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Unusual grooves from around the globe -- with an especially strong emphasis on the music of Africa, India, and the Mid-East!




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Kimio Eto & Bud ShankKoto & Flute ... LP
World Pacific, 1963. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Quite an interesting album – one that pairs the koto work of Kimio Eto with the flute of Bud Shank. Shank's incredible in this setting – really moving away from most of his jazz-based work, and playing with shades and tones that we've never heard before, a perfect accompaniment to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep groove pressing! Cover has a small split on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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Ezy & IsaacSoul Rock (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Heavy funk from the duo of Ezy Hart and Isaac Olashugba – a record that has way more appeal than just its Afro-styled roots – and a wicked vibe that would have been right at home in the farther reaches of the New York indie funk scene of the 70s! There's a nicely messed-up quality to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, with insert!)

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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 ... read more CD

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Khwanta FasawangLam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep – The Best Of Lam Phaen Sister No 1 ... CD
EM (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
One of those cool cases where you really don't need language at all to enjoy the sound of a singer – because Khwanta Fasawang has this amazing style that really grabs us, even if we can't understand what she's saying! The record's a key example of the lam phaen style of Thai music – a ... read more CD
Also available Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep – The Best Of Lam Phaen Sister No 1 ... LP 22.99

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Khwanta FasawangLam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep – The Best Of Lam Phaen Sister No 1 ... LP
EM (Japan), New Copy ... $22.99
One of those cool cases where you really don't need language at all to enjoy the sound of a singer – because Khwanta Fasawang has this amazing style that really grabs us, even if we can't understand what she's saying! The record's a key example of the lam phaen style of Thai music – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lam Phaen Motorsai Tham Saep – The Best Of Lam Phaen Sister No 1 ... CD 18.99

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FelaEverything Scatter (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
A great little record – with two brilliant side-long tracks! "Everything Scatter" is a stone 70s classic from Fela – and a cut that's maybe the blueprint for so much Afro Funk to follow – beautifully layered, with so many different elements coming into play at once, yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus insert!)

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✨✧ FelaFela Live In Detroit 1986 (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. Used 3 CDs ... $14.99
Amazing sounds from Fela – a previously-unreleased live show from the mid 80s – almost three times as long as a studio album, and appearing here for the first time ever! Given that there's very few live recordings of Fela at all, the album's quite a treasure – and is almost even ... read more CD

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FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Mid/Late 60s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.98
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 ... read more CD

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense/Just Like That ... CD
Wrasse, 1986/1989. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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 CD

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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 & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
One of the last great records from Fela – an album-long track with a very political message – delivered after the leader spent a number of years in a Nigerian jail cell, and returned to the musical world with a vengeance! Despite the late date of the track, it's still got all the raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Egypt 80Beasts Of No Nation/O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1989/1990. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
A strong return to a classic 70s Afro Funk groove from Fela! The CD features tracks from 2 albums – "Beasts Of No Nation" and "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake" – both 30 minute long tracks recorded at the end of the 80s, when Fela was getting back to his roots, but ... read more CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Live In Amsterdam (full version) ... CD
Wrasse, 1984. New Copy ... $3.99 14.98
An excellent live set from Fela – one that shows that he was still very capable of going over the top during the 80s! The material was recorded in 1983 in Amsterdam, live before a very enthusiastic crowd – one that really drives Fela and the group on their instrumental solos and funky ... read more CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System/Confusion Break Bones (CBB) ... CD
Wrasse, 1990/1992. New Copy ... $3.99 14.98
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Alagbon Close ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
One of the lesser-known 70s session from Fela – but a great one too, and a record that captures the Africa 70 group at all their early raw best! Tracks are both very long – stretching for a side of the record apiece – and the title track "Alagbon Close" features some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State/Unknown Soldier (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1979/1980. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Two beautiful albums from one of the most difficult periods of Fela's life. "Coffin For Head Of State (Part 1 & 2)" is a mournful dirge-like track (although not without a good deal of funk), written around the death of Fela's mother from an attack on his Kalakatua Republic. "Unk ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
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 CD
Also available Confusion/Gentleman ... CD 8.99

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman ... CD
Barclay/MCA, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
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 CD
(Out of print, missing slipcover.)
Also available Confusion/Gentleman ... CD 12.99

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t/He Miss Road (LP sleeve style) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1975. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Amazing stuff from one of Fela's most fruitful years on this planet! There's two full albums on here, and between them, they've got 5 long Afro funky cuts in all. "Expensive Sh_t" is one of Fela's best tracks – and it's got a sinister urgent guitar-based groove that never lets up, ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Na Poi (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.99
One of the sexiest tunes that Fela ever cut – as you might guess from the image on the cover! The track begins with a cool spoken bit, about what man and woman get up to behind close doors – then moves into this pulsating keyboard part which is almost eerily spare, until the rest of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus insert.)
 
 



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