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Babatunde Olatunji – Drums Of Passion album art

Photo(s) by Bart Solenthaler. Imported from Flickr on Jul 8, 2021. Artwork published in .
    Babatunde Olatunji – Drums Of Passion album art
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    Futura Display in all caps for the first release by Michael Babatunde Olatunji (1927–2003), drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist. From Wikipedia:

    Drums of Passion is an album released by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji in 1960. Unquestionably, it was the first recording to popularize African music in the west, becoming immensely successful and selling over five million copies.

    It includes the song “Jin-Go-Lo-Ba”, which was covered by Serge Gainsbourg, Carlos Santana, James Last, Gong, Fatboy Slim, and others – not always with credits.

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