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✨✧ Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandEsso ... CD
Warner/Minky, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 15.99
A classic album of steel band grooving – a sound that made a surprising crossover in the American soul market in the early 70s! This album's one of the most famous of the genre – a session that was originally produced by Van Dyke Parks for Warner Brothers, and which has a nice blend of ... read more CD

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Etoile De DakarEtoile De Dakar Vol 3 – Lay Suma Lay ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1981. Used ... $19.99
The most mature and dynamic recordings from Senegal's legendary Etoile de Dakar! The music captures mbalax at its hottest and most intense, as the vocals of Youssou N'Dour and El Hadji Faye ripple with a degree of soulful intensity we've rarely heard since. Driven by tight, punchy horn charts, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Extra GoldenOk-Oyot System ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2006. Used ... $3.99
A partnership between US indie guitarists Ian Egelson and Alex Minoff of Golden – with Onyango Wuod Omari and the late Otieno Jagwasi of Nairobi based benga band Orchestra Extra Solar Africa – for an lightly funky, deeply melodic blend of hypnotic tunes! It's a true partnership – ... read more CD

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FarafinaKanou ... CD
L'Empreinte Digitale (France), 2002. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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FelaOriginal Sufferhead (Capitol) ... LP
Capitol, 1984. Very Good ... $18.99
As with other Africa 70 releases, 2 side long afro jams, with a strong pulsing groove percolating throughout. The set's got amazing keyboards, with this strange other-worldly sound that makes it feel like Sun Ra has suddenly joined the group, and the arrangements are nice and tight, in spite of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has moderate waviness and rippling due to moisture over the whole cover, with a tear at the opening.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FelaVinyl Box Set #3 (London Scene/Shakara/Afrodisiac/Gentlemen/Upside Down/Zombie/ITT) (7LP box set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $101.99 119.99
A stunning set of work from the legendary Fela Kuti – seven full albums, served up in an ultra-limited box set – all hand-chosen by the equally legendary Brian Eno! Eno was a key supporter of Afro Funk in the 70s, and it's no surprise that just about every record here is one of Fela's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70He Miss Road (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A gem of a set from the legendary Fela Kuti – a classic set of Nigerian grooves produced by Ginger Baker – who was already a frequent musical partner of Fela! The set's got a sharp groove right from the start, and possibly some slighty darker elements than some of Kuti's other records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Zombie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, 1976/1977. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
One of Fela's greatest albums – augmented here by 2 bonus tracks! "Zombie" shows Fela at the height of his powers – grooving away in incredibly fast, incredibly tight Afro Funk lines, weaving guitar, sax, and keyboards together with a speed that still leaves us breathless. ... read more CD

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First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster attached to the sleeve!)

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✨✧ FontanellesHorns Of Freedom ... CD
First Word (UK), 2013. Used ... $9.99
The horns here are plenty free – soaring over the top of some tight Afro Funk rhythms that are mixed with loads of great keyboard parts too! The vibe is a bit different than the usual Fela-inspired combo of this type – a bit fresher and more contemporary, with this fluid feeling that ... read more CD

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Francis The GreatRavissante Baby ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Surprisingly great work from an artist who was very young at the time – Paris-born Francis Mbarga, who cut this Afro groove classic when he was only 7 years old! Despite that age, though, the sound is very fully-formed – thanks to tight studio backing from a combo of sharp guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy tip-on cover, and great vinyl – with insert too!)

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Freedom FamilyAyentsoo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disques Dessinee (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... read more CD
Also available Freedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP 16.99

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Freedom FamilyFreedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP
Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download! Vinyl version includes a nice booklet and photos and notes by singer Albert Jones.)
Also available Ayentsoo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 22.99

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Fumaca PretaFumaca Preta ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... read more CD
Also available Fumaca Preta (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP 23.99

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Fumaca PretaFumaca Preta (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fumaca Preta ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah SandersTrance Of Seven Colors ... CD
Axiom, 1994. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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John Gibbs & The Unlimited Sound Of Steel OrchSteel Funk (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Makossa/EM (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $20.99
One of the coolest, funkiest steel drum albums ever recorded – a really legendary set that played big on the New York club scene of the late 70s – and which has been the delight of collectors for years to come! Other steel pan bands in the Caribbean played funky styles in the 70s, but ... read more CD
 
 



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