incredible bongo band: bongo rock
  • incredible bongo band

  • bongo rock (LP)

  • sku: MRBLP118
  • Condition: Brand New Forthcoming Release
  • 22.50
  • $21.95
  • You cannot include this item in your order, as the next shipment from the label is expected in less than 15 days from now, or is not yet scheduled. However, you may put it in your Reserve List. In that case, we will order it for you and will notify you by email, about the next scheduled shipment


  • Format: LP
  • Label: Mr Bongo
  • Genre: Blues, Soul, Funk

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.

“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...

Track Listing

  • A1 Let There Be Drums 2:38
  • A2 Apache 4:54
  • A3 Bongolia 2:14
  • A4 Last Bongo In Belgium 6:55
  • B1 Dueling Bongos 2:56
  • B2 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 7:42
  • B3 Raunchy '73 3:23
  • B4 Bongo Rock '73 2:35