I JOOL OMO (7 INCH)
I JOOL OMO (7 INCH)

Back
Artist

Ginger Johnson

Titel

I JOOL OMO (7 INCH)

Label
Freestyle
fsr7084


please login for sounds
1. a1: i jool omo
2. b1: talking drum

Ginger Johnsons life is one of the greatest untold stories of African music in Europe. A Nigerian immigrant to London in the late 1940s, who quickly became the rhythmic backbone to the big band of The Edmundo Ros Orchestra and the jazz group of Ronnie Scott. By the mid 1960s Ginger was considered the only Afro-Latin percussionist to book, which is why he played with everyone from Georgie Fame, Quincy Jones through to The Rolling Stones.

Out of Stock
Out of Stock
Locked basket

7.99
* Preise inkl. MwSt zzgl. Versandkosten.

If this item is back in stock, then you will get an infomation E-Mail!
free
UK

7 Inch
Vinyl
c53-ka
Black
Afro
Black
pos. 21
peak pos. 9
14.04.2015
-
18.04.2015


Ginger Johnson was also mentor, guide, guru and father figure to a young Fela Kuti. Gingers house in London was a vibrant hub of African music activity for Fela and an entire host of African & Caribbean musicians who would gather there to catch up, eat and jam for hours on end. To Fela, and all the younger musicians who gravitated around Ginger, he was simply known and addressed as 'Father'.

Ginger was also instrumental in the beginnings of The Notting Hill Carnival. His own venue, Club Iroko in North London, was a creative hub for groups like Osibisa, Cymande, and also a welcome hang out for visiting legends like Art Blakey, Roland Kirk, and Elvin Jones.

I Jool Omo is an infectious, happy rhythmic extravaganza, where layers of pulsating drums are perfectly meshed with jazzy flute, saxophone and a hypnotic guitar riff whilst the collective vocal lifts the entire track into a high energy, mesmerizing groove. As the chief exponent of the African talking drum, the thunderous beat that opens Talking Drum leaves you in no doubt as to the power and impact of Gingers skilled drumming.

Ginger Johnson's music is built upon a bedrock of African drums, hi life, and jazz, and is the forerunner of Afrobeat - and Gingers direct and vital influence upon the genre's undisputed champion Fela Kuti is just one part of a fascinating and underappreciated story that only now is being recognised for its significance.
(added: 2015-04-14 16:24:19 )
Customers who bought this item also bought :

Folgende Artikel könnten auch interessant sein:


Protect OC Schutzhuell
Zomo / 2166

Kabel 2x Cinch - 2x Wi
Zomo / acc-30

System Concorde Digitr
Ortofon / 219954

Mousepad Get Physical
Get Physical Music / gpmm

Adapter Cinch W to Cin
Reloop / 220086

UDG Creator Messenger
Ultimate DJ Gear - UDG (U

Digi-Trolley II Large
Magma (47670)

VINYLBOX VS-BOX 200/2
Zomo / 2399

Kompakt Memory Spiel
Kompakt / Kom tex 46

VINYLBOX VS-BOX 100/2
Zomo / 2393

Streetbag (Black / Pin
Zomo (1460)

Keyboard Cover Final C
Magma (71311)

Fader Oil (Premium Bot
Scratch Liquor

Northern Lite - Letter
1st Decade

Reloop XTRM Scratching
Reloop / 236206

URL for your Homepage:
https://www.decks.de/t/ginger_johnson-i_jool_omo/c53-ka