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Global Grooves — All

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, missing the bonus 7-inch.)

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Beasts Of No Nation/O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1989/1990. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong return to a classic 70s Afro Funk groove from Fela! The CD features tracks from 2 albums – "Beasts Of No Nation" and "Overtake Don Overtake Overtake" – both 30 minute long tracks recorded at the end of the 80s, when Fela was getting back to his roots, but exercising even more musical command than in previous years. The tracks both build and build over an extended groove, starting out with spare percussion, adding in more, slowly peppering the mix with horns and keyboards, until the lyrics come in towards the end of the song. Great stuff – and proof that he never let his fire die! CD
(Packaged in a great gatefold, LP-style sleeve.)

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✨✧ Nana MouskouriVoice Of Greece (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A huge amount of early work from Nana Mouskouri – a singer who looked a bit like a librarian, with glasses to match – but who managed to catapult to huge global fame in the 60s and 70s! Part of that fame was due to the fact that Nana was not only a great singer, but also graced with a strong command of other languages too – which helped her score big on charts all over Europe, and in other parts of the globe. Yet this set focuses strongly on Mouskouri's earliest work in her native Greece – with lyrics all in Greek, which may come as quite a surprise if you only know some of Nana's bigger songs in French, English, or other languages. The backings often have a nicely understated quality – some folkloric elements hitting more modern arrangements, sometimes with a great current of jazz that really lights things up – and the 3CD package features 77 tracks in all, complete with notes – selections from albums that include The Voice Of Greece, Epitaphois & More Songs Of Her Homeland, Greece Dreamland Of Desire, and Pashalies Mesa Apo Tin Nekri Gi. (Vocalists, Global Grooves) CD

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter Reformers Band (1974) ... LP
Decca (Nigeria), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeySolution ... LP
Sterns, 1984. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing on Obey. Cover has a sticker near the spine.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrika Underground – Jazz, Funk, & Fusion Under Apartheid ... CD
Counterpoint (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Really wonderful stuff – a collection of totally unique grooves that won't cross over with any of your other African funk compilations! The focus here is on jazz, not funk or soul – and the set features a wealth of great tracks pulled from obscure South African records of the late 70s and early 80s. Funky fusion is definitely in command here – and the overall feel of the tracks is similar to some of the best European funky fusion of the 70s, fused with elements of African percussion and instrumentation – creating a true crossover of styles that crackles with a freshness that will have you coming back to this one again and again! Most tracks are instrumental – and the grooves here are a lot more complicated than on your average James Brown-inspired African funk tracks, a mix of strident modal modes, and other choppier funkier riff-heavy tunes. Plus, the whole thing's put together with the righteous intelligence of all the other Counterpoint titles – with great notes, incredible sound, and an approach that will easily take you to a whole new musical world! Titles include "I Remember You" by Mike Makahalemele, "Half N Half" by Zacks Nkosi, "Chapita" by Dick Khoza, "Lament" by Movement In The City, "Blues For Yusef" by Lionel Pillay, "The Way It Used To Be" by Pacific Express, and "La I La I La" by George Lee Larnyoh. CD
 
 
 



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