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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #224 - Fortunate Song


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).

Phil out.

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