Incredible Bongo Band

Bongo Rock: Deluxe 40th Anniversary Edition

MRBLP118
Release Notes
  • UK Import
  • For the first time since its release in 1973.
  • A genuine, bona fide reissue of the classic record 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.
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“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…