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Control (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 199. Rel: 17 Sep 19
International
  1. Control (7:10)
  2. Woye De Adolfo (7:36)
  3. Don't Go (5:57)
  4. Mercy Kae Dabi (3:56)
  5. Take Am So (5:48)
  6. The Message (God Is Love) (7:49)
 in stock $17.15
Gotta Take It Cool (heavyweight vinyl LP)
Cat: MRBLP 210. Rel: 20 Sep 19
International
  1. Lord We've Missed You (3:14)
  2. System To Love (3:07)
  3. Begging On Knees (3:46)
  4. You've Got Yours Greedy Man (4:23)
  5. Gotta Take It Cool (3:08)
  6. Mondo Soul Funky (5:04)
  7. Swinging Soul For Love (3:37)
  8. Every Woman Needs A Helper (3:16)
  9. Love Is What I Need (6:00)
 in stock $17.93
Lotus 72 D (reissue) (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: MRB 7156. Rel: 26 Jun 19
International
  1. Lotus 72 D (3:17)
  2. Lotus 72 D (fast) (3:03)
Review: Since its release in 1973, Ze Roberto's debut single "Lotus 72 D" has become something of an in-demand item amongst collectors of soul-fired Brazilian "MPB". So much so, in fact, that Mr Bongo has licensed it and served up this 7" reissue. In its original A-side form, the track is a carnival-ready slab of samba-soul brilliance rich in razor-sharp horn blasts, rich bass guitar, punchy hand-percussion and twinkling jazz piano solos. Roberto's confident vocals take centre stage, inviting us towards the dancefloor. Over on the flip you'll find a "Fast Version" of Roberto's tribute to 1972 Formula 1 champ Emerson Fittipaldi. This has a slightly more dancefloor-centric tempo, an effect achieved when it was accidentally pitched up for inclusion on a 2001 compilation.
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 in stock $14.03
Cat: MRB 12045. Rel: 23 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Xtra Special (Dry mix) (7:05)
  2. Xtra Special (Wet mix) (4:32)
Review: UK funkateers out on the cosmic frontier in the early 80s Atmosfear let this synth-stroking, bass-slapping star-gazing escapade loose in 1982 and OG presses have been known to fetch a fair a penny among collectors in the past. A proud piece of UK jazz boogie, it's not heard to hear why it's been in such demand. Timeless, spacious and laced with intoxicating vocals and a superbly trippy dub version on the B that was way ahead of its time. Grab it while you can.
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 in stock $9.34
VARIOUS
Cat: MRBLP 165. Rel: 03 Jun 19
International
  1. JB De Carvalho E Seu Terreiro - "Fui A Umbanda" (2:33)
  2. Trio Ternura - "A Gira" (3:04)
  3. Alcione - "Figa De Guine" (2:19)
  4. Impacto 5 - "Longe Daqui Aqui Mesmo" (3:23)
  5. Abaete - "Pisa No Taboado" (2:34)
  6. Tobias - "Coisa Sentimental" (4:00)
  7. Os Flippers - "Estrelar" (2:02)
  8. SpaceArk - "Don't Stop" (unreleased long version) (4:09)
  9. Pure Release - "I'll Know It's Love For Sure" (3:37)
  10. Luther Davis Group - "You Can Be A Star" (4:39)
  11. Kaleidoscope - "Let Me Try" (3:26)
  12. Marumo - "Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?" (3:43)
  13. Splash - "Peacock" (4:51)
  14. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - "Highlife" (5:00)
  15. Harari - "Senyamo" (4:44)
  16. Tokyo Academy Philharmonic Chorus Group - "Taharazaka" (2:57)
  17. Cesar Roldão Vieira - "Ze Do Trem" (2:14)
  18. Elias Rahbani - "I Want To Be" (3:21)
  19. Elias Rahbani - "Dance Of Maria" (2:45)
  20. Galt MacDermot - "Coffee Cold" (3:22)
Review: The crate-diggers behind the Mr Bongo label can usually be relied upon to showcase some seriously good tunes old and new. That's certainly the case on this third volume in their occasional "Record Club" series of compilations. Spanning sunshine soul, obscure samba, spacey jazz-funk experimentation, wide-eyed underground disco, fiery funk, weirdo rock, cheery South African bubblegum, synth-laden early '80s highlife, Ramsay Lewis style workouts and the psychedelic Middle Eastern disco-funk of Elias Rahbani, the compilation's 20 tracks are not only near faultless, but genuinely surprising and eye-opening. To quote a cliche, this collection genuinely is all killer and no filler.
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 in stock $19.73
Cat: MRB 7154. Rel: 26 Jun 19
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. Scenario (album version) (4:15)
  2. Scenario (Young Nation mix) (5:09)
 in stock $14.03
Bra (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: MRB 7143. Rel: 01 Aug 18
Funk
  1. Bra (5:06)
  2. The Message (4:14)
Review: Mr Bongo recently served up a tasty 7" single featuring two of Cymande's best-loved tracks, "Fug" and "Brothers on the Slide". Here they repeat the trick, slapping the two most-played tracks from the British band's incredible 1972 debut album, Cymande, on one "45". The A-side boasts "Bra", a killer chunk of funk/soul/reggae fusion with one of the most recognizable grooves around. Hip-hop heads will know it inside out, since DJs have been doubling up with copies of "Bra" since the mid 1970s. On the flip you'll find "The Message", a sublime, slightly more spaced out reggae-funk workout rich in snaking sax lines, memorable vocals and a groove so distinctive it couldn't come from any other band.
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 in stock $10.38
For The Love Of Money (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: MRB 7133. Rel: 31 Jan 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. For The Love Of Money (4:05)
  2. For The Love Of Money (disco dub) (4:14)
Review: Disco Dub Band's "For The Love of Money", a one-off collaboration between producer Davitt Sigerson and reggae musician Mike Dorane, has long been considered something of a classic by those who like their disco to come with a big dose of dub-wise flavour. Here the instrumental O'Jays cover, which originally appeared on the Movers label in 1976, is given the remix treatment by long-time fans Mr Bongo. The superb A-side, in which Dorane's instrumental talents take centre stage, naturally comes accompanied by the frequently played Dub interpretation, a typically wild and bass-heavy affair that sounds like it was mixed "live" in one take in true Lee Perry/King Tubby style. If it's not already in your collection, it should be.
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 in stock $8.83
Disco Club (LP + insert)
Cat: MRBLP 156. Rel: 15 Mar 18
International
  1. A Fim De Voltar (4:06)
  2. Acenda O Farol (3:12)
  3. Sossego (3:42)
  4. Vitoria Regia Estou Contigo E Nao Abro (2:18)
  5. All I Want (3:25)
  6. Murmurio (3:22)
  7. Pais E Filhos (3:48)
  8. Se Me Lembro Faz Doer (3:50)
  9. Juras (3:12)
  10. Jhony (2:19)
 in stock $13.77
Cat: MRB 7105. Rel: 24 Apr 12
Classics/Ska
  1. Prince Fatty & Hollie Cook - "For Me You Are"
  2. Hollie Cook - "For Me You Are" (dub)
 in stock $7.79
Rob (reissue) (LP) (1 per customer)
Cat: MRBLP 166. Rel: 19 Feb 19
International
  1. Funky Rob Way (6:14)
  2. Forgive Us All (8:00)
  3. Boogie On (4:10)
  4. Just One More Time (7:39)
  5. Your Kiss Stole Me Away (5:22)
  6. More (5:19)
Review: Eight years on from its previous reissue (that time courtesy of Analog Africa's "Limited Dance Edition" series), Mr Bongo is offering up a fresh, licensed re-press of Rob's eponymous 1977 Afro-funk masterpiece. If you missed out in 2011, the set is definitely worth picking up because it's rock solid heat from start to finish. Check, for example, the heavily percussive Afro-beat/Afro-funk fusion of "Funky Rob Way", the flanged funk guitars and heavy brass action of "Boogie On", the jazz guitars and loved-up vocals of "Your Kiss Stole Me Away" and the William Onyeabor-does-James-Brown heaviness of closing cut "More".
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 in stock $20.00
Yen Ara: Remixes Part 1 (hand-stamped 12")
Cat: MRB 12050. Rel: 20 Jun 18
Deep House
  1. Krumandey (Ron Trent remix) (6:57)
  2. Mumudey Mumudey (Natureboy Flako remix) (4:38)
  3. Mumudey Mumudey (Nick The Record remix) (7:44)
Review: When a 12" turns up with a Ron Trent rework on the A-side, we tend to take notice. In this instance, we were particularly curious to hear what the deep house legend had done to "Krumandey", one of the standout cuts from Highlife legend Ebo Taylor's recent album, Yen Ara. Predictably, his version is superb, brilliantly joining the dots between Taylor's soaring Afro-beat, rolling Afro-house and Trent's own sumptuous deep house electronics. Turn to the flipside for two fresh revisions of "Mumduey Mumduey": a jaunty, sunshine-friendly tweak by Japanese producer Natureboy Flako and a heavy Afro-disco version by Nick The Record rich in bowel-bothering sub-bass and spacey deep house chords.
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 in stock $11.42
VARIOUS
Cat: MRBLP 151. Rel: 16 May 18
International
  1. Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark - "Awake O Zion" (5:55)
  2. Dee Edwards - "Put Your Love On The Line" (4:36)
  3. Anubis - "Ecology" (4:01)
  4. Guy Cuevas - "Ebony Game" (6:43)
  5. Kiru Stars (Julius Kang'ethe) - "Family Planning" (4:53)
  6. Teaspoon & The Waves - "Oh Yeh Soweto" (4:12)
  7. Leny Andrade - "Nao Adianta" (2:52)
  8. Rosa Maria - "Samba Maneiro" (2:54)
  9. Tom & Dito - "Obrigado Corcovado" (2:26)
  10. Inezita Barroso - "Maracatu Elegante" (2:12)
  11. Joao Diaz - "Capoeira" (2:55)
  12. The Equatics - "Merry Go Round" (2:46)
  13. Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra - "Liza... Liza" (5:23)
  14. The Beaters - "Harari" (8:28)
Review: Mr Bongo's crate-digging compilation series - described by the imprint as a "chance to champion tracks we've been playing in our sets" - returns and, predictably, this second volume is every bit as good as its predecessor. Naturally, there's a fair amount of Brazilian and African gems present, as well as a wealth of little-known disco, soul and funk cuts that will have DJs scrambling to find copies of the original 12" or 7" singles. Highlights are plentiful and include - but are not limited to - the punchy disco-funk of Dee Edwards' "Put Your Funk on the Line", the South African bubblegum brilliance of Kiru Stars, the sun-soaked peak-time samba of Tomu Dito and the Meters-go-to-Nigeria vibes of "Harari" by the Beaters. And that's just for starters.
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 in stock $16.11
Cat: MRBLP 209. Rel: 20 May 19
International
  1. Voo Sobre O Horizonte (3:41)
  2. Aguia Nao Come Mosca (3:30)
  3. Despertar (4:57)
  4. Tarde (5:26)
  5. Circo Marimbondo (2:28)
  6. Tamborim, Cuica, Ganza, Berimbau (5:02)
  7. A Presa (3:44)
  8. A Caca (3:03)
  9. Falcon Love Call (Armazen No 2) (3:53)
  10. Aguia Negra X Dragao Negro (2:29)
 in stock $18.69
Cat: MRB 7148. Rel: 04 Jul 19
Funk
  1. Attica Blues (4:49)
  2. Quiet Dawn (5:58)
Review: Most experts agree that Archie Shepp's 1972 album "Attica Blues" is one of the finest soul-jazz LPs ever made - a politically-charged affair that just gets better with every listen. This tidy seven-inch single from Mr Bongo offers up two of the album's standout moments. On the A-side you'll find the title track, a swirling, down-low mixture of belted-out female chorus vocals, surging orchestration, Blaxploitation style bottom end and an impassioned lead vocal from Henry Hull. Flipside cut "Quiet Dawn" sees Waheeda Massey take lead vocals over a more obviously jazz-centric backing track rich in wild sax solos from the effervescent Shepp. Like the A-side, it's simply essential.
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 in stock $11.95
Cat: MRBLP 148. Rel: 31 Jul 17
International
  1. Jorgeia Corisco (3:50)
  2. No Bom Sentido (3:29)
  3. Aleluia (3:51)
  4. Raton (0:53)
  5. Pret-A-Porter (3:35)
  6. Squash (3:58)
  7. Eva (5:39)
  8. Fa Sustenido (2:57)
  9. Ze Piolho (0:43)
  10. Baila Comigo E Festa Braba (3:32)
  11. Ginga (2:55)
  12. Alegrias (3:10)
Review: Insane boogie fire from Rio circa 82; both Robson Jorge and Lincoln Olivetti were already decorated before they joined forces, but this one took both of their reputations and amplified them beyond expectation. Their one and only album, it's loaded with soul and funk from every corner of Brazil's sexy city and brought together with beautiful attention to detail; the gradual vocal breakdowns, rude synths and lavish instrumental sections, key cuts such as the Wonder-level "Aleluia", the jazz slides and glides of "Pret-A-Porter" and the sexy 80s electro boogie "Squash" will still completely flip any party 35 years later. Stunning.
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 in stock $18.69
Journey (12")
Cat: MRB 12047. Rel: 28 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Journey To... (5:03)
  2. Journey (6:57)
  3. Double Journey (13:38)
 in stock $9.34
Cat: MRBLP 160. Rel: 01 May 18
International
  1. Pon De Dungle (3:42)
  2. Equatorial Forest (3:35)
  3. Brothers On The Slide (4:09)
  4. Changes (6:04)
  5. Breezeman (2:58)
  6. Promised Heights (6:11)
  7. Losing Ground (4:17)
  8. Leavert (3:21)
  9. The Recluse (5:47)
  10. Sheshamani (3:54)
 in stock $18.69
Cat: MRBLP 213. Rel: 15 Jul 19
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Senden Baska (4:22)
  2. Mantra Moderne (4:04)
  3. Tyranny 20 (3:30)
  4. Pangea (4:18)
  5. Kuytu (3:30)
  6. Yanimda Kal (4:43)
  7. Yurudum Buyudum Curudum (3:42)
  8. With A Sense Of Grace (4:24)
  9. Durma (4:25)
 in stock $16.89
India (reissue) (gatefold LP + insert)
Cat: MRBLP 149. Rel: 31 Jul 17
International
  1. India (6:54)
  2. Milho Verde (4:25)
  3. Presente Cotidiano (2:54)
  4. Volta (3:19)
  5. Relance (4:55)
  6. Da Maior Importancia (5:08)
  7. Passarinho (5:27)
  8. Pontos De Luz (2:43)
  9. Desafinado (2:39)
Review: Last reissued in Brazil over 10 years ago and last reissued on vinyl over 20 years ago, legendary Brazilian singer Gal Costa's sixth album is a tropicalian odyssey. Reflective, soulful, touching and dynamic, Gal guides us through a sunset story of ballads ("Volta"), bossas ("Milho Verde") blues ("De Maior Importance") and beyond with an all-star troupe of musicians including Gilberto Gil, Arthur Verocai and Dominguinhos. Remastered to a touch and complete with the original cover that was banned by the Brazilian dictatorship at the time, this is the first time India has been reissued with care in decades.
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 in stock $16.11
Bamboo (reissue) (gatefold 2xLP)
Cat: MRBLP 195. Rel: 03 Jun 19
International
  1. Take Five (4:57)
  2. Mogamigawa Funauta (3:59)
  3. The Positive & The Negative (9:21)
  4. And I Love Her (2:59)
  5. The House Of The Rising Sun (4:23)
  6. Do You Know The Way To San Jose (3:02)
  7. Soul Bamboo (5:30)
  8. Call Me (3:35)
  9. Scarborouge Fair (3:34)
 in stock $23.38
Cat: BRZ 45071. Rel: 09 Aug 18
International
  1. Silvio Cesar - "Nao Nasci P'ra Jogador" (2:22)
  2. Bebeto - "Princesa Negra De Angola" (3:41)
 in stock $8.30
Supersize (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 069. Rel: 04 Nov 10
Dancehall/Ragga
  1. Dry Your Tears (feat Winston Francis)
  2. Still I Wanna Love You (feat Little Roy & Horseman)
  3. That Very Night In Dub (feat Hollie Cook & Alcapone)
  4. Need It (feat Little Roy)
  5. Ain't Got It (feat Winston Francis)
  6. Christopher Columbus (feat Little Roy)
  7. Come On Girl (feat Winston Francis & Horseman)
  8. Roof Over My Dub (feat Little Roy)
 in stock $10.65
Cat: MRBLP 205. Rel: 18 Jun 19
International
  1. It's High Life (5:00)
  2. Walking Down The Street (5:30)
  3. 'Cos I Love You (4:54)
  4. Cut Your Coat (5:18)
  5. Adwoa (4:08)
  6. Simigwa (2:02)
  7. Franfranta (5:00)
Review: Initially released in South Africa in 1982, Gyedu-Blay Ambolley's sophomore set is now regarded as a boogie-era Highlife classic. Here issued on CD for the very first time via Mr Bongo, the album features the Ghanaian star brilliantly joining the dots between driving disco-funk, jazz-funk, intoxicating slow jams, calypso, dub reggae and his beloved highlife. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, with standouts including heavy percussion jam "Simigwa", the boogie-dub skank of "Adwoa", the down-low grooves of "Walking Down The Street" and the killer disco highlife anthem "It's High Life". Simply essential.
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 in stock $17.15
Twice (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 112. Rel: 08 May 14
Dub
  1. Ari Up
  2. 99
  3. Desdemona
  4. Tiger Balm
  5. Postman
  6. Looking For Real Love
  7. Superfast
  8. Twice
  9. Win Or Loose
 in stock $14.29
Cat: MRBLP 118. Rel: 27 Feb 14
Funk
  1. Let There Be Drums
  2. Apache
  3. Bongolia
  4. Last Bongo In Belgium
  5. Dueling Bongos
  6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  7. Raucnchy '73
  8. Bongo Rock
 in stock $18.69
VARIOUS
Cat: MRBCD 165. Rel: 03 Jun 19
International
  1. JB De Carvalho E Seu Terreiro - "Fui A Umbanda"
  2. Trio Ternura - "A Gira"
  3. Alcione - "Figa De Guine"
  4. Impacto 5 - "Longe Daqui Aqui Mesmo"
  5. Abae-te - "Pisa No Taboado"
  6. Tobias - "Coisa Sentimental"
  7. Os Flippers - "Estrelar"
  8. SpaceArk - "Don't Stop" (unreleased long version)
  9. Pure Release - "I'll Know It's Love For Sure"
  10. Luther Davis Group - "You Can Be A Star"
  11. Marumo - "Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?"
  12. Splash - "Peacock"
  13. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - "Highlife"
  14. Harari - "Senyamo"
  15. Kaleidoscope - "Let Me Try"
  16. Elias Rahbani - "I Want To Be"
  17. Tokyo Academy Philharmonic Chorus Group - "Taharazaka"
  18. Cesar Roldao Vieira - "Ze Do Trem"
  19. Elias Rahbani - "Dance Of Maria"
  20. Galt MacDermot - "Coffee Cold"
Review: The crate-diggers behind the Mr Bongo label can usually be relied upon to showcase some seriously good tunes old and new. That's certainly the case on this third volume in their occasional "Record Club" series of compilations. Spanning sunshine soul, obscure samba, spacey jazz-funk experimentation, wide-eyed underground disco, fiery funk, weirdo rock, cheery South African bubblegum, synth-laden early '80s highlife, Ramsay Lewis style workouts and the psychedelic Middle Eastern disco-funk of Elias Rahbani, the compilation's 20 tracks are not only near faultless, but genuinely surprising and eye-opening. To quote a cliche, this collection genuinely is all killer and no filler.
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 in stock $10.38
Cat: MRB 7146. Rel: 28 Jan 19
Funk
  1. Don't Stop (2:26)
  2. Don't Stop (instrumental) (2:17)
Review: Mr Bongo recently reissued the obscure - but also thoroughly brilliant - 1975 debut album by Los Angles soul/rock fusionists Spaceark. Here they continue to mine the band's slim body of work by offering up a new edition of 1976 single "Don't Stop". Available in vocal and instrumental variations, the track is a wonderfully warm and inviting affair, with sweet male and female vocals rising above a grandiose backing track rich in sustained Hammond organ chords, soaring instrumentation, snaking saxophone solos and an unfussy but tight groove. While the vocal version is undeniably great, there's something extra special about the thrusting solos and urgent backing vocals that surge from the speakers during the Instrumental mix.
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 in stock $7.79
Cat: MRBLP 079. Rel: 10 Jun 11
Classics/Ska
  1. Milk & Honey
  2. That Very Night
  3. Walking In The Sand
  4. Cry (disco mix)
  5. It's So Different Here
  6. Sugar Water (Look At My Face) (feat Horseman)
  7. Shadow Kissing
  8. Used To Be
  9. Body Beat (feat Horseman)
 in stock $10.38
 in stock $7.79
Cat: MRB 174. Rel: 28 Jan 19
International
  1. Tango (3:02)
  2. Ramer Sans Rame (4:02)
  3. La Lem (3:23)
  4. Mitso Aseye (3:07)
  5. Dandou Kodjo (3:13)
  6. Kimumbu (3:43)
  7. G Blem Di (2:52)
  8. I Tcho Tchass (3:55)
Review: For their latest deep dive into forgotten and sought-after African music, Mr Bongo has secured the rights to reissue Togolese singer Akofa Akoussah's eponymous 1976 debut album. Akoussah was already something of a scene veteran when she recorded the set for Paris-based Sonafric, having made her vinyl debut in Togo 11 years earlier. The set remains something of a classic, with Akoussah variously delivering sweet vocals over local rhythms and guitars, bass, horns and Moog synth parts that showcase her Western funk and soul influences. There are some suitably heavy dancefloor workouts throughout (not least superb opener "Tango") as well as more laidback and stripped-back cuts. Curiously, the echo-laden production makes it sound like it was recorded in the mid '60s rather than the 1970s, but that's no criticism; it just adds an extra edge of intoxicating fuzziness.
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 in stock $18.69
Cat: MRB 7121. Rel: 13 Jun 14
Classics/Ska
  1. Looking For Real Love
  2. 99
 in stock $6.49
Spaceark (LP + insert)
Cat: MRBLP 181. Rel: 31 Oct 18
Soul
  1. Everybody's Trying (3:22)
  2. Understand (3:51)
  3. Fever Pitch (4:20)
  4. I'm Only Me (3:07)
  5. Jr Blaster (3:26)
  6. Welcome To My Door (2:53)
  7. Our Love Will Last (3:06)
  8. I'm Walking (2:55)
  9. Do What You Can Do (2:38)
  10. This World (2:57)
 in stock $18.69
Cat: MRBLP 168. Rel: 05 Jun 18
International
  1. Cunny Jam Wayo (16:25)
  2. Agboju Logun (11:42)
  3. Gboro Mi Ro (7:43)
Review: Shina Williams' first album from 1979, African Dances, marked the moment where the Nigerian afrobeat artist would team up with 'His African Percussionists', to form one of the most sought-after sounds of the next decade. Taking inspiration from the Master Of Ceremonies, Fela Kuti, this album is just as loose and evocative as the legend's, and perhaps even a little more oriented towards the disco end of the spectrum. "Cunny Jam Wayo" is a classic afrobeat march, with its rolling drums popping off left, right and centre, while "Agboju Logun" offers a softer funk ride, and "Gboro Mi Ro" lifts the soul at the final moments with a truly memorable string of brass instruments and vocals. Cop this, not the L300+ original..!
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 in stock $17.41
Cat: MRB 7140. Rel: 21 Sep 18
International
  1. Billy Butler & Infinity - "Whatever's Fair" (3:38)
  2. Lady Lee - "Simple Things" (2:51)
 in stock $7.79
Yen Ara (CD)
Cat: MRBCD 155. Rel: 19 Jun 18
International
  1. Poverty No Good
  2. Mumudey Mumudey
  3. Krumandey
  4. Aboa Kyirbin
  5. Yen Ara
  6. Mind Your Own Business
  7. Ankona'm
  8. Abenkwan Puchaa
  9. Aba Yaa
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 in stock $5.30
VARIOUS
Cat: MRBCD 141. Rel: 12 Dec 16
International
  1. Hareton + Meta - "KM110" (edit)
  2. Amazones De Guinee - "Samba"
  3. Evinha - "Esperar Pra Ver"
  4. Neno Exporta Som - "Deixa A Tristeza"
  5. Alipio Martins - "Piranha"
  6. Lemos E Debetio - "Morro Do Barraco Sem Agua"
  7. Barbosa - "Seara De Oxala"
  8. Fruko Y Sus Tesos - "Salsa Na Ma"
  9. Lantei Lamptey - "Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)"
  10. Buari - "Karam Bani"
  11. The Rwenzori's - "Handsome Boy (E Wara)" (part 1 & 2)
  12. Dave Pike Set - "Mathar"
  13. Connie Laverne - "Can't Live Without You"
  14. Mavis John - "Use My Body"
  15. Big Youth - "Mammy Hot Daddy Cool"
  16. Tappa Zukie - "Freak"
  17. Alex Rodriguez - "El Mercado"
  18. Claudia - "Jesus Christo"
  19. Cortex - "Chanson D'un Jour D'Hiver"
  20. King James - "He's Forever (Amen)" (version)
Review: Since the autumn of 2014, the Mr Bongo Record Club radio show has been essential listening for those interested in killer music from around the World (and, in particular, Africa and South America). This is the first compilation of the same name, was put together by the same crew of crate digging hosts, and showcases a wealth of what they describe as "favourites, recent discoveries and sought-after obscurities". It's packed with sizzling samba, soaring classic soul, dub-wise reggae, sweltering afro-soul, funk-fuelled Afrobeat, and even a spot of Sitar-laden rhythm & blues mysticism (Dave Pike Set's "Mathar"). Basically, it's a collection of killer tracks, most of which you'll fall head over heels in love with. What's not to like?
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 in stock $8.83
Cat: MRBLP 140. Rel: 09 Dec 16
International
  1. Voce Abusou (3:41)
  2. Se Quiser Valer (2:30)
  3. Kabaluere (2:23)
  4. Conceicao Da Praia (2:50)
  5. Hipnose (3:08)
  6. Mudei De Ideia (2:32)
  7. Quem Vem La (2:48)
  8. Nord West (3:52)
  9. Morte Do Amor (2:41)
  10. Deus O Salve (2:19)
  11. Dalena (2:25)
  12. Bonita (2:22)
 in stock $14.81
Cat: MRBLP 098. Rel: 19 Apr 12
Dub
  1. Shadow Dub
  2. Used To Be Dub
  3. That Very Night Dub
  4. And The Beat Goes On Dub
  5. Crying Dub
  6. For Me You Are Dub
  7. Milk & Honey Dub
  8. Baby Dub
  9. Walking In The Sand Dub
  10. Sugarwater Dub
 in stock $13.25
Celia (reissue) (gatefold LP) (1 per customer)
Cat: MRBLP 157. Rel: 05 Jun 18
International
  1. A Hora E Essa (3:03)
  2. Toda Quarta-Feira Depois Do Amor (2:19)
  3. Dominus Tecum (1:47)
  4. Ay Adelita (2:18)
  5. Vida De Artista (2:12)
  6. Mia (2:57)
  7. Na Boca Do Sol (2:48)
  8. Em Familia (1:50)
  9. Detalhes (4:52)
  10. E Preciso Dizer Adeus (2:50)
  11. Dez Bilhoes De Neuronios (2:20)
  12. Badalacao (2:10)
 in stock $18.96
Cat: MRBLP 189. Rel: 11 Feb 19
International
  1. Nao Adianta (4:02)
  2. O Meu Violao (3:29)
  3. A Rosa (3:52)
  4. Xuxu Melao (3:16)
  5. Doca (4:00)
  6. Toda Tarde (3:30)
  7. Sossega Malandro (3:11)
  8. Dile (6:45)
  9. Onde Anda Voce (2:51)
  10. Que Nega E Essa (5:17)
Review: First released back in 1977, Trio Mocoto's second eponymous album has long been a favorite with collectors of "MPB" - the most Brazilian of popular music styles. Thanks to the dusty-fingered diggers at Mr Bongo, the album is now available again on wax for the first time since 1980 (and, of course, for a fraction of the cost of an original copy). Like many of the greatest MPB albums of the period, the album's ten tracks brilliantly blend elements of samba, string-laden easy listening, soul, jazz-funk and fusion, with the band's strong group vocals and luscious instrumentation guaranteeing a warm, sun-kissed vibe throughout.
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VARIOUS
Cat: MRBCD 151. Rel: 08 Nov 17
International
  1. Luiz Henrique - "Mas Que Nada"
  2. Elbernita 'Twinkie' Clark - "Awake O Zion"
  3. Guy Cuevas - "Ebony Game"
  4. Kiru Stars (Julius Kang'ethe) - "Family Planning"
  5. Kelenkye Band - "Jungle Music"
  6. Effi Duke & The Love Family - "The Time Is Come"
  7. Anubis - "Ecology"
  8. Dee Edwards - "Put Your Love On The Line"
  9. Teaspoon & The Waves - "Oh Yeh Soweto"
  10. Oby Onyioha - "Enjoy Your Life"
  11. Leny Andrade - "Nao Adianta"
  12. Rosa Maria - "Samba Maneiro"
  13. Tom & Dito - "Obrigado Corcovado"
  14. Inezita Barroso - "Maracatu Elegante"
  15. Joao Diaz - "Capoeira"
  16. Elias Rahbani & His Orchestra - "Liza... Liza"
  17. The Beaters - "Harari"
  18. The Equatics - "Merry Go Round"
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 in stock $8.83
A Matter Of Time (gatefold LP)
Cat: MRBLP 176. Rel: 06 Jul 18
Roots/Lovers Rock
  1. Flames (feat Chronixx) (5:05)
  2. Blood Money (3:46)
  3. Mind Of A King (3:53)
  4. Like This (3:29)
  5. Bout Noon (3:42)
  6. A Matter Of Time (3:51)
  7. No Guarantee (feat Chronixx) (3:41)
  8. Lessons (3:34)
  9. Truths & Rights (feat Mortimer) (3:53)
  10. Camera Show (4:54)
 in stock $14.03
Cat: MRBLP 159. Rel: 01 May 18
International
  1. Anthracite (5:33)
  2. Willies' Headache (4:52)
  3. Genevieve (3:14)
  4. Trevorgus (3:23)
  5. To You (3:32)
  6. For Baby Ooh (2:14)
  7. Fug (4:24)
  8. Crawshay (4:18)
  9. Bird (4:25)
  10. Them & Us (5:28)
 in stock $15.85
Cat: MRBLP 191. Rel: 11 Apr 19
International
  1. I've Got To Use My Imagination (3:53)
  2. Bongo Rock (2:43)
  3. Do It Til You're Satisfied (3:56)
  4. Hey Jude (4:04)
  5. El Condor Pasa (4:11)
  6. Pick Up The Pieces (4:45)
  7. Love Is The Answer (3:36)
  8. I Shot The Sheriff (4:16)
  9. Let's Start (3:50)
  10. Boogie On Raggae Woman (5:18)
Review: Originally released in 1975, "Back To Rhythm" is one of the crowning glories of Akira Ishikawa's glittering career. The Japanese drummer turned his hand to countless wonderful records over his career, but this one was surely one of the best. Mr Bongo seem to think so, and they're giving it a proper reissue treatment. There are funk breaks galore embedded in this joyously upbeat, irresistibly groovy sound, where the horns parp with clarity and the guitar licks cartwheel through airy mixes. Managing to be both fulsome and loud without coming over too heavy, Ishikawa's sprightly take on instrumental funk has never sounded better than on this release.
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Celia (LP + insert)
Cat: MRBLP 188. Rel: 28 Mar 19
International
  1. Blues (5:08)
  2. No Clarao Da Lua (2:24)
  3. Durango Kid (2:44)
  4. David (2:35)
  5. To Be (2:33)
  6. Abrace Paul McCartney (2:17)
  7. Pelo Teletipo (2:31)
  8. Adeus Batucada (3:45)
  9. Lennon - McCartney (3:31)
  10. Zozoio - Como E Que E (2:12)
  11. Fotograma (3:06)
Review: In 1970, 23 year-old Brazilian vocalist Celia Cruz headed into the studio with legendary producer and arranger Arthur Verocai to record the first of four eponymous albums that would go on to become "MPB" classics. Here, Mr Bongo offers up a timely reissue of that highly regarded debut, a set that giddily flits between soaring, orchestrated samba-pop ("Cheia Durango Kid", "David"), sun-kissed ballads ("To Be"), tributes to the songwriting prowess of the Beatles (see "Abrace Paul McCartney", whose strings tip a wink to "Eleanor Rigby", and the brassy, up-tempo beat pop of "Lennon - McCartney") and carnival-ready workouts ("Fotograma").
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 in stock $13.64
Cat: MRBLP 103. Rel: 27 Jun 13
International
  1. Jo Jolo
  2. Boleya Koya
  3. Iya La Jole
  4. Ijo Clomo
  5. Elelzky
  6. Gyinmi Komo
 in stock $18.45
  1. Chuck Upbeat - "Cicada's Dance"
  2. DJ Comrade - "Xao Trap"
  3. Ohpex - "Gostoso"
  4. Guto De Almeida - "Vai Danada" (feat MC Wa)
  5. Maga Bo - "No Balanco Da Canoa" (Bumps Neo Baile remix)
  6. Gato Preto - "Saca Me Desse Banze"
 in stock $9.09
Ritual (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 104. Rel: 18 Apr 13
Funk
  1. Caballo Negro
  2. Naci Para Bailar
  3. Cuba Libre
  4. Samba De Una Nota So
  5. Baila Chibiquiban
  6. El Condor Pasa
  7. Lupita
  8. Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!
  9. Ritual
  10. Eso Es El Amor
 in stock $18.96
The Poet (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 116/LRLP 168. Rel: 09 Oct 14
Jazz
  1. The Poet
  2. Sunday's Stuff
  3. Aura
  4. Sambatown (Rock Ridge)
  5. A Day At The Zoo
  6. Grandma's Rocking Chair
 in stock $17.93
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