News


Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Wild Style OST

Nov 24, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo.  As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some...

…read more

Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Terry Callier

Nov 20, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo.  As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some...

…read more

Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Seu Jorge 'Carolina'

Nov 17, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo.  As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some...

…read more

Pop-Up Record Shop The North Laine Pub & Brewery, Brighton

Nov 17, 2014

  The annual pop-up record shop is back on the 6th December at The North Laine Pub & Brewery, Brighton. Bigger and better than ever this year with a line up of labels as follows: Tru ThoughtsAcid Jazz RecordsCatapultDONKY PITCHFatCat RecordsFor The RecordMr BongoRarekind RekordsShogun AudioSoundway RecordsSunday BestWah Wah 45s There will also be DJ sets from the labels, running order as...

…read more

Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Joyce 'The Essential Joyce'

Nov 12, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo.  As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some...

…read more

Horseman - 'Computer' - Video Premiere

Nov 07, 2014

Legendary UK reggae drummer & MC Horseman is about to release his debut album on Mr Bongo. Its titled 'Dawn Of The Dread' and features the equally legendary Prince Fatty on production duties. The 2nd single from the album 'Computer' is a super catchy ode to gaming in days gone by. It's a joyful slab of '80s video game nostalgia, and the the video...

…read more

Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Os Ipanemas by Os Ipanemas

Nov 04, 2014

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London.  Out of this basement a thriving Latin shop was born and supplied music for salsa dancers, Latin Jazz addicts and Brazilian groovers. Such characters as Giles Peterson and clubs such as Dingwalls championed this music and in the...

…read more

The Mr Bongo Record Club – Episode #2

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

…read more

Our brand new radio show: The Mr Bongo Record Club

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...

…read more