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Babatunde Olatunji — Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)
Album: Drums of Passion
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Released: 1959
Length: 3:08
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Easy 6. This is good working music, though I spent most of the time looking through the comments to see if I could spot what kind of soulless person would give this a 1.
 audiophelia wrote:
Oh please follow this up with Santanaaaaaa....
 

Oh yes...please!
 maryte wrote:
What kind of trolls are giving Babatunde a "1"??
 
What's up with the name-calling?

 Patrick wrote:
Sounds like "Jingo" from the first Santana album.
 
Bump. And Olatunji is credited on the album.


Ehhhh, no, I don't think so.
Awesome! I know I am all passioned up!{#Dancingbanana}
Oh please follow this up with Santanaaaaaa....
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Same here. Know it from Santana's Moonflower album, but didn't know it was a cover.
Isn't it from "Abraxas"?
What kind of trolls are giving Babatunde a "1"??
That was a really nice mix from 'Private Universe' into this track, well done DJ
Danny_G wrote:
Lo-ba-ba !! :bounce: :music: :bounce: :music: :bounce:
I think it's "yo va va", which (might) mean I go go....
Patrick wrote:
Sounds like "Jingo" from the first Santana album.
THANK YOU! I was trying to figure out where I had heard that chorus before! So familiar, yet not in it's "regular place" in my musical memory....
artmarcia wrote:
The perfect segue from Crowded House's Private Universe. Slides from one right into the other.
And again...perfect.
artmarcia wrote:
The perfect segue from Crowded House's Private Universe. Slides from one right into the other.
I appreciate the irony
The perfect segue from Crowded House's Private Universe. Slides from one right into the other.
Lo-ba-ba !! :bounce: :music: :bounce: :music: :bounce:
Add me to the list of those who didn't realize Santana's Jingo was a cover. I gotta admit I like Santana's version better. This this version, I had to take the headphones off midway through because it repetition was driving me crazy. Of course this was followed by incessant noodling from the Grateful Dead. (I know, them are fightin' words around here, but I simply never liked the Dead. They are great at what they do; I just don't like what they do.) Guess it's just not my day for RP. :wink:
damien wrote:
can someone help me insert this plate into my lip?
Junior, stop playing with the good china...
Oh, wow -- the next generation of Osibisa! \:D/
can someone help me insert this plate into my lip?
CanuckBeaker wrote:
Wow! I had NO idea that Santana's was a cover. I was going to put a comment on here about how the opening (and all of it) sounded like Santana's 'Jingo'. What a dumb guy I am! Thanks for teaching me new things RP. (that includes my fellow posters)
Same here. Know it from Santana's Moonflower album, but didn't know it was a cover.
Sounds like from the soundtrack for a 30s Clark Gable adventure movie in Africa. Interesting.
Yeah! Now we are talking! What a great way to start the weekend! :bounce:
Wow! I haven't heard this since the 1960's!!! THANK YOU! More Olatunji, please. :jump: :heartkiss: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
lunar23 wrote:
...nobody knows the 70s Santana cover?
I do, and hew added a musical element to it that made it fun. Unfortunately, this isn't as much fun.
I like the genre, and I wouldn't mind hearing more "world music" thrown into the mix on RP. But this track is not one of the best examples. Too repetitive, too simple for my taste.
lunar23 wrote:
...nobody knows the 70s Santana cover?
actually, that's where i first heard of Babatunde - on a live recording of Santana performing this song with him as guest. most excellent/.
...nobody knows the 70s Santana cover?
ChicoCyclist wrote:
"Jin-go-lo-ba" tranlates to "Press mute now."
what he said, yes, please, make it stop! :crashcomp:
"Jin-go-lo-ba" tranlates to "Press mute now."
Feel the rhythm! Get the powers of these drums! Get the drive from the singing! Hey, I am in trance :bounce: :meditate.gif: :bounce: :sunny.gif:
Perfect transition from Private Universe!
Please, no more...
onni wrote:
Please, stop playing this African crap.
Yes please make the bad men stop. This is more repetitive than the worst techno.
Hmmm.... This is pushing my eclectic limits...
Sounds like "Jingo" from the first Santana album.
I've long enjoyed this artist, at least in part because of his wonderful name. Once you know how to pronounce it, it's a glorious mouthful, a strong and stirring song all in itself. Babatunde Olatunji !!! Was rockin out to his stuff (which I'd found in a lending collection at the public library) in Junior High, 1963, with an Hawaiian Restaurant artificial grass skirt worn like a Masai lion mane headdress.
I don't have any idea what the words say, but I agree with the sound evocations others have heard, evocations of other bands. I like to imagine that this song is singing the praises of ginkgo biloba, which so few people can spell or pronounce but which has helped some people feel better (yes, I have read the recent research to the contrary). It also sounds like some Native American music I was listening to in a documentary on PBS.
jpbergjr wrote:
are you racist? It is not crap, and even if it was, so what it came from africa. Is it any betterr in Helsinki?
You really ought not to infer so much from what people write. He was implying that it was crap and that it came from Africa. If he'd have said all African Music was crap it may have been different. I thought he was mistaken. I thought it was OK African music.
I need to go play drums with these folks. :jump: Get me outta this darn office!!! :crashcomp:
jpbergjr wrote:
are you racist? It is not crap, and even if it was, so what it came from africa. Is it any betterr in Helsinki?
Well if it was from Helsinki he might have said Helsinki crap :D . Don't think it was racist, just musical taste expressed emphatically. Personally, I wouldn't call it crap, but I do find it lacking. For what it is it is fine - just not spectacular.
Originally Posted by onni: Please, stop playing this African crap.
are you racist? It is not crap, and even if it was, so what it came from africa. Is it any betterr in Helsinki?
I think I need some Jin-Go-Biloba :moon:
Wonderful tribal beat, energetic, with an almost mystic charge to the chant. I could listen to this several times a day, no matter what our friends in Helsinki think.
Originally Posted by onni: Please, stop playing this African crap.
I guess they don't allow drumming in Helsinki.
Enough already.
Please, stop playing this African crap.
This one alwys gets my attention...even from across the room.
Funny... has me actually singing out loud... with no clue what I\'m saying :p
Kinda cool. Nice to have a break like this every once in a while. Wouldn\'t want it all the time, but now and then is perfect.
Originally Posted by Lee: Cool. This song is on Santana's first album as "Jingo" with a writing credit to Olatunji. Until today I had never heard the original. RP does it again!
Lee, I KNEW this sounded familiar! Thanks for the info. This is the first time I have heard the original as well. Good stuff :cool:
Now that\'s what I call jungle! :D Fun, every once in a while. But I quess like with dance/techno you have to be in the right ambience to (maybe) appreciate it.
Cool. This song is on Santana\'s first album as \"Jingo\" with a writing credit to Olatunji. Until today I had never heard the original. RP does it again!
please stop playing things like this
An interesting track, I hadn\'t heard this before. I recognized Babatunde from his work with Mickey Hart\'s Planet Drum, worth checking out if you enjoy world beat. :)
Eastern key and instrumentation and dramatic vocal combine to make this track a little Siouxiesque, which ain\'t a bad thing.