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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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Sublime Frequencies, 2014. New Copy
The ethnographic recording is alive and well in the hands of Sublime Frequencies – the contemporary imprint that's come to rival older giants like Folkways or Nonesuch for its presentation of sounds from around the globe! This time around, we're taken to local spaces in Bengal – both ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sublime Frequencies, 2014. New Copy
Great field recordings from Southeast Asia – material recorded during local festivals or ceremonies, with an overall focus on the event as much as the music within! Each track is relatively long, and titled by location, not artist – and instrumental moments are mixed with spoken bits, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
A really wonderful dip into the music of Colombia – and a set that offers way more than just the usual Latin-styled sounds! The collection definitely takes its "Afrosound" title seriously – and goes for grooves that are deeper than usual, with rhythmic interplay that ranges ... CD
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Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from bit wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sublime Frequencies, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Raw rock & soul from Saigon – from raw & garagey to more soulful, psychedelic and funky – an impressive collection of late 60s & early 70s recordings put together by the ever amazing Sublime Frequencies label! We've been lucky enough to hear a pretty incredible and diverse ... CD
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Psycho African Beat
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint-
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sapra (Kenya), Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Lyrichord, Late 60s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Island Boy
Elite (Canada), Mid 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Folkways, Early 60s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Mapou
Riverboat, 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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Network (Germany), 2009. Used
No description available. CD
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World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1996/1999. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Beyanga
Genidia (France), 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Toyebi Te
Sunnyside, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Del Diablo Y Del Angel
Zama (Germany), 2007/2008. Used
The music of Astor Piazzolla, played by a contemporary combo who really get the right sort of spirit for the recording! The set's relatively spare overall – a mixture of live tracks played by a combo with accordion, violin, bass, and piano – working in a mode that's almost even warmer ... CD
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Camino
Sony, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... CD
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SWP (UK), Early 50s. New Copy
Some of the earliest South African jazz we've ever heard – and almost more unique than the better-known material from the exodus years of the 1960s! The recordings here were all made in the early 50s, and are done in a style referred to as Bulawayo jazz – a highly rhythmic mode that ... CD
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Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy Gatefold
A great dip into the sounds of Algeria in the 70s – surprisingly great music, and surprisingly sophisticated at times too – with a vibe that often matches the best Turkish or Iranian records from the time! Most numbers here are from smaller 45s and EP release – and are hardly the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Flaming Drums!
Columbia, 1962. Very Good
Perhaps Olatunjii's best album for Columbia, best because the tracks are a bit longer, with more variation, and they've got more of a jazzy feel than on some of his other LPs. Clark Terry on trumpet and Hosea Taylor on alto sax join the group as soloists – giving the album a bit more of a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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La Rumba Soyo
Cumbancha, 2014. Used
No description available. CD
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M80 Music, 2005. Used
Dengue Fever not only Escape From Dragon House on this second album – they also escape any knee-jerk attempts to write them off as a novelty group – here delivering a groovy update of the 60s & 70s Cambodian rock vibe! Dengue Fever may be an LA combo, but they do the fun Cambodian ... CD
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Passport, 1980. Used
Mickey Heart of the Grateful Dead teams up with Mike Hinton and Airto Moriera for this percussion heavy session, ostensibly recorded for use in Apocalypse Now. 11 tracks in all: "Compound", "Trenches", "Street Gang", "The Beast", "Steps", "Tar ... CD
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Rhythm & Jews
Flying Fish, 1991. Used
No description available. CD
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Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs
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 – ... CD
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Talking Tabla
Music Of The World, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Not At All
Kitty (Japan), 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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Sankofa
Network (Germany), 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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How Shall I Say?
Innova, 2010. Used
No description available. CD
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Al Palna
Music & Words (Netherlands), 2008. Used
No description available. CD
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Picasso
Chant Du Monde (France), 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Kaushiki (3 CD set)
Darbar (UK), 2007. Used 3 CDs
No description available. CD
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Pizzica indiavolata
Puglia Sounds (Italy), 2012. Used
No description available. CD
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Djerelon
Kora, 2006. Used
No description available. CD
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Tosa Deilina
Capitol (Greece), 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Nami Danam
Alula, 1990s. Used
No description available. 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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Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Diga
Round/United Artists, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Morning & Evening Ragas
Capitol, Late 60s. Sealed
2 album-side long ragas by Ali Akbar Khan – "Morning" and "Evening" – with added playing by Chatur Lal and Shirish Gor. Yehudi Menuhin provides a spoken introduction to each piece. LP, Vinyl record album
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Balkan Beat Box
Jdub, 2005. Used
A mad mix of styles pulled from Balkan, Mediterranean, Jewish, and American cultures – served up in a mode that more than delivers on the enigmatic promise of its title! There's a feel here that almost takes us back to the playful creativity of the New York scene of the early 80s – the ... CD
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Paivepo
Putumayo, 2000. Used
No description available. CD
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Rocket Juice & The Moon
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. Used Gatefold
Kind of an amazing collaboration – a core group that features Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, and Flea – with guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and Thundercat! The sound of the set is surprisingly wonderful – ... CD
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Honest Jons (UK), 2014. New Copy 2 x 10 inch LP
Timeless vocal work from Ogoya Nengo and her Dodo Women's group – an Kenyan ensemble with a really creative approach to their work! The dodo style refers to traditional music used for entertainment at weddings and festivals – but the voices have this really complex quality that's way ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Long Way To The Beginning
Knitting Factory, 2014. New Copy
Some of the fiercest, hardest work we've ever heard from Seun Kuti – a record that bristles with anger and energy right from the start – and which really has him lighting a whole new sort of fire under the Eygpt 80 band! Seun's got this intense look on the artwork of the record – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 23, 2014


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