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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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✨✧ FarafinaKanou ... CD
L'Empreinte Digitale (France), 2002. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Giora FeidmanJewish Soul Music ... LP
Hed Arzi (Israel), 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Giora FeidmanPanorama – Steelbands Of Trinidad & Tobago ... CD
Delos, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Afrodisiac (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99 19.98
A stunner from Fela – a record that really leaps right into the groove right from the very first note – then never lets up at all! Igo Chiko provides some fantastic tenor sax solos on the tunes – and both Tunde Williams and Eddie Faychum serve up some killer trumpet – while ... 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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Franco & Le TPOK JazzFrancophonic 1 – Africa's Greatest – A Retrospective Vol 1 – 1953 to 1980 ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $24.99
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 ... $14.99
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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✨✧ 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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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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Groupe LemChahebLa Chanson Populaire Marocaine ... CD
Club Du Disque Arabe (France), 1989. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ GuemO Universo Ritmico De Guem (original pressing) ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), 1982. Near Mint- ... $39.99
An excellent album of hard percussion tracks from congolero Guem – recorded in Sao Paulo in 1982, with accompaniment on djembe, bonga, and assorted other percussion instruments. The tracks are spare, but very driving – with tight rhythms on all cuts, which has made the album quite ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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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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Guy One#1 LP ... LP
Philophon (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Wicked work from Guy One – both a singer and an instrumentalist – playing the small-stringed kologo here, but with riffing intensity that's backed by a very funky combo! The sound is pretty darn unique – in a mode that's not even like Afro funk from years back – and instead ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hacienta Punto En Otro SonTierra Y Otros Cantares ... LP
Artomax (Puerto Rico), Mid 70s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $14.99
A very cool combination of folksy elements and jazzier styles – almost like some of the more sophisticated records that came from Havana at the end of the 60s! These guys do a wonderful job of mixing percussion, guitar, and flute with some warmer keyboards and other more modern touches ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a small old sticker.)

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Masters Hagiwara, Hatta, Kitagawa , & KikusuiKoto Music Of Japan ... LP
Nonesuch, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a few staple holes & light wear.)

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Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa SusoVillage Life ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $24.99
An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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
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
Also available Lament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... CD 10.99

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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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✨✧ 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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Theophilus HomerDon't Trouble People/We Ain't Got No Love ... 7-inch
Semp (Trinidad & Tobago), 1977. Good ... $1.99
(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 ... $9.99
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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✨✧ HuayucaltiaCaminos ... LP
ROM, 1988. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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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

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Bongos Ikwue & The GrooviesStill Searching ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... $33.99
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- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Miyuki IshimotoEnkaikutoshitsuki ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Hisao ItoKojyou No Shakuhachi ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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William JacksonInchcolm ... CD
Linn/Honest, 1995. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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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)... $34.99
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+ ... $9.99
... 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
Also available Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden SoundsHamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download and big booklet of notes!)
Also available Hamad Kalkaba & The Golden Sounds 1974/1975 ... CD 16.99

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Kasai All StarsIn The 7th Moon – Congotronics 3 ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2008. Used ... $2.99
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

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Joe KemfaJungle Juice ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure what's in this jungle juice, but it's clearly having a great effect on Joe Kemfa – allowing him to move and groove in a really great way – as he leads his group through a sweet later take on the sound of Lagos funk! The album's got a great blend of rhythms and some ... read more CD

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✨✧ Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanKithe Yaar Na Hove ... CD
Super Cassettes Industries Limited (India), 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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
(Includes download!)

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KitaroMy Best ... LP
Gramavision, 1986. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing on Canyon, including insert & obi.)

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KitaroSilver Cloud ... LP
Polydor, 1983. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Sound Design, including the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Komadori ShimaiFutari No Enka ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear.)

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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

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Konono No 1Lubuaku ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2003. Used ... $4.99
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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Erkin KorayFesuphanallah ... CD
Mega Muzik (Turkey), 1997. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ 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 ... $2.99

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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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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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✨✧ Femi KutiFight To Win ... CD
MCA, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Fela's funky son is back – sounding more soulful than ever! The album's a great one – an incredibly solid effort that's light years beyond Femi's first two LPs – spanning a globe of grooves with one foot in his father's Afro Funk tradition, and another in the future of soul, hip ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bent corner.)

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L'Ham De FocCor De Porc ... CD
Justin Time (Canada), 2006. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, sticker over barcode.)

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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 ... $4.99
... CD

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Ladysmith Black MambazoInala ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Ladysmith Black MambazoUmthombo Wamanzi ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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✨✧ Pasteur LappeNa Man Pass Man ... LP
Disques D'Esperance/Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
An Afro Funk record, but one with a bit of an unusual groove, too – as the set was recorded in France, and features some unusual moogy touches next to the percussion, horns, and guitars! Pasteur Lappe's definitely going for more of a global funk vibe overall here – and, a bit like Ice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pasteur LappeWe The People (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Tight Afro club grooves from Pasteur Lappe – but tracks that also have some nice roughness around the edges! The style here is often somewhat stripped-down – with rhythms that feature straight-ahead basslines and drums, which are then criss-crossed by Lappe's vocals, and peppered with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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LaraajiBring On The Sun/Sun Gong ... CD
All Saints, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A double-length set of work from Laraaji – all contemporary tracks, done with producer Carlos Nino – but with a vibe that really takes us back to his mindblowing explorations in the early years! Bring On The Sun represents the first half of the album – and features Laraaji ... read more CD

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LaraajiSun Transformations (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
All Saints, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
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(Limited edition!)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD
Also available Vision Songs ... LP 18.99

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 23.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vision Songs ... CD 11.99

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Jack LarsenAfrican Collection ... 7-inch
Jack Lenor Larsen, Early 60s. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Le Mystere Jazz De TombouctouLe Mystere Jazz De Tombouctou ... CD
Mali Kunkan/Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
Amazing music from Mali – quite different than most other albums we've heard from that scene in the 70s – with wonderful reed work that really lives up to the "jazz" in the group's name! The sound is bold and righteous, but with an other-worldly vibe too – a really ... read more CD

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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 1 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A great tribute to Fela Kuti from saxophonist Bukky Leo – a player with Nigerian roots, but who's been working on the London scene for decades – with music that goes back to some key early records for the Acid Jazz label, and some great releases in more recent years! Here, Leo takes on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoLes Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako ... CD
Sterns, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Hardly the kind of group you'd hear in an American motel during the 70s – no cheesy lounge jazz here – and instead, a crucially important group on the West African scene, with great vocals by a young Salif Keita! The group have a style that nicely encompasses other influences from up ... read more CD

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Les Charmeurs/Les Banges/Nemours Jean-BaptisteUn Coumbite Musical – Haiti ... LP
Macaya, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, half split top seam, and split bottom seam.)

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Les Troubadours Du Roi BaudoinMissa Luba ... LP
Philips, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the biggest world music hits of the 60s – a unique album that mixes Congolese songs with a new interpretation of the Latin mass! Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin are an ensemble of young singers with a very joyous sort of feel – one that works equally well for the traditional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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Dr Bernard Liburd & Al BaptisteRocking Down The House ... LP
Up, 1986. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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LifeboyOyo-Yoye/Version ... 7-inch
Strakers, 1978. Good ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with crackling.)

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Lord FoodoosCalypso Carnival – Recorded Live In Jamaica ... LP
Elektra/Everest, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel LouekeKaribu ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $2.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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