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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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Ebo Taylor February 2013 European Tour Dates

Jan 14, 2013

Ebo Taylor will be touring Europe in Febuary.  Dates so far look like this: 06.02.2013 - Madrid, Tempo Club, Spain 07.02.2013 - Toulouse, Dynamo, France 08.02.2013 - Nimes, Paloma, France 09.02.2013 - Cenon, Le Rocher de Palma, France 12.02.2013 - Riorges, Les Mardi, France 13.02.2013 - Kortrjik, De Kreun, Belgium 14.02.2013 - Mulhouse, Normatrouff, France 15.02.2013 - St Germain, La...

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Nico Gomez 'Ritual' coming soon on Mr Bongo

Jan 14, 2013

We are very pleased to announce an official re-rissue of Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion Inc 'Ritual' album on vinyl LP, CD and download.  This will be available from us towards the end of February - full information is here. Belgium, not the first place you’d think of when it comes to Latin or Afro funk. Yet one of...

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Favourite Brazilian Album Covers (Part One)

Jan 14, 2013

David 'Mr Bongo' selects a few of his favourite Brazilian album covers: Milton Nascimento - Clube de Esquina Seminal album the spearheaded the 'mineiro' sound.  I never knew if the two figures were Lo Borges and Milton Nascimento when they were young or they were trying to represent their partnership. Jorge Ben - Jorge Ben A killer Jorge Ben album....

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Lady Jane Bongo in Brazil

Jan 09, 2013

Our Music Supervisor Jane Cudworth's blog looks at interesting Brazilian trends, news stories and all things Brazilian that she likes: With Brazil being host to the forthcoming World Cup in in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, the world is sitting up and taking notice of all things Brazilian. As a record label founded on Brazilian music, Mr Bongo has...

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Free 10 track Mr Bongo 2013 Sampler

Jan 08, 2013

Happy New Year! Grab yourself 10 free tracks. Some of our favourites, things to look forward to in 2013, and a final track tribute to the late great Terry Callier. 1. Ebo Taylor - Heaven 2. Hollie Cook - Crying Dub 3. Tom Ze - Sao Paulo 4. Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium 5. Novalima - Machete 6. Salvador Trio - Tristeza...

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2012 world cinema film titles from Mr Bongo

Jan 08, 2013

2012 saw the release of 12 world cinema titles on Mr Bongo. Big boss man David, talks through the films and what inspired their release.   If you are interested in purchasing them all at once we've created a 2012 collection. Michelangelo Antonioni - Chung Kuo (1972) The year kicked off in fine fashion with an Arjun Chauhan discovery; the...

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Ebo Taylor Conflict and self-titled vinyl re-issues

Dec 18, 2012

One of Ghanaʼs finest producer and arrangers, Ebo Taylor was involved in a lot of the Afro-Funk to emerge from the country in the 70s working with bands such as Apagya Show Band and fellow musicians such as C.K. Mann and Pat Thomas.  Ebo's self-titled album was released in 1977 and followed by Conflict in 1980.  Original copies of these two...

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