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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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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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Vincent AhehehinnouBest Woman (180 gram pressing – with bonus download & poster) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
Fantastic solo work from Vincent Ahehehinnou – a singer who first rose to fame as a part of the funky sound of the Orchestre Poly Rhythmo De Cotonou – stepping out here in an even headier set on his own! The music has a more personal vibe overall – not just on the album's two ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download & poster!)

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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 & 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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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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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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Sory BambaSory Bamba Du Mali ... LP
Sonafric/Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Fantastic grooves from Sory Bamba – aka Sorry Bamba – sharp-edged, angular tracks that move at a similar pace to other late 70s Afro Funk – but with lots more weird and rough-edged touches! The recording quality isn't nearly as polished as some other efforts from the date – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sabicas-Rock Encounter ... CD 18.99

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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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Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Market BrassCheat & Start A Fight (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Don't let the "brass" in the title throw you off – as these guys are more of an Afro Funk ensemble than any sort of New Orleans-styled group – a combo that's actually only got a single trumpet and trombone in the mix, alongside loads of riffing guitar and heavy percussion! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available Cheat & Start A Fight ... CD 13.99

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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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Rodrigo CamposConversas Com Toshiro (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Goma Gringa (Brazil), 2016. New Copy 2 LPs ... $56.99
A completely beautiful set from contemporary Brazil – and a record that, like some of our favorite classics from that scene, has a mindblowing vibe and a sound that's completely beyond any sort of easy description! Rodrigo Campos has a way of weaving acoustic and electric elements together ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing of 300 copies!)

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Benis CletinJungle Magic (with bonus download) ... LP
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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