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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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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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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
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy
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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 ... CD
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Jaiyede Afro
Strut (UK), 2014. New Copy
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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 ... CD
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What? – William Onyeabor Remixed
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's ... CD
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Good Name
Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing sounds from William Onyeabor – space age keyboards mixed with electro funk mixed with Afro beat, snakey sax lines, and lots lots more – a really mind-bending album that's well-achieved legendary status over the years! Each song takes up a side of the record – but spins ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Yellow Fever
Afrodisia/Decca (UK), 1976. Very Good-
A very hard to find Fela album from the mid 70s – complete with a cover of some T&A being covered with "Soyoyo Cream Skin Bleacher"! The cut "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, set to a very funky Afro groove – and the flipside, "Na Poi '75&q ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Little Pub (Jamaica), Early 80s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Musical Heritage Society, Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint-
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Nonesuch, 1981. Near Mint-
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Hausa Music
Kola, 1975. Very Good+
Two side-long tracks – "Wakar Soyayya" and "Wakar Koguna". LP, Vinyl record album
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Olympic, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Lively upbeat songs from high in the Andes with the kena, antaro and zampona flutes accompanied by guitar, bass, and percusion. Tracks include "El Condor Pasa", "Vasija De Barro", "Selvas Virgenes", "La Bandenita", "Alborozo Kolla", "El ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tabla Duet
Moment, 1991. Used
No description available. CD
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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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Mambo Loco
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Day Of Judgement
Now Again, 1976. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Amazing sounds from 70s Ghana – a killer collection that really lives up to all the greatness of other collections on the Analogue Africa label! There's a sharpness here right from the start – an approach to funk that's really universal, and shows why collections from a generation like ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live A L'Etoile
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Isan Lam Plearn
EM (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Great work from one of the most enigmatic molam singers on the Thai scene of the early 70s – a vocalist with a really other-worldly feel, and a way of shaping notes that's completely sublime! The vocals of Angkanag Kunchai just get better and better with each fresh track on this set – ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Brilliant work from Benin – an ear-opening compilation that's filled with wonderful grooves we've never heard before! The rhythms are unusual, instrumentation hypnotic, and vocals really offbeat – making the whole thing sound very different than more familiar African work we've stocked ... LP, Vinyl record album
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All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... CD
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Isan Lam Plearn
EM (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Great work from one of the most enigmatic molam singers on the Thai scene of the early 70s – a vocalist with a really other-worldly feel, and a way of shaping notes that's completely sublime! The vocals of Angkanag Kunchai just get better and better with each fresh track on this set – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs & CD
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Mainstream, 1975. Near Mint-
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Roulette, Mid 60s. Good+
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Celluloid, Mid 70s. Very Good+ (reissue)
Ostensibly a "best of", but really a sampling of some of Fela's harder to find work for EMI during the 70s. Even if you've got the other Fela vinyl that's out there, the 4 tracks on this one are sure to be an essential addition to your collection – as they're all great, and you ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (Spain), Mid 70s. Near Mint-
An early gem from the great guitarist Paco DeLucia – and one of the first to feature his solo instrument right out front in the mix, without support from another player or any large arrangements! The setting is breathtaking – incredibly deft guitar lines, with a style rooted in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Reebop
Island, 1972. Very Good
One of those British sessions from the early 70s that mix African grooves with British prog rock, in a mode that's similar to some of the Ginger Baker albums from the same time. Percussionist Anthony Reebop Kwaku Baah sings on the whole record, but the real strength comes from the ensemble backing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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MCA, 1999. Very Good+ 2 x 12"
Killer modern Afro grooves! This sparkling double-12 inch single package features 5 new mixes of one of the best tracks from Femi Kuti's album of last year – and they're all super-grooving in a way that would make his father proud! This is a US promo 2-pack, and the mixes are by Mateo & ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Chimen Ta La
Leritage (France), 1983. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A really unique little record – and one with a trans-Atlantic heritage too! The sounds here are all from Martinique, but are heavy in African roots as well – and offer up a criss-crossing of rhythmic and tropical modes that's mighty unique! The grooves have some vocals, but are often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, 1968. Very Good
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Hodi Hu Yenyan
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy
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 ... CD
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L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy
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, ... CD
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Charlie's, 1978. Very Good+
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Numero, 1988. New Copy
Incredible sounds from the mountains of the Philippines – music recorded in the mid 80s, but with a very timeless feel overall! The styles here are unlike anything else we've ever heard – and are certainly light years from the little bit of Philippine pop or rock on record – with ... 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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Hunt
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy
Fierce Afro Funk from this overlooked group – a Dutch combo with a groove that's every bit as fierce as some of the larger ensembles from the US and UK – and a dark edge that's very much in keeping with their name! The drums are massive, and usually fall right in line with the ... CD
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy
A great selection of very early calypso work – all recorded in Trinidad, originally issued on 78s, and with a very different sound than later, more popular versions of the genre! These tracks have a great gritty feel, and lots of jazzy inflections next to the vocals – echoes of other ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Incredible work from one of the most important Ethiopian artists of the 70s – a smoking set of vintage recordings from Alemayehu Eshete – some of them plenty darn funky too! As you'd guess from his picture on the cover, guitar is Eshete's main instrument – used in these twangy ... 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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Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Afelan
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Daptone, 2012. New Copy
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Musique Mondiale/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing mix of modes from the Super Djata Band – a record that has deep Malian roots in the rhythms, but which also offers up some key electric touches on guitar – served up here with plenty of lead solos from Zani Diabate! And when we say "lead", we don't mean the kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Luaka Bop, Early 70s. Used
A really mind-bending collection of African grooves – one that digs deep into the West African scene of the early 70s – and comes up with a massive batch of tunes that really opens up our understanding of the music! The sound here isn't just 70s Afro Funk – as the tunes include a ... CD
 
Updated September 21, 2014


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