Mr Bongo Solat Change The World / Try, Try 7" LP
It is hard to think of many 7” singles where both sides
are as heavy as this one!
Change The World / Try, Try was released in 1977 by Solat,
a Dutch-based funk group made up of Surinamese and Dutch-Antillian musicians.
Formed after ex-band members of Reality / Tony And Reality; Eddy Veldman, Franky Douglas,
Ivor Mitchell and Glenn Gaddum teamed up with singer Billy Jones,
Solat went on to release two singles for Poker records.
With its crossover nature, it pleases disco,
funk and modern-soul collectors and DJs alike,
plus due to only being released in the Netherlands,
the record has now become an extremely sought-after item with a high price tag to match.
Both amazing cuts are aimed straight for the dance-floor,
but retain conscious and positive messages that are as relevant now as they were back then.
‘Change The World’ is an anthemic feel-good disco funk gem,
whilst ‘Try, Try ‘ is reminiscent of a Mizell Brothers golden-era production.
Mr Bongo present a replica edition with dinked centre
and original cover and label artwork, for all to enjoy.
(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.