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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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EkoFunky Disco Music ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Funky disco music, and a lot more too – all served up in this rare 70s set by Eko Roosevelt from Cameroon! The leadoff track is a long groover that runs for more than 10 minutes in length – and has that mix of modes that you'd often find in some of the Parisian Afro tracks recorded in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abdu El HamidChants Et Danses Des Pays Arabes ... LP
Musidisc (France), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wrinkling from moisture.)

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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 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 instrumental ... read more CD

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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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✨✧ Cesaria EvoraNova Sintra ... CD
Records, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Fabulous TrobadorsPas De Ci (old one rmx, A Bofareu vers)/Pas Faire Gaffe A Soi/J'Ai La Rate (main, vers)/Original Felix Castan ... CD
Roker (France), 1993. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FairuzYa Meghzal/Sarregh Ya Dib ... 7-inch
Parlophone (Lebanon), 1967. Very Good+ ... $39.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an EMI Lebanon sleeve.)

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Familia Alcantara CoralFamilia Alcantara Coral – Vol 2 ... CD
Allca/MCD World Music (Brazil), 2000. Used ... $9.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Giora FeidmanJewish Soul Music ... LP
Hed Arzi (Israel), 1972. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Giora FeidmanPanorama – Steelbands Of Trinidad & Tobago ... CD
Delos, 1991. Used ... $2.99
Music from Phase II Pan Groove, Exodus, Pamberi, Vat 19 Fontclaire, Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars, Kalomo Kings & Amoco Renegades. CD

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FelaBest Of The Black President ... CD
Kalakuta, 1970s. Used 2 CD's ... $13.99
A great little Fela compilation of some of the Black President's most iconic material! This 2CD set features Fela's classic mid 70s recordings - with some of them edited down to shorter takes than the extended ones that appear on the full LPs, or "part 2" versions, but the track on the ... read more CD

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Alagbon Close (180 gram gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 24.99
One of the lesser-known 70s session from Fela – but a great one too, and a record that captures the Africa 70 group at all their early raw best! Tracks are both very long – stretching for a side of the record apiece – and the title track "Alagbon Close" features some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition color vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Fela & Africa 70Best Best Of Fela Kuti ... CD
MCA, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
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, BMG music club pressing.)

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Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight (180 gram red vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Fela & Africa 70Shakara (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
The cover image here really demonstrates the charisma of Fela at his height – dozens of topless women, kneeling around the maestro and spelling out the number 70 – but to us, the music is what really shows the man's power – a bold, progressive statement of the new energy bubbling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nelson FerrasDrums Of Brazil (10 inch LP) ... LP
Tempo, 1960s. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Franco & Le TPOK JazzFrancophonic 1 – Africa's Greatest – A Retrospective Vol 1 – 1953 to 1980 ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $19.99
A massive look at the music of Franco – the guitarist whose music really helped transform the sound of Africa in the 60s and 70s! The career-spanning set features tracks from three different decades – beginning with some very rough early sides, then moving into a rich array of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Franco & Le TPOK JazzFrancophonic 2 – Africa's Greatest – A Retrospective 1980 to 1989 ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Amazing music from the last decade of Francois Luambo Makiadi – aka Franco – the kind of music that made him one of Africa's greatest musical exports of the time! Although Franco and his TPOK Jazz group were riding high during these years, they still were really breaking great new ... read more CD

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Thomas Frempong (Frimpong)Aye Yi ... LP
Asona (UK), 1985. Very Good+ ... $149.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks.)

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Rami GabrielIn Care Of ... CD
Rami Gabriel, 2016. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(On demand CDr release.)

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Gamelan Semar PegulinganGamelan Semar Pegulingan – Gamelan Of The Love God ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Beautifully evocative work on the Balinese gamelan – music that's maybe not as sharp as other recordings from that particular island – with a warmly flowing vibe that comes from the melodic cascading of tuned percussion, vibes, and gongs! There's still a focused, rhythmic feel to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Asnake GebreyesAhadu (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1988. New Copy ... $24.99
A later gem from the Ethiopian music scene – but one that has the same great qualities as albums issued during the golden years of the 70s! This rare set was originally issued only on cassette, so maybe has had less global circulation than earlier sounds from Ethiopia – and it features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Gilberto GilRefavela ... CD
Warner (Germany), 1977. Used ... $16.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Refavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
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
Also available Refavela ... CD 16.99

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Jef Gilson & Hal SingerSoul Of Africa (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1974. New Copy ... $12.99
A groundbreaking set of work from the team of Jef Gilson and Hal Singer – a uniquely cross-cultural session recorded in the Paris scene of the 70s, and easily some of the best work ever from both musicians! Singer's probably best remembered on these shores for his older R&B tenor work of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Gipsy KingsGipsy Kings ... LP
PEM (France), 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Surprisingly 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
(US pressing on Elektra. Cover has a promo stamp, cutout notch, and hype stickers.)

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... CD
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more CD
Also available Grotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP 23.99

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GrottoGrotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... LP
EMI/Odion Livingstone (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99
A wonderfully funky set from this hip Nigerian group of the 70s – a set that's a lot more soulful than their trippy first album – and done with a range of great grooves overall! The instrumentation here is focused on the core talents of the combo – with lots of riffing guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grotto 2 – Wait No Hurry ... CD 14.99

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Henri GuedonRetrospective ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
Latin grooves in many styles – a massive collection of work by percussionist Henri Guedon – a musician with roots in the French West Indies, but who played heavily on both the Paris and New York scenes! Guedon's music here has a vibe that really shows that cross-cultural blend – ... read more CD

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Guelewar Band Of BanjulWarteef Jigeen ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $9.99
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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GuneshGunesh ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $15.99
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 CD

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✨✧ John HandyJohn Handy's Rainbow Band 1979 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
A great live set from one of the most unusual periods in the career of alto saxophonist John Handy – a time when he was working with a group of Indian musicians, in a great fusion of jazz and world styles! The Rainbow Band was really one of Handy's most creative endeavors – and this ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Lament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP 14.99

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✨✧ Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 18.00
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other ... read more CD

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Jon HassellDream Theory In Malaya – Fourth World Vol 2 (with bonus track) ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the lasting moments of genius from trumpeter Jon Hassell – his second entry in Brian Eno's 4th World series, and a set that's even more mindblowing than the first! As with that one, the approach here mixes together electric and acoustic sounds, with an imagined landscape of ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Ofra HazaFifty Gates Of Wisdom ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Amartey HedzolehKukurantumi ... LP
Chop Time (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Excellent solo work from Amartey Hedzoleh – a key member of the important Afro Funk combos Psychedelic Aliens and Hedzoleh Sounds – heard here in a set of previously-unreleased tracks from the early 80s! The music is quite rootsy all the way through – with Hedzoleh on vocals and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Panduranga HendersonOcean Of Love (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 19.99
Incredibly unique work from Panduranga Henderson – an artist who first worked as John Henderson in the group of Ray Charles, then hooked up with Alice Coltrane and had a spiritual awakening that really shaped his sound! The music here isn't at all like Charles or Coltrane – although it' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Hewar9 Days of Solitude – The Damascus Session ... CD
Incognito (Lebanon), 2007. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Ramjohn Holda & The Potaro PorknockersSongs Of The Guiana Jungle ... LP
Request, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Theophilus HomerDon't Trouble People/We Ain't Got No Love ... 7-inch
Semp (Trinidad & Tobago), 1977. Good ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(This copy skips on "We Ain't Got No Love".)

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Paul HornInside The Taj Mahal (aka Inside) ... LP
Kuckuck (Germany), 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the most starkly beautiful recordings in Paul Horn's career – with spiritually resonant, almost spine tingling solo flute and some chants, all recorded in the Taj Majal one day in April of 1968! It's really all about the atmosphere, as it would have to be given the location – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Paul HornPaul Horn In Kashmir ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Easily the trippiest of Paul Horn's 60s experiments – and even more far-reaching than his Paul Horn In India set! This one has a very similar feel to Paul's Indian session, but it's much more transcendental – with long tunes that spin out amidst sitar, tabla, and vocals – going ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
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

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Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $15.99
The debut album from Theadora Ifudu – a singer who hit greater fame on a bigger label a few years later – but who sounds pretty darn great here at the start! The music is an offbeat blend of American soul and Nigerian funk – recorded both in Lagos and London, but with a sound ... read more CD

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IgnitersIgniters Explode ... LP
TSM, Mid 70s. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
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
Also available Way Home ... LP 18.99

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Way Home ... CD 9.99

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IlaiyaraajaSolla Solla – Maestro Ilaiyaraaja & The Electronic Pop Sound Of Kollywood 1977 to 1983 – Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A pastiche of of styles from the late 70s and early 80s Kollywood cinema scene – amazing stuff produced and arranged by Ilaiyaraaja – music that trades as much in heavy funk as it does electronic pop! Over the span of a few decades, maestro Ilaiyaraaja recorded hundreds of scores, many ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rikki Ililonga & Musi O TunyaDark Sunrise (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. Very Good+ 3LPs ... $28.99
An amazing set that documents the early years of the Zamrock scene – the funk and psych informed Afro Rock pioneered by vocalist and African guitar legend Rikki Ililonga and his group Musi-O-Tunya in Zambia from 1973 to 1976 – and compiled beautifully in this great set from Now ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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ImaginationsForever Rockin ... LP
Imaginations, 1985. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Miyuki IshimotoEnkaikutoshitsuki ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Hisao ItoKojyou No Shakuhachi ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor JaraLe Chili De Victor Jara – El Derecho De Vivir En Paz ... LP
Dicap (France), Early 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Jay-U ExperienceEnough Is Enough (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Rare Nigerian funk and soul from The Jay-U Experience! Rather than following Fela's or any other template for 70s Afro Funk or soul, the group does a pretty incredible job of mixing up styles into a unique hybrid, rooted in the above, touching on reggae and jazz, too, and all the while holding ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vladimir Jelinek/Le Ballet National TchecoslovaqueChants Et Danses De Tchecoslovaquie ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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JM Tim & FotyAfrican Funk Experimental – 1977 to 1979 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Heavy funk, with maybe just a touch of experimental – the latter coming from the way that things were really changing up on the African scene of the late 70s – especially as the music was criss-crossing with more of the post-colonial world of records! Many of these tracks have almost a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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Levi JohnFlesh Deceiving/Hearts Of Hearts ... 7-inch
Spouge Beat (Barbados), 1974. Good ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with noise and crackles towards the beginning of each side. Label has some pen.)

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Joyce, Sivuca, Tutty Moreno, Celia Vaz, & OthersBrasil ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.99
A really groundbreaking album of Brazilian sounds – a set recorded in the mid 90s by a London label – but one with a vibe that stretches back to the most important classics of the Brazilian scene in the 60s and 70s! In a way, the whole record's a bit out of time – nothing at all ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(New 2018 edition!)
Also available Brasil ... LP 24.99

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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden SoundsHamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce funky sounds from 70s Cameroon – the entire recorded legacy of Hamad Kalkaba, who only issued three funky 45s back in the day! Yet even at six songs, the music here is completely tremendous – tunes that rumble along on this earthy sort of energy – drums that are heavier at ... read more CD

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KaraxuChants De La Resistance Populaire Chilienne ... LP
Expression Spontanee (France), 1974. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on MIR.)

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✨✧ Kasai All StarsIn The 7th Moon – Congotronics 3 ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2008. Used ... $1.99
One of the most compelling entries so far in the all-great Congotronics series – a set of highly percussive work from this unique ensemble! The Kasai All Stars is a collective of members from six other groups – all working here in Konono-like territory that's heavy on distorted rhythms ... read more CD
(Digipack & booklet are slightly wavy, but clean.)

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Kamal KeilaMuslims & Christians ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.98
Really wonderful work from the early 90s scene in Khartoum – sounds that have a much more 70s-styled sound than you might expect! That sound is in keeping with Kamal Keila, who was never a mainstream artist at all – and instead made material like this away from the limelight, which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kesarbia KerkarKesarbia Kerkar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing performances from Kesarbia Kerkar – a key Indian singer of the postwar years, heard here in a variety of beautiful vintage recordings! Kerkar's got a voice that influenced many in generations to come – but the original sound here is much more mindblowing than so many others ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ustad Abdul Wahid KhanUstad Abdul Wahid Khan ... LP
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1947. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Quite an early set in the world of full-length recordings of Indian music – an album that even predates more famous records by Ravi Shankar and some of his contemporaries! The set features three long tracks, each unfolding in a beautiful way – recorded with fidelity that's maybe a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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King Ayisoba1000 Can Die ... CD
Glitterbeat (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
New work from this legendary Ghanian singer – an artist who also plays the guitar-like kologo, but in the company of a fierce amount of percussion! The album's got an approach that really comes on strong – mixing older modes with a slightly contemporary crackle – a bit like the ... read more CD

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King Eric & His KnightsCalypso Encores ... LP
Caribbean Folk Music, 1962. Very Good- ... $3.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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Charly KingsonBorn In Africa (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great little groover by an artist who may have been born in Africa, but who works here on the Munich scene of the 70s – with help from a surprisingly strong jazz lineup that includes Benny Bailey on trumpets, Sal Nistico on tenor, and the mighty Klaus Weiss on drums, keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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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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KitaroSilver Cloud ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Japanese pressing on Sound Design, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ KlezmorimStreets Of Gold ... LP
Arhoolie, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Great work from one of the most important groups in the klezmer revival – with a nice Robert Crumb cover too! 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 ... $18.99 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
Also available Yoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... LP 26.99

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Konkere BeatsYoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Yoruba – Songs & Rhythms For The Yoruba Gods In Nigeria ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Konono No 1Congotronics ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used ... $4.99
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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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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Sory Kandia KouyateLa Voix De La Revolution ... CD
Syliphone/Sterns, Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Incredible work from Sory Kandia Kouyate – not just an amazing singer, but also a powerful political force in independent Guinea as well! This 2CD collection brings together music from Sory's best period – very heavy on early 70s numbers that feature enigmatic instrumentation on kora, ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase and book.)

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Edmony KraterAn Ka Sonje ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
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

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Kronos QuartetPieces Of Africa ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99

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✨✧ Kronos Quartet & Asha BhosleYou've Stolen My Heart – Songs From RD Burman's Bollywood ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 2005. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, sticker on CD.)

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KumasiAkoben ... LP
Superjock, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A neo-classic Afrobeat combo based in New Orleans and named for the city in Ghana – and they're a pretty great one, too! Kumasi is a 13-piece band, with a bigger, more rhythm and percussion heavy style than some of the smaller, more raging Afro Funk groups out there, which is not to say that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toure KundaLive – Paris-Ziguinchor ... LP
Celluloid, 1984. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Fela Kuti/De La SoulFela Soul ... LP
Amerigo Gazaway, 2011. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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(Black vinyl pressing in a white stickered sleeve.)

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Femi KutiOne People One World ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The title of the first track here really gets the spirit of the album right – "Africa Will Be Great Again" – which stands at the start as one of the most declarative moments on record from Femi Kuti, and really sets the tone for the rest of the record! There's definitely some ... read more CD

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... CD
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more CD
Also available Black Times ... LP 26.99

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Times ... CD 11.99

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Rao KyaoDancas De Rua ... LP
Vertigo (Portugal), 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a bent corner.)

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Lady Smith Black MambazoLady Smith Black Mambazo & Friends ... CD
Razor & Tie, 2012. Used 2 CDs ... $1.99
... CD
(Small drill hole through spine.)

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Ladysmith Black MambazoClassic Tracks ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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Ladysmith Black MambazoInala ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Lafayette Afro Rock BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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