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Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

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

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Ferkat Al ArdOghneya ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
The music of Lebanon never got much global exposure during the 70s – but it's clear that Ferkat Al Ard was bringing plenty of the globe's influences to play on this amazing record – mixing together bits of electric funk, Brazilian jazz, and soulful strings at a level that completely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Oghneya ... CD 14.99

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Alabe KetujazzKan ... LP
Poeira (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Wonderfully spare sounds from a musical partnership who are exactly as pictured on the cover – Antoine Olivier on percussion and Glaucus Linx on tenor sax – working together on these beautiful tunes that are a mix of rootsy sources and spiritual jazz! There's a sense of ritual to some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony AllenLagos No Shaking ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 32.99
A real back to basics set from Tony Allen – much more strongly in his Afro Funk groove of the late 70s than other recent work, and recorded in Lagos with an earthy approach that's totally great! All the experiments and odd flourishes of recent sets have been stripped away – and Allen ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony AllenSecret Agent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
Tony Allen never lets us down – and even though he recorded this set well into the first decade of his "comeback" years, an album like this still has the same sort of fresh, urgent feel that got him noticed again by a whole new generation of fans! There's definitely lots of Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 44.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 44.98
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Comet (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock ... LP
Verve/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Middle Eastern Rock (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Verve/Modern Harmonic, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Middle Eastern Rock ... LP 23.99

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Lucho Bermudez Y Su OrquestaCoastal Invasion – Cumbia, Porro, Gaita, & Mapale From Colombia's Caribbean Coast 1946 to 1961 ... LP
Radio Martiko, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $37.99 39.99
Lucho Bermudez may look a bit square on the cover, but he was a key force in the rise of cumbia on the Colombian scene of the postwar years – and also handled a fair bit of other really great styles too! That work is finally given its due here – in a well-done package that brings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes some bonus tracks!)

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Black MangoQuicksand (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gusstaff (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A really unique project from Philippe Samiguel – recorded in Bamako, where Samiguel has worked as a producer for many years – during which time he's pulled together ideas from all sorts of different projects, and forged them into a new groove of his own! Samiguel's worked most famously ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Quicksand ... CD 15.99

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Jean-Pierre Boistel & Tony KennybrewPercussions Pour La Danse ... LP
Left Ear (Austria), Late 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
A percussion record, but one with a very different twist – as the set was done both in collaboration with dancer Tonny Kennybrew, and based on his sense of motion – and it was done at the end of the 80s, and features a very cool mix of both acoustic and electric instrumentation! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bonbon VodouCimitere Creole ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
A really beautiful little record – one that bills itself as coming from from creole roots and French chanson – and which definitely delivers the goods as promised! The rhythms are often nice and lean – bubbling, percolating elements that maybe echo some older styles from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cimitere Creole ... CD 14.99

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Brother Moves OnTolika Mtoliki ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $28.99
A fantastic project from this contemporary South African performance ensemble – one that seeks to weave together older strands of sound from the nation's rich cultural heritage, and link them to a more contemporary mode of expression, as befits the group's role in the younger generation! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note – The sleeves have a small split on the top seam from shipping.)

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BuariBuari ... LP
RCA/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
Maybe the best-known international album from Sidiku Buari – an artist who recorded some killer sets in his native Ghana, but who got a rare chance to work here in the US for this album – which features some tight funky elements by Bernard Purdie on drums, Paul Grivvin on keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy CuevasTotal Cuevas ... LP
Libreville (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 42.99
Funky French club tracks from the start of the 80s – all the brainchild of DJ Guy Cuevas, who has a perfect ear for mixing together dancefloor styles and a nice range of global elements! And sure, lots of folks worked in that territory during the 80s world music boom – but Cuevas was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Total Cuevas ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ CymandeSecond Time Round (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amancio D'SilvaKonkan Dance (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A previously unissued album from Indian guitarist Amancio D'Silva – recorded during his legendary run of work at Lansdowne Studios, but making its first-ever appearance here! The work on the set is every bit as far-reaching and progressive as some of D'Silva's official releases – and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a cool flip-back cover – like a vintage album in the Lansdowne Series!)

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Dadawah (Ras Michael)Peace & Love ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
One of the most righteous albums to come out of the Kingston scene in the early 70s – a set that's driven by the new spirit of the Rastafarian generation, but which also pushes the music much more than some of the commercial efforts of the time! The style of the music here is almost to ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered pressing – with download!)

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Manu DibangoAfricadelic ... LP
Survival Research (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Incredibly funky work from Manu Dibango – a set that's easily as great as his classic Soul Makossa album – but which is a lot more obscure overall! The work's got a fiercely-jamming quality all the way through – lots of rumbling percussion at the bottom, and also a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Doudou Ndiaye Rose FamilyTwenty One Sabar Rhythms ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The title's a bit stark, but it really gets at the sound of this wonderful record – a double-length set that's overflowing with spare percussive jams recorded in contemporary Senegal! The work is all based around the cultural traditions of the Sabar – but even without any cultural ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DriveDrive Unlimited ... LP
RCA/We Are Busy Bodies, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A set that's filled with mighty nice keyboards – delivered with plenty of 60s soul jazz inspiration in the style, but served up with more of a 70s vibe overall – especially on some of the cuts that bring in some very heavy funk elements at the bottom! As with the group's previous album ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dumisani Maraire & Nyunga Nyunga MbiraTichazomuona ... LP
Nyami Nyami (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 28.99
An album from the 80s, but one with a very timeless vibe – as the set is heavy on mbiri work from Dumisani Maraire – recorded in a way that mostly just features vocals alongside the sparkling tones of the thumb piano! The mbiri is likely amplified here – as it's got a resonance ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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E&S BrothersTaduma ... LP
Blue Tree/Afrosynth (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Sweet keyboard soul from the South African scene of the mid 80s – a record that's got a vibe that's a lot leaner and more electro oriented than some of the bubblegum pop to come! E&S are the duo of Ernest Segeel and Shadrack Ndlovu – and although the tunes are mostly electric, they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hamid El ShaeriSlam Years 1983 to 1988 ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 27.99
Great early work from Libyan singer Hamid El Shaeri – an artist who'd soon explode to huge global fame, but who's heard here on early tracks recorded for the Slam label in Egypt! Most of the releases were originally issued only on cassette – a format that allowed Hamid's music to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slam Years 1983 to 1988 ... CD 14.99

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ElcadosThis World Is Full Of Injustice ... LP
EMI/Afrodelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A set that's a bit early in that moment when psychedelic elements were moving into the scene in West Africa – served up by a group who really helped forge a way forward for the new style, by mixing heady guitars and vocals with some mighty nice rhythms! There's already echoes here of styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etran De L'AirAgadez ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic little set, and one that may well represent a key evolution of the Tuareg sound – as the group here still work in the sublime blend of guitar lines that made their previous record so great, but also find this focus and majesty that really pushes the whole thing over the top! We're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juanita EukaMabanzo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
The solo debut of Juanita Euka, a singer you might know for her fantastic contributions to the London Afrobeat Collective and other groups – yet clearly an artist waiting to shine in the spotlight on her own! Euka is Congolese, but raised in Argentina – and given her recent work on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight (orange & green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Partisan, 1972. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy 2LP pressing – on limited colored vinyl!)

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Four SoundsJazz From District Six ... LP
Trutone/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A South African jazz set from the end of the 60s, but one with a different vibe than some of the rest – as the group have a lean style that still also seems to mix a fair bit of Township elements in with the jazz – which makes for tracks that have a wonderfully playful mix of modes, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Friimen Muzic CompanyFree Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Heady sounds from Friimen – a 70s combo from Nigeria, but one who have some of the deeper, more psychedelic elements of groups from farther south on the West African scene – lots of basslines and a dubby sort of vibe! At times, the feel here is almost more like Blo or Cymande (even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Alhaji K FrimpongAbrado ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
Funky genius from the mighty K Frimpong – an album recorded in Germany in the mid 80s – but a set that cooks like some of the best West African funk from the decade before! The sound is lean and mean, and there's plenty of grit in the grooves – a lot more bass and funky drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 39.99
The sublime first album from K Frimpong – a really unique blend of hi-life and Afro Funk, but served up with all these unusual touches that make the album stand out from even most of the rest of the revolutionary sounds that were coming from Ghana at the time! There's this sense of flow that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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GalaxyGalaxy ... LP
Taretone/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 34.99
A funky soul record with a really great pedigree – tracks recorded by a Nigerian group, but done up in London with a vibe that's very much like some of the best east coast soul of the time! There's a style here that's not unlike some of the best club work of the P&P Records generation ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Group NSIRoger A Ti Wawa ... LP
Da'N Records/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
NSI stands for "new sounds from the islands" – and that's definitely what you'll get here from this combo who serve up a fantastic blend of Antilles rhythms and contemporary club funk – all very much in the best spirit of the early zouk movement at the time! There's lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tsege Mariam GuebruEmahoy (Ethiopiques Vol 21) ... LP
Mississippi, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 21.99
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – probably the most delicately melodic material to date in the wonderful Ethiopiques series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history. She is a daughter of the heralded Ethiopian intellectual the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
Early work Zimbabwe legends Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – a group that was an early showcase for the vocal talents of the equally legendary Thomas Mapfumo! The set's not just a Mapfumo showcase, though – as the sound here resonates strongly from the whole group – nice harmonies ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Take One ... CD 13.99

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HarariGenesis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A beautiful 70s album from Harari – a South African group who already had a long legacy in music before this set, and who really seem to come together with a style that's even more sophisticated than some of their previous albums! The cover might make the record look a bit disco, but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Harold Y Su BandaEvolucion (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $39.99 41.99
A wicked bit of funky Latin from the Colombian scene of the 70s – and a record that mixes together all different styles at once – in a mode that's maybe a lot more like some of the hip samba soul and funky productions on the Emi/Odeon label in early 70s Brazil, than some of the more ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight translucent green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Honey MachineHoney Machine ... LP
Grandstar/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A clubby classic from the Nigerian duo of Sega Gafatchi and Chris Ify Hanem – and a record that maybe feels a lot more like some of the coolest work from the US and Anglo scenes at the time – complete with all sorts of spacey keyboards that really give the album a distinctive sound! ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 23.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ben JaggaHold On Pretty Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Jazz EpistlesJazz Epistles ... LP
Honey Pie, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
A landmark album in South African jazz – featuring a group that includes early work from Dollar Brand on piano, Hugh Masekela on trumpet, Kippie Moeketsi on alto, and Jonas Gwanga on trombone! The style here is surprisingly close to American hardbop of the 50s – with less of the more ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brij Bhushan KabraBrij Bhushan Kabra ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 26.99
Brij Bhushan Kabra is handling his guitar on the cover in a very unusual way – and he gets some very unusual sounds out of the instrument too – on an incredible record that's almost a bridge between 60s Indian sitar recordings and some of the acoustic American experiments on Takoma ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brij Bhushan Kabra/Shivkumar Sharma/Hariprasad ChaurasiaCall Of The Valley ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 26.99
An amazing setting for the groundbreaking guitar work of Brij Bhushan Kabra – set up here in a trio with Hariprasad Chaurasia on flute and Shivkumar Sharma on santoor! We already love Kabra's guitar on its own – played in a sitar-like way with all these amazing inflections and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kamal KeilaMuslims & Christians ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.99
Really wonderful work from the early 90s scene in Khartoum – sounds that have a much more 70s-styled sound than you might expect! That sound is in keeping with Kamal Keila, who was never a mainstream artist at all – and instead made material like this away from the limelight, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Omar KhorshidGiant + Guitar ... LP
Voice Of Lebanon/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 32.99
Fantastic work from Omar Khorshid – definitely a giant in the 70s, due to his roles on screen – and a hell of a guitarist here, one working with a really great blend of trippy styles and Lebanese rhythms! There's some great moments on the record that mix eastern grooves with strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KokorokoCould We Be More (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $30.99 32.99
London's Kokoroko are a group with roots in many traditions and global modes – but they've also got a cohesive jazz-based sensibility that really makes the whole thing come together – and makes their music feel fresh and new, instead of a contemporary take on older modes! There's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)
Also available Could We Be More ... CD 15.99

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Kondi BandWe Famous ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A really great record from the Kondi Band – one of the few groups who can manage to combine the sound of the kalimba with more contemporary styles – and somehow make the whole thing come off without feeling like a gimmick! Sorie Kondi handles both the thumb piano and lead vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa (purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(RSD Essentials pressing. Quantities pressed on demand and strictly limited! Deep purple" vinyl pressing.)

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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 1 ... CD 12.99

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Morteza MahjubiSelected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... LP
Death Is Not The End, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
Stunning sounds from Iranian pianist Morteza Mahjubi – an artist who tunes his instrument in all these very unique ways – so that the strings and the keys come together in ways that are unlike anything at all you'd hear in the west! At times, the instrument almost feels more like a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Selected Improvisations From Golha Part 2 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ MarijataThis Is Marijata ... LP
Academy/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
Rare Ghanaian funk from Marijata – a rawer, rootsier take on the mid 70s African funk sound, and really unique vibe overall! Marijata is a core 3-piece featuring drummer Kofi Addison, organist Bob Fischian and guitarist Nat Osmanu of the group Sweet Beans – a set up that provides for a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mashabe BandMandela ... LP
Zambia Music Parlour/Sharp Flat (Netherlands), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
80s work from the Mashabe Band – a group who recorded for the same label that gave the world Ngozi Family and Witch during the Zamrock years, but who sound here like a much more traditional act overall! The music has long-flowing rhythms that come as much from the guitars in the lineup as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Pat Matshikiza with Kippie MoketsiSikiza Matshikiza ... LP
Sun/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
Really creative work from the South African scene of the 70s – a jazz record, but one that was done at that moment when musicians on the scene were throwing so many other great elements into the mix as well – really moving past any conventions in standard jazz, to create some very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tete MbambisaTete's Big Sound (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 36.99
A brilliant little record from South African pianist Tete Mbambisa – one that definitely lives up to the "big sound" promised in the title – as Tete leads a group of fantastic players on these long, groovy tracks that are overflowing with soul! There's a warmth to the record ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hany MehannaMusic For Airplanes – A Collection Of Instrumental Showpieces & Scores For Egyptian Films & TV Series 1973 to 1980 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Souma (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $47.99 49.99
A really weird and wonderful collection of work – hardly the airplane music you'd guess from the title, and certainly not in the territory of Brian Eno's Music For Airports – but instead some obscure sound library material from the 70s scene in Egypt! There's a mix of modern and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great heavy vinyl pressing – with liner notes too!)

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTezeta ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Maybe the greatest record we've ever heard from Ethio keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a sweet set of jazz recorded in the mid 70s, with a vibe that still sounds fantastic after all these years! The groove here is the sort that so many other contemporary groups have been picking up on recent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gratien MidonetCosmic Poet From Martinique 1979 to 1989 ... LP
Time Capsule (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 29.99
A record with a very evocative title, and a sound that's even more so than you'd guess – definitely cosmic, way more than poetry, and filled with rhythms from the native scene of Gratien Midonet! The music was recorded in France, as part of that great cultural criss-crossing that happened in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mind Maintenance (Joshua Abrams & Chad Taylor)Mind Maintenance ... LP
Drag City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 32.99
Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor are already fantastic musicians on their own key instruments – bass and drums, respectively – but here, they take up different instrumental modes – and with a result that's every bit as spiritually powerful as their work in other styles! Abrams plays ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MogollarAnatolian Sun Part 2 ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 29.99
Mogollar are a legendary group in Turkish music – formed in the 60s, with a mission to explore psychedelic impulses amidst more traditional instrumentation – and all these many years later, the combo is still going strong, and with a sound that still beats most of the groups they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry MoscoPeace & Harmony ... LP
Samba/Isle Of Jura (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Bubbling grooves from Nigerian singer Harry Mosco – an artist who's holding his guitar like a blues musician on the front, but who comes across here with a sweetly gliding groove that's similar to some of the best TK Records club work of the time! In addition to his own vocals and guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MoversMovers Vol 1 – 1970 to 1976 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
The Movers were one of the all-time great groups on the South African scene at the start of the 70s – a tight little combo who originally began with an organ-heavy groove, then one who picked up some mighty soulful singers as the years went on! At the start, the group were maybe a South ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Movers Vol 1 – 1970 to 1976 ... CD 17.99

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George MukabiFuraha Wenye Gita – Happiness With Guitar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
George Muakbi's definitely got some happiness in his guitar here – a bright, lively style that dances along with the spare rhythms of the tunes – in a groove that's beautifully offset by the vocals of George and his partner! The music is relatively spare, but ushered in a new stylistic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too!)

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NashenasLife Is A Heavy Burden – Ghazals & Poetry From Afghanistan ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99 25.99
Hauntingly beautiful work from Nashenas – a singer whose name literally translates as "unknown" – although that may not be the case after this well-done collection gets his music out to the western market! Nashenas was something of a minor star in his own sphere – these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Life Is A Heavy Burden – Ghazals & Poetry From Afghanistan ... CD 14.99

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Nass El GhiwaneNass El Ghiwane (1974) ... LP
Sudiphone (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
Warmly hypnotic work from this great Moroccan group – a set of long tracks that mix together percussion, acoustic strings, and chanted vocals – all swirling together with a vibe that's as spiritual as it is timeless! The set was recorded in the 70s, but the only aspect of that decade ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ngozi Family45,000 Volts ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Heady work from the Ngozi Family – a Zambian rock band that was the first to be dubbed as "Zamrock" – a cool fusion of older African rhythms and 70s rockish modes – never too polished, but with a tightness that might have made Anglo groups up in London sit up and take ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Day Of Judgement ... CD 7.99

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Noori & His Dorpa BandBeja Power – Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2002. New Copy ... $20.99 22.99
Noori is pictured with a very cool "tambo guitar" on the cover – an instrument that combines familiar electric strings with some of the more ancient harp-style modes that were used in East African music in the past – electrified here, and used to create a really amazing sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Nubiyan TwistFreedom Fables ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Nubiyan Twist really open up their sound here – in part by opening the door to a rich array of guest singers and instrumentalists – a lineup that includes Cherise, Pat Thomas, Soweto Kinch, Ria Moran, and Nick Richards – all artists who help bring a different personal flavor to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gideon NxumaloEarly Mart ... LP
As Shams/Soul Town (Netherlands), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 32.99
A landmark album in the history of South African jazz – a set that marks a real shift in the way the music was put together, and maybe a new sort of sophistication that would really mark the scene in years to come! The album's not the first recording from pianist Gideon Nxumalo, but it ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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John OndoloHypnotic Guitar Of John Ondolo ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $17.99 20.98
The title here is certainly well-put, as the guitar of John Ondolo is every bit as hypnotic as any of the more adventurous musicians we've loved over the years – and that would include the work of artists like Sandy Bull or Peter Walker! As with both of them, Ondolo has a way of using ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborAtomic Bomb ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An incredible legacy in music! For years, the music of William Onyeabar has been the stuff of legend, but only accessible to a few who could get their hands on scarce original pressings – but that lack has really been corrected by Luaka Bop's revival of Onyeabar's magical music, complete ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alhaji Waziri OshomahWorld Spirituality Classics 3 – The Muslim Highlife Of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
The Nigerian scene has given us plenty of music over the decades – and while the scene in the 70s was best known for heavy funk and crossover club, it also really resonated strongly with some new spiritual currents as well! One of the shining stars of that moment was Alhaji Waziri Oshomah ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 32.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ipan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... CD 10.99

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Astor PiazzollaAmerican Clave Recordings (Tango Zero Hour/La Camorra/Rough Dancer & The Cyclical Night) (3LP set) ... LP
American Clave/Nonesuch, Late 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $87.99 89.98
A stunning collection of work from one of the greatest periods in the career of this global music legend – material that gave Astor Piazzolla a chance to really stretch out and push some of the more modern ideas in his creations! First up is the incredible Zero Hour album – a fantastic ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pinky Ann RihalTere Liye – Hindi Disco ... LP
Naya Beat (France), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A record with "disco" on the cover, but a set that's much more new wave overall – a very cool combination of UK 80s dance music and Southeast Asian roots! The music is heavy on beats and keyboards, and although the tunes are catchy, there's a bit of darkness too – almost as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose PratesTam Tam Tam ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ziad RahbaniBennesbeh Labokra – Chou ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
A really fantastic record from the Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani – music for a play, but a set that's also got a fair bit of bossa nova elements too! The songs are a mix of vocal numbers that are more straightforward and Mid-East in style, and instrumentals that blend jazz with light ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ziad RahbaniHoudou Nisbi ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A really unusual album from the 80s Lebanese scene – very different than you might expect, and a record with so many different things going on at once! There's plenty of elements of sophisticated soul and west coast 70s jazz funk in the lineup – but Ziad Rahbani also blends these with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SaitanaJenakuru ... LP
Gallo/Tooth Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
Wonderfully weird work from Saitana – one of those 70s South African groups who found a way of mixing equal parts soul, funk, and psychedelic influences – then deliver the music with this languid groove that's all their own! The group has ties to other SA combos of the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salar Salman09PM ... LP
AM (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
Salar Salman may not be a household name, but the Kurdish guitarist will definitely be one of the best musical discoveries you'll make this year – thanks to this well-done collection that brings together some of his most amazing tunes! Salar's got a fast-moving approach on his instrument ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana DjazzLua Ki Di Nos – The Moon Is Ours ... LP
Hot Mule (France), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 42.99
Really powerful music from Jose Carlos Schwarz – both a singer and a key fighter in the movement for independence in Guinea-Bissau in the 70s – so much so that he spent a few years in prison, after recording most of the work on this set! The style of the music is a bit hard to describe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 26.99
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wisdom Of Elders ... CD 9.99

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Ibrahim Khalil Shihab QuintetSpring ... LP
Atlantic City/Matsuli (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic treasure from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – a record that's full of soul and spirit, and which draws enough from the piano of leader Chris Schilder as it does from the tenor of Winston Mankuku Ngozi! Nogzi's a player who's very much in the John Coltrane camp, but with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Souljazz OrchestraFreedom No Go Die ... LP
Do Right (Canada), 2007. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
More Afro Funk than the soul jazz you might guess from the group's name – but that's OK with us, because the record's plenty darn great! Souljazz Orchestra are one of the best of the current wave of Afro combos to hail from Canada – and they manage to get an incredible full sound from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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