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La Mar EnfortunaConvivencia ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Le Steel Band De La TrinidadMagie Caraibe ... LP
Arion (France), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A steel band album – but with some nice twists! The record features a number of straight calypso type tunes, but it's also got some other ones with a cool 70s groove – echoey production mixed with soulful instrumentation to come up with some nice sounds! Highlights include a nice funky version of "Summertime", the spacey "Carnaval's Bells", the slow grooving "Improvisation", and the even better "Calypso Jazz Improvisation"! LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $12.99
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 15.99

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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 ... $15.99
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 12.99

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✨✧ Rosario La TremenditaA Tiempo ... CD
World Village (France), 2010. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ La YegrosMagnetismo (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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.)

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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)... Out Of Stock
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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Messagers Du RoiMesaje Gran Met-La ... LP
Messagers Du Roi, 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ojos De BrujoRemezclas De La Casa – Remixes From Bari ... CD
World Village (Spain), 2003. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Janos Racz/Geza BicskeiDe La Volga Au Danube ... LP
Barclay (France), 1982. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Quique StregaFolk Lore En La Universidad ... LP
Edul (Argentina), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $33.99
A totally great, totally obscure album from the Argentine scene of the 60s – a modernist experiment to mix jazz and folklore – played by a sextet that features Strega on piano, plus vibes, flute, guitar, bass, and some mighty nice percussion! (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has one slightly bumped corner.)

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Zuhura Swaleh with Maulidi Musical PartyJino La Pembe ... CD
Globe Style (UK), 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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3 Mustaphas 3Si Vous Passez Par La/Maldita Guajira/Sarehe Mustapha 1, 2, & 3 ... 12-inch
Globe Style (UK), 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a few creases.)

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Mohamed Abdel WahabLa Takzibi ... CD
EMI, 1962. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAlbum D'Or De La Biguine 1966 to 1972 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1966/1972. New Copy ... $9.99 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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VariousArchives De La Musique Arabe – Vol 1 (French Pressing) ... CD
Ocora (France), Late 1900s/1910s/Early 20s. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oum KaltsoumAnthologie De La Musique Arabe – Oum Kaltsoum 1926 Vol 1 ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1926. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAgrim Agadez – Musique Guitare De La Republique Du Niger ... LP
Sahel Sounds/Mississippi, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful collection of contemporary guitar work from Niger – as you might guess from the title – mostly songs in an acoustic mode, and captured in a very spare setting that really lets you hear the inflections of the different musicians! Some of this work echoes a west African blues tradition, other tunes are more folksy – and the few numbers with an electric guitar have a quality that's maybe a bit more linked to Tuareg modes. The package is one of the more beautiful we've ever seen from Sahel Sounds – and also comes with a well-done booklet that features plenty of notes on each artist. Titles include "Migrid Nou Hawan" by Fatou Seidi Ghali, "C'Est La Vie" by Mohamed Karzo, "Hey Joe" by Anza D L'Ader, "Anashua" by John Safokoley, "Imouhagh Siwlat" by Ahmed Ag Kaedi, and "Agrim Agadez" by Etran D L'Air. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousZanzibara 4 – Bi Kidude (La Memoire De La Musique Zanzibaraise) ... CD
Buda (France), 2006. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Mostly recent recordings by Bi Kidude – billed here as "the diva of Zanzibari music", and supported by a great set of material that certainly helps her live up to this title! Kidude sings in a haunting, almost ancient kind of way – very thin-voiced, but powerful – often snaking over instrumentation that includes accordion, keyboards, violins, and a host of Zanzibari instruments. As with other titles in the series, the package and presentation are a godsent to the uninitiated – with full notes on both Kidude and the music, as well as a bit of cultural history on Zanzibari music. Titles include "Msondo", "Jua Toka", "Ya Laiti", "Suhuba Ya Dai", "Pakistani", "Alaminadura", "Beru", and "Khaifu". CD
 
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AssagaiZimbabwe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Prog Temple (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the hippest blends of African roots and psychedelic sounds ever – a tremendous record from the UK scene at the start of the 70s! The group is a unique blend of the jazz elements of the Blue Notes group from South Africa – Mongezi Feza on trumpet, Dudu Pukwana on alto and vocals, and Louis Moholo on drums – with some rock touches from guitarist Fred Coker, and Ghanian elements on percussion and vocals from Terri Quays! Most of the other players have strong jazz backgrounds, and because of that the set's got a style that's different than the usual Afro rock outing of its type – more far-reaching and cosmic overall, with some especially great passages from Feza, Pukwana, and Coker. Jade Warrior make a guest appearance too – and titles include "Barazinbar", "Wanga", "La La", "Dalani", "Bayeza", "Sanga", "Come Along", and "Kinzambi". LP, Vinyl record album

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A fantastic contemporary performance from Girma Beyene – a key artist in the golden age of Ethiopian, working here with the excellent Akale Wube quintet! Girma's one of a number of singers who went into exile during the changing political climate of the 70s – but in recent years, he's returned to his homeland, and has really reaffirmed his role in music – coming across here with a sound that's maybe even deeper and more sophisticated than his earlier recordings, and somewhat jazzier too! The group have a nicely understated approach – classic Ethiopian jazz and funk modes, but never overdone – so that when Girma slides into the groove, he really gets the right sort of space – which allows for some especially great presentation of his amazing vocals. Yet the set's also got some great instrumental tracks, too – long numbers that really make a great showcase for the saxophone work of Etienne De La Sayette and trumpet of Paul Bouclier. Florian Pellissier guests on organ on three tracks, and Fender Rhodes on one more – and titles include "Bemelkesh Aydelem", "Ene Negn Bay Manesh", "Enken Yelelebesh", "Melewetsesh Menew", "Wub Nat", and "Meslogn Neber". CD
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose – (180 gram vinyl) ... LP 23.99

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose – (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A fantastic contemporary performance from Girma Beyene – a key artist in the golden age of Ethiopian, working here with the excellent Akale Wube quintet! Girma's one of a number of singers who went into exile during the changing political climate of the 70s – but in recent years, he's returned to his homeland, and has really reaffirmed his role in music – coming across here with a sound that's maybe even deeper and more sophisticated than his earlier recordings, and somewhat jazzier too! The group have a nicely understated approach – classic Ethiopian jazz and funk modes, but never overdone – so that when Girma slides into the groove, he really gets the right sort of space – which allows for some especially great presentation of his amazing vocals. Yet the set's also got some great instrumental tracks, too – long numbers that really make a great showcase for the saxophone work of Etienne De La Sayette and trumpet of Paul Bouclier. Florian Pellissier guests on organ on three tracks, and Fender Rhodes on one more – and titles include "Bemelkesh Aydelem", "Ene Negn Bay Manesh", "Enken Yelelebesh", "Melewetsesh Menew", "Wub Nat", and "Meslogn Neber". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD 11.99

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Erick Cosaque/Voltage 8Kaloukera Percussions EP ... LP
Sofrito (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Heavy drums and forward-moving grooves – music that's definitely got all the percussion promised in the title, and focused with an energy that might almost work in a contemporary club setting too! Make no mistake, there's nothing electric or programmed here – just heavy percussion, played on these driving, building passages that really take off – usually with one percussionist taking some sort of solo in the middle, and maybe a bit of chorus vocals to flavor the tunes. Yet there's also a focus to the energy that's different than the music might have sounded a decade or two before – almost as if Erick Cosaque's prefacing some of the Tony Allen experiments to come, and even the Afro House styles of the 21st Century. Titles include "Flan'M Cho", "Banbou La", "Bazouka", and "Kowidow Mam'M Boe". LP, Vinyl record album

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Johannesburg Street BandDancin Through The Streets ... LP
Chisa/Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the greatest things to ever come out of Hugh Masekela's association with Uni Records – an album of instrumental tunes that recalls the older sound of the South African scene, yet which also has more of that modern and slightly funky groove that Hugh was bringing to his own work in the 60s! The drums here are a lot heavier and fuller than they would be on older South African tunes – and instead of using penny whistles and more folksy instrumentation, the horn work here has a hipper LA-styled approach that's really quite nice – almost like The Crusaders teaming up with Hugh for the album's tracks. Titles include the incredibly dark groover "Thimlela", a sonic treat that's worth the price of the album alone – plus "What's The Matter Zulu", "Special Branch", "No Passport", "Letter To Prospect Township", "Isangoma", and "Foyi Foyi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear.)

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✨✧ Andres LanderoYo Amaneci ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
Andres Landero has a pretty wild look on the cover here – and the sound of his music is equally wild, too – a very raw, rootsy approach to cumbia – very much in the most hard-edged style of the genre, with a quality that often feels more ancient than the 70s recording dates of most of these numbers! This is cumbia at its purest form – all rhythm, even on the melodic instruments – which often include accordion, used in these pulsating waves that groove right along with the massive basslines and percussion. Andres sings on most tracks, in a mode that's as rhythmic as the music – and the set features 20 titles that include "La Cigarrona", "Mara Del Carmen", "Yo Amaneci", "Las Mellas", "La Sanjacintera", "La Pava Congona", "La Mochila Tercia", and "Cumbia En La India". (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 ... $9.99
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 9.99

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyPatience ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good ... $4.99
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

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✨✧ Orchestra BaobabPirates Choice ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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". CD
(Includes original slipcover. Out of print.)

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Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different late 60s Brazilian scenes! Those folk and roots elements are balanced by more modernly inspired sax, clarinet and piano that remind us a bit of some of nascent Afro jazz and funk from the late 60s. The mix of styles has a really hypnotic effect! Includes "Ago Lonan", "Rei N'Aruanda", "Nagana (Senhor)", "Xango". "Os Oinho De Iaia", "Babaloxa", "Tire O Calundu", "Palmares", "India", "Mo-Fi-La-Do-Fe", "Saudacao Aos Orixas" and "Canto Para Omolu". (Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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