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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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Abyssinia InfiniteZion Roots ... CD
Network (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... LP
Mango, 1982. Near Mint- ... $13.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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

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

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... read more CD
Also available Edip Akbayram ... LP 25.99

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $25.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Edip Akbayram ... CD 16.99

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

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

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

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

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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.)
Also available Simigwa ... CD 11.99

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New 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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ArrowHeat ... LP
Arrow, 1983. Very Good+ ... $0.49
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AssagaiZimbabwe ... CD
Philips/Keyhole (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, ... read more CD

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

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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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New BatsumiMoving Along ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
One of the rare few albums cut by this legendary South African group of the 70s – a set that's still got all the jazzy inflections of their previous records, but which also brings in a bit more soul and funk as well! The ensemble are wonderfully tight, but still have a sense of looseness ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New BelenouChimen Ta La ... LP
Leritage (France), 1983. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
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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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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New Black BloodBlack Blood Featuring AIE (A Mwana) ... LP
Mainstream, 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Black BloodBlood Brother, Blood Sister ... LP
Chrysalis, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Later work from the combo also known as Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – but still pretty darn nice – and served up in a style that has more straight Afro-Funk grooving than you'd expect! There's a nicely tight small combo feel to the whole thing – more African than before, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, some edge wear, and a peeled spot on front.)

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

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

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

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

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Sony/Polen (Argentina), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary ... read more CD

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

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Cascada De FloresRadio Flor ... CD
Ita Music, 2013. Used ... $9.99
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Chage & AskaYin & Yang ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1994. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Japanese pop music duo. CD
(Oversized case is cracked but intact.)

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Charlie's RootsHammer ... LP
Charlie's, Mid 80s. Very Good ... $0.99
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Michel Cornaire & Orch Les Perles Noires Du BeninAmanicer/Revolution Baba ... 7-inch
Voix Africaine (Benin), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD
Also available
Funky Pack ... LP 13.99
Funky Pack ... CD 8.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. Used ... $8.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD
Also available
Funky Pack ... CD 10.99
Funky Pack ... LP 13.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Funky Pack ... CD 10.99
Funky Pack ... CD 8.99

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... read more CD
Also available Ouelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. Used ... $18.99
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)
Also available Ouelele Souskai (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... CD
Desco/Daptone, 1998. Used ... $6.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more CD

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Bayo DamazioListen To The Music/Dizzy With Love ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A wicked bit of Nigerian funk from the start of the 80s – served up in a very hip blend of Afro Disco and leaner street soul modes! The groove's got some sweet keyboards alongside the catchy sing-song lyric – very uncomplicated, which really lets the focus stay on the rhythms – ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – with a poster attached to the sleeve!)

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Purna Chandra Das BaulBengal Minstrel ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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Paco De LuciaEl Duende Flamenco De Paco De Lucia ... CD
Philips/Universal (Spain), 1972. Used ... $9.99
The album may have "flamenco" in the title, but in the hands of Paco De Lucia, the style is something else entirely – a richly personal vision of music – played by Paco with incredible deftness on the guitar, yet with a way that's never trying to show off, or bury feeling with ... read more CD

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

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

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New Manitas De PlataFlamenco – The Spain Of Manitas ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $3.99
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(360 Sound stereo pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three.)

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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!)

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Delibab EgyuttesDelibab Egyuttes ... LP
Hungaroton (Hungary), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has pieces of clear tape on the opening.)

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Dengue FeverVenus On Earth ... CD
M80 Music, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Moody, kind of sultry and pulpy Cambodian rock, LA style – perhaps the best record yet from Dengue Fever! The backdrop of keys, horns, guitars, percussion and bass has never sound as measured, loose and assured as it does on Venus On Earth – with Chhom Nimol reminding us of the ... read more CD

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

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $7.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Manu DibangoAfricadelic ... CD
Aurora, Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredibly funky work from Manu Dibango – a set that's easily as great as his classic Soul Makossa album – but which is a lot more obscure overall! The work's got a fiercely-jamming quality all the way through – lots of rumbling percussion at the bottom, and also a bit of ... read more CD

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New 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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Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good- ... $9.99
An album of Manu Dibango's that was released after his big hit "Soul Makossa", but which was actually recorded before, in a very heavy Afro Funk mode! Manu plays organ and piano, as well as his usual soprano sax, and the tracks include "Weya", "Tom Tom", "Pepe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some tape residue along the opening.)

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Manu DibangoMboa Su ... CD
JPS (France), 2000. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has some marker. Booklet has an old sticker.)

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Really unique music from Aby Ngana Diop – a poet as much as a singer – and one who speaks here over some really raw, really driving music that's plenty heavy on percussion! The sound is quite different than other Senegalese styles you might know from the time – as the sabar and ... read more CD
Also available Liital (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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

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Dur-Dur BandVolume 5 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1987. New Copy ... $8.99
Somali sounds from the late 80s – a wonderful set of grooves from the Dur Dur Band – originally issued only on cassette, and lovingly restored here on some more enduring formats! The style is pretty darn funky – maybe some of the latest Afro Funk grooves we've heard from the ... read more CD

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Eddie & The MovementsLegal ... LP
WB, Mid 80s. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Vinyl has a short click on side two, track one. Cover has some edge wear and light ringwear.)

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EdzayawaProjection One (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Super-rare Ghanaian funk from Edzayawa – one of the most unique and insistently appealing Afro Rock albums we've heard in years – with a hypnotic groove all its own! The album shares some of the same influences and instrumentation as many other groups from the time, but, there's really ... read more CD

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Bertha Egnos & Gail LakierIpi-Tombi (Satbel) ... LP
Satbel (South Africa), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bubbles in the gloss and small stickers.)

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Ekambi BrillantEkambi Brillant ... LP
Jengou (France), 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $19.99
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Hamza El DinEscalay – The Water Wheel – Oud Music From Nubia ... CD
Nonesuch, 1971. Used ... $6.99
While in the intervening years Hamza El Din has gone on to great prominence, this Nonesuch recording of his work on the oud was one of the earliest documents of his North African style of music. This recording consists of three pieces, with his virtuoso playing and singing, the first two extended ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Eldorado OrchestraLa Vie/Chitio Bouman Melaye/Assokpe/N'pete Koewoun ... 7-inch
Djima (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ensemble FatienEnsemble Fatien ... CD
Seguenon/Threadhead, 2010. Used ... $8.99
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New 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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Kimio EtoKoto Music ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A nice spare album of solo Koto tracks. Includes "Choryu", "Midare", "Haru No Sugata", "Omoide", and "Kazoe Uta". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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

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Cesaria EvoraCesaria Evora ... CD
Nonesuch, 1995. Used ... $4.99
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Cesaria EvoraMiss Perfumado ... CD
Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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Extra GoldenHera Ma Nono ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used ... $8.99
A sublime second album on Thrill Jockey from Extra Golden – a more cohesive blend Kenyan benga and reverent American groove rock! The globally stretched partnership of the group continues on in honor of the deceased co-founding guitarist/singer/composer Otieno Jagwasi for this one. Opiyo ... read more CD

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Mahmoud FadlUmm Kalthum 7000 ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2000. Used ... $6.99
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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download of the album!)

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

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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 & Egypt 80Army Arrangement (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Celluloid/Movie Play (Portugal), 1985. Used ... $4.99
The full-length version of the Army Arrangement album, issued here with 3 long tracks – "Army Arrangement", "Cross Examination", and "Government Chicken Boy". The record was recorded in 1985, with Bill Laswell producing, and it's got a bit more of an electro ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Don't let the later date fool you – because this is excellent material from Fela, and he kicks just as hard with his Egypt 80 group as he did with Africa 70! The set's got two albums on it – and the titles from Original Sufferhead ("Original Sufferhead" and "Power ... read more CD
(Out of print, missing slipcover.)

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New 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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Fela Anikulapo KutiFela! – Original Broadway Cast Recording ... CD
Knitting Factory/Kalakuta, 2010. Used ... $3.99
Cast recording of the Broadway musical! CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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

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

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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down/Fela & Roy Ayers – Music Of Many Colors ... CD
Barclay (France), 1976/1980. Used ... $10.99
Two of Fela's greatest collaborative efforts! Upside Down features Fela & Africa 70, with some guest vocals by Sandra Akane Isidore, a key figure in his political development, and the woman who introduced him to the Black Panthers when he was living in LA at the end of the 60s. The two tracks ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever/Na Poi (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1976. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for 70s Fela – 2 albums that are overflowing with righteous politics, heavy rhythms, and super-extended grooves! The CD features the complete tracks from the albums Yellow Fever and Na Poi – both recorded in 1976, but compiled here with a bonus alternate ... read more CD

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Mona FinnihI Love Myself/People Of The World ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $16.99
A very cool Afro-styled number from the 70s – but one that's got a slightly different vibe than usual! The feel here is kind of a skittish mix of funk and more offbeat elements – at a level that almost sounds like ESG recording in Lagos – especially in the blend of bass, ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – a pic sleeve with a poster too!)

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New First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster attached to the sleeve!)

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Folk Ensemble Of BaliTabu Tabuhan Bali – Music From Bali ... LP
Request, Late 60s. Sealed ... $11.99
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Fong NaamSiamese Classical Music Vol 2 – The Piphat Ensemble 1351 - 1767 AD (The Afternoon Overture) ... CD
Marco Polo (Germany), 1990. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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

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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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New Gender Wayang PemarwanMahabharata – Music For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
CMP (Germany), 1989. Used ... $5.99
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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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Gipsy QueensBambanis ... CD
Polydor, 1993. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Grand FatillaGlobal Shuffle ... CD
Grand Fatilla, 2014. Used ... $5.99
CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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GraziaGrazia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fortuna, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
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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Gaston GuilbertTahiti: Dream Island ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $11.99
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Kiki Gyan24 Hours In A Disco – 1978 to 1982 (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Some of the funkiest, clubbiest work we've ever heard from the African scene of the 70s – great grooves that would be right at home on the New York dancefloors of the time! The style here is definitely drawn from disco, yet is a lot more funk-based too – more in the farther reaches of ... read more CD

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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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Mickey Hart & Planet DrumSupralingua ... CD
Ryko, 1991. Used 2CD ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mehdi HassanLive In India ... LP
Polydor (India), 1980. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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(Cover has light wear.)
 
 



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