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San Ul Lim (Sanullim)Evening Breeze ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), Late 1970s/Early 1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $47.99 54.99
Overlooked mid-period work from this legendary Korean trio – music the group recorded after their first three albums – all records that have been reissued a bit over the years, which these tracks have not! There's a deeply moody vibe to the music – still all the fuzz, freak, and ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Isaac SassonCanciones De Isaac ... LP
Olindo (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 26.99
A very beautiful, very intimate album from Venezuelan singer Isaac Sasson – a set that's got an acoustic, gentle approach throughout – almost recalling some of the more inventive post-bossa experiments from the Brazilian scene, but with flavors that are very much its own! In addition ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kokanko SataKokanko Sata ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2005. Used ... $4.99
Contemporary recordings from Mali, featuring female singer Kokanko Sata in spare settings, mostly accompanying herself on the N'Goni, which is similar to the banjo, and on the calabash. Some numbers feature a larger ensemble, adding flute, guitar, balafon and djembe. Like some other Malian music, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony ScottMusic For Zen Meditation ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A record that's a stunning departure for reedman Tony Scott – a set that's completely different than his more straight ahead jazz on the American scene in the 50s! The set is an early step on a spiritual journey that Scott would continue overseas in years to come – an initial moment of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface and edge wear.)
Also available Music For Zen Meditation (180 gram pressing) ... LP 27.99

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Tony ScottMusic For Zen Meditation (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, Late 1960s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $27.99 29.99
A record that's a stunning departure for reedman Tony Scott – a set that's completely different than his more straight ahead jazz on the American scene in the 50s! The set is an early step on a spiritual journey that Scott would continue overseas in years to come – an initial moment of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For Zen Meditation ... LP 9.99

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Bra SelloBattle Of Disco ... LP
Soweto/Afrodelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 34.99
There's no disco going on here, and no battling either – as the set's got this wonderfully warm, fluid groove that mixes township rhythms with some sweet jazzy touches – plenty of reed work from Bra Sello on the top, but also plenty of great ensemble instrumentation too! The record ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bra SelloButterfly ... LP
Soweto/Afrodelic (Italy), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 34.99
A record with a really unique vibe – definitely jazzy, but different than most other South African jazz of the time – as the set spins out two very long tracks that take their groove from township modes of the period, but then use some of the longer-form rhythmic jazz instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ Pandit Ravi Shankar/Ustad Ali Akbar KhanIn Concert 1972 – With Alla Rakha ... LP
Apple, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Auto-coupled pressing. Cover has some ringwear.)

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Ravi ShankarChappaqua ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $13.99
The "other" soundtrack to the film Chappaqua – the one used instead of the Ornette Coleman one that was also issued on record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label 360 Sound Masterworks pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout notch and an unglued top seam.)

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Ravi ShankarRagas & Improvisations 1956 to 1962 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CDs ... $19.99 29.99
The birth of a legend – a set that brings together all the important early recordings that made Ravi Shankar such a key ambassador for Indian music in the 60s – long tracks that mix his sitar with really incredible percussion, all spun out with pulsating modal energy that went on to ... read more CD

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar At the Monterey International Pop Festival Live ... CD
One Way, 1967. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, still sealed.)

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ShankarSong For Everyone ... LP
ECM, 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Shankar was one of the few flying the flag of jazz/Indian music crossovers in the 80s – pushing the genre a bit farther forward at a time when most other players had abandoned it! Given that his instrumentation here is violin and drum machine, the sound's a bit different than some of the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Paul ShapiroIt's In The Twilight ... CD
Tzadik, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Paul Shapiro on tenor sax and vocals, Stevn Bernstein on trumpet, slide trumpet and vocals, Peter Apfelbaum on tenor sax and vocals, Brian Mitchell on piano, Booker King on acoustic bass, and Tony Lewis on drums. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Still sealed with the Tzadik obi. Spine has a cutout notch.)

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Aruna Sidibe & Brulye DoumbiaMali Drums – Old Masters ... CD
Earth CDs, 2007. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(CDr release.)

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Vera SienraNuestra Soledad/Vera ... CD
RCA/Lion, 1969/1972. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Two rare Argentine albums from Vera Sienra – back to back on a single CD, with great notes too! Nuestra Soledad is a tremendous debut, and unlike anything that we can easily put into words – fado in style, but carried off in a way that's more bossa nova overall – yet done with a ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Afric SimoneRamaya – Baracuda Sound Of Afric Simone ... LP
Barclay (France), 1975. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(German Hansa pressing. Cover has some edge wear, bent corners, small center split and some gloss separation at the spine, and a name in silver marker in front.)

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Sir Lancelot & Gerald Clark's Caribbean SerenadersScandal In The Family/Young Girls Today ... 78 RPM
Keynote, 1944. Near Mint- ... $16.99
(78 RPM, Global Grooves) 78 RPM, Vinyl record

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Ekuka Morris SirikitiEkuka ... LP
Nyege Nyege Tapes (Uganda), Late 1970s/1980s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
Mighty raw work on thumb piano from Ekuka Morris Sirikiti – mostly pulled from radio broadcasts in northern Uganda, and served up here with a very timeless vibe! Most tracks feature vocals and percussion alongside Ekuka's lead instrument – which itself has some of the chromatic warmth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold vinyl pressing. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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SkyjackLight Cycle ... LP
As Shams (South Africa), 2024. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 38.99
A contemporary album on the legendary South African jazz label As Shams, and one that really continues the strong legacy of sounds it began in the 70s! The tracks have this long, building approach – strong rhythms at the core headed by pianist Kyle Shepherd, which are topped with work on ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ches Smith & We All BreakPath Of Seven Colors ... CD
Pyroclastic, 2021. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Ches Smith on drums, Miguel Zenon on alto sax, Matt Mitchell on piano, Nick Dunston on bass, and Daniel Brevil, Fanfan Jean-Guy Rene, and Markus Schwartz on percussion – plus Sirene Dantor Rene on vocals. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Kim So-HeeP'ansori – Korea's Epic Vocal Art & Instrumental Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1972. Very Good+ ... $11.99 16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker, minimal wear.)

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SojournersBlack People ... LP
Hornin Sounds (France), 1991. New Copy ... $28.99 34.99
A Nigerian group, but one who work in the best roots reggae modes of previous years in Kingston – recording here with a laidback vibe that really creates a sense of intimacy that's very different than much work of this time coming out in the 90s! Vocals are traded back and forth between ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21Confluence ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2023. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Dele Sosimi was raised in the shadow of Fela Kuti, literally – as he spent part of his youth in Fela's commune – yet his music is nicely free of some of the overdone Afro Funk modes of the 70s, and instead really finds a fresh way forward with all sorts of wonderful criss-crossings of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Dele Sosimi & The Estuary 21Confluence ... LP
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2023. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
Dele Sosimi was raised in the shadow of Fela Kuti, literally – as he spent part of his youth in Fela's commune – yet his music is nicely free of some of the overdone Afro Funk modes of the 70s, and instead really finds a fresh way forward with all sorts of wonderful criss-crossings of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... read more CD

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Sound VoyageEn Route To Thailand ... LP
Free Soul Inc (Germany), 2018. Near Mint- ... $14.99 24.99
(Out Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the stamped sleeve, with cover slick and insert.)

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StarlightStarlight ... LP
Heads/Afrosynth (Netherlands), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 29.99
A really great South African group from the early 80s – and one with a sound that's a lot funkier and clubbier than most of the music from their scene that was being sent out through the world music market! Instead, the vibe here is like some of the coolest club tracks of the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StellioL'Etoile De La Musique Creole 1932 to 1938 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Mid 30s. New Copy 4CD ... $19.99 29.99
A huge amount of work from a reedman we'd never heard before – Martinique-born Alexandre Stellio – a hell of a clarinet player, and one who effortlessly weaves together island rhythms and early strands of jazz! All of the recordings here were done in Paris during the mid 30s, and ... read more CD

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Dexter StoryBahir (with bonus track) ... CD
Soundway/Rings (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 28.99
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 CD

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L SubramaniamSpanish Wave ... LP
Milestone, 1983. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Sunborn (Kutimangoes)Sunborn ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2023. New Copy ... $23.99 28.99
You might know these guys under their previous name of Kutimangoes – one that's dropped maybe in part because there's a shift in the music here to a slightly different style! Where Kutimangoes explored a heavy dose of Afro Funk on their records, Sunborn take off from the roots and move ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Super Biton De SegouAfro Jazz Folk Collection Vol 2 ... LP
Mieruba/Deviation (France), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99 29.99
There's maybe more jazz here than folk – some incredible work on horns amidst the percussion and guitars of the large lineup of Super Biton De Segou – a legendary group from Mali, and one whose roots are given great presentation in this double-length set! The music has a rawness that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cool textured cover pressing – replicating a fabric from Mali!)

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SwallowHold The Wood (voc, dance mix) ... 12-inch
Charlie's, 1993. Near Mint- ... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Charlie's Disco Soca sleeve.)

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Jalaleddin TakeshBellydance Music Volume 2 ... LP
No Label, 1977. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mild corner bend.)

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Talbot BrothersBermuda Calypso Party Vol 3 ... LP
Audio Fidelity, 1956. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono gold label pressing in the cover without spine text.)

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Talbot BrothersTalbot Brothers Of Bermuda Vol 2 ... LP
Talman, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some yellowing from age, splitting in the top seam, and is curled at the top right corner. Labels have side notations in marker.)

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Cheb Tati with OtoDans LA Vie ... CD
JVC, 1996. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $25.99 27.99
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorEbo Tayor & The Pelikans ... LP
Comet (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 32.99
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 TaylorTwer Nyame ... LP
Philips/Comet (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 33.99
An early gem from Ghana legend Ebo Taylor – a smoking little set with a really hypnotic feel overall! The tracks here are all nice and long – and build energy with kind of a minimal layering of sound – an approach that's different than some of the longer Nigerian jams you might ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Okay TemizOkay Temiz's Oriental Wind – Live At Montreux Jazz Festival 1982 ... LP
Caz Plak (France), 1982. New Copy ... $25.99 29.99
A hell of a live set from Turkish percussionist Okay Temiz – a musician who's probably best known for his work with Don Cherry, but who really takes off here at the head of his own group Oriental Wind – in a performance that bubbles over with fusion instrumentation and plenty of global ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ TinariwenAman Iman – Water Is Life ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2004. Used ... $8.99
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own – certainly one of the most distinct approaches in the global music scene of the early 21st Century! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Aman Iman – Water Is Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP 36.99

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TinariwenAman Iman – Water Is Life (180 gram pressing) ... LP
World Village/Craft, 2004. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $36.99 38.99
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own – certainly one of the most distinct approaches in the global music scene of the early 21st Century! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Aman Iman – Water Is Life ... CD 8.99

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TinariwenAmatssou ... CD
Wedge, 2023. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
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 CD

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TirogoDisco Maniac/We Like To Party ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99 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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Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateIn The Heart Of The Moon ... CD
Nonesuch, 2005. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouAfro Funk ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
An album that really lives up to its title, and one that brings together a host of rare singles from this legendary group – all of which are maybe even funkier than some of the tracks on their albums of the time! The bulk of the record is from very rare 7" singles issued on the Albarika ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 Troilo Y Su Orquesta TipicaPara Vos Homero ... LP
RCA (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good ... $4.99 8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear & aging.)

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✨✧ Colin TurnbullMusic Of The Rain Forest Pygmies ... CD
Lyrichord, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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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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UduSound Of The People ... LP
Love/Dig This Way (Italy), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
An obscure Nigerian set from the mid 70s – and a record that's got a sound that's as lean as the image on the cover! The group aren't super-huge, and instead have a core of percussion and bass, mixed with a few guitars, and sewn together by some mighty nice keyboard lines – all used in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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UnknownBelly Dancer – Authentic Belly Dancer Music ... LP
Musico, Late 1960s. Sealed ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed with price sticker remnants.)

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Vibro Succes Intercontinental OrchestraDrunkard ... LP
Ben/Dig This Way (Italy), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 39.99
A funky Nigerian gem from this lost 70s group – a combo who have a way of folding Afro Funk styles with some of the leaner West African styles of the time! There's horns in the group, and lots of bold percussion – but the guitars are really the key to the whole set – mixing ... 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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Waldo & His Tipico OrchestraGaucho! – Songs & Dances Of The Argentine Pampas ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Sealed ... $9.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing, still sealed in loose shrink, with some yellowing from age and a slit in the top seam.)

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David WaltersSoleil Kreyol ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 32.99
A really great project from singer David Walters – a set that tries to reimagine a 21st Century creole culture – linking diaspora roots into a new sort of groove, all with plenty of help on production from Bruno Patchworks! There's a warmth to most of these tracks that draws us in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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 WembaEmotion ... CD
Real World (UK), 1995. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Papa WembaMwana Molokai – Papa Wemba & Viva La Musica – The First 20 Years ... CD
Sterns (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A terrific career-spanning anthology from one of Congolese music's most popular and influential figures! Papa Wemba first made his mark in 1969 as a co-founder of Zaiko Langa Langa, one of the great modernizers of Congolese rumba who employed a multiple singer frontline and ditched the horn ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy WestonUhuru Afrika/Highlife ... CD
Roulette/Capitol, 1960/1963. Used ... $14.99
Incredible work by Randy Weston – light years ahead of his trio material from just a few years before! The album is one of his most progressive from the early years, and features an extended suite dedicated to the newly-won freedoms of the African Nations – with occasional lyrics by ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(1990 pressing.)

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✨✧ Wganda KenyaWganda Kenya ... LP
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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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WitchLazy Bones (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.98
Global psychedelic grooves from Zambia – the tripped out sounds of Witch! Witch works in a killer rock groove on Lazy Bones, with furious rhythms, heavy drums and fuzzed out guitars. It's all nice and raw and done with a really heady and fierce sense of groove – but there's some more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Earth" orange vinyl!)

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WitchLukombo Vibes (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Teal/Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
Zambian funk legends Witch really knock it out of the park with this smoking little set – using really amazing basslines on most tracks, in a way that sets up a rumbling groove for all the other instruments to follow – a heady blend of psychedelic currents with more soulful styles, in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WitchMovin' On ... LP
Teal/Sharp Flat (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
An unusual later album from Witch – one that has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows the group picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older Zamrock styles to create a really unique sound overall! At times, the record ... 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- ... $11.99
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. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.99
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

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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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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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Slim YoungBisa ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1987. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with crackles and surface noise. NOTE – the bottom half of the cover is stained, split bottom seam, surface wear.)

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Tony AllenJazz Is Dead 18 – Tony Allen ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... $12.99 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
Also available Jazz Is Dead 18 – Tony Allen ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Tony AllenJazz Is Dead 18 – Tony Allen ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2023. New Copy ... $21.99 26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Very cool pressing – in a slipcover jacket!)
Also available Jazz Is Dead 18 – Tony Allen ... CD 12.99

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Youssou N'DourEyes Open ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $1.99
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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Todd Yukumoto & HyeKyung LeeBlue – New Music From Hawaii ... CD
Equilibrium, 2004. Used ... $4.99
Todd Yukumoto on saxophone and HyeKyung Lee on piano. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Various12 Bombazos Bailables ... CD
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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VariousAfricamore – The Afro-Funk Side Of Italy 1973 to 1978 ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $35.99 39.99
A whole new world of grooves we've never heard before – music from a short stretch on the Italian scene when local artists were really taken with the new developments in Afro Funk, and started to serve up some fresh styles of their own! The music here is maybe a blend of West African sounds ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousArgentina – Greatest Songs Ever ... CD
Petrol, 2002. Used ... $0.99
Includes music by Gotan Project, Gary Burton, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Caceres, Astor Piazzolla, and others. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousAwaaz – Original Soundtracks Recordings From The Archives Of CBS Gramophone Records & Tapes India 1982 to 1986 ... LP
Naya Beat (France), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $38.99 42.99
Really cool cuts from the second generation of Bollywood funk – that 80s moment when things were still ever bit as groovy as during the heyday of 70s soundtracks, but served up with some slightly different instrumentation in the mix! There's maybe a bit more keyboards here at times – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBeleza Tropical 2 – Brazil Classics (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Luaka Bop, Late 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
David Byrne waited a full decade before giving the world a follow up to his original Beleza Tropical collection of funky Brazilian music – yet during that time, it's also clear that he learned a lot more about the scene – and was able to pick up on some very hip artists who were much ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP colored vinyl pressing – plays at 45rpm!)

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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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✨✧ VariousBollywood Nuggets – A Collection Of Mindblowing Songs From Hindi Films 1958 to 1984 ... LP
Akenaton (Egypt), Late 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 1980s. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
A mad mix of sounds from the glory days of Indian cinema – served up in a package that offers up a much broader blend of styles than other Bollywood collections – as it features numbers from the late 50s all the way through the early 80s! Some of the tracks here have a rockish vibe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBuganda Royal Music Revival ... LP
Nyege Nyege Tapes, Late 1940s/1950s/Early 1960s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Highly percussive sounds from the kingdom of Buganda – an area that predates the formation of modern day Uganda, and which has an equally ancient sound to its music! The work here is served up on a variety of instruments – percussion, drums, flutes, and stringed instruments – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited 2021 issue on purple vinyl. Cover has a hype sticker.)

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✨✧ VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more CD
Also available Can't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP 59.99

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✨✧ VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $59.99
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Can't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD 7.99

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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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VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... read more CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD
 
 



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