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Camaron De La IslaLeyenda Del Tiempo ... CD
Universal (Spain), 1979. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Orquestina Del FabirolNinonaninon ... CD
Kikos (Spain), 2005. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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✨✧ La TrincaTots Som Pops (O Tocata I Fuig Com Puguis) ... LP
Edigsa (Spain), 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has aging, split spine, light stains, and sticker remants.)

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✨✧ La Fanfarria Del CapitanLa Giravada ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An Argentine group, but one who work here in a whole flurry of global styles – an inventive mish-mash of elements that even seems to have a slight Balkan flavor at times too! The core sound is a blend of romping rhythms and very right horns – held together by melodic currents on guitar and accordion, as well as both male and female vocals – all done without any remixing or programs at all, just live (and very lively!) instrumentation from the group! The music has a joyously leaping quality throughout, but also some nice melancholy currents amidst the grooves – and titles include "Nadi Te Quiso", "Via Nacionale", "Yayegue", "La Flor Y El Libro", "Valdivostok", and "La Marcheta". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLa Nouba – Musique Classique Arabo-Andalouse – Ecole D'Alger ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1990. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Ramon El PortuguesGitanos De La Plaza ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1992. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Pippo Romano FrancoLa Storia Di Rodolfo Valentino ... LP
Vik (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Groupe LemChahebLa Chanson Populaire Marocaine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About May 25, 2018

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), New Copy ... About May 25, 2018
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alain PetersRest La Moya ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
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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Toni SantagataLa Vita Di Padre Pio ... LP
Vik (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Shleu ShleuPionniers – La Tradition Continue ... LP
Melodie Makers Inc, 1991. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Joan SorianoLa Familia Soriano ... CD
IASO, 2011. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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TaizeChants De La Priere A Taize ... CD
Auvidis, 1998. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve the more dynamic aspects of Vargas' vocals – which soar out in this wonderfully expressive way! Some tunes have bits of flamenco elements in the mix, others some of the jazzier rumba rhythms from the Spanish scene of a few years before – but almost all tunes are electrified and upbeat, and work together to show just how much folks around the world were embracing new funky styles as the 70s moved in. Titles include "El Co Collar", "Maria Lisi", "Gitana Real", "A La Pelota", "Anana Hip", "La Hawaiana", "Macarrones", "El Desgrasiao", "Oh La La", and "Urtain El Ko Y Ole". (Latin, Global Grooves) CD

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Various La Decouverte Des Instruments De La Musique Classique Maghrebine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $6.99
Music from Rahma Mabrouk, Aouli Mohamed, Abdelkrim Dali, Mustapha Bahar, Abdelghani, Mohamed Bahar, Kasdaali, Orchestre de Fez, Hassan Elgharbi & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCompilation Des Disques D'Or De La Chanson Marocaine ... CD
Sigma (France), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
Features music from Zitouni, Trio Afrah, Khadija el Bidawiya, Najm el Farah Essafi, Oulad F'dala, Orchestre Jamal, Hassan Laughatau, and Saif Mohamed. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousXXII Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De California – Final Internacional 2002 ... CD
Nucleus, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Music from German Nogueira Gomez, Leonardo Liberman, Juan Garces Diez, Alejandro Roddas, Antonio Melo, Casilda Lesende, Mercedes de Salinas, Rafael Saula & more. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(CDr release.)

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VariousXXII Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De California – Final Nacionales 2002 ... CD
Nucleus, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Music from Anahy Sanchez, Daisy Plazaola, Rodolfo Mayen, Lorena Brazil, Maria Del Carmen Autran, Jose Maria Garcia Cota, Casilda Lesende, Francisco Ortega, Alberta Barron & mor.e (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(CDr release.)
 
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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... LP
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $25.99
A funky treasure from the Spanish scene at the end of the 70s – a groundbreaking combination of flamenco roots and upbeat funk and soul! The album's got a groove that grabs you right from the start – almost like some of the tighter sound library funk of the European scenet at the time, until the vocals of El Turronero come into the mix, and soar to the skies in a mode that's similar to the famous singer Camaron De La Isla! The vocals are no mere chorus along with the grooves – and instead seem to have a life of their own, especially on some of the clubbier tracks – which might bear some relation to American disco in the instrumentation, but none at all in the overall approach! The mix was a groundbreaking one that represented the new youthful energy of the Spanish scene in the 70s – and a desire to get away from more staid modes laid down by the academy and tradition, while still embracing the roots of their culture. Titles include "Las Penas", "Sufrimientos", "Y La Razon", "Mis Venas", "Tiene Bigotes", "Navegan Mis Pensamientos", and "A Nadie Se La Ha Ocurrio". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 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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FolkswingersRaga Rock ... LP
World Pacific, 1966. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
No folk, but plenty of raga – a really wonderful batch of Indian-styled 60s pop instrumentals – served up as a collaboration between sitar player Harihar Rao and a host of LA's grooviest session players of the time! The record's a bit like Ananda Shankhar's late 60s classic for Reprise – in that it features a fair bit of familiar pop tunes from the time, all recast as Indian-themed instrumentals – with Rao's sitar firmly in the lead, getting plenty of support from Dennis Budimir, Howard Roberts, Herb Ellis, and Tommy Tedesco on guitars – plus organ and electric piano from Larry Knechtel, bass from Lyle Ritz, and drums from the mighty Hal Blaine! With players like that working the set, you can bet that the sound is plenty darn groovy – and also pretty darn tight – almost funky at times, with a great kick from Blaine's top-shelf drum work. George Tipton handled the arrangements for the session – and titles include "Along Comes Mary", "Paint It Black", "Eight Miles High", "Shapes Of Things", "Hey Joe", "Kicks", "Homeward Bound", "Grim Reaper Of Love", "Raga Rock", and "Time Won't Let Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some small splits on the bottom seam, with light stains and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". CD

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaColonial Man ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A later album from Hugh Masekela – but still plenty darn hip, way more so than most of the other artists on the Casablanca label at the time! Hugh's South African groove is still very firmly in place here – mixed with a slightly warmer LA soul sound, but expanded with loads of great arrangements that get a lot more complicated than before – and which bring in some great keyboard and percussion bits. Sivuca makes a wonderful appearance on 2 tracks – using that blend of voice and accordion that sounds so great – and the whole record's got a depth and sense of soul that you'd never guess from it's silly title and cover! Titles include "Colonial Man", "Song For Brazil", "Vasco Da Gama", "For The Love Of You", "Witch Doctor", and "Cecil Rhodes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaEmancipation Of Hugh Masekela (top hat cover) ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
Hugh's first album for Uni – and one that really lets him open up his groove! The record moves way past the short trumpet instrumental sound of earlier albums – into a complex groove that mixes Afro soul, LA funk, and loads of nice jazzy bits! The record's got a sound that's nicely messed up – and which shows the crossroads of modern music that passed through Hugh during his best moments. Includes a great version of "What Is Wrong With Groovin?" (different than the Letta Mbulu version!), plus "Sqo", "Child Of Earth", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Chisa", and "Why Are You Blowing My Mind?". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Latest ... LP
Uni/Chisa, Late 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
Nice hard funky Afro soul from Hugh – cut during the time when he was really perfecting his sweet little blend of African rhythms and LA soul! The tracks are all short and hard – with funky trumpet in the lead, and some tight hard-grooving rhythms in the back. Most of this stuff feels like some of Hugh's best funky 45s – including the tracks "Lily The Fox", "Groove Me", "Mago", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Arrastao", "Mazeze", and a few nice mellow tracks like "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times" and "Here, There, and Everywhere". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has splitting on all seams.)

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Letta MbuluLetta (1978) ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Quite different than most of Letta's other albums – with a smooth approach that's got a strong modern soul feel, one that works surprisingly well with Letta's vocals. Paul Riser handled the string and horn arrangements, and although the album's not as "authentic" as some of Letta's other albums, the overall style is still quite compelling – and whatever the record lacks in African funk, it more than makes up for in smooth jazzy LA soul. Titles include "Mamani", "Haraje", "I Need You", and "Buza". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Letta MbuluThere's Music In The Air ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A surprisingly nice album for A&M, and one in which Letta's funky African soul style gets a bit more of an LA studio sound. The record features backing by a lot of well-known funky studio players, and Herb Alpert produced the record with a nice sound that still keeps Letta's rich voice in front. Titles include "Tristeza", "Sacred Drum", "Maru A Pula", "Feelings", and "Rainy Day Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate a territory this rich, and not get lost in the forest – and The Meridians manage to change rhythms strongly with each new track, utilize both ancient elements and contemporary production, and even, this time around, occasionally reach for some larger arrangements that only seem to give their music an even loftier vibe than before! Most tracks have vocals in Spanish, and instrumentation that speaks in a lot more languages – and titles include "No Me Traciones", "Donde Estas Maria", "Entra El Ritmo Antillano", "El No Esta Muerto", "Cumbia Eres La Cumbia", "Como Estoy En Los Sesenta", and "Yo Soy Tu Padre Yo Te Fabrique". CD

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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $6.99
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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Roger RaspailDalva ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". CD
Also available Dalva ... LP 16.99

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene – and has always been part of that city's rich post-colonial criss-crossing of modes – especially the side of the French jazz scene that has always been very open to non-Anglo rhythms, and allowed very open interplay of different ideas! That approach is definitely in place here – on sounds that maybe offer up more of Raspail's roots than some of his early records – but in a way that also shows his warm absorption of continental modes too. Guests include Vincent Segal, Alain Jean-Marie, Anthony Joseph, and Dao – and titles include "Kalypso Ka", "Rara", "Manza Rene", "Nuite Douce", "Bossa De La Plage", "Papa Yaya", "Ballade A Ilet Perou", and "Anty Kaz La". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Dalva ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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