Monday, August 13, 2012

Chaino & His African Percussion Safari - The Jungle Chase - Jungle Drums Variations




Leon "Chaino" Johnson (1927 – July 8, 1999), the self-styled "percussion genius of Africa," was an American bongo player. After touring for several years on the Chitlin' Circuit, he released several albums and became popular with listeners of exotica music in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In the promotion of his albums, a fictional biography was developed, depicting Chaino as an orphan from a lost tribe in central Africa who had been rescued by a missionary after his tribe had been massacred. Chaino was actually born in Philadelphia and raised in Chicago....

I was very happy to find this rare japanese 45 in the wild @ a flea market, amongst a pile of trashed turd 45's.... something that doesn't happen everyday in the swamps of south Jersey....

the jungle chase might be one the best double entendre "songs" ever...

Chaino & His African Percussion Safari - - The Jungle Chase

Chaino & His African Percussion Safari - Jungle Drums Variations