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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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Mamadou DiabateHeritage ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Zani DiabateZani Diabate & The Super Djata Band ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $9.99
Percolating high life guitar over rhythms from Mali, slightly infected with some doses of psychelica. Tracks include "Super Djata", "Bina", "Djegnogo Djougou", "Bandjila", "Tindoro", "Noumousso", "Facia", "Farima", ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kubero DiazY La Pesada ... LP
Music Hall (Argentina), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $59.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue pressing on Survival.)

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Manu DibangoAfrican Voodoo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
PSI/Hot Casa (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
An amazing rare chapter in the career of the legendary Manu Dibango – and a darn funky one as well! This early 70s album was recorded in Paris, right before Manu's huge global "Soul Makossa" hit – and although it was done as an obscure sound library release, it really shows ... 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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DibloSuper Soukous ... CD
Shanachie, 1989. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
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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Tata DindinGambia – New Kora Music ... CD
World Network (Germany), 1994. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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DjosinhaSimpatia ... CD
Mendes Brothers, 1992. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Lady DonliEnjoy Your Life ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
The cover's got the look of a vintage set from the West African scene of the early 80s – and Lady Donli steps out here with an equally classic mode at times – but the set's also very contemporary at others, and really grabs our attention right away! The Lady's got a great style – ... read more CD

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Doudou Ndiaye RoseDjabote ... CD
Virgin (France), 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bisiriyu Edalere & His Apala BandBisiriyu Edalere & His Apala Band (10-inch) ... LP
Star (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear, aging, a name in marker on front, and some stains and peeling on back. Vinyl has press flaw bumps that thump during play. Labels have some pen and marker.)

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Eddie & The MovementsGreatest Love/Dread High ... 7-inch
Trucker Man, 1978. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Edikanfo Super African BandPace Setters ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Edson XAfrican Vibes – The New Beats ... CD
Azul (Brazil), 2006. Used ... $1.99
Really great work from this up and coming Brazilian beatmaker – and a record that really lives up to the promise of its title! The style here is heavy on African influences – often mixing together live percussion and acoustic instrumentation with tighter rhythm programs and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bertha Egnos & Gail LakierIpi-Tombi ... LP
Ashtree, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
Original cast production of this semi-popular musical from the early 70s – a collection of South African tunes performed by a large uncredited cast. The tunes have a nice groove that's sort of in the Miriam Makeba soul mode, mixed with others that get a bit more folksy and use a lot of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandAnyi Ga Adi ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides.)

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandJaa'm Mma Na Ndu ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1977. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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EkvatGoean Pautoch ... CD
Tradisom (Portugal), 1997. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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El RegoEl Rego ... CD
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 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
Also available El Rego ... LP 16.99

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El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available El Rego ... CD 13.99

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandEsso (with bonus DVD) ... CD
Warner/Bananastan, 1971. Used CD/DVD ... $9.99
A classic album of steel band grooving – a sound that made a surprising crossover in the American soul market in the early 70s! This album's one of the most famous of the genre – a session that was originally produced by Van Dyke Parks for Warner Brothers, and which has a nice blend of ... read more CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming the DVD is NTSC, Region 1.)

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Esso Trinidad Steel BandSuperstar/Singer Man ... 7-inch
Warner, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Can music get any stranger than this – a steel band cover of the theme to "Jesus Christ Superstar"? The tune's actually pretty great – using the groove to roll home nicely in the middle, and vamping a lot towards the end with some nice changes on the steel drums! "Singer ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has small stickers.)

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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... LP
BMG/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $48.99
Titles include "Beijo De Longe", "Maria Elena", "Flor Di Nha Esperanca", "Sorte", "Carnaval De Sao Vincente", "Paraiso Di Atlantico", and "Roma Criola". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP 180 gram pressing – on Pure Pleasure!)

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Cesaria Evora & OthersClub Sodade ... CD
BMG (France), 2003. Used ... $5.99
Lovely stuff! The work of singer Cesara Evoria is remixed by a host of modern club talents – no surprise, as her best tracks of the past few years have been getting plenty of action on the 12" front – taking her from the world music scene into the clubs, with very surprising ... read more CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Evritiki ZygiaOrmenion ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
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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Eze Nri Royal DrummersEze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
One of the most rootsy albums ever issued by the Tabansi label – a set that's quite different than their more familiar electric modes, and which features very raw, tribal sounds by a percussion group that is tied to the Niri Kingdom in Nigeria! As you'd guess from their name, the ensemble is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FabiHaitian Jazz'D ... LP
Fabio, 1980. Near Mint- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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FangaAfrokaliptyk Nation – Live At Victoire Il Montpellier (CD & DVD) ... CD
Underdog (France), 2011. Used CD + DVD ... $18.99
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 ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FelaOriginal Sufferhead ... CD
Shanachie, Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Excellent work from Fela – recorded in the early 80s, but every bit as great as his classic 70s work! In fact, the cuts may be even more interesting – because the groove's a bit more complicated, and the overall sound is far moodier, with a greater range of emotion than the early days. ... 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 Ransome Kuti & His Highlife RakersFela's First – The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session (10 inch LP)(2020 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Cadillac (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $13.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of the earliest recordings ever made by Fela – and a set that also includes two tracks that appear here for the first time ever! The work was recorded in London at the end of the 50s, and features a very young Fela doing a jazzy take on highlife styles – ... 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)... $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 70Expensive Sh*t (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A real classic from the great Fela Kuti – a seminal mid 70s record that not only shows his impeccable sense of rhythm, but also his sense of rage as well! The title track – "Expensive Sh_t" – is Fela's answer to the time that he got busted for dope, and was forced to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to ... 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 70Yellow Fever ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1976/1999. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 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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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
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 ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bela FleckThrow Down Your Heart – Tales From The Acoustic Planet Vol 3 – Africa Sessions ... CD
Rounder, 2009. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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FortunaMediterraneo ... CD
Fortuna Artistic Productions (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... 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
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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Frank & His SistersFrank & His Sisters ... LP
Mississippi, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
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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FreshlygroundJika Jika ... CD
Sony (South Africa), 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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 & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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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Soliman GamilAnkh ... CD
Touch (UK), 1987. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Luis Garay Percussion WorldSacumba ... CD
Percumba, 2003. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ GeronimoGeronimo Da Bahia ... CD
Blue Moon (France), 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Super 7 Band Of GhanaLandlords Travel & See ... LP
Top (Nigeria), 1985. Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has overall wear and aging, some creases, and a bit of pen with wide clear tape over all the edges.)

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Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very ... read more CD

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Gong KebyarBali – Gamelan Music From Sebatu ... LP
Archiv Produktion (Germany), 1972. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A rare album of gamelan music from Deutsche Grammophon! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Top cover seam is unglued, and one corner of the cover has a light crease.)

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Fats GreeneFats Shake Em Up ... LP
Camille, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
An unusual 60s set from Claude "Fats" Greene – featuring a mix of jazz and Caribbean rhythms – played by Greene on clarinet, Hilton Jefferson on alto, Herbert Jones and Kenneth Rickman on trumpet, and Pritchard on tenor – who gets in some nice tenors on the set! Al ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear and some splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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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Grynner & FriendsRock With Me/We Want More (inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jose Guardiola12 Great International Hits – Sung In Spanish ... LP
4 Corners Of The World, 1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Pablo GuerreroTodas Sus Grabaciones En Discos Accion ... CD
Rama Lama (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Jephte Guillaume & Tet Kale OrkestraVoyage Of Dreams ... CD
Spiritual Life (France), 2002. Used 2CD ... $4.99
A wonderfully ambitious project from Jephte Guillaume – a stunning blend of upbeat tracks steeped in Latin and African influences – grooving together with a globally conscious approach that's completely sublime! The album blows away any expectations we had for it – stretching ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, French digipak pressing. Actual cover has a blue background. Case has light wear.)

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Daniel Haaksman & OthersBlack Atlantica Edits ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 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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✨✧ Idjah HadidjahTonggeret ... LP
Nonesuch/Explorer, Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Yasmine HamdanYasmine Hamdan ... CD
Kwaidan (France), 2012. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 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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HatueySongo Mondongo ... LP
Rub A Dub (Sweden), 1990. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfred HauseTango Notturno ... LP
Polydor (Germany), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(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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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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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... CD
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy ... $15.99 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

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Langston HughesRhythms Of The World ... CD
Folkways, 1955. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really wonderful record – and one that maybe brings together a few key strands of the Folkways Records magic – as the album features narration by Langston Hughes, based on his First Book Of Rhythms book – layered with sound effects, folk songs, and music from around the world ... (Spoken Word, Global Grooves) 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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Theadora IfuduFirst Time Out ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $8.99
The debut album from Theadora Ifudu – a singer who hit greater fame on a bigger label a few years later – but who sounds pretty darn great here at the start! The music is an offbeat blend of American soul and Nigerian funk – recorded both in Lagos and London, but with a sound ... read more CD

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Igiligi Sounds Super Of AfricaOzo-Abia ... LP
Odec (Nigeria), 1991. Good ... $4.99
Led By Denis Num. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some pops and crackles. Cover has yellowed tape on three sides, some tears along the top seam, and some pen on front & back. Labels have some pen.)

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
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 CD

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Insolito UniVersoLa Candela del Rio ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
A Venezuelan group, one who are living in Paris – and work here with a criss-crossing of styles that really reflect that global journey! The music definitely has echoes of older Venezuelan styles, but maybe served up in a more impressionistic version – with a dream-like quality at ... read more CD

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Interdenominational Youth ChoirGod Gave Me A Song/Stay With God' ... 7-inch
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Bokelo IsengeIsabelle ... LP
Tabansi, 1980s. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration with moderate wear and splitting.)

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Seri IshikawaPaseri To No No Hana (Parsley & Wildflowers) ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 1972. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print, 1994 pressing in a slim jewel case. Artwork has a light crease and the back UPC panel is missing.)

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Kiyoko ItohWoman At 23 Hour – Love In (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, 2002 pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Irena JarockaGondolierzy Znad Wisly ... CD
Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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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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Orlando JuliusSuper Afro Soul ... CD
Strut (UK), 1966. Used ... $14.99
A landmark album of Afro Soul! Orlando Julius was one of Nigeria's biggest soul artists in the 60s – and has been credited with virtually inventing the Afro Funk sound, and for being the inspiration to some of James Brown's funkier work of the late 60s! Julius came to the US at the end of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Orlando Julius & His Afro SoundersOrlando's Afro Ideas 1969-1972 ... CD
Ekosound (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic batch of Nigerian funk from the great Orlando Julius – some of the most dynamic Afrobeat recordings ever made! These recordings document Orlando's years with his band the Afro Sounders, which evolved from his earlier band the Modern Aces in the mid 60s, and following his titanic ... read more CD

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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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Orlando Julius with The HeliocentricsJaiyede Afro ... CD
Strut (UK), 2014. Used ... $11.99
The first new music we've heard in years from Afro Funk giant Orlando Julius – wonderfully paired here with the always-great Heliocentrics! Orlando's definitely in the lead here – singing, playing tenor, and contributing percussion to the overall groove of the group – which leans ... read more CD

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Pepe JusticiaSolo Agua ... CD
Karonte (Spain), 2001. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 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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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
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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Pat Kalla & Le Super MojoJongler ... CD
Favorite (France), 2018. Used ... $9.99
A great little album from French singer Pat Kalla – an artist whose "Super Mojo" here is really the genius of producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set is a collaboration between Pat and Patchworks – and uses the great vocals of Kalla to bring new focus to the ... read more CD

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Sonny KamaheleTihati's South Seas Spectacular ... LP
Don Over, 1980s. Sealed ... $1.99
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(In the Lyle Guslander cover.)

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✨✧ Kasai All StarsAround Felicite (with bonus CD) ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 14.98
Wonderful work from the Kasai All-Stars – a group we first discovered in the Congotronics series with Konono No 1 – and who still have the same wonderful blend of raw rhythms, fuzzy distortion, and very powerful vocals! Their music has this powerfully organic vibe – with acoustic ... read more CD
(Also includes a bonus CD with 10 remix tracks by Afrikaine 808, Daedelus, High Wolf, Ramzi, and others.)

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Salif KeitaPapa ... CD
Metro Blue, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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KeleketlaKeleketla ... CD
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really fantastic collaboration between Coldcut and a host of South African musicians – and a set that also features a number of key contributions from the legendary Tony Allen! The record uses the older cutup style that Coldcut first forged on the London scene of the 80s – but has ... read more CD

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Angelique KidjoKeep On Moving – The Best Of Angelique Kidjo ... CD
Sony/Wrasse, 2001. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Small cutout hole through case.)

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Angelique Kidjo with the Orchestre Philharmonique Du LuxembourgSings ... CD
429 Records, 2015. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Kakai Kilonzo & Les Kilimambogo BrothersBuffalo Mountain (with bonus CD) ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Classic benga work from the Kenyan scene – material pulled from the all-too-brief career of Kakai Kionzo, who managed to unite some of the scenes and styles in his nation, before leaving this planet at a very young age! The work here has a very rhythmic vibe throughout – basslines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Peter KingOmo Lewa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A great one from Nigerian bandleader, composer and multi-instrumentalist Peter King – working in a funkier mode here than on the more jazz and roots based groove of his first record! The highlife sound is still a vital component, but on this one, Peter embraces a harder hitting approach on ... read more CD

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Tome KitagawaTwo Chairs/Knee Pillow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1972. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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KitaroBest Of Kitaro Vol 1 ... CD
Domo, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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