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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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Tsvia AbarbanelEastern Soul EP ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A weird and wonderful little record – created in 1970 by a Yemenite singer who'd spent the late 60s on the LA scene – then worked in Tel Aviv with a hip Israeli combo for the album! The music is this very unique blend of spiritual jazz and Tsvia's amazing voice – which often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Abdul-MalikEast Meets West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
RCA, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A brilliant mix of jazz and world music! Abdul-Malik was the legendary bass player from the fifties who mixed straight jazz playing with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms – and although he most famously recorded albums with Monk as a regular bassist, his albums on his own are amazing ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ahmed Abdul-MalikJazz Sounds Of Africa (Music Of Ahmed Abdul-Malik/Sounds Of Africa) ... CD
New Jazz/Prestige, 1961/1962. Used ... $7.99
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
(BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Angel Fell ... LP 26.99

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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 PyramidsWe Be All Africans ... CD
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available We Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP 28.99

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsWe Be All Africans (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99 29.99
Legendary reedman Idris Ackamoor is strongly back in action – working here with a new version of his classic Pyramids group from the 70s – with a groove that's every bit as righteous as their classic albums from back in the day! In truth, Ackamoor has been going strongly over the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)
Also available We Be All Africans ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ King Sunny AdeJuju Music ... LP
Mango, 1982. Very Good+ ... $11.99
King Sunny Ade's first major label LP, that helped him bring his juju music to the world. The blueprint of juju's laid down hear, with loads of intertwining guitar lines and tallking drums chattering away in a driving but never-too-busy fashion underneath. Includes "Sunny Ti De Arya", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Adriangela, Silvana Velasco, Ivana & LorellaChicas Ye-Ye Vol 1 – 1964-1966 – Sus Primeros EP's ... CD
Rama Lama (Spain), Mid 60s. Used 2 CD's ... $14.99
... CD

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Africa 1Drum Dance – Featuring Fanga Alafia – Non-Stop Afro-Dance Rhythm ... LP
Makossa, 1981. Near Mint- ... $38.99
Great work from this highly-percussive African theater group – with one long, hard-grooving tracks on each side! LP, Vinyl record album

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Eric Agyemang/Thomas FrimpongMete Awo Yi Mu (Living In The Cold) ... LP
Thornhill (UK), 1980s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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AjateAbrada (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
180g (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
An album that bills itself as a cross between Afro Funk and Japanese traditional music – but a set that also comes up with some nice contemporary soul currents as well! The instrumentation is definitely funky – with lots of driving percussion, often of Japanese origin, but used in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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All Star OrchestraFar East Fantasy In Latin Dance Rhythm ... LP
49th State Hawaii, 1959. Very Good ... $19.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony AllenSource ... CD
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... read more CD

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Gyedu Blay AmbolleyKetan (with bonus CD) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 39.98
Stunning new work from Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – whose Simigwa album was one of the Afro Funk treasures of the 70s – still sounding great here in the company of some excellent younger musicians! The set's an update of Ambolley's earlier style – a bit in the way that Tony Allen's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyMessage (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
A huge leap forward for Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – a set that takes all the tightness of his 70s funk work, but also serves things up with a richer soul vibe overall – great production, sharp arrangements, and excellent use of horns and keyboards too! The whole thing's like a condensation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 2000 – on colored vinyl plus screenprinted cover and download!)

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

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✨✧ AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... read more CD
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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

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ApostlesBanko Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $15.99
The Apostles are nice and groovy here – working in this offbeat way that combines upbeat cuts with some unusual mellower numbers – but all at a level that really keeps things interesting throughout! These guys can clearly move with the groove and hit some sharp funky instrumentation at ... read more CD
Also available Banko Woman ... LP 22.99

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ApostlesBanko Woman ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
The Apostles are nice and groovy here – working in this offbeat way that combines upbeat cuts with some unusual mellower numbers – but all at a level that really keeps things interesting throughout! These guys can clearly move with the groove and hit some sharp funky instrumentation at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Banko Woman ... CD 15.99

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP 22.99

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Arp FriqueWelcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Arp Frique certainly does live in a colorful world – not just in the image on the cover, but in the grooves of the record as well – which bring together lots of funky 80s keyboards with a wider global sense of groove! There's often some acoustic percussion alongside the electric keys ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Welcome To The Colorful World Of Arp Frique ... CD 18.99

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Sergio & Odair AssadSergio & Odair Assad Play Piazzolla ... CD
Nonesuch, 2001. Used ... $1.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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AuraSpiritual Connection (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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AyetoroOminira ... LP
Funsho (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from Ayetoro – a group who are always out to show that they're not just another Afro Funk revival band! Instead, these guys work with a groove that's much richer – calling forth older highlife and jazzy styles too – wrapped up with a slight contemporary sensibility ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LH Correa De AzevedoMusic Of Ceara & Minas Gerais – Library Of Congress Endangered Music Project ... CD
World/Ryko, Early 40s. Used ... $4.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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BablaBabla's Disco Sensation ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A definite disco sensation from Babla – a singer who refits older Indian film songs with new club grooves for the 80s – definitely very much in the mode that's promised by the title! The set features older songs by Shankhar Jakishan, Kalyanji Anadji, and Hemant Kumar – plus a few ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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 CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Issa BagayogoSya ... CD
Six Degrees, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Spine has a small crack. Mark through barcode.)

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S Balachander/SivaramanMusic Of India ... LP
Nonesuch, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(70s pressing.)

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Zanmari BareVoun (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Zanmari Bare hails from the isle of Reunion, and he's got this beautifully melancholy style of singing – a mode that seems to belie his younger age, with this evocative quality as if he's seen things rise and fall for centuries on this planet! The instrumentation that backs his singing is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thomas Bartlett & Nico MuhlyPeter Pears – Balinese Ceremonial Music ... CD
Nonesuch, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An interesting little album – a set that's part indie, and part a surprisingly great tribute to the music of the Indonesian gamelan – extrapolated through the compositions of Colin McPhee, who was one of the first to transcribe the sound of the percussive ensemble for the piano! The ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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

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BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)Emakhosini (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
An even more fantastic album than the previous effort from this very cool combo – a set that has long tracks that really let the group build up their sound – all with a vibe that lives up to the cover proclamation of "music for the people by the people with the people"! That ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francis BebeyPsychedelic Sanza 1982 to 1984 ... LP
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beginning Of The EndFunky Nassau – The Definitive Collection (Beginning Of The End/Funky Nassau/bonus tracks) ... CD
Alston/Strut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
A great collection – the rare two albums by Beginning Of The End, plus bonus tracks too! First up is the classic Funky Nassau – s monster bit of funk that's unlike anything else we can think of! Beginning Of The End hailed from The Bahamas, but don't hold that against them – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Count Bernadino Calypso PhilosophiesAt The Sheradon British Colonial ... LP
Sunrise, 1960s. Very Good- ... $0.99
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Biafra Students Association In The AmericasThis Is Biafra ... LP
Biafra Students Association, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Big BlackEthnic Fusion ... LP
Arch, 1982. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A very cool little record from percussionist Big Black – and one of his hippest too! The record features only percussion by Black, plus bits of guitar by Anthony Wheaton – making for a set that's mostly raw, stripped-down percussion tracks – most of which are quite long, and have ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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BKOMali Foli Coura (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
A very cool group from Mali – one who have some of the older currents that you'd associate with the scene, but served up with a nicely contemporary crackle! The vocals often have those bluesy inflections that have risen up strongly in west Africa – but the instrumentation also has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black BloodBlack Blood (A Mwana) ... LP
Mainstream, 1975. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Supposedly, this is one of the many incarnations of the group that's better known under the names Lafayette Afro-Rock Band and Ice. The material here is more in the vein of work by Ice – in that it's kind of faster Afro-Funk inspired grooves, with bass, guitar, organ, and lots of keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Black WizardMaking Music ... LP
Charlie's, 1980. Very Good ... $7.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, with a bit of pen on back.)

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Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite (I Love Jazz pressing) ... LP
Columbia (Netherlands), 1956/1957. Near Mint- ... $7.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and clear tape on the spine.)

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BoataneersIsland Women ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
An unusual Caribbean soundtrack – issued on the mostly-Latin Tico label! Titles include "Goombay", "Push Push", "Basket On Head", "Stranded", "Coconut Water Rum & Gin", and "Wanna Do Nothing All Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has a rip on the top left corner.)

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Afel BocoumAlkibar ... CD
Nonesuch, 1999. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print US pressing. Includes slipcase. Penmark through barcode.)

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BongaAngola 74 ... LP
Morabeza/Lusafrica (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
A beautifully sophisticated setting for the voice of Bonga – as he works here with lively small group backings, and a bit of larger orchestrations as well! There's this fantastic blend of folk roots and modernism in the music – maybe a bit like some of the more experimental work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Michael Boothman & Family TreeTabu/So Dey Say ... 7-inch
Family Tree/Cree (Germany), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.99
A great rootsy groove from Michael Boothman – with this moody flute line that really starts "Tabu" out in a wonderful way – before romping piano and percussion come in to really make things move! The track's a very different version of the Cuban standard – much more in ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Yul BrynnerGypsy & I ... LP
Vanguard, 1967. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Yellow label stereo pressing.)

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King BucknorAfrican Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Fierce Afro Funk from King Bucknor – who serves up two side-long jams here, both very much in the best Fela vibe of the 70s! "Woman Nature" starts out the record – building nicely from rattling percussion that's peppered with Bucknor's rough calls at the start, then filled in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pedro Caldeira CabralPortugal – Variacoes ... CD
Network (Germany), 1992. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sir James CaffeySearching For My Roots ... LP
No Label, Early 80s. Very Good- ... $6.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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CamaraoImaginary Soundtrack To A Brazilian Western Movie 1964 to 1974 (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99
Fantastic forro from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – a really hard-hitting collection of work from Camarao – and some of the sharpest use of the accordion you'll ever hear! This isn't the accordion of the polka world, Lawrence Welk, Paris musette, or even Tex-Mex music – as the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $34.99
The third meeting of this world jazz ensemble, with Colin Walcott of Oregon on sitar, tabla and hammered dulcimer, Don Cherry on trumpet, organ and doussn'gouni and Nana Vasconcelos on berimbau and percussion. All three players have always had a very wide reaching approach to playing, even ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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ChouteiraGhuaue! ... CD
Boa (Spain), 1997. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... LP
Cook, 1961. Very Good+ (reissue)... $9.99
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink.)

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Coloured StoneBlack Rock From The Red Centre – Australian Aborigine Rock ... LP
Rounder, 1987. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Cengiz CoskunerModern Belly Dance/Modern Folk Oyun Halavari ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1984. New Copy ... $25.99
Not the kind of belly dance album that was big in the 60s – none of the cheesy modes of those "how to strip for your husband" sets from American labels – and instead, a very cool mix of modes that showcases the tight electric guitar talents of Cengiz Coskuner! The music is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Marius CultierWay ... LP
Magidisco/Ascensionale (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
An incredible bit of Afro Funk and soul jazz! Marius Cultier has a unique sound that's 50% 70s Afro Funk, 25% Latin, and 25% bits of breezy jazz – similar to some of the best European players of the mid 70s, or to some of the Blue Note work of Moacir Santos! This rare album from 1977 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandePromised Heights (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Janus, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Cymande hit some well-deserved heights on this massive third album – working with a complicated groove that's even more compelling than their earlier albums – in a righteous blend of heavy bass and tripped-out guitars that's unlike anything else we've ever heard! The music's a unique ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CymandeSecond Time Round (180 gram pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Heavy bass, tight percussion, and a wonderfully trippy groove – the stunning second album from Cymande, and one of our funk favorites from the 70s! These guys have a sound that's completely unique – a vibe that mixes African and Jamaican influences up in the heady London scene of the ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paco De Lucia5 Original Albums (El Duende/Fuente Y Caudal/En Vivo/Almoraima/Plays De Falla) (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 5CD ... $18.99 19.99
Five fantastic albums from the legendary Spanish guitarist – all packaged with original album sleeves too! First up is El Duende Flamenco – a richly personal vision of music – played by Paco with incredible deftness on the guitar, yet with a way that's never trying to show off, ... read more CD

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Paco De LuciaEntre Dos Aguas ... CD
Philips (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
A great introduction to the music of Paco De Lucia – and a set that features some of his most sublime solo recordings from the early years! The music here mostly features Paco's acoustic guitar alongside a secondary player on the instrument – either Ramon De Algeciras, Ricardo Modrego, ... read more CD

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Miguel De MolinaSpain Revisited ... LP
Capitol, 1958. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Dengue FeverCannibal Courtship ... LP
Fantasy, 2011. Near Mint- ... $14.99
The Fantasy debut of Dengue Fever – delivering beautifully on the promise of earlier work – a major step from one of the most adventurous groups anywhere! Dengue Fever have always been steeped heavily in 60s & 70s Cambodian rock, a style that blended myriad influences in its heyday ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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Lizzy Mercier DesclouxZulu Rock (aka Gazelles) ... CD
Ze (France), 1984. Used ... $8.99
Quite possibly the hippest album ever recorded by Lizzy Mercier Descloux – a session done in South Africa, and featuring a variety of unusual rhythms! The sound here isn't conventional African pop, and like other gems from the Ze Records catalog, this set blends together a number of styles ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Jean Leon DestineFestival In Haiti (10 inch LP) ... LP
Elektra, 1955. Very Good ... $23.99
A beautiful set of highly percussive tracks – and an early release on Elektra Records! LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a booklet of notes, and an Elektra insert too!)

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Jean De Vres & His Afro DrumsExciting Voodoo! ... LP
Palace, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Jean De Vres presents this collection of drum songs that use the traditional drums of Haiti. The songs are meant to invoke the happy gods of voodoo rather than the dark, black magic gods outsiders normally associate with voodoo. Tracks include "Ao-Mao", "Fire Dance", "Drum ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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D'GaryMalagasy Guitar ... CD
Shanachie, 1992. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Manu DibangoAfrican Woodoo ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Some of the coolest work we've ever heard from the legendary Manu Dibango – sound library recordings done right around the same time as his "Soul Makossa" hit, and with an equally funky groove! The music often has Manu's sax in the lead, alongside larger orchestrations that have a ... read more CD

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Manu DibangoBig Blow/Aloko Party ... 12-inch
Island, 1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An excellent single from Manu Dibango! The material's recorded a bit later than his "Soul Makossa" hit, and it's got more of a dancefloor sound – but it still draws heavily on African percussion, and has a great sax-heavy groove! "Big Blow" was kind of a hit – but ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Island sleeve, with some peeled spots.)

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Manu DibangoElectric Africa ... LP
Celluloid/Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A really sweet combination of talents – as the legendary Afro Funk saxophonist Manu Dibango steps into the 80s – working with some of the electro jazz talents who were transforming the music at the time, in a mode that certainly warrants the title of the album! Bill Laswell produced, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Manu DibangoKusini ... LP
Delta Sigma Theta, 1975. Near Mint- (reissue)... $24.99
A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango – originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DissidentenSahara Electric ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Doctor NativoBugiganga Tropical Vol 2 – Guatemaya/Sabrosura ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
An interesting little single – one that definitely lives up to the Tropical Diaspora label's name – given all the many elements moving together in the grooves! "Guatemaya" was recorded in Belize, but has this slow-stepping groove that's almost mellow cumbia – but ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Goldfinger Doe & BMSLet's Dance Together ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Deke Tom DollardNa You EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
Four funky killers from the Ivory Coast – tunes that are heavy on basslines, and have lots of cool changes too! "Beant" has this bass part that's complicated, but completely infectious too – mixed with offbeat vocals and saxophone in a way that almost feels as if it's in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chano DominguezFlamenco Sketches ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $9.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Marsh DondurmaBetween Times ... CD
Acum, 2014. Used ... $3.99

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Doudou Ndiaye RoseDjabote ... CD
Real World, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nahini Doumbia & Les Espoirs Du MaliPercussion & Songs From Mali ... CD
ARC (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie & The MovementsKool-Um Down ... LP
Terra-Ma, 1988. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom 1/3, with some delamination on back.)

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Vicky EdimoThank U Mama (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An Afro Funk set with a very special vibe – a bit different than some of the other work of the time, and a standout performance from singer/instrumentalist Vicky Edimo! Vicky's a he, in case you didn't know (we didn't) – and his touch on percussion and keyboards is nicely moody in all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Abderrahman El KhamissiRespectable Families (10 inch EP) (with bonus download) ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Late 60s. New Copy ... $23.99
A relatively short record, but one that more than makes up for that with a double-dose of grooviness – some wonderfully cool tunes put together for the soundtrack to the Egyptian film titled Respectable Families! Abderrahman El Khamissi plays keyboards and organ throughout – often with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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Ennanga VisionEnnanga Vision ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
One of those records that definitely lives up to its cover – as it's not only a great mish-mash of styles, it's also got some 80s instrumental currents that might come as a surprise if you know other records on the Soundway label! The work recasts older elements of Ugandan music with old ... read more CD

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Christy EssienOne Understanding (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodesia (Nigeria), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A groovy little album with an unusual sort of vibe – created with a strong message of love and understanding – delivered by Nigerian singer Christy Essien, alongside rhythms from the Show Train group of Geraldo Pino! Most tracks have a clubby sort of groove – that move into late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 9.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatJuntos ... CD
Sonic Octopus/Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
A mix of timeless and modern Afro Latin grooves from Chicago's excellent Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat! Stylistically, the sky is the limit with this Esso!, with arrangements that roll from a broad palette of Latin jazz & soul instrumentation to more of a modern dancefloor vibe, and from instrumentals ... read more CD

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Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatJuntos ... LP
Sonic Octopus/Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.00
A mix of timeless and modern Afro Latin grooves from Chicago's excellent Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat! Stylistically, the sky is the limit with this Esso!, with arrangements that roll from a broad palette of Latin jazz & soul instrumentation to more of a modern dancefloor vibe, and from instrumentals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of just 200 copies!)

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Eternal WindWasalu ... LP
Flying Fish, 1988. Sealed ... $5.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – ... read more CD
Also available Etral De L'Air No 1 ... LP 18.99

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Etran De L'AirEtral De L'Air No 1 ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A trio of guitars, augmented by bass, all swarming around each other in a way that might well make this group the Spacemen 3 of the Tuareg scene! There's not the obvious psychedelic influence here that group had back at the end of the 80s – but the mix of guitar fuzz is equally trippy – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Etral De L'Air No 1 ... CD 13.99
 
 



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