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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Sohail RanaKhyber Mail ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
Psychedelic keyboard grooves and funky sitar soundscapes from Sohail Rana – an accomplished Lollywood film music composer who also released some tripped out and more experimental records back in the day! Khyber Mail is just such a treasure – a great record that was funded by EMI ... 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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Aris SanBoumpam/Dam Dam (10 inch EP) ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1967/1972. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Two long grooves with a really amazing sound – both recorded in Tel Aviv by guitarist Aris San, who also provides these amazing vocals on the set! The guitar on "Boumpam" begins with almost a surf rock sort of tone, but it quickly goes into exotic qualities that are matched by San's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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79rs Gang79rs Gang ... LP
Sinking City, 2015. New Copy ... $8.99
A highly percussive New Orleans group with a feel that's right from the streets – just the kind of live, spontaneous energy you'd expect from the "Indian parade" image on the front! Most instrumentation comes from handheld percussion – the kind you'd use when marching down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In Hollywood, 1971 (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Northern Spy, 1971. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Great archival live work from Ravi Shankar – recorded at a private concert at his home Highland Ave. Hollywood home in 1971! It's a 2LP set of 4 side-long ragas – and given the private nature and familiar surroundings of the venue, it's beautifully captured and still sounds wonderful! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SookieSookie ... LP
Disques D'Esperance/African Road Trip (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really great bit of Afro Funk from the 70s – recorded by a group with relatively obscure origins, but a pretty heavy duty sound! The album's a project from Jo Bisso, who later went onto some great Afro-styled club fame – but this set is much more deep funk overall – with lots ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered, limited edion of 500!)

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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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Souljazz OrchestraResistance (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $21.99
Hard to resist the groove of a group this great – one of the longer-running Afro Funk combos around, and one of the best too! The group definitely have a touch of the soulful jazz promised by their name – thanks to strong solos on alto, tenor, and baritone – which often break out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD.)

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorConflict (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99
Beautiful work from the great Ebo Taylor – long tracks filled with the kind of grooves that have made him a funky favorite over the years – and which have kept him going strong into the 21st Century! There's a really unique feel to this record – lots of jazzy inflections that go ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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Tee MacNepa Oh Nepa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (Netherlands), Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
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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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandPat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.99
Incredible work from Ghanaian singer Pat Thomas & his Kwashibu Area Band – plus guests that include Afro Soul legend Tony Allen on drums! The foremost talent on display here is Pat Thomas, of course, and his voice is resonantly soulful and stirring all the way – he's amazing! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the CD!)

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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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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Back From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 ... CD 6.99

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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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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
 
 



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