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Other Brothers with Pierre NolesAy Bo Le ... LP
Trans Canada (Canada), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $8.99
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(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Owiny Sigoma BandPower Punch ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 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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Papa NoelPapa Noel Et Le Duo Incomparable ... CD
Les Mampokos (France), Used ... $4.99
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New Ivo Papasov & His Bulgarian Wedding BandOrpheus Ascending ... CD
Hannibal, 1989. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Penny PennyShaka Bundu (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files.)

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Saburo Iida/Philharmony OrchestraFantasy – Bali, Ceylon, & Pakistan ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
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Geraldo PinoHeavy Heavy Heavy (Let's Have A Party/Afro Soco Soul Live) ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. Used ... $18.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – because the groove is heavy heavy heavy, and the set is one of the funkiest African collections we've ever stocked! Geraldo Pino's often credited as the man who inspired part of the Fela sound of the 70s – and Pino was one of the first ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of ... 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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Pyramid BluePyramid Blue (with download) ... LP
Lovemonk (Spain), 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
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.)

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Quinteto El DespuesCalles Lejanas ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 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 3 – Dioba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 18.98
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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Nistha RajExit 1 ... CD
Nistha Raj, 2013. Used ... $4.99
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Red BaraatShruggy Ji ... CD
Sinj, 2013. Used ... $6.99
Raw percussion, brass and party-ready global grooves from Brooklyn combo Red Baraat! Eclecticism is a big part of the picture here – with diverse strains of styles from around the world – with a bit of an emphasis on Eastern percussive funk, thanks to the dhol drum being such a key ... read more CD

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Reebop Kwaku BaahReebop ... LP
Island, 1972. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Vinyl plays with a short click on side two, tracks 1 & 3.)

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Danny Reid & The Calypso Steel-O-RamaMusic Of The Islands ... LP
Souvenir, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover appears to have been signed by the group on back.)

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New Jefferson Rose BandFeel Like Dancing ... CD
Jefferson Rose, 2014. Used ... $8.99
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David Rudder, Charlie Roots & OthersThis Is Soca ... LP
Sire, 1987. Very Good+ 2LP ... $2.99
One LP of Soca numbers by David Rudder and Charlie Roots, with 'Calypso Music", "Jourvert Music", "Yes Darling", "Bahia Girl", "Kojak", "Permission To Mash Up The Place" and others. The second album features numbers by Shadow, Natasha, Baron, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SabicasFlamenco Fever ... LP
ABC, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Sabicas & EscuderoRomantic Guitars Of Sabicas & Escudero – From The Pampas To The Rio Grande ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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Bally SagooStar Crazy 2 ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 2000. Used ... $6.99
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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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Oumou SangareWorotan ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1996. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print, missing slipcover.)

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Awa SanghoAla Ta ... CD
Motema, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... read more CD

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Sawt Et AtlasDonia ... CD
Small/Sony (France), 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Markus SchwartzTanbou Nan Lakou Brooklyn – Haitian Drums In The Brooklyn Yard ... CD
Markus Schwartz, 2008. Used ... $5.99
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SE RogieSounds Of SE Rogie ... LP
Mississippi/Domino Sound, 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99
Seminal sounds from SE Rogie – one of the most important palm wine artists to emerge from Sierra Leone in the 60s! Rogie sings in this wonderfully fluid style alongside his well-plucked guitar – which rings out with these bright tones that really illuminate the lyrics, but also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Semi ColonNdia Egbuo Nia (Afro Jigida) (2CD edition – with bonus tracks and 72-page book) ... CD
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $18.99 19.98
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and ... read more CD

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Noura Mint SeymaliTzenni (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Mauritanian music from Noura Mint Seymali – a set recorded back home, as well as in Dakar and Brooklyn – with a kind of globe-spanning sound that really shows the power in her work! Noura sings with this amazing sense of inflection – the kind of vocal dynamics you might expect ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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ShadowBetter Than Ever ... LP
Charlie's, 1985. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has some wear, a couple of small stains, and some splitting on the spine.)

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Shakuhachi (Akikazu Nakamura)Saji – World Of Zen Music ... CD
Columbia/Denon (Japan), 1999. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Anoushka ShankarLive At Carnegie Hall ... CD
Angel, 2000/2001. Used ... $6.99
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Ravi ShankarConcert For Peace – Royal Albert Hall ... CD
Moment, 1995. Used 2CD ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In New York ... CD
World Pacific/Angel, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Classic 60s work by Shankar – working here with Alla Rhaka on tabla and Shyam But Nagar on tamboura. The album features 3 long tracks – "Raga Marawa", which takes up all of side two, plus "Raga Bairaga" and "Nata Bhariravi". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In San Francisco ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $13.99
Three lengthy pieces from Shankar, accompanied by Alla Rakha on tabla: "Tabla Solo In Shikhar", "Dhun (Based On the Morning Raga In Sindhi-Bhairavi)" and "Raga Bhupal Todi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing!)

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New Ravi ShankarThree Ragas (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
The title tells it all – as Ravi delivers three long ragas, with backing on tabla and tamboura. A nice one to plug in and drop out to – with the 28 minute-long "Raga Jog", plus "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman" and "Raga Ahir Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing, with an address sticker. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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ShankarRaga Aberi ... CD
Music Of The World, 1995. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print, please note that the booklet is intact but water damaged & there is some paper on the label side of the disc.)

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Sharan Rani/Chatur LalMusic Of India/Drums Of India ... CD
World Pacific/El (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Benedict SilbermanJewish Music – Melodies Beloved The World Over ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Vinyl has a click on one track.)

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Rudy SmithRudy Smith Quartet – Stretching Out – Live In Fasching ... LP
S&P (Sweden), 1985. Near Mint- ... $28.99
A sweet jazz set that has Rudy Smith on steel drums, working with a Danish piano trio – on long tracks that include Coltrane's "Impressions", plus "Blues For Egar", "Blues L'Amoise", and "Song For Ginger". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rudy Smith QuartetStill Around ... LP
S&P (Denmark), 1984. Very Good+ ... $43.99
A wonderful mix of modes here – steel drums and jazz, wrapped together in a sound that's quite different than most other work of its nature! Usually, we're not the biggest fans of steel drum records – because while they might have a few good moments, they've also got plenty of schlock. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Society Of SevenFlashback ... LP
Silver Sword, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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, ... read more 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, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro-Colombian Sound Modernizers ... CD 16.99

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... read more CD
Also available Sendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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Sonido Gallo NegroSendero Mistico (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)
Also available Sendero Mistico ... CD 16.99

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New Omar SouleymanWenu Wenu (180 gram with bonus download) ... LP
Ribbon, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Maybe the most mindblowing record so far from the enigmatic Omar Souleyman – a set produced by Kieran Hebden with lots of weird, sharp edges – but in a way that still keeps all the core elements of Souleyman's music intact! Hebden doesn't do much more than bring the whole thing into ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl and tip-on cover, with bonus download – in a limited, numbered pressing!)

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Souljazz OrchestraFreedom No Go Die ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2007. New Copy ... $6.99
More Afro Funk than the soul jazz you might guess from the group's name – but that's OK with us, because the record's plenty darn great! Souljazz Orchestra are one of the best of the current wave of Afro combos to hail from Canada – and they manage to get an incredible full sound from ... read more CD

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Souljazz OrchestraInner Fire (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $20.99 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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New Soweto Percussion EnsembleTales Of The Drum ... CD
Sheer Sound, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Soweto Teachers' ChoirU Shaka ... LP
Gallo (South Africa), 1983. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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St John Steel Unlimited OrchestraSteel Unlimited ... LP
Unlimited, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Staff Benda BililiBouger Le Monde ... CD
Crammed, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
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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SukhbirPrince Of Bhangra – Sukhbir Greatest Hits Vol 1 ... CD
BMG/Crescendo, 1999. Used ... $7.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar SulleyJemelatu ... LP
Custom, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
One of the few rare records of African-tinged soul cut by percussionist Oscar Sulley in Chicago during the 70s – issued on the small Custom Records label, which was essentially a vanity press! Don't let that obscurity stop you, though – because the set's a real treasure, and one that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Biton De SegouSuper Biton De Segou Anthology ... CD
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the greatest groups in Mali during the 70s – a legendary ensemble with a really other-worldly sound! Super Biton De Segou have a way of folding together their horns with their grooves that's really mindblowing – taking all the sharp edges and exotic flavors of the reeds, and ... read more CD

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Super Diamano De DakarAdama Ndiaye/Madiara Ngone ... 7-inch
Sonafric (France), 1977. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
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SurvivalSimmer Down ... CD
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
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 CD
(Limited edition.)
Also available Simmer Down ... LP 19.99

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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.)
Also available Simmer Down ... CD 11.99

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Tala (Tala Andre Marie)Tala 81 ... LP
Andy's (Cameroon), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Includes the wicked funk track "Get Up Tchamassi" – plus some other more traditional Afro-styled groovers – like "Hop Sy Trong", "Gue Ghokte Wo", "What Your Problem", and "Mete Ne Mse". LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has some light water damage – but vinyl is nice.)

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Tala (Tala Andre Marie)Tu M'As Menti ... LP
Andy's (Cameroon), Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Afro-soul from Tala – a set that has a nice range of modes, all of them pretty groovy! The title track is a stunning slow soul number – definitely inspired by James Brown's "It's A Man's World" – but some other tracks sparkle with a bit more boogie too – a key ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is worn.)

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Talbot BrothersBermuda Holiday ... LP
Polyphonic, Early 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $2.99
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(Vinyl has some marks that click. Cover has some light staining along the bottom and a small split on the bottom seam.)

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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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TarikaBibiango ... CD
Green Linnet, 1994. Used ... $2.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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New Mikis ThedorakisGreece Is Dancing – Thirteen Instrumental Syrtakies ... LP
Margophone (Greece), Late 60s. Good+ ... $3.99
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New 3 Mustaphas 3Heart Of Uncle ... CD
Ace/Rhino, 1989. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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New 3 Mustaphas 3Soup Of The Century ... CD
Ryko, 1990. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Ti ParisTi Paris Et Sa Guitare ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautiful work from Ti Paris – a Haitian guitarist who works here in a relatively stripped-down setting – usually just his voice and acoustic guitar, light percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The approach is quite different than later Haitian music we know – and has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Imarhan TimbuktuAkal Warled ... CD
Clermont, 2014. Used ... $7.99
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

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TinariwenAmassakoul ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2003. Used ... $7.99
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TinariwenEmmaar (with bonus tracks and CD) ... LP
Anti, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD of the whole album!)

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

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Djelimady Tounkara & Super Rail Band InternationalAllo Bamako – Malian Dance Music Of The 1970s ... CD
Oriki (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 16.98
Incredible grooves from the Malian scene of the 70s – all long tracks that spin out with amazing rhythms and a great undercurrent of funk! There's a flowing, spun-out quality to most of these numbers – as percussion builds along with guitar and kora, in ways that create a hypnotic, ... read more CD

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Boubacar TraoreMacire ... CD
Indigo (France), 1998. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Boubacar TraoreMariama ... LP
Little Axe, Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A seminal set of Mali blues from the legendary Boubacar Traore – and an album that was only issued on cassette upon its initial release! The set's got a spare, evocative sound that grabs you right away – hypnotic guitar lines that move in these slowly shifting patterns, topped by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rokia TraoreBowmboi ... CD
Nonesuch/Tama, 2004. Used ... $7.99
The third album from Malian singer Rokia Traore – a compelling collection of folksy tunes with a focus on her incredible vocals, supported by instrumentation that includes light percussion and guitar. The booklet provides translation of the set's stunning lyrics, and titles include "Mani ... read more CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Jai UttalFootprints ... CD
Triloka, 1990. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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VampiresVampires Underground ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King WawaRespect Movement ... CD
WS, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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ET WebsterMusic Is Life ... LP
TW (Jamaica), Late 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Tunde WilliamsMr Big Mouth ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Yes!! It's as if the folks at Honest Jon's have unearthed a great lost Fela session, and for all intents and purposes, they have! Mr Big Mouth is a session written and led by trumpeter Tunde Williams, a mainstay in Fela's group for many years and one of the most distinctive voices in the horn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New WitchKuomboka ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
A surprisingly great later set from Witch – one that still has some of their funky styles of a few years before, but which also seems to bring in some stronger African elements as well – in the kind of sweet fusion that was showing up in some of the hipper South African acts of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. Used 2CD ... $13.99
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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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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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more CD

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Yaaba FunkMy Vote Dey Count ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Sonar Senghor Ak Sicco YiAfrican Tribal Music & Dances ... LP
Counterpoint, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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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Dhafer YoussefDivine Shadows ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Dhafer YoussefMalak ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1999. Used ... $9.99
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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 3 – The King of 70s Afghan Pop ... LP
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Sealed 2LP ... $12.99
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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Chaba ZahouaniaNights Without Sleeping ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99
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Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 ... CD
Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy ... $13.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more CD

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Various1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A great dip into the sounds of Algeria in the 70s – surprisingly great music, and surprisingly sophisticated at times too – with a vibe that often matches the best Turkish or Iranian records from the time! Most numbers here are from smaller 45s and EP release – and are hardly the ... read more CD
Also available 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... LP 22.99

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Various1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
A great dip into the sounds of Algeria in the 70s – surprisingly great music, and surprisingly sophisticated at times too – with a vibe that often matches the best Turkish or Iranian records from the time! Most numbers here are from smaller 45s and EP release – and are hardly the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1970s Algerian Folk & Pop ... CD 15.99

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Various1970s Algerian Proto-Rai Underground ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the ... read more CD

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New VariousAfrica On Mango ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrican Gems ... LP
SWP (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The title gets it right – as the set features a host of ethnographic recordings from late 60s/early 70s Africa – all quite varied in scene and style, which makes for a wonderfully diverse record! One track features a set of balafon players moving together quickly; another has a kende ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Way cooler than the usual score you might expect – as the record not only features the main theme, plus some ethnographic recordings – but also includes cuts by Fela, Toure Kunda, and Youssou N'Dour! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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