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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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Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... 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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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanInnovative Rhythmic & Tonal Textures ... CD
Folkways, 1976. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A beautiful record – and one that definitely lives up to the "innovative" name in the title! The set's a bit more complex, and more jazz-based than some of the other Folkways albums from Bilal Abdurahman – still very much in the spare modes of his other records, but also with ... 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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Bilal AbdurahmanSound, Rhythm, & Mime For Children ... CD
Folkways, 1971. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Way more than just the kids record you'd guess from the title – and instead, one of the cool earthy percussion records cut by Bilal Abdurahman for Folkways! The format is that of an introduction to sounds and rhythm for children – and the set mixes some spoken bits with some ultra-cool ... 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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Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka ModerniserAbode America ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1988. Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with a torn top right corner.)

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Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka ModerniserI Love You ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen with masking tape along the spine.)

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Alhaja Queen Salawa Abeni & Her Waka ModerniserIleya Special ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1988. Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear & pen. Vinyl plays with some clicks & crackles.)

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandAdmiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band ... LP
Olumo, 1977. Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and a few staples holding the bottom seam.)

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters InternationalBusy Body ... LP
Adawa Super (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters InternationalTemi Laago ... LP
Adawa Super (Nigeria), Late 80s. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Attarazat Addahabia & FaradjallahAl Hadaoui ... CD
Habibi Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Monstrous funk from Morocco – unreleased material recorded in 1973, with a sound that should have revolutionized North Africa at the time! The group works here in a really raw blend of heavy percussion and riffing guitar – produced with lots of edge and echo, and delivered with the ... read more CD

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King Sunny AdeOdu ... CD
Atlantic/Graviton, 1998. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... CD
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy ... $12.99
A Nigerian soul classic from Gboyega Adelaja – an artist who spent a fair bit of time on the US scene in the mid 70s, where he clearly drank from the deep well of funk and soul! The album's got a vibe that's maybe a bit tighter and groovier than some of Adelaja's contemporaries – maybe ... read more CD

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Sir Shina Adewale & The Superstars InternationalSuperstar Verse 1 ... LP
Wel Kadeb (Nigeria), 1977. Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, aging, and some writing pen.)

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Sir Shina Adewale & The Superstars InternationalSuperstar Verse 3 ... LP
Wel Kadeb (Nigeria), 1977. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Sir Shina Adewale & The Superstars InternationalSuperstar Verse 7 ... LP
Wel Kadeb (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and some pen. Label has some pen.)

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Johnson Adijan & His Opiri ExponentOpiri 83 Vol 1 ... LP
Supremedisk (Nigeria), 1983. Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and some pen.)

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African & Afro-American DrumsAfrican & Afro-American Drums ... CD
Folkways, 1954. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A drum-heavy spectacular – recorded with a really rootsy feel! The first half of the material was recorded in Africa – not credited especially well, but done with a stripped-down sound that's very heavy on drums and other odd percussion instruments – recorded in that rough, loud ... 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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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AfricandoGombo Salsa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1996. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $13.99
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro NationalTemedi Oh/Den Kick ... 7-inch
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Two great tracks by this group from Sierra Leone! "Temedi Oh" has this fast-moving groove that's totally wonderful – followed by guitar that riffs along in quick time with the pulsating bass, and topped with a vocal call that's like icing on the cake! "Den Kick" is a bit ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Begum AkhtarGhazals & Dadrars ... LP
EMI (India), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 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

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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 ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD

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AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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 CD

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Ignacio Alderete & Gilly BellHarpe Indienne Et Orgue/Paraguayan Harp & Organ ... CD
Disques Pierre Verany (France), 1984. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alla RakhaTabla Solo ... LP
Vanguard, 1977. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The Harvest (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note (France), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
The great Tony Allen has always been a hell of a collaborator – especially in his later years – and here, he makes some really wonderful music with Jeff Mills – a criss-crossing of acoustic and electric percussion patterns that are every bit as hypnotic as Allen's early material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oneyda AlvarengaSongs & Dances Of Brazil ... CD
Folkways, 1956. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Not the usual sorts of Brazilian songs that you might expect – no tight samba or bossa, but instead a batch of rootsy music from Bahia – all with rhythmic qualities that strongly inspired both later genres! Percussion is the strongest element on most of these tunes, but there's also ... (Brazil, 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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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 (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99 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!)

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... LP
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 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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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... read more CD

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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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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. Used ... $5.99
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more CD
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 5.99

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Aloy Anyanwu State Brothers InternationalNwannem ... LP
Homzy, 1982. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and some peeling along the bottom with a bit of pen on the front.)

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Robo Arigo & His Konastone MajestySexy Thing ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1982. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of Soweto (Art Ensemble Of Chicago)America – South Africa ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989/1990. Used ... $8.99
A second pairing of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Amabutho Male Chorus – one that's indicated not just in the title of the record, but in a changing of the group's name! The sound here is even more Afro-styled than the previous effort – coming across right from the start with a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Atahualpa YupanquiMagia Y Misterio Del Folklore Argentino ... LP
Odeon (Mexico), Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s green label pressing.)

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Pascal AtanganaYe Mot Ai Kare Mot – Cameroun Partout Vol 10 (with bonus download) ... LP
Nanga Boko (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Pascal Atangana is a hell of a singer – one who can move quickly, but with lots of deft changes – over the very dynamic rhythms provided by his excellent backing group! The set was originally issued as a part of a series to showcase the music of Cameroon in the 70s – but it's got ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 300 – with poster and download!)

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Atomic ForestDisco Roar ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 25.98
A really wild album from this Indian psych group of the 70s – a set that's a bit different than their better-known first and second albums, but which is pretty darn groovy overall! The set's definitely somewhere in the "disco" of the title – but not in a slick, commercial way ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AurelioLaru Beya ... CD
Stonetree/Real World (UK), 2011. Used ... $3.99
Melodic, unique and beautiful material from Aurelio Martinez – centered around traditional Garifuna rhythms, and recorded in Aurelio's native Honduras as well as Belize and Senegal – excellently produced by Ivan Duran. Aurelio sings lead and plays acoustic guitar, turtle shells and ... read more CD
(Small piece of clear tape over a slight tear inside digipack case.)

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Alhaji Chief Kollington AyinlaLast Respect To Late Chief Ayinla Omowura ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1980. Poor ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Alhaji Kollington Ayinla & His African EagletsFuji Ropopo ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Alhaji Kollington Ayinla & His African Fuji 78 OrganisationIronu Ko Papo ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Kollington AyinlaLakukulala ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1991. Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Kollington Ayinla & His African Fuji 78 OrganizationMo Tun De Pelu Ara ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1980s. Very Good- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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BabamaduBitama ... CD
Enja, 1996. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 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

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Ojo BalingoAfrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
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 CD
Also available Afrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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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)... $24.99 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
Also available Afrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo ... CD 14.99

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Balkan Rhythm BandJazziest Balkan Dance Band Around! ... LP
Flying Fish, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Londoner Fuji ExponentsAlhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Londoner Fuji Exponents (SKOLPS 005) ... LP
Oluyole (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good+ ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Londoner Fuji ExponentsAwa O Ja ... LP
Oluyole (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good ... $12.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Chief Sikiru Ayinde BarristerCurrent Affairs ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1989. Good+ ... $6.99
This album features 7 tracks, including the side-long "Current Affairs" plus "Ajanaku", "Musulumi", "Sarki Waka" and "Orin Hausa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging.)

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Chief Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFantasia Fuji ... LP
Siky-Oluyole, 1991. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose BarrosoFlamenco ... LP
Crown, 1959. Sealed ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Shrinkwrap is aged.)

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Adama BarryLembi ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Spare sounds get taken to the next dimension – as the music of Adama Barry is presented in both its original creation, and in a set of remixes by Henrik Schwarz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, and others! The album's got an unusual approach – as two-thirds of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Thomas Bartlett & Nico MuhlyPeter Pears – Balinese Ceremonial Music ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. Used ... $6.99
An interesting little album – a set that's part indie, and part a surprisingly great tribute to the music of the Indonesian gamelan – extrapolated through the compositions of Colin McPhee, who was one of the first to transcribe the sound of the percussive ensemble for the piano! The ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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BayanihanBayanihan Sings ... LP
Monitor, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Bibi Den's TshibayiSensible ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A wonderful conflation of grooves all taking place in a single space – some of the West African modes of the late 70s, coming into play with more contemporary soul elements – all spun out over a quartet of long tracks that are filled with unusual grooves! Instrumentation is electric ... read more CD

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Ensemble Muhammad Bin FarisLe Sawt De Bahrein/The Sawt Of Bahrain ... CD
Institut Du Monde Arabe (France), 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... read more CD

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Black Devil's MakaliYou & Me/I Found A Note ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare funky tracks from late 70s Kenya – both of which are pretty darn groovy! "You & Me" has a midtempo groove that's laced with these haunting spacey keyboards – and the English language vocals build things up in a nice way – with lots of catchy lyrics, but in a ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Savage/Majek/OvidFire/Got The Feelin/Karibun/Operator ... 12-inch
CBS/Afro 7 (Estonia), Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
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
(Limited to 500 copies – with download!)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Very Good- ... $11.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam and some aging.)

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's ... read more CD

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Blk JksMystery EP ... 12-inch
Secretly Canadian, 2009. Very Good+ ... $7.99
The Blk Jks debut for the Secretly Canadian label! The sound on these tracks is pretty incredible – with skittish beats and shimmering guitars that slowly building for kind of anthemic sweep – wrapped up with some spacious production that slides the vocals around the instrumentation ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... read more CD

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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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Harry Bloom/Todd Matshikiza/Pat WilliamsKing Kong – All African Musical ... LP
Decca (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Despite the colonialist overtones of the project – sort of the African equivalent to Porgy & Bess, at least in terms of authenticity – this groundbreaking musical was actually a crucial moment in the development of South African jazz. It's unfortunate that the package doesn't list ... (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Richard BonaReverence ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Bongos IkwueCock Crow At Dawn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ... LP
Phonodisc, 1981. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and marker.)

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Americo Brito & DjaramaNha D'Stine ... LP
Mar & Sol (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $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

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Bro DavidModern Music From Belize ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Late 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Modern music from Belize, circa 1988 – as the set brings together a host of homegrown recordings from Bro David – done in a style he refers to as cungo music! There's definitely some Caribbean touches in the grooves, but the music is also heavy on instrumentation and production modes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $18.99 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 (2 x 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Makossa/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 32.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Features the album pressed up on 2LPs, each of which play at 45rpm for extra added fidelity!)

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... CD
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the ... read more CD
Also available Feelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP 24.99

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Feelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... CD 13.99

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King Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat OrganisationKatakata (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shanu Olu/Hot Casa (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really tremendous record from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a set that's completely sharp from beginning to end, and which has the same sort of side-long jamming that you'd find on the best records by Fela Kuti at the time! King Bucknor's billed as "The Black Isaiah Of Africa" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ByronTrying To Hold On (original, version, Gerd Janson megamix) ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 12.98
A slow-grooving boogie number from Junior Byron – one that's got a catchy sort of back/forth rhythm, which Junior uses to nice advantage with his swinging vocals on the tune! The version brings up the riffing guitar in the rhythms, in a way that's even cooler than the original mix – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Francisco CanaroTango Brujo ... LP
EMI (Uruguay), Late 20s/1930s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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CarabaoMade In Thailand Vol 5 ... LP
Warner (Thailand), 1984. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram pressing, still in the stickered outer sleeve.)

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CaribbeanasLimbo ... LP
Diplomat, 1962. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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ChainoJungle Echoes ... LP
Omega, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Incredible stuff – and quite possibly the greatest album ever recorded by this enigmatic percussionist! The record features Chaino with his "African Percussion Safari" – not really listed on the notes individually, but (we surmise) most likely a group of studio percussionists. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has split seams held with clear tape.)

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Chicago Afrobeat Project feat Tony Allen & OthersWhat Goes Up – Remixed ... LP
Future Rootz, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great criss-crossing of sounds and styles – one that brings together African roots, contemporary funk, and a great array of dancefloor modes served up by the various producers on the project! The record reminds us a lot of some of our favorite French work in this mode from the start of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chicha LibreSonido Amazonico (2LP pressing with etched side) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Barbes, 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Islam Chipsy & EekKahraman ... LP
100 Copies (Egypt), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A really cool concept for a record – one that's unlike anything else we've ever heard, both in its sound and instrumental presentation! The group features two drummers behind the keyboard lines of Islam Chipsy – drums playing together at a pace that's very quick and almost skittish, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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City QuadsMusic From Africa ... LP
Universe, 1961. Very Good ... $33.99
A very obscure American pressing of this South African group! Titles include "Abazali", "Chip", "Mai Ndarira", "Rudo", "La Mulela", "Lindea", and "Zonki Ntsuku". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of pen on the back, and a small seam split in one corner.)

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD
Also available Jungle Magic ... LP 19.99

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... LP
Afrodesia (Nigeria), 1979. Sealed ... $19.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on PMG.)
Also available Jungle Magic ... CD 6.99

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Club D'ElfLive At Club Helsinki ... CD
Face Pelt, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Julie CokerLife In The Limelight – Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976 to 1981 ... CD
Kalita, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Classic tracks from the short-but-strong music career of Julie Coker – a huge figure in Nigerian culture, both for her work onscreen and off! Coker recorded a handful of records at the end of the 70s – right at the height of her career – and the tracks here are from two of the ... read more CD
Also available Life In The Limelight – Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976 to 1981 ... LP 25.99

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Julie CokerLife In The Limelight – Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976 to 1981 ... LP
Kalita, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
Classic tracks from the short-but-strong music career of Julie Coker – a huge figure in Nigerian culture, both for her work onscreen and off! Coker recorded a handful of records at the end of the 70s – right at the height of her career – and the tracks here are from two of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Life In The Limelight – Lagos Disco & Itsekiri Highlife 1976 to 1981 ... CD 13.99
 
 



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