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Afro FunkBody Music (plus download) ... LP
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
They're not kidding with the name of this group – because the set's a masterpiece of 70s Afro Funk – totally great all the way through! The combo has African origins, but they're recording here in London – which makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of cultural modes – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited, numbered edition – and includes code for digital download.)

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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraLast Odyssey (with digital download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2012. New Copy 2LP .... $15.99 19.99
A great step forward for the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – even better than their previous album, and a set that beautifully mixes together jazz, Latin, and African elements into one seamless groove! Percussionist Masta Conga is at the head of the group – leading the ensemble with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with bonus dowload of whole album!)

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New Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
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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Mahmoud AhmedMahmoud Ahmed Accompanied By Ibex Band ... LP
Mississippi, 1974. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing work from Mahmoud Ahmed – one of the key figures of Ethiopian music in the 70s, and a singer with a voice that's beyond compare! The sound here is extremely hard to describe – at one level grooving with some of the funk and jazz undercurrents of the work of Mulatu, but at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Alternately issued on CD as part of the excellent Ethiopiques series from Buda Musique (Ethiopiques #19) – while this great Mississippi vinyl reissue replicates the original 70s release!)

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New Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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
Also available Yekte ... CD 15.99

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Ali Ag AmoumineTakamba (with bonus 7-inch) ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. New Copy LP & 7Inch .... $11.99 18.99
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus 7-inch with the non-album tracks "Amidinine" plus "Hali Diallo".)

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New Amadou BalakeBar Konon Mousso Bar (180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $24.99
An amazing groove from the legendary Amadou Balake – music that's got this tight focus that has everything coming down together right in the middle – from basslines to percussion to some mighty skittish guitar! The rhythmic lines here are even sharper than in other Afro Funk from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies – super-heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Amadou BalakeSenor Eclectico – Burkinabe Dance Music Of The 70s ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
A definite eclectic groove here – music that has its roots in Mandingo and Dioula rhythms, but also features a fair bit of American funk and soul touches too – sometimes in the heavy grooves on the bottom, sometimes in the rumbling basslines and guitar parts too! The collection is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Senor Eclectico – Burkinabe Dance Music Of The 70s ... CD 14.99

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Francis BebeyAfrican Electronic Music 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP .... $26.99
Not what you might expect when shopping for African music – unique electronic sounds from Cameroon musician Francis Bebey – as heavy on keyboards as other 70s work is on guitar! There's still plenty of acoustic elements in the mix though, too – lots of earthy percussion at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – and a very nice package!)

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BelenouChimen Ta La ... LP
Leritage (France), 1983. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold (reissue).... $19.99
A really unique little record – and one with a trans-Atlantic heritage too! The sounds here are all from Martinique, but are heavy in African roots as well – and offer up a criss-crossing of rhythmic and tropical modes that's mighty unique! The grooves have some vocals, but are often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John BerberianOud Artistry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you'd guess from the title, Berberian's instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ali BirraAmmalele ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy .... $11.99
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a great insert of notes, too!)

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BloPhase II (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $19.99
A 70s Afro Funk classic from Blo – really trippy grooves from this legendary Nigerian trio – and arguably their greatest album ever! Rhythms here are tremendous – not the usual sort of Afro style, and instead tightly focused at the roots, and coming off with this blistering blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with heavy vinyl and cover, and insert too!)

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New BombinoAgamgam 2004 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2004. New Copy Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
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Easy Kabaka BrownOpotopo (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy .... $28.99
There's nothing "easy" about this sweet little set – as the music's got a raw edge and righteous power that even blows away most of our favorite Afro Funk jams of the time – thanks to an approach that's even more jazz-based than some of Easy Kabaka Brown's contemporaries! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited pressing – with heavy tip-on cover, great vinyl, and bonus download of album!)

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KS Chithra with IlaiyaraajaKS Chithra with Ilaiyaraaja ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s-Early 90s. New Copy 2LP .... $18.99
Sprightly, modernist Kollywood pop from the mid 80s – beautifully sung by KS Chithra, with the boundary-busting sounds and arrangements of Ilaiyaraaja! The songs are wonderful, time-honored regional pop sounds – traditionally-constructed songs blended with some 80s studio touches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available KS Chithra with Ilaiyaraaja (UK pressing) ... CD 16.99

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New CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
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 14.99

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence (with download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy .... $9.99
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

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Na Hawa DoumbiaLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 (plus download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1982. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
An early recording by Malian singer Na Hawa Doumbia – made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 – which finds her backed by guitar, keyboards and raw drums that starkly frame her voice in a great way! It's that voice that really carries this recording – it's piercing, emotional and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a limited coupon for MP3 download.)

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New 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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FontanellesHorns Of Freedom (includes download) ... LP
First Word (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl pressing – with bonus download.)
Also available Horns Of Freedom ... CD 14.99

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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 .... Just Sold Out!
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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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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GraziaGrazia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fortuna, 1978. New Copy Gatefold .... $22.99
Cool compelling grooves from Grazia – sung in Turkish, released in late 70s Israel, and a mad mix of styles throughout! The backings have some of the exotic elements you'd hear in Turkish rock from a few years before, but there's also a tighter studio presentation too – not really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy Gatefold .... $23.99
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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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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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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Jeri-JeriNdagga Versions ... LP
Ndagga (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $19.99
Instrumental versions from the 800% Ndagga sessions – an absolutely incredible set of Sabar and talking-drum tracks – recorded in Dakar with an amazing group of players! The vocal versions are great, and bring in some beauty – but there's never a doubt that it's this amazing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orlando JuliusDisco Hi Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, in great tip-on cover – with bonus insert too!)

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Orlando JuliusSuper Afro Soul (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy 2 LPs & CD .... $23.99
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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Kaleta & Zozo AfrobeatCountry Of Guns ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy .... $9.99
Hypnotic grooves from Kaleta – a searing set of Afrobeat titles that really burns with a lot of energy! There's a complexity here that goes beyond most other contemporary Afro Funk ensembles – one that takes especial joy in the solo parts, which are really well-crafted, and have an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 15.99

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Kesarbia KerkarKesarbia Kerkar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy .... $12.99
Amazing performances from Kesarbia Kerkar – a key Indian singer of the postwar years, heard here in a variety of beautiful vintage recordings! Kerkar's got a voice that influenced many in generations to come – but the original sound here is much more mindblowing than so many others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KG Band (Kiki Gyan)Disco Train (LP & 7" single) ... LP
Hot Casa (Belgium), 1980. New Copy .... $23.99
A short, but totally killer Ghanaian disco record from KG Band – which is led and produced by multi-instrumentalist Kiki Gyan – and recorded at Lagos' Decca Studios in 1980! Disco Train is a rare one – with one long grooving dancefloor stormer per side. Each cut is a really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition. Includes a bonus 7" single featuring a radio edit by The Boogie Gentlemen.)

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Peter KingMiliki Sound ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99 31.99
A great groove from the legendary Peter King – an album served up in a wicked mix of jazz and roots – a perfect summation of his Miliki Sound of the 70s! The core rhythms are very focused – rooted in high life, but with a more skittish energy overall – and they're topped by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Miliki Sound ... CD 15.99

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Peter KingOmo Lewa (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1976. New Copy .... $16.99
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes album download.)
Also available Omo Lewa ... CD 13.99

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Fikret KizilokAnadolu'Yum (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy .... $26.99
Really cool work from Turkish rocker Fikret Kizilok – a collection of early 70s singles that really know how to shake up and mess up the concept of musical genres! The tunes here start in a Turkish folk tradition – with stringed instruments, flute, and percussion that certainly display ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anadolu'Yum ... CD 15.99

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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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L'Orchestre Kanaga De MoptiL'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti ... LP
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue).... Just Sold Out!
Really amazing music from this very unique group – a Malian ensemble who mix together elements of Dogon roots with 70s electric touches! At the core, the sound here is very rootsy – lots of percussion and quick stringed instruments – played in cyclical rhythms that are extremely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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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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Baris MancoYeni Bir Gun ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
An overlooked late 70s album from the great Baris Manco – one that has the Turkish experimentalist unlocking even more strange corners of his music – finding a new way to combine eastern and western elements in his sound! The album's every bit as edgey and compelling as Manco's earlier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yeni Bir Gun ... CD 15.99

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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.)
Also available Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye ... CD 12.99

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Getatchew Mekuria & The ExY'Anbessaw Tezeta (with bonus record!) ... LP
Terp (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold .... $32.99
A brilliant meeting of talents – legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria, and the ever-amazing Ex – paired together in a set of work that's even better than their previous collaboration! This time around, it The Ex feel even more like an Ethio-inspired group – often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New MulatuMulatu Of Ethiopia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Worthy, 1972. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 14.98
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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New Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz ... LP
L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New NawaAncient Sufi Invocations & Forgotten Songs Of Aleppo (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... $21.99
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NomoGhost Rock ... LP
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy .... $9.99 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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NomoNew Tones ... LP
Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy .... $9.99 16.98
Mindblowing work from one of the greatest new groups we've heard in years – Michigan's mighty Nomo, easily one of the greatest Afro Funk combos going! Nomo's got a tightness that surpasses most other heirs to Fela's throne – an intensely focused energy that's really tremendous – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Tones ... CD 5.99

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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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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouVodoun Effect – Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1973 to 1975 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most incredible African collections we've ever heard – almost more amazing than the African Scream Contest set from the same label! The package focuses on work by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – a group who really live up to their name, by bringing in a host of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pyramid BluePyramid Blue (with download) ... LP
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
A Spanish group, but one with a sound that's heavy on Afro Funk – served up here in a culturally criss-crossing way that really lives up to the enigmatic title! There's some exotic moments that definitely echo the ancient strains you'd hear in Ethiopian and Egyptian funk – mixed with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Pyramid Blue ... CD 8.99

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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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Mar SeckVagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $34.99
Incredible live performances from this legendary Senegalese singer – a vocalist with a sensibility that goes way past the boundaries of language and culture – with a sound so expressive, we have to keep reminding ourselves we can't understand the lyrics of the songs! Mar Seck was a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... CD 18.99

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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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Omar SouleymanDabke 2020 – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/2000s. New Copy .... $19.99
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Omar SouleymanJazeera Nights – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Mid 90s-2000s. New Copy .... $19.99
The third collection of striking Syrian recordings from singer Omar Souleyman on Sublime Frequencies – and the label is 3 for 3 in fever inducing amazement for us – frenzied Arabic dance and party music from the mid 90s to late 00s! The material ranges from Syrian dabke to Iraqi choubi ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $19.99 21.99
Easily the best work we've ever heard from the Souljazz Orchestra – a set that pushes their sound way past their Afro Funk-styled roots – into a realm of spiritual sounds that really live up to their name! The jazz component is even stronger than before – really wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD, too!)

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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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Super Djata De BamakoSuper Djata De Bamako Vol 2 – Blue ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
Stellar work from Zani Diabate and the Super Djata Band – a classic early 80s album by the combo, but one with a feel that's instantly timeless as well! The rhythms here are relatively spare, but very striking – usually these interweaving basslines and subtle percussive parts – ... 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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Tall NationalKaani (with download) ... LP
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
A key American release for one of the most popular bands in Niger – a really unique ensemble whose sound definitely reflects their cultures place at the crossroads of north Africa! The music is heavy on guitars – criss-crossing in ways that clearly take inspiration from high-life, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Kaani ... CD 12.99

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New Imarhan TimbuktuAkal Warled (with download)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Clermont, 2014. New Copy .... $19.99
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Also available Akal Warled ... CD 12.99

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New Sidi ToureAlafia ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
Stunning sounds from Sidi Toure – an artist who's been making music for quite a few years now, but seems to get better and better with each new release! This set's got a wonderful sense of flow right from the start – a warm blend of Sidi's guitar and vocals with additional lead guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alafia ... CD 13.99

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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
A previously-unreleased live performance from the legendary Lobi Traore – and a wonderful way to hear the power of his music at work on the scene in Mali! The performance has a crispness that's different than some of Traore's studio recordings – maybe a bit more spontaneous and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD!)
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD 16.99

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New WitchMovin' On ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
An unusual later album from Witch – one that has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows the group picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older Zamrock styles to create a really unique sound overall! At times, the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy .... $18.99
African rhythms with a distinctively Ethiopian inspired sound from Woima Collective – with even more dexterous percussive textures than on their earlier work – nicely layered underneath some snakey, hypnotic horns and psych funk guitar grooves! The players include veterans of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... LP
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $14.99
Some of the hippest sounds ever recorded on the Afghan scene – and a great reminder that the nation's got some standout music if you know where to look! The package is the third whopping volume in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in the 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Frankie ZhivagoAge Of Flying High ... LP
Superfly (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $29.99
Killer soul from Franki Zhivago – a rare batch of Bahamian work from the early 70s, with a groove that's as soaring of The Beginning Of The End! The cover of the set proclaims a mix of soul, rock, reggay, and country – and while we can't hear the latter, we can definitely vouch for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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VariousBalani Show Super Hits – Electronic Street Parties From Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy .... $13.99
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBush Taxi Mali – Field Recordings From Mali ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1998. New Copy .... $19.99
The cover is a great illustration of the feel of this set – a mound of clay and earth, with a speaker set at the top – an image that really gets at the organic feel of the music inside! The set's one of the earlier recordings in the Sublime Frequencies lineage, and if offers up a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD .... $23.99 25.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD too!)

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $19.99 21.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot Part 2 – 1960 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $26.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGhana Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 to 1981 (5LP box set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5LP .... $52.99
A compilation of Ghana music like we've never seen before – and straight up beautifully put together by Soundway – 70s sounds that fused regional traditions with boundary free soul, rhythm & blues, and rock! Ghana in the 1970s was in a transition from a more prosperous, and less ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGoush Bedey – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $32.99
Way more than just the familiar funk you might know from the American scene of the 70s – and instead a really mad blend of different influences and elements that all show the very vibrant cultural scene in pre-Revolution Iran! The productions here are often full – strings mixed with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Goush Bedey – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD 15.99

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New VariousHarafin So – Bollywood-Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Little Axe, Mid 90s. New Copy .... $14.99
Indian music with a Nigerian twist – heard here in a set of recordings from the Hausa cinematic scene! At first listen, you can hear the Bollywood influence right away – both in the rhythms of the tunes, which have that festive, bouncing quality of an Indian film music number – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKassidat – Raw 45s From Morocco ... LP
Dust To Digital, 1960s. New Copy .... $16.99
Pretty amazing music from Morocco – sounds that are definitely as raw as promised in the title, but which also go way past what you might expect as music from 45s! First off, the tunes are much longer than usual for a 7" single – as most numbers are well over 5 minutes in length, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kassidat – Raw 45s From Morocco ... CD 12.99

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VariousLaila Je T'Aime – Guitar Music From The Western Sahel ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, New Copy .... $12.99 19.99
Field recordings of Western Sahelian guitar music – recorded by Christopher Kirkley from 2009-2011 – and an evocative aural trip to the region, courtesy Sahel Sounds and Mississippi! Like the other great Sahel Sounds release, it's beautifully done – and impeccably well recorded ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 (4LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 4 LPs .... $59.99
An amazing portrait of Iran in the years before WWII – pulled from rare 78rpm recordings which are remastered here beautifully, to present some stunning sounds we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a really unique flavor to most of this music – sounds that lie at the crossroads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Four 180 gram LP – with a 12"-square, 20-page, saddle-stitched booklet on art paper.)
Also available Let No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 ... CD 24.99

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me – Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950 to 1956 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... $22.99
An amazing collection – and one that really helped completely revise our understanding of Caribbean music! The collection features a fair bit of artists with roots in the West Indies, but who made a huge impact on London's postwar immigrant population – the new rise of non-native ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 5 – Latin, Jazz, Calypso, & Highlife From Young Black London ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
London's always been one of the hippest cities in the world – but back during the postwar years, there was an especially wonderful outpouring of music on the scene – a rich array of new sounds and styles pulled from around the globe – as so many residents from crumbling British ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 6 – Mento, Calypso, Jazz, & Highlife From Young Black London ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gateflod .... $16.99
London's always been one of the hippest cities in the world – but back during the postwar years, there was an especially wonderful outpouring of music on the scene – a rich array of new sounds and styles pulled from around the globe – as so many residents from crumbling British ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province Kenya (2 x 10" LPs with CD) ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2013. New Copy 2 x 10" LPs & CD Gat .... $22.99
Contemporary sounds from Kenya, but music with a very timeless feel – recorded live at different locations in Mukungi village, and often just featuring spare instrumentation and a bit of voice! The quality of the work goes way beyond other ethnographic recordings – as the sound quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province Kenya ... CD 14.99

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New VariousMusic From Saharan Cellphones Vol 2 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy .... $12.99
A mindblowing follow-up to the first Saharan Cellphone collection – and like that one, a set that's comprised of music from underground sources in contemporary Mali – pulled from the memory cards of local cellphones! Don't think that the music's tinny or amateurish, though – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria Special Part 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP .... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPomegranates – Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych Of The 60s & 70s ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $21.99
Bright Persian psychedelic pop, funk, soul and boundless grooves from the 60s & 70s – one of the greatest compilations yet from Finders Keepers! Many of the tunes are actually classics of the era's Iranian scene, if wildly fresh and new our ears, while others are quite obscure all around ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousPop Yeh Yeh – Psychedelic Rock From Singapore & Malaysia Vol 1 – 1964 to 1970 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest collections we've seen from the Sublime Frequencies label so far – a rich document of the "pop yeh yeh" movement in Singapore and Malaysia during the late 60s – a wonderful criss-crossing of Anglo pop styles and more exotic modes! The vibe here is a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPsych Funk Ala Turkish Vol 1 ... LP
Turk A Disk, 1970s. New Copy .... $25.99
One of the best sets of funky Turkish work we've heard in years – a package that brings together a wealth of rare grooves we'd never have heard otherwise! Most of the cuts here have that Arabesk rock sort of feel – funky rhythms mixed with exotic guitar bits – all produced with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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