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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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TinariwenAmatssou ... LP
Wedge, 2023. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 28.99
A record that marks an unusual chapter in the career of this legendary group, yet one that also fits very strongly into their wonderful run of albums in the 21st Century! The set's got a unique approach – recorded in a tent in Algeria, but with long-distance production from Daniel Lanois ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Amatssou ... CD 9.99

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TirogoDisco Maniac/We Like To Party ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
A groove that's way different than the disco you might hear on this side of the Atlantic in the late 70s – more a tight Afro Funk approach, served up here with riffing guitars and lots of tight horns that descend in a really cool way with the vocals! "We Like To Party" follows in a ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(2013 issue, with bonus poster still attached.)

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Stanislas TohonOwhaaou EP ... LP
Hot Casa (France), Late 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 32.99
Four rare tracks from Cotonou singer Stanislas Tohon – all originally issued only as rare singles, and brought together here as a package that represents some of the first global circulation of this work outside his scene! The music is from that time when contemporary electronic modes were ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vieux Farka Toure & KhruangbinAli ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 25.99
A heady tribute to the legendary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure – served up here with really wonderful lead guitar lines from his son, Vieux Farka Toure, who gets some fantastic help on the record from the Khruangbin trio! Given the fame of that latter group, the set could end up in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rokia TraoreBowmboi ... CD
Nonesuch/Tama, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The third album from Malian singer Rokia Traore – a compelling collection of folksy tunes with a focus on her incredible vocals, supported by instrumentation that includes light percussion and guitar. The booklet provides translation of the set's stunning lyrics, and titles include "Mani ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Tribo MassahiEstrelando Embaixador ... CD
Goma Gringa (Brazil), 1971. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
An amazing bit of funk from early 70s Brazil – an ultra-rare album, but one that almost beats some of the bigger Brazilian classics of the time! The recording has a very unusual approach – a non-stop blend of songs on each side – which makes for long, continuous tracks that mix ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Anibal TroiloTroilo For Export ... LP
RCA (Argentina), Early 60s. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has yellowed tape on the top & bottom seams, surface wear & aging.)

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Anibal Troilo Y Su Orquesta TipicaPara Vos Homero ... LP
RCA (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & aging.)

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Nyofu TysonTurkish Delite Turk Lokumu ... LP
Seismographic (Germany), 1980s. New Copy ... $36.99 39.99
Sweet 80s grooves from the Turkish scene – served up in a mode that mixes earlier styles with instrumentation that's a bit more fitting for the decade – drum machine rhythms and keyboard lines coming into play with more exotic melodies, and vocals served up in a variety of styles! Some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ WaajuGrown ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
A really great combo from the contemporary London scene – one who work with jazz instrumentation, but in ways that echo a variety of rhythmic styles – elements of North and West African modes, and touches of Caribbean as well – but all done with a lean, instrumental style! The ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Grown ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ WaajuGrown ... LP
Olindo (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 26.99
A really great combo from the contemporary London scene – one who work with jazz instrumentation, but in ways that echo a variety of rhythmic styles – elements of North and West African modes, and touches of Caribbean as well – but all done with a lean, instrumental style! The ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Grown ... CD 8.99

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David WaltersSoul Tropical ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2023. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 32.99
A sublime blend of Caribbean roots and contemporary soul – and a set that's even more fantastic than the previous album from David Walters! Walters is one of those globe-trotting talents who manages to pick up all sorts of great inspirations along the way, then forge them into something that' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WardaKhalik Hena ... LP
Soutelphan/We Want Sounds (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
Completely mesmerizing work from singer Warda Algazaireya – a vocalist who presents the lyrics here in Arabic, but only after a wonderfully long build-up from an Egyptian orchestra who blend together a very cool groove with all sorts of beautiful touches on organ, woodwinds, and strings! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wau Wau CollectifMariage ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2022. New Copy ... $20.99 23.99
Maybe an even more compelling album than the debut set from Wau Wau Collectif – as this record continues the cultural crossroads of the first, but at a level that feels even more joyous and ambitious! Traditional elements like the balafon and kora are mixed with more contemporary production, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Gloria WeemsLovelight ... LP
CCP/Freestyle (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A South African soul set from Gloria Weems, but one that feels like some of the best of the New York scene at the time – especially the underground indie work that was letting a lot of electro soul elements come into the mix! The bass pedal elements are great, and the drum machine rhythms ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Papa WembaMolokai ... CD
Real World (UK), 2012. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Papa WembaPapa Wemba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1989. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Bakwetu", "Mukaji Wanyi", "Esclave", "Bokulaka", and "M Fono Yami". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wganda KenyaWganda Kenya ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 32.99
Massive rhythms from this legendary 70s group – one created in the Discos Fuentes studios in Colombia – as a way to combine some of the bigger African and Caribbean rhythms of the time! The sound is very percussive, and very raw – lots of acoustic elements in the rhythms, mixed ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Reissue features two non-LP bonus tracks!)

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WitchIn The Past (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Tripped-out and wonderful sounds from Witch – served up in this excellent early record from the Zamrock kings of the 70s! Lyrics are in English, and have these dark tones that work perfectly with the group's offbeat guitar and organ lines – sometimes mixed here with acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "Malachite" green vinyl!)

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✨✧ WitchKuomboka ... LP
Teal/Sharp Flat (Netherlands), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99 34.99
A surprisingly great later set from Witch – one that still has some of their funky styles of a few years before, but which also seems to bring in some stronger African elements as well – in the kind of sweet fusion that was showing up in some of the hipper South African acts of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WoodsLone Pilgrim EP ... LP
Jamwax (France), 1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 32.99
Just a short record, but one that brings together three tracks from Wilfred Trevor Woodley – a very cool pianist from Trinidad & Tobago, and one who effortlessly mixes together soulful jazz with just the right amount of elements from the Caribbean! "The Lone Pilgrim" is a great ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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YaborYabor ... LP
EMI (Argentina), 1977. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An unusual set from the 70s Argentine scene – vocals and guitar from Yabor, with backing on fllute, electric piano, and percussion! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear – and back has some interesting notes in red pen.)

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $24.99
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2016 reissue in a non-gatefold cover, with lightly bumped corners.)

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Kiyoshi YamayaKyo ... LP
Denon/Lawson (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 49.99
A really cool record from the Japanese scene of the 70s – one that mixes traditional instrumentation with some high fidelity recording styles – then adds in just the right dash of contemporary elements too! The set's not as all-out funky as others like it from the time, but does rise ... (Japanese, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KJ YesudasClassical Live Concert Vol IV ... CD
Shankar (UK), 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Yoruba SingersOjinga's Own ... LP
Bluegrass/Soundway, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A really cool record by a very unique group – a set of singers from Guyana, working together in chorus formation – but with an approach that's nicely suited to the funkier modes of the instrumentation! The approach is a bit hard to describe – this isn't soul or jazz choral work, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Tony AllenJazz Is Dead 18 – Tony Allen ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The great drummer Tony Allen left our planet all too soon – but not before cutting this fantastic album as part of the Jazz Is Dead series – a killer record that may be one of the best he's given us in the past decade or so! The format here is different than some of Tony's other ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Image & Identity In The West Indies – Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 49.95
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as ... (Books, Global Grooves) read more Book

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VariousAfrica Funk Roots – Chapter Two ... LP
Cosmic Disco Machine (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
Maybe not the complete roots of African funk, but a set that does a great job of bringing together a range of different cuts that show the new sounds and styles that were really hitting the scene as the 70s moved in – work from a wide variety of sources, but which all seems to share a sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Exotique 2 – Further Adventures In The Leftfield 1975 to 1987 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 1970s/Early 1980s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Very different sounds than what you might expect from the title – not exotica at all, nor some of the more familiar Afro Funk material issued by the Africa Seven label – and instead a great range of tracks that really seems to defy genre or description! Some of the work here is by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAlegria em 1 Lugar Ao Vivo ... CD
Indie (Brazil), 1998. Used ... $1.99 2.99
A dozen songs from Araketu, Bamdamel, Negritude Jr, Soweto, Grupo 100%, Karametade, Ronaldo & Os Barcelos, and Vinny. CD

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✨✧ VariousAngola Soundtrack 2 – Hypnosis, Distortions, & Other Sonic Innovations 1969 to 1978 (with bonus track) ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
A stunning companion to the first Angola Soundtrack set from Analog Africa – and a record that's filled with tunes that are rhythmically feverish, soulfully sung, and tremendously addictive! The music here is from the period soon after the electric guitar began to make a huge impact on ... read more CD
(Slipcover has some edgewear.)

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VariousArabian Disco – 12 Arabian Disco Slashes From The 70s ... LP
Naughty Rhythm (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
A sweet little set that's exactly what's promised in the title – a batch of rare disco grooves from the 70s, all of which have a distinctly Middle Eastern vibe! Traditional instrumentation mixes with lots of great funky club touches – in ways that are often more wide-ranging and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousArgentina – Greatest Songs Ever ... CD
Petrol, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Includes music by Gotan Project, Gary Burton, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Caceres, Astor Piazzolla, and others. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.98
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousClub Coco – Ahora – The Latin Sound Of Now ... CD
Bongo Joe (Switzerland), 2023. New Copy ... $20.99 23.99
Coco Maria hosts a mighty cool radio show on BBC Worldwide – one that showcases all sorts of unusual Latin music hybrids that have come up over the years – including a good range of contemporary music, such as the tracks featured on this really well-done compilation! The music here has ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCongotronics 2 – Buzz N Rumble From The Urb'n Jungle (CD & DVD) ... CD
Crammed/Ziriguiboom, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $4.99
The brilliant follow up to the first Congotronics album – and a set that goes even deeper than the initial groundbreaking work by Konono! This album follows in a very similar spirit to Konono's Congotronics set – and like that one, focuses on musicians with a unique electro/acoustic ... read more CD
(Comes with a DVD featuring footage of 6 of the groups on the set!)

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✨✧ VariousDiscomoda Salsa De Venezuela 1964 to 1977 ... LP
Discomoda/Olindo (UK), Late 1960s/Early 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 32.99
A smoking overview of work from the glory days of the Venezuelan scene – that moment when the nation's economy was opening the doors to rich new avenues of expression – including the important Discomoda label, which recorded all the gems on this set! The vibe is great – kind of a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays Osunfisan Brothers & Sisters ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1970s. Near Mint- ... $34.99
There's no titles at all on this collection – different from the other DJ Qbico titles in this series – but the set's every bit as great as the rest, and filled with lots of hard, heavy, Afro Funk gems from the 70s! Rhythms run from midtempo funk to more upbeat – and there's ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousE Soul Cultura ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 32.99
A really cool idea for a collection – a set that brings together vintage 70s tracks and more contemporary cuts – all with a globe-spanning ear for a groove, and an approach that's as heavy in soul as you'd expect from the title! This isn't your usual collection of sample tracks or funk ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousE Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2023. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
We really loved the first volume in this series, and this second entry maybe goes even deeper into the unique territory of the collection – a genre that's maybe all its own, with a really cool blend of older tracks and contemporary numbers, all served up with a laidback sort of vibe! There's ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available E Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... LP 27.99

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VariousE Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2023. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $27.99 33.99
We really loved the first volume in this series, and this second entry maybe goes even deeper into the unique territory of the collection – a genre that's maybe all its own, with a really cool blend of older tracks and contemporary numbers, all served up with a laidback sort of vibe! There's ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(INCLUDES FANZINE!)
Also available E Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... CD 11.99

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VariousEchoes Of Spain – From Segovia & Sabicas To Miles Davis & John Coltrane (3CD set) ... CD
El (UK), Late 1940s/1950s/Early 1960s. New Copy 3CD ... $27.99 34.99
A set with an unusual sort of flavor – one that looks at the influence of Spanish culture on modern music during the postwar years – brought together here in a mix of jazz and classical recordings with some very different styles! CD1 is all jazz – and showcases some key Spanish-th ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousElectric Cambodia – 12 Rare Gems From Cambodia's Past (plus download code featuring extra tracks) ... LP
Minky, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Cambodian rock, pop and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s – compiled by the members of Dengue Fever, LA's modern torchbearers of rare prime rock era rarities from Cambodia! It's wonderful stuff – like a lot of the sounds from the pulpy garage rock era Asian underground, most tunes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cream colored vinyl – plus download code featuring extra tracks!)

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 1 – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning stuff from the early 70s – one of the richest moments in the history of Ethiopian popular music! Haile Sellassie's reign was nearing its end, and the country was in the grip of a new renaissance of modernist ideas. To the rest of us, this means that the music scene was absorbing ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousExcavated Shellac – An Alternate History Of The World's Music 1907 to 1967 (4CD set) ... CD
Dust To Digital, Late 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy 4CD ... $129.99 159.99
Maybe one of the most mindblowing sets ever put together by the Dust To Digital label – a set that follows on their long-running exploration of 78rpm music from around the globe, and one that presents all these rare tracks in a really incredible format! The set's got a box for the package, ... read more CD

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VariousFusion Global Sounds Vol 2 – 1976 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
Sweet jazzy grooves from a variety of global points in the late 70s/early 80s scene – music that's often much cooler and more interesting than mainstream fusion or jazz funk of the time! The set features work by artists who've dug the 70s experiments on CTI Records, but soon move into ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGnawa Music Of Marrakesh – Night Spirit Masters ... CD
Axiom, 1990. Used ... $11.99
With 11 tracks and notes by Paul Bowles. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGroove Of ESSR 2 – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Estonia ... LP
Funk Embassy (Estonia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $30.99 34.99
Most folks can't even find Estonia on the map, much less tell you about its music – yet that might change soon, thanks to the legendary quality of the rare gems on this set! As the title implies, there's a great mix here of funky styles – some clubby, some more jazz-based – and ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHani Polyphonic Singing in Yunnan China ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2023. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
A record that offers way more than just the vocal delights promised in the title – as there's definitely singing on the album, but it's often mixed in with all sorts of unusual instrumentation – which, along with the phrasing of the vocals, makes for a sound that's completely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHit Parade Africain Vol 1 ... LP
Pathe (France), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
A compilation of several African groups performing songs that represent certain kinds of grooves! For instance Orchestre Les Bantous perform "Pitie" (soukous), Orchestre Hi-Fives perform several songs such as "Nichukuwe Twende Kwako" (Kibushi), "Ba Kibushi Batano Na ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a nice flipback cover!)

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VariousLes Musiques Des Caraibes – Du Vaudou Au Ska ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99 29.99
An overstuffed package of classic work from the Caribbean – most of it from midcentury, at a time before reggae and other styles would bring even more exposure to the scene! The music here is in a nice mix of modes – separate by island identity, but drawn together in a good way by the ... read more CD

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 3 – Ambrose Adekoya Campbell ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 34.99
One of our favorite volumes in the London Is The Place For Me collection – and a brilliant batch of work that criss-crosses West African, West Indian, and postwar jazz styles! Most of the recordings here were done under the leadership of Ambrose Adekoya Campbell – a transplant to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 7 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the crumbling British Empire were flooding to London for jobs and a better way of life – often bringing along a huge amount of cultural experience in the process! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLove, Peace & Poetry – Asian Psychedelic Music ... LP
QDK (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
Heady sounds from a variety of different scenes – served up here in a compilation that was one of the first to turn western ears onto the sounds of the east! The music is a fuzzy blend of sounds from Southeast Asia, Korea, India, and even Turkey – and the package was one of the first ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 00s black vinyl pressing.)

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VariousMerengue Tipico – Nueva Generacion ... CD
Bongo Joe (Switzerland), Late 1960s/Early 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A set of merengue tracks, but from a very focused source – as the package features all numbers recorded in the Dominican Republic during the 60s and 70s – often with a groove that sets them apart from the rest! The rhythms here are often blindingly fast – so much so, you might be ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 5 (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 35.99
The Mr Bongo Record Club just seems to get hipper and hipper as the volumes go on – to a point where this fifth edition in the collection is overflowing with tracks that we might never have heard otherwise! Plus, the scope of sounds here is really great too – a mix of styles from ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pink vinyl pressing!)

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 6 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A stunning blend of soul, Latin, jazz, and Brazilian numbers – and a set that may well be our favorite entry in the Mr Bongo Record Club so far! If you know the Mr Bongo label, you'll know that for decades, they've turned us on to the sort of rare gems we might not have heard otherwise ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 6 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stunning blend of soul, Latin, jazz, and Brazilian numbers – and a set that may well be our favorite entry in the Mr Bongo Record Club so far! If you know the Mr Bongo label, you'll know that for decades, they've turned us on to the sort of rare gems we might not have heard otherwise ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mr Bongo Record Club – Vol 6 ... CD 11.99

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VariousNaino Queens – Flamenco Groovy Beats On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown 1971 to 1979 ... LP
Adarce (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $35.99 39.99
Spanish tracks with a very soulful vibe – and a set that includes a fair bit of very groovy tracks from the years when the scene was mixing older flamenco styles with disco rhythms of the 70s! The flamenco mode here doesn't involve guitar so much as it does a wonderfully expressive style of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $27.99 29.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPeru Selvatico – Sonic Expedition Into The Peruvian Amazon 1972 to 1986 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A really deep dive into the world of electrified Peruvian music – one that's put together not only with a killer collection of tracks, but also some really detailed notes that expand on this wonderfully unique hybrid of styles! Rhythms are often in the territory of cumbia from slightly ... read more CD

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VariousPlatinum Soca Vol 3 ... CD
VP, 2002. Used ... $3.99
Music from Mr. Dale, Peter Ram, Rupee, Rameses Browne, Monsta Vibes Crew, Nahtalee, Kamouflazh, Full Force, Spida, Kamouflazh, Rupee, and more. (Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPsych Funk 101 – A Global Psychedelic Curriculum 1968 to 1975 ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A stunning collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material that mixes the free spirit of the psychedelic scene and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! The collection is a bit of a genre-starting compilation – as it brings together ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousPsych Funk Ala Turkish Vol 1 ... LP
Turk A Disk (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
One of the best sets of funky Turkish work we've heard in years – a package that brings together a wealth of rare grooves we'd never have heard otherwise! Most of the cuts here have that Arabesk rock sort of feel – funky rhythms mixed with exotic guitar bits – all produced with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPsych Funk Ala Turkish Vol 2 ... LP
Turk A Disk (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
The follow-up to one of our favorite Turkish funk compilations of recent years – and it's just as great! Volume 2 focuses on the fertile mid 70s period for the most part – and it got tunes that carry the buzzing strings and raw rhythms of the psych era pretty well into the next decade ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPuerto Rico – Plena, Bomba, Mambo, Guaracha, & Pachanga 1940 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 29.99
A deep dive into the world of Puerto Rican music in the years before salsa and Latin Soul – overflowing with the sounds and styles that also helped forge a huge new wave of expression on the New York scene as well! The package does a great job of pulling together tracks that really get at ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRadio Familia Vol 1 – Compiled By Arp Frique ... LP
Colourful World (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 28.99
A tight collection of gems from Ghana and Cape Verde – pulled together by Arp Frique, as an illustration of the sounds that have inspired him greatly over the years! The package features four cuts that move with mighty tight grooves – very upbeat, but in ways that are different than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRare Afro & Caribbean Funk Vol 2 ... LP
KS Music/Mokili (France), 1970s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
A second mighty batch of rare work from points south – the kind of tunes we'd never have tracked down on our own, making us even more grateful for a set like this! As before, the music's a blend of obscure African tunes and other bits picked from the Caribbean – the latter of which ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRed Hot & Fela (yellow & red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 2013. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
One of the hippest entries in the Red Hot series so far – a set of tracks dedicated to the legendary Fela Kuti – felled by AIDS after years of influential grooves – still being felt strongly by the rich array of artists collected in the set! Most tracks are contemporary, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRough Guide To Salsa Colombia ... CD
Rough Guide (UK), Used ... $4.99
Music from Sonora Carruseles, Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad, La Sonora Dinamita, Los Nemus Del Pacifico, Gabino Pampini, Los Titanes, Fruko y sus Tesos, The Latin Brothers, Los Del Caney, Yolanda Rayo, Los Golden Boys, and more. CD
(Crease through rear tray card.)

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VariousSanteria – Mystic Music From Cuba 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.98
A fantastic collection of music from Cuba – not the jazzy descarga styles that led to salsa, nor the more romantic singers that are maybe some of the nation's best-known artists – but instead a wealth of work that mixes raw percussion and vocals to support the spiritual practice of ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousShri Satyanarayan Vrat Katha ... CD
Super Cassettes Industries Limited (India), 1995. Used ... $1.99 2.99
With Singers Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan, and Sonu Nigam. CD

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✨✧ VariousSilk Road – A Musical Caravan ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
2CD set of traditional music from China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other Central Eurasian nations and peoples. CD
(Promo sticker over barcode.)

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VariousSofrito – International Soundclash ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $79.99
No soundclash here – as the grooves are all right on the money, and fit perfectly together throughout – a blinding blend of tropical-styled sounds that really lives up to the promise of the package! Sofrito have outdone themselves here – and come up with the kinds of tracks we'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSongs & Sounds Of The Orient ... LP
Japan Air Lines, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
"A high fidelity guide to the enchantment that awaits you in Japan, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore" – brought to you by Japan Air Lines. LP, Vinyl record album
(In the booklet cover, with light wear and aging.)

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VariousSounds Of Lecak Vol 1 ... LP
Guruguru Brain (Netherlands), 2023. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $44.99 49.99
A really cool collection of cuts from the contemporary underground in Singapore – new music, but work that often resonates with some of our favorite funky global tracks of the 60s and 70s! Think "sitar funk", and you'll start to get the vibe of the set – as there's some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSpain – Greatest Songs Ever ... CD
Petrol, 2002. Used ... $1.99
Includes music by Rosario, Estrella Morente, paco De Lucia, Manuel Luna, Carlos Nunez, Remedios Amaya, and Glissando. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousTaiwan Disco – Disco Divas, Funky Queens, & Glam Ladies From Taiwan In The 70s & Early 80s ... LP
Aberrant (Spain), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Weird and wonderful grooves from the Taiwanese scene – tracks that definitely echo some of the disco and funky soul modes of the American market in the 70s, but which have plenty of strange twists and turns of their own! The vibe here is a bit like other collections of Southeast Asian pop ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTanamur City – Indonesian AOR, City Pop, & Boogie 1979 to 1991 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
A really fantastic look at a scene we might never heard otherwise – served up here in a selection of cuts that have a really surprising vibe! Forget everything you know about Indonesian music, as the work here seems to draw most heavily from the European scene at the time – ... read more CD

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VariousThai? Dai! – The Heavier Sound Of The Luk Thung Underground ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $23.99 28.99
One of the coolest collections of underground Thai rock we've seen – and it certainly is The Heavier Sound Of the Luk Thung Underground – including a uniquely Thai vision flavored with a Black Sabbath riff, psych makeovers of Thai folklore, and a bunch great tunes that meld Bangkok life ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWe Are Ten – The Birthday Presents Heavenly Sweetness 10 (limited numbered edition) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
The Heavenly Sweetness label celebrates its first ten years in business – with a special birthday present of all-exclusive unreleased tracks! This set doesn't look back at the previous decade of the label, but instead points the way forward – with a wonderful selection of newly-recorded ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing in the paste-on cover – #23/70.)

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VariousWelcome To Zamrock – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds for fans of funk and rock alike – music from the freaky, fuzzy 70s scene in Zambia – a place where styles effortlessly criss-crossed to really produce something new and unique! The work here is often heavy on fuzz guitars, but also has some wickedly soulful basslines ... read more CD
(Comes with a very cool hardcover book!)

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VariousWelcome To Zamrock 2 – How Zambia's Liberation Led To A Rock Revolution 1972 to 1977 (with booklet & download) ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.99
Fantastic sounds for fans of funk and rock alike – music from the freaky, fuzzy 70s scene in Zambia – a place where styles effortlessly criss-crossed to really produce something new and unique! The work here is often heavy on fuzz guitars, but also has some wickedly soulful basslines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 16 page booklet & download!)

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VariousYebo – Rare Mzansi Party Beats From Apartheid's Dying Years ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
Music as lively and colorful as the image on the cover – upbeat work from the second half of the 80s scene in South Africa – music that has a very positive vibe overall, and a sound that's perfect for the mix of keyboards and beats used in the rhythms! The styles here are those which ... read more CD

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VariousYou Need This – If Music Is 20 ... LP
BBE (UK), 2023. New Copy 2LP ... $36.99 44.99
A really cool collection of cuts that we might never have encountered otherwise – all brought together in celebration of 20 years of work from the If Music shop, who clearly just keep on refining their ears over the years! There's so many cuts here that fall in a special space between ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousZomba Prison Project – I Have No Everything Here ... CD
Six Degrees, 2015. Used ... $2.99
Titles include "When They See Me Dance", "Goodbye, All My Friends", "I Kill No More", "Jealous Neighbor", and "Prison Of Sinners". CD
 
 



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