Not much fruit on the digging trees today, but what I did find made me happy. I realised that despite all the records I DO have here at the DAILY DIGGERS HQ, I didn't possess an original copy of "APACHE" by the INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND. Before you all begin to shout at your PC screen "What the EFF? But that's the godfather of all drum breaks, surely there is an OG copy in there somewhere?" I'm afraid not - but today I finally righted that massive wrong (believe me I haven't slept properly for years!) So all y'all beat diggers of the world please forgive my sins, I now have an original. It came cheap too without the original cover, which probably means I will end up buying yet another copy in the future, but the price was right as they say. And the vinyl is near mint so I definitely copped a bargain. Although I have a repress of this LP (did I just admit to that?) it sounded ten times better to blast the original. I don't know why, just call me stupid! And I never tire of hearing this record although it has been on constant rotation with deejays during 30 years of hip hop. Plus a funky little IKE AND TINA TURNER 45 also came home with me today - check the photo. Anyway, right now let's ALL get down to "APACHE" - king of the breaks without a "shadow" of a doubt (see what I did there?).
MICHAEL VINER'S INCREDIBLE BONGO BAND - "Apache"
Check out this Apache documentary...