The Incredible Bongo Band

Classic break records get reissue treatment




Mr Bongo is reissuing two LPs of some of the most sampled music in hip-hop history by the Incredible Bongo Band. Released just this week in the U.S., these reissues are slapped onto 180g vinyl with beautiful sleeves to match. Yes, the likes of Nas, the Beastie Boys, Sugarhill Gang, DJ Shadow, DJ Spinna, Fatboy Slim, Group Home, and Kanye West, just to name a few, have sampled these records, and there’s good reason. The music sizzles well beyond the classic breakbeat jam of “Apache.” One of our favorites, “Last Bongo in Belgium,” can be heard on Bongo Rock. Check out Mike Deasy on guitar!


Both can be streamed in their entirety below and purchased through the hyperlinks. Beyond these, be sure to check out Chris Read’s Incredible Bongo Band mix on Mixcloud.

Bongo Rock (1973)

The Return Of The Incredible Bongo Band (1974)


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  1. I DJ under the moniker DJ Freshstep here in San Francisco. I have the first one of these cuts but not the second on Vinyl and this would be a fresh edition to my collection.


    Will Freeman
  2. […] LPs over at Mr. Bongo’s site or enter yourself to win a copy of the historical set of records over at Wax Poetics. In the meantime, you can listen to both records for free […]

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