Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Mr Bongo Records Compilation

21 years after starting what is the worlds longest running consecutive club session – the Brighton Jazz Rooms - comes this celebratory compilation album presented by it’s founder Russ Dewbury, on Mr Bongo Records.

Musically, the Jazz rooms did not follow any fad or fashion rather creating its own one and this has been the key to its success and is reflected in this album track selection. If its good, it gets played at the Jazz Rooms.Over the years, just about everybody in the scene has manned the decks. Luminaries include Gilles Peterson, Baz Fe Jazz, Paul Murphy and guests from all over the world such as Rainer Truby, Kyoto Jazz Massif, Espen Horne and many more. Legendary US keyboardist Weldon Irvine described it as " international brotherhood.”

‘a legendary affair that all should attend’ (Straight No Chaser Magazine).

Originally signed to BGP Records as A+R chief Dewbury was instrumental in the rediscovery of artists including Jean Jacques Perrey and Terry Callier who he subsequently managed . His own albums include the compilations "Africa Funk" and "Club Africa" on Strut Records and the "Freedom Time" and "Jazz Bizniz" on Counterpoint Records.

His last compilation Pulp Fusion/Africa Funk released on Harmless Records in January 07 has achieved significant sales around the globe. The Mitchell and Dewbury album also on Mr Bongo Records (MRBCD047) received much critical acclaim and airplay all over the world in 2007.

1. Karl Denson featuring Andy Bey - Bougainvillea
2. Sarah Webster Fabio - Sweet Songs
3. Ricotti & Alburquerque - Dont you believe me
4. Ray Harris & the Fusion Experience – Scaramunga
5. Big Horns B - Mission Impossible
6. Palimpsest - I bet you thought I’d never find you (Pacifica Remix ft DJ Chikashi)
7. The Filthy 6 - Knockout
8. Peter Nero - Soulful Strut
9. Tuomo - Dont take it too hard
10. SOT/Fred Everything - New Mastersounds Mix - Believe
11. The Recloose Live Band - Sweet Power your Embrace
12. Sindbad - Gauche
13. Wganda Kenya - Bayesa
14. Rhythm Funk Masters - Frantic activity
15. Alex Wilson - Aint Nobody
16. Playa - I like it
17. The Pipe - Wade in the Water
18. Mitchell & Dewbury Band - Beyond the Rains - DM Mix
19. Bob Azzam - Batucada por Favor

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