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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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits/Comet (France), 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Voices ... CD 8.99

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Otim AlphaGulu City Anthems ... LP
Nyege Nyege Tapes (Uganda), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Contemporary electronic sounds from Uganda – served up here by an artist who takes older songs of celebration, and reworks them through digital modes at a blistering pace! The grooves here sometimes move at a speed that might have you checking the settings on your turntable – but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99 39.98
Stunning new work from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – whose Simigwa album was one of the Afro Funk treasures of the 70s – still sounding great here in the company of some excellent younger musicians! The set's an update of Ambolley's earlier style – a bit in the way that Tony Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Olima AnditiWhere Else Would I Be ... LP
Raw Music International/Mississippi, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Recent recordings of Olima Anditi – a legendary musician from postwar Kenya, assumed dead for years – but beautifully alive and well, as proclaimed by the title! The setting here is much more rootsy than some of Olima's more famous recordings – very much in the spirit of the work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies. Comes with a nice booklet of notes!)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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ApplesMind Twister ... LP
Odion Livingstone (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
A legendary group from the 70s Nigerian scene – one who could be as trippy as they were funky – often in ways that had them using studio production to really get some cool effects from their vocals and guitar! There's a spacey edge to most of these tracks – one that comes through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AyetoroOminira ... LP
Funsho (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Selda BagcanSelda (1979) ... LP
Turkuola/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1979. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $10.99
Selda packs a heck of a punch on this late 70s set – a record that's still got all the wonderful elements of her previous three albums – that unique mix of folksy roots, protest themes, and nicely trippy production! Selda's holding an electrified version of the baglama on the front ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Selda BagcanVurulduk Ey Halkim Unutma Bizi ... LP
Turkuola/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $13.99
Psychedelic folk-rock from the Turkish scene of the 70s – a real criss-crossing of styles, carried off with strong emotive effect by protest singer Selda! There's a powerful sound here that's completely without referent, but immediately gripping – a blend of familiar and strange ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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

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Big Mean Sound MachineRunnin For The Ghost (with bonus download) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
These guys aren't mean at all – as their groove is so warm and rhythmically compelling, they feel pretty darn friendly right from the very first note! The music's a compelling hybrid of Latin, African, and other rhythmic modes – served up with a freshness that's a nice change from some ... 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.)

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Itadi K BonneyInye (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A mighty album of Afro-styled grooves from Itadi K Bonney – an artist you might know from his late 70s album, issued under just his first name – and one who works with a sound that's even hipper here overall! The set was produced right before Bonney left Togo for various political ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brother ValentinoStay Up Zimbabwe (green vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
Two extended funky numbers from the early 80s Caribbean scene – both of them mighty nice! "Stay Up Zimbabwe" takes up all of side one – a slow-building groove that has this fantastic bassline that moves at a relaxed pace, but with plenty of power – while Brother ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1500 copies – in a silkscreen printed copver with a download voucher!)

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Kingsley BucknorJust U & Me (180 gram pressing) ... LP
KAB/Left Ear (Australia), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Kingsley Bucknor is a Nigerian singer, but one who also spent a fair bit of time on the London scene in the early 80s – where he clearly picked up a love of electro soul in his music! The sounds here are a great combination of 80s soul keyboards and basslines with vocals that maybe echo some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Max CillaLa Flute Des Mornes Vol 1 ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Traditional sounds from Martinique – but played in a very jazzy way by fluteman Max Cilla – whose instrument glides and soars over a range of lively percussion! The group features a bit of piano and bass, but the various drums really lead the sound – as does Cilla's flute, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cool KnightsBana Mulenga ... LP
Private (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Quite an obscure group from the Zambian scene of the 70s – and one who've got a vibe that's maybe a bit more soulful than some of their better-known Zamrock contemporaries! The octet have a great way of trading voices back and forth with their grooves – in a mode that's almost South ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 65!)

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Afous D'AfousTenere ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful sounds from the Saharan scene – served up here by an Algerian combo with some wonderful guitar in the lead! The instrumentation is similar to some of their contemporaries, but also maybe crafted with a bit more tightness too – especially on numbers where the group's vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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