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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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✨✧ Rajkamal/Maya GovindPayal Ki Jhankaar ... LP
His Master's Voice/EMI (India), 1980. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of pen on front.)

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Susheela RamanSalt Rain ... CD
Narada, 2001. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode & promotional stamp on CD .)

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Judity RavitzBolerio (180 gram pressing) ... LP
NMC/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A wonderfully strange combination of musical elements – and one that really stands out because of that strangeness! Judith Ravitz is an Israeli singer, but she's also got a love for the music of Jorge Ben – and she recorded this sweet little set at a time when Jorge's backing group, A ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RealityReality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dureco/Pseudonym (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RealityReality (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dureco/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A pretty hip record – a lot cooler than you'd expect from Buddy Rich! The record features Rich playing with a group of Indian musicians lead by Alla Rakha on tabla, conducted by Ravi Shankar, who also wrote all the material on the album – and Paul Horn also joins the group for a bit of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Terry Riley & Krishna BhattTerry Riley/Krishna Bhatt Duo ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD

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RobMake It Fast Make It Slow ... LP
Essiebons/Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
The second album from Ghanaian funk singer, composer and arranger Rob – issued for the first time ever outside of Ghana, thanks to the deep diggers at Soundway! Rob sings in English throughout – and there's a slinky, slow-cooking, kinda strange groove on most of the numbers – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more CD

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Tabu Ley RochereauRochereau Vol 5 – Jalousie Mal Placee ... LP
Star Musique, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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Rocket Juice & The MoonRocket Juice & The Moon ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Kind of an amazing collaboration – a core group that features Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, and Flea – with guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and Thundercat! The sound of the set is surprisingly wonderful – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amalia RodoriguesFados E Guitarradas Au Portugal ... LP
Musidisc (France), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging in one corner.)

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Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los IntocablesSabor Maracuya Desnuda ... CD
Empty Cellar, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 10.00
Far-reaching yet finely-honed Chicano soul and Afro Latin grooves from Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables – a Bay Area combo putting a fresh spin on diverse influences, captured really well on a debut album that captures them so naturally you feel like they're right there in the room! A ... read more CD

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Eko RooseveltEko Roosevelt 1975 to 1982 ... LP
Nubiphone (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A great collection of grooves from Eko Roosevelt – a singer with roots in Cameroon, but a career that largely focused on the Paris scene of the late 70s and early 80s – where Roosevelt developed a superb ability to blend sounds from his roots with more contemporary club-based styles! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Royal Band De ThiesKadior Demb ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1979. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
The first-ever recording from this legendary Senegalese band – unissued for years, and finally brought to light in this beautiful package! The set was recorded live in 1979 as a night club performance – and because of that, it's got a really cooking sound right from the start – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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David Rudder, Charlie Roots & OthersThis Is Soca ... LP
Sire, 1987. Near Mint- 2LP ... $7.99
One LP of Soca numbers by David Rudder and Charlie Roots, with 'Calypso Music", "Jourvert Music", "Yes Darling", "Bahia Girl", "Kojak", "Permission To Mash Up The Place" and others. The second album features numbers by Shadow, Natasha, Baron, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ry-Co JazzDansons Avec Le Ry-Co Jazz ... LP
Vogue/Radio Martiko (Belgium), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
An early killer by Congolese combo Ry-Co Jazz – a set that's got as much Latin in the mix as the jazz in their name – and which serves up both with a lean style that's even groovier than some of the later work by the group! The album captures the combo at the height of their early fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – The front artwork of the LP sleeves are variable.)

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SabicasSabicas Y Los Cantores ... CD
Planet (Switzerland), 1930s/1940s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SabicasSabicas Y Los Cantores ... CD
Blue Moon (Spain), 1930s/1940s. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sabicas & EscuderoFantastic Guitars Of Sabicas & Escudero – Flamenco In Hi-Fi With Anita Ramos ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing.)

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Sabicas/Escudero/Montoya/BadajozLas Guitarras Flamencas ... CD
Montilla, 1993. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Razia SaidRoad ... CD
Razia Said, 2018. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Saigon Soul RevivalHoa Am Xu'A ... CD
Saigon Supersound, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest concepts for a funky combo we've heard in a long time – and a group that are nicely different from some of the old school acts in recent years! These guys definitely work in a vintage funk style – but one that's filtered through a Vietnamese heritage, specifically ... read more CD
Also available Hoa Am Xu'A ... LP 26.99

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Saigon Soul RevivalHoa Am Xu'A ... LP
Saigon Supersound, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
One of the coolest concepts for a funky combo we've heard in a long time – and a group that are nicely different from some of the old school acts in recent years! These guys definitely work in a vintage funk style – but one that's filtered through a Vietnamese heritage, specifically ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hoa Am Xu'A ... CD 19.99

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Martin Saint PierreSolo Creation ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1977. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Later Special Instrumental Series pressing.)

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Dede Saint PrixL'Integrale Dede Saint Prix (5CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 80s/1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $19.99 29.98
20 years of music from the great Dede Saint Prix – collected here in a set that stands as a great introduction to his many talents! Dede sings, plays percussion, and also adds in a lot of his own work on flute – all in a groove that's been one of the strongest from the French Caribbean ... read more CD

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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eva Salina & Peter StanSudbina – A Portrait Of Vida Pavlovic ... CD
Vogiton, 2018. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Mammane SaniMammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger ... LP 29.99

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Mammane SaniMammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger ... LP
Mississippi, 1978. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the paste-on cover. Vinyl has a small press flaw that clicks just a bit.)

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP 24.99

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD 16.99

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarMusic Of India Album 2 – Three Ragas ... LP
Angel, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The title tells it all – as Ravi delivers three long ragas, with backing on tabla and tamboura. A nice one to plug in and drop out to – with the 28 minute-long "Raga Jog", plus "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman" and "Raga Ahir Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing in the slip-case cover.)

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar At the Monterey International Pop Festival Live ... CD
One Way, 1967. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Shleu ShleuCe La Ou Ye ... LP
Haiti (Haiti), 1970. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Shleu ShleuCrapaud ... LP
Dada Records (Haiti), 1977. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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Silk SoundSun Gate ... CD
Silk Screen, 2014. Used ... $1.99

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Ballake Sissoko & Vincent SegalChamber Music ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Michael SnowLast LP – Unique Last Recordings Of The Music Of Ancient Cultures (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Song Cycle (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99
A very unique project from musician/filmmaker/theorist Michael Snow – not sounds of his own creation, but more of a collage of unusual music from around the globe – presented in a spirit that definitely fits the title! Oddly, when the record was created in the 80s, it was also seen as ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Sones de Mexico Ensemble ChicagoFandango On 18th Street ... CD
Sones De Mexico, 2002. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... LP
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
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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Carmen SouzaSilver Messengers ... CD
Galileo (Germany), 2010. Used ... $8.99
A tribute to Horace Silver. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Star Band De DakarPsicodelia Afro Cubana De Senegal ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 28.99
Fantastic sounds from the Star Band Of Dakar – one of the leading lights of the new wave of Latin influence on the West African scene at the end of the 60s – presented here in a killer collection of work! The group have often been linked to the sounds of Cuba – which is clearly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StormersLovers Song ... CD
Tabansi/PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more CD

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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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Albert SuissaEl Khadm Oulhorra (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Zakiphon (Israel), Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $14.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sunday ManoaGuava Jam ... CD
Hula, 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Super 9Isabelle, Mon Amour... ... LP
Marc (Haiti), 1981. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Super Rail BandNew Dimensions In Rail Culture ... LP
Globe Style (UK), 1982. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A nice UK issue of classic material by the Super Rail Band of the Buffet Hotel De La Gare De Bamako – one of the greatest Mali groups of the time! LP, Vinyl record album

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SurpriseBelieve Me ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1983. New Copy ... $32.99
A wicked bit of 80s electro soul – one that's heavy on Yamaha keyboards and beats, but which was also recorded in Gabon – which gives the whole record a very different sound than New York material of the time! The rhythms are definitely in the funky soul side of the spectrum, but have ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hendrik Susan & His Boere OrkesSouth African Folk Music (10 inch LP) ... LP
London (UK), Early 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is discolored from age with some splitting in the top seam.)

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AC Bhaktivedanta SwamiGovinda – Govindam Adipurusam Tamaham Bhajami ... LP
Iskcon Media, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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George SymonetteCalypso & Goombay Rhythms ... LP
Bahama (Bahamas), 1957. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam and spine.)

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Tabou ComboTabou Combo Super Stars (1987) ... LP
Tabou Combo, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Includes "Incident", "Mon Compe", "La Vida Preciosa", "Essaye'l Conca", and "Isabelle (A Cote)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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TamouzEnd Of The Orange Season ... LP
CBS (Israel), 1976. Very Good ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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 ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
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 CD
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... LP 23.99

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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
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... CD 10.99

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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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Te'AmirAbyssinia/Abyssinia Rise ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Humberto TeixeiraBaiao Para O Mundo (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discos Radio (Brazil), Mid 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
Rare pre-bossa work from Brazil – a set of tunes in the lively baiao rhythms! (Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is great!)

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Nkono TelesParty Beats ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
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 CD
Also available Party Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available Party Beats ... CD 14.99

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Laxmi TewariMaster Indian Classical Vocalist ... LP
Alam Madina, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... 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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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more CD
Also available Obiaa ... LP 28.99

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Obiaa ... CD 12.99

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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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Tihati's Bora Bora'e GroupTihati's Bora Bora'e ... LP
1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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✨✧ TinariwenAmassakoul ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2003. Used ... $6.99
A pivotal album from Tinariwen – a set that really finds their sound coming together, with even more focus and power than before – yet all while still holding onto the rawer, rootsy style of their start! Sharp guitar lines ring out with an echoey sort of finish – sometimes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ortiz TiradoLo Que Nos Cantaba En Buenos Aires ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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TiroroTiroro – The Haitian Drummer ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A stone classic from this legendary percussionist – a raw and rootsy set that's one of the standouts from the catalog of Cook Records! Like some of the best Cook titles, this one's recorded in a no-nonsense format that's quite live – as if you're happening upon a performance by Tiroro ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Ali Farka ToureAli Farka Toure (1987) ... CD
Mango, 1987. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateAli & Toumani ... CD
Nonesuch, 2010. Used ... $9.99
The final recording made by Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate – and every bit as great as the pair's previous well-known work! As before, the main charm of the album comes from the instrumental interplay – the dance between the strings of Diabate's kora and Toure's guitar – and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateIn The Heart Of The Moon ... CD
Nonesuch, 2005. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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HIrochi Uchiyamada & Cool FiveNakanoshima Blues/Saikai Blues ... LP
RCA (Japan), Mid/Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Celestine Ukwu & His PHilosophers NationalIgede Fantasia ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good+ ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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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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Franck ValmontFranck Valmont Et Synchro Rhytmic Eclectic Language ... LP
Moshe Naim/Sommor (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
One of those really special records from the French scene of the 70s – a time when the local musicians were mixing sounds with new visitors from the post-colonial years – often with inspiration from American artists too! This set features singer/cultural figure Franck Valmont working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hector VarelaLos Mas Grandes Exitos De Hector Varela ... LP
Discos Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has some wear and a name in pen on back.)

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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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✨✧ Wells FargoWatch Out ... LP
Now Again, Late 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green vinyl pressing, including the booklet.)

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Papa WembaMolokai ... CD
Real World (UK), 2012. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsShina Williams ... LP
Help/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A killer album of Afro Funk from the Nigerian scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that feels much more like some of the longer-form experiments in Lagos during the decade before! All the titles here are nice and long, and build with this instrumental jamming approach – lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WitchIntroduction ... LP
Zambia Music Parlour, 1972. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A mightily grooving Introduction to Witch – the legendary Zambian group whose name also means We Intend To Cause Havok! The group work here with a wicked blend of rock influences from the UK, plus a heavy dose of African rhythms – all blended together with loads of fuzzy guitar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Shadoks.)

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✨✧ WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. Used 2 CD ... $4.99
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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Barry WonderFuji Garbage Series II ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good ... $6.99
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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Kourosh YaghmaeiMalek Jamshid ... CD
Now Again, 2016. Used ... $7.99
Stunning new work from Kourosh Yaghmaei – the Iranian rock legend whose trippy sounds of the 70s have become the rage of global collectors – a style of music that Kourosh continues strongly with this new record! The album took over a decade to record – due to all the censorship ... read more CD
 
 



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