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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 IslaLeyenda Del Tiempo ... CD
Universal (Spain), 1979. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ArrowO' La Soca ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fabulous TrobadorsPas De Ci (old one rmx, A Bofareu vers)/Pas Faire Gaffe A Soi/J'Ai La Rate (main, vers)/Original Felix Castan ... CD
Roker (France), 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Groupe LemChahebLa Chanson Populaire Marocaine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sory Kandia KouyateLa Voix De La Revolution ... CD
Syliphone/Sterns, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Incredible work from Sory Kandia Kouyate – not just an amazing singer, but also a powerful political force in independent Guinea as well! This 2CD collection brings together music from Sory's best period – very heavy on early 70s numbers that feature enigmatic instrumentation on kora, tenor sax, balafon, and percussion – with accompaniment by either the Trio De Musique, Ensemble National Djoiba, or Keltgui Et Ses Tambourinis – all groups who create these amazingly-woven backdrops that are perfect for Koyate's long-spun style of storytelling singing! The whole thing is captivating right from the start – with that incredible freshness we first felt when hearing the Ethiopiques series – a great reminder that there's still a hell of a lot of African music for our ears to discover. Wonderfully packaged by Sterns, with notes in French and English –a nd tracks that include "Kedo", "Douga", "Toubaka", "Siiba", "Nina", "Souaressi", "Minawa", "Djoliba", "Fouaba", "Tara", and "N'Na". CD
(Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a level that reminds us of some of the Graeme Revell experiments of the mid 80s, or some of the more organic electronics from Japan – as the whole thing feels a lot more acoustic than electric, with a wonderful blend of woody sounds, percussion, and other great elements. Titles include "In Altepetal Tonal", "I Pan In Xiktli Metztli", "Xochiyaoyoloh", and "Ketzalkoatl Yauh Miktlan". (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP 25.99

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99 27.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a level that reminds us of some of the Graeme Revell experiments of the mid 80s, or some of the more organic electronics from Japan – as the whole thing feels a lot more acoustic than electric, with a wonderful blend of woody sounds, percussion, and other great elements. Titles include "In Altepetal Tonal", "I Pan In Xiktli Metztli", "Xochiyaoyoloh", and "Ketzalkoatl Yauh Miktlan". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD 10.99

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Alain PetersRest La Moya ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of flute on some tracks. The tunes are mostly in the Indian idiom, with less jazz touches than you might expect from Rich's presence – and Buddy mostly supplys fills and some harder drum riffs on the tracks. Titles include "Khanda Kafi", "Duet In Dadra", "Tal Sawari", and "Nagma E Raksh". (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and a worn corner.)

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Pierre SandwidiLe Troubadour De La Savane - 1976 to 1980 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost legacy in music from Pierre Sandwidi – a singer from Burkina Faso who had a fair bit to say about the social situation in his West African nation – often working in a mode that was a bit more cut off from mainstream music on the continent, which resulted in a very unique sort of sound! Many of these numbers use evocative keyboard lines and electronics to fill the space that would have been taken up by a larger musical ensemble – doing so in ways that are often surprisingly effective, and not nearly as gimmicky as you might expect – especially when mixed with a few acoustic instruments. Lyrics are all in French, and often highlight Pierre's politics, but mix in a few more humanistic moments – on titles that include "Fils Du Sahel", "Boy Cuisinier", "Je Demande Ma Demission", "Tond Yabramba", "Mam Ti Fou", and "Ouaga Affaires". CD

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Toni SantagataLa Vita Di Padre Pio ... LP
Vik (Italy), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Shleu ShleuPionniers – La Tradition Continue ... LP
Melodie Makers Inc, 1991. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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TaizeChants De La Priere A Taize ... CD
Auvidis, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $3.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. You might think of these tracks as the indie side of Latin pop – especially for the period – and titles include "Mujer Joven" by Lorenzo Avila, "Promesa" by Patricia Leal, "Buscando Un Futuro" by Juan Rosales, "Vete" by Manuel Posada, "Amor Cobarde" by Juan Gomez, "Atras De La Montana" by Gloria Serrano, "Tu Fuiste Mi Primer Amor" by Lorenzo Avila, Abrazame" by Jorgte Salvador, and "Que Lastima" by Raymundo Lopez. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Various3er Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $3.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. Titles on this volume include "Quien Eres Tu" by Marta Ligia, "Aunque Solo Se Una Vez" by Javier Vargas, "Asi Asi" by Jorge Aragon, "Padre Yo Quiero Decirte" by Lorenzo Avila, "Fin De Semana" by Jotta Bargo, "Maneras" by Oralando Jose, "Despues De Ti" by Orlando Jose, "Mi Rincon" by Jesus Melgoza, "En Las Tinienblas" by Juan Gomez El Mago, and "Los Ninos" by Juan Rosales. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Various4o Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $3.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. Titles on this volume include "El Lobo" by Angel Martin, "La Primera Noche Que Pase Sin Ti" by Yolanda Y Ramiro, "Ciudad Blanca" by Antonio Benvenuti, "Muy Solo" by Juan Gomez El Mago, "Mi Seras" by Fidel Ronquillo, "Abuilita" by Yolanda Garcia, "Somos" by Orlando Jose, "Un gran Amor" by Marlene Moran & Melvin Moran, "Gracias Mi Amor" by Lupita Roman, and "Como Decirte Amigo" by Yolanda Gonzalez. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCompilation Des Disques D'Or De La Chanson Marocaine ... CD
Sigma (France), 1990s. Used ... $4.99
Features music from Zitouni, Trio Afrah, Khadija el Bidawiya, Najm el Farah Essafi, Oulad F'dala, Orchestre Jamal, Hassan Laughatau, and Saif Mohamed. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes tuneful numbers in a variety of styles, all with vocals in the lead, and a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation. Titles on this volume include "La Muralla" by Carlos Del Mar", "En Algun Lugar Del Mundo" by Guillermo Hernandez, "Chiquilladas" by Tony Orellana, "Te Propongo" by Edymo, "Quiseira" by Maria Rebeca, "Hoy" by Hilda Amador, "Desde Que Te Conoci" by Oscar Orellana, "Mil Rencores" by Carlos Del Mar, and "Rumores" by Gloria Serrano. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousXXII Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De California – Final Nacionales 2002 ... CD
Nucleus, 2002. Used ... $0.99
Music from Anahy Sanchez, Daisy Plazaola, Rodolfo Mayen, Lorena Brazil, Maria Del Carmen Autran, Jose Maria Garcia Cota, Casilda Lesende, Francisco Ortega, Alberta Barron & mor.e (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(CDr release.)

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VariousZanzibara 4 – Bi Kidude (La Memoire De La Musique Zanzibaraise) ... CD
Buda (France), 2006. New Copy ... $7.99 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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VariousZanzibara 5 – Hot In Dar – Le Son De La Tanzanie 1978 to 1983 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
One of our favorite entries so far in the Zanzibara series – a great set of grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – warmly laidback material, with a bubbling undercurrent of funk, and a sound that's somewhat different from other African material we've heard from the time! The rhythms often dip and turn slowly – almost with a watery feel, as the basslines groove up and down in midtempo waves of sound – often woven together with some tighter guitar parts, which also dance along nicely – topped by vocals that have a sweet undercurrent of sadness, too. The package is a great way to sample some of these lesser-heard gems – and it's put together with the same level of care you'd expect from Buda's Ethiopiques series. Titles include "Uzuri Wa Asili", "Baba Anna", "Rufani Ya Kifo", and "Mwana Acha Ujinga" by Dar International Orchestre; "Talaka Ya Hasira", "Nawashukuru Wazazi Wangu", "Taxi Driver", and "Kassim Amefilisika" by Mlimani Park Orchestra; and "Nilitaka Iwe Siri" by Vijana Dance Band. CD

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✨✧ FairuzLa Tassaluni ... 7-inch
Parlophone (Lebanon), 1965. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
("Made In Greece" pressing in a Parlophone sleeve.)

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

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✨✧ Fumaca PretaLa Trampa/Apelo ... 7-inch
Soundway (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Eerie organ sets the tone for this tune – before a scratchy voice yells out, and the whole thing picks up at a triple-time cumbia-styled groove – but one that's got lots of fuzz and distortion throughout, almost like a space ship is trying out its own version of South American sounds! "Apelo" is even fuzzier and freakier – with a slower rhythm, and lots of distorted guitar going on throughout! (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Pierre SandwidiLe Troubadour De La Savane - 1976 to 1980 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A lost legacy in music from Pierre Sandwidi – a singer from Burkina Faso who had a fair bit to say about the social situation in his West African nation – often working in a mode that was a bit more cut off from mainstream music on the continent, which resulted in a very unique sort of sound! Many of these numbers use evocative keyboard lines and electronics to fill the space that would have been taken up by a larger musical ensemble – doing so in ways that are often surprisingly effective, and not nearly as gimmicky as you might expect – especially when mixed with a few acoustic instruments. Lyrics are all in French, and often highlight Pierre's politics, but mix in a few more humanistic moments – on titles that include "Fils Du Sahel", "Boy Cuisinier", "Je Demande Ma Demission", "Tond Yabramba", "Mam Ti Fou", and "Ouaga Affaires". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Le Troubadour De La Savane - 1976 to 1980 ... CD 13.99
 
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✨✧ VariousSenegal 70 – Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70s ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Sweet sounds from 70s Senegal – a nation whose music was overflowing with Cuban influences at the time – which resulted in this amazing hybrid of Latin and African styles in the rhythms! The collection's one of the best to dip into the Senegalese groove we've ever heard – as it doesn't just pull together famous tracks, but also includes some rare and unreleased numbers that really illuminate this unusual style – cuts with a very complicated, sophisticated approach to their grooves – often topped with amazing instrumentation on reeds, piano, and guitar! As usual with other Analog Africa sets, the presentation is stunning – with a huge amount of notes and images that are well worth the price of the package alone – which ensures that the whole thing packs a very heavy cultural punch. Titles include "Sanga Te" by Orchestre Laye Thiam, "Ma Penda" by Orchestre Bawobab", "Kiko Medina" by Tropical Jazz, "Marlama" by Fangool, "Bour Sine" by La Saourouba De Louga, "El Carretero" by Amara Toure & Le Star Band De Dakar, "Africa" by Orchestre GMI, and "Ndlourel" by Gestu De Dakar. LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy One#1 LP ... LP
Philophon (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Wicked work from Guy One – both a singer and an instrumentalist – playing the small-stringed kologo here, but with riffing intensity that's backed by a very funky combo! The sound is pretty darn unique – in a mode that's not even like Afro funk from years back – and instead this wonderful hybrid of the lean string lines of the lead instrument, and more familiar elements on horns, heavy drums, and percussion – all in a way that's very fresh and new, and this really great change from some of the more familiar Afro-styled sounds in recent years. The album's full of surprises – including tarogato from Peter Brotzmann on one track – and titles include "Bangere Tomme", "Ete Songo", "N'Yella Be Bobere", "Sella N'De Hu Dene", "Po'Ore Ye La Be De Geta Gurego", and "Everything You Do You Do For Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Abu Obaida HassanAbu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
Really beautiful sounds from Abu Obaida Hassan – material that was mostly recorded in the 70s, but often has a much more ancient vibe – thanks to the striking sounds that Hassan produces on the tambour, which is an instrument that features a drum-like bass, and almost an explosive array of strings projecting from the top! Abu plays the instrument with great dexterity, and a rhythmic vibe that's underscored by the strong percussion used in the music – and along with those two elements, most tracks really just feature these great vocals between group members – calling out back and forth with a quality that's as lively as the instrumentation. Titles include "Daweena", "Dayer Anwer Lek", "La La", "Amshy Shoof", "Farigooni", and "Nas Fi Nas". LP, Vinyl record album

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". CD
Also available Vision Songs ... LP 18.99

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 23.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian Eno's Ambient series, then came out on a variety of self-released records, and have even seen a big new revival in recent years. But the music here is a mixture of echoey vocals and rhythm patterns – songs that almost feel like special prayers of motivation and uplift – a karmic legacy stripped down more for an 80s generation, but still filled with a rich amount of spirit! The man's a surprisingly strong singer, with a trippy quality that really fits his lyrics – and almost gives some of the songs a late 60s sort of LA underground vibe. Titles include "Is This Clear", "Hare Jaya Jaya Rama", "Great Bells", "Laws Of Manifestation", "Cosmic Joe", "We Shall Be Lifted", and "I Can Only Bliss Out". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vision Songs ... CD 11.99

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Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (7LP set) ... LP
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... On July 20, 2018
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records releases, including the complete tracks of the albums Hedzohleh Sounds and I Am Not Afraid! During his Chisa years, Hugh really opened up his groove – taking the mix of jazz and South African soul of the early days, and fusing it with all the new influences he was picking up on the LA scene – then finding a way to go backwards, and open up new channels for African inspiration in his music – as he worked with a trans-Atlantic blend of musicians that also included help from members of The Crusaders too! The music here just gets hipper and hipper as the years go on – and the whole thing comes in a book-like package that also features great notes on every period of music – spread out over 3CDs, with a total of 47 tracks that include "Ha Lese Le Di Khana", "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Hush", "Stimela", "In The Market Place", "Jungle Jim", "Whitch Doctor", "Colonial Man", "Been Such A Long Time Gone", "African Secret Society", "If There's Anybody Out There", "Boermusiek", "Bajabula Bonke", "Child Of The Earth", "Woza", "Salele Mane", "Caution", "Yei Baa Gbe Wolo", "Mace & Grenades", "Blues For Huey", and "Son Of Ice Bag". LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaStill Grazing – The Musical Journey Of Hugh Masekela ... CD
Blue Thumb, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
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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Letta MbuluLetta (1978) ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Quite different than most of Letta's other albums – with a smooth approach that's got a strong modern soul feel, one that works surprisingly well with Letta's vocals. Paul Riser handled the string and horn arrangements, and although the album's not as "authentic" as some of Letta's other albums, the overall style is still quite compelling – and whatever the record lacks in African funk, it more than makes up for in smooth jazzy LA soul. Titles include "Mamani", "Haraje", "I Need You", and "Buza". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Native Steel Drum BandSteel Drums ... LP
Tradition, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $2.99
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to great effect, and throwing in plenty of warm electric keyboards to give the tunes a sweeping, soulful groove. The sound is great throughout – and really caught our surprise, as we had no idea that music this great was burning out of Michigan these days! Titles include "Better Than That", "Hourglass", "Busy", "The Seams", "La La La", and "Moving In Circles". CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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✨✧ PedrinhoAleluia ... LP
Mar & Sol (Netherlands), 1978. New Copy ... $24.99
A sweet 70s set recorded in Lisbon, but with roots in Cape Verde – the original home of Pedrinho before he recorded this debut album at the age of 18! The tunes all have this joyous, skittish sort of energy – groove that bubble on up from down at the bottom, woven through nicely with lots of fast-riffing guitar – all at a pace that's even more deft than some of the guitar-based grooves from West Africa at the time! Pedrinho sings and plays keyboards – almost always sounding as if he's completely caught up in the grooves himself, and just responding to the motion of the music. Titles include "Ze Maria", "Benfica De Tra Cthapeu", "Chipetite", "Oracao Do Jovem Triste", "Contrato La Banana", "Ei Se Vous Dance", and "Nhos Baxa Nhos Panha". (Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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