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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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Liital
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 ... CD
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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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Che Che Cole (voc, inst, Makossa, Makossa #3)
Daptone, 2003. Very Good+
Insanely fantastic work from the mighty Antibalas Orchestra! The group's really moved onto a whole new level here – covering Willie Colon's classic 70s groover "Che Che Cole", but kicking up the beats to give the track more of an African feel. This version really cooks with some ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used
A second volume from one of our favorite compilation series of 70s African music ever – Nigeria Special Volume 2 from the rare Afrobeat treasure diggers at Soundway Records! This deeper delve into the well of hard-to-find early to mid 70s material sticks is just as wonderful – ... CD
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Sony, 1997. Used
album, Strobe's Drum & Bass mix, DJ Spooky's Isomorphic Flux mix, Strobe's Goa NRG mix, Strobe's Deep dub, Grooverider mix, Strobe's One Flute Over The Cukoo's Nest ... CD
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Zion Roots
Network (Germany), 2003. Used
No description available. CD
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Folkways, 1966. Very Good+
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Ragas & Talas
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good
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Liberty, 1967. Very Good Gatefold
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Talkatif
Ninja Tune, 2002. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used
One of the most incredible African collections we've ever heard – almost more amazing than the African Scream Contest set from the same label! The package focuses on work by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – a group who really live up to their name, by bringing in a host of ... CD
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Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go!
Riverboat (UK), 2010. Used
"Hypnotic desert blues" from Etran Finatawa – a mix of heavy percussion and spiralling guitar lines – at once instantly timeless, yet with a freshness that's undeniable! There's a relatively rootsy feel to the recordings – never too polished or aiming at a commercial ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used
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 ... CD
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Soundway (UK), Mid 70s. Used
Massive funk from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – and miles away from US disco of the time! These cuts represent a tighter, more uptempo side of African funk – but they're never as polished or professional as American club or disco – no soaring strings, female chorus vocals, or ... CD
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Talking Timbuktu
World Circuit, 1994. Used
No description available. CD
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Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1976. Used
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms, but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, filled with life, ... CD
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Hera Ma Nono
Thrill Jockey, 2007. Used
A sublime second album on Thrill Jockey from Extra Golden – a more cohesive blend Kenyan benga and reverent American groove rock! The globally stretched partnership of the group continues on in honor of the deceased co-founding guitarist/singer/composer Otieno Jagwasi for this one. Opiyo ... CD
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Balance
Times Square, 2005. Used
No description available. 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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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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Buda (France), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used
Volume 3 of this Amazing collection of Ethiopian pop/jazz/soul recorded 1969-1975. Volume 3 is more clearly influenced by American soul music than other volumes – and the songs mix more traditional Ethiopian styles with grooves of the JBs and Curtis Mayfield variety. A great place to start ... CD
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Miss Perfumado
Nonesuch, 1992. Used
No description available. CD
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Buda (France), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used
One of the best volumes in this series – especially because it includes a number of tracks by the legendary Mulatu of Ethiopia! The overall feel is much more jazzy than the others, and there's even a few tracks that have a nice funky sound. 14 cuts in all – including "Yekermo ... CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used
A wide range of electric Angolan music from the late 60s through early 70s – one of the finest compilations yet on the Analog Africa label! The music is a feverish mix of traditional Luandan island rhythms and other regional and global influences – but ultimately the way this sonic ... CD
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Old Faith
ARC, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Blood Brothers
Academy, 1973. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Soundway (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most unique Afro jazzy soundtrack you could ever hope to hear – African drummer, keyboard player and composer Remi Kabaka's soundtrack to Black Goddess! The film is from Nigerian director Ola Balogun, but was actually cast and shot in Brazil – and this soundtrack is really ... CD
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Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jungle Funk
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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African Rhythms
Black Fire, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A landmark of 70s Afro-styled jazz – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Mainstream, 1975. Very Good+
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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South Indian Flute
World Pacific, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold
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Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
One of the grooviest compilations we've ever seen – a collection of work by American expatriates living in Israel at the end of the 70s – a hip blend of US funk and Hebrew spirituality! Most of the work here sounds like the best spiritual funk of the 70s – very much in an Earth ... CD
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... CD
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Echos Hypnotiques
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. Used
The second volume of rare Afrofunk from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou from Analog Africa – a killer set of material recorded at EMI Studios in Lagos, Nigeria for the Albarika Store label – impeccable sounding and feverishly played by the group! This one's fairly jaw dropping, ... CD
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Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used
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 ... CD
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Buda (France), Late 60s/Mid 70s. Used
Stunning stuff from the early 70s – one of the richest moments in the history of Ethiopian popular music! Haile Sellassie's reign was nearing its end, and the country was in the grip of a new renaissance of modernist ideas. To the rest of us, this means that the music scene was absorbing ... CD
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Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy
CD...$11.99 12.98 (LP)
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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Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... 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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All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3LPs
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the ... CD
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Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the ... 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
 
Updated September 01, 2014


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