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Kiki Gyan24 Hours In A Disco – 1978 to 1982 (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Some of the funkiest, clubbiest work we've ever heard from the African scene of the 70s – great grooves that would be right at home on the New York dancefloors of the time! The style here is definitely drawn from disco, yet is a lot more funk-based too – more in the farther reaches of the disco underground of the late 70s – with some of the offbeat touches you might hear from some of the P&P family of labels. Basslines are often stronger than the beats – and although strings and other elements are sometimes used to sweeten the grooves – the approach is never too commercial, and never softens up the funky rhythms at the bottom. Kiki plays keyboards, sings a bit, and does a great job on production – working under his own name, and with some other key projects as well. Titles include "Disco Dancer", "24 Hours In A Disco", "Sexy Dancer", and "Keep On Dancing" by Kiki Gyan – plus "Loving You" and "Disco Train" by KG Band, and "Pretty Pretty Girls" by The Twins. CD
 
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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric guitar with offbeat Eastern phrasing, rootsy percussion, and very hip production that gives the whole record a sound that's as bold as it is brooding! Like Koray at his best, the music often has a bit of a groove – not entirely funky, but with these strong undercurrents that really move us – despite the barrier of language. Titles include "Bosu Bosuna", "Dumanu Dumanu Oy Bizim Eller", "Kukredi Cimenler", "Seve Beni Beni", "Deniz Ustu Kopurur", "Yakar Inceden Inceden", and "Daglar Dagladi Beni". CD
Also available Edip Akbayram ... LP 25.99

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New Asiko Rock GroupAsiko Rock Group (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
EMI/Disques Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the rock group promised in the title, but one of the most smoking African combos of the 70s – a brilliantly funky lineup that's got a feel that's almost like the best from Kool & The Gang at the time! There's definitely an Afro Funk approach to the music – but most of the sounds here would sit perfectly next to the best American combos of the time – not just because the group sings in English throughout, but also because they've got a hard-hitting way of serving up the drums and basslines – and often layer in these moogy keyboard lines that are somewhere between "Summer Madness" and P&P Records funk! The album's a killer all the way through – one of the heaviest, most hard-hitting records from the scene at the time – and titles include "Shadow of the Boogie", "Together Again Never To Part", "Let's Marry", "Everybody Get Down", "People Talk", and "Lagos City". CD

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New VariousQat, Coffee, & Qambus – Raw 45s From Yemen ... CD
Parlortone/Dust To Digital, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 experience. Yearning ballads with clattering percussion, equally enthralling vocal numbers accompanied by handclaps and female backup vocals, melodies and rhythms from oud and other instrumentation. Very nicely done! Includes "Ya Mun Dakhal Bahr Al-Hawa (Hey, Who Enters The Sea Of Passion?)" by Fatimah Al-Zaelaeyah, "Raee Al-Gamel (The Owner Of Beauty)" by Ahmed Al Aoneedar, "Bellah Alek Wa Mosafer (Hey You, Passenger!)" by Ayob Absi, "Haya Abu-Saif (Welcome Saif's Father)" by Amna Hizam, "Amsi Sameer Al-Nojoom (Night Stars Watcher)" by Ahmad Al-Harazi and more. CD

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New VariousRadio Niger ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2000s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 – a mix of recorded music, live performance, and a fair bit of input from the DJs and broadcasters themselves – which almost makes the selections here feel more like experimental performance than just a set of records on the radio! The package is one of the most exciting from Sublime Frequencies in years – and a real return to their early roots, taping things on the run – and the CD features nearly a hour's worth of listening, with eight differently-flavored selections. CD

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New VariousTisheh O Risheh – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 – but also borrows lots from other sources too – including elements of Bollywood grooves from India, heavy funk from the US, and even some of the more inventive post-colonial sounds from London and Paris! Vocals are almost never in English, but the song structures create a really universal feel to the music – a transcendent sound that's documented perfectly by the selections in this well-done set. Titles include "Asal" by Sattar, "Eshghe To" by Gita, "Dele Khoshbavar" by Shohre Soltai, "Asheghi Ham Hadi Dare" by Shahram, "Pichak" by Nooshafarin, "Tishe O Risheh" by Amir Rassaie, and "Yek Roose Taazeh" by Neli. CD
Also available Tisheh O Risheh – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... LP 24.99
 
 
 



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