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

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Glitterbeat, 2016. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD 13.99

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Tony AllenHome Cooking ... LP
Comet (France), 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $21.99
Stunning work from superdrummer Tony Allen – light years ahead of his original Afro Beat recordings with Fela! Tony's a consummate artist who's never stopped growing, and he's taken the energy of the Afro Funk revival of recent years, and used it to inspire him in new creative directions. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alma Afrobeat EnsembleIt's Time (with download) ... LP
Slow Walk (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a download code for a digital version of the album plus additional remixes.)
Also available It's Time ... CD 13.99

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Amanar De KidalTumastin ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from one of the darkest groups working on the current Tuareg scene – an ensemble who can vary their tone nicely, and produce a range of emotions and compelling sounds that really make this set stand out from the pack! Sure, there's plenty of offbeat guitar work with lots of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AmasGrill ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $23.99
Gbubemi Amas has a vocal approach that's right on the money sometimes, and which hits this very unusual trill at others – almost the sort of wobbly inflection you'd hear from an instrument, which makes for a very unique sound! The album's almost a soft rock or AOR take on Afro funk at times ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AssagaiAssagai (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AssagaiZimbabwe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wally BadarouBack To Scales To-Night ... LP
Barclay/Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A great early solo album from Wally Badarou – done before his bigger global records on Island, but at a point when he'd already had great work in the studio, helping out some of the key sessions on the Nassau scene at the end of the 70s! Wally's as much a singer as he is a keyboardist here ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Back To Scales To-Night ... CD 14.99

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Jeich Ould Badu & Ahmedou Ahmed LewlaTop WZN ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of Afro-futurism – as traditional instruments are presented in an electrified setting – percussion and keyboards joyously dancing together, but with a really raw groove! The keyboards are often stark and distorted – as pulsating as the percussion – and given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John BerberianOud Artistry (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mainstream, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Groovy Eastern sounds from John Berberian – a musician we know from more rockish projects, but who steps out here on a relatively traditional set of tunes! As you'd guess from the title, Berberian's instrument is the oud – that weird stringed instrument we probably know best from Ahmed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose – (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A fantastic contemporary performance from Girma Beyene – a key artist in the golden age of Ethiopian, working here with the excellent Akale Wube quintet! Girma's one of a number of singers who went into exile during the changing political climate of the 70s – but in recent years, he's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Kostas BezosWhite Birds (with bonus CD) ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful use of Hawaiian guitar in early Greek 78rpm recordings – an amazing musical journey that's even more fascinating than the use of the instrument in American country music! The instrument here is the acoustic version of steel guitar, and is often played alongside other more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1200 copies – with booklet and bonus CD!)

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Ali BirraAmmalele ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a great insert of notes, too!)

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Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD 14.99

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Jagger BotchwayOdze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 24.98
Sweet African funk from Jagger Botchway – a musician with roots in The Barons, Hedzoleh Soundz, and Kelenkye Band – stepping out here on his own in a heady brew of percussion, guitar lines, and horns! Some of the cuts are vocal, some are instrumental – and the mix of melody and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Odze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Ekambi BrillantAfrican Funk Experimental – 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album

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BurundiDJ Qbico Plays Burundi ... LP
Private (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
Sweet jazzy funk with a few Afro-oriented touches – a lost set of tracks from the early 80s, offered up here in a very limited pressing! The music is a mix of vocal and instrumental tracks – with some lightly-skipping rhythms that are matched by sweet keyboards on a number of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 99 copies.)
 
 



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