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Rare oldie

Jump on it, jump on it...

Hip Hops Family Tree Was Planted From Bongo Rock

What Lead Belly was for Rock & Roll, Bongo Rock is to Hip Hop. Literally this has just about every hook and loop that was sampled in the 1980's. Just sit back and indulge the breaks.

The closest thing I know to this is DJ Shadows 1997 masterpiece "Entroducing" - And that was in 1997. This album came out in 1973!

It's hard to express how important this album is.

Do yourself a favor and google this album. You have already heard these songs in one form oranother. The influence this album has had on music over the years is impossible to over state.


Formed: 1972

Genre: Funk

Years Active: '70s

Unlikely godfathers of hip-hop, the Incredible Bongo Band was a revolving-door group of studio musicians led by bongo player Michael Viner, who by day worked as an executive at the MGM label and ran its short-lived Pride subsidiary. Viner had worked on Bobby Kennedy's ill-fated presidential campaign before entering the music industry as a talent scout and A&R man in Los Angeles. By the early '70s, he was successful enough to start his pet side project the Incredible Bongo Band, taking unused studio...
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Bongo Rock, Incredible Bongo Band
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  • $8.99
  • Genres: Funk, Music, R&B/Soul
  • Released: Jan 01, 2006

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