Global Grooves — In Stock — 7-inch

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




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Mahmoud Ahmed/Girma BeyeneAynotche Terabu/Ene Negn Bay Manesh ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969/1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two Ethio funk tracks with a heck of a lot of power! Mahmoud Ahmed is on the a-side – singing in that beautifully melancholy style of his, while the backing group his this funky groove with chunky organ and some nicely peppered horns, too! There's more great organ on "Ene Negn Bay ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AntibalasDirty Money/AWOL ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Two stormers from Antibalas! "Dirty Money" is one of their boldest cuts in years – a tune that leaps right out of the grooves, right from the start – thanks to plenty of searing Afro Funk rhythms, and even moreso to a wicked Hammond part that burns beautifully for the first ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mulatu AstatkeYegelle Tezeta/Yekatit ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the funkiest cuts ever from the legendary Mulatu – a tune that's got very heavy drums on the bottom, romping through a rhythm that's got plenty of appeal to fans of American funk – while the man himself serves up this moody organ line alongside a weird, exotic reed solo! "Ye ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cutlass Dance BandDon't Commot Me/Obiara Wondo ... 7-inch
Academy, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
We've never been commotted – so we're not sure what it means to "Don't Commot Me" – but we can say that the tune is a wickedly sharp bit of Afro Funk, complete with some very fast-riffing guitar! The instrument's a lot more tight than on some of the looser Afro numbers of the ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DaltonAlech/Soul Brother ... 7-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
Dalton hails from Tunisia, and they've got a very groovy sound – a mix of 70s funk and some elements that almost remind us of Turkish rock – all wrapped up in a totally infectious groove on "Alech", which has a great group vocal on the cook! "Soul Brother" is a bit ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alemayehu Eshete/Amadou BalakeTchero Adari Negn/Bemem Sebeb ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare Afro grooves – back to back on a funky 45! "Tchero Adari Negn" is the funkiest cut we've ever heard from Alemayehu Eshete – a track with rhythms that could well be from the James Brown band, given the sharpness of the guitar, bass, and percussion all coming together ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alemayehu Eshete/Girma BeyeneTelantena Zare/Ene Negn Bay Manesh ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Ethiopia's Alemayehu Eshete – a cut that begins with a snapping snare, and almost a Mod Jazz sort of vibe – which Alemayehu matches with a quick-skipping sound in his vocals – which themselves are peppered by these wonderful saxophone lines! ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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K Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas/Ebo TaylorKyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu/Heaven ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet organ and guitar do a mighty nice dance together at the start of "Kyenkyen Bi Adi" – then these wicked beats come in, all snapping and syncopated – while horns carve out this nicely exotic vibe over the top! "Heaven" is a tune that certainly lives up to its ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fruko y Sus TesosEl Preso/Bang Bang (El Tiroteo) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two massive cuts from Fruko – really here at the height of his powers! "El Preso" begins with familiar Latin piano and percussion, but builds with a rawer Colombian groove as things move on – nice and heavy, and a Latin stunner throughout! "Bang Bang" has these ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Bahta Gebre-Hiwot is one of those Ethiopian singers you may not be able to pronounce, but who you'll really be digging once you hear him sing – a cool, raspy style over a slightly funky groove with rolling piano, a bit of horns, and some nice riffing guitar in the middle! Alemayehu Eshete is ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Slit ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The drums move hard and fast on "Muziqa Muziqa" – and the organ lines do too – peppering this Ethio groover with a really offbeat sound, while tight horn lines keep a soulful finish over the top – and Seyoum's vocals move up and down in a really incredible range! "M ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gordon Henderson & U ConventionHighest Bidder/Hard World ... 7-inch
Sofrito (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Snapping grooves, tight horns, and a wicked bassline all make "The Highest Bidder" a killer bit of funk that goes way beyond the global scene – a cut to rival some of the coolest American work from the underground, but given this very unusual vocal from Gordon Henderson! "Hard ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bernardo LanzettiSomething New On The Way/Blind Love ... 7-inch
Ciao (Italy), 1980. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
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MahjunBaby-Sitter/Emmene-Moi Dans Ta Rolls ... 7-inch
CBS (France), 1980. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
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Orchestra BaobabKelen Ati Leen/Souleymane ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Hard riffing African funk! "Kelen Ati Len" may well be the tightest tune we've ever heard from Orchestra Baobab – a really heavy-hitting number that snaps along with the energy of the best American funky 45s of the time, but which also has some wonderful chanted vocals! "Soule ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rail Band/Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoMaribayassa/Get Up James ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wonderfully funky number from the legendary Rail Band – a tune that has this cool, exotic horn part at the start – which then gets bumped along by this romping rhythm – almost a drum break, but more complicated overall – and topped with these excellent back/forth vocals! ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Swinging Stars Of DominicaLas Mal Parle/Jam Jam ... 7-inch
Sofrito (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
There's a great romping rhythm to "Las Mal Parle" – almost a cumbia vibe, but a bit different too – as the tune's peppered by some wonderful horns, including this trombonist who really sounds like he's on fire! "Jam Jam" begins with this nicely spacey keyboard line ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBig Box Of Afrosound – Rare & Hard To Find Tropical Tracks From Disco Fuentes (10 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 10 x 7" ... $56.99
A really sweet collection of grooves – titled after the Afrosound combo who lead off the set, and featuring a wealth of vintage tracks from the legendary Colombian label Disco Fuentes! Like some of the best work on that imprint, the styles here are a really wonderful blend of modes – ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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