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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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✨✧ MatataWild River ... CD
President (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $3.99 19.98
Swirling Afro soul from Matana – with lots of African rhythms and heavy percussion laced with some trippy elements from the psychedelic scenes in the US and UK! Matana arrived in London, via their native Kenya in the early 70s – and rather seamlessly blended elements of soul, and on ... read more CD

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✨✧ MatataFeelin' Funky ... CD
President (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
Hard funky soul with an Afrobeat backbone from Matata – who arrived on the London scene (via Kenya) in the mid 70s! Matata leaned mightily on the JBs for their groove, and laid out a heavy, rock solid variation on JBs funk with an African percussion base of congas and bongos at the core! ... read more CD

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VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $5.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD

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VariousWest Indies Soul ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
A more soul-centric set from the folks behind the West Indies Funk series – and the best overall batch yet from the island music connoisseurs at San Juan's Trans Air label – here's hoping West Indies Soul blossoms into a series of its own! There's actually still quite a bit of funk in ... read more CD

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VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 3 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Plenty funky down in the West Indies – more than enough to keep this third volume as strong as the previous two! There's loads of wonderful bits here – from steel band funk to tropical-styled rhythms to heavy grooves that are hardly what you'd expect to be coming from the islands back ... read more CD

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Sharan Rani/Chatur LalMusic Of India/Drums Of India ... CD
World Pacific/El (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $3.99
Two classic albums of Indian music – back to back on a single CD! The Music Of India features beautiful sounds from Sharan Rani – one of the few female sarod players on the Indian scene – stepping out here in a vintage session for the World Pacific label! The tracks are all ... read more CD

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Ustad Ali Akbar KhanEmperor Of Melody ... CD
El (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
There's a definite sense of melody on these vintage recordings from Ali Akbar Khan – tunes that ring out with lots of spare sitar, and virtually no other instrumentation at all! The titles here are all quite long – mellow, introspective ragas that have a very meditative feel – ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol 1 ... CD
Rough Guide, 1970s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... $4.99 14.98
Rare African tracks in a variety of styles – from heavy funk, to fuzzy psych, to other inventive grooves that create some whole new modes of their own! The tracks here move way past the usual familiar sound that "rare groove" might imply – quite far from American funk and ... read more CD
Also available Rough Guide To African Rare Groove Vol 1 ... CD 3.99

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VariousRough Guide To Latin Rare Groove (with bonus Spanglish Fly CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $4.99 14.98
A wicked little set that really gets at the way that Latin record collecting has moved way past the usual sounds from New York, Puerto Rico, and Cuba – to embrace a whole host of styles from around the globe! In a world of collections that feature oft-reissued numbers from the Fania catalog, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Ustad Vilayat KhanGenius Of Ustad Vilayat Khan ... CD
El (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
Four long ragas from Ustad Vilayat Khan – all played with a hypnotic quality that's really wonderful, and an edge that seems to set him apart from the sound of his contemporaries Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan! Vilayat's sound on the sitar is mighty sharp throughout – very piercing, ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Peru Rare Groove ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Sweet sounds from the Peruvian scene of the 60s and 70s – music that starts in more familiar Latin modes, then quickly expands to a range of other hip South American sounds! The mix of modes here is maybe similar to the Colombian music of the period – sometimes romping with fast-moving ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousOut Of Addis ... CD
Eastern Connection/Paradise Bangkok (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Contemporary sounds from Ethiopia – a scene that's just as rich today as it was during its much-heralded years of the 70s – when some of the most incredible musicians in the world were making a range of genre-transforming styles! The music here is instantly timeless – still ... read more CD
Also available Out Of Addis (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99
 
 



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