Featuring Zelda 3 - A Link to the Past and caribbean music.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
caribbean weeks continue and knowing Kondos fondness of the genre it was inevitable that we have a look at another song by him: The music of the local help guide aka the fortune teller in Zelda 3 - A Link to the Past (1991):
The caribbean nature of this song is evident not only by the prominent rhythmic structure but the lead instrument sounds like an electronic version of a calypsonian steel drum. One can find comparable rhythms all over the caribbean, usually in the background.
Consequently, first comes something from the home of Calypso: Trinidad and Tobago by Carl & Carol Jacobs:
Carl & Carol Jacobs - "Bend Down & Rock" (1986):
The cuban Mambo genre also seems to be fond on this kind of rhythm:
Perez Prado - "A Go Go" (1967):
Perez Prado - "Cafe con Leche" (1960):
Next week more caribbean (although not necessarily Kondo).