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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available We Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP 27.99

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Afro FunkBody Music ... CD
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not kidding with the name of this group – because the set's a masterpiece of 70s Afro Funk – totally great all the way through! The combo has African origins, but they're recording here in London – which makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of cultural modes – ... read more CD

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNice Yillara Gulum ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1982. New Copy ... $16.99
An early 80s album from Turkish legend Edip Akbayaram – served up in a style that's more keyboard-oriented than some of the guitar-based Arabesk rock of the 70s – but in a mode that's still pretty darn trippy overall! The keyboards have an approach that's maybe a bit more understated, ... read more CD
Also available Nice Yillara Gulum ... LP 19.99

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AktionGroove The Funk ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
The title's no like – as these guys definitely groove, and they're definitely funky too – a sweet 70s combo from the Lagos scene, and one who play with a very sharp edge at their core! Aktion make nice use of darker, downturning chords – which creates a moody feel to their funk, ... read more CD
Also available Groove The Funk (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new ... read more CD
Also available La'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Alma Afrobeat EnsembleIt's Time ... CD
Slow Walk (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, ... read more CD
Also available It's Time (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... read more CD

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Dao BandonKon Kee Lang Kwai (Man Or Water Buffalo) – Essential Dao Brandon ... CD
EM/Paradise Bangkok (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
With a singer this obscure, you might take the word "essential" in the title a bit loosely – but the set is a stunning batch of work from this popular Thai vocalist of the 70s! Dao Bandon's voice is amazing right from the start, even if you can't understand the language (although ... read more CD

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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $31.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's ... read more CD
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Bixiga 70Bixiga 70 III ... CD
Traquitana (Brazil), 2015. New Copy ... $9.99
A hard-burning Afro Funk combo from Brazil – a group who play in a style that's definitely got the best of both worlds in the mix – still going strong on this excellent third album! The set's got way more going on than usual in the rhythms – enough straight qualities to link the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
Blo have gone through a few different phases before this fantastic fourth album – but none of them as funky as the work on this set – which may well set a whole new standard for the Nigerian music legends! The groove here is super-tight, with lots of excellent bass and drums snapping ... read more CD
Also available Phase IV (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Jagger BotchwayOdze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Sweet African funk from Jagger Botchway – a musician with roots in The Barons, Hedzoleh Soundz, and Kelenkye Band – stepping out here on his own in a heady brew of percussion, guitar lines, and horns! Some of the cuts are vocal, some are instrumental – and the mix of melody and ... read more CD
Also available Odze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... LP 13.99

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD
Also available Jungle Magic (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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CymandeSimple Act Of Faith ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
The first album in many years from Cymande – that ultra-cool British group who gave us a run of great funk records in the 70s! The style here is surprisingly faithful to the original Cymande sound – especially the basslines, which have this head-nodding, slow-grooving style that's ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Simple Act Of Faith ... LP 22.99

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DadawahPeace & Love ... CD
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $15.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Roman DiazL'O Da Fun Bata ... CD
Motema, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A very rootsy set of Cuban bata – and a record that almost feels like a vintage session for Folkways than some of the more contemporary music on the Motema label! The album's got a strong Yoruba bend – and features spoken passages between most of the percussive tracks – ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Manu DibangoHome Made ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
A late 70s killer from Manu Dibango – recorded in Nigeria, and with a style that mixes his own sax-heavy funk with some of the leaner Lagos grooves of the time! The tracks are all nice and long – longer than most on any of Manu's other late 70s albums – and they stretch out in ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoSun Explosion ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99
A record that really shows the continuing evolution of the sound of Manu Dibango – the artist's relentless drive to move forward and keep coming up with new ways to groove! The style here is quite different than the short, stark vibe of Manu's earlier work – as the tracks are all long, ... read more CD

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo – music recorded in Lisbon at the start of the 80s, and issued here on vinyl for the first time ever! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of ... read more CD
 
 



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