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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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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsShaman ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A tremendous return to form for reedman Idris Ackamoor and his Pyramids group – and a record that we love every bit as much as his classic material from the 70s! There's a power, righteousness, and urgency to this album that we haven't heard from Ackamoor in years – very much the kind ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. Used ... $9.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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King Sunny AdeAriya Special ... LP
SAR (Nigeria), 1982. Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has heavy surface wear, aging, a name in pen, and staples holding the seams.)

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King Sunny AdeGet Up ... LP
Atom Park, 1992. Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear and some pen.)

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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... CD
Mango, 1982. Used ... $2.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more CD
(Back artwork has some light water staining. Booklet/front is fine.)

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King Sunny AdeSynchro System/Aura ... CD
Mango/T-Bird (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy ... $12.99
A pair of groundbreaking records from King Sunny Ade – both of which represent a new wave of interest in African music after the initial burst of the Fela Kuti generation! First up is Synchro System – fantastic work from King Sunny Ade – one of his first truly global releases, ... read more CD

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King Sunny AdeTruth (Otito) ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some writing in pen on front & back. Labels have ink stamps.)

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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSynchro System/Ire (UK pressing) ... 12-inch
Island (UK), 1983. Very Good ... $7.99
A nice 12" of an artist you don't often find on a single. Two excellent percolating Ju Ju tracks filled with layered guitars and percussion. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsTogetherness – Ka Jo Se ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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King Sunny Ade & The New African BeatsWait For Me ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good- ... $9.99
This album features 12 tracks, including "Sunny Ade Ti E Nreti", "Baby Yi O Le Pami Layo", "Choices", "Wait For Me", "Dance Away Your Sorrow" and "Ila Ika Ma La E". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and aging.)

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Sunny AdeChild ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some writing in pen on front & back.)

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Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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Sunny AdeTriumph ... LP
Broadway (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & pen.)

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Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSyncro Chapter 1 ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1977. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a wrinkled corner and a few bubbles in the glossy finish.)

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Prince Thony Adex & His Sedico SystemMaster Juju Guitarist No 1 ... LP
Makossa, Early 80s. Sealed ... $34.99
Side one features the long "Sunny Ade Judgement Special" – and side two features shorter tracks that include "Ire Ni F'Egbe Thony", "Kiniun Oj'Oye", and "Toni'Le T'Alejo". LP, Vinyl record album

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African Brothers Band International in Cote D'IvoireAgatha ... LP
Bertson Records (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear, aging, clear tape holding the top seam, split bottom seam, and a stain at the bottom left corner.)

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Power/P-Vine (Japan), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $22.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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African VirtuosesClassic Guinean Guitar Group ... CD
Sterns (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful work from African Virtuoses – a group who really earn their name, thanks to great guitar work from Abdoulaye and Sekou Diabate! There's a sweetly trilling feel to most of these numbers – light and melodic guitar interplay over bass and percussion – augmented with a bit ... read more CD

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AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Afro NationalMarie/Kabala ... 7-inch
Makossa, 1976. Very Good ... $19.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Afrodyssey OrchestraUnder The Sun (with download) ... LP
Altercat (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Great diaspora sounds from Afrodyssey Orchestra – a group who bring so much more to their music than most of their contemporaries – in ways that both tap into their native cultural history in Greece, and really open up some of the deeper jazz currents of their songs! Instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Dombraye Aghama & The Stars Of BeninIdanmweho ... LP
Matts, 1984. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Mustafa Khaliq AhmedSon Of The Drum Song ... CD
Chaos, 2019. Used ... $6.99
New York percussionist – played on James Mason's Rhythm Of Life and with Arthur Russell. CD

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... CD
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more CD
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... LP 23.99

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... CD 10.99

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AktionGroove The Funk ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
The title's no like – as these guys definitely groove, and they're definitely funky too – a sweet 70s combo from the Lagos scene, and one who play with a very sharp edge at their core! Aktion make nice use of darker, downturning chords – which creates a moody feel to their funk, ... read more CD

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AkwassaIn The Groove ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An interesting turning point for this funky Nigerian group of the 70s – as the set's still got the chunky rhythms of previous efforts, but also shows a touch of influence from reggae on some of the grooves – as well as some very cool use of keyboard touches that give the whole thing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AkwassaLa'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... CD
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more CD
Also available Belly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP 24.99

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Belly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... CD 11.99

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Tony AllenSource ... LP
Blue Note (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice ... CD
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... read more CD

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AmabanoAmsterdam Ticket (with bonus download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Fantastic grooves from Amabano – an obscure group from Burundi, on a record that was initially only issued in the Soviet Union! That strange lack of exposure is no reflection on the music at all, though – as these guys are wickedly funky, and play with the sharpness and rawness of some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies – includes download!)

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AmanazAfrica ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more CD
Also available Africa (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ AmanazAfrica (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 28.98
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Africa ... CD 7.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... LP
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idowu AnimashaunApola Tunde ... CD
African Songs (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
A series of extended song medleys from Nigerian musician Idowu Animashaun – tracks that mix together wispy guitar, light percussion, and vocals that playfully deal with a variety of themes! The style here isn't nearly as heavy-hitting as that of Idowu's 70s contemporaries – especially ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more CD
Also available Afropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Afropentatonism ... CD 13.99

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AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraLiberation Afrobeat Volume 1 (Ninja Tune) ... LP
Ninja Tune, 2001. Very Good 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing funk from this new Afro Beat combo! Forget that they're a bunch of young guys from New York – because the sound of this one is pure 70s Africa, with hard heavy drum work, super-tight horn riffing, spiraling keyboard lines, and some excellent guitar! You probably also know the work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeves.)

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Arat Kilo with Mamani Keita & Mike LaddVisions Of Selam (with bonus download) ... LP
Accords Croises (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Arat Kilo blend together sounds of West Africa, currents of hip hop, and older Mid East modes – all filtered through their unique Parisian perspective, and topped here with help from Mike Ladd and Mamani Keita on vocals! The record's a great evolution of older world music blends that never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Adebayo Aremu & His Ewi Pankeke GroupVolume 1 ... LP
Adetunji (Nigeria), 1975. Poor ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition, with cracks in two places. Cover has heavy wear and aging.)

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Okyerema AsanteDrum Message ... CD
Black Fire, 1977. Used ... $19.99
A seminal bit of funky Afrojazz from the DC scene of the 70s! The album features work by percussionist Okyerema Asante, and also includes sax work by Plunky Nakabinde – best known as the leader of the group Oneness Of Juju. Plunky's influence can really be felt strongly on the set – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Okyerema AsanteSabi ... LP
Atumpan/Kalita (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
A lost set from percussionist Okyerema Asante – an African percussionist, but one who made some great music as part of the Black Fire/Oneness Of Juju collective on the DC scene in the 70s! This album follows with a spirit that's a bit like the later work of Oneness – and in fact, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus notes, photos, and interview insert.)

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Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance BandAfrican Carnival ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Funky African work from Fred Fisher – a Nigerian trombonist who crafted his own unique groove at the end of the 70s! Fred both sings and plays trombone – the latter with a Fred Wesley-like soulfulness – and his rhythms here are really wide-ranging, and embrace a host of new ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BablaBabla's Disco Sensation ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 16.99
A definite disco sensation from Babla – a singer who refits older Indian film songs with new club grooves for the 80s – definitely very much in the mode that's promised by the title! The set features older songs by Shankhar Jakishan, Kalyanji Anadji, and Hemant Kumar – plus a few ... read more CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 18.99

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Ojo BalingoAfrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 26.98
Excellent sounds from Ojo Balingo – a Nigerian juju artist from the same stretch as King Sunny Ade – but one whose music is much more obscure to audiences on this side of the Atlantic! Balingo's group here has the loose, spontaneous vibe that characterizes juju at its best – this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Batidos (Jay Rodriguez & Ron Trent)Olajope ... CD
Six Degrees, 2001. Used ... $6.99
One of the coolest projects to bear the imprint of New York DJ Ron Trent – a shimmering blend of house music, jazzy fusion, and Latin influences! The core group features Trent on percussion and keyboards – with additional keyboards, vocals, and woodwinds from Jay Rodriguez – and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bayan Mongol Variety GroupBayan Mongol Variety Group ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Bayan Mongol Variety Group may not have the catchiest name in the record store – but they definitely have a sound that really stands out from the pack – and which comes across as this unusual mix of 70s styles and more traditional modes! The vocals are by the two ladies pictured on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Professor IK Belemu & His Bendelites Of Torugbene NigeriaSei Sine Eye Kpo Fa ... LP
Ojikutu (Nigeria), 1981. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stains, peeling, splitting and marker.)

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Professor IK Belemu & His River Brother Of TorugbeneSei Erein Lade ... LP
Okoli (Nigeria), 1982. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a frayed and torn bottom right corner, with some wear and ink stamps on both sides. Label has an ink stamp.)

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BelenouEmosyon Tambou-a ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A record from the start of the 90s, but one with a spirit that's much more like some of the best 70s hybrids of jazz and global rhythms – served up here by a group that features plenty of the three musical elements pictured on the cover, plus some vocals from the ensemble as well! Electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big BlackEthnic Fusion ... LP
Arch, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A very cool little record from percussionist Big Black – and one of his hippest too! The record features only percussion by Black, plus bits of guitar by Anthony Wheaton – making for a set that's mostly raw, stripped-down percussion tracks – most of which are quite long, and have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Big Fayia & The AfronationalRosaline/Blackpool ... 7-inch
Afrodisc (UK), 1977. Very Good- ... $11.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BitoriLegend Of Funana – The Forbidden Music Of The Cape Verde Islands ... CD
Analog Africa (UK), 1997. Used ... $11.99
An album with a very unusual vibe – one that showcases the Cape Verdean style of funana – a fast-moving groove that features accordion in the lead! That instrument is played here by Bitori – who was 57 years old at the time of the recording, but plays with the deft energy of a ... read more CD

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Stefano BittelliClochard ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2013. Used ... $3.99

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Franck Biyong with Cristina ViolleTrouble – Anywhere Trouble (club mix, radio edit, inst)/Trouble (beats) ... 12-inch
Hot Casa (France), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A great little funky single from Franck Biyong – part of his continuing evolution and growth as one of the leading lights in the contemporary Afro Funk underground – an artist who's really moved past some of the slavish styles of years behind! Franck adds in both live drums and rhythm ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Savage/S&D Majek/OvidFire/Got The Feelin/Karibun/Operator ... 12-inch
CBS/Afro 7 (Estonia), Early 80s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
A set of rare tracks from the vaults of CBS Records in Kenya – tunes that really show a nicely complex approach to the groove! Black Fire kick things off with "Fire" – a tune that's got a reggae vibe, but a sound that's quite different than the style of Kingston! The cut's ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the die-cut cover, including download card.)

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BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Blo have gone through a few different phases before this fantastic fourth album – but none of them as funky as the work on this set – which may well set a whole new standard for the Nigerian music legends! The groove here is super-tight, with lots of excellent bass and drums snapping ... read more CD

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✨✧ Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BojouraGolden Years Of Dutch Pop Music ... CD
Universal (Netherlands), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $18.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bosq feat KaletaTake Over (main, less patient edit)/Bounce & Pull Up (white vinyl pressing) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
One of the strongest Afro Funk jams we've ever heard from Bosq – but that's no surprise, given that Kaleta is along for the ride! "Take Over" builds beautifully from the start – spare percussion adding in layers over time – all rising in this great crescendo of horns ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jagger BotchwayOdze Odze (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Sweet African funk from Jagger Botchway – a musician with roots in The Barons, Hedzoleh Soundz, and Kelenkye Band – stepping out here on his own in a heady brew of percussion, guitar lines, and horns! Some of the cuts are vocal, some are instrumental – and the mix of melody and ... read more CD

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Boys Of The LoughLochaber No More ... LP
Philo, 1977. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Anouar BrahemBlue Maqams ... CD
ECM, 2017. Used ... $12.99
Anouar Brahem on oud – plus Django Bates on piano, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Americo Brito & DjaramaNha Destin ... LP
A Brito (Netherlands), 1983. Sealed ... $14.99
One of the only albums ever recorded by Djarama – a group with roots in Cape Verde, but who rocked the Dutch scene of the mid 80s – where their highly rhythmic style must have been a huge hit! The approach here is a bit like some of the post-colonial acts recording in Paris around the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Mar & Sol.)

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Roland BrivalWaka ... CD
Isma'a (France), 2003. Used ... $11.99
New diaspora soul from Roland Brival – a wonderful recording that's every bit as great as his classic Creole Gypsy set! Roland's working here in a hotbed of cross-cultural talents – blending together African, Caribbean, and jazz-based rhythms with a style that's extremely unique. A ... read more CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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Brother ResistanceTonite Is De Night/Rapso Space Dub/Crucial Decision (92 version)/Nation Time ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 24.99
Great grooves from Brother Reistance – tracks that are aimed at the dancefloor, but which also have a strong social message too! "Tonite Is De Night" is a cool call to action, set to a rhythm with tight tropical touches – and "Crucial Decision" is presented here in ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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BuariDisco Soccer ... CD
Makossa/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A killer blend of African roots and American rhythms – and a set that definitely lives up to the disco promised in the title! Buari's working here with a host of New York musicians – jazzy players who include Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis on trumpet, Barry Rogers on trombone, and ... read more CD

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Sidiku BuariRevolution – Live Disco Show In New York City ... CD
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the coolest records ever issued by Sidiku Buari – the Ghanian musician who also recorded just as Buari – stepping out here in a very unusual performance recorded live at a club in New York at the end of the 70s! Side one begins with this great crowd frenzy and very cool energy ... read more CD

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Segun BucknorWho Say I Tire ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Funky 70s Nigerian grooves from the great Segun Bucknor – African roots music with the finest, funkiest and soulful sounds this side of Fela! This is music Bucknor recorded in the early 70s upon returning to Lagos after studying at Columbia University and having been fully immersed in the ... read more CD

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a ... read more CD

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Camarao OrkestraNacao Africa ... CD
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... read more CD
Also available Nacao Africa ... LP 26.99

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Camarao OrkestraNacao Africa ... LP
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nacao Africa ... CD 19.99

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Francisco CanaroBailando Tangos, Valses, y Milongas ... CD
EMI (Argentina), 1930s. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Francisco Canaro Y Su OrquestaFrancisco Canaro Y Su Orquesta – Canta Francisco Amor ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1972. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is missing the plastic outer sleeve.)

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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gadji CeliEspoir ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1993. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Yvonne Chaka ChakaThank You Mr DJ ... LP
Mercury (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Don CherryOm Shanti Om ... CD
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Rare 70s work from Don Cherry, and one of the most perfect realizations of his organic music concept – a quartet session recorded for Italian broadcast, with long songs that have a very spun-out, meditative vibe! Cherry's on pocket trumpet, but is way more than a horn player – as his ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Chicago Afrobeat ProjectOff The Grid EP ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2008. Used ... $4.99
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... read more CD

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Chicha LibreSonido Amazonico ... CD
Barbes, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A new take on the older chica groove – a slightly romping rhythm that's almost a South American take on Tex Mex modes! The sound here has a nicely old-style feel – despite contemporary origins of the recording – and instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, including Electravox, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Christianoff & Christianoff, Son Orchestre Et Ses Chanteurs RussesCabaret Russe ... LP
RCA (France), 1963. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more CD
Also available Akalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Classic Swede SwedeToleki Bango (Miles Ahead) ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Claudette Et Ti PierreAlbum II ... LP
Macaya (Haiti), 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Rene Clemencic & ChemiraniImprovisations – Orient Occident ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A fantastic record – one that maybe has global styles at the core, but which also features improvisations in a modern European mode – Rene Clemencic on flutes, and Chemiriani on zarb, which is a percussive instrument! LP, Vinyl record album
(Top cover seam is partially unglued, but this is a great copy overall.)

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Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... CD
Cook, 1961. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) 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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✨✧ Cliff & The EncountersCrazy Ann/Black Brother ... 7-inch
Rich (Virgin Islands, British), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has some press flaw bumps. Label has a name in pen.)

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Frank ColonLatin Lounge ... CD
Frank Colon, 2019. Used ... $2.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Packaged in a slim paper sleeve.)

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Paolo ConteBest Of Paolo Conte ... CD
Nonesuch, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of RastafariGrounation (3LP set) ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record, and one of the most spiritual, righteous sets to ever come from Jamaica in the 70s – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given that scene at the time! The vibe here is really rootsy, and almost more spiritual jazz than reggae – with lots of spare percussion from Count ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful heavy 3LP pressing!)
 
 



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