JIN-GO-LO-BA

Created on 31/12/2006
Latest update on 17/09/2020

Artist: Babatunde Olatunji
Author: Babatunde Olatunji
Label: Columbia
Year: 1959

Nigerian drummer who moved to California with a scholarship in the late fifties. Accepted as a brother within jazz circles (he played on Cannonball Adderley's African Waltz in '61). Carlos Santana's conga-player Marcus Malone go-betweened, landing Babatunde a Columbia (John Hammond) record deal and some gigs supporting The Grateful Dead. Came out on his debut album Drums Of Passion which is a literal translation of Jin-Go-Lo-Ba. See also: Akiwowo.

Covers:

1964:

Serge Gainsbourg [as Marabout; see also Akiwowo; one out of three tracks Serge lifted off that Drums Of Passion album, the third one being Joanna, a cover of Olatunji's Kiyakiya]

1969:

Santana [n°1 B as Jingo]

1971:

James Last

1979:

Candido

1987:

Jellybean

1994:

Manu Dibango

2004:

Fatboy Slim

Oldest Santana recording on Live At The Fillmore 1968 (see also: Evil Ways); their first studio version at Paul Curcio's Pacific Studio. The same goes for Persuasion, Treat and Soul Sacrifice, three other tracks ending up on Santana's first official Columbia lp.

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