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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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King Sunny AdeAura ... CD
Island, 1984. Used ... $6.99
The third and tightest of Ade's albums for Island. The sound here is a hybrid of his Ju Ju style with a bit of Afrobeat thrown in, with Tony Allen guesting on one number. The percolating multi-guitar and talking drum sound that was Ade's signature keeps the set gliding along nicely. 6 longer ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... CD
Mango, 1982. Used ... $4.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more CD

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Amina AlaouiArco Iris ... CD
ECM (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
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(Includes original slipcase.)

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Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... read more CD
Also available Source ... LP 45.99

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Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... read more CD

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ApostlesApostles ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally ... read more CD

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ApostlesBanko Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
The Apostles are nice and groovy here – working in this offbeat way that combines upbeat cuts with some unusual mellower numbers – but all at a level that really keeps things interesting throughout! These guys can clearly move with the groove and hit some sharp funky instrumentation at ... read more CD
Also available Banko Woman ... LP 22.99

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Lydia AyersVirtual Gamelan ... CD
Albany, 2006. Used ... $3.99

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Ba CissokoElectric Griot Land ... CD
Totolo, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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BablaBabla's Disco Sensation ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A definite disco sensation from Babla – a singer who refits older Indian film songs with new club grooves for the 80s – definitely very much in the mode that's promised by the title! The set features older songs by Shankhar Jakishan, Kalyanji Anadji, and Hemant Kumar – plus a few ... read more CD

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Tsehaytu BerakiSelam ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ... $7.99
Fabulous new recordings from Eritrean singer Tsehaytu Beraki, one of the stars of Ethiopiques 5-Tigrigna Music! A vocal critic of the Mengitsu regime, she was forced to flee her country in the late 80s and eventually settled in Rotterdam where she lived in obscurity until the late 90s, when she ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase. Out of print.)

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BerroguettoNavicularia ... CD
Boa (Spain), 1996. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Billy Gonsalves & His Paradise SerenadersParadise Serenaders ... CD
Cord International, 2000. Used ... $0.99
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Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
Their name may be a mouthful, but the Black Children Sledge Funk Band have a groove that's nice and lean – a wicked blend of basslines, percussion, and lots of riffing guitar – plus these very cool keyboards that wander over the grooves and give the whole thing a sweetly spacey vibe! ... read more CD

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Black HippiesBlack Hippies ... CD
Academy, 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 15.98
Hardly the kind of hippies that were always hanging around when we were growing up – as these guys are super tight, super funky, and right on the money throughout – grooving hard in one of the most searing styles of Afro Funk we've ever heard! Older psych modes are turned towards the ... read more CD

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... read more CD

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H. M d BouzoubaaH. M d Bouzoubaa ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1993. Used ... $6.99
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BratschRien Dans Les Poches ... CD
Network (Germany), 1998. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a ... read more CD

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Camaron De La IslaLeyenda Del Tiempo ... CD
Universal (Spain), 1979. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora! (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
AACE/Shout (Japan), 1986. New Copy ... $26.99
A legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Ry Cooder & Vishwa Mohan BhattMeeting By The River ... CD
Water Lily Acoustics, 1992. Used ... $5.99
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Viento De AguaMateria Prima – Viento De Agua Unplugged ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2004. Used ... $3.99

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✨✧ Jack DeJohnetteMusic We Are (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Golden Beams, 2009. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming the DVD is NTSC, Region 1.)

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Luis DelgadoAs Sirr ... CD
Nubenegra (Spain), 2007. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eugene DeloucheDel's Jazz Biguine – Les Annees Ritmo Paris 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.98
Very cool jazz from the Paris scene of the early 50s – an assortment of singles released on the Ritmo label, owned by reedman Eugene Delouche – who works here in a very cool blend of Martinique rhythms and modern jazz! The grooves here are a key part of the growing biguine style of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Djibril DiabateHawa ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful solo kora music from Mali! Djibril Diabate is a young master of the kora – a 21-string harp-like instrument – who made his debut as a member of the traditional Mande trio Lanaya, whose fine debut is also on Terp Records, the label owned by Terrie of the Ex. He achieves a ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoAfrican Woodoo ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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Livy EkemezieFriday Night ... CD
Linic Major/Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 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

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Ramon El PortuguesGitanos De La Plaza ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1992. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ennanga VisionEnnanga Vision ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 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

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Alemayehu EsheteAddis Ababa – New Beat Music From Ethiopia ... CD
Shanachie, 1992. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Fabulous TrobadorsPas De Ci (old one rmx, A Bofareu vers)/Pas Faire Gaffe A Soi/J'Ai La Rate (main, vers)/Original Felix Castan ... CD
Roker (France), 1993. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Giora FeidmanPanorama – Steelbands Of Trinidad & Tobago ... CD
Delos, 1991. Used ... $4.99
Music from Phase II Pan Groove, Exodus, Pamberi, Vat 19 Fontclaire, Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars, Kalomo Kings & Amoco Renegades. CD

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✨✧ Franco & Le TPOK JazzFrancophonic 1 – Africa's Greatest – A Retrospective Vol 1 – 1953 to 1980 ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
A massive look at the music of Franco – the guitarist whose music really helped transform the sound of Africa in the 60s and 70s! The career-spanning set features tracks from three different decades – beginning with some very rough early sides, then moving into a rich array of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Franco & Le TPOK JazzFrancophonic 2 – Africa's Greatest – A Retrospective 1980 to 1989 ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Amazing music from the last decade of Francois Luambo Makiadi – aka Franco – the kind of music that made him one of Africa's greatest musical exports of the time! Although Franco and his TPOK Jazz group were riding high during these years, they still were really breaking great new ... read more CD

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FunkeesPoint Of No Return (French cover) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
The fantastic first album from The Funkees – a Nigerian group, but one who also spent a good deal of time on the London scene – and who work here in a freaky, fuzzy, funky style that we might put somewhere in the same space as music by Demon Fuzz or Cymande! Like both of those groups, ... read more CD

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Rami GabrielIn Care Of ... CD
Rami Gabriel, 2016. Used ... $1.99
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(On demand CDr release.)

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Miquel GilEixos ... CD
Galileo (Spain), 2007. Used ... $0.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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GrottoAt Last ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 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

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... CD
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
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
Also available Grotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP 23.99

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Groupe LemChahebLa Chanson Populaire Marocaine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – ... read more CD

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Guelewar Band Of BanjulWarteef Jigeen ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful fusion of traditional roots and contemporary funk – handled perfectly by this legendary Gambian band! The groove is unique – with earthy percussion and haunting vocals mixed with more 70s-styled funk instrumentation – but often in a way that's as interested in sonic ... read more CD

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GuneshGunesh ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $15.99
Gunesh might look a bit unusual on the cover – like some crazy mountain folk who've somehow gotten ahold of band instruments – but on the album, they've got this tight funky sound that's mighty nice – yet which is also still as unusual as their look! The instrumentation is jazz ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa SusoVillage Life ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $24.99
An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other ... read more CD

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Jon HassellDream Theory In Malaya – Fourth World Vol 2 ... CD
EG, 1981. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Jon HassellDream Theory In Malaya – Fourth World Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99
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

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $3.99 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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Alex Heffes & OthersLast King Of Scottland ... CD
Rounder, 2006. Used ... $2.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
The debut album from Theadora Ifudu – a singer who hit greater fame on a bigger label a few years later – but who sounds pretty darn great here at the start! The music is an offbeat blend of American soul and Nigerian funk – recorded both in Lagos and London, but with a sound ... read more CD

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✨✧ Igna IgwebuikeBomp ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
Sweet funky sounds from east Nigeria, circa 1980 – a great little set that's got a laidback groove, and a style that's clearly learned plenty from the hipper corners of the American funk universe! The approach is a bit like funky club at times, a bit more like some of the larger funk acts of ... read more CD

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Way Home ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ IlaiyaraajaFire Star – Synth-Pop & Electro-Funk From Tamil Films 1985 to 1989 ... CD
Bombay Connection (Netherlands), Mid/Late 80s. Used ... $18.99
Way different than any other Indian film music you might have heard before – hardly the festive jams of Bollywood classics – and instead, a fresh funky electro mode that's mighty nice! If it weren't for the lyrics, some of these tracks might well have come from the New York street ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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William JacksonInchcolm ... CD
Linn/Honest, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & OthersBrasil ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(New 2018 edition!)
Also available Brasil ... LP 24.99

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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden SoundsHamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce funky sounds from 70s Cameroon – the entire recorded legacy of Hamad Kalkaba, who only issued three funky 45s back in the day! Yet even at six songs, the music here is completely tremendous – tunes that rumble along on this earthy sort of energy – drums that are heavier at ... read more CD
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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 23.99
Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD 13.99

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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden SoundsHamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $13.99
Fierce funky sounds from 70s Cameroon – the entire recorded legacy of Hamad Kalkaba, who only issued three funky 45s back in the day! Yet even at six songs, the music here is completely tremendous – tunes that rumble along on this earthy sort of energy – drums that are heavier at ... read more CD
Also available
Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD 16.99
Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Kasai All StarsIn The 7th Moon – Congotronics 3 ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2008. Used ... $4.99
One of the most compelling entries so far in the all-great Congotronics series – a set of highly percussive work from this unique ensemble! The Kasai All Stars is a collective of members from six other groups – all working here in Konono-like territory that's heavy on distorted rhythms ... read more CD

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Joe KemfaJungle Juice ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure what's in this jungle juice, but it's clearly having a great effect on Joe Kemfa – allowing him to move and groove in a really great way – as he leads his group through a sweet later take on the sound of Lagos funk! The album's got a great blend of rhythms and some ... read more CD

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Cheb KhaledCheb Khaled ... CD
Celluloid (France), 1985. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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King Ayisoba1000 Can Die ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
New work from this legendary Ghanian singer – an artist who also plays the guitar-like kologo, but in the company of a fierce amount of percussion! The album's got an approach that really comes on strong – mixing older modes with a slightly contemporary crackle – a bit like the ... read more CD

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
A beautiful set of contemporary yoruba recordings – performed by the Konkere Beats group in Nigeria, and with a different vibe than some of the more familiar yoruba material from the Caribbean! The sacred sounds are full of percussion and vocal chants – and have a vibe that's maybe ... read more CD
Also available Yoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Konono No 1Congotronics ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used ... $4.99
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more CD

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Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $4.99
A brilliantly funky and raw live recording by the Congo's great Konono No 1 – taped in Vera, Holland on their first European tour in February of 2003, and released on Terp, the label owned by Terrie Ex of the Ex! The brittle, in-the-red likembe patterns fly by in high-velocity cycles, amped- ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Erkin KorayFesuphanallah ... CD
Mega Muzik (Turkey), 1997. Used ... $6.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Kronos QuartetPieces Of Africa ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $2.99

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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... read more CD

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Femi KutiOne People One World ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... read more CD

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Lady Smith Black MambazoLady Smith Black Mambazo & Friends ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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(Small drill hole through spine.)

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Ladysmith Black MambazoClassic Tracks ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $4.99
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LaraajiBring On The Sun/Sun Gong ... CD
All Saints, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A double-length set of work from Laraaji – all contemporary tracks, done with producer Carlos Nino – but with a vibe that really takes us back to his mindblowing explorations in the early years! Bring On The Sun represents the first half of the album – and features Laraaji ... read more CD

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD

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Les Filles De IllighadadEghass Malan ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A hypnotic blend of electric guitars and female voices – and a record with a sound that's every bit as trippy as the cover! These guys might represent a new step forward for the Tuareg scene – as the music here still has the same guitar and rhythmic core of previous work, but also ... read more CD

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Lionel LouekeKaribu ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $2.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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LulendoMwinda ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Beautifully bubbling sounds from Lulendo – a singer who also plays a fair bit of quissange – an African thumb piano, in the same manner as the kalimba! The instrument rings out with these percussive notes right alongside his lively, lyrical vocals – set to instrumentation that is ... read more CD

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Javad MaaroufiRaaz ... CD
Caltex, 1983. Used ... $0.99
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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) read more CD

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MahlathiniKing Of The Groaners ... CD
Earthworks, 1993. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cheb MamiMaghreb Soul – Cheb Mami Story 1986 to 1990 ... CD
Because (France), Late 80s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MandingoNew World Power ... CD
Axiom, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout through booklet spine.)
Also available New World Power ... LP 3.99

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Lata MangeshkarClassical Favourites ... CD
RPG/Gramophone (India), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
With 19 tracks from films including Basant Bahar, Anpadh, Ram Rajya, Love In Tokyo, Guide, Dastak, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks UnlimitedHondo ... CD
Zimbob, 1993. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaGrrr ... CD
Verve/Mercury, 1965. Used ... $24.99
Great early work from Hugh Masekela! The record features all instrumental tracks – all short, and with Hugh's funky South African trumpet rolling over the top! The overall sound is a lot less slick than on some of his late 60s hits – and you can really hear his roots in the South ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaLive At The Record Plant – 24 February 1974 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... read more CD

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Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... read more CD

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✨✧ ET Mensah & The TemposKing Of Highlife Anthology (4CD set) ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s. Used 4 CDs ... $22.99
An incredible collection of work from the legendary ET Mensah – one of the strongest early proponents of highlife on the African scene of the postwar years, and one of the jazziest too! In the late 40s Mensah took over the helm of Ghana's Tempos and pushed African pop music away from the ... read more CD

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... read more CD
Also available Lala Belu ... LP 14.99

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak BandWede Harer Guzo ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
Maybe the coolest music we've ever heard from Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a late 70s session that has his organ lines sounding even groovier than ever, on some sweet tracks that also bring in a fair bit of funk to the grooves! The style is much more in an Ethiopiques vein than ... read more CD

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Mighty FlamesMetalik Funk Band ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
The Mighty Flames never sound too metallic here – at least not in any way that's cold or harsh, or heavy metal too! Instead, these guys have a warm groove that's on the tighter side of African funk – that point when the sound was getting a stronger influence from American soul and club ... read more CD

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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Miyumi Project Big BandRooted – Origins Of Now ... CD
Jazz Institute Chicago, 2001. Used ... $3.99

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Pops MohamedAncestral Healing – From New York To Jo' Burg ... CD
MELT 2000 (UK), 1995. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mohammed Jimmy MohammedTakkabel ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $3.99
The first ever full length effort from blind Addis Ababa singer Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed – who appeared on the second Ethiopiques compilation – finally with a recorded set of his own! There's a loose, melodic and all around wonderful feel – a warmth that really needs to be heard ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Madan MohanMadan Mohan – The Golden Collection ... CD
Gramophone (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more CD
Also available Boys & Girls ... LP 22.99

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MoraitoMorao Morao ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Morena Y ClaraNo Llores Mas ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Funky gipsy grooves from 70s Spain – served up by a pair of sweet female singers, and plenty of fuzz guitar as well! The duo have a sound that's almost more sinister than you'd expect – singing together with this buzzing edge, and set to rhythms that are often pretty funky – in ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
 
 



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