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Global Grooves — In Stock — Vinyl

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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AbbhamaAlam Raya ... LP
Tala & Co (Indonesia), 1978. Near Mint- ... $24.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 reissue on Strawberry Rain/Majemuk.)

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salawa Abeni & Her Waka ModerniserWe Are The Children ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1989. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a few drip stains and some writing in pen.)

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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters InternationalBusy Body ... LP
Adawa Super (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain at the top left corner, with some writing in pen on back. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Attarazat Addahabia & FaradjallahAl Hadaoui ... LP
Habibi Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Monstrous funk from Morocco – unreleased material recorded in 1973, with a sound that should have revolutionized North Africa at the time! The group works here in a really raw blend of heavy percussion and riffing guitar – produced with lots of edge and echo, and delivered with the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Al Hadaoui ... CD 14.99

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King Sunny AdeAriya Special ... LP
SAR (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover has surface wear, aging, and tape on the spine.)

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Lanrewaju AdepojuIku Awolowo ... LP
Lanrad (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Segun AdewaleIrawo Tiwa Lo Dode ... LP
Wel Kadeb (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with lightly bent corners. Label has a small name in pen.)

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✨✧ African Brothers Dance Band InternationalAfrican Brothers Dance Band International ... LP
Happy Bird (Ghana), 1969. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Cover has some stains on front and back and a small torn portion at the bottom right.)

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Afrodyssey OrchestraUnder The Sun (with download) ... LP
Altercat (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Great diaspora sounds from Afrodyssey Orchestra – a group who bring so much more to their music than most of their contemporaries – in ways that both tap into their native cultural history in Greece, and really open up some of the deeper jazz currents of their songs! Instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
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
Also available Rejoice ... CD 12.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... LP
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ambolley ... CD 10.99

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
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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Andre & JosiAmandla (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
A classic collaboration between Josi Ndlovu and Andre Abrahamse – both artists who had long roots in a variety of West African groups and projects before this set – and find a way to draw on that work while also finding new energy together in the studio! The tunes have a subtle, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Afropentatonism ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... 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!)

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Anyi Bu Ofu Musical Group Lagos BranchIgba Anyi Bu Ofu ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1986. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides and is stained on back.)

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✨✧ Segun ArinzeDreams EP – Moonlite Dance/Maria/Moonliting (In The Mix)/Nwanyi Nganga (voc, thunder mix)/Dream Come True ... 12-inch
Premier (Nigeria), 1992. Good ... $39.99
Smooth, percolating modern soul from Nigeria! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some surface noise, a bit louder on the B-side. Cover has brown packing tape holding the seams, surface wear and aging, and bent corners.)

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Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerTalazo 84 ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1984. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFertilizer ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, a lgiht stain at the spine, and some pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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Adewale AyubaMr Johnson Play For Me ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, with staining and pen.)

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Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa Amwishyo ... LP
Zambezi/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the moodiest albums we've ever heard from the Zamrock scene of the 70s – a record of slow-building tunes with a very personal vibe – all vocals and most instrumentation handled by Ricky Banda himself – in a style that's more intimate than other Zambian albums of the time! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bazali BamAction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
Bazali Bam look somewhat playful on the cover, but the record's got this darker intensity that points the way towards later experiments on the West African scene – with a blend of soul, funk, and psych elements that almost seem to be a precursor to Zamrock sounds! Yet the style here is a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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BeatersHarari ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A landmark album on the South African scene of the 70s – a set that mixes together currents of jazz and funk, but at the start of a sound that would break forth even more in the decade to come! Yet The Beaters were there at the start – a young trio that includes drummer Sipho Mabuse, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BelizMemoires ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A really cool take on traditions of Guadeloupean musical traditions – served up in a style that echoes some of the blends of jazz and island elements from earlier generations! The group here is a trio – with the great Edmondy Krater on ka, djembe, and percussion – all instruments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ahuja Bello & His Golden EaglesLate Bobo Doherty ... LP
Sky (Nigeria), 1981. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear, bent corners, and a small name in pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes some bonus tracks!)

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Rupa BiswasDisco Jazz ... LP
Numero, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A record that's got to be one of the coolest recorded in Calgary during the early 80s – as it offers up a really unusual blend of modes that definitely lives up to its title, and which also borrows a bit from Indian music as well! Singer Rupa Biswas fronts a group that's equally strong on ... 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 27.99
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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Black Savage/S&D Majek/OvidFire/Got The Feelin/Karibun/Operator ... 12-inch
CBS/Afro 7 (Estonia), Early 80s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
A set of rare tracks from the vaults of CBS Records in Kenya – tunes that really show a nicely complex approach to the groove! Black Fire kick things off with "Fire" – a tune that's got a reggae vibe, but a sound that's quite different than the style of Kingston! The cut's ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In the die-cut cover, including download card.)

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✨✧ Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dr Paa Bobo & His 3 Axes International Band Of GhanaKae Onipa Kae ... LP
Kclubb (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light stains on front and back.)

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Paa Bobo & His 3 AxesOsobrokyee ... LP
Kclubb (Ghana), 1982. Good ... $6.99
A nice little highlife group, recorded with a cool crispy sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, aging, wear, and adhesive residue.)

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mali Music ... CD 2.99

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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Partisan, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
A nice little set from Bombino – recorded in Amsterdam, but heavy on the kind of fuzzy, freaky guitar work that have made the Tuareg group such an international hit in recent years! These guys wail mightily throughout – mixing pulsing rhythms with nicely freaky guitar lines – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Brother ResistanceTonite Is De Night/Rapso Space Dub/Crucial Decision (92 version)/Nation Time ... 12-inch
Cree (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 24.99
Great grooves from Brother Reistance – tracks that are aimed at the dancefloor, but which also have a strong social message too! "Tonite Is De Night" is a cool call to action, set to a rhythm with tight tropical touches – and "Crucial Decision" is presented here in ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sidiku BuariAnokwar (Truth) (hide & smile re-edit)/Music ... 12-inch
Soundway (UK), Early 80s/2016. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sidiku BuariRevolution – Live Disco Show In New York City (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
One of the coolest records ever issued by Sidiku Buari – the Ghanian musician who also recorded just as Buari – stepping out here in a very unusual performance recorded live at a club in New York at the end of the 70s! Side one begins with this great crowd frenzy and very cool energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francisco Canaro Y Su OrquestaFrancisco Canaro Y Su Orquesta – Canta Francisco Amor ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is missing the plastic outer sleeve.)

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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chief Bey & His Royal HouseholdCongo Percussion ... LP
Pirouette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Great work from the drummer who appeared in the Art Blakey percussion sessions! Titles include "Sha Sha Calor", "Aswanda", "Yow Cow Le", "Yarbou", and "Fakiiya". LP, Vinyl record album

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Douglas Edirih Chukwueke & HIs Olariche Supersonic BandEwizi Nwa Nne ... LP
Fontana (Nigeria), 1981. Poor ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition. Cover has wear and aging, wide clear tape on the seams and spine, a bit of pen, and some flaking at the opening.)

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✨✧ City Boys International BandAkwanobi ... LP
Diram (Ghana), 1982. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Led by Obuoba J A Adolfo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has edge wear, some aging, small stains, and some wrinkles on back.)

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✨✧ City Boys International BandOwuo De Dom Ko ... LP
Diram (Ghana), 1982. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Led by Obuoba J A Adolfo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, small stains, and a torn portion at the bottom right.)

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Johnny Clegg & SavukaShadow Man ... LP
Capitol, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Oliver De CoqueDestiny (Akalaka) ... LP
Ogene (Nigeria), 1993. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain along the top seam, with a stuck gatefold, and unglued bottom seam.)

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DJ Don Cuco/IbeyiAgua Es Vida EP – Aleggua (Don Cuco remix)/Milan/Agua Es Vida ... 12-inch
Sonorama Discos, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.00
Something of a split single from Don Cuco – a set that features him remixing a track by Ibeyi on side one – really expanding on the warm vocals of the sister duo, with beats that are gentle and glowing, but which move nicely in a strong sort of Afro House mode! The flipside features ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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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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Daniel Julien/Eddie & The MovementsCota Zafei/Wheel Your Love ... 7-inch
Trucker Man, 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carlo Del MonteCanta Sus Canciones Favoritas ... LP
Vergara (Spain), 1968. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear on the opening and a name in pen on the back.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $29.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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Kubero DiazY La Pesada ... LP
Music Hall (Argentina), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $59.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Survival.)

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Manu DibangoAfrican Voodoo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
PSI/Hot Casa (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
An amazing rare chapter in the career of the legendary Manu Dibango – and a darn funky one as well! This early 70s album was recorded in Paris, right before Manu's huge global "Soul Makossa" hit – and although it was done as an obscure sound library release, it really shows ... 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
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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Manu DibangoMakossa Man (Atlantic LP) ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint- ... $24.99
An album of Manu Dibango's that was released after his big hit "Soul Makossa", but which was actually recorded before, in a very heavy Afro Funk mode! Manu plays organ and piano, as well as his usual soprano sax, and the tracks include "Weya", "Tom Tom", "Pepe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch. Vinyl has a cosmetic mark on Side 1 that does not affect play.)

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Do'a World Music EnsembleCompanions Of The Crimson Coloured Ark ... LP
Philo, 1984. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
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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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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Dzeltenie PastniekiLentu Gabalini ... LP
Dark Entries, 1980s. Sealed ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bisiriyu Edalere & His Apala BandBisiriyu Edalere & His Apala Band (10-inch) ... LP
Star (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, aging, a name in marker on front, and some stains and peeling on back. Vinyl has press flaw bumps that thump during play. Labels have some pen and marker.)

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Eddie & The MovementsGreatest Love/Dread High ... 7-inch
Trucker Man, 1978. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... LP
BMG/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99
Titles include "Beijo De Longe", "Maria Elena", "Flor Di Nha Esperanca", "Sorte", "Carnaval De Sao Vincente", "Paraiso Di Atlantico", and "Roma Criola". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP 180 gram pressing – on Pure Pleasure!)

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Eze Nri Royal DrummersEze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
One of the most rootsy albums ever issued by the Tabansi label – a set that's quite different than their more familiar electric modes, and which features very raw, tribal sounds by a percussion group that is tied to the Niri Kingdom in Nigeria! As you'd guess from their name, the ensemble is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FabiHaitian Jazz'D ... LP
Fabio, 1980. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Ginger BakerLive! ... LP
Signpost, 1971. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(70s US pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
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

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
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

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4 MarsSuper Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
Maybe the first-ever collection of the work of this important group from Djibouti – a huge state-financed ensemble whose performances were captured on tape for radio, but never issued as regular commercial albums at the time! 4 Mars take their name from a key moment of independence in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank & His SistersFrank & His Sisters ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
Beautiful sounds from Tanzanian guitarist Frank Humplick – who plays here alongside vocal harmonies from his two sisters – in a mode that's almost like a East African cross between The Carter Family and Andy & The Bey Sisters! The vibe is different, of course – as the raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes with a great booklet of notes!)

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K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The sublime first album from K Frimpong – a really unique blend of hi-life and Afro Funk, but served up with all these unusual touches that make the album stand out from even most of the rest of the revolutionary sounds that were coming from Ghana at the time! There's this sense of flow that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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GholmiehAl Yarmouk – Walid Gholmieh/Greek National Symphony Orchestra/ERT Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $349.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam with some clear tape remnants at the front panel.)

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GholmiehMarjeyoun – Walid Gholmieh ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1979. Very Good+ ... $99.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape holding the top seam.)

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Gong KebyarBali – Gamelan Music From Sebatu ... LP
Archiv Produktion (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A rare album of gamelan music from Deutsche Grammophon! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Top cover seam is unglued, and one corner of the cover has a light crease.)

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Grynner & FriendsRock With Me/We Want More (inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jose Guardiola12 Great International Hits – Sung In Spanish ... LP
4 Corners Of The World, 1960s. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
Early work Zimbabwe legends Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – a group that was an early showcase for the vocal talents of the equally legendary Thomas Mapfumo! The set's not just a Mapfumo showcase, though – as the sound here resonates strongly from the whole group – nice harmonies ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfred HauseTango Notturno ... LP
Polydor (Germany), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has an old shop sticker on front, with a tear in the top left corner, and a small torn portion in back at the opening.)

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Tadao HayashiFinger Trip 3 ... LP
April (Philippines), 1982. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and two small peeled spots on front.)

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... LP
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A rare South African jazz treasure – a set that's much more obscure than some of the bigger names of the scene, and which has a sound that's very different too! There's maybe a stronger American influence taking place here, especially in the rhythms, but also in the phrasing – and the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Armitage Road ... CD 15.99

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/Salah Ragab/Tony AllenTony Allen Reworks – Sankofa (A rework of Losun)/Ole & One Tree ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The best Tony Allen project we've ever heard – largely because of the work by both artists involved! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take on Allen's "Losun" – but they play the tune anew, as if it were one of their own – in an amazing style that features stepping rhythms from ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Interdenominational Youth ChoirGod Gave Me A Song/Stay With God' ... 7-inch
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Ipa BoogieGet The Music Now (short version)/Africa (short version) ... 7-inch
Albarika Store/Miles Away (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99
There's some sharp jazzy changes at the start of this groove – a mix of instruments on the rhythms that show why Ipa Boogie could almost challenge Kool & The Gang at their sound – but also bring in some deeper West African touches to send the tune over the top! "Africa" ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ipa BoogieIpa Boogie ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Fantastic funk from late 70s Benin – a set that maybe owes as much to the sound of New York as it does to the West African groove of the time! The album's got a monstrous bassy vibe all the way through – with cuts that often just riff and groove like some of the best clubby funk acts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ipi 'N TombiaWarrior ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Weird album that came out in the early 70s, when Stax was getting their hands into so many other styles of music besides southern soul and funk. Margaret Singana's the lead vocalist of this group that plays in a sort of Afro Pop/Afro Funk style, and she lays down the lyrics on tracks like "The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Odion IruojeDown To Earth ... LP
Odion Limited (Nigeria), 1983. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Soundway.)

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Bokelo IsengeIsabelle ... LP
Tabansi, 1980s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration with moderate wear and splitting.)

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Mineko Itakura/Shinichi Isohata/Michel Henritzi/RQRQJoushu Enka – Enka Mood Collection (10-inch) ... 12-inch
An'archives (France), 2019. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)... $24.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a silk-screened gatefold cover, with obi and insert.)

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Brij Bhushan KabraLure Of The Desert ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
The image on the cover will let you know that you're in for something very different right away – as Brij Bhushan Kabra not only plays the guitar in a way that's different than others, he also strings the instrument in very different ways too! The set's a bit different than some of Kabra's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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