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Marcos Valle - Estrelar / Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti - Alleluia 7", now shipping

Aug 11, 2015

Brazil 45, number 30 is Brazilian disco/boogie double featuring Marcos Valle's 'Estrelar' and Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti's 'Alleluia'. Listen and buy Valle's almighty ‘Estrelar’, is his most well known disco/boogie track co-written with Leon Ware. Added hints of Yacht Rock too! ‘Estrelar’ is taken from his 1983 self titled LP released on Som Livre.  Two of the masters of the Brazilian Boogie...

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Mr Bongo and the works of Wojciech Has

Jul 29, 2015

  This month saw the Blu-Ray release of Wojciech Has' 'The Saragossa Manuscript' and 'The Hourglass Sanatorium’. Mr Bongo fans may have noted that we originally released these two classic, psychedelic Polish cinema titles as DVDs back in 2007. We felt the time was right for these films to be seen in Blu-Ray too, and are delighted to see people...

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Brazil 45's 27 and 28 by Anilza Leoni, Sambalanca Trio & Marcos Valle

Jul 10, 2015

Brazil 45's 27 and 28 are in stock and shipping now. BR45.27 Anilza Leoni - Balumba Anilza Pinho de Carvalho, better known by her stage name Anilza Leoni was a Brazilian actress, singer, former ballerina and painter. Balumba is uptempo samba jazz at it’s finest. Originally appeared on a very obscure 7” on Copacobana in 1967 entitled ‘Enfarte Musical /...

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Mr Bongo at Independent Label Market, London this Saturday

Jul 08, 2015

Back in March this year we ran a Mr Bongo stall at the Independent Label Market (ILM) in London. It was a fantastic day and was a pleasure for us to meet many of our customers face to face. This Saturday (11th July) ILM returns to Old Spitalfields Market for an afternoon of record shopping and craft beer. We will be bringing out our...

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Mr Bongo Record Club, Episode 10, available now

Jul 01, 2015

Episode 10 with resident Mr Bongo selectors Graham Luckhurst, Ally Smith, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Featuring music from Weldone Irvine, Mongo Santamaria, Donald Byrd, Doug Hammond, Chocolate Milk and Gloria Taylor. The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 10 by Mr Bongo on Mixcloud 1. Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage2. Das Goldenes Zeitalter - Breakin Through3. Ellen McLiwaine -...

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Africa 45's 1 & 2 - Mr Bongo tells his digging stories

Jun 30, 2015

  Our new Africa 45's series is now available exclusively at Mr Bongo. In this post David 'Mr Bongo' reveals how he first came across these tracks and explains why they were chosen to launch the series.  Amazones de Guinee - Samba (AFR45.01) To start the series I wanted to launch with a heavy hitter. 'Amazones de Guinee - Samba’ is a high energy...

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Mr Bongo Presents An Africa 45's Mini Mix

Jun 30, 2015

  Africa 45’s is our brand new series of sought-after tracks from across the African continent. To give you a taster of what we have forthcoming for the series we pulled together this exclusive mix for our friends at The Vinyl Factory.  Tracklist Amazones de Guinee – “Samba” (AFR45.01)Moussa Doumbia – “Samba” (AFR45.01)Moussa Doumbia – “Keleya” (AFR45.02)Amadou Balake – “Super Bar Konon Mousso”...

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