An excellent bit of UK Afro-Funk – recorded at the beginning of the 70s by a group that included members of the legendary South African jazz combo The Blue Notes – Dudu Pukwana on reeds, Mongezi Feza on trumpet, and Louis Moholo on drums! The record's quite different than you'd guess ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Swirl label pressing. Cover has some ring & edge wear, light stains, and some peeled spots on back. Label has a small stain.)
Awesome session of early hand drum recordings from Trinidad. Largely an ethnomusicological document, this set has some insulting colonialist commentary on the back, but the rhythms in the grooves are totally smoking, with titles like "Drumology", "Calypso In Drums", "Koroma ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some splitting on the top seam.)
A sweet album of soulful jazz from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a wondeful talent who made a rare few albums as a leader! The record is quite different than Coles' earlier work for Epic and Blue Note – in that it's got the slightly electrified Mainstream sound of the 70s firmly in place ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner, and shrinkwrap is open a bit in that corner.)
IK Dairo & His Blue Spots Band —
Ma F'Owuro Sere ... LP Ibukun Orisun Iye (Nigeria), 1987. Good+ ...
Just Sold Out!
Ostensibly a calypso record, but one that features instrumentation by a great host of New York Latin musicians – including Candido, Yomo Toro, Mauricio Smith, Chombo Silva, Chocolate Armenteros, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, with a small rip in the opening.)
Hermanos Calatrava —
Ayer/Hoy ... LP Vergara (Spain), 1969. Very Good Gatefold ...
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(In a gatefold cover with pop-up inside. Cover has some wear and pen.)
Monday-Edo Igbinidu & His Errand Shadows —
Osa ... LP Ja Ja Records (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ...
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(Cover has light wear.)
Ipi 'N Tombia —
Warrior ... LP Stax, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ...
Weird album that came out in the early 70s, when Stax was getting their hands into so many other styles of music besides southern soul and funk. Margaret Singana's the lead vocalist of this group that plays in a sort of Afro Pop/Afro Funk style, and she lays down the lyrics on tracks like "The ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Israeli pressing on Phonodor. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light discoloration along the spine.)
Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudoin —
Missa Luba ... LP Philips, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
One of the biggest world music hits of the 60s – a unique album that mixes Congolese songs with a new interpretation of the Latin mass! Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin are an ensemble of young singers with a very joyous sort of feel – one that works equally well for the traditional ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has light wear.)
A very tripped-out set of meditation music – issued by Verve in the late 60s, and arguably even more spacey and atmospheric than some of Tony Scott's similar records for the label at the time! Malachi is actually John Morgan Newbern – working here in a spare setting to capture the ... (Rock, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant modern jazz from German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – recording here in 1964, but sounding years ahead of his time, with an amazing a blend of jazz and Asian styles! The album's one of Mangelsdorff's best ever – a set of rhythmic tunes that seem clearly informed by the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a very small split in the bottom seam.)
Incredible stuff from Hugh Masekela – the kind of a record that ties it all together and serves up a whole new sound! The set was recorded in front of a jazz and folk-loving audience at the Village Gate – who gave Hugh the freedom to really unwind in a set of longer tracks that push ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly nice album for A&M, and one in which Letta's funky African soul style gets a bit more of an LA studio sound. The record features backing by a lot of well-known funky studio players, and Herb Alpert produced the record with a nice sound that still keeps Letta's rich voice in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)