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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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VariousEgypt & Lebanon – Cosmic Arab Disco & Searing Dance Floor Bangers 1974 to 1985 ... LP
Cedarphon (Lebanon), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Wild grooves from two different Mid-East scenes – both of which seemed very open too mixing cool electronics with dancefloor rhythms! The music here has some of the electro vibe of Turkish pop from the same time, but there's also some weirder, more cosmic elements at times – which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEl Apagon – Peruvian Chicha From The Horoscopo Vaults 1978 to 1988 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $25.99
A motherlode of classic chicha tunes, right from the source – all pulled from one of the most important Peruvian labels in the genre! The jagged grooves of chicha have gotten lots of interest in recent years – so much so, there have even been some contemporary groups who've recreated ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... LP
Lyrichord/Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
Ethiopian music from the 70s, but mostly work that's much more rootsy than the sounds you'd hear on the Ethiopiques series – despite the placement of "urban" in the title! Instead, these cuts represent a recorded version of that nation that circulated more widely amongst listeners ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... CD 18.99

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VariousGilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura – The Anthology (3LP set) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3LP ... $25.99 27.98
A fantastic overview of the wonderful sounds that Gilles Peterson has been cooking up in Havana since 2009 – the rich array of artists he's collaborated with as part of the bigger Havana Cultura project – which has given great exposure to a whole new generation of brilliant Cuban ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHawaii Authentic – The Pre War Era Vol 2 – 1927 to 1936 ... LP
Asherah, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $15.99
The authentic sound of Hawaii – music from long before the islands achieved statehood, and long before their music became the stuff of stereotype! Instead, the sounds here are a fresh flowering of musical expression – mostly using unusual guitar phrasing and vocals, and recorded during ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD 18.99

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VariousI Believe I'll Go Back Home 1906 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $11.99
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLanguages Of Tambores – A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums – Presented By Gabriele Poso ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLegends Of Benin ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Brilliant work from Benin – an ear-opening compilation that's filled with wonderful grooves we've never heard before! The rhythms are unusual, instrumentation hypnotic, and vocals really offbeat – making the whole thing sound very different than more familiar African work we've stocked ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLevanta Poeira – Afro Brazilian Music & Rhythms From 1976 to 2016 – Compiled By Tahira ... LP
Jazz & Milk (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Brazilian grooves from the rootsier side of the spectrum – tunes that are often a lot earthier than sounds you might know from bossa nova – with plenty of raw percussion to get the grooves going! The music here spans the space of a few decades, but it's united by a timeless vibe that ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLike Nashville In Naija – Nigeria's Romance With Country Music, Yesterday & Today (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Comb & Razor, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
One of the more unusual strands of Nigerian music you'll ever hope to hear – a surprisingly strong legacy of country-influenced music from the West African scene – but with a unique vibe that's quite far from the familiar modes of Nashville! As with African funk or blues modes, there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000!)

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VariousNaino – Spanish Funk Gipsy Soul Funk Disco 1974 to 1984 ... LP
Adarce (Spain), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $31.99
Spanish guitar did something really amazing in the 70s – it moved from the spareness of traditional flamenco modes, into the world of funk and soul – mixing the complexity of the guitar lines with lots of bass, drums, keyboards, and strings! The result is a completely unique style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousNigeria Freedom Sounds – Calypso, Highlife, Apala, Mambo, & Juju – Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960 to 1963 (with dow ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 31.99
Not the usual Nigerian funk collection you might expect – as the music here is from the years before Fela Kuti and other artists exploded onto international 70s fame – and instead, come from a time where the Nigerian scene was busy drinking up influences from a range of other cultures ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousParadise Bangkok 2 (with download) ... LP
Zudrangma/Paradise Bangkok, 1970s. New Copy ... $32.99
A fantastic full-length collection of the sorts of sounds the Paradise Bangkok label has been giving us with their limited edition 45s in recent years! In case you're not hip to their sound, Paradise Bangkok has emerged as one of the coolest gateways to the sounds of Southeast Asia – a label ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and poster!)

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 1 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), 1950s. New Copy ... $28.99
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousSenegal 70 – Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70s ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Sweet sounds from 70s Senegal – a nation whose music was overflowing with Cuban influences at the time – which resulted in this amazing hybrid of Latin and African styles in the rhythms! The collection's one of the best to dip into the Senegalese groove we've ever heard – as it ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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