“Bongo Date” with Mike Pacheco. What bongos have to do with Apache dancers, I don’t know. But this is combining a few of my favorite things. Danse Apache, Beatniks & Bongos. (Released 1957)
Pin up girl by Al Brule
Another album cover, this one with a leopard clad Bonnie Logan on the cover. (Released 1958)
Lilly Christine flinging her famous and fabulous mane of bleached blonde hair as she plays bongos in her polka dot bikini.
Escapade Magazine, 1957
“But You’ve Never Heard Gershwin With Bongos” LP. Originally released 1960.
Burlesque queen, Blaze Starr, 1950s
I do not know who she is, but if you do, let me know!
From the cover of PhotoGuide Magazine, 1959
Bonnie Logan again. This image is all over the place, but I cannot find a good quality scan of it. Sorry.
Detail from “Boleros” LP cover by Ramoncito Gomes
Detail from a greeting card made to look like the cover of an LP called “Goddamn Great Drum Music” (from the early 1960′s).
LP cover: “Meregue vs. Charanga” by Sonora de Lucho Macedo