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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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Paco De LuciaLa Fabulosa Guitarra De Paco De Lucia (1981) ... LP
Philips (France), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
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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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✨✧ Dende & HahahaesBahia De Todos Os Santos ... CD
Mamadele, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $19.99
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 DibangoGone Clear – The Complete Kingston Sessions(2LP pressing) ... LP
Mango/Soul Makossa (France), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99 42.98
A really great shift in setting for legendary reedman Manu Dibango – an album recorded in Jamaica with production from Geoffrey Chung – who helps the saxophonist find a whole new groove for his soulful style! The album's from a moment where many were flocking to Kingston to record with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Manu DibangoNegropolitaines ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Early 90s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A really great project from the legendary saxophonist Manu Dibango – a set that's almost a return to more rootsy territory after his more upbeat grooves of the 80s – even though Manu was always a bit more of a hybrid player overall! The set was originally issued in two different ... read more CD

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Diga Rhythm BandDiga ... CD
Round/Ryko, 1976. Used ... $6.99
One of Mickey Hart's first forays into the world music genre – and way way better than his later Planet Drum recordings! The Grateful Dead's drummer plays with, and produces, an all-percussion ensemble that includes tablas, marimbas, talking drums, timbales, and congas. All the melody parts ... read more CD
(Out of print Ryko pressing.)

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DJ Logic & Jason MilesGlobal Noize ... CD
Shanachie, 2008. Used ... $2.99
Features MeShell Ndegeocello, Herb Alpert, Christian Scott, Bernie Worrell, Cyro Baptista, and others. (New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD

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Kimi DjabateKaram ... CD
Cumbancha, 2009. Used ... $4.99
A beautiful balance of balafon lines, vocals, and acoustic instrumentation – the second album from Kimi Djabate, and even deeper than the first! Djabate plays balafon with a relatively spare sort of sound – using the wood vibes-like tones to set up a spare structure for the tunes ... read more CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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Djessou Mory KanteGuitar Seche ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1998. Used ... $19.99
Guitar Seche means "acoustic guitar" in French – and a further interpretation also means "straight", or "with nothing added" – a great description of the instrumentation on the CD! The set's wonderfully spare, and quite evocative – with lead guitar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Chano DominguezFlamenco Sketches ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $2.99
Chano Dominguez on piano, Mario Rossy on bass, Pirana on percussion, and Blas "Kejjo" Cordoba and Tomas "Tomasito" Moreno on handclaps. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Chano Dominguez & Javier ColinaChano & Colina ... CD
Sunnyside, 2018. Used ... $6.99
Chano Dominguez on piano and Javier Colina on double bass. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Catarina Dos SantosNo Balanco Do Mar ... CD
Catarina Dos Santos (Portugal), 2009. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Na Hawa DoumbiaLa Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1982. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
An early recording by the great Malian singer Na Hawa Doumbia – made in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in 1982 – which finds her backed by guitar, keyboards and raw drums that starkly frame her voice in a great way! It's that voice that really carries this recording – it's piercing, ... read more CD

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DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
A South African jazz set from the 70s, but one with a very different vibe than most – stretched out nicely in ways that really let the tunes find their way! The group here is led by alto saxophonist H Sithole, but even more important is the work of a young Bekhi Mseleku – an artist we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Eboni BandEboni Band ... LP
Eboni/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A really unique record, and one with a very unusual pedigree – as the group features key members of some acts from the Ivory Coast in the late 70s, mixed with various Motown session players in the studio – all in a way that offers up a completely different take on Cali soul from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edikanfo Super African BandPace Setters ... CD
EG/Glitterbeat (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99
A classic album from this great group from Ghana – one that probably got more exposure than usual, thanks to the fact that they were taken under the wing of Brian Eno, who produced the album, in a tradition that would stretch back to Ginger Baker's work with Fela! The group have a great ... read more CD

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Hamza El DinEclipse ... CD
Ryko, 1978. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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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!)

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more CD
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... LP 21.99

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available El Hal/The Feeling ... CD 12.99

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Neset ErtasHata Benim ... CD
Kalan, 2000. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Cesaria EvoraBest Of Cesaria Evora ... CD
BMG/Lusafrica (France), 1990s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $19.99
... 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
Also available Fine Anyway ... LP 19.99

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Roger FakhrFine Anyway ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fine Anyway ... CD 14.99

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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $9.99
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... read more CD

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Family AtlanticaFamily Atlantica ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. Used ... $6.99
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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FaustoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1994. Used ... $1.99
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(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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FelaTeacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense/Just Like That ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1986. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
An overlooked gem from the 80s years of Fela Kuti – and a set that has the Afro Funk genius working with strong studio help from Wally Badarou! The vibe's still as fierce and frenetic as Fela's classic material – each track takes up a full side of the record, with lots of hard rhythms, ... read more CD

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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 & Egypt 80Army Arrangement/Government Chicken Boy (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1985. Used ... $8.99
A richly expanded version of this key Fela album from the 80s – one that adds in a full extra bonus album's worth of material! The CD contains the full 30 minute version of "Army Arrangement", a great mid 80s tune that was one of Fela's strongest political tracks – an ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State/Unknown Soldier (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1979/1980. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Two beautiful albums from one of the most difficult periods of Fela's life. "Coffin For Head Of State (Part 1 & 2)" is a mournful dirge-like track (although not without a good deal of funk), written around the death of Fela's mother from an attack on his Kalakatua Republic. "Unk ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1973/1974. Used Gatefold ... $11.99
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Expensive Sh*t/He Miss Road ... CD
Barclay (France), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing stuff from one of Fela's most fruitful years on this planet! There's two full albums on here, and between them, they've got 5 long Afro funky cuts in all. "Expensive Sh_t" is one of Fela's best tracks – and it's got a sinister urgent guitar-based groove that never lets up, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Sorrow Tears & Blood (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An impassioned attack on police and army violence in 70s Nigeria – and easily one of Fela Kuti's best-remembered albums of the time! The lead track – "Sorrow Tears & Blood" – is really tremendous – a wicked groove that begins with a very long electric piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Monica FerrazLove ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Aziz Senol FilizAcemasiran Mevlevi Ayini – Huseyin Fahrettin Dede ... CD
Kalan, 2012. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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FortunaMediterraneo ... CD
Fortuna Artistic Productions (Brazil), 1990s. Used ... $0.99
... 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 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 & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 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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GabbyGisela (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Ice, 1986. Very Good- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Garo2 ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
A groundbreaking project from French pianist Jef Gilson – an artist who'd already made some incredible records in the 60s, but really knocked it out of the park here – by collaborating with a host of musicians from Madagascar! The set mixes Gilson's strong ear for arrangement with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Malagasy ... LP 32.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
A groundbreaking project from French pianist Jef Gilson – an artist who'd already made some incredible records in the 60s, but really knocked it out of the park here – by collaborating with a host of musicians from Madagascar! The set mixes Gilson's strong ear for arrangement with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malagasy ... CD 13.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
An incredible live performance from French pianist Jef Gilson and his groundbreaking Malagasy combo – a group of musicians from Madagascar, exiled in Paris – working here with Gilson on some really amazing sounds! The record is definitely jazz a the core – thanks to plenty of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Malagasy At Newport-Paris ... LP 32.99

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Jef Gilson & MalagasyMalagasy At Newport-Paris ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 36.99
An incredible live performance from French pianist Jef Gilson and his groundbreaking Malagasy combo – a group of musicians from Madagascar, exiled in Paris – working here with Gilson on some really amazing sounds! The record is definitely jazz a the core – thanks to plenty of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Malagasy At Newport-Paris ... CD 13.99

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Teddy GreavesHere's Teddy Greaves Of Jamaica ... LP
Art, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Maroon label pressing with silver text, in the "Teddy Greaves And His Groovy Group" cover.)

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Green Door AllstarsYouth Stand Up ... LP
Autonomous Africa (UK), 2015. Near Mint- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Groupe RTDDancing Devils Of Djibouti (with bonus download) ... LP
Ostinato (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 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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Grupo De CarimboUirapuru Mirim ... CD
Na Music (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $8.99

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Grynner & FriendsRock With Me/We Want More (inst) ... 12-inch
Ice (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $0.99
... 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 ... $4.99

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✨✧ Henri GuedonKarma ... LP
La Voix Du Globe/Outre National (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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

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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 ... $3.99
... CD
(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
Also available Take One ... LP 29.99

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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!)
Also available Take One ... CD 17.99

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Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
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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Mickey HartMystery Box ... CD
Ryko, 1996. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(HDCD pressing.)

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Nazia HassanDisco Deewane ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99 16.99
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other ... read more CD

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Ofra HazaDesert Wind ... CD
Sire/Warner, 1989. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ofra HazaFifty Gates Of Wisdom ... CD
Shanachie, 1988. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Hilo HawaiiansHoneymoon In Hawaii – Hawaii – Nearer Than You Think Lovelier Than You Dreamed (LP & book) ... LP
Hawaii Hosts, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A very cool tourist package – put together with an LP of music, plus a heavy book of full color photos and images – all as a giveaway to attendees of the 1969 American Bankers Association conference! (Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Booklet has light wear. Plastic spiral spine is in good shape.)

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

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Endee IkejiWake Up For Positive Change ... LP
Premier (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, a thin portion torn off from the spine, and some light stains on back.)

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $1.99
... 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
Also available Lila ... LP 16.99

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Innov GnawaLila ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)
Also available Lila ... CD 12.99

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Interdenominational Youth ChoirGod Gave Me A Song/Stay With God' ... 7-inch
Cotillion, 1970. Very Good+ ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Ipa BoogieIpa Boogie ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Fantastic funk from late 70s Benin – a set that maybe owes as much to the sound of New York as it does to the West African groove of the time! The album's got a monstrous bassy vibe all the way through – with cuts that often just riff and groove like some of the best clubby funk acts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ C Joynes & The Furlong BrayBorametz Tree ... LP
Thread Recordings, 2010s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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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 (with bonus tracks) ... LP 27.99

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

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

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

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

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... LP
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Pepe KalleLarger Than Life ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1992. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kanda Bongo ManKwassa Kwassa ... CD
Hannibal, 1989. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Kanda Bongo ManZing Zong ... CD
Hannibal (Japan), 1991. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print, includes obi. Promotional stamp on CD.)

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. Used ... $11.99
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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KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
FM Productions/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
The debut album from Kassav – a group who rocked the Parisian club scene at the end of the 70s with a fantastic blend of Guadeloupe styles and more contemporary rhythms – really opening the door for countless other acts to follow in their wake! The tracks are mostly long, and heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KassavWep Wep (12" club, 12" house, 7" single edit, inst dub, 7" original) ... 12-inch
CBS (Netherlands), 1989. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ali Akbar KhanTraditional Music Of India (plus The Soul Of Indian Music) ... CD
Prestige, 1965. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
2 albums' of music from the short-lived world music side of Prestige Records – both of them featuring the sarod of Ali Akbar Khan! Traditional Music Of India features two side-long tracks – both ragas that center around Khan's tremendous work on sarod – very inventive and ... read more CD

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanMagic Touch – Mixed By Bally Sagoo ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Dick KhozaChapita ... CD
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the hippest bits of funk we've heard from the South African scene of the 70s – a record that mixes in plenty of currents from spiritual jazz, with a vibe that's very similar to the albums by Oneness Of Juju from the same time! The set's got this very universal appeal – earlier ... read more CD

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Kiko Kids JazzTanganyika Na Uhuru ... LP
Mzuri/Mississippi, Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Really great work from Kiko Kids Jazz – neither a jazz group, nor a batch of child musicians – but instead an East African collective who have a sound that mixes familiar guitar lines and percussion with a slight bit of mandolin too – all in a mode that's this beautiful blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great batch of notes as well!)

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Kaulaheaonamiku KionaHawaiian Chant, Hula, & Music ... LP
Folkways, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)
 
 



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