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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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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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✨✧ LaraajiSun Gong ... LP
All Saints, 2017. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Meditative music from Laraaji – the compelling underground artist who's been giving us music from the late 70s onward, and has had a great revival in recent years! This set's a great example of his renewed genius – a spare, stretched-out performance – produced by Carlos Nino with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited clear vinyl pressing.)

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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 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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Les Primitifs Du FuturWorld Musette ... CD
Sunnyside, 1999. Used ... $8.99
(French, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

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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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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 Flea & His CalypsoniansSwingin' Calypsos ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam and a light stain on back.)

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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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✨✧ LuiLui (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Maui Surf/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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✨✧ 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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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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Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba (mono & stereo mixes) ... LP
Reprise/Strut (UK), 1967. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $26.99 28.99
A huge breakthrough moment for Miriam Makeba – a South African singer who'd been bringing her music to the American scene for a number of years, but really took off in new soulful directions with this album! Previously, Makeba was maybe more confined to the world of folk – mostly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Double-length package – with both mono and stereo mixes of the album!)

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✨✧ Mieko MakimuraEnka No Yoake IV ... LP
Polydor (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(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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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaBeatin' Aroun De Bush ... CD
BMG/Novus, 1992. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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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
Also available
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
... CD
(Tray card has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Letta MbuluNaturally ... LP
Fantasy, 1973. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of the hippest albums ever cut by Letta Mbulu – a perfect mix of her Soweto roots and the funky styles of her adopted California home! The album's the only one that Mbulu ever recorded for Fantasy Records – and the style brings together those great sing-song vocal modes perfected ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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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
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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

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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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Ayalew MesfinHasabe – My Worries ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram maroon vinyl, including the booklet.)

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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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Milo & The KingsHow Yo Wah Mey Come? ... LP
Milo, 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Mok Freedom StarsAuntie Ceci – Hits ... LP
Sammy Sparkle (Nigeria), 1986. Good ... $14.99
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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Carlos MontoyaFlamenco Direct Vol 1 ... LP
Crystal Clear, 1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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 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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✨✧ Mulatu And OthersEthiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... read more CD

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

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Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus ExperienceTo Know Without Knowing (with bonus download) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great entry in the ongoing resurgence of the mighty Mulatu Astatke – the legend of Ethiopian music from the 70s, still going strong after all these years – and finding new ways to interact with generations of musicians that he inspired with his original recordings! This set has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card!)

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... LP
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 28.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Foday Musa SusoDreamtime ... CD
CMP (Germany), 1988. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Musi O TunyaGive Love To Your Children (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Now Again, 1975. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Searing sounds from 70s Zambia – from one of the hippest, funkiest, most sharp-edged groups on the scene! This sweet little set may well be the best album ever from Musi O Tunya – a perfect fusion of funky roots with lots of Afro Soul touches, and a wicked approach to the guitar that ... read more CD

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Musical BreedSave The Little Children ... LP
Dig This Way (Italy), 1989. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A sweet set of digital dub from the Nigerian scene – a record that blends drum machine beats with richer, bassier currents – all in a vibe that's like some of the best underground work coming out of Kingston a few years before! Singer/leader Essco Wilson, aka Sharon Dread, features ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a nice booklet of notes!)

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Jean Bosco MwendaJean Bosco Mwenda ... LP
Mississippi, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A crucial slice of work from Jean Bosco Mwenda – a South African singer and guitarist that most folks know from famous Hugh Tracey recordings of the 50s, but who's represented here on a range of early 78rpm singles done for his nation's Gallotone label! The style is very stripped-down on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Janka Nabay & The Bubu GangEn Yay Sah ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2012. Used ... $6.99
One of the most compelling albums we've heard from Luaka Bop in awhile – a set of tracks that draws from Sierra Leone roots and 70s African psych – all recorded with an intensity and urgency that really drives the album along, right from the get-go! Rhythms are fast, but never out of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Makoto NakamuraKoto – Juusangen – Enka No Kokoro ... LP
Crown (Japan), Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Makoto Nakamura/Satoshi Yonetani/Hajime UeshibaKayou Hit Promenade – Kyoudaibune/Koifubuki – Koto vs Cembalo ... LP
Crown (Japan), Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Andy NarellDis 1 4 Raf ... CD
Listen 2, 2016. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99

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✨✧ Ngozi FamilyDay Of Judgement ... CD
Now Again, 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... read more CD

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Liza NgwaSunshine (with bonus download) ... LP
Nubiphone (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
A really cool little record, and one that's got a lot more going on than just the usual set from an African female singer – as Liza Ngawa's as much a great guitarist as she is a vocalist, and stretches out here in an excellent group with two other guitar players, two keyboards, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500 – includes poster & download!)

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NkengasDestruction ... CD
Orbitone/Secret Stash, 1973. Used ... $8.99
Early work from a group who later grew into the famous Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa – recording here in London with a great raw sound – and an unusual mix of modes that's part Afro Funk, part something else entirely! The set's got that unique post-colonial vibe of some of the other ... read more CD

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Nneji InternationalSulu Gedee ... LP
Ad Lib (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good+ ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Nubiyan TwistJungle Run ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Great work from a group who really know how to open up their sound – a larger ensemble who might have sounded like an Afro Funk combo at one time, but who've really done a lot to find their own special groove! The mix of sharp instrumentation, percussion, and horns could have just gotten a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mike Nyoni & Born FreeMy Own Thing ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully trippy sounds from Mike Nyoni – one of the funkier talents in the Zamrock scene of the 70s – even though he also works with lots of the slight psychedelic touches of other contemporaries too! Mike's style on guitar is a bit too loose to be funk, but it's also got this nice ... read more CD

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Minoru ObataUta Wa Eien Ni – Obata Minoru No Subete ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1981. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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✨✧ Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards ... read more CD

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversRim Arrives/International Funk ... LP
BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A damn soulful album from Ghanaian percussionist Rim Kwaku Obeng – recorded in LA at the end of the 70s, with loads of sweet clubby touches in the mix! Rim gets in plenty of tight percussion – lots of which showcases his rim-heavy approach to the drums – and also plays keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversToo Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... CD
Sum Sum/BBE (UK), 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully groovy work from Rim Kwaku Obeng – an artist with African roots, but working here in the San Francisco scene of the early 80s – where he's clearly picked up a very international vibe in his music! Rim definitely plays some traditional percussion on the tracks, but there's ... read more CD

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Rim Kwaku Obeng & The BelieversToo Tough/I'm Not Going To Let You ... LP
Sum Sum/BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderfully groovy work from Rim Kwaku Obeng – an artist with African roots, but working here in the San Francisco scene of the early 80s – where he's clearly picked up a very international vibe in his music! Rim definitely plays some traditional percussion on the tracks, but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeyChief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter Reformers Band (1974) ... LP
Decca (Nigeria), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing. Cover has light wear and a small sticker.)

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✨✧ Chief Commander Ebenezer ObeySolution ... LP
Sterns, 1984. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Nigerian pressing on Obey. Cover has a sticker near the spine.)

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Ebenezer ObeyOnly Condition To Save Nigeria ... LP
Obey, 1984. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Nigerian pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ogyatanaa Show BandAfrican Fire Yerefrefre ... LP
Survival Research (Australia), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The debut album from the Ogyatanaa Show Band – a group who'd been working heavily on the Ghana scene in the early 70s, and who begin this set with a side-long track that pays tribute to all the giants in the world of highlife! That track's quite unusual – a highlife number, but one ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alogte Oho & His Sounds Of JoyMam Yinne Wa ... LP
Philophon (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A gospel group, but one with a very groovy vibe – as they hail from Ghana, and mix plenty of soulful elements into their music! Alogte Oho handles the lead vocals, and is backed by a small group of female singers – and while the back/forth approach is rooted in American traditions, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dele OjoAfro Rhythm Roots ... LP
Makossa, 1976. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(In an Editions Makossa sleeve.)

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Sonny OkosunLiberation ... LP
Shanachie, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
US issue of some of Sonny's African recordings from the early 80s. The groove here is afro-pop, with crisp guitars and a lighter beat than Fela's style of afrobeat, but with similar cascading horn parts. The production's a bit slicker too, with the vocals pushed way forward in the mix. Titles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Victor OlaiyaVictor Olaiya's All Stars Soul International ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. Used ... $9.99
Massive work from this funky Nigerian cat – a set that offers up a key mix of James Brown funk and home-grown elements – all in a blend that's totally unique! The 1970 album mixes together equal parts African highlife and American soul – making for a style that's heavy one minute ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ondigui & Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo Rhythm ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great combination of Congo grooves and Nigerian 70s – served up here by vocalist Ondigui and his Bota Tabansi ensemble! Ondigui already has a fantastic sound himself – this vocal range and ability to inflect his notes that has the singer cascading up and down the spectrum – in ... read more CD
Also available Ewondo Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ondigui & Bota Tabansi InternationalEwondo Rhythm (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 26.98
A great combination of Congo grooves and Nigerian 70s – served up here by vocalist Ondigui and his Bota Tabansi ensemble! Ondigui already has a fantastic sound himself – this vocal range and ability to inflect his notes that has the singer cascading up and down the spectrum – in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ewondo Rhythm ... CD 14.99

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One WorldThis Baby Is Mine ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good ... $48.99
Titles include "Ready For Love", "Brown Cake", "This Baby Is Mine", "A Whole Life Time", and "Mind Searcher". (Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice and clean overall. Cover has two small ink stamps, as do the labels.)

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Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv ... LP
Black Fire/Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms – but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, and a set ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Lacquered from the original master tapes in a tip-on sleeve. Includes 12 page booklet!)

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OnipaWe No Be Machine ... CD
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
That image on the cover is a fantastic visual representation of the sound of Onipa – a group who draw on older cultures with roots in Ghana, but who are clearly poised to shoot out into the cosmos with lots of future energy in their music! Percussion is a mix of acoustic and electric, and ... read more CD
Also available We No Be Machine ... LP 28.99
 
 



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