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The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia

Jan 28, 2013

Our friends over at Sounds And Colours have reviewed Luaka Bop's new Tim Maia compilation, available now on CD, vinyl LP and download At the height of the hippie counterculture years (1963-75) funk, soul and jazz carried rhythms of love, peace and unity across borders. In the United States discos, drugs and cocktails produced a recipe that injected life into...

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Singers, Songs And Strings Guest Mixes by Amar Patel

Jan 24, 2013

Former editor of Straight No Chaser magazine, Amar Patel, put two Singers, Songs And Strings mixtapes together a good few years ago. They well and truly stand the test of time so we have uploaded them again for your listening pleasure. Check his website for information on the current projects he is involved with, and for more music visit his Soundcloud...

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Mr Bongo Vinyl Competition

Jan 24, 2013

We're feeling generous again and have decided to give away the following vinyl LP's to one lucky winner: Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby? Tom Ze - Grande Liquidicao Os Ipanemas - Os Ipanemas V/A - Brazilian Beats Brooklyn Cravo & Canela - Preco de Cada Um C.K. Mann & Carousel 7 - Funky Highlife...

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Hip-Hop Brazil: 13 Brazilian Rap Artists Who Made History

Jan 23, 2013

This is excellent post from MTV Iggy rounds up some of the most important names in Brazilian Hip Hop over the years.  Well worth a read. By now, just about every country on earth is represented on Planet Hip-Hop, but few loom as large as Brazil. Though better known for samba, funk carioca, forro, tecnobrega, and the country’s billion or so other homegrown...

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Prince Fatty 'Supersize' Launch Mixtape

Jan 22, 2013

We put this mix together to celebrate the launch of Prince Fatty's Supersize album in 2010... and just found a copy of it again. Selected by Dave Bongo. Ranking Dread - Super Star Don Carlos - Lazer Beam Danny Ray - Revolution Rock Prince Fatty - Need It Feat. Little Roy  Shine Head - Billie Jean Barrington Levy - Shaolin...

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Mr Bongo Japan Store Chart 2000

Jan 16, 2013

We stumbled across this chart put together at some point in 2000 by the chaps that ran our old Mr Bongo store in Shibuya, Tokyo.  It's a serious list, including some that we'd never heard at Bongo HQ in Brighton: 1. Herb Alpert - Summertime LP [JAZZ]   2. Lalo Schiffrin - Maria [JAZZ] No audio online for this one....

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Pasquale Iannone's Mr Bongo Top 3 Films

Jan 16, 2013

We originally posted this when our website relaunched at the end of 2011 but due to some technical issues it was lost.  Thankfully we managed to dig it up again for a re-post. Our very own film encyclopedia at the time, Arjun Chauhan, managed to peruade Pasquale Iannone to pick his three favourite Mr Bongo titles.  Pasquale is a Senior Teaching Fellow...

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Greedy G's Jazz And Fusion Picks

Jan 15, 2013

Graham Luckhurst picks a few of his favourite Jazz and Fusion tracks for us. I've been avidly listening to and collecting all forms of Jazz for the last 10 years or so now.  I was too young to witness the London hayday of the late 80's and early 90's so for me it all started with compilations such as Gilles Peterson's...

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Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado on Mr Bongo

Jan 14, 2013

Another very exciting announcement for us here at Mr Bongo... We will be releasing Marcelo Machado's Tropicalia in cinema's across UK and Ireland in May of this year. Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art.  The theatrical release will be...

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Gareth's Nordic Soul Nuggets

Jan 14, 2013

Brighton vinyl fiend and Jazz Rooms regular Gareth Stephens digs deep once again, this time with some 'Nordic Soul' gems. Through my years of record collecting I have been astonished with the rich output of amazing soul/funk/jazz/psych folk to come out of Nordic/Scandinavian counties. Artists such as Little Dragon & Jimi Tenor have become known globally, but others are little...

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