Tokoloshe Man

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"Tokoloshe Man"
Single by John Kongos
B-side "Can Someone Please Direct Me Back to Earth"
Released 1971
Format 7" 45rpm
Genre Glam rock
Length 3:50
Label Fly BUG14
Writer(s) John Kongos
Producer(s) Gus Dudgeon
John Kongos singles chronology
"He's Gonna Step On You Again"
"Tokoloshe Man"

"Tokoloshe Man" was a 1971 UK hit single by John Kongos, released on Fly Records.[1] It stayed in the UK singles chart top 10 for five weeks, peaking at #4.[2] Kongos' previous single release was "He's Gonna Step On You Again."

"Tokoloshe Man" was later covered by the Happy Mondays. It features on the 1990 Elektra compilation album Rubáiyát: Elektra's 40th Anniversary, and a number of other Happy Mondays releases.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "John Kongos– Tokoloshe Man". Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man". Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012.