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✨✧ AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new notice – grabbed by the core funky rhythms of the combo, which feel like some lost east coast funky 45 on the harder moments, and which get some cool production and keyboard touches on other tracks – all to perfectly underscore the group's amazingly catchy vocals! The organ lines burn right on top of the basslines, creating these waves of soul that grab us right away – and titles include "Funky Girl", "Feel Alone", "Orule", "Be Yourself", "I Don't Want No-Body", and "Laila". CD
Also available La'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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AkwassaLa'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new notice – grabbed by the core funky rhythms of the combo, which feel like some lost east coast funky 45 on the harder moments, and which get some cool production and keyboard touches on other tracks – all to perfectly underscore the group's amazingly catchy vocals! The organ lines burn right on top of the basslines, creating these waves of soul that grab us right away – and titles include "Funky Girl", "Feel Alone", "Orule", "Be Yourself", "I Don't Want No-Body", and "Laila". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available La'Ila ... CD 14.99

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BanaChante La Magie Du Cap-Vert ... CD
Lusafrica, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cesaria EvoraLa Diva Aux Pieds Nus ... CD
Buda (France), 1988. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
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
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Harry HougassianLa Guitare Hawaienne Autour Du Monde Vol 3 ... LP
AFA (France), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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✨✧ Rosario La TremenditaA Tiempo ... CD
World Village (France), 2010. Used ... $5.99
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La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
A great update of older cumbia modes – served up here in a style that's extremely fresh, and very fitting for the fierce vocal approach of La Yegros! Yegros spends her time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and that global range definitely shows in the music – as she mixes a host of electronic elements with an older rootsy, rhythmic core – all handled by producer King Coya, who recorded the whole album with La Yegros in Argentina. The sounds here are way beyond both classic cumbia and pop cumbia – and the rhythms are too – and titles include "Carnabailito", "Hoy", "Suenitos", "Arde", "Fragil", "Dejate Llevar", and "Atormentada". CD
Also available Magnetismo (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 23.99

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La YegrosMagnetismo (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A great update of older cumbia modes – served up here in a style that's extremely fresh, and very fitting for the fierce vocal approach of La Yegros! Yegros spends her time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and that global range definitely shows in the music – as she mixes a host of electronic elements with an older rootsy, rhythmic core – all handled by producer King Coya, who recorded the whole album with La Yegros in Argentina. The sounds here are way beyond both classic cumbia and pop cumbia – and the rhythms are too – and titles include "Carnabailito", "Hoy", "Suenitos", "Arde", "Fragil", "Dejate Llevar", and "Atormentada". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Magnetismo ... CD 7.99

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Les Vikings De La GuadeloupeBest Of Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe 1966 to 2016 ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Not the kind of Vikings you'd find in medieval Scandinavia – and instead a landmark combo from Guadeloupe – one who were key in developing the sound of zouk in the late 70s, and who can also work with a fair bit of spiritual jazz touches in their music! This excellent collection shines the spotlight on the best vintage years of the group – and pulls together tracks from a number of hard-to-find indie recordings – often with an ear towards the kind of spiritual, jazzy currents that are often featured on other material from the Heavenly Sweetness label! Complicated rhythms mix with amazing horn passages – and although the music does have some vocals, there's often as much of a focus on instrumental moments too – which have a sharpness that's quite different than some of the brighter, more commercial strands of Caribbean music. The work of The Vikings is key in showing why Guadeloupe's always been a very special scene amidst the island cultures – one that often shared a close relationship with sounds in Paris, but also picked up elements from the US and Cuba as well. Titles include "Ahi Na Ma", "Let's Stay Up Vikings", "Rumbo Melon", "Ambiance Vikings", "Retour Au Pays", "Souvenirs", "Magdalena", and "Claro Que Si". CD
Also available Best Of Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe 1966 to 2016 ... LP 24.99

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Les Vikings De La GuadeloupeBest Of Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe 1966 to 2016 ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Not the kind of Vikings you'd find in medieval Scandinavia – and instead a landmark combo from Guadeloupe – one who were key in developing the sound of zouk in the late 70s, and who can also work with a fair bit of spiritual jazz touches in their music! This excellent collection shines the spotlight on the best vintage years of the group – and pulls together tracks from a number of hard-to-find indie recordings – often with an ear towards the kind of spiritual, jazzy currents that are often featured on other material from the Heavenly Sweetness label! Complicated rhythms mix with amazing horn passages – and although the music does have some vocals, there's often as much of a focus on instrumental moments too – which have a sharpness that's quite different than some of the brighter, more commercial strands of Caribbean music. The work of The Vikings is key in showing why Guadeloupe's always been a very special scene amidst the island cultures – one that often shared a close relationship with sounds in Paris, but also picked up elements from the US and Cuba as well. Titles include "Ahi Na Ma", "Let's Stay Up Vikings", "Rumbo Melon", "Ambiance Vikings", "Retour Au Pays", "Souvenirs", "Magdalena", and "Claro Que Si". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Best Of Les Vikings De La Guadeloupe 1966 to 2016 ... CD 18.99

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Orchestre De La Jardin Du GuineeOrchestre De La Jardin Du Guinee – Sous La Direction De Onivogui Balla ... LP
Syllart (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A beautiful set from the legendary Syllart label – a very well-recorded session from this Guinean group whose members include Diabate Sekou and Kante Manfila! The music has lots of jazzy currents – both on guitar and some of the saxophone lines too – and the rhythms echo some of that West African love of Cuban styles too, which fits in especially well with the horn passages! A few other tracks have a more regional approach to rhythms, but the overall sound is very much in keeping with the best modern, sophisticated tones we love from Syllart – the way the label was really helping push music forward with records like this. Titles include "Conakry", "Bandian", "Soumbouayaya", "JRDS", "Kaira", and "Sakhodou". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty SparrowCalypso A La King ... LP
Hilary, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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VariousAlbum D'Or De La Biguine 1966 to 1972 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1966/1972. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A wonderful document of the very special sound of biguine – that beautiful blend of jazz, Latin, and other elements that flourished only in Guadeloupe, and hit an especially strong sound in the 60s – presented here in a collection of work by two different excellent groups! The bulk of the collection features 1966 material from Orchestra Traditionnelle De La Guadeloupe – a killer combo that features the might Alain Jean Marie on piano – a player who has this way of being both lyrical and rhythmic at the same time, soaring out alongside excellent work on clarinet and soprano sax from Robert Mavouzny, whose exotic lines really add a lot to the music. Mavouzny sings on two tracks in French, and Manuela Pioche sings on a few others – and the music has a strongly percussive bottom, with lots of nice congas in the mix. Titles include "Guadeloupe An Nous", "Ce Biguine", "Ninon", "Serpent Maigre", "Mon Automobile", "Touloulou", and "Chauffe Biguine La". Next up are four tracks by Ensemble De Quadrille Guadeloupeen – a much more traditional combo, even though recorded here in 1972 – and working with a highly percussive groove at the bottom, augmented by these cyclical lines on violin and guitar, and some nicely strong bass as well. Titles include "L'Ete", "Pantalon", "La Poule", and "Pastourelle". CD

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VariousBiguine – Anthologie De La Tradition Musicale Antillaise Vol 4 1930 to 1954 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
One of the coolest styles of music in the Caribbean – and one that never got as much exposure as it should in the Anglo world at the time – even though there's a fair bit of jazz at play in the sounds on this collection! Biguine's a very unique hybrid from the Antilles – a mixture of early jazz, Latin rhythms, and some of the island vocal modes of the period – all given a sharper focus, with a new sort of post-colonial energy – more than enough class too reach audiences in Paris, but enough bite to rival small combo creole jazz too. The package is wonderful – 3CDs' worth of material, with 66 tracks in all – divided up into three different strands of biguine, with notes in both English and French. Includes work by Robert Mavounzy, Felix Valvert, Orchestre Sensia, Leona Gabriel, Nelly Lungla, Eugene Delouche, Kaukira Boys, Rico's Creole Band, Bal Blomet, Maiotte Almaby, and others. CD

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VariousLe Rythme De La Parole II – Conversations Musicales Entre L'Iran, L'Inde Du Sud Et Le Mali (2CD & DVD set) ... CD
Accords Croises (France), 2006. Used 2CD/DVD ... $14.99
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✨✧ Afrosound/Wganda KenyaFiebre En La Jungla/Tipit Hayed ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975/1985. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Loads of funky drums on "Fiebre En La Jungla" – a cut that's a remake of "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas, but done with a groove that's faster and more frenetic – even the sensual moanings by the female vocalist on the track! "Tipit Hayed" has this core rootsy percussion sound at the start – but as the tune moves on, this really cool, eerie keyboard line comes in and takes over – funky, but thin with a spooky kind of spacey sound alongside the chanted vocals! (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Poss Miyakazi & Coney Islanders/Yoichi Suzuki & LaJapanese Moods Through Hawaiian & Latin Rhythms ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Alain PetersRest La Moya ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the most unique musical talents we've heard in years – finally given his due in this wonderful collection of work from the late 70s and early 80s! Alain Peters works in a style that's beyond description – a global mix of elements from both the Caribbean and Africa, but often given a slight South Asian spin, given that Alain spent a fair bit of time exploring the cultures of the Indian Ocean – which he weaves here into a hypnotic blend of percussion, guitar, and extremely evocative French language lyrics! Rather than stepping on and pilfering from a range of cultures – Peters is instead a unique citizen of the post-colonial world, and allows himself a boundary-less space to stretch out beyond any simple generic descriptions. If we had to try to relate this music to anything, we might say that it's at the level of some of the most perfect experiments on the Saravah Records label – with a similarly haunting, live-changing vibe. Titles include "Mange Pou Le Coeur", "La Rosee Si Feuilles Songes", "La Peche Bernica", "Wayo Manman", "Rest'La Maloya", and "Ti Pas Ti Pas N'Arriver". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMusique De La Grece Antique – Gregorio Paniagua/Atrium Musicae De Madrid ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original insert.)
 
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✨✧ Segun BucknorWho Say I Tire ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Funky 70s Nigerian grooves from the great Segun Bucknor – African roots music with the finest, funkiest and soulful sounds this side of Fela! This is music Bucknor recorded in the early 70s upon returning to Lagos after studying at Columbia University and having been fully immersed in the sounds of soul & funk music of the late 60s, fusing those elements masterfully with native Nigerian influences. Many of the tunes are sung in English, with nods to James Brown style funk soul as well as benchmark Afrobeat, it's really wonderful stuff. Funk, Afrobeat and soul from a master at his 70s peak! Includes "Sorrow, Sorrow, Sorrow", "Poor Man No Get Brother", "Dye Dye", "Only In My Sleep", "Adanri Sogbasogba", "Baby Get Your Thing", "Love And Affection", "Son Of January 15th", "La La La (Hard Version) Pt 1", "Gbmojo", "Ayinde Ogo", "Who Say I Tire", "You Killing Me", "Adebo", "La La La (Acoustic Version)" and "That's The Time". 16 in all. CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – all of which they do incredibly well! There's a touch of Brazilian elements on the guitars at points, and some deeper contemporary soul on the great vocals from Vivian Garcia – a singer who really adds a lot to the music when she steps into the spotlight – and the group even play around with some more Caribbean influences from time to time, keeping things freshly diverse, but never in a way that sounds unplanned or out of control. Titles include "La Lluvia", "Locas", "Uno Somos Todos", "Sabrosa", "Esso Strut", and "Iwbwu". LP, Vinyl record album

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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 1 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2000. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
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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David FackeureJazz On Biguine Vol 2 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 2005/2006. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A great reworking of biguine rhythms into jazz-based forms – served up here by pianist David Fackeure with some great help from Xavier Richardeau on a variety of saxes! The additional reed passages bring some nice edges to the piano lines that spin out with the captivating grooves – and the record also adds in a bit of guitar from Thomas Dutronc, and some vocals from Jenny Alpha – a full-voiced singer who brings a lot of soul to her French language lyrics. Titles include "Oue Oue", "Jade Et Baptiste", "Tete A Mone La", "Douvan Pote Doudou", "Broussanova", and "Parfum Des Iles". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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FadoulAl Zman Saib ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Maybe one of the funkiest records ever cut in Morocco – the debut set from Fadoul – a singer who starts out the record with a cover of James Brown funk, then moves into a whole host of heady sounds as the set goes on! In truth, these guys are probably more of a garage band than a soul combo – but the drums are often plenty heavy, and Fadoul's vocals have this raw, unbridled power that's quite different than anything we've heard from any other singer in Arabic – a quality that's clearly inspired by the sounds of the west, but delivered here in a very original style of its own! The group's tight drums and bass make all the tunes pretty darn great – and even if you can't understand the lyrics, Fadoul is expressive enough that you can definitely get his message – as he sings it loud and proud on the cuts "Sid Redad", "Kalam Al Nass", "Taarida", "La Tiq Tiq Latiq", "Tayeh", "Laylat Al Jadba", and "Maktoub Lah". CD

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's second, and is even more well-developed than before – a brooding masterpiece of dark sounds that do a good job of getting away from any sense of self-consciousness – all with the sort of right, raw, creative interplay we love in early records by Os Mutantes – but with maybe a bit of the soul of early Caetano Veloso too. Titles include "La Trampa", "Morrer De Amor", "Baldonero", "Impuros Fanaticos", and "Decimo Andar". CD
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... LP 18.99

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's second, and is even more well-developed than before – a brooding masterpiece of dark sounds that do a good job of getting away from any sense of self-consciousness – all with the sort of right, raw, creative interplay we love in early records by Os Mutantes – but with maybe a bit of the soul of early Caetano Veloso too. Titles include "La Trampa", "Morrer De Amor", "Baldonero", "Impuros Fanaticos", and "Decimo Andar". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... CD 10.99

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Alain Jean-MarieBiguine Reflections ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1992. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A really unique little record – a set of jazz reinterpretations of the style of biguine – that highly rhythmic mode from the French West Indies, which itself received a strong influx of jazz in the post-war years! Alain Jean-Marie has roots in Guadeloupe, but plays with the open flow of some of our favorite French pianists, too – and the album's treasure that we've loved for years – one with rhythmic impulses that are unlike any other jazz trio record we can think of! Alain first played in other biguine groups in his youth, so is very familiar with the style – but really opens it up here with the help of Eric Vinceno on bass and Serge Marne on drums. Titles include "Tieri An Lan Demil", "Bone An Mwen Pati", "Haitian Child", "Chofe Bigin La", "Driv", and "Gwadloup An Nou". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Juaneco Y Su ComboJuaneco Y Su Combo – Masters Of Chicha Vol 1 ... LP
Barbes, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A great compilation of Peruvian Chicha combo Juaneco Y Su Combo from Barbes Records – and a great look at a really under-discovered scene! The grooves here have a skittishly romping feel in the rhythms, but also feature some great guitar and organ parts too – a great mix of electric and organic, with an appeal that's quite similar to early cumbia work from Columbia, especially some of the more electric-styled tunes. There's also a feel here that's slightly rural – almost western echoes in the guitar at times, but in ways that are quite different from any US sounds of the 60s – and although the music is more than enough on its own, the package also provides some good historical details as well. Titles include "Mujer Hilandera", "Me Robaron Mi Runamula", "El Lanto De Ayaimama", "La Patadita", Caballito Nocturno", "Recordando A Fachin", and "Dale Juaneco". 13 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KalyanKalyan ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $4.99
These guys were a big group in Trinidad – where, according to the cover, they were the number 1 R&B group in the 70s – but they hardly cracked the US marked with this 1977 release. The album's a combination of 70s funk and various African influences – mostly uptempo, in a driving slicker version of the Afro Funk sound of the early 70s. Recorded in Canada with production and arrangements by Tony Silvester of the Main Ingredient – and tracks that include "Hello Africa", "Hosannah", "Sweet Music", La La Jam Back", and "Nice & Slow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Edmony Krater Et ZepissTijan Pou Velo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1988. New Copy ... $9.99
An unusual blend of jazz, fusion, and gwo ka rhythms from Guadelopue – served up here in a classic album from trumpeter Edmony Krater! Krater blows some beautiful solos on the record – a bit like Don Cherry in some of his more globally-oriented projects – but the overall approach is more rhythmic, and tied together by keyboards and basslines, which are then offset by rootsier percussion elements that trace back to the earlier days of the genre – while Edmony and his compatriots continue to inflect some modern touches over the top! The group's got some sweet guitar lines from Freddy Tisseur, whose playing nicely skirts both sides of this sound – and titles include "Crepuscule", "Tijan", "Gwadloup", "Chimin Spirit", and "Occitan Dance". CD features two bonus tracks – "Rime A La Vi" and "Sonje Pa Plere". CD

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Los MirlosCumbia Amazonica ... LP
Infopesa/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy ... $26.99
A sweet selection of sounds from Los Mirlos – a Peruvian group of the 70s, and one who recorded some really far out chica material at the time! The cuts here are mostly instrumental – although the group members also call out and shout along with their grooves – with some fantastic electric guitar in the lead, often taking on a tropical variation of a surf guitar sound from the 60s – but with less echo, and more of an ability to fit right into the lively rhythms! There's definitely a cumbia element at plan in the way the rhythms percolate – kind of that quick-stepping sound that was coming from Colombia, but with lots more freewheeling percussion touches, and nicely weird keyboard lines. Titles include "El Poder Verde", "Sonido Amazonico", "El Curandero", "Don Agucho", "Cumbia Amazonica", "La Marcha Del Pato",a nd "El Sonido De Los Mirlos". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed MalekMusique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Beautiful sounds from Algerian film composer Ahmed Malek – an artist who has an awful lot of jazz in his music as well! The music here isn't just the usual sort of soundtrack style you might expect – and instead, Malek mixes jazzy instrumentation with more regional currents that create some nicely exotic moments – plus a bit of funk, which comes across as a really nice surprise, and almost makes some of the best cuts feel like our favorite work from Salah Ragab! There's a great saxophonist on some of these tracks – blowing a deep-toned tenor that opens up with a lot of soul – and the mix of modes is really wonderful, and extremely fresh – with a sonic range that's way more than you'd expect from the "Morricone" tagline on the cover. A real ear-opening discovery – with cuts that include "La Ville", "Les Vacances De L'Inspecteur Tahar", "Autopsie D'Un Complot", "Un Toit Et Une Famille", "Omar Gatlato", and "Tikjda". CD
Also available Musique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... LP 21.99

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Ahmed MalekMusique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $21.99
Beautiful sounds from Algerian film composer Ahmed Malek – an artist who has an awful lot of jazz in his music as well! The music here isn't just the usual sort of soundtrack style you might expect – and instead, Malek mixes jazzy instrumentation with more regional currents that create some nicely exotic moments – plus a bit of funk, which comes across as a really nice surprise, and almost makes some of the best cuts feel like our favorite work from Salah Ragab! There's a great saxophonist on some of these tracks – blowing a deep-toned tenor that opens up with a lot of soul – and the mix of modes is really wonderful, and extremely fresh – with a sonic range that's way more than you'd expect from the "Morricone" tagline on the cover. A real ear-opening discovery – with cuts that include "La Ville", "Les Vacances De L'Inspecteur Tahar", "Autopsie D'Un Complot", "Un Toit Et Une Famille", "Omar Gatlato", and "Tikjda". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Musique Original De Films – Algeria's Ennio Morricone ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ David Murray & Gwo-Ka Masters Feat Pharoah SandersGwotet ... CD
Justin Time, 2004. Used ... $4.99
A rich tapestry of Afro-Caribbean rhythms – and one of the most compelling albums we've heard in years from David Murray! The set features an expanded group of percussionists, vocalists, and other instrumentalists – fronted by lead solo stars David Murray and Pharoah Sanders – all jamming freely in styles that bring together bits of African, Haitian, and Cuban rhythms – forging them into a bold new sound for the project! Tracks are all quite longish, and given the previous skills that both Murray and Sanders have exhibited in such settings, they're more than up for the challenge of working with such a heady group of players! Titles include "Go To Jazz", "Gwotet", "Djolla Feeling", "La Jwa", "O Leonso", and "Ovwa". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $4.99
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to great effect, and throwing in plenty of warm electric keyboards to give the tunes a sweeping, soulful groove. The sound is great throughout – and really caught our surprise, as we had no idea that music this great was burning out of Michigan these days! Titles include "Better Than That", "Hourglass", "Busy", "The Seams", "La La La", and "Moving In Circles". CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 26.98
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and especially that inflection from Cuban styles that made some of the groups in Dakar so unique – a special trans-Atlantic handshake between the nations that really helped these guys take off once they got exposure on a record like this! Titles include "Coumba", "Utru Horas", "Werente Seringe", "Ray M'Bele", "Toumaranke", "Ngalam", and "La Rebellion". LP, Vinyl record album

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PenaPena (CD & DVD) ... CD
Secret Stash, 2010. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
A beautiful snapshot Afro-Peruvian music from Secret Stash – a huge, ambitious step for the label – a labor of love to capture the passionate, percussive and amazing strain of Peruvian music that's been too little heard outside of Peru! Secret Stash headed to Lima in March of 2010 with portable recording equipment, an interpreter, and an informal plan to capture local musicians. There they caught the Afro-Peruvian music that blossoms in the country to this day, music rooted in the slave culture of coastal Peru, recorded at gatherings of local musicians, singers, dancers and otherwise passionate performers. The guitarists, percussionists and singers are credited as Pena – so named for the musical gatherings unique to the culture. The music was recorded in classrooms, living rooms, balconies, offices, stoops and auditoriums in a whirlwind journey through Lima – none of it in a modern studio, yet the sound and the performances are impeccable. Twin Cities guitarist Cory Wong made the trip and plays in the loose Peruvian ensemble, which includes percussionists Chico Chavez, Hugo Alcazar and others, guitarists Alberto Gil & Javier Choy, vocalists Paloma Godoy, Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, bass player Jorge Roeder and others. Titles include "El Carmen", "El Mayoral", "Mi Corazon Roto", "Todos Vuelven", "Chincha", "Tarumero", "Jose Maria", "San Miguel De Piura", "Romance Del Peru", "Puente De Los Suspiros", "Vals De La Costa"Comes with a DVD documentary featuring hi def live performance and session recording footage, interviews, and the history of the music. A beautiful, unique package of timeless Peruvian music that truly deserves wider international exposure. Don't pass it up! CD
(Comes in a straight up beautiful wooden box – one of the most lovingly crafted CD packages we've seen in a long time!)
 
 
 



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