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

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Ndere TroupeKikwabanga – Songs & Dances From The Land Of Ngaali ... CD
Pan (Netherlands), 1993. Used .... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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NiyazNiyaz ... CD
Six Degrees, 2005. Used .... $4.99
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(Digipack has some wear.)

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy .... $13.99 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 CD

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New West NkosiRhythm Of Healing – Supreme Sax & Penny Whistle Township Jive ... CD
Earthworks, 1992. Used .... $9.99
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(Out of print US pressing.)

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NomoInvisible Cities ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy .... $5.99 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 CD

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NomoNew Tones ... CD
Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy .... $5.99 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 CD
Also available New Tones ... LP 9.99

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Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super MatimilaSongs For The Poor Man ... CD
Real World, 1989. Used .... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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

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Orchestra BaobabNight At Club Baobab – Senegalese Dance Music Of The 70s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1970s. New Copy .... $14.99 16.98
A tremendous compilation of rare work by one of the hippest African groups of the 70s – the mighty Orchestra Baobab, a combo who wove together many different strands of jazz, funk, and soul! The tunes here are all live ones – recorded in the mid 70s in the group's home turf at Club ... read more CD

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2CD .... $9.99
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(Includes original slipcase. Slipcase has some sticker remnants.)

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouFirst Album (1973) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1973. New Copy .... $16.99
Incredible West African grooves from Benin's Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – as hypnotic as any early 70s Afro sounds we can think of, and that's really saying something given the creative fertility of the period! The material here was recorded in Lagos, and was released the group's very ... read more CD

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $22.99
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 CD
Also available Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... LP 28.99

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Owiny Sigoma BandPower Punch ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy .... $15.99 17.98
An album that definitely packs a powerful punch – thanks to a compelling blend of sounds from both London and Kenya, brought together in a whole new formation of African groove! The album's a wicked reworking of an older aesthetic – in a spirit that's similar to the really inventive ... read more CD

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New Pan African OrchestraOpus 1 ... CD
Real World, 1995. Used .... $8.99
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(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Papa She'eeAT& PA – Sweet Marble ... CD
PS Records, 2004. Used .... $6.99
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Pazy & The Black HippiesWa Ho Ha ... CD
Secret Stash, 1978. New Copy .... $13.99 17.98
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 CD

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Penny PennyShaka Bundu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy Gatefold .... $8.99 11.98
The debut album from Penny Penny – and a really unique record that's gone onto have legendary status over the years! Penny Penny was an little-known laborer, working far from the music business – but burst out strongly with this album's unique hybrid of contemporary rhythms and older ... read more CD

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PolyrhythmicsLibra Stripes ... CD
Kept, 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $11.99
Afro Funk mixed with lots of wah wah guitar – a wonderfully wicked set from the Polyrthmics, and one that's got an even sharper groove than ever before! These guys have all the right rhythms and horns to get an Afro Funk groove just right – but the guitar is often a bit tighter and ... read more CD

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

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New Pyramid BluePyramid Blue ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. Used .... $8.99
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 CD
Also available Pyramid Blue (with download) ... LP 22.99

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Quinteto El DespuesCalles Lejanas ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 15.99
A wonderful batch of contemporary tango tunes from Quinteto El Despues – a group that features some sublime work on bandoneon by Victor Hugo Villena! Villena's got these dark tones and deft turns in his phrasing – matched with bass, guitar, violin, and piano – used at a level ... read more CD

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Rail BandBelle Epoque Vol 1 – Soundiata ... CD
Syllart/Sterns (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
An in-depth look at the Rail Band – an important musical force in Mali during the 70s and early 80s – initially supported by the national railway for work at their hotel (hence their name!), and initial home to African music superstars Salif Keita and Mory Kante! Most of the work on ... read more CD

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Rail BandBelle Epoque Vol 3 – Dioba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A third selection of work from the golden years of Mali's legendary Rail Band – and a set that digs even deeper than the first two volumes! Despite being third in the set, this volume features just as wide a range of work as the other two – mostly material from the 70s, plus a few ... read more CD

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New SaffronDawning ... CD
Tames, 2013. Used .... $5.99
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(Barcode has a mark.)

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New Kazimal SaherHabibati Wal Matar ... CD
EMI (Saudi Arabia), 1999. Used .... $4.99
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(CD case has a cutout hole.)

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Salty DogSalty Dog ... CD
Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy Gatefold .... $13.99
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really ... read more CD

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ScorpioEnsem Ensem ... CD
Rotel, Early 80s. New Copy .... $9.99 13.99
Massive sounds from Scorpio – a group who've got just the right sort of sting you'd expect from their name! The album's got a Haitian music vibe at the start, but often shows some funkier American touches too – particularly in the way the rhythms come together on some of the harder ... read more CD

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Mar SeckVagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... $18.99
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 CD
Also available Vagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... LP 34.99

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar & His Music ... CD
Fass (Spain), 1975. Used .... $16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by one of the most compelling figures in Indian music! Ananda Shankar's been chronicled elsewhere and often on these pages – so by this point, you probably already know that he's a renegade pioneer who combined funky grooves with sitars and tablas, forging a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sharan Rani/Chatur LalMusic Of India/Drums Of India ... CD
World Pacific/El (UK), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
Two classic albums of Indian music – back to back on a single CD! The Music Of India features beautiful sounds from Sharan Rani – one of the few female sarod players on the Indian scene – stepping out here in a vintage session for the World Pacific label! The tracks are all ... read more CD

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All StarsLiving Like A Refugee ... CD
Anti, 2006. Used .... $6.99
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New Maurice A SixtoSouvenir D'Haiti Vol 4 ... CD
Rotel, Late 70s. Used .... $3.99
Unusual stuff – a spoken word document on Haitian culture, presented entirely in French! Maurice Sixtoo has a pretty compelling speaking style – and the album features one long recitation, which takes up both sides of the record! CD

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

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire ... CD
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
Also available Inner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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New Staff Benda BililiBouger Le Monde ... CD
Crammed, 2012. New Copy .... $14.99
A real smoker from Staff Benda Bilili – a record that really grooves right from the start, and which more than holds its own as a musical text – even away from the group's unique stature! Tracks are mostly upbeat, and filled with a frenzy of percussion and guitar – and vocals ... read more CD

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Tall NationalKaani ... CD
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy .... $12.99 13.98
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 CD
Also available Kaani (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Ebo TaylorConflict ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy .... $15.99
Beautiful work from the great Ebo Taylor – long tracks filled with the kind of grooves that have made him a funky favorite over the years – and which have kept him going strong into the 21st Century! There's a really unique feel to this record – lots of jazzy inflections that go ... read more CD

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy .... $15.99
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... read more CD

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Imarhan TimbuktuAkal Warled ... CD
Clermont, 2014. New Copy Gatefold .... $12.99
A great group from the contemporary scene in Mali – one that's graced by some excellent Tuareg guitar lines from Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar, who plays his instrument with a really nice range of melancholy tones! There's a special quality to the work here – very personal expressions of ... read more CD
Also available Akal Warled (with download)(2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP

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TinariwenEmmaar ... CD
Anti, 2014. New Copy .... $14.99 15.98
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 CD

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Makan Badje TounkaraSodjan ... CD
Buda (France), 2012. New Copy .... $4.99
Beautiful sounds from Makan Badje Tounkara – a Malian griot who works here on a small-stringed lute with a really evocative style! The recording is contemporary, but the core instrument has a really ancient feel – not surprising, given that its origins go back to ancient Egypt – ... read more CD

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Sidi ToureAlafia ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 16.99
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 CD
Also available Alafia ... LP 16.99

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Vieux Farka ToureSecret ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used .... $8.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $16.99
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 CD
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP 26.99

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WimmeCugu ... CD
Northside, 2000. Used .... $6.99
Finnish traditional chanting with ambient backing. CD

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New WitchIntroduction ... CD
QDK (Germany), 1972. Used .... Just Sold Out!
A mightily grooving Introduction to Witch – the legendary Zambian group whose name also means We Intend To Cause Havok! The group work here with a wicked blend of rock influences from the UK, plus a heavy dose of African rhythms – all blended together with loads of fuzzy guitar and ... read more CD

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs .... $18.99 19.98
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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New Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $16.99
London Afrobeat from Yaaba Funk – a group who definitely dig deep in the cross-cultural scene of their city! Yaaba Funk have an approach that recalls some of the better London work of this nature from years back – not just a rehash of older Nigerian modes, but a willingness to make the ... read more CD

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used .... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Kemialliset YstavatKellari Juniversumi ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2004. Used .... $7.99
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New Kemialliset YstavatKemialliset Ysavat ... CD
Fonal (Finland), 2007. Used .... $7.99
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(With original paper band. Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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New Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Volumes 2 & 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used 2CDs .... $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 combines the second and third volumes in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in ... read more CD

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ZedasheIntangible Pearls – Ancient Polyphony From The Republic Of Georgia ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy .... $8.99
Sublime vocal work from a contemporary Georgian ensemble – but one who work strongly in the best ancient modes of the Eastern world! The group have an amazing polyphonic approach – voices rising and falling, crossing and turning, coming together in a way that's far more than usual ... read more CD

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New VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $22.99
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 CD
Also available Afro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP 26.99

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VariousAfro-Baby – Evolution Of The Afro Sound In Nigeria 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used .... $6.99
Get ready to discover a whole new realm of African Funk – because this collection digs deeper than any we've ever had before! The mighty Soundway Records have come up with a blistering batch of grooves that push way past the bigger hits on the global scene – to the real roots of the ... read more CD

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

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VariousBambara Mystic Soul – The Raw Sound Of Burkina Faso 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
Raw sound, indeed – and possibly one of the most hard-hitting compilations so far from the Analog Africa label! There's a quality here that's mighty fresh, and which shows us that there's still plenty of African nuggets to find, if you know where to dig! Much of the music has a dark, moody ... read more CD

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New VariousBilongo – A Third Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1970s. Used .... $14.99
This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third volume in the set that began with Racubah, continued with Oulelele, and which comes up this time with a fantastic array of rare African funk tunes from the 70s – rarer than any other set we've seen on other compilations ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy .... $9.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more CD

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VariousClub Africa – Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat ... CD
Strut (UK), 1999. Used .... $19.99
Massive Afro Funk! This slammin' batch of funky African (and African-sounding) tunes was put together by the same team who did the Africa Funk set on Harmless – and it's even better than that one was! Like Africa Funk, this set compiles a whopping batch of rare tracks from the 70s, plus a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCrossing The Bridge – Istanbul Hatirasi – The Sound Of Istanbul ... CD
Double Moon (Turkey), 2005. Used .... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy .... $18.99
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... read more CD

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VariousCulture Clash – The Sound Of Two Continents Colliding ... CD
Multitone, 1994. Used .... $2.99
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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot 1960 to 1985 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD .... $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 CD

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New VariousEternal Voices – Traditional Vietnamese Music In The United States ... CD
New Alliance, 1993. Used 2CDs .... $11.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousFolklore ... CD
EMI/Odeon (Japan), 1990. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousFrikyiwa – Collection 1 ... CD
Six Degrees, 2000. Used .... $3.99
Essentially an Afro Funk remix project – this set features global DJs offering up their versions of tracks that have an essential African rhythm base, but which have been retuned for the modern dancefloor. The set's a great one if you dig the recent Tony Allen singles – and titles ... read more CD

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New VariousFrikyiwa – Collection 2 ... CD
Six Degrees, 2000. Used .... $3.99
A super-hip collection of Afro-Funk remixes put together by Frederic Galliano! Like the first volume in this set, the compilation features some excellent obscure African tunes, all given a hip modern finish by a host of DJs from the current underground club scene of London and Paris. The tracks ... read more CD

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VariousGhana Soundz 2 – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70's Ghana ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used .... $9.99
Mindblowing funk from 70s Africa – a collection that's overflowing with great rare bits! If you ever thought that the sound of Afro Funk was just Fela, Tony Allen, and Manu Dibango – think again, because this set will really expand your horizons! The package was expertly selected, ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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New VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $22.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the folks at Soul Jazz Records – and a batch of work that we never would have heard otherwise! The sounds here are from a unique point in Spanish music – one in which flamenco guitar mixed with Latin rhythms, gypsy culture, ... read more CD
Also available Gipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... LP 26.99

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VariousGoush Bedey – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy .... $15.99
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 CD
Also available Goush Bedey – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... LP 32.99

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

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VariousKarindula Sessions – Tradi-Modern Sounds From Southeast Congo ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2011. New Copy CD & DVD .... $13.99 14.98
Amazing work from the contemporary African underground – put together by the same folks who produced the Congotronics package! The focus this time around is the style dubbed Karindula – music based around an instrument that's essentially a giant banjo made out of an oil barrel, a goat ... read more CD

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VariousKassidat – Raw 45s From Morocco ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1960s. New Copy .... $12.99
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 CD
Also available Kassidat – Raw 45s From Morocco ... LP 16.99

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $19.99
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more CD
(Cool box-styled package – very unique!)

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy .... $13.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... read more CD
Also available Khana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD 9.99

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used .... $9.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... read more CD
Also available Khana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD 13.99

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VariousLagos All Routes ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy .... $6.99 16.98
A stellar batch of Afro funk and native groove from Lagos! Strains of western funk and soulful sounds work their way into the material – thanks again to Fela's mighty influence – but there's a lot more to it! Simmering along with the Afro funk and soul are some truly riveting native ... read more CD

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VariousLagos Disco Inferno 1975 to 1981 – 12 Red Hot Slices From The Golden Era Of Nigerian Disco ... CD
Academy, Late 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
Frantically funky club from Lagos – an amazing collection of post-Fela work from the Nigerian scene, lots of it with the kind of uptempo grooves you'd expect from the "disco" in the title! Yet the sound here is hardly the type you'd find over at Studio 54 – as most cuts here ... read more CD

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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 2 CD Gatefold .... $24.99
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 CD
Also available Let No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 (4LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 59.99

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

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VariousMukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province Kenya ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold .... $14.99
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 CD
Also available Mukunguni – New Recordings From Coast Province Kenya (2 x 10" LPs with CD) ... LP 22.99

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VariousMusic In Bali ... CD
Seven Seas/King (Japan), 1990. Used .... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousOuelele – Another Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1999. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic follow-up to the great Racubah set of Afro Funky Rhythms! In a way, this set's even better than the first, since it digs even deeper, and includes a number of excellent hard to find tracks that would make Fela proud! Includes "Unity" by Phil Cohran & the Artistic Heritage ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousOut Of Africa – World Beat Africa ... CD
Ryko, 1988. Used .... $3.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Salsa Around The World ... CD
Putumayo, 2003. Used .... $2.99
CD
(Sticker on barcode.)

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VariousQat, Coffee, & Qambus – Raw 45s From Yemen ... CD
Parlortone/Dust To Digital, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $12.99
Rare 45s from Yemen – rawly, though crystal clear in both sound and emotion – a real eye-opener of a set compiled by Chris Menist! We've had little chance to hear Yemeni music of this period or any other – and judging from this set, these are sounds we want to explore and ... read more CD

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New VariousRacubah! – A Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1999. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Groovy double-length set that combines new and old Afro Grooves (in the tradition of Africa Funk!) – with many rare titles by African artists recorded in France that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere! Includes "Afro-Disco Beat" by Fela's drummer Tony Allen, "Racubah!&quo ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRadio Niger ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2000s. New Copy .... $15.99
A wonderful collection of radio recordings from Niger – plucked out of the Saharan airwaves, and presented here as a demonstration of this very unusual mode of media! Usually, a CD of radio work might be a bore – but in Niger, broadcastings are usually a pretty spontaneous affair ... read more CD

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VariousRed Hot & Fela ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
One of the hippest entries in the Red Hot series so far – a set of tracks dedicated to the legendary Fela Kuti – felled by AIDS after years of influential grooves – still being felt strongly by the rich array of artists collected in the set! Most tracks are contemporary, but ... read more CD
Also available Red Hot & Fela ... CD 8.99

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VariousRed Hot & Fela ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2013. Used .... $8.99
One of the hippest entries in the Red Hot series so far – a set of tracks dedicated to the legendary Fela Kuti – felled by AIDS after years of influential grooves – still being felt strongly by the rich array of artists collected in the set! Most tracks are contemporary, but ... read more CD
Also available Red Hot & Fela ... CD 13.99

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VariousRed Hot & Riot ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used .... $3.99
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousRepublicafrobeat Vol 2 – Compilado Por DJ Floro ... CD
Lovemonk (Germany), 2005. Used .... $9.99
CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some edge wear.)

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VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Brazil (with bonus CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1970s/2013. New Copy 2CD .... $13.99 14.98
A killer collection of work that digs deep into the trippiest sounds of Brazilian music – that great wave of experimentation started in the Tropicalia years, carried on strongly well into the 70s – and even into more recent years as well! Brazilian music is a surprising wellspring of ... read more CD

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New VariousRough Guide To The Music Of Indonesia ... CD
Rough Guide, 2000. Used .... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Out of print. Promo copy, with no barcode, but all other packaging.)

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VariousTisheh O Risheh – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy .... $15.99
Amazing sounds from the pre-Ayatollah years in Iran – an incredible blend of different global influences, coming together in the sort of sound you'd expect from one of the most progressive scenes in the Mid-East! The work here has some of the same psych elements of Turkish work from the time ... read more CD
Also available Tisheh O Risheh – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... LP 24.99

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VariousVoce – Music From Women Of The World ... CD
Rhino, 1995. Used .... $3.99
CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 2 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy .... $7.99 17.98
Rare Caribbean funk from the 70s – the second volume of West Indies Funk – once again delivering a stylistically diverse take on the classic funky soul from groups such as The Troubadours, Boo & The Tru Tones, Roosevelt Johnson & His Spice Islanders, The Cassanovas, Blue Rhythm ... read more CD

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VariousWorld Beat Vol 3 – Soweto Connection ... CD
Celluloid/Melodie (France), 1997. Used .... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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