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Dibango, Manu / Rough Guide to Manu Dibango
Album:Rough Guide to Manu Dibango Collection:World
Artist:Dibango, Manu Added:Aug 2004
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-27 Pull Date:2004-11-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Nov 7Oct 24Oct 17Oct 10Oct 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 25, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Aug 23, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Feb 14, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Bayam Sellam
5.Jun 21, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Miss Cavacha
3.Nov 29, 2005: At the Cafe Bohemian
Miss Cavacha
6.May 31, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Miss Cavacha

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-20 
A rich retrospective of the long career of the Cameroonian star of sax (tenor, baritone, and soprano), singing and composing. The tracks follow him from Congolese dance to serious funk and deep jazz. The final track is an extended and updated version of his signature tune (wow!). Every track is a winner (well, maybe except for 6 which is a bit much) and the versatility of this artist is truly impressive.

1. Warm, midtempo & happy w/a sweet ska-flavored sax.
2. Sweet and jazzy marimba-driven instrumental.
3. Upbeat, high-energy dance w/a great vocals.
4. Small-club jazz w/ a sophisticated smoothness. Relaxed.
5. A light & swaying thing w/great sax & marimba.
6. Lush strings & orchestra, slow. The only one I don’t like.
7. Fast and funky. Great sax, great energy.
8. Midtempo jazz w/wailing soprano sax & marimba.
9. A big, rocking sound w/lots of funk.
10. Sexy organ/sax/vocal highlife number w/serious coolness.
11. Bouncy marimba, subtle bass. Warm & catchy.
12. A funky urban, Afro-European groove.
13. Scratching, vocals, sax, bass, guitar, a funk jam. Way cool.

Track Listing
1.Ngolowake 7.Mouna Pola
2.Miango Ma Tumba 8.Baobab Sunset
3.Miss Cavacha 9.Super Kumba
4.Nature Boy 10.Bayam Sellam
5.Mi Niya 11.Camp Yabassi Echoes
6.Oa Na Mba 12.Negropolitaines
 13.Makossa Blow