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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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Oby OnyiohaI Want To Feel Your Love ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Oby Onyioha has a very 80s look on the cover – and the album's got a strong 80s sound, too – almost in the hipper spectrum of underground soul on the New York scene during the post-disco generation! The best cuts are the groovers – like the snapping title cut and a few others, ... read more CD

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OpheliaOphelia Marie ... LP
Saultone (Barbados), 1978. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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Chief Stephen Osita OsadebeOsondi Owendi (with bonus download) ... LP
Polydor/Hive Mind (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A Nigerian album issued in the 80s, but one with a spare, solid sound that's instantly timeless – thanks to long tunes that build strongly from basslines and percussion, then layer great guitar and lyrics over the top – but all with this organic flowing vibe that's totally great! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Chief Stephen Osita OsadebeUnubi Top Special ... LP
Sposa (Nigeria), 1984. Fair ... $12.99
Two long tracks – "Unubi Top Special" and "Nwa Amaka"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, and tape on the top seam.)

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✨✧ OsibisaHappy Children ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
This UK Afro Funk group is slicking things up a bit for this 1973 album – but not in a bad way, because it actually kicks up the groove considerably. In fact, it almost sounds like they've been listening to a bit of War – because the the best tracks on the album have lots of that funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Abdallah Ag OumbadougouAnou Malane – Poesies Et Chansons De La Resistance Touaregs (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1995. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A seminal album in the Tuareg scene – a record that was initially issued on cassette in the mid-90s, and circulated in the underground as a bold statement of freedom and power! Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou has a guitar style that's fantastically complex, but instantly moving – tight lines ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Orlando OwohWhich Is Which? ... LP
Owoh (Nigeria), Poor ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(POOR CONDITION. Cover has moderate wear with some pen.)

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Tunji OyelanaTunji Oyelana – A Nigerian Retrospective 1966 to 1979 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A motherlode of music from the legendary Tunji Oyelana – a key figure in Nigerian music from the late 60s onward – with an influence that's almost as important as Fela's! Tunji's style is pretty darn funky, but different too – almost a pan-African sort of range that encompasses ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download – with three bonus tracks!)

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✨✧ Eji OyewaleCharity Begins At Home ... CD
EMI/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
No charity needed here – as reedman Eji Oyewole's got a wealth of talent on his own! Eji's a musician with roots in the 60s Nigerian scene, but left to follow a personal path through Europe and the US, where he picked up some wonderfully funky styles which are then brought home to create ... read more CD

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Pazy & The Black HippiesWa Ho Ha ... LP
Secret Stash, 1978. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A weird little record from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – much more laidback than you might expect, and a set with a definite Jamaican influence too! At times, some of these tracks are almost more reggae than Afro Funk – although at other points, there's definitely the fierce energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited green vinyl pressing, #62/300.)

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✨✧ PeaceBlack Power ... CD
Copperbelt/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... read more CD
Also available Black Power ... CD 9.99

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PeaceBlack Power ... CD
Copperbelt/Groovie (Spain), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
A really raw set from 70s Africa – one that's more rock than Afro Funk, but which has a pretty hypnotic groove overall! The group's heavy on guitars, which are often played in a fuzzy, jamming sort of way – but with different tones and phrasing than American or Anglo psyche groups ... read more CD
Also available Black Power ... CD 7.99

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more CD

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Geraldo Pino & The HeartbeatsLet's Have A Party ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Let's Have A Party, indeed – as it's hard not to celebrate when a record sounds this great! The album's a boiling batch of Afro Funk numbers from the legendary Geraldo Pino – a key influence on the sound of Fela, and an artist with a sound that's got a bit more James Brown in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alfonso Ponticelli & Swing GitanCaravan ... CD
Gypsy Jazz, 2004. Used ... $2.99

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Popular Osi & His Lucky Dance BandNo Money No Enjoyment ... LP
Sir Dolu (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $69.99
A really rare one from the Nigerian scene – the first record on the small Sir Dolu label! The date is 1984, but the sound is nice and raw – fast percussion and guitar, and vocals recorded with this really great echoey vibe – on four long tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record has some light marks, but plays pretty nicely overall.)

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Hubert Porter with The Jamaican CalypsoniansCalypsos From Jamaica ... LP
Dub Store (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 23.99
A great mix of modes from Hubert Porter – tunes that are definitely the calypsos promised in the title, but which also have some unique elements that mark them as Jamaican, too – touches of mento, nice jazzy elements in the music, and that bubbling up of the new island modes that would ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mack PorterPeace On You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
A really unique album from Mack Porter – a singer born in Ghana, but working here on the Swiss scene, where he'd landed after late 60s work in other European cities! The music is this very unusual hybrid of rock and soul, with a mixture of acoustic elements and larger orchestrations – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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Prince Henry De GreatUwa Bu Nke Onye ... LP
ONS, 1983. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ PRO (People Rock Outfit)Blacky Joe (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
EMI/Soundway (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
The People Rock Outfit really knock it out of the park with this dark-edged classic from the 70s – one of the heaviest albums we've heard from the Nigerian scene at the time, and a record that's almost got more of a South African spirit overall! These guys effortlessly mix together funk and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition.)

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Nadi QamarNuru Taa African Musical Idiom – Played On The Mama Likembi ... CD
Folkways, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... 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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Qua Musical SocietyEtore Akin Vol 1 ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $38.99
A group from Lagos, led by BB Ekpenyong – with a sound that's a lot more rootsy that you'd expect for the date! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, but is pretty decent overall.)

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Ziad RahbaniAbu Ali ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A rare "disco suite" from late 70s Lebanon – but one that's way more sophisticated than you might expect! Each side of the record features one long track – building on a melody that's catchy, but spread out with a mix of jazz instrumentation, and "oriental" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RainbirdHolding On To A Thread ... LP
Chronic (Mexico), 2013. Near Mint- ... $0.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramblers Dance BandHit Sound Of The Ramblers Dance Band ... LP
Decca (UK), 1968. Very Good- ... $34.99
A fantastic record by a really wonderful group one who've got all these complex elements in their rhythms, and some great horns and guitar over the top! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing, on Afrodisia! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall. Vinyl is clean, and plays well.)

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✨✧ Ranil Y Su Conjunto TropicalRanil Y Su Conjunto Tropical (with bonus download) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $29.99 31.99
Mindblowing Amazonian cumbia from Ranil – music created way up in the mountain territory of Iquitos – with a lean vibe that maybe speaks of the isolation of the artist and his group! The tracks are mostly instrumental, and have a fair bit of electric guitar in the lead over rootsy ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 2000 copies! Includes download and poster.)

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RasRhythmic Altered State ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv/Best Seven (Germany), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Straddling the line between programmed beats and live musicians, RAS is the brainchild of newcomer Robert Galic, released under the wing of Jazzanova on the Sonar Kollektiv. Crisp, tight production combines with a light Afro beat leaning and spare, uncomplicated grooves, a breath of fresh air in ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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RealityReality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dureco/Pseudonym (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RealityReality (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Dureco/P-Vine (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $14.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Rhythm DevilsRhythm Devils Play River Music – The Apocalypse Now Sessions ... CD
Ryko, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Mickey Heart of the Grateful Dead teams up with Mike Hinton and Airto Moriera for this percussion heavy session, ostensibly recorded for use in Apocalypse Now. 11 tracks in all: "Compound", "Trenches", "Street Gang", "The Beast", "Steps", "Tar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Riley & Krishna BhattTerry Riley/Krishna Bhatt Duo ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ RobFunky Rob Way ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1977. Used ... $12.99
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more CD

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RobMake It Fast Make It Slow ... LP
Essiebons/Soundway (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $22.99
The second album from Ghanaian funk singer, composer and arranger Rob – issued for the first time ever outside of Ghana, thanks to the deep diggers at Soundway! Rob sings in English throughout – and there's a slinky, slow-cooking, kinda strange groove on most of the numbers – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more CD

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Adam Rudolph & Go Organic OrchestraSonic Mandala ... LP
Meta, 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from percussionist Adam Rudolph, and one of the most spiritual too – an extended set that draws on some really rich global elements, yet brings them all together with the focus of a more ambitious jazz composition! Rudolph uses the Sonica Mandala ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mammane SaniMammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Jonathan Scales FourchestraMindstate Music ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
One of the most compelling mixes of steel pans and jazz we've ever heard – played by a group led by percussionist Jonathan Scales, and featuring a number of other differently-tuned steel drums in the mix! The instrumentation just features bass and drums alongside all the pans – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mindstate Music ... CD 6.99

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Jonathan Scales FourchestraMindstate Music ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $6.99
One of the most compelling mixes of steel pans and jazz we've ever heard – played by a group led by percussionist Jonathan Scales, and featuring a number of other differently-tuned steel drums in the mix! The instrumentation just features bass and drums alongside all the pans – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mindstate Music ... CD 8.99

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Tony SchwartzNew York 19 ... CD
Folkways, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A very cool document of New York in the 50s! Tony Schwartz turns the Folkways ethnographic microphone to the streets of the city – and comes up with amazing sounds and audio documents of life in the Big Apple – specifically, all material recorded in postal zone 19 – hence the ... (Spoken Word, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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ScorpiosScorpios (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Semi ColonNdia Egbuo Nia (Afro Jigida) (2CD edition – with bonus tracks and 72-page book) ... CD
Comb & Razor, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD & Book ... $9.99 19.98
Rare Afro Rock from Nigeria's Semi-Colon group – and it's an astonishingly strong record! It's got fuzzy guitar grooves and spacey electic piano that are indebted to the global psych soul and rock scenes of the late 60s and early 70s – but the rhythmic sensibility, percussion and ... read more CD

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Masao SenSen Masao Zenkyokushu – Otoko No Aika ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Includes the insert.)

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP 24.99

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Greek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... CD
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... read more CD

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarNine Decades Vol 6 – Dutch-India Airwaves ... CD
East Meets West, 1957. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A rare Dutch performance from Ravi Shankar – done in that late 50s stretch when he was really stepping out into the wider world at large, as you'll hear on this performance recorded by Radio Netherlands in 1957! The set begins with an introduction in Hindi, then moves into two ragas ... read more CD

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Oku SharehTurtle Dance Songs Of San Juan Pueblo ... CD
New World, 1979. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ MahaGuruJi Dr Pandit Bhek Pati SinhaVedic Benedictions – Songs Of Soul ... LP
Custom Fidelity, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ SJOB MovementFriendship Train (with bonus track) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... read more CD

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Souljazz OrchestraManifesto ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A searing second set from Souljazz Orchestra – easily one of the funkiest groups in the contemporary Afro Funk underground! The set's even sharper than their first – really tight on the rhythms, which are filled with skittish guitars that cut a groove strongly – vamping and quick- ... read more CD
(Sleeve has a small 1" tear at the spine that has been partly patched with clear tape.)

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SparrowSparrow Come Back ... LP
RCA (Trinidad & Tobago), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $33.99
Great early work from Sparrow – and an album that includes the track "Number 69", which was banned by the BBC! Other tracks include "Hangman's Cemetary", "BG War", "Robbery With V", "Wahbeen & Grog", and "Take Your Bundle & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK 60s pressing, in flipback cover! Back cover has a small note in pen. Front has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... read more CD
Also available Star Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP 20.99

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Star Beams Play Disco Specials ... CD 10.99

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Dexter StoryBahir ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The world of Dexter Story just keeps getting bigger and bigger – not just because he's a richly collaborative player, but also because he's got this musical style that really opens up to so many different elements – but without ever sounding like he's trying to crash them together in ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Strunz & FarahFrontera ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Strunz & FarahHeat Of The Sun ... CD
Selva, 1994. Used ... $2.99

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Sundiata OMMake It Happen (main radio mix, afrokeys mix, African orchestra mix, gallery dub)/Come Together (misn, inst) ... 12-inch
Prescription, 1996. Near Mint- 2 x 12" (pic cover)... $6.99
Excellent Afro-house grooves from Ron Trent and Chez Damier, collaborating here with percussionist Sundiata OM. As you'd hope, the mixes are wonderfully spare modern club grooves, with a strong percussive underpinning and nice, open ended spiritual flute lines adding atmosphere. (New Grooves, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record
(NOTE – comes in a plain sleeve, not the cover pictured.)

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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SuperblueKing Of The Road March – Greatest Hits ... CD
Tattoo (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hendrik Susan & His Boere OrkesSouth African Folk Music (10 inch LP) ... LP
London (UK), Early 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is discolored from age with some splitting in the top seam.)

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AC Bhaktivedanta SwamiGovinda – Govindam Adipurusam Tamaham Bhajami ... LP
Iskcon Media, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Includes insert.)

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Sweet TalksHollywood Highlife Party ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1978. Used ... $11.99
Classic modern highlife grooves from Ghana! Sweet Talks, a group founded by the charming singer and guitarist A.B. Crentsil in the early 70s, were among the most important revivers of the sound, updating the old horn-dominated style with liquid, bubbling guitar lines. Crenstil's great singing is ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic LanguageLambi (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Moshe Naim/Sommor (Spain), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A really fantastic jazz project from early 70s France – but one that also features a strong contribution from Chicago percussionist Steve McCall – best known for his work in the Air trio, and as part of the AACM! The music is a very freewheeling mix of jazz and global elements – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tabansi Studio BandTabansi Studio Band Vol 3 – Wakar Alhazai Kano ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic longform grooves from the Tabansi Studio Band – a cool combo who worked to support Nigerian artists on the Tabansi label, but who have a sound here that's very much their own! These tracks are a lot wilder and more freewheeling than any of the group's music behind a singer – ... read more CD
Also available Tabansi Studio Band Vol 3 – Wakar Alhazai Kano (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Tabansi Studio BandTabansi Studio Band Vol 3 – Wakar Alhazai Kano (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Fantastic longform grooves from the Tabansi Studio Band – a cool combo who worked to support Nigerian artists on the Tabansi label, but who have a sound here that's very much their own! These tracks are a lot wilder and more freewheeling than any of the group's music behind a singer – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataAishoukashu ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataGolden Star Twin Deluxe ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Tabou ComboRespect ... LP
Mini Records, 1973. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Driving rhythms, heavy percussion, funk and psychedelia filtered through native Haitian and more Caribbean-inflected music - the great Respect LP by the Tabou Combo de Petion-Ville! The handful of records we've been lucky enough to hear over the years by the group have all been exceptional – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple vinyl pressing on Secret Stash.)

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TamouzEnd Of The Orange Season ... LP
CBS (Israel), 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Andre Tanker FiveAfro Blossom West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cree (Germany), 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A jazzy combo from the Caribbean – led by a singer who also plays some really wonderful vibes! The rhythms are strong, with a definite dose of calypso in the mix – but the overall sound is much more in the jazz side of the spectrum, thanks to fluidly melodic sounds from Andre Tanker on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorEbo Tayor & The Pelikans ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A vintage set from the great Ebo Talyor – an artist who's been recording new music in recent years, but who sounds even better here on one of his classics! Ebo's got a fair bit of jazz mixed in with his sound – a layering of flute, trombone, tenor, guitar, and keyboard parts with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 14.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more CD

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD

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Peanuts TaylorMoods Of Peanuts ... LP
South Eastern, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Tecun UmanFolklore Maya ... LP
Dideca (Guatemala), 1970s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nkono TelesParty Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Sweet synth soul from 80s Nigeria – a set that definitely shows the evolution of that country's sound in the decade after the rise of Afro Funk – and a record that also delivers plenty of the beats promised in the title! There's lots of elements here borrowed from electro – drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshimi TendoHokkaimeotobushi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1987. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Lloyd Prince Thomas & The Calypso TroubadorsCalypso From Trinidad ... LP
Q, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with an ink stamp near the top seam.)

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorPat Thomas & Ebo Taylor ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great singer and a great guitarist – both coming together here in a set that's got way more going on than you'd expect! The group here is tight – lots of congas and bass at the bottom, peppered with horns from a trio, while Ebo Taylor lays down both rhythm and lead guitars – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more CD
Also available Obiaa ... LP 28.99

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Obiaa ... CD 12.99

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Tihati's Bora Bora'e GroupTihati's Bora Bora'e ... LP
1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear and some pen.)

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Ortiz TiradoLo Que Nos Cantaba En Buenos Aires ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(US pressing.)

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✨✧ TirogoFloat ... CD
EMI/QDK (Germany), 1977. Used ... $11.99
A wickedly tripped-out set – and one that mixes up equal parts Afro Funk and psyche – very much in the spirit of Blo, who were contemporaries of Tirogo! The set has a great second-chapter, Afro 70s sort of feel – all the complicated rhythms that were emerging in the earlier part ... read more CD

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TiroroTiroro – The Haitian Drummer ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A stone classic from this legendary percussionist – a raw and rootsy set that's one of the standouts from the catalog of Cook Records! Like some of the best Cook titles, this one's recorded in a no-nonsense format that's quite live – as if you're happening upon a performance by Tiroro ... 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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✨✧ Ali Farka ToureAfrican Blues ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateIn The Heart Of The Moon ... CD
Nonesuch, 2005. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Vieux Farka ToureVieux Farka Toure ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pandit Kanwar Sain TrikhaThree Sitar Pieces ... LP
Mushroom/Manufactured, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Three sitar pieces from Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha – all recorded in London at the staret of the 70s, and with a vibe that's every bit as trippy as the cover! Two of the album's tracks are especially long – and really have this open, free-flowing energy – more than meditative, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Koji TsurutaAa Gunka ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pierre VassiliuPierre Vassiliu En Voyages ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really great selection of work from a French singer with a wide and interesting resume – one that definitely warrants the voyages mentioned in the title! Pierre Vassiliu is maybe best known to our ears as a member of Les Masques – that groovy French vocal group who cut a great bossa ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International BandUltimate Dr Sir Warrior ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1995. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Two long tracks, with grooves by the Oriental Brothers International Band – "Anyi Ga Ebi" and "Kwu Kwa Ezi Okwu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a water stain in one corner, which has some light peeling.)

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Horst Wende & His OrchestraOriental Caravan – Exotic Melodies Of The Middle East ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, half split top seam, and splitting in the spine.)

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsShina Williams ... LP
Help/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A killer album of Afro Funk from the Nigerian scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that feels much more like some of the longer-form experiments in Lagos during the decade before! All the titles here are nice and long, and build with this instrumental jamming approach – lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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