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

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 African...

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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.  Amazones de Guinee – “Samba” (AFR45.01)Moussa Doumbia – “Samba” (AFR45.01)Moussa Doumbia – “Keleya” (AFR45.02)Amadou Balake – “Super Bar Konon Mousso” (AFR45.02)Mariba –...

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Africa 45's by Mr Bongo

Announcing our new Africa 45's imprint

Jun 26, 2015

Africa 45’s is Mr Bongo’s brand new series of sought-after tracks from across the African continent. We've dug deep and cut these loud on 45rpm 7” vinyl. This essential collection for collectors and DJ's features giants of African music such as Ethiopia's Mulatu Astatke, Orchestra Baobab of Senegal, Ghana's K. Frimpong, Ebo Taylor and some lesser known gems for you...

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New Orson Welles films – Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight, Immortal Story, Too Much Johnson

Jun 18, 2015

We are extremely proud to announce the release of three films by legendary director Orson Welles – 'Falstaff: Chimes At Midnight – 50th Anniversary Restored Edition', 'The Immortal Story' and 'Too Much Johnson' on DVD and Blu-ray. The films have been released as part of the ongoing Welles centenary celebrations taking place in 2015. Browse the titles, watch trailers and clips,...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 9, with guest selector Sam Telford

Jun 03, 2015

Listen to episode 9 of our monthly all-vinyl radio show, with special guest selector Sam Telford aka 'Ye Ye Fever', playing West African, Cape Verde and Brazilian selections. Plus hosts Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila.  1. John Klemmer - Free Soul2. Jon Lucien - Search For The Inner Self3. Sylvester Jackson - I Want A Lot4. Holidays -...

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Mr Bongo: Sampled – Part 3

May 12, 2015

The final instalment in Gareth Stephens investigations into the lesser-known tracks from the Mr Bongo catalogue that have found their way into various samplers and hard drives. Claudia Brazilian artist Claudia is a Mr Bongo HQ favourite and here her song Deixa Eu Dizer (the first releases in our Brazil 45's series) gets used in both House and Hip Hop.        Mulatu Astatké A forthcoming...

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