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Mr. Bongo Records
A Brighton based independent record label specialising in Brazilian music and world music. It was formed in 1989 by David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle.
Mr Bongo Records Shop was founded in 1989, in Berwick Street, London, later moving to Lexington Street and then finally to Poland Street. The shop was highly reguarded as one of the best hip hop record stores in the world. A second shop was opened in Japan in 1995. Sadly, both closed in 2004.
Since closure of the shops, Mr Bongo continues to operate as a successful record label. Disorient Records is a sub-label, specialising in dance music. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr_Bongo_Records [Aug 2006]
Disorient Records is an independent UK record label specialising in dance music
Disorient Records was started in 1996 as a sub-label of Mr Bongo Records, based in Brighton, UK. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disorient_Records [Aug 2006]
V.A. Spaced out
compiled by James Vyner, Bongo & Hugo Bedford
- Atmosfear : Dancing in outer space, 79
- Ingram : Mi sabrina tequana, 77
- Disco Dub Band : For the love of money, 76
- Manzel : Space funk, 78
- Powerline : Double Journey, 81
- El Coco : Cocomotion, 79
- Raw Silk : Just in time, 83
- Dinosaur L : Go bang, 82
- France McGee : Feelin' good, 78
- Chocolate Milk : Time Machine, 75
Some hard to find oldies and some not so hard to find killers.
Selected By James Vyner via http://hito.eccosys.co.jp/~mrbongo
- 1. Herb Alpert Summertime JAZZ
- 2. Lalo Schiffrin Maria JAZZ
- 3. Terea Pretty Bird SOUL
- 4. The Love Machine Donít Fly Away SOUL FUNK
- 5. Dave Grusin Kaleidoscope JAZZ
- 6. Caroline Peyton Just As You FOLK JAZZ
- 7. Dexter Wansell Sweetest Pain SOUL
- 8. Booby Humphrey You Make Me Feel So Good SOUL
- 9. Debra Joyce Iím Not The Girl FOLK JAZZ
- 10. Heatwave Star Of The Story SOUL
Three years in the making Brazilian Beats represents Brasil's finest dancefloor moments. Opening up with the classic BA-TU-CA-DA remixed by the in-form Pete Heller (Big Love & Farley /Heller) this has featured on the latest Fosters Rio "TV" ad. Next up is Tenorio Junior, a brasilan bossa pianist who was "disappeared" in the late 70s by the Argentine secret police never to twinkle the ivories again. Slow Down to the funky ravings of Skowas version of the Headhunters' God Made Me Funky - delicious breaks and Ed Mottas vocals.
Back to speed with Masters at Work rewriting the Brasilian Song Book with their latest production Brasilian Beat Featuring Lilliana (De Lata, Arakatuba) on vocals: NUYORICAN SOUL Boys delivering the fat bass and beats. Sambalanca Trio continue that hard bossa beat, all you need is piano drums and bass. Dom Salvador is a legend and with partner Dom Um Rom„o made the heaviest brasilian funk. Barumba sweats....
At last Celebration Suite, the anthem of all Jazz / House dancefloors gets re-released with a big cut. Sampled on tracks like Belo Horizonti, Airto has a European tour in November.
Ed Lincoln puts a 2 step buzz on Cochise. Trio Mocoto are in the OS Mutantes mould of mad psychadelic funkanova. Banana brings back the hard drum trio beats. Boogaloo Combo's version of Hot Pants Road was a hard to get rarity changing hands for £500+, now avaiable for your delictation. Nico Gomez brings up the rear with a pounding latin soul break as used by the Bronx Dogs.
LP TRACK LISTING
A SIDE:BATUCADA /CARNIVAL SIDE
1. Ney De Castro: Ba-tu-ca-da( Ney De Castro) Radio Edit 7:39
2. Airto Moreira: Celebration Suite (Airto Moreira??) 4:39
3. Masters at Work and Lilliana: Brazilian beat [Dope Mix] (Chachin/Kenny Dope) 8:49
B SIDE: BOSSA/TRIO SIDE
1. Tenorio Jr: Nebulosa (Tenorio Jr) 1:55
2. Sambalanca Trio: Sam Blues (CC Mariano) 2:14
3. Milton Banana: Cidade Vazia (Baden Powell/ Luiz Fernando Freire) 2:51
4. Ed Lincoln : Cochise(Ray Santos) 2:29
5. Luis Carlos Vinhas: Ye Mele (L.C.V) 2:37
C SIDE: GOD MADE ME FUNKY SIDE
1. Dom Salvador : Barumba (Luiz Eca/Bebeto) 2:03
2. Boogaloo Combo: Hot Pants Road 2:06
3. Trio Mocoto: Swinga Sambaby (Nereo Gargalo) 1:35
4. Nico Gomez: La Lupita (Perez Prado) 3:39
5. Skowa & Mafia : Deus Me faca funky (Bennie Maupin/Bill Summers/Paul Jackson) 6:45
D SIDE: TROPICALISMO SIDE
1. Anna Mazzotti: Eu sou mais eu (Anna Mazzotti) 3:14
2. J.Ben & Toquinho: Carolina Carol Bela 3:08
3. Orlandvivo: Ondo Anda a meu amor 3:41
4. Joao Donato: Cala Boca (?????) 2:22
5. Otto: Bob (Otto /Bebel Gilberto) 4:36
TRACK LISTING CD
1. Ney De Castro: Ba-tu-ca-da( Ney De Castro) PETE HELLER MIX 7:41
2. Airto Moreira: Celebration Suite (Airto Moreira??) (Licensed from Warner Musical) 4:08
3. Masters at Work and Lilliana: Brazilian beat [Dope Mix] (Chachin/Kenny Dope)8:49
4. Tenorio Jr: Nebulosa (Tenorio Jr) 1:55 Licensed from RGE
5. Sambalanca Trio: Sam Blues (CC Mariano) 2:14 Licensed from RGE
6. Dom Salvador: Barumba (Luiz Eca/Bebeto): Licensed from CBS Brasil. 2:03
7. Boogaloo Combo: Hot Pants Road (James Brown, Pickney, Bobbit) 2:06 Published by Intersong Music. Licensed from CBS Brazil
8. Anna Mazzotti: Eu sou mais eu (Anna Mazzotti) 3:16 Licensed from Top Tape. 1974.
9. Skowa & Mafia : Deus Me faca funky (Bennie Maupin/Bill Summers/Paul Jackson) 6:45 Licensed from EMI Special Markets.
10. Orlandivo: Ondo Anda a meu amor (Orlandivo/Roberto Jorge) 3:43 Licensed from EMI Special Markets
11. J.Ben & Toquinho: Carolina Carol Bela (Jorge Ben & Toquinho) 3:08 Licensed from RGE
12. Luis Carlos Vinhas: Ye Mele (L.C.V): (2:37) Licensed from CBS Brasil
13. Milton Banana: Cidade Vazia (Baden Powell/ Luiz Fernando Freire): 2:51 Licensed from EMI Special Markets.
14. Trio Mocoto: Swinga Sambaby (Nereo Gargalo) 1:35 Licensed from RGE
15. Nico Gomez: La Lupita (Perez Prado) 3:41 Licensed from Dureco
16. Ed Lincoln : Cochise(Ray Santos) 2:29 Licensed from Musicdisc/Alldisc/Universal
17. Joao Donato: Cala Boca (?????)(2:22) Licensed from EMI Special Markets.
18. Otto: Bob : (Otto /Bebel Gilberto) Licensed from Tramamusic (4:36)
- Brazilian Beats vol.1 -- Mr Bongo [1CD, Amazon US]
- Brazilian Beats vol.2 -- Mr Bongo [1CD, Amazon US]
- Brazilian Beats vol.3- Mr Bongo [1CD, Amazon US] Third installment of this wonderful series
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