The Mr Bongo Record Club Episode 13, available now

Oct 01, 2015

Episode 13 is another residents special with Graham Luckhurst, Ally Smith, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila. Featuring music by F.B.I, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jimmy McGriff, Oneness Of Juju, Pleasure, David Axelrod and more. We are very pleased to announce that the Mr Bongo Soundsystem is now being represented by Elastic Artists. If you are interested in booking us, please contact them here....

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Announcing: Protoje 'Ancient Future', coming soon on Mr Bongo

Sep 22, 2015

Protoje will release his third album, ‘Ancient Future’ in the UK on October 16th on Mr Bongo. Protoje along with his long time band and collaborators, The Indiggnation, are at the forefront of what is being described as the “Reggae Revival” currently happening in Jamaica. Considering Protoje’s heritage his place in the revival is unsurprising, his father was a calypso king...

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The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 12 with guest selector Leon Vynehall

Sep 01, 2015

Our first anniversary show is now available! With extra special guest selector Leon Vynehall plus resident selectors Graham Luckhurst, Gareth Stephens and Ville Marttila.  Featuring music by Blo, Mike Lundy, James Mason, Dorothy Ashby, Fatima, Elis Regina and more.  The Mr Bongo Record Club - Episode 12 with guest selector Leon Vynehall by Mr Bongo on Mixcloud 1. Blo -...

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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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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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