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Chaino

Chaino has been played on NTS shows including St. Johns, with Voodoo Chant first played on 25 April 2015.

Chaino, pronounced "CHA-EE-NO" was promoted by producer Kirby Allan as the last survivor of an African tribe brought to Philadelphia by missionaries. He practiced drumming 17 hours a day and played in fits akin to a religious experience or an orgy.

In actuality, he was Leon Johnson, born in Chicago in 1927. After taking up bongo playing and touring black night clubs, he ended up in Hollywood and went into the Gold Star studio with Allan to create an Americanized version of traditional Kenyan music.

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Sumac
Chaino
Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
Sumac
ChainoDionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
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Don't Do It To Me
Chaino
Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
Don't Do It To Me
ChainoDionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
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Mating Calypso
Chaino
Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
Mating Calypso
ChainoDionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
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Secret Jungle Path
Chaino
Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
Secret Jungle Path
ChainoDionysus Records, Bacchus Archives2009
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Voodoo Chant
Chaino
Verve Records1958
Voodoo Chant
ChainoVerve Records1958
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