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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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Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... CD
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... LP
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Bamboo ... CD 10.99

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Musiciens GbayaThinking Songs – Chants A Penser ... CD
Ocora (France), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Classic material from the catalog of the legendary Ocora label – the French imprint responsible for some of the greatest field recordings on this planet! This set features 1977 recordings of the Gbaya – an ethnic group in the Central African Republic, featured here in both group and ... read more CD

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MustangsWonderful Side Of The Mustangs ... LP
GBI, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some aging.)

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Jean Bosco MwendaJean Bosco Mwenda ... LP
Mississippi, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A crucial slice of work from Jean Bosco Mwenda – a South African singer and guitarist that most folks know from famous Hugh Tracey recordings of the 50s, but who's represented here on a range of early 78rpm singles done for his nation's Gallotone label! The style is very stripped-down on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MzwakheChange Is Pain ... LP
Rounder, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Neokarma Jooklo ExperiencePeaceful Messages ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 2009. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
A strange mix of avant jazz and global elements – in the best Qbico Records mode! (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Pax Nicholas & The Netty FamilyNa Teef Know De Road Of Teef ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1973. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An Afro Funk treasure from the 70s – a rare album recorded by Pax Nicholas, a singer and percussionist who was part of Fela's legendary Africa 70 band! The album's got a sound that definitely echoes that heritage, but with a groove that's pretty weird too – more stripped down than most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Daptone.)

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more CD

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Night Force & The Tom CatsDance ... LP
Afrosynth (South Africa), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Easy to dance with grooves this great – spare, stark electro rhythms that are heavy on basslines, beats, and keyboards – all with more of an edge than some of the later electro soul from the South African scene! The music is mostly instrumental, but the keyboards provide some mighty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Georges Edouard NouelChodo ... LP
Rebirth On Wax (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A hell of a great little record – an album made by a keyboardist from Martinique, working in a Paris studio in the 70s – with all the wonderful cross-cultural elements you might expect! The music is definitely jazz at the core, and quite spiritual too – but the range of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nubiyan TwistJungle Run ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Great work from a group who really know how to open up their sound – a larger ensemble who might have sounded like an Afro Funk combo at one time, but who've really done a lot to find their own special groove! The mix of sharp instrumentation, percussion, and horns could have just gotten a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OchoOcho 1 ... LP
United Artists, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OfegeHigher Plane Breeze (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
Excellent work from Ofege – a record that has this legendary 70s group getting a bit tighter and more compressed in their sound, but never with a way that's slick or commercial at all! Instead, the vocals are folded back nicely on themselves – with these really great qualities that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 200 – on brown vinyl!)

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OfegeLast Of The Origins (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The rare second album from Ofege – an ultra-hip Nigerian group from the 70s, and one who was as influenced by the fuzzier sound of American rock as they were by the growing styles of Afro Funk on the Lagos scene! Ofege were younger than most of their contemporaries – and work here with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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Danny Offia & The FriksFunk With Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... read more CD

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OkonkoloCantos ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 22.98
Soulful and spiritual sounds from Yoruban via Brooklyn combo Okonkolo! There's a wonderful sonic range here – with voices, bata drum and coro strngs at the core – often taking flight on Cantos with some really nice additional strings and horns that bring the songs to soaring, sometimes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny OkosunsGospel Of Oziddi ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1981. Good ... Just Sold Out!
Title listed on label as "My Generation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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OlatunjiDrums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Near Mint- ... $8.99
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and a thin stain with some flaking along the bottom.)

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OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD

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OndekozaOndekoza (Digital Recording) ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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(Includes the insert. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Ondigui & Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo Rhythm ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great combination of Congo grooves and Nigerian 70s – served up here by vocalist Ondigui and his Bota Tabansi ensemble! Ondigui already has a fantastic sound himself – this vocal range and ability to inflect his notes that has the singer cascading up and down the spectrum – in ... read more CD
Also available Ewondo Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ondigui & Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
A great combination of Congo grooves and Nigerian 70s – served up here by vocalist Ondigui and his Bota Tabansi ensemble! Ondigui already has a fantastic sound himself – this vocal range and ability to inflect his notes that has the singer cascading up and down the spectrum – in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ewondo Rhythm ... CD 14.99

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... read more CD

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Zeal OnyiaTrumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
Zeal Onyia is definitely the trumpet king here – at least of the Nigerian scene in which this album was recorded – as he blows strong solos throughout, and really brings a lot of jazz-based energy to the highlife rhythms! The use of trumpet in a smaller combo mode is really great ... read more CD
Also available Trumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Zeal OnyiaTrumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99 26.98
Zeal Onyia is definitely the trumpet king here – at least of the Nigerian scene in which this album was recorded – as he blows strong solos throughout, and really brings a lot of jazz-based energy to the highlife rhythms! The use of trumpet in a smaller combo mode is really great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Trumpet King Zeal Onyia Returns ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Oby OnyiohaI Want To Feel Your Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Oby Onyioha has a very 80s look on the cover – and the album's got a strong 80s sound, too – almost in the hipper spectrum of underground soul on the New York scene during the post-disco generation! The best cuts are the groovers – like the snapping title cut and a few others, ... read more CD

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Orchestra Of Syrian MusiciansAfrica Express Presents The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians & Guests ... CD
Transgressive, 2016. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Orchestre Grands MaquisardsOrchestre Grands Maquisards ... LP
African (France), 1976. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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Orchestre Les MangelepaLast Band Standing ... CD
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A legendary East African band – finally given their due on the international scene! The set's got all the sharp edges and rich charms of older work by Orchestre Les Mangelepa – but there's also a focused clarity, and maybe even a maturity of presentation that's really nice too – ... read more CD

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Orfeo CatalChansons Traditionelles De Catalogne/Folks Songs Of Catalonia ... CD
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1992. Used ... $0.99
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(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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OsibisaHeads ... LP
MCA, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
A really wonderful third album from Osibisa – and a record that really crystallizes the group's sound into a trademark blend of African roots and more progressive-styled jamming! There's a mode here that's perfect for the cross-cultural London of the post-colonial 70s – a style that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Agbada Owo & His Guitar Fuji SystemLeke Leke Gbami ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... $24.99
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(Cover has some wear and some pen. Label has some pen)

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Eji OyewoleYou & Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1985. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Mustafa OzkentFunk Anatolian ... LP
Hammer Muzik, 2017. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
The long-overdue return of Mustafa Ozkent – the legendary Turkish guitarist who made some very mad music in the 70s! The style here is a contemporary take on Mustafa's classic records from back in the day – all instrumental, with a heavy focus on his sharp-edged guitar lines – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mustafa OzkentGenclik Ile Elele (Hand In Hand With Youth) ... LP
Jackpot, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Insane grooves from arranger Mustafa Ozkent – an artist who was to Turkey what Lalo Schifrin was to the US in the 70s! Like Lalo, Mustafa had a great ear for mixing funkier rhythms and fuller orchestrations – often with odd instrumental twists and turns that bubble over with a fair bit ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pacific ExpressBlack Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A seminal album from one of the hippest groups going on the South African scene of the 70s – a combo who mixed equal parts electric jazz and R&B, in a mode that's strongly inspired by American groups of the time! The Pacific Express vibe has plenty of echoes of the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pacific ExpressOn Time ... LP
Gull (South Africa), 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
Warm 70s soul from Pacific Express – a South African group, but one who maybe have more of a west coast American vibe than you might expect! The music here is really well put-together – maybe on the more soulful side of the AOR spectrum, but without any of the too-polished modes you'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent UK reissue on World Seven.)

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Hermanas PadillaCreaciones De Las Hermanas Padilla ... LP
Dimsa (Mexico), 1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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Paging King Eric And His KnightsPaging King Eric And His Knights ... LP
Elite (Bahamas), 1964. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Blue label pressing.)

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Sir Shina PetersSewele ... CD
Top Star/Strut (UK), 1986. Used ... $8.99
There's a really fantastic sense of sound going on here – not the usual Afro Funk, even though the record is plenty darn funky – and instead this really unique interplay between the bass and drums of the rhythms, and the overall sense of production! The record clearly has some mixing ... read more CD
Also available Sewele ... LP 16.99

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Sir Shina PetersSewele ... LP
Top Star/Strut (UK), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 22.99
There's a really fantastic sense of sound going on here – not the usual Afro Funk, even though the record is plenty darn funky – and instead this really unique interplay between the bass and drums of the rhythms, and the overall sense of production! The record clearly has some mixing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sewele ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Astor PiazzolaLumiere ... LP
Trova, 1976. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(Mexican pressing on Gamma. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Geraldo PinoAfro Soco Soul Live ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A blistering batch of live tracks from the amazing Geraldo Pino – super-tight Afro Funk with a groove to rival some of James Brown's funkiest work! Pino clearly takes a lot of cues from The Godfather in the way he leads the band – working with an MC who starts the set and calls him to ... read more CD
Also available Afro Soco Soul Live ... LP 22.99

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Geraldo PinoAfro Soco Soul Live ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A blistering batch of live tracks from the amazing Geraldo Pino – super-tight Afro Funk with a groove to rival some of James Brown's funkiest work! Pino clearly takes a lot of cues from The Godfather in the way he leads the band – working with an MC who starts the set and calls him to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afro Soco Soul Live ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more CD

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✨✧ Geraldo Pino & The HeartbeatsLet's Have A Party ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1974. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Let's Have A Party, indeed – as it's hard not to celebrate when a record sounds this great! The album's a boiling batch of Afro Funk numbers from the legendary Geraldo Pino – a key influence on the sound of Fela, and an artist with a sound that's got a bit more James Brown in his ... read more CD

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Polyversal Souls (Poets Of Rhythm) with Alemayehu EsheteAddis Abeba Bete/Portrait Of Alemayehu ... 7-inch
Philophon (UK), 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Legendary Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete joins the Polyversal Souls here – adding his tremendous vocals to "Addis Abeba Bete", in a way that makes the tune the coolest thing the group has ever recorded! Horns romp along with the rhythms, with a very cool edge – making the ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mack PorterPeace On You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A really unique album from Mack Porter – a singer born in Ghana, but working here on the Swiss scene, where he'd landed after late 60s work in other European cities! The music is this very unusual hybrid of rock and soul, with a mixture of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Professor RhythmProfessor 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1991. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
A set of brightly bubbling grooves from Professor Rhythm – and a record that really seems to fit the changing mood on the South African scene of the time! Most of the tracks are instrumental – with just a bit of chorus vocals here and there – and they've got an upbeat, optimistic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tito PuenteTito Puente & His Concert Orchestra ... LP
Tico, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
An excellent set from Tito – very funky, unlike most of his other work from the time! The record has a great electric vibe to it – thanks to a hip bass player in the group, to Charlie Palmieri, who plays organ and electric piano on the record, and to Tito himself, who's never sounded ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tito Puente & His Concert Orchestra ... LP 49.99

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AR RahmanEssential AR Rahman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99 25.98
A great vinyl collection of recent soundtrack material by one of the greatest talents on the Bollywood scene – composer AR Rahman – and a set that includes a fair bit of material that was never issued on vinyl at all! As with most other soundtracks of this nature, there's a variety of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RainbirdHolding On To A Thread ... LP
Chronic (Mexico), 2013. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Rebbe SoulChange The World With A Sound ... CD
33rd Street, 2002. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Buddy Rich/Alla RakhaRich A La Rakha ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $13.99
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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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 ... $5.99 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
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP 16.99

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. Used ... $7.99
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
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP 16.99

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD 5.99

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Roby & His AngelsSS Princess Carla ... LP
GoGo (Mexico), Late 60s. Good ... $0.99
Includes a great Italian cover of "Bang Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has stubborn residue that plays with noise on Side 2. Side A plays a little better, but still with some noise. Cover has some writing on back.)

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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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Pat RolleCertain Sound ... LP
Mindy (Bahamas), Early 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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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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SabicasFestival Gitana ... LP
Elektra, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label stereo pressing. Cover has a small peeled spot on back.)

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SabicasGreatest Flamenco Guitarist Vol 3 ... LP
Elektra, 1957. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Cover has some wear and wide clear tape along all seams.)

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SabicasGypsy Flamenco ... LP
ABC/Paramount, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy stereo pressing. Cover has smudges on back at the opening.)

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Sabicas & EscuderoFantastic Guitars Of Sabicas & Escudero – Flamenco In Hi-Fi With Anita Ramos ... LP
Decca, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker, half split top seam, and some splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... read more CD

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Martin Saint PierreSolo Creation ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... 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)... Just Sold Out!
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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Sara LeeJiqing Shifen ... LP
Wing Lee (Hong Kong), 1986. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with an old price sticker on front.)

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Alhaji Isiaka Iyanda Sawaba & His Fuji InternationalSuuru ... LP
Omo Aje, 1985. Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, pen and some tape along the top and bottom seams.)

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juan SerranoFlamenco Guitar Of Juan Serrano – Flamenco Songs With Passion & Imagination ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Most tracks feature a Spanish singer alongside the guitar of Serrano – with vocals by Domingo Alvarado, Miguel Galvez, Matilde Martinez, and Pepe Segundo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove, in the textured cover.)

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Juan SerranoFlashing Glittering World Of The Flamenco Guitar Of Juan Serrano ... LP
RCA, 1967. Sealed ... $3.99
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Juan SerranoPopular Music Of Spain & The Old World ... LP
RCA, 1965. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Mono pressing.)

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SevdaJazz I Sverige – Maffy Falay ... LP
Caprice (Sweden), 1974. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A mixture of jazz and folkloric influences – a really unique album that shows the rich cross-cultural tendencies going on in the Swedish jazz scene of the 70s! The group's fronted by Maffy Falay, who plays trumpet and piano – but many of the tracks have dominant violin from Salih ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 & His Music ... CD
Far Eastern Sunshine (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by one of the most compelling figures in Indian music! Ananda Shankar's been chronicled elsewhere and often on these pages – so by this point, you probably already know that he's a renegade pioneer who combined funky grooves with sitars and tablas, forging a ... read more CD

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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 ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An early 60s live set from Ravi Shankar – recorded at UCLA, but with a clarity of sound that rivals his studio albums from the time! The album features 2 long tracks – the extended raga "Madhuvanti", and the vocal number "Dhun In Mishra Mand" – both with Kanai ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In San Francisco ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
Three lengthy pieces from Shankar, accompanied by Alla Rakha on tabla: "Tabla Solo In Shikhar", "Dhun (Based On the Morning Raga In Sindhi-Bhairavi)" and "Raga Bhupal Todi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with a click on the first track of side 2.)

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Ravi Shankar/George FentonGandhi ... LP
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Chiyoko ShimakuraTameikibashi ... LP
Denon/Columbia (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Ramesh Shotham & Madras SpecialUrban Folklore ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... read more CD

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Roy Shurland And His Big Bamboo OrchestraBig Bamboo ... LP
Carib, 1961. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Silk SoundSun Gate ... CD
Silk Screen, 2014. Used ... $5.99

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Mercedes SimoneRecordando Los Exitos De Mercedes Simone ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), Late 20s/1930s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain along the opening.)

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



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