One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... read moreCD
Basil Mannenberg Coetzee —
Sabenza ... CD Pro Jazz, 1988. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A later album by this South African jazz great – with Basil Coetzee on tenor, Robbie Jansen on alto and soprano sax, James Kirby on guitar, and Michael Martin on piano. Titles include "CT Blues", "African Jazz Dance", "Song For Winnie", "Mama", "Co ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreCD
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an ... read moreCD
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read moreCD
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves)read moreCD
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves)read moreCD
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read moreCD
A mixture of world vocals and modern electro jazz – with sounds as diverse and compelling as the Paris scene in which the album was recorded! Mamani Keita's vocals are beautiful – and have an honest earthy quality that provides a striking contrast with the album's use of keyboards, ... read moreCD
A brilliantly funky and raw live recording by the Congo's great Konono No 1 – taped in Vera, Holland on their first European tour in February of 2003, and released on Terp, the label owned by Terrie Ex of the Ex! The brittle, in-the-red likembe patterns fly by in high-velocity cycles, amped- ... read moreCD
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 moreCD
A sweet mix of Spanish and Cuban styles – as Pedrito Martinez takes on some older flamenco tunes, but in ways that have a really old school Havana sort of sound! Pedrito's vocals are served up with plenty of soul – and backed with tight guitar from Nino Josele, whose dexterity on the ... (Latin, Global Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Hugh Masekela —
Hope ... CD Triloka, 1994. Used ...
Titles include "Languta", "Abangoma", "Stimela", "Marketplace", and "Nomali". CD
(Out of print.)
Hugh Masekela —
Sixty ... CD Shanachie, 2000. Used ...
A nicely-done overview of the best work of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – featuring tracks from his groundbreaking years at the Chisa, Uni, and Blue Thumb labels! The tracks bring together South African rhythms with a buoyant, celebratory approach to soul jazz – cut by ... read moreCD
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated ... (Latin, Global Grooves)read moreCD
(Out of print promotional copy, small crease on rear artwork.)
Roger Raspail —
Dalva ... CD Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. Used ...
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... read moreCD
Amazing sounds from Witch – a Zambian group of the 70s, and easily one of the heaviest things happening in Africa at the time! Witch stands for "we intend to create havoc" – and the group's style here definitely gets that vibe right – serving up a heady brew of fuzzy ... read moreCD
A great look at a relatively young genre of film music – work pulled from African cinema of the past 50 years, but mostly focusing on tunes from the growth of the genre from the 70s onwards! Styles here are often more sophisticated and evocative than you might know from more popular world ... read moreCD
Forget the "Afro" in this one – because the compilation's more just a straight jazz funk collection! Not that that's a problem with us, though, as the set features a motherlode of great heavy jamming tracks that have a nice electric sound. Sure, a few of the bands have a slightly ... read moreCD
Nice one! This long awaited set is worth all the attention it's been getting! The folks at Motel have put together a nice batch of funky sountrack material, culled from classic Indian "brownsploitation" action films from the 1970s – and the music's every bit as wild and funky as ... read moreCD
Classic Indian film tracks from the 60s – pulled from the first true glory days of the Bollywood scene, and featuring work by some of its greatest stars! The approach here isn't as funky or kitsch as that on some of the other Indian film compilations we've stocked – but that's a good ... read moreCD
A bit more than a Rough Guide, if you ask us – actually a great little set that capable shows the range of Afrobeat and funk in a new generation – featuring tracks by Souljazz Orchestra, Tony Allen, Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, Afrodizz and more! Compiled by Pablo "DJ ... read moreCD
Music from Julio De Caro & Luis Diaz, Pedro Maffia & Luis Diaz, Francisco Canaro & Ada Falcon, Elvino Vardaro & Alberto Gomez, Roberto Firpo & Carlos Varela, Juan de Dios Filiberto, Azucena Maizani, Mercedes Simone, Anibal Troilo & more. CD
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 moreCD