The Americanization of Ooga Booga is an album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela. The album is a blend of American jazz themes and traditional South African musical influences. It was recorded live in November 1965 at The Village Gate night club in New York City and released in June, 1966 via MGM Records label. MGM's president was convinced that Masekela's albums were too African for American tastes, so soon after Masekela moved to Chisa/Blue Thumb labels.
Live recording from 1965. Cover, Inner sleeve: ⓅⒸ Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer In. Printed in . Disc labels: MGM Records - a division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. - Made in . Matrix, Runout (Runout Side A): SE-4372 SIDE-1 66-ST- 360 11.
Getting Americanization of Ooga Booga released was evidently akin to pulling teeth, because MGM Records' president was convinced it would be a bomb - what Hugh Masekela and his band had played at this early 1965 gig at the Village Gate was jazz, but it was too African-based for American tastes, or so the label chief maintained
Ooga-Booga, adding five more tracks from his 1968 album The Lasting Impression of Hugh Masekela.
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Listen to music from Hugh Masekela like Riot, Don't Go Lose It Baby & more. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Hugh Masekela. Hugh Masekela (born Witbank, April 4, 1939. Died Johannesburg, January 23, 2018) was a South African flugelhorn and cornet player. In 1961, as part of the anti-apartheid campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. He has played primarily in jazz ensembles, with guest appearances on albums by The Byrds and Paul Simon. The Lasting Impressions Of Ooga Booga.
|Bajabula Bonke (Healing Song)||7:12|
|Dzinorabiro (The Good Old Days)||5:57|
|Unhlanhla (Lucky Boy)||5:01|
|U-Dwi (Song For My Mother)||5:10|
|Abangoma (Song Of Praise)||3:35|
|SE-4372||Hugh Masekela||The Americanization Of Ooga Booga (LP, Album)||MGM Records||SE-4372||US||1966|
|E-4372||Hugh Masekela||The Americanization Of Ooga Booga (LP, Album, Mono)||MGM Records||E-4372||US||1965|