Drums of Passion  

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Drums of Passion is an album released by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji in 1960. One of the first world music albums recorded in the United States, it was immensely successful and sold over five million copies.


The song "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba" (or "Jingo") has been covered by Serge Gainsbourg, under the title "Marabout" on his Gainsbourg Percussions LP (1964); by Santana on their first album, Santana, (1969); by James Last on his album Voodoo-Party (1971); by Pierre Moerlen's Gong on the album Downwind (1979); and by Fatboy Slim on his album Palookaville (2004).

Track listing

  1. "Akiwowo (Chant of the Trainman)" (3:42)
  2. "Oya (Primitive Fire)" (5:37)
  3. "Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year!)" (4:39)
  4. "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)" (3:16)
  5. "Kiyakiya (Why Do You Run Away?)" (4:17)
  6. "Baba Jinde (Flirtation Dance)" (5:33)
  7. "Oyin Momo Ado (Sweet as Honey)" (5:01)
  8. "Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)" (7:06)

The 2002 CD re-release of the album included a bonus track.

  • "Menu Di Ye Jewe (Who Is This?)" (3:22)

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