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

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... CD
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy ... $19.99
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
Also available Colourful Environment ... LP 24.99

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✨✧ Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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 CD

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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 CD
Also available Simigwa ... LP 23.99

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
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 CD
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP 22.99

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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
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 21.99

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Thomas Bartlett & Nico MuhlyPeter Pears – Balinese Ceremonial Music ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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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Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau – The Definitive Collection (Beginning Of The End/Funky Nassau/bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 15.99
A great collection – the rare two albums by Beginning Of The End, plus bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Funky Nassau – s monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Bixiga 70Quebra Cabeca ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
In the world of global grooves, Bixiga 70 have always been a bit unique – they hail from Brazil, love Afro Funk, but also never it those easy modes that makes so may other combos sound like they're just trying to go for the sound of Lagos in the 70s! Instead, these guys seem to have ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Quebra Cabeca (180 gram pressing) ... LP 34.99

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BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Stella ChiwesheKasawah – Early Singles ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Really lovely work from Stella Chiweshe – both a singer and a hell of an mbira player – both talents that get equal play on this collection of early singles from the 70s! In fact, the set feels a lot less like some African singles from the time, than a unified album that really offers ... read more CD
Also available Kasawah – Early Singles (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 23.99

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Baba Commandment & The Mandingo BandSiri Ba Kele ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... read more CD
Also available Siri Ba Kele ... LP 20.99

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Count Ossie & Mystic Revelation Of RastafariGrounation ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1972. New Copy 2 CDs ... $20.99 24.98
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 CD

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Paco De Lucia5 Original Albums (El Duende/Fuente Y Caudal/En Vivo/Almoraima/Plays De Falla) (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $18.99 19.99
Five fantastic albums from the legendary Spanish guitarist – all packaged with original album sleeves too! First up is El Duende Flamenco – a richly personal vision of music – played by Paco with incredible deftness on the guitar, yet with a way that's never trying to show off, ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoCeddo – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... read more CD

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Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 2CD ... $23.99
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty ... read more CD

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Ennanga VisionEnnanga Vision ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of those records that definitely lives up to its cover – as it's not only a great mish-mash of styles, it's also got some 80s instrumental currents that might come as a surprise if you know other records on the Soundway label! The work recasts older elements of Ugandan music with old ... read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... read more CD

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – ... read more CD
Also available Etral De L'Air No 1 ... LP 18.99

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more CD

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Gilberto GilRefavela (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner (Brazil), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Refavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Jef Gilson & Hal SingerSoul Of Africa (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A groundbreaking set of work from the team of Jef Gilson and Hal Singer – a uniquely cross-cultural session recorded in the Paris scene of the 70s, and easily some of the best work ever from both musicians! Singer's probably best remembered on these shores for his older R&B tenor work of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – ... read more CD

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John HandyJohn Handy's Rainbow Band 1979 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live set from one of the most unusual periods in the career of alto saxophonist John Handy – a time when he was working with a group of Indian musicians, in a great fusion of jazz and world styles! The Rainbow Band was really one of Handy's most creative endeavors – and this ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Fareed Haque & Kaia String QuartetNew Latin American Music For Guitar & String Quartet ... CD
Delmark, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Quite an unusual album from guitarist Fareed Haque – very different than some of his more jazz-based work over the years, as the set features Haque working with a string quartet, on a host of more compositional pieces! The style's maybe in the best Spanish guitar mode – with Haque ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other ... read more CD

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Shin Joong Hyun & Yup JunsShin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns ... CD
Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... read more CD

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Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
The debut album from Theadora Ifudu – a singer who hit greater fame on a bigger label a few years later – but who sounds pretty darn great here at the start! The music is an offbeat blend of American soul and Nigerian funk – recorded both in Lagos and London, but with a sound ... read more CD

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Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival CrossMy Heart Wavers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available My Heart Wavers ... LP 29.99

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Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & OthersBrasil ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 22.99
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more CD
Also available Jongler ... LP 26.99

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 22.98
A beautiful set of contemporary yoruba recordings – performed by the Konkere Beats group in Nigeria, and with a different vibe than some of the more familiar yoruba material from the Caribbean! The sacred sounds are full of percussion and vocal chants – and have a vibe that's maybe ... read more CD

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✨✧ Sarathy KorwarMy East Is Your West ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
A really amazing little record – one that's partly in the "jazz meets Indian" mode of Joe Harriott's experiments of the 60s – but a performance that also brings in a lot more from spiritual jazz, even though most of the instrumentation is more traditional! The set is live, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... read more CD

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Femi KutiOne People One World ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... read more CD
Also available One People One World (with download) ... LP 22.99

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more CD

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Lionel LouekeJourney ... CD
Aparte (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Lionel Loueke, standing nicely on the borders of his styles – playing jazzily, to be sure – but also opening up with plenty of global elements too – in a lineup that includes the musician on a bit of percussion, alongside other percussion from Cyro Baptista and Christi Joza Orisha ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Pierre LouissCreole Swing 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Very cool work from the Parisian scene of the late 60s – material that has a bit of a French swing jazz guitar approach, but which is also served up with lots of Caribbean touches, too – including a fair bit of Latin currents in the percussion and piano! Guitarist Pierre Louis was born ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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LulendoMwinda ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautifully bubbling sounds from Lulendo – a singer who also plays a fair bit of quissange – an African thumb piano, in the same manner as the kalimba! The instrument rings out with these percussive notes right alongside his lively, lyrical vocals – set to instrumentation that is ... read more CD

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Tunde MabaduViva Disco ... CD
Afrodisia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Long live disco, but not the sort that was big on the American scene of the 70s – as Tunde Mabadu serves up a nicely lean version of the music here – filled with Nigerian funk elements, and plenty of his own great work on tenor and alto sax! The tunes are jumpy, jaunty, and plenty darn ... read more CD

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Baris MancoNick The Chopper ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Baris Manco was one of the leading lights of the Turkish music scene in the 70s, but that didn't stop him from setting his sights on points farther west – as you'll hear on this funky gem from the mid 70s, complete with English language lyrics for the sorts of tunes that could have burst out ... read more CD
Also available Nick The Chopper ... LP 16.99

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Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 29.99
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... read more CD

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak BandWede Harer Guzo ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
Maybe the coolest music we've ever heard from Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a late 70s session that has his organ lines sounding even groovier than ever, on some sweet tracks that also bring in a fair bit of funk to the grooves! The style is much more in an Ethiopiques vein than ... read more CD
Also available Wede Harer Guzo ... LP 18.99

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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more CD

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✨✧ Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... CD
King (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more CD
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Mike Nyoni & Born FreeMy Own Thing ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.98
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... read more CD
Also available My Own Thing (with booklet & download featuring bonus tracks) ... LP 39.99

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OkonkoloCantos ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 17.98
Soulful and spiritual sounds from Yoruban via Brooklyn combo Okonkolo! There's a wonderful sonic range here – with voices, bata drum and coro strngs at the core – often taking flight on Cantos with some really nice additional strings and horns that bring the songs to soaring, sometimes ... read more CD
Also available Cantos ... LP 19.99

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... read more CD
Also available African Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... LP 27.99

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP 25.99

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Geraldo PinoAfro Soco Soul Live (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Retro Afric/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A blistering batch of live tracks from the amazing Geraldo Pino – super-tight Afro Funk with a groove to rival some of James Brown's funkiest work! Pino clearly takes a lot of cues from The Godfather in the way he leads the band – working with an MC who starts the set and calls him to ... read more CD

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Professor RhythmProfessor 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1991. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A set of brightly bubbling grooves from Professor Rhythm – and a record that really seems to fit the changing mood on the South African scene of the time! Most of the tracks are instrumental – with just a bit of chorus vocals here and there – and they've got an upbeat, optimistic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Public Opinion Afro-OrchestraNaming & Blaming ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Charged, horn-heavy Afro jazz/funk/soul from Melbourne, and we'll proudly hail the name Public Opinion Afro-Orchestra as the source of it – no blame to be given, just credit due! It's a large band for sure – the Public Opinion Afro- crew is correctly billed as an Orchestra – a ... read more CD

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Almir RicardiFesta Funk ... CD
RGE/Discobertas (Brazil), 1984. New Copy ... $16.99
A set that's definitely the funk festival promised in the title – but one that's also served up in an 80s-styled mode! Almir Ricardi sings in a soulful style, amidst lots of basslines and keyboards set up by Lincoln Olivetti and Robson Jorge – both Brazilian musicians with plenty of ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Terry Riley & Krishna BhattTerry Riley/Krishna Bhatt Duo ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los IntocablesSabor Maracuya Desnuda ... CD
Empty Cellar, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 10.00
Far-reaching yet finely-honed Chicano soul and Afro Latin grooves from Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables – a Bay Area combo putting a fresh spin on diverse influences, captured really well on a debut album that captures them so naturally you feel like they're right there in the room! A ... read more CD

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Pierre SandwidiLe Troubadour De La Savane - 1976 to 1980 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost legacy in music from Pierre Sandwidi – a singer from Burkina Faso who had a fair bit to say about the social situation in his West African nation – often working in a mode that was a bit more cut off from mainstream music on the continent, which resulted in a very unique sort of ... read more CD

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz ... read more CD

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 1 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... read more CD

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Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more CD
Also available Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP 23.99

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Jo TongoAfrican Funk Experimentals 1968 to 1982 + 2017 ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s/2017. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
A great range of grooves from Jo Tongo – an artist from Cameroon who definitely lives up to the "experimentals" nature of this excellent series! Jo's groove is nicely fluid – sometimes with a clubby funk mode that draws a lot from the underground American 12" scene of ... read more CD

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Sidi ToureToubalbero ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... read more CD
Also available Toubalbero (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more CD
Also available Otodi ... LP 29.99

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... read more CD
Also available African Dances ... LP 23.99

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hozan YamamotoStandard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds – A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi, & Big Band ... CD
King (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
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✨✧ Toshiaki Yokota & Beat GenerationFlute Adventure ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A definite flute adventure from Japanese reedman Toshiaki Yokota – one that's got some wonderfully trippy elements, in the best spirit of some of the most groundbreaking MPS sessions at the end of the 60s! Yokota plays a variety of flutes, and he's backed by electric guitar, bass, and plenty ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
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VariousAccordion In Americas 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A huge range of accordion sounds from the Americas – both north and south – served up in a package that's got way more than you'd expect! The music here isn't the polka, pop, or Tex-Mex sounds that most folks know from the instrument – and instead includes jazz instrumentals, ... read more CD

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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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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
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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VariousBresil Instrumental – Solistes Et Virtuoses Bresiliens 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99 29.98
A really wonderful survey of Brazilian instrumental modes at mid-century – a set that moves between choro, samba, and early bossa styles – and also opens up into some other genres as well! The focus here is on key instrumentalists – players with a strong ability to improvise and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 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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VariousEthiopiques Volume 27 – Azmari Tessema Eshete – Centennial Of The First Ethiopian Recordings 1908 to 1910 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 10s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
An amazing turn for the Ethiopiques series – one that moves back to the 78rpm era, to offer up a side of Ethiopian music we've never heard before! The set documents 100-year old material by Tessema Eschete – one of the first important recorded singers in Ethiopia, and a vocalist whose ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Club 2 – Cambodia Rock Spectacular ... CD
Lion, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
A pretty incredible compilation of Cambodia Rock – the best one we've come across – classic original Khmer Rock from scene pioneer Sinn Sisamouth and many more! The set as an effort to present this fun, groovy and yes, spectacular Cambodian Rock as it was originally heard by the people ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Club 3 – Cambodia Rock Intensified ... CD
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Mad sounds from Cambodia – rock and roll at the core, but with a delivery that's unlike anything you'd hear in the Anglo world! There's plenty of Eastern elements going down in the music – not just the local lyrics, but other ways of putting together a rhythm, tuning a guitar, and ... read more CD

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VariousHunee – Hunchin All Night – Choice Cuts For The Dance Floor ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unusual collection of tracks for the dancefloor – one that features music from around the world, but with a very different vibe and vintage than other collections of this nature! Many of these tracks are from the 80s and 90s, and are electric dance tracks, but often handled from a global ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousOcora – Le Monde Des Musiques Traditionelles/The World Of Traditional Music (6CD set) ... CD
Ocora (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99 39.99
A fantastic overview of sounds from Ocora Records – an imprint that may well be the greatest ethnographic label in the world, with a tremendous legacy of well-recorded music from around the globe! Ocora is an offshoot of Radio France, and always did a top-shelf job, right from the start ... read more CD

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VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
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 CD
Also available Onda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... LP 28.99

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... read more CD

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... read more CD

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VariousPantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... read more CD
Also available Pantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... LP 14.99

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VariousParis to Calcutta – Men & Music On The Desert Road (4CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1955. New Copy 4CD & hardcover book ... $55.99
An amazing journey in music – one presented here with a full legacy of recordings that were captured on the trip! In 1955, recordist Deben Bhattacharya made a long journey by road from London, through Europe, over to the Mid-East and down to India – recording music along the way as ... read more CD

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc ... CD
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.14
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Tokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... LP 23.99

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VariousTumbele – Biguine, Afro & Latin Sounds From The French Caribbean 1963 to 1974 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1960s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Rare recordings from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the French Caribbean – rare Afro Latin grooves from the mid 60s to the mid 70s – a fantastic compilation from the global groove compilation heroes at Soundway! The material generally has the thumping drum & ... read more CD

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VariousTurkish Ladies – Female Singers From Turkey 1974 to 1988 ... CD
Sony (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
A much-needed look at the huge legacy of female singers in Turkish music during the 70s – one that stands as a great complement to so much of the recent reissues of male artists from the same time! Much of this music shares qualities with reissues on labels like Pharaway Sounds or Finders ... read more CD

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VariousTwo Niles To Sing A Melody – The Violins & Synths Of Sudan ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Mid 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 24.99
Other-worldly sounds from the place where the Nile River splits into two – the hugely under-tapped legacy of Sudanese music from the scene in Khartoum – presented here in a beautifully lavish style! The package is as much a history book as a mindblowing set of music – as the ... read more CD
Also available Two Niles To Sing A Melody – The Violins & Synths Of Sudan (3LP set) ... LP 33.99

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✨✧ VariousVenezuela 70 Vol 2 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Incredible sounds from a scene that most folks don't know at all – the heady music of Venezuela in the 70s, recorded at a time when the nation was bursting with new strengths and bright ideas! The work here is different than Brazilian, Columbian, or Peruvian sounds of the time – but ... read more CD
Also available Venezuela 70 Vol 2 – Cosmic Visions Of A Latin American Earth – Venezuelan Experimental Rock In The 70s & Beyond (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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VariousWe Are Ten – The Birthday Presents Heavenly Sweetness 10 ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The Heavenly Sweetness label celebrates its first ten years in business – with a special birthday present of all-exclusive unreleased tracks! This set doesn't look back at the previous decade of the label, but instead points the way forward – with a wonderful selection of newly-recorded ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available We Are Ten – The Birthday Presents Heavenly Sweetness 10 ... LP 18.99

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VariousZanzibara 1 – Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club ... CD
Buda (France), 2005. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A fantastic new series from the folks behind the great Ethiopiques collection. Zanzibara focuses on the rich mother lode of neglected music from Swahili east Africa – Tanzania, Zanzibar,and the Comoros Islands. This first volume features gorgeous new recordings by the Ikhwani Safaa Musical ... read more CD
 
 



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