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


Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa - SD 7267


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


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


Manu Dibango

Releasing Year








Made In



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




12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Artist - 1 Pierre Zogo
Artist - 2 Long Manfred
Artist - 3 Joby Jobs
Artist - 4 Manu Rodanet
Artist - 5 Freddy Mars
Artist - 6 Georges Arvanitas
Artist - 7 Patrice Galas
Instrument - 1 Acoustic Guitar
Instrument - 2 Bass
Instrument - 3 Drums
Instrument - 4 Guitar [Electric]
Instrument - 5 Percussion
Instrument - 6 Piano
Lyrics - 1 Manu Dibango
Record Details
Genre Instrumantal
Label Atlantic
Language English
Releasing Year 1972
Size 12 Inches
Speed 33 RPM
Side1 - Song1 New Bell
Side1 - Song2 Nights In Zeralda
Side1 - Song3 Hibiscus
Side2 - Song1 Dangwa
Side2 - Song2 Lily
Side2 - Song3 Soul Makossa
Side2 - Song4 Oboso

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

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