Mar 24, 2015
This Saturday we will joining a wealth of the the finest record labels at Old Spitalfields Market in London for the 2015 leg of Independent Label Market.We will have brand new, exclusive Brazil 45's, Test Pressings, framed records, '1989' Tote bags and a hand-picked selection of 2nd-hand records. Full event info is available from the official site and from the Facebook page.In the mean time, check out the...
Mar 19, 2015
We are delighted to announce that we will be releasing the new album 'Mundo Meu' by Flavia Coelho, one of the finest live performers on the planet, on 11th May. The album features a stellar cast of guests that include Speech from Arrested Development and legendary afrobeat drummer Tony Allen. Flavia is a fascinating Brazilian singer who delivers an effortless mix of samba,...
Mar 02, 2015
Episode 6 of the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show featuring music by Billy Paul, Asiko, Elsa Soares, Tutty Moreno, George Benson and many more is available now: Billy Paul - East The St Vincent Latinares - Broasted Or FriedSam Peake & Metropolis - MetropolisAsiko - Hot BlackDr Adolf - SensationJackson Jones - I Feel Good Put Your Pants OnTumi...
Feb 13, 2015
The next two releases in our Brazil 45's series are in stock and shipping now.
Brazil 45, number 19
Wilson das Neves - Pick Up The Pieces
Som Tres - Tanga
Brazil 45, number 20
Wilson Simonal - Nem Vem Que Nao Tem
Trio Mocoto - Nao Adianta
Feb 10, 2015
Continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations from the end of last year, we look back at one of 2014's success stories, the one and only Karol Conka and her 'Batuk Freak' album. Hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, Karol Conka, first stepped foot on stage, and started her rap career at age 17, while participating in her school music competition. She won. Today, almost ten years on...
Feb 04, 2015
Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today, it's the turn of one of our latest our sub-label ventures, launched in 2014, Brazil 45's: Brazil 45s is a 7" reissue series focussing on sought after 'golden era' 1960s and 1970s Brazilian music by greats such as Jorge Ben, Marcos Valle, Elza...
Feb 02, 2015
This month we welcome special guest Mark GV Taylor to the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show. Mark is the man behind Blue Brazil 3 on Blue Note and the Americana compilations on BBE. He currently runs a regular session in London called Reference Point at Three Kings, Clerkenwell first Saturday of the month - be sure to check it out.Follow...
Jan 29, 2015
We decided to start 2015 with a bang - four brand new Latin 45's: Latin 45, number 5:Listen and buy A. Noro Morales & His Quintet - SaonaAA. Cachao Y Su Orquestra - Siboney Latin 45, number 6:Listen and buy A. Tito Puente - Tito’s Odyssey AA. Sahib Shihab - Om Mani Padme Hum Latin 45, number 7:Listen and...
Jan 26, 2015
Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at Hollie Cook: We have been working with Hollie since the release of her self titled album back in 2011 and accompanying singles That Very Night, Body Beat and Walking In The Sand, all produced by...
Jan 21, 2015
Thanks to the number of fantastic releases and artists on the label, we are continuing our 25th anniversary celebrations into 2015. Today we look back at one of our favourite releases from 2014, Hareton Salvanini's 'Hareton & Meta' EP. It's always a treat for us to discover something from the 'golden era' of Brazilian music that we didn't know about. Even more...