Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

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

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Real Thing Steel BandClayhouse Inn Presents The Real Thing Steel Band ... LP
Edmar, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Talk about industrial colonialism! The Real Thing Steel Band were sponsored by Coca-Cola – and their uniforms and drums all bore the Coke logo! As proof of this, the group play a pretty groovy version of Coke's "The Real Thing" ad jingle at two points on the record – done in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tewolde ReddaEritrea's Guitar Pioneer – Singles 1970 to 1973 ... LP
Mississippi/Domino Sound, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool work from this enigmatic Ethiopian guitarist – a musician whose sound is an important part of the same golden years covered by the Ethiopiques series! Tewolde Redda plays both conventional electric guitar, and an electrified version of the more traditional krar (kirar), which is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlos ReyesBeauty Of It All ... LP
TBA, 1988. Very Good ... $2.99
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Perry Robinson/Nana Vasconcelos/Badal RoyKundalini ... LP
Improvising Artists Inc, 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of the most interesting albums we've ever heard from clarinetist Perry Robinson – recorded with help from two master percussionists, in a style that makes for a very global groove! The set features Robinson blowing in snakey, almost exotic lines – with backing on tablas from Badal ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Claude Rodap & Fregate OrchestraSyn-Ka ... LP
Fregate/Granit (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $25.99
A sweet blend of modes from Martinique musician Claude Rodap – a set that's titled "Syn" after the synthesizer elements used in the music, and "Ka" for the percussion in the mix – which is based around "Gwo Ka" and other Caribbean modes! Overall, the album' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie RoyLove Somebody ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good- ... $11.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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S Job OrganizationFreedom Anthem ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A funky classic from the group who were also known as SJOB Movement – a wonderfully tight array of musicians from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – working here with non-stop energy and enthusiasm! The tunes are all vocal numbers, with lyrics that clearly seem inspired by the Jamaican ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SBBNowy Horyzont ... LP
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a mark from sticker removal, and some pencil.)

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ScorpiosScorpios (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juan SerranoBravo Serrano! ... LP
Elektra, 1964. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ 7A SideSuper Dancing Hits ... LP
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A sweet little record from 70s Hong Kong – a rare disco set that was originally issued only in a small number of copies, and used as a promotional device for 7UP soda! The music here is in the best disco cover mode of the time – funky grooves and swirling strings, with vocals by a male ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarExotic Sitar & Sarod ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Mid 60s release of some earlier sides recorded by Ravi in India – classic work with Ali Akbar Khan on sarod, plus Alla Rakha on tabla and Ashkish Kumar on tanpura. The album features two long ragas, each making up a side of the record – "Raga Shree" and "Raga Sindhu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Capitol International Series pressing in alternate cover.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarGenius of Ravi Shankar ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Nice stuff by Ravi Shankar – although we should hate the album for its patronizing liner notes, which refer to Shankar's work as "psychedelicacies", and which wonder aloud why people need to use hallucinogenic drugs if they've got Ravi! Titles include "Sitar Todi", "R ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing)

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✨✧ Ravi Shankar & Alla RakhaRagas & Talas ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has a stained corner, a name in pen, and some moderate wear.)

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Tak ShindoMganga! ... LP
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mganga! ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ SJOB MovementFriendship Train ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Friendship Train (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99
 
 



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