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Global Grooves — In Stock

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

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Black Savage/Majek/OvidFire/Got The Feelin/Karibun/Operator ... 12-inch
CBS/Afro 7 (Estonia), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set of rare tracks from the vaults of CBS Records in Kenya – tunes that really show a nicely complex approach to the groove! Black Fire kick things off with "Fire" – a tune that's got a reggae vibe, but a sound that's quite different than the style of Kingston! The cut's ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies – with download!)

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BloChapters & Phases – The Complete Albums 1973 to 1975 (Chapter One/Phase II) ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1973/1975. Used ... $6.99
One of the hippest groups of the Nigerian scene of the 70s – presented here in two classic albums, back to back on a single CD! Chapter One is a landmark set of African grooves – very unusual in both conception and execution – with a feel that's unlike anything we can think of! ... read more CD

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Maria Del Mar BonetBen A Pop ... CD
Ariola, 1989. Used ... $4.99
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BongaAngola 72 ... LP
Morabeza/Lusafrica (France), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
The sound of Angola, circa 1972 – served up here in a beautiful album of songs from Bonga! The music is relatively spare – mostly just lead acoustic guitar, bass, and percussion – the latter of which is played by Bonga himself, almost always with this lively quality that really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gino Bordin & OthersParis, Plages D'Hawaii ... CD
Paris Jazz Corner/Universal (France), 1930s. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print. Booklet comes with extensive notes – in French!)

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✨✧ Anouar BrahemConte De L'Incroyable Amour ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Anouar BrahemKhomsa ... CD
ECM, 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Americo Brito & DjaramaNha D'Stine ... LP
Mar & Sol (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the only albums ever recorded by Djarama – a group with roots in Cape Verde, but who rocked the Dutch scene of the mid 80s – where their highly rhythmic style must have been a huge hit! The approach here is a bit like some of the post-colonial acts recording in Paris around the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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King Bucknor & His Afrodisk Beat OrganisationKatakata (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shanu Olu/Hot Casa (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really tremendous record from the Lagos scene of the 70s – a set that's completely sharp from beginning to end, and which has the same sort of side-long jamming that you'd find on the best records by Fela Kuti at the time! King Bucknor's billed as "The Black Isaiah Of Africa" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Junior ByronTrying To Hold On (original, version, Gerd Janson megamix) ... 12-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A slow-grooving boogie number from Junior Byron – one that's got a catchy sort of back/forth rhythm, which Junior uses to nice advantage with his swinging vocals on the tune! The version brings up the riffing guitar in the rhythms, in a way that's even cooler than the original mix – ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Francisco CanaroTango Brujo ... LP
EMI (Uruguay), Late 20s/1930s. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Claude ChalhoubClaude Chalhoub ... CD
Teldec, 2001. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, spine has a small cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 2 ... CD
ECM, 1980. Used ... $14.99
The second album by this wonderful world jazz ensemble – a trio featuring sitar, tabla, and vocals by Colin Wolcott; trumpet, melodica, and percussion by Cherry; and assorted percussion and voice from Nana Vasconcelos. The tracks are mostly atmospheric and exploratory, but work in a style ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 3 ... CD
ECM, 1980. Used ... $11.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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Chocolate (Julio Algendones)Peru's Master Percussionist ... LP
Lyrichord/Buh, New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ndo ClementDJ Qbico Plays Ndo Clement ... LP
Sagittarius (Italy), Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99
Rare sounds from Cameroon – a set that brings together a few rare singles, plus more full tracks by Ndo Clement and Les Titans Orchestra – a group with a very trippy sound of their own! The music is often quite funky, but in a very spacious, echoey way – as percussion rumbles at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 99 copies!)

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
A set that definitely lives up to the promise of its title – as it offers up this magical blend of earthy elements and Afro Funk – all served up in a style that's quite unique! Benis Cletin has a massive bassist on the set – who creates these pulsating lines that are strongly ... read more CD

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Club D'ElfLive At Club Helsinki ... CD
Face Pelt, 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Johnny ColesKatumbo (Dance) ... LP
Mainstream, Early 70s. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A sweet album of soulful jazz from trumpeter Johnny Coles – a wondeful talent who made a rare few albums as a leader! The record is quite different than Coles' earlier work for Epic and Blue Note – in that it's got the slightly electrified Mainstream sound of the 70s firmly in place ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cut corner, and shrinkwrap is open a bit in that corner.)

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Baba Commandment & The Mandingo BandSiri Ba Kele ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
Rootsy grooves and heavy rhythms from Baba Commandant – an album recorded in Burkina Faso, and done with a nice blend of guitar, bass, and drums – plus plenty of work on balafon and n'goni! The steel tones of the n'goni ring out nicely next to the warmer percussive melody of the ... read more CD

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
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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Nicola CruzSiku ... CD
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 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 ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Siku ... LP 20.99

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Nicola CruzSiku ... LP
Xtra Mile (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $20.99 21.98
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 ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Siku ... CD 10.99

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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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DadawahPeace & Love ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Hypnotic, spiritually resonant music from Rastafarian singer & hand drummer Ras Michael's Dadawah – with these organic, echoey, atmospheric drums, bass and trippy bits of keyboards – providing a strong, spacious backdrop for the freedom-seeking lyricism! It's very unique stuff, ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DaktarisSoul Explosion (indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Nitai DasguptaSongs Of India ... LP
Mushroom/Manufactured, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Beautiful vocal work from Nitai Dasgupta – a singer in the Indian classical tradition, but working here in two different modes that are equally great! One side of the record has shorter songs that balance Dasgupta's vocals with light percussion and a bit of flute – and the other has a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Fabrizio De AndreFabrizio De Andre ... LP
Dischi Ricordi (Italy), 1981. Very Good ... $16.99
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Salome De BahiaOutro Lugar (original, crashappella)/Favelas ... 12-inch
Yellow (France), 1999. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
This wonderful Stevie Wonder track gets a new spin by French House super playboy Bob Sinclair, with some rich vocals courtesy Salome de Bahia, and the "Favelas" groove on the b-side kicks along nicely with just the right degree of South American flair! (New Grooves, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
"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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Christy EssienGive Me A Chance (with bonus download) ... LP
Afrodesia (Nigeria), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Christy Essien is a singer with a very unusual voice, especially for the Nigerian scene – kind of this flowing, rich approach that seems to work equally well with ballads and groovers! There's plenty of the latter here – tunes that get great backing from Blo, who you probably know from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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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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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

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General Franco Lee EzuteOnye Kata Obia ... LP
Get/Bongo Joe (UK), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
General Franco is alive and well – at least General Franco Lee Ezute, as the sound of his work on this record is so vibrant, it will keep his legacy alive for decades! The rhythms move fast, the guitar dances along at a similar speed, and Franco works with his Harmony Kings International ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Feeling KreyolLas Pale ... LP
Asterie/Strut (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 23.99
Electrified zouk from the Guadeloupe scene – just the kind of unusual musical hybrid that's always made the Antilles so great! The work here has some echoes of the more familiar modes of zouk, but also has a leaner, more soul-based mode too – almost like a New York take on the genre, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FelaVinyl Box Set #4 (Yellow Fever/No Agreement/JJD/VIP/Coffin For Head Of State/Army Arrangement/Underground System) (7LP set) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1970s. New Copy 7LP (reissue)... $108.99 119.98
Seven amazing albums from the legendary Fela Kuti – all packaged here in a special limited box set – with choices made by modern soul legend Erykah Badu! The package includes some of our favorite Fela albums ever – and all of them are records that really show him honing his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy ... CD
Celluloid/Barclay, 1985. Used ... $5.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela Anikulapo KutiFela! – Original Broadway Cast Recording ... CD
Knitting Factory/Kalakuta, 2010. Used ... $1.99
Cast recording of the Broadway musical! CD

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 1 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more CD

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Nkotti Francois & The Black StylsDe Bonaberi A Douala – Cameroun Partout Vol 1 (with download) ... LP
Nanga Boko (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
The first album recorded by singer Nkotti Francois and his Black Styls group – a combo who'd been backing Nkotti for years in clubs in Cameroon, and who work here with a very sharp sound right from the start! The instrumentation is often a bit unique – organ and guitar sometimes used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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Danny Glover with Ladysmith Black MambazoHow The Leopard Got His Spots ... CD
Windham Hill, 1989. Used ... $6.99
(Comedy/Spoken, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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GoogooshGoogoosh ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Early/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Growling TigerKnockdown Calypsos ... LP
Rounder, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Ostensibly a calypso record, but one that features instrumentation by a great host of New York Latin musicians – including Candido, Yomo Toro, Mauricio Smith, Chombo Silva, Chocolate Armenteros, and others! LP, Vinyl record album

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GuneshGunesh ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Gunesh might look a bit unusual on the cover – like some crazy mountain folk who've somehow gotten ahold of band instruments – but on the album, they've got this tight funky sound that's mighty nice – yet which is also still as unusual as their look! The instrumentation is jazz ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kiki GyanFeeling So Good ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic groover from Kiki Gyan – a singer from Ghana who worked in Osibisa during the early 70s – but one who's also got a really universal club vibe here on this overlooked gem from the end of the 70s! The record's got a bubbling, upbeat vibe that really lives up to its title ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HamaHoumeissa ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest records we've heard on the Sahel Sound label to date – not the usual guitar material you might know from the imprint, but instead a batch of very cosmic keyboards – all instrumental, and spinning out into space with a vibe that's almost a collision between the best ... read more CD
Also available Houmeissa ... LP 19.99

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HamaHoumeissa ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the coolest records we've heard on the Sahel Sound label to date – not the usual guitar material you might know from the imprint, but instead a batch of very cosmic keyboards – all instrumental, and spinning out into space with a vibe that's almost a collision between the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Houmeissa ... CD 12.99

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $10.99 15.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more CD

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Abu Obaida HassanAbu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour – The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.98
Really beautiful sounds from Abu Obaida Hassan – material that was mostly recorded in the 70s, but often has a much more ancient vibe – thanks to the striking sounds that Hassan produces on the tambour, which is an instrument that features a drum-like bass, and almost an explosive array ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hermanos CalatravaAyer/Hoy ... LP
Vergara (Spain), 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
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(In a gatefold cover with pop-up inside. Cover has some wear and pen.)

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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Lorem Ipsum (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
A set that's maybe a bit different than other Nigerian grooves you might know from the early 80s – as Hycento Junior has a strong influence from American hip hop, and also a bit of reggae as well! Side one of the album feels almost as if it was lifted from the same scene as Grandmaster Flash ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shin Joong Hyun & Yup JunsShin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns ... CD
Lion, 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A heady set from mid 70s South Korea – the debut album from a mighty edgey little trio! The album's not nearly as psych as some of the other Korean efforts from the period – as the group's got a tight groove on most numbers, with a definite funk influence on the drums and bass – ... read more CD

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I Dik DikViaggio Di Un Poeta/Oggi No ... 7-inch
Ricordi (Italy), 1972. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ IceIce (aka Each Man Makes His Own Destiny) ... LP
Prestige, 1973. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, with some splitting on the spine.)

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Monday-Edo Igbinidu & His Errand ShadowsOsa ... LP
Ja Ja Records (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Ikebe ShakedownAssassin/View From Above ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
Heady Afro Funk from Ikebe Shakedown – a tight little tune that sums up everything the group does so well – with sharp riffing guitar in the rhythms, lots of lively percussion, and horn parts that really flesh out the mood! "View From Above" is deeper funk overall – ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. Used ... $8.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Oluko ImoPraise Jah (original, version) ... 12-inch
Makossa/Invisible City Editions (Canada), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
The tune might have "Praise Jah" in the title, but it's more of an Afro Funk groover than any sort of reggae tune – laced together with this wonderful bassline, and peppered with these sharp, spare bongo bits that are totally great – especially in the middle, where both the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... read more CD

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Ipi 'N TombiaWarrior ... LP
Stax, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Weird album that came out in the early 70s, when Stax was getting their hands into so many other styles of music besides southern soul and funk. Margaret Singana's the lead vocalist of this group that plays in a sort of Afro Pop/Afro Funk style, and she lays down the lyrics on tracks like "The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Israeli pressing on Phonodor. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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James Iroha & The MasqueradesIf Man Buy Pant For Woman ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), Very Good- ... $13.99
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(Coiver has heavy wear, stains ink stamps and splitting seams held by staples.)

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James Iroha & The MasqueradesSenior Sinner ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen. Label has some pen.)

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Odion IruojeDown To Earth (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies, includes download. Super-heavy vinyl and cover too!)

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Shankar JaikishanGumnaam ... LP
Angel/Twitchin Beat (Germany), 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 23.99
A beautiful old school Bollywood score – recorded at a time when Indian film music was first beginning to pick up some more contemporary modes! Lata Mangeshkar sings on some of the best tracks here – with a hauntingly melancholy performance – and instrumentation also mixes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jali Musa JawaraYasimika ... CD
Hannibal, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival CrossMy Heart Wavers ... LP
Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Heart Wavers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 24.99

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Kim Ji-Yeon & Revival CrossMy Heart Wavers (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Cobra Rose (Korea), 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
A very moody, very enigmatic album from Korea – one that was recorded in 1974, but feels as if it's from the previous decade – and also has this oddly timeless sound as well! The tunes are dreamy, snakey, and served up with an undercurrent of slow funk underneath strings – almost ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available My Heart Wavers ... LP 29.99

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Jing Ying SoloistsLike Waves Against The Sand ... LP
Musical Heritage Society, Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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Robson JorgeRobson Jorge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A classic album of 70s soul from Brazil – put together with a warm sunny finish that seems to unify the best modes of Rio and LA at the time! Singer Robson Jorge works here with frequent partner Lincoln Olivetti – and both artists handle plenty of keyboards throughout – lots of ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anthony JosephPeople Of The Sun ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available People Of The Sun ... LP 24.99

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Anthony JosephPeople Of The Sun ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Anthony Joseph takes a trip back to his roots – recording this album in his home turf of Trinidad, for a set that may well be his best record to date! The music sparkles with all the sunny touches you might guess from the title – but also has all those deeper, righteous currents that ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available People Of The Sun ... CD 14.99

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strata East/Shout (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $26.99
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $32.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed Ag KaedyAkaline Kidal ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
A set that's maybe a bit more stripped-down than most sets from the contemporary Tuareg scene – as Ahmed Ag Kaedy plays here on acoustic guitar alongside his vocals, yet still with the drawn out waves of hypnotic sound that you'd expect from his electric contemporaries! Given the use of just ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more CD
Also available Jongler ... LP 26.99

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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jongler ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Karthala 72Diable Du Feu ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2012. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Heady sounds from Karthala 72 – a group with a very vintage sound – one that rings out with plenty of offbeat funky elements, African percussion, and maybe even a sense of bassline borrowed from Colombian music! The group have a wonderful criss-crossing of styles – and this full ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KatzenjammersPanatics ... LP
Long View, Early 80s. Very Good ... $14.99
Includes an insane cover of Gary Numan's "Cars"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners and unglued bottom seam with a torn portion.)

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Mamani Keita & Marc MinelliElectro Bamako ... CD
Universal/Palm, 2002. Used ... $0.99
A mixture of world vocals and modern electro jazz – with sounds as diverse and compelling as the Paris scene in which the album was recorded! Mamani Keita's vocals are beautiful – and have an honest earthy quality that provides a striking contrast with the album's use of keyboards, ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Salif KeitaAmen ... CD
Mango, 1991. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Salif KeitaFolon – The Past ... CD
Mango/Island, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kakai KilonzoMama Sofi (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99
Early 80 benga from Kakai Kilonzo – done in a style that has this fantastic bassline that kind of bubbles, dips, and inflects along in this almost bubbly sort of way – while Kakai sings out the lead lyric in a raspy vocal with a bit of backing – and guitar lines bubble up to ring ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Osamu KitajimaBenzaiten ... LP
Antilles/Oom Dooby Dochas (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kofo The WondermanProof ... CD
Sunmak, 2000. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sourakata KoiteEn Holland ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Wonderfully deft work on the kora from Sourakata Koite – a musician who maybe seems to handle the instrument with an even more fluid, more rhythmic sound than most other players we've heard! The Kora's got many strings – kind of a cross between a harp and a lute – but Koite never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kondi BandSalone ... LP
Strut (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 23.99
Very cool sounds from a wonderful pairing of sources – the ancient African thumb piano and contemporary funky production – at a level that's almost a 21st Century update of the American 70s kalimba experiments by Phil Cohran and Earth Wind & Fire! There's moments here that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 22.98
A beautiful set of contemporary yoruba recordings – performed by the Konkere Beats group in Nigeria, and with a different vibe than some of the more familiar yoruba material from the Caribbean! The sacred sounds are full of percussion and vocal chants – and have a vibe that's maybe ... read more CD

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Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $2.99
A brilliantly funky and raw live recording by the Congo's great Konono No 1 – taped in Vera, Holland on their first European tour in February of 2003, and released on Terp, the label owned by Terrie Ex of the Ex! The brittle, in-the-red likembe patterns fly by in high-velocity cycles, amped- ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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Sarathy KorwarMy East Is Your West ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.99
A really amazing little record – one that's partly in the "jazz meets Indian" mode of Joe Harriott's experiments of the 60s – but a performance that also brings in a lot more from spiritual jazz, even though most of the instrumentation is more traditional! The set is live, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Kou Keri KouCanto Negro/Cerbatana ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
A Spanish group, but one who draw inspiration from all over the globe – as they criss-cross Southern Hemisphere sounds from both sides of the Atlantic on "Canto Negro" – a tune that's got a nice sing/songy groove! "Cerbatana" is even deeper – a rich tune with ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more CD
Also available An Ka Sonje ... LP 15.99

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
The first album in many years from Edmondy Krater – an overlooked musical genius from the scene in Guadeloupe – and one who maybe sounds better here than ever before! Krater's always had an ear for blending jazz with some of the more recent currents of the island – but that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available An Ka Sonje ... CD 18.99

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KusangalaKusangala ... CD
Nirvana, 1994. Used ... $2.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... read more CD

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✨✧ Femi KutiBeng Beng Beng (2 x 12 inch singles – 6 mixes) ... 12-inch
Barclay (France), 1998. Good+ 2x12" (pic cover)... $3.99
Killer modern Afro grooves! This sparkling double-12 inch single package features 6 new mixes of one of the best tracks from Femi Kuti's album of last year – and they're all super-grooving in a way that would make his father proud! Ashley Beedle heads off the main mixes – and offers ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has split seams.)
 
 



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