Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock
For the first time since its release in 1973: a genuine, bona fide reissue of the classic record, Bongo Rock, which became a foundation of rap and popular music, packaged as it would have been seen on the shelves in 1973. Reproduced on heavyweight 180g vinyl and in top-quality Japanese sleeves by Mr Bongo.
“Bongo Rock is significant, for being one of the musical cornerstones of rap … it is certainly one of the most sampled LP’s in history, if not the most sampled. Most every history-minded hip-hop DJ has a copy, and the first few bars of its signature number, a driving cover version of the 60’s instrumental number Apache, can send crowds into overdrive.” According to Kool Herc, the stylistic pioneer many people consider to be the father of hip-hop music, the Bongo’s “Apache” is “the national anthem of hip-hop.” – NY Times
SAMPLED BY: Nas, Beastie Boys, Moby, Mick Jagger, Kanye West, Sugarhill Gang, Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, DJ Shadow, Goldie, Double Dee & Steinski, Faith Evans, Hijack, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Leaders of the New School, Unkle, IBM Nation, Katch 22, Rockwell Noel and The Poet, DJ Spinna, The Bizzie Boyz, Schoolly D, LL Cool J, 2 Live Crew, 4 Hero, Godfather Don, IAM, Diamond D, Luke Vibert, Sway & King Tech, Rebel MC, to name a few…
BAND LINE-UP: King Errisson (Percussion), Jim Gordon (Drums), Steve Douglas (Saxaphone), Jerry Scheff (Bass), Robbie King (Organs), Mike Deasy (Guitar), Kat Hendrikse (Drums), Perry Botkin Jr (Producer / Arranger)