Monday 4 April 2016

Olatunji-Drums Of Passion-1960 Nigeria

Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist and recording artist.
"Drums of Passion" is an album released by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji in 1960. Unquestionably, it was the first recording to popularize African music in the west,becoming immensely successful and selling over five million copies. Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" was the most popular song on the album and sold millions of copies, as a single. In fact this simple exchange between the mother drum (iya ilu) and the baby drum omele became Babatunde's signature song.
"Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" (or "Jingo") has been covered by Serge Gainsbourg, under the title "Marabout" on his Gainsbourg percussions LP (1964), by Santana on their first album, Santana, (1969), by James Last on his album Voodoo-Party (1971), by Pierre Moerlen's Gong on the album Downwind (1979) and by Fatboy Slim on his album Palookaville (2004).(wiki)
Two songs from this album,""Akiwowo (Chant of the Trainman)"  and the original version of  "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here

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