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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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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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Pepe KalleLarger Than Life ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1992. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kanda Bongo ManKwassa Kwassa ... CD
Hannibal, 1989. Used ... $1.99
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Kanda Bongo ManZing Zong ... CD
Hannibal (Japan), 1991. Used ... $9.99
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(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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Kasai All StarsBlack Ants Always Fly Together – One Bangle Makes No Sound (with bonus download) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Really fantastic work from the Kasai All Stars – a group we first discovered years ago, as part of the excellent Congotronics series – but one who here really stretch past their roots, and embrace a mature sound that really lets them spread their wings in fly! There's still some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) ... 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)... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanMagic Touch – Mixed By Bally Sagoo ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 1991. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Dick KhozaChapita ... LP
Sun/Tooth Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Osamu KitajimaBenzaiten ... LP
Antilles, 1976. Sealed ... $68.99
A really unique project from guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a player you might know from his smoother fusion sets at the end of the 70s – but who works here in a very trippy blend of Japanese instrumentation and electric jazz! Kitajima handles a heck of a lot of strings – both ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing – still sealed! Cover has a few inches of splitting on the spine, but is otherwise great.)

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✨✧ Lord KitchenerKlassic Kitchener Vol 1 ... CD
Ice, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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KlezmaticsApikorsim/Heretics ... CD
World Village (UK), 2016. Used ... $6.99
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KlezmersonSiete ... CD
Tzadik, 2011. Used ... $6.99
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KokoKoko ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 35.99
A nice hybrid of Mediterranean grooves from Koko – an artist born in Morocco, working in Jerusalem during the 70s, and open to a fair bit of elements from Greece as well! The record's got some elements of some of the funkier Mid-East work of the time, including tight rhythms and nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KokoloSabroso (main, White Mike rmx)/Mama Don't Want No Gun (Beatfanatic rework) ... 12-inch
Freestyle (UK), 2005. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Kokolo pick up a bit more of a Latin groove than usual – mixing it in with their fierce Afro Funk riffing, and making for a very sweet little tune! The track burns and bubbles with the best of both cultures – a highly rhythmic number with some Spanish language lyrics – and a few ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kondi BandWe Famous ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great record from the Kondi Band – one of the few groups who can manage to combine the sound of the kalimba with more contemporary styles – and somehow make the whole thing come off without feeling like a gimmick! Sorie Kondi handles both the thumb piano and lead vocals – ... read more CD
Also available We Famous ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Kondi BandWe Famous ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A really great record from the Kondi Band – one of the few groups who can manage to combine the sound of the kalimba with more contemporary styles – and somehow make the whole thing come off without feeling like a gimmick! Sorie Kondi handles both the thumb piano and lead vocals – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available We Famous ... CD 13.99

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Konono No 1Assume Crash Position ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2010. Used ... $6.99
Masterful Congolese dance music from Konono No 1 – just as exciting and rhythmically amazing as their benchmark Congotronics album for Crammed of a few years earlier– with a somewhat bigger and more melodic sound this time out that doesn't sacrifice the street sound immediacy one bit! ... read more CD

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Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler (picture disc) ... LP
Turkofon/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $29.99 33.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Erkin KorayErkin Koray 2 ... LP
Dogon/Survival Research (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Excellent mid 70s work from one of the hippest dudes in Turkey – guitarist Erik Koray, a player who had a wonderful talent for mixing together a range of cross-cultural influences! The style here is a lot more sophisticated than that of Koray's first album – in a mode that shakes off ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. Sealed ... $24.99
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, still sealed with hype sticker.)

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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KotojaFreedom Is What Everybody Needs ... CD
Mesa, 1991. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sanougue KouyateBaledala Djibe ... CD
Mango, 1990. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sarathy KorwarSarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 36.99
Drummer Sarathy Korwar has a great reputation for blending together Indian music and contemporary jazz – and in ways that are very different than similar British experiments from the late 60s! That legacy is moved forward a few strong notches here – as Korwar works with his Upaj ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Edmony KraterJ'ai Traverse La Mer ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Makoto Kubota & The Sunset GangHawaii Champroo ... LP
Show Boat/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 34.99
A beautiful record that finds a great 70s expression of the longstanding love of Hawaiian music that's held fast in Japan for many many years – a set that was recorded in Hawaii by offbeat Japanese musician Makoto Kubota, in ways that offer up his own very personal interpretation of ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madala KuneneKing Of The Zulu Guitar Live, Vol 1 ... CD
B&W Music/Bootleg.net, 1995. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Detty KurniaDari Sunda ... CD
Riverboat (UK), 1995. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Kengo KurozomiPillow Talk ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A strong late 80s set from Japanese singer Kengo Kurozomi – working here in an American studio, with help from a nice array of American fusion players – who really seem to deepen the groove and give Kengo a more soulful vibe than some of his earlier records! The jazzy aspects of the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Laser Vinyl Master pressing – with obi!)

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Kengo KurozomiStill ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 49.99
A sweet bit of mellow pop from Japan – served up by singer Kengo Kurozomi with all sorts of warm and laidback elements in the backings! The style is maybe between Japanese city pop and American AOR – definitely produced at a level that's right up there with the best of tthem – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Laser Vinyl Master pressing – with obi!)

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Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD
Partisan, 2021. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99 16.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older ... read more CD
Also available Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 9.99

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Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD
Partisan, 2021. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older ... read more CD
Also available Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KutimanWachaga ... CD
Siyal (Israel), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Much deeper work than we're used to hearing from Kutiman – and a set that's really widened the global scope of their sounds and influences! At the start, these guys were a funk group with a mix of psychedelic and 70s Afro-oriented influences – but they've really expanded here, and ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Laz Ekwueme National ChoraleCarols Black & White ... LP
Lene (Nigeria), Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
All accapella choral work from this Lagos group of the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Rodrigo LeaoO Espirito De Um Pais ... CD
Sony (Portugal), 2014. Used CD & DVD ... $0.99
... CD
(DVD is PAL, Region 0.)

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LebomboNabakitsi ... CD
Bvhaast (Netherlands), 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Juan Pena Lebrijano & rquesta Andalusi de TangerEncuentros ... CD
Globe Style (UK), 1985. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Byron Lee & DragonairesDe Music Hot Mama ... CD
Dynamic Sounds, 1988. Used ... $6.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Byron Lee & The DragonairesJamaica Carnival '90 ... CD
Dynamic, 1990. Used ... $4.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Byron Lee & The DragonairesSoca Party ... CD
Rhino, 1998. Used ... $4.99

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Les Filles De IllighadadLes Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Really fantastic work from a group who come from a small village in Niger, but who work here with a sound that may well revolutionize the sound of sub-Saharan music! Les Filles De Illighadad fall somewhere into the contemporary spectrum of Tuareg guitar work, but their sound is also very much ... read more CD
Also available Les Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... LP 18.99

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Les Filles De IllighadadLes Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
Really fantastic work from a group who come from a small village in Niger, but who work here with a sound that may well revolutionize the sound of sub-Saharan music! Les Filles De Illighadad fall somewhere into the contemporary spectrum of Tuareg guitar work, but their sound is also very much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Les Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... CD 12.99

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Les Petits Chanteurs De KengeLife In The Bush – La Vie En Brousse ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A strange little ethnographic record on Roulette – featuring a chorus of young female singers running through medleys of various African songs. Titles include "Mama Butidi Bana Bole", "Tu Tu", "Nzeka Nzenzele", "Ele Ele Mamiami", and "Mwana ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small name in pen.)

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Les Soeurs BlanchesMissa Bantu ... LP
Philips, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $11.99
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(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Label has a small drillhole. Cover has light wear and is faded a bit around the edges.)

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Lokkhi TerraCubangla (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A Latin combo from London, but one with a wider range of styles in their music – as you might guess from the lineup pictured on the cover! Lokkhi Terra are great at familiar Latin jazz modes – really using their instrumentation to craft strong standout solos on trumpet, flute, Fender ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lokkhi Terra & Dele SosimiCubafrobeat ... CD
Funkiwala (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Vocalist Dele Sosimi joins this ultra-hip London group – a combo who are equally skilled in African and Cuban elements, hence the title of the record – and one who can also serve things up with lots of jazz-based energy as well! All tracks are nice and long – and in addition to ... read more CD
Also available Cubafrobeat (180 gram pressing) ... LP 19.99

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Lokkhi Terra & Dele SosimiCubafrobeat (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Vocalist Dele Sosimi joins this ultra-hip London group – a combo who are equally skilled in African and Cuban elements, hence the title of the record – and one who can also serve things up with lots of jazz-based energy as well! All tracks are nice and long – and in addition to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Cubafrobeat ... CD 14.99

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Lionel LouekeJourney ... CD
Aparte (France), 2018. Used ... $13.99
Lionel Loueke, standing nicely on the borders of his styles – playing jazzily, to be sure – but also opening up with plenty of global elements too – in a lineup that includes the musician on a bit of percussion, alongside other percussion from Cyro Baptista and Christi Joza Orisha ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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LuiLui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Maui Surf/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... $24.99
A rare bit of soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – and like some of the best of the genre, a record that's definitely got some influence from the warm Cali soul scene of the time, but which also brings plenty of its own style to play! The guitar lines have a nicely chromatic vibe, maybe ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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LuraDi Korpu Ku Alma ... CD
Escondida, 2005. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Antonio LysyAntonio Lysy At The Broad – Music From Argentina ... CD
Yarlung, 2011. Used ... $5.99
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Mauricio Maestro with Nana VasconcelosUpside Down ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A contemporary set, but one that's unlike any other recent Brazilian recording we can think of – given the very unique vibe that Mauricio Maestro is going for! You might know Mauricio from his mid 70s work with Joyce on Visions Of Dawn – and although this set is a recent recording, it ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Mahotella QueensWomen Of The World ... CD
Shanachie, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. Small cutout hole through rear case and tray card.)

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Miriam MakebaKeep Me In Mind ... LP
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
One of Miriam Makeba's hippest albums of all time – a set that marked the end of her association with Reprise Records, and her fame in the crossover American scene of the 60s – and for good reason, too – as the whole thing's brimming over with much more righteous energy than ever ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Miriam MakebaMagic Of Makeba ... LP
RCA, 1966. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A bit of a mainstream effort from Makeba, as this set features more of an emphasis on pop material and standards than on some of her other records. Sid Bass conducted and arranged the orchestral backing on the folk and sixties pop classics, which doesn't leave as much room for her vocal stylings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Includes the RCA inner sleeve. Cover has a small center split in the top seam, in great shape otherwise.)

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Miriam MakebaMagnificent Miriam Makeba ... LP
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A hip little album by Miriam Makeba – part South African soul, part New York hip, with arrangements that recall some of Makeba's later work, bits of Nina Simone, and touches of Uptown soul. Arrangements and backing are by Luchi De Jesus – and Sivuca's actually part of the backing, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, with deep groove.)

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Miriam MakebaMany Voices Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A great album – even if Miriam's not in as many voices as promised by the title! (Who do they think she is – Rich Little?) The recording quality appears to be live – as the tracks have an open jamming style, with Miriam singing in that rich, folksy style of her early years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light aging.)

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Miriam MakebaRoots Of Miriam Makeba – From South Africa To New York ... CD
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.99
A huge collection of work from the legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba – one that opens up a surprisingly big chapter of material before she started issuing her famous early records in America! The package begins with a big array of 78rpm singles from her homeland – then ... read more CD

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Malawian Madalitso are more of a duo than a band – Yobi Maligwa on babatoni and lead vocals, and Yosefe Kalenkeni on guitar and percussion – both working together with a beautiful sense of tightness and melody! The mix of stringed instruments is great – pulsating with an inherent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Baris MancoDunden Bugune (picture disc) ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1971. New Copy ... $29.99 33.98
An incredible Turkish psych album from Baris Manco – totally riveting work that blends some traditional Turkish influences with the panoramic psychedelia of the late 60s & early 70s – all of which makes for lots of fuzzed out rock-funk, and a fantastic melodic sensibility! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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MandingoWatto Sitta ... CD
Celluloid, 1984. Used ... $8.99
80s electro Afro grooving from Mandingo – not to be confused with the UK group who recorded electronic exotic albums in the 70s – but one of the New Africa crossover projects on Celluloid, recorded during their brief period of colonial expansion! The group mixes together traditional ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mandingo feat. Foday Musa Suso & Herbie HancockHarima (original, edit)/Dewgal ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1984. Sealed (pic cover)... $3.99
From the "Watto Sitta" album, recorded for Celluloid by griot Foday Musa Suso, who plays mostly kora, inaddition to a variety of other percussion instruments. As you might expect from an 80s Laswell production there's some electro touches and Herbie Hancock guesting on keys, but for the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(US pressing.)

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Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks UnlimitedChamunorwa ... CD
Mango, 1991. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sylvain Marc & Del RabenjaMadagascar Now ... LP
Palm/Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
One of the coolest albums on the rare Palm label of pianist Jef Gilson – a set that's got even more global instrumental currents than some of the other releases on the imprint during it's too-short run! The group is headed here by bassist Sylvin Marc, who also plays drums and percussion ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela Is Alive & Well At The Whisky ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaMelody Maker ... LP
Casablanca, 1976. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hats off to Hugh Masekela – one of the few artists who could record for the Casablanca label and never manage to lose his own sense of sound and spirit! The album's a surprisingly great one, filled with the kinds of subtle touches and earthy soul we've always loved in Hugh's music – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cut corner.)

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Hugh MasekelaUptownship ... LP
BMG, 1989. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. Used ... $1.99
A beautifully dynamic set from Mohamed Issa Haji – aka Matona – a musician from Zanzibar with a specialty in Taarab, which is an unusual hybrid of African, Arabic, and Indian musical styles! The group here features Matona on oud, vocals, and percussion – illuminated by very ... read more CD

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Letta MbuluLetta Mbulu Sings ... LP
Capitol/Endless Happiness, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.99
A rare funky treasure from the glory days of the David Axelrod years at Capitol Records – a set that takes the amazing vocals of South African singer Letta Mbulu, sets them to arrangements by HB Barnum, and has Axelrod producing and putting the whole thing together – with a soaring ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Letta MbuluThere's Music In The Air ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
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 insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Sipho Mchunu NamabhubesiYithi Esavimba ... CD
Totem/EMI (France), 1989. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Helena MeirellesA Rainha da Viola Caipira ... LP
Eldorado/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
Helena Meirelles looks like a bit of a cowboy on the cover, and she sounds a bit like one too – but with a spin that's very much part of the Brazilian heritage from which she sprang! Meirelles plays the Brazilian violao here – kind of a rougher, louder sort of acoustic guitar – ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Getatchew MekuryaEthiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 5 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome (France), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A special vinyl release of one of the most striking volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series – a set that focuses on the mad saxophone work of Getachew Makurya! The recordings on this collection are all from 1972 – and they feature the deep-toned Mekurya blowing in a strange and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Netsanet MellesseSpirit Of Sheba ... CD
Shanachie, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Boy Ge Mendes & Manu LimaDi Oro ... CD
Vidisco/Lusafrica (France), 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlos Mendes E Fernando TordoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), Early 70s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Yehudi Menuhin & Ravi ShankarWest Meets East ... LP
Angel, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Mostly "east" – as the violin of the famous solist comes into play with the sitar of Ravi Shankar, plus tabla and tanpura! The vibe's a bit like some of the best John Mayer albums, although less jazz. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Raga Puriya Kalyan". Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Hailu MergiaYene Mircha ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A great new recording from Hailu Mergia – the Ethiopian keyboardist who's given us some great records over the years! This set has Hailu working on both of his strengths – using keyboards in the lead on some tracks, accordion on others – plus a bit of melodica, and just a slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTezeta ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Maybe the greatest record we've ever heard from Ethio keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a sweet set of jazz recorded in the mid 70s, with a vibe that still sounds fantastic after all these years! The groove here is the sort that so many other contemporary groups have been picking up on recent ... read more CD

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Ayalew MesfinGood Aderegechegn ... CD
Now Again, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
The first-ever full length global collection of material by one of the funkiest cats working the Ethiopian scene in the early 70s – an artist who works here in a mode that's even more hard-hitting and funk based than contemporaries like Mulatu or Mahmoud Ahmed! The band on most tracks is the ... read more CD

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Ayalew MesfinWegene ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Otherworldly sounds from Ayalew Mesfin – easily one of the most enigmatic artists on the mindblowing mid 70s scene in Ethiopia! Mesfin's got this way of inflecting his vocals that's amazing – an ability to run up and down the scale, all while moving forward – which makes his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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George MgrdichianNow Sounds Of The Middle East ... CD
Monitor, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A really cool combo album of music on the lute-like oud – and one that almost seems to echo the way that bassist Ahmed Abdul Malik took the instrument into more jazz-based territory at the start of the 60s! George Mgrdichian plays in a style that's maybe more traditional overall, but with a ... read more CD

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Busi MhlongoUrban Zulu (with bonus download) ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Groundbreaking work from Busi Mhlongo – a real shift in South American soul at the end of the 90s, almost as if the set was marking the new sense of pride and nation that was taking place at the tip of the continent! Mhlongo's vocals are amazing – expressive in familiar soul ways, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Mighty SparrowHotter Than Ever ... LP
Trojan (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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(Cover has light wear and unglued seams, with clear tape holding the top.)

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Lloyd MillerNear And Far East ... LP
East West/Ascensionale (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the most evocative albums ever recorded by the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – a set created at Brigham Young University, in Utah – but filled with a mix of different styles from the other half of the planet! Miller plays a variety of stringed instruments and percussion – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 200 copies – and packaged in a very heavy, hand-assembled cover!)

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Lloyd Miller/Press Keys QuartetOriental Jazz ... LP
East West/Now Again, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
Possibly the greatest album ever from the enigmatic Lloyd Miller – his legendary Oriental Jazz album from the late 60s, and a really wonderful blend of musical modes! Some of the tracks here really stretch out in the Eastern promise of the title – mixing jazz rhythms with santur, oud, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MinaLive '78 ... LP
PDU (Italy), 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
(Vocalists, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear and stains along the bottom.)

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Mind Maintenance (Joshua Abrams & Chad Taylor)Mind Maintenance ... LP
Drag City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 32.99
Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor are already fantastic musicians on their own key instruments – bass and drums, respectively – but here, they take up different instrumental modes – and with a result that's every bit as spiritually powerful as their work in other styles! Abrams plays ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mdou MoctarAfrique Victime ... CD
Matador, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
It's a bit startling to see a record by Tuareg music legend Mdou Moctar on the indie rock powerhouse Matador Records – but that placement is also a great statement to just how much Moctar's guitar and the whole Tuareg scene has become in recent years! The sound is every bit as sharp as on ... read more CD
Also available Afrique Victime ... LP 21.99

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Mdou MoctarAfrique Victime ... LP
Matador, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
It's a bit startling to see a record by Tuareg music legend Mdou Moctar on the indie rock powerhouse Matador Records – but that placement is also a great statement to just how much Moctar's guitar and the whole Tuareg scene has become in recent years! The sound is every bit as sharp as on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afrique Victime ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ MogollarAnatolian Sun Part 1 ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
Mogollar are a legendary group in Turkish music – formed in the 60s, with a mission to explore psychedelic impulses amidst more traditional instrumentation – and all these many years later, the combo is still going strong, and with a sound that still beats most of the groups they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anatolian Sun Part 2 ... LP 27.99

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✨✧ MogollarAnatolian Sun Part 2 ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $27.99 29.99
Mogollar are a legendary group in Turkish music – formed in the 60s, with a mission to explore psychedelic impulses amidst more traditional instrumentation – and all these many years later, the combo is still going strong, and with a sound that still beats most of the groups they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anatolian Sun Part 1 ... LP 27.99

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Kippie Moketsi & Hal SingerBlue Stompin ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A record that features a great guest appearance from American tenorist Hal Singer – a player who always seemed to do some of his most interesting work overseas – but a set that's an even greater testament to alto saxophonist Kippie Moketsi and some of his key collaborators on the South ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
One of the most unusual albums to ever come from the legendary Black Ark studios of Lee Scratch Perry – a set by a duo of Congolese singers, Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo – who are also not to be confused with The Congos, another group that Perry was producing at the time! The album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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