BABATUNDE OLATUNJI

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Babatunde Olatunji was a virtuoso drummer who became a sensation in the '60s with his albums of traditional Nigerian drumming and chanting. If Olatunji debuted in today's environment, he would be subjected to much tougher scrutiny and evaluation regarding "authenticity" than he received in the '60s. His heralded albums, particularly Drums of Passion, weren't quite the innovative event some claimed. They were fine LPs, but also contained a heavy dose of show business and sanitized playing that would be duly noted today, particuarly in the specialist press. Still, his albums reportedly were very influential on John Coltrane. They were among the few international releases to not just make the charts, but remain on them for years. Olatunji didn't make many albums in his prime. From 1964 until 1967 he had four hit LPs. He'd originally come to America in the early '60s to study medicine. Olatunji formed a band of read more...
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BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Drums Of Passion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums Of Passion
African Fusion 1960
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Zungo! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zungo!
African Fusion 1961
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Flaming Drums! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Flaming Drums!
African Fusion 1962
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI High Life! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
High Life!
African Fusion 1963
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Drums! Drums! Drums! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums! Drums! Drums!
African Fusion 1964
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI More Drums Of Passion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Drums Of Passion
African Fusion 1966
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Soul Makossa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Soul Makossa
African Fusion 1973
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Dance To The Beat Of My Drum (aka Drums of Passion: The Beat ) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dance To The Beat Of My Drum (aka Drums of Passion: The Beat )
African Fusion 1986
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Drums Of Passion: The Invocation album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums Of Passion: The Invocation
African Fusion 1988
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Drums of Passion: Celebrate Freedom, Justice & Peace album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums of Passion: Celebrate Freedom, Justice & Peace
African Fusion 1993
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Love Drum Talk album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love Drum Talk
African Fusion 1997
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Circle Of Drums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Circle Of Drums
African Fusion 2005

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BABATUNDE OLATUNJI Drums Of Passion And More album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Drums Of Passion And More
African Fusion 1994

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