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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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Una Donna Per Amico
Numero Uno (Italy), 1978. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Request, Late 60s. Very Good+
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Frozen Roses
Snail (Netherlands), 2009. Used
No description available. CD
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Dust To Digital, 1960s. New Copy
Pretty amazing music from Morocco – sounds that are definitely as raw as promised in the title, but which also go way past what you might expect as music from 45s! First off, the tunes are much longer than usual for a 7" single – as most numbers are well over 5 minutes in length, ... CD
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Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. Used
Rare sounds from Burkina Faso – music that's often much rootsier than other popular African sounds of the time, but in a way that beautifully ties together older traditions and contemporary instrumentation! Much of the work here has some sort of electric component – either a guitar, ... CD
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Libation
Cumbancha, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2CD & DVD
A tremendous overview of Carribean sounds from the 50s through the 70s – served up with exactly the kind of depth and care we've come to expect from the folks at Soul Jazz Records! The collection goes way past the obvious – and way past any obvious cliches as well – to really dig ... CD
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Solidarity
Strut (UK), 2012. Used
We've always loved these guys – but they really blow us away with this smoking album – a set that has them funkier than ever, yet also reaching out to embrace some great new styles too! The Afro Funk of their core is still firmly in place – yet there's also wider echoes of global ... CD
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Istikhbars & Improvisations
EM (Japan), 1965. Used
Really amazing music from Algerian pianist Mustapha Skandrani – music that effortlessly links up European traditions and North African roots – in a blend that's completely sublime, and unlike anything else we can think of! At many points, Skandrani plays with a complex, virtuostic ... CD
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. Used
Amazing sounds from the pre-Ayatollah years in Iran – an incredible blend of different global influences, coming together in the sort of sound you'd expect from one of the most progressive scenes in the Mid-East! The work here has some of the same psych elements of Turkish work from the time ... CD
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Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. New Copy
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... CD
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Kalabuley Woman
Hot Casa (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Live A L'Etoile (with download)
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy 2LPs
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy
A strong live set from the great Paco DeLucia – one that has his sublime acoustic guitar sounds really ringing out in the large space of a theater – which creates a slightly different vibe than some of his more close-up studio records of the 70s! DeLucia is extremely commanding in this ... CD
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Castro Marin
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy
A real bridge-building album for the legendary Paco DeLucia – as the set begins in the same solo mode as his best records from the 70s, but expands near the end to bring in help from two other key guitarists of the time! The setting is quite similar to previous DeLucia albums – at ... 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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Angry Mom, Late 20s. New Copy
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... CD
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Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. New Copy
Maybe the funkiest albums ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... CD
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Missa Luba
Philips, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Eclipse
Pacific Arts, 1978. Very Good+
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Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Juju Music
Mango, 1982. Near Mint-
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", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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QDK (Germany), 1999. Used
Hmmmm...although this one's supposed to be filled with funky Indian film music (ala Bombay the Hard Way), it's more of a straight compilation of groovy tracks from the Bollywood film industry of the 70s. Most tracks have vocals, and all of them seem to be recorded directly off of soundtracks, with ... CD
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Bombay Connection (Netherlands), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used
Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene – mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky one – and the tunes are a great blend of romping rhythms, ... CD
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Point, 2000. Used
Produced by Talvin Singh. CD
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Shri Durga
Six Degrees, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Soundway (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CD
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 ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. Used
One of the coolest African collections we've seen in years – a beautiful assortment of untapped grooves from the 70s, put together with a massive booklet that sets a whole new standard in packaging! The grooves here are different from other Afro Funk collections of the time – ... CD
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Numero, Late 70s. Used
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 ... CD
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Motel, 1970s/2001. Used
The fantastic follow-up to one of our best-selling titles! Like it's precursor, this second volume to Bombay The Hard Way takes 70s Bollywood brownsploitation film funk tracks and dialogue, and remixes them to pump up the beats, pull out the grooves, and create a more coherent sound overall. ... CD
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Ellipsis Arts, 1995. Used CD & BOOK
No description available. CD
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Dark Sunrise (2CD set)
Now Again, Mid 70s. Used 2CD
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... CD
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Congotronics
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... CD
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Malak
Enja (Germany), 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Blue Thumb/Verve, 1972. Used
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet ... CD
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World Pacific/Angel, Mid 60s. Used
Classic 60s work by Shankar – working here with Alla Rhaka on tabla and Shyam But Nagar on tamboura. The album features 3 long tracks – "Raga Marawa", which takes up all of side two, plus "Raga Bairaga" and "Nata Bhariravi". CD
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World Village (Germany), 2004. Used
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a feel that's far from slick – just a haunting, hypnotic blend of the band's many guitars – built ... CD
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Moffou
Universal, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Finders Keepers/B- Music, 1960s/1970s. Used
Bright Persian psychedelic pop, funk, soul and boundless grooves from the 60s & 70s – one of the greatest compilations yet from Finders Keepers! Many of the tunes are actually classics of the era's Iranian scene, if wildly fresh and new our ears, while others are quite obscure all around ... CD
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Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used
Really tremendous stuff – and kind of a genre-defining compilation – one that will ship our listening for years to come! We've heard a bit of 70s Iranian music before, but this overstuffed package really opens up our ears – to a range of funky, freaky sounds that go way beyond ... 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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Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (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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Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy
A very hip collection of Algerian work from the 70s – work that predates some of the more familiar rai from the 80s, served up with a much rougher style overall! The instrumentation here is all tied strongly to the rhythms – horn parts and guitar lines that romp just as much as the ... CD
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Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Contemporary cumbia sounds from this this sweetly trippy combo – a group who definitely do a good job of bringing out some of the more psychedelic aspects of the music! The album's a bit like some of the chicha remakes that have been coming out from the New York scene – in that it ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tzenni
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy
Mauritanian music from Noura Mint Seymali – a set recorded back home, as well as in Dakar and Brooklyn – with a kind of globe-spanning sound that really shows the power in her work! Noura sings with this amazing sense of inflection – the kind of vocal dynamics you might expect ... CD
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Glitterbeat (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold
Mauritanian music from Noura Mint Seymali – a set recorded back home, as well as in Dakar and Brooklyn – with a kind of globe-spanning sound that really shows the power in her work! Noura sings with this amazing sense of inflection – the kind of vocal dynamics you might expect ... 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, Mid 30s. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 24, 2014


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