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✨✧ MandingoPrimeval Rhythm Of Life ... CD
Parlophone/Elemental (Spain), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
A groundbreaking mix of exotica, Afro Funk, and electric 70s production – the first album from Mandingo – a tight, thumpingly savage barrage of jungle rhythms and sterling electronics! The record's a landmark from the Brit easy scene, but it's also got an amazing funky sound that sets ... read more CD
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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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✨✧ VariousWest Indies Funk ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Funky music from the West Indies – stripped down organ groovers, brass punctuated jams with rumbling drums and tasty guitar licks, funky steel band covers and and more from Syd Jones & The Troubadours, Dutch Rhythm, Steel & Show Band, The East Side Symphony, St Vincent's Supersould ... read more CD

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $6.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Unstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Musi O TunyaGive Love To Your Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy ... $6.99 17.98
Searing sounds from 70s Zambia – from one of the hippest, funkiest, most sharp-edged groups on the scene! This sweet little set may well be the best album ever from Musi O Tunya – a perfect fusion of funky roots with lots of Afro Soul touches, and a wicked approach to the guitar that ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousWest Indies Funk Vol 2 ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 17.98
Rare Caribbean funk from the 70s – the second volume of West Indies Funk – once again delivering a stylistically diverse take on the classic funky soul from groups such as The Troubadours, Boo & The Tru Tones, Roosevelt Johnson & His Spice Islanders, The Cassanovas, Blue Rhythm ... read more CD

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99 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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Umoja707 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1988. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Catchy soul from the South African scene of the 80s – music that's much more different than some of the more world music-oriented exports that were hitting our shores at the time! You might actually be able to play the music of Umoja right next to some of your more familiar American soul of ... read more CD
Also available 707 (with bonus dowload) ... LP 9.99

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more CD

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RD BurmanHare Rama Hare Krishna ... CD
Far Eastern Sunshine (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99
The mighty RD Burman is at the height of his powers here – crafting a Bollywood soundtrack that has an even moodier, groovier feel than usual – with some currents that even link the music towards some European film score styles of the time! Tracks are shortish, and definitely have the ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 23 – Orchestra Ethiopia ... CD
Buda (France), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
One of the rootsiest sets so far in the Ethiopiques series – a batch of tracks that have a much more ethnographic feel than you might guess from the "orchestra" in the group's name! Although Orchestra Ethiopia flourished during a great modern age of music in their homeland, they ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 20 – Either/Orchestra Live In Addis ... CD
Buda (France), 2005. New Copy 2CDs ... $7.99 16.99
An amazingly great set from Either/Orchestra – easily their finest album ever, and a wicked batch of Ethiopian funk! The set's a very faithful homage to the best Ethiopian styles of the 70s – with lots of echoes of the generation of Mulatu, who also makes a guest appearance himself on ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 20 – Either/Orchestra Live In Addis ... CD 5.99

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 18 – Asquebba ... CD
Buda (France), 2003. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A wonderful testament to the strength of Ethiopian music in the face of hardship – most recently, that of war, economic collapse, AIDS, and other factors that have all impinged upon the forces that help foster the nation's music scene. Swinging Addis may be no more, but the work on this CD ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 18 – Asquebba ... CD 6.99

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 17 – Tlahoun Gessesse ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the years 1974 and 1975, a time that ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 15 – Jump To Addis ... CD
Buda (France), 2003. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Another striking volume in the always-great Ethiopiques series – this one a recent concert, done in honor of, and in the style of, the music on the previous volumes! The set was recorded in Addis Ababa in 2001, and is filled with some really great rhythms, snakey grooves, and some ultra-cool ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopiques Volume 15 – Jump To Addis ... CD 9.99

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 9 – Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
The 9th volume in this incredible series – and they're still going strong! The groove here is a mixture of funky tunes and more jazz-driven numbers – wonderful work from Ethiopia in the early 70s, with a range of influences that's incredibly hard to describe. There's bits of James ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopiques Vol 9 – Alemayehu Eshete 1969-1974 ... CD 8.99

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 6 – Mahmoud Ahmed: Almaz ... CD
Buda (France), 1973. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
Volume 6 of the fantastic Ethiopiques series is an expanded re-issue of the first lp by Mahmoud Ahmed plus his first single from 1971. While not as clearly influenced by American soul and jazz, there are a few funky cuts that are pretty nice! Most of these songs flow with a groove unique to ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 2 – Tetchawet!: Urban Azmaris Of The 90's ... CD
Buda (France), 1996. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
This second volume in the Ethopiques series focuses on the resurgence of contemporary music in the wake of the censorship-heavy Derg era. Most of the material on the CD was recorded in Addis Ababa in 1996, and is an attempt to show the strong resurgence of live musicianship in the city, most of it ... read more CD
 
 



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