Mr Bongo Prince Fatty - Supersize LP

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The second album from reggae master Prince Fatty.

As well as versions of favourite reggae and soul songs,
two tracks stand out: covers of Ol' Dirty Bastard's Shimmy Shimmy Ya
and Cypress Hill's Insane in the Brain.

"I was sad when Ol' Dirty passed away and for me the great hip hop era ended with him.
I cut the version of Shimmy Shimmy Ya soon after he died.
As a tribute we often hold a minute's silence when Horseman and I perform it live.
We did Insane In The Brain for fun as we had a show supporting Madness.
The nutty boys challenged us to a sound clash and they lost.
Though we played a dirty hand, they were gracious in defeat."

The vocal line-up on the album also include Hollie Cook
- Slits singer, daughter of Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and fellow Mr Bongo signing.
Also on the album is a dub of That Very Night that features
on Hollies debut album.


Mr Bongo

(EN)Mr Bongo started life in 1989 as a small record shop underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. They 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. Mr Bongo also became an established bearer for hard-to-find, classic Latin music, particularly Brazilian, outside of the Americas.

Over the following years Mr Bongo moved three times within Soho and opened in Shibuya, Japan. They moved their first office to Brighton in 1999 and closed all other shops in 2003.

Their recording roster features some of the finest Brazilian, Latin, reggae, African and Jazz artists including Ebo Taylor, Hollie Cook, The Skints, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band, Terry Callier, Arthur Verocai and Marcos Valle amongst many, many others.


(DE) Mr. Bongo begann sein Leben 1989 als kleiner Plattenladen unter Daddy Kool's Reggae Store in der Berwick Street in London. Sie waren der erste Laden, der Vinyl-Veröffentlichungen von unabhängigen Hip-Hop-Labels wie Def Jam, Rawkus, Nervous und Big Beat außerhalb der USA verkaufte. Mr Bongo wurde auch ein etablierter Anbieter für schwer zu findende, klassische lateinamerikanische Musik, insbesondere brasilianische, außerhalb Amerikas.

In den folgenden Jahren zog Mr Bongo dreimal innerhalb von Soho um und eröffnete in Shibuya, Japan. Heute sind sie in Brighton zu finden.

Ihr Programm umfasst einige der besten brasilianischen, lateinamerikanischen, Reggae-,
afrikanische und Jazz-Künstler, darunter Ebo Taylor, Hollie Cook, The Skints, Jorge Ben, Joyce, Seu Jorge, Prince Fatty, Incredible Bongo Band, Terry Callier, Arthur Verocai und Marcos Valle und viele, viele andere.

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