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XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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Camaron De La IslaUna Leyenda Flamenca Vol 2 ... CD
Philips/Polygram, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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La Fanfarria Del CapitanLa Giravada ... LP
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
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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✨✧ La Orquestina Del FabirolNinonaninon ... CD
Kikos (Spain), 2005. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Max CillaLa Flute Des Mornes Vol 1 ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Traditional sounds from Martinique – but played in a very jazzy way by fluteman Max Cilla – whose instrument glides and soars over a range of lively percussion! The group features a bit of piano and bass, but the various drums really lead the sound – as does Cilla's flute, which takes on so many wonderful tones over the course of the album's nicely long tracks! The notes almost make the set appear to be more of an ethnographic album – but Cilla wrote all the tunes himself, from a very modern perspective – and recorded the album in Paris, with a very hip sound. Titles include "Ballad Dans La Foret D'Ajoupa Bouillon", "La Flute Des Mornes", "La Ronde Des Ecoliers", "Crespuscule Tropical", and "La Baie Du Robert". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paco De LuciaTensai (Genius) (aka La Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco De Lucia) ... LP
Philips (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An early gem from the great guitarist Paco DeLucia – and one of the first to feature his solo instrument right out front in the mix, without support from another player or any large arrangements! The setting is breathtaking – incredibly deft guitar lines, with a style rooted in flamenco, but a level of personal expression that's quite different – a rich new voice on the acoustic guitar, at a time when it already seemed like the instrument had been explored fully by so many others! The album's a landmark, and is filled with treasures that include "Gitanos Trianeros", "Impetu", "El Tajo", "Llora La Siguiriya", "Jerenza", and "Punta Umbria". LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi. Cover has light sticker spots.)

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Ramon El PortuguesGitanos De La Plaza ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1992. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hassan Erraji & Arabesque with SabraLa Dounia ... CD
Sterns/Riverboat (UK), 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Inti IllimaniInti Illimani 2 – Hacia La Libertad ... LP
Monitor, 1976. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oum KaltsoumAnthologie De La Musique Arabe Vol 5 – Oum Kaltsoum ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1931/1932. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MuxicasEscoitando Medra La Herba ... CD
Clave/Punteiro (Spain), 1992. Used ... $4.99
... 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 March 2, 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 March 2, 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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Rasha, Uxia & Maria SalgadoLa Sal De La Vida ... CD
Nubenegra/Intuition (Germany), 1998. Used ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), New Copy ... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), New Copy ... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLes Touchias – Les Ouvertures De La Nouba Classique Arabo - Andalouse ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousZanzibara 4 – Bi Kidude (La Memoire De La Musique Zanzibaraise) ... CD
Buda (France), 2006. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
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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✨✧ Al Turath Ensemble & Mohamed HammadyeHermana De La Luna ... CD
Pneuma (Spain), 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Atahualpa YupanquiLa Nadita ... LP
Odeon (Argentina), 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Uruguayan pressing.)
 
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✨✧ VariousVenezuela 70 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 1970s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A completely amazing collection of sounds from the 70s scene in Venezuela – a really un-tapped legacy of fantastically creative music – most of it pretty darn groovy, too! Despite the "rock" in the title, the music here is more in a mix of funky jazz and other creative instrumental styles – a bit of Latin in some of the rhythms, some spiritual currents at other points, and a really rich blend of electric and acoustic instrumentation, with some other offbeat touches too! The music is almost more on the farther side of the spectrum from creative Latin combos in New York or LA at the time – not salsa, but with some salsa currents – not Chicano rock, but with some of those elements too – and maybe some of the better touches of the most experimental groups in Havana, the few who were reaching for a new style at the time. Venezuela was riding high on oil money at the time of these recordings – and there's definitely a sense of creativity for its own sake going on here – especially in some of the more electric moments, which reflect elements we really never would have expected. As always with Soul Jazz, the package is as great as the music – a mini-history lesson in itself – and titles include "Irene" by Aldemaro Romero Y Su Onda Nueva, "Dame De Comer" by Miguel Angel Fuster, "Amor En Llamas" by Pablo Schneider, "Aragueney" by Vytas Brenner, "Joropo No 1" by Grupo CIM, "Panico A Las 5am" by Angel Rada, "San Juan Tambo Y Fuera" by Un Dos Tres Y Fuera, "Ayudame A Encontrar Mi Camino" by Apocalipsis, and "Barcos De Pape" by Fernando Yvosky. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD

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Girma Beyene & Akale WubeEthiopiques Volume 30 – Mistakes On Purpose ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 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

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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines with marimba, percussion, and some other cool earthy touches – all to provide a very hip backdrop for his own sax solos in the lead – which are still as powerful as on his other records, but in a very different way – almost more thoughtful, and more deeply soulful. There's a brooding intensity to the whole thing that builds nicely as the album moves on – and titles include "Ceddo", "Marabout", "La Boisson", and "Les Cavaliers". LP, Vinyl record album

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! The CD comes with a great booklet featuring notes by Gossner and personal reflections by El Rego. Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". CD

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El TurroneroNew Hondo ... CD
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1980. New Copy ... $16.99
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) CD
Also available New Hondo ... LP 25.99

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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
Also available New Hondo ... CD 16.99

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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. Used ... $5.99
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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Hugh MasekelaStill Grazing – The Musical Journey Of Hugh Masekela ... CD
Blue Thumb, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
A nicely-done overview of the best work of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – featuring tracks from his groundbreaking years at the Chisa, Uni, and Blue Thumb labels! The tracks bring together South African rhythms with a buoyant, celebratory approach to soul jazz – cut by Masekela with influences from the burning LA scene of the late 60s, and recorded with a soulful finish that works as well on the set's longer, more complicated tracks, as it does on the shorter groovier tunes! 11 tracks in all, with titles that include "Mace & Grenades", "Ha Lese Le Di Khanna", "Child Of The Earth", "Gold", "Languta", "Stimela", "Been Such A Long Time Gone", and "Bajabula Bonke". CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Donde Estas Maria ... LP 18.99

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Donde Estas Maria ... CD 10.99

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Native Steel Drum BandSteel Drums ... LP
Tradition, 1970s. Very Good ... $1.99
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
(Cover has a name in pen.)
 
 
 



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