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Global Grooves — CDs

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-MalikJazz Sounds Of Africa (Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik/Sounds Of Africa) ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961/1962. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Revolutionary work from one of the most important talents you never heard of – 2 jazz/world classics from the amazing Ahmed Abdul-Malik! The CD begins with The Music Of Ahmed Abdul Malik from 1961 – a record that has the bassist working in a very sophisticated cross-cultural mode ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD
Folkways, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautifully poetic take on the transplantation of African sounds in the US scene – played on a variety of different instruments by Bilal Abdurahman! The tracks are mostly short, percussive ones – with the strongest focus on instrumentation, but with occasional vocal refrains from ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
Also available Echoes Of Timbuktu & Beyond In Congo Square ... CD 12.99

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Rabih Abou-KhalilBlue Camel ... CD
Enja/Mesa, 1992. Used ... $11.99
Features work from Rabih Abou-Khalil on oud – with Charlie Mariano on alto, Kenny Wheeler on trumpet, and Steve Swallow on bass! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsShaman ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. Used ... $9.99
A tremendous return to form for reedman Idris Ackamoor and his Pyramids group – and a record that we love every bit as much as his classic material from the 70s! There's a power, righteousness, and urgency to this album that we haven't heard from Ackamoor in years – very much the kind ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Attarazat Addahabia & FaradjallahAl Hadaoui ... CD
Habibi Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Monstrous funk from Morocco – unreleased material recorded in 1973, with a sound that should have revolutionized North Africa at the time! The group works here in a really raw blend of heavy percussion and riffing guitar – produced with lots of edge and echo, and delivered with the ... read more CD

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AfricandoVol 2 – Tierra Tradicional ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Afro-Haitian Experimental OrchestraAfro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra ... CD
Glitterbeat, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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 CD

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✨✧ Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Crammed, Late 70s. Used ... $11.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Really fantastic music, with a sound that's as hip as the image on the cover – not jazz as we know it here in the US, but a wonderful hybrid of our own musical roots with elements of Sudanese music – all delivered with a very postmodern mish-mash of styles, and a sound that's unlike ... read more CD
Also available King Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP 19.99

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... CD
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more CD
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... LP 25.99

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AkwassaIn The Groove ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
An interesting turning point for this funky Nigerian group of the 70s – as the set's still got the chunky rhythms of previous efforts, but also shows a touch of influence from reggae on some of the grooves – as well as some very cool use of keyboard touches that give the whole thing ... read more CD

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✨✧ AkwassaLa'Ila ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new ... read more CD

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Tony AllenLagos No Shaking ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A real back to basics set from Tony Allen – much more strongly in his Afro Funk groove of the late 70s than other recent work, and recorded in Lagos with an earthy approach that's totally great! All the experiments and odd flourishes of recent sets have been stripped away – and Allen ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Lagos No Shaking ... LP 26.99

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Tony AllenThere Is No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A very different album than some of the more recent efforts from the legendary drummer Tony Allen – and a set that shows that, as the title proclaims, there is no end to the creative talents of the mighty musician – even after he departed our planet! This set has Allen working with a ... read more CD

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Tony AllenTony Allen Live ... CD
Comet (France), 2004. Used ... $11.99
Smoking Afro Funk from the legendary Tony Allen – recording during an incredible world tour in 2004, in a lean, mean groove that stands as a nice counterpoint to his studio sessions of the past few years! Tony's working here with a stripped down quintet – led by himself on drums and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoice (special edition) ... CD
World Circuit, 2020. New Copy 2CD ... On October 22, 2021
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... read more CD

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AlostmenKologo ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Really raw work from this Ghanaian group that emerged from jamming on the streets of Accra – a core quartet that mostly features tuned percussion and stringed instruments – used in a highly rhythmic way along with the vocals! The lineup features kologo, goje, gome, dondo, and kpanlogo ... read more CD
Also available Kologo ... LP 22.99

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AmanazAfrica ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... CD
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. Used ... $7.99
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... read more CD

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Alhaji AmudaIlu Ibadan ... CD
African Songs (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Relatively rootsy work from Nigerian artist Alhaji Amuda – heard here in recordings from the mid 70s that mostly just intertwine percussion with lead and ensemble vocals – in a way that's almost more ethnographic than most other studio recordings from the period. As with other Nigerian ... read more CD
(Out of print, original professionally produced CDr release.)

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✨✧ Kalyanji AnandjiMuqaddar Ka Sikandar ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jon AndersonDeseo Remixes ... CD
High Street, 1995. Used ... $2.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ApostlesApostles ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally ... read more CD

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Okyerema AsanteDrum Message ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99 On November 5, 2021
A seminal bit of funky Afrojazz from the DC scene of the 70s! The album features work by percussionist Okyerema Asante, and also includes sax work by Plunky Nakabinde – best known as the leader of the group Oneness Of Juju. Plunky's influence can really be felt strongly on the set – ... read more CD
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Atomic ForestObsession ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
The collected work of a mighty trippy group from the Indian scene – a psychedelic combo who worked in the 70s, but who had the same sort of edge you'd hear from the American and British scenes of the late 60s! In truth, there's a fair bit of Anglo influence going on in the music – not ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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AyetoroOmo Obukun – The Afrobeat Chronicles Vol 2 – Directions In Music By Funsho Ogundipe ... CD
Flying Monkeys (UK), 2006. Used ... $11.99
One of the jazziest bits of Afro Funk we've heard in a long time – thanks to some excellent work on piano and keyboards by group leader Funsho Ogundipe! Funsho's not content to just copy some Fela-inspired groove – and although there's definitely a skittish sense of Nigerian rhythms in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Susana BacaEco De Sombras ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2000. Used ... $2.99
De La Puetra", "Bendiceme", "Yana Runa", "Taki Ti Taki", "Jey Pocky Way", "Canta Susana", "Que Bonito Tu Vestido" and more. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Promotional copy.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 17.98
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Aly Bain & Phil CunninghamRuby ... CD
Green Linnet, 1997. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Bande GamboaHorizonte – Revamping Rare Gems From Guinea Bissau & Cabo Verde ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A really fantastic idea for a project – and one that comes off even better than we would have guessed – new versions of classic grooves from the nations of Cabo Verde and Guinea Bissau, performed by a really well-matched group of singers and musicians, in a mode that's quite different ... read more CD

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Barrio ManoucheDespierta ... CD
Double O One, 2019. Used ... $8.99
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BatidaBeginning, The Medium, The End, & The Infinite – Ikoqwe ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 13.98 About October 19, 2021
An album that revolves around a story of sorts – three creatures from a distant time and space come to earth and send their impressions back home – yet manage to do so in a way that resonates strongly with the earlier work we've liked from Batida! The music, as before, is a hybrid of ... read more CD
Also available Beginning, The Medium, The End, & The Infinite – Ikoqwe ... LP 18.99

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Batti MamzelleI See The Light (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Cube/Big Pink (Korea), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
The only album ever recorded by Batti Mamzelle – an unusual group from Trinidad, and one who bring in a fair bit of steel drums to their music, alongside some heavier funk and rock modes! The blend is pretty darn unique – different than some of the straighter steel bands who were ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Steve BlackVillage Boogie ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... read more CD

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Black Children Sledge Funk BandBlack Children Sledge Funk Band Vol 3 – Aviation Grand Father ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Their name may be a mouthful, but the Black Children Sledge Funk Band have a groove that's nice and lean – a wicked blend of basslines, percussion, and lots of riffing guitar – plus these very cool keyboards that wander over the grooves and give the whole thing a sweetly spacey vibe! ... read more CD

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... read more CD

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✨✧ BloPhase IV (with bonus track) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Blo have gone through a few different phases before this fantastic fourth album – but none of them as funky as the work on this set – which may well set a whole new standard for the Nigerian music legends! The groove here is super-tight, with lots of excellent bass and drums snapping ... read more CD

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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD
Partisan, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A nice little set from Bombino – recorded in Amsterdam, but heavy on the kind of fuzzy, freaky guitar work that have made the Tuareg group such an international hit in recent years! These guys wail mightily throughout – mixing pulsing rhythms with nicely freaky guitar lines – ... read more CD
Also available
Bombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP 31.99
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 6.99

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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD
Partisan, 2020. Used ... $6.99
A nice little set from Bombino – recorded in Amsterdam, but heavy on the kind of fuzzy, freaky guitar work that have made the Tuareg group such an international hit in recent years! These guys wail mightily throughout – mixing pulsing rhythms with nicely freaky guitar lines – ... read more CD
Also available
Bombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP 31.99
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 13.99

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BuariDisco Soccer ... CD
Makossa/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A killer blend of African roots and American rhythms – and a set that definitely lives up to the disco promised in the title! Buari's working here with a host of New York musicians – jazzy players who include Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis on trumpet, Barry Rogers on trombone, and ... read more CD

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Segun BucknorSegun Bucknor ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1975. Used ... $6.99
Seminal sounds from Segun Bucknor – one of the most soulful singers on the Nigerian scene of the 70s, and an artist who can mix funky grooves with some of the deeper currents and moodier themes that you'll hear in Zamrock recordings of the time! The album begins with some excellent upbeat ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $7.99
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a ... read more CD

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Antonio CalvarioO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1960s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cantemir & OthersIstanbul – Le Livre De Las Science De La Musique & Les Traditions Musicales Sepharades & Armeniennes – Jordi Savall/Hesperion XXI (SACD pressing) ... CD
Alia Vox (Spain), 2009. Used ... $9.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing – works on regular CD players too!)

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Mirene CardinalliO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlos Do CarmoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Teresa Silva CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $2.99
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Francisco Mora CatlettMora/Mora 2 ... CD
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A pair of great albums back to back – both rare albums from a percussionist who worked with Sun Ra! First up is Mora volume 1 – a legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mora ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ ChainoAfricana & Beyond! (Africana/Percussion For Playboys/bonus tracks) ... CD
Dionysus/Bacchus Archives, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from the legendary Chaino – music from two albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is work from Africana – one of the greatest albums by this enigmatic percussionist – a west coast player who made some killer records during the exotica years of the late ... read more CD

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✨✧ ChainoEye Of The Spectre (aka Unbridled Passions Of Love's Eerie Spectre) ... CD
Tampa/Bacchus Archives, 1958. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic set of exotica from the legendary percussionist Chaino – a set that was originally billed as a record to set free the passions of reluctant lovers in the postwar years – but which has a much deeper vibe than that! The percussion is great throughout – lots of congas ... read more CD
Also available Eye Of The Spectre (aka Unbridled Passions Of Love's Eerie Spectre) ... LP 11.99

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Teofilo ChantreDi Alma ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1997. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Don CherryOm Shanti Om ... CD
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Rare 70s work from Don Cherry, and one of the most perfect realizations of his organic music concept – a quartet session recorded for Italian broadcast, with long songs that have a very spun-out, meditative vibe! Cherry's on pocket trumpet, but is way more than a horn player – as his ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry's New Researches EnsembleOrganic Music Theatre Festival De Chateauvallon 1972 ... CD
INA/Blank Forms, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An incredible performance from the great Don Cherry – one that's maybe the most perfect summation we've ever heard of his ability to embrace a globe's worth of influences and make them his own! The set was recorded live at a French jazz festival in 1972, and it has a very compelling group ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Chicha LibreSonido Amazonico ... CD
Barbes, 2008. Used ... $7.99
A new take on the older chica groove – a slightly romping rhythm that's almost a South American take on Tex Mex modes! The sound here has a nicely old-style feel – despite contemporary origins of the recording – and instrumentation is heavy on keyboards, including Electravox, ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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KS Chithra with IlaiyaraajaKS Chithra with Ilaiyaraaja (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s-Early 90s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Sprightly, modernist Kollywood pop from the mid 80s – beautifully sung by KS Chithra, with the boundary-busting sounds and arrangements of Ilaiyaraaja! The songs are wonderful, time-honored regional pop sounds – traditionally-constructed songs blended with some 80s studio touches ... read more CD

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Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Classic work from Stella Chiweshe – a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion ... read more CD
Also available Ambuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Erick CosaqueChinal Ka – 1973 to 1995 ... CD
Sofrito/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the hippest sounds we've ever heard from Guadeloupe – served up by Erick Cosaque – a singer, percussionist, and key figure in the gwo-ka genre – yet an artist who works in a special space that's all his own! The tunes here definitely have the heavy percussion of gwo-ka, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Richard CrandellSpring Steel ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more CD

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Maria Da FeO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... read more CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)

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✨✧ DanuThink Before You Think ... CD
Shanachie, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock

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Maria De BarrosDanca Ma Mi – Dance With Me ... CD
Narada, 2005. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional pressing.)

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Paulo De CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melmores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paco De LuciaFuente Y Caudal ... CD
Philips/Universal (Spain), 1973. Used ... $9.99
One of our favorite albums ever from the legendary Paco De Lucia – and a set that really has the guitarist coming into his own – stepping past even his rich flamenco roots, and coming up with a new style that's practically a genre unto itself! Paco's sense of imagination here is ... read more CD

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Eugene DeloucheDel's Jazz Biguine – Les Annees Ritmo Paris 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.98
Very cool jazz from the Paris scene of the early 50s – an assortment of singles released on the Ritmo label, owned by reedman Eugene Delouche – who works here in a very cool blend of Martinique rhythms and modern jazz! The grooves here are a key part of the growing biguine style of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Toumani DiabateKaira ... CD
Hannibal, 1988. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Toumani Diabate with Ballake SissokoNew Ancient Strings ... CD
Hannibal, 1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Manu DibangoAfrovision ... CD
Diggers Factory, 1978. New Copy ... About November 5, 2021
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – ... read more CD
Also available Afrovision (with bonus track) ... LP 23.99

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Manu DibangoNegropolitaines ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A really great project from the legendary saxophonist Manu Dibango – a set that's almost a return to more rootsy territory after his more upbeat grooves of the 80s – even though Manu was always a bit more of a hybrid player overall! The set was originally issued in two different ... read more CD

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Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... CD
Round/Ryko, 1976. Used ... $4.99
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... read more CD
(Out of print Ryko pressing.)

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DJ Logic & Jason MilesGlobal Noize ... CD
Shanachie, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Features MeShell Ndegeocello, Herb Alpert, Christian Scott, Bernie Worrell, Cyro Baptista, and others. (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD

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Djessou Mory KanteGuitar Seche ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1998. Used ... $14.99
Guitar Seche means "acoustic guitar" in French – and a further interpretation also means "straight", or "with nothing added" – a great description of the instrumentation on the CD! The set's wonderfully spare, and quite evocative – with lead guitar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chano DominguezFlamenco Sketches ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... Out Of Stock
Chano Dominguez on piano, Mario Rossy on bass, Pirana on percussion, and Blas "Kejjo" Cordoba and Tomas "Tomasito" Moreno on handclaps. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Catarina Dos SantosNo Balanco Do Mar ... CD
Catarina Dos Santos (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Na Hawa DoumbiaLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1982. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
An early recording by the great Malian singer Na Hawa Doumbia – made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 – which finds her backed by guitar, keyboards and raw drums that starkly frame her voice in a great way! It's that voice that really carries this recording – it's piercing, ... read more CD

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✨✧ East New York Ensemble De MusicAt The Helm ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An extremely righteous bit of soul jazz – originally issued in a very small pressing by Folkway Records, at a time when the label was doing some great underground recordings! The sound is loose and free – spiritually building in a manner that recalls the work of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Phil ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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✨✧ Edikanfo Super African BandPace Setters ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A classic album from this great group from Ghana – one that probably got more exposure than usual, thanks to the fact that they were taken under the wing of Brian Eno, who produced the album, in a tradition that would stretch back to Ginger Baker's work with Fela! The group have a great ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz with Dusko GoykovichRivers Of Happiness ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Trumpeter Ekrem Sajdic is joined here by the great Dusko Gokyovic – and the two of them blow together with a very bold approach, in the setting of the very striking Gypsy Groovz combo! The group have a sound that's way more grounded than you might guess from their gimmicky name – a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Hamza El DinEclipse ... CD
Ryko, 1978. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more CD
Also available El Rego ... LP 16.99

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more CD
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... LP 21.99

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Ensemble NipponiaJapan – Traditional Vocal & Instrumental Music – Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto, Shamisen ... CD
Nonesuch, 1976. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ensemble Of The Bulgarian RepublicMusic Of Bulgaria ... CD
Nonesuch, 1966. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ ErsenErsen ... CD
Finders Keepers/B- Music, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Funky Turkish rock from the enigmatic Ersen – an artist we'd rank right up there with Erkin Koray and Selda for choppy grooves and offbeat music! Like both of those artists, Ersen works in that vein of Turkish rock known as Arabesk or Andalou pop – a very cool blend of Western ... read more CD

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Neset ErtasHata Benim ... CD
Kalan, 2000. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Neset ErtasMuhur Gozlum ... CD
Kalan (Turkey), 1998. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cesaria EvoraBest Of Cesaria Evora ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica (France), 1990s. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but ... read more CD
Also available Fine Anyway ... LP 19.99

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $6.99
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... read more CD

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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. Used ... $2.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky ... read more CD

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FaustoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1994. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense/Just Like That ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State/Unknown Soldier (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1979/1980. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Two beautiful albums from one of the most difficult periods of Fela's life. "Coffin For Head Of State (Part 1 & 2)" is a mournful dirge-like track (although not without a good deal of funk), written around the death of Fela's mother from an attack on his Kalakatua Republic. "Unk ... read more CD

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1973/1974. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Monica FerrazLove ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)
 
 



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