Re: Soul Makossa

James Kirchmer (
Wed, 16 Aug 1995 16:44:57 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 16 Aug 1995 wrote:

> Yes, Soul Makossa (oft imitated, never duplicated) was done originally by Mr.
> Dibango, and ripped off by Lionel Richie.

Let's not forget Michael Jackson- "mamasay-mamasong-mama-MAKOSSA"
(or whatever- something like that....y'all know what I mean....)
In fact, this is one of the most ripped off tunes of all time...
(By Manu Dibango himself, even- he's got a shitload of variations
on this groove...and btw, run to see this guy live...he's got
a good's more a LIVE thing than a record thing...
...unlike many so-called jazz cats that can't cut it live at all.)
Peace- Jimmy