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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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Sofrito (UK), 1982/1986. New Copy
Sofrito takes on Malian grooves from the early-to-mid 80s – Mpese Mpese Band's "Mpese Theme" remixed by DrumTalk – plus a Sofrito edit of Canadoes Dance Band's "Fine Woman" on the flipside! "Mpese Theme" is drum heavy track – with the hypnotic hand ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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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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Request, Late 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Rama Sreerama
Real World, 1994. Used
No description available. 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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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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Jaribu
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy
Percussion and keyboards are at the core of this tight funky combo – served up at a level that echoes Afro Funk traditions, but used in ways that deliver a very personal feel too! There's only a bit of horns over the top – mostly tenor and flute – which leaves lots of room for ... 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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Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... 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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Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... 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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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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Move/Hot Love
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
"Move" is an Afro Funk killer – but unlike anything else you might have heard! The cut's got these riffing guitars that are familiar for the scene, but captured with the sharpness of some South Bronx street jam – with Eno doing these English lyrics that are spoken more than ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Money
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1973. New Copy
Afro Funk, but with a nice undercurrent of fuzz too – lots of nice flares around the guitars and keyboard bits, but always in way that keeps the funky rhythms right on track! Nath & Martin Brothers were the backing group on the famous Pax Nicholas album – but they work here on ... CD
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Afro Fire
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy
An Afro Funk combo, but one who really open up their groove, too – mixing in some great outside instrumentation that still stays close to the roots! The core combo is a sextet with a really firey brace of saxes in the lead – a pair of players, one of whom sometimes shifts to flute ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tiger's Milk/Strut (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
A real range of great sounds from Peru – music from the late 60s and early 70s that shows a mindblowing shift in Peruvian culture – as the door was opened to a whole host of influences from up north and overseas! Many of these tracks feature some key electric instrument – usually ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Uni, Late 60s. Very Good-
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shaka Zulu
Warner, 1987. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Ubiquity, 2009. Used
Great stuff from global funk phenoms Nomo – deftly blending Afro steeped funk with an astral reach – with more of a spiritual jazz influence and off kilter avant touches! Invisible Cities arrives just about a year since their breakthrough Ghost Rock opened so many doors, and although ... CD
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Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Planet Drum
Ryko, 1991. Used
No description available. CD
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Cabo Verde
BMG/Nonesuch, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Usfret
CMP (Germany), 1988. Used
No description available. CD
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Warner (France), 2003. Used
The fado singers interpretations of Portugal's Carlos Paredes. CD
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Pharaway Sounds, 1970s. Used
Some of the wildest sounds we've ever heard from Iran – a wealth of wonderful grooves that show that there was plenty happening in that unique scene before the Ayatollah came in and clamped down on Western culture! Styles really intertwine nicely throughout – mixing funk with pop with ... CD
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Shri Durga
Six Degrees, 1999. Used
No description available. CD
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Next Dream
CMP, 1992. Used
Bill Laswell ... CD
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Retro Afric (UK), 1970s. Used
They certainly got the title right on this one – because the groove is heavy heavy heavy, and the set is one of the funkiest African collections we've ever stocked! Geraldo Pino's often credited as the man who inspired part of the Fela sound of the 70s – and Pino was one of the first ... CD
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Sublime Frequencies, 2004. Used
A diverse batch of modern remixes of eclectic Cambodian music! The culture of Cambodian radio is deep, far-reaching blend of musical styles and ethnic cultures – and this set does a wonderful job of blending elements from traditional folk, to rock and pop, to pulp dancefloor groove – ... CD
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Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used
Another gorgeously ramshackle batch of tunes from Sumatra – percussion, tribal folk material filtered through some surprisingly diverse and modern trippy, funky influences! Many of the recordings were culled from rare cassette tapes, archiving material recorded between the 60s and the 80s. ... 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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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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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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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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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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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+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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
 
Updated July 28, 2014


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