Available on BLACK VINYL 2 LP, RED VINYL 2LP and CD.
1. Dora Morelenbaum - Japão 2. New York Community Choir - I'll Keep My Light in My Window (12” Mix) 3. General Lee - Pleasure 4. The Drive - Africa Bossa 5. Chiemi Eri - Okosa-Bushi 6. Manny Corchado And His Orchestra - Pow-Wow 7. Sven Wunder - Easy Going 8. Dina Ögon -Bakom Glaset 9. Vee Gees – Talkin 10. Mave & Dave - Do You Really Want My Love 11. Hazel Scott And The Braza Brasil - Ye-Me-Le 12. Inês Soares - Um Amor Para Toda A Vida 13. Haréton Salvanini - Estrada 14. Copa 7 - Copa Sete No Samba 15. Mirna - A Volta 16. Dina Ögon - Tombola 94 17. Unknown Artists - I Do You Love 18. Ash Soul, Inc. - I Do Love You 19. Ponderosa Twins Plus One - Bound 20. Matty - Blood 21. Shira Small - Eternal Life
Curating and ordering the tracks for a Mr Bongo Record Club is always special. You’re reminded of the feelings you had when sitting at home with a cassette player on pause trying to compile the perfect mixtape to impress the latest object of your affection, or that friend with whom you share a musical kinship and spark off each other’s latest discoveries. Hearing old tracks for the first time or diving into the most upfront selections keeps the fires burning and passions alight.
Here, for volume six, we present recent finds and treasured classics from Brazil, Sweden, the USA, South Africa, Portugal, Japan, Trinidad and Tobago, and Canada. We have included selections by the Brazilian rising star Dora Morelenbaum as well as from heritage-Brazilian musicians and vocalists Haréton Salvanini, Copa 7, and Mirna. There’s also the wonderful Brazilian-not-Brazilian take of 'Ye Me Le' by Hazel Scott And The Braza Brasil, plus sublime gospel from the New York Community Choir. We’ve picked disco and soul rarities by General Lee and Ash Soul, Inc., and for the first time on vinyl, an incredible psych-pop song by the illustrious Matthew Tavares. There are cuts from some of our favourite contemporary Swedish musicians, Sven Wunder and Dina Ögon too. This compilation is packed full of gems that are plucked from differing times and spaces, but somehow all gel together beautifully. We hope you love them too.
Artwork illustration by Nicolas Burrows.