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Rita AbatziI'm Burning, I'm Burning – Beautiful & Haunting Greek Urban Songs 1933 to 1937 ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 30s. New Copy ... $12.99
Forget that you can't understand the language, forget that you may not have heard the style before – this music is amazing, and completely captivating right from the start! Rita Abatzi has this incredibly moving voice that goes way beyond the barriers of language or culture – quite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes!)

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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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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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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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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)

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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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New 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!)
Also available Din Ya Sugri ... CD 22.99

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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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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Psychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... CD 16.99

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New Black HippiesBlack Hippies ... LP
Academy, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a 12" X 24" poster.)

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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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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 10.99
Funky Pack ... CD 8.99

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Debruit & AlsarahAljawal (plus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download too!)
Also available Aljawal ... CD 12.99

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Manu DibangoKusini ... LP
Delta Sigma Theta, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango – originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500.)

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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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El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch ... $16.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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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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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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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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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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Freedom FamilyFreedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP
Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download! Vinyl version includes a nice booklet and photos and notes by singer Albert Jones.)

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Tlahoun GessesseTlahoun Gessesse – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alkibar GignorLa Paix ... LP
Mississippi, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
A group with a great blend of old and new modes – a mix of rootsy sounds from their native Mali, and some more focused guitar lines that really help revolutionize their music! The notes bill Alkibar Gignor as a "garage rock band" – and while we think that's a bit of a stretch ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GoogooshGoogoosh ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion ... LP
Epic/Superfly (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – super heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hayvanlar AlemiTwisted Souvenirs ... LP
Unrock (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $25.99
If you think Turkish psychedelia is only a thing of the past, then guess again – because these guys really bring back the classic sound of Arabesk rock – complete with all its best fuzzy touches! The music is fast and free – driven by heavy drums, and cut through by lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 750 copies.)

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ibibio Sound MachineIbibio Sound Machine (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)
Also available Ibibio Sound Machine ... CD 10.99

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiDisko Folk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Turkish electro folk from late 70s Germany! Derdiyoklar Ikilisi is the duo of singer, saz and guitar player Ali Ekber Aydogan and drummer & singer Ihsan Guvercin – delivering hypnotic and melodic music here that are steeped in traditional Turkish music, though played with a late 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraJaribu (with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing of 500 copies – with bonus download too!)
Also available Jaribu ... CD 12.99

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Jazz EpistlesVerse 1 ... LP
Adventure In Sound (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star De DakarLive A L'Etoile (with download) ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy 2LPs ... $27.99
Seminal sounds from Senegalese saxophonist Dexter Johnson – a rare late 60s concert that captures him at the height of his powers – soloing brilliantly over the Latin grooves of Super Star De Dakar! The group was one of the best in Dakar to take on elements of Cuban music – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl pressing includes a bonus track & a download code.)
Also available Live A L'Etoile ... CD 18.99

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Orlando JuliusSuper Afro Soul (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 LPs & CD ... $18.99
A landmark album of Afro Soul! Orlando Julius was one of Nigeria's biggest soul artists in the 60s – and has been credited with virtually inventing the Afro Funk sound, and for being the inspiration to some of James Brown's funkier work of the late 60s! Julius came to the US at the end of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD – too!)

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New Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD, too!)

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Jungle By NightHunt ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hunt ... CD 18.99

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Cem KaracaNin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
Very hip sounds from a very hip-looking cat – Cem Karaca, a Turkish contemporary of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray – heard here on a really great second album from the 70s! Some of the best cuts here mix in exotic Turkish roots with modern psychedelia – a sound that's set to vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... CD 10.99

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Karthala 72Diable Du Feu (140 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
Heady sounds from Karthala 72 – a group with a very vintage sound – one that rings out with plenty of offbeat funky elements, African percussion, and maybe even a sense of bassline borrowed from Colombian music! The group have a wonderful criss-crossing of styles – and this full ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Download includes full album with bonus tracks & remixes.)

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Kaveri SpecialKaveri Special ... LP
Monamour (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A unique Afro Funk group from Finland – and one who work in territory that's a bit different than most of their contemporaries! The guitars here take center stage instead of the usual horns – and criss-cross in this really beautiful way that's complex, yet rhythmically intense – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise (with digital download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Long Way To The Beginning ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Long Way To The Beginning ... CD 11.99

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KutimangoesAfro Fire ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
An Afro Funk combo, but one who really open up their groove, too – mixing in some great outside instrumentation that still stays close to the roots! The core combo is a sextet with a really firey brace of saxes in the lead – a pair of players, one of whom sometimes shifts to flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke LumumbaJungle Funk ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Malombo/JabulaSpirit Of Malombo – Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula, & Jazz Afrika 1966 to 1984 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spirit Of Malombo – Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula, & Jazz Afrika 1966 to 1984 ... CD 15.99

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New Baris MancoSakla Samani Gelir Zamani (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Fantastic funk from Baris Manco – a set of freaky Turkish tunes that step out with an amazing feel right from the start! There's plenty of Arabesk elements in the instrumentation – as you'd hear from his contemporaries on the scene – but there's also some western elements too, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CK Mann & His Carousel 7Funky Highlife ... LP
Qua Msa/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A non-stop funky party from CK Mann – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The album's got an unusual approach – in that the first side is presented as a single long track – billed as a "medley" number, but wrapped together in a way that still seems to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy MawiJimmy Mawi EP (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Pathe/Soundway (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Wicked work from Jimmy Mawi – one of the coolest cats to work on the Kenyan scene of the 70s! Jimmy hailed from Madagascar, but cut his best work in Nairobi – and steps out here in this really weird, messed-up version of Afro Funk – one that also has plenty of bluesy riffs on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 23.99
An incredible blend of sounds and styles – and one of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the Ethiopian scene! Hailu Mergia plays alone here – but uses lots of overdubbing to layer together Fender Rhodes, accordion solos, and a rhythm machine – all mixed up in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files.)

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New Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Tche Belew ... CD 11.99

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Mdou MoctarAfelan ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance (plus bonus 12" single & download card) ... LP
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy LP + 12" Gatefold ... $21.99 28.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Give The Beggar A Chance ... CD 14.99

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MulatuMulatu Of Ethiopia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Worthy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MulatuSketches Of Ethiopia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2013. New Copy ... $25.99
A brilliant new recording from Mulatu – one that shows that the Ethiopian legend hasn't lost a bit of his edge in recent years! The sound here is still very strong and bold – that crucial blending of African roots and jazzy inflections that's made Mulatu one of the most influential ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download!)

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New Musi O TunyaGive Love To Your Children (limited deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited deluxe edition – contains bonus LP with rare 7" tracks, includes download card!)
Also available Give Love To Your Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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New Harry Mwale ExperienceHarry Mwale Experience ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
This rare African gem has a cover that looks a bit like an American soul record of the time – and the overall sound is definitely on the more soul-based side of the Zamrock spectrum! The music's almost more heavy on bass than guitar – which creates this flowing groove at the bottom of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Khun NarinKhun Narin's Electric Phin Band (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Nath & Martin BrothersMoney ... LP
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Afro Funk, but with a nice undercurrent of fuzz too – lots of nice flares around the guitars and keyboard bits, but always in way that keeps the funky rhythms right on track! Nath & Martin Brothers were the backing group on the famous Pax Nicholas album – but they work here on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Money ... CD 16.99

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New Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement (with bonus EP & download) ... LP
Now Again, 1976. New Copy 2 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a download card.)

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Pax Nicholas & The Netty FamilyNa Teef Know De Road Of Teef ... LP
Daptone, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 14.99
An Afro Funk treasure from the 70s – a rare album recorded by Pax Nicholas, a singer and percussionist who was part of Fela's legendary Africa 70 band! The album's got a sound that definitely echoes that heritage, but with a groove that's pretty weird too – more stripped down than most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NkengasDestruction (plus download) ... LP
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NomoInvisible Cities ... LP
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Great stuff from global funk phenoms Nomo – deftly blending Afro steeped funk with an astral reach – with more of a spiritual jazz influence and off kilter avant touches! Invisible Cities arrives just about a year since their breakthrough Ghost Rock opened so many doors, and although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OgassaOgassa Story (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Albarika Store/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The Ogassa story is a short one, given that the group only issued a handful of recordings – one of which is this really unique Nigerian album! Ogassa have a style that's much more deeply soulful than some of their contemporaries – as equally committed to sad-tinged lyrics as they are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool deluxe pressing – super-heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms ... LP
Black Fire, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark of 70s Afro-styled jazz – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD 14.99

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
The title gets it perfectly right on this sweet little set – as the grooves are raw and stripped down – often just to the core elements of Afro Funk! The music may be the most hard-hitting we've ever heard from this legendary combo – and it's served up beautifully in this well-sel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pazy & The Black HippiesWa Ho Ha (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A weird little record from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – much more laidback than you might expect, and a set with a definite Jamaican influence too! At times, some of these tracks are almost more reggae than Afro Funk – although at other points, there's definitely the fierce energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download of the entire album.)

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD 15.99

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Sohail RanaKhyber Mail ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
Psychedelic keyboard grooves and funky sitar soundscapes from Sohail Rana – an accomplished Lollywood film music composer who also released some tripped out and more experimental records back in the day! Khyber Mail is just such a treasure – a great record that was funded by EMI ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New SE RogieSounds Of SE Rogie ... LP
Mississippi/Domino Sound, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
Seminal sounds from SE Rogie – one of the most important palm wine artists to emerge from Sierra Leone in the 60s! Rogie sings in this wonderfully fluid style alongside his well-plucked guitar – which rings out with these bright tones that really illuminate the lyrics, but also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Noura Mint SeymaliTzenni (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Mauritanian music from Noura Mint Seymali – a set recorded back home, as well as in Dakar and Brooklyn – with a kind of globe-spanning sound that really shows the power in her work! Noura sings with this amazing sense of inflection – the kind of vocal dynamics you might expect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs ... $26.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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Omar SouleymanWenu Wenu (180 gram with bonus download) ... LP
Ribbon, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Maybe the most mindblowing record so far from the enigmatic Omar Souleyman – a set produced by Kieran Hebden with lots of weird, sharp edges – but in a way that still keeps all the core elements of Souleyman's music intact! Hebden doesn't do much more than bring the whole thing into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and tip-on cover, with bonus download – in a limited, numbered pressing!)

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New Su WaiGita Pon Yeik ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautiful sounds in a style we've never heard before – music played on the saung gauk, which is a special leaf-shaped Burmese harp – mixed with some light background percussion and ethereal vocals from Su Wai herself! The notes of the harp have this rhythmic way of progressing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oscar SulleyJemelatu ... LP
Custom, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
One of the few rare records of African-tinged soul cut by percussionist Oscar Sulley in Chicago during the 70s – issued on the small Custom Records label, which was essentially a vanity press! Don't let that obscurity stop you, though – because the set's a real treasure, and one that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Djata BandSuper Djata Band Vol 2 – Yellow ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An amazing mix of modes from the Super Djata Band – a record that has deep Malian roots in the rhythms, but which also offers up some key electric touches on guitar – served up here with plenty of lead solos from Zani Diabate! And when we say "lead", we don't mean the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SurvivalSimmer Down ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.99
It's impossible to simmer down with a groove this great – a wicked blend of African funk and fuzzier psych touches – all served up by Nigeria's legendary Survival! The set was recorded at Ginger Baker's Arc Studios, and has his own blend of rootsy elements, complicated rhythms, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Ti ParisTi Paris Et Sa Guitare ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe, Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful work from Ti Paris – a Haitian guitarist who works here in a relatively stripped-down setting – usually just his voice and acoustic guitar, light percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The approach is quite different than later Haitian music we know – and has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TinariwenAmassakoul (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Village/Modern Classics, 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 27.98
A pivotal album from Tinariwen – a set that really finds their sound coming together, with even more focus and power than before – yet all while still holding onto the rawer, rootsy style of their start! Sharp guitar lines ring out with an echoey sort of finish – sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl – a very nice pressing!)

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TinariwenEmmaar (with bonus tracks and CD) ... LP
Anti, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.98
Maybe the greatest record so far from Tinariwen – and a set that definitely has them really honing their amazing guitar-based skills, yet all without sounding commercial or crossover at all! The album's got a fullness that we've never heard before from the group – kind of a righteous ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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TinariwenRadio Tisda Sessions ... LP
World Village/Modern Classics, 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 27.98
Key musical figures in the Touareg independence movement – and a very hip group of nomads working with a lot of guitars! There's a laidback pulse to the music that might run counter to their political presence, but the music has a very hypnotic feel that pulls you in slowly, then doesn't let ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl pressing – 2LPs, and very heavy!)

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VampiresVampires Underground ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vampires Underground ... CD 16.99

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Anibal VelasquezMambo Loco ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Voices Of DarknessVoices Of Darkness (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Superfly (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A cool Cameroun combo from the 70s – one who ended up in Nigeria, and really picked up a heavy dose of Afro Funk too! The style here is really special – not just the usual Lagos-bred sounds of the time, but a unique hybrid of island elements and harder-riffing funk – served up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – in a Japanese-style cover!)

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WitchKuomboka ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A surprisingly great later set from Witch – one that still has some of their funky styles of a few years before, but which also seems to bring in some stronger African elements as well – in the kind of sweet fusion that was showing up in some of the hipper South African acts of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99
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VariousAfrican Gems ... LP
SWP (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The title gets it right – as the set features a host of ethnographic recordings from late 60s/early 70s Africa – all quite varied in scene and style, which makes for a wonderfully diverse record! One track features a set of balafon players moving together quickly; another has a kende ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 1 – Funky, Hot Afro Influenced Tracks From The 60s & 70s Golden Period From Disco Fuentes ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99
A far reaching triple platter of Afro Colombian grooves from the late 60s & 70s – propulsive percussion, bursts of brass, hot and heavy Afro Latin funk & soul, with some surprisingly heady and otherworldly sounds permeating some of material – all culled from the vaults of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAngola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Angola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... CD 21.99

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New VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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