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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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✨✧ Claude Rodap & Fregate OrchestraSyn-Ka ... LP
Fregate/Granit (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $25.99
A sweet blend of modes from Martinique musician Claude Rodap – a set that's titled "Syn" after the synthesizer elements used in the music, and "Ka" for the percussion in the mix – which is based around "Gwo Ka" and other Caribbean modes! Overall, the album' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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S Job OrganizationFreedom Anthem ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A funky classic from the group who were also known as SJOB Movement – a wonderfully tight array of musicians from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – working here with non-stop energy and enthusiasm! The tunes are all vocal numbers, with lyrics that clearly seem inspired by the Jamaican ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pepe Sanchez Y Su Rock BandRegresion (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Fantastic funk from the Spanish scene of the 70s – a set that starts out in the best electric fusion mode, but also embraces some older Spanish currents too – with a groove that's almost a 70s funk take on some of the flamenco jazz experiments of the late 60s! Yet we'll also say that ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Semi-ColonNdia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida) ... LP
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ShadowSweet Sweet Dreams (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
One of the most unusual Caribbean funk albums of the 80s – a set put together by Winston Bailey, aka Shadow – a singer and musician who'd been making grooves on the scene in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade before this release – but never with a sound that's anything like ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Sweet Sweet Dreams ... CD 16.99

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Tak ShindoMganga! ... LP
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mganga! ... CD 13.99

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Ramasandiran SomusundaramSkinny Woman (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $31.99
Ramasandiran Somusundaram has kind of a shaggy look on the cover, but he works here with grooves that are wonderfully tight – a blend of funk, freak, and lots of heavy percussion – the latter played by the man himself, and blended with some heavy elements that feel like they were lifted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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SookieSookie ... LP
Disques D'Esperance/African Road Trip (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great bit of Afro Funk from the 70s – recorded by a group with relatively obscure origins, but a pretty heavy duty sound! The album's a project from Jo Bisso, who later went onto some great Afro-styled club fame – but this set is much more deep funk overall – with lots ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edion of 500!)

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Souljazz OrchestraResistance (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Hard to resist the groove of a group this great – one of the longer-running Afro Funk combos around, and one of the best too! The group definitely have a touch of the soulful jazz promised by their name – thanks to strong solos on alto, tenor, and baritone – which often break out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD.)

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Dexter StoryWondem (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Dexter Story is a very cool singer with a sound that's almost impossible to describe in words – this hip fusion of global elements and cosmic spirit – one that's echoed by the slight Ethiopian style of the font on the cover, and the album's placement on the Soundway label – and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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SunburstAve Africa (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.98
A killer bit of funk from mid 70s Tanzania – performed here by a group who never got the same international exposure as some of their contemporaries, but who really made some magic on their local scene! Sunburst work in this wicked blend of sharp guitar lines, heavy bass, and plenty of drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD.)

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorMy Love & Music ... LP
Gapophone/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
Really righteous sounds from the great Ebo Taylor – on a record that almost seems to show a bit of Jamaican or Caribbean influence on the rhythms, especially in the way the long tracks go tripping along lightly as the vocals and instrumentation unfold! The overall sound still has all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Love & Music ... CD 7.99

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Tee MacNepa Oh Nepa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
The first-ever set to bring together the work of Nigerian flute player Tee Mac – a hell of a musician, and an Afro Funk contemporary of Fela Kuti, but with a huge legacy of his own! The set features both sides of Tee's talents – with one side of Afro Soul, and one of Afro Funk – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl – in a great tip-on cover!)

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✨✧ Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $31.99
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features a bonus CD of the whole album!)
Also available Coming Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 ... CD 15.99

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Anibal VelasquezMambo Loco ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Verckys & Orchestre VeveCongolese Funk, Afrobeat, & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 to 1978 (with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
An incredible compilation of work from Congolese sax player Verckys and his L'Orchestre Veve – a set that covers nearly a decade as it runs through a range of exhilarating styles – from heady funk, to psych-steeped rumba, to rawly-percussive Afrobeat! Verckys formed the L'Orchestre ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Congolese Funk, Afrobeat, & Psychedelic Rumba 1969 to 1978 ... CD 13.99
 
 



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