Global Grooves — All Formats




Items/page

LAEdit search

 

Sort by
Exact matches: 8
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during the 60s. The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano! The 69 LA sessions are great, too – and feature pivotal work in a similar style, kicked up a few notches on bass and percussion. The tracks are shorter than later – most are 3 to 6 minutes long – but the intensity of the work is incredible, and makes us wonder what would have happened to the LA scene had Fela stayed in the city! Titles include "Eko", "My Lady Frustration", "Lover", "Funky Horn", "Olofe Mi", "Laise Lairo", "Wayo", "Highlife Time", and "This Is Sad". CD

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GuemPercussions Africaines Pour La Transe/African Percussion For Trance ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde (France), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
CD

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaLa Rumba Soyo ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Digipack has a cut corner.)

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Los CalchakisLa Marimba Indienne ... LP
Arion (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Esma Redzepova/Ensemble Stevo TeodosievskiLa Macedoine – Richesse Du Folklore No 13 ... LP
Amadeo (France), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GG VikeyGG Vikey – Chantre De La Negritude Et Sa Guitare Africaine ... LP
Riviera (France), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Spare sounds from GG Vikey – an artist with roots in Dahomey, and a style that stretches back to embrace even deeper sounds from the African continent! Most tracks here just feature Vikey on vocals and acoustic guitar – but in folksy ways that are a nice change from the more bluesy sounds that you're likely to hear from his generation – a style that almost shows some odd European influence in the way the tunes are phrased, as well as some traces of Cuban elements amidst the spare highlife modes. Titles include "Davi", "Nostalgie Africaine", "Viva L'Afrique", "No Ahue", "Vikey Est Mort", "La Fete Au Village", "Gentelmen Vikey", and "Je Vous Remercie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Henri DikongueC'est La vie ... CD
Tinder, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Alkibar GignorLa Paix ... LP
Mississippi, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A group with a great blend of old and new modes – a mix of rootsy sounds from their native Mali, and some more focused guitar lines that really help revolutionize their music! The notes bill Alkibar Gignor as a "garage rock band" – and while we think that's a bit of a stretch, as there's not that much rock in their music, there is a nicely gritty style of production that really helps them keep their edge – a slightly muddy mode that's a great contrast from some of the "too clean" Mali recordings out there in recent years! The vocals get distorted at times, and the guitar workouts almost verge on fuzz – even though they spin out in clear lines that are much more Malian than Anglo – and the drums have a bumping quality under the vocal interplay, bringing an unexpected vibe to the record. Titles include "Adounia", "Lahidou", "Aniya", "Adibara", "Tamala", and "Dakou". LP, Vinyl record album
 
Possible matches: 5
Possible matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
BatidaDois ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
The second album from Batida, and even more crackling than the first – bristling beats, bubbling electronics, and a strongly Brazilian undercurrent – all blended together in the best contemporary styles we've been hearing from the Soundway label of late! Vocals are by a shifting lineup of singers, but there's a core sound that always holds fast – thanks to creative production from Pedro Coquenao, who mixes favela-styled elements with a more thoughtful, intellectual approach that almost reminds us of the late Trama Records at their best. Things are nicely skittish overall – and titles include "Luxo", "Bantu", "Cooking Ugali", "Fica Atento", "La Vai Maria", "Chat With Mr Ochieng", and "Ceu". CD

Possible matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jean Marie BolangassaBrazzaville Percussions EP ... 12-inch
Sofrito (UK), 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $17.99
A sweet little record that definitely lives up to its title – as the whole thing offers up a blinding mix of live percussion over shifting rhythm patterns – with a sound that shows that the acoustic is still very much superior to the electric! "Disna Ngai" is a long instrumental – a rolling groove, but with a heavy conga solo right over the top – played with nonstop energy throughout, and a nicely melodic approach to the percussion. The flipside features one vocal number – "Rikikida" – and one pulsating instrumental titled "La Vie"! 12-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on Damawuzan's music – and brings forth a killer batch of tracks recorded in Togo in the late 70s and early 80s – some with a definite James Brown influence in the grooves, others more open to more familiar West African elements you might hear in some of Roger's contemporaries – but still always delivered with this lean, mean style that's mighty soulful! The Hot Casa label is one that we've really grown to trust for the funkier side of vintage African recordings, and this set is no exception – filled with great grooves that include "Wait For Me", "Do You Know My Name", "I Need A Horse", "Tirez Tirez", "Motherless Child", "Vino La Medo", and "Agbe Fe Avi". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines with marimba, percussion, and some other cool earthy touches – all to provide a very hip backdrop for his own sax solos in the lead – which are still as powerful as on his other records, but in a very different way – almost more thoughtful, and more deeply soulful. There's a brooding intensity to the whole thing that builds nicely as the album moves on – and titles include "Ceddo", "Marabout", "La Boisson", and "Les Cavaliers". CD

Possible matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela1969 Los Angeles Sessions ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1969. Used ... $11.99
The 69 LA sessions are great – and feature pivotal work in a similar style, kicked up a few notches on bass and percussion. The tracks are shorter than later – most are 3 to 6 minutes long – but the intensity of the work is incredible, and makes us wonder what would have happened to the LA scene had Fela stayed in the city! Titles include "Eko", "My Lady Frustration", "Lover", "Funky Horn", "Obe", "Lover", "Wayo", "Witchcraft", and "This Is Sad". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top