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Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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 Soup", "Senga", "Moni", "Essimo", and "Mwasa Makossa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, some wear, and a small stain near the spine.)
 
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B-TribeSuave Suave ... CD
Atlantic/Lava, 1995. Used ... $0.49
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(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Olu DaraNeighborhoods ... CD
Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $1.99
A pretty compelling batch of tracks, featuring the guitar, trumpet, and vocals of Olu Dara – a rootsy player who'd first come to fame in the avant scene of the 80s, but who also has undergone an incredible transformation over the past few years. Although the album is only the 2nd to be released under Dara's own name, he's had over 20 years of experience in the music business – as you'll clearly hear in the record's unique blend of New Orleans funk, delta blues, and African rhythms. It's hard to pinpoint this one exactly – but it's sure to be a favorite with the world music crossover scene. Guests include Dr John and Cassandra Wilson – and titles include "Massamba", "I See The Light", "Out On The Rolling Sea", "Strange Things Happen Every Day", and "Bell & Ponce". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Colombiafrica – The Mystic OrchestraVoodoo Love Inna Champeta Land ... CD
Riverboat, 2007. Used ... $6.99
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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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 energy to the record, by working alongside lead studio help from Jack Yglesias of The Heliocentrics – pushing here into a space that's even more offbeat than the grooves of that group! There's loads of rich acoustic instrumentation – especially percussion – and Mulatu joins the record at one spot, furthering the exotic appeal of the set. Some tracks have an almost ethnographic vibes, while others are a bit more contemporary – although the overall sound is more than worthy of placement on the Soundway label. Titles incude "Arena", "Cumbacutiri", "Fly Through The Lightning To Speak With The Sun", "El Negrero", "Escape To The Palenque", "Manicero", "La Familia", and "Speak To The Spirit Of The Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download of the album!)

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Meta MetaMetal Metal ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Not metal, as in the "heavy" variety – but instead a cool combination of global influences coming together with a nicely bracing sound! The set mixes African rhythms with very offbeat Brazilian instrumentation – almost as if Hermeto Pascoal crossed the Atlantic at some point in the 70s, and started experimenting in Lagos and Mali – using his completely creative approach to reeds and rhythms and turning them towards some heavier sounds at the bottom! The result is a really fresh set – and even though Tony Allen guests a bit on percussion, his contribution is minimal – and the well-deserved credit goes to this extremely creative combo. Titles include "Tristeza Nao", "Oya", "Sao Jorge", "Orunmila", "Man Feriman", "Cobra Rasteira", "Rainha Das Cabecas", and "Alakoro". CD

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
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". CD
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP 26.99

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Son PalenqueAfro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LPs ... $26.99
Seminal sounds from Son Palenque – one of the funkiest, earthiest groups to ever come from the Colombian scene – and an ensemble who draw so much inspiration from African styles, they've really found a musical bridge across the Atlantic! There's a fair bit of Afro Funk in the mix here, 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
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD 16.99

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TirogoDisco Maniac/We Like To Party ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99
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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