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✨✧ VariousSynthesize The Soul – Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 to 1988 ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastic sounds from the unique musical crossroads of Cape Verde – an island culture that's closest to Africa in geographical terms, but which also has a strong influence from European colonization, and some shared musical modes from the Caribbean scene! Later Cape Verdean global stars have perhaps come across with a more iconic approach – but the work here is from the earliest years of independence, and shows a culture ready to reach out, bring in new ideas, and send them back out to the rest of the planet with a new sense of pride! Some cuts here remind us of the best Caribbean club from the start of the 80s, other cuts have some of that electro soul spirit that was bubbling in the post-colonial scene in Paris – and still others have maybe more of a rootsier approach, with lots of guitars in the rhythm, of a mode you might hear in West African music. The collection's a great one – filled with detailed notes, and brimming over with music that will get you far beyond any Cape Verde cliches you might be expecting. Titles include "Babylon 79" by Americo Brito, "Lameirao" by Kola, "Nanda" by Pedrinho, "Nos Criola" by Nhu De Ped Bia, "Mie Fogo" by Dionisio Maio, "Melhor Futuro" by Tam Tam 2000, "Nova Coladeira" by Cabo Verde Show, "Chuma Lopes" by Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela, "Farmacia" by Abel Lima, and "Bo Ta Cool" by Jovino Dos Santos. CD

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✨✧ Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An album of Manu Dibango's that was released after his big hit "Soul Makossa", but which was actually recorded before, in a very heavy Afro Funk mode! Manu plays organ and piano, as well as his usual soprano sax, and the tracks include "Weya", "Tom Tom", "Pepe Soup", "Senga", "Moni", "Essimo", and "Mwasa Makossa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a stain on the opening.)

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✨✧ VariousSynthesize The Soul – Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 to 1988 ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the unique musical crossroads of Cape Verde – an island culture that's closest to Africa in geographical terms, but which also has a strong influence from European colonization, and some shared musical modes from the Caribbean scene! Later Cape Verdean global stars have perhaps come across with a more iconic approach – but the work here is from the earliest years of independence, and shows a culture ready to reach out, bring in new ideas, and send them back out to the rest of the planet with a new sense of pride! Some cuts here remind us of the best Caribbean club from the start of the 80s, other cuts have some of that electro soul spirit that was bubbling in the post-colonial scene in Paris – and still others have maybe more of a rootsier approach, with lots of guitars in the rhythm, of a mode you might hear in West African music. The collection's a great one – filled with detailed notes, and brimming over with music that will get you far beyond any Cape Verde cliches you might be expecting. Titles include "Babylon 79" by Americo Brito, "Lameirao" by Kola, "Nanda" by Pedrinho, "Nos Criola" by Nhu De Ped Bia, "Mie Fogo" by Dionisio Maio, "Melhor Futuro" by Tam Tam 2000, "Nova Coladeira" by Cabo Verde Show, "Chuma Lopes" by Elisio Gomes & Joachim Varela, "Farmacia" by Abel Lima, and "Bo Ta Cool" by Jovino Dos Santos. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Synthesize The Soul – Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica From The Cape Verde Islands 1973 to 1988 ... CD 13.99
 
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✨✧ Joe Harriott Double QuintetIndo-Jazz Suite ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost classic from reedman Joe Harriott – and a landmark blending of jazz and world music! The core of the group is that quintet of West Indian alto player Joe Harriott – one of the leading lights of the British jazz scene of the 60s, and a dedicated modernist who was as important to England as Ornette Coleman was to America. Harriott's group is expanded by the addition of John Mayer's quintet of Indian musicians, who play in tandem with Harriott's group in a swirling blend of styles and sounds. The sound is spacey and trippy, with more elements of Indian music, than of jazz, but Harriott still manages to get some nice playing in. The whole album is one long suite of tracks, and titles include "Contrasts", "Raga Megha", and "Raga Gaud-Saranga". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Includes obi.)
 
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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a slightly more contemporary European presentation – but somehow these guys have really found a way to put everything together with an even tighter, more cohesive sound – one that expands through jazzy solo work on tenor, alto, trumpet, and trombone – and which really draws a lot from the wide range of percussion and other instrumentation used by co-leader Jack Yglesias. The lovely Luzmira Zerpa handles most of the vocals – and some percussion too – and the album also features guest appearances from 70s legends Orlando Julius on tenor and Marshal Allen on alto sax. Titles include "Baiao Infinito", "Near The Ocean", "Efik", "Cosmic Unity", "Canto De Pilon", "El Rio", "Cacao", "Okoroba", and "Neti Neti". CD
Also available Cosmic Unity (with bonus download) ... LP 16.99

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a slightly more contemporary European presentation – but somehow these guys have really found a way to put everything together with an even tighter, more cohesive sound – one that expands through jazzy solo work on tenor, alto, trumpet, and trombone – and which really draws a lot from the wide range of percussion and other instrumentation used by co-leader Jack Yglesias. The lovely Luzmira Zerpa handles most of the vocals – and some percussion too – and the album also features guest appearances from 70s legends Orlando Julius on tenor and Marshal Allen on alto sax. Titles include "Baiao Infinito", "Near The Ocean", "Efik", "Cosmic Unity", "Canto De Pilon", "El Rio", "Cacao", "Okoroba", and "Neti Neti". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Cosmic Unity ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Nico Gomez & His Afro Percussion IncRitual (with download) ... LP
Omega/Mr Bongo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Fierce funky grooves from the legendary Nico Gomez – a set cooked up in Europe, but heavy with influences from the other side of the Atlantic – from Havana all the way up to New York! There's definitely a Latin groove to the record – one that's similar to other Gomez productions – but there's also lots of heavy funk at the bottom – with basslines that drive most numbers along boldly, really raw percussion played with a nice sense of spontaneity, and these super-tight keyboards and guitars that you might find in American funk! The mix of modes is very much in the best spirit of contemporary groups like Chakachas or Lafayette Afro Rock Band – and titles include "Caballo Negro", "Lupita", "Baila Chibiquiban", "Pa! Pa! Pa! Pa!", "One Note Samba", "Cuba Libre", and "El Condor Pasa". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download.)

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ShadowSweet Sweet Dreams ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
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 this! The album's not conventional club, nor is it calypso, soca, or any other familiar 80s modes – and instead, the tunes have this offbeat, almost jagged approach to the rhythms – which is underscored by the cool keyboard work, and Bailey's blue-tinged vocals! The album's as unique in its own way as the music of William Onyeabor on the other side of the Atlantic – and even though the basslines bring in some definite influence from New York club of the period, the overall execution is very different. Titles include "Moon Walking", "Let's Make It Up", "Let's Get Together", "Way Way Out", "D'Hardest", and "Without Love". CD
Also available Sweet Sweet Dreams (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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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 this! The album's not conventional club, nor is it calypso, soca, or any other familiar 80s modes – and instead, the tunes have this offbeat, almost jagged approach to the rhythms – which is underscored by the cool keyboard work, and Bailey's blue-tinged vocals! The album's as unique in its own way as the music of William Onyeabor on the other side of the Atlantic – and even though the basslines bring in some definite influence from New York club of the period, the overall execution is very different. Titles include "Moon Walking", "Let's Make It Up", "Let's Get Together", "Way Way Out", "D'Hardest", and "Without Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Sweet Sweet Dreams ... CD 16.99

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StormersLovers Song ... CD
Tabansi/PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the four piece combo seem to take all the best elements from the bigger American funk ensembles, then fuse them down to a wickedly sharp core – with basslines, guitar, and keyboards all working with an amazing edge – and none of the too-commercial elements that might have been showing up on the US scene at the time! Vocals are in English – which should have made this record a crossover international funk hit – and the whole thing can kick the ass of just about any early 80s funk album on the planet. Titles include "Sexy Woman", "Atlantic Breeze", "Be A Lover", "Super D Jay", and "Love Or Money". CD

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✨✧ XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
Xtasy have a name and a look that feels a lot like some of the mainstream American soul acts of the time – and the sound of this album definitely fits that image too! The grooves are a sweet blend of bumping basslines and keyboards – borrowing strongly from electro soul instrumentation of the time, with that leaner funky approach that so many American groups picked up by the mid 80s. There's maybe a few elements that hint at the group's home on the other side of the Atlantic – but even some of the percussive spots hearken towards the criss-crossing of cultures that were bubbling up on the New York scene. Titles include "Be With You", "Let Your Body Go", "Eje Kajo", "Feel So Good", "Light Of You", and "Throw Down". CD
Also available E Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... LP 23.99

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XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Xtasy have a name and a look that feels a lot like some of the mainstream American soul acts of the time – and the sound of this album definitely fits that image too! The grooves are a sweet blend of bumping basslines and keyboards – borrowing strongly from electro soul instrumentation of the time, with that leaner funky approach that so many American groups picked up by the mid 80s. There's maybe a few elements that hint at the group's home on the other side of the Atlantic – but even some of the percussive spots hearken towards the criss-crossing of cultures that were bubbling up on the New York scene. Titles include "Be With You", "Let Your Body Go", "Eje Kajo", "Feel So Good", "Light Of You", and "Throw Down". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available E Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD 14.99

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (with bonus Spanglish Fly CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $4.99 14.98
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, this set goes way further to dig up a whole host of gems from north and south of the border – and even a few from the other side of the Atlantic as well – mostly older numbers, but also including a few contemporary cuts that fit well alongside the vintage numbers. Pablo Yglesias handled the track selection, with the same quality he brings to other Latin projects too – and titles include "Bamba Cure" by Mario Allison, "No Pago Na" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "Esa Mujer" by Los Kenya, "Denisth" by Grupo 2000, "Funky Tumbao" by Setenta, "My Shingaling Boy" by Spanglish Fly, "Domingo Por La Manana" by Carlos Pickling, "Black Shadow" by Orchestra Dee Jay, "Pensamiento" by Piper Pimienta, "Do You Want To Be Free" by Gilberto Sextet, and "Chevere" by Joe Quijana. Also features a bonus CD from Spanglish Fly – Let My People Boogaloo – a collection of work from the group's early years! (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
 
 
 



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