Global Grooves — In Stock — CDs

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




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✨✧ Cesaria EvoraMiss Perfumado ... CD
Nonesuch, 1992. Used ... $2.99
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Also available Miss Perfumado ... CD 3.99

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Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Used ... $2.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... read more CD

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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 1 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A piano trio takes on the biguine rhythms of Guadeloupe – those long-spun, cascading grooves that turn out to be a surprisingly great fit for jazz – especially the percussive approach of David Fackeure on piano! David's bright lines on the piano leap out in warmly melodic fashion over ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2005/2006. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A great reworking of biguine rhythms into jazz-based forms – served up here by pianist David Fackeure with some great help from Xavier Richardeau on a variety of saxes! The additional reed passages bring some nice edges to the piano lines that spin out with the captivating grooves – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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FadoulAl Zman Saib ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the funkiest records ever cut in Morocco – the debut set from Fadoul – a singer who starts out the record with a cover of James Brown funk, then moves into a whole host of heady sounds as the set goes on! In truth, these guys are probably more of a garage band than a soul ... read more CD

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Faiz Ali FaizL'Amour De Toi Me Fait Danser – Hommage A Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan ... CD
Accords Croises (France), 2004. Used ... $4.99
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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $18.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more CD
Also available Mots D'Amour ... LP 23.99

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... read more CD
Also available Cosmic Unity (with bonus download) ... LP 16.99

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Farida & The Iraqui Maqam EnsembleLa Voix De La Mesopotamie/The Voice Of Mesopotamia ... CD
Harmonia Mundi (France), 2003. Used ... $6.99
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FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during ... read more CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense ... CD
Barclay/Mercury, 1986. Used ... $7.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through tray card.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy ... CD
Celluloid/Barclay, 1985. Used ... $5.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Live In Amsterdam ... CD
Barclay/Universal, 1984. Used ... $8.99
An excellent live set from Fela – one that shows that he was still very capable of going over the top during the 80s! The material was recorded in 1983 in Amsterdam, live before a very enthusiastic crowd – one that really drives Fela and the group on their instrumental solos and funky ... read more CD
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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System/Confusion Break Bones (CBB) ... CD
Wrasse, 1990/1992. Used ... $5.99
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially ... read more CD

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t/He Miss Road ... CD
Barclay (France), 1975. Used ... $8.99
Amazing stuff from one of Fela's most fruitful years on this planet! There's two full albums on here, and between them, they've got 5 long Afro funky cuts in all. "Expensive Sh_t" is one of Fela's best tracks – and it's got a sinister urgent guitar-based groove that never lets up, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop)/Unnecessary Begging ... CD
Universal/MCA, 1976/1977. Used ... $7.99
2 stunners – back to back on one CD! "JJD (Johnny Just Drop)" is a great live track recorded in 1977 at Fela's own Kalakuta Republic – and it's a great number that begins casually, with Fela talking a bit, introducing the conga player, before the band goes wild on the cut, an ... read more CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight/Fela Singles ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1972/1973. Used ... $11.99
Brilliant stuff! Roforofo Fight hails from 1972 – an early full-length Fela LP, filled with 4 tight groovers that stand with his best work! "Go Slow" begins with this mad trumpet solo that you'll recognize from a famous sample, especially as it mixes in with keyboards; "Rofor ... read more CD
(Out of print European pressing. Cutout hole through CD case and rear tray card.)

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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down/Fela & Roy Ayers – Music Of Many Colors ... CD
Barclay (France), 1976/1980. Used ... $7.99
Two of Fela's greatest collaborative efforts! Upside Down features Fela & Africa 70, with some guest vocals by Sandra Akane Isidore, a key figure in his political development, and the woman who introduced him to the Black Panthers when he was living in LA at the end of the 60s. The two tracks ... read more CD
(Punch through CD case. Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Zombie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Barclay (France), 1977. Used ... $9.99
One of Fela's greatest albums – augmented here by 2 bonus tracks! "Zombie" shows Fela at the height of his powers – grooving away in incredibly fast, incredibly tight Afro Funk lines, weaving guitar, sax, and keyboards together with a speed that still leaves us breathless. ... read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Zev Feldman & Andy StatmanJewish Klezmer Music ... CD
Shanachie, 1980. Used ... $7.99
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