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




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Zev Feldman & Andy StatmanJewish Klezmer Music ... CD
Shanachie, 1980. Used ... $7.99
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Roberto Firpo Y Su CuartetoAlma De Bohemio ... CD
El Bandoneon (Spain), Late 30s. Used ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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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K Frimpong & His Cubano FiestasK Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas ... CD
Continental, 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 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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✨✧ K Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas/Ebo TaylorKyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu/Heaven ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sweet organ and guitar do a mighty nice dance together at the start of "Kyenkyen Bi Adi" – then these wicked beats come in, all snapping and syncopated – while horns carve out this nicely exotic vibe over the top! "Heaven" is a tune that certainly lives up to its ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Fruko y Sus TesosEl Preso/Bang Bang (El Tiroteo) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Two massive cuts from Fruko – really here at the height of his powers! "El Preso" begins with familiar Latin piano and percussion, but builds with a rawer Colombian groove as things move on – nice and heavy, and a Latin stunner throughout! "Bang Bang" has these ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's ... read more CD
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... LP 18.99

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Fumaca PretaImpuros Fanaticos ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
A wonderfully fuzzy little set – created by a group who are clearly influenced by the best sounds of Tropicalia and other hip South American rock at the end of the 60s – influences that they use strongly to forge into their own wonderful sound on this set! The album's the group's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Impuros Fanaticos ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ FunkeesNow I'm A Man ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A bold title statement from The Funkees – and one that's backed up with plenty of adult funky music as well – that hip blend of dubby soul that really made these guys a standout on the Nigerian scene of the 70s! The style's almost a bit like Cymande – with a head-nodding bassline ... 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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Ganimian (Chuck Ganimian)Come With Me To The Casbah – Ganimian & His Oriental Music ... LP
Atco/Cacophonic (UK), 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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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✨✧ Djivan GasparyanI Will Not Be Sad In This World ... CD
Opal, 1989. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Awalom GebremariamDesdes ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A beautiful mix of ancient and contemporary modes – tracks that feature Awalom Gebremariam playing the Ethiopian krar, which is a lute-like stringed instrument – and the especially cool wata, which features just a single string, inflected with a bow! These elements are set to spare ... read more CD
Also available Desdes ... LP 15.99

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Awalom GebremariamDesdes ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 2000s. New Copy ... $15.99 19.98
A beautiful mix of ancient and contemporary modes – tracks that feature Awalom Gebremariam playing the Ethiopian krar, which is a lute-like stringed instrument – and the especially cool wata, which features just a single string, inflected with a bow! These elements are set to spare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Desdes ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Silt ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $11.99
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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GhazalAs Night Falls On The Silk Road ... CD
Shanachie, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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GhazalMoon Rise Over The Silk Road ... CD
Shanachie, 1999. Used ... $6.99
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GhazalRain ... CD
ECM, 2003. Used ... $8.99
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John Gibbs & The Unlimited Sound Of Steel OrchSteel Funk (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Makossa/EM (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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