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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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KeleketlaKeleketla ... CD
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really fantastic collaboration between Coldcut and a host of South African musicians – and a set that also features a number of key contributions from the legendary Tony Allen! The record uses the older cutup style that Coldcut first forged on the London scene of the 80s – but has ... read more CD

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KetamaY Es Ke Me Han Kambiao Los Tiempos ... LP
Mango, 1990. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanShahbaaz ... CD
Real World, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through booklet and barcode.)

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✨✧ Ustad Rais Khan & Ustad Sultan KhanRag Rang ... CD
Navras (India), 1995. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Kid & The First PeopleTiwerenge ... CD
Dakar Sound (Netherlands), 2005. Used ... $6.99
Jaunty Afropop grooves from Malawi! Although Kid Mkandawire was born in Zambia and since 1995 has lived in Denmark, he cut his musical teeth in Malawi, a tiny sliver of a country sandwiched by Zambia and Mozambique. Over the last two decades Congolese soukous and reggae have been popular imports, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Angelique KidjoKeep On Moving – The Best Of Angelique Kidjo ... CD
Sony/Wrasse, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Angelique KidjoOremi ... CD
Island, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Angelique Kidjo with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du LuxembourgSings ... CD
429 Records, 2015. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Tome KitagawaTwo Chairs/Knee Pillow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. Used ... $11.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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KitaroBest Of Kitaro Vol 1 ... CD
Domo, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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KitaroEnchanted Evening ... CD
Domo, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Kodo & Yosuke YamashitaKodo & Yosuke Yamashita In Live ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1986. Very Good+ ... $29.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner, and is split for about 4 inches along the bottom seam on back.)

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different ... read more CD

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✨✧ Oumar KonateI Love You Inna ... CD
Clermont, 2019. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Konono No 1Congotronics ... LP
Crammed/Ache, 2004. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Green vinyl pressing. Includes the inserts.)

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... 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.)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD 12.99

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Erkin KorayErkin Koray (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Istanbul/World Psychedelia, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
The first full album of work by Erkin Koray – a Turkish rocker from the late 60s and early 70s, and one who did a lot to fuse American rock styles with "arabesk", a Turkish version of Arab popular music! Erkin started out in the beat group years, and some of the earlier tracks here ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Erkin KorayErkin Koray 2 (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Dogon/World Psychedelia, 1976. Used ... $18.99
Excellent mid 70s work from one of the hippest dudes in Turkey – guitarist Erik Koray, a player who had a wonderful talent for mixing together a range of cross-cultural influences! The style here is a lot more sophisticated than that of Koray's first album – in a mode that shakes off ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available More Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on orange vinyl with download!)
Also available More Arriving ... CD 7.99

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Joe Driscoll & Sekou KouyateMonistic Theory ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Marker on barcode.)

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more CD
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... LP 18.99

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Kronos QuartetPieces Of Africa ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Features guest performances by Foday Msua Suso, Hamza El Din, Obo Addy, and Dumisani Maraire! (Out Sound, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Ali Hassan KubanNubian Magic ... CD
Delabel (France), 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Kumasi TrioFanti Guitar In West Africa 1928 – Vol 1 ... LP
Asherah, 1928. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two guitars and percussion – working together here in an unusual representation of West African music – in early recordings that came to lay the basis for the highlife sound to come! The set brings together rare early 78rpm singles from this trio from the Ghanian city of Kumasi – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madala Kunene/Barney Bophela/Mandla MasukuFreedom Countdown ... CD
B&W Music (South Africa), 1996. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela Ransome Kuti & His Africa 70Beggar's Song (Orin Alagbe) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
HMV (Nigeria), 1972. Good ... $19.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackle and surface noise, particularly at the beginning of part 2.)

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Femi KutiFemi Kuti ... CD
Tabu, 1995. Used ... $12.99
Early album by Femi Kuti – a tight bunch of tracks that picks up where his father's work left off, taking the classic 70s Afro Funk sound firmly into the 90s. By that, we don't mean that Femi's adding in any extra garbage to the music – because the overall sound is very much in the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Femi KutiFight To Win ... CD
MCA, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Femi KutiTruth Don Die (Kerri Chandler mix, Yorican Soul mix)/Sorry Sorry (old school afro dub)/What Will Tomorrow Bring (Joe Clausell mix) ... 12-inch
MCA, 2000. Very Good 2 x 12" ... $9.99
Excellent double 12" pack with nice pumped up remixes of numbers from the Shoki Shoki LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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KutimanWachaga ... CD
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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L'Ensemble National De Danse De CubaRythmes De Cuba (10 inch LP) ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Lots of heavy percussion – and tracks include "Chant Abakua", "Musique Rituelle Yoruba", "Mama No Quiere", and "La Rebambaramba". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock BandAfon – 10 Unreleased Afro Funk Recordings 1971 to 1974 ... CD
Les Disques Superclasse (France), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Lakou MizikWa Di Yo ... CD
Cumbancha, 2016. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Lamas & Monks Of The Four Great OrdersTibetan Ritual Music ... CD
Lyrichord, 1961. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD

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Ray LemaNangadeef ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Yasmin LevyTango ... CD
World Village, 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $9.99
... CD
(DVD listed as PAL format.)

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LipitoneNuits Sur Ecoute – Bougouni ... CD
Frikyiwa (France), 2002. Used ... $1.99
Beautiful work from Mali – recorded by the nomadic studio of Frikyiwa, and a mixture of music, vocals, and sounds of the city of Bougouni! The approach is really striking, and makes for a CD that's as much a cultural document of Lipitone's music as one could hope for. Titles include "Ta ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chano LobatoQue Veinte Anos No Es Nada ... CD
EMI, 1980. Used ... $4.99
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Kakraba LobiWorld Of Kakraba Lobi ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1986. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lokassa et Soukous StarsMegamix Vol 1 ... CD
Syllart/Sterns, 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, 1993 pressing from Stern's Africa. Cover image varies slightly.)

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LoketoExtra Ball ... CD
Shanachie, 1991. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lokkhi Terra & Dele SosimiCubafrobeat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Vocalist Dele Sosimi joins this ultra-hip London group – a combo who are equally skilled in African and Cuban elements, hence the title of the record – and one who can also serve things up with lots of jazz-based energy as well! All tracks are nice and long – and in addition to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lord Flea & His CalypsoniansSwingin' Calypsos ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian Penny records reissue.)

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Lord Invader & His Calypso GroupCalypso Travels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
The last album ever recorded by Trinidad calypso legend Lord Invader – and a set that really sums up all the genius he brought to his too-short career! At a time when the music was really entering the mainstream in commercial ways, Invader keeps things very spare, stark, and basic here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with all the heft of a classic Folkways pressing!)

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Los ActivosHasta Los Huesos ... CD
Tinder, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Los Amigos InvisiblesNew Sound Of The Venezuelan Gozadera ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1998. Used ... $2.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Los Indios TabajarasBest Of Los Indios Tabajaras ... LP
RCA, 1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Beatriz LuengoBela Y Sus Moskitas Muertas ... CD
Sony, 2011. Used ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Small cutout hole through case and artwork.)

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Luka ProductionsFalaw ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
Luka Productions is a showcase for the fantastic voice of Luka Guindo – a singer with this raspy charm that grabs you right away and really conveys the power of the tunes – so much so, you hardly need the English translations of the lyrics in the notes! The music is a blend of acoustic ... read more CD

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Baaba MaalFirin In Fouta ... CD
Mango, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Baaba MaalMissing You (Mi Yeewnii) ... CD
Mango/Palm, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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✨✧ Baaba MaalNomad Soul ... CD
Island/Palm, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Baaba MaalRoyal Festival Hall ... CD
Palm, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Baaba Maal & Mansour SeckDjam Leelii (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Palm, 1989/1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bunny MackDiscolypso/Funny Lady ... 12-inch
Rokel (UK), 1979. Very Good ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Afro Disco sleeve, stained along the top right corner.)

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Madioka & RafikaRythm N Bled – Afro-Funk-Oriental ... CD
Kamazi (France), 2005. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Mauricio Maestro with Nana VasconcelosUpside Down ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A contemporary set, but one that's unlike any other recent Brazilian recording we can think of – given the very unique vibe that Mauricio Maestro is going for! You might know Mauricio from his mid 70s work with Joyce on Visions Of Dawn – and although this set is a recent recording, it ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Magic Drum OrchestraIn The Studio ... CD
Lion Head (Germany), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Plenty of drum magic here – a highly rhythmic outing that's built from the talents of a battery of great percussionists, working without any other instrumentation at all! There's a romping, funky sensibility to the music on most numbers – drums and percussion handling not just the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mahlathini & The Mahotella QueensMBAQANGA ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MajeksGreen Leaves (180 gram pressing) ... LP
NCF/Superfly (France), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sheila and Desmond Majek work here with support from the Nigeria Conservation Foundation – whose message really comes across in the album's earth-minded grooves! The rhythms are a blend of 80s soul modes, with maybe a bit of a Caribbean vibe at times too – and the spirit of the vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Linda Babe MajikaDon't Treat Me So Bad ... LP
Gallo/Be With (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groovy South African soul from Linda Bab Majika – a singer who's part of that new generation of positivity that was flowing out of the scene, reaching out here with a sound that's pretty universal in appeal! The music is more conventional 80s soul than you might expect – and richer and ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miriam MakebaEyes On Tomorrow ... CD
Polydor, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Malawian Madalitso are more of a duo than a band – Yobi Maligwa on babatoni and lead vocals, and Yosefe Kalenkeni on guitar and percussion – both working together with a beautiful sense of tightness and melody! The mix of stringed instruments is great – pulsating with an inherent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cheb MamiMeli Meli ... CD
Ark 21, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jose MancliereDoubout Pou Gade ... LP
JMD/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An album that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – served up by a percussionist who spent the mid 70s touring the Caribbean and South Pacific, and who seems to have absorbed a globe's worth of rhythms in the process! The album's probably closest to a jazz fusion album – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies!)

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MandatorsCrisis ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1987. Good ... $9.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with wide clear tape on all sides, and yellowed tape along the opening.)

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Ze Manel & 2M GBTustumunhos Di Anonti (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobiana/New Dawn (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
You might know Ze Manel as a member of Super Mama Djombo – but here, he comes across on a set of tracks that are even more personal, yet still highly rhythmic overall! There's a criss-crossing of elements in the tunes that's really great – lots of back/forth rhythms, sewn together by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl and in a tip-on cover!)

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CK Mann & His Carousel 7Araba Lucy/Ma Awerekyekyer ... 7-inch
Essiebons (Ghana), Very Good ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Thomas MapfumoRise Up ... CD
Real World, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
New work from the Lion Of Zimbabwe – recorded in exile with a sound that's softened somewhat from his earlier work, but still extremely message-oriented and socially conscious! The American recording setting seems to let Mapfumo allow a bit more pan-global rhythms into his music – ... read more CD

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MariahUtakata No Hibi ... LP
Better Days/Everland (Austria), 1983. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A wonderfully groovy set from the early 80s Japanese scene – a record that's maybe got a lot more cultural strands criss-crossing than some of its contemporaries! The cover looks a bit psychedelic, and the sound is maybe a bit too – but with the sorts of early 80s keyboards and ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed at 45 rpm!)

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Jean-Philippe Marthely & Patrick Saint-EloiJean-Philippe Marthely & Patrick Saint-Eloi ... CD
GD Productions, 1985. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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MarumoModiehi ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... read more CD

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Hugh MasekelaColonial Man ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Sealed ... $9.99
A later album from Hugh Masekela – but still plenty darn hip, way more so than most of the other artists on the Casablanca label at the time! Hugh's South African groove is still very firmly in place here – mixed with a slightly warmer LA soul sound, but expanded with loads of great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Hugh MasekelaLive In Lesotho ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
It's a strange thing to see Hugh Masekela sitting on a horse, out in a field – and the cover hardly gets at the energy that's going on inside – since the album features a full, funky live performance from the famous trumpeter – at a time when his group included piano and keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaWaiting For The Rain ... LP
Jive Afrika, 1985. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a hype sticker and a gold promo stamp on the back.)

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Richard Massiah's Steel OrchestraCalypso Vacation ... LP
Merry Disc, Mid 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Black & orange stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Matao with Atilla EnginTurkish Delight ... LP
Arsivplak (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A very groovy little record – one that was only ever issued in Denmark, but which stands up strongly next to the best Turkish grooves of the 70s – thanks to a great blend of Turkish percussion, keyboards, and some mighty nice work on guitar! The guitars aren't as totally exotic as some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. Used ... $9.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very ... read more CD

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Edward MekjianBelly Dance Music From The Middle East ... LP
Fiesta, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe MensahAfrikan Hustle ... LP
Makossa, 1976. Very Good ... $11.99
Side one is a wicked jammer – the excellent "Bonsue", an Afro funk tune with a very unusual groove! Other tunes include "Rokpokpo", "Bere Bere", and "Ye Gbawa Oo Baba" – all with a jazzy flair. LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & white label pressing. PLEASE NOTE – Cover has staining and peeling on the bottom half – and fully split seams.)

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Ayalew MesfinChe Belew (March Forward) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare singles and unreleased tracks from one of the funkiest artists on the 70s scene in Ethiopia – the amazing Ayalew Mesfin – a fantastic talent with a groove that's dying to be heard! Mesfin's music has maybe even more of James Brown groove than some of his funky contemporaries ... read more CD
Also available Che Belew (March Forward) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Ayalew MesfinChe Belew (March Forward) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
Rare singles and unreleased tracks from one of the funkiest artists on the 70s scene in Ethiopia – the amazing Ayalew Mesfin – a fantastic talent with a groove that's dying to be heard! Mesfin's music has maybe even more of James Brown groove than some of his funky contemporaries ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Che Belew (March Forward) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ayalew MesfinGood Aderegechegn ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
The first-ever full length global collection of material by one of the funkiest cats working the Ethiopian scene in the early 70s – an artist who works here in a mode that's even more hard-hitting and funk based than contemporaries like Mulatu or Mahmoud Ahmed! The band on most tracks is the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ayalew MesfinMot Aykerim ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
The last album in a crucial cycle of releases that bring together work from one of the most compelling singers on the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – a set whose title translates as "you can't cheat death" – and which has a vibe that's also echoed a bit in the music as well! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with an oversize 16 page booklet of notes!)

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Ayalew MesfinTewedije Limut ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Mindblowing work from a revolutionary artist – one of the coolest cats on the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – and a singer who could effortlessly blend together American funk with East African elements! The music here definitely echoes some of the Ethio modes of some of Ayalew Mesfin's ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ayalew MesfinWegene ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $20.99 25.98
Otherworldly sounds from Ayalew Mesfin – easily one of the most enigmatic artists on the mindblowing mid 70s scene in Ethiopia! Mesfin's got this way of inflecting his vocals that's amazing – an ability to run up and down the scale, all while moving forward – which makes his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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Mighty PantherSings Songs Of Dynamite ... LP
Drum Boy, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... read more CD

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Lloyd MillerNear And Far East ... LP
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
One of the most evocative albums ever recorded by the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – a set created at Brigham Young University, in Utah – but filled with a mix of different styles from the other half of the planet! Miller plays a variety of stringed instruments and percussion – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies – and packaged in a very heavy, hand-assembled cover!)

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Lloyd Miller/Press Keys QuartetOriental Jazz ... LP
East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
Possibly the greatest album ever from the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – his legendary Oriental Jazz album from the late 60s, and a really wonderful blend of musical modes! Some of the tracks here really stretch out in the Eastern promise of the title – mixing jazz rhythms with santur, oud, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mlimani Park OrchestraSikinde ... CD
Africassette, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more CD

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Montibus CommunitasMontibus Communitas ... LP
Cosmic Eye (Greece), 2012. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Carlos MontoyaFlamenco Guitar ... CD
Dejavu Retro Gold, Used 2CD ... $3.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)
 
 



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