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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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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down (Celluloid) ... CD
Celluloid/Afrodesia, 1976. Used ... $5.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Fela – definitely at the top of his game here, and brimming over with energy supplied by the Africa 70 ensemble! The tracks are long and freewheeling – but never without a sense of direction – as every ounce of the music is devoted to serving ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down/Fela & Roy Ayers – Music Of Many Colors ... CD
Barclay (France), 1976/1980. Used ... $8.99
Two of Fela's greatest collaborative efforts! Upside Down features Fela & Africa 70, with some guest vocals by Sandra Akane Isidore, a key figure in his political development, and the woman who introduced him to the Black Panthers when he was living in LA at the end of the 60s. The two tracks ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Upside Down (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 17.99

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Fela & Africa 70Zombie (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Barclay (France), 1977. Used ... $7.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Zev Feldman & Andy StatmanJewish Klezmer Music ... CD
Shanachie, 1980. Used ... $5.99
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FinjanDancing On Water ... CD
Rounder, 2000. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Nsimba Foguis & Taxi Pata PataAime Bebe ... LP
Nyirangongo (UK), 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Freedom FamilyFreedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP
Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
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.)

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Friimen Music CompanyWe Can Get It On ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $13.99
These Friimen really know how to groove – but in a way that's quite unusual, as the set often has all their instruments percolating together in this quickly-syncopated mode that cooks things up at a nicely fast clip, while they throw vocals into the mix once things get moving along! There's ... read more CD
Also available We Can Get It On ... LP 23.99

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Friimen Music CompanyWe Can Get It On ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
These Friimen really know how to groove – but in a way that's quite unusual, as the set often has all their instruments percolating together in this quickly-syncopated mode that cooks things up at a nicely fast clip, while they throw vocals into the mix once things get moving along! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Can Get It On ... CD 13.99

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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas ... CD
Continental, 1977. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
The great second album from Ghana's K. Frimpong – backed by the group Vis-a-Vis (though billed in the title as his Cubano Fiestas) – a stunning blend of Ghanian Highlife music and rawer Afro Funk & soul! A few K. Frimpong numbers appeared on some of our favorite African ... read more CD

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Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1960. New Copy ... $9.99
Beautifully evocative work on the Balinese gamelan – music that's maybe not as sharp as other recordings from that particular island – with a warmly flowing vibe that comes from the melodic cascading of tuned percussion, vibes, and gongs! There's still a focused, rhythmic feel to the ... read more CD

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Gandrung Temu & BasukiMusic Of Indonesia Vol 1 – Songs Before Dawn ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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Ganimian (Chuck Ganimian)Come With Me To The Casbah – Ganimian & His Oriental Music ... LP
Atco/Cacophonic (UK), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Very cool stuff! Chick Ganimian plays oud, in a very jazzy setting – all in a mode that's a bit like some of Ahmed Abdul-Malik's work of the time – although a bit shorter and tighter overall! The record's got a way deeper sound than some of the other exotic-sploitation albums of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gato PretoTempo ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A mix of beats and bass, electro and African percussion and rhythms from duo Gato Treto – producer and beatmaker Lee Bass and vocalist Gato Misteriosa – delivering a seamless set of Afro-futurist dancefloor club grooves and tough, yet seductive vocals! Gato Preto claim Mozimbique, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Tempo ... LP 18.99

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Gato PretoTempo ... LP
Unique (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A mix of beats and bass, electro and African percussion and rhythms from duo Gato Treto – producer and beatmaker Lee Bass and vocalist Gato Misteriosa – delivering a seamless set of Afro-futurist dancefloor club grooves and tough, yet seductive vocals! Gato Preto claim Mozimbique, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note that the LP sleeve has a slight split seam.)
Also available Tempo ... CD 14.99

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Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... $7.99
Bahta Gebre-Hiwot is one of those Ethiopian singers you may not be able to pronounce, but who you'll really be digging once you hear him sing – a cool, raspy style over a slightly funky groove with rolling piano, a bit of horns, and some nice riffing guitar in the middle! Alemayehu Eshete is ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Silt ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $7.99
The drums move hard and fast on "Muziqa Muziqa" – and the organ lines do too – peppering this Ethio groover with a really offbeat sound, while tight horn lines keep a soulful finish over the top – and Seyoum's vocals move up and down in a really incredible range! "M ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tsege Mariam GebruSpielt Eigene Komposition ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – pulled from one of the CDs in the Ethiopiques series of compilations, and probably the most delicately melodic material in the series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history – she is a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tilahun Gessesse (Tlahoun Gessesse)Sima ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Incredible work from Ethiopian singer Tlahoun Gessesse – a vocal force in that nation's music who has been every bit as important as the instrumental sounds of Mulatu over the years! Like Mulatu, Tlahoun has a style that's completely unusual – lots of ebbs, flows, dips, and rises in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou AkrouniLes Filles De Illighadad ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A split album of incredible beauty – one side that features instrumental work and a bit of vocals from female guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali, who's got this haunting quality that's almost a west African take on John Fahey modes – in a style that's somewhat different than the usual work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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