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Preston Epps Very Best of Preston Epps - Bongo Rock

Very Best of Preston Epps - Bongo Rock
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  • Originally Released: 1999
  • Label: Collectables Records

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The bongo may not have become a dominant instrument in rock and roll, but Preston Epps very nearly made it so. Epps, who recorded for the Original Sounds label, had a Top 20 hit in 1959 with "Bongo Rock", a driving instrumental that spotlighted his frantic hand percussion over drums, bass, and guitar. This overview of his recordings for Original Sound demonstrates his unique style.

Tracks:

  • 1.Bongo In The Congo
  • 2.Bongo Rock
  • 3.Jungle Drums
  • 4.Doin' The Cha Cha Cha
  • 5.Bongo, Bongo, Bongo
  • 6.bongos In Pastel
  • 7.Call Of The Jungle, Full Version
  • 8.Bongo Party
  • 9.Hully Qully Bongo
  • 10.Bongo Shuffle

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Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Besides Sandy Nelson's "Teen Beat," can you name another instrumental rock & roll hit from the '50s that features the drums as its lead instrument? The answer is Preston Epps' "Bongo Rock," which put Epps' frantic bongo-slapping in the Top 15 in 1959. The follow-up single, "Bongo Bongo Bongo," was a minor hit that set Epps' bongo artistry to a lazy boogie beat. Bongo Rock reissues Epps' Top 40 album Bongo Bongo Bongo in its entirety along with a few cuts from singles. Many of the tracks exude a mellow exotica vibe with flutes and, in one case, jungle sound effects, placing the emphasis on the "bongo" rather than the "rock." The disc is just a little over a half-hour in length, which leads one to wonder why Epps' 1963 album, Surfin' Bongos -- which was made for the same label as the rest of the material here -- wasn't included. ~ Greg Adams

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 20,606
  • UPC: 090431604021
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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