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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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✨✧ Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1978. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarSound Of The Sitar ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
One of Ravi's classic albums for the US market – featuring 3 long tracks: "Alap & Jor In Raga Malkauns", "Tala Sawari", and "Pahari Dhun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono white label promo with deep groove. Cover has a promo ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Spanish SerenadersFiesta En Espana ... LP
Continental, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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✨✧ VariousIstanbul 70 – Psych, Disco, Folk Classics ... LP
Nublu, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
Turkish psych, funk, and disco – plus cross-pollinated grooves created from all of the above! If you don't know the Turkish scene of the 70s, there's plenty here to love – a really wicked combination of Western modes and local elements – styles that echo out in some of the ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrink.)

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✨✧ Kilauea with Don DualiiHello Hawaii ... LP
Maile, Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OfegeTry & Love ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A blistering set of Afro-Funk from the 70s – the debut of Ofege, a band of high school students at the time! There's a really trippy sound to the set, as the guitars figure strongly in the groove, and are often recorded with some slightly psychedelic touches – similar to Blo or some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Ustad Ali Akbar KhanMaster Musician Of India ... LP
Connoisseur Society, 1966. Very Good- ... $4.99
Features Khan on sarod, plus Pandi Mahaparush Misra on tabla and Anila Sinha on tanpura. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Americo Brito & DjaramaNha D'Stine ... LP
Mar & Sol (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the only albums ever recorded by Djarama – a group with roots in Cape Verde, but who rocked the Dutch scene of the mid 80s – where their highly rhythmic style must have been a huge hit! The approach here is a bit like some of the post-colonial acts recording in Paris around the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOn – The Sound Of On Records 1987 to 1989 – South African Synth-Disco, Bubblegum, & Electro Boogie (3LP set) ... LP
Egoli (Belgium), Late 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A cool collection of cuts from a time when the South African scene was discovering a new sort of groove – taking all the electro soul influences that had been bubbling over during the past few years, and forging them into the kind of catchy cuts that should have taken the world by storm! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Night Force & The Tom CatsDance ... LP
Afrosynth (South Africa), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Easy to dance with grooves this great – spare, stark electro rhythms that are heavy on basslines, beats, and keyboards – all with more of an edge than some of the later electro soul from the South African scene! The music is mostly instrumental, but the keyboards provide some mighty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A great little session of electric funky jazz – with a bit of a West Indian twist – all of which makes the album a real standout from other efforts at the time! The session was recorded in Paris, and led by bassist Louis Xavier – but the killer talent is saxophonist Jo Maka, who ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MoontribeMoontribe ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Moontribe is a mysterious figure who hides behind a mask on the cover, and doesn't give us any real information or notes on the record – but that's more than fine with us, as his music speaks volumes on its own! The album is heavily percussive, but in different modes throughout – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MabutaWelcome To This World ... LP
Afrosynth (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
Contemporary jazz from the Johannesburg scene – served up by a group that features some especially nice sounds on tenor and trumpet! Despite the label's name – Afro Synth – there's only a bit of keyboards on the record, and those are mostly Fender Rhodes and piano – flowing ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Helio MatheusMatheus Segundo Matheus ... LP
RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A sweet bit of electric work from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen from Helio Matheus, and one of those rare gems that's every bit as great as its legend might imply! Helio works here in this spacious territory that has a compressed groove on the bottom, and a wide sound on the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered limited edition!)

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✨✧ Basa BasaHomowo ... LP
Vintage Voudou (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... $24.99
The crowning achievement of Basa Basa – a Ghanian group led by a pair of twin brothers who were strongly influenced by the scene in Lagos in the 70s – but who also kept a deeply spiritual sound of their own! That depth can be noted in the title here, and in the very positive message ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes liner notes and fold-out poster!)

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✨✧ FunkeesPoint Of No Return (French cover) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The fantastic first album from The Funkees – a Nigerian group, but one who also spent a good deal of time on the London scene – and who work here in a freaky, fuzzy, funky style that we might put somewhere in the same space as music by Demon Fuzz or Cymande! Like both of those groups, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FunkeesPoint Of No Return (Nigerian yellow cover) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The fantastic first album from The Funkees – a Nigerian group, but one who also spent a good deal of time on the London scene – and who work here in a freaky, fuzzy, funky style that we might put somewhere in the same space as music by Demon Fuzz or Cymande! Like both of those groups, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Katherine DunhamAfro-Caribbean Songs & Rhythms (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca, 1950. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A groundbreaking set of Latin percussion – presented by dancer Katherine Dunham, who'd done tremendous work in bringing African and Caribbean rhythms to American audiences in the 50s! The set was recorded under Dunham's name, and features vocals in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light water damage along the bottom, and a mark from an old sticker.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood ... LP
Barclay (France), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Recent reissue on Knitting Factory.)

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✨✧ Romeros with JaleoWorld Of Flamenco – Guitars/Song/Dance/Poetry ... LP
Mercury, 1967. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Stereo pressing! Cover has some wear with a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Henri TexierVarech ... LP
JMS (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
French bassist Henri Texier has given us some really amazing music over the decades – but this rare gem from the late 70s may be one of his grooviest records overall – and has this criss-crossing of styles that's really fantastic! Texier doesn't just play acoustic bass, but also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul ... LP
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(New remastering – and liner notes from Mulatu himself!)

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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
Also available Angel Fell ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousWorld Psychedelic Classics 3 – Love's A Real Thing – The Funky Fuzzy Sounds Of West Africa (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.98
A really mind-bending collection of African grooves – one that digs deep into the West African scene of the early 70s – and comes up with a massive batch of tunes that really opens up our understanding of the music! The sound here isn't just 70s Afro Funk – as the tunes include a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card too!)

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✨✧ Belen Marshall & Carolina SegreraMusique Folklorique Du Monde – Cuba ... LP
Musidisc (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Short folksy tunes – often with vocals by both singers! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of tape on the edge.)

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✨✧ Rafael CaraballoSanteros Autenticos Con Rafael Caraballo ... LP
Selma, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $89.99
Great rootsy grooves – inspired by Santeria, with lots of percussion! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(A great copy!)

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✨✧ Tunde MabaduViva Disco ... LP
Afrodisia/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
Long live disco, but not the sort that was big on the American scene of the 70s – as Tunde Mabadu serves up a nicely lean version of the music here – filled with Nigerian funk elements, and plenty of his own great work on tenor and alto sax! The tunes are jumpy, jaunty, and plenty darn ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Viva Disco ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ CymandePromised Heights (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Cymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a unique ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $34.99
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Dur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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✨✧ District SixTo Be Free ... LP
EG, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Letta MbuluNaturally ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Letta Mbulu – a perfect mix of her Soweto roots and the funky styles of her adopted California home! The album's the only one that Mbulu ever recorded for Fantasy Records – and the style brings together those great sing-song vocal modes perfected ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Moses Taiwa MolelekwaGenes & Spirits ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), Late 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
An overlooked bit of spiritual jazz from the 90s – issued at a time when the South African scene was really hitting a new level of creative energy, even though much of it wasn't always recognized by audiences over here in the US! The set's got this powerful fusion of ideas – older ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time vinyl pressing!)

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Pacific ExpressBlack Fire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MabrakDrum Talk ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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SegoviaEspana ... LP
Decca, 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Simulated Stereo sticker. Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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VariousI Believe I'll Go Back Home 1906 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... LP
Mississippi, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes, too.)

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VariousRemolino De Oro – Coastal Cumbias From Colombia's Discos Fuentes 1961 to 1973 ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Domino Sound, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Old school cumbia tunes – with plenty of raw rhythms and acoustic instrumentation in the mix! The package is a wicked batch of rare numbers from Colombia's legendary Discos Fuentes – most of which are from the early and mid 60s, recorded at a time when the imprint was really making ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTake A Knife & Open My Heart – 13 Ancient Pieces Of Primitive Flamenco Music From The 1930s & On (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Sound Miracle (Spain), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $24.99
A great overview of early flamenco from the Spanish recording scene – tracks that begin before the Revolution, and move into the postwar years – but all with a spare sort of energy that shows just how timeless the style has always been! Most numbers just feature a singer, some clapping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Clear vinyl pressing – with bonus CD!)

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Babatunde OlatunjiDance To The Beat Of My Drum ... LP
Roulette, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
It's the mid 80s and Mickey Hart's behind the production on this album, so you know it has a slick, glossy touch all over it, with a very "world music" approach. But the beauty of Olatunji's playing and subtle complexity of the rhythms trump the flashy approach. The lineup is huge, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker and clear tape along the spine.)

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Miriam MakebaMagic Of Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1966. Very Good ... $2.99
A bit of a mainstream effort from Makeba, perhaps trying to break her in the US market, 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' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, wear, and aging.)

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Stella ChiwesheKasawah – Early Singles (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Really lovely work from Stella Chiweshe – both a singer and a hell of an mbira player – both talents that get equal play on this collection of early singles from the 70s! In fact, the set feels a lot less like some African singles from the time, than a unified album that really offers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Kasawah – Early Singles ... CD 15.99

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MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Features new remastering – and liner notes from Mulatu himself!)

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VariousSofrito – Tropical Discotheque ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King Sunny AdeMaster Guitarist Vol 4 ... LP
African Songs/Serengeti (UK), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A great Sunny Ade disc licensed from the hard to get African Songs label! Chirping guitars trade off with vocal choruses over bubbling percussion laced with elastic talking drum on 10 numbers that run together as 2 side long jams, including "Mr Adenaike", "Egbe Board", "Joh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Combo ChimbitaAbya Yala (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A NYC combo with rhythms and traditions rooted in Colombia, and a unique psych-tinged , danceable sound! Raw rhythms anchor them a bit and provide deep roots while the powerfully soulful vocals by Carolina Oliveros and backing vocals by the rest of the group provide a soulful integrity, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies! Pressed on tri color splattered vinyl.)

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Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The Harvest (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The great Tony Allen has always been a hell of a collaborator – especially in his later years – and here, he makes some really wonderful music with Jeff Mills – a criss-crossing of acoustic and electric percussion patterns that are every bit as hypnotic as Allen's early material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul KidsToute L'Afrique Danse Vol 10 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ngoma/Hot Casa (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Definitely the kind of record that could make all of Africa dance (as promised by the title) – because The Soul Kids are strongly influenced by the James Brown Band of the late 60s, and work here in a fantastic funky array of riffing guitars, sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and mighty tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Message From Mozambique ... LP
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWelcome To Dreamland – Another Japan ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ ... $14.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $108.99 119.98
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Africa (Celluloid) ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A pretty good overview of the work that Celluloid Records was doing on the African front – featuring tracks from a variety of the label's best releases of the early 80s! The set list includes 4 tunes by Toure Kunda – "Emma", "Ne Nam 2", "Salya", and "B ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum EnsembleAfrican High Life ... LP
Blue Note, 1963. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble. Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)
Also available African High Life (Japanese pressing) ... CD 14.99

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OlatunjiMore Drums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Babatunde Olatunji goes even more drum-crazy than before – working here with no less than nine percussionists, plus a host of singers as well! The tunes have a very rootsy groove throughout – instrumentation that only comes from the rhythm instruments, some of which are pointed towards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 360 Sound pressing.)

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Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela's Latest ... LP
Uni/Chisa, Late 60s. Very Good ... $2.99
Nice hard funky Afro soul from Hugh – cut during the time when he was really perfecting his sweet little blend of African rhythms and LA soul! The tracks are all short and hard – with funky trumpet in the lead, and some tight hard-grooving rhythms in the back. Most of this stuff feels ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Vinyl is free of marks but appears slightly foggy.)

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KV NarayanaswamyDhyanam/Meditation ... LP
Nonesuch, 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Stereo pressing.)

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Troupe Ecole TuduOyiwane ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.99
A very young group from Agadez – as you might guess from their image on the cover – a sextet of singers who started out as a school project, but recorded their beautiful music for an album that was originally only issued on cassette! There's some very cool early currents of Tuareg ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Swami KriyanandaYoga For Self Awareness – Postures, Chanting & Meditation ... LP
Ananda, Early 70s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover has a split spine, some wear, and aging.)

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Brij Bhushan KabraRaga Puriya Alap – Indian Slide Guitar ... LP
Celluloid, 1984. Near Mint- ... $16.99
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(Cover has a cut corner and lightly bent corners.)

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VariousGroove Club 1 – La Confiserie Magique ... LP
Lion, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Rare pop psych from the late 60s & early 70s French scene – groovy singles from Le Coeur, Les Hamsters, Les Chimeriennes, Dan Le Bouffon, Christopher Laird, Yar & Yana and others – really cool stuff, most of which we've never heard before! Lion's Groove Club series goes on to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak BandWede Harer Guzo ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1978. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
Maybe the coolest music we've ever heard from Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a late 70s session that has his organ lines sounding even groovier than ever, on some sweet tracks that also bring in a fair bit of funk to the grooves! The style is much more in an Ethiopiques vein than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – with bonus insert of notes!)
Also available Wede Harer Guzo ... CD 11.99

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Michael SnowLast LP – Unique Last Recordings Of The Music Of Ancient Cultures (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Song Cycle (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A very unique project from musician/filmmaker/theorist Michael Snow – not sounds of his own creation, but more of a collage of unusual music from around the globe – presented in a spirit that definitely fits the title! Oddly, when the record was created in the 80s, it was also seen as ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Momo JosephWar For Ground ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Afro club with a very international vibe – no surprise, given that Momo Joseph was raised in Cameroon, but spent most of the 70s living in Paris – where he quickly assimilated a range of soul and funk styles to the music of his roots! The result is work with a nice sort of polish, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro NationalAfrican Experimentals 1972 to 1979 ... LP
Afro 7 (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's maybe not as experimental as you might guess from the title – but which sounds pretty darn great nonetheless! Afro National hail from Sierra Leone, and they work here in a sparkling take on the highlife groove – cascading swift guitar lines out over lively rhythms, often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shin Joong HyunShin Joong Hyun Sound Vols 1 to 3 (3LP box set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rhythm On (Korea), 1971/1972/1973. New Copy 3LP ... $75.99
The cover's got a young guitarist, standing amidst a very psychedelic setting – and that's a very good summation of the sound of Shin Joon Hyun – easily one of the most enigmatic artists in Korean pop music! Hyun's got a career that starts way before these three albums from the early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies. On splatter colored vinyl – very cool!)

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Maeng Won-SikNight At Seongbulsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobra Rose (Korea), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
There's so much going on here, we can only say "wow" – and hope that we can find a way to describe this very groovy album in words! The set's billed as "Korean lyric song and folk music in jazz" – and while that might be appropriate for some, if you don't know the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ghulamhusain Khan & Munir KhanJugalbandi – Duet For Sitar & Sarangi ... LP
Decca, 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Get ready to get blunted! Before trip-hop, there was this sort of stuff floating around for new age beatnuts. Sitar and Sarangi mix with Tabla and Drone on a few extended cuts. Authentic sounds recorded in Northern India, released by Decca for US hipsters. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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OlatunjiFlaming Drums! ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good ... $7.99
Perhaps Olatunjii's best album for Columbia, best because the tracks are a bit longer, with more variation, and they've got more of a jazzy feel than on some of his other LPs. Clark Terry on trumpet and Hosea Taylor on alto sax join the group as soloists – giving the album a bit more of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye demonstration pressing. Cover has a Demonstration ink stamp on back.)

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KlezmorimStreets Of Gold ... LP
Arhoolie, 1978. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Great work from one of the most important groups in the klezmer revival – with a nice Robert Crumb cover too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarRavi ... LP
Capitol, 1968. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousAfrica – Ceremonial & Folk Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
For years, these volumes, issued by Nonesuch in the 70s, have served as the benchmark for field recordings of traditional folk musics from all over the African continent. This volume documents ceremonial dance musics from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and covers many styles, from small ensembles and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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William OnyeaborTomorrow ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 20.99
The sound of tomorrow, circa 1979 – as Afro groove pioneer William Onyeabor works his magic on a host of extended tracks – finding a way for earlier funk modes to move into leaner styles for the 80s! The music here has plenty of keyboards and basslines, but is maybe less totally ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahapurursh MisraIndian Drums ... LP
Connoisseur Society, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
Just tabla, with a bit of sarod and tambura too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing.)

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ChainoJungle Echoes ... LP
Omega, Late 50s. Very Good ... $26.99
Incredible stuff – and quite possibly the greatest album ever recorded by this enigmatic percussionist! The record features Chaino with his "African Percussion Safari" – not really listed on the notes individually, but (we surmise) most likely a group of studio percussionists. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing on black vinyl. Cover has splitting on the seams.)

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Mehr Ali & Sher AliQawalli – The Essence Of Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1994. New Copy ... $24.99
Spiritual sounds from Pakistan – a set of two long tracks that feature Mehr Ali's vocals in the lead, amidst other singers trading lines – and some especially wonderful instrumentation on harmonium and tabla! The tablas bring a sharp crackle to the rhythms, while the harmonium lines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Marius CultierWay ... LP
Magidisco/Ascensionale (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
An incredible bit of Afro Funk and soul jazz! Marius Cultier has a unique sound that's 50% 70s Afro Funk, 25% Latin, and 25% bits of breezy jazz – similar to some of the best European players of the mid 70s, or to some of the Blue Note work of Moacir Santos! This rare album from 1977 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata Obia ... LP
Get/Bongo Joe (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
General Franco is alive and well – at least General Franco Lee Ezute, as the sound of his work on this record is so vibrant, it will keep his legacy alive for decades! The rhythms move fast, the guitar dances along at a similar speed, and Franco works with his Harmony Kings International ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DamilyValimbilo ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Damily cook every bit as much here as on his debut for Bongo Joe – really moving fast, with these rhythms that have basslines, guitar parts, and vocals all cascading together! The group hail from Madagascar, but the set was recorded in Paris – with a nicely crisp sound to capture all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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VariousLiving Is Hard – West African Music In Britain 1927 to 1929 ... LP
Zonophone/Honest Jons (UK), Late 20s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A fascinating collection of West African music recorded in England during the late 20s – material done for the Zonophone label as part of a big wave of colonial immigration to London at the time! The package is one of the deepest-digging we've seen so far on the Honest Jon's label – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Laxmikant PyarelalKoi Jeeta Koi Haara ... LP
EMI (India), 1976. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, staining on the open half, and a sticker at the opening.)

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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

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OlatunjiDrums of Passion/More Drums Of Passion ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Babatunde Olatunji's two classic percussion ensemble albums for Columbia collected in one set. The first LP was recorded in New York with a mix of drums, chants, and afro grooves. Olatunji's joined by Montego Joe and Baba Hawthorne Bey on percussion, and they're backed by a large group of ... 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
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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ScorpiosScorpios (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Mighty SparrowKnock Dem Down Sparrow, Knock Dem Down ... LP
Ra, 1973. Very Good- ... $2.99
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(Cover has moderate ring & edge wear.)

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VariousZulu Music & Songs – Authentic Zulu Recordings (10 inch LP) ... LP
Decca (South Africa), Mid 50s. Very Good ... $28.99
An obscure 10" album from South African Decca – with work by Zulu Champions, Guemedes Concertina Band, Royal Amanzimtoti Entertainers, Herman Magwaza, and Dundee Wandering Singers! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stamp, and light tape on the top and bottom seams.)

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Yoruba SingersFighting For Survival ... LP
Interculture/Cultures Of Soul, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Sweet electric funk from the Yoruba Singers – a group you might expect to have a spiritual bent, given their name – but who work here with lots of heavy rhythms, and some pretty fantastic keyboards! They're definitely "singers", though – as many tracks have the ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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VariousDa'asa – The Haunting Sounds of Yemenite-Israeli Funk 1973 to 1984 ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Here's a scene we want to hear more from – even after first discovering it on this amazing set! The music here is all pretty darn funky, but in a very unusual way – offbeat and exotic, yet still with some wonderful drums at the core, and lots of hip trippy touches around the edges ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Theadora IfuduThis Time Around (Twice As Much) ... LP
Epic, 1983. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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