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Global Grooves — In Stock

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

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Sonic Liberation FrontWater & Stone ... CD
Eye Dog, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Omar SouleymanDabke 2020 – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/2000s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Omar SouleymanHighway To Hassake – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An incredible look at Syrian singer Omar Souleyman – an artist who's only been recording for a decade and a half, but who's managed to issue over 500 albums on his own! Souleyman's got a style that's almost spontaneous at times – fast rhythms served up at really tremendous speed, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... LP
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Momo Wandel SoumahMatchowe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
Brilliant sounds from reedman Momo Wandel Soumah – a Guinean saxophonist, but one who works here in a richly expansive sound – one that mixes jazz elements with styles from different ethnic groups of Guinean, all for an approach that's pretty darn unique! Soumah's tenor is wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Spanish SerenadersFiesta En Espana ... LP
Continental, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter StoryBahir ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The world of Dexter Story just keeps getting bigger and bigger – not just because he's a richly collaborative player, but also because he's got this musical style that really opens up to so many different elements – but without ever sounding like he's trying to crash them together in ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Strunz & FarahFantaseo ... CD
Selva, 2006. Used ... $8.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Sunday ManoaGuava Jam ... CD
Hula, 1989. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Gokhan Surer QuartetChimera EP ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
You may not have heard the name Gokhan Surer before – but if you're a fan of Fender Rhodes, we're betting you'll be hearing plenty soon – as the guy's a whiz on the electric keys, and serves up some mighty nice magic on this four track EP! In truth, the album's more of an album – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AC Bhaktivedanta SwamiGovinda – Govindam Adipurusam Tamaham Bhajami ... LP
Iskcon Media, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and mail order form! Cover has a small split in the bottom seam.)

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George SymonetteCalypso & Goombay Rhythms ... LP
Bahama (Bahamas), 1957. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine.)

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Andre Tanker FiveAfro Blossom West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cree (Germany), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A jazzy combo from the Caribbean – led by a singer who also plays some really wonderful vibes! The rhythms are strong, with a definite dose of calypso in the mix – but the overall sound is much more in the jazz side of the spectrum, thanks to fluidly melodic sounds from Andre Tanker on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... LP
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... LP 20.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... CD 10.99

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Ebo Taylor/Pat ThomasEnye Woa (original, LeonxLeon keyed up mix)/Atwer Abroba (original, Leo Nanjo rmx) ... 12-inch
Comet (France), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two rare African funk grooves – each offered up in their original versions, and a mighty cool remix too! First up is "Enye Woa" – a tune by Pat Thomas that builds strongly with a really full energy – percussion snapping under slower-rolling basslines, peppered with ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nkono TelesParty Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Sweet synth soul from 80s Nigeria – a set that definitely shows the evolution of that country's sound in the decade after the rise of Afro Funk – and a record that also delivers plenty of the beats promised in the title! There's lots of elements here borrowed from electro – drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimi Tenor & Tony AllenInspiration Information Vol 4 ... CD
Strut (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work from two of the most dynamic artists of the past few decades – coming together here in a really boundary-pushing set of music! Tony Allen got his start with Fela, but has moved on to do some mindblowing work on his own in recent years – music that really moves far beyond ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Great sounds from Henri Texier – a jazz musician who's always way more than just a jazz musician – especially on his 70s records, which have a really freewheeling way of mixing things together! This record is to French jazz what the Virgin Records 70s albums of Lol Coxhill were to ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lloyd Prince Thomas & The Calypso TroubadorsCalypso From Trinidad ... LP
Q, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and ink promo stamps.)

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Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s ... read more CD

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorPat Thomas & Ebo Taylor ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great singer and a great guitarist – both coming together here in a set that's got way more going on than you'd expect! The group here is tight – lots of congas and bass at the bottom, peppered with horns from a trio, while Ebo Taylor lays down both rhythm and lead guitars – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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3 Hur-El3 Hur-El ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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3 Hur-ElHurel Arsivi ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99
Trippy rock from the three Hurel brothers of Turkey – a fuzzed-up, freaked-out trio that comes off with some great psychedelic touches! The sound here is a great blending of modes – similar to some of the other Turkish rock from the time that merged electric guitar with folkloric ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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TransHotel San Vicente ... LP
Groovy (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An Indonesian funk group, but one who've got a style that's like the best Cali groups of the late 70s – all the way through to the AOR-oriented aspirations in their sound! Lyrics aren't in English, but everything else here really fits a breezy west coast mode – from the great mix of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Trio AravahIsrael Today ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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HIrochi Uchiyamada & Cool FiveNakanoshima Blues/Saikai Blues ... LP
RCA (Japan), Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more CD

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WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Chief Walatghi & His Afro DrummersTaboo – Exotic Rhythms Of The Jungle ... LP
Silver Seal, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The cover's a bit cheesy, but the whole thing is better than you might guess! LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Ed Watson & Lord KitchenerJust A Little Bit (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Charlie's, 1978. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Papa WembaMolokai ... CD
Real World (UK), 2012. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Barry WonderFuji Garbage Series II ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good ... $11.99
Titles include the side-long "Fuji Garbage Series II", "Irorun Laba Laiye", "Advice", "Adura", "Asan Tan Gbe", "Efe 3" and "Mamser". LP, Vinyl record album

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Akwasi Yaboah's BandAware Bone Nti ... LP
Essibons (Ghana), 1979. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover has wear with masking tape along all seams.)

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Aki YashiroAki... Nihon Retto ... LP
Century (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Aki YashiroHit Kayo 14 – Umi Neko ... LP
Century (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Aki YashiroHit Kayo Best 30 – Namida Koi-Onna Miyako Machi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonar Senghor Ak Sicco YiAfrican Tribal Music & Dances ... LP
Counterpoint, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Drums and chants – pretty sparely recorded, as if the record were done somewhere out in the wilds of Africa, but most likely recorded in the wilds of Hollywood! Tracks are of varying length – and the overall sound is pretty nice. Titles include "Miva", "Changoo", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Counterpoint/Esoteric pressing. Cover has stains on back around the edges.)

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Paramahansa YoganandaI Will Be Thine Always ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1973. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoruba SingersFighting For Survival ... LP
Interculture/Cultures Of Soul, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Sweet electric funk from the Yoruba Singers – a group you might expect to have a spiritual bent, given their name – but who work here with lots of heavy rhythms, and some pretty fantastic keyboards! They're definitely "singers", though – as many tracks have the ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more CD

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more CD
Also available For The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Love Of Money ... CD 14.99

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Malika ZarraBerber Taxi ... CD
Motema/Membran (Germany), 2011. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Zohar (Aaron Bensoussan &Uri Caine)Keter ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $17.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $0.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousAfrica Airways 5 – Brace Brace Boogie 1976 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Africa Airways takes to the skies again – and delivers a wonderful batch of funky soul tracks from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s! The work here is from a period when groups from Nigeria and other scenes were starting to absorb a lot more direct influences from American soul – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second chapter of the African Scream Contest compilation – the first of which introduced a huge new audience to the funky sounds of Benin in the 70s! This set is every bit as fantastic as the first – filled with tunes that have these darkly brooding, heavy funk ... read more CD

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VariousAfrobeat Brasil ... LP
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
A killer collection of contemporary Afro Funk work – but all served up from quite a surprising source! The music here is all from Brazil, but also continues that nation's long tradition of sharing roots and culture with the continent across the Atlantic – a legacy that's sometimes been ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more CD
Also available Alefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP 28.99

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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCalypso ... LP
Art, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more CD

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VariousEsa Presents Amandla – Music To The People ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2000s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A fantastic collection of underground club – all hand-picked by South African DJ Esa, who also performs one of the numbers on the set! The music here all represents the huge evolution on that scene from the 90s onward – the change from thinner, tinnier synth pop into modes that are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Hit Parade Vol 1 ... LP
Ahma/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A seminal album of sounds from the groundbreaking Ethiopian scene at the start of the 70s – a full length collection of previous 45s from the excellent Ahma Records label – home to revolutionary sounds that continue to influence new generations of listeners! The music here represents ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing music from the golden years of Ethiopian Music – a set of tracks that will take you beyond the music of Mulatu, into a wealth of other talents from the scene at the same time! The sound here is incredible – a mix of heavy funk, spacey jazz, and other exotic touches all coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $0.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed. Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousGao Rap – Hip Hop From Northern Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2017. Near Mint- ... $16.99
The first-time vinyl appearance of a number of contemporary hip hop tracks from Mali – all music that's existed only in the form of MP3 files before this release – which does a great job of pulling together disparate strands to document this scene! From what we can tell, none of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGhana Soundz 2 – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70's Ghana ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
Mindblowing funk from 70s Africa – a collection that's overflowing with great rare bits! If you ever thought that the sound of Afro Funk was just Fela, Tony Allen, and Manu Dibango – think again, because this set will really expand your horizons! The package was expertly selected, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGive Me Love – Songs Of The Brokenhearted Of Baghdad 1925 to 1929 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 20s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99
An amazing look at the Iraqi musical scene of the 20s – pulled from a treasure trove of rare work recorded in Baghdad by EMI! The music is hardly what you might expect from any past cliches of Middle Eastern music, or from current portrayals of the city – as most of it has a deeply ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGlobal Soul – A Collection Of Contemporary Soul & R&B From Around The World ... LP
Putumayo, 2003. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Includes work by Melgroove, Tasha, Fernanda Abreu, Arica Mess, Saf Sap, Melanie Renaud, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more CD

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousIndependence Jump Up Calypso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousKenya Congo Connection – From the Archives Of Audio Productions Nairobi, Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A treasure trove of rare singles recorded in Nairobi – easily one of the most welcoming scenes in East Africa during the 80s – especially in comparison to more restrictive cultural territory to the west! At the time, Nairobi really opened up its door to new sounds and ideas – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMalam Minggu – A Saturday Night in Sunda (with bonus download) ... LP
Akuphone (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime sounds from Indonesia – a set of work that mixes older gamelan modes with contemporary vocals – with a result that's completely amazing! If you like gamelan as much as we do, the approach here will still hold you rapt – as there's plenty of percussion and gong interplay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousMarvellous Boy – Calypso From West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An incredible collection from Honest Jons – and like some of the rest of their best, music we never would have heard otherwise! The focus here is on calypso music, but recorded in West Africa – not the usual Caribbean setting – a very unusual strain of styles that cropped up in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusica Sarda Vol 3 – Music Of Sardinia ... LP
Albatross (Italy), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Rootsy 60s recordings from the island of Sardinia – a host of traditional songs and dances! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet.)

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VariousNairobi Calling – Selected Recordings 1976 to 1996 ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $19.99
A revelatory selection of tracks recorded on a Nairobi music scene that was really overflowing with creative energy – so much so that the music here doesn't just come from Kenyan talents, but from Tanzania and the Congo as well! There's a positive spirit that imbues most of the grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousPacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Warm, soulful sounds from a crucial time in the Japanese music scene – a 70s moment when the nation was finding a special groove of its own – but one that also drew heavily from American soul and jazz as well! It's no secret that the Japanese have always had a great love of American ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Pacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP 34.99

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VariousPacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99 36.98
Warm, soulful sounds from a crucial time in the Japanese music scene – a 70s moment when the nation was finding a special groove of its own – but one that also drew heavily from American soul and jazz as well! It's no secret that the Japanese have always had a great love of American ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD 13.99

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VariousPar Les Damne Es De La Terre – Des Voix De Luttes 1969 to 1988 ... CD
Hors Cadre (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic collection of French political music in many varieties – songs recorded over the space of two decades, not just on the Paris scene – but from Francophone outposts around the world! The styles here are often very hip – unusual crossbreeds of jazz, traditional rhythms, ... read more CD
(Includes a download of the English version of the booklet!)

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VariousPeyote Healing Chants Of The Native American Church ... LP
Canyon, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousReturn To The Mother's Garden – More Funky Sounds Of Female Africa 1971 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet set of female grooves from 70s Africa – served up here in a variety of different styles, but mostly with a definite influence from American soul! Many of these tracks have great funky instrumentation – the sort that resonates strongly with mainstream R&B in the same decade, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRock En Arequipa – 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Repsychled, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A huge batch of Peruvian rock from the late 60s & early 70s – some hard driving and garagey, others more soulful or more psychedelic – fantastic stuff from groups like Los Incognitos, Los Texao, Madera Fresca, Free Love System and Opus! The groups work in a number of global rock ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 3 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $28.99
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of Argentina ... CD
Rough Guide, 2004. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Rear tray card is creased, promo stamp over barcode.)

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of China – Ancient Traditions To Beijing Punk ... CD
Rough Guide/World Music Network (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Music from Cui Jian, Urna, Yao Gongbai, Bai Hong, Ai Jing, Min Xiao-Fen, Zheng Jun Mian & Li Hong, Silk Road Music, Hang On The Box, Kin Taii & more. CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork & sticker over barcode.)

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of Hungary ... CD
Rough Guide/World Music Network (UK), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Lakatos Robert, Beata Palya, Kerekes Band, Kalman Balogh & The Gipsy Cimbalom Band, Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project, Csurrento, Hungarian Hurdy-Gurdy Orchestra, Parno Graszt, Buda Folk Band & more. CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSongs & Dances Of The Eastern Indians From Medicine Spring & Allegany ... LP
New World, Mid 70s. Sealed ... $9.99
Most recordings done in the mid 70s – and most tracks are relatively long, and involve dances. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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