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Santana - "Jingo"

Santana Jingo

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

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.


The link to the Drums of Passion video is