Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Sound of Talking Drums

Today, my Afro funk obsession continues with the classic cut "Talking Drum" by Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers. This heavy-hittin' percussion gem came out in 1967 and was included on the group's album African Party, which also includes the standout cut "I Jool Omo". On the album's record sleeve, there is an excerpt that explains Johnson's overall musical objectives. "...We try to get nearer the source, right down to the grass roots of the jungle - the sun, the heat, the insects, the abundance of life." I think with one listen, you'll realize the abundance of sheer music brilliance that is "Talking Drum". Enjoy!

Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - Talking Drum

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