|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 09 February 2018
Format: LP Vinyl
|OLATUNJI DRUMS OF PASSION Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Drums of Passion was the first album released by Babatunde Olatunji (1927-2003) in 1960.
Olatunji was a drummer, social activist and musician, born in Ajindo, Nigeria. In this album he has recaptured some of his early impressions in his drum beats and giving them new zest. The African drum rhythms are not only musical melodies and songs but also ways of communication. For instance, the first track “Akiwowo” was the name of a train conductor who shouted his humorous cry against the fading rhythm of the freight train. “Baba Jinde” is a dance play and the title track “Gin-Go-Lo-Ba” was sampled by many contemporary artists (Santana and Fatboy Slim amongst others) and covered in 1979 by latin jazz/percussionist Candido for his disco chart smash “Jingo”.
Drums of Passion is mainly a danceable album and often cited as one of the first African albums recorded in (then called) stereophonic sound in the United States in 1960.
• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• FEATURING “GIN-GO-LO-BA” (DRUMS OF PASSION), “AKIWOWO” (CHANT TO THE TRAINMAN) AND MORE
A1 Akiwowo (Chant To The Trainman) 3:37
A2 Oya (Primitive Fire) 5:35
A3 Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year) 4:38
A4 Gin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums Of Passion) 3:11
B1 Kiyakiya (Why Do You Run Away?) 4:15
B2 Baba Jinde (Flirtation Dance) 5:30
B3 Oyin Momo Ado (Sweet As Honeybee) 4:54
B4 Shango (Chant To The God Of Thunder) 7:04