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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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WitchIn The Past (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Tripped-out and wonderful sounds from Witch – served up in this excellent early record from the Zamrock kings of the 70s! Lyrics are in English, and have these dark tones that work perfectly with the group's offbeat guitar and organ lines – sometimes mixed here with acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "Malachite" green vinyl!)

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WitchIntroduction (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
A mightily grooving Introduction to Witch – the legendary Zambian group whose name also means We Intend To Cause Havok! The group work here with a wicked blend of rock influences from the UK, plus a heavy dose of African rhythms – all blended together with loads of fuzzy guitar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "blood" red vinyl!)

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WitchLazy Bones (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Global psychedelic grooves from Zambia – the tripped out sounds of Witch! Witch works in a killer rock groove on Lazy Bones, with furious rhythms, heavy drums and fuzzed out guitars. It's all nice and raw and done with a really heady and fierce sense of groove – but there's some more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Earth" orange vinyl!)

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.99
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hozan YamamotoBossa Nova Super Instrumental (aka Standard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds) ... LP
King/Son Art (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Paramahansa YoganandaSongs Of My Heart – Chants & Poems ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Oranim Zabar Israeli TroupeAround The Campfire ... LP
Elektra, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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ZeitIl Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori ... LP
Materiali Sonori (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(2017 reissue on Black Sweat. Includes the bonus 7-inch.)

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Alex ZittoWalakolombo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $13.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides, with moderate wear and staining on the back.)

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio (with bonus download) ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A great trio of players from the Zonke family of Zimbabwe – working here in a rootsy mode that makes highly percussive instrumentation with their own harmonized vocals! Instrumentation is spare – all three members play ngoma drums, with round bottom-heavy tones – plus hosha and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica Airways 4 – Disco Funk Touchdown 1976 to 1983 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
We've had some great trips on Africa Airways in recent years – and this sweet fourth set proves once again that the fun lies in the journey, not the destination! As before, the cuts here share a lot more with American funk than you might think – especially the tight late 70s style with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAl Encuentro De Tangos, Valses, Y Minongas ... LP
Pampa (Uruguay), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Vintage tango material from South America – with work by Juan Cambareri, Juancito Diaz, Eduard Del Piano, Luis Barbero, and others! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 48.99
Sweet sounds from way beyond the American scene – a range of tracks from global sources, but which are tied to some of the best soulful styles of the Cali scene of the 70s! Don't think the AOR in the title means that these cuts are all commercial hits – as they're well-produced, but ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousBellyachers, Listen – Songs From East Africa Vol 1 – 1938 to 1946 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 30s/1940s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Amazing East African recordings from decades long past – a 2LP vinyl entry for the most beautifully put together compilations of any kind on Honest Jons in quite a while – which is really something, given their always top tier efforts! Bellyachers, Listen – Songs From East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousBoys From Nairobi – Benga & Rumba From 80s Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A set of Kenyan tracks we've never heard before – all served up with the kind of fast-moving rhythms you'd guess from the title – occasional influences from Cuban music, blended with a spirit that's heavy on the vibrant style of East African music at the time! The "boys" in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCumbia Cumbia Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/World Circuit, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.99
A pair of compilations that really opened up the ears of the north to the sound of Colombia – providing a much-needed showcase for the cumbia grooves that had been burning for decades, but which never saw much release for mainstream markets up in the US! The sets were huge at the time, and ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight colored vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ VariousEdo Funk Explosion Vol 1 – Akaba Man/Sir Victor Uwaifo/Osayomore Joseph (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.99
They certainly got the "explosion" in the title right – as these tracks leap right out of the groove from the very first note – very heavy on percussion, and with a much starker, funkier sound than some other West African work from the early 80s! The tracks are all from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousEna Tefariki – Oriental Shake, Farfisa Madness, & Rocking Bouzoukis From The Greek Laika Movement 1961 to 1973 ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
A fantastic combination of sounds – as older Greek modes hit the rock and roll years, get electrified, and turn out all these amazing records in the process! Part of the sound here comes from an electrified version of the bouzouki – often used with a deftness that might rival American ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Hit Parade Vol 1 ... LP
Ahma/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A seminal album of sounds from the groundbreaking Ethiopian scene at the start of the 70s – a full length collection of previous 45s from the excellent Ahma Records label – home to revolutionary sounds that continue to influence new generations of listeners! The music here represents ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing music from the golden years of Ethiopian Music – a set of tracks that will take you beyond the music of Mulatu, into a wealth of other talents from the scene at the same time! The sound here is incredible – a mix of heavy funk, spacey jazz, and other exotic touches all coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousExcavated Shellac – Reeds – Reed Performances From Tanzania, Kurdistan, Turkey, India, China & More From The 78 RPM Era ... LP
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... $19.99
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIndaba Is ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Indaba Is ... CD 11.99

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VariousJugoton Funk Vol 1 – A Decade Of Non-Aligned Beats, Soul, Disco, & Jazz 1969 to 1979 ... LP
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 40.98
Fierce funk from behind the iron curtain in the 70s – a huge selection of tracks from the Yugoslavian record label Jugoton – most presented here to the western work for the first time ever! The music here isn't the usual American funk and soul of the decade – even though the ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLekki Sunsplash 88 ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1988. Good ... $19.99
Includes "No Cause For Alarm" and "Madness Unlimited" by Fela Anikalupo Kuti, "Obaro" by Evi-Edna Ogholi, "Mother Afrika" by Jambos Express, "Rat Race" by Mandators, "Hey Girl" by Charly Boy, and "Ganja" by Geraldo Pino. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some surface noise, a bit louder on Side 2. Cover has surface wear and brown packing tape holding the seams.)

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VariousMien Yao – Canon Singing In China, Vietnam, & Laos ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
Other-worldly voices singing in unison – heard here in contemporary recordings, but with a quality that's very much out of time! The recordings are from three different nations, but unified in style – mostly no instrumentation at all, just female voices raising together in these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusic Of West Africa ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A pretty great album of ethnographic recordings – one side of music from Guinea, the other of tracks from the Ivory Coast – both recorded on location by Gilbert Rouget. The sides from Guinea are spare and percussive – with some nice xylophone type instruments on a few tracks. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen, but is great overall.)

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VariousMusique De La Grece Antique – Gregorio Paniagua/Atrium Musicae De Madrid ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the booklet.)

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VariousNext Stop Soweto – Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
A beautiful set of late 60s to early 70s Soweto township jive sounds – soulful, joyful and amazing numbers mostly only ever available on rare South African 45s – brought to the world at large by our friends at Strut Records! Most numbers are from the early 70s, with a couple from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976 to 1984 ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 34.98
You might know "Soul Makossa" – the worldwide hit by Manu Dibango that was covered by many folks, and sampled heavily in later years too – but this set takes a look at the deeper scene behind that famous groove, through a host of wickedly funky tracks from the late 70s scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRhythm Showcase Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A hefty collection of funky numbers from the Daptone Records label – long-trusted source of sounds from the contemporary underground – and nicely evolving past their roots in recent years! Titles include "Ephra" and "The Proposition" by Budos Band, "Dancer's ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousRoots Of Chicha – Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru ... LP
Barbes, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 20.98
A cool little compilation that's as groovy as you might guess from the title – and one that finally brings to light the lesser-known genre of chica – an odd fusion of cumbia rhythms with more psychedelic-styled instrumentation on farfisa, organ, and guitar! The core grooves remind us a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSaturday Night – South African Disco Pop Hits 1981 to 1987 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Excellent work from the South African scene of the 80s – music that maybe provides a pathway to the new freedom to come, thanks to a joyous, upbeat sense of spirit – one that's equally wonderful all these many years later! The cuts here are all clubby, but less in the disco mode that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSecret Museum Of Mankind – Guitars Vol 1 – Prologue To Modern Styles ... LP
Jalopy, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
The Secret Museum Of Mankind is always a pretty amazing series – one that really opens up our understanding of sounds from the early days of recorded music! And this time around, that legacy is maybe even more important – as the collection pulls together work from rare 78s that hint at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSoca Gold 1998 ... LP
VP, 1998. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Includes selections by Ronnie McIntosh, Krosfyah, Super Blue, Nigel Lewis, Poser, Osha, Onyan, Square One, Iwer George, Chinese Laundry, Bud, Allison Hinds, Beenie Man, and Technic Band. (Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSprigs Of Time – 78s From The EMI Archive ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A collection of tracks that amount to some of incredibly deep audio archaeology – a wonderful, consciousness wakening collection of globe spanning 78s from the first half of the 20th Century – all from the darkest corners of the EMI Vaults! Honest Jons does an impressive job of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSteel Band Carnival at The Royal Victoria Hotel ... LP
Carib, 1960s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has light wear and two small seam splits at top and bottom of the opening.)

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VariousTango Argentino Vol 2 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Includes selections by the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rita Morales, Angel Vargas, Nicolas D'Allesandro, Angel Dominguez, Florindo Sassone, Carlos Figari, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Soca! 84 ... LP
Celluloid (France), 1984. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Includes selections by Arrow, Designer, Explainer, All Rounder, Blue Boy, Crazy, and Black Stalin. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTrinidad & Tobago Steel Band Music Festival Vol 2 – Finals ... LP
RCA, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
Includes performances by Tropoli Steel Orchestra, Angostura Starlift Steel Orchestra, Chase Manhatten Savoys Steel Orchestra, Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra, Guiness Cavaliers, and Metronomes Steel Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with MP3s and a digital version of the booklet that came with the first pressing of this collection.)
Also available Wake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ VariousWallahi Le Zein! – Legendary Psychedelic Guitar Music From The Islamic Republic Of Mauritania ... LP
Mississippi, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $13.99
Dig Tuareg guitar? Then you should find plenty here to really expand your listening palette, and in a nicely different way – as these older cuts from Mauritania show a similar use of electric guitar over long-spun rhythms – often cyclical and hypnotic, especially when the musician ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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