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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PeaceBlack Power ... LP
Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Inlcudes download!)
Also available Black Power ... CD 15.99

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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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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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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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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

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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 ... 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 13.99

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Jake SolloComing Home ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Great work from Jake Sollo – an artist who's every bit as tight on the guitar as he is on his vocals – so much so, that there's tracks on the set where Jake seems to let his instrument do all the talking! The album's got a super-sharp sound – recorded in Lagos with lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramasandiran SomusundaramSkinny Woman (with bonus download) ... LP
Cinedelic (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $31.99
Ramasandiran Somusundaram has kind of a shaggy look on the cover, but he works here with grooves that are wonderfully tight – a blend of funk, freak, and lots of heavy percussion – the latter played by the man himself, and blended with some heavy elements that feel like they were lifted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Soul JazzmenInhlupeko (Distress) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A tremendous bit of South African jazz – recorded in the years after bigger names like Hugh Masekela and The Blue Notes had left for greener pastures, but when there were still plenty of great artists back at home! The Soul Jazzmen have this laidback, souful sound that's very much in keeping ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Dexter StoryWondem (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Dexter Story is a very cool singer with a sound that's almost impossible to describe in words – this hip fusion of global elements and cosmic spirit – one that's echoed by the slight Ethiopian style of the font on the cover, and the album's placement on the Soundway label – and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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SunburstAve Africa (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.98
A killer bit of funk from mid 70s Tanzania – performed here by a group who never got the same international exposure as some of their contemporaries, but who really made some magic on their local scene! Sunburst work in this wicked blend of sharp guitar lines, heavy bass, and plenty of drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD.)

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✨✧ Tabou ComboRespect (plus download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 TaylorMy Love & Music ... LP
Gapophone/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.98
Really righteous sounds from the great Ebo Taylor – on a record that almost seems to show a bit of Jamaican or Caribbean influence on the rhythms, especially in the way the long tracks go tripping along lightly as the vocals and instrumentation unfold! The overall sound still has all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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