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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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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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Dissidenten feat BajkaInstinctive Traveler ... CD
Blue Jackel, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(Small cutout hole through digipack barcode.)

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Djessou Mory KanteGuitar Seche ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1998. Used ... $19.99
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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Do AmorDo Amor ... CD
Plus Brasil Musica (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Chano DominguezFlamenco Sketches ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Chano Dominguez on piano, Mario Rossy on bass, Pirana on percussion, and Blas "Kejjo" Cordoba and Tomas "Tomasito" Moreno on handclaps. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Chano Dominguez & Javier ColinaChano & Colina ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. Used ... $8.99
Chano Dominguez on piano and Javier Colina on double bass. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Catarina Dos SantosNo Balanco Do Mar ... CD
Catarina Dos Santos (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $8.99
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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 ... $11.99
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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Stephen Dydo & Alan SondheimDragon & Phoenix ... CD
ESP, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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DzintarsSongs Of Amber ... CD
Ryko, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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✨✧ East New York Ensemble De MusicAt The Helm ... CD
Folkways, 1974. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
An extremely righteous bit of soul jazz – originally issued in a very small pressing by Folkway Records, at a time when the label was doing some great underground recordings! The sound is loose and free – spiritually building in a manner that recalls the work of Ahmed Abdul Malik, Phil ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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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 ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99
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 CD

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandEbe Aka Lulu Onye ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, bent corners, and clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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✨✧ Joe EjioguAlumdi N'Omumu ... LP
Eke Rec (Nigeria), 1983. Fair ... $9.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl in in Fair condition. Cover is faded, with lightly stained and wrinkled corners.)

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El Verno Del CongoEl Verno Del Congo ... LP
Merry Disc, Early 70s. Very Good ... $16.99
The first vocal album from El Verno Del Congo, best known for his work on talking drums – recorded in Barbados! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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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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Alhaji Dauda EpoakaraO Beautiful ... LP
Awurebe (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with smudges and minor stains on front.)

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Neset ErtasHata Benim ... CD
Kalan, 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Neset ErtasMuhur Gozlum ... CD
Kalan (Turkey), 1998. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cesaria EvoraBest Of Cesaria Evora ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica (France), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
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Cesaria EvoraCabo Verde ... CD
BMG/Nonesuch, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $24.99
... 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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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. Used ... $9.99
A brilliant criss-crossing of group from this cool trans-global group – a set recorded in London, but with roots in Venezuela, LA, and Ghana – served up with a sound that's even greater than the sum of its parts! Malcolm Catto recorded the record – and really helps bring a funky ... read more CD

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FangaAfrokaliptyk Nation – Live At Victoire Il Montpellier (CD & DVD) ... CD
Underdog (France), 2011. Used CD + DVD ... $11.99
Triumphant live material from the great European Afro Funk combo Fanga – captured in Montpellier, France – which is where they call home! We've found Fanga's efforts to date to be tightly grooving, spiritually resonant Afro Funk to be among the finest modern acts anywhere in the world ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FaustoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1994. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ FelaMusic Is The Weapon Of The Future Vol 1 ... CD
Exworks, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not much of a package – but some nice music! The set features previously unissued studio versions of 3 classic Fela tunes – "Go Slow", "Roforofo Fight", and "Suffering & Smiling – and they're all done in slightly different versions that each run on ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of 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 ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... CD
Terrascape, Mid 70s. Used ... $7.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An early classic from Fela Kuti & Africa 70 – the kind of early 70s record that helped both the leader and the group establish themselves as a global powerhouse of funk and soul! The set begins with the side-long "Open & Close" – a righteous tune that's driven onward ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Shakara ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1974. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Original Nigerian pressing. NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging, lightly bent corners, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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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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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Zombie (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
One of Fela's greatest albums – and one of the few that got any sort of international circulation in the 70s! "Zombie" shows Fela at the height of his powers – grooving away in incredibly fast, incredibly tight Afro Funk lines, weaving guitar, sax, and keyboards together with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Monica FerrazLove ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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FortunaMediterraneo ... CD
Fortuna Artistic Productions (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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4 MarsSuper Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... CD
Ostinato (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99 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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✨✧ 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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Jnan Prakash GhoshDrums Of India ... LP
EMI (India), 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Indian pressing. Cover has a split spine, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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✨✧ Gibson BrothersCuba ... LP
Island, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of Island's ventures into the disco realm, where they took one of their Carribbean acts and married them to modern disco-fied production. The combination's a winner here, and leans much more heavily on the disco side, with some occasional salsa sounding elements peeking through the slick ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the heavy inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy ... $16.99 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
Also available Malagasy ... LP 32.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malagasy ... CD 16.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99 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 18.99

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Gipsy KingsGipsy Kings ... LP
PEM (France), 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
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, includes the Elektra inner sleeve.)

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Loretta GoggiI Grandi Successi Originali ... CD
BMG/Ricordi (Italy), Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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GoogooshGoogoosh ... CD
Finders Keepers/B- Music, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $16.99
Beautiful Persian pop from Faegheh Atashin, aka Googoosh (alternately, Gougoush)– and like some of the best, adventurous pop music from around the world at the the time, it's steeped in myriad styles – from emotionally string-laden to funky and danceable! Googoosh is a genuine ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Green Door AllstarsYouth Stand Up ... LP
Autonomous Africa (UK), 2015. Near Mint- ... $39.99
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Group DouehTreeg Salaam ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 80s/Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Great music from the personal archives of Group Doueh – tracks all originally recorded on cassette, but cleaned up nicely and presented in one of those great Sublime Frequencies packages! The first half of the set features shorter numbers by the group – really compelling numbers that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99 26.99
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 ... $8.99

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Grynner & FriendsRock With Me/We Want More (inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... $6.99

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GuemGuem Et Zaka Percussion ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1978. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by percussionist Guem – an enhanced session that has him working with the Zaka Percussion group, an ensemble of 6 percussionists that can handle a wide variety of instruments. The tracks are all driving and heavy – with plenty of conga work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Kiki GyanFeeling So Good ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A fantastic groover from Kiki Gyan – a singer from Ghana who worked in Osibisa during the early 70s – but one who's also got a really universal club vibe here on this overlooked gem from the end of the 70s! The record's got a bubbling, upbeat vibe that really lives up to its title ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gyuto Tantric CollegeTibetan Buddhism – Tantras Of Gyuto/Sangwa Dupa ... CD
Nonesuch, 1975. Used ... $4.99
A classic recording of Buddhist chants – from the legendary Gyuto monks! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Daniel Haaksman & OthersBlack Atlantica Edits ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of cross-cultural grooves from Daniel Haaksman – the man who first raised our ears with his excellent Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats compilations – then kept on giving us great music during all the years in between! This set has Haaksman providing his own ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Meklit HaderoOn A Day Like This ... CD
Porto Franco, 2010. Used ... $5.99
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(Promotional sticker over barcode.)

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Early work Zimbabwe legends Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – a group that was an early showcase for the vocal talents of the equally legendary Thomas Mapfumo! The set's not just a Mapfumo showcase, though – as the sound here resonates strongly from the whole group – nice harmonies ... read more CD

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Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Seminal South African work from Harari – a group who'd previously recorded as The Beaters, but changed their name after getting a new spiritual awakening while touring Zimbabwe! That new name and new spirit really fits the sound here – an even deeper incarnation of the style they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
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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Hayvanlar AlemiGuarana Superpower – Selected Works 2007 to 2009 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 2000s. Used ... $6.99
Incredible contemporary Turkish psychedelia and hypnotic instrumental jams from Hayvanlar Alemi – a group that blends their region influences with a world of psychedelia and wordlessly anthemic possibilities for a sound all their own! Electric guitars drive of the group's sound – with ... read more CD

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Ofra HazaFifty Gates Of Wisdom ... CD
Shanachie, 1988. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JC HeardCalypso For Dancing (aka Tropicana) ... LP
Epic, 1957. Very Good- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono yellow label pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used Gatefold ... $3.99
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 CD

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... LP
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A rare South African jazz treasure – a set that's much more obscure than some of the bigger names of the scene, and which has a sound that's very different too! There's maybe a stronger American influence taking place here, especially in the rhythms, but also in the phrasing – and the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hilo HawaiiansHoneymoon In Hawaii – Hawaii – Nearer Than You Think Lovelier Than You Dreamed (LP & book) ... LP
Hawaii Hosts, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $6.99
A very cool tourist package – put together with an LP of music, plus a heavy book of full color photos and images – all as a giveaway to attendees of the 1969 American Bankers Association conference! (Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Booklet has light wear. Plastic spiral spine is in good shape.)

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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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Anna IdenticiI Grandi Successi Originali ... CD
BMG/Ricordi (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
... CD

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Igna IgwebuikeBomp ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Sweet funky sounds from east Nigeria, circa 1980 – a great little set that's got a laidback groove, and a style that's clearly learned plenty from the hipper corners of the American funk universe! The approach is a bit like funky club at times, a bit more like some of the larger funk acts of ... read more CD

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Endee IkejiWake Up For Positive Change ... LP
Premier (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has wear and aging, a thin portion torn off from the spine, and some light stains on back.)

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
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Rikki Ililonga & Musi O TunyaDark Sunrise (2CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99 18.98
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 CD

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✨✧ Solomon Ilori & His Afro Drum EnsembleAfrican High Life (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Note, 1963. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most roosty albums on Blue Note – and a fairly straight session of African percussion tracks by Solomon Ilori and his Afro Drum Ensemble! Unlike similar albums by Art Blakey, this one lacks any strong sort of jazz component – and really just features fairly straight African ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Innov GnawaLila ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic little record – served up by a group of Moroccan musicians working in New York, where they've clearly found a way to expand their sound nicely from their roots! As you might guess from their name, Innov Gnawa are proponents of the hypnotic grooves you'd find in Moroccan gnawa ... read more CD

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Interdenominational Youth ChoirGod Gave Me A Song/Stay With God' ... 7-inch
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Ipa BoogieGet The Music Now (short version)/Africa (short version) ... 7-inch
Albarika Store/Miles Away (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99
There's some sharp jazzy changes at the start of this groove – a mix of instruments on the rhythms that show why Ipa Boogie could almost challenge Kool & The Gang at their sound – but also bring in some deeper West African touches to send the tune over the top! "Africa" ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Papy IpepyDroit D'Aimer ... CD
Editions Kaluila (France), 1991. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Odion IruojeDown To Earth ... LP
Odion Limited (Nigeria), 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Soundway.)

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Kiyoko ItohWoman At 23 Hour – Love In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, 2002 pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $2.99
Two long tracks – "Dastgah Shur" and "Avaze Isfahan" for solo setar. CD
(Still sealed!)

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Hugo JasaEstados De Animo ... LP
Little Butterfly/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1990. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
A really obscure set from the tiny scene in Uruguay at the start of the 90s – a sweet batch of electronic instrumentals from Hugo Jasa, who works here in a mode that's more like Japanese electric music of the 80s than anything you might expect from South America! There's plenty of drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jali Musa JawaraSoubindoor ... LP
Mango, 1988. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(US pressing. Cover has bent corners, a number of small stickers a the spine, edge wear, and some notes in pen on front. Vinyl has a bit of marker on the deadwax.)

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $36.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP 27.99
Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available
Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP 36.99
Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP 27.99

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1973. New Copy 2LP ... $27.99 29.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP 36.99
Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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Orlando Julius & The Afro SoundersOrlando Julius & The Afro Sounders ... CD
Philips/Voodoo Funk, 1973. New Copy ... $6.99 16.98
An uber-rare album from Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders – recorded at Ginger Baker's studio in Lagos and originally (apparently quite scarcely) released by Philips in 1973 – wonderful stuff and on par with the excellent material the group recorded in the handful of previous years! ... read more CD
(CD version comes with a great hardcover book-like package that includes liner notes by Orlando Julius.)

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Jupiter & OkwessNa Kozonga ... CD
Everloving, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fast funk and lots of sharp riffs from Okwess – a group with roots in the Congo, but who've risen to international fame – thanks in part to their updating of older Afro Funk modes, and the strong presence of lead singer Jupinter Bokondji! The group are clearly aware of more ... read more CD

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brij Bhushan KabraScaling New Horizons With Guitar ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Stunning sounds on guitar from Brij Bhushan Kabra – an artist who picked up the instrument as a child, then taught himself how to make sounds – all of which creates a very unusual vibe for the record! The style is a bit like some of the sitar raga records of the 60s – long tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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