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1[[quoteright:350:]]˛˛Drums Of Passion is a classic 1960 album by Nigerian percussionist Music/BabatundeOlatunji. It is credited for making traditional African music popular outside Africa. The most famous track of this record is "Jin-Go-La-Ba", which sold millions as a single alone.˛˛˛It was added to the UsefulNotes/NationalRecordingRegistry in 2004.˛˛'''Tracklist'''˛˛[[AC:Side One]]˛# "Akiwowo (Chant of the Trainman)" (3:42)˛# "Oya (Primitive Fire)" (5:37)˛# "Odun De! Odun De! (Happy New Year!)" (4:39)˛# "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)" (3:16)˛˛[[AC:Side Two]]˛# "Kiyakiya (Why Do You Run Away?)" (4:17)˛# "Baba Jinde (Flirtation Dance)" (5:33)˛# "Oyin Momo Ado (Sweet as Honey)" (5:01)˛# "Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)" (7:06)˛˛Bonus track, added with the 2002 CD re-release: "Menu Di Ye Jewe (Who Is This)?" (3:22)˛˛!! Tropes Of Passion:˛* AfricanChant: All tracks are backed by a chanting chorus. ˛* EpicRocking: The tribal dances tend to take longer in reality, but due to restrictions of the LP format they were kept under a limit. The longest track is "Shango" (Chant to the God of Thunder)" (7:06)˛* FaceOnTheCover: Olantunji is shown in close-up.˛* FearOfThunder and GodIsLoveSongs: "Shango (Chant to the God of Thunder)", intended to please the thunder god of not scaring or terrorizing the villagers.˛* HeavyMeta: "Drums Of Passion" is a song where the mother drum (iya ilu) talks to the baby drum omele. ˛* {{Instrumental}}: "Oya (Primitive Fire)".˛* JungleDrums: Perhaps the most famous album in its genre.˛* MatingDance: "Baba Jinde (Flirtation Dance)". ˛* QuestioningTitle: "Kiyakiya" (Why Do You Run Away?)". ˛* ShoutOut: "Jin-Go-La-Ba" was covered by Music/SergeGainsbourg on "Gainsbourg Percussions" (1964), Music/CarlosSantana on their debut "Santana" (1969), Music/JamesLast on "Voo-doo Party" (1971), Pierre Moerlen's Gong on "Downwind" (1979) and Music/FatboySlim on "Palookaville" (2004).˛* TitleTrack: "Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums Of Passion)". ˛* TrainSong: "Akiwowo" (Chant of the Trainman)".˛----


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