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Petey Pate

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Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« on: March 24, 2020, 10:25:01 AM »
https://apnews.com/b7aca5490656b064bba690eb19a5291e

Sad end to a legend of jazz, funk and African music. Soul Makossa has been imitated many times, and it's a classic.

https://youtu.be/mueq-sbXBrs

Better Midlands

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 12:14:56 PM »
Great catalogue of work and he moved with the times, very contemporary in the mid 80s like Herbie Hancock.

magval

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 12:26:01 PM »
Didn't know where that refrain originally came from. What a cool song. RIP cool jazz guy.

NoSleep

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 12:33:56 PM »
RIP Manu. Damn.

An old buddy of mine, UK rapper MC Mell'O', impressed me by making a record with Manu Dibango in the early 90's.

buttgammon

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 01:06:14 PM »
Fuck, Soul Makossa was (and still is) an absolute monster of a track.

Petey Pate

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 02:30:35 PM »
Great catalogue of work and he moved with the times, very contemporary in the mid 80s like Herbie Hancock.

Both Herbie and Manu collaborated with Bill Laswell in that period. I vastly prefer Electric Africa, on which Herbie plays synths and Laswell  produced, to the better known Rock It.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK69LoCTYus

RIP Manu. Damn.

An old buddy of mine, UK rapper MC Mell'O', impressed me by making a record with Manu Dibango in the early 90's.

Had never heard this before, so here's one of the tracks if anyone else is curious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBWPNY5pU_Y

Dewt

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 04:02:13 PM »
Oh man, that sucks. He's been on my playlist these last six months.

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2020, 05:51:12 PM »
Both Herbie and Manu collaborated with Bill Laswell in that period. I vastly prefer Electric Africa, on which Herbie plays synths and Laswell  produced, to the better known Rock It.


Didn't know that, will check it out

NoSleep

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2020, 06:01:30 PM »
There's a whole bunch NY/African stuff with Herbie, Laswell and his DMX from around that time. The other large centre (outside of the African continent) for African productions at that time was Paris.

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Re: Manu Dibango dies of COVID-19
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2020, 07:15:52 PM »
I think it was on CaB Radio that I first heard Manu Dibango - Big Blow and fell in love with it. Beyond "big blow" and "c'est maman", I've no idea what the lyrics are, but I guess it doesn't matter. DUMELE!

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