Various Artists Mr Bongo Record Club Vol 5

Mr Bongo
3rd June 2022

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2xLP - pink vinyl

After four successful volumes packed with heaters from all over the globe, and as a reaction to a far less club-centric environment at the time, this new volume was assembled & the newest born of the series spreads its wings over less dancefloor territories at times.

“As a stunning example, see (listening to)  the compilation’s closer (closing track) and one of our highlights : a stunning rendition of the Gilberto Gil penned “Duplo Sentido” by the elusive Tetê Da Bahia, featuring emotional strings and horns in a soulful romantic mood that can recall some of Maki Asakawa‘s greatest crooning works. Needless to say that this one is a sought-after rarity and hasn’t been available since its now extremely rare original 1974 7″ pressing.

But don’t worry for a second, there is also enough here to satisfy your boogie thirst over the two LPs of this Record Club Volume 5. Two hot tips from us at Kartel : a feverish exclusive Gyedu Blay Ambolley Disco Mix led by a joyful mantra colliding with intoxicating synth riffs, a hot hot hot sax solo and a galloping four-to-the-floor beat.

Further down the line, have a go at this incredible South African boogie number from Stimela, acting as a taster for the full 12″ reissue coming out later this summer through… Mr Bongo of course.

Undoubtedly, this is a true labour of love in the purest Mr Bongo tradition and we could not recommend it enough!” – Kartel Music Group.

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