Category Archives: Mr Bongo

SONG OF THE DAY Juca Chaves – Take Me Back To Piauí

Jurandyr Czaczkes, a.k.a Juca Chaves, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter whose musical career began the early 1960’s. Over the course of nearly 40 years, he’s celebrated an array of vibrant releases across a varied spectrum of labels. As is career progressed … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minoru Muraoka – The Positive and the Negative

For those who enjoy the experimental sounds of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Surprise Chef and Now-Again’s very own Egon, it may not surprise you to discover they all have something in common: Minoru Muraoka! Born Muraoka Fukuo in 1924, Minoru … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Girma Beyene – Ene Negn Bay Manesh

Born in Addis Ababa, Girma Bèyènè is an Ethiopian lyricist, composer, arranger, vocalist and pianist. Active in what is known as the golden era of Ethiopian music, he recorded from 1969-1978.  As a vocalist he only recorded four songs, but … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Surprise Chef – New Ferrari

< Bursting with some delectably lush beats and a deliciously cool and cosmic funk melody, New Ferrari is the first single to be taken from Surprise Chef’s forthcoming album, Daylight Savings.  Melbourne’s Instrumental groovers, Surprise Chef, emerged in the Spring … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Idrissa Soumaoro Et L’Eclipse De L’Ija – Nissodia

Today’s epic afrobeat groove-down is nothing short of an invigorating thrill to the system from start to finish! Shivers will not be in short supply I tell you that now, this is DIVINE! Nissodia was originally released in 1978 on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kit Sebastian – Rain (باران)

Even before I listened to Kit Sebastian, I was intrigued, if not overwhelmed, with a desire to hear what “a meeting point of different genres from Anatolian Pyschedelia and Brazilian Tropicalia to 60’s European pop and American jazz…” sounded like! … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Rwenzori’s – Handsome Boy (E Wara) Pt 1&2

I find myself in a similar situation to yesterday with regards to today’s song as there just isn’t much information out there about the band behind today’s little afrofunk gem! What I can tell you is that this six and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Super Elcados – Afro Funk

Aside from its rather enticing and attractive name, Togetherness is Always a Good Venture just also happens to be one very funky record; and a highly sought after one at that! Initially released as an album by EMI Nigeria in 1976, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Yen Ara

You may recall me writing about Ghanaian artist, Ebo Taylor back in February this year after UK label, Mr Bongo reissued Ebo Taylor and the Pelican’s self-titled album in November 2017.  Fusing highlife with soul, funk and jazz, Ebo Taylor was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ebo Taylor – Egya Edu

Following on from yesterday’s jubilant vibe comes a track from Ghanaian guitarist, singer, composer, bandleader and record producer, Ebo Taylor. Ebo Taylor emerged in the 1950’s, initially as part of the Broadway Dance Band and Stargazers before entering into a … Continue reading

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