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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 $18.40
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 $20.04
Cat: MRB 174CD. Rel: 28 Jan 19
International
  1. Tango
  2. Ramer Sans Rame
  3. La Lem
  4. Mitso Aseye
  5. Dandou Kodjo
  6. Kimumbu
  7. G Blem Di
  8. I Tcho Tchass
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 $8.65
FORTHCOMING
Ambolley (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 205. Rel: 21 Jun 19
 
International
Gespielt von: AfroBase (Radio Chart)
coming soon $22.47
FORTHCOMING
Ambolley (reissue)
Cat: MRBCD 205. Rel: 21 Jun 19
 
International
coming soon $14.89
Cat: MRBLP 175. Rel: 31 Oct 18
International
  1. Kwaakwaa (5:19)
  2. Akoko Ba (5:27)
  3. This Hustling World (4:17)
  4. Toffie (6:52)
  5. Adwoa (4:09)
  6. Fa No Dem Ara (4:39)
Review: 1975's "Simigwa" album not only launched the career of Afro-funk fusionist and eventual Highlife great Gyedu Blay Ambolley, but also inspired a Ghanaian dance craze. The album was co-produced by another Highlife great, Ebo Taylor, and has long been exceptionally hard to find on vinyl. For this official vinyl reissue on Mr Bongo, Ambolley's landmark set has been fully re-mastered for the very first time. It sounds spectacular, with great clarity on the ear-catching brass solos, serious weight to the bass and superb stereo separation. Highlights include - but certainly aren't limited to - the Afro-blues brilliance of "Toffie", the jaunty dancefloor fuzziness of "This Hustling World" and the heavyweight swing of ear-catching opener "Kwaakwaa".
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 in stock $20.57
Cat: MRBCD 175. Rel: 31 Oct 18
International
  1. Kwaakwaa
  2. Akoko Ba
  3. This Hustling World
  4. Toffie
  5. Adwoa
  6. Fa No Dem Ara
Review: 1975's "Simigwa" album not only launched the career of Afro-funk fusionist and eventual Highlife great Gyedu Blay Ambolley, but also inspired a Ghanaian dance craze. The album was co-produced by another Highlife great, Ebo Taylor, and has long been exceptionally hard to find on vinyl. For this official vinyl reissue on Mr Bongo, Ambolley's landmark set has been fully re-mastered for the very first time. It sounds spectacular, with great clarity on the ear-catching brass solos, serious weight to the bass and superb stereo separation. Highlights include - but certainly aren't limited to - the Afro-blues brilliance of "Toffie", the jaunty dancefloor fuzziness of "This Hustling World" and the heavyweight swing of ear-catching opener "Kwaakwaa".
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 in stock $10.02
Cat: MRB 12052. Rel: 28 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Motivation (8:50)
  2. Extract (5:23)
 in stock $9.48
Dancing In Outer Space (heavyweight vinyl 12") (1 per customer)
Cat: MRB 12044. Rel: 05 Nov 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Dancing In Outer Space (9:38)
  2. Outer Space (6:05)
 in stock $9.48
Cat: MRBCD 180. Rel: 31 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Free Tonight
  2. Duende
  3. Creator's Dream
  4. Interplay
  5. Funk The Rock
  6. Invasion
  7. Return Of LB
  8. Dancing In Outer Space
  9. Motivation
  10. Extract
  11. Alternative II
Review:  When Atmosfear released "En Trance" in 1981, jazz-funk ruled UK dancefloors. The British outfit's lauded debut album reflected this fact, brilliantly joining the dots between jazz-funk, soul, disco, jazz-dance and the soundsystem dub influences that were becoming increasingly prevalent in British music at the time. As this re-mastered Mr Bongo reissue proves, it remains a potent and hugely enjoyable album all these years on. Check, for example, the dub effects, sweet vocals and punchy sax riffs of "Free Tonight", the rubbery dub disco/jazz funk fusion of "Creator's Dream", the Azymuth-esque antics of "Interplay" and the synth-laden former single "Invasion".
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 in stock $10.29
Cat: MRBLP 180. Rel: 31 Oct 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Free Tonight (7:26)
  2. Duende (5:53)
  3. Creator's Dream (8:43)
  4. Interplay (5:32)
  5. Funk The Rock (5:25)
  6. Invasion (8:07)
  7. Return Of LB (6:14)
Review: When Atmosfear released "En Trance" in 1981, jazz-funk ruled UK dancefloors. The British outfit's lauded debut album reflected this fact, brilliantly joining the dots between jazz-funk, soul, disco, jazz-dance and the soundsystem dub influences that were becoming increasingly prevalent in British music at the time. As this re-mastered Mr Bongo reissue proves, it remains a potent and hugely enjoyable album all these years on. Check, for example, the dub effects, sweet vocals and punchy sax riffs of "Free Tonight", the rubbery dub disco/jazz funk fusion of "Creator's Dream", the Azymuth-esque antics of "Interplay" and the synth-laden former single "Invasion".
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 in stock $20.04
FORTHCOMING
Aguia Nao Come Mosca (reissue)
Cat: MRBCD 209. Rel: 03 May 19
International
  1. Voo Sobre O Horizonte (3:39)
  2. Aguia Nao Come Mosca (3:29)
  3. Despertar (4:53)
  4. Tarde (5:25)
  5. Circo Marimbondo (2:28)
  6. Tamborim Cuica Ganza Berimbau (5:01)
  7. A Presa (3:44)
  8. A Caca (3:02)
  9. Falcon Love Call (Armazen No 2) (3:51)
  10. Aguia Negra X Dragao Negro (2:27)
coming soon $10.29
FORTHCOMING
Aguia Nao Come Mosca (reissue)
Cat: MRBLP 209. Rel: 03 May 19
International
  1. Voo Sobre O Horizonte (3:39)
  2. Aguia Nao Come Mosca (3:29)
  3. Despertar (4:53)
  4. Tarde (5:25)
  5. Circo Marimbondo (2:28)
  6. Tamborim Cuica Ganza Berimbau (5:01)
  7. A Presa (3:44)
  8. A Caca (3:02)
  9. Falcon Love Call (Armazen No 2) (3:51)
  10. Aguia Negra X Dragao Negro (2:27)
coming soon $22.47
Cat: MRBLP 129. Rel: 19 Oct 15
International
  1. Tema De Abertura (2:09)
  2. Bandinha (2:12)
  3. Diana (2:36)
  4. Tema De Ricardinho (2:51)
  5. Tema De Amor (2:03)
  6. 200 MPH (2:15)
  7. I Giorni Dell'ira (2:43)
  8. Frustracao (3:58)
  9. Back Ground (2:35)
  10. Zorro (2:22)
  11. Efeito (2:03)
  12. Tema De Suspense (2:14)
  13. Benamie (1:59)
 in stock $18.40
Cat: MRBLP 153. Rel: 05 Apr 18
International
  1. So Tem Lugar Pra Voce (2:48)
  2. Aldeia Global (2:27)
  3. Lejos De Mi (4:10)
  4. Lembrando Ed Kleiger (2:37)
  5. Deixa Mudar (2:32)
  6. Parte Capital (3:03)
  7. Mirandolina (2:42)
  8. Ai E Que Ta (2:21)
  9. Aventura Espacial (3:50)
  10. Barranco (2:29)
  11. Europanema (2:04)
  12. Marcante (2:25)
 in stock $19.76
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 $8.12
Cat: MRB 7139. Rel: 21 Sep 18
International
  1. Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters - "Melindo Latino" (5:03)
  2. Jimmy Smith - "I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe" (4:30)
 in stock $8.39
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 $20.04
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 $20.31
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 $18.14
Celia (CD)
Cat: MRBCD 188. Rel: 16 Apr 19
International
  1. Blues
  2. No Clarao Da Lua
  3. Cheia Durango Kid
  4. David
  5. To Be
  6. Abrace Paul McCartney
  7. Pelo Teletipo
  8. Adeus Batucada
  9. Lennon - McCartney
  10. Zozoio - Como E Que E
  11. Fotograma
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 $8.65
Cat: MRBCD 157. Rel: 05 Jun 18
International
  1. A Hora E Essa
  2. Toda Quarta-Feira Depois Do Amor
  3. Dominus Tecum
  4. Ay Adelita
  5. Vida De Artista
  6. Mia
  7. Na Boca Do Sol
  8. Em Familia
  9. Detalhes
  10. E Preciso Dizer Adeus
  11. Dez Bilhoes De Neuronios
  12. Badalacao
 in stock $8.65
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 $8.39
Cat: MRB 7121. Rel: 13 Jun 14
Classics/Ska
  1. Looking For Real Love
  2. 99
 in stock $6.77
Cat: MRB 7063. Rel: 04 Mar 11
Classics/Ska
  1. That Very Night
  2. Milk & Honey
 in stock $6.49
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 $15.15
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 $10.82
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 $10.82
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 $20.04
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 $20.04
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 $18.95
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 $10.29
Fug (7") (1 per customer)
Cat: MRB 7144. Rel: 01 Aug 18
Funk
  1. Fug (4:26)
  2. Brothers On The Slide (4:10)
Review: In the early '70s, Cymande made a trio of killer albums that remain stone cold classics to this day. For this reissue 7", Mr Bongo has dipped into two of those albums - 1973's Second Time Around and 74's Promised Heights - and dug out two of the best-loved, most-sampled cuts. On the A you'll find "Fug", a low-slung, bassline-driven party full of killer drum breaks, righteous horn solos and, and conscious lyrics that call for global action against inequality (little, it seems, has changed politically since). It's one of those you should really own, as is the ever more familiar flipside "Brothers On The Slide", which boasts one of the most recognizable grooves in the history of dance music.
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 in stock $10.29
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 $9.48
Cat: MRBLP 010. Rel: 16 Dec 11
Funk
  1. Did You Give The World Some Love Tody Baby
  2. I Wish I Knew
  3. Grey Rain Of Sweden
  4. Waiting At The Station
  5. Don't
  6. Daisies
  7. You Never Come Closer
  8. Whispering Pine
  9. I'm Pushing You Out
  10. Won't Take Me To The Theatre
  11. Beatmaker
  12. Bath
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 in stock $16.79
Os Orixas (LP)
Cat: MRBLP 138. Rel: 15 Aug 16
International
  1. Exu (3:36)
  2. Ogun (2:00)
  3. Omulu (2:50)
  4. Oxossi (2:51)
  5. Logun Ede (3:15)
  6. Nanan (3:20)
  7. Oxun (2:17)
  8. Yansan (2:22)
  9. Yemanja - berimbau (2:56)
  10. Xango (2:43)
  11. Oxala (2:50)
  12. Axe Opo Afonja Aluja (2:42)
Review: Beautiful Brazilian soul from 1978, timely reissued by Mr Bongo: Eloah comprises something of an all-star cast of musicians and poets who have worked with the likes of Perfume Azul Do Sol, Vinicius de Moraes, Alcyone and Nelson Goncalves. Their work is soft-focused, folky and charming with a timeless spirit that, if anything, has matured to sound even better almost 40 years later. From the soul-stirring percussion and flute ballad of "Nanan" to the much more upbeat dusky post carnival sound of "Xango" or the ballroom swoons of "Logun Ede", the album offers something fresh on every listen as layers of percussion and instrumentation are weaved delicately with soul and dreamy detail.
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 in stock $18.95
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 $20.04
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 $18.95
Cat: MRBLP 119. Rel: 27 Feb 14
Funk
  1. Kiburi
  2. When The Bed Breaks Down, I'll Meet You In The Spring
  3. Sing, Sing, Sing
  4. Pipeline
  5. Wipe Out
  6. Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley, Your Tie's Caught In Your Zipper
  7. Topsy (part I, II & III)
  8. Sharp Nine
  9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  10. Got The Sun In The Morning & The Daughter At Night
  11. Ohkey Dokey
 in stock $18.95
The Riot (7")
Cat: MRB 7077. Rel: 24 Nov 11
Funk
  1. The Riot
  2. Ohkey Dokey (part 2)
Review: The Incredible Bongo Band were a loose studio collective interpreting classics of the day in their own inimitable percussive fashion .They are of course most famous for their ultimate b-boy classic version of "Apache". This particular 7" however features two Incredible Bongo Band cuts that have not previously featured on any albums. "The Riot" is a frenetic drum workout and has been championed by the likes of the Chemical Brothers. "Ohkey Dokey (Part 2)" takes on a somewhat more subdued hue in comparison, but has some dope funky clavinet in the mix. Well worth checking.
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 in stock $6.77
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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 in stock $18.14
Cat: MRBCD 191. Rel: 11 Apr 19
International
  1. I've Got To Use My Imagination
  2. Bongo Rock
  3. Do It 'Til You're Satisfied
  4. Hey Jude
  5. El Condor Pasa
  6. Pick Up The Pieces
  7. Love Is The Answer
  8. I Shot The Sheriff
  9. Let's Start
  10. Boogie On Raggae Woman
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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 in stock $8.65
Cat: MRBCD 161. Rel: 19 Jun 18
Soul
  1. Where Your Love Is Gone
  2. Maybe
  3. Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  4. Day In The Blues
  5. Rockin' On My Porch
  6. Boy You're Dynamite
  7. Rock Steady
  8. Miracles
  9. (Why Can't We Be) More Than Just Friends
  10. Shake Her Loose
 in stock $10.44
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 $18.95
FORTHCOMING
Mantra Moderne
Cat: MRB 7155. Rel: 24 May 19
 
International
coming soon $10.82
FORTHCOMING
Mantra Moderne
Cat: MRBLP 213. Rel: 19 Jul 19
 
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Senden Baska
  2. Mantra Moderne
  3. Tyranny 20
  4. Pangea
  5. Kuytu
  6. Yanimda Kal
  7. Yurudum Buyudum Curudum
  8. With A Sense Of Grace
  9. Durma
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FORTHCOMING
Mantra Moderne
Cat: MRBCD 213. Rel: 19 Jul 19
 
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. Senden Baska
  2. Mantra Moderne
  3. Tyranny 20
  4. Pangea
  5. Kuytu
  6. Yanimda Kal
  7. Yurudum Buyudum Curudum
  8. With A Sense Of Grace
  9. Durma
coming soon $TBA
FORTHCOMING
Mantra Moderne
Mantra Moderne (cassette)
Cat: MRBCAS 3. Rel: 19 Jul 19
 
International
coming soon $12.99
Paebiru (gatefold 2xLP + booklet with obi strip-strip)
Cat: MRBLP 050. Rel: 26 Mar 08
Rock
  1. Trilha De Sume
  2. Culto A Terra
  3. Bailado Das Muscarias
  4. Harpa Dos Ares
  5. Nao Existe Molhado Igual Ao Pranto
  6. Omm
  7. Raga Dos Raios
  8. Mas Peredas Da Pedra Encantada
  9. Maracas De Fogo
  10. Louvacao A Iemanja
  11. Regato Da Montanha
  12. Pedra Templo Animal
  13. Trilha De Sume
Gespielt von: Manu Archeo
 in stock $24.64
Cat: MRBCD 170. Rel: 02 Aug 18
International
  1. Alabosi
  2. Disco Press Funk
  3. Amupara Ko Ma Dara
  4. African Parowo
  5. Angelina/Sugar Daddy
  6. Viva Disco (instrumental)
 in stock $10.29
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