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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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✨✧ De Dannan All StarsStar Spangled Molly ... LP
Shanachie, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing in the die-cut cover, including the heavy inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Duke Of IronCalypso Carnival ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has a stain along the opening.)

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✨✧ Manu DibangoO Boso ... LP
Fiesta (France), 1972. Very Good ... $29.99
A rare bit of funk from Manu Dibango – one of numerous iterations of the Soul Makossa LP that was issued in '72! It's an incredible record – even if, or perhaps because the title track was a worldwide hit! Before this one came out, Manu was a funky sax player grooving away in Cameroun ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original French pressing. Cover has a stained corner with some stuck-on paper on back, lightly bent corner, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Shakara ... LP
Makossa, 1974. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The cover image here really demonstrates the charisma of Fela at his height – dozens of topless women, kneeling around the maestro and spelling out the number 70 – but to us, the music is what really shows the man's power – a bold, progressive statement of the new energy bubbling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing. Cover has heavy edge wear, creased corners, and some small tears in the opening.)
Also available Shakara (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 17.99

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✨✧ Helio MatheusMatheus Segundo Matheus ... LP
RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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!)
Also available Matheus Segundo Matheus ... CD 14.99

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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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✨✧ Gilberto Rodriguez Y Los IntocablesSabor Maracuya Desnuda ... LP
Empty Cellar, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Far-reaching yet finely-honed Chicano soul and Afro Latin grooves from Gilberto Rodriguez & Los Intocables – a Bay Area combo putting a fresh spin on diverse influences, captured really well on a debut album that captures them so naturally you feel like they're right there in the room! A ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies – in a nice quality heavy-duty gatefold sleeve!)
Also available Sabor Maracuya Desnuda ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Dudley Smith & His New Katzenjammer BandBuena Vista Steel Band ... LP
Carib, 1958. Very Good- ... $0.99
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✨✧ Count Bernadino Calypso PhilosophiesAt The Sheradon British Colonial ... LP
Sunrise, 1960s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Luke Leilani & His Hawaiian RhythmPassport To Romance ... LP
Spin O Rama, 1950s. Very Good- ... $0.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split top & bottom seams.)

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✨✧ VariousSan Remo Festival 1963 – 12 Contest Winning Songs ... LP
London, 1963. Sealed ... $4.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.00
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Disques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ William OnyeaborWho Is William Onyeabor – World Psychedelic Classics 5 (3LP set with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 LPs Gatefold ... $27.99 29.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard before – the rightly legendary musical legacy of William Onyeabor, one of the most enigmatic talents to come from the African scene of the 70s! The work here is all plenty darn funky, but it's also very different from familiar Afro Funk too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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✨✧ VariousD'Soca Zone – 4th Jump ... LP
VP, 2003. Near Mint- ... $0.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Very Good- ... $5.99
An early 60s live set from Ravi Shankar – recorded at UCLA, but with a clarity of sound that rivals his studio albums from the time! The album features 2 long tracks – the extended raga "Madhuvanti", and the vocal number "Dhun In Mishra Mand" – both with Kanai ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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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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✨✧ Gayathri Rajapur, Harihar Rao, & Dorothy MoskowitzRagas From South India ... LP
Folkways, 1967. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Includes original insert. Cover has two index stickers & a peeled spot in the bottom right corner. Label has ink stamps and a sticker.)

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✨✧ Femi KutiOne People One World (with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.98
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available One People One World ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ WitchLazy Bones ... LP
Now Again, 1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $19.99
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

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Way Home ... CD 9.99
Way Home ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ VariousDivine Horsemen – The Voodoo Gods Of Haiti ... LP
Lyrichord/Psychic Sounds, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Not the famous Divine Horsemen group from the LA scene, but instead a landmark set of recordings from Haiti – originally captured on tape by avant filmmaker Maya Deren, and issued here in an album that went on to have a surprisingly huge impact over the years! For folks in the postwar years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In an screenprinted sleeve – with insert!)

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Original Sound Of Burkina Faso ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Chrissy Zebby TemboMy Ancestors ... LP
Mississippi, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Afro-psychedelia from Chrissy Zebby Tembo – a set recorded in the Zambian scene of the early 70s, and served up in a blend of fuzzy guitar, funky drums, and some really unusual vocals! At times, Chrissy's voice almost sounds like it's being processed – filtered down nicely amidst the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited remastered reissue.)

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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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✨✧ David FanshaweAfrican Sanctus ... LP
Philips, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
Wild, and proof that the colonial heritage was alive and well during the 70s! The record is a composition "For African tapes, choir, soprano, shouter, African drummer, rock drummer, percussion, guitar, bass, piano, and organ" – and it takes tapes that Fanshawe recorded in the field ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing.)

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✨✧ Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD 13.99

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Yul BrynnerGypsy & I ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... LP
Mango, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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OsibisaOsibisa ... LP
Decca, 1971. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Although Osibisa were one of the most successful of the London-based Afro-funk groups, they were also one of the best. This cool first album is filled with (as the label says) "criss cross rhythms that explode with happiness". Translated, that means that the record's got lots of nice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and sticker remnants.)

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Ali Farka ToureSpecial Biennale Du Mali – Le Jeune Chansonnier Du Mali ... LP
Sonafric (France), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Great work from the classic period of Ali Farka Toure – and a set that may well show its sound on the cover, where Ali is pictured with this beautiful woody guitar! The instrument rings out in this beautifully robust way – phrased in styles that seem to borrow a bit from American blues ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight (180 gram red vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Roforofo Fight/Fela Singles ... CD 6.99

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VariousLanguages Of Tambores – A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums – Presented By Gabriele Poso ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Maku Soundsystem5 Fuegos (yellow vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Maku Soundsystem have a really great mix of modes – many elements that echo the Colombian roots of most group members, but fused strongly through New York modes that reflect their home of the past few years! Somewhere in the background, you'll hear echoes of cumbia and other Latin styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Lorem Ipsum (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A set that's maybe a bit different than other Nigerian grooves you might know from the early 80s – as Hycento Junior has a strong influence from American hip hop, and also a bit of reggae as well! Side one of the album feels almost as if it was lifted from the same scene as Grandmaster Flash ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousZamaan Ya Sukkar – Exotic Love Songs & Instrumentals From The Egyptian 60s (with bonus download) ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Late 60s. New Copy ... $27.99
Don't think "love songs" in the usual sleepy style – as these tunes are all wonderfully upbeat and totally grooving – filled with Latin-styled touches that really make a great mix with the Egyptian instrumentation in the lead! Back at the end of the 50s, the farther reaches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousBobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3LP set) ... LP
Numero, 1970s. Used 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most ambitious projects we've ever seen from Numero – and that's saying a lot, given some of their other releases! This package is equal parts cultural document and musical treasure trove – a heavy book full of photos from a time when Upper Volta was stepping past its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Afro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP 22.99

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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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Eternal WindWasalu ... LP
Flying Fish, 1988. Sealed ... $5.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisco Around The Globe ... LP
RCA, 1979. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Quite an interesting little album – issued by RCA Global Communications, and featuring upbeat groovers from RCA labels around the world! As you'd imagine, half the set is dominated by American soul – but the other half features tracks from Brazil, France, Italy, and Japan! Our ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power ... CD 18.99

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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 ... $19.99
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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FelaVinyl Box Set #3 (London Scene/Shakara/Afrodisiac/Gentlemen/Upside Down/Zombie/ITT) (7LP box set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. Near Mint- 7LP Box Set (reissue)... $199.99
A stunning set of work from the legendary Fela Kuti – seven full albums, served up in an ultra-limited box set – all hand-chosen by the equally legendary Brian Eno! Eno was a key supporter of Afro Funk in the 70s, and it's no surprise that just about every record here is one of Fela's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Ustad Vilayat KhanGuru – Original Soundtrack ... LP
RCA, 1969. Sealed ... $6.99
A very cool set of tracks written by Ustad Vilayat Khan – for this early Merchant-Ivory production that starred Rita Tushingham and Michael York. All tracks are sitar-tabla based – some short, some quite long – save for one number that has vocals by Michael York. Titles include ... (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed, but the shrinkwrap is open on one corner, and cover has some aging.)

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Joseph SpenceMusic Of The Bahamas – Bahaman Folk Guitar ... LP
Folkways, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Seminal sounds from Joseph Spence – a groundbreaking Bahamian artist whose style was an equal mixture of calypso and blues! The rhythms here are certainly Caribbean, as is the style of the lyrics on many numbers – but the spotlight often shines most strongly on the acoustic guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – a heavy classic Folkways-style cover, and booklet too!)

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aylet Rose GottliebShiv'A ... LP
482 Music, 2015. Near Mint- ... $16.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $19.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Solla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP 22.99

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Original Sound Of Mali ... CD 10.99

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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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Warrior & His Original Oriental Brothers InternatiChi Awu Otu ... LP
Afrodisia, 1982. Very Good ... $24.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Oriental Brothers International BandOnye Egbula Onye Agbata Obi Ya ... LP
Afrodisia, 1979. Very Good ... $29.99
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(Cover has ring & edge wear with some flaking in the bottom left corner.)

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Chief Stephen Osita OsadebeOkp Uzo Enweilo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ebenezer ObeySatisfaction ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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Jose PratesTam Tam Tam ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lala Belu ... CD 11.99

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VariousDisco Dildar – DIY Disco From The Pakistani Pop Workshop ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the straight disco you might expect from the title – and instead a whole host of weird and wonderful grooves from the later years of the Lollywood film scene! These Pakistani tracks follow a bit of the style of Bollywood work of the time, but often have a tighter, more compressed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmuanaye (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 23.99
An incredible blend of sounds and styles – and one of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the Ethiopian scene! Hailu Mergia plays alone here – but uses lots of overdubbing to layer together Fender Rhodes, accordion solos, and a rhythm machine – all mixed up in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files.)

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King Ubulu & His International Band Of AfricaIchonionum ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover has wear.)

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Black BloodBlack Blood (A Mwana) ... LP
Mainstream, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roger RaspailDalva ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl.)
Also available Dalva ... CD 8.99

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Abderrahman El KhamissiRespectable Families (10 inch EP) (with bonus download) ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A relatively short record, but one that more than makes up for that with a double-dose of grooviness – some wonderfully cool tunes put together for the soundtrack to the Egyptian film titled Respectable Families! Abderrahman El Khamissi plays keyboards and organ throughout – often with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... LP
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Nigerian soul classic from Gboyega Adelaja – an artist who spent a fair bit of time on the US scene in the mid 70s, where he clearly drank from the deep well of funk and soul! The album's got a vibe that's maybe a bit tighter and groovier than some of Adelaja's contemporaries – maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Los MirlosLos Charapas De Oro ... LP
Infopesa (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A chica classic from 70s Peru – a record that's based on cumbia rhythms, but filled with lots of trippy touches throughout – including a fair bit of guitar work that rivals the American surf scene of the early 60s! The mix of modes here is the stuff of legend – that genre that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramnad KrishnanVidwan – Songs Of The Carnatic Tradition ... LP
Nonesuch, 1968. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
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(Cover has clear tape along the spine, but is otherwise in good shape!)

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Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $31.99
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD version!)

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Fariz RMEarly Tapes 1977 to 1982 ... LP
Hitam Manis (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Pretty darn catchy Indonesian pop from Fariz RM – all material that was originally issued on cassette – given a vinyl debut here in a package that brings together some of the best material from his early releases! The fidelity echoes the cassette generation a bit – kind of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy KSweet Music Vol 1 ... LP
Sticky Buttons (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the set's a collection of sweet grooves from Dizzy K Falola – a Nigerian artist who represented a whole new wave of soulful styles coming out of the Lagos scene during the 80s! These tracks are still as funky as any Nigerian music of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Pasteur LappeWe The People (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Tight Afro club grooves from Pasteur Lappe – but tracks that also have some nice roughness around the edges! The style here is often somewhat stripped-down – with rhythms that feature straight-ahead basslines and drums, which are then criss-crossed by Lappe's vocals, and peppered with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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 ... $25.99 27.98
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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VariousInstrumentally Bermuda ... LP
Edmar, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Legendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... CD 16.99

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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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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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VariousSoul Messages From Dimona ... LP
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
One of the grooviest compilations we've ever seen – a collection of work by American expatriates living in Israel at the end of the 70s – a hip blend of US funk and Hebrew spirituality! Most of the work here sounds like the best spiritual funk of the 70s – very much in an Earth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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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 ... $24.99 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 16.99

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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OlatunjiFlaming Drums! ... LP
Columbia, 1962. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousFrom Kongo To Zion – Black Music Traditions Of Jamaica ... LP
Heartbeat, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Field recordings of three different traditional musics of Jamaica, all displaying the African heritage, with heavy emphasis on percussive ensembles and chanted vocals. The first batch is from the Congolese Kumina religion, 5 tracks: "Wake Up, Mama Keith", "Country", "Before ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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VariousIsland Carnival – Music Of The West Indies ... LP
Nonesuch, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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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

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Freddie RoyLove Somebody ... LP
FJ, 1987. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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S Balachander/SivaramanMusic Of India ... LP
Nonesuch, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(70s pressing.)

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VariousBlack Caribs Of Honduras (photo cover) ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(Includes booklet. Cover has some wear on the spine.)

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Sir James CaffeySearching For My Roots ... LP
No Label, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica – Ancient Ceremonies Dance Music & Songs Of Ghana – Recorded In Ghana By Stephen Jay ... LP
Nonesuch, 1979. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Foday Musa SusoHand Power ... LP
Flying Fish, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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Swami Kriya RamanandaSong Of The Golden Lotus ... LP
Satsanga Fellowship, 1978. Very Good+ ... $49.99
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Royal Steel Band Of Kingston JamaicaJamaican Drums ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
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