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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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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Of Sudanese Jazz ... CD 14.99

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Edip Akbayram & DostlarNedir Ne Degildir ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A later gem from the Turkish scene of the 70s – one that's got a bit more funky touches than earlier Anatolian rock! There's still a fair bit of Eastern styles running through the mix, but most of the rhythms are really straightforward and use heavy basslines that really set the groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features original pop-up gatefold cover design!)

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AkwassaIn The Groove ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
An interesting turning point for this funky Nigerian group of the 70s – as the set's still got the chunky rhythms of previous efforts, but also shows a touch of influence from reggae on some of the grooves – as well as some very cool use of keyboard touches that give the whole thing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Groove ... CD 5.99

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 42.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.98
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 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
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP 39.99

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 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 & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (180 gram pressing – special edition) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.98
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & OthersLagos Shake – A Tony Allen Chop Up ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A long-awaited full length set – one that finally brings together all of the amazing Tony Allen reworks done by the Honest Jon's label! These "chop up" tracks were originally issued over a range of limited 12" singles, and they're really amazing stuff – not just remixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AlostmenKologo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Really raw work from this Ghanaian group that emerged from jamming on the streets of Accra – a core quartet that mostly features tuned percussion and stringed instruments – used in a highly rhythmic way along with the vocals! The lineup features kologo, goje, gome, dondo, and kpanlogo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kologo ... CD 12.99

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AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ApostlesBlack Is Beautiful (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A tight little set from one of the grooviest groups on the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a combo who could play with a familiar mix of fuzz and funk, but also throw in some deeper soul touches on the vocals – in a way that makes the whole album a much richer set than work by some of their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Okyerema AsanteDrum Message ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 31.99
A legendary album on the Black Fire label from the 70s – a set that features Ghanaian percussionist Oykerama Asante working in the same American mix of funk and spiritual jazz as his labelmates Oneness Of Juju! The set was recorded in the same stretch as the best work from that legendary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)
Also available Drum Message ... CD 13.99

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Natik AwayezManbarani ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
A contemporary album, but one with a very ancient vibe – recorded in Cairo on a mix of percussion and stringed instruments, and set to vocals that have a wonderful way of cascading over the grooves! From what we can tell, there's no electricity in the instrumentation – which furthers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band55 ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A lean take on the double-length self-titled set from this mighty funky combo – one that brings together a range of great funky 45s, plus a few other hefty nuggets! If you don't know the group, they're totally great – as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band go back to the funkiest moments of ... 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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Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa Amwishyo ... LP
Zambezi/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.99
One of the moodiest albums we've ever heard from the Zamrock scene of the 70s – a record of slow-building tunes with a very personal vibe – all vocals and most instrumentation handled by Ricky Banda himself – in a style that's more intimate than other Zambian albums of the time! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BatidaBeginning, The Medium, The End, & The Infinite – Ikoqwe ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An album that revolves around a story of sorts – three creatures from a distant time and space come to earth and send their impressions back home – yet manage to do so in a way that resonates strongly with the earlier work we've liked from Batida! The music, as before, is a hybrid of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Beginning, The Medium, The End, & The Infinite – Ikoqwe ... CD 11.99

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Bazali BamAction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
Bazali Bam look somewhat playful on the cover, but the record's got this darker intensity that points the way towards later experiments on the West African scene – with a blend of soul, funk, and psych elements that almost seem to be a precursor to Zamrock sounds! Yet the style here is a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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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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Jo BissoAfrican Disco Experimentals 1974 to 1978 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
Don't think "experimental", think funky club tracks – as Jo Bisso did a great job of crossing over to the American mainstream in the 70s, thanks in part to a famous album on TK Records! That work is referenced here, alongside some much more obscure tracks – all with an ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Black SavageBlack Savage (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 27.99
A Kenyan funk combo from the 70s – and one who've got a groove that definitely lives up to the striking image on the cover! The set brings together obscure singles and album tracks from Black Savage – a group who sing in English throughout, and also draw plenty of influence from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD & download!)

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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Partisan, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
A nice little set from Bombino – recorded in Amsterdam, but heavy on the kind of fuzzy, freaky guitar work that have made the Tuareg group such an international hit in recent years! These guys wail mightily throughout – mixing pulsing rhythms with nicely freaky guitar lines – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Bread & ButterBarbecue (yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $52.99
A beautiful little record from 70s Japan – a set that's got the warmly collaborative spirit you'd expect from the image on the cover, and an overall sound that's very much like some of the best material from the Cali scene at the time! Instrumentation is great – a blend of acoustic and ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow vinyl pressing – with obi!)

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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Classic work from Stella Chiweshe – a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)
Also available Ambuya (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of LawraDagara – Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West Region ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
There's a single musician playing a balafon on the front cover of the record, but the sound within is much more group-oriented and tumultuous – wonderful work recorded in the field in Ghana, with a pulsing rhythmic quality that mixes the balafon with lots more percussion and some stringed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Manu DibangoGone Clear – The Complete Kingston Sessions(2LP pressing) ... LP
Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 42.98
A really great shift in setting for legendary reedman Manu Dibango – an album recorded in Jamaica with production from Geoffrey Chung – who helps the saxophonist find a whole new groove for his soulful style! The album's from a moment where many were flocking to Kingston to record with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
A South African jazz set from the 70s, but one with a very different vibe than most – stretched out nicely in ways that really let the tunes find their way! The group here is led by alto saxophonist H Sithole, but even more important is the work of a young Bekhi Mseleku – an artist we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eboni BandEboni Band ... LP
Eboni/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A really unique record, and one with a very unusual pedigree – as the group features key members of some acts from the Ivory Coast in the late 70s, mixed with various Motown session players in the studio – all in a way that offers up a completely different take on Cali soul from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
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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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (blue, red & white splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on red, white and blue splatter vinyl!)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
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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K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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✨✧ K Frimpong & His Cubanos FiestaMe Da A Onnda ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with ... 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)... $32.99 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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Maalem Mahmoud GaniaAicha ... LP
Hive Mind (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $29.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of a fantastic batch of music – tracks recorded by master Gnawa legend Maalem Mahmoud Gania – sounds originally only issued on cassette in Morocco, but which sound far more powerful here in a more durable format! The tracks are heavy on percussion, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tlahoun GessesseTlahoun Gessesse – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 50.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
An incredible live performance from French pianist Jef Gilson and his groundbreaking Malagasy combo – a group of musicians from Madagascar, exiled in Paris – working here with Gilson on some really amazing sounds! The record is definitely jazz a the core – thanks to plenty of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD 13.99

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Golden HandsGolden Hands ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An unusual funky duo from 70s Morocco – one who work here in a nice mix of modes, and get some great help from a third group member on some especially tight drums! The music is more conventional rock at times, but there's a few really great funky breakout tracks on the set – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm for extra sonic punch!)

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Henri GuedonKarma ... LP
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really brilliant album from percussionist Henri Guedon – an artist with Caribbean roots, but a sound that really seems to transcend all boundaries – as he mixes his own instrumentation with a great blend of keyboards, organ, piano, and plenty more percussion – in styles that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
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
(Includes download!)
Also available Take One ... CD 17.99

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Mike HanapiMike Hanapi With Kalama's Quartet ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $15.99
Groundbreaking guitar work from Mike Hanapi – one of the important early guitarists in the Hawaiian slide mode – from a generation that had a huge impact on blues and country music to come! Mike's style here isn't the cheesy 60s Hawaiian modes of the Don Ho generation – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Seminal South African work from Harari – a group who'd previously recorded as The Beaters, but changed their name after getting a new spiritual awakening while touring Zimbabwe! That new name and new spirit really fits the sound here – an even deeper incarnation of the style they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kevin Haynes & Grupo EleguaAjo Se Po ... LP
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
A beautiful set of spiritual jazz from saxophonist Kevin Haynes – an artist who also plays a fair bit of percussion too, with a rootsy vibe that's perfect for the Yoruba inspirations which drive the music here! There's a really pan-national vibe to the record, and maybe a pan-Atlantic one ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... LP
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A rare South African jazz treasure – a set that's much more obscure than some of the bigger names of the scene, and which has a sound that's very different too! There's maybe a stronger American influence taking place here, especially in the rhythms, but also in the phrasing – and the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Innov GnawaLila ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic little record – served up by a group of Moroccan musicians working in New York, where they've clearly found a way to expand their sound nicely from their roots! As you might guess from their name, Innov Gnawa are proponents of the hypnotic grooves you'd find in Moroccan gnawa ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)
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Lila (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99
Lila ... CD 12.99

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Innov GnawaLila (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic little record – served up by a group of Moroccan musicians working in New York, where they've clearly found a way to expand their sound nicely from their roots! As you might guess from their name, Innov Gnawa are proponents of the hypnotic grooves you'd find in Moroccan gnawa ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Daptone Authorized Dealer pressing – on vintage green vinyl – includes download with two bonus tracks!)
Also available
Lila ... CD 12.99
Lila ... LP 16.99

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Ipa BoogieIpa Boogie ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Fantastic funk from late 70s Benin – a set that maybe owes as much to the sound of New York as it does to the West African groove of the time! The album's got a monstrous bassy vibe all the way through – with cuts that often just riff and groove like some of the best clubby funk acts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugo JasaEstados De Animo ... LP
Little Butterfly/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1990. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
A really obscure set from the tiny scene in Uruguay at the start of the 90s – a sweet batch of electronic instrumentals from Hugo Jasa, who works here in a mode that's more like Japanese electric music of the 80s than anything you might expect from South America! There's plenty of drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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JohnnyKarl Hector Presents Johnny ... LP
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 26.98
A whole new side of funky genius for Karl Hector – aka JJ Whitefield, of Poets Of Rhythm fame – a set that takes off from his previous Afro Funk albums with The Macouns, but which has an even more stripped-down vibe overall! The group is just a trio – with Ebo Taylor's son Henry, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Karl Hector Presents Johnny ... CD 14.99

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Hank Jones with Cheick Tidiane Seck & The MandikasSarala (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Universal (Netherlands), 1995. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 41.99
One of the hippest albums Hank Jones ever recorded – a very unique mixture of jazz and African elements, put together with organist Cheick Tidiane Seck! Jones plays his usual piano, but the strongest elements on the set come from Seck's Hammond work, and instrumentation from other members of ... (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
Also available Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Kasai All StarsBlack Ants Always Fly Together – One Bangle Makes No Sound (with bonus download) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Really fantastic work from the Kasai All Stars – a group we first discovered years ago, as part of the excellent Congotronics series – but one who here really stretch past their roots, and embrace a mature sound that really lets them spread their wings in fly! There's still some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Black Ants Always Fly Together – One Bangle Makes No Sound ... CD 12.99

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KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) ... LP
FM Productions/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
The debut album from Kassav – a group who rocked the Parisian club scene at the end of the 70s with a fantastic blend of Guadeloupe styles and more contemporary rhythms – really opening the door for countless other acts to follow in their wake! The tracks are mostly long, and heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dick KhozaChapita ... LP
Sun/Tooth Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
One of the hippest bits of funk we've heard from the South African scene of the 70s – a record that mixes in plenty of currents from spiritual jazz, with a vibe that's very similar to the albums by Oneness Of Juju from the same time! The set's got this very universal appeal – earlier ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kiko Kids JazzTanganyika Na Uhuru ... LP
Mzuri/Mississippi, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really great work from Kiko Kids Jazz – neither a jazz group, nor a batch of child musicians – but instead an East African collective who have a sound that mixes familiar guitar lines and percussion with a slight bit of mandolin too – all in a mode that's this beautiful blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great batch of notes as well!)

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KokoKoko ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 35.99
A nice hybrid of Mediterranean grooves from Koko – an artist born in Morocco, working in Jerusalem during the 70s, and open to a fair bit of elements from Greece as well! The record's got some elements of some of the funkier Mid-East work of the time, including tight rhythms and nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available We Famous ... CD 13.99

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Erkin KorayErkin Koray 2 ... LP
Dogon/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Excellent mid 70s work from one of the hippest dudes in Turkey – guitarist Erik Koray, a player who had a wonderful talent for mixing together a range of cross-cultural influences! The style here is a lot more sophisticated than that of Koray's first album – in a mode that shakes off ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erkin KorayHalimem ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s/1987. New Copy ... $25.99
Two slices of work from one of the hippest, grooviest Turkish artists of all time – the madly tripped-out Erkin Koray, a singer with a sound that's even wilder than his look on the cover! The collection brings together rare tracks from cassette-only releases and singles – and is a ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Sarathy KorwarSarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 36.99
Drummer Sarathy Korwar has a great reputation for blending together Indian music and contemporary jazz – and in ways that are very different than similar British experiments from the late 60s! That legacy is moved forward a few strong notches here – as Korwar works with his Upaj ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Makoto Kubota & The Sunset GangHawaii Champroo ... LP
Show Boat/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
A beautiful record that finds a great 70s expression of the longstanding love of Hawaiian music that's held fast in Japan for many many years – a set that was recorded in Hawaii by offbeat Japanese musician Makoto Kubota, in ways that offer up his own very personal interpretation of ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kengo KurozomiPillow Talk ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A strong late 80s set from Japanese singer Kengo Kurozomi – working here in an American studio, with help from a nice array of American fusion players – who really seem to deepen the groove and give Kengo a more soulful vibe than some of his earlier records! The jazzy aspects of the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Laser Vinyl Master pressing – with obi!)

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Kengo KurozomiStill ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 49.99
A sweet bit of mellow pop from Japan – served up by singer Kengo Kurozomi with all sorts of warm and laidback elements in the backings! The style is maybe between Japanese city pop and American AOR – definitely produced at a level that's right up there with the best of tthem – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Laser Vinyl Master pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Bukky LeoLegend Of William Onyeabor ... LP
Drift (UK), 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really unusual take on the music of William Onyeabor – tracks that have more of a live Afro Funk vibe than some of the keyboard-heavy riffs of his famous records – served up here by the great Bukky Leo on tenor sax and vocals! Bukky hails from Nigeria, but has spent decades on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Les Filles De IllighadadLes Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
Really fantastic work from a group who come from a small village in Niger, but who work here with a sound that may well revolutionize the sound of sub-Saharan music! Les Filles De Illighadad fall somewhere into the contemporary spectrum of Tuareg guitar work, but their sound is also very much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Les Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... CD 12.99

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Lokkhi Terra & Dele SosimiCubafrobeat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Vocalist Dele Sosimi joins this ultra-hip London group – a combo who are equally skilled in African and Cuban elements, hence the title of the record – and one who can also serve things up with lots of jazz-based energy as well! All tracks are nice and long – and in addition to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahotella QueensMeet The Mahotella Queens (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motella/Umsakazo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The earliest work we've ever seen from this legendary South African group – and music that's got a much rawer, more stripped-down vibe than the albums that made them famous in the 80s! These tracks are mostly just group vocals with a bit of percussion and guitar – billed as "zulu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Miriam MakebaKeep Me In Mind ... LP
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
One of Miriam Makeba's hippest albums of all time – a set that marked the end of her association with Reprise Records, and her fame in the crossover American scene of the 60s – and for good reason, too – as the whole thing's brimming over with much more righteous energy than ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Malawian Madalitso are more of a duo than a band – Yobi Maligwa on babatoni and lead vocals, and Yosefe Kalenkeni on guitar and percussion – both working together with a beautiful sense of tightness and melody! The mix of stringed instruments is great – pulsating with an inherent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Last Special ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
Really fantastic work from this unusual South African band of the 70s – a group who never got much exposure on our side of the Atlantic, but includes key work from some very hip American players of the time! The group is led by trombonist Al Hall and guitarist Charles Mallory – but ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mallory-Hall Band (Sanifu Al Hall & Charley Mallory)Song Of Soweto ... LP
IRC/Outernational (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A song of Soweto, but served up here by a really unique South African group that also features key work by a number of American players too! The sound is mix of the loping rhythms of SA jazz and some of the bolder elements you'd hear in American funk of the period – but all mixed together ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baris MancoDunden Bugune (picture disc) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $29.99 33.98
An incredible Turkish psych album from Baris Manco – totally riveting work that blends some traditional Turkish influences with the panoramic psychedelia of the late 60s & early 70s – all of which makes for lots of fuzzed out rock-funk, and a fantastic melodic sensibility! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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MandukaManduka ... LP
IRT/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Atakora ManuOmintiminim/Afro Highlife ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 59.99
Two rare albums from Ghana – back to back in a single set! First up is Omintiminim – a record with a title that's a bit hard to say, but a groove that's instantly infectious – as older highlife modes come into play with all sorts of great 80s keyboards – in style that has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Letta MbuluLetta Mbulu Sings ... LP
Capitol/Endless Happiness, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A rare funky treasure from the glory days of the David Axelrod years at Capitol Records – a set that takes the amazing vocals of South African singer Letta Mbulu, sets them to arrangements by HB Barnum, and has Axelrod producing and putting the whole thing together – with a soaring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Helena MeirellesA Rainha da Viola Caipira ... LP
Eldorado/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
Helena Meirelles looks like a bit of a cowboy on the cover, and she sounds a bit like one too – but with a spin that's very much part of the Brazilian heritage from which she sprang! Meirelles plays the Brazilian violao here – kind of a rougher, louder sort of acoustic guitar – ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Getatchew MekuryaEthiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 5 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A special vinyl release of one of the most striking volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series – a set that focuses on the mad saxophone work of Getachew Makurya! The recordings on this collection are all from 1972 – and they feature the deep-toned Mekurya blowing in a strange and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu MergiaYene Mircha ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A great new recording from Hailu Mergia – the Ethiopian keyboardist who's given us some great records over the years! This set has Hailu working on both of his strengths – using keyboards in the lead on some tracks, accordion on others – plus a bit of melodica, and just a slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ayalew MesfinWegene ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Otherworldly sounds from Ayalew Mesfin – easily one of the most enigmatic artists on the mindblowing mid 70s scene in Ethiopia! Mesfin's got this way of inflecting his vocals that's amazing – an ability to run up and down the scale, all while moving forward – which makes his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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Busi MhlongoUrban Zulu (with bonus download) ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groundbreaking work from Busi Mhlongo – a real shift in South American soul at the end of the 90s, almost as if the set was marking the new sense of pride and nation that was taking place at the tip of the continent! Mhlongo's vocals are amazing – expressive in familiar soul ways, but ... 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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