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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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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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King Sunny AdeSynchro System (Canadian pressing) ... LP
Island (Canada), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The second domestically released album from King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, with the wonderful Ju Ju sound ringing throughout every piece, from the up tempo numbers to the more mellow grooves. Interlocking, chirping guitar parts are layered over nicely percolating rhythms, 9 tracks in all: ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split at one spot in the spine, but is otherwise great.)

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Segun AdewalePlay For Me ... LP
Rounder, 1984. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and cutout hole.)

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Afro FunkBody Music (plus download) ... LP
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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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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 ... 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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AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)
Also available Simigwa ... CD 11.99

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

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

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ArrowHeat ... LP
Arrow, 1983. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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BatidaBatida (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
The first-ever contemporary recording on Soundway – but a set that's still got firm roots in the 70s African scene that's usually represented by the label! Batida is the brainchild of Portuguese DJ Mpula – who brings together samples from older Angolan recordings with contemporary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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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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BloChapter One ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chapter One ... CD 10.99

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BloPhase II (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
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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BombinoAgamgam 2004 (2014 Record Store Day Release) (with bonus download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2004. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
The first real album from Tuareg guitarist Bombino – recorded acoustically around a campfire in the desert, with an intimate feel that's different from other work on that scene! The guitar work is surprisingly deft, and is mixed with Bombino's vocals – and songs include his own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download code!)

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Calypso VibrationsUniversal Sounds ... LP
Calypso Vibrations, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $22.99
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(Cover has light wear and aging, with a small bit of marker.)

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Charlie's RootsHammer ... LP
Charlie's, Mid 80s. Very Good ... $1.99
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CokesBabylon Water ... LP
Gramma (South Africa), 1988. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Cover has tape along the seams and spine.)

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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

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Debruit & AlsarahAljawal (plus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Weirdly wonderful sounds from Debruit & Alsarah – a duo who offer up their own take on older Sudanese modes – but with a very stripped-down style overall! Most numbers feature just Alsarah's lovely vocals atop beats and keys from Xavier Thomas – used in modes that evoke older ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download too!)
Also available Aljawal ... CD 9.99

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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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New 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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Dur-Dur BandVolume 5 ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1987. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Volume 5 ... CD 8.99

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Eddie & The MovementsLegal ... LP
WB, Mid 80s. Very Good ... $1.99
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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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Ekambi BrillantEkambi Brillant ... LP
Jengou (France), 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $23.99
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Enugu Musical SocietyFolk Songs From Nigeria With Love ... LP
Jovinco (Nigeria), 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete 1967 to 1974 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Incredible work from one of the most important Ethiopian artists of the 70s – a smoking set of vintage recordings from Alemayehu Eshete – some of them plenty darn funky too! As you'd guess from his picture on the cover, guitar is Eshete's main instrument – used in these twangy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kimio EtoKoto Music ... LP
World Pacific, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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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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New FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $39.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(90s French reissue.)

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New Fela & Africa 70ITT (International Thief Thief) ... LP
Barclay (France), 1980. Near Mint- (reissue)... $34.99
One of Fela's all time classics – and a biting attack on the transnational monster that was International Telephone & Telegraph in the 70s! This reissue has the original cover, which is much wilder than the cover for the version that came out in the US. And even though the date seems a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)

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New Fela & Africa 70Monkey Banana ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975/1999. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The kind of reissue that makes us glad we're alive! This rare early album by Fela has always been darn tough to find – and even though we have had it in on a 2-in-1 Japanese CD, it's great to have a vinyl copy, with the original cover art and everything! The album has 2 long tracks – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)

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New Fela & Africa 70Na Poi ... LP
Barclay (France), 1976. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Excellent vinyl reissue of this great Fela album that's darn tough to find over here in the US! The record features the extended 2 part version of the track "Na Poi", plus the shorter "You No Go Die . . . Unless" – and as far as we know, this one was not issued as readily ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)

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New Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood ... LP
Barclay (France), 1977. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)

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

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New Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Barclay (France), 1976/1999. Very Good+ (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful reissue of this very hard to find Fela album from the mid 70s! The reissue has everything you'd find in the original – right down to the cool painting on the cover of some T&A being covered with "Soyoyo Cream Skin Bleacher"! The cut "Yellow Fever" is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)
Also available
Yellow Fever/Na Poi ... CD 6.99
Yellow Fever/Na Poi (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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Folk Ensemble Of BaliTabu Tabuhan Bali – Music From Bali ... LP
Request, Late 60s. Sealed ... $13.99
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FontanellesHorns Of Freedom (includes download) ... LP
First Word (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
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 9.99

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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas (plus download) ... LP
Continental, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The great second album from Ghana's K. Frimpong – backed by the group Vis-a-Vis (though billed in the title as his Cubano Fiestas) – a stunning blend of Ghanian Highlife music and rawer Afro Funk & soul! A few K. Frimpong numbers appeared on some of our favorite African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)

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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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Johnny Gomez, Lord Cristo, Dictator, & OthersDance Calypso ... LP
Cook, Late 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
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(Very cool red vinyl pressing! Vinyl has some bubbles from pressing – but seems to play fine, with minimal response from these.)

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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 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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Grenada Phoenix Angel Harps Steel OrchestraAs Prescribed ... LP
Pah (Trinidad & Tobago), 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has some light wear.)

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Gaston GuilbertTahiti: Dream Island ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $14.99
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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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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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Hayvanlar AlemiTwisted Souvenirs ... LP
Unrock (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $25.99
If you think Turkish psychedelia is only a thing of the past, then guess again – because these guys really bring back the classic sound of Arabesk rock – complete with all its best fuzzy touches! The music is fast and free – driven by heavy drums, and cut through by lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 750 copies.)

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

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coban Mamos – Disco Folk ... CD 9.99

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

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ilectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk ... CD 11.99

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ImitshotshovuIcala ... LP
Soul Brothers (South Africa), 1985. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Titles include "Into Yami", "Hamb Uyogana", "Icala", "Ungazi Ngabo", "Wangithanda Ungaqondanga", and "Ungenwe Yini". LP, Vinyl record album

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Sayuri IshikawaBest ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Jamsie & The Happy SevenCulturally Yours ... LP
Crucian, Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some splitting on the top seam and split bottom seam.)

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Jeri-JeriNdagga Versions ... LP
Ndagga (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
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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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the greatest things to ever come out of Hugh Masekela's association with Uni Records – an album of instrumental tunes that recalls the older sound of the South African scene, yet which also has more of that modern and slightly funky groove that Hugh was bringing to his own work in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo ink stamp on the back.)

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

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Message From Mozambique ... LP
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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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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KamazuJika Majika ... LP
Teal (South Africa), 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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Cem KaracaNin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
Very hip sounds from a very hip-looking cat – Cem Karaca, a Turkish contemporary of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray – heard here on a really great second album from the 70s! Some of the best cuts here mix in exotic Turkish roots with modern psychedelia – a sound that's set to vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... CD 10.99

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

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KassavMajestik Zouk ... LP
Columbia, 1980s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Kaveri SpecialKaveri Special ... LP
Monamour (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A unique Afro Funk group from Finland – and one who work in territory that's a bit different than most of their contemporaries! The guitars here take center stage instead of the usual horns – and criss-cross in this really beautiful way that's complex, yet rhythmically intense – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Elvis KemayoAfrica Music Non Stop – Te Revoir – 10 Eme Anniversaire ... LP
Safari (France), 1984. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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KG Band (Kiki Gyan)Disco Train (LP & 7" single) ... LP
Hot Casa (Belgium), 1980. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Ashish KhanYoung Master Of The Sarod ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Vinyl is clean, with a few light marks. Cover has light wear and a small name near the top.)

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Rajdulari Aliakbar KhanRaga Kirwani – Raga Imni Bilawal ... LP
Connoisseur Society, 1967. Sealed ... $19.99
Also includes Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on lute and Pandit Mahapurush Misra on tabla. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffar KhanUstad Abdul Halim Jaffar Khan ... LP
Odeon (India), 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
Ustad plays sitar with tabla accompaniment! LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing! Top cover seam is split, but rest of cover is nice.)

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Soubhi Kochak & Hakki Obadia EnsembleMiddle East Music ... LP
Mace, 1965. Sealed ... $8.99
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(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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KokoloHeavy Hustling ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2009. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing new sound from Kokolo – one that takes their Afro Funk groove, and turns it on a host of James Brown classics – all with a result that's completely unique! The album's hardly a copycat of James' original style – and instead, it reworks his funky favorites with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise (with digital download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From Africa With Fury – Rise ... CD 8.99

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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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Professor Wei Chung LohChinese Classical Music ... LP
Lyrichord, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some notes written in pen on the back.)

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Lord Flea & His CalypsoniansSingin Calypsos ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
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(Cover has some light ringwear, edge wear and a split top seam.)

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Lord FunnyHave Fun With Bam ... LP
Antillana, 1975. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover is stained on the bottom inch.)

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Sipho MabuseChant Of The Marching ... LP
Virgin, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Baris MancoYeni Bir Gun ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
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

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

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Bumba MassaL'Argent Et La Femme ... LP
Star Musique, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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

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Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil JazzSweet Mother ... LP
Rounder, 1976. Very Good ... $12.99
Nigerian grooves, recorded in the mid 70s by Prince Nico Mgbarga and his Rocafil Jazz group. Note that these guys use "jazz" loosely, and that the record's not actually a jazz/funk one – and that the tracks have a long, free-flowing sound that's more directly African than some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, a small peeled spot from sticker removal and a touch of pen in one corner.)

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New Yehudi Menuhin/Narayanaswami/Menon/RaghuClassical Indian Music ... LP
London, Early 60s. Sealed ... $23.99
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(Sealed stereo pressing, with blue back.)

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available Salvadora Robot ... CD 10.99

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Mighty SparrowBoogie Beat ... LP
Salsoul, 1976. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Jay Mitchell & Hot IceMessenger ... LP
Bush Fire, 1981. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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Mdou MoctarAfelan ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance (plus bonus 12" single & download card) ... LP
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy LP + 12" Gatefold ... $21.99 28.98
Massive music from Monomono – and a set of Afro Funk put together with a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds! The style here isn't just the familiar grooves you might expect – and instead, there's almost a post-colonial vibe going on – an ear towards London, and another towards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Give The Beggar A Chance ... CD 14.99

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MulatuAfro Latin Soul ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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MulatuSketches Of Ethiopia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Jazz Village (France), 2013. New Copy ... $25.99
A brilliant new recording from Mulatu – one that shows that the Ethiopian legend hasn't lost a bit of his edge in recent years! The sound here is still very strong and bold – that crucial blending of African roots and jazzy inflections that's made Mulatu one of the most influential ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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New Musi O TunyaWings Of Africa ... LP
EMI/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A landmark album from Musi O Tunya – a set billed as one of the first Zamrock albums, but a record that's also got a fair bit of funk and jazz as well! The rhythms really take off once things get going – complicating things more than usual for this sort of outing – and opening ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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