Songs with bongos or about bongos

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ronton99, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. ronton99

    ronton99 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Bongos are cool. Kinda dated but in a good way.
    Big in the 50's and 60's mostly I guess, and they supplied a bit of cheese factor into the New Wave days. Don't hear then much anymore.

    I was listening to an great old Tony Bennett Live thing that featured some groovy bongos and it got me thinking - where have they gone?

    So I'll start:
    Party Out Of Bounds - the B52s
     
  2. rcdupre

    rcdupre Flying is Trying is Dying

    me love the bongos too: Mongo Santamaria - Sunshine of Your Love
     
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  3. drewslo

    drewslo Forum Resident

    Jimmy Cliff "Bongo Man"
     
  4. "Sympathy For The Devil", natch.
    Theme music for 12 Angry Men, too. Bongos + titles and credits all in lower-case = cool, daddio.
     
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  5. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    There was even a new wave band called the Bongo's, but I don't know if they have used those for their songs (not really familiair with that band)
     
  6. reb

    reb Long Live Rock

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    "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
     
  7. edb15

    edb15 Forum Resident

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  8. Dave B

    Dave B Senior Member

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    Bongo Rock - Preston Epps
     
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  9. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    Edmundo Ros' Phase 4 Stereo classic 1st Lp "Bongos From the South"! I especially LOVE the opening track "Deep In the Heart of Texas",with Bongos,Congas and the orchestra clapping! MAN! What a rush!:righton:I highly recommend it for ALL Bongo Lovers here!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. White and Blue

    White and Blue Active Member

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    Chitlins Con Carne from Midnight Blue makes some pretty great use of Bongos. The Cowboy Bebop Soundtrack also has a phenomenal harmonica and bongos duet.
     
  11. ego1jr

    ego1jr Forum Resident

    Empty Sky - Elton John
     
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  12. rat1073

    rat1073 Active Member

    Preston Epps was mad for bongos, and had numerous bongo-inspired titles, including "Bongo Bongo Bongo".
     
  13. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    a very good question...I'll have to ponder...I'm pretty sure Jorge Ben records have some bongo bits...
     
  14. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

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    Surf 'n Bongos - The New Dimensions - 1963 instrumental surf rock album with bongos on a lot of the tracks.
     
  15. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

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    Great, great group!
    I recall them utilizing bongos on their cover version of Marc Bolan's "Mambo Sun".
     
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  16. Tom Perry

    Tom Perry Forum Resident

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    Party (album) - The Beach Boys
     
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  17. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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    Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band said it all.
     
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  18. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Lou Christie (IIRC) has a song called 'Guitars and Bongos'
     
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  19. frodis341

    frodis341 New Member

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    Zappa/Mothers:
    "Flower Punk"
    "Dog Breath"
    "Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top"
     
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  20. Johnny11758

    Johnny11758 Member

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    Bob Dylan -- Where Are You Tonight? (Journey Through Dark Heat):righton:
     
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  21. elvotix

    elvotix Forum Resident

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    Do The Clam - Elvis
    Summertime Blues - T.Rex

    Sympathy For The Devil - sounds like conga drums to me, could be wrong...

    but then, who can forget Cliff Richards as Bongo Herbert in the 1959 film Expresso Bongo.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expresso_Bongo
     
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  22. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

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    Don't know if he ever recorded anything but Maynard G. Krebs played a mean set of bongos. You rang?
     
  23. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    Yeah,Shaggy,Like,I can dig it,Man!:laugh:
     
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  24. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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    are those bongos on fat man by jethro tull or something more exotic?
     
  25. elvotix

    elvotix Forum Resident

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    ...them Beatniks and their bongos, like hippies and guitars...
     
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