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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 – pulling together many different strands of jazz and Eastern music, forging them into a very unique sound. Unlike some of Malik's other records, which featured a style that was very heavy on Middle Eastern instrumentation, this one's got a very even blend of jazz – and features excellent work by Tommy Turrentine on trumpet, Calo Scott on cello, Eric Dixon on tenor, and Andrew Cyrille on drums. Malik himself plays bass and oud, and the record's got a snaking mix of jazz and exoticism that's roughly similar to Yusef Lateef's work on Savoy, or some of Sun Ra's work from the time. Titles include "Nights On Saturn", "La Ibkey", "The Hustlers", and "Oud Blues". Sounds Of Africa is one of Malik's greatest – a combination of both his modern and experimental sides, a mixture of off-key hardbop and odd instrumentation that includes cello, oud, and lots of extra percussion. The fantastic Tommy Turrentine plays trumpet on one cut, Richard Williams plays on all others – and the percussionists include Chief Bey, Montego Joe, and Andrew Cyrille! Titles include "The African Bossa Nova", "Wakida Hena", "Communication", "Suffering", and "Nadusilma". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Brother Ah's World Music EnsembleCelebration! ... CD
Mapleshade, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Features Brother Ah on flute, African winds, and percussion – in an ensemble that includes marimba, koto, and Spanish guitar. Tracks are a mix of traditionals, improvisations, and Brother Ah originals. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Ali Akbar KhanTraditional Music Of India (plus The Soul Of Indian Music) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
2 albums' of music from the short-lived world music side of Prestige Records – both of them featuring the sarod of Ali Akbar Khan! Traditional Music Of India features two side-long tracks – both ragas that center around Khan's tremendous work on sarod – very inventive and improvisatory – almost jazz-based at times in the way he riffs on certain combinations of notes. The only other instrumentation is tambura and tabla – both of which are used sparely, so that the record retains a very airy sound. Titles include "Raga Chandranandan" and "Raga Bhairavi". The second album on the set is The Soul Of Indian Music – issued around the same time, and with a relatively similar approach – two tracks that each take up a side apiece of the record, and which feature slow-building sarod from Ali Akbar Khan. Khan's playing is sometimes mellow, sometimes quite intense – and the backing from tabla and tambura often moves into pace to match. Titles include "Raga Ramdasi Malhar" and "Raga Malika". CD

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LaraajiCelestial Music 1978 to 2011 ... CD
All Saints, Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Heavenly work from the enigmatic Laraaji – a musician who's best known for his ambient collaboration with Brian Eno, but who's also recorded a lot of sounds on his own! The package is the first we've ever seen to bring Laraaji's talents to light this strongly – as it not only features deeply detailed biographical notes, but also photos and sidebars on the different scenes and forces that have both shaped his music, and which have been shaped by him. Laraaji plays hammered autoharp, in a style that links together a range of global moments of expression – and which really moves the instrument far past its usual use in folk, to a much-deserved much-trippier territory. The early recordings are especially great, and the package also features some cassette tracks and later collaborations as well. Titles include "I Am Ocean", "Vision Song Suite", "Eternity Or Bust", "Lotus Collage", "Rhythm N Bliss", "All Pervading", "Kalimba", "Space Choir", "Moon Shadows", "Staccato", and "As Light". CD
(Out of print.)

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Richard Nappy Mayers & OthersNappy Music Man – Soul, Pop, Disco, Funk, Crossover From Trinidad 1975 to 1981 ... CD
Cree (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
A long-overdue look at the legendary producer/performer Richard Nappy Mayers – the man behind some really wonderful Caribbean grooves at the end of the 70s! Mayers' music here is often a version of American funk, speckled with all the right sort of elements from the islands – elements of percussion that create a more complicated rhythm pattern, or vocal elements that echo more familiar Caribbean sounds, but step into much more of a funk or club sort of style – all laid down with super-tight instrumentation that rivals the best American mainstream acts of the time! The work is way more than just offhand Caribbean funk – and instead has this wicked vibe that's like some of the Caribbean groups who'd moved up north to work on the New York funk scene in the 70s – and, later on, like some of the more criss-crossing styles that were percolating out of Compass Point Studios at the start of the 80s. The set's overflowing with funky club cuts – and contains deep notes on Nappy's life and music too – and tracks include "Wajang Woman", "Soca", "Light The Light", "You're Too Easy", "Nothing Is Impossible", "Easy Breezy", and "I Like To Make Love"by Embryo – plus "Hot For Your Love", "Wanna Believe In Love", and "3 Way Situation" by Nadie La Fond – and "Ebony Girl" by Nappy, "Let Yourself Go" by Nappy Mayers, "Makin Bacchanal" by Caesar, and "Poor Man's Son" by Sound Revolution. (Soul, Global Grooves) CD
(Case has a light crease.)

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Oliver MtukudziTuku Music ... CD
Putumayo, 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Boua Xou MuaMusic Of The Hmong People Of Laos ... CD
Arhoolie, 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Partopi Tao GroupTapanuli – Music Of Northern Sumatra Vol 1 ... CD
Interra, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Cheikh Tidiane SeckTimbuktu – The Music Of Randy Weston ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A beautiful little record, and one that seems to take all the African-inspired elements in the music of Randy Weston – and push them even farther than Randy did on his own recordings of the 60s and 70s! The group's headed up by Cheikh Tidiane Seck, not to be confused with Weston's contemporary on the French scene of years back – Chiekh Tidian Fall – and Seck is a great pianist whose talents are spread equally between Fender Rhodes, moog, Hammond, and acoustic piano – in a lineup that also has Yizih Yode on tenor, Mohamed Hafsi on bass, Marque Gilmore on drums, and Adama Dembele on percussion! The rhythms explode beautifully, and differently on each new track – and the album's a perfect fusion of rootsy rhythms and jazz – served up with help from Manu Dibango on one track, and Abd Al Malik on another. Titles include both acoustic piano and Rhodes readings of "Ganawa (Blue Moses)" – plus "African Cookbook", "In Memory Of", "Tanja", "Niger Mambo", and "Timbuktu" – plus the Seck original "Mr Randy". (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ VariousBobbito Earthtones – Music From The Latin Diaspora ... CD
R2 (UK), 1970s/2003. Used ... $7.99
Just when you thought you had Bobbito pegged – this masterpiece comes along! Stepping way past his hip hop roots, Bobbito uncorks the sound of the new Diaspora scene – a righteous blend of classic funk, global grooves, Latin rhythms, and underground club tracks – all coming together with a sublime pan-global feel that reaches out and embraces more cultures in 13 songs than most of us could hope to know in a lifetime! There's a very strong New York vibe running through the set – a proud aggregation of themes, sounds, moods, and identities – all joyously grooving together in one massive package. Tracks are offered up back to back, unmixed, and titles include "Cookin" by Beatfanatic, "Backed Up Against The Wall" by Three Pieces, "Djoro" by Abdoulaye Diabate, "Osanyin" by La Gente Urbana, "Aquarius" by Charles Earland, "Shadows &The Light" by Maysa Leak, "Trans Europe Express" by Senor Coconut, "Meu Samba (Nicola Conte bossa ahead rmx)" by Eli Goulart E Banda Do Mato, "Pushin & Shovin" by August, "Get Your Point Over" by Sebastian Williams, "A Million & One Things To Do (inst)" by Time Machine, and "The Return" by Self Scientific. (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk Vol 2 – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... On August 6, 2021
... CD

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VariousLuangwa To Livingstone – Music from Zambia – Chikunda, Nsenga, Soli, Cewa, Tonga, Ila, & Leya (4CD set) ... CD
SWP (Netherlands), 2020. New Copy 4CD ... $38.99
A wealth of recent recordings from the SWP label – an ethnographic powerhouse who are really furthering the sorts of material initially captured by earlier labels like Folkways or Ocora! The style here is very much like the latter – very faithful to the presentation, and very well-recorded – and there's also a clear social mission to really push deeper and farther – in this case well into the eastern side of Zambia's Luangwa province, which includes some musical styles and cultures that have never been recorded before! The set is huge – 4CDs with a tremendous amount of music – presented in a very cool book-styled cover, with copious notes – and separately themed CDs, with titles that include Southern Province Mix, Leya Ceremony & Songs, The Complete Kalonda Band Recordings, and Chikunda Nsenga Soli Cewa. CD

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VariousMiliki Music – Society Sounds of 60's Lagos (Re-Grooved) ... CD
Mulatta, 2006. Used ... $4.99
Contemporary recordings by Fatai Rolling Dollar, Biodun Ayinde Bakare, Kokoro, Duro Ikujenyo, Aiyetoro, and Kayode Oladjide. CD

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VariousMusic With No Name Vol 1 ... CD
B&W Music (UK), 1996. Used ... $2.99
Tracks by Outernational Meltdown, Pops Mohamed, Barungwa, Flora Purim, John Tchicai, Madala Kunene, Amampondo, Fourth World, Sangomas, Iain Ballamy, and Achisa. CD

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VariousSoweto Street Music – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Prism/Filmtrax, 1980s. Used ... $8.99
Music from Kati Elimnyama, Kid Malume, Philip Encobo, Amentkentshane, Umazambane, Zuleliphezulu, the Special Five, Abafana Besishingishane, the Editions, Super Tens & Uthawolfu Amentkentshane. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTo What Strange Place – The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916 to 1929 (3CD set) ... CD
Tompkins Square, Mid 10s-1920s. Used 3CD ... $49.99
An amazing little set – one that shines a brilliant light on music made in America by immigrants from the dissolved Ottoman Empire – all cuts recorded in New York in the teens and twenties, but with a feel that's definitely got an other-worldly feel! The sounds are very exotic right from the start – unusual percussion, string inflections, and offbeat vocals – a melange of Middle Eastern modes brought together by the expansive power of the Ottoman cultural melting pot – then re-sifted by the cultural shakeup of New York! Turkish elements collide with Greek, Syrian, and other regional styles – and instrumentation is heavy on oud and violin, both played with very melancholy tones that possibly indicate a longing for the homeland. Spare percussion figures in often too – and the tracks are a mix of vocal and instrumental numbers – working together surprisingly well, despite the range of artists and nationalities. Compiled by Ian Nagoski, who also wrote the excellent notes and worked on the sound restoration. 56 tracks on 3CDs by Markos Sifinios, M Douzjian, Naim Karakand, George Katsaros, Achilleas Poulos, Kemany Minas, Zabelle Panosian, Marika Papagika, Mis'rli Ibrahim Effendi, Cemil Bey, Shekar Hamim and many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousWake Up You Vol 1 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Nigerian scene might be best-remembered as a hotbed of Afro Funk in the 70s – but during the same key stretch, the nation also gave rise to a heady rock underground, too – one that often mix psychedelic inspirations with some of the soul and funk that were coming from the bigger names on their scene at the time! In other words, there's plenty of guitars here – but also plenty of groove – basslines that really get the tunes going, and a mix of funky drums and rootsy percussion that make the music way more than just standard rock of the time – and even a lot groovier than some of the Zamrock or South African sounds that got a bit more exposure. The package is as great as the sound within – a big book that's filled with detailed notes on the music, the scene, and the tumultuous Nigerian politics of the period – plus lots of photos and images as well! The collection features 18 tracks in all – titles that include "Mother" by Waves, "Never Never Let Me Down" by Formulars Dance Band, "Keep On Moving" by The Hygrades, "Everybody Likes Something Good" by Ify Jerry Krusade, "Onye Ije" by The Strangers, "Stone The Flower" by The Hykers, "Never Too Late" by The Apostles, "Tell Me" by PRO, "Float" by Tirogo, "I Can't Be Satisfied" by Founders 15, and "Ballad Of A Sad Young Woman" by Wrinkar Experience. CD

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at the time, but with much richer, trippier work on the guitar and vocals – and some of the freaky, fuzzy basslines too! If some Afro Funk acts drew strong influence from the sharp soul of James Brown, these groups all seem to drink deep from the same musical well as Funkadelic at their freaked-out early best – which means that they've got no trouble throwing in a psych guitar riff alongside soulful vocals and funky rhythms – all with a sound that's completely sublime. As with the great first volume in this series, this edition comes with a special heavy book on the music – filled with detailed notes and lots of photos – alongside a great set of tracks that include "Wake Up You" by Waves, "Love" by Question Mark, "Baby Rock" by Jay U Experience, "Life In Cannan" by Ceejebs, "Who Made The World" by The Identicals, "Awa Lani Arawa" by Kukumbas, "Life Will Move" by The Believers, "The Feelings" by Tony Grey & The Black 7, "I Want A Break Thru" by The Hykkers, and "In The Jungle (voc)" by The Hygrades. CD
Also available Wake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousWhy The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
It's hard to imagine Greece in the 20th century being described as primeval, but there's definitely a timeless vibe to the music on this collection – all pulled from vintage 78rpm discs that are filled with earthy percussion, exotic reed lines, and some especially nice stringed instrumentation! Most numbers seem to be instrumental, and although the date range in the title is large, the bulk of the recordings here are from the late 20s and early 30s – prime material for the expansion of the 78 market into more regional territories – of the sort that have been documented on similar collections by the Honest Jons or Dust To Digital labels. This collection is an initial foray by the Third Man group, in collaboration with collector Christopher King – who provided all the discs used in the collection – and despite the age and the format, there's a strong sense of clarity throughout – possibly because most of the material was recorded in studios rather than in the field. The set comes with a nice set of notes, a cover illustration by Robert Crumb, and 28 tracks that include "Sousta Rethymniotiki" by G Canteris and G Gombakis, "Ousak Tsiftelli" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Selfos" by Demetrios Jalkias", "Golfo" (Anonymous), "Syrtos Politikos" by Kyr Keravnos, "Kritiki Sousta" by A Karavitas & G Marianos, "Tzarama" by Nikos Karakostas and M Lakkergis, "Platanos" by Athanasios Lavidas, "Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko" by Elias Karathimos, and "Kotta Mou" by Antonios Sakelarou. CD
Also available Why The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... LP 20.99
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Madala KuneneKing Of The Zulu Guitar Live, Vol 1 ... CD
B&W Music/, 1995. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHeisei No Oto – Japanese Leftfield Pop From The CD Age 1989 to 1996 ... CD
Music From Memory (Netherlands), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 35.98
A very cool collection that opens up who new territory for digging into the wonderful world of Japanese underground music – a set that features titles that were only issued on CD at the time, which might make these cuts even more obscure for those vinyl-centric folks looking into the music! The spirit here is often similar to some of the Japanese minimal music of a few years before – tuneful, but in an offbeat way – often electronic, but also very warm and organic – evolved a bit by some of the changes in technology as the 90s approach, but still with a really beautiful, special sort of sound – one that's so different than music from Anglo scenes at the time. Titles include "Lorang" by Jun Sato, "Unity" by Hiroki Ishiguro, "Harai" by Keisuke Sakurai, "Take No Michi" by Dream Dolphin, "A Tale" by Synagetic Voice Orchestra, "Ink" by Kina Tomoko, "Stop Me" by Tadahiko Yokogawa, "Phlanged Vortex" by Eiki Nonaka, "Yeelen" by Love Peace & Trance", "Retro Electric" by Keisuke Kikuchi, and "Mermaid" by Dido. (Rock, Global Grooves) CD
Also available Heisei No Oto – Japanese Leftfield Pop From The CD Age 1989 to 1996 ... LP 32.99
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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 anything else we can think of! The blend is a bit like some of the hybrids that were occurring in Ethiopian music at the time – and is maybe as unique as some of those classic recordings – with vocals that have a stretched-out style with lots of inflections, set up next to jagged rhythms that often have as much guitar in the groove as percussion, topped with offbeat reed passages that use lots of very cool tuning! Maybe the best release so far from this wonderful label – with titles that include "El Bambi", "Ya Shagini", "Aziza", "Malak Ya Saly", "Argos Farfish", and "Kamar Dawa". CD

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... CD
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards – all moving and grooving in ways that are a lot hipper than any other belly dance music we've heard! Music features piano and organ, plus a very cool "string synthesizer" by played by the leader – and there's also plenty of percussion at the core of the set, making for a nice juxtaposition with the electric elements. Titles include "Night Entertainer", "Dance Of Tenderness", "Joy Of Lina", "A Flower Of My Imagination", "Love Of Laura", "Girls Of Iskandariah", and "Once A Year". 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 just in the English language lyrics, but also in the way the guitars come together with stretched-out, soaring brilliance – flying eight miles high to the sky in a heady brew of freak and fuzz – and turning this approach to some surprising soundtrack numbers too! Production is perfect for the band's vibe – often spacing things out in a really cool way – with some slightly primitive modes that also remind us of the South American psych scene of a few years before. Now Again did a brilliant job with the package – bringing together a host of the group's best tracks from the mid 70s, and a bonus 20 page booklet with full notes on the group, and some very cool photos and ephemera. The whole thing even features a few unreleased numbers – and titles include "Obsession 77", "Sunshine Day", "Butterfly Version 1", "Theme From The Godfather", "Theme From The Fox", "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Booboo Lullaby", "Man You're Not Number One", "Travel On", "Gesthemene", and "Foxy Lady". (Rock, Global Grooves) CD

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Selda BagcanSelda (1979) ... CD
Turkuola/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
Selda packs a heck of a punch on this late 70s set – a record that's still got all the wonderful elements of her previous three albums – that unique mix of folksy roots, protest themes, and nicely trippy production! Selda's holding an electrified version of the baglama on the front cover – and the instrument really sounds great on the tracks throughout – piercing with a punctuated sound that's almost like an electric sitar, but a more more straightforward – a perfect accompaniment to the rich, flowing lines of Selda's vocals. None of the tunes are in English, but there's a really universal appeal to the music – as Selda's the kind of singer that's so expressive, one hardly needs to know the lyrics to get the meaning of her tunes. Titles include "Ona Don", "Hele Yar", "Ayaginda Kundura", "Hizir Pasa", "Cendarme", "Izin Ize Benzemiyor", and "Sorsunlar Beni". (Rock, Global Grooves) CD

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Bixiga 70Ocupai ... CD
Mais Um Discos (UK), 2014. Used ... $18.99
An Afro Funk combo from Brazil, but one who bring in a huge amount of different influences to their music as well – expanding their sound with a range of soulful colors that make this set even more compelling than their debut! In addition to some expected Brazilian elements, there's also strong flavors from different African and Caribbean scenes as well – often explored with the guitar lines and percussion – while the core tenor, trumpet, baritone, and trombone line forge out with a strong sense of pride. Flute comes into the mix at a few points, creating some slight lyrical interplay – and the whole album is instrumental, with titles that include "Tigre", "Ocupai", "5 Esquinas", Kriptonita", "Retirantes", and "Tangara". (Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
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 fair bit of mellower tracks, which really seem to bring out the best of the famous singers in the music – a lineup that includes Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohammad Rafi, and Kishore Kumar. Titles include "Dil Sajan Jalta Hai", "Pvar Hai Ik Nishan Qadmon Ka (part 1)", "Dance Music", "Lalla Lalla Lori Doodh Ki Katori", and "Suhani Chandni Raten". CD

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Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
Nicola Cruz has a very unusual style here – one that mixes percussion, wooden flutes, and some occasional contemporary production touches – almost in a way that bridges ancient musical modes and 21st Century spirits – but at a level that's always far less gimmicky than that description might make you expect! The key to the record is its adherence to the idea that less is more – so that the tunes never try to fit too much in the mix, and always have this organic vibe that's mighty nice – and understated in all the right ways. Titles include "Siku", "Siete", "Criancada", "El Diablo Me Va A Llevar", "Arka", "Okami", "Senor De Las Piedras", and "Esu Enia". (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD

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Mestre Cupijo E Seu RitmoSiria ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
An incredible compilation of material by Mestre Cupijo and the musicians of Cameta – the Amazonian town where the Siria style was born! The always-great Analog Africa label turns to Brazil for this one – a nice step after their rich range of African reissues – given the nature of the material. The people of the region include many of African origin, and the music is an exciting mix of tropical rhythms and percussion, seemingly African-inspired horns, guitar and vocals. Mestre Cupijo recorded a half dozen records from the mid 70s to early 80s, capturing the time-honored regional style in a modernized setting, and this compilation puts some of the best of that material together in a really exciting set. Revelatory stuff! Includes "Mingau De Acai", "Mambo Do Martelo", Morena Do Rio Mutuaca", "Farol Do Marajo", "Cade O Anel?", "Ventinho Do Norte", "Pra Danca Meu Siria", "Passarinho Siriri" and more. (Brazil, Global Grooves) CD

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