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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ DavkaGolem ... CD
Tzadik, 2003. Used ... $7.99
With Paul Hanson on bassoon and clarinet, Daniel Hoffman on violin, Kevin Mummey on dumbeq and zarb, and Moses Sedler on cello. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Alonso Wilson De BrianoFantastic Variety In The Music Of Panama – The Winsor Style & Calypso Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mokomizik (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 45.99
A wonderful little record, and one that certainly lives up to the "fantastic variety" promise of its title! The set features work from Panamanian pianist Alonso Wilson De Briano – and although you'll see the word "calypso" in the title, the overall sound is maybe more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Paulo De CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melmores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sussan Deihim & Richard HorowitzDesert Equations – Azax Attra ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. Used ... $6.99
(Out Sound, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)
Also available Afreaka! ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dengue FeverEscape From Dragon House ... CD
M80 Music, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Dengue Fever not only Escape From Dragon House on this second album – they also escape any knee-jerk attempts to write them off as a novelty group – here delivering a groovy update of the 60s & 70s Cambodian rock vibe! Dengue Fever may be an LA combo, but they do the fun Cambodian ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mamadou DiabateBehmanka ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Mamadou DiabateHeritage ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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Fatoumata DiawaraFatou ... CD
World Circuit, 2011. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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

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Manu 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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Sheriff Din Gabisi/Diana CampbellPray For Peace (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
SDG, 1987. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has bent corners and some light stains at the opening.)

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Djessou Mory KanteGuitar Seche ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1998. Used ... $24.99
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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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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Dzeltenie PastniekiLentu Gabalini ... LP
Dark Entries, 1980s. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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DzintarsSongs Of Amber ... CD
Ryko, 1990. Used ... $2.99
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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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Ekrem & Gypsy Groovz with Dusko GoykovichRivers Of Happiness ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $16.99
Trumpeter Ekrem Sajdic is joined here by the great Dusko Gokyovic – and the two of them blow together with a very bold approach, in the setting of the very striking Gypsy Groovz combo! The group have a sound that's way more grounded than you might guess from their gimmicky name – a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more CD

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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 ... 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

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Neset ErtasHata Benim ... CD
Kalan, 2000. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Neset ErtasMuhur Gozlum ... CD
Kalan (Turkey), 1998. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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Cesaria EvoraCabo Verde ... CD
BMG/Nonesuch, 1997. Used ... $3.99
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Evritiki ZygiaOrmenion ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
The ancient styles of Thrace, filtered through a psychedelic sensibility – with a result that's completely unlike anything we've ever heard! Imagine fuzzy guitars and trippy keyboards mixing with exotic reeds and rootsy percussion – all to rework the sorts of styles you might have ... read more CD

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FabiHaitian Jazz'D ... LP
Fabio, 1980. Near Mint- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $29.99
... 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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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fine Anyway ... CD 14.99

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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 ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Majek Fashek & The Prisoners Of ConscienceSo Long Too Long ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, lightly bent corners, and some discoloration from age.)

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FaustoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaBest Of The Black President ... CD
Kalakuta, 1970s. Used 2 CD's ... $14.99
A great little Fela compilation of some of the Black President's most iconic material! This 2CD set features Fela's classic mid 70s recordings - with some of them edited down to shorter takes than the extended ones that appear on the full LPs, or "part 2" versions, but the track on the ... read more CD
(Out of print, case has some edgewear.)

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

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

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close (red & yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Hard to find Fela album from the 70's, recorded for EMI with his crack group from the 70's. Long out of print, but now out again on wax as part of Barclay's stellar series of reissues! 3 looooong cuts (as usual): "Open & Close", "Swegbe & Pako", and "Gbagada ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary red & yellow butterfly vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight ... LP
Makossa, 1975. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Orange label Makossa pressing! Cover has some water damage on the bottom seam, and is missing about an inch from most of the middle. Above that, it looks fine.)

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Sealed ... $17.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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FortunaMediterraneo ... CD
Fortuna Artistic Productions (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(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
Also available Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... LP 24.99

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4 MarsSuper Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... CD 16.99

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Frank & His SistersFrank & His Sisters ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 50s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Beautiful sounds from Tanzanian guitarist Frank Humplick – who plays here alongside vocal harmonies from his two sisters – in a mode that's almost like a East African cross between The Carter Family and Andy & The Bey Sisters! The vibe is different, of course – as the raw ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies. Comes with a great booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ GholmiehAl Yarmouk – Walid Gholmieh/Greek National Symphony Orchestra/ERT Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $299.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam with some clear tape remnants at the front panel.)

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✨✧ GholmiehMarjeyoun – Walid Gholmieh ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1979. Very Good+ ... $79.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape holding the top seam.)

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Jnan Prakash GhoshDrums Of India ... LP
EMI (India), 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Indian pressing. Cover has a split spine, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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Loretta GoggiI Grandi Successi Originali ... CD
BMG/Ricordi (Italy), Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Group DouehTreeg Salaam ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 80s/Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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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Grynner & FriendsRock With Me/We Want More (inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $2.99
... 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 ... $9.99

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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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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 ... $7.99
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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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HandelKoto Handel – Water Music & Royal Fireworks Music - Suites – New Koto Ensemble Of Tokyo ... LP
Angel, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Alfred HauseTango Notturno ... LP
Polydor (Germany), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has an old shop sticker on front, with a tear in the top left corner, and a small torn portion in back at the opening.)

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Tadao HayashiFinger Trip 3 ... LP
April (Philippines), 1982. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear and two small peeled spots on front.)

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Hayvanlar AlemiGuarana Superpower – Selected Works 2007 to 2009 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 2000s. Used ... $8.99
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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Unstraight Ahead ... CD 5.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
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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Alex HeffesEscape Plan – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
BFD, 2014. Used ... $3.99

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... CD
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
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 CD
Also available Armitage Road ... LP 25.99

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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
Also available Armitage Road ... CD 9.99

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Ibo ComboLa Fraicheur ... CD
Rotel, 1976. Used ... $14.99
Great rolling grooves from the mid 70s – a Haitian combo who work here with plenty of jazzy touches! Guitar is often layered strongly in the rhythms – in ways that link the music strongly to African highlife of the same period – with lots of lively interplay alongside the group's ... 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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Anna IdenticiI Grandi Successi Originali ... CD
BMG/Ricordi (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
... CD

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✨✧ Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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+ ... $2.99
(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 ... $16.99
... 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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Mineko Itakura/Shinichi Isohata/Michel Henritzi/RQRQJoushu Enka – Enka Mood Collection (10-inch) ... 12-inch
An'archives (France), 2019. Near Mint- Gatefold (pic cover)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a silk-screened gatefold cover, with obi and insert.)

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Kiyoko ItohWoman At 23 Hour – Love In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $14.99
(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 ... Just Sold Out!
Two long tracks – "Dastgah Shur" and "Avaze Isfahan" for solo setar. CD
(Still sealed.)

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Bola JohnsonMan No Die ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The first ever compilation of stellar Nigerian grooves from Bola Johnson – a wonderful singer with a great ear for melodies, and an uncommon stylistic range – great stuff that rolls from highlife tunes with shimming guitars and charismatic vocals, to juju inflected numbers, soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2010 issue.)

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes a great 12" square, 12 page booklet of notes and photos!)

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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
Also available 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

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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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Brij Bhushan Kabra & Zakir HussainMagic Of Music – Guitar & Tabla ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A very cool record, and exactly what's promised in the title – this beautiful mixing of guitar and tabla – the latter handled by Zakir Hussain, the former by the great Brij Bhushan Kabra! Tracks are nice and long, and are a variant of the 60s raga recordings that were captured often by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements ... read more CD

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Om KalsoumEl Hob Kollo ... LP
Souma/Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Om Kalsoum is the singer on the set, but the record is way more than just a conventional set of Egyptian vocals – as the set features one long track, filled with complex instrumental passages that effortlessly mix the modern and ancient! Kalsoum's voice doesn't even come into play until ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kanda Bongo ManKwassa Kwassa ... CD
Hannibal, 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. Used ... $15.99
A really unique project from the end of the 70s – a set that takes some of the Afro Funk energy that was bubbling in West Africa during the decade, then mixes it with some funky jazz touches arranged by the great William S Fischer! The mix of cultures comes out perfectly – with no ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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