Jun 25, 2009

Great soundtrack from Manu Dibango

A fantastic and ultra-unknown Manu Dibango soundtrack to the equally obscure independent mid-70s movie «Countdown at Kusini.

«Manu Dibango is one of the original fathers of the Afro-funk scene. His huge worldwide hit 'Soul Makossa' paved the way for artists such as Fela Kuti and Hugh Masekela. This rare soundtrack was produced in tiny quantities for the premiere of the obscure Ossie Davis movie in Seattle in August 1975. Each album is individually numbered, and signed by the cast. It's a superb blend of African rhythms, jazz, and a heavy dose of space jazz and funk. There are too many good tracks to mention, from uptempo dancefloor cuts to slower mellow numbers, all featuring Manu's superb sax playing.»



Cameroon , 1975

01. Go Slow Streets
02. Motapo
03. Promenade (Kusini)
04. Bokolo's Boogie
05. Jam Session
06. Marnie
07. Bush
08. Lea's Love Theme
09. Blowin' Western Mind
10. Liberation's Song
11. Red Salter

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