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B-TribeSuave Suave ... CD
Atlantic/Lava, 1995. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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New Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that blew up on dancefloors instantly, thanks to a strong cultural colonial pipeline already laid down by the French. The track had this amazing choppy beat that was instantly copied by loads of folks – as was the "Soul Makossa" tune, which due to some sort of copyright loophole, was covered by just about as many groups in the 70s as "Der Komissar" was in the 80s! (This is also why the album has a banner on the top that says "The Original"!) The rest of the album was recorded to follow up on the strength of that single – and believe it or not, it's actually even better, as the band is completely tight, very funky, and playing with that weird mix of Afro rhythms and electric funk that was being laid down in Paris at the time (and in fact, French jazzer Georges Arvanitas actually plays on the album!) Manu's tone is incredible, and the record's a must-have in the bin of any fan of 70s Afro Funk! Cuts include "New Bell", "Hibiscus", "Lily", and "O Boso". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)
 
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BelenouChimen Ta La ... LP
Leritage (France), 1983. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold (reissue).... $19.99
A really unique little record – and one with a trans-Atlantic heritage too! The sounds here are all from Martinique, but are heavy in African roots as well – and offer up a criss-crossing of rhythmic and tropical modes that's mighty unique! The grooves have some vocals, but are often mostly focused on the instrumental interplay – some great percussion that moves at a very skittish pace – topped with these guitar lines that are both light and jagged, and which have a pulsing rhythmic intensity that's pretty darn hypnotic! Horns are nice, and get some great solos too – and there's a quality the record that's both airy and deep at the same time. Titles include "Chimen Ta La", "Bochet", "Ansinel", "Flabo Pep La", "Omaj Pou Danyel", and "Endepandans". LP, Vinyl record album

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Colombiafrica – The Mystic OrchestraVoodoo Love Inna Champeta Land ... CD
Riverboat, 2007. Used .... $8.99
Unusual grooves from the Colombia scene – a contemporary pan-Atlantic style that brings together older African modes with some of the Latin influences from Colombia! Elements of soukous, highlife, and Afro-Beat come into play with romping Latin percussion and some slight contemporary production techniques – in a blend that links together the cultures beautifully, and which often comes off with a sunny, warm-spirited appeal! The package features 14 tracks recorded in both Colombia and Paris – with a great array of guest stars joining in from track to track. Titles include "No Habla Na", "Mama Africa", "Jaloux Jaloux", "Zarandia Champeta", "Quien Manda A Quien", "More Fire From Colombiafrica", "Rey De Rocha Sound System", "El Liso En Olaya", and "Kumina". CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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ItadiItadi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 1977. New Copy .... $16.99
A rare Afro funk gem from Itadi – filled with righteous sounds and knowledge, and served up in a dubby groove that's pretty unique! Itadi hails from Togo, but already had experience in the US by the time of this recording – and the sound carries some cross-Atlantic styles that really make the whole thing stand out – almost echoes of Jamaican modes at time, fused with a delivery that's decidedly African – all coming out in a post-colonial style that's a bit like the best work from Cymande! Tracks spin out these rolling basslines that are tied together with riffing guitar and sweet organ lines – and although the lyrics are important, and often political, the infectious rhythmic approach of the record is what really sends things home – all at a pace that's quite different than both Nigerian or Ethiopian sounds of the time. Titles include "Dodzi", "Hustle", "Live In Other World", "Ayala", "Mama", "Peace & Freedom", and "Watch Your Life". CD

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs .... $26.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, but given some rootsier twists and more intense rhythms that also reflect the group's Colombian origin – a blend that's almost their way of paying back the rich reworking of Cuban grooves done by key African artists in the 70s – extrapolated here even further by Son Palenque. Most tunes are very heavy on percussion, and feature chorus vocals that support the strongly criss-crossing instrumentation – and even some more electric moments on guitar and keyboards still seem to quickly give way to acoustic rhythms. The set's the first-ever to focus on this unique group – and titles include "Alocusa", "El Mojan", "Itan Pamajate", "Achinagua", "Pa Bete", "Arriba Arriba", "Chofao Apele", "Atina Tina", "El Tigre", "Azuca Y Limon", and "Chande". LP, Vinyl record album

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TirogoDisco Maniac/We Like To Party ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... $15.99
A groove that's way different than the disco you might hear on this side of the Atlantic in the late 70s – more a tight Afro Funk approach, served up here with riffing guitars and lots of tight horns that descend in a really cool way with the vocals! "We Like To Party" follows in a similar groove – almost echoing the rhythm of the main cut, but with some more playful chorus lyrics too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a cool poster on the front!)

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD
New Copy .... Early April, 2014 (delayed)
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, but given some rootsier twists and more intense rhythms that also reflect the group's Colombian origin – a blend that's almost their way of paying back the rich reworking of Cuban grooves done by key African artists in the 70s – extrapolated here even further by Son Palenque. Most tunes are very heavy on percussion, and feature chorus vocals that support the strongly criss-crossing instrumentation – and even some more electric moments on guitar and keyboards still seem to quickly give way to acoustic rhythms. The set's the first-ever to focus on this unique group – and titles include "Alocusa", "El Mojan", "Itan Pamajate", "Achinagua", "Pa Bete", "Arriba Arriba", "Chofao Apele", "Atina Tina", "El Tigre", "Azuca Y Limon", and "Chande". CD
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP 26.99
 
 
 



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