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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Amara ToureAmara Toure 1973 to 1980 (with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
The near-complete recorded legacy of Amara Toure – a singer who made an incredible splash on the Cameroonian scene of the 70s, but who only managed to make a handful of singles and one full length LP! The material is all tremendous, though – as Toure sings with this rich, deep sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Packaged in a nice silkscreen printed gatefold cover with a silkscreen poster & download.)

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Mary Afi UsuahEkpenyong Abasi ... LP
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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
Also available Ekpenyong Abasi ... CD 13.99

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)On Te L'Avait Dit ... LP
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
Beautiful grooves from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that mixes his classic-styled club sound with some sweet Afro-funk touches – all to create this wonderful hybrid of sounds that makes for one of his best records in years! The style here is more in the Afro-disco mode ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available On Te L'Avait Dit ... CD 18.99

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Warsaw Afrobeat OrchestraWendelu (with bonus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 19.98
Warsaw may seem like an unlikely place for Afro Funk to grow – but given the work of this excellent combo, we're guessing we may well be hearing more from the scene in years to come! The group's got a richer, more sophisticated vibe than some of the other Fela-inspired groups on the scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Wendelu ... CD 12.99

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WitchIntroduction ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A mightily grooving Introduction to Witch – the legendary Zambian group whose name also means We Intend To Cause Havok! The group work here with a wicked blend of rock influences from the UK, plus a heavy dose of African rhythms – all blended together with loads of fuzzy guitar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WitchMovin' On ... LP
Teal/Invisible City Editions (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An unusual later album from Witch – one that has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows the group picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older Zamrock styles to create a really unique sound overall! At times, the record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousA Orillas Del Magdalena – Coastal Cumbias From Colombia's Discos Fuentes ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Domino Sound, Mid 50s/1960s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Incredible sounds from the legendary Discos Fuentes – Colombia's powerhouse of musical magic for the past 50 years – presented here on some of the rootsier recordings from the label's early years! The styles here include a fair bit of cumbia – but always in the earlier, folksier ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Airways 1 – Funk Connection 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A totally sweet set of grooves from the African scene of the 70s – and one that's a fair bit different than most of the other collections we've got on our racks! The styles here are a bit more offbeat, and a bit less familiar – not straight Afro Funk, but also not some of the popular ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 3 – Hand Picked By Guts & Mambo (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A deep selection of grooves that are warm and breezy, but also nicely tripped out at times – way more than a simple compilation of sunny sounds – and instead a globe-spanning set of diverse gems! Volume 3 includes sun toasted sounds from tropical climates, plus similar-minded numbers ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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✨✧ VariousCambodian Cassette Archives – Khmer Folk & Pop Music Vol 1 (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99
A massive assemblage of raw, percussive Cambodian music recorded between the 60s and the 90s! The blend of styles is pretty impressive – raw found-folk elements prevail throughout, but a pretty staggering array sounds throughout the years find their way into the mix – from traces of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCaribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Caribbean Disco Boogie Sounds – Rare & Obscure Gems From The Caribbean Territories 1977 to 1982 ... CD 18.99

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VariousCome To The Caribbean – A Sonic Cruise Through The African Dance Rhythms From The West Indies & Beyond ... LP
Grossoi (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $20.99
Come to the Caribbean – and get your mind blown with this incredible selection of grooves! The collection does a great job of stepping around a host of different styles from the time – easily mixing bits of cumbia, rhumba, bomba, cha cha, plena, calypso, and other styles – in an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCongo Guitars 1952 & 1957 ... LP
SWP (France), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $19.99
Amazing sounds from the Congo scene of the 50s – as singers here work with their own acoustic guitar for accompaniment, often with additional guitar as well – and usually a glass bottle providing a spare sort of rhythm! The style is quite different than later, more blues-based material ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDon't Think I've Forgotten – Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Dust To Digital, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99
Way more than just the rock and roll promised in the title – as the music here is surprisingly heartfelt, surprisingly moving, and surprisingly effective – even if we don't know the language! There's definitely a rock style on most tunes, but the music is hardly the kind of knockoff ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousExcavated Shellac – Reeds – Reed Performances From Tanzania, Kurdistan, Turkey, India, China & More From The 78 RPM Era ... LP
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... $19.99
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousGroove Club 2 – Cambodia Rock Spectacular ... LP
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
A pretty incredible compilation of Cambodia Rock – the best one we've come across – classic original Khmer Rock from scene pioneer Sinn Sisamouth and many more! The set as an effort to present this fun, groovy and yes, spectacular Cambodian Rock as it was originally heard by the people ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHasabe – Killer Ethiopian R&B From The Golden Age Of Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s-Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A very unique version of funk – wonderful sounds cut during the golden years of Ethiopian music in the late 60s and early 70s – presented here in a sweet vinyl-only sampler that brings together the best bits from the long-running Ethiopiques CD series! The collection is filled with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 (with bonus 7-inch & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold ... $34.99 39.98
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch with "Fela's Special" and "Aigana" by Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Highlife Rakers.)
Also available Highlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD 14.99

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VariousKoute Jazz – A Collection Of Jazz Tracks From The French West Indies ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A really beautiful collection of jazz with strong Caribbean roots – music from the French West Indies, and served up with a vibe that's completely unique! This isn't calypso jazz, or reggae-inflected Jamaican jazz – and not even Cuban jazz, either – but instead this very fresh ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Light & Sound Of Mogadishu ... CD 12.99
 
 



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