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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Hollie Cook

Jan 26, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at Hollie Cook: We have been working with Hollie since the release of her self titled album back in 2011 and accompanying singles That Very Night, Body Beat and Walking In The Sand, all produced by...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: 'Hareton Salvanini - Hareton & Meta'

Jan 21, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at one of our favourite releases from 2014, Hareton Salvanini's 'Hareton & Meta' EP. It's always a treat for us to discover something from the 'golden era' of Brazilian music that we didn't know about. Even more...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Blo - Chapter One

Jan 13, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we celebrate the re-issue of 'Chapter One' by the mighty 'Blo'. Blo were a trio from Nigeria, the name an acronym of the founding members’ names – Berkely ‘Ike’ Jones on guitar, Laolu ‘Akins’ Akintobi on drums and Mike ‘Gbenga’...

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Brazil 45's 17 & 18 by Marcos Valle, Toni Tornado, Ely Carmago & Trio Esperenca out now

Jan 07, 2015

The seventeenth and eighteenth releases on our must have 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 17: A. Ely Camargo - TaieirasAA. Trio Esperenca - Nao Aguento VoceEly Camargo - Taieiras Taieiras features on Ely’s 1972 album ‘Cantos Da Minha Gente’ on RCA. She recorded 12 albums between 1960 and 1983. We know very little about her and there is little...

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Mr Bongo Record Club Episode 4 - available now

Jan 07, 2015

Episode 4 of our monthly all-vinyl radio show with Marcus Belgrave, Moses Dillard, Ramsey Lewis, Barbara Sookraj & Sammy Baksh, Alice Clark and Renee Geyer. Hosted by Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens and Ally Smith 1. Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey 2. Victor Geminiani - Insideieusement les Elfes 3. Moses Dillard - Tribute to Wes 4. Ramsey Lewis - Eternal Journey...

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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Ebo Taylor

Jan 05, 2015

Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at two re-issue albums from the legendary musician Ebo Taylor Born in 1936, Ebo Taylor is regarded as one of the most influential and important figures in Ghanian 'highlife' music. Ebo combined jazz, funk, Afro and highlife rhythms and...

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Mr Bongo Staff Picks - 2014 Favourites

Dec 17, 2014

Every year the team at Mr Bongo reflect on the year that has just passed and pull together our favourite releases from the label for that year. 2014 has been an amazing year for Mr Bongo releases and we have had more out than ever. There was so much great music to choose from, but we have whittled it down...

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Tom Ze - Tom Ze (1970) - Mr Bongo Special Edition Reissue LP

Dec 16, 2014

  We are delighted to release this super high quality reissue of one of our all time favourite albums - Tom Ze ’Tom Ze’.  For those that aren’t familiar with Tom Zé, this is the perfect album to be introduced to his amazing work. Zé is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, innovator and composer who was hugely influential in the Tropicália movement of...

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