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Global Grooves — In Stock — CDs

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

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✨✧ VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1995. Used ... $3.99
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OlatunjiDrums Of Passion ... CD
Columbia, 1960. Used ... $1.99
A classic session of pounding percussion – quite possibly the most successful entry into this earthy genre that hit the recording scene at the end of the 50s! Babatunde Olatunji is joined here by a great assemblage of players – including Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Drums Of Passion ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrican Soul – The Very Best Of Manu Dibango ... CD
Mercury (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Incredible stuff – a mind-blowing collection of work by Manu Dibango that offers some real gems that go way way past the hits! The package is divided up into different periods of Manu's career – his early recordings in France with Nino Ferrer, his Soul Makossa years, his time in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nahawa DoumbiLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne – Vol 1 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
There's nothing quite like the voice of Nahawa Doumbi – a sound that's lean and powerful at once, haunting and heartfelt, and served up here on a set of tunes that were originally only issued on cassette in her homeland of Mali! The music features really deft guitar work from N'Gou Bagayoko ... read more CD
Also available La Grande Cantatrice Malienne – Vol 1 ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousTabansi Records Sampler ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A nicely-done overview of the Tabansi Records label – an important imprint in Nigeria during the 80s, and a company who really helped change up the groove for a whole new generation! Tabansi had a pretty wide range of styles in their catalog, but that also gave the label a way to merge ... read more CD

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✨✧ KutimangoesAfrotropism ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The Kutimangoes keep on refining their groove with each new release – and really open up with a nice sense of variety from the usual Afro Funk mode! The horn section still has a strong role – two saxes, one trombone – but there are also both instrumental and rhythmic shifts from ... read more CD

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✨✧ RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $5.99 11.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more CD

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✨✧ Papa WembaMolokai ... CD
Real World (UK), 2012. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Drummers Of BurundiLive At Real World ... CD
Real World (UK), 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael BrookStar Rise – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Remixed ... CD
Real World, 1997. Used ... $2.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIndependence Jump Up Calypso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Grupo PilonLeite Quente Funana De Cabo Verde ... CD
Ostinato, Early 90s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Quick-stepping grooves from Grupo Pilon – one of the key groups who migrated from Cabo Verde to Lisbon in the early 90s – creating almost their own wave of a musical diaspora in the process! The sounds here are a more electrified version of island styles – often with some sort of ... read more CD
Also available Leite Quente Funana De Cabo Verde (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. Used ... $7.99
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

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Cesaria EvoraCesaria Evora ... CD
Nonesuch, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A huge breakthrough moment for Miriam Makeba – a South African singer who'd been bringing her music to the American scene for a number of years, but really took off in new soulful directions with this album! Previously, Makeba was maybe more confined to the world of folk – mostly ... read more CD
(Double-length package – with both mono and stereo mixes of the album!)
Also available Pata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... LP 26.99

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Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... CD
Numero, 1982. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on ... read more CD
Also available Disco Jazz ... LP 18.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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3 Hur-El3 Hur-El ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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3 Hur-ElHurel Arsivi ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99
Trippy rock from the three Hurel brothers of Turkey – a fuzzed-up, freaked-out trio that comes off with some great psychedelic touches! The sound here is a great blending of modes – similar to some of the other Turkish rock from the time that merged electric guitar with folkloric ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousPacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Warm, soulful sounds from a crucial time in the Japanese music scene – a 70s moment when the nation was finding a special groove of its own – but one that also drew heavily from American soul and jazz as well! It's no secret that the Japanese have always had a great love of American ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Pacific Breeze – Japanese City Pop, AOR, & Boogie 1976 to 1986 ... LP 34.99

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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AfricandoVol 2 – Tierra Tradicional ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $1.99
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 more CD
(Out of print.)

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. Used ... $11.99
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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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more CD
Also available Alefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP 28.99

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Othello MolineauxIt's About Time ... CD
Big World, 1993. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print, punch through booklet.)

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Justin Adams & Juldeh CamaraTell No Lies ... CD
Real World (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of Hungary ... CD
Rough Guide/World Music Network (UK), 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
Music from Lakatos Robert, Beata Palya, Kerekes Band, Kalman Balogh & The Gipsy Cimbalom Band, Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project, Csurrento, Hungarian Hurdy-Gurdy Orchestra, Parno Graszt, Buda Folk Band & more. CD
(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of Argentina ... CD
Rough Guide, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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(Rear tray card is creased, promo stamp over barcode.)

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Malika ZarraBerber Taxi ... CD
Motema/Membran (Germany), 2011. Used ... $1.99
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AurelioLaru Beya ... CD
Stonetree/Real World (UK), 2011. Used ... $5.99
Melodic, unique and beautiful material from Aurelio Martinez – centered around traditional Garifuna rhythms, and recorded in Aurelio's native Honduras as well as Belize and Senegal – excellently produced by Ivan Duran. Aurelio sings lead and plays acoustic guitar, turtle shells and ... read more CD
(Small piece of clear tape over a slight tear inside digipack case.)

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CymandeSimple Act Of Faith ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
The first album in many years from Cymande – that ultra-cool British group who gave us a run of great funk records in the 70s! The style here is surprisingly faithful to the original Cymande sound – especially the basslines, which have this head-nodding, slow-grooving style that's ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To The Music Of China – Ancient Traditions To Beijing Punk ... CD
Rough Guide/World Music Network (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Music from Cui Jian, Urna, Yao Gongbai, Bai Hong, Ai Jing, Min Xiao-Fen, Zheng Jun Mian & Li Hong, Silk Road Music, Hang On The Box, Kin Taii & more. CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork & sticker over barcode.)

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 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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VariousWeek In The Real World – Part 1 – A WOMAD Production For Real World ... CD
Real World, 1991. Used ... $9.99
Music from The Grid, Ayub Ogada, The Holmes Brothers, Mari Boine And Band, Rossy, La Bottine Souriante, Juan Canizares, Geoffrey Oryema, Remmy Ongala & Orchestre Super Matimila & more. CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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Dytomite Starlite BandDytomite Starlite Band of Ghana ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
That's "Dytomite", not "dynamite" – and don't ask us what it means, either! But we can tell you that the set's a great bit of highlife, recorded with a lean, breezy feel – a bit more heft than just the duo pictured on the cover – with criss-crossing guitars, ... read more CD
Also available Dytomite Starlite Band of Ghana ... LP 24.99

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Ben JaggaHold On Pretty Woman ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Tight Nigerian boogie from Ben Jagga – done with a lean groove that really represents the change in styles during the 80s, while still holding onto modes that reference some of the funk from before! Ben's got this bright style of singing, and at times the record almost has a Caribbean vibe ... read more CD
Also available Hold On Pretty Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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CymandeCymande ... CD
Collectables, 1972. Used ... $7.99
Funky heavy dubby funky grooves! This is the definitive compilation of one of the 70's quirkiest funk groups, the massive Cymande – a British group who brought together African rhythms, West Indian dub, and American funk! The CD brings together 17 tracks from their 3 LPs for the Janus label ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousSweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A stunning discovery in music – incredible sounds from the under-documented Somali scene – collected together from an archive of tapes that was rescued from a radio station right before the nation's years of political turmoil! The music here was mostly issued on cassette in the 70s and ... read more CD

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VariousZukabar Presents Tribal Works – RPO Part Drums ... CD
George V, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Music from Spiritual Vibe, Ultimates Drums, Rudy Wilburn, Sequential, Ajai, Fiendish House, UDG, the Part One, Punts Y Tacones, Controlled feat Rudy, Elek Drums & Lax. (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Strunz & FarahFantaseo ... CD
Selva, 2006. Used ... $8.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Ramesh Shotham & Madras SpecialUrban Folklore ... CD
Double Moon (Germany), 2004. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Oby OnyiohaI Want To Feel Your Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Oby Onyioha has a very 80s look on the cover – and the album's got a strong 80s sound, too – almost in the hipper spectrum of underground soul on the New York scene during the post-disco generation! The best cuts are the groovers – like the snapping title cut and a few others, ... read more CD

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Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of AfricaPyramids ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Bala Miller's got a great pan-African group here – one that's more from the western side of the scene, despite the pyramids mentioned in their name – with players hailing from Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon – all coming together in a mighty righteous style! The music is fairly ... read more CD
Also available Pyramids ... CD 5.99

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A really unique project from the end of the 70s – a set that takes some of the Afro Funk energy that was bubbling in West Africa during the decade, then mixes it with some funky jazz touches arranged by the great William S Fischer! The mix of cultures comes out perfectly – with no ... read more CD

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more CD

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more CD

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Effie Duke & The Love FamilyMr Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A sweet bit of Afro Funk from Effi Duke & The Love Family – a set that's got some great touches that make the whole album pretty darn unique! There's a lot more groove here than you might expect from the "love" in the title – long tracks that build up in a flurry of ... read more CD

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Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... read more CD

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar & His Music ... CD
Far Eastern Sunshine (Germany), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
One of the greatest albums ever by one of the most compelling figures in Indian music! Ananda Shankar's been chronicled elsewhere and often on these pages – so by this point, you probably already know that he's a renegade pioneer who combined funky grooves with sitars and tablas, forging a ... read more CD

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Jimi Tenor & Tony AllenInspiration Information Vol 4 ... CD
Strut (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant work from two of the most dynamic artists of the past few decades – coming together here in a really boundary-pushing set of music! Tony Allen got his start with Fela, but has moved on to do some mindblowing work on his own in recent years – music that really moves far beyond ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of AfricaPyramids ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. Used ... $5.99
Bala Miller's got a great pan-African group here – one that's more from the western side of the scene, despite the pyramids mentioned in their name – with players hailing from Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon – all coming together in a mighty righteous style! The music is fairly ... read more CD
Also available Pyramids ... CD 6.99

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Rebbe SoulChange The World With A Sound ... CD
33rd Street, 2002. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Habib Koite & BamadaBaro ... CD
Putumayo, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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AntibalasTalkatif ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2002. Used ... $5.99
Stunning Afro Funk from this incredible combo – as great as anything from the 70s, and maybe even better! The album's the second full length release from New York's Antibalas Liberation Orchestra – and like the first, it's an insanely wonderful batch of funk tunes that follows fiercely ... read more CD

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Pops MohamedHow Far Have We Come? ... CD
MELT 2000 (UK), 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Angelique KidjoOyaya! ... CD
Columbia, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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Paul HornNomad – Selected Pieces 1976 to 1988 ... CD
Kuckuck (Germany), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Tejendra Narayan MajumdarSarod ... CD
India Archive Music, 1997. Used ... $5.99
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AurelioDarandi ... CD
Real World/Stonetree, 2016. Used ... $3.99
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MatataWanna Do My Thing – The Complete President Recordings (Air Fiesta/Independence/bonus tracks) ... CD
President/RPM (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 16.99
Some of the heaviest funk recorded on the UK scene in the early 70s – courtesy of a Kenyan group who were making their home in London at the time – and cooking up music that was a fantastic blend of soulful modes from both their homeland, and the world of American funk and soul! These ... read more CD

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
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 more CD

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Paco De LuciaLive One Summer Night ... CD
Philips (Spain), 1984. Used ... $7.99
A wonderfully rich extrapolation of the sound of Paco DeLucia – still served up with all the intensity of his solo guitar work of the 70s, but also with some additional instrumentation that helps bring out a stronger jazz vibe too! The approach is different than Paco's early jazz flamenco ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s ... read more CD

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Sonic Liberation FrontWater & Stone ... CD
Eye Dog, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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BabamaduBitama ... CD
Enja, 1996. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Eji OyewoleYou & Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1985. Used ... $9.99
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Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. Used 2CD ... $17.99
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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Richard BonaScenes From My Life ... CD
Columbia, 1999. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Eric FernandezMagic Gipsy ... CD
Higher Octave, 1999. Used ... $6.99
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Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandFlying Bulgar Klezmer Band ... CD
Traditional Crossroads, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Silk SoundSun Gate ... CD
Silk Screen, 2014. Used ... $5.99

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Ensemble Muhammad Bin FarisLe Sawt De Bahrein/The Sawt Of Bahrain ... CD
Institut Du Monde Arabe (France), 2004. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $14.99
A completely righteous mix of jazz and African percussion – put together by drummer Art Blakey at a time when he was riding high with the Jazz Messengers, but also was willing to work on great experiments like this! The album's years ahead of its time – and arguably opens the door for ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Part of the "Blue Note 80 – More 60 Works" series!)

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Zohar (Aaron Bensoussan &Uri Caine)Keter ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1999. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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AbdelliAmong Brothers ... CD
Real World, 2003. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print, sticker over barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Danny Offia & The FriksFunk With Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... read more CD

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD

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Carlos Di Sarli Y Su Orquesta TipicaTango Argentino – Sus Primeros Exitos Vol 3 ... CD
BMG (Argentina), 1940s. Used ... $4.99

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Sunday ManoaGuava Jam ... CD
Hula, 1989. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... read more CD
Also available Slave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available More Arriving ... LP 20.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... CD
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... read more CD
Also available Ambolley ... LP 20.99

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VariousTropical Trips Vol 1 – Life Is Better In The Tropics ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 9.99
Tropical club in many flavors – all pulled from the usually-expensive set of reissues done by the Cree Records label – presented here in a very nicely-priced package! Given that most Cree reissues are on 12" singles that push the $20 mark, the 16 tracks within come at a very big ... read more CD

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Ignacio Alderete & Gilly BellHarpe Indienne Et Orgue/Paraguayan Harp & Organ ... CD
Disques Pierre Verany (France), 1984. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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LulendoAngola ... CD
Buda (France), 2005. Used ... $3.99
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(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Richard BonaReverence ... CD
Columbia, 2001. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Ian Dogole & Global FusionIonospheres ... CD
Cymekob, 1996. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1975 – Rare & Unreleased ... CD
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Selda BagcanSelda ... CD
B- Music/Finders Keepers, 1975. Used ... $14.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Grupo CumbreIntegracion Andina ... CD
Ranmed, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ondigui & Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo Rhythm ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great combination of Congo grooves and Nigerian 70s – served up here by vocalist Ondigui and his Bota Tabansi ensemble! Ondigui already has a fantastic sound himself – this vocal range and ability to inflect his notes that has the singer cascading up and down the spectrum – in ... read more CD
Also available Ewondo Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... LP 20.99

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more CD

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more CD
Also available For The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ojo BalingoAfrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Excellent sounds from Ojo Balingo – a Nigerian juju artist from the same stretch as King Sunny Ade – but one whose music is much more obscure to audiences on this side of the Atlantic! Balingo's group here has the loose, spontaneous vibe that characterizes juju at its best – this ... read more CD
Also available Afrotunes – Best of Juju Vol 2 – Oba Mimo Olorun Ayo (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Heads Funk BandCold Fire ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. Used ... $9.99
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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more CD
 
 



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