A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label RCA stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has wear, splitting held with clear tape and a small sticker.)
Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka Moderniser —
Abode America ... LP Kollington (Nigeria), 1988. Poor ...
Just Sold Out!
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(NOTE: POOR CONDITION. Cover has heavy wear. Vinyl is heavily marked.)
Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka Modernizer —
Experience ... LP Alagbada (Nigeria), Good+ ...
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(Cover has wear, splitting & pen. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
King Sunny Ade & The New African Beats —
Authority ... LP Atom Park (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ...
Album features 7 tracks: "Alase Laiye Alase Lorun", "Majo Ronyinroyin", Kile Ni Mo Se", "Opa Ki Ipa Agogo", "KSA Ma Wo Won Loye","Yio Pe Leti Omi" and the side-long "Chief Dr Raymond A Dokpesi". LP, Vinyl record album
A great step forward for the Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra – even better than their previous album, and a set that beautifully mixes together jazz, Latin, and African elements into one seamless groove! Percussionist Masta Conga is at the head of the group – leading the ensemble with a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ali Ag Amoumine —
Takamba ... LP Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2011. Near Mint- ...
A really wonderful document of of the Takamba style of music in Northern Mali and Niger – passionate, energetic and hypnotically performed by Ali Ag Amoumine! Ali's home is in Timbouctou, a couple hundred kilometers upriver from the Takamba region, and it was here that this excellent ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Folksy soul from George Anderson – an African singer by birth, recording here in a Paris studio, and singing in a mode that's a bit like some of Miriam Makeba's recordings from the time. George is on lead vocals and acoustic guitar – and most tracks have rather spare backings, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with fully split seams – save for a small bit of the top seam. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and some staining & peeling on the bottom.)
One of the coolest volumes so far in this excellent series – filled with upbeat groovers that are far more catchy than they are experimental! Most of the work has a vibe that feels like underground American club mixing with some of the hipper styles coming out of west Africa as the 70s moved ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible record – even if it was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun, cutting tight but obscure soulful sides. In 1972, though, he exploded with the track "Soul Makossa" – a choppy hard-riffing number that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear with a small cutout notch.)
Diga Rhythm Band —
Diga ... LP 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 ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice collection of African pop tracks by the Duo Ouro Negro. The sound is slightly folksy, with lots of acoustic guitar, and a haunting style that's similar to some of Miriam Makeba's work from the same time. Titles include "Palamie", "Mulowa", "Kyrie", "Salome ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty strong Afro Funk act from Ghana – one that probably got more exposure than usual, thanks to the fact that they were taken under the wing of Brian Eno, who produced the album, in a tradition that would stretch back to Ginger Baker's work with Fela. The tracks are all pretty strong, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Fela's all time classics – and a biting attack on the transnational monster that was International Telephone & Telegraph in the 70s! The album's a bit different than some of the others – in that it features one long tune that runs for both sides of the wax – but that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(FAK pressing from 1997.)
Fela & Africa 70 —
Na Poi ... LP Barclay (France), 1976. Very Good+ (reissue)...
One of the sexiest tunes that Fela ever cut – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The track begins with a cool spoken bit, about what man and woman get up to behind close doors – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Surprisingly fantastic bit of funky sitar tracks! The project's a recent one, but it's got a classic 70s global crossover funk sound that's very much in the vein of the weird Indian-funk work of Ananda Shankar or The Dave Pike set. The record's got a raw Meters-esque groove at the base – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and flaky along the spine, which is split, with splitting on the top and bottom seams too.)
A second set of Disco Folk from this unique Turkish pair – duo working in late 70s Germany, and mixing up their own roots with a range of different electric instrumentation! The odd modes of the sound are wonderfully captured in the unique three-necked guitar on the front cover – and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(With hype sticker.)
Derdiyoklar Ikilisi —
Disko Folk ... LP Guerssen (Spain), 1979. Near Mint- (reissue)...
Turkish electro folk from late 70s Germany! Derdiyoklar Ikilisi is the duo of singer, saz and guitar player Ali Ekber Aydogan and drummer & singer Ihsan Guvercin – delivering hypnotic and melodic music here that are steeped in traditional Turkish music, though played with a late 70s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An obscure album of 80s grooves from the man who virtually invented African Funk! As you can guess by the date, this one's not in the harder mode of Julius' earlier sessions – but it's still got some great choppy Fela-like grooves, and instrumentation that's still quite committed to ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & light wear.)
Chief Lecturer Easy Kabaka —
Maturity ... LP Orolu (Nigeria), 1992. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has moderate wear and masking tape along all seams.)
Heady sounds from Karthala 72 – a group with a very vintage sound – one that rings out with plenty of offbeat funky elements, African percussion, and maybe even a sense of bassline borrowed from Colombian music! The group have a wonderful criss-crossing of styles – and this full ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Although South African vocalist Miriam Makeba had been cracking the American scene for the better part of the 60s, this was the album that really put her on the map – as her hit version of the song "Pata Pata" forever guaranteed that African-tinged grooves would have a place in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & tan label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear.)
After hitting big success with Paul Simon's Graceland album in the mid 80s, Warners kind of had a little burst of renewed activity in recording the sorts of artists they paid attention to more in the glory days of the late 60s/early 70s record industry boom. Fortunately, Miriam Makeba benefitted ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant modern jazz from German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – recording here in 1964, but sounding years ahead of his time, with an amazing a blend of jazz and Asian styles! The album's one of Mangelsdorff's best ever – a set of rhythmic tunes that seem clearly informed by the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Like Hugh Masekela's other records on Blue Thumb, this is a totally great bit of Afro funk, with a good hard groove filled with tight jazz playing, and some nice choppy rhythm that feels like it belongs on a Fela record. Great stuff played by his tight little Hedzoleh Soundz group, with the cuts ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly nice album for A&M, and one in which Letta's funky African soul style gets a bit more of an LA studio sound. The record features backing by a lot of well-known funky studio players, and Herb Alpert produced the record with a nice sound that still keeps Letta's rich voice in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Seminal Afro Funk from Monomono – a killer combo from singer/percussionist Joni Haastrup, with a groove that's right up there with the best acts on the Lagos scene of the 70s! There's a nice degree of warmth in the music – thanks to some complicated guitar and basslines, which don't ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting on the bottom seam.)