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Rokia TraoreBowmboi ... CD
Nonesuch/Tama, 2004. Used ... $5.99
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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T ViswanathanSouth Indian Flute ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
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(Sealed original pressing.)

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New Voices Of DarknessVoices Of Darkness (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $22.99
A cool Cameroun combo from the 70s – one who ended up in Nigeria, and really picked up a heavy dose of Afro Funk too! The style here is really special – not just the usual Lagos-bred sounds of the time, but a unique hybrid of island elements and harder-riffing funk – served up ... read more CD

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WayoTrance Percussion Masters Of South Sudan ... CD
World Music Network, 2013. Used ... $8.99
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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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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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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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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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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Brooklyn-based Afrobeat from Zongo Junction – delivering some of the best and funkiest sounds we've heard to date on the Electric Cowbell label! Zongo Junction works with some far reaching inspiration, but it's rooted in psych-tinged African funk – with unshakable rhythms, tight horn ... read more CD
Also available No Discount ... LP 20.99

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Zongo JunctionNo Discount ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2014. New Copy ... $20.99
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Also available No Discount ... CD 14.99

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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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New 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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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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VariousAfrican Music Today ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2000s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
The long in the works African Music Today compilation on Truth & Soul – featuring modern African combos working in the tradition of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu and others – great stuff from Bama & The Family, Zafari, The Third Eye and others! Compiler Philip Lehmen got the ball ... read more CD

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VariousAfrican Scream Contest – Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
One of the coolest African collections we've seen in years – a beautiful assortment of untapped grooves from the 70s, put together with a massive booklet that sets a whole new standard in packaging! The grooves here are different from other Afro Funk collections of the time – ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase and book.)

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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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VariousAfro Beat Airways Vol 2 – Return Flight To Ghana 1974 to 1983 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrosound Of Colombia Vol 1 – Funky, Hot Afro Influenced Tracks From The 60s & 70s Golden Period From Disco Fuentes ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $34.99
A far reaching triple platter of Afro Colombian grooves from the late 60s & 70s – propulsive percussion, bursts of brass, hot and heavy Afro Latin funk & soul, with some surprisingly heady and otherworldly sounds permeating some of material – all culled from the vaults of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAngola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $21.99
A wide range of electric Angolan music from the late 60s through early 70s – one of the finest compilations yet on the Analog Africa label! The music is a feverish mix of traditional Luandan island rhythms and other regional and global influences – but ultimately the way this sonic ... read more CD
Also available Angola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... LP 26.99

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New VariousAngola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A wide range of electric Angolan music from the late 60s through early 70s – one of the finest compilations yet on the Analog Africa label! The music is a feverish mix of traditional Luandan island rhythms and other regional and global influences – but ultimately the way this sonic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Angola Soundtrack – The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1965 to 1976 ... CD 21.99

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VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $29.99
A stunning companion to the first Angola Soundtrack set from Analog Africa – and a record that's filled with tunes that are rhythmically feverish, soulfully sung, and tremendously addictive! The music here is from the period soon after the electric guitar began to make a huge impact on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Angola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 (with bonus track) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning companion to the first Angola Soundtrack set from Analog Africa – and a record that's filled with tunes that are rhythmically feverish, soulfully sung, and tremendously addictive! The music here is from the period soon after the electric guitar began to make a huge impact on ... read more CD
Also available Angola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 ... LP 29.99

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VariousAnthology Of Music Of Black Africa (3LP set) ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $13.99
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(Includes the original insert. Box has split corners.)

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VariousArabian Nights – Music From The World Of Islam ... LP
Horizon, 1976. Very Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has several library stickers and a card pocket.)

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VariousAssiyo Bellema – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A heavy helping of Ethiopian grooves – pulled from the later volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series, and served up here on a unique vinyl collection! The tunes are a nice mix of some of the best Ethio styles of the early 70s – and include a few standout funky numbers, plus some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBalani Show Super Hits – Electronic Street Parties From Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBollywood Bloodbath – The B-Music Of The Indian Horror Film Industry ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
One of the wildest, most stylistically panoramic and awe-inspiring Bollywood collections we've ever heard – seriously, leave all expectations you might have about about Indian film music compilations at the door – this Finders Keepers set culled from decades of Bombay horror soundtracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousBombay 2 – Electric Vindaloo ... CD
Motel, 1970s/2001. Used ... $6.99
The fantastic follow-up to one of our best-selling titles! Like it's precursor, this second volume to Bombay The Hard Way takes 70s Bollywood brownsploitation film funk tracks and dialogue, and remixes them to pump up the beats, pull out the grooves, and create a more coherent sound overall. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD
Also available Bombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... LP 22.99

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VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD 14.99

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VariousBombay The Hard Way – Guns, Cars, & Sitars ... CD
Motel, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Nice one! This long awaited set is worth all the attention it's been getting! The folks at Motel have put together a nice batch of funky sountrack material, culled from classic Indian "brownsploitation" action films from the 1970s – and the music's every bit as wild and funky as ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBuddhist Liturgy Of Tibet ... CD
Seven Seas (Japan), 1990. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousBulawayo Jazz 1950 to 1952 ... CD
SWP (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the earliest South African jazz we've ever heard – and almost more unique than the better-known material from the exodus years of the 1960s! The recordings here were all made in the early 50s, and are done in a style referred to as Bulawayo jazz – a highly rhythmic mode that ... read more CD

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VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $22.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that ... read more CD
(Comes with a nice heavy book, too!)
Also available Calypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... LP 28.99

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VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Calypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD 22.99

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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... read more CD
(Promotional copy.)

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New VariousCambodian Cassette Archives – Khmer Folk & Pop Music Vol 1 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $16.99
A massive assemblage of raw, percussive Cambodian music recorded between the 60s and the 90s! The blend of styles is pretty impressive – raw found-folk elements prevail throughout, but a pretty staggering array sounds throughout the years find their way into the mix – from traces of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousChoubi Choubi – Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A heady brew of unusual music from the Iraqi scene – material that's billed here as folk and pop, but which has a quality that's a lot different than those genres might sound in the US! The folksy cuts often have angular reed work in the mix, which really gives them a sharp edge – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2 heavy records – and a bonus 7" single too!)

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VariousContemporary & Traditional Russian Songs ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Includes the book.)

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VariousCoptic Music – Recorded In The Coptic Cathedral Of St Mark In Cairo, Egypt ... LP
Folkways, 1960. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Great original copy – nice and heavy, with book!)

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... read more CD

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VariousDances Of The World's Peoples Vol 1 – Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Includes original notes.)

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VariousDances Of The World's Peoples Vol 4 – Turkey, Israel, Greece, Armenia, Caucasia ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Includes book!)

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VariousDiablos Del Ritmo – The Colombian Melting Pot Part 1 – 1975 to 1985 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... LP
Cook, 1958. Very Good ... $48.99
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue vinyl pressing, in a black sleeve with Cook logo and title sticker.)

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VariousDoob Doob O'Rama – Film Songs From Bollywood ... CD
QDK (Germany), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Hmmmm...although this one's supposed to be filled with funky Indian film music (ala Bombay the Hard Way), it's more of a straight compilation of groovy tracks from the Bollywood film industry of the 70s. Most tracks have vocals, and all of them seem to be recorded directly off of soundtracks, with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDrums Of Haiti – Recorded & With Notes By Harold Courlander ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Very Good+ ... $23.99
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(Includes original book.)

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New VariousEcstatic Music Of The Jemaa El Fna ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2005. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing set of material recorded on location at the Jemaa Al Fna – a central square in the Marrakesh, Morocco in July of 2005 – featuring the groups Amal Saha and Trouple Majidi plus oud player Mustapha Mahjoub making some truly Ecstatic Music! It's the songs of Nass El Ghiwane, ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 20 – Either/Orchestra Live In Addis ... CD
Buda (France), 2005. Used 2CD ... $8.99
An amazingly great set from Either/Orchestra – easily their finest album ever, and a wicked batch of Ethiopian funk! The set's a very faithful homage to the best Ethiopian styles of the 70s – with lots of echoes of the generation of Mulatu, who also makes a guest appearance himself on ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and ... read more CD

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VariousForgotten Guitars From Mozambique – 1955, 1956, 1957 ... CD
SWP (UK), 1955/1956/1957. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Forgotten Guitars From Mozambique from the important field recording specialist Hugh Tracey for his International Library Of African Music in the 50s – raw, passionate guitar music that we won't easily forget! Tracey was esteemed for the clarity of his recording, and justifiably so, the ... read more CD

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VariousGhana Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 to 1981 (5LP box set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 5LP ... $44.99
A compilation of Ghana music like we've never seen before – and straight up beautifully put together by Soundway – 70s sounds that fused regional traditions with boundary free soul, rhythm & blues, and rock! Ghana in the 1970s was in a transition from a more prosperous, and less ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGipsy Rhumba – The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 to 1974 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the folks at Soul Jazz Records – and a batch of work that we never would have heard otherwise! The sounds here are from a unique point in Spanish music – one in which flamenco guitar mixed with Latin rhythms, gypsy culture, ... read more CD

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VariousGlobal Soul – A Collection Of Contemporary Soul & R&B From Around The World ... CD
Putumayo, 2003. Used ... $3.99
Includes work by Melgroove, Tasha, Fernanda Abreu, Arica Mess, Saf Sap, Melanie Renaud, and others. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has marker.)

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VariousGreek Rhapsody – Instrumental Music From Greece 1905 to 1956 (2CDs & book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Mid 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/Mid 50s. New Copy 2CDs&Book ... $28.99
A treasure trove of rare instrumentals from Greece – culled from rare 78s, with much of it being reissued for the first time ever – some sourced from the only known copies! It's amazing, timeless stuff – achingly emotional string music in many cases, but there's a variety if ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Club 1 – La Confiserie Magique ... CD
Lion, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $7.99
Rare pop psych from the late 60s & early 70s French scene – groovy singles from Le Coeur, Les Hamsters, Les Chimeriennes, Dan Le Bouffon, Christopher Laird, Yar & Yana and others – really cool stuff, most of which we've never heard before! Lion's Groove Club series goes on to ... read more CD

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the ... read more CD
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP 25.99

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Haiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD 15.99

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VariousHaiti Direct EP ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), New Copy ... $15.99
A special EP of tracks from the bigger Haiti Direct album – including a few exclusive edits for this package! Haiti Direct really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIndian Music Of The Pacific Northwest Coast – Collected & Recorded By Dr Ida Halpern ... LP
Folkways, 1967. Very Good+ 2LP ... $16.99
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(Includes original book.)

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VariousItalian Treasury – Emilia Romagna ... CD
Rounder, 1954. Used ... $11.99
An Alan Lomax recording in the mountains of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy. CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousIvory Coast Soul – Edits EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A set of sweet edits of some of the best tracks on the Ivory Coast Soul collection – all re-cut and re-worked for the dancefloor! These are edits, not remixes – so they never play too much with the best elements of the originals, and instead pull out all the best bass bits, beats, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... $24.99
Amazing sounds from San Basilio De Palenque – a unique cultural crossroads on the coast of Colombia! The town was the first free slave community in the Americas – a distinction it's held for centuries – and continues to have strong ties to Africa, partly because of its roots, ... read more CD
(DVD is PAL/NTSC coded, Region Free. Great book-style package too!)
Also available Jende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD 15.99

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VariousJende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2012. Used 2CD & DVD ... $15.99
Amazing sounds from San Basilio De Palenque – a unique cultural crossroads on the coast of Colombia! The town was the first free slave community in the Americas – a distinction it's held for centuries – and continues to have strong ties to Africa, partly because of its roots, ... read more CD
(DVD is PAL/NTSC coded, Region Free. Great book-style package too!)
Also available Jende Ri Palenge – People Of Palenque (2CDs & DVD set) ... CD 24.99

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VariousKankobela of the Batonga Vol 1 ... CD
SWP (UK), 2008. New Copy ... $16.99
If you dig mbira, you'll find plenty to love here – as the kankobela is the regional thumb piano of the Batonga people of Zambezi Valley – captured beautifully here in a set of recent recordings! The sound is beautiful – haunting notes that come from the combination of metal and ... read more CD

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $32.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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VariousKhana Khana – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... read more CD

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VariousKosmopolis/Que Se Mueran Las Feas/Roxana La Coresana/Eureka ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), Late 20s. Used ... $6.99
Zarzuelas from the late 20's recorded in Barcelona and Madrid. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLaila Je T'Aime – Guitar Music From The Western Sahel ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
Field recordings of Western Sahelian guitar music – recorded by Christopher Kirkley from 2009-2011 – and an evocative aural trip to the region, courtesy Sahel Sounds and Mississippi! Like the other great Sahel Sounds release, it's beautifully done – and impeccably well recorded ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes color insert booklet.)

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VariousLet No One Judge You – Early Recordings From Iran 1906 to 1933 (4LP set) (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. New Copy 4 LPs ... $44.99
An amazing portrait of Iran in the years before WWII – pulled from rare 78rpm recordings which are remastered here beautifully, to present some stunning sounds we'd never have heard otherwise! There's a really unique flavor to most of this music – sounds that lie at the crossroads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Four 180 gram LP – with a 12"-square, 20-page, saddle-stitched booklet on art paper.)

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 3 & 4 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $16.99
Two groundbreaking collections in one cool package! Volume 3 is one of our favorite volumes in the London Is The Place For Me collection – and a brilliant batch of work that criss-crosses West African, West Indian, and postwar jazz styles! Most of the recordings here were done under the ... read more CD

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VariousLonging For The Past – The 78rpm Era In Southeast Asia (4CD boxset) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 4 CDs ... $62.99
Not just a set of beautiful music – but a beautiful package, as well – an incredible full-color, hardcover book that slides into its own slipcase – and which is complete with 4CDs' worth of vintage Southeast Asian recordings from the 78rpm generation! We've never seen a survey of ... read more CD

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VariousModern Mayan – The Indian Music Of Chiapas, Mexico ... LP
Mississippi, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Not the kind of Mexican music you're likely to hear at your local taqueria – and instead a set of tracks that reach back to Mayan music traditions, and come across with a powerfully folkloric feel! The sounds were all recorded in Chiapas, in the best Folkways style – never polished or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMorocco – Crossroads of Time ... CD
Ellipsis Arts, 1995. Used CD & BOOK ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print. Packaged in a nice hardbound booklet.)

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New VariousMusic From Saharan Cellphones Vol 2 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
A mindblowing follow-up to the first Saharan Cellphone collection – and like that one, a set that's comprised of music from underground sources in contemporary Mali – pulled from the memory cards of local cellphones! Don't think that the music's tinny or amateurish, though – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusic Of Africa ... LP
Horizon, 1971. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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VariousMy Intention Is War – Trinidad Calypsos 1928 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy ... $12.99
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNaked Prey – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Folkways, 1966. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Recorded in N'guni villages for the film, produced by Cornel Wilde. Most of these tracks are smaller vocal groups chanting in nice rhythmic form, with minimal percussion accompanying. The tracks on side 1 were used directly in the production, and are nicely focused and seem rehearsed (in a good ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing – with orange-tinted cover, and book!)

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VariousNigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An explosive entry in Soundway's impeccable Nigeria Special series of rare Afrobeat – digging deep for for material that's largely been lost for years and years – many recorded in the wake of the Fela revolution and all of it exciting and essential! Of all the stellar tracks on the ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria Disco Funk Special – The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
Massive funk from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – and miles away from US disco of the time! These cuts represent a tighter, more uptempo side of African funk – but they're never as polished or professional as American club or disco – no soaring strings, female chorus vocals, or ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $10.99 19.98
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 11.99

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 10.99

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VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 14.99

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VariousNigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Special Vol 2 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 18.99

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VariousOpika Pende – Africa At 78 rpm (4CDs & Book) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy 4CD & Book ... $44.99 60.00
Dust To Digital moves across the Atlantic Ocean – and brings the same great skill to African music they've already brought to blues, folk, and gospel! This package is amazing – 100 rare 78rpm recordings, appearing here on CD for the first time ever – not just wonderful music, but ... read more CD

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New VariousPeru Maravilloso – Vintage Latin, Tropical, & Cumbia ... LP
Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPomegranates – Persian Pop, Funk, Folk, and Psych Of The 60s & 70s ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
Bright Persian psychedelic pop, funk, soul and boundless grooves from the 60s & 70s – one of the greatest compilations yet from Finders Keepers! Many of the tunes are actually classics of the era's Iranian scene, if wildly fresh and new our ears, while others are quite obscure all around ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Arabic Groove ... CD
Putumayo, 2001. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Cape Verde ... CD
Putumayo, 1999. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRaasche – Jewish Folk Songs Of Europe ... LP
Folkways, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Includes booklet.)

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VariousRed Hot & Fela (with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
One of the hippest entries in the Red Hot series so far – a set of tracks dedicated to the legendary Fela Kuti – felled by AIDS after years of influential grooves – still being felt strongly by the rich array of artists collected in the set! Most tracks are contemporary, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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