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Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record
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Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango - SD 7267 - (Condition - 85-90%) - LP Record

Soul Makossa" is a 1972 single by Cameroonian makossa saxophonist Manu Dibango. It is often cited as one of the first disco records. In 1972 David Mancuso found a copy in a Brooklyn West Indian record store and often played it at his Loft parties. The response was so positive that the few copies of "Soul Makossa" in New York City were quickly bought up The song was subsequently played heavily by Frankie Crocker, who DJed at WBLS, then New York's most popular black radio station. Since the original was then unfindable, at least 23 groups quickly released cover versions to capitalize on the demand for the record. Atlantic eventually licensed the song from the French record label Fiesta.Their release of it peaked at number 35 on the Billboard chart in 1973; in 1999 Dave Marsh wrote that it was "the only African record by an African" to crack the top 40. At one point there were nine different versions of the song in the Billboard chart. It became "a massive hit" internationally as well.

The song is probably best known for the chanted vocal refrain "ma-mako, ma-ma-sa, mako-mako ssa", which was adapted and used in songs by many prominent artists.

"Soul Makossa" was originally recorded as a B-side for "Mouvement Ewondo", a song about Cameroon's team of association football. Manu Dibango later recorded a new version for his 1994 album Wakafrika.

A second version of the song, called "Soul Makossa 2.0", was recorded in France by Manu Dibango and Wayne Beckford for a release in 2011, as the first single of Dibango's album Past Present Future.

Record Details

Title

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa - SD 7267

Artist

Pierre Zogo, Long Manfred, Joby Jobs, Manu Rodanet, Freddy Mars, Georges Arvanitas & Patrice Galas

Instrumant

Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Guitar [Electric], Percussion & Piano

Lyric

Manu Dibango

Releasing Year

1972

Genre

Instrumantal

Language

English

Label

Atlantic

Made In

India

Manufacture

The Gramophone Company Of India Limited

Serial No.

SD 7267

Side One

  • New Bell

 

  • Nights In Zeralda

 

  • Hibiscus

 

Side Two

  • Dangwa

 

  • Lily

 

  • Soul Makossa

 

  • Oboso

 

Specification

Size

12 Inches

Speed

33 RPM

Record Condition

85-90%

Cover Condition

Excellent

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Artist
Artist - 1Pierre Zogo
Artist - 2Long Manfred
Artist - 3Joby Jobs
Artist - 4Manu Rodanet
Artist - 5Freddy Mars
Artist - 6Georges Arvanitas
Artist - 7Patrice Galas
Instruments
Instrument - 1Acoustic Guitar
Instrument - 2Bass
Instrument - 3Drums
Instrument - 4Guitar [Electric]
Instrument - 5Percussion
Instrument - 6Piano
Lyrics
Lyrics - 1Manu Dibango
Record Details
GenreInstrumantal
LabelAtlantic
LanguageEnglish
Releasing Year1972
Size12 Inches
Speed33 RPM
Songs
Side1 - Song1New Bell
Side1 - Song2Nights In Zeralda
Side1 - Song3Hibiscus
Side2 - Song1Dangwa
Side2 - Song2Lily
Side2 - Song3Soul Makossa
Side2 - Song4Oboso