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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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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on orange vinyl with download!)
Also available More Arriving ... LP 14.99

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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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Edmony KraterJ'ai Traverse La Mer ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kumasi TrioFanti Guitar In West Africa 1928 – Vol 1 ... LP
Asherah, 1928. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two guitars and percussion – working together here in an unusual representation of West African music – in early recordings that came to lay the basis for the highlife sound to come! The set brings together rare early 78rpm singles from this trio from the Ghanian city of Kumasi – ... 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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Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... LP
Partisan, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 15.99
Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 12.99

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Les Soeurs BlanchesMissa Bantu ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Label has a small drillhole. Cover has light wear and is faded a bit around the edges.)

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Joey LewisLong Live Joey ... LP
Joevan/Charlie's, 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has lightly bent corners and some small stains on back.)

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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
Also available Cubafrobeat ... CD 14.99

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Luka ProductionsFasokan ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2017. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album

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LumumbaLumumba ... LP
A&M, 1974. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
Very nice bit of African funk from Ghana, recorded in LA, but with a nice hard sound that's sort of like some of the good Hugh Masekela LPs, and less like the sort of watered-down world music stuff you'd expect from A&M. There's lots of nice moments with good drum parts, and the group's also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp, and a small sticker in one corner.)

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✨✧ Mahotella QueensMeet The Mahotella Queens (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motella/Umsakazo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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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Linda Babe MajikaDon't Treat Me So Bad ... LP
Gallo/Be With (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Groovy South African soul from Linda Bab Majika – a singer who's part of that new generation of positivity that was flowing out of the scene, reaching out here with a sound that's pretty universal in appeal! The music is more conventional 80s soul than you might expect – and richer and ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Miriam MakebaMagic Of Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 more LP, 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.)

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Miriam MakebaMany Voices Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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 more LP, 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.)

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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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Baris Manco2023 (picture disc) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.98
Funky, freaky, and freewheeling – a killer 70s set from Baris Manco – and quite possibly the greatest realization of his unique blend of sounds! Some tunes are short, while others are much longer – and Manco seems really set free to experiment here – still using the cool ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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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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Nat Mara & His TahitiansWelcome To Tahiti ... LP
Olympic, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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✨✧ Sylvain Marc & Del RabenjaMadagascar Now ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
One of the coolest albums on the rare Palm label of pianist Jef Gilson – a set that's got even more global instrumental currents than some of the other releases on the imprint during it's too-short run! The group is headed here by bassist Sylvin Marc, who also plays drums and percussion ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Madagascar Now ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... LP
Casablanca, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaLive In Lesotho ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
It's a strange thing to see Hugh Masekela sitting on a horse, out in a field – and the cover hardly gets at the energy that's going on inside – since the album features a full, funky live performance from the famous trumpeter – at a time when his group included piano and keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
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 more LP, 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.)

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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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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
(Includes download.)

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Lloyd MillerNear And Far East ... LP
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the most evocative albums ever recorded by the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – a set created at Brigham Young University, in Utah – but filled with a mix of different styles from the other half of the planet! Miller plays a variety of stringed instruments and percussion – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies – and packaged in a very heavy, hand-assembled cover!)

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Lloyd Miller/Press Keys QuartetOriental Jazz ... LP
East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
Possibly the greatest album ever from the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – his legendary Oriental Jazz album from the late 60s, and a really wonderful blend of musical modes! Some of the tracks here really stretch out in the Eastern promise of the title – mixing jazz rhythms with santur, oud, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MinaLive '78 ... LP
PDU (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and stains along the bottom.)

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Eddie Der Brudder Minnis & Ronnie ButlerMind Your Own Business ... LP
Pot Luck, 1980. Sealed ... $13.99
Titles include "Slam Bam", "Mind Your Own Business", "Cedric", "Poinciana", "Harry", "Boo Boo Is Beauty Queen", and "Catch Der Thief". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed! One corner of the cover has a very light stain, but the rest is great.)

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✨✧ Mdou MoctarAfrique Victime ... LP
Matador, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
It's a bit startling to see a record by Tuareg music legend Mdou Moctar on the indie rock powerhouse Matador Records – but that placement is also a great statement to just how much Moctar's guitar and the whole Tuareg scene has become in recent years! The sound is every bit as sharp as on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kippie Moketsi & Hal SingerBlue Stompin ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A record that features a great guest appearance from American tenorist Hal Singer – a player who always seemed to do some of his most interesting work overseas – but a set that's an even greater testament to alto saxophonist Kippie Moketsi and some of his key collaborators on the South ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
One of the most unusual albums to ever come from the legendary Black Ark studios of Lee Scratch Perry – a set by a duo of Congolese singers, Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo – who are also not to be confused with The Congos, another group that Perry was producing at the time! The album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Montibus CommunitasMontibus Communitas ... LP
Cosmic Eye (Greece), 2012. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Pamelo Mounk'APamelo Mounk'A ... LP
Eddy Son (Congo, Republic of), 1981. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on Disque Sonics. Cover has heavy wear, clear tape on the top and bottom seams, bent corners and sides, and an ink stamp on back. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Nana MouskouriSings Greek Songs ... LP
Fontana, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has masking tape holding the seams, some tape remnants at the spine, and some pen, peeling, and a promo ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Movement In The CityBlack Teardrops ... LP
Sun/Sharp Flat (South Africa), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really sweet electric set from the South African scene – long tracks that are overflowing with great saxophone and keyboard solos – played here by a really top-shelf group! The sound's a bit like a more relaxed take on territory from CTI – with the keyboards from Pops Ismail at ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Bheki MselekuBeyond The Stars ... LP
Tapestry Works (UK), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 44.99
A fantastic album from South African pianist Bheki Mseleku – a set of solo work, and done with a vibe that's a bit different than some of his ensemble material of the time! Bheki's always fantastic on the piano, but this record really lets you hear the way he spins things out – on ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie Munro QuartetEastern Horizons ... LP
Philips/Be! (Germany), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A totally cool little record – and one that more than lives up to the Eastern promise of its cover! The album's a real stunner from Australian reedman Charlie Munro – a beautiful mix of jazz and exotic elements, at a level that puts it up there with a rare few records that work this ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Musical BreedSave The Little Children ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1989. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Italian reissue on Dig This Way.)

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NkengasNkengas In London ... LP
Orbitone (UK), 1973. Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has wear and aging, with some pen on back, and some tears in the opening. Labels have some pen.)

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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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Evi Edna OgholiNo Place Like Home ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1989. Good ... $11.99
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(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.)

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Evi Edna OgholiStep By Step ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good- ... $29.99
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(Cover has some ring and edge wear and some marker on back.)

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Sonny OkosunSonny Okosun In 1980 – Give Peace A Chance ... LP
Radic (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cove has some wear and aging, lightly bent corners, and is lightly stained at the bottom right.)

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Sonny OkosunSonny Okosun Meets Lord Superior ... LP
EMI/Pathe (France), 1978. Very Good ... $33.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, a Sounds Workshop sticker, and a cut corner. Vinyl is nice and clean.)

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Sonny Okosuns OzziddiMother & Child ... LP
His Master's Voice (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has labels have some writing in pen.)

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Kris OkotieBest Of Kris Okotie ... LP
Phonodisk (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good ... $29.99
Arranged and composed by Kris – titles include "Is It Wrong", "Carolina", "She'll Never Go Home", "I Need Someone", "Just For You", and "Down Down Down". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring wear and moderate edge wear along the opening.)

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✨✧ OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Okute ... CD 12.99

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Moses OlaiyaMoses Olaiya (ARLPS 17) ... LP
Alawada (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good ... $24.99
Features the side-long tracks "Ko Kewu Ko Kawe" and "Owo Ehin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a bit more on the top seam.)

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Akeem Ayinla OmowuraModupe Ore Mi Oluwa ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Cover has light wear and some pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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Oneness Of JujuMake a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1981. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
The third album from the mighty Oneness Of Juju – and a set that has the group tightening up their groove after the spiritual jazz approach of previous records! The style here mixes a bit more boogie with their very sharp instrumentation – still with lots of righteous energy throughout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Make a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire/Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 25.98
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Lacquered from the original master tapes in a tip-on sleeve. Includes 12 page booklet!)

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William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
William Onyeabor's looking pretty chilled out on the cover – especially given the Hypertension title of the record – a cool, confident dude decked out in a velvet jacket and sombrero – able to carry off that look as well as he can carry the grooves on the set! In anyone else's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra BaobabMouhamadou Bamba ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A classic album from the best years of Orchestra Baobab – a time when the group were maybe the greatest thing coming out of Dakar, and really helping to move a whole generation of West African sounds forward into new directions! The instrumentation is still relatively old school – no ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Orchestra BaobabSi Bou Odja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
An amazing classic from Orchestra Baobab – one of those records that reminds us why the group were always so different than anyone else! Some of the rhythms are familiar, but the execution is very unique – chopped up at times, so that the grooves are a perfect mix for the angular tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary limited edition pressing!)

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Orchestra Of SpheresNonagonic Now ... LP
Fire, 2011. Near Mint- ... $14.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouUnite Africaine ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Searing sounds from this legendary group – two side-long tracks that burn with fire throughout! First up is "Unite Africaine" – a tune with a political message in the lyrics, and non-stop grooves in the rhythms – this wonderfully fast percussion that's laced together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International – Led By Godwin Kabaka Opara (1975) ... LP
Afrodisia/Decca (Nigeria), 1975. Fair ... $6.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has heavy wear and aging, layered tape holding all sides, and some pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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OsibisaMystic Energy ... LP
PRT, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Mexican Gamma pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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OsibisaWoyaya ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a name in pen.)

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Pacific ExpressBlack Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal album from one of the hippest groups going on the South African scene of the 70s – a combo who mixed equal parts electric jazz and R&B, in a mode that's strongly inspired by American groups of the time! The Pacific Express vibe has plenty of echoes of the Earth Wind & Fire ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PeaceBlack Power ... LP
Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Inlcudes download!)
Also available Black Power ... CD 8.99

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Penny PennyYogo Yogo ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The strong second album from Penny Penny – a set that has the South African singer emerging as even more of a superstar than before – as you might guess from his look on the cover! The style is this unique blend of older South African vocal modes with more contemporary club elements ... 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

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Geraldo Pino & The HeartbeatsLet's Have A Party ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
Let's Have A Party, indeed – as it's hard not to celebrate when a record sounds this great! The album's a boiling batch of Afro Funk numbers from the legendary Geraldo Pino – a key influence on the sound of Fela, and an artist with a sound that's got a bit more James Brown in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jose PratesTam Tam Tam ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
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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Dudu Pukwana & The SpearsDudu Pukwana & The Spears (180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Quality/Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
Amazing work from South African jazz legend Dudu Pukwana – a rare album from 1969, plus a never-issued set of tracks done for Atlantic Records at the same time! The core album, titled Dudu Pukwana & The Spears, features Dudu on alto, in the company of a lot of familiar players from his ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PVP (Patience, Violet, Pinky)Malende ... LP
La Casa Tropical (Netherlands), 1992. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.98
PVP are a trio of South African singers who really update their groove with this sweet set of tracks from the early 90s – music that still comes across with some of the charm of 80s soul music from South Africa, but which also shows a stronger house music influence in the rhythms – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed up here as a 2LP set – better sound than the original!)

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Vasant RaiAutumn Song ... LP
Vanguard, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Ramblers Dance BandHit Sound Of The Ramblers Dance Band ... LP
Decca (UK), 1968. Good ... $9.99
A fantastic record by a really wonderful group one who've got all these complex elements in their rhythms, and some great horns and guitar over the top! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing, on Afrodisia! Cover has wear and aging.)

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Lord RhaburnCalypso Is Power ... LP
Rha-Gram (Guatemala), 1975. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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(Light blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light aging on back.)

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Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... LP
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 47.99
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Eater ... CD 12.99

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Ehi RoseEnosa - Osalele ... LP
Recordisc (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ... $6.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some surface wear and some stains around the edges.)

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Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salon Orchestra/Terig TucciDinner In Buenos Aires ... LP
RCA, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Antonio SanchesBuli Povo ... LP
Edicao Taki Tala (Portugal), 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(2018 reissue on Analog Africa.)

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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)... $32.99 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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Sea LionsFree The People ... LP
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Caiphus SemenyaListen To The World ... LP
Sony/Be With (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A sweet little record from Caiphus Semenya – a South African singer, but one who works here with backings from some top-shelf studio talents in LA – a mix of jazz and fusion players who really bring a great sense of groove to the material! Tracks include two originals co-written with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Caiphus SemenyaStreams Today Rivers Tomorrow ... LP
Munjale/Be With (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
South African soul from Caiphus Semenya – and a set that's got a nicely righteous, upbeat vibe throughout! Caiphus works here in that best sort of South African style in the decade when the nation's struggles were getting a lot more global attention – showing a spirit that refuses to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Omar El Shariyi (Ammar El Sherei)Oriental Music ... LP
Soutelphan/We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
That's a pretty groovy looking keyboard on the cover – and the record's got a pretty groovy sound as well – very different than other organ records or Mid-East instrumental titles of the time, thanks in part to some very dexterous work on the multi-level keys from Omar El Shariyi! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Society Of SevenSimply Ourselves ... LP
Silver Sword, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Weird and wild work from The Space Cats – a funk group from the clubbier years of the South African scene – but who work here in a lean style that's very much their own! The group's led by a bassist, and has some fantastic basslines right up front in the mix – driven by both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Star LoversBoafo Ne Nyame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The title proclaims "highlife is back" – but it's also pretty darn funky here, thanks to a strong dose of influence from American soul music! In fact, the highlife quality is a bit more subdued than usual – still some great guitar lines, criss-crossing in nice ways – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stargazers Dance Band/Broadway Dance BandThose Days ... LP
Decca (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good- ... $24.99
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(Later pressing on Afrodisia. Cover has surface wear, aging, heavy wear at the opening, and a bit of pen on front.)

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SurpriseBelieve Me ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1983. New Copy ... $19.99
A wicked bit of 80s electro soul – one that's heavy on Yamaha keyboards and beats, but which was also recorded in Gabon – which gives the whole record a very different sound than New York material of the time! The rhythms are definitely in the funky soul side of the spectrum, but have ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Szucs & His Magyar Ciganyok/Bela Babai & His Cigany ZenekaraSound Of Gypsies (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Murray Hill, 1977. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
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(Includes a Murray Hill catalog. Box has light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Philip Tabane & His Malombo JazzmenIndigenous Afro Jazz Sounds Of Philip Tabane & His Malombo Jazzmen ... LP
Atlantic City/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A very different album than usual from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – much more rootsy, and very personal sounds – and hardly the kind of nationwide expression you might guess from the title! Instead, the whole thing is very much it's own kind of record – jazz, in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... LP
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Teaspoon & The Waves ... CD 11.99

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ThabaEyes Rest Their Feet ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2020. Sealed ... $6.99
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Justin ThurgurNo Confusion ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99
Trombonist Justin Thurgur has spend time on the more global side of the scene in London during recent years – and here, he brings that experience to bear on a jazz set with a very unusual vibe! It's not easy to pick the straight influences of the tunes – there's currents of Afro Funk ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Confusion ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouLe Sato ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Stunning early work from the Orchestra Poly Rhythmo – a set that's titled after a set of rhythms used in voodoo rituals in Benin – echoed here strongly by the heavy use of percussion on the record, which includes a giant drum reserved for use only in ritual performance! The sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Mono Uruguayan pressing with deep groove.)

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)
 
 



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