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BalojiKinshasa Succursale ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
One of the most compelling combinations of global styles we've heard in awhile – a great second set from Belgian-Congolese artist Baloji! The set's got an unusual approach that's rooted in African instrumentation, run through European filters, and imbued with a bit of hip hop energy – ... read more CD

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BloChapter One ... CD
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 19.99
Mindblowing sounds from Blo – easily one of the most compelling groups of the African scene of the 70s – summed up perfectly here in this really essential set! Blo began as an Afro-rock combo, but grew to have plenty of funky touches too – which means that the set's got amazing ... read more CD
Also available Chapter One ... LP 28.99

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $10.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... read more CD

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Bomba EstereoElegancia Tropical ... CD
Sony/Polen (Argentina), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The best album so far from this up-and-coming Colombian group – a great mix of rootsy elements and more electronic production – served up in the forward-reaching style we've come to love in recent projects from the Soundway label! Bomba Estereo are easily one of the most contemporary ... read more CD
Also available Elegancia Tropical ... CD 13.99

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Boukman EksperyansKalfou Danjere ... CD
Mango, 1992. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99
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 CD
Also available Funky Pack ... LP 13.99

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Paban Das Baul & Sam MillsReal Sugar ... CD
Real World/Caroline, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... CD
Round/Shout Factory, 1976. Used ... $1.99
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 CD
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DJ Cheb I SabbahDevotion ... CD
Six Degrees, 2008. Used ... $3.99
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Dur-Dur BandVolume 5 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1987. New Copy ... $8.99
Somali sounds from the late 80s – a wonderful set of grooves from the Dur Dur Band – originally issued only on cassette, and lovingly restored here on some more enduring formats! The style is pretty darn funky – maybe some of the latest Afro Funk grooves we've heard from the ... read more CD
Also available Volume 5 ... LP 18.99

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EdzayawaProjection One (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Super-rare Ghanaian funk from Edzayawa – one of the most unique and insistently appealing Afro Rock albums we've heard in years – with a hypnotic groove all its own! The album shares some of the same influences and instrumentation as many other groups from the time, but, there's really ... read more CD

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FelaBest Of The Black President 2 (deluxe edition with bonus DVD) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy CD & DVD ... $16.99 24.98
Hard to go wrong with a set like this – because in our opinion, just about every track recorded by Fela is a "best" – which makes the collection a massive batch of goodness all the way through! Every track here is presented in its original extended version – a dozen ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever/Na Poi ... CD
Barclay, 1976. Used ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for 70s Fela – 2 albums that are overflowing with righteous politics, heavy rhythms, and super-extended grooves! The CD features the complete tracks from the albums Yellow Fever and Na Poi – both recorded in 1976, but compiled here with a bonus alternate ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)
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Yellow Fever ... LP 29.99
Yellow Fever/Na Poi (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 6.99

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Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever/Na Poi (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1976. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for 70s Fela – 2 albums that are overflowing with righteous politics, heavy rhythms, and super-extended grooves! The CD features the complete tracks from the albums Yellow Fever and Na Poi – both recorded in 1976, but compiled here with a bonus alternate ... read more CD
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Yellow Fever ... LP 29.99
Yellow Fever/Na Poi ... CD 6.99

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FontanellesHorns Of Freedom ... CD
First Word (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
The horns here are plenty free – soaring over the top of some tight Afro Funk rhythms that are mixed with loads of great keyboard parts too! The vibe is a bit different than the usual Fela-inspired combo of this type – a bit fresher and more contemporary, with this fluid feeling that ... read more CD
Also available Horns Of Freedom (includes download) ... LP 11.99

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Gipsy KingsLive ... CD
Elektra, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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Derdiyoklar IkilisiCoban Mamos – Disco Folk ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
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 CD
Also available Coban Mamos – Disco Folk ... LP 19.99

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JomboPure Pleasure ... CD
Tembo (UK), 1982. Used ... $4.99
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Cem KaracaNin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99
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 CD
Also available Nin – Apaslar, Kardaslar, Mogollar, Ferdy Klein Orchestra ... LP 26.99

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Ricky KejShanti Orchestra ... CD
Raveolution, 2013. Used ... $0.49
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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Keletigui Et Ses TambourinisSyliphone Years ... CD
Sterns (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 23.98
A beautiful package of work from Keletigui Et Ses Tambourinis – a group who've never been represented this well in the reissue market – finally getting their due in a well-done 2CD set! The sound of the group's a bit different than some of their contemporaries – a haunting blend ... read more CD

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Ketama with Toumani Diamate & Danny ThompsonSonghai 2 ... CD
Nuevos Medios/Hannibal, 1994. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Amira KheirAlsahraa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Really lovely music from Amira Kheir – a singer who works here mostly in Arabic, and blends Sudanese roots with some warmer jazz instrumentation! The record's got a wonderful hybrid that's very compelling – not commercial at all, or faked in any way too far from its roots – but ... read more CD

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KonkomaKonkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
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 CD

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Femi KutiFight To Win ... CD
MCA, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... read more CD

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Femi KutiNo Place For My Dream ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 15.98
The Fela Kuti legacy is alive and well – in this smoking set from Femi Kuti, with superb backings from the Positive Force ensemble! The album really has the younger Kuti coming into his own – moving with a righteous message that's stronger than anything he's ever given us – and ... read more CD

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Forward KwendaSvikiro – Meditations From An Mbira Master ... CD
Shanachie, 1997. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mamba PercussionsMamba Percussions ... CD
Disques Pierre Verany (France), 1982. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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MandukaManduka ... CD
IRT/Creole Stream (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $15.99
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... read more CD

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MC RaiRaivolution ... CD
Embarka, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmanaye ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 14.98
An incredible blend of sounds and styles – and one of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the Ethiopian scene! Hailu Mergia plays alone here – but uses lots of overdubbing to layer together Fender Rhodes, accordion solos, and a rhythm machine – all mixed up in ways ... read more CD

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Meta MetaMetal Metal ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Not metal, as in the "heavy" variety – but instead a cool combination of global influences coming together with a nicely bracing sound! The set mixes African rhythms with very offbeat Brazilian instrumentation – almost as if Hermeto Pascoal crossed the Atlantic at some point ... read more CD

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Oliver MtukudziNhava ... CD
Heads Up, 2005. Used ... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other ... read more CD
Also available Destruction (plus download) ... LP 16.99

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OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD
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Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book) ... CD 19.99
Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book, 7 inch, & download) ... LP 29.99

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OndatropicaOndatropica (deluxe version – with book) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 28.98
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD
(2CDs, in a cool hardcover book-like package!)
Also available
Ondatropica ... CD 6.99
Ondatropica (deluxe version – with book, 7 inch, & download) ... LP 29.99

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouSkeletal Essences Of Afro Funk – 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
The title gets it perfectly right on this sweet little set – as the grooves are raw and stripped down – often just to the core elements of Afro Funk! The music may be the most hard-hitting we've ever heard from this legendary combo – and it's served up beautifully in this well-sel ... read more CD

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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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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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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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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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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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Ali Farka ToureSource ... CD
Hannibal, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Dhafer YoussefDivine Shadows ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2006. Used ... $6.99
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VariousArgentina Canta Asi – The Best Of Argentine Tango & Folk Music ... CD
Philips (Germany), 1987. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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VariousClub Africa – Hard African Funk, Afro-Jazz, & Original Afro-Beat ... CD
Strut (UK), 1999. Used ... $9.99
Massive Afro Funk! This slammin' batch of funky African (and African-sounding) tunes was put together by the same team who did the Africa Funk set on Harmless – and it's even better than that one was! Like Africa Funk, this set compiles a whopping batch of rare tracks from the 70s, plus a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCrossing The Bridge – Istanbul Hatirasi – The Sound Of Istanbul ... CD
Double Moon (Turkey), 2005. Used ... $6.99
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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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VariousGhana Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 to 1981 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 19.98
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 CD
Also available Ghana Special – Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968 to 1981 (5LP box set) ... LP 44.99

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VariousGoush Bedey – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Way more than just the familiar funk you might know from the American scene of the 70s – and instead a really mad blend of different influences and elements that all show the very vibrant cultural scene in pre-Revolution Iran! The productions here are often full – strings mixed with ... read more CD

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VariousLagos All Routes ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $3.99 16.98
A stellar batch of Afro funk and native groove from Lagos! Strains of western funk and soulful sounds work their way into the material – thanks again to Fela's mighty influence – but there's a lot more to it! Simmering along with the Afro funk and soul are some truly riveting native ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria 70 – Lagos Jump – Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro Funk ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
A killer follow-up to the earlier Nigeria 70 compilation on Strut Records – a second set that digs even deeper than before, and one that shows a huge range of Nigerian grooves from the 70s! The styles here go way beyond familiar Afro Funk – and the rhythms here are often quite ... read more CD

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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
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Nigeria Special Part 1 – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... LP 23.99
Nigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD 11.99

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Africa ... CD
Putumayo, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Mali To Memphis – An African American Odyssey ... CD
Putumayo, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousRed Hot & Riot ... CD
MCA, 2002. Used ... $1.99
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousZendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Iran – a wealth of wonderful grooves that show that there was plenty happening in that unique scene before the Ayatollah came in and clamped down on Western culture! Styles really intertwine nicely throughout – mixing funk with pop with ... read more CD
Also available Zendooni – Funk, Psychedelia & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD 8.99
 
 



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