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

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Abatwa (The Pygmy)Why Did We Stop Growing Tall ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
Heartbreaking sounds from the Abatwa – one of the most endangered peoples in Africa, recorded here in the heart of contemporary Rwanda as part of the Hidden Musics series on Glitterbeat! The collection is incredibly rootsy – like older ethnographic work, but recorded with much more ... read more CD

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✨✧ AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more CD

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BarbatuquesAyu ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Very cool sounds from this unique Brazilian group – an ensemble whose music mostly comes from their voices and percussive sounds made on their bodies! The approach is surprisingly great – and maybe not nearly as squishy as you'd expect – as there's a clean, clear sound to the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A fantastic contemporary performance from Girma Beyene – a key artist in the golden age of Ethiopian, working here with the excellent Akale Wube quintet! Girma's one of a number of singers who went into exile during the changing political climate of the 70s – but in recent years, he's ... read more CD

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BKOMali Foli Coura ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A very cool group from Mali – one who have some of the older currents that you'd associate with the scene, but served up with a nicely contemporary crackle! The vocals often have those bluesy inflections that have risen up strongly in west Africa – but the instrumentation also has a ... read more CD

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoAfrican Woodoo ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from the legendary Manu Dibango – sound library recordings done right around the same time as his "Soul Makossa" hit, and with an equally funky groove! The music often has Manu's sax in the lead, alongside larger orchestrations that have a ... read more CD

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Drummers Of The Societe Absolument GuininVodou Drums In Haiti 2 – The Living Gods of Haiti – 21st Century Ritual Drums & Spirit Possession ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
An album with an ancient-looking image on the cover, but one that actually represents the continuing tradition of ritual percussion in the Haitian scene – a fantastic musical legacy that began with voodoo practices in the 18th century, but which has continued to transform as the years moved ... read more CD

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Charles DuvellePhotographs Of Charles Duvelle – Disques Ocora & Collection Prophet (2CDs & hardcover book) ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $56.99 68.99
An amazing tribute to one of the greatest series of ethnographic material ever recorded – the legendary Disques Ocora records – still unsurpassed in terms of their care and quality! The material set a new standard for field recordings – handled by musicologist Charles Duvelle, ... read more CD
(293 page hardbound book with over 200 black & white and color photos plus 2CDs of field recordings – a beautiful package!)

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Livy EkemezieFriday Night ... CD
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A rare boogie set from the Nigerian scene – but one that also has the power to circle the globe with a universal sense of soul – as you might guess by the cosmopolitan look of Livy Ekemezie on the cover! The set's got a very strong tie to the grooves of the New York scene of the time ... read more CD
Also available Friday Night ... LP 22.99

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more CD

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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... CD
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available New Hondo ... LP 25.99

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Ennanga VisionEnnanga Vision ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
One of those records that definitely lives up to its cover – as it's not only a great mish-mash of styles, it's also got some 80s instrumental currents that might come as a surprise if you know other records on the Soundway label! The work recasts older elements of Ugandan music with old ... read more CD
Also available Ennanga Vision (deluxe version) ... LP 26.99

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Gato PretoTempo ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A mix of beats and bass, electro and African percussion and rhythms from duo Gato Treto – producer and beatmaker Lee Bass and vocalist Gato Misteriosa – delivering a seamless set of Afro-futurist dancefloor club grooves and tough, yet seductive vocals! Gato Preto claim Mozimbique, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ GrottoAt Last ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
One of the most unusual groups we've heard from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a combo who definitely have a bit of funk in their style, but also a pretty trippy sound too – one that seems to draw from some of the headier sounds in the UK from a few years before – maybe folk-funk, ... read more CD
Also available At Last ... LP 22.99

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... CD
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more CD

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Henri GuedonCosmozouk Percussion (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic/Production Dessinee (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
The coolest grooves we've ever heard from percussionist Henri Guedon – a really wonderful blend of Latin, Caribbean, and jazz-based influences – all filtered into a very special sound! There's plenty of percussion at the core, but there's also some sweet keyboards too – used ... read more CD

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Jon HassellDream Theory In Malaya – Fourth World Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the lasting moments of genius from trumpeter Jon Hassell – his second entry in Brian Eno's 4th World series, and a set that's even more mindblowing than the first! As with that one, the approach here mixes together electric and acoustic sounds, with an imagined landscape of ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Dream Theory In Malaya – Fourth World Vol 2 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP 23.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Unstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP 21.99
 
 



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