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

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Angel Fell ... CD 11.99

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Gboyega AdelajaColourful Environment ... LP
Nemi/Livingston (Nigeria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Nigerian soul classic from Gboyega Adelaja – an artist who spent a fair bit of time on the US scene in the mid 70s, where he clearly drank from the deep well of funk and soul! The album's got a vibe that's maybe a bit tighter and groovier than some of Adelaja's contemporaries – maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Colourful Environment ... CD 19.99

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Afro NationalAfrican Experimentals 1972 to 1979 ... LP
Afro 7 (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's maybe not as experimental as you might guess from the title – but which sounds pretty darn great nonetheless! Afro National hail from Sierra Leone, and they work here in a sparkling take on the highlife groove – cascading swift guitar lines out over lively rhythms, often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Mehr Ali & Sher AliQawalli – The Essence Of Desire (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1994. New Copy ... $24.99
Spiritual sounds from Pakistan – a set of two long tracks that feature Mehr Ali's vocals in the lead, amidst other singers trading lines – and some especially wonderful instrumentation on harmonium and tabla! The tablas bring a sharp crackle to the rhythms, while the harmonium lines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Jeff MillsTomorrow Comes The Harvest (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The great Tony Allen has always been a hell of a collaborator – especially in his later years – and here, he makes some really wonderful music with Jeff Mills – a criss-crossing of acoustic and electric percussion patterns that are every bit as hypnotic as Allen's early material, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Simigwa ... CD 10.99

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

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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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 9.99

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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 ... $15.99
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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band55 (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A lean take on the double-length self-titled set from this mighty funky combo – one that brings together a range of great funky 45s, plus a few other hefty nuggets! If you don't know the group, they're totally great – as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band go back to the funkiest moments of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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Zanmari BareVoun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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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BatsumiBatsumi (140 gram vinyl) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – a rare set from a Soweto group, and one that's got a heavy dose of spiritual jazz in the mix! The album almost feels more like the kind of set you'd hear by a Paris group, extrapolating African sounds in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited repress!)

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)Emakhosini (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
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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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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Bixiga 70Quebra Cabeca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
In the world of global grooves, Bixiga 70 have always been a bit unique – they hail from Brazil, love Afro Funk, but also never it those easy modes that makes so may other combos sound like they're just trying to go for the sound of Lagos in the 70s! Instead, these guys seem to have ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Quebra Cabeca ... CD 15.99

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BKOMali Foli Coura (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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 DiscoNight Express ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Don't think "disco", think "funky jazz" – because this sweet South African group from the 70s is filled with lots of groovy twists and turns – all in a mode that's quite different than any of the American or European jazz albums we know from the time! The lineup ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black SavageBlack Savage (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A Kenyan funk combo from the 70s – and one who've got a groove that definitely lives up to the striking image on the cover! The set brings together obscure singles and album tracks from Black Savage – a group who sing in English throughout, and also draw plenty of influence from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a bonus CD & download!)

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N'Draman BlintchCosmic Sounds ... LP
Cosmic Sound/Hot Mule (France), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A rare set of electro funk from early 80s Lagos – a set that's awash in long-spun rhythms and spacey keyboards – so much so that for years, the record was mistaken as an effort from William Onyeabor! Yet while the long songs and keys might recall some of Onyeabor's music, the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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✨✧ Stella ChiwesheKasawah – Early Singles (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Glitterbeat (Germany), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
Really lovely work from Stella Chiweshe – both a singer and a hell of an mbira player – both talents that get equal play on this collection of early singles from the 70s! In fact, the set feels a lot less like some African singles from the time, than a unified album that really offers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Kasawah – Early Singles ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Combo ChimbitaAbya Yala (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A NYC combo with rhythms and traditions rooted in Colombia, and a unique psych-tinged , danceable sound! Raw rhythms anchor them a bit and provide deep roots while the powerfully soulful vocals by Carolina Oliveros and backing vocals by the rest of the group provide a soulful integrity, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies! Pressed on tri color splattered vinyl.)

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Baba Commandment & The Mandingo BandSiri Ba Kele ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Siri Ba Kele ... CD 13.99

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Marius CultierOuelele Souskai ... LP
Fiesta/Ascensionale (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
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

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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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✨✧ DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DamilyValimbilo ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Damily cook every bit as much here as on his debut for Bongo Joe – really moving fast, with these rhythms that have basslines, guitar parts, and vocals all cascading together! The group hail from Madagascar, but the set was recorded in Paris – with a nicely crisp sound to capture all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoElectric Africa ... LP
Celluloid/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 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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Dizzy KSweet Music Vol 1 ... LP
Sticky Buttons (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the set's a collection of sweet grooves from Dizzy K Falola – a Nigerian artist who represented a whole new wave of soulful styles coming out of the Lagos scene during the 80s! These tracks are still as funky as any Nigerian music of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Dur Dur BandDur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (3LP set – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1986/1987. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
80s sounds from the Somali scene – but served up with a lean, raw quality that feels a lot more like 70s funk overall! In a decade where some of the other scenes on the continent were using more beats, electronics, and keyboards – Dur Dur Band still keep things plenty live, and plenty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Dur Dur Of Somalia – Vols 1 & 2 (with bonus tracks) ... CD 23.99

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Vicky EdimoThank U Mama (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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
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Abderrahman El KhamissiRespectable Families (10 inch EP) (with bonus download) ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A relatively short record, but one that more than makes up for that with a double-dose of grooviness – some wonderfully cool tunes put together for the soundtrack to the Egyptian film titled Respectable Families! Abderrahman El Khamissi plays keyboards and organ throughout – often with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
"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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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 9.99

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General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata Obia ... LP
Get/Bongo Joe (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
General Franco is alive and well – at least General Franco Lee Ezute, as the sound of his work on this record is so vibrant, it will keep his legacy alive for decades! The rhythms move fast, the guitar dances along at a similar speed, and Franco works with his Harmony Kings International ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $108.99 119.98
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Freedom FamilyFreedom Family (with bonus download) ... LP
Academy, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A fantastic funky combo from the mid 70s African scene – one who worked previously with Geraldo Pino, and who definitely show some traces of his own great work too – but who also have a madly great groove that's all their own! Freedom Family are definitely on the funkier side of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download! Vinyl version includes a nice booklet and photos and notes by singer Albert Jones.)

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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
Also available Refavela (with bonus tracks) ... CD 19.99

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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 ... $16.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abu Obaida HassanAbu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
Really beautiful sounds from Abu Obaida Hassan – material that was mostly recorded in the 70s, but often has a much more ancient vibe – thanks to the striking sounds that Hassan produces on the tambour, which is an instrument that features a drum-like bass, and almost an explosive array ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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
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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Lorem Ipsum (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A set that's maybe a bit different than other Nigerian grooves you might know from the early 80s – as Hycento Junior has a strong influence from American hip hop, and also a bit of reggae as well! Side one of the album feels almost as if it was lifted from the same scene as Grandmaster Flash ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/Salah RagabTony Allen Reworks ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
The best Tony Allen project we've ever heard – largely because of the work by both artists involved! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take on Allen's "Losun" – but they play the tune anew, as if it were one of their own – in an amazing style that features stepping rhythms from ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Shin Joong HyunShin Joong Hyun Sound Vols 1 to 3 (3LP box set – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Rhythm On (Korea), 1971/1972/1973. New Copy 3LP ... $75.99
The cover's got a young guitarist, standing amidst a very psychedelic setting – and that's a very good summation of the sound of Shin Joon Hyun – easily one of the most enigmatic artists in Korean pop music! Hyun's got a career that starts way before these three albums from the early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 300 copies. On splatter colored vinyl – very cool!)

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

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

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Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival CrossMy Heart Wavers ... LP
Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Heart Wavers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Momo JosephWar For Ground ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
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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✨✧ 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 ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jongler ... CD 19.99

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Gulden KarabocekGulden Karabocek Vol 2 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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Cem KaracaYoksulluk Kader Olamaz ... LP
Turkofon/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Cem Karaca is sounding even loftier here than before – mixing in some cool keyboard elements to his music, almost creating a prog-styled sound at times – with a lot more complexity than just a few short years before! His vocals also seem to rise to the setting, too – with all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Faduma Kassim/Ahmed Sharief YusufMajogo/Berflasana ... 7-inch
Kah/Jazzaggression (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Two rare grooves from Somalia – both of them great! "Majogo" has a romping style that's almost Ethio funk, but maybe a bit looser overall – nicely upbeat, and with great interplay between a female singer and a really tremendous tenor sax solo! "Berflasana" has more ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charly KingsonBorn In Africa (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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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Kondi BandSalone ... LP
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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L'Ochestre Kyaddondo International/Mwenge JazzGkinumanze/Kizunguzungu ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare slices of Nairobi funk – back to back on a great 45! "Gkinumanze" is a fast-moving number with horns riffing over the top of a bass-wrapped rhythm – one that's complex, but completely infectious – topped by lyrics at the start, then this very unusual guitar (?) ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pasteur LappeNa Man Pass Man ... LP
Disques D'Esperance/Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
An Afro Funk record, but one with a bit of an unusual groove, too – as the set was recorded in France, and features some unusual moogy touches next to the percussion, horns, and guitars! Pasteur Lappe's definitely going for more of a global funk vibe overall here – and, a bit like Ice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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LaraajiSun Transformations (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
All Saints, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
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(Limited edition!)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 23.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 1 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
A great tribute to Fela Kuti from saxophonist Bukky Leo – a player with Nigerian roots, but who's been working on the London scene for decades – with music that goes back to some key early records for the Acid Jazz label, and some great releases in more recent years! Here, Leo takes on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Loi Tok Tok EbomaChakacha/Mungwana ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A wicked bit of Kenyan funk from the early 70s – a tune that starts with a fast-romping drum/percussion break, builds with excellent bass, the rolls into a riffing guitar groove that changes moods and flavors to meet the spirit of the rising/falling vocals from the group! "Mungwana" ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Los DestellosLos Destellos (with bonus track) ... LP
Odeon/Cal Comunicaciones (Peru), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
The great first album by Los Destellos – a really unique Peruvian group who mixed the rhythms of cumbia with elements of garage rock – all in an electrified way that had plenty of impact on other artists at the time! These guys take the older Latin ensemble mode, and sift it down to a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Los DestellosLos Destellos En Orbita ... LP
Odeon/Cal Comunicaciones (Peru), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99
Los Destellos are heading into orbit here – soaring to the heavens on their wonderful mix of cumbia rhythms and electric guitar! The mode here is one that folks have later picked up on around the globe – but at the time of release, the album was pretty darn special, and still has a raw ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ MabrakDrum Talk ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mac & PartyHarambe/Liverpool ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two sweet cuts from mid 60s Mombassa – both very different, and both very groovy! "Harambe" has this vamping vibe that's topped with ultra-cool work on some unusual keyboard, which serves up a great solo over the tune's mix of riffing guitar and congas in the rhythms – as ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Boncana MaigaKoyma Hondo EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fantastic work from Boncana Maiga – an artist from Mali, but one who spent a fair bit of time working on the scenes in Havana and New York – where he picked up some very distinct musical influences! All the tracks here are funky, but have a depth that goes way beyond familiar west ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baris MancoNick The Chopper ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
Baris Manco was one of the leading lights of the Turkish music scene in the 70s, but that didn't stop him from setting his sights on points farther west – as you'll hear on this funky gem from the mid 70s, complete with English language lyrics for the sorts of tunes that could have burst out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nick The Chopper ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Albert MangelsdorffNow Jazz Ramwong – The Albert Mangelsdorff Quintet In Asia (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Tiger Bay (UK), 1964. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
Brilliant modern jazz from German trombonist Albert Mangelsdorff – recording here in 1964, but sounding years ahead of his time, with an amazing a blend of jazz and Asian styles! The album's one of Mangelsdorff's best ever – a set of rhythmic tunes that seem clearly informed by the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nappy MayersLet Yourself Go/Version ... 12-inch
Espacial (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweetly bubbling groove from Nappy Mayers – with all the Caribbean touches we love in his other music from the time! The tune's got this riffing guitar that percolates along with the tight rhythm – while horns soar out over the top, soon warmed by keyboards, and this strange vocal ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak BandWede Harer Guzo ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1978. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $18.99 23.98
Maybe the coolest music we've ever heard from Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a late 70s session that has his organ lines sounding even groovier than ever, on some sweet tracks that also bring in a fair bit of funk to the grooves! The style is much more in an Ethiopiques vein than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great 2LP pressing – with bonus insert of notes!)
Also available Wede Harer Guzo ... CD 11.99

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Moses Taiwa MolelekwaGenes & Spirits ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), Late 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
An overlooked bit of spiritual jazz from the 90s – issued at a time when the South African scene was really hitting a new level of creative energy, even though much of it wasn't always recognized by audiences over here in the US! The set's got this powerful fusion of ideas – older ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time vinyl pressing!)

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Mombasa RootsMombasa Roots EP ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A Kenyan group from the early 80s – one who work in a great mix of clubby modes and Swahili soul styles! There's keyboards on most numbers, but this isn't the synth pop of the South African scene, as the tunes here generally have deeper grooves overall, and the percussion is usually live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool screen-printed sleeve, too!)

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Mombasa VikingsKibe Kibe/Mama Matotoya ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Estonia), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
"Kibe Kibe" has a groove that's totally great – fast, almost skittish percussion at the start – soon held together by these organ swirls that really help the tune build amidst some riffing guitar – while the vocals rise, fall, and then explode into a really funky passage! ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MoversKansas City (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Soundway (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 21.98
A stone classic from one of the hippest groups on the South African scene of the 70s – and one of the few who could compete well with American soul groups of the same time! The cover makes the album look like some overlooked New York club treasure from the period – and the feel of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George MukabiFuraha Wenye Gita – Happiness With Guitar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
George Muakbi's definitely got some happiness in his guitar here – a bright, lively style that dances along with the spare rhythms of the tunes – in a groove that's beautifully offset by the vocals of George and his partner! The music is relatively spare, but ushered in a new stylistic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too!)
 
 



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