When this record came out back in 1972 I was working for Cox Records Flatbush & 7th Ave right next door to the John's Bargain Store right by the 7th Ave subway entrance.
The Soul Makossa was a dance hit so the DJs were coming in asking for it.
The record wasn't commercially available in the States so bootlegs for the 45 were going for $25 back then.
R.I.P. Manu Dibango