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Bembeye JazzBembeye Jazz – Sous La Direction De Diaoune Hamidou ... LP
Syllart (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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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Manitas De PlataA La Corrida ... LP
CBS (Holland), 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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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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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Juan SerranoOle, La Mano ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Very Good ... $3.99
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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- ... $2.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) 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 ... $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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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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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
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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✨✧ FangaNoble Tree (orig, Notaliban mix)/Crache La Douleur (long edit) ... 12-inch
Cosmic Groove (France), 2008. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful groove from one of the hippest Afro Funk combos around! "Noble Tree" is an extended tune that runs for nearly 10 minutes in length – spinning out with lots of space for instrumental solos on keyboards and some especially wild saxes – all with just a bit of vocals from Segun Damisa that snake in and out of the instrumental mix! The "Notaliban mix" is somewhat more focused, and almost jazzy at times – and the single's backed by the 11 minute "Crache La Douleur", taken here with plenty of space for Tony Allen to do some guest work on drums! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Orchestre PailloteOrchestre Paillote – Sous La Direction De Traore Keletigu Vol 1 ... LP
Syllart (France), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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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✨✧ Shri Emani Shakara SastryInde Du Sud – L'Art De La Vina/South India – The Art Of The Vina ... CD
Playa Sound (France), 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mohamed Abdel WahabLes Archives De La Musique Arabe Vol 1 – 1920 to 1925 ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe, Early 20s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mohamed Abdel WahabLes Archives De La Musique Arabe Vol 6 – 1932 to 1933 ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe, Early 30s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
 
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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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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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FangaNatural Juice ... LP
Cosmic Groove (France), 2007. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
There's plenty of Afro Funk combos working today, but these guys are one of the greatest – a totally hip French ensemble with a really amazing sound! Fanga has a groove that's really a cut above – a way of pulling together all the best elements of the 70s generation of Afro Funk, and sifting them out with a new sense of power – a boldness that grabs you right from the get-go, and which makes the album way more than just a simple copycat of Fela modes! The percussion is especially great – nicely gritty on the bottom, and played with a sharp sense of focus – and the keyboards also stand out too, with a haunting quality that spooks things up nicely and unsettles some of the best tunes. The group also have plenty of space in their egos for outside help from others – and the album features key guest work from Tony Allen and Segun Damisa. Titles include "Crache La Doleur", "Noble Tree", "Natural Juice (Ashanti mix)", "I Didn't Know", "Kononi", "Iba", "Bolli", and "Ni I Matoro". LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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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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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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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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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (180 gram vinyl – with download) (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Rough Guide, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, this set goes way further to dig up a whole host of gems from north and south of the border – and even a few from the other side of the Atlantic as well – mostly older numbers, but also including a few contemporary cuts that fit well alongside the vintage numbers. Pablo Yglesias handled the track selection, with the same quality he brings to other Latin projects too – and titles include "Bamba Cure" by Mario Allison, "No Pago Na" by Alfredo Gutierrez, "Esa Mujer" by Los Kenya, "Denisth" by Grupo 2000, "Funky Tumbao" by Setenta, "My Shingaling Boy" by Spanglish Fly, "Domingo Por La Manana" by Carlos Pickling, "Black Shadow" by Orchestra Dee Jay, "Pensamiento" by Piper Pimienta, "Do You Want To Be Free" by Gilberto Sextet, and "Chevere" by Joe Quijana. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousRough Guide To Psychedelic Cumbia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cumbia sounds get trippy – as a host of Latin American artists picked up the electric guitar in the 60s, and really helped transform the style with some psychedelic touches! Most of these tracks feature cumbia rhythms at the core, but take the music far from its Colombian roots – through the use of electric guitar, bits of keyboards, and some mighty cool production modes that often emphasize the freakier, fuzzier elements in the songs – often in ways that are as mindblowing as west coast productions of the time! Make no mistake – the groove is at the core, so there's never too much jamming or overindulgence in the instrumentation – but that also makes for songs that are maybe even more compelling because of their tightness, and the way they reach out for an unusual sound or special twist, even while grooving. Titles include "Inca A Delic" by Sonido Gallo Negro, "Perdido En El Espacio" by Juaneco Y Su Combo, "Bola Bola En El Tres" by Los Wembler's De Iquitos, "La Danza Del Mono" by Los Orientales De Paramonga, "Olivdate De Mi" by La Mermelada De Jose L Carballo, "En El Campo" by Grupo Rosado, "No Hay Vuelta Atras" by Bareto, and "Maria Isabel" by Afro Sound. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
 
 
 



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