THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
626-Hamilton Bohannon-South African Man.
1974-Number 22 single.
Best Bit-At 0.50. If an alien came down to earth and asked me what ‘FUNK’ is,i would tell them ‘THIS IS!’
The only lyrics in the song are ‘South African man give me a helping hand,South African man help me if you can,South African man make it a better land.’,’the rest is just Funky music.
‘Hamilton Bohannon started his music career as the drummer in 13 year old Stevie Wonder’s touring band.
In 1967 he moved to Detroit and worked for Tamla Motown as touring musical arranger for such acts as Diana Ross,Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson.
He released his first solo Album ‘Stop And Go’ in 1973 and his final one in 1990 called ‘It’s Time To Jam,’in total he recorded 22 solo Albums.His only top 10 UK single was in 1976 when ‘Disco Stomp’ peaked at Number 6.
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