Nov 01, 2014
Episode 2 of our monthly 2-hour, all-vinyl radio show is now available. Featuring Fela Kuti & Ginger Baker, James Brown & The Famous Flames, Jae Mason, Bobbi Humphrey, Nana Caymmi, Gwen Mcrae and Victor Green.
Full track listing is available here.
The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode #2 by Mr Bongo on Mixcloud
Oct 07, 2014
We are very proud to announce the first episode of our new monthly all-vinyl, 2 hour radio show, 'The Mr Bongo Record Club', hosted by Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens, Ally Smith and Villa Martilla with regular guests and features.
You can listen to the show on Totally Radio or via the Mixcloud player below
1. Grandmas Rocking Chair - Olli Ahvenlahti 2. Richie Ray 1975...
Sep 25, 2014
Three European tours in a year? Yes. Not surprising once you have seen Karol Conka live though. Here are the dates for round three: 26.9.14 - La Bellevoise, Paris27.9.14 - Festival Detonation, La Rodia, Besancon4.10.14 - Rumble Festival, Transbordeur17.10.14 - Mama Event, Paris18.10.14 - Fiesta des Suds, Marseille20.10.14 - Koko (with Buraka Som Sistema), London23.10.14 - Usine, Geneve24.10.14 - Caves du...
Sep 18, 2014
Kenny Dope has teamed with Get On Down to serve up the first release of the Kay-Dee Records book series entitled Wild Style Breakbeats – a 7-disc 45 set in custom packaging. The book of colour coded 45′s features a total of 13 tracks from the celebrated hip-hop film Wildstyle. The tracks re-edited and re-EQed from original reels are accompanied...
Sep 18, 2014
We are very pleased to announce that we will be releasing long-time compadre, renowned drummer and toast-master MC Horseman's debut album in November. Entitled 'Dawn Of The Dread' and produced - of course - by Prince Fatty, recorded at Studio Dub in Thailand. Horseman has been on the scene for over three decades and has music in his blood – his father had...
Sep 15, 2014
On Sunday 28th September, Mr Bongo in collaboration with Radio Afrique and The Velaslavasay Panorama will host the Los Angeles debut of Tropicália, a documentary film by Marcelo Machado. Tropicália tells the story of the rich artistic and cultural movement born in the late 1960s in Brazil. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde...
Aug 27, 2014
The eleventh and twelfth releases on our in-demand 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 11: A. Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da CuicaAA. Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca - Transamazonica Joao Bosco - O Ronco Da Cuica This track originally appeared on prolific guitarist Joao Bosco’s ‘Galos de Briga’ LP released in 1976 on RCA Brazil. Previously...
Aug 21, 2014
Mr Bongo is delighted to announce Hollie Cook’s first U.S. tour. In association with the Windish Agency and LargeUp, the tour kicks off at Glasslands in Brooklyn on Monday Oct. 13, includes her first East Coast appearances (she’s previously performed spot dates in California), and concludes in L.A. on Oct. 24th. Along the way Hollie will play Boston; Philadelphia; Washington...
Aug 13, 2014
The ninth and tenth releases on our new 7" re-issue imprint 'Brazil 45s' are in stock now: Brazil 45 number 9: A. Doris Monteiro - Se Vocé Quiser Mas Sem BronquearAA. Quarteto Em Cy - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser Famous 'Sambista' and actress Doris Monteiro born in Rio in 1934 and had a career spanning over 60 years. This Samba Rock classic...
Aug 06, 2014
With a life spent record digging across the world and a near encyclopaedic knowledge of golden period Brazilian music, its rare for Mr Bongo to come across an incredible record from that rich period that he doesn’t already know, but that is what happened with Hareton Salvanini - 'Hareton & M.E.T.A'. The Mr Bongo release began with a tip off from Floating...