Global Grooves — In Stock — 12-inch

Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!




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Allenko Brotherhood Ensemble with Tony AllenMan With The Drum/Drum Fire ... 12-inch
Comet (France), 2000. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Excellent modern afro funk – very much in the mode of work that Tony Allen did on his Black Voices album! "Man With The Drum" features Tony and the Kraked Unit – going strong with hard syncopated percussion, warm electronic keyboards, sly basswork, and some catchy lyrics sung ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Black SoulBlack Brothers/Mangous Ye ... 12-inch
Beam Junction, 1976. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $13.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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CarthagoAlech (vocal, instrumental)/Hanen (vocal, instrumental) ... 12-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Rare Tunisian disco from Carthago – a pair of storming dancefloor soul numbers recorded in Paris at the end of the 70s – backed by previously unreleased instumental versions! The group has a deep understanding of classic late 70s funky soul here, which you get from the start of "Ale ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Nicely done 12-inch single from Habibi Funk – going the extra mile in great picture sleeve and include an 8-page insert!)

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John Gibbs & US Steel OrchestraTrinidad (disco mix – unissued long version, Hair Stylistics re-edit) ... 12-inch
Jumbo Caribbean Disco/EM (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
One of the greatest tracks ever from the legendary John Gibbs – the man who brought the steel pans strongly to the dancefloor – thanks to his unique blend of the instrument with disco grooves! The classic "Trinidad" is presented here in a previously unissued version – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ofra HazaYa Ba Ye ... 12-inch
Sire/Warner, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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International Soleil BandTa Lassa (hide & smile edit, orig) ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 11.98
A sweet 80s groover from International Soleil Band – pulled from a West African scene just about to explode in world music frenzy, but still very much firmly tied to its roots! There's a slight bit of polish here, but mostly on the bassline – which holds the whole cut together nicely, ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Rachid KingRachid King In USA – Si Useme/Sukuma Yembe ... 12-inch
Makossa, 1979. Very Good (pic cover)... $4.99
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Kondi BandBelle Wahallah EP ... 12-inch
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
The group gets their name from the kondi – a Sierre Leone variation on the African thumb piano, which is used to great effect on these grooves! The cuts have a contemporary electro-Afro sort of rhythm – but also hold onto some older roots in the vocal refrain, and in the use of the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Femi KutiBlackman Know Yourself (Roots rmx, radio, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
MCA, 2000. Near Mint- ... $0.99
One of the best remixes of Femi Kuti's work! This promo only "Roots Remix" has a sweet jazzy vibe – with nicely punctuated drums underneath, and tight horns with a classic Afro Funk sound. The Roots touches give the cut a nice hip hop feel, and the instrumental's nice and sweet! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Think Africa (orig, radio, bonus beats)/Na Oil (orig, radio, bonus beats) ... 12-inch
Still Music (Germany), 2007. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
No fake-funk here, as Seun Kuti's working with the legendary Egypt 80 group – on two tracks that bristle with all the soul and sharp instrumental touches of his father Fela's classics from years back! "Think Africa" has a stepping, skittish groove that's classic Kuti all the way ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Paradise Bangkok Molam International BandLam San Ra (orig, Nick Menasseh version) ... 12-inch
Paradise Bangkok/Studio Lam (UK), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A great return to form for the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band – stepping out here in a groove that mixes Southeast Asian roots with more contemporary clubby elements – yet all without sounding gimmicky or forced at all! The cut begins with a complicated line played on a ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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