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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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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Ai To Wakare To Furusato No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Kyoko KishidaEnka Kokoro No Butai – Sake To Onna No Uta ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1982. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has price sticker remnants.)

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Osamu KitajimaBenzaiten ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD

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Osamu KitajimaOsamu ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Sachiko KobayashiTomarigi ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1980. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... 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 ... $16.99
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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✨✧ Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $9.99
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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Antoinette KonanAntoinette Konan ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
A record that offers up a real criss-crossing of sounds and styles – the spare ahoko instrument pictured on the cover, and a host of excellent 80s electro soul elements at the core! The record mixes boogie beat and sweet keyboards with the lovely lead vocals of Antoinette Konan, and her ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Konono No 1Congotronics ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 2004. Used ... $4.99
A group with a sound like no other – one that features home-made electronics and amplification, and an array of highly-percussive instrumentation that includes thumb pianos, megaphones, microphones, and old car parts! Konono's been making this music for the past 25 years – working in ... read more CD

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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.)

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Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler ... CD
Dogon/World Psychedelia (Korea), 1974. Used ... $16.99
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 ... $10.99 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 19.99

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✨✧ Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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 10.99

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Sarathy KorwarMy East Is Your West (3LP set) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $38.99 39.99
A really amazing little record – one that's partly in the "jazz meets Indian" mode of Joe Harriott's experiments of the 60s – but a performance that also brings in a lot more from spiritual jazz, even though most of the instrumentation is more traditional! The set is live, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Driscoll & Bassekou KouyateFaya ... CD
Cumbancha, 2014. Used ... $5.99
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Kumapim Royals BandEwiase ... LP
BHM (Ghana), 1982. Very Good- ... $24.99
All tracks arranged by Akwasi Ampofo Adjei, with bass from Maringe! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Kishore KumarMelodies To Remember ... LP
Odeon (India), Mid 60s. Good+ ... $7.99
Features music by Kishore himself – plus SD Burman and Shankar Jaikishan! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small bit of tape on the top seam, but is nice overall.)

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✨✧ Madala KuneneKon'ko Man ... CD
B&W Music, 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Promotional copy packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with the booklet)

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Kodjovi Kush & Afrospot All StarsLove In Africa ... CD
Chop Time (Netherlands), 2017. Used ... $6.99
A contemporary Afro Funk record, but one with a vibe that makes us feel like we've discovered some lost strand of sound from the 70s! The Afrospot All Stars are wonderfully jazzy – a group who swing their horns more than blast them at times, warmed up by some great Fender Rhodes and very ... read more CD

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Fela KutiFinding Fela – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
The soundtrack to the Finding Fela documentary – a very nicely done set, serving as an excellent compilation of classic Fela and his legendary Nigeria 70, Koola Lobitos, Africa 70 and Egypt 80 groups – plus a bonus, unreleased live track by Femi Kuti and a version of "Zombie" ... read more CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Femi KutiShoki Shoki ... CD
Barclay (France), 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ Seun KutiFrom Africa With Fury – Rise ... CD
Knitting Factory, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Seun Anikulapo Kuti returns with another strorming set of neo classic Afro Funk in the great tradition of his father – once again fronting the incredible Egypt 80 group! It's remarkable stuff that finds Seun – the youngest son of Fela – standing up as a visionary talent. He's ... read more CD

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KutimangoesAfrotropism ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The Kutimangoes keep on refining their groove with each new release – and really open up with a nice sense of variety from the usual Afro Funk mode! The horn section still has a strong role – two saxes, one trombone – but there are also both instrumental and rhythmic shifts from ... read more CD
Also available Afrotropism ... LP 18.99

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KutimangoesAfrotropism ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The Kutimangoes keep on refining their groove with each new release – and really open up with a nice sense of variety from the usual Afro Funk mode! The horn section still has a strong role – two saxes, one trombone – but there are also both instrumental and rhythmic shifts from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afrotropism ... CD 14.99

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La Casa AzulTan Simple Como Amor ... LP
Elefant (Spain), 2003. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small scrape.)

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La YegrosMagnetismo ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. Used ... $7.99
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 ... $5.99
... CD

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✨✧ Lafayette Afro Rock BandMalik ... LP
Makossa/As The Record Turns, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 BandSoul Makossa ... LP
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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LagbajaWe Before Me ... CD
Indigedisc, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Really beautiful stuff! The style of this one is kind of a mixture of straight-ahead Afro Funk – in the tradition of 70s Fela, mixed with slight electronic touches on bass, keyboards, and guitar, handled with just the right amount of moderation so as not to overwhelm the acoustic sound of ... read more CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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Bhappi LahiriZakhmee ... LP
EMI (India), 1974. Very Good- ... $33.99
A great bit of funky Bollywood! Features vocals from Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, and Bappi Lahiri! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split spine and bottom seam, a small name in pen, and some other light wear.)

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Don LakaI Wanna Be Myself ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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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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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Yusef LateefHikima – Creativity ... LP
Centre For Nigerian Cultural Studies/Key Systems Recording (Nigeria), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
One of the rootsiest, most spiritual albums ever done by saxophonist Yusef Lateef – and that's saying a lot, given his decades of other recordings! This very special set was done in the mid 80s, but has a very timeless vibe – as Lateef put the whole thing together with the Centre For ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Laz Ekwueme National ChoraleCarols Black & White ... LP
Lene (Nigeria), Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
All acapella choral work from this Lagos group of the late 70s. LP, Vinyl record album

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Le Kene Star De SikassoHodi Hu Yenyan ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from the Mali scene of the 70s – a set that's got lots of unusual rhythmic impulses and vocal inflections – with a style that moves way beyond anything we might have expected! One of the best elements of the record is this really cool use of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bukky LeoBukky Leo Presents Black Egypt ... CD
Can Can, 2000s. Used ... $9.99
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 ... $24.99
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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Archie LewisVoice Of Love ... LP
WIRL (Jamaica), 1966. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover appears to have been signed by the artist.)

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✨✧ Pal Joey Lewis OrchestraOn The Hill ... CD
Electro Sounds (Trinidad & Tobago), 1997. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(CDr release.)

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Jose Libertella Y Gran OrquestaEste Es El Tango Porteno ... LP
Toshiba (Japan), 1978. Sealed ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Roaring LionCairi Calypso – 1930 to 1939 ... LP
Asherah, 1930s. New Copy ... $15.99
Roaring Lion is a singer who definitely earns his name – a strong early voice in the formation of calypso – and an artist whose early work on 78rpm discs still tops most of the later giants of the genre! The work here is an early hybrid of Island rhythms and jazz – often ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Al Lirvat & Robert Mavouzny QuintetBlowin At The Cigale ... LP
Numera (France), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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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Purna Loka EnsembleMetaraga ... CD
Origin, 2020. Used ... $6.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Lolo/Juan MartinezCante Jondo Vol 2 (Andalucian Songs) (10-inch) ... LP
SMC/Pro Arte, 1950s. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Label has peeled spots. Cover has discoloration from age, split seams with tape remnants, and an ink stamp on back.)

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✨✧ Lord Invader & His Calypso GroupCalypso Travels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
The last album ever recorded by Trinidad calypso legend Lord Invader – and a set that really sums up all the genius he brought to his too-short career! At a time when the music was really entering the mainstream in commercial ways, Invader keeps things very spare, stark, and basic here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with all the heft of a classic Folkways pressing!)

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Lord MelodyI Man ... LP
Charlie's (Canada), 1979. Very Good ... $5.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Lord SitarLord Sitar ... CD
EMI (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A sweet batch of grooves with a really trippy edge! The enigmatic Lord Sitar was one of a handful of late 60s sitar players who easily crossed into the world of groovy pop – blending traditional Indian instrumental styles with shorter pop tunes that had a wild psyche-out kind of feel. This ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Los CamaroesLos Camaroes – A Journey Into Cameroonian Music (with bonus download) ... LP
Sonafric/Nubiphone (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
One of the funkiest groups we've ever heard from the Cameroon scene – a combo who play with a super-tight sound that often has as much interplay between the vocals as the instruments at the core! As you'd guess from the three guitarists on top of the van in the cover, the group's sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes cool booklet of notes, and bonus download!)

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Los DestellosSicodelicos (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
A killer compilation of late 60s & 70s tunes by Peruvian cumbia combo Los Destellos – leaning on the psychedelia inspired sounds from their earlier years! The sound is rooted in cumbia rhythms and electric guitar – but it nimble and spindly of heavily fuzzed out – with a more ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Los EmigrantesIl Faut Parcourir Un Chemin ... LP
Futuro (Canada), 1976. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Los Cuatro Hermanos SilvaLos Grandes Exitos De Los Cuatro Hermanos Silva ... LP
RCA, 1965. Near Mint- ... $0.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel LouekeJourney ... CD
Aparte (France), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 21.99
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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Luka ProductionsFalaw ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Luka Productions is a showcase for the fantastic voice of Luka Guindo – a singer with this raspy charm that grabs you right away and really conveys the power of the tunes – so much so, you hardly need the English translations of the lyrics in the notes! The music is a blend of acoustic ... read more CD

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Baaba Maal & Mansour SeckDjam Leelii ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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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.)

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George MackieEbony Blues/Palm Lagoon Waltz ... 7-inch
Old Beachcomber, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A great single – George Mackie plays solo Hawaiian koa guitar – but with a very bluesy style – all acoustic, and nothing like regular Hawaiian guitar! (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 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
Also available Madlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD 6.99

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used ... $6.99
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
(Still sealed with the Medicine Show obi.)
Also available Madlib's Medicine Show No 3 – Beat Konducta In Africa ... CD 6.99

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Taj Mahal & Toumani DiabateKulanjan ... CD
Hannibal, 2006. Used ... $3.99
(Blues, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mahlathini & The Mahotella QueensRhythm & Art ... CD
Shanachie, 1985. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mahotella QueensIzibani Zomgqashiyo ... CD
Shanachie, 1986. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MajeksGreen Leaves (180 gram pressing) ... LP
NCF/Superfly (France), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
Sheila and Desmond Majek work here with support from the Nigeria Conservation Foundation – whose message really comes across in the album's earth-minded grooves! The rhythms are a blend of 80s soul modes, with maybe a bit of a Caribbean vibe at times too – and the spirit of the vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Mieko MakimuraEnka No Yoake IV ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Malawian Madalitso BandWasalala ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
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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Jose MancliereDoubout Pou Gade ... LP
JMD/Digger's Digest (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
An album that's unlike anything else we've ever heard before – served up by a percussionist who spent the mid 70s touring the Caribbean and South Pacific, and who seems to have absorbed a globe's worth of rhythms in the process! The album's probably closest to a jazz fusion album – as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 copies!)

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Thomas MapfumoBest Of Thomas Mapfumo – Chimurenga Forever ... CD
Hemisphere, Late 70s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, spine has a small cutout notch.)

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Thomas MapfumoSingles Collection – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Zimbob, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $18.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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MarumoModiehi ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... read more CD
Also available Modiehi ... LP 20.99

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MarumoModiehi ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Modiehi ... CD 10.99

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Master Musicians Of Jajouka featuring Bachir AttarApocalypse Across The Sky (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Zehra (Germany), 1992. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Mindblowing sounds from the Master Musicians Of Jajouka – that legendary Moroccan ensemble who first received global attention in the 60s, thanks to the efforts of William S Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Brian Jones – recorded here with a sound that's as timeless as if they've been around ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Matao with Atilla EnginTurkish Delight ... LP
Arsivplak (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A very groovy little record – one that was only ever issued in Denmark, but which stands up strongly next to the best Turkish grooves of the 70s – thanks to a great blend of Turkish percussion, keyboards, and some mighty nice work on guitar! The guitars aren't as totally exotic as some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Matona's Afdhal GroupMatona's Afdhal Group ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Nobue MatsubaraMatsubara Nobue No Nagashiuta – Musume Tabi Sugata ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1984. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Daniel MaunickMacumba Quebrada ... LP
Far Out (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
The first-ever full length set we've seen from Daniel Maunick – an artist who you might know from his remix work as Venom, or for his ties to the Incognito universe – given that Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick is his father! Yet the sound here is definitely Daniel's own – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Macumba Quebrada ... CD 13.99
Macumba Quebrada ... CD 8.99

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Mauskovic Dance BandMauskovic Dance Band ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
The debut album from the Mauskovic Dance Band – a compelling combo who bring together rhythms from around the globe, then fuse them together in a dark and moody sort of way – often with the kind of early 80s elements you might expect to hear from ESG or Quando Quango! The production is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy MbayeDakar Heart ... CD
Shanachie, 1997. Used ... $5.99
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(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Letta MbuluThere's Music In The Air ... LP
A&M, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(UK pressing, including the insert.)

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MedumoMixing It ... LP
Lauren (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A lost combo from the South African scene of the 70s – and one who play here with a wonderfully spiritual vibe! The tunes are longish, and open – with some rhythmic currents that fall in the Dollar Brand side of the spectrum, but which are also topped with really tremendous work on ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand numbered copies.)

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Zeeshan MehdiFloods Of Flute ... LP
Oscar, Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has small stickers on front.)

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Hailu MergiaYene Mircha ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
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 CD
Also available Yene Mircha ... LP 18.99

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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
Also available Yene Mircha ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate ... read more CD
Also available Donde Estas Maria ... LP 22.99

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Meridian BrothersDonde Estas Maria ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $22.99
The Meridian Brothers have been making music for quite a few years now – and with each new release, they seem to open up another fresh corner of southern hemisphere sounds, and continue to find a way to weave them together into something quite fresh and unique! Few other folks could navigate ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Donde Estas Maria ... CD 9.99

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Meridian BrothersSalvadora Robot (with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Amazing sounds from The Meridian Brothers – not a family act at all, but really just a one man operation – yet with a sound that's more than large enough to bring in a whole host of South and Central American influences! Eblis Alvarez uses elements of cumbia, merengue, and other Latin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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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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✨✧ Mighty PantherSings Songs Of Dynamite ... LP
Drum Boy, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $22.99
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Mighty SparrowSlave ... CD
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... read more CD
Also available Slave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Mighty SparrowSlave (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
National/Modern Harmonic, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A great 60s record from Mighty Sparrow – and the kind of set that shows just how different calypso music could sound when you got away from Harry Belafonte and the hits! The music here is every bit as political and socially conscious as earlier recordings of the genre – but you can ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Slave ... CD 13.99

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Mok Freedom StarsAuntie Ceci – Hits ... LP
Sammy Sparkle (Nigeria), 1986. Good ... $11.99
A group from Ghana, but served up here in a Nigerian pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record has some crackles, but sounds OK overall. Cover has some wear.)

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Ben MolatziNo Way To Go ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
The rough-cut image on the front cover is a perfect accompaniment to the music on the disc – the first-ever issue of recordings made by Namibian guitarist/singer Ben Molatzi – tracks recorded both in the studio and out in the field, with a wonderfully stripped-down sound overall! ... read more CD

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✨✧ MombasaAfrican Rhythms & Blues 2 ... CD
Spiegelei/Sonorama (Germany), 1976. Used ... $16.99
The second album from Mombasa – and possibly even better than the first! The group have really come into their own by the time of this date – mixing together jazz and African roots with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – quite unique in its approach to rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Carlos MontoyaFlamenco Direct Vol 1 ... LP
Crystal Clear, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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Carlos MontoyaGuitar & Flamenco ... CD
Atom/Pazzazz (Germany), 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD

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Stella MonyeMr Right ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $34.99
Arranged by Stella with Odion Iruoje – and titles include "Oko Mi Ye", "What Is Life", "Elenuwa", "Lone Ranger", "Waiting For The Dice To Roll", and "I Like To Say It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of wear.)

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Mohammad Reza MortazaviRitme Jaavdanegi ... LP
Latency (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
A really cool criss-crossing of modes from percussionist Mohammad Reza Mortazavi – a musician who handles a range of older Persian instruments on the set, but also produced the album with a fair bit of echo and effects – so that the acoustic instruments crackle with deeper, more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MulatuAfro Latin Soul ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
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 Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MulatuAfro Latin Soul Vol 2 ... LP
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MulatuMulatu Of Ethiopia ... LP
Worthy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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