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Mr Bongo’s global record collection and Gal Costa reissue

Rappcats — September 14, 2017 | Comments (2)

Friday, October 20: Gal Costa’s India reissue celebration: 21+, entry only with RSVP. 7-10PM

Saturday & Sunday, October 21-22: Mr. Bongo’s global record collection sale, open to the public. Noon-6PM each day.

5636 York Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90042

Dave ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle began digging in Venezuela 30 years ago; filling up suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. It has continued ever since – in warehouses in the US, to dusty back street shops in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser known spots in Europe and Asia. This led to several successful record shops in central London, plus one in the heart of Shibuya, Tokyo; first to stock the likes of Rawkus, Def Jux and Stones Throw outside the US.

Now the shops are gone, the label lives on, releasing & reissuing the finest funky music from around the world. Mr. Bongo are currently issuing a marvelously restored version of Gal Costa’s post-Tropicalia masterpiece India. We’re hosting an RSVP-only India party on Friday, October 20th with David, Egon and friends playing rare Brasilian wax and with Abe Schoener from Scholium Wines pouring some of the best wine made in California. 21+. RSVP here. Space is limited.

On Saturday and Sunday, David returns for a two day pop up record shop. He’s spent the last year combing the globe and collecting new stock of old vinyl for sale. Some of what will be on offer is shown below. New stock will be placed out each day. Also on offer will be a variety of Mr. Bongo titles, priced at a discount for the event.


  1. I can’t wait I love That album

    Comment by Violet soto — October 27, 2016, 2:14 am
  2. Gal Costa is a sex bomb (don’t tell anybody)

    Comment by Nino El Dino — September 14, 2017, 7:01 pm

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