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




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✨✧ Goddy OkuOne More Chance ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $23.99
A very cool record from Goddy Oku – who's pictured on the back cover working the knobs on a big studio console – definitely making sure that he gets his hand in the way the album's put together! There's an offbeat funky vibe to most of these tracks – almost a mode that recalls ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available One More Chance ... CD 13.99

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Keni OkuloloTalkin Bass Experience (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A definite bass experience from Lagos musician Keni Okulo – a player who serves up grooves that are not only different from more common Nigerian music of the period, but which also rival some of the most creative American funk of the time! The tracks are all long and open, and have lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms ... LP
Black Fire, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A landmark of 70s Afro-styled jazz – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the 70s, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Space Jungle Luv (UK pressing) ... CD 11.99

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William OnyeaborCrashes In Love (version 1) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 20.99
A great early moment for the legendary William Onyeabor – music created for the film Crashes In Love – which tells the sad story of a princess who has to choose between love and money – a setting that helps make for some of Onyeabor's greatest music on record! The style here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborCrashes In Love (version 2) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 20.99
A second version of William Onyeabor's music for the film Crashes In Love – one that's somewhat different than the first, and which almost has a different groove overall! Tracks are still nice and long, and have that hypnotic Onyeabor vibe – but there's stronger basslines at the bottom ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborGreat Lover ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 20.99
William Onyeabor looks like a great lover on the cover of this set – and he follows up that image with some of the slinkiest, most seductive music of his career! There's almost a dub element to the record at times – as if Onyeabor was borrowing inspiration from Kingston, and bringing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestre Poly RythmoMadjafalao (with bonus CD) ... LP
Because (France), 2016. New Copy ... $25.99
Great work from the legendary Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo – a group who've lost none of their power over the years, and who bristle with as much energy here as on their classic albums of the 70s! In fact, there may well be a more-classic vibe going on here, compared to the group's sound as it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Madjafalao ... CD 15.99

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouEchos Hypnotiques ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The second volume of rare Afrofunk from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou from Analog Africa – a killer set of material recorded at EMI Studios in Lagos, Nigeria for the Albarika Store label – impeccable sounding and feverishly played by the group! This one's fairly jaw dropping, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $23.99 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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Jorginho PessanhaTo Muito Na Minha ... LP
Continental/Soul Patrol (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A funky samba gem from the 70s – the only album we've ever seen from Jorginho Pessanha, and a set that grooves with plenty of bassy percussion – in an all-acoustic mode that's nice and raw! Jorginho's got wonderfully soulful vocals – raspy, with a real charm that totally gets us, ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Boban PetrovicZora ... LP
Discom/Disco Not Disco (Serbia), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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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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)... Just Sold Out!
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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RakkaMykorritsan Valtakunta ... LP
Sagittarius, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Excellent work from Rakka – a group who make familiar instruments sound very unusual – and who weave together this magical blend of spiritual jazz, global elements, and lots of other very offbeat touches! The sound is always soulful, and never gimmicky at all – and these guys ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) 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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