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Jingo

by

Santana



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This was inspired by Babatunde Olatunji's "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba," which was featured on the first-ever African drums record released in America. Mike Shrieve tried to keep the drum patterns as similar as possible as the original.
This was Santana's first single released by Columbia Records. (thanks, Jim - Oxnard, CA, for above 2)
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Comments (7):

Every band will have 'fillers' in their albums,But even Santana doing a cover,makes it sound,like he was the original,near perfection!
- Jorge, Bronx, NY
Amazing that Santana can make Jingo, a ONE-chord song, really work! A testament to the band as well.
- Larry, Los Angeles, CA
one of the best guitarists, without a doubt!! And still going strong. Man can the guy jam!!!
- Ken, SAN MATEO, CA
This song is featured in Bruce Brown's first "Endless Summer" movie from 1966. There is a segment in the film when the two surfers are surfing near an African fishing village. The villager's are in their boats fishing and pulling in nets to the beach. The background soundtrack music is an African chorus singing "Jingo".
- robert, san francisco, CA
Rick - I don't think under-rated is the right word to describe Carlos Santana. Underachiever is probably more accurate. But then, his canon of work is very patchy anyway, and his records were always either very good or very poor. It's hard to believe that his band, who did all those great songs and instumentals like the excellent "Samba Pa Ti", "Oye Como Va", "Mother's Daughter" and "Everything Is Coming Our Way" could also have churned out such rubbish tracks as the awful "Luz Amor Y Vida", "Fried Neckbones & Homefries", "Let The Children Play" and "Vera Cruz"
- Dave, Cardiff, Wales
In 1988 an Acid-House version of Jingo made the UK Top 20 for acclaimed producer John "Jellybean" Benitez (who prodyuced numerous early Madonna records), part of a string of UK hits in 1987/1988 in which he set a record by becoming the first artist to amass five UK Top 20 hits in just six months
- Dave, Cardiff, Wales
This one gets in your blood and will not let go. You can say that about that entire album. Carlos Santana is a fantastic composer/performer, but even after all his albums and success, I still get the feeling that he's underrated. He should have received Grammies long before he did.
- Rick, Clare, MI
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