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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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✨✧ Gipsy KingsGipsy Kings ... CD
Elektra, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly great after all these years – maybe more so, given that the buzz on these guys finally died down – and has kept this one out of heavy rotation in coffee shops and cafes! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ LuiLui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Maui Surf/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A rare bit of soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – and like some of the best of the genre, a record that's definitely got some influence from the warm Cali soul scene of the time, but which also brings plenty of its own style to play! The guitar lines have a nicely chromatic vibe, maybe ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Langston HughesRhythms Of The World ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really wonderful record – and one that maybe brings together a few key strands of the Folkways Records magic – as the album features narration by Langston Hughes, based on his First Book Of Rhythms book – layered with sound effects, folk songs, and music from around the world ... (Spoken Word, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ VariousWest Meets East – Indian Music & Its Influence On The West (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A really great look at the surprisingly strong influence of Indian music on Western styles in the postwar years – and a package that digs really deeply, and offers up way more than just a few classic rockers picking up a sitar! Instead, the whole thing starts years before The Beatles and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Lilly TchiumbaAngola – Songs Of My People ... CD
Monitor, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really unique little record – an album of original songs based on older tradition, and one that interweaves elements of Portuguese culture with deeper roots of Angolan music! Lilly Tchiumba penned all the tracks herself, and sings in the Angolan language of Kimbundu – but there's a ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ George MgrdichianNow Sounds Of The Middle East ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A really cool combo album of music on the lute-like oud – and one that almost seems to echo the way that bassist Ahmed Abdul Malik took the instrument into more jazz-based territory at the start of the 60s! George Mgrdichian plays in a style that's maybe more traditional overall, but with a ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAnthology Of Indian Classical Music – A Tribute To Alain Danielou (3CD set) ... CD
Unesco Collection, 1955. New Copy 3 CDs ... $20.99 29.97
An amazing 3CD set, put together from mid 50s recordings by Unesco – and featuring one of the richest looks at Indian music we've ever heard! The collection is much more ethnographic than the better-circulated Indian recordings of the time – and although the word "classical" ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ African Music MachineBlack Water Gold (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Power/P-Vine (Japan), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $19.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ AfriqueSoul Makossa ... CD
Mainstream/P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $16.99
A killer album of Afro Funk – with a very unusual origin! In the wake of Manu Dibango's big hit (and some kind of failure to register the copyright), many many versions of "Soul Makossa" were recorded and released, some good, some bad. This album is a good example of that ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCalabar-Itu Road – Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria – 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Comb & Razor, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the usual sort of Nigerian sounds you'd hear on a collection focused on Lagos – and instead, music that was recorded far from the central city of the nation – often with a much rootsier vibe overall! These tunes still have plenty of funk and jazz in the mix, but they often come ... read more CD

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✨✧ MebusasBlood Brothers ... CD
Academy, 1973. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful grooves from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a set of really unique grooves, and the only-ever album from the enigmatic Mebusas! There's kind of a tripped-out feel to some of these tracks – Afro Funk, but taken left of center from the style of Fela – thanks to some ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ivo Papasov & His Bulgarian Wedding BandOrpheus Ascending ... CD
Hannibal, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Star Liner – Reggae From Africa ... CD
Heartbeat, 1983. Used ... $9.99
Tracks include "Third World" and "Fire In Soweto" by Sonny Okosun, "Carry On" and "Leaking Heart" by Sabanoh 75, "Destiny" by Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis, and "Still Searching" by Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies. (Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousWelcome To Zamrock – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds for fans of funk and rock alike – music from the freaky, fuzzy 70s scene in Zambia – a place where styles effortlessly criss-crossed to really produce something new and unique! The work here is often heavy on fuzz guitars, but also has some wickedly soulful basslines ... read more CD
(Comes with a very cool hardcover book!)
Also available Welcome To Zamrock – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more CD
Also available Can't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 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

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✨✧ Semi ColonNdia Egbuo Nia (Afro Jigida) (2CD edition – with bonus tracks and 72-page book) ... CD
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... Just Sold Out!
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBrand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times, & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Comb & Razor, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
Nigerian funk & boogie numbers from the late 70s & early 80s – post Afrobeat and post disco material from the prosperous, post dictatorship years – funk, soul and disco infused stormers from Mixed Grill, Bayo Damnazio, The Stormmers, Joe Maks, Segun Robert, Martha Ulaeto, Honey ... read more CD
(Deluxe packaging – includes a thick, beautiful 75+ page booklet!)

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✨✧ Konono No 1Congotronics ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Moya Aliya MalamusiMusic Of Malawi – From Lake Malawi To The Zambezi ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1999. Used ... $12.99
Amazingly rootsy work – much of it played on homemade instruments, and all recorded relatively recently by Moya Aliya Malamusi in Malawi! Despite the contemporary nature of the recordings, though, the sound is quite timeless – a spare, highly rhythmic mode that varies strongly from ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousMali Jam ... CD
Syllart/Rue Stendhal (France), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The title gets it right, because the show is a live jam session between some of the biggest names in music from Mali – including Keletigui Diabate on balafon, Djelimady Tounkara on guitar, Madina Ndiaye on kora, and Habib Koite on vocals. The tracks here are all relatively loose and ... read more CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ VariousBar Bombay – Classic & New Indian Flavors ... CD
Nascente, 2007. Used 2CD ... $9.99
28 track collection split into two parts – classic and new grooves. First half includes music by Ravi Shankar, Lata Mangeshkar, Ananda Shankar, Chitra Singh, and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Second half include music from Nitin Sawhney, TJ Rehmi, Sutrasonic, and Transglobal Underground. CD

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 2 – Cadence Revolution 1973 to 1981 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Stunning sounds from the Disques Debs label in the 70s – a powerhouse imprint in the French Caribbean scene, and a company who were really coming into their own during the decade! The "cadence revolution" in the title is a reference both to the revolution in new musical sounds that ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCongotronics 2 – Buzz N Rumble From The Urb'n Jungle (CD & DVD) ... CD
Crammed/Ziriguiboom, 2006. Used ... $6.99
The brilliant follow up to the first Congotronics album – and a set that goes even deeper than the initial groundbreaking work by Konono! This album follows in a very similar spirit to Konono's Congotronics set – and like that one, focuses on musicians with a unique electro/acoustic ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ FilifinSiran ... CD
Frikyiwa, 2003. Used ... $8.99
Spare duets between guitarist N'Gou Bagayoko and vocalist Filifin. The album's got a nice rootsy feel – recorded mostly on location in Mali by Frederic Galliano. As with other of Galliano's Frikyiwa productions, the album has a bright consciousness that transcends its roots, yet firmly ... read more CD

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✨✧ Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyGet Yer Jujus Out ... CD
Ryko, 1989. Used ... $18.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Amadou & MariamDimanche A Bamako ... CD
Nonesuch, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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(Penmark through slipcover barcode.)

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✨✧ MatataWild River ... CD
President (UK), 1972. Used ... $3.99
Swirling Afro soul from Matata – 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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousSoca Gold 2005 ... CD
VP, 2005. Used 2CD ... $3.99
Tracks by Bunji Garlin, Terry Seals, Donella Weeks, Blackie T, Blazer, and Sanell Dempster. 2CD version includes a DJ mix by D+Life. (Reggae, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ GhorwaneVana Va Ndota ... CD
Milan, 2005. Used ... $3.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bembeya Jazz NationalSyliphone Years ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
An awe-inspiring mother lode of classic Guinean grooves from one of Africa's greatest bands! Senegal's Orchestra Baobab have become the media favorite of Africa's golden era, but it only takes one spin of this fabulous anthology to realize that Bembeya Jazz National were as good as any band the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTropical Disco Hustle Vol 2 – More Rare Carribean Disco ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $3.99
The sound of disco left no corner of the world untouched in the late 70s – and the hipper side of the dancefloor mode had an especially strong impact down in the Caribbean! Of course, that's maybe not as much of a surprise – when you consider how much back/forth action was going on ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Dele SosimiIdentity ... CD
Helico (UK), 2008. Used ... $14.99
Killer work from one of the hippest artists on the contemporary Afro Funk scene – Dele Sosimi, who really makes the set sparkle on both vocals and keyboards! There's a groove here that's directly descended from Fela and Tony Allen, but which also has a few of its own elements as well – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Shiyani NgcoboIntroducing Shiyani Ngcobo – Zulu Guitars Dance – Maskanda From South Africa ... CD
Introducing/World Music Network (UK), 2004. Used ... $4.99
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(Tray card has a crease.)

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Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouCotonou Club ... CD
Strut (UK), 2011. Used ... $6.99
The first record in years from these Afro Funk giants – but don't hold it against them, as the whole thing's pretty darn wonderful! There's a rich, vibrant sound here that really lives up to the group's legacy from years back – and production is right on the money to keep things right ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99 35.98
One of the most ambitious projects we've ever seen from Numero – and that's saying a lot, given some of their other releases! This package is equal parts cultural document and musical treasure trove – a heavy book full of photos from a time when Upper Volta was stepping past its ... read more CD
Also available Bobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3LP set) ... LP 49.99

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✨✧ Eiichi OhtakiSong Book 2 – 1971 to 1988 (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $12.99
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(Out of print, includes obi. Tray card has a small Japanese promo sticker.)

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Ramirez/Rengifo/Chavez/Rincon/Reina/GuarnieriMisa Criolla & More Music From The South American Folk Tradition For Chorus & Native Instruments – Robert De Cormier/Counterpoint ... CD
Albany, 2004. Used ... $6.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Erick CosaqueChinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 ... CD
Sofrito/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from Guadeloupe – served up by Erick Cosaque – a singer, percussionist, and key figure in the gwo-ka genre – yet an artist who works in a special space that's all his own! The tunes here definitely have the heavy percussion of gwo-ka, ... read more CD
Also available Chinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 (180 gram pressing) ... LP 28.99

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VariousStraight From The Decks – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
You might know Guts as a music producer, but he's also a hell of a DJ – one who gave us a really great assortment of tracks in his Beach Diggin series – and who spins the globe here with a whole different sort of groove! The tracks here are from a variety of global sources, from a ... read more CD
Also available Straight From The Decks – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets ... LP 28.99

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In New York ... CD
World Pacific/Angel, Mid 60s. Used ... $4.99
Classic 60s work by Shankar – working here with Alla Rhaka on tabla and Shyam But Nagar on tamboura. The album features 3 long tracks – "Raga Marawa", which takes up all of side two, plus "Raga Bairaga" and "Nata Bhariravi". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... CD
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro ... read more CD

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Boris MalkovskyTime Petah-Tiqva ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $7.99
(Out Sound, Global Grooves) CD
(Includes Tzadik obi.)

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VariousBilongo – A Third Collection Of Modern Afro Rhythms ... CD
Comet (France), 1970s. Used ... $16.99
This series just keeps on getting better and better! This is the third volume in the set that began with Racubah, continued with Oulelele, and which comes up this time with a fantastic array of rare African funk tunes from the 70s – rarer than any other set we've seen on other compilations ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousWelcome To Zamrock 2 – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds for fans of funk and rock alike – music from the freaky, fuzzy 70s scene in Zambia – a place where styles effortlessly criss-crossed to really produce something new and unique! The work here is often heavy on fuzz guitars, but also has some wickedly soulful basslines ... read more CD
(Comes with a very cool hardcover book – which includes some variations on the conents from Volume 1.)
Also available Welcome To Zamrock 2 – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (with booklet & download) ... LP 20.99

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VariousWake Up You Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 24.98
The Nigerian scene might be best-remembered as a hotbed of Afro Funk in the 70s – but during the same key stretch, the nation also gave rise to a heady rock underground, too – one that often mix psychedelic inspirations with some of the soul and funk that were coming from the bigger ... read more CD

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AmanazAfrica ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more CD

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Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement ... CD
Now Again, 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... read more CD

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Musi O TunyaGive Love To Your Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 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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Foday Musa SusoDreamtime ... CD
CMP (Germany), 1988. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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WitchWe Intend To Create Havok – Complete Works 1972 to 1977 (4CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD ... $16.99 34.98
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 more CD

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Atomic ForestObsession ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.98
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more CD

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Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... read more CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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Rikki Ililonga & Musi O TunyaDark Sunrise (2CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 18.98
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... read more CD

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Art Ensemble Of Soweto (Art Ensemble Of Chicago)America – South Africa ... CD
DIW/Columbia, 1989/1990. Used ... $9.99
A second pairing of the Art Ensemble Of Chicago and the Amabutho Male Chorus – one that's indicated not just in the title of the record, but in a changing of the group's name! The sound here is even more Afro-styled than the previous effort – coming across right from the start with a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousContemporary Afro Beat – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
The third in the Contemporary series from Tramp Records – this one focusing on the fertile modern international Afro Beat scene – with funky numbers by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, The Boogoos, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Express Brass Band, N'Ghare Hi Power Band and more! What's so ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMusic Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... CD
Play Loud (UK), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really revelatory collection – a set of vintage recordings from the Jewish community in London's East End – songs with sounds that resonate very strongly with the musical sound of New York's Lower East Side during the same stretch of time! There's definitely some of the jazz promised ... read more CD
Also available Music Is The Most Beautiful Language In The World – Yiddisher Jazz In London's East End 1920s to 1950s ... LP 29.99

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Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus ExperienceTo Know Without Knowing ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
A great entry in the ongoing resurgence of the mighty Mulatu Astatke – the legend of Ethiopian music from the 70s, still going strong after all these years – and finding new ways to interact with generations of musicians that he inspired with his original recordings! This set has ... read more CD
Also available To Know Without Knowing (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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VariousTropical Disco Hustle ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
Disco sounds from the Caribbean scene of the 70s – a really unique mix of regional styles with the kind of rhythms that were coming from New York and Philly at the time! The groove here is really unique – even different than some of the reggae or African disco numbers of the time ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more CD

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Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms – Oneness Of Juju 1970 to 1982 ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99 17.99
An incredible collection of work by one of the greatest Afro Funk groups of the 70s! From their inception as the AACM-styled jazz group Juju in the early 70s, to their key days in the DC Black Fire scene of the mid 70s, to their early 80s fame as club groovers, Oneness of Juju were one of the most ... read more CD

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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Paolo ConteBest Of Paolo Conte ... CD
Nonesuch, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes slipcase, mark through barcode.)

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KeleketlaKeleketla ... CD
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really fantastic collaboration between Coldcut and a host of South African musicians – and a set that also features a number of key contributions from the legendary Tony Allen! The record uses the older cutup style that Coldcut first forged on the London scene of the 80s – but has ... read more CD
Also available Keleketla ... LP 26.99

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TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouTP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Reminiscin' In Tempo African Dancefloor Classics ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $18.99
Jaggedly rhythmic work from TP Orchestre – one of the greatest musical groups on the African scene of the 70s, and a group with a sound like nobody else! TP have a way of stringing the guitar around the beats that's really wonderful – creating a magical interplay between rhythm and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Helena VondrackovaHelena! Helena! Helena! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bonton (Czech Republic), 1972. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Includes 10 bonus tracks.)

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Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis KostasSoul Of Epirus ... CD
Texnotropon (Greece), 2020. Used ... $11.99
Duets between clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias and Vasilis Kostas on laouto, which is similar to an oud. CD

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Afro-Salseros De SenegalEn La Habana ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 2001. Used ... $16.99
A perfect bit of uncanny cultural exchange! In 2001 a Cuban ambassador visiting Senegal was blown away by the Afro-Cuban music he heard there. Shocked when he learned that they had never been to his island he initiated an official visit. Los Afro-Salseros de Senegal was the ad hoc combo ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Yat KhaAldyn Dashka – Music & Throat Singing From The Altai-Sayani Mountains Of Tuva ... CD
Yat Kha (UK), 1989/1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nitin SawhneyProphesy ... CD
V2, 2001. Used ... $6.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Maryam MursalJourney ... CD
Real World, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael BrookStar Rise – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Remixed ... CD
Real World, 1997. Used ... $3.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Toumani Diabate with Ballake SissokoNew Ancient Strings ... CD
Hannibal, 1999. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $26.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more CD

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Mike Nyoni & Born FreeMy Own Thing ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... read more CD

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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... CD
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... read more CD

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Taj Mahal & The Hula BluesHanapepe Dream ... CD
Tone Cool/Artemis, 2000. Used ... $6.99

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 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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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 7 & 8 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband/Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A great double header from Honest Jons – a 2CD set that brings together volumes 7 and 8 of their London Is The Place For Me series! Volume 7 is first – a fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the ... read more CD

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Toumani Diabate's Symmetric OrchestraBoulevard De L'Independence ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2006. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more CD

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VariousPutumayo Presents – World Reggae ... CD
Putumayo, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Music from Kana, Apache Indian, Intik, Majek Fashek, Maria de Barros, Gnawa Diffusion, AleMuniz, Mas Y Mas, Chris Combette, Alpha Blondy, Bernaud Uedre & Kaissa. (Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bahia BlackRitual Beating System ... CD
Axiom, 1992. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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AfricandoGombo Salsa ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1996. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism ... CD
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more CD
Also available Afropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP 25.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Youssou N'DourEyes Open ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Baaba Maal & Mansour SeckDjam Leelii (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Palm, 1989/1998. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $7.99 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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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... LP 16.99

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VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.98
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... read more CD

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Baaba MaalNomad Soul ... CD
Island/Palm, 1998. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $19.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with ... read more CD
Also available Leve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Cheikh LoBambay Gueej ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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