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

    Long Island
    "Crystal Blue Persuasion"
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  7. edb15

    edb15 Forum Resident

    new york
  8. Dave B

    Dave B Senior Member

    Nokomis, FL
    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

    Vermont, USA
    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".

    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

    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

    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

    Party (album) - The Beach Boys
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  17. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

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

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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

    frodis341 New Member

    GA, USA
    "Flower Punk"
    "Dog Breath"
    "Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top"
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  20. Johnny11758

    Johnny11758 Member

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

    elvotix Forum Resident

    Marlton, NJ
    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.
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  22. rene smalldridge

    rene smalldridge Senior Member

    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'...

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

    elvotix Forum Resident

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