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Santana - "Jingo"
on September 12, 2020 | Last updated September 12, 2020
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Starting this week, I am going to turn to Santana's very early days, taking songs off their first album. First up, the wonderful classic, Jingo (or Jin-Go-Lo-Ba).
Jingo was written by Babatunde Olatunji, in 1959, and released on his first album, Drums of Passion. If you are curious, you can listen to this first version here:
Olatunji has commented that he made royalty moneys from only one song off that album, Jingo, of course. A big thanks to Santana.
When I listen to Santana's take on that song, my body wants to dance. I can't help it. The song is dance. A great, great song. There are lyrics, of course, but they simply repeat jingo, and jingo-lo-ba, or, in Olatunji's native tongue, "Don't worry."
Check out the YouTube version of Santana playing the song below,
and watch all the dancers. It is magic.
Hope you like some early Santana - more to come next Saturday.