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Kamuran AkkorKamuran Akkor ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest Turkish singers we've heard so far from the 70s – an artist who's maybe a bit more funky and a bit less fuzzy than some of her contemporaries – blessed with a heavenly vocal style that's often set to these very groovy arrangements! The language is beyond the reach of ... read more CD
Also available Kamuran Akkor ... LP 26.99

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Slim Ali & The Hodi Boys70s Pop ... CD
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Hardly the pop you'd guess from the title – and instead a really compelling batch of Kenyan soul tracks from the 70s! Slim Ali has a style that's very different than the other 70s African work that's been reissued of late – less straight funk, although the music still has plenty of ... read more CD
Also available 70s Pop ... CD 9.99

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AmanazAfrica ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99 17.98
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more CD
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Africa ... CD 9.99
Africa (2015 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99
Africa ... CD 9.99

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Ata KakObaa Sima ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Rare work from an artist who was born in Ghana, spent time in Germany, and recorded this underground cassette-only release in Toronto during the early 90s! The music has this very odd pan-national style that references Ata Kak's Ghanian roots, but also brings in some cool electronics that must ... read more CD
(Includes bonus download code.)
Also available Obaa Sima (with bonus download) ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Amadou BalakeIn Conclusion ... CD
Sterns, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
The final recordings of Amadou Balake – but certainly not the end of a musical legacy that spans the course of decades! The record's got a really great back to basics sort of vibe – recorded with lean instrumentation that's a perfect support for Balake's richly expressive vocals – ... read more CD

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BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
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 ... read more CD

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Baba Commandant & The Mandingo BandJuguya ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2015. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the most solid albums we've ever heard on the Sublime Frequencies label – a studio recording by a group with a really great approach to their music – a style that mixes classic Afro Funk elements with rootsier elements on the instrumentation! The grooves are tight, but the sound ... read more CD
Also available Juguya ... CD 8.99

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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoManu 76 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Fiesta/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Sweet 70s Afro Funk from the great Manu Dibango – a record that adds in a bit more of a full production sound than on his earlier albums, but still sounds pretty darn wonderful overall! There's definitely more of an uptempo club groove going on – and the band has a lot more players ... read more CD

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
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 ... read more CD

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DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant NicholsonT'Es Qui ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
French vocals, funky rhythms, and loads of sweet keyboards – a contemporary album, but one that really takes us back to our favorite global crossover years of the 70s! These guys almost have a vibe that reminds us of Seu Jorge at his funkiest – and certainly share this universal appeal ... read more CD

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandEsso ... CD
Warner/Minky, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 15.99
A classic album of steel band grooving – a sound that made a surprising crossover in the American soul market in the early 70s! This album's one of the most famous of the genre – a session that was originally produced by Van Dyke Parks for Warner Brothers, and which has a nice blend of ... read more CD

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FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during ... read more CD

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense/Just Like That ... CD
Wrasse, 1986/1989. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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, ... read more CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Live In Amsterdam (full version) ... CD
Wrasse, 1984. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
An excellent live set from Fela – one that shows that he was still very capable of going over the top during the 80s! The material was recorded in 1983 in Amsterdam, live before a very enthusiastic crowd – one that really drives Fela and the group on their instrumental solos and funky ... read more CD
Also available Live In Amsterdam (full version) ... CD 4.99

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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System/Confusion Break Bones (CBB) ... CD
Wrasse, 1990/1992. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
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 ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Opposite People/Sorrow Tears & Blood ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, 1977/1999. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Monster stuff – and some killer straight-ahead afro funk jams from Fela! The set's got 2 albums on 1 CD, with stellar remastering, a great looking package – and the kind of insanely funky work you'd expect from the master. The Opposite People album has 2 long cuts – "Opposit ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight/Fela Singles ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, 1972/1973. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Brilliant stuff! Roforofo Fight hails from 1972 – an early full-length Fela LP, filled with 4 tight groovers that stand with his best work! "Go Slow" begins with this mad trumpet solo that you'll recognize from a famous sample, especially as it mixes in with keyboards; "Rofor ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Shakara/London Scene ... CD
Wrasse, 1971/1972. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A real killer of an Afro Funk set – a CD that brings together 2 sparkling moments from Fela's early career! The Shakara album is a longtime classic, and features 2 extended jams – "Lady" and "Shakara" – that are both tight straight-ahead funky groovers with a ... read more CD
 
 



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