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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- with an especially strong emphasis on the music of Africa, India, and the Mid-East!


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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tche Belew
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... CD
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Live!
Celluloid, 1971. Near Mint- (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Yoruba (Nigeria), 1991. Near Mint-
A rare live recording from Fela & Egypt 80 – recorded in Nigeria at the dawn of the 90s – unreleased until now! BBC (Big Blind Country) runs about 24 minutes total with Part One and Part Two taking up the two sides – starting in a measured mode and sticking to it – a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ghana – High-Life And Other Popular Music
Nonesuch, 1969. Used
High Life and other African pop have spread throughout the world, but at the time of this release, most forms of African music, including more modern styles, were not known in the Western world. This early document of the Ghanian pop form, has all the hallmarks of the style – bright melodies ... CD
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Nonesuch, 1979. Used
Music for traditional dances and ceremonies from Ghana, performed on a variety of instruments, including talking drums, xylophone-like keyed balaphones, stringed lutes and fiddles, flutes and horns. Many of the pieces also include vocal accompaniment, and as you might imagine are played at a nice, ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Sweet Times, indeed – Strut Records returns for another truly great volume in their Nigeria 70 series – this one covering the highlife, juju and Afro Funk music of Lagos in the 1970s – stellar material that has never been issued outside of Nigeria before now! There's a pretty ... CD
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Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The coolest collection of Peruvian grooves we've ever seen – one that gets past some of the straighter psych and Latin moments to focus on the funkier grooves of the Lima scene! Most work here is late 60s/early 70s vintage – and although many of the groups are rooted in rock, they're ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Gita Pon Yeik
Mississippi/Little Axe, 2014. New Copy
Beautiful sounds in a style we've never heard before – music played on the saung gauk, which is a special leaf-shaped Burmese harp – mixed with some light background percussion and ethereal vocals from Su Wai herself! The notes of the harp have this rhythmic way of progressing – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jaiyede Afro (with bonus CD)
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi/Domino Sound, 1960s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from SE Rogie – one of the most important palm wine artists to emerge from Sierra Leone in the 60s! Rogie sings in this wonderfully fluid style alongside his well-plucked guitar – which rings out with these bright tones that really illuminate the lyrics, but also ... LP, Vinyl record album
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La Paix
Mississippi, 2012. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now Again, 1976. New Copy 2 LPs
LP...$28.99 29.98 (CD)
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako
Sterns, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD
Hardly the kind of group you'd hear in an American motel during the 70s – no cheesy lounge jazz here – and instead, a crucially important group on the West African scene, with great vocals by a young Salif Keita! The group have a style that nicely encompasses other influences from up ... CD
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Universal (France), 1999. Near Mint- 3LP
Killer new Afro Funk! This is an excellent package of tracks that features Femi Kuti's last album – Shoki Shoki – remixed by a host of excellent DJs! The cut "Beng Beng Beng" is handled by Ashley Beedle, I-Cube, and Da Lata; "Truth Don Die" is redone by Nuyorican ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Exotic Sitar & Sarod
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Mid 60s release of some earlier sides recorded by Ravi in India – classic work with Ali Akbar Khan on sarod, plus Alla Rakha on tabla and Ashkish Kumar on tanpura. The album features two long ragas, each making up a side of the record – "Raga Shree" and "Raga Sindhu ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Shaka Zulu
Warner, 1987. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Blood Brothers
Academy, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold (reissue)
Beautiful grooves from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a set of really unique grooves, and the only-ever album from the enigmatic Mebusas! There's kind of a tripped-out feel to some of these tracks – Afro Funk, but taken left of center from the style of Fela – thanks to some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Themes for African Drums
RCA, 1958. Very Good+
A classic LP by Guy Warren, an enigmatic figure who skated around between the jazz and lounge worlds, and who did really have a faithful dedication to African drumming. He hung with Monk, and yet also had his "sounds" group record masterpieces of exotica like this album for RCA. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sarafina
Shanachie, 1987. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Jasmine Isle – Javanese Gamelan Music
Nonesuch, 1969. Near Mint-
One of the best recordings in the classic Nonesuch series of gamelan records, some of the first albums to ever bring gamelan music to the ears of American listeners! The sound here is an amazing blend of percussion and melody, rhythm and tone – with an otherworldly sound that first grabbed ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Virgin, 1988. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Mortissa
Asphalt Tango (Germany), 2013. Used
No description available. CD
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Zion Roots
Network (Germany), 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Nascente (UK), 1960s/1970s/2003. Used 3CD
Finally – a guide to Indian film music that's in a format we can understand! The 3CD set is nicely divided into categories that we can get our ears around – "vintage", "funky", and "modern" – a dozen or more tracks presented in each category, along ... CD
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Superfly (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Do Raaste
Odeon (India), 1970. Very Good
Features vocals by Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, and Kishore Kumar! LP, Vinyl record album
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Itan Baba Elesin
African Songs (UK), Mid 70s. Used
A series of longer tracks from 70s Nigerian artist Alhaji Amuda – served up in two extended song medleys that both feature lots of low-end percussion and chanted vocals! Given the lack of real liner notes, it's hard to say what's going on here – but overall, the music is a fair bit ... CD
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Roots
Double Moon (Germany), 2007. Used
No description available. CD
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Duble Oryantal
Double Moon (Germany), 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Nonesuch, 2010. Used
No description available. CD
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Fiebre
Nonesuch, 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Sweeney's Dream
Smithsonian Folkways, 1973. Used
No description available. CD
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Bucovina Club
Easy (Germany), 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Galicia No Tempo
Green Linnet, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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Seju veju
UPE (Latvia), 2000. Used
No description available. CD
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Traditional Crossroads, 2003. Used
Folk & gypsy music from eastern Europe. CD
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Nonesuch, 1978. Used
Recorded by Peter Siegel and Jody Stecher. CD
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Trinidad – The Sound Of The Sun
Nonesuch, 1967. Used
Recorded & produced by Bill Leader. CD
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Fangnawa Experience
Strut (UK), 2012. Used
A bold step forward for Fanga – and a set that's easily the group's greatest record ever! This time around, Fanga are teamed with guembri player Maalem Abdalla Guinea – a musician who seems to have unlocked some rich new energy in the group – and a sound that takes them past ... CD
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Hidden Legacy
Folk Sounds, 2012. Used Gatefold
Folk & gypsy music from eastern Europe. CD
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Asphalt Tango (Germany), 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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Polskie Radio (Poland), 2002. Used
Chamber folk music. CD
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Paspanga
Cantaloupe, 2010. Used
No description available. CD
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Asphalt Tango (Germany), 2005. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated October 20, 2014


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