jueves, 26 de noviembre de 2009

JAMBO HAKUNA MATATA-(BONEY M.)


Jambo Hakuna Matata, Boney M.'s version of the Kenyan hotel band Them Mushrooms (now known as Uyoga) in 1980 released the Swahili song "Jambo Bwana" ("Hello Mister"), which repeats the phrase "Hakuna matata" in its refrain. The song was written by band leader Teddy Kalanda Harrison.

Hakuna matata is a Swahili phrase that is literally translated as "There are no worries". It is sometimes translated as "no worries", although is more commonly used similarly to the English phrase "no problem".

A few years later, in 1983, German group Boney M. released "Jambo - Hakuna Matata", an English-language song. Liz Mitchell provided the song's lead vocals, backed by Reggie Tsiboe, Frank Farian, Cathy Bartney, Madeleine Davis, and Judy Cheeks. The single was intended to be included in the group's untitled seventh album, to be released in the fall of 1983. Due to a poor chart performance (number 48 in the German charts), the single ultimately was not included in the album (which was completely reworked and not released until May 1984 as Ten Thousand Lightyears).

Label:Hansa
Catalog:105 577-100
Format:Vinyl, 7"
Country:Germany
Released:Jun 1983
Tracklist
A Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 4:00
B African Moon 3:41

Label:Hansa
Catalog:600 922
Format:Vinyl, 12"
Country:Germany
Released:Jun 1983
Tracklist
A Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) (Long Version) 5:32
B African Moon (Long Version) 6:40

Label:Carrere
Catalog:8294
Format:Vinyl, 12"
Country:France
Released:1983
Tracklist
A Jambo - Hakuna Matata (No Problems) 7:42
B African Moon 6:30

Label:Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
Catalog:F-600.922
Format:Vinyl, 12"
Country:Spain
Released:1983
Tracklist
A Jambo Hakuna Matata (No Problems) (Long Version) 7:55
B1 I Need A Babysitter (Babysitter) 3:42
B2 African Moon 3:19

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