Incredible Bongo Band

Incredible Bongo Band

Incredible Bongo Band

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Top Songs

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ApacheE
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Bongolia
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Let There Be Drums
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Wipeout
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Bongo Rock

Albums

  • The Return of the Incredible Bongo Band

    Apr 2014 • 11 songs

  • 40 Years of the Incredible Bongo Band
  • Bongo Rock

    Jan 2006 • 19 songs

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Incredible Bongo Band

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Unlikely godfathers of hip-hop, the Incredible Bongo Band was a revolving-door group of studio musicians led by bongo player Michael Viner, who by day worked as an executive at the MGM label and ran its short-lived Pride subsidiary. Viner had worked on Bobby Kennedy's ill-fated presidential campaign before entering the music industry as a talent scout and A&R man in Los Angeles. By the early '70s, he was successful enough to start his pet side project the Incredible Bongo Band, taking unused studio time to record percussion-heavy instrumentals and pop covers with African and L...
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