'Sample This' - the making of Incredible Bongo Band's 'Apache'
Oct 15, 2012Sample This is a forthcoming documentary about The Incredible Bongo Band – the mysterious creation of MGM Records Michael Viner renowned for its recording of one of hip-hop’s sonic cornerstones, “Apache.”
Directed by Dan Forrer, the film digs deep into the history of Viner – who was not only an aide to Robert Kennedy in the ’60s, but the A&R guy that signed Debby Boone. It also features interviews with some of the uncredited musicians responsible for “Apache’s” crushin’ drums and percussion – giving it the feel – at least based on its very compelling trailer – of a break-beat take on Standing In the Shadows of Motown. Also featured: Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, Grandmaster Caz and more.
Read the original post at EgoTripLand, check out the trailer, head to the official site for dates and listen to the Mr Bongo re-issues.