MR BONGO label about themselves:
We started life in 1989 as a small record shop underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. We were the first shop to sell vinyl releases from independent hip hop labels such as Def Jam, Rawkus, Nervous and Big Beat outside of the USA. We also became an established bearer for hard-to-find, classic Latin music, particularly Brazilian, outside of the Americas.
Over the following years Bongo moved three times within Soho and opened in Shibuya, Japan. We moved our offices to Brighton in 1999 and closed all shops in 2003.
25 years on we now have a recording roster featuring some of the best Brazilian, Latin, reggae, African and Jazz music by artists including Terry Callier, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band and Marcos Valle.
In 2004 we moved into world cinema, a venture that has grown to compliment the music. In keeping with the record label philosophy, we carefully select and source films from around the world and our catalogue now includes works by esteemed directors including Scorsese, Coppola, Has, Bertolucci, Rocha and Dovzhenko amongst others. We aim to unearth iconic, stylish, hard-to-find gems and cult classics and make them readily available to cinema lovers.
We are modest compared to our competitors in the film world but hope that our rich history and knowledge has established us as an aficionado that punches above its weight (and is yet to reach its full potential).
We also have a publishing arm with an in-house team that produces and licenses music for use by third parties. Our clients include advertising, film and TV companies around the world; brands such as Bacardi, Nike, Adidas, Fosters, Nissan and Guinness have used our music. We also deal with worldwide royalty collection for artists and organisations.
THE MR BONGO RECORD CLUB is their podcast. Episode 15 is dedicated to Brazilian music. You can follow THE MR BONGO RECORD CLUB on Mixcloud.
This first episode of 2016 is an extended BRAZIL SPECIAL, with special guests Gary Johnson and Dave ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle, joined by hosts Gareth Stephens and Graham Luckhurst.
1. Luiz Eca – Consolacao
2. Lo Borges – Tudo Que Voce Oodia Ser
3. Wal Santana – Que Vida E Essa
4. Hyldon – Amor Na Terra Do Berimbau
5. Lemos & Debetio – Morro Do Barraco Sem Agua
6. Brasil Show – Lagrimas
7. Claudia – Jesus Cristo
8. Aloisio – Tema, R
9. Luis Carlos Vinhas – Tanganica (Tapecar Version)
10. Egberto Gismonti – O Gato
11. Tuca – Xanga
12. Celia – Na Boca Do Sol
13. Antonio Adolfo – Gloria Glorinha
14. Marisa Rosi – Deixa Eu Te Amar
15. O Africanto Dos Tincoas – Anita
16. Samba 6 – Quem Convida Paga A Despesa
17. Dalila – Canto Chorado
18. Joao De Pife – Garoto De Pife
19. Elson – bi-bap do ceara
20. Darcy De Mangueira – Samba Do Trabalhador
21. Erasmo Carlos – Cica Cecilia
22. Golden Boys – A Menina E A Fonte
23. O Terco – Adormeceu
24. Edu Lobo – Viola Fora De Moda
25. Os Orixas – Exu
26. Ana Maria E Mauricio – Figa De Guine
27. Minas – Num Dia Azul
28. Rosa Maria – Samba Maneiro
29. O Grupo e coisa e tal – Socorro
30. Emilio Santiago – Bananeira
31. Zeca Do Trombone – Te Queria
32. Paulo Ramos – Gosto Amargo De Vida
33. Harmony Cats – Seja Como Nos
34. Kris Cristina – Uma Rosa Com Amor
35. Luiza Maura – Deixa Girar
36. Dila – Roda Da Vida
37. Nascimento – Equilibrio – Total
38. L.C.V – Amazonas
39. Tenorio Jr- Consolacao
40. Joni Maza – Joyces Samba
41. Orlandivo – Tem De Ser
42. Orlann Divo – Beleza Nao Vai Embora (Nilser version)
43. Joao Donato -Naturalmente
44. Claudia – Me Deixa Em Paz
45. Azambuja & Cia – Tema Do Azambuja
46. Elizio De Buzios – Tamanqueiro
47. Neyde Alexandre – Perplexidade
48. Milton Nasimento – Beco Do Mota
49. Ray Felipe – A Noite A Mare E O Amor