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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Quantic & Nidia GongoraCurao ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
Will "Quantic" Holland has really turned out to be a hell of a fellow – a guy we first fell in love with as a beatmaker, then as a funk artist – and now as one of the few people who can ever mix grooves with global elements and make the whole thing come out sounding right! ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Curao ... CD 10.99

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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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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 18.99

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Tewolde ReddaEritrea's Guitar Pioneer – Singles 1970 to 1973 ... LP
Mississippi/Domino Sound, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool work from this enigmatic Ethiopian guitarist – a musician whose sound is an important part of the same golden years covered by the Ethiopiques series! Tewolde Redda plays both conventional electric guitar, and an electrified version of the more traditional krar (kirar), which is ... 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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✨✧ Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... 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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7A SideSuper Dancing Hits ... LP
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A sweet little record from 70s Hong Kong – a rare disco set that was originally issued only in a small number of copies, and used as a promotional device for 7UP soda! The music here is in the best disco cover mode of the time – funky grooves and swirling strings, with vocals by a male ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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

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Tak ShindoMganga! ... LP
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
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 9.99

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SJOB MovementFriendship Train ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Friendship Train (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... LP
Mississippi, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes, too.)

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✨✧ Tabou ComboRespect (plus download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Driving rhythms, heavy percussion, funk and psychedelia filtered through native Haitian and more Caribbean-inflected music - the great Respect LP by the Tabou Combo de Petion-Ville! The handful of records we've been lucky enough to hear over the years by the group have all been exceptional – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a code for free digital download.)

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorLife Stories – Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Great Ghana grooves from Ebo Taylor – a tremendous collection of his funkiest 70s work – and a much-needed reintroduction of his talents to the world at large! Much of the music here has strong links with more familiar Afro Funk – but the overall approach is often a bit unique, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love & Death ... CD 5.99

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Tee MacNepa Oh Nepa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
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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Umoja707 (with bonus dowload) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 12.98
Catchy soul from the South African scene of the 80s – music that's much more different than some of the more world music-oriented exports that were hitting our shores at the time! You might actually be able to play the music of Umoja right next to some of your more familiar American soul of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available 707 ... CD 6.99

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Mary Afi UsuahEkpenyong Abasi ... LP
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – recorded by an artist who was heading a children's program at the time! Make no mistake, though – this is no kiddie music, but instead a wonderfully rich, vibrant collection of material – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vaudou GameKidayu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A contemporary combo from Togo, but one who've got a hard-riffing sound that takes us back to the James Brown band of the late 60s – which is then mixed with a lot of sweet touches of their own, to create one of the freshest strands of Afro Funk we've heard in years! These guys are hardly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Voices Of DarknessVoices Of Darkness (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Superfly (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A cool Cameroun combo from the 70s – one who ended up in Nigeria, and really picked up a heavy dose of Afro Funk too! The style here is really special – not just the usual Lagos-bred sounds of the time, but a unique hybrid of island elements and harder-riffing funk – served up ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – in a Japanese-style cover!)
Also available Voices Of Darkness (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99
 
 



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