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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... CD
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... LP 23.99

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... CD 10.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... LP
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AzymuthAguia Nao Come Mosca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AzymuthAguia Nao Come Mosca ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible little record – and the set where it really all comes together for this legendary funky jazz group! Azymuth were already great on their debut, although maybe a little experimental at times – but here, they really find the soulful groove that later got them big fame on the ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Aguia Nao Come Mosca ... LP 23.99

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BazeadoViva A Povo Brasileiro (Da Lata main mix, Da Lata dub, original version)/Forro Medley ... 12-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
A nice remix of this percussive jammer – given lots of warm touches, and a sweetly soulful groove – in the style of Da Lata's best work! The single also features a "Forro Medley" – kind of an update of the classic forro sound, turned into the dancefloor rhythms we've ... (Brazil) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Control ... LP 23.99

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Control ... CD 10.99

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Dee Dee BridgewaterAfro Blue ... LP
Trio/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About May 15, 2020
One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of all time – and one of the first true moments of genius from a young Dee Dee Bridgewater! The album's a Japanese only release (proof that they're always hipper to our jazz artists than we are!) – and it features Dee Dee singing material that's ... (Vocalists) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Blue (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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CeliaCelia (1970) ... LP
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CeliaCelia (1970) ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wickedly cool work from this overlooked Brazilian singer – a record that's got a strong sense of soul in the grooves, and a great sense of imagination in the choice of songs! Celia sings early work by Joyce, Lo Borges, Nelson Angelo, and others – with these shifting arrangements from ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Celia (1970) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Lula Cortes & Ze RamalhoPaebiru ... LP
Solar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A legendary lost album from Brazilian songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Lula Cortes and Ze Ramalho – recorded in Brazil in the mid 70s – blending avant psychedelia, rugged acoustic rhythms, and an enormous free spirit with delicate melodic touches and lilting jazzy elements! As is the ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK 2008 reissue. Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Gal CostaIndia ... CD
Philips/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the richest, most expressive albums ever from the great Gal Costa – a set from her immediate post-Tropicalia years, and one that shows that she's got a lot more to offer than just a wild sense of experimentation! Gilberto Gil is the musical director here – with help from Rogerio ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ GentlemenGentlemen (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Smog/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Freaky funky sounds from The Gentlemen – a Brazilian combo from the early 70s, and one who work in a really dark mix of modes! At some level, the group feel a bit like some of the 60s Jovem Guarda groups – in that they have a bit of an influence from Anglo rock, particularly the more ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue. Includes obi.)

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Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock (180 gram deluxe 40th anniversary edition) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy 40th anniversary reissue – on the same mirror-style cover as the original, with heavy tip-on cover!)

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Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... CD
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Akira IshikawaBack To Rhythm ... LP
Sony/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy funk from a hip Japanese combo – one that features lots of drums and percussion from leader Akira Ishikawa, plus plenty of guitar, keyboards, and hard-riffing horns! Akira's taking most of his cues here from American funk of the early 70s – work by Incredible Bongo Band, BT ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Back To Rhythm ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Jackson SistersJackson Sisters ... CD
Tiger Lily/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing bit of soul – and one of the rarest funk records of the 70s! This masterpiece was recorded by The Jackson Sisters, a semi-gospelly soul group that has a sound that's a bit like The Voices of East Harlem, but that's a lot harder, and that has a deeper soul sound overall! At times, ... (Soul) read more CD

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Jungle BrownFull Circle ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La ... (Hip Hop) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jungle BrownFull Circle ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Soulful UK hip hop from Jungle Brown! The core trio of Ric Flo, MAEAR & Tony Bones comes Full Circle with a sound that leans on a classic jazzy soul inspired hip hop mode, on one hand putting a contemporary spin on a vibe that recalls legends like Tribe Called Quest, Jungle Brothers and De La ... (Hip Hop) read more CD
Also available Full Circle ... LP 18.99

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Peter KingOmo Lewa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter KingOmo Lewa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Omo Lewa ... LP 20.99

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Kit SebastianMantra Moderne ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ Kit SebastianMantra Moderne ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fuzzy mix of styles from Kit Sebastian – a set that reminds us of that late 90s moment when many artists were inspired by Brazilian Tropicalia, and took that inspiration as a way to blend together sounds from many different modes! The record's got touches of funk, psych, and a range of ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mantra Moderne ... CD 10.99

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Tim MaiaTim Maia (1977) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
70s soul from Brazil – and a tremendously strong effort from the legendary Tim Maia! This record was Tim's first after an initial run on Polydor – and it shows Maia tightening up his groove even more, but still avoiding the slicker sounds of later years. There's a really focused sound ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ CK Mann & His Carousel 7Funky Highlife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Qua Msa/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A non-stop funky party from CK Mann – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The album's got an unusual approach – in that the first side is presented as a single long track – billed as a "medley" number, but wrapped together in a way that still seems to ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
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Cesar Mariano & CIASao Paulo - Brasil ... LP
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A fantastic bit of funky fusion from Brazil – one of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Cesar Mariano! Mariano had a long legacy in music that included great arrangements for Elis Regina – but this set is completely different than most of his other work ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cesar Mariano & CIASao Paulo - Brasil ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit of funky fusion from Brazil – one of the most hard-hitting albums we've ever heard from keyboardist Cesar Mariano! Mariano had a long legacy in music that included great arrangements for Elis Regina – but this set is completely different than most of his other work ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Sao Paulo - Brasil ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ MarumoModiehi ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Modiehi ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ MarumoModiehi ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modiehi ... CD 10.99

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Ronald MesquitaRonald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... CD
Barclay/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Ronald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... LP 18.99

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Ronald MesquitaRonald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... LP
Barclay/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
One of the grooviest Brazilian albums you could ever hope to buy – and one that's not even from Brazil, either! This little gem was recorded in France in the early 70s – but it's got a swinging groove that's very similar to the work of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 during the 60s ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ronald Mesquita – Bresil 72 ... CD 10.99

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... LP
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... CD
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz) read more CD
Also available Bamboo ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Novos BaianosAcabou Chorare ... LP
Som Livre/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Certainly one of the greatest albums by this excellent (and oft-overlooked!) group from the 70s! The band of young Bahians deliver a great mix of tracks tinged with bits of rock, funky samba, and even a few psychedelic influences – with alternating male and female vocals, and some excellent ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Novos BaianosE Ferro Na Boneca ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A totally great album from Novos Baianos – the earliest one we've ever seen by the group, and a session that has them sounding a fair bit like Os Mutantes! There's a wild range of influences running through the set – some psychedelic, some baroque pop, and some a bit more rootsy – ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Novos BaianosE Ferro Na Boneca ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A totally great album from Novos Baianos – the earliest one we've ever seen by the group, and a session that has them sounding a fair bit like Os Mutantes! There's a wild range of influences running through the set – some psychedelic, some baroque pop, and some a bit more rootsy – ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available E Ferro Na Boneca ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... (Latin) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Power Of ZeusGospel According To Zeus (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rare Earth/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Heavy rock and heavy drums – a fuzzed out classic that's one of the best lost hard rock albums of the 70s! These guys may have been a strange choice for Motown's rock-based Rare Earth label back in the day, but they've more than made a place for themselves in the history books – thanks ... (Rock) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU Release.)

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP 20.99

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Pedro SantosKrishnanda ... LP
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pedro SantosKrishnanda ... CD
CBS/Mr Bongo (UK), 1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally unique album from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a set that was recorded right in the middle of the big Tropicalia years, but which has more of the earthier touches that would emerge in the Brazilian scene during the 70s! Yet there's also a sense of tight arrangement here too ... (Brazil) read more CD
Also available Krishnanda ... LP 23.99

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Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & OthersJazz Rock ... LP
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... About June 5, 2020
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SpacearkSpaceark ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Rare funky soul from Spaceark – a supremely talented group with a uniquely cosmic funk and soul-steeped sound! Originally a self-released private press effort, this is not at all like the amateurish private press records that so often get reissued as oddities, this is really wonderful stuff ... (Soul) read more CD

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SpacearkSpaceark Is ... CD
Color World/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Great work from Spaceark – a funky soul combo who are much more firmly grounded on earth than their name or cover art might make you expect! The record's got this fantastic glow right from the start – really well-played instrumentation that has lots of jazzy currents – to support ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ SpacearkSpaceark Is ... LP
Color World/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Great work from Spaceark – a funky soul combo who are much more firmly grounded on earth than their name or cover art might make you expect! The record's got this fantastic glow right from the start – really well-played instrumentation that has lots of jazzy currents – to support ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spaceark Is ... CD 10.99

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Star Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP 20.99

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SylversSylvers (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
TThe first album by The Sylvers – a soulful band made up of youngsters from the Los Angeles scene, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as ... (Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU Release!)
Also available Sylvers (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Matthew Tavares & Leland WhittyVisions ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really amazing step forward for Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty – two musicians best known as founders of BADBADNOTGOOD – but emerging here in an even more mature blend of jazz and larger instrumental ideas! The record mixes core solo voices with some larger touches here and there ... (Jazz) read more CD

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✨✧ Matthew Tavares & Leland WhittyVisions (transparent blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really amazing step forward for Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty – two musicians best known as founders of BADBADNOTGOOD – but emerging here in an even more mature blend of jazz and larger instrumental ideas! The record mixes core solo voices with some larger touches here and there ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Visions ... CD 10.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... LP 23.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... LP
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... CD 10.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... LP 20.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Tenorio JrEmbalo ... LP
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A set that's maybe one of the greatest bossa jazz albums of all time – and a fantastic homegrown Brazilian effort that's quite different from the more commercial American bossa albums of the 60s! Tenorio Jr isn't just a hell of a pianist, he's a great writer and arranger too – one who's ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ToquinhoToquinho ... CD
RGE/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A wonderful early album from Brazilian guitarist/singer Toquinho – done before his famous collaborations with Vincius De Moraes, and with a very different groove! The record features guest appearances by Jorge Ben on two tracks – and much of the record seems to have Toquinho absorbing ... (Brazil) read more CD

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Trio MocotoTrio Mocoto (1977) ... CD
Arlequim/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The ... (Brazil) read more CD

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✨✧ Trio MocotoTrio Mocoto (1977) ... LP
Arlequim/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Trio Mocoto first rose to fame as the funky band behind Jorge Ben on his early 70s classics – the combo that gave him such a soulful sound – and here on their own, they sound pretty darn great – with a style that follows the same evolution as Jorge's own sound at the time! The ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Marcos ValleBraziliance! ... LP
Warner/Mr Bongo (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marcos ValleBraziliance! ... CD
Warner/Mr Bongo (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most important early albums by Marcos Valle – a set of instrumental tracks recorded with lots of acoustic guitar! Even though Valle was well known as a singer and composer of bossa nova tunes, the set instead focuses on his instrumental work – recording his guitar ala Jobim ... (Brazil) read more CD
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✨✧ Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Sweet and jazzy pop from early 70s Brazil – a great little album that we'd rank with our favorites by Marcos Valle and Edu Lobo! Arthur Verocai isn't nearly as well-known as those two, but he works in a similar territory – taking jazz, large arrangements, and nice touches of electric ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsShina Williams ... LP
Help/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A killer album of Afro Funk from the Nigerian scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that feels much more like some of the longer-form experiments in Lagos during the decade before! All the titles here are nice and long, and build with this instrumental jamming approach – lots of ... (Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... LP
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is ... (Jazz) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hozan Yamamoto & Sharps & FlatsBeautiful Bamboo Flute ... CD
Victor/Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the coolest albums ever cut by Japanese wood flute player Hozan Yamamoto – a set that has him working with very groovy backings from the Sharps & Flats ensemble – who almost give the whole thing an MPS label blending of funky jazz and world music sounds! The approach is ... (Jazz) read more CD
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Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that ... (Brazil) read more CD
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Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... CD
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. Used ... $6.99
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that ... (Brazil) read more CD
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Tom ZeEstudando O Samba ... LP
Continental/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A record with "samba" in the title, but a set that hardly sounds like samba at all – given that the record is one of the groundbreaking 70s albums from the legendary Tom Ze! Ze first rose to fame as an experimentalist in the Tropicalia scene – but here, he's years past that ... (Brazil) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Estudando O Samba ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 6 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2005. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
One of the most compelling volumes in this great series so far – a fresh take on the funky sound of Brazilian Beats first explored in volume one – served up here by a whole new generation of Brazilian funk artists! The sound here easily jumps back between the past and the present ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBrazilian Explosion ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1996. Used ... $8.99
One of the first-ever Brazilian remix projects – pioneered back in the mid 90s by the Mr Bongo posse – already steeped in Brazilian grooves from years of great reissues and retail! For the set, the Bongo crew enlisted the aid of talents that include Faze Action, Ballistic Brothers, ... (Brazil) read more CD
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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 3 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Mr Bongo reminds us once again why they've been one of our favorite labels of the past few decades – delivering a masterful collection of rare funky dancefloor grooves around the globe for their Record Club Volume 3! True to form, it's vintage rare funk, bossa, Afro Soul and underground ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Mr Bongo Record Club – Vol 3 ... LP 23.99

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 3 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Mr Bongo reminds us once again why they've been one of our favorite labels of the past few decades – delivering a masterful collection of rare funky dancefloor grooves around the globe for their Record Club Volume 3! True to form, it's vintage rare funk, bossa, Afro Soul and underground ... (Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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