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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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✨✧ OsibisaMystic Energy ... LP
PRT, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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(Mexican Gamma pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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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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✨✧ Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy ... $25.99 26.98
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SegoviaEspana ... LP
Decca, 1968. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Simulated Stereo sticker and some aging on the opening.)

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✨✧ Carlos MontoyaMalaguena ... LP
RCA, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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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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✨✧ Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... CD 10.99

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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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✨✧ Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 36.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A South African jazz set from the 70s, but one with a very different vibe than most – stretched out nicely in ways that really let the tunes find their way! The group here is led by alto saxophonist H Sithole, but even more important is the work of a young Bekhi Mseleku – an artist we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire/Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ 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
Also available Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 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.)
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akalaka/The Power ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Chief Stephen Osita OsadebeOgbahu Akwulugo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1982. Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has surface wear, heavy edge wear with some stains and flaking, and is bent along the opening.)

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✨✧ Oliver De Coque & His Expo '76Ugbala ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1980. Fair ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has heavy wear and some small stained spots on back.)

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✨✧ Chief Stephen Osita OsadebeOsadebe 76 ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1976. Fair ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has a split top seam with masking tape remnants, splitting in the spine, bent corners, and a tear in the opening.)

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)

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✨✧ Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Classic work from Stella Chiweshe – a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)
Also available Ambuya (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ AlostmenKologo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
Really raw work from this Ghanaian group that emerged from jamming on the streets of Accra – a core quartet that mostly features tuned percussion and stringed instruments – used in a highly rhythmic way along with the vocals! The lineup features kologo, goje, gome, dondo, and kpanlogo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kologo ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fine Anyway ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Ibrahim Khalil Shihab QuintetSpring ... LP
Atlantic City/Matsuli (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A fantastic treasure from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – a record that's full of soul and spirit, and which draws enough from the piano of leader Chris Schilder as it does from the tenor of Winston Mankuku Ngozi! Nogzi's a player who's very much in the John Coltrane camp, but with ... (Jazz, 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
FM Productions/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The debut album from Kassav – a group who rocked the Parisian club scene at the end of the 70s with a fantastic blend of Guadeloupe styles and more contemporary rhythms – really opening the door for countless other acts to follow in their wake! The tracks are mostly long, and heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) 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
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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✨✧ VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... 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
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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✨✧ Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Seminal South African work from Harari – a group who'd previously recorded as The Beaters, but changed their name after getting a new spiritual awakening while touring Zimbabwe! That new name and new spirit really fits the sound here – an even deeper incarnation of the style they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Ladysmith Black MambazoJourney Of Dreams ... LP
Warner, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Westland Steel BandSound Of The Sun ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Alhaji Kollington Ayinla & HIs Fuji 78 OrganisationAmerican Yankee ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1987. Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has some ring and edge wear, bent corners, and some small tears in the back panel.)

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✨✧ Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji 78 OrganizationEmi Ni O Jo ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), Mid 80s. Fair ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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✨✧ King Sunny AdePrivate Line ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1978. Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner, ring and edge wear, and some writing in marker on front and back. Labels have some pen and ink stamps.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarSound Of The Sitar ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousOur Town – Jazz Fusion, Funky Pop & Bossa Gayo Tracks from Dong-A Records (pink swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Beatball (Korea), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
A really unusual selection of music from the South Korean scene – music we never would have heard otherwise, which makes this collection a really great discovery to our ears! As the title states, the music has elements that include jazzy bits, groovy bits, and some more pop-oriented sounds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoGone Clear – The Complete Kingston Sessions(2LP pressing) ... LP
Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 42.98
A really great shift in setting for legendary reedman Manu Dibango – an album recorded in Jamaica with production from Geoffrey Chung – who helps the saxophonist find a whole new groove for his soulful style! The album's from a moment where many were flocking to Kingston to record with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King Sunny AdeAura ... LP
Island, 1984. Very Good ... $9.99
A crucial record in the early days of the global scene in the 80s – a set that lifts the music of King Sunny Ade from its roots in Nigeria, and mixes it up with some fresh elements that really open things up for a world's worth of ears! The approach isn't commercial – at least not in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Label has a sticker. Cover has an unglued seam.)

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MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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

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Brij Bhushan KabraScaling New Horizons With Guitar ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Stunning sounds on guitar from Brij Bhushan Kabra – an artist who picked up the instrument as a child, then taught himself how to make sounds – all of which creates a very unusual vibe for the record! The style is a bit like some of the sitar raga records of the 60s – long tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler (picture disc) ... LP
Turkofon/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $29.99 33.98
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro Erkin Koray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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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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Erkin KorayHalimem ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s/1987. New Copy ... $25.99
Two slices of work from one of the hippest, grooviest Turkish artists of all time – the madly tripped-out Erkin Koray, a singer with a sound that's even wilder than his look on the cover! The collection brings together rare tracks from cassette-only releases and singles – and is a ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sinn SisamouthGroove Club Vol 4 – Sinn Sisamouth ... LP
Lion/Pearl Of Asia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The first-ever western collection to pay tribute to the lost legacy of Sinn Sisamouth – easily one of the coolest singers in Cambodia, before the Khmer Rouge shut down his career along with the rest of mainstream society! Sinn's got this amazing voice – surprisingly deep for a little ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAyahuasca – Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered – on colored vinyl!)

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered pressing – with download!)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes a great 12" square, 12 page booklet of notes and photos!)

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.98
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD 7.99

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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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HandelKoto Handel – Water Music & Royal Fireworks Music - Suites – New Koto Ensemble Of Tokyo ... LP
Angel, 1979. Near Mint- ... $3.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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African Brothers Band International in Cote D'IvoireAgatha ... LP
Bertson Records (Nigeria), 1981. Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has heavy wear and aging, some splash stains, pieces of yellowed tape holding the bottom seam, some pen on front, and a torn corner at the bottom right.)

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Sonny Okosuns OzziddiRevolution II ... LP
His Master's Voice (Nigeria), 1985. Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has some small stains, surface wear, and discoloration from age.)

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora 2 (aka River Drum) ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Mustapha SkandraniIstikhbars & Improvisations ... LP
EM (Japan), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 33.99
Really amazing music from Algerian pianist Mustapha Skandrani – music that effortlessly links up European traditions and North African roots – in a blend that's completely sublime, and unlike anything else we can think of! At many points, Skandrani plays with a complex, virtuostic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBurundi – Music From The Heart Of Africa ... LP
Nonesuch, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A wonderful document focusing on the aboriginal musical traditions of Burundi in Central Africa. A variety of folk forms are showcased, from solo performances to ensemble pieces, many with vocals. The instrumentation is quite varied, unlike some of the other Nonesuch volumes, including flutes, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with light wear and aging.)

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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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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 42.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SabiaLive En Vivo – 10th Anniversary Concert ... LP
Flying Fish, 1989. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gene PitneyNessuno Mi Puo Giudicare & Other Hit Songs In Italian ... LP
Musicor, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono promo. Cover has some tape remnants at the spine, with a promo ink stamp, a bit of pen, and WGN marker on back. Label on Side A has a small sticker.)

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Edmony KraterJ'ai Traverse La Mer ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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William OnyeaborBody & Soul ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest records ever from this legendary Nigerian musician – a set that's filled with sharply funky moments, soulful saxophone solos, and lots of those cool keyboards we always love from William Onyeabor! The style here is a bit like the first Crashes In Love record – tied ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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

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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chances for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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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 ... $26.99 27.98
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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VariousHeisei No Oto – Japanese Leftfield Pop From The CD Age 1989 to 1996 ... LP
Music From Memory (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 39.99
A very cool collection that opens up who new territory for digging into the wonderful world of Japanese underground music – a set that features titles that were only issued on CD at the time, which might make these cuts even more obscure for those vinyl-centric folks looking into the music! ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heisei No Oto – Japanese Leftfield Pop From The CD Age 1989 to 1996 ... CD 22.99

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Carlos Gardel/Jose RazzanoSerie Acustica Vol 7 ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1910s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue. Cover slicks are loose, with a small tear in the front panel and lightly stained corner.)

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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, wide brown packing tape holding the seams, and some stains on front.)

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Jaccob & PapaloloJesters International (ESLP 403) ... LP
Yinka Esho (Nigeria), 1970s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, heavy edge wear, bent corners, and some pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Medaho ... CD 11.99

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VariousHomeland – A Collection Of Black South African Music ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Sealed ... $16.99
Features Dilika, Boyoyo Boys, Majozi, Majakathatha, Kingstar Brothers, Manka Le Phallang, Umzimkhulu Black River Band, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHow The River Ganges Flows – Sublime Masterpieces Of Indian Violin 1933 to 1952 (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Third Man, 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 24.00
A really beautiful collection of rare work pulled from a variety of different 78rpm singles – Indian classical music from the generation before Ravi Shankar and a few other artists gave it global exposure – with an especially strong focus on the use of the violin next to sitars and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available How The River Ganges Flows – Sublime Masterpieces Of Indian Violin 1933 to 1952 ... CD 10.99

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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Innov GnawaLila (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic little record – served up by a group of Moroccan musicians working in New York, where they've clearly found a way to expand their sound nicely from their roots! As you might guess from their name, Innov Gnawa are proponents of the hypnotic grooves you'd find in Moroccan gnawa ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Daptone Authorized Dealer pressing – on vintage green vinyl – includes download with two bonus tracks!)

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Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny Okosuns OzziddiHoly Wars ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, and moderate aging.)

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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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KokoKoko ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 35.99
A nice hybrid of Mediterranean grooves from Koko – an artist born in Morocco, working in Jerusalem during the 70s, and open to a fair bit of elements from Greece as well! The record's got some elements of some of the funkier Mid-East work of the time, including tight rhythms and nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dr Orlando OwohVol 11 – Asotito Aiye ... LP
Shanu Olu (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a faded name in marker on back. Label has a name in marker.)

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Super 7 Band Of GhanaLandlords Travel & See ... LP
Top (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all four sides, a large stain at the top left corner, and some pen on back.)

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandFor Better For Worse ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1980. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging. Labels have some pen.)

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Yehudi Menuhin/Narayanaswami/Menon/RaghuClassical Indian Music (Treasury Series) ... LP
London, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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VariousMata La Pena – A Compilation Of International Music ... LP
Mississippi, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Global music of indeterminate origin, but indisputable beauty from Mississippi Records – from otherworldly vocals-only tunes, to lovely and lush arrangements – strains of calypso, Thai balladry, rural American yodeling, Hawaiian ukulele tunes, and beyond! There's no notes, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured paste-on cover.)

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Christiana Essien (Christy Essien)Patience ... LP
Anodisc (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good+ ... $89.99
A classic of Nigerian soul – with titles that include "It Ain't No Fun", "Stomp Messing Around With A Married Man", "I Don't Have To Cry", "Patience", "Please Don't Break My Heart", and "Black Ladies Are Funky Ladies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, but this is a nice copy!)

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King Sunny AdeAriya Special ... LP
SAR (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and pen marks on the front, back and labels.)

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VariousBalani Show Super Hits – Electronic Street Parties From Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2014. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available El Rego ... CD 13.99

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Orchestra Of SpheresNonagonic Now ... LP
Fire, 2011. Near Mint- ... $18.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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