Mr Bongo

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12" Vinyl UK 19.03.19
MRB12052
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CELIA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 13.02.19
mr bongo re-issue of celia’s 1970 debut album.
MRBLP188
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AKOFA AKOUSSAH (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 06.02.19
official mr bonge re-issue of the 1976 album from togolese singer akofa akoussah.
MRBLP174
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DANCING IN OUTER SPACE
12" Vinyl UK 28.11.18
official mr bongo reissue on 12 inch vinyl, cut at 45rpm.
MRB12044
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CUMEIRA / RASGA TEU VERSO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 21.11.18
release #75 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.75
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SPACEARK (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 07.11.18
official reissue of spaceark’s debut album from 1975.
MRBLP181
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TIM MAIA (1977) (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 07.11.18
official mr bongo reissue of the 1977 album from legendary brazilian artist tim maia.
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EN TRANCE (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 10.10.18
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. remastered. licensed from chemical discs.
MRBLP180
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FUG / BROTHERS ON THE SLIDE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 14.08.18
‘fug’ and ‘brothers on the slide’ are two classic, essential cymande tracks. taken from their ‘second time round’ and ‘promised heights’ lp’s, respectively. mastered from original tapes to create the best possible reproduction, cut loud on 7” vinyl. official mr bongo reissue, in a picture sleeve.
MRB7144
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A MATTER OF TIME (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 18.07.18
a matter of time is the follow-up to protoje’s critically acclaimed 2015 full-length, ancient future, which featured the hit single “who knows” ft chronixx, which has garnered over 69 million views on youtube & 5.9 million soundcloud streams. a matter of time features chronixx and mortimer, and contains the smash hit singles ‘blood money’, ‘truth & rights’, ‘bout noon’ and ‘no guarantees’. ‘a matter of time’ was produced by winta james (damian marley, anthony b, the mighty diamonds) and recorded in jamaica.
MRBLP176
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JACKSON SISTERS (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 20.06.18
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.
MRBLP161
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AFRICAN DANCES (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 08.06.18
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.
MRBLP168
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MABALA PART 1 / GONE WITH THE SUN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.06.18
release #17 in mr bongo’s africa 45 series.
AFR45.17
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PAT THOMAS INTRODUCES MARIJATA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 20.04.18
‘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.
MRBLP158
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DISCO CLUB (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 26.03.18
official mr bongo reissue. replica original cover artwork. recorded in 1978, this is 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. for “disco club”, maia left his usual band and went into the legendary estudios level with an 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 the all-important string flourish and brassy joy to the uptempo tracks, leaving maia enough room to express himself.
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EBO TAYLOR AND THE PELIKANS (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 14.12.17
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 saught-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, audio restored to the best of our ability, with label designs and artwork as per the original release.
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AINT NO SUNSHINE / PONTEIO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.10.17
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.
BRZ45.68
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CANTO CHORANDO / PERPLEXIDADE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.10.17
one for the heads! a rare female vocal double header, starting with dalila’s 1968 gem “canto chorando” originally released on a sort after compacto 45 on copacabana.
on the flip – a copacabana 7” release in the form of neyde alexandre’s 1971 song “perplexidade”, with a fantastic break intro, horn stabs and lush vocals. one of our favourite brazil 45’s.
BRZ45.67
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AS SEMENTES / DANDO FORA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 07.08.17
release #63 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
brz45.63
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THIS IS MARIJATA (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 18.07.17
official mr bongo reissue. licensed from george prah, founder of 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. ‘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.
mrblp150
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MUNDO MEU (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 26.04.17
limited edition double vinyl of flavia coelho’s 2nd longplayer “mundo meu”, including 6 tracks form her 1st album “bossa muffin”. comes in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
6158246
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EMBALO (LP)
12" Vinyl lp US 05.04.17
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...
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NANA IMBORO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 02.03.17
release #62 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.62
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PARAIBA NAO E CHICAGO / NAO QUERO MAIS (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 02.03.17
release #61 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.61
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ELA MANDOU ESPERAR / UMA VIDA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.10.16
ela mandou esperar’ is a stomping, soulful brazilian funk taken from cassiano’s sought after ’imagem e som’ lp from 1971. a big hint of northern soul to this one to!
brz45.53
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GLORIA, GLORINHA / COQUEIRO VERDE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.10.16
gloria glorinha – quirky, upbeat mpb-funk with soaring vocals, jb esque stabs, horns and bubbling piano. originally released as part of a 4-track 7” ep on odeon from 1970.
brz45.52
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MARIA FUMACA (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 08.08.16
the official mr bongo re-issue.
banda black rio’s ‘maria fumaca’ is one of the strongest brazilian samba-disco-funk-soul-fusion albums of all time. as regularly played by theo parrish, gilles peterson and co.
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NA BOCA DO SOL / A HORA E ESSA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.07.16
release #50 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.50
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SYLVIA / NA BOCA DO SOL (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.07.16
release #49 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.49
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TESSASSATEGN EKO / AYALKEM TEDENKO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.06.16
release #16 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.16
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AYNOTCHE TERABU / ENE NEGN BAY MANESH (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.06.16
release #15 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.15
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IDENTIFY YOURSELF (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.06.16
release #12 in mr bongos latin 45 series.
lat45.12
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SAFARI / BE S THE OTHER WAY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.06.16
release #11 in mr bongos latin 45 series.
lat45.11
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ITS YOUR THING / KNOCK ON WOOD (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.06.16
release #13 in mr bongo’s latin 45 series.
lat45.13
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TANGANICA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 13.06.16
release #46 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
brz45.46
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DEIXA NAO DEIXA / AVENIDA ATLANTICA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.04.16
release #41 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.41
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ASSIYO BELLEMA / HASABE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.03.16
release #13 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.13
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SHALAODE / AJO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.03.16
release # 12 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.12
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MACUMBA / BAOBA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.03.16
release #39 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.39
Brazil
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GARRA / FREIO AERODINACIO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.02.16
release #36 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.36
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SAMBALANCO / E ISSO AI (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.02.16
release #37 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.37
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AQUARELA DE UM PAIS NA LUA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.02.16
release # 38 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.38
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TELANTENA ZARE / ENE NEGN BAY MANESH (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl D 21.01.16
release #10 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.10
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MARIBAYASA / GET UP JAMES (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl D 21.01.16
release #9 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.09
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PSYCHEDELIC WOMAN / SIMIGWADO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 26.11.15
release #8 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.08
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FESTA DO BALAMBA / SAMBLUES (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.09.15
release #27 from mr bongos brazi 45 series.
brz45.27
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EU BEBO SIM / DEIXA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.06.15
release #25 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.25
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EL PRESO / BANG BANG (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.04.15
release #9 in mr bongos latin series.
lat45.09
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FIEBRE EN LA JUNGLA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.04.15
release #10 in mr bongos latin series.
lat45.10
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PICK UP THE PIECES / TANGA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.03.15
release #19 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.19
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TITOS ODYSSEY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 23.02.15
release #6 in mr bongos latin series.
lat45.06
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SAONA / SIBONEY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 23.02.15
release #5 in mr bongos latin series.
lat45.05
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TAIEIRAS / NAO AGUENTE VOCE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.02.15
release #18 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.18
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AQUARELA / RIO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.11.14
the second release in our mr bongos latin 45s series.
nico gomez was born in holland before moving to belgium in the late 40s. we have previously released his seminal *ritual* lp on mr bongo, and it remains one of our favourite albums of all time. *aquarela* and *rio* are both taken from his *bossa nova* lp released on omega international in 1972. *aquarela* was also on 7 inch on odeon/emi in france in the same year.
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POSTMAN / SUPERFAST (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.11.14
the second single from hollie cooks second album *twice*.
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CAROLINA CAROL BELA / ARA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.09.14
the tenth record in mr bongos brazil 45s series.
brz45.10
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HERBALIST / DIVORCE A L ITALIENNE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 14.04.14
prince fatty faces off against the mighty mungos hi fi soundsystem.
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BODY BEAT (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.05.13
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ROSA DE SANGUE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 20.06.12
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TRANSISTOR COWBOY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 20.03.12
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JOURNEY / DOUBLE JOURNEY
12" Vinyl lp UK 10.04.19
classic brit funk from 1981 back via mr bongo.
MRB12047
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ESTUDANDO O SAMBA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 10.04.19
official reissue of a 1976 tom ze classic.
MRBLP190
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A1: Mã
A2: A Felicidade
A3: Toc
A4: Tô
A5: Vai (Menina Amenhâ De Manhâ)
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BACK TO RHYTHM (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 27.03.19
MRBLP191
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A1: I've Got To Use My Imagination
A2: Bongo Rock
A3: Do It Til You're Satisfied
A4: Hey Jude
A5: El Condor Pasa
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DONT STOP (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.11.18
official mr bongo reissue.
MRB7146
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MAIS KRIOLA / MAITA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 25.09.18
‘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.
BRZ45.72
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BRA / THE MESSAGE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 14.08.18
‘bra’ and ‘the message’ are two classic funk-soul cuts from the amazing cymande. mastered from original tapes. official mr bongo reissue. cut loud on 7” vinyl with a picture cover sleeve.
MRB7143
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YEN ARA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 16.04.18
ghanaian 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.
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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 10.04.18
a danny krivit and harvey favourite, as sampled by j dilla and glenn underground – a dubby disco cover of the o’jays classic. replica original 7” artwork, official mr bongo reissue, mastered from original dat.
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THE ORIGINAL SOUND OF BURKINA FASO (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 22.12.17
‘the original sound of burkina faso’ follows the hugely successful ‘the original sound of mali’ compilation released in march this year, also on mr bongo. here we have a collection of songs that pay tribute to a truly golden age of music, touching on folk, funk, blues, highlife, disco, psyche, latin, rock and soul.
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ROBSON JORGE & LINCOLN OLVIETTI (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 10.08.17
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.
mrblp148
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SINAL VERMELHO / VERAO VERMELHO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 07.08.17
release #64 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
brz45.64
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ZOZOIO COMO E QUE E / PARA LENNON E MCCARTNEY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 27.03.17
release #57 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
brz45.57
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SIMBARERE / KABALUERE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl D 25.01.17
release #59 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.59
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FIGA DE GUINE / ALIBABA ALIBABOU (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl D 25.01.17
release #58 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.58
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MR BONGO RECORD CLUB VOL. 1 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 28.11.16
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.
dj support from jeremy underground paris, disclosure, mr saturday night, luke howard / horse meat disco, detroit swindle, tim sweeney / beats in space, hunnee, laurent garnier and more.
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QUE VIDA E ESSA / ATOA ATOA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.10.16
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DEIXA RODAR / TO PARADO NA TUA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 24.10.16
‘deixa rodar’ is an essential midtempo disco/boogie jam taken from hanna’s ‘deixa rodar’ lp from 1979. a tip off from our good friend mark ‘gv’ taylor, played at the first of our ‘braziloid’ sessions on brighton sea front.
brz45.54
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ELOAH (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 04.08.16
the official mr bongo reissue.
‘os orixas’ is rich in layered percussion, horns and guitars. singer eloah’s lead vocals are reminiscent of the likes of ellen mcilwaine, elza soares and joyce. samba, funk, folk, jazz and mpb over ijexa and african grooves, that combine beautifully across the moods. os orixas refers to one of the manifestations of the ’supreme god’ in the yoruba faith.
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DOIS MINUTOS DE UM NOVO DIA / CANDOMBLE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.06.16
release #48 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.48
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YE ME LE / EN BUYUK SANSIN YASIYOR OLMAN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 29.06.16
release #47 in mr bongos brazi 45 series.
brz45.47
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ESPERAR PRA VER / QUE BANDEIRA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.06.16
release #43 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.43
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BOBEIRA / TAVA MAIS NAO TAVA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 13.06.16
release #45 in mr bongo’s brazil 45 series.
brz45.45
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
MY LOVE AND MUSIC (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 12.04.16
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.
MRBLP132
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out of stock
23.95 EUR *
TWER NYAME (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 12.04.16
originally released in 1978 on philips-west african-records. classic highlife sounds, uptempo grooves, vocals, tons of percussion, guitar, horns and organ lines. featuring the stand-out ‘atwer abroba’.
MRBLP131
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out of stock
23.95 EUR *
JESUS CHRISTO / OSSAIN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.04.16
another double a-side from leading lady of the brazil 45’s series, claudia.
BRZ45.42
Mr Bongo
out of stock
10.49 EUR *
MUZIQA MUZIQA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.03.16
release #14 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.14
Mr Bongo
out of stock
10.90 EUR *
GHEDAWOU / ASMARINA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.03.16
release #11 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.11
Africa 45
out of stock
9.95 EUR *
OLJHOS COLORIDOS / SAO PAULO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.03.16
release #40 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.40
Brazil
out of stock
10.95 EUR *
SUPER MULHER / PODES CRER, AMIZADE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.02.16
release #35 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.35
Mr Bongo
out of stock
11.39 EUR *
TAMFO NYI EKYIR / MUMUDE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 26.11.15
release #7 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.07
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
JIMMY RENDA SE / TAKE IT EASY MY BROTHER CHARLIE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 26.11.15
release #32 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.32
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
YE-MELE / BERIMBAU (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.11.15
release #34 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.34
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
TEMA DE BABY / A FESTA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.11.15
release #33 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.33
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
O BOFE / CHO CHUA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.11.15
release #31 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.31
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.49 EUR *
BARUMBA / MORRE O BURRO, FICA O HOMEM (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.09.15
release #29 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.29
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
KELEN ATI LEEN / SOULEYMANE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.09.15
release # 6 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.06
Mr Bongo
out of stock
9.95 EUR *
KYENKYEN BI ADI MAWU / HEAVEN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 22.09.15
release # 5 in mr bongos africa 45 series.
afr45.05
Mr Bongo
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
ESTRELAR / ALLELUIA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.09.15
release #30 in mr bongos brazil 45 series is a brazilian disco/boogie double.
brz45.30
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out of stock
10.99 EUR *
DEMOCUSTICO / FREIO AERODINAMICO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 03.09.15
release #28 in mr bongos brazil 45 series with 2 tracks by marcos valle.
brz45.28
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
KIRIE / COM MAIS DE 30 (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 19.08.15
release #26 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.26
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
YEGELLE TEZETA / YEKATIT (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.08.15
the 3rd release in mr bongos africa 45 series is a mulatu astatke double a-side.
afr45.03
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out of stock
9.99 EUR *
TCHERO ADARI NEGN / BEMIN SEBEB LITLASH (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.08.15
release #4 from mr bongos african 45 series.
afr45.04
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
SAMBA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.07.15
first release in mr bongos new africa 45 series.
afr45.01
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11.99 EUR *
KELEY / SUPER BAR KONON MOUSSO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.07.15
second release in mr bongos new africa 45 series.
afr45.02
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
KIRIE / COM MAIS DE 30 (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 02.07.15
release no.9 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.026 711969121483
Mr Bongo
out of stock
11.95 EUR *
AGORA E MODA / SUPERMARKET (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.04.15
release #22 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.22
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
A MANHA / AMERICA LATINA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.04.15
release #21 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.21
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out of stock
11.99 EUR *
NAO VEM QUE NAO TEM (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.03.15
release #20 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.20
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
MENTIRA / ME LIBERTEI (7INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.02.15
release #17 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.17
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
IMPREVISTO / SKIM DUM DUM DUM (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 30.12.14
release #15 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
brz45.15
Mr Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
O JOURNALEIRO / HOMENAGEM A MONGO / 7 INCH
7" Vinyl UK 30.12.14
release #16 in mr bongos brazil 45 series.
BRZ45.16
Mr Bongo
out of stock
11.99 EUR *
HOTEL ALYSSA-SOUSSE / BARBARABATIRI (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 26.11.14
the third release in mr bongos latin 45s series.
lat45.03
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BLACK BROTHERS (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 26.11.14
the fourth title in mr bongos latin 45s series.
tito puente, often referred to as the king of latin music, was a master timbales player, composer and band leader born in harlem, new york. his music appeared in many films including the mambo kings and fernando truebas calle 54. tito appeared in several television shows including sesame street, the cosby show and the simpsons. *black brothers* is taken from the self-title 1973 fania lp by tito puente & his concert ocrhestra. it has never been released on 7 inch. *hit the bongo* was originally released in 1970 on 7 inch by tico. it also appeared on the tico lp *pa lante! straight!* in the same year.
lat45.04
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out of stock
10.99 EUR *
I LIKE IT LIKE THAT / SUBWAY JOE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 12.11.14
the very first release in mr bongos latin 45s series.
band leader, arranger and pianist pete rodriguez *i like it like that* is a well know, all time classic taken from the 1966 lp *i like it like that (a mi me gusta asi)*, also released on 7 inch in 1967, both on new york based alegre records, which was eventually sold to fania records. *i like it like that* bizarrely ended up being used by odeon cinemas in the uk as their pre-trailer branding track!
*subway joe* by joe bataan, a true latin soul classic, taken from the seminal album of the same name, released by fania in 1968. bataan was a very succesful pianist, singer and band leader born in new york.
lat45.01
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out of stock
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ALDEIA DE OGUM / SUMMERTIME (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.11.14
release number 13 from mr bongos brazil 45 series features tracks from joyce and rosinha da valencia.
brz45.13
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out of stock
9.99 EUR *
SWINGA SAMBABY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.11.14
release number 14 from mr bongos brazil 45 series features tracks from trio mocoto, tenorio jr. and jorge autouri trio.
brz45.14
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out of stock
10.99 EUR *
O RONCO DA CUICA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 25.09.14
the eleventh record in mr bongos brazil 45s series.
brz45.11
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out of stock
10.99 EUR *
MAS QUE NADA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 25.09.14
the twelfth record in mr bongos brazil 45s series.
brz45.12
Mr Bongo
out of stock
10.99 EUR *
EP (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl D 22.09.14
number 9 in mr bongos brazil 45s series.
brz45.09
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out of stock
9.95 EUR *
FOR ME YOU ARE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 14.04.14
prince fatty faces off against the mighty mungos hi fi soundsystem.
mrb7120
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out of stock
7.59 EUR *
NEGA NEGUINHA / LUIZA MANEQUIM (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 11.04.14
the second release on our brazil 45s imprint. 1000 press, packaged in brazil 45s house bags.
*nega, neguinha* was released by a brazilian plastics manufacturer, sir, whose owner started a labour-of-love record label. the track became an underground hit on the samba rock scene in sao paulo when local djs picked up on it.
*luiza manequim* was originally released on 7 inch by odeon in 1972.
brz45.02
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out of stock
10.99 EUR *
DEIXA EU DIZER / PRA FAZER UM SAMBA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 02.04.14
the first release on our brazil 45s imprint. 1000 press, packaged in brazil 45s house bags.
*deixa eu dizer* is an absolute essential brazilian record, as sampled by marcelo d2 on one of our favourite brazilian hip hop records *desafabo*. the track features on her stunning album of the same name has never been released on 7 inch.
cizinhas track was originally released on rozenblit and has been a firm favourite of ours for a while, although we know nothing about the track.
brz45.01
Mr Bongo
out of stock
9.99 EUR *
AND THE BEAT GOES ON (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.11.12
prince fatty and hollie cooks cover version of the whispers classic. taken from forthcoming prince fatty >drunken master< and hollie cooks >in dub< albums on mr bongo.
mrb7104
Mr. Bongo
out of stock
6.99 EUR *
FUNKY HIGHLIFE (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 21.11.12
vinyl lp includes mp3 download for all tracks on the cd version.
c.k. mann made his name as a virtuous guitar player in ghana when he played with moses kweku oppong in the kakaikus guitar band in the early 60s. he then became the leader of the band oceans strings until 1966. in 1968, he enjoyed a hit with the single >edina benya<.
mann was known for blending authentic african music with european influences. he was inspired by latin american music and created a style all of his own. he became known as the king of highlife in ghana in the 70s, when he released the record >nimpa rebre< featuring vocals from pat thomas and kofi yankwon.
mrblp099
Mr Bongo
out of stock
18.99 EUR *
VERSUS THE DRUNKEN GAMBLER (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 12.09.12
mr bongo is extremely proud to announce the much-anticipated release of the next installment from the legendary prince fatty. prince fatty versus the drunken gambler is a mix of hip hop fantasy and reggae reality. a true tale of betrayal and revenge. when prince fatty discovers that his former master has indeed turned to the dark side, a broken oath releases 10 fatal strikes of sound system specials. only prince fatty can stop the drunken gamblers evil plan, but to do so, he must first battle the deadly team of >disco monks< that will stop at nothing in the service of their overlord.
mrblp097
Mr Bongo
out of stock
17.99 EUR *
19.99 EUR
10% Discount
FOR ME YOU ARE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.05.12
mrb7015
Mr Bongo
out of stock
7.39 EUR *
OMM / LOUVACAO A IEMANJA (CLEAR 7 INCH)
10" Vinyl UK 14.11.11
bb7001
Mr Bongo
out of stock
6.99 EUR *

Releases on CD / DVD

FLAVIOLA E O BANDO DO SOL (CD)
cd UK 13.12.11
flavio lira (aka flaviola) only recorded one album, which was released on lula cortes solar (rozenblit) imprint. even now the album sounds astonishingly fresh, full of native acoustic brazilian instruments, folk guitars he even crinkled cellophane into the microphone to get a uniquely trippy effect. it is a contemporary sounding album that features the likes of ze de flauta, lula côrtes and robertinho de recife.
mrbcd078
Mr.Bongo
out of stock
13.99 EUR *
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