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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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Segun BucknorWho Say I Tire ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $5.99 24.99
Heavy Nigerian funk from the great Segun Bucknor – an artist who was working during the same Afro Funk revolution as Fela Kuti & Africa 70, but one who never fully got the exposure he deserved on a global level! By the time of these cuts, Segun had already been working hard in a variety ... read more CD

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RD BurmanHare Rama Hare Krishna ... CD
Far Eastern Sunshine (Germany), 1971. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
The mighty RD Burman is at the height of his powers here – crafting a Bollywood soundtrack that has an even moodier, groovier feel than usual – with some currents that even link the music towards some European film score styles of the time! Tracks are shortish, and definitely have the ... read more CD

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RD BurmanMukti ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $4.99 16.99
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a ... read more CD

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Antonio CalvarioO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1960s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Mirene CardinalliO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Teresa Silva CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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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

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Charly BoyU Turn ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, aging and some staining and stuck-on paper from moisture on the back.)

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Hariprasad ChaurasiaMusical Hourglass ... LP
EMI (India), 1984. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A very cool set of long ragas – bamboo flute from Hariprasad Chauasia, and tablas from Ustad Zakir Hussain! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a very small bit of wear on two edges, but is nice overall.)

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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 ... $5.99
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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ClannadMacalla ... LP
RCA, 1985. Very Good+ ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is slightly wavy at the bottom half.)

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Benis CletinJungle Magic ... CD
Decca/PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
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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Cloud 7Keep On Trying ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Good ... $19.99
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(Plays with some surface noise and crackles. Cover has wear and aging, with some pen on front and back.)

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Gabriele Coen Jewish ExperienceAwakening ... CD
Tzadik, 2010. Used ... $6.99
Features Gabriele Coen on reeds, Pietro Lussu on piano, Lutte Berg on electric guitar, Marco Loddo on bass, and Luca Caponi on vibes – plus special guests Massimo Coen on violin, Benny Penazzi on cello, and Simone Haggiad on percussion. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Duo Coplanacu1991 ... CD
DBN (Argentina), 2001. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Duo CoplanacuCorazon Sin Tiempo ... CD
DBN (Argentina), 2005. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Duo CoplanacuPaisaje ... CD
DBN (Argentina), 1997. Used ... $8.99
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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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Cracow Klezmer BandWarriors ... CD
Tzadik, 2001. Used ... $8.99
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Richard CrandellSpring Steel ... CD
Tzadik, 2007. Used ... $9.99
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✨✧ Baad John CrossNew Revolution ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Still sealed.)

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Dagar Gyil Ensemble Of LawraDagara – Gyil Music of Ghana's Upper West Region ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
There's a single musician playing a balafon on the front cover of the record, but the sound within is much more group-oriented and tumultuous – wonderful work recorded in the field in Ghana, with a pulsing rhythmic quality that mixes the balafon with lots more percussion and some stringed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DAMAUma Questao De Principio ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... $5.99
... CD

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Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du BeninWait For Me ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Niki Dave & Afro KidsShoreza Inyange/Amayaya ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great grooves from Burundi – two very rare tracks! "Shoreza Inyange" begins with a keyboard flow, then takes a break for a spoken/shouted part from the lead singer – before the whole group rolls into the mix, and soars up the tune with tight horns and rhythms, ensemble vocals ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DavkaJudith ... CD
Tzadik, 1999. Used ... $7.99
Stuart Brotman on bass and cimbalom, Moses Sedler on cello, Sheldon Brown on clarinet and bass clarinet, Peter Maund on percussion, and Daniel Hoffman on violin. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Paulo De CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melmores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paco De LuciaLa Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco De Lucia (1981) ... LP
Philips (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Paco De LuciaLive In America ... CD
Philips (Spain), 1993. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Eugene DeloucheDel's Jazz Biguine – Les Annees Ritmo Paris 1951 to 1953 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.98
Very cool jazz from the Paris scene of the early 50s – an assortment of singles released on the Ritmo label, owned by reedman Eugene Delouche – who works here in a very cool blend of Martinique rhythms and modern jazz! The grooves here are a key part of the growing biguine style of the ... read more CD

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $6.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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Manu DibangoAfricadelic ... LP
Survival Research (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Incredibly funky work from Manu Dibango – a set that's easily as great as his classic Soul Makossa album – but which is a lot more obscure overall! The work's got a fiercely-jamming quality all the way through – lots of rumbling percussion at the bottom, and also a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoGone Clear – The Complete Kingston Sessions(2LP pressing) ... LP
Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 42.98
A really great shift in setting for legendary reedman Manu Dibango – an album recorded in Jamaica with production from Geoffrey Chung – who helps the saxophonist find a whole new groove for his soulful style! The album's from a moment where many were flocking to Kingston to record with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoNegropolitaines ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A really great project from the legendary saxophonist Manu Dibango – a set that's almost a return to more rootsy territory after his more upbeat grooves of the 80s – even though Manu was always a bit more of a hybrid player overall! The set was originally issued in two different ... read more CD

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Aby Ngana DiopLiital ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Really unique music from Aby Ngana Diop – a poet as much as a singer – and one who speaks here over some really raw, really driving music that's plenty heavy on percussion! The sound is quite different than other Senegalese styles you might know from the time – as the sabar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Djessou Mory KanteGuitar Seche ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1998. Used ... $9.99
Guitar Seche means "acoustic guitar" in French – and a further interpretation also means "straight", or "with nothing added" – a great description of the instrumentation on the CD! The set's wonderfully spare, and quite evocative – with lead guitar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Goldfinger Doe & BMSLet's Dance Together ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Catarina Dos SantosNo Balanco Do Mar ... CD
Catarina Dos Santos (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Na Hawa DoumbiaLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1982. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
An early recording by the great Malian singer Na Hawa Doumbia – made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 – which finds her backed by guitar, keyboards and raw drums that starkly frame her voice in a great way! It's that voice that really carries this recording – it's piercing, ... read more CD

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DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
A South African jazz set from the 70s, but one with a very different vibe than most – stretched out nicely in ways that really let the tunes find their way! The group here is led by alto saxophonist H Sithole, but even more important is the work of a young Bekhi Mseleku – an artist we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Guy Du RosierHaitian Rhythms ... LP
Decca, Late 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono spectrum label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal in front and a name in red marker in back.)

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Effie Duke & The Love FamilyMr Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
A sweet bit of Afro Funk from Effi Duke & The Love Family – a set that's got some great touches that make the whole album pretty darn unique! There's a lot more groove here than you might expect from the "love" in the title – long tracks that build up in a flurry of ... read more CD

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Eboni BandEboni Band ... LP
Eboni/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A really unique record, and one with a very unusual pedigree – as the group features key members of some acts from the Ivory Coast in the late 70s, mixed with various Motown session players in the studio – all in a way that offers up a completely different take on Cali soul from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edikanfo Super African BandPace Setters ... LP
EG, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
A classic album from this great group from Ghana – one that probably got more exposure than usual, thanks to the fact that they were taken under the wing of Brian Eno, who produced the album, in a tradition that would stretch back to Ginger Baker's work with Fela! The group have a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EdzayawaProjection One ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Super-rare Ghanaian funk from Edzayawa – one of the most unique and insistently appealing Afro Rock albums we've heard in years – with a hypnotic groove all its own! The album shares some of the same influences and instrumentation as many other groups from the time, but, there's really ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram UK pressing.)

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Gentleman Mike Ejeagha & His TrioAkuko N'egwu Original Vol 1 ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface and edge wear, moderate aging and a name in pen on the front and labels.)

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El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more CD
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... LP 21.99

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Sony EnangDon't Stop That Music ... CD
PMG (Austria), Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Ensemble Of The Bulgarian RepublicMusic Of Bulgaria ... CD
Nonesuch, 1966. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke ErrolCalypso Island ... LP
Edem (Bahamas), 1967. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is stained and flaky along the bottom inch, with a split bottom seam, some marker filling in peeled spots, and appears to have been signed by the artist on front.)

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Neset ErtasMuhur Gozlum ... CD
Kalan (Turkey), 1998. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Alemayehu EsheteAlemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 2 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing 70s recordings from Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete – one of the greatest stars of the Ethiopiques series next to Mulatu! The style here is often quite funky at times – a strong James Brown influence in some of the rhythms, hitting hard with a heavy funk groove at the bottom, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cesaria EvoraBest Of Cesaria Evora ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica (France), 1990s. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Cesaria EvoraCesaria Evora ... CD
Bluebird/RCA/Lusafrica/BMG Heritage, 1995. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, wide brown packing tape holding the seams, and some stains on front.)

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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Beautiful sounds from Roger Fahkr – a Lebanese singer/songwriter who recorded most of this music in the late 70s – but with a sound and style that's every bit as compelling as western talents from the earlier part of the decade! The tunes often begin with voice and acoustic guitar, but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ahmed FakrounAhmed Fakroun ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Still sealed.)

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... CD
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more CD

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $4.99
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... read more CD

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FaustoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense/Just Like That ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Best Best Of Fela Kuti ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
A great place to start with Fela! This 2CD set features the "best best best best" of Fela's classic mid 70s recordings – and it includes a total of 13 cuts, with some of them obviously edited down to shorter takes than the extended ones that appear on the full LPs. With all the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State/Unknown Soldier (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1979/1980. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Two beautiful albums from one of the most difficult periods of Fela's life. "Coffin For Head Of State (Part 1 & 2)" is a mournful dirge-like track (although not without a good deal of funk), written around the death of Fela's mother from an attack on his Kalakatua Republic. "Unk ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Fela's London Scene (blue, red & white splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A great batch of rare tracks from the legendary Fela Kuti – unreleased for many years after their recording – which was done in London in 1971, when EMI sent Fela to the UK for a special session at their Abbey Road studios! The set benefits from the great production values of that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary pressing on red, white and blue splatter vinyl!)

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Paul Ferrette's Modern Sounds Of SteelCaribbean Extravaganza ... LP
Mark, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Includes covers of "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" by Simon & Garfunkel, "Soul Limbo" by Booker T, "Commanding Wife" by Prince Buster, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Aziz Senol FilizAcemasiran Mevlevi Ayini – Huseyin Fahrettin Dede ... CD
Kalan, 2012. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Foundars 15Co-Operation ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ 4 MarsSuper Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $19.99 20.99
Maybe the first-ever collection of the work of this important group from Djibouti – a huge state-financed ensemble whose performances were captured on tape for radio, but never issued as regular commercial albums at the time! 4 Mars take their name from a key moment of independence in the ... read more CD

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Nelson FreitasElevate ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2013. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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K Frimpong & His Cubanos FiestaMe Da A Onnda ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
The sublime first album from K Frimpong – a really unique blend of hi-life and Afro Funk, but served up with all these unusual touches that make the album stand out from even most of the rest of the revolutionary sounds that were coming from Ghana at the time! There's this sense of flow that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Gamelan PacificaTrance Gong ... CD
What Next, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Maalem Mahmoud GaniaAicha ... LP
Hive Mind (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $29.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of a fantastic batch of music – tracks recorded by master Gnawa legend Maalem Mahmoud Gania – sounds originally only issued on cassette in Morocco, but which sound far more powerful here in a more durable format! The tracks are heavy on percussion, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tlahoun GessesseTlahoun Gessesse – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 4 ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A stunning set of vocal recordings by Tlahoun Gessesse – one of the most important singers during the golden age of Ethiopian Music – caught here on a set of sides that sadly saw that period coming to an end! The tracks on the set are mostly from the early 70s, a time that saw great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 50.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A groundbreaking project from French pianist Jef Gilson – an artist who'd already made some incredible records in the 60s, but really knocked it out of the park here – by collaborating with a host of musicians from Madagascar! The set mixes Gilson's strong ear for arrangement with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
An incredible live performance from French pianist Jef Gilson and his groundbreaking Malagasy combo – a group of musicians from Madagascar, exiled in Paris – working here with Gilson on some really amazing sounds! The record is definitely jazz a the core – thanks to plenty of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Malagasy At Newport-Paris ... LP 32.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
An incredible live performance from French pianist Jef Gilson and his groundbreaking Malagasy combo – a group of musicians from Madagascar, exiled in Paris – working here with Gilson on some really amazing sounds! The record is definitely jazz a the core – thanks to plenty of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Gipsy KingsGipsy Kings ... LP
PEM (France), 1988. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Still great after all these years – maybe more so, given that the buzz on these guys finally died down – and has kept this one out of heavy rotation in coffee shops and cafes! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear and lightly bent corners.)

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Golden HandsGolden Hands ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An unusual funky duo from 70s Morocco – one who work here in a nice mix of modes, and get some great help from a third group member on some especially tight drums! The music is more conventional rock at times, but there's a few really great funky breakout tracks on the set – including ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Plays at 45rpm for extra sonic punch!)

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Teddy GreavesHere's Teddy Greaves Of Jamaica ... LP
Art, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with silver text, in the "Teddy Greaves And His Groovy Group" cover.)

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Green Door AllstarsYouth Stand Up ... LP
Autonomous Africa (UK), 2015. Near Mint- ... $28.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Grupo De CarimboUirapuru Mirim ... CD
Na Music (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $4.99

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Jose GuardiolaJose Guardiola Vol 3 – Sus EP's En La Voz De Su Amo – 1961 to 1963 ... CD
Rama Lama, Early 60s. Used 2CDs ... $1.99

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Henri GuedonKarma ... LP
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A really brilliant album from percussionist Henri Guedon – an artist with Caribbean roots, but a sound that really seems to transcend all boundaries – as he mixes his own instrumentation with a great blend of keyboards, organ, piano, and plenty more percussion – in styles that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Guelewar Band Of BanjulWarteef Jigeen ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
A wonderful fusion of traditional roots and contemporary funk – handled perfectly by this legendary Gambian band! The groove is unique – with earthy percussion and haunting vocals mixed with more 70s-styled funk instrumentation – but often in a way that's as interested in sonic ... read more CD
 
 



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