• Franco

It’s been quiet week on the Post No Bills front, but I’ve just found a great reason to jump back into the fray. The excellent African-music blog Worldservice has posted some astonishing YouTube videos of vintage performances by Congolese rumba giant Franco and his group OK Jazz. These come as a nice complement to the superb late-career Franco recordings collected on Francophonic Vol. 2 (Sterns), released in October.

photo: 1973 by Eliot Elisofon, National Geographic

My playlist for the day is after the jump.