1974 The Incredible Bongo Band – The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band

The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band is the second and last album by the The Incredible Bongo Band.  The Incredible Bongo Band, also known as Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band, was a project started in 1972 by Michael Viner, a record artist manager and executive at MGM Records.Viner was called on to supplement the soundtrack to the B-film The Thing With Two Heads. The band’s output consisted of upbeat, funky, instrumental music. Many tracks were covers of popular songs of the day characterized by the prominence of bongo drums, conga drums, rock drums and brass.


1  Kiburi, Pt.1 (Keg Johnson; Michael Viner) 02:17
2  When The Bed Breaks Down, I’ll Meet You In The Spring (Michael Viner) 02:35
3  Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima) 04:16
4  Pipeline (Bob Spickard; Brian Carman) 03:55
5  Wipeout (The Surfaris) 04:32
6  Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, Your Tie’s Caught In Your Zipper (Michael Viner) 02:45
7  Topsy, Pt.1,2 & 3 (Eddie Durham; Edgar Battle; Michael Viner; Perry Botkin Jr) 06:07
8  Sharp Nine (Michael Viner) 03:16
9  Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No) (Mick Jagger; Keith Richards) 04:03
10  Got The Sun In The Morning And The Daughter At Night (Michael Viner) 01:57
11  Ohkey Dokey (Wes Farrell) 02:52


DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarMike Deasy
HornsSteve Douglas
BongosKing Errisson
CongasKing Errisson

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Viner, Perry Botkin Jr
Arranged By – Michael Viner, Perry Botkin Jr (Track 7)
Arranged By – John Bahler (Track 11)
Conductor – John Bahler (Track 11)
Coordinator – Steve Douglas

Design – Michael Viner
Photography – Suzanne Ayres

Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation