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"Bongo Bong" is the first solo single by Manu Chao from his first album, Clandestino. It is his most successful and recognisable song—a remake of Mano Negra's song, "King of Bongo" (1991), which has its roots from a 1939 recording of "King of the Bongo Bong" by the trumpeter, Roy Eldridge. It also uses the background music from Black Uhuru's song "Bull ina di Pen" from their "Anthem" album. It is part of a medley with… read more

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Mama was queen of the mambo
Papa was king of the Congo
deep down in a jungle
I started banging my first bongo

Every monkey like to be
in my place…

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