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Rob - Rob
Rob
Rob
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Accra-born pianist and frontman only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa. This was the first.

So what do we know? After learning his craft in Benin and playing with the likes of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, ROB returned to Accra to write his own material and find a sound.
Hooked on the driving funk and raw soul of stars such as James Brown and Otis Redding, he would often imitate his heroes on his father’s piano during school holidays.
The title track sets the pace with a JBs-like rhythm, ROB almost shamanic with his sparse yet commanding vocal. The organ and wah-wah guitar spin us out before those imperious horns bring us back in.
And what better way to close this set than with ‘More’, swept up in a call and response between Rob and his backing singers as a ‘Blow Your Head’ synth flares and the brass blasts. Good times guaranteed.
As the man himself says, “Funky music is in my blood. What you hear is the coming out of my mind.” No one sounds like Rob, because there is no one like Rob.
Azymuth - Aguia Nao Come Mosca
Azymuth
Aguia Nao Come Mosca
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary Azymuth.
Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and
Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound.
The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.
This is actually the first Azymuth album that we have released on Mr Bongo, which came as a surprise to us too.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Warner Music.
Tom Ze - Estudando O Samba
Tom Ze
Estudando O Samba
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Incredibly unique concept album from the one and only, Tom Zé. As featured in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Brazilian Albums of all-time list (2007).
One of Ze’s finest albums in our opinion, originally released by Continental Brazil in 1976 – a tough one to find at a good price in its original form now. ‘Estudando do Samba’ (or ‘Studying The Samba’) is a post-Tropicalia studio
experimentation laiden with layers of hypnotic percussion, effects & samples that deconstructs the ‘samba’ form. Recorded during what was arguably his most creative period.
David Byrne found the record in Rio in the late 90’s and included several songs on his Tom Ze collection for Luaka Bop a few years later. At that time Tom was not recording or touring much; playing low-key shows in Sao Paulo and
contemplating a move back to Irará to work at a service station owned by one of his cousins. Byrne’s project helped to reignite his career and he hasn’t looked back since.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
Akira Ishikawa - Back To Rhythm
Akira Ishikawa
Back To Rhythm
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let's Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’.
'Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period. He cut this record with his band ‘Count Buffalos’, featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga and arranger Hiromasa Suzuki. Includes excellent cover versions of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, BT Express, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Incredible Bongo Band and Fela Kuti.
Originally released in Japan in 1975 by Columbia, this is now extremely difficult to find in its original format, and very pricey indeed!
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 3
2LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 31.05.2019
Volume three in the Mr Bongo Record club series. Another showcase of recent vinyl finds and favourites from our DJ sets and radio shows. This is an extra special one however, as it lands in 2019, the year that we celebrate 30 years since it all began way back in 1989.
In celebration of the 30 years of Mr Bongo, 2019 will see a host of exciting events and even more releases. We take over Brighton Dome on the opening weekend of the Brighton Festival in May, an in-store takeover at Rough Trade East, in July a week long ‘Album Club’ at Spiritland, more at RAPPCATS in LA, record fairs in Utrecht and New York, alongside the digging (and no doubt surfing!) trips to Brazil, India, Australia, Portugal and France…
We’re releasing brand new music from punk-reggae superstars, The Skints; the previously undiscovered 25-year old master composer & arranger, Kit Sebastian; and crossover UK hip hop live show dons, Jungle Brown, this year.
Compiled by David Buttle and Gareth Stephens, assisted by Graham Luckhurst and Gary Johnson.
Arthur Verocai - Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record; a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre. Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, but this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s most pure form. The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time; strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, bass lines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia, Carlos Dafe and Oberdan (Banda Black Rio), plus percussion from Pedro Santos and Paulo Moura on sax. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly. The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it; MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others. The original Continental version of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.
Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans - Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans
Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans
Ebo Taylor And The Pelikans
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ebo Taylor is a legendary guitarist, composer, arranger and producer from Accra, Ghana. A leading light of Ghanaian music since the 1960’s, Taylor is still touring and recording, and at the age of 80 will be releasing a brand new studio album on Mr Bongo in 2018.
For this album, Ebo joined forces with 12-piece band ‘The Pelikans’ — from the Cape Coast region of Ghana — led by Bessa Simmona, with rhythm guitarist Fifi Orleans Lindsay. A genuine ‘holy-grail’ of Ghanaian music and one of Ebo’s most sought-after.
The album was released on the small Abookyi label. Named after a nightclub they played in called PELIKANS, and sung in English and Fante, this was the first album where Ebo sang on tracks, such as the classic ‘Come Along’, on which he also plays keyboard. This song clearly defined a new direction in highlife and has become a Ghanaian funk anthem. ‘Come Along’ formed the basis of Sadat X’s ‘Remember That’ hip hop jam from 2011.
This official Mr Bongo re-issue is packaged in our new & improved heavyweight ‘tip-on’ sleeves; printed in Japan, pressed on high quality vinyl, with label designs and artwork as per the original release.
Ebo’s forthcoming new studio album, ‘MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS’ is set for release in spring 2018, on Mr Bongo.
Celia - Celia
Celia
Celia
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,79 €* 23,99 € -5%
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
MRBLP188 Beautiful debut album from the incredible, Célia. Conducted & arranged by Arthur Verocai and Rogério Duprat; featuring songs by Lo Borges, Antonio Adolfo and Joyce amongst others. Célia recorded four self-titled albums for Continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘Amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017, aged 70. This is her debut album from 1970. Célia was a Brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer Arthur Verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career. Joyce was particularly supportive in the making of this album, writing the beautiful “Abrace Paul McCartney” and her husband at the time, Nelson Ângelo, recorded some of the songs.
Features an exclusive insert of a translated interview with Celia, completed in 2011 in her hometown of São Paulo. Focusing, in particular on her recording work with Arthur Verocai, it showcases her wonderful sense of humour and how she was embracing her new legion of fans, particularly in the world of hip hop. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Warner Music.
Skull Snaps - Skull Snaps
Skull Snaps
Skull Snaps
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Widely available for the first time in forty-five years, featuring ‘It’s A New Day’, one of the most sample breaks in history. Official Mr Bongo reissue.

Record collectors, producers and crate diggers like a good creation myth, and Skull Snaps’ self-titled ‘debut’ had it all. A mysterious funk trio, who recorded one album under a curious name, housed it in a sleeve that looked more like a proto-metal album, and released it through a label (GSF Records) that folded shortly afterwards? Everything pointed towards the Skull Snaps album as a single totemic object, packaged in a way that predicted its own disinterment almost twenty-five years later.

For those who sampled it, myth maintenance was advantageous, both for their reputations and for their consciences. Likewise, an unsanctioned 1995 reissue on Charley Records removed the credits from the inner sleeve to further sever the record from its context - or perhaps because the label couldn’t quite face using the names of artists they had no intention of paying. Either way, owning the record was a right of passage, as Amir Abdullah once wrote: “If you don't have Skull Snaps in your collection, your collection is weak."
Sylvers, The - The Sylvers
Sylvers, The
The Sylvers
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
* Record Store Day Europe / UK 2019 Exclusive Release
* Beautiful funk-soul album produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner, written by Leon Sylvers III.
* The Sylvers were a family group from Los Angeles with chart hits including ‘Fools Paradise’, ‘Boogie Fever’, ‘Hot Line’ and ‘High School Dance’
* Sampled by J Dilla, Jazzanova, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dog and many more.

Beautiful funk-soul album produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner, written by Leon Sylvers III. The Sylvers were a family group from Los Angeles who were very successful during the 70s and into the early 80s, with chart hits – deep into pop-disco territory by then! – including ‘Fools Paradise’, ‘Boogie Fever’, ‘Hot Line’ and ‘High School Dance’. No less than 9 of the 10 brothers and sisters of the family made up the group, often referred to as a Southern version of the Jackson 5. Sampled by J Dilla, Jazzanova, Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72
Ronald Mesquita
Bresil 72
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic Brazilian album from master drummer, Ronald Mesquita, originally released in 1972. Featuring songs by Jorge Ben, Antonio Carlos-Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo and others.
Mesquita is probably most well-known for playing with Luis Carlos Vinhas and his ‘Bossa Tres’ outfit, along with his own group, ‘Ronie E A Central Do Brasil’, that he formed after his return from the US in the early 1970s. He also played on several songs on Tenorio Jr.’s ‘Embalo’ album that Mr Bongo recently reissued.
The killer track ‘Balanca Pema’ was very big in the Jazz Dance scene in the 90s and also featured on the Mojo compilation ‘Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four’.
Madlib sampled ‘Balanca Pema’ on his Medicine Show Number 2 ‘Flight to Brazil’.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.
Atmosfear - Dancing In Outer Space / Outer Space
Atmosfear
Dancing In Outer Space / Outer Space
12" | 2018 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Dancing In Outer Space’ is a certified jazz-funk classic from a legendary band! 12" vinyl, cut loud at 45rpm.It sits at the pinnacle of the underground UK dance scene that went on to have a global influence. Stateside, the track had big support in clubs such as the mythic ‘Paradise Garage’ and 'The Loft' by the likes of Larry Levan and David Mancuso. An instantly recognisable anthem that is just as fresh today as it was when it was first released.Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Chemical Discs.
Trio Mocoto - Trio Mocoto
Trio Mocoto
Trio Mocoto
LP | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic Brazilian album from 1977, featuring the incredible 'Não Adianta’ and a brilliant cover of Jorge Ben’s 'Que Nega É Essa’.
Luiz Carlos Fritz (Fritz Escovão), João Parahyba and Nereu Gargalo aka Trio Mocotó are most well-known as Jorge Ben Jr.'s backing band. They played on several seminal Jorge Ben LP’s – his self-titled from 1969, Força Bruta in 1970 and Negro É Lindo in 1971.
Trio Mocotó were also key players in the development of the 'samba rock’ sound – a fusion of samba, soul and rock influenced by music from the USA.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Arlequim.
Sylvers - The Sylvers II
Sylvers
The Sylvers II
LP | 1973 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
This is masterpiece. And we mean it. Beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler and Keg Johnson. The Sylvers were a family from Los Angeles who were very successful during the 70’s and into the early 80’s, with chart hits – deep into pop-disco territory by then! – including ‘Boogie Fever’, ‘Hot Line’ and ‘High School Dance’. This is the groups second album, from 1973, and is one of their strongest. Opening with the awesome mid-tempo ‘We Can Make It If We Try’ the record moves
through funk, boogie and deep soul moods, finishing on a hazy, acapella version of The Beatles ‘Yesterday’. The Sylvers always provide a goldmine of samples. This album has been flipped by Madlib (for MF DOOM), Homeboy Sandman, 50 Cent, Ghostface Killah, Black Milk, Roc Marciano, David Banner & 9th Wonder and more. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork. Licensed from Pride Inc. 2006.
Atmosfear - Motivation
Atmosfear
Motivation
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic jazz/funk/disco cut that became an instant anthem on all discerning dance floors when it was originally released, and for decades to follow. Includes the previously commercially unreleased Sax Mix of ‘Journey’, cut loud at 45rpm.
Championed by DJs including Francois Kevorkian, David Mancuso, Larry Levan and more, it’s a record that, alongside tracks like Atmosfear’s ‘Dancing In Outer Space’, become synonymous with the UK influence on US club music at the time. A sound that many forward thinking DJs in New York, Chicago etc. embraced to stand out from the crowd and bring depth to the dance floor.
Driving jazz/funk, legato bass, grooving beats, subtle keys, dubbed out percussion and guitar licks that bring you to a simple but infectious piano melody.
A collaboration between Andy Sodjka and Jerry Pike, mastered by Herb Powers.
Licensed from Chemical Discs.
Power Of Zeus - The Gospel According To Zeus
Power Of Zeus
The Gospel According To Zeus
LP | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
* Record Store Day Europe / UK 2019 Exclusive Release!
* Transferred from 2 x 1/4"" analog reels at 192kHz/24-bit.
* Half-speed cut at Abbey Road Studios.
* One of the most sampled breaks in hip hop history - including KRS-One, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cyprus Hill, Tribe Called Quest and Eminem to name a few.
* 180gm vinyl

Seminal funk-rock album originally released on Rare Earth in 1970. Featuring the monster breakbeat on 'The Sorcerer Of Isis’.

Formed in Detroit in 1968, Power of Zeus became the first rock band to be signed by Motown subsidiary label, Rare Earth. The group drew inspiration from British hard rock and heavy metal giants like Cream, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin when they created this well-produced, seminal post-hard rock album. After ‘The Gospel According to Zeus’, the group never made another album and the band slipped into obscurity, until it was discovered by the hip hop diggers. The drum beat from "Sorcerer of Isis" has been one of the most sampled in hip-hop music, including KRS-One, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cyprus Hill, Tribe Called Quest and Eminem to name a few.
Celia - Celia
Celia
Celia
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
19,99 €*
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Célia Regina Cruz recorded four self-titled albums for Continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘Amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017. Célia was a Brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer Arthur Verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career.
This, her second self-titled LP from 1972, features an all-star line up including Arthur Verocai, Erasmo Carlos, Roberto Carlos, Marcos Valle, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Nonato Buzar and Vinicius de Moraes amongst others. Célia’s version of ‘Na Boca do Sol’ – taken from this album – is arguably her most well-known and well-loved song. An incredible take on Verocai’s original, featuring waling fuzz guitars, strings, piano, horns and drums. Needless to say clean, original versions of this record now change hands for silly money! We are very proud to be able to reissue it officially, at long last. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original gatefold artwork. Licensed from Warner Music.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 2
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 2
2LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
This instalment follows on from our acclaimed ‘Volume One’ – Lauren Laverne’s ‘Compilation Of The Week’, supported by the likes of Disclosure, Jeremy Underground, Horsemeat Disco, Hunee and Laurent Garnier. ‘Volume Two’ picks up where the last one left off — with a touch more soul and disco — records we’ve been spinning in our DJ sets and on the radio show of the same name, that inspired this series.

Compiled by David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle and Gareth Stephens, plus a few personal favourites from Gary Johnson, Ville Marttila and Graham Luckhurst.

TRACKLIST, VINYL 2-LP: A1. Elbernita ‘twinkie’ Clark – Awake O Zion (full length, original version) / A2. Dee Edwards – Put Your Love On The Line / A3. Anubis – Ecology / B1. Guy Cuevas – Ebony Game / B2. Kiru Stars (Julius Kang’ethe) – Family Planning / B3. Teaspoon & The Waves – Oh Yeh Soweto / C1. Leny Andrade – Não Adianta / C2. Rosa Maria – Samba Maneiro / C3. Tom & Dito – Obrigado Corcovado / C4. Inezita Barroso – Maracatu Elegante / C5. Joao Diaz – Capoeira / C6. The Equatics – Merry Go Round / D1. Elias Rahbani And His Orchestra – Liza… Liza / D2. The Beaters – Harari
Banda Black Rio / Miele - Miss Cheryl / Melô Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight) (Instrumental)
Spaceark - Spaceark Is
Spaceark
Spaceark Is
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album from SpaceArk. More brilliant self-released, private-press jazz/soul from 1976 Los Angeles. ‘SpaceArk Is’ came out on Color World records in 1976, on a limited run of about 5,000 copies. It followed their self-titled debut (also available now on Mr Bongo) on the same original label, the year before.
For a handful of years in the Seventies, SpaceArk was one of the most promising and electrifying bands in Southern California. Although their music was far greater than the sum of its parts, those parts made for a very original style. R&b, soul, rock, pop, jazz, classical … it all came together in blissful stream of intricate compositions that swept up crowds from US military bases to Northern Soul clubs around the UK.
SpaceArk wrote and performed more than 100 songs during their time together. Most of them were not recorded and are now either lost or forgotten.
Official Mr Bongo reissue with liner notes by Amar Patel. Licensed direct from Peter Silberg.
Akofa Akoussah - Akofa Akoussah
Akofa Akoussah
Akofa Akoussah
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rich, deep, percussive soulful folk album from master Togolese singer, Akofa Akoussah. The album moves through uptempo afro-folk-funk on ‘Tango’ to deep ballads of ‘Ramer Sans Rame’ and ‘I Tcho Tchass’ and lighter moments on ‘G Blem Di’ and ‘Mitso Aseye’. Akofas exceptional songs and soaring vocals are decorated with percussion, guitar lines, subtle backing vocals and horns to create a unique, rich sonic. The album was recorded for release by French label Sonafric in 1976. Produced by Gérard Akueson; founder & owner of African record label, ‘Akue’, based in Paris.
Music was truly in the blood of Julie Akofa Akoussah. She began singing at the age of three, inspired and led by her mother and older sister and became principal soloist in her school choir, St. Peter & Paul Choir of our Immaculate Conception Parish of Nyékonakpoé, at the age of 8. From there her career blossomed, and singing often took precedence over her studies. In order to master her art she spent time studying and working closely with local groups including Mélo Togo, Rocka Mambo, Rio Romamcero, Ok Fiesta, Eryco Jazz, Afro Cubano, Los Muchacho, Elégance Jazz and Togo Star amongst others. In her own words: ”Luck opened the door in January 1966 where I had the honour of being selected to share the stage with Bella Below – one of the best voices of
Africa – at the 1st ‘Negro Arts Festival’ in Dakar. On my return, I was approached by Ambroise Ouyi, the highly respected singer & poet, and we wrote ‘Tu Ne M'Écris Plus’, my very first opus.“
The popularity of her work led to an increased exposure for Togolese music outside of the country, in neighbouring Ghana and Benin most notably. During her career she collaborated and performed with greats including Manou Djibango, Queen Pelagie, Abeti Massikini, Aycha Koné and Myriam Makeba. Akoussah was also dedicated to, and widely recognised for, her work for social causes, championing and nurturing young musical talent, and the fight against AIDS. She was president of the National Union of Artists Musicians of Togo (UNAM) before sadly passing away in April 2007 after a long illness, at the age of 57.
Spaceark - Don't Stop
Spaceark
Don't Stop
7" | 2018 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Awesome private press modern soul/disco cut from Spaceark, not featured on any of their albums. Vocal and instrumental versions, cut loud. ‘Don’t Stop’ is another one of those private press treasures from a dynamic group of musicians seizing the moment and making magic at Sunset Sound studios in LA. This 45 features soaring lead vocals of Dolly Way and was also released as 'Dolly Way & Space Ship Earth – Don't Stop’ on Color World – using the same catalogue number – in 1976, but this ‘Spaceark’ version is harder to find now. A big, big record! We are very excited to release it. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed direct from Peter Silberg.
Toquinho - Toquinho
Toquinho
Toquinho
LP | 1970 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1970 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
All-time classic Brazilian album, featuring Jorge Ben on 'Que Maravilha’, ‘Zana’ and 'Carolina Carol Bela’ as sampled by DJ Marky on ‘LK’. Brazilian guitarist and singer Toquinho (real name Antônio Pecci Filho) was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the 1940’s. His first major hit single was ‘Que Maravilha’, as featured here, that he wrote with Jorge Ben. This album also features ‘Zana’ and the ultra-famous ‘Carolina Carol Bela’, also written with Ben.Toquinho had a prolific career releasing a huge number of albums and writing on even more. He released many records with Vinicius De Moraes during the 70’s. ‘Carolina Carol Bela’ was sampled by DJ Marky on his drum n bass hit ‘LK’ – the track that launched the sound of Brazilian drum n bass outside of Brazil. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Som Livre.
Helio Matheus / Hélio Matheus - Mais Kriola / Maita
Helio Matheus / Hélio Matheus
Mais Kriola / Maita
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Mais Kriola’ first appeared on Brazilian Beats Brooklyn compilation put together by Greg Caz and Sean Marquand for us in 2006. It’s a lovely laid back mid tempo boogie/soul/fusion jam. Originally appeared on Matheus self-titled LP from 1975.
‘Maita’ is a wonderful piece of warm, upbeat MPB from Doris Monteiro. Originally appeared on her ‘Agora’ LP from 1976, released by Odeon.
Cymande - Promised Heights
Cymande
Promised Heights
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! Third album from the legendary Cymande.
180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue.
Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - African Dances
Shina Williams & His African Percussionists
African Dances
LP | 1979 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
21,99 €*
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
First official reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by Lagos-based bandleader Shina Williams. Clean copies of the original currently sell for up to £500.
The record was born in 1979 when Shina put Biddy Wright, Fred Fisher, Saliu Alabi, Prince Bola, Tutu Shoronmu, Tunde willimas and several other decorated Nigerian musicians – who played with the likes of Fela Kuti, SJOB Movement, Sonny Okoson, King Bucknor amongst others – together to record. The result is ‘African Dances’, a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie and disco. Includes his most well-known song, ‘Agboju Logun’ that Williams knew was ground breaking – “I want to show the whole wide world that Africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,”. This album version is a different mix to the two-track 12” that came out under on Earthworks, Rough Trade in 1984.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork. Licensed direct from Shina Williams.
Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money / Disco Dub
Disco Dub Band
For The Love Of Money / Disco Dub
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A Danny Krivit and Harvey favourite, as sampled by J Dilla and Glenn Underground – a dubby disco cover of the Gamble & Huff penned O’Jays classic. This sound was later pioneered by the likes of Arthur Russell and Larry Levan. Replica original 7” artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue, mastered from our original DAT copy.
Powerline - Journey
Powerline
Journey
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
16,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic jazz/funk/disco cut that became an instant anthem on all discerning dance floors when it was originally released, and for decades to follow. Includes the previously commercially unreleased Sax Mix of ‘Journey’, cut loud at 45rpm.
Championed by DJs including Francois Kevorkian, David Mancuso, Larry Levan and more, it’s a record that, alongside tracks like Atmosfear’s ‘Dancing In Outer Space’, become synonymous with the UK influence on US club music at the time. A sound that many forward thinking DJs in New York, Chicago etc. embraced to stand out from the crowd and bring depth to the dance floor.
Driving jazz/funk, legato bass, grooving beats, subtle keys, dubbed out percussion and guitar licks that bring you to a simple but infectious piano melody.
A collaboration between Andy Sodjka and Jerry Pike, mastered by Herb Powers.
Licensed from Chemical Discs.
Billy Butler & Infinity / Lady Lee - Whatever's Fair / Simple Things
Billy Butler & Infinity / Lady Lee
Whatever's Fair / Simple Things
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,79 €* 13,99 € -30%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Whatever’s Fair’ is a storming Northern Soul cut of the highest order, with a very catchy chorus hook, surprisingly not very well known it seems. Taken from Billy Butler & Infinity’s ‘Hung Up On You’ LP from 1973.

‘Simple Things’ is an awesome midtempo soul/rare groove jam, originally released on a 45 in 1972, by Pride. Lush instrumentation and soaring vocals from start to finish, reminiscent of Denise Williams ‘Free’ in places.
Atmosfear - En Trance
Atmosfear
En Trance
LP | 1981 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official reissue of the only full-length LP from Brit-funk masters, Atmosfear. Love for Atmosfear was born out of the underground UK dance scene of the early 1980s; from nightclubs, pirate radio shows and soul weekenders. A localised scene that went on to have a global influence. The band’s most notable track ‘Dancing in Outer Space’ – included here on the CD version as a bonus – is a certified classic. It was a chart hit in the UK and was also championed Stateside in clubs such as the mythic ‘Paradise Garage’ and 'The Loft' by the likes of Larry Levan and David Mancuso. An instantly recognisable anthem that is just as fresh today as it was when it was first released. Originally released in 1981 via Elite / MCA records, ‘En Trance’ is a joyous album that arguably represents the pinnacle of the Brit-funk sound. The band consisted of bassist, and keyboardist Lester J. Batchelor, drummer Ray Johnson, guitarist Andy Sojka, saxophonist Stewart Cawthorne, singer and guitarist Tony Antonio and producer Jerry Pike. The album captures the excitement of these
exceptional players demonstrating utmost originality in the studio. More Atmosfear and Elite Records reissues are available/coming soon on Mr Bongo, including ‘Xtra Special’ and ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ on 12”.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Chemical Discs.
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Foster Sylvers - Misdemeanor / When I'm Near You
Foster Sylvers
Misdemeanor / When I'm Near You
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
CLASSIC FUNK-SOUL 7” FEATURING ‘MISDEMEANOUR’ – AS SAMPLED & EDITED BY MADLIB, BLACK MILK, PETE ROCK, BIG DADDY KANE, DANNY KRIVIT AND MORE.
‘Misdemeanour’ is a truly classic break and has been utilised by Madlib, Big Daddy Kane, Rodney P, The D.O.C, Pete Rock and many more. Danny Krivit edited the track in 2007, adding an acappella version on the front – still a big record with DJ’s.
‘When I’m Near You’ is a deeper cut taken from the ‘Foster Sylvers Featuring Pat & Angie Sylvers’ LP released in 1974. More beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner.
Cymande - Bra / The Message
Cymande
Bra / The Message
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
‘Bra’ and ‘The Message’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their awesome self-titled LP, respectively.
Sivuca - Ain't No Sunshine / Ponteio
Sivuca
Ain't No Sunshine / Ponteio
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sivuca’s legendary Brazilian cover of the Bill Withers classic ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ was a big hit on the Rare Groove scene and still sounds amazing today.
We’ve also included his amazing cover of Edu Lobo’s ‘Ponteio’ on the flip – both where originally released on Sivuca's self titled album from 1973 on Vanguard.
Banda Black Rio - Maria Fumaça / Mr. Funky Samba
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – a
selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which
form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including
cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie
Laverne, Barbosa and more.
The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowed
us to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once a
month. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,
not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we could
play latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being that
it had to be played from vinyl.
We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’t
always been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,
Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J and
Young Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets to
younger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,
boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.
We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude of
legendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,
where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latin
back to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, people
have a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant and
exciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
Elis Regina / Senay - Ye Mele / En Büyük Sansin Yasiyor Olman
Elis Regina / Senay
Ye Mele / En Büyük Sansin Yasiyor Olman
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Ye Mele’ double sider, featuring Elis’ version and an incredible Turkish cover by the wonderful ?enay. Luiz Carlos Vinhas ‘Le Mele’ is an all time favourite of ours, and these versions take it in brilliant new directions.

Elis’ starts in a similar vein to LCV, building with huge vocals and soaring synths, before dropping into a latin-esque section. Appeared on 7” in 1968 on Philips Brazil, not easy to find.

?enays psychedelic soul version is a B-side from a rare Turkish 7” released in 1972. Her classic 1980 LP Honki Ponki has just been re-issued too, which is equally as great.
Evinha - Esperar Pra Ver / Que Bandeira
Evinha
Esperar Pra Ver / Que Bandeira
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brazilian funk-soul at it’s finest. Both tracks taken from the increasing more expensive and sought after ‘Cartão Postal’ LP, originally released on Odeon Brazil from 1971.

Both tracks are heavy on the drums, bass and horns, with Evinha’s lead to top them off. ‘Esperar Pra Ver’ is a mid tempo funk soul jam, and ‘Que Bandeira’ moves between funk/soul and bossa/MPB grooves.

‘Que Bandeira’ was released on a 7” EP, featuring tracks from ’Cartão Postal’ LP, on Odeon under the artist name ‘Eva’, in 1972… Ridiculously expensive now, as you have no doubt come to expect – so, released here for your affordable pleasure!
Sandra De Sa / Equipe Radio Cidade - Olhos Coloridos / Bons Tempo Sao Paulo (Good Times)
Sandra De Sa / Equipe Radio Cidade
Olhos Coloridos / Bons Tempo Sao Paulo (Good Times)
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two brand new names for the Brazil 45’s series.
‘Olhos Coloridos’ is an 80’s MPB/boogie jam, thats sits perfectly
alongside the likes of Maia, Valle, Jorge and Olivetti. Backed
here, by some of the members from Banda Black Rio.
Taken from her self-titled 1982 LP on RGE Brazil.
‘Bons Tempo Sao Paulo (Good Times)’
Originally released on a rare promo only 7" from 1980, this is a
Brazilian boogie version of Good Times by Chic / Rapper's
Delight, voiced by radio DJs from Sao Paulo especially for the
Christmas holiday season!
The replayed version of ‘Good Times’ stands up to the Chic
version, and the added cuica heavy percussion breakdown gives it
the true Brazilian flavour.
Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare
Novos Baianos
Acabou Chorare
LP | 1972 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Gatefold single LP including replica 8-page, full size booklet.

'Acabou Chorare' is the second album from 'Novos Baianos', or 'New Bahians', who formed in Bahia, Brazil in the 1960's. They are considered to be one of the most important and revolutionary groups in Brazilian music.

'Acabou Chorare' - translated as 'Stop Crying' - was originally released in 1972 by Som Livre after the success of their first LP 'É Ferro na Boneca’ in 1970. It is considered to be one of the most important and influential albums of all time, charting at number one in a Rolling Stone Brazil's 'Top 100 Brazilian Albums Ever' chart. 'Preta, Pretinha’ placed 20th in the same publications list of the greatest Brazilian songs of all time. Upon release, 'Acabou Chorare' stayed near the top on the album charts for more than thirty weeks, and received huge radio support across the country. It also became very popular in Europe shortly afterwards.

The unique sound of this record is a result of the fusion of samba, MPB, rock 'n' roll and bossa nova, and strong influences from Joao Gilberto, who frequently played with the group, and bossa nova legend Gilberto Gil.

The album was written by Moraes Moreira, Luiz Galvão, Jorginho Gomes, Assis Valente, Pepeu Gomes and Paulinho Boca de Cantor. After recording, the group moved to a communal house outside Rio, where Galvão apparently shot video footage of the group on his Super-8 video recorder, some of which is featured in this documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6J0bg9MdMo. Baby Consuelo was a member of the group - she went on to have a very successful solo career.
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
Incredible Bongo Band
Bongo Rock
LP | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
25,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Reproduced on heavyweight 180g vinyl and in top-quality Japanese sleeves.
Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru Yenzu - Hitsville Re-Visited
Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru Yenzu
Hitsville Re-Visited
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hard-to-obtain, vintage highlife from three true giants of the sound; Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas & Uhuru Yenzu. Originally released in 1982.
In 'Hitsville Re-Visited', the mighty trio add a dose of uptempo funk into traditional highlife grooves.
The legendary Ebo Taylor was involved in many funk and highlife records to emerge from Ghana in the 70's and 80's. He worked with bands such as Apagya Show Band, C.K. Mann as well as Pat Thomas, on this, and several other records.
Taylor recorded another album with Uhuru Yenzu in 1980 – 'Conflict' – which is also available on Mr Bongo.
Pat Thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘Broadway Dance Band’, leaving a year later to join the ‘Uhuru Dance Band’. He then played with Ebo Taylor’s ‘Blue Monks’ and finally formed the ‘Sweet Beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name.
Thomas and Taylor's careers span more than 50 years now and they both still tour to play around the world.
Licensed from Essiebons. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Cesar Mariano & Cia. - Sao Paulo Brasil
Cesar Mariano & Cia.
Sao Paulo Brasil
LP | 1977 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1977 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
One of the finest Brazilian jazz funk fusion albums ever recorded; thoroughly deserving of its cult status. First official reissue outside of Brazil. Cesar Camargo Mariano is a celebrated Brazilian jazz pianist, composer and producer, born in Sao Paulo in the 1940’s. He has played and worked with the likes of Elis Regina (to whom he was married at one point), Som Tres and Sambalanco Trio and still plays very regularly today. ‘Sao Paulo Brasil’ saw Mariano and co. step deep into jazz funk/fusion territory – and nail it. Tight, tough drum grooves, intricate arrangements, layers of synthesisers, percussion and FX transport and tell a story from the first beat.
Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Simigwa
Gyedu Blay Ambolley
Simigwa
LP | 2018 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Legendary Ghanain album – with one of the music iconic covers ever! – that fuses Highlife, afrobeat, folk and funk. Ambolleys debut solo album originally released in 1975, written and produced with Ebo Taylor. Ambolley grew up during the peak of Highlife in Ghana and was a key figure in its fusion with soul and funk influences from the USA. He played in many bands including Houghas Extraordinaires, Meridians Of Tema, Ghana Broadcasting Band and the Uhuru Dance Band, for which he was recruited by his friend, Ebo Taylor. The group went to Nigeria in 1973 to play with Fela at his legendary Shrine spot. ‘Simigwa’ was a chance for Ambolley to release his own productions and to experiment to a certain extent. A main inspiration for this album was the work of the mighty Mr. James Brown, something that is evident from the rhythm section, horns, vocal stabs and percussion breaks throughout the record. Official Mr Bongo reissue, replica original artwork. Licensed from Essiebons.
Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters / Jimmy Smith - Melinda Latino / I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe
Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters / Jimmy Smith
Melinda Latino / I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Melinda Latino’ is taken from the awesome ‘Melinda’ OST written by Butler & Peters, released in 1972. This is a heavy track right from the first beat –harps and breakbeats, leading into a soul piano mood, huge strings and backing vox.

Jimmy Smiths version of Barry Whites ‘I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby’. A very dope intro break leads into crazy vocal chops before heating the main melody, in true Jimmy Smith style. Taken from his ‘Black Smith’ LP forPride, released in 1974.
Sylvers, The - I Know Myself /  Wish That I Could Talk To You
Sylvers, The
I Know Myself / Wish That I Could Talk To You
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,39 €* 12,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
SOLID GOLD SOUL-FUNK FROM THE SYLVERS, TAKEN FROM THEIR DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM. CUT LOUD AT 45RPM.
Two more of our favourite cuts from The Sylvers first album, produced by Jerry Butler, Keg Johnson and Michael Viner, written by the hugely talented Leon Sylvers III.
‘I Know Myself’ was sampled by 9th Wonder for his ‘Easy’ track.
Cymande - Fug / Brothers On The Slide
Cymande
Fug / Brothers On The Slide
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
13,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic funk-soul material of the highest order from the brilliant, Cymande. Mastered from original tapes. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
‘Fug’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’ are two classic, essential Cymande tracks. Taken from their ‘Second Time Round’ and ‘Promised Heights’ LP’s, respectively.
Cymande - Second Time Round
Cymande
Second Time Round
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! The brilliant second album from the legendary Cymande.
180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue.
Licensed from John Schroeder Enterprises.
Tim Maia - Disco Club
Tim Maia
Disco Club
LP | 1978 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
23,99 €*
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork.
Mr Bongo brings another Brazilian rarity to the masses with this sublime reissue of Tim Maia’s Disco Club. Recorded in 1978, it’s a latter-period gem from the larger than life legend, combining the glitz and glamour of disco’s heyday with Maia’s raw funk and soul roots. When Maia first heard Little Richard as a teenager, he knew what kind of singer and artist he wanted to be. Five formative years spent in the US, where he ran wild in NYC and joined a doo-wop group called the Ideals, did little to dampen his enthusiasm for black music. Stirred by the civil rights movement in the US and driven by a punk spirit, Maia went on to blaze his own trail through the early 70s over the course of four successful albums for Polydor. Moving away from the straight MPB, Tropicalia and international rock dominating the airwaves, his sound represented a new black Brazilian consciousness. When he sang, he could be raspy and defiant one moment … and then romantic and reflective the next. But always on a groove and with a hook. It was an irresistible combination.
Yet by 1977 he was bankrupt and in limbo having first joined a religious cult called Superior National and then alienated listeners with his first album sung entirely in English. To complicate matters further, Brazil was feeling the Saturday Night Fever. Gloria Gaynor, Chic and Kool & the Gang were dominating the charts and filling hotspots such as New York City Discotheque in Ipanema and Frenetic Dancing Days in the Gávea Mall. Maia left his usual band and went into the legendary Estudios Level with a mighty ensemble of Rio’s finest including Paulinha Braga on drums, Jamil Joanes on bass, Robson Jorge on clarinet, Hyldon De Souza on guitar, Sidinho on percussion, trombonists Edmundo Maciel and Darcy Seixas, and Juarez Assis on tenor sax.
Arranger and keyboardist Lincoln Olivetti was a crucial presence during these sessions. He added that all-important string flourish and brassy joy to the uptempo tracks while giving the star enough room to express himself. The album kicks off with a trio of floor fillers: the exuberant party starter ‘A Fim De Voltar’, a sing-a-long anthem in ‘Acenda O Farol’ and the undeniably funky hit ‘Sossego’ (file that one next to Fatback).
But then Maia drops it down and gets existential on ‘All I Want’, questioning the meaning of happiness. He also shows his tender side on slow burners such as ‘Murmúrio’ (written by the great Cassiano) and ‘Pais E Filhos’, the latter featuring a supersoft bed of harmonies you can't help but lay down on. But the party ain’t over and mid-tempo groover ‘Juras’ gets the feet moving again before ‘Jhony’ sends us swaying off into the night.
Maia’s appetite for excess would eventually get the better of him. But Disco Club is the sound of an unpredictable genius on top form. Get ready for the time of your life.
O Grupo / Ronaldo - Socorro / Retrato De Dete
O Grupo / Ronaldo
Socorro / Retrato De Dete
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Socorro’ is a banging, mid-tempo Brazilian funk groove taken from their second Copacabana LP and a 7” from 1977. Tough.
Half-speed heavy funk on ’Retrato De Dete’, written by Arnaud Rodrigues. We don’t know very much about Ronaldo unfortnately. The track surfaced on a Copacabana 45 in 1970 and is difficult/expensive to pick up
Burnier & Cartier - Burnier & Cartier
Burnier & Cartier
Burnier & Cartier
LP | 1974 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sought-after Brazilian LP from 1974 that touches on MPB, soul, jazz, disco and boogie. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Replica original artwork. Extremely expensive theses days, this one has been on our list for a while. As
sampled by Andres on his ‘Sing About It’ collaboration with Kenny Dixon Junior aka Moodymann and on Kaytranada’s Janet Jackson flip, ‘Alright’. Championed by the likes of Jazzanova, Floating Points, Hunnee and co.
The record features Arthur Verocai and Luis Bonfa (composer Octavio Burnier’s uncle) on production/arrangement.
Claudia - Diexa o Morro Cantar / Mas Que Nada
Claudia
Diexa o Morro Cantar / Mas Que Nada
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Supreme MPB/bossa-nova vibes here on both tracks from our leading Brazil 45’s lady, Claudia.
‘Diexa o Morro Cantar’ features on Claudia’s very first 7”, relaeased in 1965 by RGE Brazil.
Claudia’s version ’Mas Que Nada’ is more of a jazzy, folk-funk take on the Ben classic. A relatively recent discovery made during our last trip to Brazil!
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Simbarerê / Kabaluere?
Celia - Na Boca Do Sol / A Hora E Essa
Celia
Na Boca Do Sol / A Hora E Essa
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two tracks from Celia’s awesome, sought after, second self-titled LP from 1972.
‘Na Boca Do Sol’ was written and arranged by Arthur Verocai and Vitor Martins,
the original of which appeared on Verocai’s self-titled LP. Fuzz guitar, drums,
strings and Celias vocal combine to create an epic.
‘A Hora é Essa’ is the first track from the LP, a brilliant samba-funk workout,
with strings and piano.
Also originally released as a 7” in 1972 on Continental, which is very
difficult to get hold of now.
Los Africanos / Machito - It’s Your Thing / Knock On Wood
Los Africanos / Machito
It’s Your Thing / Knock On Wood
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
It's Your Thing' is arum heavy Nu Yorican funk-soul instrumental version of the Isley Brothers classic, featuring screaming Hammond organ and FX. Very expensive now in it’s original form, as released by TR records in 1974.
On the flip, Machito & His Afro-Cubans deliver a brilliant instrumental, boogaloo version of Eddie Floyd’s all-time classic 'Knock On Wood'. As featured on his LP ‘Viaja A Memphis’.
Alemayehu Eshete / Girma Beyene - Telantena Zare / Ene Negn Bay Manesh
Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma / Brasil Ritmo - O Bofe / Cho Chua
Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma / Brasil Ritmo
O Bofe / Cho Chua
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘O Bofe’ is the title track from the soundtrack to a Brazilian soap opera of
the same name, released on Som Livre in 1972. All music on the soundtrack was
written by brothers Roberto and Erasmo Carlos.
Catchy whistles and MPB vocals over a samba rock groove. Previously unreleased
on 7”.
‘Cho Chua’ is a capoeira-samba groover by Brasil Ritmo, who we know very little
about…
Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti / Pete Dunaway - Agora e Moda / Supermarket
Rita Lee & Tutti Frutti / Pete Dunaway
Agora e Moda / Supermarket
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A rare brazilian disco-boogie-groove monster and a rare groove masterpiece on a handy 7"!
Bossa Tres / Ana Rosely - Imprevisto / Skim Dum Dum Dum
Nico Gomez & His Orchestra - Aquarela / Rio
Nico Gomez & His Orchestra
Aquarela / Rio
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
'Aquarela' and 'Rio' are both taken from Nico's 'Bossa Nova' LP released on Omega International in 1972.
Miguel de Deus / Boogaloo Combo - Black Soul Brothers / Hot Pants Road
Miguel de Deus / Boogaloo Combo
Black Soul Brothers / Hot Pants Road
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
8,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mastered and cut at 45rpm for high quality and loud sound, these 7"s are packaged in lovingly produced Brazil45 sleeves. Dancefloor essentials for all DJs and collectors!
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo rock
Rob - Rob
Rob
Rob
CD | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The Accra-born pianist and frontman only released a few albums in small quantities, yet two of them are among the most sought-after records from 70’s Africa. This was the first.

So what do we know? After learning his craft in Benin and playing with the likes of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, ROB returned to Accra to write his own material and find a sound.
Hooked on the driving funk and raw soul of stars such as James Brown and Otis Redding, he would often imitate his heroes on his father’s piano during school holidays.
The title track sets the pace with a JBs-like rhythm, ROB almost shamanic with his sparse yet commanding vocal. The organ and wah-wah guitar spin us out before those imperious horns bring us back in.
And what better way to close this set than with ‘More’, swept up in a call and response between Rob and his backing singers as a ‘Blow Your Head’ synth flares and the brass blasts. Good times guaranteed.
As the man himself says, “Funky music is in my blood. What you hear is the coming out of my mind.” No one sounds like Rob, because there is no one like Rob.
Sylvers, The - Only One Can Win / Fools Paradise
Sylvers, The
Only One Can Win / Fools Paradise
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
MORE FUNK-SOUL GENIUS FROM THE SYLVERS, AS SAMPLED BY J DILLA ON ‘TWO CAN WIN’, AND MANY MORE OTHERS. CUT LOUD AND PROUD AT 45RPM.
‘Only One Can Win’ – brilliantly flipped by J Dilla on his epic ‘Two Can Win’, that appears on his legendary ‘Donuts’ LP for Stones Throw.
‘Fools Paradise’ is a midtempo soul/funk jam taken from the first ‘The Sylvers' LP. A favourite at Mr Bongo HQ that we felt needed to appear on a 7”.
Beautiful, golden-era soul written by Leon Sylvers III, produced by Jerry Butler and Keg Johnson.
Licensed from Pride Inc. 2006. Official Mr Bongo reissue.
Tunde Mabadu - Viva Disco
Tunde Mabadu
Viva Disco
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official Mr Bongo reissue of the ultra-rare Nigerian disco-boogie, ‘Viva Disco’, album from 1980. Originally released on the Afrodisia label, this one is unknown to even the most knowledgable collectors out there.
Tunde Mabadu recorded two albums in the 70’s – ‘Viva Disco’ and ‘Bisu’ as Tunde Mabadu & His Sunrise. Perfect examples of golden-era Nigerian disco & boogie, that still hold their own today.
Licensed from Tunde Mabadu and PMG.
Fathili & The Yahoos / The Wings - Mabala Part 1 / Gone With The Sun
Fathili & The Yahoos / The Wings
Mabala Part 1 / Gone With The Sun
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fathili & The Yahoos came from Kenya. Soulful but raw, mid-tempo afro-funk. Licensed from Melodica music stores courtesy of our great friend Abdul Karim. The Wings were a Nigerian band. 'Gone With the Sun' featured on their 1974 album 'Kissing You So Hard' and fuses bluesy disco, funk and soul moods with quirky synths and effects!
Super Elcados - Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Volume 2
Super Elcados
Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture - Tambourine Party Volume 2
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Official Mr Bongo reissue of the ultra-rare album by ‘Super Elcados’. A fusion of heavyweight Nigerian funk, soul & disco, originally released by EMI Nigeria in 1976.
The ‘Super Elcados’ (and ’Elcados’ on other recordings) recorded three albums in the mid and late-70’s, this is their first. It was followed by ‘This World Is Full Of Injustice’ and ‘What Ever You Need’.
Licensed from Geoffrey Johnson (Elcados), courtesy of PMG, with special thanks to Dave Hill for his help!
Jackson Sisters - Jackson Sisters
Jackson Sisters
Jackson Sisters
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
19,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Officially reissued at last! Considered by many to be a genuine ‘holy grail’ of soul & funk. Featuring ‘Miracles’ as sampled by Public Enemy, Basement Jaxx, Arrested Development and many more. Originally from Compton, Los Angeles, the Jackson Sisters were one-hit wonders who briefly shone and made some noise in the early 1970s before quickly fading into obscurity. Their only US chart entry was 'I Believe In Miracles,' a funky slice of bubblegum soul with a catchy, sing-along chorus released on the Prophesy label that briefly saw them make the lower reaches of the R&B charts in September 1973.
Even though the sisters ceased performing together in 1975, their greatest tune, 'I Believe In Miracles' began to live a charmed life. In 1988, the song was resurrected as part of the UK 'Rare Groove' scene which resulted in it denting the bottom end of the UK pop charts (it peaked at No. 72). British vocal group, The Pasadenas, cut their own version of the tune in 1989, and a year later, Public Enemy sampled 'Miracles' for their track, 'Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man.’ Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited. Liner notes by Charles Waring.
O’Seis - Suicida / Apocalipse
O’Seis
Suicida / Apocalipse
7" | 1966 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
12,99 €*
Release:1966 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
‘O’Seis’ are the core members of the mighty and legendary ‘Os Mutantes’ – namely Rita Lee and brothers Arnaldo and Sérgio Baptista, accompanied here by Raphael Vilardi, Maria ‘Mogguy’ Malheiros and Luiz Pastura. The record features anthemic, heavyweight, psychedelic rock on ‘Suicida’ b/w deeper, tripped-out MPB-folk on ‘Apocalipse’. Both tracks were written by Rita Lee, assisted by Tobe and Vilardi respectively. The term ‘holy grail’ is a little overused these days perhaps, but this definitely is one. Originally pressed and released by the band themselves in 1966, apparently only a handful of copies are known to exist (sources/numbers vary). The record has changed hands for up to a staggering $5000! Ouch.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK LTD.
Marijata - Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
Marijata
Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited Edition for Record Store Day 2018! ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’ is a seminal Ghanian album that fuses highlife, reggae, folk, funk and soul, from legendary vocalist Pat Thomas. Originally released in 1976 on Gapophone Records.
‘Marijata’ was a group made up of three members – Kofi ‘Electric’ Addison on drums, Bob Fischlan on organ and Nat Osmanu on guitar, hailing from Ghana. Pat Thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘Broadway Dance Band’, leaving a year later to join the ‘Uhuru Dance Band’. He then played with Ebo Taylor’s ‘Blue Monks’ and finally formed the ‘Sweet Beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. The group released ‘False Lover’ in 1974, split and then reformed as Marijata, releasing ‘Marijata’ (also available on Mr Bongo) and this album, ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’. Thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world. Replica original artwork, official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Gapophone Records courtesy of George Prah.
Ebo Taylor - Yen Ara
Ebo Taylor
Yen Ara
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ghanaian music legend Ebo Taylor returns with perhaps his finest album to date. But don't take our word for it. That’s coming straight from the man himself. And he should know after more than 60 years in the business. The 81-year-old composer, arranger, guitarist and vocalist has been a key figure in the evolving afro-funk sound since the Seventies, working with the likes of Apagya Show Band, CK Mann and Pat Thomas. Famously, he rubbed shoulders with Fela Kuti while studying in London in the Sixties, before going on to lead the Ghana Black Star Band (featuring Osei and Sol Amarfio from Osibisa) and later the Uhuru Dance Band back in Ghana. Like Fela, he is always pushing forward, constantly reconceptualising his sound and
attuning it for a new generation. Part teacher, part messenger. Listen to Yen Ara and you will not only hear the high-energy afrobeat, sweet highlife, jazz and konkoma influences that he’s famous for. There is also a disco pulse and hard-hitting percussive edge to the tracks, which were produced by Justin Adams (Tinariwen, Rachid Taha, Robert Plant) and recorded in the live room at Electric Monkey Studio in Amsterdam. An Ebo Taylor for these times, you might say.
His group, the Saltpond City Band, are all handpicked local musicians featuring two of his sons. An appropriate line-up on an album whose titles means “we”. And they are on fine form, ripping through tracks such as ‘Krumandey’ (a surefire party starter) and ‘Mind Your Own Business’ (a simple message delivered over a frenetic drum rhythm). Elsewhere, ‘Aboa Kyirbin’ will please fans of tough afrobeat grooves, while Taylor could well be inciting a riot at his next gig with ‘Mumudey Mumudey’, We hear him calling for ‘preshaaah’ and leading us into a call and response as the trumpet takes us higher. And the lift of those horns on ‘Ankoma'm’ evokes some of his finest work such as ‘Love & Death’ and ‘Come Along’, the latter recorded
with the Pelikans and featured on a recent Mr Bongo reissue. This album fizzes and pops with life but the best way to experience Taylor, as always, is live. Catch him on tour in Europe from March 2018.
Marilene / Nonato Buzar - Sinal Vermelho / Verao Vermelho
Marilene / Nonato Buzar
Sinal Vermelho / Verao Vermelho
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Sinal Vermelho’ – midtempo psyche-funk workout tough on the drums. Brilliant vocal from Marilene. Taken from 1973 compacto 7” released on Copacabana.
‘Verão Vermelho’ is taken from Nonato Buzar’s 1970 LP ‘Temas De Novelas’, a collection of songs he wrote for Brazilian soap operas. The song features Pedro Santos on percussion.
Marijata - This Is Marijata
Marijata
This Is Marijata
LP | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
20,99 €*
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Marijata was a group made up of three members – Kofi 'Electric' Addison on drums, Bob Fischlan on organ and Nat Osmanu on guitar, hailing from Ghana.
‘This Is Marijata’ is the groups first LP; released originally on the Gapophone label – it is pure, rootsy, raw, driving African funk music of the highest order, now highly sought-after in both its original and previously reissued forms.
Addison, Osmanu and Fischlan formed a band called the Sweet Beans with a young singer and guitarist, namely the legendary Pat Thomas. They released ‘False Lover’ [GAPO LP 02] in 1974 on Gapophone Records before recording ‘This Is Marijata’ [GAPO LP 012] and then ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’ [GAPO LP 013] shortly afterwards.
‘This Is Marijata’ is summed up perfectly by the text on the back cover: “Three young musicians of the Sweet Beans believe that in music and entertainment business, there is no room for mediocrity if one’s music is to win over a bigger audience and fame.
How could they give the public a taste of the talent they had so meticulously nurtured since they began their musical careers without upsetting the current musical inclination in the country?
Simple, Gapahone Records, quick to spot talent listened to the music of Kofi “Electric” Addison (Drummer) Bob Fischlan (Organist) and Nat Osmanu (Guitarist), liked it and the result, after month of hard work is what you have on this album – THIS IS MARIJATA.
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti - Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti
Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti
LP | 1982 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1982 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Razor-sharp production of the highest order from two of the masters of the early 80’s Rio de Janeiro boogie sound, Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti. Both were highly acclaimed music producers of the time, starting around the
mid-70’s. Over the course of his career Olivetti worked with artists including Rita Lee, Erasmo Carlos, Don Beto, Marcos Valle, Tim Maia, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Sandra Sa, Painel de Controle and many more.
The album takes in mid-tempo, AOR, boogie and even latin all way through the tempo’s to ultra-quick Prince style disco-funk workouts. Includes several standout tracks – ‘Aleluia’ and ’Ginga’ being our two favourites. Synths, horns, claps, drum machines, guitars, keys and vocal harmonies combine effortlessly.
Originally released in 1982 on Som Livre, Brazil. Replica original reproduction.
Tenorio Jr. - Embalo
Tenorio Jr.
Embalo
LP | 1964 | US | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:1964 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Master jazz pianist Tenorio Jr aka Francisco Tenório Júnior only recorded this one album, 'Embalo', originally released on RGE in 1964. Rumour has it that he was arrested and thrown in jail (and possibly even murdered) while on tour with Toquinho and Vinicius de Moraes in Argentina in 1976. He has not been seen since...
Soon after the disappearance of Tenorio Jr. filmmaker Rogerio Lima produced a short film entitled "Balada para Tenorio," which chronicles the disappearance with interviews with family and friends.
Júnior played on Gal Costa’s classic song ’Pontos De Luz’, as sampled by Kaytranada on Lite Spots.
This classic album has long been on our list to reissue and we are delighted to be able to present it at last with replica original artwork. As regularly played by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and co.
3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
3rd Generation Band
Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
7" | 1973 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two tasty tunes from Ghana in the seventies! Worth every single penny!
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi - Mudei de Ideia
Antonio Carlos e Jocafi
Mudei de Ideia
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A truly fantastic record that sounds the way it looks – psychedelic rock, samba-funk and tripped out MPB. Features ‘Kabaluerê’ as sampled by Marcelo D2 on his hit ‘Qual e?’. Arranged by Rogerio Duprat, featuring legendary guitarist Lanny Gordin. Antonio Carlos & Jocafi were a very successful and famous Brazilian writing duo, born in Bahia. They worked with the likes of Wilson Simonal, Rosinha De Valença, Trio Mocotó, Milton Banana, Toquinho and more. Originally released on RCA Brazil in 1971, this was the duo’s debut LP. Two versions of the album cover exist in Brazil – this, the psyched-out, burnt out version, and a much less exciting photograph of the chaps, pressed to include the single ‘Desacato’ which became a popular hit in Brazil and several European countries.
Hanna / Almir Ricardi - Deixa Rodar / To Parado Na Tua
Rosa Maria - Deixo Nao Deixa / Avenida Atlantica
Incredible Bongo Band - Incredible Bongo Band
Claudia - Macumba / Baoba
Claudia
Macumba / Baoba
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Our leading lady of the series, Claudia, is back once again, this time
with a double A-side.
‘Macumba’ is taken from one of her several self-titled LP’s, the one in
question released in 1970 on Premier, Brazil. Sought after in its
original form.
Psychedelic, orchestral, MPB, exotica with hints of Bollywood! Horns
strings and spaced out male vocals back Claudia’s amazing lead. Highly
unique.
‘Baoba’ is taken from Claudia’s all-killer-no-filler Jesus Cristo LP,
from Odeon released in 1971.
Heavy on the strings and tough on the funk drums, before it breaks into
a vocal jazz section, then back into the groove. Reminiscent of Swedish
folk-funk singer Doris, whose album we reissued in the past.
Ebo Taylor - My Love And Music
Ebo Taylor
My Love And Music
LP | 2016 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Originally released in 1975 on Gapophone Records, George Prah’s label, hailing from Ghana. Only available in very limited quantity (reportedly 500 copies) due to the musical vacuum imposed by the military dictatorship in the country at the time.

Laid back, lush, highlife vibrations from start to finish, with noticeable reggae influences throughout.
Moussa Doumbia / Amadou Balake - Keleya / Super Bar Konon Mousso
Moussa Doumbia / Amadou Balake
Keleya / Super Bar Konon Mousso
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
New series of sought-after tracks from across the African continent.
Georgette / Claudia - Kirie / Com Mais de 30
Georgette / Claudia
Kirie / Com Mais de 30
7" | 2015 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
'Kirie' is one of ‘those’ tracks. It gets better with every listen and you hear something different every time. You won’t forget it, and you can’t get it - taken from the hard to obtain ‘A Moca do Mar’ LP on Tapecar in 1976, previously unavailable on 7”. Long championed by Gilles Peterson and co.

Tight uplifting guitar changes, layered percussion and super-subtle strings groove under Georgette’s vocal, backed by a chorus of male vocals.

We are delighted to release this track, just in time for summer. Special thanks to Gareth ‘The Knowledge’ Stephens for digging it up.

As if the A Side wasn’t enough… The AA side features one of Claudia’s best, ‘Com Mais de 30’ a cover of Marcos and Paulo Sergio Valle original version.

Fuzz guitars, piano, huge drums, percussion and Claudia’s soaring vocal make for a heavy yet uplifting MPB/funk track of the highest order.

Features on her hard to find ‘Jesus Cristo’ LP on Odeon in 1971. Also featured on the Fourtet and Floating Points Plastic People mix.
Marcos Valle / Toni Tornado - Mentira / Me Libertei
Joyce / Rosinha Da Valencia - Aldeia De Ogum
Joyce / Rosinha Da Valencia
Aldeia De Ogum
7" | 2014 | EU | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rio born Joyce Moreno is one of the most famous names in Brazilian music. Her career has spanned more than 20 albums over 40 years and she continues to record and tour the world.

Aldeia de Ogum is one of her most well known songs. An anthem amongst DJs and dancers in the Acid Jazz days in London, regularly featuring at clubs such as Dingwalls.

Originally features on her sought after 'Feminina' LP from 1980, it also appears on the 'Essential' compilation that we released in 1997. This is the first time the track has been released on 7" however.

Rosinha was a highly acclaimed composer, arranger and guitarist who played with legends including Baden Powell, Sérgio Mendes and Sivuca. Sadly she passed away in 2004.

'Summertime' is taken from her 1975 RCA LP entitled 'Um Violão Em Primeiro Plano'. This is the first time the track has been released on 7".
Joao Bosco / Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca - O Ronco Da Cuica / Transamazonica
Joao Bosco / Antonio Adolfo E A Brazuca
O Ronco Da Cuica / Transamazonica
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
8,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another pair of killer dance tracks from Brazil, for the 1st time one 7" wax!
Jorge Ben & Toquinho / Joao Donato - Carolina, Carol Bela / Ara
Prince Fatty Vs Mungo's Hi-Fi - Prince Fatty Vs Mungo's Hi Fi
Os Brazoes / Tim Maia - Carolina Carol Bela / E Necessario
Os Brazoes / Tim Maia
Carolina Carol Bela / E Necessario
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mastered and cut at 45rpm for high quality and loud sound, these 7"s are packaged in lovingly produced Brazil45 sleeves. Dancefloor essentials for all DJs and collectors!
Hollie Cook - Looking for Real Love / 99
Hollie Cook
Looking for Real Love / 99
7" | 2014 | UK | Original (Mr Bongo)
9,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Mr Bongo is proud to release this 2-track 7” from the amazing new album by Hollie Cook.
Spaceark - Spaceark Is
Spaceark
Spaceark Is
CD | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The second album from SpaceArk. More brilliant self-released, private-press jazz/soul from 1976 Los Angeles. ‘SpaceArk Is’ came out on Color World records in 1976, on a limited run of about 5,000 copies. It followed their self-titled debut (also available now on Mr Bongo) on the same original label, the year before.
For a handful of years in the Seventies, SpaceArk was one of the most promising and electrifying bands in Southern California. Although their music was far greater than the sum of its parts, those parts made for a very original style. R&b, soul, rock, pop, jazz, classical … it all came together in blissful stream of intricate compositions that swept up crowds from US military bases to Northern Soul clubs around the UK.
SpaceArk wrote and performed more than 100 songs during their time together. Most of them were not recorded and are now either lost or forgotten.
Official Mr Bongo reissue with liner notes by Amar Patel. Licensed direct from Peter Silberg.
Ronald Mesquita - Bresil 72
Ronald Mesquita
Bresil 72
CD | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic Brazilian album from master drummer, Ronald Mesquita, originally released in 1972. Featuring songs by Jorge Ben, Antonio Carlos-Jobim, Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo and others.
Mesquita is probably most well-known for playing with Luis Carlos Vinhas and his ‘Bossa Tres’ outfit, along with his own group, ‘Ronie E A Central Do Brasil’, that he formed after his return from the US in the early 1970s. He also played on several songs on Tenorio Jr.’s ‘Embalo’ album that Mr Bongo recently reissued.
The killer track ‘Balanca Pema’ was very big in the Jazz Dance scene in the 90s and also featured on the Mojo compilation ‘Dancefloor Jazz Volume Four’.
Madlib sampled ‘Balanca Pema’ on his Medicine Show Number 2 ‘Flight to Brazil’.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Universal Music Group Limited.
Tom Ze - Estudando O Samba
Tom Ze
Estudando O Samba
CD | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Incredibly unique concept album from the one and only, Tom Zé. As featured in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Brazilian Albums of all-time list (2007).
One of Ze’s finest albums in our opinion, originally released by Continental Brazil in 1976 – a tough one to find at a good price in its original form now. ‘Estudando do Samba’ (or ‘Studying The Samba’) is a post-Tropicalia studio
experimentation laiden with layers of hypnotic percussion, effects & samples that deconstructs the ‘samba’ form. Recorded during what was arguably his most creative period.
David Byrne found the record in Rio in the late 90’s and included several songs on his Tom Ze collection for Luaka Bop a few years later. At that time Tom was not recording or touring much; playing low-key shows in Sao Paulo and
contemplating a move back to Irará to work at a service station owned by one of his cousins. Byrne’s project helped to reignite his career and he hasn’t looked back since.
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
Akira Ishikawa - Back To Rhythm
Akira Ishikawa
Back To Rhythm
CD | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let's Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’.
'Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period. He cut this record with his band ‘Count Buffalos’, featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga and arranger Hiromasa Suzuki. Includes excellent cover versions of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, BT Express, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Incredible Bongo Band and Fela Kuti.
Originally released in Japan in 1975 by Columbia, this is now extremely difficult to find in its original format, and very pricey indeed!
Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
Celia - Celia
Celia
Celia
CD | 1970 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
18,04 €* 18,99 € -5%
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
MRBLP188 Beautiful debut album from the incredible, Célia. Conducted & arranged by Arthur Verocai and Rogério Duprat; featuring songs by Lo Borges, Antonio Adolfo and Joyce amongst others. Célia recorded four self-titled albums for Continental between 1971 and 1977, ‘Amor’ in 1982 plus several more before she sadly passed away late in 2017, aged 70. This is her debut album from 1970. Célia was a Brazilian vocalist who worked frequently with master arranger-composer Arthur Verocai in her early years and many other heavyweights over the course of her extensive career. Joyce was particularly supportive in the making of this album, writing the beautiful “Abrace Paul McCartney” and her husband at the time, Nelson Ângelo, recorded some of the songs.
Features an exclusive insert of a translated interview with Celia, completed in 2011 in her hometown of São Paulo. Focusing, in particular on her recording work with Arthur Verocai, it showcases her wonderful sense of humour and how she was embracing her new legion of fans, particularly in the world of hip hop. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Warner Music.
Tim Maia - What You Want To Bet? / These Are The Songs
Tim Maia
What You Want To Bet? / These Are The Songs
7" | 1968 | UK | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
10,99 €*
Release:1968 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Debut single from the mighty Tim Maia! Released upon his return from the USA in the late 60’s. Highly sought after and prized in its original form, we are very proud to reissue this record. Maia sings in English here – influenced by his time spend travelling and working in the USA. Both songs are very soulful, reminiscent of the great soul singers of 1960’s USA, who were clearly a powerful inspiration to him. Official Mr Bongo reissue. Licensed from Som Livre.
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Mr Bongo Vinyl, CD & Tape

Mr Bongo Records ist ein 1989 von David »Mr Bongo« Buttle gegründetes Plattenlabel aus Brighton.

Alles begann mit einem Plattenladen in London, in der Berwick Street direkt unterhalb von Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store. Dieser war der erste überhaupt, der außerhalb der USA Vinyl von Independent HipHop-Labels wie Def Jam, Rawkus, Nervous oder Big Beat verkaufte. Nach und nach entwickelte sich Mr Bongo dann mehr zu einem Anbieter seltener, schwer auffindbarer Latin Music. Wobei ein besonderer Schwerpunkt auf der brasilianischen Variante liegt, aber auch Reggae, afrikanische Musik und Jazz bekamen immer mehr Gewicht. 1999 zog man mit den Büros nach Brighton, 2003 wurden die Plattenläden (es gab inzwischen einen zweiten in Shibuya, Japan) geschlossen. 2004 wurde Mr Bongo Films gegründet, wo seither – getreu der Firmenphilosophie – besondere Filme mit eigener Bildsprache wieder einem Publikum zugänglich gemacht werden. Daneben wurde auch noch das Mr Bongo Soundsystem etabliert, dass mit seinen weltweiten Auftritten den Sound des Plattenlabels um den Globus trägt.

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