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 -...
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...
Aug 03, 2015
Chris aka ‘Rhythm Doctor’ has enjoyed a DJ career that has spans a huge 4 decades. Needless to say he has a record collection (and stories!) to match, and we were delighted to welcome him to join us for episode 11. RD’s break as a DJ came in 1976 when he fused the positive vibrations of Punk Rock with Reggae,...
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...
Jul 24, 2015
The third and fourth records in the Africa 45's series have landed at Bongo HQ; AFR45.03 is a Mulatu Astatke double A-side, and AFR45.04 features Alemayehu Eshete and Mahmoud Ahmed.
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Jul 15, 2015
We are very pleased to announce the release of Wojciech Has' 'The Saragossa Manuscript' and 'The Hourglass Sanatorium' on Blu-ray, now shipping from Mr Bongo.
Classic, psychedelic Polish cinema at it's very finest.
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 /...
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...
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 -...
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...