ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:04 am

Jackson_B wrote:
KING CONGA wrote:One thing can be said with all certainty in regards to these wonderful drums, that they are all, each one of them, unique. Each one was individually hand painted.
There is an old 70"s movie called "Super fly" in which it shows a guy at a bar grooving with a nice pair of blue echo tones. You can watch this for a good while so you can have a good look at them.

"congaholics" :mrgreen: , are you kidding, that's an understatement for all of us here in the forum, we are all sick with that disease :mrgreen: . I tend to call us "Conga junkies" :mrgreen:
Cheers.
K.C.


Here's a clip from 'Superfly' where a guy is playing maybe a pair of light blue Echo Tones and a third red one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYNhhq22_Ak

Wow!!!! thanks Jackson. I had no idea that this clip was out there. Well I stand corrected, I thought it was two blue echos but obviously not, blue and red, still a great combination for sure.
I really want a set, Im going to keep an eye out for some.
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Jerry Bembe » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:21 am

Oooooo...Super fly!

Curtis in the club! Can you dig it?
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby KING CONGA » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:25 pm

Ok here it is captured.
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby GuruPimpi » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:12 pm

Great congas, very unique, great musicians and song! Really like that one from Curtis and movie is so old school seventees... I wonder if it was recorded with echo tones too? If it was cause of a rise of LP that echo tones went down, i don't know, ...but i don't like competition in music or at all... Many times some good things/business die, not because of better other one, just cause of marketing and other non fair BS...
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby JohnnyConga » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:48 pm

The Late Great Master Henry Gibson on congas/bongos...he did the recordings with Curtis utilizing those same drums...he was a friend of mine as well and a real humble cat and unique playing style before it was fashionable to do...he copped this style from the Great Percy James congas/bongos from the group Quartet Tres Bien....who may have been the first to play 3 congas with bongos between his knees simultaneously...they came from St. Louis back in the 50's..here is Percy James...check out the size of his hands....
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby No.2-1820 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:32 pm

Johnny u tha man ! I'm now listening to all things Quartet Tres Bien, absolutely blinding stuff and I can totally hear the origins of Master Henry's style. I love discovering things like that, usually through here, often through Johnny, thanks man, more wonderful music opens up for my listening pleasure !

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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Jackson_B » Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:35 pm

Unfortunately, I don't own an Eco Tone, but thanks to this board I now have a better appreciation for them. I just noticed in a photo of Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock that there are a pair on stage. As many times in 40+ years of seeing pics of Hendrix at Woodstock, I never even noticed congas on stage, let alone Eco Tones. Here's a couple of photos from this woodstock-wiki page: http://woodstock.wikia.com/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby KING CONGA » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:10 pm

Here is the legendary Willie Bobo with an exceptionally nice Echo.
Notice the difference in style of the side mount.
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Espresso » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:00 pm

In memory of Ralph Macdonald
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby p.a.dogs1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:40 am

Here is a YouTube clip I found today:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKSSQUgE ... re=related

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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby KING CONGA » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:22 pm

p.a.dogs1 wrote:Here is a YouTube clip I found today:p.a.dogs1

Man!!! brother (Papa) Dee Allen tore UP! that conga, which by the way is awesome.
p.a.dogs1 thanks for sharing that was awesome.
Does anyone know if this cat still plays?
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Omelenko1 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:34 pm

Papa Dee died of a heart attack while on stage in 1988. He played Eco Tone as well as King Congas.

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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby pcastag » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:12 am

Sad. Dude had some chops!
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Tumbao » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:37 pm

pcastag wrote:Sad. Dude had some chops!

Definitely sad, and probably too soon, but not a bad way to go out if you gotta go.
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Re: ECHO TONE CONGA LIST

Postby Sakuntu » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:26 pm

Just got one if these on Craigslist. What's their value depending on the condition. I've seen some folk asking 400$ for 1.....
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