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New Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... CD
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to ... read more CD

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... read more CD

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNedir Ne Degildir ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A later gem from the Turkish scene of the 70s – one that's got a bit more funky touches than earlier Anatolian rock! There's still a fair bit of Eastern styles running through the mix, but most of the rhythms are really straightforward and use heavy basslines that really set the groove ... read more CD
Also available Nedir Ne Degildir ... LP 25.99

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Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Soul ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Rare soul from 70s Kenya – music that's quite different than the usual Afro Funk of the period, and which has a sound that's more in the mode of American southern soul! Slim Ali since throughout, mostly in English – and it's clear that he's learned plenty from Tennessee soul of the ... read more CD

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New Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99 17.99
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more CD
(Limited to 1500 copies. CD comes with a 15 x 15 poster of the cover art.)
Also available Simigwa ... LP 14.99

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BalojiKinshasa Succursale ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
One of the most compelling combinations of global styles we've heard in awhile – a great second set from Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji! The set's got an unusual approach that's rooted in African instrumentation, run through European filters, and imbued with a bit of hip hop energy – ... read more CD

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $20.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although ... read more CD
Also available Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... LP 23.99

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New BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup ... read more CD
Also available Dois (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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New Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more CD
Also available Psychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP 26.99

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Black Truth Rhythm BandIfetayo (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Wow! The one-and-only album by Trinidadian combo Black Truth Rhythm Band – a completely incredible one at that – hypnotic Caribbean funky soul, jazz and wildly impressive musicianship all around by this group led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Oluko Imo. The record was made in ... read more CD
Also available Ifetayo (180 gram pressing with bonus 7" single & download) ... LP 25.99

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BloChapter One ... CD
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 19.99
Mindblowing sounds from Blo – easily one of the most compelling groups of the African scene of the 70s – summed up perfectly here in this really essential set! Blo began as an Afro-rock combo, but grew to have plenty of funky touches too – which means that the set's got amazing ... read more CD

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary ... read more CD

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... read more CD
Also available Ouelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Paco De LuciaEn Vivo Desde Teatro Real ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A strong live set from the great Paco DeLucia – one that has his sublime acoustic guitar sounds really ringing out in the large space of a theater – which creates a slightly different vibe than some of his more close-up studio records of the 70s! DeLucia is extremely commanding in this ... read more CD

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Paco De Lucia with Larry Coryell & John McLaughlinCastro Marin ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $22.99
A real bridge-building album for the legendary Paco DeLucia – as the set begins in the same solo mode as his best records from the 70s, but expands near the end to bring in help from two other key guitarists of the time! The setting is quite similar to previous DeLucia albums – at ... read more CD

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Really unique music from Aby Ngana Diop – a poet as much as a singer – and one who speaks here over some really raw, really driving music that's plenty heavy on percussion! The sound is quite different than other Senegalese styles you might know from the time – as the sabar and ... read more CD

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FelaBest Of The Black President 2 (deluxe edition with bonus DVD) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy CD & DVD ... $16.99 24.98
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen ... read more CD

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FelaFela Live In Detroit 1986 (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy 3CD ... $20.99 22.99
Amazing sounds from Fela – a previously-unreleased live show from the mid 80s! Given that there's very few live recordings of Fela at all, the album's quite a treasure – and is almost even more important, as it's one of the few from a time when Fela was hardly recording at all – ... read more CD

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FontanellesHorns Of Freedom ... CD
First Word (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
The horns here are plenty free – soaring over the top of some tight Afro Funk rhythms that are mixed with loads of great keyboard parts too! The vibe is a bit different than the usual Fela-inspired combo of this type – a bit fresher and more contemporary, with this fluid feeling that ... read more CD

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New Fumaca PretaFumaca Preta ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... read more CD
Also available Fumaca Preta (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 23.99

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Shin Joong Hyun & Yup JunsShin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns ... CD
Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... read more CD

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Ibibio Sound MachineIbibio Sound Machine ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
A really fresh group with a very unique sound – a combo that's partly rooted in older Afro Funk modes, but who also deliver their groove with kind of a leaner, New York street soul vibe as well! The album's cover image really gets the groove right – as the vintage is more 70s through ... read more CD
Also available Ibibio Sound Machine (with download) ... LP 12.99

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JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraJaribu ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Percussion and keyboards are at the core of this tight funky combo – served up at a level that echoes Afro Funk traditions, but used in ways that deliver a very personal feel too! There's only a bit of horns over the top – mostly tenor and flute – which leaves lots of room for ... read more CD

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $19.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... read more CD
Also available Chapter Two – Nia ... LP 9.99

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Orlando JuliusDisco Hi Life (plus bonus track) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the clubbiest African records of the 70s – and a set that would be equally at home on a New York dancefloor as it would back in Lagos! Orlando Julius was always a funky cat – an artist with one ear keenly tuned to the American funk and soul underground, and ready to fuse those ... read more CD
Also available Disco Hi Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro ... CD
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans ... read more CD
Also available Jaiyede Afro (with bonus CD) ... LP 24.99

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Jungle By NightHunt ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Fierce Afro Funk from this overlooked group – a Dutch combo with a groove that's every bit as fierce as some of the larger ensembles from the US and UK – and a dark edge that's very much in keeping with their name! The drums are massive, and usually fall right in line with the ... read more CD

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Remi KabakaBlack Goddess – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
One of the most unique Afro jazzy soundtrack you could ever hope to hear – African drummer, keyboard player and composer Remi Kabaka's soundtrack to Black Goddess! The film is from Nigerian director Ola Balogun, but was actually cast and shot in Brazil – and this soundtrack is really ... read more CD
Also available Black Goddess – Original Soundtrack (plus download) ... LP 17.99

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Cem KaracaNem Caldi ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
Mad sounds from the legendary Cem Karaca – one of the hippest things going in mid 70s Istanbul – and an artist whose unique sound has gotten a great deal of global rediscovery in recent years! The music is a compelling mix of psych, funk, and more local styles – and although ... read more CD
Also available Nem Caldi ... LP 25.99

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New Ali Akbar Khan/Ravi Shankar/Ustad Amir KhanPsychedelic India ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $8.99
Classic ragas from Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Kahn and Ustad Amir Khan on this compilation from El UK! The earlier material on Psychedelic India predates the psychedelic rock movement by nearly a decade, but the trance inducing sitar atmosphere is obviously an important precursor, and always amazing ... read more CD

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King YorubaSunlightsquare ... CD
Sunlightsquare (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Way more than just the usual Afro Funk sounds – as King Yoruba mix together a trans-Atlantic blend of styles that includes Latin elements, jazzy bits, and even some 70s soundtrack elements – all wrapped up in a tapestry of grooves that are heavy on acoustic percussion and electric ... read more CD

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KonkomaKonkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
A contemporary Afro combo, but one with a really unique twist – a focus on older Ghanaian styles of grooves, which makes them sound different than a lot of other groups of this nature! Unlike some of the more Nigerian-grooving groups out there these days, Konkoma take their inspiration from ... read more CD
Also available Konkoma (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 28.99

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Angkanang Kunchai with Ubon Pattana BandIsan Lam Plearn ... CD
EM (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $20.99
Great work from one of the most enigmatic molam singers on the Thai scene of the early 70s – a vocalist with a really other-worldly feel, and a way of shaping notes that's completely sublime! The vocals of Angkanag Kunchai just get better and better with each fresh track on this set – ... read more CD

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Fela KutiFinding Fela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 19.98
The soundtrack to the Finding Fela documentary – a very nicely done set, serving as an excellent compilation of classic Fela and his legendary Nigeria 70, Koola Lobitos, Africa 70 and Egypt 80 groups – plus a bonus, unreleased live track by Femi Kuti and a version of "Zombie" ... read more CD

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Long Way To The Beginning ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Some of the fiercest, hardest work we've ever heard from Seun Kuti – a record that bristles with anger and energy right from the start – and which really has him lighting a whole new sort of fire under the Eygpt 80 band! Seun's got this intense look on the artwork of the record – ... read more CD
Also available Long Way To The Beginning ... LP 14.99

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L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa DeL'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
The one and only album by Mali's Sidi Yassa De Kayes – a beautiful group who really transcend any easy labels or genre conventions! The style here is almost more personal than some of the other large ensembles in Mali at the time – as the feel is pretty raw and up-close throughout, ... read more CD
Also available L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... LP 18.99

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LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99 19.98
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features ... read more CD
Also available Celestial Music 1978 to 2011 (3LP set – with download) ... LP 25.99

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Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more CD

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New Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoLes Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako ... CD
Sterns, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Hardly the kind of group you'd hear in an American motel during the 70s – no cheesy lounge jazz here – and instead, a crucially important group on the West African scene, with great vocals by a young Salif Keita! The group have a style that nicely encompasses other influences from up ... read more CD

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New Malombo/JabulaSpirit Of Malombo – Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula, & Jazz Afrika 1966 to 1984 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
A seminal set of work that follows a rich musical journey from South Africa to the London scene – a collection that traces the development of one of the most important jazz groups of their generation, an ensemble that had a tremendous impact at home, then became an even greater force in the ... read more CD
Also available Spirit Of Malombo – Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula, & Jazz Afrika 1966 to 1984 (with bonus CD) ... LP 23.99

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MandingoSavage Rite ... CD
EMI/Righteous (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99
The last album ever issued by the enigmatic studio collective Mandigo – a batch of British musicians, but recording here in the best Afro Rock mode of the 70s sound library scene! As with some of the best British projects of this nature, there's a lot of different elements at play in the mix ... read more CD

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MebusasBlood Brothers ... CD
Academy, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
Beautiful grooves from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a set of really unique grooves, and the only-ever album from the enigmatic Mebusas! There's kind of a tripped-out feel to some of these tracks – Afro Funk, but taken left of center from the style of Fela – thanks to some ... read more CD

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99 11.98
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin ... read more CD
Also available Salvadora Robot (with download) ... LP 23.99

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New MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance ... CD
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Massive music from Monomono – and a set of Afro Funk put together with a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds! The style here isn't just the familiar grooves you might expect – and instead, there's almost a post-colonial vibe going on – an ear towards London, and another towards ... read more CD
Also available Give The Beggar A Chance (plus bonus 12" single & download card) ... LP 21.99

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Musi O TunyaGive Love To Your Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Searing sounds from 70s Zambia – from one of the hippest, funkiest, most sharp-edged groups on the scene! This sweet little set may well be the best album ever from Musi O Tunya – a perfect fusion of funky roots with lots of Afro Soul touches, and a wicked approach to the guitar that ... read more CD

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Khun NarinKhun Narin's Electric Phin Band ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Really weird, really wonderful sounds from rural Thailand – played by a group who have almost an ancient vibe overall, but who also echo lots of cool psychedelic elements of the 60s! The lead instrument in the group is a phin – a three-stringed, lute-like instrument which is ... read more CD

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Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement ... CD
Now Again, 1976. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... read more CD
Also available Day Of Judgement (with bonus EP & download) ... LP 28.99

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Henri Pierre NoelOne More Step ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A cool combination of Island rhythms and free-flying piano lines – all wrapped together by the enigmatic Henri Pierre Noel! The vibe of the record is different than anything else we've ever heard – almost more European in the way that Henri handles the keys of the piano – which ... read more CD
Also available One More Step ... LP 20.99

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New NomoGhost Rock ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Amazing work from Nomo – their greatest album so far, and an incredible step forward in styles! Nomo started out as an already-great Afro Funk combo – but over the past few records, they've picked up a really hip range of musical influences – spiritual jazz, electronica, ... read more CD

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OfegeTry & Love ... CD
Academy, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
A blistering set of Afro-Funk from the 70s – the debut of Ofege, a band of high school students at the time! There's a really trippy sound to the set, as the guitars figure strongly in the groove, and are often recorded with some slightly psychedelic touches – similar to Blo or some of ... read more CD

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New William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... read more CD
Also available Who Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP 27.99

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New William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor Box Set (9CD set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 9 CDs ... $64.99 69.99
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this ... read more CD
Also available William Onyeabor Box Set 2 (Hypertension/Body & Soul/Crashes In Love/Good Name) (5 LP set) ... LP 69.99

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New William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's ... read more CD

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Owiny Sigoma BandPower Punch ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 17.98
An album that definitely packs a powerful punch – thanks to a compelling blend of sounds from both London and Kenya, brought together in a whole new formation of African groove! The album's a wicked reworking of an older aesthetic – in a spirit that's similar to the really inventive ... read more CD

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of ... read more CD
Also available Sierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 23.99

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New Psychedelic AliensPsycho African Beat ... CD
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! ... read more CD
(Beautiful hardbound book style packaging – with a thick set of and photos and notes by band leader Carl Ricky Telfer!)

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Awa SanghoAla Ta ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... read more CD

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New Ravi ShankarLife In Music ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99
Not the whole life of Ravi Shankar in music – and instead, a really cool concentration of work from one of his greatest periods ever – that magical late 50s/early 60s moment when he was completely transforming the sound of Indian music, and beginning to have an influence on the wider ... read more CD

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New SJOB MovementMove In The Right Direction ... CD
Academy, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
Heavy heady funk from the 70s Nigerian scene – a wicked little record that's unlike anything else we've heard before! SJOB is a combo made from ex-members of the group of Sonny Okosuns – all top-shelf players who've clearly got their chops down in the groove department, but are also ... read more CD

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SomiLagos Music Salon ... CD
Okeh, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
We've really liked Somi's previous records, but here she's somehow even better than before – more soulful, jazzier, and with this sort of universal appeal that has his loving the record from the very first note! Somi's vocals slide perfectly alongside some relatively spare, jazzy backings ... read more CD

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Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... CD
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more CD

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Ebo TaylorTwer Nyame (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Philips/Disques Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... read more CD

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Tradisyon KaGwo Ka – Music of Guadeloupe, West Indies ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
A wonderful recording of gwo ka – a style unique only to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe – but a mode that's also got very strong roots in Africa! The album's a contemporary recording, but it's got an instantly timeless feel – strong use of acoustic percussion instruments, ... read more CD
Also available Gwo Ka – Music of Guadeloupe, West Indies ... LP 26.99

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VampiresVampires Underground ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... read more CD
Also available Vampires Underground ... LP 26.99

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Vaudou GameApiafo ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A cool contemporary group with roots in Tojo – hotbed of African voodoo culture, which is a strong inspiration on their sound! The music takes an older style of voodoo chants, and fuses it onto a more funk-based approach – one that draws on inspirations from 70s west African funk, but ... read more CD

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99 19.98
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more CD
Also available Frou Frou Rokko ... LP 18.99

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Kenny Wollesen/Jonathon Haffner/Dalius NaujoRasa Rasa ... CD
Tzadik, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Compelling vocal work from Rasa Rasa – a set that has the core group working with a sextet of Lithuanian singers – in a mode that mixes timeless traditions with some unusual contemporary inflections! The singers work in a "round" style that has the vocals flowing together ... read more CD

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Brooklyn-based Afrobeat from Zongo Junction – delivering some of the best and funkiest sounds we've heard to date on the Electric Cowbell label! Zongo Junction works with some far reaching inspiration, but it's rooted in psych-tinged African funk – with unshakable rhythms, tight horn ... read more CD
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Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 ... CD
Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more CD
Also available Lament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 24.99

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Various1970s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the ... read more CD

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New Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult & Compas Music ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99 22.99
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by ... read more CD

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New VariousAfrican Music Today ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2000s. New Copy ... $15.99
The long in the works African Music Today compilation on Truth & Soul – featuring modern African combos working in the tradition of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu and others – great stuff from Bama & The Family, Zafari, The Third Eye and others! Compiler Philip Lehmen got the ball ... read more CD

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VariousAngola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99
A wide range of electric Angolan music from the late 60s through early 70s – one of the finest compilations yet on the Analog Africa label! The music is a feverish mix of traditional Luandan island rhythms and other regional and global influences – but ultimately the way this sonic ... read more CD

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VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 (with bonus track) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning companion to the first Angola Soundtrack set from Analog Africa – and a record that's filled with tunes that are rhythmically feverish, soulfully sung, and tremendously addictive! The music here is from the period soon after the electric guitar began to make a huge impact on ... read more CD

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VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD
Also available Bombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... LP 22.99

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VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $22.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that ... read more CD
(Comes with a nice heavy book, too!)

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VariousEcstatic Music Of The Jemaa El Fna ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2005. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing set of material recorded on location at the Jemaa Al Fna – a central square in the Marrakesh, Morocco in July of 2005 – featuring the groups Amal Saha and Trouple Majidi plus oud player Mustapha Mahjoub making some truly Ecstatic Music! It's the songs of Nass El Ghiwane, ... read more CD

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New VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and ... read more CD

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New VariousEthiopiques Volume 29 – Mastawesha – Kassa Tessema ... CD
Buda (France), 1972/1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really hypnotic sounds from Ethiopian singer Kassa Tessema – heard here on two records from the 70s, both of which have a very ancient feel! Kassa has this very deep sound in his voice – a range that really goes down right to the bottom, with less of the higher tones of other Ethiopian ... read more CD

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VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the folks at Soul Jazz Records – and a batch of work that we never would have heard otherwise! The sounds here are from a unique point in Spanish music – one in which flamenco guitar mixed with Latin rhythms, gypsy culture, ... read more CD

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New VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the ... read more CD
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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New VariousJende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $24.99
Amazing sounds from San Basilio De Palenque – a unique cultural crossroads on the coast of Colombia! The town was the first free slave community in the Americas – a distinction it's held for centuries – and continues to have strong ties to Africa, partly because of its roots, ... read more CD
(DVD is PAL/NTSC coded, Region Free. Great book-style package too!)

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $21.99
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more CD
(Cool box-styled package – very unique!)

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... read more CD

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VariousLonging For The Past – The 78rpm Era In Southeast Asia (4CD boxset) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $62.99
Not just a set of beautiful music – but a beautiful package, as well – an incredible full-color, hardcover book that slides into its own slipcase – and which is complete with 4CDs' worth of vintage Southeast Asian recordings from the 78rpm generation! We've never seen a survey of ... read more CD

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New VariousMusic From Planet Earth – A Soundway Collection ... CD
Soundway, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
Music from planet earth – but a special side of the planet that's under the sway of Soundway Records – who've been creating some really great music of their own in recent years! Soundway is a label we mostly know for reissues of older Afro Funk – but they've also moved into a ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 3 – Sweet Times – Afro Funk, Highlife, & Juju From 70s Lagos ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An explosive entry in Soundway's impeccable Nigeria Special series of rare Afrobeat – digging deep for for material that's largely been lost for years and years – many recorded in the wake of the Fela revolution and all of it exciting and essential! Of all the stellar tracks on the ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Rock Special – Psychedelic Afro Rock & Fuzz Funk In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Forget the "rock" in the title, and just focus on the "funk" – because this set of tracks is a massively heavy batch of Nigerian numbers from the 70s – all with the same solidly soulful feel as more familiar Afro Funk work of the time! There's a definite emphasis on ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 19.98
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 11.99

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VariousPanama! Vol 3 – Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz, & Cumbia Tipica On The Isthmus 1960 to 1975 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A sprawling set of tropical grooves from Panama, and the third in the series from Soundway – compiled by Roberto Gyemant and Miles Cleret, with a little help for this set from Will Holland, aka Quantic – as soulful and brilliant as it is essential! These rare recordings blend cultural ... read more CD

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VariousPeru Bravo – Soul & Funk From Peru's Radical Decade ... CD
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The coolest collection of Peruvian grooves we've ever seen – one that gets past some of the straighter psych and Latin moments to focus on the funkier grooves of the Lima scene! Most work here is late 60s/early 70s vintage – and although many of the groups are rooted in rock, they're ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Bollywood Disco (with bonus CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.98
Disco music was alive and well in Indian cinema during the 80s – thanks to the style's great fit for the big numbers in Bollywood films! And although the title here might make you think that Indian movies grabbed up the New York trends of a few years before, the overall sound is more a later ... read more CD

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New VariousSaigon Rock & Soul – Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Raw rock & soul from Saigon – from raw & garagey to more soulful, psychedelic and funky – an impressive collection of late 60s & early 70s recordings put together by the ever amazing Sublime Frequencies label! We've been lucky enough to hear a pretty incredible and diverse ... read more CD

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VariousSound of Siam Vol 2 – Molam & Luk Thung From Northeast Thailand – 1970 to 1982 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Sublime sounds from Siam – a beautiful second volume of Soundway's dig into the regional music of Thailand in the 70s! Most of the work here comes from the glory days of luk thung and molam – genres that often feature some unusual folksy elements mixed with more electric modes – ... read more CD
Also available Sound of Siam Vol 2 – Molam & Luk Thung From Northeast Thailand – 1970 to 1982 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 23.99

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New VariousZanzibara 8 – Rajab Suleiman & Kithara – Chungu ... CD
Buda (France), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
One of the best volumes in the Zanzibara series so far – a set of contemporary recordings, but done with a very exotic, other-worldly sort of style – one that shows the series' strong link to the Ethiopiques material on the Buda label! Most instrumentation comes from percussion and ... read more CD
 
 



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