Global Grooves — LPs

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



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✨✧ Radha Krsna TempleRadha Krsna Temple London ... LP
Apple, 1971. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty darn interesting relic from the glory days of the Beatles' Apple Records label – an album of righteous Hare Krishna chants and songs, all produced by George Harrison! The tunes on the set have a playful, sing-song quality that's a bit different from other records of this sort – thanks in part to Harrison's work on the project, which gives the record the sublime and trippy feel of some of his own consciousness-expanding solo work from the time. All tracks have vocals and a bit of instrumentation that includes guitar and a bit of keyboards – and titles include "Sri Guruvastak", "Bhaja Bhakata/Arotrika", "Sri Isopanisad", and "Govinda Jai Jai". CD features a bonus track – "Prayer To The Spiritual Masters". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing.)
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Yehudi Menuhin/Narayanaswami/Menon/RaghuClassical Indian Music (Treasury Series) ... LP
London, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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✨✧ Joe Harriott/John Mayer Double QuintetIndo-Jazz Fusions ... LP
Atlantic, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The best of British modern jazz meets the world of post-colonial music on the London scene – and the result is a groundbreaking blend of cultural styles! Reedman Joe Harriott and his trumpeter Shake Keane both brought a fresh West Indian sensibility to the London scene in the 50s – and violinist/keyboardist John Mayer brought some very strong expressions from Indian music – both of which are blended here in an amazing way that went onto have a huge influence on other records for years to come! The tracks are long, and all penned by Mayer – in a mode that draws heavily from Indian classical music, but features lots of jazz elements from Harriott on alto, Keane on trumpet, Pat Smythe on piano, Coleridge Goode on bass, and Alan Ganley on drums – plus a bit of flute from Chris Taylor, who was a member of Mayer's group. Mayer plays both violin and harpsichord – amidst sitar, tambura, and tablas too – in a hypnotic blend that holds us rapt through tunes that include "Gana", "Partita", "Mulanti", "Acka Raga", and "Subject". (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original white label mono pressing. Vinyl is great – but cover has two ripped corners – still OK overall though.)

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✨✧ OsibisaHeads ... LP
MCA, 1972. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really wonderful third album from Osibisa – and a record that really crystallizes the group's sound into a trademark blend of African roots and more progressive-styled jamming! There's a mode here that's perfect for the cross-cultural London of the post-colonial 70s – a style that brings many strands of music into the capital, and mixes them up with some of the headier styles going down at the time. Bits of highlife echo alongside more tribally-based percussion – but most of the instrumentation on the set also has a strong ear for jazzy changes, especially during the flute and keyboards passages that make the record so great. Titles include "Kokorokoo", "Che Che Kule", "Sweet Sounds", "Sweet America", and "Do You Know". LP, Vinyl record album

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