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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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Joni HaastrupWake Up Your Mind ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Funky funky solo work from Joni Haastrup – an artist who's also known for his work in Monomono, and who sounds equally great on his own! Joni's got this tight approach that wraps together Nigerian grooves of the 70s scene, and some bolder soul star energy that would be right at home in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2011 French reissue on Hot Casa.)

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Idjah Hadidjah & Jugala JaiponganJaipongan Music of West Java (with bonus download) ... LP
Java Sounds/Hive Mind (UK), 2007/2020. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
A beautifully expanded take on the music of Idjah Hadidjah – the legendary Indonesian singer who first came to the ears of most of us on a famous late 80s album for the Nonesuch label! This set follows the mode of that one – in that Hadidjah uses her great range and very expressive ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... CD
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more CD

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✨✧ Issam HajaliMouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... LP
Habibi Funk (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A really mindblowing set of music from late 70s Lebanon – an ambitious blend of jazzy instrumentation, poetic vocals, and larger instrumental impulses – all with this soaring sort of energy that reminds us of some of the more complex Brazilian records of the 70s, or of some of our ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard ... CD 9.99

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Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis KostasSoul Of Epirus ... CD
Texnotropon (Greece), 2020. Used ... $11.99
Duets between clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias and Vasilis Kostas on laouto, which is similar to an oud. CD

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Mickey Hart BandSuperorganism ... CD
360 Degrees, 2013. Used ... $13.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Heavy Brothers ConstructionHeavy Brothers Construction ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Led by G Mado Obiagwu. LP, Vinyl record album
(French Decca pressing. Cover is lightly stained along the opening and bottom seam, with gloss peel along 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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Unstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 21.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Unstraight Ahead ... CD 7.99

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Heerlens Percussie EnsembleBiologic Music ... LP
Hot Mule (France), 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really unusual little album – one that partly embraces a globe's worth of acoustic percussion, partly expresses itself in the minimal percussion legacy after Steve Reich's Drumming, and partly embraces some of the electric/acoustic sounds of the New York downtown scene of the early 80s ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus set of notes, and a download code!)

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Sofi HellborgDrumming Is Calling ... CD
Ajabu (Germany), 2008. Used ... $8.99
Great grooves from Sofi Hellborg – a European musician, but one with a deep commitment to Afro Funk grooves! The style here is nicely divergent from Sofi's previous set with Tony Allen – still strongly Afro funky at the roots, but with a bit more emphasis on jazzy passages too – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Horoya BandPaya-Paya ... CD
Dakar Sound (Netherlands), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Damn! Killer grooves from one of the hottest and most popular bands of Guinea's golden era! The syncopated polyrhythms are funky, the hot wah-wah guitar cosmic, the tight horn charts punchy, and the group vocals hypnotic. The tracks here are tighter and hit harder than the work of other Guinean ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hrach YacoubianCaucasian Moods (10 inch) ... LP
Capitol, 1950. Very Good ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on the last two tracks of side 2.)

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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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IgnitersIgniters Explode ... LP
TSM, Mid 70s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Kings Left Behind ... LP 18.99

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Kings Left Behind ... CD 8.99

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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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Ima Edi Obio GroupAse Traditional ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, a bit of pen, and wide clear tape holding the bottom seam. Labels have some pen.)

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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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James Iroha & The MasqueradesWar Against Indiscipline ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1984. Fair ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and minor peeling with wide clear tape along the top and bottom seams.)

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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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✨✧ Jamaica Johnny & His Milagro BoysTrinidad – The Land Of Calypso ... CD
Philips/Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
Spoiler alert – Jamaica Johnny isn't from a Caribbean island, but instead was born in Suriname, and adopted his catchy moniker for a set of calypso recordings done in Amsterdam at the end of the 50s! That doesn't stop the work from being great, though – really lively numbers done as ... read more CD

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Nima JanmohammadiKiss Belongs To Nobody – Persian Classical Music ... CD
A-Side, 2017. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Ade Forster JonesCarolina/Tumba ... 7-inch
Afrodisc, 1977. Very Good- ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Robson JorgeRobson Jorge (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A classic album of 70s soul from Brazil – put together with a warm sunny finish that seems to unify the best modes of Rio and LA at the time! Singer Robson Jorge works here with frequent partner Lincoln Olivetti – and both artists handle plenty of keyboards throughout – lots of ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juaneco Y Su ComboEl Gran Cacique ... LP
Infopesa (Peru), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99
A cornerstone of the classic chica groove in Peru – and one of the albums that put Juaneco and his very groovy combo on the musical map of 70s South America! The tracks are mostly instrumental, and have a fantastically tight blend of percussion, keyboard lines, and electric guitar – ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 JuliusDance Afro-Beat ... LP
Afro-Beat, 1984. Good ... $9.99
An obscure album of 80s grooves from the man who virtually invented African Funk! As you can guess by the date, this one's not in the harder mode of Julius' earlier sessions – but it's still got some great choppy Fela-like grooves, and instrumentation that's still quite committed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and staining.)

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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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Jungle By NightJungle By Night ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $14.99
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... CD
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
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 CD
Also available African Sunset ... LP 24.99

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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
Also available African Sunset ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Om KalsoumLa Ya Habiby ... LP
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
Sublime sounds from legendary Egyptian singer Om Kalsoum – one of the greatest voices of her nation in the middle part of the 20th Century, and an artist with a style that's completely her own! Kalsoum has even more drama in her music than you'd expect from the cover – stretching out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Paulson Kalu & His Stars InternationalNwann Ozu Na Awu Ozu Aru ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), 1976. Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration from age, a small tear in the opening, and a bit of pen on back.)

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Kanda Bongo ManAfro Rythmes Presente Kanda Bongo Man ... LP
Afro Rythmes (France), 1982. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a bit of pen. Vinyl has a click on "Djessy".)

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Aleke KanonuAleke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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

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✨✧ KassavVini Pou ... LP
Epic/CBS (Holland), 1980s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Columbia. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Miyuki KawanakaSakaribawatashibune ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1983. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Salif KeitaKo-Yan ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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KeleketlaKeleketla ... LP
Ahead Of Our Time (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Kelenkye BandMoving World (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Emporium/Production Dessinee (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $24.99
A wicked bit of funk from Ghana – a record that's as amazing and wonderful as it is rare! The set's one of the best African 70s rarities we've ever heard – filled with massive grooves that offer up a take on funk that's far different than American grooves – but which also comes ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi which has a crease.)

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Keluarga Putera Bali Purantara JogjakartaGending 2 Tarian Bali ... LP
Lokananta (Indonesia), Late 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
A completely amazing album of vintage gamelan music – with three long compositions! Titles include "Tari Pendet", "Tari Legong Keraton" and "Tari Oleg Tamulilingan". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenge KengeIntroducing Kenge Kenge ... CD
World Music Network (UK), 2008. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Renate KernDu Bist Meine Liebe/Kommt Nicht In Frage ... 7-inch
Polydor (Germany), 1965. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light wear.)

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Ali Akbar KhanNorth Indian Master Of The Sarod ... LP
World Pacific, 1964. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael BrookStar Rise – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook Remixed ... CD
Real World, 1997. Used ... $3.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Angelique KidjoAye ... CD
Mango, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Angelique KidjoBlack Ivory Soul ... CD
Columbia, 2002. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Gerard KimboloGerard Kimbolo ... LP
Eddy Son (France), Early 80s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter KingOmo Lewa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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King Bruce & The Black BeatsGolden Highlife Classics ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
Raucous highlife from Ghana! In the late 40s bandleader and trumpeter King Bruce occasionally played in the Tempos, the legendary band led by ET Mensah, and by 1952 he formed the Black Beats to fulfill his own distinct vision, honing a more aggressive and looser take on the style. Although he was ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Ai To Wakare To Furusato No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Sake To Onna No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has price sticker remnants.)

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Osamu KitajimaOsamu ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A great mix of modes from Osamu Kitajima – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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KitaroAsia ... LP
Geffen, 1978. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi.)

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KitaroTunhuang ... LP
Gramavision, 1985. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Sachiko KobayashiTomarigi ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert and sticker sheets!)

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KOG & The Zongo BrigadeWahala Wahala – Joy From The Struggle ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness/Pura Vida (France), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Really driving percussion, and some great horns as well – the former served up by KOG, who also delivers some fantastic vocals on the set – the latter from The Zongo Brigade, who work in a great mix of funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and some sweet keyboards too! The set's very different ... read more CD

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KokoloMore Consideration ... CD
Full Cut, 2004. Used ... $7.99
Afro Funk is alive and well – thanks to the efforts of Kokolo, one of the best new groups of the genre working today! Kokolo have a sound that completely respects the 70s roots of the Afro Funk sound, yet also play here with a burning style that reminds us a lot of some of the current groups ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... read more CD

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Konadu's BandAkom Mu Yehu ... LP
Alau (Nigeria), 1976. Poor ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition, with stains and peeled spots on the labels. Cover consists of the peeled front image crudely attached with tape to a replacement sleeve.)

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... 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.)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD 12.99

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Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler ... CD
Dogon/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. Used ... $13.99
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro Erkin Koray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... CD
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available More Arriving ... LP 14.99

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a small tear at the opening.)
Also available More Arriving ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ KosmosKosmos (Safari Sound) ... LP
Safari Sound (France), Early 80s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has several pieces of clear tape on the seams, a name in pen on front, stained corner at the bottom left, and a sticker on back,)

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Joe Driscoll & Bassekou KouyateFaya ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Kandia KouyateBiriko ... CD
Syllart (Mali), 2002. Used ... $9.99
Powerful acoustic songs from one of Mali's greatest female singers! Although her career started back in the early 90s, Kandia Kouyate record commercially until 1997 when she recorded a hit duet with Sekouba Bambino Diabate. Biriko is her second album, and its gorgeous mixture of hand percussion, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Robert Krestan & Druha TavaRevival ... CD
Monitor, 1992. Used ... $4.99
Czech bluegrass group. (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Kumapim Royals BandEwiase ... LP
BHM (Ghana), 1982. Very Good- ... $19.99
All tracks arranged by Akwasi Ampofo Adjei, with bass from Maringe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Fela Ransome Kuti & His Africa 70Beggar's Song (Orin Alagbe) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
HMV (Nigeria), 1972. Good ... $33.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some crackle and surface noise, particularly at the beginning of part 2.)

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Femi KutiAfrica For Africa ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $4.99
Turns out, it DOES run in the family – a great talent for Afro Funk grooves, with the same deeply soulful elements that made Fela Kuti's music so great back in the 70s! This smoker from Femi was recorded at the legendary Afrodisia studios in Lagos – with a nice degree of edge in the ... read more CD

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Femi KutiShoki Shoki ... CD
Barclay/MCA, 1998. Used ... $5.99
A key album in the 90s revival of Afro Funk – a seminal set from Fela's first famous son! The album's got a really nice edge throughout – and offers a mixture of older Afro Funk modes with some slight contemporary elements – bits of electronics and occasional programmed rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Night Dreamer Direct To Disc Sessions ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 29.99
The best album in years from Seun Kuti – recorded live in the studio, with no overdubs at all – in a way that really lives up to the best sound of his legacy in music! Tracks are all nice and long, and as spontaneous as they are hard-grooving – a perfect update of older Afro Funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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La Casa AzulTan Simple Como Amor ... LP
Elefant (Spain), 2003. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small scrape.)

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La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $5.99
A great update of older cumbia modes – served up here in a style that's extremely fresh, and very fitting for the fierce vocal approach of La Yegros! Yegros spends her time between Buenos Aires and Paris, and that global range definitely shows in the music – as she mixes a host of ... read more CD

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Ladysmith Black MambazoWalking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers ... CD
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, 2016. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock BandMalik ... LP
Makossa/As The Record Turns, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A fantastic bit of Afro funky soul – one of a few albums recorded by the legendary Lafayette Afro Rock Band! The set has an incredible blend of American funk, African rhythms, and European production – recorded in the heady cross-cultural scene of early 70s Paris – with a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock BandVoodounon ... LP
Makossa, 1974. Very Good+ ... $59.99
Killer Afro funky grooves from this legendary transatlantic ensemble! This is the band's second rare album – and it includes "Hihache", a monster breakbeat cut, plus "Voodounon", "Azeta", and "Nicky". This is a 2nd pressing – with a plain cover ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Makossa sleeve with light staining.)

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Don LakaI Wanna Be Myself ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 22.98
The debut solo album from Don Laka – an artist you might know from the huge 80s group Sakhile, but who here steps out as a soul singer on his own – working with a vocal range that's in the higher reaches, and which really fits the contemporary beats and keyboards in the grooves! Laka's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LaraajiSun Piano ... LP
All Saints, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really beautiful album from Laraaji, and a record that's a bit of a change too – as Laraaji not only plays just acoustic piano, but he also does so in a way that's different than some of his longer, more freer-sounding meditative work of the past! The instrument is recorded in the space of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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LaraajiVision Songs ... CD
Numero, 1984. New Copy ... $7.99 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

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Laz Ekwueme National ChoraleCarols Black & White ... LP
Lene (Nigeria), Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
All acapella choral work from this Lagos group of the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Le BeachWuta May ... LP
Disques Sonics (France), Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lea Y DomingoJalousie ... LP
K-Dance, Early 80s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging, and writing in pen on front & back. Labels have writing in pen.)

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Bukky LeoBukky Leo Presents Black Egypt ... CD
Can Can, 2000s. Used ... $6.99
A great album from saxophonist Bukky Leo – a player with roots in 70s Ethiopia, and a range of experiences that also includes key recordings in the early British acid jazz scene! Bukky's got a resume that includes work with Fela and Tony Allen – and he's working here in a mode that's ... read more CD
(CDr release, subsequently reissued by Mr. Bongo as Afrobeat Visions.)

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Bukky LeoTribute To Fela Vol 2 – Live At The Jazz Cafe ... LP
Drift (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Saxophonist Bukky Leo grew up in Lagos, but has given his talents strongly to the London scene in the past few decades – where he's really made magic in a great criss-crossing of jazz with his Nigerian roots! Part of Bukky's long legacy is an annual tribute to Fela Kuti – and this set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Les AmbassadeursSous Le Ciel D'Haiti ... CD
Anson, 1970. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Les Loups NoirEcho Mondial ... CD
Rotel/Edenways (France), Early 80s. Used ... $12.99
Bouncing rhythms from Les Loups Noirs – great little grooves that still retain some of the rootsier elements of Haitian music! Percussion is quite heavy on most numbers, and has this bassy quality that you can really feel in the speakers when you turn the record up nice and loud – a ... read more CD
(Out of print, jewel case edition.)

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Les Tetes BruleesHot Heads ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Liberian DreamOAU Welcome To Liberia (OUA Bienvenue Au Liberia)/We Like It Like That (Nous L'Aimons Comme Ca) ... LP
Makossa, 1980. Good+ (pic cover)... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has fully split seams and comes in two pieces, with some stains and tape remnants around the edges. Labels have some pen.)

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Jose Libertella Y Gran OrquestaEste Es El Tango Porteno ... LP
Toshiba (Japan), 1978. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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LipitoneNuits Sur Ecoute – Bougouni ... CD
Frikyiwa (France), 2002. Used ... $6.99
Beautiful work from Mali – recorded by the nomadic studio of Frikyiwa, and a mixture of music, vocals, and sounds of the city of Bougouni! The approach is really striking, and makes for a CD that's as much a cultural document of Lipitone's music as one could hope for. Titles include "Ta ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Al Lirvat & Robert Mavouzny QuintetBlowin At The Cigale ... LP
Numera (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A very cool record from saxophonist Robert Mavouzny and trombonist Al Lirvat – the latter of whom also cut some biguine albums on the French scene of the 70s! This set's maybe a bit straighter jazz, but you can definitely hear some unusual touches at play – as the group opens up with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and one bumped corner.)

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Cheikh LoBambay Gueej ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2000. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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