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Rita AbatziI'm Burning, I'm Burning – Beautiful & Haunting Greek Urban Songs 1933 to 1937 ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 30s. New Copy ... $12.99
Forget that you can't understand the language, forget that you may not have heard the style before – this music is amazing, and completely captivating right from the start! Rita Abatzi has this incredibly moving voice that goes way beyond the barriers of language or culture – quite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes!)

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King Sunny AdeAura ... LP
Island, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The third and tightest of Ade's albums for Island. The sound here is a hybrid of his Ju Ju style with a bit of Afrobeat thrown in, with Tony Allen guesting on one number. The percolating multi-guitar and talking drum sound that was Ade's signature keeps the set gliding along nicely. 6 longer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... LP
Mango, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afrobeat MakersAfrobeat Makers – Tony Allen Rhythms Revisited Vol 2 ... LP
Comet (France), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
Tracks from the great Tony Allen – but completely remade here with a complicated set of rhythms and very tripped-out style of production! Doctor L features very heavily on the record (which also has contributions from Thiago Franca and Mps Pilot) – and the whole thing reminds us a lot ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Edip Akbayram ... CD 16.99

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNedir Ne Degildir ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
A later gem from the Turkish scene of the 70s – one that's got a bit more funky touches than earlier Anatolian rock! There's still a fair bit of Eastern styles running through the mix, but most of the rhythms are really straightforward and use heavy basslines that really set the groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features original pop-up gatefold cover design!)
Also available Nedir Ne Degildir ... CD 16.99

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The first of the legendary Tony Allen albums – and it's got a killer groove that's very similar to some of the best Fela work of the early 70s! Fela and his group (Afrika 70) are still working with Tony here, and Fela lays down some tenor and piano solos – but make no mistake, it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AlpayYekte ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Unusual sounds from Alpay – an artist who perfectly shows the unique east/west crossroads that ran through the Turkish scene of the 70s! At one level, Alpay's as Western as you might guess from his look on the cover – and attempts here to serve up rockish tracks aimed at the mainstream ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Academy, 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 22.99
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies.)
Also available Simigwa ... CD 11.99

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Pierre AntoineKalabuley Woman ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The album's only got two long tracks – but both of them are more than enough to make it great! "Kalabuley Woman" takes up all of side one – and the tune's got this wickedly dubby approach to funk – almost like Cymande at the start, but then filled up with all these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super heavy cover and vinyl – with poster too!)

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Christie Azumah & The Uppers InternationalDin Ya Sugri ... LP
Superfly (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Great Ghana grooves from the 70s – a smoking set that features some lead vocals from Christie Azuma, but lots more sweet sounds from The Uppers International Dance Band – a really well-titled combo, given the positive spirit of their music! The tunes bubble along wonderfully in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great reissue – done in collaboration with Voodoo Funk!)

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S BalachanderS Balachander Album 4 – Marvellous Melakarta Melodies ... LP
EMI (India), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has a light stain in one bottom corner.)

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Amadou BalakeBar Konon Mousso Bar ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An amazing groove from the legendary Amadou Balake – music that's got this tight focus that has everything coming down together right in the middle – from basslines to percussion to some mighty skittish guitar! The rhythmic lines here are even sharper than in other Afro Funk from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... LP
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $23.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great vinyl, and includes bonus set of notes too!)
Also available Kon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD 20.99

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Nikhil BanerjeeSitar Genius Of Nikhil Banerjee ... LP
Capitol, 1969. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, a bit of light wear, and a small light stain on the back.)

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Daniel Barrajanos & His DrummersStrictly Percussion ... LP
Hoctor, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
A dance instruction record – but one with lots of great percussion parts! LP, Vinyl record album
(cover has a light stain on one side.)

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New Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Psychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... CD 16.99

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Black BloodBlood Brother, Blood Sister ... LP
Chrysalis, 1977. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Later work from the combo also known as Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – but still pretty darn nice – and served up in a style that has more straight Afro-Funk grooving than you'd expect! There's a nicely tight small combo feel to the whole thing – more African than before, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Black HippiesBlack Hippies ... LP
Academy, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a 12" X 24" poster.)

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Black Truth Rhythm BandIfetayo (180 gram pressing with bonus 7" single & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $25.99
Wow! The one-and-only album by Trinidadian combo Black Truth Rhythm Band – a completely incredible one at that – hypnotic Caribbean funky soul, jazz and wildly impressive musicianship all around by this group led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Oluko Imo. The record was made in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ifetayo (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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Bothy BandBest Of The Bothy Band ... LP
Green Linnet, 1981. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Lucilia E Carlos Do CarmaFado Lisboa – An Evening At The Faia ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Purna Chandra Das BaulBengal Minstrel ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear on the opening.)

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Manitas De PlataFlamenco – The Spain Of Manitas ... LP
Columbia, 1968. Very Good ... $1.99
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(360 Sound stereo pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track three.)

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Delibab EgyuttesDelibab Egyuttes ... LP
Hungaroton (Hungary), 1979. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Cover has pieces of clear tape on the opening.)

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Marc DepondBanda – Danse Primitive ... LP
Unidisc (France), 1979. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has clear tape on the seams, and a small sticker on the back.)

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Cheick Hamala DiabatePrudence ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. Sealed ... $5.99
Afro grooves galore – all taken to rich new territory in the hands of a few contemporary mixers! The set's based around a core track – "Prudence", sung and played by Cheick Hamala Diabate – with great work on ngoni in the lead – a hip stringed instrument that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, and still includes download card.)

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Manu DibangoAmbassador ... LP
Mango, 1981. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A slightly confused effort from Manu Dibango's later years – sessions recorded in Paris, London, New York, and Kingston – which must have cost Island Records a bundle! There's an attempt here to change up Manu's groove a bit – one that brings a fair bit of reggae into the mix in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoKusini ... LP
Delta Sigma Theta, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango – originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 500.)

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Manu DibangoSoul Makossa ... LP
Atlantic, 1972. Near Mint- ... $34.99
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a promo sticker, and some light wear.)

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New Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... LP
Round/United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Ryko reissue from the 80s, on clear vinyl in a gatefold cover, with waviness from moisture and a stuck gatefold.)

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital (with bonus download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Really unique music from Aby Ngana Diop – a poet as much as a singer – and one who speaks here over some really raw, really driving music that's plenty heavy on percussion! The sound is quite different than other Senegalese styles you might know from the time – as the sabar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Liital ... CD 11.99

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Bertha Egnos & Gail LakierIpi-Tombi (Satbel) ... LP
Satbel (South Africa), 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bubbles in the gloss and small stickers.)

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Ekambi BrillantEkambi Brillant ... LP
Jengou (France), 1982. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
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El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch ... $16.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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Estrades MuzikaEstrades Muzika ... LP
Melodiya (Russia), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
We don't know anything about this – and we don't even know if we got the name right, since it's in Russian – but the album has some surprisingly groovy little numbers, with bouncy electric bass underneath swinging harmony vocals – almost like some lost Odeon groover from Brazil, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus download of the album!)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tlahoun GessesseTlahoun Gessesse – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alkibar GignorLa Paix ... LP
Mississippi, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
A group with a great blend of old and new modes – a mix of rootsy sounds from their native Mali, and some more focused guitar lines that really help revolutionize their music! The notes bill Alkibar Gignor as a "garage rock band" – and while we think that's a bit of a stretch ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GoogooshGoogoosh ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion ... LP
Epic/Superfly (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – super heavy cover and vinyl!)

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New H Aram GulezyanOud – Music Of The Near And Middle East ... LP
Lyrichord, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manos HadjidakisLilacs Our Of The Dead Land ... LP
Columbia (Greece), 1962. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Later pressing on Odeon.)

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shin Joong Hyun & OthersBeautiful Rivers And Mountains – The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958 to 1974 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LPs ... $22.99 24.98
An amazing, career-spanning compilation of pioneering psych and earlier material, mixed with more traditional elements of Korean music by Shin Joong Hyun – including his own numbers, great songs with his combos over the years and tunes he wrote for others to sing – from the late 50s to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Derdiyoklar IkilisiDisko Folk (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Turkish electro folk from late 70s Germany! Derdiyoklar Ikilisi is the duo of singer, saz and guitar player Ali Ekber Aydogan and drummer & singer Ihsan Guvercin – delivering hypnotic and melodic music here that are steeped in traditional Turkish music, though played with a late 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz EpistlesVerse 1 ... LP
Adventure In Sound (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the greatest things to ever come out of Hugh Masekela's association with Uni Records – an album of instrumental tunes that recalls the older sound of the South African scene, yet which also has more of that modern and slightly funky groove that Hugh was bringing to his own work in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a promo ink stamp on the back.)

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Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star De DakarLive A L'Etoile (with download) ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy 2LPs ... $27.99
Seminal sounds from Senegalese saxophonist Dexter Johnson – a rare late 60s concert that captures him at the height of his powers – soloing brilliantly over the Latin grooves of Super Star De Dakar! The group was one of the best in Dakar to take on elements of Cuban music – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl pressing includes a bonus track & a download code.)

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Message From Mozambique ... LP
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Orlando JuliusDisco Hi Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1976. New Copy ... $28.99
One of the clubbiest African records of the 70s – and a set that would be equally at home on a New York dancefloor as it would back in Lagos! Orlando Julius was always a funky cat – an artist with one ear keenly tuned to the American funk and soul underground, and ready to fuse those ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, in great tip-on cover – with bonus insert too!)
Also available Disco Hi Life (plus bonus track) ... CD 28.99

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Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD, too!)
Also available Jaiyede Afro ... CD 13.99

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Kaleta & Zozo AfrobeatCountry Of Guns ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... $9.99
Hypnotic grooves from Kaleta – a searing set of Afrobeat titles that really burns with a lot of energy! There's a complexity here that goes beyond most other contemporary Afro Funk ensembles – one that takes especial joy in the solo parts, which are really well-crafted, and have an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cem KaracaNem Caldi ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Mad sounds from the legendary Cem Karaca – one of the hippest things going in mid 70s Istanbul – and an artist whose unique sound has gotten a great deal of global rediscovery in recent years! The music is a compelling mix of psych, funk, and more local styles – and although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nem Caldi ... CD 16.99

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Cem KaracaNin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
Very hip sounds from a very hip-looking cat – Cem Karaca, a Turkish contemporary of Baris Manco and Erkin Koray – heard here on a really great second album from the 70s! Some of the best cuts here mix in exotic Turkish roots with modern psychedelia – a sound that's set to vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Karthala 72Diable Du Feu (140 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99
Heady sounds from Karthala 72 – a group with a very vintage sound – one that rings out with plenty of offbeat funky elements, African percussion, and maybe even a sense of bassline borrowed from Colombian music! The group have a wonderful criss-crossing of styles – and this full ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Download includes full album with bonus tracks & remixes.)

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Kaveri SpecialKaveri Special ... LP
Monamour (Finland), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A unique Afro Funk group from Finland – and one who work in territory that's a bit different than most of their contemporaries! The guitars here take center stage instead of the usual horns – and criss-cross in this really beautiful way that's complex, yet rhythmically intense – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Ali Akbar KhanMorning & Evening Ragas ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed ... $18.99
2 album-side long ragas by Ali Akbar Khan – "Morning" and "Evening" – with added playing by Chatur Lal and Shirish Gor. Yehudi Menuhin provides a spoken introduction to each piece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing! Shrinkwrap is open slightly in one spot, but is still great overall.)

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New King Eric & His KnightsIsland Boy ... LP
Elite (Canada), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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KonkomaKonkoma (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A contemporary Afro combo, but one with a really unique twist – a focus on older Ghanaian styles of grooves, which makes them sound different than a lot of other groups of this nature! Unlike some of the more Nigerian-grooving groups out there these days, Konkoma take their inspiration from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Konkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD 13.99

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Chim KothariSound Of Sitar ... LP
Deram, 1966. Very Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, with a bit of splitting on the spine.)

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Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise (with digital download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.98
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Long Way To The Beginning ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
Some of the fiercest, hardest work we've ever heard from Seun Kuti – a record that bristles with anger and energy right from the start – and which really has him lighting a whole new sort of fire under the Eygpt 80 band! Seun's got this intense look on the artwork of the record – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Long Way To The Beginning ... CD 11.99

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KutimangoesAfro Fire ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
An Afro Funk combo, but one who really open up their groove, too – mixing in some great outside instrumentation that still stays close to the roots! The core combo is a sextet with a really firey brace of saxes in the lead – a pair of players, one of whom sometimes shifts to flute ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De KaysL'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... LP
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The one and only album by Mali's Sidi Yassa De Kayes – a beautiful group who really transcend any easy labels or genre conventions! The style here is almost more personal than some of the other large ensembles in Mali at the time – as the feel is pretty raw and up-close throughout, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... CD 18.99

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Ladysmith Black MambazoShaka Zulu ... LP
Warner, 1987. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Lafayette Afro Rock BandVoodounon ... LP
Makossa, 1974. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Killer Afro funky grooves from this legendary transatlantic ensemble! This is the band's second rare album – and it includes "Hihache", a monster breakbeat cut, plus "Voodounon", "Azeta", and "Nicky". This is a 2nd pressing – with a plain cover ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3LPs ... $25.99 26.99
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Celestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD 16.99

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Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... LP
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hodi Hu Yenyan ... CD 18.99

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New Les Troubadours Du Roi BaudoinMissa Luba ... LP
Philips, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the biggest world music hits of the 60s – a unique album that mixes Congolese songs with a new interpretation of the Latin mass! Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin are an ensemble of young singers with a very joyous sort of feel – one that works equally well for the traditional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has some light smudges.)

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MachahuayMachahuay ... LP
Sono Radio (Peru), Mid 60s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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Malombo/JabulaSpirit Of Malombo – Malombo Jazz Makers, Jabula, & Jazz Afrika 1966 to 1984 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
A seminal set of work that follows a rich musical journey from South Africa to the London scene – a collection that traces the development of one of the most important jazz groups of their generation, an ensemble that had a tremendous impact at home, then became an even greater force in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baris MancoSakla Samani Gelir Zamani (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Fantastic funk from Baris Manco – a set of freaky Turkish tunes that step out with an amazing feel right from the start! There's plenty of Arabesk elements in the instrumentation – as you'd hear from his contemporaries on the scene – but there's also some western elements too, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CK Mann & His Carousel 7Funky Highlife ... LP
Qua Msa/Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A non-stop funky party from CK Mann – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The album's got an unusual approach – in that the first side is presented as a single long track – billed as a "medley" number, but wrapped together in a way that still seems to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Josef Marais & His Bushveld BandSongs From The Veld Vol 2 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, Early 50s. Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some wear, aging, a peeled mark from sticker removal, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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Josef Marais & His Bushveld BandSongs Of The South African Veld Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, 1952. Very Good- ... $8.99
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Hugh MasekelaBest Of Masekela ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
A compilation of some of Masekela's more famous tunes. Most of the songs are composed by Masekela but they also include tracks like Jobim's "Felicidade" and Webb's "Up-Up & Away". The record contains "Grazing In The Grass", "Coincidence", "Chisa&quo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Hugh MasekelaI Am Not Afraid ... LP
Blue Thumb/Chisa, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
An excellent little record from Hugh Masekela – cut right during that perfect time when he was mixing soul, funk, and just the right amount of jazz to keep things real! The record features some nice electric piano from Joe Sample, and the best cuts have a choppy funky groove. Some cuts have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bumba MassaL'Argent Et La Femme ... LP
Star Musique, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Master Musicians Of JoujoukaBrian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At JouJouka ... LP
Rolling Stones, Late 60s/1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $39.99
Dude! Back before he was found floating face-down in a swimming pool, ex- (or late-) Stones member Brian Jones put together this landmark bit of trippiness for the Rolling Stones label. Although the music is largely ethnographic, the whole thing's got this neo-colonialist hipster edge to it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jimmy MawiJimmy Mawi EP (10 inch pressing) ... LP
Pathe/Soundway (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Wicked work from Jimmy Mawi – one of the coolest cats to work on the Kenyan scene of the 70s! Jimmy hailed from Madagascar, but cut his best work in Nairobi – and steps out here in this really weird, messed-up version of Afro Funk – one that also has plenty of bluesy riffs on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yehudi Menuhin/Narayanaswami/Menon/RaghuClassical Indian Music ... LP
London, Early 60s. Sealed ... $19.99
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(Sealed stereo pressing, with blue back.)

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Jay Mitchell & Hot IceMessenger ... LP
Bush Fire, 1981. Very Good- ... $8.99
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Mdou MoctarAfelan ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy ... $14.99
Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MonomonoGive The Beggar A Chance (plus bonus 12" single & download card) ... LP
Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy LP + 12" Gatefold ... $21.99 28.98
Massive music from Monomono – and a set of Afro Funk put together with a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds! The style here isn't just the familiar grooves you might expect – and instead, there's almost a post-colonial vibe going on – an ear towards London, and another towards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Harry MoscoFor You Specially (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
The first album as a solo act from Harry Mosco – better known for his previous music with The Funkees – one of the best Afro Funk combos of the early 70s! The style here is a nice expansion of that previous group's work – very heavily rooted in the right sort of basslines to kick ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP comes with the code for full digital download version.)
 
 



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