Ralph Bongo Beat


NEW SOUNDS. NEW VISIONS. GREAT MUSIC. 1995-2017

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Bongo Beat Launches Digital Music Store in Second Life
Making their entire catalog available for purchase from inside Second Life, Bongo Beat Records has become the first record label to sell music in the popular virtual world created by Linden Lab. Bongo Beat worked with a team from TransStellar, Inc. to create the store and assist with bringing the label's artists into the virtual environment.

To visit the Bongo Beat music store, become a member of Second Life for free and visit us on Aroha Island, where we also feature live artist performances!


For 2017, Bongo Beat celebrates 22 years of operation as a label dedicated to great music, new sounds and new visions - curated under the ever eclectic eye of label founder Ralph Alfonso, who originally started Bongo Beat to showcase his jazz/garage rock combo. An industry veteran (Warner, EMI, Attic, Nettwerk) as well as a performer / photographer / writer / designer, Ralph encourages his artists to set higher standards - reflected in both the music and distinctive packaging. Kevin Komoda (DJ / performer / engineer / producer / etc) is Bongo Beat Montreal, working national promo, retail, and tour press and capitalizing on our label's remarkable success in Quebec (Ralph is originally from Montreal also). Internationally, Bongo Beat is distributed in CANADA by Outside Music, USA by Burnside, UK by Proper Music Distribution, GERMANY by New Music Distribution, and more to follow. All Bongo Beat releases are available on iTunes, CDBaby, and Amazon.com worldwide. Please note that Burnside and Sonic Rendezvous carry select titles for export (please check their web sites or contact the sales dept for a list).

Bongo Beat releases are available digitally at iTunes, eMusic, MSN, Rhapsody, Napster, and many many other services.

Buy Bongo Beat CDs and MP3 full albums at CDBaby.com!

PLEASE DO NOT SEND DEMOS OR SUBMISSIONS. Please study our roster and our philosophies (read Ralph's interviews in the Links section) and email us first (yes, we have signed a lot of artists strictly via email).

How to contact us:

Ralph Alfonso
Bongo Beat Records
2049 Melrose Ave.
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H4A 2R6

Bongo Beat Montreal
Kevin Komoda
A&R/Bongo Beat New York
David DesRoches
dave-rave.com



In Stores: Apr. 15, 2014
Released: Apr. 15, 2014
Robertson and the Formerly Known Bullfrog: Robertson and the Formerly Known Bullfrog
Robertson and the Formerly Known Bullfrog: Robertson and the Formerly Known Bullfrog
In Stores: Oct. 16, 2012
Released: Oct. 16, 2012
The Damn Truth: The Damn Truth
The Damn Truth: The Damn Truth
In Stores: Feb 18, 2012
Released: Feb 18, 2012
The American Devices: The American Devices
The American Devices: The American Devices
In Stores: Jan 12, 2012
Released: Jan 12, 2012
The Diodes: Action Reaction
The Diodes: Action Reaction
In Stores: Dec 6, 2011
Released: Dec 6, 2011
The Beverley Brothers: Death On The Installment Plan
The Beverley Brothers: Death On The Installment Plan
In Stores: Nov 22, 2011
Released: Nov 22, 2011
Kaie Kellough: VOX : VERSUS
Kaie Kellough: VOX : VERSUS
In Stores: Aug 02, 2011
Released: Aug 02, 2011
Madnuts: We Need Time
Madnuts: We Need Time
In Stores: Jul 26, 2011
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Jeffrey Morgan with Dean Motter: Thrilling Women: The Lost Air Pirates Sessions 1977-1980
Jeffrey Morgan with Dean Motter: Thrilling Women: The Lost Air Pirates Sessions 1977-1980
In Stores: July 17, 2011
Released: July 17, 2011
Plastic Heroes: Fake Revolution
Plastic Heroes: Fake Revolution
In Stores: July 17, 2011
Released: July 17, 2011
Dave Rave: Anne Marie
Dave Rave: Anne Marie
In Stores: Oct. 11, 2011
Released: Oct. 11, 2011
The Forbidden Dimension: A Cool Sound Outta Hell
The Forbidden Dimension: A Cool Sound Outta Hell
In Stores: Sept 20, 2011
Released: Sept 20, 2011
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: Like The Shore Is To The Ocean
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: Like The Shore Is To The Ocean
In Stores: Jan. 18, 2011
Released: Jan. 18, 2011
Pharmakon MTL: To Call Out in the Night
Pharmakon MTL: To Call Out in the Night
In Stores: Oct. 19, 2010
Released: Oct. 19, 2010
Andy Creeggan: Andywork III
Andy Creeggan: Andywork III
In Stores: Sept., 2010
Released: Sept., 2010
Fraze Gang: Juggernaut
Fraze Gang: Juggernaut
In Stores: April, 2010
Released: April, 2010
Katrina And The Waves: 2
Katrina And The Waves: 2
In Stores: April, 2010
Released: April, 2010
Katrina And The Waves: Katrina And The Waves
Katrina And The Waves: Katrina And The Waves
In Stores: April, 2010
Released: April, 2010
The Waves: Shock Horror!
The Waves: Shock Horror!
In Stores: April, 2010
Released: April, 2010
Kimberley Rew: The Bible Of Bop
Kimberley Rew: The Bible Of Bop
In Stores: July 6, 2010
Released: July 6, 2010
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: LIVE! A Weekend at Centre St. Ambroise
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: LIVE! A Weekend at Centre St. Ambroise
In Stores: May, 2010
Released: May, 2010
Dave Rave: Live With What You Know
Dave Rave: Live With What You Know
In Stores: Feb. 15, 2010
Released: Feb. 15, 2010
The Diodes: Time / Damage - Live 1978 [LP Only]
The Diodes: Time / Damage - Live 1978 [LP Only]
In Stores: Apr. 6, 2010
Released: Apr. 6, 2010
Graham Brown and The Prairie Dogs: Do What You Should
Graham Brown and The Prairie Dogs: Do What You Should
In Stores: Jan. 12, 2010
Released: Jan. 12, 2010
Liz Worth: Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History Of Punk In Toronto And Beyond [Book]
Liz Worth: Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History Of Punk In Toronto And Beyond [Book]
In Stores: Dec. 9, 2009
Released: Dec. 9, 2009
Dave Rave & Rick Andrew: Music For Christmas
Dave Rave & Rick Andrew: Music For Christmas
In Stores: Dec. 3, 2009
Released: Dec. 3, 2009
Fraze Gang: Christmas Time In Canada
Fraze Gang: Christmas Time In Canada
In Stores: Nov. 27, 2009
Released: Nov. 27, 2009
Dave Rave: Rain Song
Dave Rave: Rain Song
In Stores: Sept 08, 2009
Released: Sept 08, 2009
Fraze Gang: Don't Call Us
Fraze Gang: Don't Call Us
In Stores: Oct 20, 2009
Released: Oct 20, 2009
Paul Hyde: Peace Sign
Paul Hyde: Peace Sign
In Stores: Oct 20, 2009
Released: Oct 20, 2009
RALPH: Liverpool EP
RALPH: Liverpool EP
In Stores: Sept 15, 2009
Released: Sept 15, 2009
Alternative TV: Black And White: Live
Alternative TV: Black And White: Live
In Stores: Sept 15, 2009
Released: Sept 15, 2009
Jonathan Emile: The Lover / Fighter Document
Jonathan Emile: The Lover / Fighter Document
In Stores: June 30, 2009
Released: June 30, 2009
Dave Rave: Streets Of Liverpool
Dave Rave: Streets Of Liverpool
In Stores: June 16, 2009
Released: June 16, 2009
Plaza Musique: Accent
Plaza Musique: Accent
In Stores: April 21st, 2009
Released: April 21st, 2009
Paul Hyde: Love and the Great Depression
Paul Hyde: Love and the Great Depression
In Stores: October, 2009
Released: May 17th, 2009
The Diodes: Action Reaction
The Diodes: Action Reaction
In Stores: Dec. 4th, 2007
Released: Dec. 4th, 2007
Various Artists: Bongo Beat Christmas
Various Artists: Bongo Beat Christmas
In Stores: Aug. 5th, 2008
Released: Aug. 5th, 2008
Ari Shine: Acoustic EP
Ari Shine: Acoustic EP
In Stores: Mar. 8th, 2009
Released: Mar. 8th, 2009
Kevin Kane: Timmy Loved Judas Priest
Kevin Kane: Timmy Loved Judas Priest
In Stores: Mar. 24th, 2009
Released: Mar. 24th, 2009
Plunt: Plunt
Plunt: Plunt
In Stores: October, 2008
Released: October, 2008
Bedsit Poets: Rendezvous
Bedsit Poets: Rendezvous
In Stores: August, 2008
Released: August, 2008
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: Morphology
The Franco Proietti Morph-tet: Morphology
In Stores: July, 2008
Released: July, 2008
Plastic Heroes: Escape The Lower End
Plastic Heroes: Escape The Lower End
In Stores: July 1st, 2008
Released: July 1st, 2008
Johnny Dowd: A Drunkard's Masterpiece
Johnny Dowd: A Drunkard's Masterpiece
In Stores: April, 2008
Released: April, 2008
Fraze Gang: Fraze Gang
Fraze Gang: Fraze Gang
In Stores: Oct 16th, 2007
Released: Oct 16th, 2007
Kevin Kane: How To Build A Lighthouse
Kevin Kane: How To Build A Lighthouse
In Stores: Oct 30th, 2007
Released: Oct 30th, 2007
Ian Ferrier: What Is This Place
Ian Ferrier: What Is This Place
In Stores: Oct. 23rd, 2007
Released: Oct. 23rd, 2007
C.R. Avery: Magic Hour Sailor Songs
C.R. Avery: Magic Hour Sailor Songs
In Stores: Aug., 2007
Released: Aug., 2007
Dave Rave and Mark McCarron: In The Blue Of My Dreams
Dave Rave and Mark McCarron: In The Blue Of My Dreams
In Stores: Aug., 2007
Released: Aug., 2007
Ari Shine: A Force Of One
Ari Shine: A Force Of One
In Stores: Apr. 10, 2007
Released: Apr. 10, 2007
Lola Dutronic: The Love Parade
Lola Dutronic: The Love Parade
In Stores: Apr. 10, 2007
Released: Apr. 10, 2007
Kevin House: World Of Beauty
Kevin House: World Of Beauty
In Stores: Apr. 28, 2007
Released: Apr. 28, 2007
Bardi Johannsson: HAXAN
Bardi Johannsson: HAXAN
In Stores: March, 2007
Released: March, 2007
Meryn Cadell: Angel Food For Thought
Meryn Cadell: Angel Food For Thought
In Stores: Feb 9, 2007
Released: Feb 9, 2007
Ari Shine: age / occupation
Ari Shine: age / occupation
In Stores: July 4th, 2006
Released: July 4th, 2006
Johnny Dowd: Cruel Words
Johnny Dowd: Cruel Words
In Stores: May 9th, 2006
Released: May 9th, 2006
Jeb Loy Nichols: Now Then
Jeb Loy Nichols: Now Then
In Stores: Oct. 11th, 2005
Released: Oct. 11th, 2005
Linda McLean: No Language
Linda McLean: No Language
In Stores: Sep. 27th, 2005
Released: Sep. 27th, 2005
Man Of The Year: A New And Greater Tokyo
Man Of The Year: A New And Greater Tokyo
In Stores: Sep. 20th, 2005
Released: Sep. 20th, 2005
Bedsit Poets: The Summer That Changed
Bedsit Poets: The Summer That Changed
In Stores: Sep. 20th, 2005
Released: Sep. 20th, 2005
Cinderpop: Their Skies Are Beautiful
Cinderpop: Their Skies Are Beautiful
In Stores: Jun. 28th, 2005
Released: Jun. 28th, 2005
Joe Mannix: A Town By The Sea
Joe Mannix: A Town By The Sea
In Stores: Now!
Released: Jun. 14th, 2005
Kobayashi: Strange Lights and Resolutions
Kobayashi: Strange Lights and Resolutions
In Stores: Now!
Released: Mar. 8th, 2005
Ann Mortifee: Into The Heart of the Sangoma
Ann Mortifee: Into The Heart of the Sangoma
In Stores: Now!
Released: Jan. 18th, 2005
Anton Barbeau with The Bevis Frond: King Of Missouri
Anton Barbeau with The Bevis Frond: King Of Missouri
In Stores: Now!
Released: Jan. 18th, 2005
Dandi Wind: Bait The Traps
Dandi Wind: Bait The Traps
In Stores: Jan. 13th, 2005
Released: Jan. 13th, 2005
Kimberly Rew: Essex Hideaway
Kimberly Rew: Essex Hideaway
In Stores: Now!
Released: Oct. 5th, 2004
Johnny Dowd: Cemetery Shoes
Johnny Dowd: Cemetery Shoes
In Stores: Now!
Released: Sept. 7th, 2004
Lola Dutronic: The World Of Lola Dutronic
Lola Dutronic: The World Of Lola Dutronic
In Stores: Now!
Released: Sept. 7th, 2004
Lauren Agnelli: Love Always Follows Me
Lauren Agnelli: Love Always Follows Me
In Stores: Now!
Released: Sept. 7th, 2004
Andy Creeggan: Andiwork II
Andy Creeggan: Andiwork II
In Stores: Now!
Released: April-May, 2004
Kevin House: Gutter Pastoral
Kevin House: Gutter Pastoral
In Stores: Now!
Released: Oct. 14th, 2003
Katrina and The Waves: The Original Recordings 1983-1984
Katrina and The Waves: The Original Recordings 1983-1984
In Stores: Now!
Released: January 14th, 2003
Skinjobs: Burn Your Rainbow
Skinjobs: Burn Your Rainbow
In Stores: Now!
Released: Mar. 18th, 2003
Joe Mannix: White Flag
Joe Mannix: White Flag
In Stores: Now!
Released: August 6th, 2002
Paul Hyde: The Big Book of Sad Songs  Volume 1
Paul Hyde: The Big Book of Sad Songs Volume 1
In Stores: Now!
Released: July 2nd, 2002
Kimberley Rew: Great Central Revisited
Kimberley Rew: Great Central Revisited
In Stores: Now!
Released: April 2nd, 2002
Various Artists: Driving In The Rain 3AM (Songs To Get Lost With)
Various Artists: Driving In The Rain 3AM (Songs To Get Lost With)
In Stores: Now!
Released: April 2nd, 2002
Dave Rave and Mark McCarron: Another Side Of Love
Dave Rave and Mark McCarron: Another Side Of Love
In Stores: Now!
Released: April, 2001
Ralph: This Is For The Night People
Ralph: This Is For The Night People
In Stores: Now!
Released: December, 1997
Ralph: Sophisticated Boom Boom
Ralph: Sophisticated Boom Boom
In Stores: Now!
Released: April, 1996
Ralph: Olympia '66
Ralph: Olympia '66
In Stores: Now!
Released: July, 1995
Ralph: Coffee, Jazz and Poetry
Ralph: Coffee, Jazz and Poetry
 


2018 Releases:

Amanda Thorpe, White Room (Various Artists), RALPH (All Directions Home), Driving In The Rain Vol 2, and more!

COMING SOON: Bongo Beat Films



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