Global Grooves — CDs

Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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Selda BagcanVurulduk Ey Halkim Unutma Bizi ... CD
Turkuola/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Psychedelic folk-rock from the Turkish scene of the 70s – a real criss-crossing of styles, carried off with strong emotive effect by protest singer Selda! There's a powerful sound here that's completely without referent, but immediately gripping – a blend of familiar and strange elements that really gives the record an other-worldly quality, and which is further enhanced by the echoey production used throughout! As with other excellent reissues of Turkish music in this series, the album is supported by notes in English, and other instrumentation – an amazing document of an artist who was never that well known outside her native land, partly because the repressive government forbid her to travel for many years! Titles include "Bundan Sonra", "Utan Utan", "Karaoglan", "Gardasim Hasso", "Maden Dagi", "Zamani Geldi", "Aciyi Bal Eyledik", and "Askerin Turkusu". (Rock, Global Grooves) CD

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Phairin PhonphibunLam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... CD
EM (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
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 to if you're as mesmerized by the vocals as we are – although honestly, the explanation of the tunes can hardly do justice to the way they come across at a mostly emotive level – as Phairin's got this way of bending her words and creating inflections that have more than enough meaning on their own! Instrumentation is a light blend of hypnotic organ and keyboard lines with earthier percussion, and some occasional stringed instrumentation – all in a mode that follows the sing-song passage of the lyrics in a beautiful way. Titles include "I Mae Oie", "Yan Hak Bo Ching", "Phak Ki Phu Chai", "Lam Phloen Chai Kon Ko", and "Ok Phansa". CD
Also available Lam Klom Thung – Essential Phairin Phonphibun ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock Band/IceAfro Funk Explosion – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band Vs Ice ... CD
Manifesto, 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An Afro Funk double-header – a very cool 2CD package that offers up a disc each of music by the Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice – both funky combos who were very tied together at the time, and recorded some excellent music overseas! The Lafayette Afro Rock Band were a bunch of Americans, relocated in Paris, who mixed that city's strong African music traditions with their own American funk and soul leanings. The result was an incredible sound that included lots of heavy percussion, fuzzy guitar, and the very cool "magic bag" sound that was half vocoder/half keyboard! The collection brings together material from the group's two rare albums, plus unreleased cuts, and singles too – titles that include "Red Matchbox", "Nicky", "Scorpion Flower", "Dr Beezar", "AIE", "Hihache", "Soul Makossa", "Darkest Light", "Heels & Soles", and "Djungi". Ice were essentially the same group, recorded just a bit later – but with a sound that's still strongly Afro-influenced funk and soul overall – mostly instrumental, and filled with wicked horns, basslines, and keyboards. The group's music is even more rare on CD – and CD2 features 18 tracks by them – including "Racubah", "Put An X On The Spot", "Ozan Koukle", "Too Little Room", "Funky Bunch", "Dgunji", "I Need Love", "Quick", "One Chance", "Frisco", "Time Will Tell", "There's Time To Change", "The Gap", "Losin", and "Hi Fi Woman". CD

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✨✧ Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women's GroupOn Mande ... CD
Tal, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album that features vocal performances from Ogoya Nengo and her group – but one that also expands the groove a bit with some great added percussion at times – which really expands the energy of the record past the all-acapella passages! The vocals here are a lot more earthy and timeless than some of the warmer harmonies you might know from the South African scene and often Ogoya or a single member of the group gets a chance to shine in the solo spotlight – recorded in a very up-close style that makes every vocal shape and texture extremely powerful – so much so, there's a vibrancy to the record that goes beyond any need for linguistic understanding or even cultural context. The mixture of acoustic strings and percussion in some of the instrumentation also makes the performance feel even more compelling – and titles include "Wololo Josiaya", "Chur", "Jawend Peke", "Nyiero", "On Monday", "Elias Owino", "Wende Peke", and "Bunde Kod Asili". CD
Also available On Mande (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99
 
 
 



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