Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers – African Party
African Party – remastered for Freestyle Records by Pete Maher
During the 1960’s GJ played with many leading jazz and rock music in what became known as “Swinging London”, becoming a well-known figure in the city’s counter-culture. Among the musicians with whom he performed were Georgie Fame, Brian Auger, Long John Baldry, Hawkwind, Genesis, Elton John and The Rolling Stones (at Hyde Park in 1969). He formed his own band, Ginger Johnson and his African Messengers, and was actively involved in the first Notting Hill Carnival in 1966. In March 1967. He recorded an album, African Party, engineered by John Wood and originally released on the Masquerade label.