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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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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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Jobby ValenteTema ... LP
Apia (France), 1981. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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(Cover appears to have been inscribed by the artist on back.)

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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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Papa WembaMolokai ... CD
Real World (UK), 2012. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Barney WilenMoshi ... LP
Saravah (France), 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
A wild and groundbreaking record recorded by the great French tenor player Barney Wilen! Although he got his start as a bebopper in the 50's, Wilen sort of dropped out of sight by the end of the 60's – and only emerged from time to time to cut strangely experimental sides. This record is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing, including a DVD of Caroline De Bendern's film "A L'Intention De Mademoiselle Issoufou A Bilma" and booklet.)

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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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✨✧ Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A great little session of electric funky jazz – with a bit of a West Indian twist – all of which makes the album a real standout from other efforts at the time! The session was recorded in Paris, and led by bassist Louis Xavier – but the killer talent is saxophonist Jo Maka, who ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more 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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Aki YashiroAki... Nihon Retto ... LP
Century (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Aki YashiroHit Kayo 14 – Umi Neko ... LP
Century (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Aki YashiroHit Kayo Best 30 – Namida Koi-Onna Miyako Machi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Jackey Yoshikawa & His Blue CometsBlue Comets 66 ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $79.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is in great shape!)

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

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

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

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

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Malika ZarraBerber Taxi ... CD
Motema/Membran (Germany), 2011. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Lumingu Puati ZorroMoese (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Beautifully gliding sounds from Lumingu "Zorro" Puati – a guitarist who glides along here on rhythms inspired by the Caribbean side of the Colombian music spectrum – but who gives the record a definite West African twist! All the album's four tracks are nice and long, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 ... CD
Angry Mom, Late 20s. Used ... $9.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more CD
Also available Lament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)
Also available Lament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 ... CD 9.99

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Various100 Moons – Hindustani Vocal Art 1930 to 1955 ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Amazing sounds from the subcontinent – a selection of mid-century recordings that focuses on the incredible vocal range in Indian music, served up by a set of singers we might never have known otherwise! The voice is almost the lead instrument here – usually just supported by a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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

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VariousAfrica – Ancient Ceremonies Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana – Recorded In Ghana By Stephen Jay ... LP
Nonesuch, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some seam splitting and a light stain at the bottom.)

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

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

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✨✧ VariousAfro Beat Airways – West African Shock Waves Ghana & Togo 1972 to 1979 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $19.99
Raw, amazing grooves sailing the Afro Beat Airways – organ flavored Afro funk, soul & psychedelia from West African Ghana & Togo in the 70s – one of best compilations yet on the increasingly awe inspiring Analog Africa label! The African percussion is raw and danceable and funk ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes original book and slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. Used ... $9.99
The fifth volume of Buda's great Angola series examines the most contemporary musical streams of this strife-torn West African nation. Ebullient grooves serve to transcend the violence and instability while beautiful, mournful laments rhapsodize what's been lost. The music on this volume ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAnthology Of African Music – Ethiopia 2– Cushites ... LP
Barenreiter Musicaphon (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $23.99
A great entry in this Unesco series – music from the Cushites in southwest Ethiopia! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light aging, but includes the book.)

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VariousAnthology Of Cante Flamenco (3LP Box Set) ... LP
London, Late 50s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAnthology Of Indian Classical Music – A Tribute To Alain Danielou (3CD set) ... CD
Unesco Collection, 1955. New Copy 3 CDs ... $20.99 29.97
An amazing 3CD set, put together from mid 50s recordings by Unesco – and featuring one of the richest looks at Indian music we've ever heard! The collection is much more ethnographic than the better-circulated Indian recordings of the time – and although the word "classical" ... 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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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP 26.99

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold 2LP ... $26.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousBachata Roja – Acoustic Bachata From The Cabaret Era ... CD
IASO, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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

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

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VariousBig Drum & Other Ritual & Social Music Of Carriacou ... LP
Folkways, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a ... read more CD
Also available Body Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Body Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 ... CD 18.99

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VariousBomba! Monitor presents Music Of The Caribbean ... LP
Monitor, 1960s. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a large drill hole.)

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✨✧ VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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VariousBrass Pins & Match Heads – Compilation Of Deep 78s From All Over The World ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A second volume of deep dark and beautiful recordings from rare 78s from Mississippi & Canary Records – international music mostly from the 30 to the 50s – compiled by Ian Nagoski! It features recordings from different global regions – voice and fiddle from Iran in the 30s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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VariousCalypso Jazz Sampler ... LP
Cook, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy black vinyl pressing, with original PVC outer sleeve.)

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VariousCambodian Nuggets ... LP
Akenation, Late 60s. New Copy ... $20.99 24.99
Heady sounds from the Cambodian scene of the late 60s – a set of work that mixes together modes that may well have Cambodia sounding like the the most psychedelic nation in Southeast Asia! The music here is of two types – one a transformation of older Cambodian styles with a strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCarnevale! Carnevale Italiano! Carnvale At Mamma Leone's! ... LP
RA Records, 1970s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChile Vencera! – Anthology Of Chilean New Song 1962 - 1973 ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
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VariousClassical Ragas Of India ... LP
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Set of Indian classical music recorded as part of Mercury's hip Limelight series from the late sixties. Recorded in India, and released in a cool psychedelic package with a wild tone poem on the inside. The musicians are not named. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam.)

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

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VariousCongo Revolution – Revolutionary & Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 to 1962 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really tremendous collection of music – and one that really gets at the heart of the criss-crossing of Latin and African modes that took place on the Congolese scene of the 50s and 60s! Sounds and styles from Cuba and the Caribbean definitely influenced other African scenes, but they took ... read more CD

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VariousCreole Love Calls ... LP
Isma'a (France), 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
An excellent set of funky tunes from the Antilles! The 12-track package features incredible tunes that we'd never heard before – a fresh mix of Latin, jazz, and African-inspired rhythms, most of them vocal, but with a focus on the groove that far surpasses language! The vintage of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 1 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Easte ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies!)

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 2 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Easte ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays Cameroon Funk, Soul, Makossa, & Bikutsi 45s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $29.99
A feast of rare funky 45s – but with a style that's very different than American work in that format – as these cuts all come from the other side of the Atlantic, and have a wonderfully intense approach to the groove! The title only partly sums up the sound, as there's plenty going on ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays The Afro Funk II (pink marble colored vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99
DJ Qbico takes a second crack at the world of Afro Funk – and as he did the first time around, really blows us away with his knowledge of obscure tracks that are undeniable groovers! The package presents the music laid out back to back – as if you're catching Qbico spinning a wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 75 – pressed on pink marble colored vinyl!)

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VariousDjembe & African Drums ... CD
Airmail/Sunset (France), 2000. Used ... $3.99
Music from Ensemble Tahirou Djembe, Dagari, Ensemble Tingai, Lobi, Ensemble Fa Kiyen Yiriwa, Dogon & Gan. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDoing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria (3LP set with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $31.99 34.99
Damn great work from the early 80s Nigerian scene – music that's evolved strongly past the Afro Funk of the 70s, and often has the same electro soul sound as work from the US at the time! These cuts are unabashedly upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor – full of the kind of basslines and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... LP
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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

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VariousFlamenco Highlights From Spain ... CD
Laser Light, 1989. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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VariousGao Rap – Hip Hop From Northern Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2017. Near Mint- ... $13.99
The first-time vinyl appearance of a number of contemporary hip hop tracks from Mali – all music that's existed only in the form of MP3 files before this release – which does a great job of pulling together disparate strands to document this scene! From what we can tell, none of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousGlobal Soul – A Collection Of Contemporary Soul & R&B From Around The World ... LP
Putumayo, 2003. Very Good+ ... $5.99
Includes work by Melgroove, Tasha, Fernanda Abreu, Arica Mess, Saf Sap, Melanie Renaud, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Groove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Groove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD 16.99

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more CD
Also available Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP 26.99

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD 14.99

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

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✨✧ VariousHeed The Call – 17 Of The Choicest Maori/Polynesian Soul, Funk, & Disco Tracks From Aotearoa ... LP
Vostock (New Zealand), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 29.98
A little-heard assortment of rare funk tracks from the 70s – all music with a unique hybrid of styles, originally only issued for the small scene in Aotearoa – which most of us know as the nation of New Zealand! The music here draws on both American funk and south Pacific styles – ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more CD

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VariousHighlife Time – Nigerian & Ghanian Sounds From The 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A great overview of African grooves in the years before Afro Funk truly exploded – early highlife sounds from Nigeria and Ghana, most of it a fair bit rougher than work in the genre from later decades! The sound here is equally heavy on percussion and guitar – the latter of which still ... read more CD

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VariousI Believe I'll Go Back Home 1906 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Jambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia (with download) ... LP 30.99

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VariousJambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia (with download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
A mindblowing discovery of music from northern Brazil – not the more familiar sounds that you might know from Rio or Sao Paulo, but much rootsier grooves that were first forged up at the northern city of Belem! The city is a gateway to the Amazon, and also a crossroads too – blessed ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Jambu – E Os Miticos Sons Da Amazonia ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousJamiila – Songs From A Somali City ... LP
Original Music/Take It Acid Is, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A set of recordings made in the Somali city of Baraawe, which is a bit south of Mogadishu – all done in the late 80s, but with a quality that sounds far more timeless and ancient! The instrumentation is all acoustic – mostly vocals and a single stringed instrument – used in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $31.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousMalam Minggu – A Saturday Night in Sunda (with bonus download) ... LP
Akuphone (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime sounds from Indonesia – a set of work that mixes older gamelan modes with contemporary vocals – with a result that's completely amazing! If you like gamelan as much as we do, the approach here will still hold you rapt – as there's plenty of percussion and gong interplay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousMarvellous Boy – Calypso From West Africa ... CD
Honest Jons, Late 40s/1950s. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
An incredible collection from Honest Jons – and like some of the rest of their best, music we never would have heard otherwise! The focus here is on calypso music, but recorded in West Africa – not the usual Caribbean setting – a very unusual strain of styles that cropped up in ... read more CD

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VariousMbube Roots – Zulu Choral Music From South Africa 1930s to 1960s ... LP
Rounder, 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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VariousMolam Thai Country Groove From Isan Vol 2 ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Hard to believe a genre as obscure as this would yield up enough material for another set – but this second volume's almost even more wonderful than the first! As before, the work here is all molam – a Laotian and Thai folk country music genre, but one with plenty of psychedelic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ VariousMusic Of Trinidad – A Sounds Of The World Recording From National Geographic Society ... LP
National Geographic, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
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VariousMusique Malinke ... LP
Vogue (France), 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
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VariousNairobi Calling – Selected Recordings 1976 to 1996 ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $19.99
A revelatory selection of tracks recorded on a Nairobi music scene that was really overflowing with creative energy – so much so that the music here doesn't just come from Kenyan talents, but from Tanzania and the Congo as well! There's a positive spirit that imbues most of the grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP 28.99

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD 13.99

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VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $32.99 34.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousNigeria Soul Power 70 – Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Afro Disco ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of lesser-known gems from the 70s scene in Nigeria – music that's a great counterpart to better-remembered Afro Funk and soul from international giants like Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! This set digs deep, and is a nicelly expanded version of a set that Soul Jazz ... read more CD
Also available Nigeria Soul Power 70 – Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Afro Disco ... LP 29.99

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VariousNigeria Soul Power 70 – Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Afro Disco ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
A fantastic collection of lesser-known gems from the 70s scene in Nigeria – music that's a great counterpart to better-remembered Afro Funk and soul from international giants like Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! This set digs deep, and is a nicelly expanded version of a set that Soul Jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Nigeria Soul Power 70 – Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Afro Disco ... CD 18.99

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VariousNigeria Special – Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds, & Nigerian Blues 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $11.99 19.98
Essential work from the African scene of the 70s – a collection of tracks that goes way beyond the more familiar grooves of Fela Kuti and Manu Dibango! The set may well be the deepest so far we've heard from the always-amazing Soundway Records – a package that digs into a wealth of ... read more CD

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VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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