(Cover has some ring and edge wear, with bent corners and sides.)
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats —
Ajoo ... LP Makossa, 1983. Very Good- ...
A nice set from King Sunny Ade, licensed to the Makossa label, but in the style of his African recordings, featuring a number of shorter compositions strung together into side-longsuites. Hypnotic guitar lines and gentle diatonic melodies float over propulsive percolating percussion, with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a name written in pen on front.)
King Sunny Ade & His African Beats —
Synchro Series ... LP Sunny Alade (Nigeria), Early 80s. Very Good- ...
Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some wear and aging, half split and flaky bottom seam, and some writing in pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)
King Sunny Ade & The New African Beats —
Destiny ... LP Atom Park (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good ...
We have to be honest, we know a little bit about African music, but not a lot. So when we came across a small stack of African records, we scooped them up and put them online, but rather than insult those of you out there who know and love this stuff, we're just listing them at a nice price ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sunny Ade —
Child ... LP Atom Park (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good- ...
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(Cover has some light stains and lightly bent corners.)
(Cover has light wear and aging, with a name in pen on front and back.)
Segun Adewale & His Super Stars International —
I Love You ... LP Kay Naht (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good ...
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(Cover has some surface wear and writing in pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)
Tony Allen & Afrika 70 —
Jealousy ... LP Strut (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ...
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 moreLP, Vinyl record album
Crisp sparkling Afro pop from this Ghanian band. Uptempo grooves are peppered with chirping guitars and bubbling percussion on this set of nice easy African grooves. 7 tracks in all, including "Kill Me & Fly", "Onipa Retu ne Nan", "Saa Na Yede Beye Wo", "Asem ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has wear and aging, some stains, and bent corners.)
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, bent corners, flaking at the opening, tape remnants at the seams, and some faded pen on front.)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers —
Drum Suite ... LP Columbia, 1956/1957. Very Good- ...
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has an index label with a name stamp and some sticker remnants on front, some marks in pencil and a small peeled spot on back, and splitting in the bottom seam. Label on Side 1 has a sticker with name stamp.)
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Paco De Lucia – and a set that really has the guitarist coming into his own – stepping past even his rich flamenco roots, and coming up with a new style that's practically a genre unto itself! Paco's sense of imagination here is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)
Surprisingly great after all these years – maybe more so, given that the buzz on these guys finally died down – and has kept this one out of heavy rotation in coffee shops and cafes! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the Elektra inner sleeve.)
Eddy Grant —
Genocide ... LP Ice (Nigeria), Late 70s. Fair ...
Just Sold Out!
Group Doueh —
Treeg Salaam ... LP Sublime Frequencies, Late 80s/Early 90s. Near Mint- ...
Great music from the personal archives of Group Doueh – tracks all originally recorded on cassette, but cleaned up nicely and presented in one of those great Sublime Frequencies packages! The first half of the set features shorter numbers by the group – really compelling numbers that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best albums ever recorded by percussionist Guem – an enhanced session that has him working with the Zaka Percussion group, an ensemble of 6 percussionists that can handle a wide variety of instruments. The tracks are all driving and heavy – with plenty of conga work from ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very cool tourist package – put together with an LP of music, plus a heavy book of full color photos and images – all as a giveaway to attendees of the 1969 American Bankers Association conference! (Now Sound, Global Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album
(Booklet has light wear. Plastic spiral spine is in good shape.)
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
These guys were a big group in Trinidad – where, according to the cover, they were the number 1 R&B group in the 70s – but they hardly cracked the US marked with this 1977 release. The album's a combination of 70s funk and various African influences – mostly uptempo, in a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, still sealed with hype sticker.)
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Luka Productions —
Fasokan ... LP Sahel Sounds, 2017. Very Good+ ...
Luka Productions is Luka Guindo – who created the wonderful sounds on this set on the Bamako scene, then made space for a number of other voices to step in and out of the mix! At some level, the music is almost a contemporary studio reworking of older field recording modes from Mali – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A bit of a mainstream effort from Makeba, as this set features more of an emphasis on pop material and standards than on some of her other records. Sid Bass conducted and arranged the orchestral backing on the folk and sixties pop classics, which doesn't leave as much room for her vocal stylings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Includes the RCA inner sleeve. Cover has a small center split in the top seam, in great shape otherwise.)
A great album – even if Miriam's not in as many voices as promised by the title! (Who do they think she is – Rich Little?) The recording quality appears to be live – as the tracks have an open jamming style, with Miriam singing in that rich, folksy style of her early years, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A huge breakthrough moment for Miriam Makeba – a South African singer who'd been bringing her music to the American scene for a number of years, but really took off in new soulful directions with this album! Previously, Makeba was maybe more confined to the world of folk – mostly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color steamboat label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, a spot of green marker on front, some light stains on back, and a mostly split bottom seam.)
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear, red tape down both seams and the spine, a promo sticker and a small date in pen on the back.)
Live '78 ... LP PDU (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A sweet set of digital dub from the Nigerian scene – a record that blends drum machine beats with richer, bassier currents – all in a vibe that's like some of the best underground work coming out of Kingston a few years before! Singer/leader Essco Wilson, aka Sharon Dread, features ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise and crackles, nothing too bad. Cover has brown packing tape holding the seam, a stain with some flaking at the bottom right, heavy surface wear on back, and bent corners.)
Bouncing late 70s afro grooves, from Nigeria's Sonny Okosun's. Not as heavily syncopated as Fela, and with a more overt western rock influence, this set grooves a little harder than your typical NPR world music hour fare. 6 tracks in all, including "Bleech Peoiple", "Lagos High ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a Sounds Workshop sticker, and a cut corner. Vinyl is nice and clean.)
These early Osibisa records always used to be fairly common years back – perhaps because they were always a bit too hippy dippy and loose for the older funk crowd. But now, in today's blunted groove culture, they seem to have found a new appreciation for their trippy Afro funk style, and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)
Antonio Sanches —
Buli Povo ... LP Edicao Taki Tala (Portugal), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
One the most unusual albums in the fuana style from Cape Verde – an early 80s variation on the mode that was first created by fusion European accordions and local rhythms on the island of Santiago – taken here into much groovier electronic territory! Keyboards take over lots of the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An early 60s live set from Ravi Shankar – recorded at UCLA, but with a clarity of sound that rivals his studio albums from the time! The album features 2 long tracks – the extended raga "Madhuvanti", and the vocal number "Dhun In Mishra Mand" – both with Kanai ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)
Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Weird and wonderful work from Zeit – an Italian group, but one who seem to embrace a whole world's worth of influences with their music! The work is heavy on percussion – including congas, tablas, darburka, and other instrument – mixed with string sounds on berimbau, guitar, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(2017 reissue on Black Sweat. Includes the bonus 7-inch.)