THE STORY OF GINGER JOHNSON ~ AUCTION OF SIGNED CD’s
Ginger Johnson Master Drummer, The father of the afro beat sound , when Fela was here in London he played with Ginger Johnsons band , listening to this track you can hear the influence of the time Fela spent playing with , and learning from Mr Johnson in many of his later works , whilst afrobeat developed through Fela , Smahalia and the sb’s , Marijata , Ebo Taylor , Asiko , Geraldo Pino , Matata and a whole host of African musicians incorporating many jazz and funk influences on the way , to make up what we now call afrobeat , there’s no doubt that in the mid 60s , Mr Johnson was the man originating the sound right here in London town Many musicians / bands who are now world famous , Rolling Stones included made a point of working with , and learning from Mr Johnson …. his work was so accomplished he even did a number of movie scores , James Bond Live and let die amongst them , yet very little seems to be known about him , my own father used to go and listen to the band play at the Sunset club and remembers the famous Joe Harriot playing with the band , if you have any info on band members etc. then please get in touch with the Ginger Johnson Master Drummer Facebook page , so this mans great and unique story can be pieced together.
Some of the bands that Ginger Johnson mentored before they became famous: UK well known Funk & Afrobeat bands Is Cymande and Osibisa
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