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

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Dadawah (Ras Michael)Peace & Love ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 22.99
One of the most righteous albums to come out of the Kingston scene in the early 70s – a set that's driven by the new spirit of the Rastafarian generation, but which also pushes the music much more than some of the commercial efforts of the time! The style of the music here is almost to ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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DAMAUma Questao De Principio ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD

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Gryllus Daniel/Weores SandorA Teljesseg Fele ... LP
Hungaroton (Hungary), 1988. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Olu DaraNeighborhoods ... CD
Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A pretty compelling batch of tracks, featuring the guitar, trumpet, and vocals of Olu Dara – a rootsy player who'd first come to fame in the avant scene of the 80s, but who also has undergone an incredible transformation over the past few years. Although the album is only the 2nd to be ... read more CD

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Phil Dawson QuintetIt's Time ... CD
Funkiwala (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
London guitarist Phil Dawson has a strong legacy of work with global heavyweights – artists who include Hugh Masekela, Tony Allen, and Mulatu – but the vibe here is much more jazz-based overall – as Dawson plays both guitar and Fender Rhodes in a group that has a great sense of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Alfredo De Angelis Y Su Orquesta TipicaLa Brisa ... LP
EMI (Argentina), Mid 40s-Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With vocals by Carlos Dente and Julio Martel. LP, Vinyl record album
(70s issue. Cover has lightly bent corners, some aging, and notes in marker in back.)

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✨✧ Georges DecimusKassav With Georges Decimus ... CD
Celluloid (France), 1987. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugo Del Carril/Mercedes SimoneRecordando ... LP
RCA/Camden, 1940s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s Mexican pressing. Cover has a peeled patch from tape removal at the spine, small peeled spots at the corners, and some yellowed tape remnants in back.)

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Toumani Diabate with Ballake SissokoNew Ancient Strings ... CD
Hannibal, 1999. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Porfirio DiazBellezas De Porfirio Diaz Y Su Orquesta Tipica Con Jorge Abril ... LP
RCA (Colombia), 1930s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light stains in back along the opening.)

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Manu DibangoWakafrika ... CD
Giant, 1994. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Super Mama DjoboSuper Mama Djobo ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Rare work from this important Guinean combo! The work has all the sharp, rootsy edges we love in their other releases – but there's also a clarity of recording that really lets some of the best elements come through – especially the incredible interplay on guitar, which is woven ... read more CD

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Andres Do BarroPum! ... LP
RCA/Victor (Spain), 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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DriveDrive Unlimited ... LP
RCA/We Are Busy Bodies, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A set that's filled with mighty nice keyboards – delivered with plenty of 60s soul jazz inspiration in the style, but served up with more of a 70s vibe overall – especially on some of the cuts that bring in some very heavy funk elements at the bottom! As with the group's previous album ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dumi & The Maraire Marimba EnsembleChiwoniso – Music Of Zimbabwe ... LP
Dumi, 1979. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with some small sticker spots.)

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Dumisani Maraire & Nyunga Nyunga MbiraTichazomuona ... LP
Nyami Nyami (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An album from the 80s, but one with a very timeless vibe – as the set is heavy on mbiri work from Dumisani Maraire – recorded in a way that mostly just features vocals alongside the sparkling tones of the thumb piano! The mbiri is likely amplified here – as it's got a resonance ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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E&S BrothersTaduma ... LP
Blue Tree/Afrosynth (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Sweet keyboard soul from the South African scene of the mid 80s – a record that's got a vibe that's a lot leaner and more electro oriented than some of the bubblegum pop to come! E&S are the duo of Ernest Segeel and Shadrack Ndlovu – and although the tunes are mostly electric, they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edikanfo Super African BandPace Setters ... LP
EG, 1981. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
A classic album from this great group from Ghana – one that probably got more exposure than usual, thanks to the fact that they were taken under the wing of Brian Eno, who produced the album, in a tradition that would stretch back to Ginger Baker's work with Fela! The group have a great ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, and an index label in back.)

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Mohammed El BakkarExotic Music Of The Belly Dancer ... LP
Audio Fidelity, Early 60s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam and some light wear.)

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Hamid El ShaeriSlam Years 1983 to 1988 ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Great early work from Libyan singer Hamid El Shaeri – an artist who'd soon explode to huge global fame, but who's heard here on early tracks recorded for the Slam label in Egypt! Most of the releases were originally issued only on cassette – a format that allowed Hamid's music to ... read more CD

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El Zapatero40eme Anniversaire L'Immortel Jazz Des Jeunes ... LP
St Aude, Early 80s. Very Good ... $6.99
A nice mix of jazz and tropical rhythms – served up with tenor work from El Zapatero! LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a short click in one spot, but is nice and clean overall.)

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Sony EnangDon't Stop That Music ... CD
PMG (Austria), Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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

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✨✧ Esso! Afrojam FunkbeatEsso! Afrojam Funkbeat ... LP
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. Sealed ... $9.99
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Etran De L'AirAgadez ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A fantastic little set, and one that may well represent a key evolution of the Tuareg sound – as the group here still work in the sublime blend of guitar lines that made their previous record so great, but also find this focus and majesty that really pushes the whole thing over the top! We're ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juanita EukaMabanzo ... LP
Strut (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
The solo debut of Juanita Euka, a singer you might know for her fantastic contributions to the London Afrobeat Collective and other groups – yet clearly an artist waiting to shine in the spotlight on her own! Euka is Congolese, but raised in Argentina – and given her recent work on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yang Hee EunYang Hee Eun (1991) ... CD
King (South Korea), 1991. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Cesaria EvoraVoz D'Amor ... CD
Bluebird, 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Chaba Fadela & Cheb SahraouiHana Hana ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a trace of a price sticker, and a promo stamp.)

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

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

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✨✧ David FanshaweAfrican Sanctus ... LP
Philips, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The record is a composition "For African tapes, choir, soprano, shouter, African drummer, rock drummer, percussion, guitar, bass, piano, and organ" – and it takes tapes that Fanshawe recorded in the field during the late 60s, and mixes them with larger arrangements featuring all the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has an import sticker in front and an index label in back.)

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Brenda FassieBrenda Fassie ... CD
Columbia (France), 1991. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Brenda FassieGreatest Hits 1964 to 2004 ... CD
EMI, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Fela & Egypt 80Live In Amsterdam (2LP pressing) ... LP
EMI, 1984. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
An excellent live set from Fela – one that shows that he was still very capable of going over the top during the 80s! The set's a double LP – and it features 4 great numbers by the group, with Fela on soprano sax, piano, and organ, and plenty of other great work on tenor, alto, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has an index label over the barcode in back.)

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Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 25.99
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 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 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 ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement (white cover) ... LP
Celluloid, 1978. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)

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Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
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 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.99
A really killer 70s album from Fela Kuti – one that serves up a hell of a message, and some great slinky grooves too! "Yellow Fever" is a brutal attack on miscegenation, backed by a funky groove that makes the whole thing fall into place with an amazing riffing sound – bold, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Zombie (Mercury pressing) ... LP
Mercury, 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of the few US major label issues of work by Fela, and a record that's titled after the import Zombie LP, but which has a different set of tracks. The record does include the 12 and a half minute reading of "Zombie" that was on the original LP – but then it's also got "Monke ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape, with Mercury inner sleeve and insert! Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Cauldric ForbesSoca Lady (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
Samtech, 1980. Sealed (pic cover)... $0.99 1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Four SoundsJazz From District Six ... LP
Trutone/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A South African jazz set from the end of the 60s, but one with a different vibe than some of the rest – as the group have a lean style that still also seems to mix a fair bit of Township elements in with the jazz – which makes for tracks that have a wonderfully playful mix of modes, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nelson FreitasElevate ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2013. Used ... $0.99 6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FrenosFrenos ... LP
Alhambra (Portugal), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging and lightly bent corners.)

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Osvaldo FresedoSosteniendo Recuerdos ... LP
EMI (Uruguay), Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
With vocals by Hector Pacheco. LP, Vinyl record album
(Late 70s issue, still in the plastic outer sleeve, with import sticker.)

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Osvaldo FresedoTangos Fantasticos ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 Eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has discoloration from age, a split bottom seam held with wide clear tape, and a small peeled spot in front.)

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✨✧ Friimen Muzic CompanyFree Man (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 25.99
Heady sounds from Friimen – a 70s combo from Nigeria, but one who have some of the deeper, more psychedelic elements of groups from farther south on the West African scene – lots of basslines and a dubby sort of vibe! At times, the feel here is almost more like Blo or Cymande (even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Alhaji K FrimpongAbrado ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
Funky genius from the mighty K Frimpong – an album recorded in Germany in the mid 80s – but a set that cooks like some of the best West African funk from the decade before! The sound is lean and mean, and there's plenty of grit in the grooves – a lot more bass and funky drums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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K Frimpong & His Cubanos FiestaMe Da A Onnda ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A funky highlife stunner from the mighty K Frimpong – an artist who always seems to find a way to make a familiar groove sound even heavier than you might expect! That's definitely the case here – as rattling percussion really sets the scene for every track – sometimes with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 39.99
The sublime first album from K Frimpong – a really unique blend of hi-life and Afro Funk, but served up with all these unusual touches that make the album stand out from even most of the rest of the revolutionary sounds that were coming from Ghana at the time! There's this sense of flow that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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FunkadesiYo Baba ... CD
Funkadesi, 2008. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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Minino GaraySpeaking Tango ... CD
Sunnyside, 2022. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "Que Carajo", "Senora Dona Igualdad", "Boca Con Boca", and "No Son Los Muertos". CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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GeminiGemini ... LP
Pepita (Hungary), 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Export version, with English titles on the labels. Cover and label on Side A have an index label.)

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Ghana Black Star BandGhana Ndwom – Songs Of Ghana ... LP
Afro Request, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Giant StepGiant On The Move (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Strawberry Rain, 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99
A set that's definitely a giant on the move – a heavy, hard rocker from the Indonesian scene – full of freak and fuzz, in this fantastic blend of psych elements and progressive jamming! The group are fantastic – speaking plenty with the guitar of Benny Soebardja, who also sings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Wellington GibsonIn Love With The Bahamas ... LP
Elite, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $37.99 39.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gnawa Music Of MarrakeshNight Spirit Masters ... LP
Axiom/Zehra (UK), 1990. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
One of the earthiest recordings made by Bill Laswell during his run of classic productions on Axiom Records – a set that's very faithful to the unique sound of the Gnawa musicians of Morocco, and which features no performance at all from Laswell! Sometimes, Bill would like to insert himself ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alberto GomezAlberto Gomez ... LP
Sonolux, 1930s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with a small peeled spot in back.)

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Gotan ProjectLunatico ... CD
XL, 2006. Used ... $2.99 4.99
The Gotan Project have waited 5 years to follow up their international smash debut – but hearing the set, it's clearly been worth the wait – as the group have expanded into wide new realms of sound! It would have been easy for Gotan to quickly churn out another batch of nuevo tango ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Group BombinoGuitars From Agadez Vol 2 – Music Of Niger ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2007. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
A second amazing set of guitars from Agadez – this time around from Group Bombino, who have a slightly warmer sound than Group Inerane – but one that's equally great as well! The tunes build up sparely from percussion, guitar parts, and vocals from the group – sung together in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Group NSIRoger A Ti Wawa ... LP
Da'N Records/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
NSI stands for "new sounds from the islands" – and that's definitely what you'll get here from this combo who serve up a fantastic blend of Antilles rhythms and contemporary club funk – all very much in the best spirit of the early zouk movement at the time! There's lots of ... 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 ... $24.99 29.99
A really great combo from the small nation of Djibouti – stepping out here in one of the first international record releases from that company in decades – a shuttered legacy to the rest of the world, given the tight control of music by the state! Yet despite that situation, the Groupe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A 45 rpm double vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Grup Terra Endins De GironaHavaneres ... LP
Odeon (Spain), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wavy corners and some tape remnants at the corners. Label on Side A has an application tear.)

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Henri GuedonKarma ... CD
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A really brilliant album from percussionist Henri Guedon – an artist with Caribbean roots, but a sound that really seems to transcend all boundaries – as he mixes his own instrumentation with a great blend of keyboards, organ, piano, and plenty more percussion – in styles that ... read more CD

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Kiki GyanFeelin Alright ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ Idjah HadidjahTonggeret ... LP
Nonesuch/Explorer, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing record – one that sounds like nothing else we can think of! The tunes all feature Idonesian vocalist Idjah Hadidjah singing with smaller gamelon-based ensembles – working in a mode that almost makes more traditional "song" type structures out of the longer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, promo stamp, and an index label in back.)

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Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $16.99
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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Baligh HamdiModal Instrumental Pop Of 70s Egypt ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A wealth of wonderful work from Baligh Hamdi – an artist who had a huge impact on Egyptian music in the postwar years, even if he's not as well known on our side of the Atlantic! The tracks here all date from a time when Hamdi had been already recording for a number of years – first ... read more CD

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Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa SusoVillage Life ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, small sticker spot, and is lightly bent at the bottom left corner.)

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HarariGenesis (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Tidal Waves, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A beautiful 70s album from Harari – a South African group who already had a long legacy in music before this set, and who really seem to come together with a style that's even more sophisticated than some of their previous albums! The cover might make the record look a bit disco, but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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

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✨✧ Harold Y Su BandaEvolucion (180 gram green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy ... $39.99 41.99
A wicked bit of funky Latin from the Colombian scene of the 70s – and a record that mixes together all different styles at once – in a mode that's maybe a lot more like some of the hip samba soul and funky productions on the Emi/Odeon label in early 70s Brazil, than some of the more ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 1000 – on heavyweight translucent green vinyl!)

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✨✧ Russ HewittAlma Vieja ... CD
Saulito, 2011. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Digipack case has some edgewear.)

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HljomarHljomar ... LP
SG-Hljomplotur (Iceland), 1967. Near Mint- ... $34.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(2015 180 gram reissue on Sena. Cover has a wide center split at the spine.)

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✨✧ Paul HornCosmic Consciousness – Paul Horn In Kashmere ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
One of Paul Horn's first forays into the "world" zone, and a lot better than his later ones. He plays alto flute, and is backed by a group of 3 Indian musicians playing sitar, tabla, and tamboura. Lots of groovy flutey ragas, and the cover features a dedication to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Hycento JuniorMama Groove ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), Mid 80s-Early 90s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
A set that's maybe a bit different than other Nigerian grooves you might know from the early 80s – as Hycento Junior has a strong influence from American hip hop, and also a bit of reggae as well! Side one of the album feels almost as if it was lifted from the same scene as Grandmaster Flash ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Lorem Ipsum. Shrinkwrap has a hole at the top right from sticker removal.)

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Abdullah Ibrahim/Dollar BrandJourney ... CD
Chiaroscuro/Downtown Sound, 1977. Used ... $11.99
A landmark New York session from Dollar Brand – recorded in the late 70s, with a larger group than usual! Brand spins out some really magical African-tinged jazz grooves – stretching forth in his usual modal mode, with lots of rhythmic lines – but in a way that's also augmented ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 23.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ikebe ShakedownStone By Stone ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 24.99
A really great second album from Ikebe Shakedown – easily the group's best work so far, and a real cut above the usual Afro-styled groove! These guys have a great way of laying back in their rhythms – still keeping things funky, but nicely paced too – so that there's a fresh feel ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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IlaiyaraajaIlectro – Euphoric Electronics & Robotic Funk (UK pressing) ... CD
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Great electronics from the Indian scene of the 80s – music that's a lot warmer and more evocative than you might guess from the "robotic" in the title – thanks to plenty of roots in the Kollywood soundtrack scene! The instrumentation is often spare, but still echoes the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Pedro Iturralde with Paco DeLuciaFlamenco Jazz ... LP
MPS (Germany), 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Really wonderful stuff – and a record that may well be even better than the previous flamenco jazz albums cut by Paco DeLucia and Petro Iturralde in Spain! This set is part of a key late 60s moment when the MPS label was experimenting with a blend of jazz and sounds from around the globe ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with insert.)

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Goran Ivanovic & Fareed HaqueMacedonian Blues – Laments & Dances ... CD
Proteus, 2001. Used ... $4.99 11.99
Features Goran Ivanovic and Fareed Haque on guitars. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Klaus Jackle & Friedemann Amadeus TrieberTango ... CD
Meta (Germany), 2001. Used ... $6.99

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Ben JaggaHold On Pretty Woman (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Tight Nigerian boogie from Ben Jagga – done with a lean groove that really represents the change in styles during the 80s, while still holding onto modes that reference some of the funk from before! Ben's got this bright style of singing, and at times the record almost has a Caribbean vibe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bujo Kevin JonesTenth World ... CD
Motema, 2005. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Hank Jones with Cheick Tidiane Seck & The MandikasSarala ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $8.99
One of the hippest albums Hank Jones ever recorded – a very unique mixture of jazz and African elements, put together with organist Cheick Tidiane Seck! Jones plays his usual piano, but the strongest elements on the set come from Seck's Hammond work, and instrumentation from other members of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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

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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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Tito JurandoLet's Tango – A Legszebb Pesti Tangok ... LP
Kelit, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Black label with deep groove. Cover has nicely taped seams.)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. Sealed ... $13.99
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
(Sealed copy!)

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KahurangiMusic Of The New Zealand Maori ... CD
Monitor, 1987. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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KalyanKalyan ... LP
MCA, 1977. Very Good+ ... $11.99 13.99
These guys were a big group in Trinidad – where, according to the cover, they were the number 1 R&B group in the 70s – but they hardly cracked the US marked with this 1977 release. The album's a combination of 70s funk and various African influences – mostly uptempo, in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in a folder-like cover. Labels are hand-written. Cover has light wear and a crease along the spine.)

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✨✧ Kouyate Sory KandiaL'Epopee Du Mandingue Vol 2 ... CD
Editions Bolibana (France), 1970. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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