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Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - African Party album download
Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers - African Party album download
Performer: Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers
Title: African Party
Country: UK
Released: 2015
Style: African, Afrobeat
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3 FLAC VQF MP3 AC3 VOC VOX MP2 XM
FLAC size: 1515 mb | MP3 size: 1204 mb | WMA size: 1991 mb

522 001. Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers. Music From Africain ‎(LP, Album). Jag. 522 001. France. Freestyle Records (2). FSRCD110.

George Folunsho "Ginger" Johnson (1916 – July 15, 1975) was a Nigerian percussionist and bandleader who was a prominent musician in London from the 1950s to the early 1970s. He led Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers, and recorded and performed with Edmundo Ros, The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Scott and Quincy Jones among many others. Johnson was born in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria. His father was of Yoruba origin and his mother was from Brazil; he was nicknamed "Ginger" for his reddish hair and freckles

Among a plethora of fine African ensembles, that album featured some seminal tracks by future superstar Fela Kuti who was resident in London from 1958 to 1963. Just as importantly, the compilation also featured the man who was a mainstay of the London scene and mentored the young Kuti-Ginger Johnson. Now comes the timely reissue-on CD, LP and MP3-of African Party, the only album ever released by Johnson and his group the African Messengers.

I Jool Omo by Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers, released 30 March 2015 1. I Jool Omo 2. Talking Drum Ginger Johnson's life is one of the greatest untold stories of African music in Europe. A Nigerian immigrant to London in the late 1940's, who quickly became the rhythmic backbone to the big band of The Edmundo Ros Orchestra and the jazz group of Ronnie Scott. By the mid 1960's Ginger was considered the only Afro-Latin percussionist to book, which is why he played with everyone from Georgie Fame, Quincy Jones through to The Rolling Stones.

Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers. Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers.

In 2015, Freestyle Records re-issued the groundbreaking African Party album by the somewhat mysterious figure of Ginger (George Folunsho) Johnson. Recorded in 1967, nearly 20 years after he first arrived in post war London and immediately began performing and recording with London jazz stalwarts Ronnie Scott and Pete King. Witchdoctor is not the track of the same name on African Party, but it and Nawa (written by Dizzy Gillespie cohort Chano Pozo) demonstrate a musical progression as funk had stamped it's indelible footprint on Ginger's music along with afro-cuban rhythms and jazz. Thanks to Claudio Passavanti at Doctor Mix Studios in London, who has done quite an amazing restoration and re-mastering job on this long lost music.

Продавец: Интернет-магазин Ozon. Адрес: Россия, Москва, Пресненская набережная, 10. ОГРН: 1027739244741

Tracklist

A1 I Jool Omo
A2 Adura
A3 Witchdoctor
A4 Ire
A5 Talking Drum
B1 Lord Morocco
B2 A You Momma
B3 Watusi
B4 Alege
B5 Hi Life

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SMQ 2001 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers African Party ‎(LP, Album) Masquerade Records SMQ 2001 UK 1967
522 001 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers Music From Africain ‎(LP, Album) Jag 522 001 France 1967
SXS 3727 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers African Party ‎(LP, Album) Stone Records SXS 3727 Canada 1967
MQ 2001 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers African Party ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Masquerade Records MQ 2001 UK 1967
FSRCD110 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers African Party ‎(CD) Freestyle Records FSRCD110 UK 2015


Comments (1)
Centrizius
Ridiculously good! 'Adura' especially, is unbelievable.