Global Grooves

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

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrican Woodoo ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from the legendary Manu Dibango – sound library recordings done right around the same time as his "Soul Makossa" hit, and with an equally funky groove! The music often has Manu's sax in the lead, alongside larger orchestrations that have a soundtrack/sound library funk sort of approach – tight, but never slick – and a perfect foil for solos, especially considering that some of the music here was recorded in New York – with work from Cedar Walton on keyboards, Buster Williams on bass, and Tony Williams on drums! The whole thing's great – a whole new side of Dibango's genius, appearing here for the first time ever – and titles include "Lagos Go Slow", "Du Bush A Bush", "Walking To Waza". "Blowin' Western Mind", "Motapo", "Groovy Flute", "African Pop Session", "Coco In Central Park", "Aphrodite Shake", and "New Wood". CD

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OchoOcho 1 ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated for the audiences of their time, which might be why they're only finally getting their due these days. This first record's excellent all the way through – with loads of great little numbers like "Flautira", "Undress My Mind", "Coco May May", "Suena Tu Bongo", "Que Pelota", and "Oriza". There's a great mix of electric piano, percussion, vibes, and some pretty sharp work on tenor and flute! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouTP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Reminiscin' In Tempo African Dancefloor Classics ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Jaggedly rhythmic work from TP Orchestre – one of the greatest musical groups on the African scene of the 70s, and a group with a sound like nobody else! TP have a way of stringing the guitar around the beats that's really wonderful – creating a magical interplay between rhythm and melody that's light and lively, but also quite soulful as well. The CD brings together tracks from 2 of the group's early albums for the Albarika Stores label, plus a few extra tracks – and most tunes have vocals dancing along with the grooves in a really nice way. Titles include "Oh Bea", "Dety Motema", "Yao Yao", "Le Silence N'Pas Un Oublie", "Mille Fois Merci", and "Cheri Coco". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDigital Zandoli 2 – Funky Zouk Spectrum 1984 to 1993 ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Funky sounds from the French West Indies scene – tunes from a time when the grooves were showing a lot of 80s elements, but still burst forth in some of the unusual rhythmic currents you'd expect from Martinique and Guadeloupe! The grooves here almost feel like New York material from the first part of the 80s – given their use of keyboards, beats, and basslines – but there's lots of pan-global currents moving through the grooves, and a melange of modes that almost reminds us of the way that earlier acts were borrowing from the Caribbean and West African for US and UK funky club – a favor that seems to be returned here as these artists borrow back, and make sounds that are completely their own! We love this volume even more than the first Digital Zandoli – and especially groove on the positive, upbeat spirit of many of the tracks – music that has an undeniable effervescence, and a hell of a sense of rhythm too. Titles include "Melodi" by Osmose, "Ban Di Fwan" by Coco/Fabert, "Confrontation (inst)" by Wach'Da, "Pou Jaloux" by Michel Alibo, "L'Anmouw Aw" by Champagn, "Pou Qui Ca" by Patrick Nuissier, "Sun Plash" by Djeminay, "Pina Colada Coco Loco" by Joyeux De Cocotier, "Sistem" by Alex Rosa, "Demare Mwen" by Jo Star, and "Tension La Ka Monte" by Vik'In. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDigital Zandoli 2 – Funky Zouk Spectrum 1984 to 1993 ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky sounds from the French West Indies scene – tunes from a time when the grooves were showing a lot of 80s elements, but still burst forth in some of the unusual rhythmic currents you'd expect from Martinique and Guadeloupe! The grooves here almost feel like New York material from the first part of the 80s – given their use of keyboards, beats, and basslines – but there's lots of pan-global currents moving through the grooves, and a melange of modes that almost reminds us of the way that earlier acts were borrowing from the Caribbean and West African for US and UK funky club – a favor that seems to be returned here as these artists borrow back, and make sounds that are completely their own! We love this volume even more than the first Digital Zandoli – and especially groove on the positive, upbeat spirit of many of the tracks – music that has an undeniable effervescence, and a hell of a sense of rhythm too. Titles include "Melodi" by Osmose, "Ban Di Fwan" by Coco/Fabert, "Confrontation (inst)" by Wach'Da, "Pou Jaloux" by Michel Alibo, "L'Anmouw Aw" by Champagn, "Pou Qui Ca" by Patrick Nuissier, "Sun Plash" by Djeminay, "Pina Colada Coco Loco" by Joyeux De Cocotier, "Sistem" by Alex Rosa, "Demare Mwen" by Jo Star, and "Tension La Ka Monte" by Vik'In. CD
Also available Digital Zandoli 2 – Funky Zouk Spectrum 1984 to 1993 ... LP 24.99
 
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VariousGoombay – Music From The Bahamas 1951 to 1959 ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1950s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very cool collection of 50s goombay work from the Bahamas – a musical mode that's a bit like the mento and calypso of the time – kind of a fusion of island rhythms with more modern postwar jazzy styles! Some of these tracks have rhythm lines that are almost Afro-Cuban at the core – touched with tight percussion, lively piano, and other instrumentation – often topped with vocals that have the same playful vibe as more familiar calypso. Titles include "Coconut Woman" by Freddie Munnings, "Goombay" by George Symonette, "Bullfrog Dressed In Soldier's Clothes" by Delbon Johnson, "La Cruz" by Andre Toussaint, "Uncle Joe Gimme Mo" by Vincent Martin, "Digby" by Freddie Munnings, "Goombay Rock" by Blind Blake, and "Sly Mongoose" by Delbon JOhnson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice insert of notes, too!)

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean Audio Odyssey Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from big wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground of the time, and in London as well – not the smoother commercial work of Harry Belafonte, but the kind of adult, sexual material that set the scene for other Caribbean genres to come. CD combines all the tracks from the two 10" vinyl releases of the series – and titles include "Big Bamboo" by Duke Of Iron, "Me Ting Is Mine" by Orchestral Overtures, "Muriel & The Bug" by Lord Kitchener, "Don't Touch Me Tomato" by Maria Bryant, "Is She Is Or Is She Ain't" by The Charmer, "Gin & Coconut Water" by Blind Blake, "Whey You Want To Touch It For" by Small Island Pride, "Calypsonian Invasion" by Duke Of Iron, "Don't Touch Me Nylon" by The Charmer, "Love In The Cemetary" by Lord Kitchener, "Mussieu A Tet A Poisson La" by Orchestre Combo Zombie, "The Moon Over Cuba Was High & So Was I" by Anatol's Cubans, and "Calypso Twist" by Ruben McCoy & The Hamiltonians. CD
 
 
 



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