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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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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $27.99 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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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsShaman ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $27.99 29.99
A tremendous return to form for reedman Idris Ackamoor and his Pyramids group – and a record that we love every bit as much as his classic material from the 70s! There's a power, righteousness, and urgency to this album that we haven't heard from Ackamoor in years – very much the kind ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Micho Ade & The African StarsOpen Up ... LP
Elephant Sounds (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, a thin sticker in front, and some light stains, pen, and a small tear in back.)

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Edip AkbayramEdip Akbayram ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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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Kubura AlaragboKubura Alaragbo ... LP
Leader (Nigeria), Early/Mid 80s. Very Good- ... $34.99
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(Cover and labels have a name in pen.)

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Alex OSay No ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, light stains, and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Tony AllenSecret Agent (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Nonesuch/World Circuit, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
Tony Allen never lets us down – and even though he recorded this set well into the first decade of his "comeback" years, an album like this still has the same sort of fresh, urgent feel that got him noticed again by a whole new generation of fans! There's definitely lots of Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 44.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 44.98
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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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (180 gram pressing – special edition) ... LP
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.98
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 (2CD special edition) ... CD 18.99

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 44.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000NEPA – Never Expect Power Always ... LP
Celluloid/Comet (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Landmark material from the legendary Nigerian percussionist! NEPA is a great little album from Tony Allen – recorded in the mid 80s, but with a chunky groove that's very much in the style of his 70s Afro Funk work! The title track is one of Allen's best cuts ever – a really anthemic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AmanazAfrica ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 27.99
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Ano Nobo QuartetStrings Of Sao Domingos ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Beautiful sounds from Cabo Verde – served up by a group named after a famous composer on the island, and featuring three of his children working under the leadership of older guitarist/singer Pascoal, who'd studied with Ano Nobo before he passed away! The style of the music is wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Double LP pressed at 45 rpm.)
Also available Strings Of Sao Domingos ... CD 16.99

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Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerElo Sora ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Barrister & His Talazo Fuji CommandersTala Disco 85 ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1985. Good ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is pressed poorly, with a rough edge. Cover has some pen in front.)

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Alhaji Kollington AyinlaIjo Yoyo ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some heavy edge wear, with light stains and a bit of peeling on back.)

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Baba ZulaXX ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $43.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and download code.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Balkan Rhythm BandJazziest Balkan Dance Band Around! ... LP
Flying Fish, 1983. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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✨✧ Souren BaronianMiddle Eastern Soul Of Carlee Records (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Mid 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A surprising slice of work from the 70s – three different albums all released under various guises by Armenian American reedman Souren Baronian – all put out on his own Carlee label, and done in a very cool mix of styles! Baronian blows both familiar American horns and more exotic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Middle Eastern Soul Of Carlee Records (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 25.99

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Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerFuji Rapping ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Cover has surface wear, discoloration from age, partially unglued top seam, and writing in pen on both sides.)

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

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! (Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Jamaican black label stereo pressing in a US cover. Cover has some aging, a foil RCA sticker in front, some gloss peel at the opening, and some sticker remnants and writing in pen in back.)

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Benitez & ValenciaImpossible Love Songs From 60s Quito ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
Beautiful work from the Ecuadorian duo of Gonzalo Benitez and Luis Alberto Valencia – a duo who have this wonderfully heartbreaking way of putting over a tune – often working with just spare accompaniment on acoustic guitar, which really lets you focus on the amazing quality of their ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big BlackLion Walk (deep pruple vinyl 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Uni/Future Shock (Italy), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
One of the weirdest, wildest albums from percussionist Big Black – a set that stretches out with a vibe that's a lot trippier and jazzier at times than some of his other work! Part of the album's strength comes from the arrangements – which are partly handled by Phil Moore, an artist ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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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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BKOMali Foli Coura ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. Sealed ... $19.99
A very cool group from Mali – one who have some of the older currents that you'd associate with the scene, but served up with a nicely contemporary crackle! The vocals often have those bluesy inflections that have risen up strongly in west Africa – but the instrumentation also has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black MangoQuicksand (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gusstaff (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A really unique project from Philippe Samiguel – recorded in Bamako, where Samiguel has worked as a producer for many years – during which time he's pulled together ideas from all sorts of different projects, and forged them into a new groove of his own! Samiguel's worked most famously ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Quicksand ... CD 15.99

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... LP
Colemine, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Very Good+ ... $49.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove – 1K/1B. Cover has light wear, some aging, half split top seam, small split in the bottom seam, and a peeled spot from tape removal at the opening. Labels have some smudges.)

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. Sealed ... $19.99
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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✨✧ BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam ... LP
Partisan, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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!)
Also available Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 13.99

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Bonbon VodouCimitere Creole ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
A really beautiful little record – one that bills itself as coming from from creole roots and French chanson – and which definitely delivers the goods as promised! The rhythms are often nice and lean – bubbling, percolating elements that maybe echo some older styles from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bongos IkwueCock Crow At Dawn (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ... LP
Phonodisc, 1981. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, flaking along the edges and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Bongos IkwueLagos ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1977. Very Good- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has some small deeper marks that click a bit on "The Day Of Shame". Cover has ring and edge wear, flaking at the spine, and bent corners.)

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Brother Moves OnTolika Mtoliki ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $28.99
A fantastic project from this contemporary South African performance ensemble – one that seeks to weave together older strands of sound from the nation's rich cultural heritage, and link them to a more contemporary mode of expression, as befits the group's role in the younger generation! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note – The sleeves have a small split on the top seam from shipping.)

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BuariBuari ... LP
RCA/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
Maybe the best-known international album from Sidiku Buari – an artist who recorded some killer sets in his native Ghana, but who got a rare chance to work here in the US for this album – which features some tight funky elements by Bernard Purdie on drums, Paul Grivvin on keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wonona W Chang/Anna Mi LeeChinese Folk & Art Songs ... LP
Spoken Arts, 1962. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mostly split top, light wear & aging.)

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Don CherryOm Shanti Om ... LP
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $36.99 39.99
Rare 70s work from Don Cherry, and one of the most perfect realizations of his organic music concept – a quartet session recorded for Italian broadcast, with long songs that have a very spun-out, meditative vibe! Cherry's on pocket trumpet, but is way more than a horn player – as his ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bright ChimezieRespect Africa ... LP
RAS (Nigeria), 1984. Good ... $7.99
Titles include "Respect Africa", "You Can't Hurry The Sunrise", "Lekwa Uweam", and "Liza". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has a heated edge that skips on each side, appears VG- otherwise. Cover has heavy wear and aging, splitting in the spine, and writing in pen.)

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Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 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 7.99

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CitationsTaking A Cruise With The Citations ... LP
Soundshine Productions, Early 80s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Yellow label pressing.)

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

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Cloud 7Keep On Trying ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise and crackles. Cover has wear and aging, with some pen on front and back.)

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Cloud 7Sweet Pretty Woman ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear, split spine with tape, and partial bottom split.)

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✨✧ Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Maybe the funkiest album ever from Marius Cultier – and definitely one of the records that perfectly shows off his wonderful post-colonial blend of sounds! There's bits of funk from both sides of the Atlantic going on here – roots in both Africa and the Caribbean, but fused through ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue.)

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Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 32.99
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alonso Wilson De BrianoFantastic Variety In The Music Of Panama – The Winsor Style & Calypso Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mokomizik (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 45.99
A wonderful little record, and one that certainly lives up to the "fantastic variety" promise of its title! The set features work from Panamanian pianist Alonso Wilson De Briano – and although you'll see the word "calypso" in the title, the overall sound is maybe more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Paco De LuciaPaco (aka Fuente Y Caudal) ... LP
Island, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Paco De Lucia – and a set that really has the guitarist coming into his own – stepping past even his rich flamenco roots, and coming up with a new style that's practically a genre unto itself! Paco's sense of imagination here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Paco De LuciaPaco De Lucia (1972) ... LP
Philips/Motive (Germany), 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DostanaTribulation ... LP
Muller, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Hard to categorize this group from Chicago – but the album's got some pretty unusual rhythms! The combo looks to be a funky one – but they play with distinct Caribbean and African influences in the bass and drum parts, and especially in the guitar, which jangles back and forth across ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El Zapatero40eme Anniversaire L'Immortel Jazz Des Jeunes ... LP
St Aude, Early 80s. Very Good ... $9.99
A nice mix of jazz and tropical rhythms – served up with tenor work from El Zapatero! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is nice and clean overall.)

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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etran De L'AirAgadez ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic little set, and one that may well represent a key evolution of the Tuareg sound – as the group here still work in the sublime blend of guitar lines that made their previous record so great, but also find this focus and majesty that really pushes the whole thing over the top! We're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Agadez ... CD 12.99

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Juanita EukaMabanzo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
The solo debut of Juanita Euka, a singer you might know for her fantastic contributions to the London Afrobeat Collective and other groups – yet clearly an artist waiting to shine in the spotlight on her own! Euka is Congolese, but raised in Argentina – and given her recent work on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eye QPlease The Nation (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99 55.99
A treasure trove of funky soul and trippy grooves from Eye Q – a group who hail from the same scene in Zimbabwe that gave us Witch and Ngozi Family, but who are maybe even groovier overall! There's some really wonderful guitar on most of these cuts – more funk-styled than some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live (2LP red vinyl pressing – with bonus track) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that's presented 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 his presence here made for a key ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversery Edition red vinyl pressing with bonus live tracks and an etched D side!)

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cauldric ForbesSoca Lady (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Samtech, 1980. Sealed (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Friimen Muzic CompanyFree Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Heady sounds from Friimen – a 70s combo from Nigeria, but one who have some of the deeper, more psychedelic elements of groups from farther south on the West African scene – lots of basslines and a dubby sort of vibe! At times, the feel here is almost more like Blo or Cymande (even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Alhaji K FrimpongAbrado ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
Funky genius from the mighty K Frimpong – an album recorded in Germany in the mid 80s – but a set that cooks like some of the best West African funk from the decade before! The sound is lean and mean, and there's plenty of grit in the grooves – a lot more bass and funky drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ K Frimpong & His Cubanos FiestaMe Da A Onnda ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers (Ghana), 1975. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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
(Recent reissue on Hot Casa.)

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Maalem Mahmoud GaniaAicha ... LP
Hive Mind (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $26.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of a fantastic batch of music – tracks recorded by master Gnawa legend Maalem Mahmoud Gania – sounds originally only issued on cassette in Morocco, but which sound far more powerful here in a more durable format! The tracks are heavy on percussion, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tlahoun GessesseTlahoun Gessesse – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ghetto BlasterPeople ... LP
Blackframe (France), 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lost bit of Afro Funk from 80s Paris – a lot better and rootsier than you'd think from a name like Ghetto Blaster! The record mixes together older styles of African Funk with some of the newer grooves coming out at the time – shifting the focus from a strict emphasis on rhythmic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s Follow Me reissue.)

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Giant StepGiant On The Move (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99
A set that's definitely a giant on the move – a heavy, hard rocker from the Indonesian scene – full of freak and fuzz, in this fantastic blend of psych elements and progressive jamming! The group are fantastic – speaking plenty with the guitar of Benny Soebardja, who also sings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Wellington GibsonIn Love With The Bahamas ... LP
Elite, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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Golden HandsGolden Hands ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An unusual funky duo from 70s Morocco – one who work here in a nice mix of modes, and get some great help from a third group member on some especially tight drums! The music is more conventional rock at times, but there's a few really great funky breakout tracks on the set – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm for extra sonic punch!)

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Green Door AllstarsYouth Stand Up ... LP
Autonomous Africa (UK), 2015. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)

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HarariGenesis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A beautiful 70s album from Harari – a South African group who already had a long legacy in music before this set, and who really seem to come together with a style that's even more sophisticated than some of their previous albums! The cover might make the record look a bit disco, but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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Mickey Hart/Airto/Flora PurimDafos ... LP
Reference Recordings, 1983. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
Includes "Dry Sands Of The Desert", "Saudacao Popular", "Ice Of The North", "Reunion", "Subterranean Caves Of Kronos", "The Gates Of Dafos", and "Passage". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ofra HazaDesert Wind ... LP
Sire/Warner, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Ofra HazaShaday ... LP
Sire, 1988. Sealed ... $11.99
A huge global crossover for this amazing-voiced singer – with titles that include "Love Song", "Eshal", "Im Nin'Alu", "Shaday", "Galbi", "Face To Face", and "Take Me To Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, lightly shopworn, with a small tear at the spine and a cutout notch.)

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Robert HelmsSakele I Like It (orig, baptman & betino philly vibe mix, vas moody rework)/Feet On The Ground ... 12-inch
Betino's, 2017. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Betino's sleeve.)

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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), Mid 80s-Early 90s. Sealed ... $16.99
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
(Recent reissue on Lorem Ipsum. Shrinkwrap has a hole at the top right from sticker removal.)

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 23.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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ImitshotshovuIcala ... LP
Soul Brothers (South Africa), 1985. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Titles include "Into Yami", "Hamb Uyogana", "Icala", "Ungazi Ngabo", "Wangithanda Ungaqondanga", and "Ungenwe Yini". LP, Vinyl record album

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Momo JosephWar For Ground ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Afro club with a very international vibe – no surprise, given that Momo Joseph was raised in Cameroon, but spent most of the 70s living in Paris – where he quickly assimilated a range of soul and funk styles to the music of his roots! The result is work with a nice sort of polish, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. Sealed ... $13.99
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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Kasai All StarsBlack Ants Always Fly Together – One Bangle Makes No Sound (with bonus download) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
Really fantastic work from the Kasai All Stars – a group we first discovered years ago, as part of the excellent Congotronics series – but one who here really stretch past their roots, and embrace a mature sound that really lets them spread their wings in fly! There's still some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Omar KhorshidGiant + Guitar ... LP
Voice Of Lebanon/We Want Sounds (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 32.99
Fantastic work from Omar Khorshid – definitely a giant in the 70s, due to his roles on screen – and a hell of a guitarist here, one working with a really great blend of trippy styles and Lebanese rhythms! There's some great moments on the record that mix eastern grooves with strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kid DynamiteSurinam Jazz (one-sided LP) ... LP
Private (Italy), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A wicked blend of sharp rhythms and soulful tenor sax – pulled together here from recordings that were originally done for Dutch radio in the 50s, and feature a very cool group! Kid Dynamite's got a snakey sound on his saxophone that's very different than both players in a more familiar ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny KingIllusions/Modern Slavery/Hard Jam ... 12-inch
Carotte (Trinidad & Tobago), 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light ring impression and a bumped corner.)

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✨✧ Lord KitchenerMaster & Grandmaster ... LP
Charlie's, 1988. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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E Koestyara & Group GapuraSangkala ... LP
Icon, 1985. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $28.99
A really fantastic album of small group gamelan music – one that ups the ante from the famous Nonesuch recordings of the 60s and 70s, with an even more transcendant sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, and back has an NMDS sticker.)

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Kondi BandWe Famous ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A really great record from the Kondi Band – one of the few groups who can manage to combine the sound of the kalimba with more contemporary styles – and somehow make the whole thing come off without feeling like a gimmick! Sorie Kondi handles both the thumb piano and lead vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarathy KorwarSarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 36.99
Drummer Sarathy Korwar has a great reputation for blending together Indian music and contemporary jazz – and in ways that are very different than similar British experiments from the late 60s! That legacy is moved forward a few strong notches here – as Korwar works with his Upaj ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Femi KutiFemi Kuti ... LP
Tabu, 1995. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Rare promo-only vinyl pressing of this early album by Femi Kuti – a tight bunch of tracks that picks up where his father's work left off, taking the classic 70s Afro Funk sound firmly into the 90s. By that, we don't mean that Femi's adding in any extra garbage to the music – because ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo in a plain sleeve.)

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La Grande BleueMusiques Imaginaires De La Mediterranee ... LP
Dizonord (France), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A record that really lives up to its title – as the sounds within were created by a number of young musicians in France, but at a level that seeks to conjure up an older Mediterranean mode! The approach is a bit like some of the best experiments on the Crammed Discs label at the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Felix LebartyLover Boy 83 ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen in back.)
 
 



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