Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

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




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Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir Waziri OshomaSir Waziri Oshoma & His Traditional Sound Makers Vol 3 ... LP
Shanu Olu/Superfly (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Stunningly beautiful sounds from Sir Waziri Oshoma – an artist who works here with a groove that's a bit different than some of the other Nigerian sounds you might know from the end of the 70s – a richly-layered groove that's built on warmly bubbling organ lines, palm wine guitar, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese vinyl pressing – with heavy cover, insert, and obi!)

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Eji OyewaleCharity Begins At Home (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 24.99
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mustafa OzkentGenclik Ile Elele (Hand In Hand With Youth) ... LP
Jackpot, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boban PetrovicZora ... LP
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet slice of 80s electro soul from Serbia – a set that's the lasting legacy of Boban Petrovic, an artist who was heavily influenced by funky disco sounds from the west – and maybe a bit of fusion as well! The music has a much more soulful vibe than you'd guess from the cover image ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with bonus insert too.)

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✨✧ Phairin PhonphibunLam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... LP
EM (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Other-worldly sounds from 70s Thailand – served up by the sublime vocals of Phairin Phonhibun – one of those singers who will grab you, even if you don't know what she's saying! Fortunately, this great package also features translations of the lyrics – which are helpful to turn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... CD 19.99

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Awa PouloPoulo Warali ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2017. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
Beautiful work by Awa Poulo – a Malian singer with years of work under her belt, sounding very classic on this great contemporary recording! The music is nicely spare and folksy – Awa's amazing vocals carving these hypnotic lines amidst n'goni, guitar, flute, and percussion – all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Poulo Warali ... CD 11.99

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PRO (People Rock Outfit)Blacky Joe (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
EMI/Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
The People Rock Outfit really knock it out of the park with this dark-edged classic from the 70s – one of the heaviest albums we've heard from the Nigerian scene at the time, and a record that's almost got more of a South African spirit overall! These guys effortlessly mix together funk and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Tito PuenteTito Puente & His Concert Orchestra ... LP
Tico, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandSalah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band Present Egyptian Jazz – Ramadan In Space Time ... LP
Art Yard/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – the seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working at the end of the 60s in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Freedom Anthem ... CD 14.99

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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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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Shango Dance Band ... CD 14.99

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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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