Laboe's idea was to combine three tracks from Preston Epps (of "Bongo Rock" fame) with whatever Paul Buff could come up with. Including Preston Epps' #14 hit "Bongo Rock" and his #78 hit "Bongo Bongo Bongo/5(3).
Jun 14, · Released on the Original Sound label in , the 12 tracks combined a trio of bongo-heavy tunes by Preston Epps, including his one true hit "Bongo Rock," together with nine tracks recorded by Dave Aerni on guitar and Paul Buff on everything else as the Bongo Teens. Epps' freak hit (which rivals Sandy Nelson's "Let There Be Drums" for most famous Billboard top twenty hit with a drum 3/5(2).
Bongo Bongo Bongo successfully gets Preston Epps' hit single "Bongo Rock" into LP format. All tunes are about equally that good, provided you like bongos (which every teenager did in , if you believe Les Baxter).Side two's "Call of the Jungle" is fascinating and somewhat Afro-Cuban, calling to mind Perez Prado's three long percussion suites: Voodoo Suite, Exotic Suite of the Americas, and.