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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Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
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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East Meets West ... LP 69.99
East Meets West (180 gram pressing) ... LP 11.99

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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
Also available
East Meets West ... LP 69.99
East Meets West ... LP 10.99

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Glitterbeat, 2016. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A set recorded in Haiti, but one that features lots of heavy drums from the legendary Tony Allen – whose work here does a great job of bridging the sounds of two different cultures! The group here seems to be spearheaded by guitarist Mark Mulholland and keyboardist Olaf Hund – who also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mahmoud Ahmed/Girma BeyeneAynotche Terabu/Ene Negn Bay Manesh ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969/1975. New Copy ... $7.99
Two Ethio funk tracks with a heck of a lot of power! Mahmoud Ahmed is on the a-side – singing in that beautifully melancholy style of his, while the backing group his this funky groove with chunky organ and some nicely peppered horns, too! There's more great organ on "Ene Negn Bay ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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Alma Afrobeat EnsembleIt's Time (with download) ... LP
Slow Walk (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
Nice one from Barcelona's Alma Afrobeat Ensemble – with some righteous, timeless original tunes by the group – plus some stylistic boundary-busting collaborations with remix producers! The straighter Afrobeat numbers are pretty great – inspired by the legends of the style, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes a download code for a digital version of the album plus additional remixes.)
Also available It's Time ... CD 9.99

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Amanar De KidalTumastin ... LP
Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99
Great work from one of the darkest groups working on the current Tuareg scene – an ensemble who can vary their tone nicely, and produce a range of emotions and compelling sounds that really make this set stand out from the pack! Sure, there's plenty of offbeat guitar work with lots of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AmasGrill ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Gbubemi Amas has a vocal approach that's right on the money sometimes, and which hits this very unusual trill at others – almost the sort of wobbly inflection you'd hear from an instrument, which makes for a very unique sound! The album's almost a soft rock or AOR take on Afro funk at times ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Atomic Bomb BandAtomic Bomb Band Performing The Music Of William Onyeabor (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
A really fantastic album that's way better than any other tribute record we've ever heard – even though the whole thing's a tribute to the legendary William Onyeabor! Yet rather than slavishly copying Onyeabor's music, the group here take off in so many new directions – many of them ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition vinyl only pressing – in a fold-out poster cover!)

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Jeich Ould Badu & Ahmedou Ahmed LewlaTop WZN ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2009. New Copy ... $16.99
An amazing bit of Afro-futurism – as traditional instruments are presented in an electrified setting – percussion and keyboards joyously dancing together, but with a really raw groove! The keyboards are often stark and distorted – as pulsating as the percussion – and given ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Selda BagcanSelda (UK pressing) ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Funky breaks and fuzzy guitars – one of the most amazing albums to come out of the Turkish scene of the 70s – and one with a sound that really defies categorization! Although the sweet image of a girl and guitar on the cover might make you think the record's a folk set, the overall ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sory BambaSory Bamba Du Mali ... LP
Sonafric/Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Fantastic grooves from Sory Bamba – aka Sorry Bamba – sharp-edged, angular tracks that move at a similar pace to other late 70s Afro Funk – but with lots more weird and rough-edged touches! The recording quality isn't nearly as polished as some other efforts from the date – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)Our Truth ... LP
Nyami Nyami, 2017. New Copy ... $21.99
A fantastic little record, and one that's a nice change from some of the overdone Afro Funk modes out there – as these guys come together more as a spiritual collective, with a righteous power that maybe even recalls some of the great 70s experiments of drummer Roy Brooks – especially ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor/Long Hair (Germany), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99
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
Also available Sabicas-Rock Encounter ... CD 18.99

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Kostas BezosWhite Birds (with bonus CD) ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s. New Copy ... $13.99
A beautiful use of Hawaiian guitar in early Greek 78rpm recordings – an amazing musical journey that's even more fascinating than the use of the instrument in American country music! The instrument here is the acoustic version of steel guitar, and is often played alongside other more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1200 copies – with booklet and bonus CD!)

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Big Mean Sound MachineRunnin For The Ghost (with bonus download) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
These guys aren't mean at all – as their groove is so warm and rhythmically compelling, they feel pretty darn friendly right from the very first note! The music's a compelling hybrid of Latin, African, and other rhythmic modes – served up with a freshness that's a nice change from some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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Ali BirraAmmalele ... LP
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a great insert of notes, too!)

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Black DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Market BrassCheat & Start A Fight (with download) ... LP
Secret Stash, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
Don't let the "brass" in the title throw you off – as these guys are more of an Afro Funk ensemble than any sort of New Orleans-styled group – a combo that's actually only got a single trumpet and trombone in the mix, alongside loads of riffing guitar and heavy percussion! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available Cheat & Start A Fight ... CD 13.99
 
 



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