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Celebrating 25 years of Mr Bongo: Doris 'Did You Show The World Some Love Today Baby'

In late October 1989, David 'Mr Bongo' Buttle opened his first record shop, underneath Daddy Kool’s Reggae Store on Berwick Street in London. 25 years later and we are still flying the flag for quality music, and are now celebrating a quarter of a century of Mr Bongo. As part of our 25 years retrospective we will be looking back at some of our favourite releases. Today it's the turn of...

Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby

Originally released on EMI Sweden, original copies of this album still change hands in excess of $500.

This was Doris’ jazz album though it contains more than a hint of Joni MitchellLed Zepellin and the like. Backed by her husband Lukas Lindholm on bass she was able to lay down some seriously funky bass lines on tracks like Don't and Beatmaker. On You Never Come Closer, an experimental track that was way ahead of its time, Janne Carlsson unleashes a fearsome sound on drums helped by Bernot Egerladh on organ.

It was our 10th release on Mr Bongo and we first released it in 1996. We subsequently decided to re-release the record and for the repress we used a new master as well as carefully restored artwork that we created from original copies. We are proud to say that it is the highest quality reproduction possible, and we know a lot of people cherish this album.

'Did You Give The World Some Love Today' features on the 25th anniversary compilation.

This album is available on CD and vinyl LP.