Babatunde Olantunji – “Jin Go Lo Ba” And Three Videos Of “Jin Go Lo Ba” Performed by Carlos Santana & His Bands


Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents information about and lyrics for Nigerian drummer and composer Babatunde Olatunji’s compossition “Jin Go Lo Ba” (also known as “Jingo”.

This post also showcases a YouTube sound file of Babatunde Olantunji & his Drum Of Passions Band performing “Jin Go Lo Ba” as well as three YouTube videos of Carlos Santana and his band performing this song.

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Thanks to Babatunde Olatunji and his Drums Of Passion Band for their musical legacies. Thanks also to Carlos Santana and his bands for their musical legacies. Thanks to the publishers of these examples on YouTube and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.

” “Jin-go-lo-ba” (or “Jingo”) is a song by Nigerian percussionist Babatunde Olatunji, featured on his first album Drums of Passion (1959). In Yoruba (Olatunji’s native language) it means, “Do not worry.”

The song featured “African-derived rhythms and chants” along with “swooping orchestration”.[1] In his autobiography, Olatunji said that this was the only song on his first album that he claimed formal ownership of, meaning that it was the only song he received royalties for.[2] …

Song by Babatunde Olatunji
from the album Drums of Passion
Genre Afrobeat
Length 3:16
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Babatunde Olatunji
Producer(s) Al Ham

(Composer- Babatunde Olatunji)

Jingo Ba
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo
Ba, Ba, Lo


SHOWCASE SOUND FILE: Babatunde Olatunji Jin-Go-Lo-Ba (Drums of Passion)

Marcinenwu, Jun 9, 2008

Video #1: Santana – Jin-Go-Lo-Ba/Ending Live In Santiago 1992

EpicConcerts, Jan 13, 2012

“Venue: Parque Intercommunal De La Reina
Date: December 4 1992

Band Line-up:
Carlos Santana – Guitars/Vocals
Walfredo de los Reyes – Drums
Karl Perazzo – Cymbals
Armando Peraza – Congas
Chester Thompson – Keyboards
Myron Dove – Bass
Alex Ligertwood – Vocals
Jorge Santana – Rhythm Guitar

Video from VHS-rip
Audio from soundboard master + patch here-and-there with the VHS source

The video was digitally cleaned and the colors were corrected to fit more naturally, also upscaled to 720p for a better experience on Youtube.
The audio was stereo expanded to sound a litlle bit louder.”…

Video #2: Jingo-Santana Greatest Hits – Live at Montreux (2011).mkv

Giannis Lioumpas,Apr 18, 2012

Video #3: Santana – Savor / Jingo – 8/18/1970 – Tanglewood (Official)

Santana on MV, Sep 26, 2014

Santana – Savor / Jingo
Recorded Live: 8/18/1970 – Tanglewood – Lenox, MA
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Carlos Santana – guitar, vocals
Gregg Rolie – keyboards, piano, lead vocals
David Brown – bass
Michael Shrieve – drums
Jose “Chepito” Areas – percussion, conga, timbales
Mike Carabello – percussion, conga, vocals

Recorded just over a year after Santana played its historic Woodstock Music & Art Fair performance, the band was fast becoming one of the biggest in the world. They were about to release their second album, Abraxas, and were riding high on the heels of three hit songs from their debut album and a new Top 10 hit, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Black Magic Woman.”

A year earlier – in fact only a few days before the Woodstock Festival – Bill Graham staged the first of several concerts billed as “The Fillmore at Tanglewood.” Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the storied venue had just begun to experiment with staging contemporary concerts on their grounds. Staging a rock concert in a classical venue had yet to be done, so of course the concept of doing so excited Graham. He brought the full-scale Fillmore East production team in, including the Joshua Light Show, and booked a great lineup. This first concert featured B.B King, Jefferson Airplane and The Who, and drew the largest crowd that Tanglewood had ever seen by far.

Buoyed by the event’s success, Tanglewood and Graham agreed to stage three similar dates in 1970. The last of these is this show, when Santana headlined after The Voices of East Harlem and the legendary Miles Davis had played (you can hear Mile’s set here).

This historic and beautifully recorded performance features a smoking performance by Santana in the last year of their classic lineup, before a young Neal Schon joined the band. We think you’ll agree it’s an incredible performance by a great band in their prime.
“Jin Go Lo Ba” starts around 4:05 in this video.

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