Thursday, 23 July 2009

Bongo Rock

Bongo Rock (Epps/Egnoian) - The Incredible Bongo Band
c/w Bongolia (Botkin Jnr.)


Michael Viner organised this troupe from surrounding musicians during down breaks from recording B Movie music. Recording mostly hits of the time but with a lot of percussion - Suits me!

Now famous mostly through early hip hop who sampled them, most notably the 'Apache' break, an extended middle 8 in their version of the 'Shadows' song.

The artists varied according to who was available at the time, and it's rumoured even Ringo Starr played on some recordings. . . . .

Bongolia 1973
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