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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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Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sorrow Tears & Blood
Barclay (France), 1977. Very Good+ (reissue)
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Monkey Banana
Barclay (France), 1975/1999. Very Good+ (reissue)
The kind of reissue that makes us glad we're alive! This rare early album by Fela has always been darn tough to find – and even though we have had it in on a 2-in-1 Japanese CD, it's great to have a vinyl copy, with the original cover art and everything! The album has 2 long tracks – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Progress (UK version)
Strut (UK), 1977. Very Good+ (reissue)
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Azuma Kabuki Musicians
Columbia, Mid 50s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Yellow Fever
Barclay (France), 1976/1999. Very Good+ (reissue)
Beautiful reissue of this very hard to find Fela album from the mid 70s! The reissue has everything you'd find in the original – right down to the cool painting on the cover of some T&A being covered with "Soyoyo Cream Skin Bleacher"! The cut "Yellow Fever" is a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Private, 1988. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Biguines Et Mazouks
Martinican (France), Mid 70s. Near Mint-
A sweet set of biguine jazz – with clarinet, piano, bass, and drums. LP, Vinyl record album
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Classical Indian Music
London, Early 60s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Tana Mana
Private, 1987. Used
No description available. CD
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Buda/Metro (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2CD
A great dip into the legendary catalog of the Ethiopiques series – and one that attempts to bring together some of the most groove-heavy tracks from the collection! The series has been going for over a decade – and is well-known for bringing amazing other-worldly sounds to a much wider ... CD
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Inner Witness
Zustand (Germany), 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Lion, 1960s/1970s. Used
Rare pop psych from the late 60s & early 70s French scene – groovy singles from Le Coeur, Les Hamsters, Les Chimeriennes, Dan Le Bouffon, Christopher Laird, Yar & Yana and others – really cool stuff, most of which we've never heard before! Lion's Groove Club series goes on to ... CD
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Sonodisc/Creole Stream (Japan), 1975. Used
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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Mahagita – Harp & Vocal Music Of Burma
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. Used
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... CD
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Soul Makossa
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Simmer Down
Strawberry Rain, Mid 70s. New Copy
It's impossible to simmer down with a groove this great – a wicked blend of African funk and fuzzier psych touches – all served up by Nigeria's legendary Survival! The set was recorded at Ginger Baker's Arc Studios, and has his own blend of rootsy elements, complicated rhythms, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Three Rituals
Cook, Late 50s. Very Good-
An interesting cross-section of cultures in this classic Cook Records ethnographic set – a "Shango Sacrificial Ritual", then "Yemenite Nightsongs", followed by Cuban "Tumba Francessa". LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. Used
Rare Caribbean funk from the 70s – the second volume of West Indies Funk – once again delivering a stylistically diverse take on the classic funky soul from groups such as The Troubadours, Boo & The Tru Tones, Roosevelt Johnson & His Spice Islanders, The Cassanovas, Blue Rhythm ... CD
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Putumayo, 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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Footprints
Triloka, 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Trans Air (Puerto Rico), Early 70s. Used
Plenty funky down in the West Indies – more than enough to keep this third volume as strong as the previous two! There's loads of wonderful bits here – from steel band funk to tropical-styled rhythms to heavy grooves that are hardly what you'd expect to be coming from the islands back ... CD
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Talkatif
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used
Stunning Afro Funk from this incredible combo – as great as anything from the 70s, and maybe even better! The album's the second full length release from New York's Antibalas Liberation Orchestra – and like the first, it's an insanely wonderful batch of funk tunes that follows fiercely ... CD
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70s Soul
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Rare soul from 70s Kenya – music that's quite different than the usual Afro Funk of the period, and which has a sound that's more in the mode of American southern soul! Slim Ali since throughout, mostly in English – and it's clear that he's learned plenty from Tennessee soul of the ... CD
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Juju Jubilee
Shanachie, 1985. Very Good+
We have to be honest, we know a little bit about African music, but not a lot. So when we came across a small stack of African records, we scooped them up and put them online, but rather than insult those of you out there who know and love this stuff, we're just listing them at a nice price ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ala Ta
Motema, 2014. New Copy
The first solo effort from Awa Sangho – a Mali-born, Abdijan-bred singer who's worked previously with other bigger names in African music – and with a few groups as well – but an artist who's definitely got the maturity to make it all on her own! The work has a very special ... CD
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Okeh, 2014. New Copy
We've really liked Somi's previous records, but here she's somehow even better than before – more soulful, jazzier, and with this sort of universal appeal that has his loving the record from the very first note! Somi's vocals slide perfectly alongside some relatively spare, jazzy backings ... 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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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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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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Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of underground Thai rock we've seen – and it certainly is The Heavier Sound Of the Luk Thung Underground – including a uniquely Thai vision flavored with a Black Sabbath riff, psych makeovers of Thai folklore, and a bunch great tunes that meld Bangkok life ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Disko Folk (180 gram pressing)
Guerssen (Spain), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Turkish electro folk from late 70s Germany! Derdiyoklar Ikilisi is the duo of singer, saz and guitar player Ali Ekber Aydogan and drummer & singer Ihsan Guvercin – delivering hypnotic and melodic music here that are steeped in traditional Turkish music, though played with a late 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Anti, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe the greatest record so far from Tinariwen – and a set that definitely has them really honing their amazing guitar-based skills, yet all without sounding commercial or crossover at all! The album's got a fullness that we've never heard before from the group – kind of a righteous ... 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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Raga Kirwani – Raga Imni Bilawal
Connoisseur Society, 1967. Sealed
Also includes Ustad Ali Akbar Khan on lute and Pandit Mahapurush Misra on tabla. LP, Vinyl record album
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Singin Calypsos
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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L'Argent Et La Femme
Star Musique, Early 80s. Very Good-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Ensemble Fatien
Seguenon/Threadhead, 2010. Used
No description available. CD
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Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. New Copy
Vintage material from the key years of calypso in Trinidad – pulled from a host of 78rpm recordings, and presented here in the usual lovely Mississippi Records tyle! Instrumentation is often relatively spare – lively Latin-styled rhythms with acoustic guitar or piano, and some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Chapita
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy
Rare South African Afro jazz from Dick Khoza – Legendary material from the vaults of Rashid Vally's As-shams (Sun) record label. Khoza leads mightily on African drums and players include Bethuel Maphmulo on bass, Themba Mehlomakulu on trumpet, Aubrey Simani on tenor, Joe Zikhali on rhythm ... CD
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Haiti Direct EP
Sofrito (UK), New Copy
A special EP of tracks from the bigger Haiti Direct album – including a few exclusive edits for this package! Haiti Direct really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Simigwa
Academy, 1975. New Copy
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 21, 2014


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