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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bongo Madness - Don Ralke

Bongo Madness
Exciting Sounds Presented by Don Ralke & Buddy Collette
Crown Records CLP 5019

How can you go wrong with an album titled Bongo Madness?

And what a surprise! The music is way more AMAZING than the album title and art. This is small combo, sophisticated jungle madness jazz featuring Buddy Collette on flute.

I recently found another (the second image) copy. This jacket was printed without the "High Full Color Fidelity"  border.

Ralke continued working into the 70s on Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley!

As a side note, my pressing is lacking quality, featuring little bubbles in the vinyl and... it looks like the record blank was an over run from another pressing as part of another matrix number was scratched over! Many Crown pressings I find are not good.  The pressing on my second (image) copy is better, although the copy I found wasn't in the best of shape.

The album is available as mp3 purchase/download so I will not be posting a sample.

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