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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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Oliver De Coque & His Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaMusic Africa ... LP
Ogene (Nigeria), 1991. Fair ... $6.99
A small label set from Nigeria – featuring guitar and lead vocals from Oliver De Coque, on four long tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and tape on the seams.)

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✨✧ Erick CosaqueChinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 ... CD
Sofrito/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from Guadeloupe – served up by Erick Cosaque – a singer, percussionist, and key figure in the gwo-ka genre – yet an artist who works in a special space that's all his own! The tunes here definitely have the heavy percussion of gwo-ka, ... read more CD
Also available Chinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Erick CosaqueChinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from Guadeloupe – served up by Erick Cosaque – a singer, percussionist, and key figure in the gwo-ka genre – yet an artist who works in a special space that's all his own! The tunes here definitely have the heavy percussion of gwo-ka, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 ... CD 16.99

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AB Crentsil's Ahenfo Band With APMSToronto By Night ... LP
Wazuri, 1985. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. Used ... $5.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD

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Marius CultierMarius Cultier ... LP
Return To Analog (Canada), 1970. New Copy ... $9.99
Vintage work from Marius Cultier – a singer with roots in the Antilles, but who found a very welcome audience in the French Canadian scene – where he recorded this great little groover at the start of the 70s! Marius has this rich vocal style that's often best set up next to rhythms ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Da LataSerious ... CD
Palm, 2003. Used ... $1.99
A bold step forward for the team of Patrick Forge and Chris Franck – the first Da Lata album in years, and a real departure from the past! The group's still clearly inspired by older Brazilian tunes, but they've also opened their groove up to a much more global horizon – taking on ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $8.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... read more CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)

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George DanquahHot & Jumpy ... LP
QuaMi, 1978. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A world of rhythmic, danceable sounds from George Danquah – the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer and bandleader who had earlier played and/or toured with Benya Beats, Blue Monks and Uhuru Dance Band and other brilliant groups – and this rare mid 70s set is the only album billed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing on Secret Stash.)

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De ArcBody Jam ... LP
Lean Lion, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck-on paper on the bottom 3 inches and some stains at the edges.)

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✨✧ Oliver De Coque & His Expo 76 Ogene Sound Super Of AfricaEngirigbo ... LP
Ogene (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Dekula BandOpika ... LP
Sing A Song Fighter (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
New work from Dekula Band – a group with roots in the Tanzania scene of decades back, but who currently reside in Sweden, where they cut this wonderfully intimate recording! The group are relatively lean, but have a great way of criss-crossing their musical elements, so that they actually ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugo Del CarrilHugo Del Carril ... LP
Ansonia, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a wrinkled corner.)

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Carlo Del MonteCanta Sus Canciones Favoritas ... LP
Vergara (Spain), 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the opening and a name in pen on the back.)

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Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madou Sidiki Diabate, Ahmed Fofana & Alex WilsonMali Latino ... CD
Alex Wilson, 2010. Used ... $9.99
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Sidiki Diabate & EnsembleBa Togoma – Manding Music From Mali ... LP
Rogue (France), 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Toumani Diabate with Ballake SissokoNew Ancient Strings ... CD
Hannibal, 1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Toumani Diabate's Symmetric OrchestraBoulevard De L'Independence ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2006. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Diana & Les Bobongo StarsMarguerida ... LP
Editions Man-Im (France), 1976. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear a few stickers and light staining.)

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Fatoumata DiawaraFenfo (Something To Say) ... CD
Shanachie, 2018. Used ... $11.99
... CD

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Alirio DiazGuitarra De Venezuela ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with Demonstration stamps and some marker on back. Labels have Demonstration stamps.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $33.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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Manu DibangoAfrovision ... LP
Island, 1978. Very Good+ ... $12.99
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoGone Clear ... LP
Mango, 1980. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Not "Soul Makossa", but also not a bad album of afro funk featuring Manu Dibango's usual squealing soprano sax, plus Fender Rhodes and vibes. Recorded in Jamaica, with a bit of a Carribean feel, and the tracks "Frozen Soul", "Doctor Bird", and "Full Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK Island pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... CD
Round/Ryko, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... read more CD
(Out of print Ryko pressing.)

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✨✧ Dip Tse Chok Ling MonasterySacred Ceremonies – Ritual Music Of Tibetan Buddhism ... CD
Fortuna, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Booklet has a cutout hole.)

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Ernesto DjedjeMahoro/Mamadou Coulibaly ... 7-inch
Makossa, 1973. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a name in pen.)

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Do AmorDo Amor ... LP
Vinyl Land (Brazil), 2010. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Morris DollyOpen The Door/Jabono ... 7-inch
ABC Monrovia, 1975. Very Good ... $14.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie DonkorAsiko Darling ... LP
Gapophone (Nigeria), 1975. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with some marker.)

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Lady DonliEnjoy Your Life ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
The cover's got the look of a vintage set from the West African scene of the early 80s – and Lady Donli steps out here with an equally classic mode at times – but the set's also very contemporary at others, and really grabs our attention right away! The Lady's got a great style – ... read more CD

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Tatiana Dordzhieva/Maria BeltsykovaKalmykian Archaic & Soviet Folk ... LP
Sub Rosa, 2019. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nahawa DoumbiLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne – Vol 1 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
There's nothing quite like the voice of Nahawa Doumbi – a sound that's lean and powerful at once, haunting and heartfelt, and served up here on a set of tunes that were originally only issued on cassette in her homeland of Mali! The music features really deft guitar work from N'Gou Bagayoko ... read more CD

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Bestman DoupereBestman Doupere & His Coastal Pioneers Band Of Nigeria ... LP
Cockson (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $33.99
A pretty obscure little set – four long tracks, with great interplay between guitars, bass, percussion, and vocals! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, tape on the spine, and a bit of pen.)

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Dred Ones BrassKiller Jam/Hey Hey Hey ... 12-inch
D Ones, Early 80s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $33.99
A rare single, issued by the group themselves – with two upbeat groovers that have a very Caribbean vibe! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Guy Du RosierHaitian Rhythms ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

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Dumama + KechouBuffering Juju ... CD
Mushroom Hour Half Hour (Germany), 2020. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Large promotional sticker on rear of case.)

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Dytomite Starlite BandDytomite Starlite Band of Ghana ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
That's "Dytomite", not "dynamite" – and don't ask us what it means, either! But we can tell you that the set's a great bit of highlife, recorded with a lean, breezy feel – a bit more heft than just the duo pictured on the cover – with criss-crossing guitars, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King Robert Ebizimor & His Izon Brothers BandWeripeigha Women Union Of Obotebe ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1980. Fair ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear with splitting, stains and marker. NOTE: Vinyl has an edge chip, but is outside the play area.)

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Echo & The Arogbo Fisher-BrothersKomiyen Gbe Gha (Not Possible) ... LP
Tradiscos (Nigeria), Early 80s. Very Good- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some stains around the edges, fading from age, and a small ink stamp on front.)

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Bisiriyu Edalere & His Apala BandBisiriyu Edalere & His Apala Band (10-inch) ... LP
Star (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a stain at the spine, and marker on front. Vinyl has press flaw bumps that play with some thuds, and pen on the label.)

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Edson XAfrican Vibes – The New Beats ... CD
Azul (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $14.99
Really great work from this up and coming Brazilian beatmaker – and a record that really lives up to the promise of its title! The style here is heavy on African influences – often mixing together live percussion and acoustic instrumentation with tighter rhythm programs and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandOnye Nwe Ona Ebe Onye Enwero Ana Ebe ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has overall wear, aging, and some pen.)

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Farid El Atrache/Maha SabriStory Of A Whole Life/Ya Nass ... 7-inch
Voice Of Lebanon (Lebanon), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more CD

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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El WaliTiris ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1994. New Copy ... $13.99 21.98
A fantastic album from a West Saharan group dedicated to political independence of the Sahrawi people, but who also work with a great blend of older acoustic styles and a few contemporary electric elements! The music has maybe a touch of Tuareg guitar in the mix, but there's also some powerful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El Tipo Este Y Al QuetzLa Revancha De La Manana ... CD
Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
That's a pretty darn striking image on the cover – and the sounds within are pretty darn striking too – a fantastic mix of Cuban roots and contemporary hip hop production! French producer Al Quetz works here with El Tipo Este of Cuban hip hop group Obsesion – and the style is far ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available La Revancha De La Manana ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ El Tipo Este Y Al QuetzLa Revancha De La Manana ... LP
Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
That's a pretty darn striking image on the cover – and the sounds within are pretty darn striking too – a fantastic mix of Cuban roots and contemporary hip hop production! French producer Al Quetz works here with El Tipo Este of Cuban hip hop group Obsesion – and the style is far ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etoile De DakarOnce Upon A Time In Senegal – The Birth Of Mbalax 1979 to 1981 ... CD
Sterns (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Passionate, legendary and feverishly played music from Senegal's great Etoile De Dakar – an ultra important group previously anthologized by Sterns, but the the label outdoes itself once again – a great selection of material the group recorded between 1979 and 1981! It's the roots of ... read more CD

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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Evritiki ZygiaOrmenion ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
The ancient styles of Thrace, filtered through a psychedelic sensibility – with a result that's completely unlike anything we've ever heard! Imagine fuzzy guitars and trippy keyboards mixing with exotic reeds and rootsy percussion – all to rework the sorts of styles you might have ... read more CD

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Exile OneExile One (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Disques Debs/Tidal Waves, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 29.98
The fantastic first album from Exile One – a group who recorded more mainstream work in Paris later in their career – but who really sound fierce and funky here right at the start! The sound is lean, stripped-down, and a lot more aimed towards American soul than you'd guess from their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Exile OneFism ... LP
Barclay (France), 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Lots of groovers from this combo who were big on the Parisian scene of the 70s – titles tha tinclude "Viel Ou La", "Music Of The Brothers", "Cadence Lypso", "Eldorado Main Road", "Misery", and "Sexile". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese King pressing – nice vinyl and cover!)

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Eze Nri Royal DrummersEze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
One of the most rootsy albums ever issued by the Tabansi label – a set that's quite different than their more familiar electric modes, and which features very raw, tribal sounds by a percussion group that is tied to the Niri Kingdom in Nigeria! As you'd guess from their name, the ensemble is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FacesWake Up Today ... LP
Ketu (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Not the famous Faces of Rod Stewart/Ronnie Wood fame, but a really great group from mid 70s Nigeria – one with a spirit as youthful as their image on the cover, and a sound that's a nicely trippy blend of funk, psych, and other West African elements of the time! The group have some really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FairuzMaarifti Feek ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
One of those records that grabs you right away, even if you can't understand the language – a classic 80s set by Lebanese singer Fairuz, set to superb arrangements that resonate with some of the best European work of the time! Fairuz herself has a voice that's amazing – full of life ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FairuzSayyef Ya Sayf/Mouachah Ya Habibi ... 7-inch
Parlophone (Lebanon), 1971. Very Good- ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $6.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more CD
Also available Mots D'Amour ... LP 18.99

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... LP
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mots D'Amour ... CD 6.99

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FangaSira Ba ... CD
Underdog (France), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic funk from Fanga – one of the hippest Afro-styled combos around! These guys have a bit more grit in their grooves than most – still very much in the best 70s-inspired Afro Funk styles you'd expect, but with a nice edge in some of the rhythmic undercurrents – almost as if ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense ... CD
Barclay/Mercury, 1986. Used ... $6.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt '80Beasts Of No Nation ... CD
Shanachie, 1989. Used ... $6.99
Another great one by Fela! Recorded in Lagos and mixed in Paris, with a hard raw afro funk groove. Two long tracks, as usual, played with a lot of fire by the Egypt 80 band with nice hard sax solos and choppy funky guitars. A real turn back to hard and heavy afro funk, after the Celluloid ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The full-length version of the Army Arrangement album, issued here with 3 long tracks – "Army Arrangement", "Cross Examination", and "Government Chicken Boy". The record was recorded in 1985, with Bill Laswell producing, and it's got a bit more of an electro ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1992. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Knitting Factory.)
Also available Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP 21.99

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Expensive Sh*t ... LP 19.99

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Flippomusic GlobaljazzGanesh ... CD
Southport, 2001. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Le Grand Maitre Franco & Le Seigneur RochereauChoc Choc Choc 1983 De Bruxelles A Paris ... LP
Choc Choc Choc (France), 1983. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has light wear and a name in pen.)

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Nkotti Francois & The Black StylsDe Bonaberi A Douala – Cameroun Partout Vol 1 (with download) ... LP
Nanga Boko (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The first album recorded by singer Nkotti Francois and his Black Styls group – a combo who'd been backing Nkotti for years in clubs in Cameroon, and who work here with a very sharp sound right from the start! The instrumentation is often a bit unique – organ and guitar sometimes used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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Kazuo FunakiMiryoku No Subete ... LP
Denon (Japan), Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Yuriko FutabaAa Kimi Shini Tamou Koto Nakare ... LP
King (Japan), 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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Frederic GallianoFrederic Galliano Presents Kuduro Sound System ... CD
Frikyiwa (France), 2006. Used ... $6.99
One of the more urban-oriented albums we've heard from Frederic Galliano – a set that's heavy on hip hop, dancehall, and bass-heavy elements – and one that almost offers up an African equivalent of Brazilian baile funk! The album gives strong focus to the work of the Kuduro Sound ... read more CD
(Case has some light wear.)

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Soliman GamilEgyptian Music ... CD
Touch (UK), 1987. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very ... read more CD

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more CD

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✨✧ Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Dancing Devils Of Djibouti ... CD 14.99

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Grupo PilonLeite Quente Funana De Cabo Verde (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato, Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 19.98
Quick-stepping grooves from Grupo Pilon – one of the key groups who migrated from Cabo Verde to Lisbon in the early 90s – creating almost their own wave of a musical diaspora in the process! The sounds here are a more electrified version of island styles – often with some sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Gaston GuilbertTahiti – Dream Island ... LP
Capitol, Early/Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has a bit of stuck-on paper on front.)

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GulistanOriental Groove ... LP
Cactus/Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A record with a new wave-looking cover – but with a sound that's a lot more acoustic overall – a really unusual blend of jazz and Balkan styles, recorded on the Vienna scene of the 80s! The group bill their music as "jazz meets the orient" – which is definitely the case ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Gyuto MonksFreedom Chants From The Roof Of The World ... CD
Ryko, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Daniel Haaksman & OthersBlack Atlantica Edits ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of cross-cultural grooves from Daniel Haaksman – the man who first raised our ears with his excellent Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats compilations – then kept on giving us great music during all the years in between! This set has Haaksman providing his own ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 French reissue on Hot Casa.)

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Idjah Hadidjah & Jugala JaiponganJaipongan Music of West Java (with bonus download) ... LP
Java Sounds/Hive Mind (UK), 2007/2020. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
A beautifully expanded take on the music of Idjah Hadidjah – the legendary Indonesian singer who first came to the ears of most of us on a famous late 80s album for the Nonesuch label! This set follows the mode of that one – in that Hadidjah uses her great range and very expressive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... CD
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more CD
Also available Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP 19.99

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Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... CD 9.99

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Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis KostasSoul Of Epirus ... CD
Texnotropon (Greece), 2020. Used ... $11.99
Duets between clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias and Vasilis Kostas on laouto, which is similar to an oud. CD

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Mickey Hart BandSuperorganism ... CD
360 Degrees, 2013. Used ... $13.99
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(Out of print.)

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Heerlens Percussie EnsembleBiologic Music ... LP
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus set of notes, and a download code!)
 
 



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