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

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Pasteur LappeWe The People (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Tight Afro club grooves from Pasteur Lappe – but tracks that also have some nice roughness around the edges! The style here is often somewhat stripped-down – with rhythms that feature straight-ahead basslines and drums, which are then criss-crossed by Lappe's vocals, and peppered with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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LaraajiBring On The Sun/Sun Gong ... CD
All Saints, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 16.99
A double-length set of work from Laraaji – all contemporary tracks, done with producer Carlos Nino – but with a vibe that really takes us back to his mindblowing explorations in the early years! Bring On The Sun represents the first half of the album – and features Laraaji ... read more CD

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LaraajiSun Transformations (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
All Saints, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more CD
Also available Vision Songs ... LP 18.99

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LaraajiVision Songs ... LP
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $18.99 23.98
Music of a very different style than some of Laraaji's other work – more tuneful and song-based – with shorter tracks that show a whole different side of his talents! Laraaji's gotten great acclaim for his homespun spiritual sounds – long tracks that first found a home in Brian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Vision Songs ... CD 11.99

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Jack LarsenAfrican Collection ... 7-inch
Jack Lenor Larsen, Early 60s. Very Good (pic cover)... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)

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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 1 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A great tribute to Fela Kuti from saxophonist Bukky Leo – a player with Nigerian roots, but who's been working on the London scene for decades – with music that goes back to some key early records for the Acid Jazz label, and some great releases in more recent years! Here, Leo takes on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Les Ambassadeurs Du Motel De BamakoLes Ambassadeurs Du Motel De Bamako ... CD
Sterns, Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
Hardly the kind of group you'd hear in an American motel during the 70s – no cheesy lounge jazz here – and instead, a crucially important group on the West African scene, with great vocals by a young Salif Keita! The group have a style that nicely encompasses other influences from up ... read more CD

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Les Charmeurs/Les Banges/Nemours Jean-BaptisteUn Coumbite Musical – Haiti ... LP
Macaya, 1972. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, half split top seam, and split bottom seam.)

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Les Troubadours Du Roi BaudoinMissa Luba ... LP
Philips, 1968. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
One of the biggest world music hits of the 60s – a unique album that mixes Congolese songs with a new interpretation of the Latin mass! Les Troubadours Du Roi Baudouin are an ensemble of young singers with a very joyous sort of feel – one that works equally well for the traditional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In the extravagant gatefold cover, with booklet. Cover has light wear.)

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Dr Bernard Liburd & Al BaptisteRocking Down The House ... LP
Up, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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LifeboyOyo-Yoye/Version ... 7-inch
Strakers, 1978. Good ... $0.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with crackling.)

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Lord Flea & His CalypsoniansSwingin Calypsos ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & minor seam splitting.)

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Lord FoodoosCalypso Carnival – Recorded Live In Jamaica ... LP
Elektra/Everest, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Los MirlosLos Charapas De Oro ... LP
Infopesa (Spain), 1975. New Copy ... $24.99
A chica classic from 70s Peru – a record that's based on cumbia rhythms, but filled with lots of trippy touches throughout – including a fair bit of guitar work that rivals the American surf scene of the early 60s! The mix of modes here is the stuff of legend – that genre that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel LouekeKaribu ... CD
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... $1.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Francois LougahBenediction ... LP
Star Musique, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US Makossa pressing.)

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LulendoMwinda ... CD
Buda (France), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Beautifully bubbling sounds from Lulendo – a singer who also plays a fair bit of quissange – an African thumb piano, in the same manner as the kalimba! The instrument rings out with these percussive notes right alongside his lively, lyrical vocals – set to instrumentation that is ... read more CD

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MabrakDrum Talk ... LP
Dug Out (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $19.99
The drum talks on the record, but so do the basslines – which get lots of work to set the scene for the wonderful percussion work of Leroy Mabrak Mattis! The record's one of the most unusual to come out of the Kingston scene in the 70s – a bit in the rootsy territory of work by the ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tee Mac featuring Marjorie BarnesNight Illusion ... LP
SKJ/Soul Jazz (UK), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A sweet bit of funky club from Tee Mac – a set that was recorded in Lagos at the end of the 70s, but which has plenty of American disco touches overall! Tee plays some sweet flute solos in the mix, and the record also features some great lead vocals from Majorie Barnes – who tops off ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve with download code.)

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Macbeth The GreatCalypso Holiday ... LP
Time, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Raw crackling hip hop funk beatcraft at its deepest from mighty Madlib – working in his Beat Konducta style for this third entry in the epic Madlib's Medicine Show Series! Beat Konducta In Africa is a hazy hip hop instrumental set from 'Lib (lest you thought it might be a funky compilation ... (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) read more CD

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MahlathiniKing Of The Groaners ... CD
Earthworks, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mahotella QueensIzibani Zomgqashiyo ... LP
Shanachie, 1986. Near Mint- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Boncana MaigaKoyma Hondo EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
Fantastic work from Boncana Maiga – an artist from Mali, but one who spent a fair bit of time working on the scenes in Havana and New York – where he picked up some very distinct musical influences! All the tracks here are funky, but have a depth that goes way beyond familiar west ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miriam MakebaSangoma ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $3.99
After hitting big success with Paul Simon's Graceland album in the mid 80s, Warners kind of had a little burst of renewed activity in recording the sorts of artists they paid attention to more in the glory days of the late 60s/early 70s record industry boom. Fortunately, Miriam Makeba benefitted ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Mamba PercussionsMamba Percussions ... LP
Disques Pierre Verany (France), 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an index label near the spine.)

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MandingoNew World Power ... CD
Axiom, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout through booklet spine.)

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MandukaManduka ... LP
IRT/Ascensionale (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $46.99
Soulful sounds from 70s Chile – and a record that easily rivals some of the best acoustic work from the post-Tropicalia generation in Brazil! Manduka's got a heady sound that's very much in keeping with his image on the cover – a freer sort of approach to the music than the decade ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Thomas MapfumoNdangariro ... LP
Earthworks (UK), 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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(US pressing on Carthage.)

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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks UnlimitedCorruption ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks UnlimitedHondo ... CD
Zimbob, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugh MasekelaGrrr ... CD
Verve/Mercury, 1965. Used ... $19.99
Great early work from Hugh Masekela! The record features all instrumental tracks – all short, and with Hugh's funky South African trumpet rolling over the top! The overall sound is a lot less slick than on some of his late 60s hits – and you can really hear his roots in the South ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light edgewear.)

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Hugh MasekelaLive At The Record Plant – 24 February 1974 ... CD
Hi Hat, 1974. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (3CD set) ... CD
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... read more CD
Also available Maseleka 1966 to 1976 (7LP set) ... LP 140.99

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaMaseleka 1966 to 1976 (7LP set) ... LP
Universal/Wrasse, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 7LP ... $140.99 199.98
A fantastic collection – way more than just a greatest hits set of work by South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – and instead a special package put together by Hugh himself, shortly before his death – featuring an album-by-album selection of the best cuts from his Chisa Records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaPromise Of A Future ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic work from Hugh Masekela – and the album that pushed him over the top! The record features his version of "Grazin In The Grass", a runaway instrumental hit when it was issued – and a sly little groover that was based upon some earlier South African pop melodies that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear & a cutout hole.)

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Hugh MasekelaStill Grazing – The Musical Journey Of Hugh Masekela ... CD
Blue Thumb, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
A nicely-done overview of the best work of South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela – featuring tracks from his groundbreaking years at the Chisa, Uni, and Blue Thumb labels! The tracks bring together South African rhythms with a buoyant, celebratory approach to soul jazz – cut by ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hugh Masekela & OthersHugh Masekela Presents The Chisa Years 1965 to 1976 – Rare & Unreleased ... LP
Chisa/BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 27.98
A decade's worth of groundbreaking funk and African rhythms – all of it recorded by Hugh Masekela for his legendary Chisa label! Back in the 60s, Hugh cracked the American charts with a playful version of South African jazz – but he was also an even hipper cat than you'd guess from his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al MassrieenModern Egyptian Music (with bonus download) ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Modern Egyptian music, circa 1983 – served up here in a collection of recordings that initially only appeared on cassette! The leader of the group is Al Massrieen, but the music is a very collaborative affair – keyboards, upbeat rhythms, and vocals from many group members – in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with booklet of notes and bonus download!)

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Helio MatheusMatheus Segundo Matheus ... CD
RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
A sweet bit of electric work from 70s Brazil – the only album we've ever seen from Helio Matheus, and one of those rare gems that's every bit as great as its legend might imply! Helio works here in this spacious territory that has a compressed groove on the bottom, and a wide sound on the ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Ellie Matte & The GI BrassSoca On 33 Vol 2 ... LP
Solar Sound (Canada), Late 70s. Sealed ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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M'BaminaExperimental ... LP
Fiesta (France), 1978. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A set that's a lot more funky than you'd guess from its "experimental" title – a record that's right on the money, in a sweet blend of late 70s Afro Funk styles! The group have a tightness that's maybe more West Africa via Paris than some of the sounds from back on the continent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Africa Seven.)

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Letta MbuluLetta (1978) ... LP
A&M, 1978. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Quite different than most of Letta's other albums – with a smooth approach that's got a strong modern soul feel, one that works surprisingly well with Letta's vocals. Paul Riser handled the string and horn arrangements, and although the album's not as "authentic" as some of Letta's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole and promo sticker.)

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Letta MbuluThere's Music In The Air ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
A surprisingly nice album for A&M, and one in which Letta's funky African soul style gets a bit more of an LA studio sound. The record features backing by a lot of well-known funky studio players, and Herb Alpert produced the record with a nice sound that still keeps Letta's rich voice in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Beryl McBurnie/Emory Cook/Sam EskinThree Rituals ... LP
Cook, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
An interesting cross-section of cultures in this classic Cook Records ethnographic set – a "Shango Sacrificial Ritual", then "Yemenite Nightsongs", followed by Cuban "Tumba Francessa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with some clear tape along the top seam.)

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Joe MensahCry Laughter (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99
Some of the greatest work we've ever heard from Joe Mensah – a rare 70s album that really gives him the space and time to open up his groove – which he does with effortless ease on the title track! "Cry Laughter" is a long gem that starts out with just raw percussion, then ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu MergiaHailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument – Shemonmuanaye (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 23.99
An incredible blend of sounds and styles – and one of the most enigmatic albums we've ever heard from the Ethiopian scene! Hailu Mergia plays alone here – but uses lots of overdubbing to layer together Fender Rhodes, accordion solos, and a rhythm machine – all mixed up in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon that can be used for a limited time to download MP3 audio files.)

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... read more CD
Also available Lala Belu ... LP 14.99

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Hailu MergiaLala Belu ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
The first record in many years from Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia – and a set that we actually like even better than his earlier work! This album's more jazz than some of the previous efforts – performed in a trio with bass and drums by players who often make things tightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Lala Belu ... CD 11.99

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Hailu Mergia & Dahlak BandWede Harer Guzo ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1978. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 14.98
Maybe the coolest music we've ever heard from Ethiopian keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a late 70s session that has his organ lines sounding even groovier than ever, on some sweet tracks that also bring in a fair bit of funk to the grooves! The style is much more in an Ethiopiques vein than ... read more CD

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Shimshon MielAmsterdam To Nueiba ... LP
Fortuna, 1977. New Copy ... $19.99
A record that's as trippy as the image on the cover – sounds recorded in Tel Aviv in 1977, but which feel like they could have come from some California hippie cult in the late 60s! The music is very percussive at the core – snapping rhythms which are then spaced out by the production ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mighty DukePoetry & Music ... LP
Charlie's, 1977. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Mighty SparrowCalypso Sparrow ... LP
RCA, Early 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Hibari MisoraHibari No Hanauri-Musume/Omatsuri Mambo ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Japanese Columbia sleeve, with tears on one side held with yellowed tape.)

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Hibari MisoraNagasaki No Chocho-San/Hoshi Wa Shitteiru ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Japanese Columbia sleeve, with a small tear in the center hole.)

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Jay Mitchell & Hot IceJunka Heat ... LP
Junka (Bahamas), 1984. Very Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Modern Sound QuintetOtinku ... LP
Odeon/Cree (Germany), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A killer mix of steel drums and funky jazz – played by a trans-Caribbean combo, and heard here on a rare early 70s outing from Sweden! The sound here is tremendous – just the right blend of influences you might expect from a pedigree like that – and hardly the "for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pops MohamedAncestral Healing – From New York To Jo' Burg ... CD
MELT 2000 (UK), 1995. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mohammed Jimmy MohammedTakkabel ... CD
Terp (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $3.99
The first ever full length effort from blind Addis Ababa singer Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed – who appeared on the second Ethiopiques compilation – finally with a recorded set of his own! There's a loose, melodic and all around wonderful feel – a warmth that really needs to be heard ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Madan MohanMadan Mohan – The Golden Collection ... CD
Gramophone (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy ... $15.99
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more CD

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Joe MoksBoys & Girls ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The music of Joe Moks has a nice sing-song feel here – a vibe that's almost more reggae than you'd expect from her Nigerian roots – but with an offbeat style that's also not like anything that might have come from Kingston! Instead, the groove here feels a bit like when American or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Boys & Girls ... CD 15.99

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Moses Taiwa MolelekwaGenes & Spirits ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), Late 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $42.99
An overlooked bit of spiritual jazz from the 90s – issued at a time when the South African scene was really hitting a new level of creative energy, even though much of it wasn't always recognized by audiences over here in the US! The set's got this powerful fusion of ideas – older ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time vinyl pressing!)

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Mombasa RootsMombasa Roots EP ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A Kenyan group from the early 80s – one who work in a great mix of clubby modes and Swahili soul styles! There's keyboards on most numbers, but this isn't the synth pop of the South African scene, as the tunes here generally have deeper grooves overall, and the percussion is usually live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool screen-printed sleeve, too!)

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Jean Paul MondoZangana ... LP
Tamwo (France), 1986. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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MoraitoMorao Morao ... CD
Nuevos Medios (Spain), 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Morena Y ClaraNo Llores Mas ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Funky gipsy grooves from 70s Spain – served up by a pair of sweet female singers, and plenty of fuzz guitar as well! The duo have a sound that's almost more sinister than you'd expect – singing together with this buzzing edge, and set to rhythms that are often pretty funky – in ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Hisaya MorishigeOmoide No Meikashu ... LP
Crown (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Subri Moulin & His Equatorial Rhythm GroupJungle Percussion ... LP
Tops/Mayfair, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Spare, tribal, and heavy percussion – with a sound that's a lot more credible than some of the other stuff on labels like this from the same time. We're not sure who the group is, but even if they are studio guys working under another name, they still do a pretty darn good job! Titles ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pressed on marbled orange vinyl. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Ana MouraAconteceu ... CD
World Village (Portugal), 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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MoversKansas City (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gallo/Soundway (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A stone classic from one of the hippest groups on the South African scene of the 70s – and one of the few who could compete well with American soul groups of the same time! The cover makes the album look like some overlooked New York club treasure from the period – and the feel of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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George MukabiFuraha Wenye Gita – Happiness With Guitar ... LP
Mississippi, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
George Muakbi's definitely got some happiness in his guitar here – a bright, lively style that dances along with the spare rhythms of the tunes – in a groove that's beautifully offset by the vocals of George and his partner! The music is relatively spare, but ushered in a new stylistic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes, too!)

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Worthy/Strut (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A pair of rare albums from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – back to back on a single CD! First up is Afro Latin Soul Vol 1 – pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more ... read more CD

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MulatuMulatu Of Ethiopia (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Worthy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 14.98
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more CD

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Mulatu AstatkeMulatu Steps Ahead ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 25.99
Steps Ahead is just about the least we could say about Ethio jazz funk genius Mulatu Astatke – he not only remains on a creative high point after so many years, he takes a couple more giant strides on Mulatu Steps Ahead for Strut Records! To put it simply, the music Mulatu makes here more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1970s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mulatu Astatke Featuring Fekade Amde MaskalEthio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $24.99
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... read more CD

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MushapataSaba Saba Fighting EP ... LP
Akuphone (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Very unusual grooves from the Parisian scene at the start of the 80s – served up by an artist with roots in the Congo, but who comes across with a sound that really showcases a long journey from his home! There's almost an avant funk nature to the music at times – an offbeat quality ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Muungano National ChoirMissa Luba – An African Mass – 10 Kenyan Folk Melodies ... CD
Decca, 1990. Used ... $3.99
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Native Steel Drum BandSteel Drums ... LP
Tradition, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
The notes on this one fail to offer any region, but we're assuming this was recorded live somewhere in the Carribean. It's a nice lively set of steel drum tracks, reportly played on the oil can kind. Tracks include "Fire Down Below", "Zulu Chant", "Grass Skirt", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourYoussou N'Dour & His Friends ... CD
Jade/BMG, 2001. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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NephiPolynesian Man ... LP
El Leon, 1972. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover has light wear & some pen.)

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New TopnotesNew Topnotes ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1975. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Groovy vocal pop and funky from 70s Hong Kong – with Elisa Chan and Johnny Ip both singing English vocals – on titles that include "Pick Up The Pieces", "Slippery When Wet", "Under Pressure", "You Are Everything", "Cos We've Ended Up As ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ngozi FamilyHeavy Connection (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Shadoks (Germany), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
A fuzzed-out classic from Chris Zebby Tembo and the Ngozi Family – easily one of the freakiest groups working in the Zambian scene of the late 70s – and one that's finally getting some global respect all these many years later! The sound here has the group's trademark blend of swirling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Bafana NhlapoNgikhumbule Khaya ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A cool criss-crossing of modes – all produced by Bugge Wesseltoft in the usual genre-busting mode of the Jazzland label! The set features South African singer Bafana Issac Nhlapo working with a group of Norwegian musicians – who bring this bouncy, jazz-based style to his vocals – ... read more CD

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more CD
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP 26.99

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Nigeria Fuji MachineSynchro Sound System & Power (with bonus download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
A fantastic set from the contemporary scene in Lagos – a set that's very heavy on percussion, but has a slightly electrical vibe too – almost the same sort of clash of contemporary and classic that we loved in the Congotronics series from a few years back! The approach here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Synchro Sound System & Power ... CD 18.99

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NkengasDestruction ... LP
Orbitone (UK), 1973. Near Mint- ... $199.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light edge wear, but still very nice overall, unlikely to find another copy in this shape!)

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NoitaregaNoitarega ... CD
Sonifolk (Spain), 1993. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $2.99
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... read more CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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NomoRocket #9/Nu Tones (orig, Matthew Dear rmx)/Bonus Electric Sawblade Gamelon Sounds ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2006. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Amazing work from Nomo – a single that takes the group way past their Afro Funk roots! First up is a totally great cover of Sun Ra's "Rocket #9" – done with lots of skittish percussion really driving the bottom of the tune – and plenty of weird electric piano that ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Georges Edouard NouelChodo ... LP
Rebirth On Wax (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A hell of a great little record – an album made by a keyboardist from Martinique, working in a Paris studio in the 70s – with all the wonderful cross-cultural elements you might expect! The music is definitely jazz at the core, and quite spiritual too – but the range of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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NovalimaCoba Coba Remixed ... CD
Cumbancha, 2009. Used ... $2.99
Remixed tracks from Novalima's Coba Coba album – put together with an even wider range of global influences than the original record! The group get plenty of overseas help here, especially some key input from London mixers – and many of the grooves are pointed firmly at the dancefloor. ... read more CD
(Appears to be autographed inside the gatefold.)

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Mike Nyoni & Born FreeMy Own Thing ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... read more CD
Also available My Own Thing (with booklet & download featuring bonus tracks) ... LP 49.99

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Mike Nyoni & Born FreeMy Own Thing (with booklet & download featuring bonus tracks) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000! Includes obi & nice booklet – plus a download bonus tracks!)
Also available My Own Thing ... CD 18.99

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OchoOcho 1 (remastered edition) ... CD
West Side Latino/Fania, 1972. Used ... $13.99
The rare first album by Ocho – and a killer batch of Latin tracks that breaks down all definitions of the music! Ocho were a seminal group in the NuYorica scene of the early 70s – blending soul, funk, Latin, jazz, and other styles into a groove that was perhaps a bit too complicated ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Danny Offia & The FriksFunk With Me ... CD
PMG (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
An early 80s set from the Lagos scene – and one that's about as far from the Afro Funk sound of the 70s as that city is from New York! Instead of full-on ensemble styles, Danny Offia has this nice lean groove – basslines that bump with a wickedly catchy sound, laced with keyboard solos ... read more CD
 
 



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