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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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Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters InternationalBusy Body ... LP
Adawa Super (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain at the top left corner, with some writing in pen on back. Labels have some pen.)

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Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandOriginal Super 8 – Agba Wa Bura – Adawa King ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1977. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, bent corners, a bit of pen on front and back, and some pieces of tape on the top and bottom seams. Labels have some pen.)

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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 PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
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

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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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King Sunny AdeConscience – Eri Okan ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $9.99
Titles include "Eri Okan", "Ojumo Oni Tunmo", "Ebawa Jo", and "Prince Biyi Adegoke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has masking tape on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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King Sunny AdeGet Up ... LP
Atom Park, 1992. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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King Sunny AdeSearching For My Love ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, with bent corners and sides.)

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✨✧ Sunny AdeSunny Ade & Hi African Beats In London ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1977. Fair ... $14.99
Early work from King Sunny Ade – recorded in London, and featuring two side-long tracks – "Igbagbo Ndupe" and "Emi Agbadura". LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise and crackles. Cover has heavily bent corners with gloss separation, small peeled spots, and tape remnants at the bottom seam.)

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Segun Adewale & His Super Stars InternationalI Love You ... LP
Kay Naht (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and writing in pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ African Brothers International Band Of GhanaEnyimba Di N'Aba ... LP
Jay Jay (Nigeria), Late 70s. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with surface noise and crackles, with a skip at the start of Side 2. Cover has wear and aging, a torn corner at the bottom right, and a peeled patch on back.)

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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 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
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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✨✧ 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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Sharhabil AhmedKing Of Sudanese Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Of Sudanese Jazz ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Alhaji Dauda Akanmu Epo AkaraTi E Po ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1985. Fair ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has an edge warp and skips at the beginning of Side Two. Cover has bent corners, wear at the opening, and a small tear at the bottom right corner. Labels have some pen.)

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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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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... CD 11.99

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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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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 42.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 AllenLagos No Shaking ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lagos No Shaking ... CD 6.99

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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 & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.98
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP 39.99

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Afrika 70No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1979. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Fantastic stuff – and one of the records that made drummer Tony Allen a legend, and one of the key musicians to step out of the larger setting of the Afrika 70 group of Fela Kuti! Allen's the leader here, and the vibe is nicely a bit different than some of Fela's records – although the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 Kindred Spirits reissue.)
Also available No Accommodation For Lagos ... LP 32.99

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Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.98
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & OthersLagos Shake – A Tony Allen Chop Up ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2008. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A long-awaited full length set – one that finally brings together all of the amazing Tony Allen reworks done by the Honest Jon's label! These "chop up" tracks were originally issued over a range of limited 12" singles, and they're really amazing stuff – not just remixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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AlostmenKologo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kologo ... CD 12.99

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

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ApostlesBlack Is Beautiful (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A tight little set from one of the grooviest groups on the Nigerian scene of the 70s – a combo who could play with a familiar mix of fuzz and funk, but also throw in some deeper soul touches on the vocals – in a way that makes the whole album a much richer set than work by some of their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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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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Aurita Y Su Conjunto (Aurita Castillo)Chambacu ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Mississippi, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
One of the most unusual albums ever issued on the legendary Discos Fuentes label – and that's saying a lot, given how many unusual albums the company put out! This set's got a core Colombian groove in the rhythms – very much in the rootsy style that the company was making a name for in ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – in a heavy tip-on cover!)

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Natik AwayezManbarani ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
A contemporary album, but one with a very ancient vibe – recorded in Cairo on a mix of percussion and stringed instruments, and set to vocals that have a wonderful way of cascading over the grooves! From what we can tell, there's no electricity in the instrumentation – which furthers ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerIse Logun Ise (1984) ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde BarristerPomposity ... LP
Omo Aje (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Sikiru Ayinde BarristerAmerica Special ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, bent corners, and a small center split in the spine.)

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Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Supreme Fuji VibratiDestiny ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good ... $16.99
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✨✧ Baba ZulaHayvan Gibi ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Very cool sounds from Baba Zula – a group who really keep the Turkish psychedelic sound strong well into the 21st Century – by working here on long, extended tracks that blend electric elements with plenty of earthy acoustic touches! The group is led by Osman Murat Ertel on electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 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

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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
... CD

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Chief Sikiru Ayinde BarristerFantasia Fuji ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has lightly stained and wrinkled corners.)

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BatidaBeginning, The Medium, The End, & The Infinite – Ikoqwe ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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BeatersHarari ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A landmark album on the South African scene of the 70s – a set that mixes together currents of jazz and funk, but at the start of a sound that would break forth even more in the decade to come! Yet The Beaters were there at the start – a young trio that includes drummer Sipho Mabuse, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BelizMemoires ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really cool take on traditions of Guadeloupean musical traditions – served up in a style that echoes some of the blends of jazz and island elements from earlier generations! The group here is a trio – with the great Edmondy Krater on ka, djembe, and percussion – all instruments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Heartsille Benjamin's Virgin Island Steel BandHeartsille Benjamin's Virgin Island Steel Band ... LP
Philips, 1962. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small sticker on front and a light stain on back.)

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes some bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Jo BissoAfrican Disco Experimentals 1974 to 1978 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
Don't think "experimental", think funky club tracks – as Jo Bisso did a great job of crossing over to the American mainstream in the 70s, thanks in part to a famous album on TK Records! That work is referenced here, alongside some much more obscure tracks – all with an ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Devil's MakaliYou & Me/I Found A Note ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare funky tracks from late 70s Kenya – both of which are pretty darn groovy! "You & Me" has a midtempo groove that's laced with these haunting spacey keyboards – and the English language vocals build things up in a nice way – with lots of catchy lyrics, but in a ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Partisan, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 13.99
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 6.99

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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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Sidiku BuariFeelings In Africa/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters ... LP
Precious/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A pair of rare records by Sidiku Buari – issued back to back on a single CD! Feelings is a record that was issued on the tiny Precious label – home to only two Buari albums in its tiny catalog – and the set follows strongly on the work that Sidiku recorded in New York during the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
... CD
(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
... CD

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
A legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mora/Mora 2 ... CD 14.99

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora 2 (aka River Drum) ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ ChainoEye Of The Spectre (aka Unbridled Passions Of Love's Eerie Spectre) ... LP
Tampa/Bacchus Archives, 1958. New Copy ... $11.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Teofilo ChantreDi Alma ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1997. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(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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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 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)
Also available Ambuya (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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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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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Douglas Edirih Chukwueke & HIs Olariche Supersonic BandEwizi Ka Nwanne ... LP
RAS (Nigeria), 1986. Fair ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has edge wear with some gloss separation, a stain at the bottom left corner, and some pen and a section removed from the back panel.)

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ClannadMacalla ... LP
RCA, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is slightly wavy at the bottom half.)

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✨✧ Cloud 7Keep On Trying ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays with some surface noise and crackles. Cover has wear and aging, with some pen on front and back.)

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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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Cosmic Eye (Amancio D'Silva)Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 40.99
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Richard CrandellSpring Steel ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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DJ Don Cuco/IbeyiAgua Es Vida EP – Aleggua (Don Cuco remix)/Milan/Agua Es Vida ... 12-inch
Sonorama Discos, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 15.00
Something of a split single from Don Cuco – a set that features him remixing a track by Ibeyi on side one – really expanding on the warm vocals of the sister duo, with beats that are gentle and glowing, but which move nicely in a strong sort of Afro House mode! The flipside features ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)
 
 



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