Mad Mongos AKA Mike Shears from Bournemouth in the South of England.

Playlist Madmongos

1. Art Blakey Song for a lonely woman [ Prestige – 72]
2. Joe Lee Wilson Mode for Trane [ Inner City – 78]
3. Hubert Eaves Call to Awareness [ Inner City – 76]
4. David Newman Foxy Brown [ Atlantic - 74]
5. Stanley Cowell I’m trying to find a way [ 78]
6. Byron Morris & Unity Sun Shower [ EPI – 78]
7. Frank Foster E W Beautiful People [ Mainstream – 73?]
8. The John Betsch Society Ode to Ethiopia [ Strata East – 74]
9. Joe Henderson Black Narcissus [ Milestone – 74]
10. Henry Franklin Soft Spirit [ Black Jazz – 74]

I’ve had a love of music since listening to the old Robbie Vincent radio shows back in the early 80s.
So being a Soul boy lead me to an interest in graffiti art back in 84 and a mad love of the old school movement. ‘Subway Art’ by Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant really inspired me as did the Style Wars Documentary. I went on to find jazz and started travelling to Dingwalls for the Sunday Peterson and Forge nights which lead to digging in so many record shops from Soul Jazz, Reckless, Blue Monk and many more. From buying Jazz I started buying Roots and Dub tunes from the likes of Youth Sounds, The Dub Shack at Camden Lock and Dub Vendor. And as I went on I found the wonders of the Samba and many visits to Mr Bongo.
So my record collection has now reached about 5000+ and I always love going back though it and having a little dig and doing up compilation mixes. I run the label t-shirt shop which features tees for the music genres that I love.
Happy vibes and all the best. I hope you enjoy the sounds..... Mike


As far as I know, I am not a robot.