ginger johnson and his african messengers - african party (album preview) by Experimedia published on 2013-07-11T12:28:32Z Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net. "Ginger Johnson formed the African Messengers in the early '60s and became a favourite on the Swinging London club scene. He later became associated with the underground, performing at the UFO club and other 'happenings' around the time of the release of African Party. In 1969, Ginger and his drummers appeared on stage with the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, stealing the show during a ritualistic 'Sympathy For The Devil.' This 1967 album features thunderous drumming overlaid with polyrhythmic percussion, great melodies, chants, with guitar, flute and a killer jazz horn section. Standing strong to the test of 38 years, it's a highly infectious gem of an album; you'd need to have feet of stone to fail to get moving to this one."