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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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Film Of Life
Jazz Village (France), 2014. New Copy
Maybe the best album we've heard from Tony Allen in years – a really compelling set that still holds onto all the elements we love in his music, but which also introduces all these great other bits as well! The sound's never unfocused or confused – and instead, it kind of allows Allen ... CD
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Kukurantumi
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... CD
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Soundway, 2014. New Copy
Music from planet earth – but a special side of the planet that's under the sway of Soundway Records – who've been creating some really great music of their own in recent years! Soundway is a label we mostly know for reissues of older Afro Funk – but they've also moved into a ... CD
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Dois
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup ... CD
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Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup ... 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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Live In Australia 1981
Sublime Frequencies, 1981. New Copy Gatefold
Egyptian guitar giant Omar Khorshid, heard here in an Australian live performance that was some of his last work on this planet before his untimely early death! Khorsid's a stunner here – even more so than on some of the studio sides we've heard – as some of these live tracks are nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 1978. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Owiny Sigoma Band
Brownswood (UK), 2011. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Excellent work by a group with a very unique vibe – one with African roots, but a sound that's really transformed through their presentation – given bits of odd rhythms, dubby production, and other nice touches – yet all in a way that still respects the core essence of the music! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kala Bandar, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint-
One of the coolest global collections we've heard in a while – a really wonderful mix of sounds and styles from around the globe! The package mixes together music from a host of different scenes – India, Poland, Indonesia, El Salvador, Peru, Iran, and Thailand – hardly nations ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Celestial Harmonies, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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SWP (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy
A treasure trove of ethnographic recordings from the archives of Hugh Tracey – the sound engineer whose work is heavily featured on the series of releases from the SWP label! We're normally not one to credit the recorder over the actual musician – as some ethnographic series to – ... CD
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Live A L'Etoile
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1969. New Copy
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 ... 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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Mediacracy
Tramp (Germany), 2012. New Copy
Hard-wailing Afro Funk from JariBu – a group who not only continue the best musical legacy of the 70s, but the political one as well! There's a tightness to the group that we really love – a way of starting a tune right on the money, and making you feel like everything is exactly where ... CD
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SWP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Excellent but sadly neglected gems from Zambia! This terrific collection features work from three of the country's best acts, including the Big Gold Six, a combo originally assembled by the legendary Alick Nkhata as the Lusaka Radio Band to promote the nation's indigenous music. By 1968 it set ... CD
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Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
A really fresh group with a very unique sound – a combo that's partly rooted in older Afro Funk modes, but who also deliver their groove with kind of a leaner, New York street soul vibe as well! The album's cover image really gets the groove right – as the vintage is more 70s through ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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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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Fumaca Preta
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... CD
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Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tummy Touch/Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Massive music from Monomono – and a set of Afro Funk put together with a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds! The style here isn't just the familiar grooves you might expect – and instead, there's almost a post-colonial vibe going on – an ear towards London, and another towards ... CD
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What? – William Onyeabor Remixed
Luaka Bop, 2014. New Copy
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's ... CD
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Daptone, 2012. New Copy
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Zombie
Celluloid, 1977. Near Mint- (reissue)
A record that was originally recorded for Polydor in 1977, and one which has the same title as one of Fela's Barclay LPs (not reissued in the box set or on French CD), but which has a different set of tracks! The record includes a 12 and a half minute reading of "Zombie" that was on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Grazing In The Grass
Up Front, 1977. Very Good
Fantastic LP, and one that differs greatly from nearly all of his other recordings. Released in 1977, but most likely recorded earlier (the cover offers no information about the session), this set features the great South African trumpeter in a live set of straight jazz playing that shows a side ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Googoosh
Finders Keepers (UK), Early/Mid 70s. Near Mint-
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hugh Masekela
Wing, Mid 60s. Very Good
Great early work from Hugh Masekela! The record features all instrumental tracks – all short, and with Hugh's funky South African trumpet rolling over the top! The overall sound is a lot less slick than on some of his late 60s hits – and you can really hear his roots in the South ... LP, Vinyl record album
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No Discrimination (Japanese version)
Coronet (Japan), 1979. Used
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... CD
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Journey
Real World, 1998. Used
No description available. CD
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Worotan
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1996. Used
No description available. CD
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Buda (France), 1975. Used
Another great volume of Ethiopiques! Volume 7 of Ethiopiques series is another expanded re-issue of an LP by Mahmoud Ahmed originally released in 1975. Though there seems to be an abundance of songs by Ahmed from 1975 on volumes 1 and 3, we can't find any overlap with the songs on this album. ... CD
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Red Hot & Riot
MCA, 2002. Used
A really great compilation put out by the folks at Red Hot – an organization dedicated to "Fighting Aids Through Popular Culture". Previous sets by the group have focussed on jazz, bossa, and other music – and this time around, the focus is Africa, currently suffering from a ... CD
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s. New Copy
Sweet Bollywood funk – great edits of two tracks from the Bombay Disco 2 compilation – both of which really extend the groove! The legendary Asha Bhosle sings on "Jab Chaye" – a tune with soaring strings, heavy drums, and a killer sort of snap in the rhythms – ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Anthology Of Indian Music Volume One
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Discovery
EMI (Singapore), 1974. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Disko Partizani
Crammed (Belgium), 2007. Used
Balkan club from the legendary Shantel – a set that furthers his unique blend of European styles old and new! As with previous Shantel projects, the style here draws on a range of Balkan and Eastern European roots – but fits them onto more contemporary rhythms that show a wide appeal ... CD
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Melodia (France), 2004. Used
No description available. CD
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7/8, 2001. Used
No description available. CD
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Bhaktimala – Hanuman Vol 1
Music Today (India), Used
No description available. CD
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Jou A Rive
Xenophile, 1995. Used
No description available. CD
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Pan Progress
Mango, 1991. Used
No description available. CD
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Baledala Djibe
Mango, 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Smithsonian Folkways, 1997. Used
No description available. CD
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ARP, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
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Smithsonian Folkways, 1990. Used
No description available. CD
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Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 9 CDs
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by ... CD
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Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5LP box set
An incredible legacy in music – presented here in a really wonderful package! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by this ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 29, 2014


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