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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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Fumaca Preta
Soundway, 2014. New Copy
Heady psych, but with a funky groove from Fumaca Preta – a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam ... CD
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Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)
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A stunning set of work from the legendary Fela Kuti – seven full albums, served up in an ultra-limited box set – all hand-chosen by the equally legendary Brian Eno! Eno was a key supporter of Afro Funk in the 70s, and it's no surprise that just about every record here is one of Fela's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Apiafo
Hot Casa (France), 2014. New Copy
A cool contemporary group with roots in Tojo – hotbed of African voodoo culture, which is a strong inspiration on their sound! The music takes an older style of voodoo chants, and fuses it onto a more funk-based approach – one that draws on inspirations from 70s west African funk, but ... CD
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Rough Guide, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD
Disco music was alive and well in Indian cinema during the 80s – thanks to the style's great fit for the big numbers in Bollywood films! And although the title here might make you think that Indian movies grabbed up the New York trends of a few years before, the overall sound is more a later ... CD
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Apiafo
Hot Casa (France), 2014. New Copy
A cool contemporary group with roots in Tojo – hotbed of African voodoo culture, which is a strong inspiration on their sound! The music takes an older style of voodoo chants, and fuses it onto a more funk-based approach – one that draws on inspirations from 70s west African funk, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Forget the "rock" in the title, and just focus on the "funk" – because this set of tracks is a massively heavy batch of Nigerian numbers from the 70s – all with the same solidly soulful feel as more familiar Afro Funk work of the time! There's a definite emphasis on ... CD
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EMI/Disques Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
Not the rock group promised in the title, but one of the most smoking African combos of the 70s – a brilliantly funky lineup that's got a feel that's almost like the best from Kool & The Gang at the time! There's definitely an Afro Funk approach to the music – but most of the ... CD
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Nem Caldi
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Din Ya Sugri
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Philips/Disques Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... CD
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Din Ya Sugri
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Ghazals & Geet
Oscar, 1975. Very Good+
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Belgotronics
Crammed (Belgium), 2011. Used Gatefold
A Belgian take on the Congotronics vibe – not done in the same musical style necessarily, but definitely grabbing that great spirit for homemade instruments and unique stylistic hybrids! There's a punky, funky sort of vibe going on here – but one that also has more laidback qualities ... CD
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Thrill Jockey, 1970s. Used Gatefold
A wonderful testament to the legacy of Malian singer, flute player and group leader Sorry Bamba – documenting his years leading the Kanaga Orchestra Of Mopti throughout the 1970s – and a great, vital release on Thrill Jockey! The region's musical heritage is intergral to Sorry Bamba's ... CD
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Blue Eyed Black Boy
Nat Geo, 2010. Used
Diverse dancefloor gems with myriad influences and nearly as much far reaching appeal from Balkan Beat Box – blending global sounds together masterfully and with a gleamingly bright production! The sounds do trade well in Eastern European styles and influences but stretch well beyond – ... CD
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Give
Nat Geo, 2012. Used
The most focused and stylistically linear set yet from Balkan Beat Box –who really focus and their box of beats without sacrificing the globally inspired eclecticism – with loads of propulsive beatcraft and synthy funk in the mix! This is a move that makes a whole lot of sense for BBB ... CD
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Honest Jons (UK), 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s. Used 2 CD Gatefold
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 ... CD
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Techari
Six Degrees, 2006. Used
No description available. CD
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Aaja Nachle
Sony (India), 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Amansara
Wonderwheel, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Suerte
L'Empreinte Digitale (France), 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Nimbus (UK), 1998. Used
No description available. CD
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London June 10, 1983 Vol 1 – Raga Bhopali
Navras (UK), 1983. Used
No description available. CD
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Wergo (Germany), 1999. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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King (Japan), 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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Rough Guide (UK), 2004. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Trop De Routes Trop De Trains
La Lichere (France), 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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CMP, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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Voices From Heaven
Shanachie, 2005. Used
No description available. CD
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Verse 1
Adventure In Sound (UK), 1960. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy
Really weird, really wonderful sounds from rural Thailand – played by a group who have almost an ancient vibe overall, but who also echo lots of cool psychedelic elements of the 60s! The lead instrument in the group is a phin – a three-stringed, lute-like instrument which is ... CD
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Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy
Really weird, really wonderful sounds from rural Thailand – played by a group who have almost an ancient vibe overall, but who also echo lots of cool psychedelic elements of the 60s! The lead instrument in the group is a phin – a three-stringed, lute-like instrument which is ... LP, Vinyl record album
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SWP (UK), 2008. New Copy
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 ... CD
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SWP (UK), 1955/1956/1957. New Copy
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 ... CD
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SWP (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Elegancia Tropical
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Knitting Factory, 2011. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Hippies
Academy, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Sublime Frequencies, 2005. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Songs Of The Congo
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good
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Welcome Home
Island, 1975. Very Good Gatefold
Later material from Osibisa, who have lost some of their harder Afro-Funk edge, and are working here more as an ensemble funk outfit, with a sound that's similar to some of the bigger American groups of the time. Titles include "Do It (Like It Is)", "Uhuru", "Sunshine ... LP, Vinyl record album
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A&M, Early 70s. Near Mint-
A surprisingly nice album for A&M, and one in which Letta's funky African soul style gets a bit more of an LA studio sound. The record features backing by a lot of well-known funky studio players, and Herb Alpert produced the record with a nice sound that still keeps Letta's rich voice in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good
One of Olatunji's best LPs, and a record that breaks out of his usual straight hard percussion stuff by adding some jazz players like Yusef Lateef, Clark Terry, and George Duvivier. There's also some singers augmenting the ensemble, but they drop out in parts, and the percussion and jazz take over. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Purab Aur Pachhim
Odeon (India), 1971. Very Good-
With vocals by Mahendrea Kapoor and Lata Mangeshkar. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated October 02, 2014


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