Various Artists

Mr Bongo Record Club - Vol 1

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"The first instalment in our new 'Mr Bongo Record Club' compilation series – a selection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, which form the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Including cuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, Connie Laverne, Barbosa and more.

The original concept for 'Mr Bongo Record Club' was a radio show that allowed us to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once a month. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions, not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we could play latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being that it had to be played from vinyl.

We have always DJ'd across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn't always been easy. Recently DJ's such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record, Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J and Young Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets to younger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco, boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.
We're seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude of legendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson, where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latin back to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, people have a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant and exciting time – we are proud to be a part of it." - Mr Bongo

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Even the most cursory glance over this stunning setlist should have you reaching for your wallet. Bringing together classics, rare digs and pound shop finds from their long running radio show and DJ sets, those cats from Mr Bongo career through jazz rock, library funk, highlife, disco and latin without ever missing a trick. Essential!

TRACK LISTING

CD:
Hareton + Meta - KM110 (edit)
Amazones De Guinee - Samba
Evinha - Esperar Pra Ver
Neno Exporta Som - Deixa A Tristeza
Alipio Martins - Piranha
Lemos E Debetio - Morro Do Barraco Sem Agua
Barbosa - Seara De Oxala
Fruko Y Sus Tesos - Salsa Na Ma
Lantei Lamptey - Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)
Buari - Karam Bani
The Rwenzori’s - Handsome Boy (E Wara) Pt. 1 & 2
Dave Pike Set - Mathar
Connie Laverne – Can’t Live Without You
Mavis John - Use My Body
Big Youth - Mammy Hot Daddy Cool
Tappa Zukie - Freak
Alex Rodriguez - El Mercado
Claudia - Jesus Christo
Cortex - Chanson D’un Jour D’hiver
King James Version - He’s Forever (Amen)

LP 1:
Neno Exporta Som - Deixa A Tristeza
Alipio Martins - Piranha
Lemos & Debetio - Morro Do Barraco Sem Água
Barbosa - Seara De Ocala
Dave Pike Set - Mathar
Lantei Lamprey – Fish & Funjee (Komi Ke Kenam)
Buari - Karam Bani
The Rwenzori’s - Handsome Boy (E Wara) Pt. 1 & 2

LP 2:
Mavis John - Use My Body
Big Youth - Mammy Hot Daddy Cool
Tappa Zukie - Freak
Connie Laverne - Can’t Live Without You
Alex Rodrigues - El Mercado
Cortex - Chanson D’Un Jour D’Hiver
King James Version - He’s Forever (Amen)

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