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VariousPoco Loco In The Coco Vol 1 ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Not sure what the "poco" or the "coco" is – but this is a very groovy little collection, with a mad musical vibe that really lives up to the image on the cover! The work is a wonderful criss-crossing of sounds in the early rock years – modes that might be exotica or Latin, in the hands of bigger orchestras or more formal talents – but which here get nicely messed-up, and we mean that in the best sort of way! Titles include "Trinidad E O" by Luis Amando, "Brown Skin Gal" by Vincent Martin, "Bicharada" by Djalma Ferreira, "Uele" by The Kili Jacks, "Guadawa" by Nicky Roberts, "Jack Jack Jack" by El Boy, "Tahiti Jungle" by Teleman Brothers, "Jack Sax The City" by Johnny Beecher, and "Boosehye Moj" by Merhpouya. (Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPoco Loco In The Coco Vol 4 ... LP
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
This series keeps on getting weirder and wilder as the volumes march on – so much so, that we almost have trouble figuring out where to put it in our racks! Some of these tunes are definitely Latin or tropical, but others have a more romping, rocking vibe – kind of a mad electrified reworking of global elements, often given a raw and raunchy sound! It's that mixed-up quality that makes the record – and the series – so great – and titles include "Chi Chi Wow" by Teddy Martin, "Abdul The Cool" by Abdul Alexi Freeman, "Brutus" by Billy Nash, "Cha Cha Bebop" by Los Abinos, "Shufflin The Volga" by Dany Maurice, "Dragon Walk" by Johny's Guitar, "Mah Jong" by Jack Ary, and "Sesamo Abrete" by Rosendo Ruiz. (Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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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)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 1 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A piano trio takes on the biguine rhythms of Guadeloupe – those long-spun, cascading grooves that turn out to be a surprisingly great fit for jazz – especially the percussive approach of David Fackeure on piano! David's bright lines on the piano leap out in warmly melodic fashion over the pulsating rhythms from the bass and drums – mostly acoustic, but Fender Rhodes on a few numbers too – and although Fackeure's got a style that's a bit more straight jazz than Alain Jean-Marie – another artist who's worked in a similar mix of modes – the biguine influence is still heard quite strongly throughout. Titles include "An Tan Ta La", "More Rum Please", "Sic A Coco", "Nostalgie D'Amour", and "Jamming The Biguine". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
 
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AssagaiAssagai ... CD
Vertigo/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99
An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess from those players – thanks to some kickass help from the rest of the group – who really push things into a tripped-out version of Afro Funk – a bit in the mode of Demon Fuzz at the time – a group who also lent a member to this project! There's some great horn work on the record – with the kind of "out" soloing you might expect from the group, laid out over heavy drums and good bass-heavy funk – on titles that include "Hey Jude", "Irin Ajolaway", "Akasa", "Telephone Girl", "Beka", and "Cocoa". CD

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AssagaiAssagai (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vertigo/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess from those players – thanks to some kickass help from the rest of the group – who really push things into a tripped-out version of Afro Funk – a bit in the mode of Demon Fuzz at the time – a group who also lent a member to this project! There's some great horn work on the record – with the kind of "out" soloing you might expect from the group, laid out over heavy drums and good bass-heavy funk – on titles that include "Hey Jude", "Irin Ajolaway", "Akasa", "Telephone Girl", "Beka", and "Cocoa". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAfro Funk Explosion – Motherload From The Motherland ... CD
Explosive, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hodgepodge of older Afro Funk tracks – but a nice one! Unlike other comps of this sort, which are usually chock full of notes, this one has little in the way of information – but we can certainly give it the "thumbs up" for music, because it's got some excellent funky numbers we haven't seen in ages! Titles include "Wanna Do My Thing" by Matata, "Maku Penda" by Mafalme, "Switch No 1" by Who (Ngubani), "Blo" by Blo, "Nkenga Special" by Destruction Nkengas, "Oworchooche" by Roy Stephen Oche & His Matumbo, and "Cocoa" by Assagai. 13 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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