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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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Tsvia AbarbanelEastern Soul EP ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A weird and wonderful little record – created in 1970 by a Yemenite singer who'd spent the late 60s on the LA scene – then worked in Tel Aviv with a hip Israeli combo for the album! The music is this very unique blend of spiritual jazz and Tsvia's amazing voice – which often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)
Also available We Be All Africans ... CD 13.99

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Acyutananda SwamiIndia ... LP
Radha Krsna (Germany), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the cover with German text, with a small sticker on front.)

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King Sunny AdeSynchro System ... LP
Mango, 1983. Very Good ... $6.99
The second domestically released album from King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, with the wonderful Ju Ju sound ringing throughout every piece, from the up tempo numbers to the more mellow grooves. Interlocking, chirping guitar parts are layered over nicely percolating rhythms, 9 tracks in all: ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine & a cut corner.)

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Eric Agyemang/Thomas FrimpongMete Awo Yi Mu (Living In The Cold) ... LP
Thornhill (UK), 1980s. Near Mint- ... $36.99
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(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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All Star OrchestraFar East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm ... LP
49th State Hawaii, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony AllenBlack Voices ... LP
Kindred Spirits/Comet (France), 1999. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99
A seminal set that really put Tony Allen back on top – a record that showed that Allen was way more than just Fela's drummer, or another Afro Funk artist in general – but instead a really free-thinking, deep-concept musician overall! The album comes from key time that Allen spent on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 39.98
Stunning new work from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – whose Simigwa album was one of the Afro Funk treasures of the 70s – still sounding great here in the company of some excellent younger musicians! The set's an update of Ambolley's earlier style – a bit in the way that Tony Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyMessage (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
A huge leap forward for Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – a set that takes all the tightness of his 70s funk work, but also serves things up with a richer soul vibe overall – great production, sharp arrangements, and excellent use of horns and keyboards too! The whole thing's like a condensation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 – on colored vinyl plus screenprinted cover and download!)

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ApostlesBanko Woman ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The Apostles are nice and groovy here – working in this offbeat way that combines upbeat cuts with some unusual mellower numbers – but all at a level that really keeps things interesting throughout! These guys can clearly move with the groove and hit some sharp funky instrumentation at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Banko Woman ... CD 15.99

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD 18.99

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Gannosuke AshiyaOtoko No Tabiji – Fuufu Shibai - Musme Yo ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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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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AyetoroOminira ... LP
Funsho (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has a stain and some peeled spots on back.)

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Zanmari BareVoun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Zanmari Bare hails from the isle of Reunion, and he's got this beautifully melancholy style of singing – a mode that seems to belie his younger age, with this evocative quality as if he's seen things rise and fall for centuries on this planet! The instrumentation that backs his singing is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)Emakhosini (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
An even more fantastic album than the previous effort from this very cool combo – a set that has long tracks that really let the group build up their sound – all with a vibe that lives up to the cover proclamation of "music for the people by the people with the people"! That ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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M'Bilia BelBameli Soy ... LP
Shanachie, 1984. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Canadian pressing.)

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Harry Belafonte & Miriam MakebaEvening With Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $1.99
Hipper than you might expect – thanks to arrangements by South African jazzman Jonas Gwangwa! (Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Biafra Students Association In The AmericasThis Is Biafra ... LP
Biafra Students Association, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Big BlackEthnic Fusion ... LP
Arch, 1982. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A very cool little record from percussionist Big Black – and one of his hippest too! The record features only percussion by Black, plus bits of guitar by Anthony Wheaton – making for a set that's mostly raw, stripped-down percussion tracks – most of which are quite long, and have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BKOMali Foli Coura (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite (I Love Jazz pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Netherlands), 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(Cover has a cutout notch and clear tape on the spine.)

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BoataneersIsland Women ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
An unusual Caribbean soundtrack – issued on the mostly-Latin Tico label! Titles include "Goombay", "Push Push", "Basket On Head", "Stranded", "Coconut Water Rum & Gin", and "Wanna Do Nothing All Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a rip on the top left corner.)

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BongaAngola 72 ... LP
Morabeza/Lusafrica (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
The sound of Angola, circa 1972 – served up here in a beautiful album of songs from Bonga! The music is relatively spare – mostly just lead acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion – the latter of which is played by Bonga himself, almost always with this lively quality that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BongaAngola 74 ... LP
Morabeza/Lusafrica (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A beautifully sophisticated setting for the voice of Bonga – as he works here with lively small group backings, and a bit of larger orchestrations as well! There's this fantastic blend of folk roots and modernism in the music – maybe a bit like some of the more experimental work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Boothman & Family TreeTabu/So Dey Say ... 7-inch
Family Tree/Cree (Germany), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.99
A great rootsy groove from Michael Boothman – with this moody flute line that really starts "Tabu" out in a wonderful way – before romping piano and percussion come in to really make things move! The track's a very different version of the Cuban standard – much more in ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johny BraffBring Another Drink Bartender/Shirley Walker ... 7-inch
IDA (Jamaica), 1972. Good+ ... $2.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sir James CaffeySearching For My Roots ... LP
No Label, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ CamaraoImaginary Soundtrack To A Brazilian Western Movie 1964 to 1974 (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
Fantastic forro from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a really hard-hitting collection of work from Camarao – and some of the sharpest use of the accordion you'll ever hear! This isn't the accordion of the polka world, Lawrence Welk, Paris musette, or even Tex-Mex music – as the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Imaginary Soundtrack To A Brazilian Western Movie 1964 to 1974 ... CD 22.99

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Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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ChocoAfrican Latino Voodoo Drums ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
A tight set of solid percussion tracks – mostly just spare drumming, done in a very tribal sort of way! Most of the tunes feature only percussion and some occasional vocal chanting – and the record is almost as much of a Latin session as it is an African one – a factor that seems ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams, with tape remnants on top, and a light stian on the bottom 2 inches.)

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Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... LP
Cook, 1961. Very Good+ (reissue)... $11.99
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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Coloured StoneBlack Rock From The Red Centre – Australian Aborigine Rock ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- ... $4.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Conjunto Jovens AfricanoNhu Djon/Volta Pa Terra ... 7-inch
Ostinato (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fiercely percussive couple of tracks by Conjunto Jovens Africanos – a group with roots in Sao Tome and fuses raw rhythms with spacey synth and electric guitar! "Nhu Djon" blazes from beginning to end, and such an incredible blend of Afro Latin vocals and rhythms with more cosmic ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cengiz CoskunerModern Belly Dance/Modern Folk Oyun Halavari ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1984. New Copy ... $25.99
Not the kind of belly dance album that was big in the 60s – none of the cheesy modes of those "how to strip for your husband" sets from American labels – and instead, a very cool mix of modes that showcases the tight electric guitar talents of Cengiz Coskuner! The music is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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CymandePromised Heights (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Cymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a unique ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandeSecond Time Round (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paco De Lucia with Larry Coryell & John McLaughlinCastro Marin ... LP
Philips (Netherlands), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A real bridge-building album for the legendary Paco DeLucia – as the set begins in the same solo mode as his best records from the 70s, but expands near the end to bring in help from two other key guitarists of the time! The setting is quite similar to previous DeLucia albums – at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Miguel De MolinaSpain Revisited ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Dengue FeverCannibal Courtship ... LP
Fantasy, 2011. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The Fantasy debut of Dengue Fever – delivering beautifully on the promise of earlier work – a major step from one of the most adventurous groups anywhere! Dengue Fever have always been steeped heavily in 60s & 70s Cambodian rock, a style that blended myriad influences in its heyday ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Manu DibangoElectric Africa ... LP
Celluloid/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A really sweet combination of talents – as the legendary Afro Funk saxophonist Manu Dibango steps into the 80s – working with some of the electro jazz talents who were transforming the music at the time, in a mode that certainly warrants the title of the album! Bill Laswell produced, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DissidentenSahara Electric ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Doctor NativoBugiganga Tropical Vol 2 – Guatemaya/Sabrosura ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
An interesting little single – one that definitely lives up to the Tropical Diaspora label's name – given all the many elements moving together in the grooves! "Guatemaya" was recorded in Belize, but has this slow-stepping groove that's almost mellow cumbia – but ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Deke Tom DollardNa You EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
Four funky killers from the Ivory Coast – tunes that are heavy on basslines, and have lots of cool changes too! "Beant" has this bass part that's complicated, but completely infectious too – mixed with offbeat vocals and saxophone in a way that almost feels as if it's in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DostanaTribulation ... LP
Muller, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Hard to peg 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 the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eddie & The MovementsKool-Um Down ... LP
Terra-Ma, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom 1/3, with some delamination on back.)

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Vicky EdimoThank U Mama (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An Afro Funk set with a very special vibe – a bit different than some of the other work of the time, and a standout performance from singer/instrumentalist Vicky Edimo! Vicky's a he, in case you didn't know (we didn't) – and his touch on percussion and keyboards is nicely moody in all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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EkoFunky Disco Music ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Funky disco music, and a lot more too – all served up in this rare 70s set by Eko Roosevelt from Cameroon! The leadoff track is a long groover that runs for more than 10 minutes in length – and has that mix of modes that you'd often find in some of the Parisian Afro tracks recorded in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abdu El HamidChants Et Danses Des Pays Arabes ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling from moisture.)

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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Christy EssienOne Understanding (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodesia (Nigeria), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A groovy little album with an unusual sort of vibe – created with a strong message of love and understanding – delivered by Nigerian singer Christy Essien, alongside rhythms from the Show Train group of Geraldo Pino! Most tracks have a clubby sort of groove – that move into late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatJuntos ... LP
Sonic Octopus/Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.00
A mix of timeless and modern Afro Latin grooves from Chicago's excellent Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat! Stylistically, the sky is the limit with this Esso!, with arrangements that roll from a broad palette of Latin jazz & soul instrumentation to more of a modern dancefloor vibe, and from instrumentals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of just 200 copies!)

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Etral De L'Air No 1 ... CD 13.99

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FairuzYa Meghzal/Sarregh Ya Dib ... 7-inch
Parlophone (Lebanon), 1967. Very Good+ ... $33.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an EMI Lebanon sleeve.)

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Giora FeidmanJewish Soul Music ... LP
Hed Arzi (Israel), 1972. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Alagbon Close (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 24.99
One of the lesser-known 70s session from Fela – but a great one too, and a record that captures the Africa 70 group at all their early raw best! Tracks are both very long – stretching for a side of the record apiece – and the title track "Alagbon Close" features some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition color vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
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 70Shakara (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
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

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Thomas Frempong (Frimpong)Aye Yi ... LP
Asona (UK), 1985. Very Good+ ... $129.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks.)

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Asnake GebreyesAhadu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1988. New Copy ... $24.99
A later gem from the Ethiopian music scene – but one that has the same great qualities as albums issued during the golden years of the 70s! This rare set was originally issued only on cassette, so maybe has had less global circulation than earlier sounds from Ethiopia – and it features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef Gilson & Hal SingerSoul Of Africa ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde/Super Sonic Jazz (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99
A groundbreaking set of work from the team of Jef Gilson and Hal Singer – a uniquely cross-cultural session recorded in the Paris scene of the 70s, and easily some of the best work ever from both musicians! Singer's probably best remembered on these shores for his older R&B tenor work of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – in a heavy gatefold cover!)

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✨✧ Gokcen KaynatanGokcen Kaynatan ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
You may not be able to say his name that easily, but you'll definitely be singing the praises of Gokcen Kaynatan after you hear this groovy little record – a totally amazing bit of moogy electronics recorded on the Turkish scene in the 60s and 70s! There's plenty of guitar in the mix, too ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Panduranga HendersonOcean Of Love (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 19.99
Incredibly unique work from Panduranga Henderson – an artist who first worked as John Henderson in the group of Ray Charles, then hooked up with Alice Coltrane and had a spiritual awakening that really shaped his sound! The music here isn't at all like Charles or Coltrane – although it' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Ramjohn Holda & The Potaro PorknockersSongs Of The Guiana Jungle ... LP
Request, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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IgnitersIgniters Explode ... LP
TSM, Mid 70s. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
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
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Way Home ... CD 9.99

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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. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
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

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ImaginationsForever Rockin ... LP
Imaginations, 1985. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Ipi 'N TombiaWarrior ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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Hisao ItoKojyou No Shakuhachi ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $1.99
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Jay-U ExperienceEnough Is Enough (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Rare Nigerian funk and soul from The Jay-U Experience! Rather than following Fela's or any other template for 70s Afro Funk or soul, the group does a pretty incredible job of mixing up styles into a unique hybrid, rooted in the above, touching on reggae and jazz, too, and all the while holding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vladimir Jelinek/Le Ballet National TchecoslovaqueChants Et Danses De Tchecoslovaquie ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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JM Tim & FotyAfrican Funk Experimental – 1977 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Heavy funk, with maybe just a touch of experimental – the latter coming from the way that things were really changing up on the African scene of the late 70s – especially as the music was criss-crossing with more of the post-colonial world of records! Many of these tracks have almost a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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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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Gulden KarabocekGulden Karabocek Vol 1 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Really lovely work from Gulden Karabocek – a Turkish singer in the 70s who made some really fantastic music – a cool mix of styles you might know from Arabesk rock, combined with groovier production modes that sometimes make the songs sound nice and funky! Karabocek draws a lot from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gulden KarabocekGulden Karabocek Vol 2 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $25.99
Really lovely work from Gulden Karabocek – a Turkish singer in the 70s who made some really fantastic music – a cool mix of styles you might know from Arabesk rock, combined with groovier production modes that sometimes make the songs sound nice and funky! Karabocek draws a lot from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KaraxuChants De La Resistance Populaire Chilienne ... LP
Expression Spontanee (France), 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Canadian pressing on MIR.)

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✨✧ Kamal KeilaMuslims & Christians ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.98
Really wonderful work from the early 90s scene in Khartoum – sounds that have a much more 70s-styled sound than you might expect! That sound is in keeping with Kamal Keila, who was never a mainstream artist at all – and instead made material like this away from the limelight, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kesarbia KerkarKesarbia Kerkar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing performances from Kesarbia Kerkar – a key Indian singer of the postwar years, heard here in a variety of beautiful vintage recordings! Kerkar's got a voice that influenced many in generations to come – but the original sound here is much more mindblowing than so many others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ustad Abdul Wahid KhanUstad Abdul Wahid Khan ... LP
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1947. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Quite an early set in the world of full-length recordings of Indian music – an album that even predates more famous records by Ravi Shankar and some of his contemporaries! The set features three long tracks, each unfolding in a beautiful way – recorded with fidelity that's maybe a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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King Eric & His KnightsCalypso Encores ... LP
Caribbean Folk Music, 1962. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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King Short ShirtNobody Go Run Me/Tourist Leggo ... 7-inch
Weed Beat, 1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a Beverley's stamp.)

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Charly KingsonBorn In Africa (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great little groover by an artist who may have been born in Africa, but who works here on the Munich scene of the 70s – with help from a surprisingly strong jazz lineup that includes Benny Bailey on trumpets, Sal Nistico on tenor, and the mighty Klaus Weiss on drums, keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Osamu KitajimaBenzaiten ... LP
Antilles/Oom Dooby Dochas (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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