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New AbdelliNew Moon ... CD
Real World, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Abyssinia InfiniteZion Roots ... CD
Network (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
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King Sunny AdeAura ... LP
Island, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The third and tightest of Ade's albums for Island. The sound here is a hybrid of his Ju Ju style with a bit of Afrobeat thrown in, with Tony Allen guesting on one number. The percolating multi-guitar and talking drum sound that was Ade's signature keeps the set gliding along nicely. 6 longer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... CD
Mango, 1982. Used ... $4.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more CD
Also available Juju Music ... LP 11.99

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New King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... LP
Mango, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Juju Music ... CD 4.99

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Afro Celt Sound SystemVol 3 – Further In Time ... CD
Real World, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Includes original slipcase, spine has small cutout notch.)

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Afrobeat MakersAfrobeat Makers – Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited Vol 2 ... LP
Comet (France), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
Tracks from the great Tony Allen – but completely remade here with a complicated set of rhythms and very tripped-out style of production! Doctor L features very heavily on the record (which also has contributions from Thiago Franca and Mps Pilot) – and the whole thing reminds us a lot ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Aisha Kandisha's Jarring EffectsShabeesation ... CD
Barbarity, 1996. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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
Also available Edip Akbayram ... LP 25.99

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Edip Akbayram ... CD 16.99

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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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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNedir Ne Degildir ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Features original pop-up gatefold cover design!)
Also available Nedir Ne Degildir ... CD 16.99

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New Akli DMa Yella ... CD
Because (France), 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Abayomy Afrobeat Orchestra & BnegaoMeus Filhos (afrobeat rework, afro beatz rmx) (10" single) ... 12-inch
Comet (France), 2012. New Copy ... $15.99
A sweet little single – not just for the cool 10" format, but for the great grooves within! "Meus Filhos" is a classic funky track written by Jorge Ben – and delivered here in a tight Afro Funk mode that's way different than the original – lots of tight drums from ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Don Francisco Pezo AlvaAmazon Fiddle Lamentations Of Don Francisco Pezo Alva ... CD
Vital, 2011. Used ... $5.99
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Alhaji AmudaItan Baba Elesin ... CD
African Songs (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
A series of longer tracks from 70s Nigerian artist Alhaji Amuda – served up in two extended song medleys that both feature lots of low-end percussion and chanted vocals! Given the lack of real liner notes, it's hard to say what's going on here – but overall, the music is a fair bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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AntibalasAntibalas (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Pierre AntoineKalabuley Woman ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The album's only got two long tracks – but both of them are more than enough to make it great! "Kalabuley Woman" takes up all of side one – and the tune's got this wickedly dubby approach to funk – almost like Cymande at the start, but then filled up with all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super heavy cover and vinyl – with poster too!)

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Cigdem AslanMortissa ... CD
Asphalt Tango (Germany), 2013. Used ... $9.99
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Abed Azrie with Pedro AledoSuerte ... CD
L'Empreinte Digitale (France), 1994. Used ... $6.99
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Christie Azumah & The Uppers InternationalDin Ya Sugri ... LP
Superfly (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Great Ghana grooves from the 70s – a smoking set that features some lead vocals from Christie Azuma, but lots more sweet sounds from The Uppers International Dance Band – a really well-titled combo, given the positive spirit of their music! The tunes bubble along wonderfully in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – done in collaboration with Voodoo Funk!)

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Bana KadoriAgwambo ... CD
Kanyo, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Baba ZulaDuble Oryantal ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2005. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Baba ZulaGecekondu ... CD
Essay (Germany), 2011. Used ... $8.99
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(Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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Baba ZulaRoots ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2007. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Badar Ali KhanLost in Qawwali II ... CD
Triloka, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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S BalachanderS Balachander Album 4 – Marvellous Melakarta Melodies ... LP
EMI (India), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has a light stain in one bottom corner.)

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Balkan Beat BoxGive ... CD
Nat Geo, 2012. Used ... $7.99
The most focused and stylistically linear set yet from Balkan Beat Box –who really focus and their box of beats without sacrificing the globally inspired eclecticism – with loads of propulsive beatcraft and synthy funk in the mix! This is a move that makes a whole lot of sense for BBB ... read more CD
(Out of print. Marker through barcode.)

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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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Sorry BambaSorry Bamba Vol 1 – 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 1970s. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A wonderful testament to the legacy of Malian singer, flute player and group leader Sorry Bamba – documenting his years leading the Kanaga Orchestra Of Mopti throughout the 1970s – and a great, vital release on Thrill Jockey! The region's musical heritage is intergral to Sorry Bamba's ... read more CD

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New Nikhil BanerjeeSitar Genius Of Nikhil Banerjee ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, a bit of light wear, and a small light stain on the back.)

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Daniel Barrajanos & His DrummersStrictly Percussion ... LP
Hoctor, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A dance instruction record – but one with lots of great percussion parts! LP, Vinyl record album
(cover has a light stain on one side.)

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New Munir BashirRhythms & Melodies ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 2006. Used ... $7.99
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(Mark through digipack barcode.)

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BatidaBatida (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
The first-ever contemporary recording on Soundway – but a set that's still got firm roots in the 70s African scene that's usually represented by the label! Batida is the brainchild of Portuguese DJ Mpula – who brings together samples from older Angolan recordings with contemporary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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BauJailza ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1995. Used ... $7.99
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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

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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Psychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... CD 16.99

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Moshe Berlin & His EnsembleAneinu! – Hasidic Orthodox Music – Festival Of The Torah In Jerusalem ... CD
Wergo (Germany), 1992. Used ... $4.99
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(Small cutout hole through case.)

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New Anupama Bhagwat & VK RamanConfluence ... CD
Felmay (Italy), 2009. Used ... $8.99
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Black BloodBlood Brother, Blood Sister ... LP
Chrysalis, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Later work from the combo also known as Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – but still pretty darn nice – and served up in a style that has more straight Afro-Funk grooving than you'd expect! There's a nicely tight small combo feel to the whole thing – more African than before, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, and a peeled spot on front.)

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Black Truth Rhythm BandIfetayo (180 gram pressing with bonus 7" single & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ifetayo (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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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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Esnard Boisdur/Frankie Francis & SimbadSoufwans (3am mix, dub) ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), 1991. New Copy ... $15.99
A pumped-up version of this classic bit of gwo ka – as Frankie Francis and Simbad add in these sweet electric touches to "Soufwans" – a cut originally released by Esnard Boisdur in 1991, but which sounds even better here! All the raw percussion and vocals of the original are ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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
Also available Elegancia Tropical ... CD 13.99

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Sony/Polen (Argentina), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
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
Also available Elegancia Tropical ... CD 13.99

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Bothy BandBest Of The Bothy Band ... LP
Green Linnet, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Kevin BurkeSweeney's Dream ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1973. Used ... $3.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Burkina ElectricPaspanga ... CD
Cantaloupe, 2010. Used ... $8.99
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Busy TwistFriday Night/Floor Excitement EP (180 gram pressing with download) ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 2 x 12 Inch ... $14.99
A pretty great little package – and one that really brings together both sides of the Soundway label's music! The core sounds here were recorded in Ghana, and set to wax in London – often with these skittish contemporary rhythms that work surprisingly well for the rootsy vocals and ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes MP3 download.)

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Juan CarmonaEl Sentido Del Aire ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 2009. Used ... $8.99
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(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Cascada De FloresRadio Flor ... CD
Ita Music, 2013. Used ... $6.99
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Chage & AskaYin & Yang ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1994. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Japanese pop music duo. CD
(Oversized case is cracked but intact.)

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Chancha Via CircuitoAmansara ... CD
Wonderwheel, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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Sheila ChandraWeaving My Ancestors Voices ... CD
Real World, 1992. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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ChirgilchinCollectible ... CD
Pure Nature, 2005. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mangungu CleyL'Afrique Du Sud Doit Etre Libre ... LP
Congo (France), 1984. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has a small record store sticker in one corner.)

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. Used ... $8.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD
Also available Funky Pack ... LP 13.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funky Pack ... CD 8.99

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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 14.99

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. Used ... $14.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Ouelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Purna Chandra Das BaulBengal Minstrel ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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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 LuciaLive One Summer Night ... CD
Philips (Spain), 1984. Used ... $6.99
A wonderfully rich extrapolation of the sound of Paco DeLucia – still served up with all the intensity of his solo guitar work of the 70s, but also with some additional instrumentation that helps bring out a stronger jazz vibe too! The approach is different than Paco's early jazz flamenco ... read more CD

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Debruit & AlsarahAljawal ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
Weirdly wonderful sounds from Debruit & Alsarah – a duo who offer up their own take on older Sudanese modes – but with a very stripped-down style overall! Most numbers feature just Alsarah's lovely vocals atop beats and keys from Xavier Thomas – used in modes that evoke older ... read more CD

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Delibab EgyuttesDelibab Egyuttes ... LP
Hungaroton (Hungary), 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has pieces of clear tape on the opening.)

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Dengue FeverVenus On Earth ... CD
M80 Music, 2008. Used ... $4.99
Moody, kind of sultry and pulpy Cambodian rock, LA style – perhaps the best record yet from Dengue Fever! The backdrop of keys, horns, guitars, percussion and bass has never sound as measured, loose and assured as it does on Venus On Earth – with Chhom Nimol reminding us of the ... read more CD

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Marc DepondBanda – Danse Primitive ... LP
Unidisc (France), 1979. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover has clear tape on the seams, and a small sticker on the back.)

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New Sussan Deyhim & Shirin NeshatTurbulent ... CD
Isle X, 2000. Used ... $5.99
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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $5.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Manu DibangoMboa Su ... CD
JPS (France), 2000. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has some marker. Booklet has an old sticker.)

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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
Also available Liital (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital (with bonus download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Liital ... CD 11.99

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Vieux DiopVia Jo ... CD
Worldly/Triloka, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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DJ Center feat Akoya AfrobeatDem Say Ah/2AM Inna London Dub/Dem Bonus Beats (Spinna's Tambourine edit) (10 inch single) (colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Push The Fader, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A great collaboration between DJ Center and Akyoa Afrobeat Project – one that takes the Afro Funk group into some great new territory! The vibe here still echoes the classic modes of Akyoa's other records, but also adds in some slight clubby touches too – focusing a bit more on the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Earth Wheel Sky BandWaltz Romano ... CD
Asphalt Tango (Germany), 2003. Used ... $3.99
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Bertha Egnos & Gail LakierIpi-Tombi (Satbel) ... LP
Satbel (South Africa), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bubbles in the gloss and small stickers.)

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Ekambi BrillantEkambi Brillant ... LP
Jengou (France), 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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Ensemble FatienEnsemble Fatien ... CD
Seguenon/Threadhead, 2010. Used ... $6.99
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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete 1967 to 1974 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Incredible work from one of the most important Ethiopian artists of the 70s – a smoking set of vintage recordings from Alemayehu Eshete – some of them plenty darn funky too! As you'd guess from his picture on the cover, guitar is Eshete's main instrument – used in these twangy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etran FinatawaTarkat Tajje/Let's Go! ... CD
Riverboat (UK), 2010. Used ... $8.99
"Hypnotic desert blues" from Etran Finatawa – a mix of heavy percussion and spiralling guitar lines – at once instantly timeless, yet with a freshness that's undeniable! There's a relatively rootsy feel to the recordings – never too polished or aiming at a commercial ... read more CD

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Cesaria EvoraCabo Verde ... CD
BMG/Nonesuch, 1997. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Extra GoldenHera Ma Nono ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used ... $8.99
A sublime second album on Thrill Jockey from Extra Golden – a more cohesive blend Kenyan benga and reverent American groove rock! The globally stretched partnership of the group continues on in honor of the deceased co-founding guitarist/singer/composer Otieno Jagwasi for this one. Opiyo ... read more CD

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Mahmoud FadlUmm Kalthum 7000 ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2000. Used ... $4.99
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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download of the album!)

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Fanga & Maalem Abdullah GuineaFangnawa Experience ... CD
Strut (UK), 2012. Used ... $8.99
A bold step forward for Fanga – and a set that's easily the group's greatest record ever! This time around, Fanga are teamed with guembri player Maalem Abdalla Guinea – a musician who seems to have unlocked some rich new energy in the group – and a sound that takes them past ... 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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New FelaOriginal Sufferhead ... CD
Shanachie, Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Excellent work from Fela – recorded in the early 80s, but every bit as great as his classic 70s work! In fact, the cuts may be even more interesting – because the groove's a bit more complicated, and the overall sound is far moodier, with a greater range of emotion than the early days. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New FelaVinyl Box Set #3 (London Scene/Shakara/Afrodisiac/Gentlemen/Upside Down/Zombie/ITT) (7LP box set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $101.99 119.99
A stunning set of work from the legendary Fela Kuti – seven full albums, served up in an ultra-limited box set – all hand-chosen by the equally legendary Brian Eno! Eno was a key supporter of Afro Funk in the 70s, and it's no surprise that just about every record here is one of Fela's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fela & Africa 70Confusion (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Fela & Africa 70He Miss Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... CD
Terrascape, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Shakara/London Scene ... CD
Barclay/Universal, 1971/1972. Used ... $9.99
A real killer of an Afro Funk set – a CD that brings together 2 sparkling moments from Fela's early career! The Shakara album is a longtime classic, and features 2 extended jams – "Lady" and "Shakara" – that are both tight straight-ahead funky groovers with a ... read more CD
(Out of print, late 1990s pressing.)

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New Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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