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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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✨✧ Adam Rudolph's Moving PicturesSkyway ... CD
Soul Note (Italy), 1994. Used ... $3.99
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(Tray card has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Melt – Where Digital Dub & Tribal Basslines Collide ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A time and boundary crossing set – 10 tracks that build a bridge between African roots and post-colonial Europe! Following in the genre-melding style of Nascente's Brazilian Melt compilation, this one brings together recent work in the Afro Funk revival – Afro House tracks, African-insp ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic collection of work from the French West Indies scene of the 60s – a package that features the unique blend of regional rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation that was bubbling strongly at the time! The styles here fall into a pair of different modes – biguine and gwo-ka ... read more CD

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✨✧ Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... CD
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more CD
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Siku ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Fareed Haque & Kaia String QuartetNew Latin American Music For Guitar & String Quartet ... CD
Delmark, 2018. Used ... $6.99
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
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available New Latin American Music For Guitar & String Quartet ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ WatotosPositive Power ... CD
Urban Bridges, 1999. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ OlatunjiDrums of Passion (with bonus track) ... 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! Babatuned 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, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Ricardo Lemvo & Makina LocaSao Salvador ... CD
Putumayo, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... read more CD

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✨✧ WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate ... read more CD

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✨✧ OndatropicaOndatropica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $15.99
Colombian music, both classic and contemporary – as a group of older all-star players comes into contact with Will "Quantic" Holland! The set's easily one of the most smoking Latin-styled projects we've heard from Quantic so far – recorded in Colombia with work from Fruko, ... read more CD

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VariousTangos Para Aficionados – Rioplatensian Tango 1930 to 1945 ... CD
Phontastic (Sweden), 1930s/Early 40s. Used ... $8.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Danny Glover with Ladysmith Black MambazoHow The Leopard Got His Spots ... CD
Windham Hill, 1989. Used ... $9.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Global Grooves) CD
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YarinaInspiration ... CD
Yarina, 2001. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Henri SalvadorRoom With A View (aka Chambre Avec Vue) ... CD
Source/Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $3.99
A beautiful album of French bossa nova tracks – sung by vocalist Henri Salvador, and backed with some light jazzy guitar and piano, very much in the style of backings you'd hear on a classic album by Joao Gilberto. Salvador's voice is wonderful – with that warm, honest quality you'd ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kofo The WondermanProof ... CD
Sunmak, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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LuraHeranca ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 2015. Used ... $6.99
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VariousMusic Of Santeria – The Oru Del Igbodo – John Amira ... CD
White Cliffs Media, 1994. Used ... $8.99
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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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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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Kim Jung MiNow ... CD
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A folk funk masterpiece from Korea – sung with breathy brilliance by female singer Kim Jung Mi, and featuring some great fuzzy backgrounds from guitarist Shin Jung Hyun! Although not in English, the record has a very similar feel to some of the hippest British female work of the same period ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousAfrojazzfunk Round 2 – 8 Pure 70s Jazz Funk & Afro Funk Tracks ... CD
Super Classe (France), 1999. Used ... $8.99
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 more CD
(Out of print.)

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HamaHoumeissa ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest records we've heard on the Sahel Sound label to date – not the usual guitar material you might know from the imprint, but instead a batch of very cosmic keyboards – all instrumental, and spinning out into space with a vibe that's almost a collision between the best ... read more CD

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Anoushka ShankarTraces Of You ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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(Small drill hole through rear case and artwork.)

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Fela Anikulapo KutiFela! – Original Broadway Cast Recording ... CD
Knitting Factory/Kalakuta, 2010. Used ... $2.99
Cast recording of the Broadway musical! CD

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Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni BaMiri ... CD
Out Here (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
Basskekou Kouyate plays here with a group of players on the ngoni – an instrument with very few strings, but which always seems to make a wonderfully evocative sound when in the hands of the right musician! Kouyate plays the lead, and often gets some strong solo space – but the ... read more CD

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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music ... read more CD

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Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more CD

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L'Orchestre Sidi Yassa DeL'Orchestre Sidi Yassa De Kays ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
The one and only album by Mali's Sidi Yassa De Kayes – a beautiful group who really transcend any easy labels or genre conventions! The style here is almost more personal than some of the other large ensembles in Mali at the time – as the feel is pretty raw and up-close throughout, ... read more CD

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Le Mystere Jazz De TombouctouLe Mystere Jazz De Tombouctou ... CD
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $18.99
Amazing music from Mali – quite different than most other albums we've heard from that scene in the 70s – with wonderful reed work that really lives up to the "jazz" in the group's name! The sound is bold and righteous, but with an other-worldly vibe too – a really ... read more CD

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Tarun Balani CollectiveSacred World ... CD
Tarun Balani, 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Huong Thanh & Nguyen LeFragile Beauty ... CD
Act (Germany), 2007. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print. Promo sticker over barcode.)

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VariousMusique Du Monde – Cameroun – La Musique Des Pygmees Baka ... CD
Auvidis (France), 1977. Used ... $9.99
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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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Samba NgoMetamorphosis ... CD
Atone, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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LuraM'Bem Di Fora ... CD
Lusafrica/Times Square, 2006. Used ... $6.99
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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more CD

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Miriam MakebaEyes On Tomorrow ... CD
Polydor, 1991. Used ... $2.99
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Sir Shina PetersSewele ... CD
Top Star/Strut (UK), 1986. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
There's a really fantastic sense of sound going on here – not the usual Afro Funk, even though the record is plenty darn funky – and instead this really unique interplay between the bass and drums of the rhythms, and the overall sense of production! The record clearly has some mixing ... read more CD
Also available Sewele ... LP 21.99

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VariousSprigs Of Time – 78s From The EMI Archive ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. Used Gatefold ... $12.99
A collection of tracks that amount to some of incredibly deep audio archaeology – a wonderful, consciousness wakening collection of globe spanning 78s from the first half of the 20th Century – all from the darkest corners of the EMI Vaults! Honest Jons does an impressive job of ... read more CD

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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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Ebo LotinPur Gold – The Best Of Eboa Lotin Vol 2 ... CD
TJR (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Issa BagayogoTimbuktu ... CD
Six Degrees, 2001. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has some marker.)

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VariousAbayudaya – Music From The Jewish People Of Uganda ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used ... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Issa BagayogoSya ... CD
Six Degrees, 1999. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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Baaba MaalLam Toro ... CD
Mango/Palm, 1993. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Mogauwane MahloeleMedicine For The Wicked (Setlhare Sa Baloyi) ... CD
Dikoma Aesthetics, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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Mamani Keita & Marc MinelliElectro Bamako ... CD
Universal/Palm, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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 more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousInstrumental Tangos Of The Golden Age ... CD
Harlequin, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $8.99

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Baba & Djana SissokoFasiya ... CD
Blind Faith, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Baba Sissoko – a perfect showcase both for his electrified instruments, and for the soulful vocals of his daughter Djana! The set's almost more of an all-out funk affair than you might expect – definitely with echoes of older Ethiopian ... read more CD

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VariousUniverse De Saravah – Un Voyage Avec Pierre Barouh 2 ... CD
Saravah/Core Port (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic trip around the globe, led by a famous record label from Paris – the legendary Saravah Records, headed up by the great singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – and home to music by Brigitte Fontaine, Areski, Steve Lacy, and even the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet despite the growing ... read more CD

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VariousUniverse De Saravah – Un Voyage Avec Pierre Barouh 1 ... CD
Saravah/Core Port (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic trip around the globe, led by a famous record label from Paris – the legendary Saravah Records, headed up by the great singer/songwriter Pierre Barouh – and home to music by Brigitte Fontaine, Areski, Steve Lacy, and even the Art Ensemble Of Chicago! Yet despite the growing ... read more CD

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Sourakata KoiteEn Holland ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1984. New Copy ... $12.99
Wonderfully deft work on the kora from Sourakata Koite – a musician who maybe seems to handle the instrument with an even more fluid, more rhythmic sound than most other players we've heard! The Kora's got many strings – kind of a cross between a harp and a lute – but Koite never ... read more CD
Also available En Holland ... LP 18.99

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Harold E SmithIn The Valley Of Sacred Sound ... CD
Harold E Smith, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print, booklet appears to be signed by the artist.)

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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
Also available Sweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... LP 26.99

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LuraEclipse ... CD
Four Quarters, 2009. Used ... $6.99
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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
(SHMCD pressing.)

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OchoOcho 1 (remastered edition) ... CD
West Side Latino/Fania, 1972. Used ... $9.99
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 more CD
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Roman DiazL'O Da Fun Bata ... CD
Motema, 2015. Used ... $5.99
A very rootsy set of Cuban bata – and a record that almost feels like a vintage session for Folkways than some of the more contemporary music on the Motema label! The album's got a strong Yoruba bend – and features spoken passages between most of the percussive tracks – ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Zombie (LP sleeve edition plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1977. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
One of Fela's greatest albums – augmented here by 2 bonus tracks! "Zombie" shows Fela at the height of his powers – grooving away in incredibly fast, incredibly tight Afro Funk lines, weaving guitar, sax, and keyboards together with a speed that still leaves us breathless. ... read more CD

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Yeni NostaljiYeni Nostalji ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. Used ... $7.99
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Claude ChalhoubClaude Chalhoub ... CD
Teldec, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print, spine has a small cutout mark.)

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Mohammed RafiRough Guide To Bollywood Legends – Mohammed Rafi ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print promotional copy, small crease on rear artwork.)

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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
Also available Jazz Jazz Jazz ... LP 19.99

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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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Anthony JosephPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available People Of The Sun ... LP 24.99

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Heavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... LP 18.99

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more CD
Also available An Ka Sonje ... LP 15.99

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VariousDigital Zandoli 2 – Funky Zouk Spectrum 1984 to 1993 ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from the French West Indies scene – tunes from a time when the grooves were showing a lot of 80s elements, but still burst forth in some of the unusual rhythmic currents you'd expect from Martinique and Guadeloupe! The grooves here almost feel like New York material from the ... read more CD

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VariousIBMA Presents – Long Journey Home – A Collection Of Bluegrass From Around The World ... CD
IBMA, 1992. Used ... $2.99
Features music from Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Great Britain, Finland, Australia, and Japan. (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print. Rear tray card and booklet have some pen.)

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Cesaria EvoraVery Best Of Cesaria Evora ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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VariousMali Lolo – Stars Of Mali ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1990s. Used ... $3.99
Music from Kasse Mady Diabate, Kandia Kouyate, Habib Koite & Bamada, Ko Kan Ko Sata Doumbia, Yoro Sidibe, Oumou Sangare, Tinariwen, Neba Sol & more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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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Andy NarellDis 1 4 Raf ... CD
Listen 2, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99

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Nana MouskouriVoice Of Greece (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $18.99
A huge amount of early work from Nana Mouskouri – a singer who looked a bit like a librarian, with glasses to match – but who managed to catapult to huge global fame in the 60s and 70s! Part of that fame was due to the fact that Nana was not only a great singer, but also graced with a ... (Vocalists, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Robbert KenyattaKenyatta's Dance – A Tribute To Mom & Dad ... CD
Kenyatta, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print original pressing. Booklet appears to be signed by the artist & inscribed to the previous owner.)

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Amadu BambaDrums Of The Firdu Fula ... CD
Village Pulse, 1996. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... read more CD

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Banda IonicaMatri Mia ... CD
Felmay (Italy), 2002. Used ... $9.99
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SynkretizmSynkretizm – A Mountain Thinking The River Fire ... CD
Baboon, Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
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(Cutout notch through digipack spine.)

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Spoken Hand Percussion OrchestraSpoken Hand Percussion Orchestra ... CD
Spoken Hand, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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Ana MouraColiseu ... CD
World Village (Portugal), 2011. Used ... $5.99
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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... CD
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, ... read more CD
Also available Las Pale ... LP 22.99

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Orchestre Les MangelepaLast Band Standing ... CD
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A legendary East African band – finally given their due on the international scene! The set's got all the sharp edges and rich charms of older work by Orchestre Les Mangelepa – but there's also a focused clarity, and maybe even a maturity of presentation that's really nice too – ... read more CD

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TarikaSon Egal ... CD
Xenophile, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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Eugene DeloucheDel's Jazz Biguine – Les Annees Ritmo Paris 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.98
Very cool jazz from the Paris scene of the early 50s – an assortment of singles released on the Ritmo label, owned by reedman Eugene Delouche – who works here in a very cool blend of Martinique rhythms and modern jazz! The grooves here are a key part of the growing biguine style of the ... read more CD

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Miyumi Project Big BandRooted – Origins Of Now ... CD
Jazz Institute Chicago, 2001. Used ... $1.99

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
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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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. Includes slipcase.)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD

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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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Psychedelic AliensPsycho African Beat ... CD
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! ... read more CD
(Beautiful hardbound book style packaging – with a thick set of and photos and notes by band leader Carl Ricky Telfer!)

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Adama BarryLembi ... CD
OK World (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Spare sounds get taken to the next dimension – as the music of Adama Barry is presented in both its original creation, and in a set of remixes by Henrik Schwarz, Bugge Wesseltoft, Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, and others! The album's got an unusual approach – as two-thirds of the ... read more CD

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very ... 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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VariousMatanzas Cuba 1957 – Afro Cuban Sacred Music From The Countryside ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1957. Used ... $3.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
 
 



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