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Manitas De PlataA La Corrida ... LP
CBS (Holland), 1982. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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✨✧ Farida & The Iraqui Maqam EnsembleLa Voix De La Mesopotamie/The Voice Of Mesopotamia ... CD
Harmonia Mundi (France), 2003. Used ... $8.99
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GuemDe La Danse A La Trance (From Dance To Trance) ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 2004. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Noureddine KhourshidLa Voie De L'Extase (Path Of Ecstasy) – Noureddine Khourshid Et Les Derviches De Damas ... CD
Institut Du Monde Arabe (France), 2004. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 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 10.99

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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)... $23.99
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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✨✧ Darko Rundek & Cargo OrkestrRuke – La Comedie Des Sens ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
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Joan SorianoLa Familia Soriano ... CD
IASO, 2011. Used ... $6.99
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(Penmark through barcode & some writing in pen on digipack cover.)

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Ornella VanoniLa Voglia Di Sognare ... LP
Vanilla (Italy), 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAnthologie De La Musique Du Niger ... CD
Ocora (France), 1963. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 ... $44.99
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AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... About June 15, 2016
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AkwassaLa'Ila ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... About June 15, 2016
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✨✧ Les Pythons De La FournaiseSLP ... LP
Catapulte (UK), New Copy ... About June 17, 2016
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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 ... About May 1, 2016 (delayed)
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

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✨✧ Bembeye JazzBembeye Jazz – Sous La Direction De Diaoune Hamidou ... LP
Syllart (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic set from the legendary Bembeya Jazz – a group with a sound that helped to revolutionize the larger world of West African music in the 60s! The group's got all the jazzy currents you'd expect from their name – including some strong tenor and trumpet lines that feel as if they're inspired by Cuban jazz – but mixed here with that much more freewheeling use of guitar that became the Bembeya sound – as the instrument dips back and forth between solo modes and rhythmic currents, providing the music with this strongly modern sparkle throughout! The set features vocals from a few different singers – including the group's legendary Demba Camara – and titles include "Bembeyako", "Loi-Cadre", "Air Guinee", "Trafiquant", "Djanfamagni", and "Dembaty Galant". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAlbum D'Or De La Biguine 1966 to 1972 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1966/1972. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Orchestre PailloteOrchestre Paillote – Sous La Direction De Traore Keletigu Vol 1 ... LP
Syllart (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The group's showing off a sweet array of saxes, trumpet, congas, and guitar on the front cover of this classic Syllart set – and the music here sparkles in the best Afro-Cuban assemblage of all those parts! The music here soars with that 60s West African love of styles from Havana – that reworking of older rhythmic modes back to the shores of the continent, after time in Cuba influencing that scene, then acting as a perfect vehicle for expression of the new modernity in independent Africa of the post-colonial world of the 60s. Percussion and guitar interweave on some wonderful rhythms for the set – and the saxophone passages alone are worth the price of admission – providing lots of jazzy currents alongside the vocals! Titles include "Diaraby", "Mone Magnin", "Nadia", "Mariama", "Nankoura", "Orchestre Paillote", and "Bandian". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
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

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Grand Papa DiabateGuitar, Extra Dry ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1999. Used ... $14.99
A stunningly beautiful collection of acoustic guitar music from Guinea! Grand Papa Diabate, a member of one of the country's most storied family of musicians – Sekou "Docteur" is his brother and "Diamond Fingers" of Bembeya Jazz National is his cousin – has played in some of Africa's greatest dance orchestras like Guinea Jazz and Jardin du Guinee, but despite a career that stretches back to the late 50s his discography is virtually non-existent. Aside from a single 1970 track this 1999 album is it. But what a statement! On most of the tracks he plays lead within a gorgeous tangle of three guitars, as meditatively soothing Mande melodies roll on like a river. "Mamaya, 15eme Partie" features lovely singing from Sona Diabate, with Grand Papa shadowing her voice with his own deep murmur, but otherwise the focus is on sublimely lyrical guitar work. Tracks include "Mami Wata", "Nanfoule", "Ni Bara T'I La", "Lamban", and "Iye Iye". Features excellent liner notes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $17.99 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 ... $14.99 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 ... $14.99 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
Also available Al Zman Saib (with download) ... LP 21.99

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FadoulAl Zman Saib (with download) ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Al Zman Saib ... CD 16.99

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 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 15.99

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 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 9.99

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Alain Jean-MarieBiguine Reflections ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99 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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✨✧ Jungle FireTropicoso (with bonus download) ... LP
Nacional, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A heady sound from Jungle Fire – a group who seem to be equal parts 70s Afro Funk and Latin – with percussion that rivals the best of the latter, and horns and guitar that match the best of the former! The group's got a super-sharp approach, but one that's never slick or commercial either – just really well-crafted instrumentation in a mostly vocal-free setting – which allows for plenty of great moments from the individual members, especially some of the reed players! The group have kind of snuck into our world through a handful of 7" singles, but they've really got our attention with this full length set – a record that includes the tracks "Firewalker", "Tropicoso", "Culebro", "La Mano", "Village Hustle", "Chalupa", "Snake Pit", and "Comencemos". (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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Edmony Krater Et ZepissTijan Pou Velo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1988. New Copy ... $18.99
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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Pierre LouissCreole Swing 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Very cool work from the Parisian scene of the late 60s – material that has a bit of a French swing jazz guitar approach, but which is also served up with lots of Caribbean touches, too – including a fair bit of Latin currents in the percussion and piano! Guitarist Pierre Louis was born in Martinique, but grew musically in Paris – a city where his son, the organist Eddy Louis, would rise to even greater fame – and where this work on vocal and guitar was recorded in a number of different sessions. Despite Pierre's slightly mad look on the cover, the music here is nicely without any sort of gimmick at all – and instead comes across in that careful blend that you'll find in the best sort of Parisian cultural crossroads material – often with a sound that almost feels more 40s or 50s than you'd guess from the dates of the recording. Pierre plays a bit of trumpet on the record, too – and a number of the later tracks also feature Eddy Louiss on Hammond – plus a bit of vibes! Titles include "Tout Piti", "Quand Je Reviendrai", "Travail Raid", "Fort De France", "Strategie De L'Amour", "Soudain Un Vallee", "Boum Boum", and "La Complainte Des Recales". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Duke LumumbaJungle Funk ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Do yourself a favor, and buy this album – you won't be disappointed! The record is a gem all the way through – a really unique mixture of LA soul jazz and African rhythms, with a sound that's almost like Hugh Masekela sitting in with the Jazz Crusaders! Of course, there's a lot of Jazz Crusaders in the set – as Wilton Felder plays electric bass on the album, giving it a fantastic loping groove – but there's also plenty of unique albums on the record, especially its way of approaching the rhythms with a sly, syncopated groove that's immediately infectious! Duke's trumpet solos are great, and they're augmented by tenor work by Chester Washington and trombone by George Bohannon – all nicely grooving on the album's brilliant blend of jazzy tracks. Titles include "Jungle Funk", "Afrikaloo", "Akagruge", "Like It Is", "Mafam", and "Peace Brother". Somebody put this one on CD – and do us all a treat! LP, Vinyl record album

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Letta MbuluThere's Music In The Air ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 lyric sleeve. Cover has a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Native Steel Drum BandSteel Drums ... LP
Tradition, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
The notes on this one fail to offer any region, but we're assuming this was recorded live somewhere in the Carribean. It's a nice lively set of steel drum tracks, reportly played on the oil can kind. Tracks include "Fire Down Below", "Zulu Chant", "Grass Skirt", "La Paloma", "Mary Ann", "Out Of My Dreams", "Spear Dance", "Jungle", and "Spur Dance". LP, Vinyl record album

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... LP
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.98
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards and sings a bit too – in a larger group that mixes in some very hip LA funky elements, a bit like some of the criss-crossing that Hugh Masekela did on his Chisa Records sessions! The style makes for a great bit of funky club with lots of deeper acoustic percussion elements in the sound – and titles include the massive break classic "Funky Drummer", plus "Nothing Is Free", "Spend Your Money", "Gas Line", "Sunkwa", and "Believe In Yourself". Special package – also includes the bonus 12" tracks "International Funk (voc)", and "International Funk (inst)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyPatience ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1987. Good+ ... $18.99
Album features 12 tracks, including "Suru La Fi Nsoko Obinrin", "Madaru Ma Lo", "Eru O Ba Mi", "Iba O Messiah Oba", "Ngo Sun Towotowo Juba Re" and "Ma Ri Temi Gba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and some moisture stains.)

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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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