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New Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz ... LP
L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue).... $22.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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NomoGhost Rock ... LP
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy .... $9.99 16.98
Amazing work from Nomo – their greatest album so far, and an incredible step forward in styles! Nomo started out as an already-great Afro Funk combo – but over the past few records, they've picked up a really hip range of musical influences – spiritual jazz, electronica, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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NomoRocket #9/Nu Tones (orig, Matthew Dear rmx)/Bonus Electric Sawblade Gamelon Sounds ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy .... $3.99 6.98
Amazing work from Nomo – a single that takes the group way past their Afro Funk roots! First up is a totally great cover of Sun Ra's "Rocket #9" – done with lots of skittish percussion really driving the bottom of the tune – and plenty of weird electric piano that ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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OboadeKpanlogo Party With Oboade ... LP
Lyrichord (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- .... $11.99
A live recreation of Kpanlogo rhythms from West Africa recorded in London. Mustapha Tettey Addy and 4 other drummers lay down simple percussion patterns and sing playfully overtop and the dancing begins. Two long tracks – one for each side. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains on the seams, which are unglued.)

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Oscarmore OforiAfrika! ... LP
EMI (UK), 1971. Very Good+ .... $6.99
A lively set of highlife tracks – recorded in English, Twi, and Krobo by Oscarmore Ofori – Ghanian composer and singer. The album's got a bouncy, optimistic feel that's typical of 60s African recordings of this nature – but it hits a few darker notes that keep things interesting ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Capitol. Cover has discoloration due to aging, and some wear.)

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OgassaOgassa Story (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Albarika Store/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
The Ogassa story is a short one, given that the group only issued a handful of recordings – one of which is this really unique Nigerian album! Ogassa have a style that's much more deeply soulful than some of their contemporaries – as equally committed to sad-tinged lyrics as they are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool deluxe pressing – super-heavy cover and vinyl!)

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Kei OguraUtagusa 1971 - 1981 ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1981. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
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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 .... Just Sold Out!
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

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Skeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... CD

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouVodoun Effect – Funk & Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels 1973 to 1975 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Just Sold Out!
One of the most incredible African collections we've ever heard – almost more amazing than the African Scream Contest set from the same label! The package focuses on work by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – a group who really live up to their name, by bringing in a host of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Pyramid BluePyramid Blue (with download) ... LP
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. New Copy .... $22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Pyramid Blue ... CD 8.99

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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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Sohail RanaKhyber Mail ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy .... $21.99
Psychedelic keyboard grooves and funky sitar soundscapes from Sohail Rana – an accomplished Lollywood film music composer who also released some tripped out and more experimental records back in the day! Khyber Mail is just such a treasure – a great record that was funded by EMI ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Reebop Kwaku BaahReebop ... LP
Island, 1972. Very Good .... $16.99
One of those British sessions from the early 70s that mix African grooves with British prog rock, in a mode that's similar to some of the Ginger Baker albums from the same time. Percussionist Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah sings on the whole record, but the real strength comes from the ensemble backing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Tabu Ley Rochereau & Luambo Makiadi FrancoRochereau Et Franco A Paris ... LP
Genidia (France), 1983. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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Ronnie & The RamblersOn The Limb ... LP
R&R, Early 70s. Very Good- .... $2.99
There were lots of funky steel drum bands during the early 70s – but this isn't one of them! Ronnie & crew are more in the straight steel drum mode – and they crank out mellow versions of hits like "Never On A Sunday", "Yellow Bird", "Somewhere My Love" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains.)

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Rajesh RoshanYaarana ... LP
Polydor (India), 1980. Very Good Gatefold .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear on one edge, and an India Gifts sticker on the edge.)

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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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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Sebo EnsembleSebo Egyuttes ... LP
Pepita (Hungary), Early 70s. Good+ Gatefold .... $3.99
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(Cover has a few pieces of tape and some edge wear.)

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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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Mar SeckVagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vagabonde – From Super Cap Vert To Number One – Unreleased Recordings 1969 to 1980 ... CD 18.99

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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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Shankar FamilyShankar Family & Friends ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good+ .... $11.99
Groovier than most records from Ravi – and produced by George Harrison, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, including the insert. Cover has initials in marker on front.)

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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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New Skah Shah #1Men Nimewo A ... LP
Pas De Shah, 1985. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a small sticker on front.)

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Society Of SevenFlashback ... LP
Silver Sword, Early 70s. Very Good+ .... $8.99
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Solo Harmonites SteelbandMas Right On Vol 2 ... LP
Antillana, Early 70s. Very Good .... $8.99
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(Cover has some ringwear and edge wear.)

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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, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Omar SouleymanDabke 2020 – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/2000s. New Copy .... $19.99
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy .... $19.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD, too!)

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South Stars Steel OrchestraSouth Stars Steel Orchestra – Encore To The South Panorama Champions ... LP
South Stars (Barbados), Early 80s. Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
Features guest trumpet from Errol Ince. LP, Vinyl record album

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SparrowHotter Than Ever ... LP
Ra (Barbados), 1972. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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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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Super Djata BandSuper Djata Band Vol 2 – Yellow ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
An amazing mix of modes from the Super Djata Band – a record that has deep Malian roots in the rhythms, but which also offers up some key electric touches on guitar – served up here with plenty of lead solos from Zani Diabate! And when we say "lead", we don't mean the kind of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Djata De BamakoSuper Djata De Bamako Vol 2 – Blue ... LP
Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
Stellar work from Zani Diabate and the Super Djata Band – a classic early 80s album by the combo, but one with a feel that's instantly timeless as well! The rhythms here are relatively spare, but very striking – usually these interweaving basslines and subtle percussive parts – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SurvivalSimmer Down ... LP
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy .... $19.99 23.99
It's impossible to simmer down with a groove this great – a wicked blend of African funk and fuzzier psych touches – all served up by Nigeria's legendary Survival! The set was recorded at Ginger Baker's Arc Studios, and has his own blend of rootsy elements, complicated rhythms, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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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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Tall NationalKaani (with download) ... LP
Fat Cat, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download.)
Also available Kaani ... CD 12.99

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New Bibi Tanga Et Le Professeur InlassableEn Slip Chaussettes (vocal, dub) ... 7-inch
L'inlassable Disque (France), 2008. New Copy (pic cover).... $9.99
A very cool little track – one that's got an Afro Funk vibe, but at a pace that's much slower and moodier than usual! The beats have a nicely space feel, and they're interwoven with these little keyboard bursts that sound very cool and trippy – really keeping the right pace to move ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Pierre Didy TchakounteMagabe Man ... LP
MSKA (France), Early 80s. Near Mint- .... $14.99
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Mikis TheodorakisTheodorakis Concert 1 – Lianotragouda – Chansons De La Patrie Amere ... LP
Columbia/EMI (France), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $7.99
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(Cover has some light staining.)

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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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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 ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a cool poster on the front!)

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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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New Sidi ToureAlafia ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2013. New Copy .... $16.99 18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alafia ... CD 13.99

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Vieux Farka ToureSecret ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used .... Just Sold Out!
CD
(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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Lobi TraoreBamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 (180 gram pressing with CD) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1995. New Copy Gatefold .... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD!)
Also available Bamako Nights – Live At Bar Bozo 1995 ... CD 16.99

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Trinidad Steel DrummersTrinidad Steel Drummers ... LP
Cherry, Early 70s. Very Good .... $18.99
Features two very funky steel drum covers – excellent versions of "Spinning Wheel" and "Cissy Strut"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes in a plain white sleeve.)

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Ed WatsonHeavy Roller ... LP
Circle (Barbados), 1981. Very Good+ .... $6.99
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Ed Watson & His Brass CircleJust A Little Bit ... LP
Charlie's, 1978. Very Good+ .... $14.99
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ET WebsterMusic Is Life ... LP
TW (Jamaica), Late 70s. Very Good .... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs .... Just Sold Out!
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 WitchMovin' On ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $26.99
An unusual later album from Witch – one that has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows the group picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older Zamrock styles to create a really unique sound overall! At times, the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy .... $18.99
African rhythms with a distinctively Ethiopian inspired sound from Woima Collective – with even more dexterous percussive textures than on their earlier work – nicely layered underneath some snakey, hypnotic horns and psych funk guitar grooves! The players include veterans of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
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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Hozan YamamotoSuite For Shakuhachi ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ .... $11.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Sonar Senghor Ak Sicco YiAfrican Tribal Music & Dances ... LP
Counterpoint, Early 60s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
Drums and chants – pretty sparely recorded, as if the record were done somewhere out in the wilds of Africa, but most likely recorded in the wilds of Hollywood! Tracks are of varying length – and the overall sound is pretty nice. Titles include "Miva", "Changoo", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Olympic pressing in the blue photo cover.)

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used .... $5.99
CD
(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
CD
(With original paper band. Digipack has a cutout hole.)

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... LP
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy 2LP .... $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 is the third whopping volume in Pharaway's look at Ahmad Zahir – a charismatic singer who rose to huge fame in the 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Hector ZazouReivax Au Bongo ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1986. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
An incredibly beautiful record – one scored to accompany a "photo novel" included in the set! The work brings together vocals from Congolese singers and musicians Ray Lema, Kanda Bongo Man, and Bony Bikaye – plus a range of light strings, percussion, and electronics – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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