You may not be able to say his name that easily, but you'll definitely be singing the praises of Gokcen Kaynatan after you hear this groovy little record – a totally amazing bit of moogy electronics recorded on the Turkish scene in the 60s and 70s! There's plenty of guitar in the mix, too ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not the usual Nigerian funk collection you might expect – as the music here is from the years before Fela Kuti and other artists exploded onto international 70s fame – and instead, come from a time where the Nigerian scene was busy drinking up influences from a range of other cultures ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mohammed Jimmy Mohammed —
Takkabel ... CD Terp (Netherlands), 2006. Used ...
The first ever full length effort from blind Addis Ababa singer Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed – who appeared on the second Ethiopiques compilation – finally with a recorded set of his own! There's a loose, melodic and all around wonderful feel – a warmth that really needs to be heard ... read moreCD
Heavy heady funk from the 70s Nigerian scene – a wicked little record that's unlike anything else we've heard before! SJOB is a combo made from ex-members of the group of Sonny Okosuns – all top-shelf players who've clearly got their chops down in the groove department, but are also ... read moreCD
A stunning collaboration between Muruga Booker and Big Black– both percussionists who lead the session, but who also work here with lots of additional instrumentation that includes ocarina, violin, hammered dulcimer, and even some clarinet from avant jazz legend Perry Robinson! The tracks ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers —
Drum Suite ... LP Columbia, 1956/1957. Near Mint- ...
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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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a piece of clear tape on the top seam.)
One of the most important albums to present the sounds of Bali to the world at large – not just because the set perfectly captures the sharper, more bracing sound of Balinese gamelan, but also because it includes an extended recording of the famous "monkey chant"! The first half of ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Even after all these years, the BBC is still a magical place of experimentation and new discovery – as you'll hear in this special release of recordings from the Late Junction programme on Radio 3! The show strives to bring together artists with different backgrounds – and gives them ... (Rock, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Hugh Masekela —
Hope ... CD Triloka/Razor & Tie, 1994. Used ...
Titles include "Languta", "Abangoma", "Stimela", "Marketplace", and "Nomali". CD
Blistering work from Third Eye – a group who were supposedly some of the hippest rockers on the South African scene at the start of the 70s – a claim we definitely believe after hearing this great little record! The group have a way of jamming hard without going over the top – ... (Rock, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're guessing you're pretty excited about the prospect of percussive reggae and Jamaican R&B played out on rippling waves of steel drums, but this Caribbean steel drum bonanza isn't exactly going to satisfy your funky reggae steel drum jones. More in the vein of some of the ethnographic ... read moreCD