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Global Grooves — In Stock

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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Amalia RodriguesAmalia Rodrigues (Ducretet Thomson) ... LP
Ducretet Thomson (Brazil), Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Features backings by the ensemble of Fernando De Carvalho, and assorted guitarists! LP, Vinyl record album

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Amalia RodriguezUm Amor De Amalia ... LP
Odeon (Brazil), 1973. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A live set – with backings from Ivon Curi! LP, Vinyl record album
(Brazilian pressing. Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall.)

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Rosko/John BerberianMusic & Gibran – A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of The Prophet ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
A very unusual project from this New York DJ – with great exotic sounds from John Berberian! (Spoken Word, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In a no-title cover, which has light wear.)

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Pat RossMy Mistakes – Go Tell Him/My Mistake/Where Has The Love Gone/I'll Love You Again ... 12-inch
Sam's (Canada), 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a light stain at the bottom right corner. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Viejas Raices (Jorge Lopez Ruiz & Pocho Lapouble)Viejas Raices De Las Colonias del Rio De La Plata ... LP
Trova/Altercat (Germany), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 32.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from this legendary Argentine pianist – a set that has Jorge Lopez Ruiz playing lots of Fender Rhodes, and mixing it in with both rootsy Latin percussion and a number of other keyboards too! The set's almost a South American version of some of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nathan RussellCalypso In Hi Fi ... LP
Bally, 1957. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration from age, a small split in the bottom seam, and some light smudges in back.)

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✨✧ Yoshiko SaiMikkou ... LP
Teichiku/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
A record with a really trippy cover – and a sound within that mixes elements of that image with a surprisingly sweet and soulful sound! Vocals are in Japanese throughout, and while there's some current of groove to the record, Yoshiko Sai works in a mode that's very different than the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi and insert!)

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✨✧ Yoshiko SaiTaiji No Yume ... LP
Fuji Pacific/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
Yoshiko Sai may not be a household name on our side of the Pacific, but back in the 70s she cut some incredible albums in Japan that have gone on to become classics – really unique material that's very different than some of the crossover work of the city pop generation! There's a sense of ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Yoshiko SaiTakla Makan ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $39.99
Beautiful later work from Japanese singer Yoshiko Sai – but tracks that are every bit as sublime as her classics! Sai has this vocal range that's incredible – an ability to slide up and down the scale that's somewhere in the territory of Minnie Riperton or Kate Bush – even though ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Aruna SairamDivine Inspiration ... CD
World Village (France), 2008. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Still sealed, cutout notch through barcode.)

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SaitanaBaby Don't Go ... LP
Gallo/Tooth Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 28.99
A rare bit of funk from the South African scene of the 70s – a set with a style that's a bit different than American work of the time – maybe a bit more laidback, and with this easygoing vibe that's really great! Saitana don't have to hit you over the head with their groove, but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SaitanaJenakuru ... LP
Gallo/Tooth Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
Wonderfully weird work from Saitana – one of those 70s South African groups who found a way of mixing equal parts soul, funk, and psychedelic influences – then deliver the music with this languid groove that's all their own! The group has ties to other SA combos of the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Saltpond City BandBoko A Ko ... LP
Meet Me There (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A long-running group from the scene in Ghana – one that was initially started by the great Ebo Taylor, and who continue onward here under the leadership of his son Henry! The album's got a nicely lean take on older Afro Funk modes – some of the small combo, soul-drenched modes that we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Oumou SangareTimbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
The fantastic vocals of Oumou Sangare are a great mix of the album's use of guitar and n'goni on most tracks – both instruments whose stringed voices have a way of bringing out the raspy charms in Sangare in this really wonderful way – with tone, feeling, and texture that goes far past ... read more CD

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Jose Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana DjazzLua Ki Di Nos – The Moon Is Ours ... LP
Hot Mule (France), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 42.99
Really powerful music from Jose Carlos Schwarz – both a singer and a key fighter in the movement for independence in Guinea-Bissau in the 70s – so much so that he spent a few years in prison, after recording most of the work on this set! The style of the music is a bit hard to describe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sea LionsFree The People ... CD
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 16.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... read more CD
Also available Free The People ... LP 18.99

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Sea LionsFree The People ... LP
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Free The People ... CD 7.99

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Selenites BandBehind The Mask ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
The Selenites are just a quintet, but they manage to come across with the richness of a larger funky ensemble – effortlessly mixing together elements of Ethio Jazz, deep funk, and some occasional wild production touches – all with a groove that's pretty much all their own! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Caiphus SemenyaStreams Today Rivers Tomorrow ... LP
Munjale/Priority (South Africa), 1984. Sealed ... $13.99
South African soul from Caiphus Semenya – and a set that's got a nicely righteous, upbeat vibe throughout! Caiphus works here in that best sort of South African style in the decade when the nation's struggles were getting a lot more global attention – showing a spirit that refuses to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent EU reissue on Be With. Shrinkwrap has a hole at the top right from sticker removal.)

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Juan SerranoOle, La Mano ... LP
Elektra, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Butterfly label stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout notch and light wear at the bottom seam.)

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2016. Used ... $11.99
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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ShadowPressure Point ... LP
Strakers (Barbados), 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Shaloma Locomotiva Orchestra3 X 3 + 1 ... CD
I Dischi Di Angelica (Italy), 2020. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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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 ShankarMissing You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fallout (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $22.99
A different sound than usual for Ananda Shankar – but still pretty darn great! The record's dedicated to his father, dance expert Uday Shankar – and it's got a sound that's sparer and more soundtrack-like than some of Ananda's more famous funk work of earlier years. The overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing.)

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Ravi ShankarChants Of India (180 gram red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dark Horse/BMG, 1997. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 33.98
The music of Ravi Shankar was a big influence on the work of George Harrison during the 60s – and here, the ex-Beatle returns the favor by giving Ravi a really beautiful setting for his work on sitar – a well-produced album, handled in the studio by George with an even more lofty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarWest Meets East – The Historic Shankar/Menuhin Sessions ... CD
Angel, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Ravi Shankar & Swapan ChaudhuriDoyen Of Hindustani Music ... CD
Oriental, Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Shankar Family & FriendsI Am Missing You/Lust (blue vinyl pressing) (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Dark Horse, 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited blue vinyl pressing!)

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Shiv-Hari/KhaiyyamSelected Hits From Silsila & Kabhi Kabhie ... CD
EMI (India), 1976/1981. Used ... $6.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Mercedes SimoneCanta (aka Recordando Los Exitos De Mercedes Simone) ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(60s issue, in a plain cover, without plastic outer sleeve. Includes both front and back cover slicks.)

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✨✧ Sonny SinghChardi Kala ... CD
Sonny Singh, 2022. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul JazzmenLive At The Ambassador ... LP
Sinner Lady (Italy), 1965. Near Mint- ... $28.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 issue in a stickered sleeve.)

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Majid SoulaChant Amazigh ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1980s. New Copy ... $23.99 27.99
That's not a typo in the title – although the music of Majid Soula is pretty darn amazing – served up here in a collection of work from the 80s, all of which serves to find a new sort of contemporary expression for the Amazigh culture of North Africa! Majid uses a fair bit of keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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
Also available Ampsa ... LP 24.99

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Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 27.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ampsa ... CD 11.99

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SpiceIn De Congaline ... LP
Freedom (Barbados), 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light scrape in front.)

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StellioL'Etoile De La Musique Creole 1932 to 1938 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Mid 30s. New Copy 4CD ... $22.99 34.99
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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Yale StromGarden Of Yidn ... CD
Naxos, 2000. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Jorge Strunz & Ardeshir FarahMosaico ... LP
Ganesh, 1982. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Swami JrOutra Praia ... CD
World Village (France), 2009. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Digipack case has some light edgewear.)

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Tango ProjectTango Project ... LP
Nonesuch, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
With William Schimmel on accordion, Michael Sahl on piano, and Stan Kurtis on violin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label pressing. Vinyl has a mark that makes a short click for a few spins during "El Choclo")

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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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Gianmaria TestaExtra-Muros ... CD
Le Chant Du Monde (Italy), 2005. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mikis TheodorakisGreece Is Dancing – Thirteen Instrumental Syrtakies ... LP
Margophone (Greece), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Peters. Cover has a split top seam and light wear.)

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Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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TravesiaNi Un Minuto Mas De Dolor ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $27.99 32.99
An incredibly lovely little record, with a sound that's very much all its own – served by a female trio who were part of the unusual scene in Uruguay at the time – all in a mix of harmonized vocals, acoustic guitar, and a very personal, up-close sort of presentation! The harmonies ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El TrioTodo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
The Argentine scene was always one of the hippest down in South America in the 60s and 70s – always a place where artists were pushing the musical envelope even more than in other nearby nations – which is definitely the case in this really unique album that seems to defy any easy genre ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anibal TroiloTroilo Interpreta A Troilo ... LP
RCA (Argentina), 1940s/1950s/1960s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is bent at the top right corner and is lightly stained and faded at the bottom left corner.)

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Troubadours Of King BadouinSongs Of The Congo ... LP
Epic, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Heavy yellow label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, a trace of a sticker, and a small stain on the back.)

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✨✧ Emilio Tuero Y El Trio ArgentinoQuinto Patio ... LP
Peerless (Mexico), 1960s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – About half the cover is stained and wrinkled on the spine side, with wide clear tape holding the seams and spine.)

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Ozel TurkbasHow To Make Your Husband A Sultan ... LP
Elay, 1972. Near Mint- ... $11.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the instruction booklet!)

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Melvin UkachiOfege As One – I Am OK (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1985. New Copy ... $23.99 26.99
Rare solo work from Melvin Ukachi – a key member of the 70s Nigerian funk group Ofege, stepping out here with a style that's a bit more lean and 80s-styled overall! There's plenty of beats and keyboards in the mix – a really catchy groove that's in the best American boogie style of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing. Limited to 500 copies.)

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UmanChaleur Humaine ... CD
Freedom To Spend, 1992. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
... CD

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more CD

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Normand VanasseFlamme Aux Doigts ... CD
Atma (Canada), 1992. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rafael Vargas & His OrchestraTango ... LP
Palace, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label stereo pressing.)

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Vaudou GameNoussin ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... read more CD

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Vis-A-VisBest Of Vis-A-Vis In Congo Style ... LP
We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
Really fantastic grooves from this legendary Congolese combo – a group who've got a different spin than some of their 70s contemporaries, given the way the use lots of organ lines next to the percussion on the songs! The instrument often gets this melodic flow going with the rhythms – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vis-A-VisDi Wo Ho Ni ... LP
We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
Beautiful bubbling grooves from Vis-A-Vis – a group who've got a very special way with a highlife rhythm, as you'll hear on this classic album from the late 70s! The percussion, bass, and rhythm guitar all percolate together beautifully – with a magical sort of flow that makes the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vis-A-VisOdo Gu Ahorow ... LP
We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A record with a really wonderful groove – bubbling bass next to riffing guitar lines – a bit funky at times, but as a warm hybrid with more familiar highlife modes! The album's a key testament to the strengths of this 70s group from Ghana – filled with lively vocal interplay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ed WatsonGreat Soca Classics Vol 1 ... LP
Mo/Circle, Late 70s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pukaj WayraDon't You Steal! Don't Be Lazy! Don't Tell Lies! ... CD
Lyrichord, 1981. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Still sealed.)

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Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... read more CD
(Very cool package – a complete 72 page, hardcover book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)
Also available Watch Out (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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Wells FargoWatch Out (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – for all the music on the album, and a digital file for a complete 72 page book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)
Also available Watch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD 8.99

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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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Etubom Rex WilliamsUbok Aka Inua ... LP
Philips/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A fantastic 70s album from Nigerian artist Etubom Rex Williams – one that has this really unusual sound that's almost some sort of science fiction take on highlife! The rhythms and guitar interplay are familiar, but the production is oddly spacey, especially on some of the keyboards – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Wingless AngelsWingless Angels ... CD
Mindless/Island, 1995. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ndikho Xaba & The NativesNdikho Xaba & The Natives ... LP
Trilyte/Mississippi, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Spiritual sounds and a heck of a lot more – served up by Ndiko Xaba, an expatriate South African musician who was working in Oakland at the time of this record – fusing together the roots of his homeland with some wonderfully free and open American jazz styles! At times, there's a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Xtasy have a name and a look that feels a lot like some of the mainstream American soul acts of the time – and the sound of this album definitely fits that image too! The grooves are a sweet blend of bumping basslines and keyboards – borrowing strongly from electro soul instrumentation ... read more CD

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✨✧ Toshiaki Yokota & Beat GenerationFlute Adventure (2022 Record Store Day Release - Japan) ... LP
King/Toyoka (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99 52.99
A definite flute adventure from Japanese reedman Toshiaki Yokota – one that's got some wonderfully trippy elements, in the best spirit of some of the most groundbreaking MPS sessions at the end of the 60s! Yokota plays a variety of flutes, and he's backed by electric guitar, bass, and plenty ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A great trio of players from the Zonke family of Zimbabwe – working here in a rootsy mode that makes highly percussive instrumentation with their own harmonized vocals! Instrumentation is spare – all three members play ngoma drums, with round bottom-heavy tones – plus hosha and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the download card.)

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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 Fete '99 ... CD
Palm Pictures, 1999. Used ... $4.99
Music from Baaba Maal, Taj Mahal, Toumani Diabate, and Oliver Mtukudzi. CD

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VariousAfrica Funk Roots – Chapter Two ... LP
Cosmic Disco Machine (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99
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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VariousAfrican Scream Contest – Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & Togo 70s ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $17.99
One of the coolest African collections we've seen in years – a beautiful assortment of untapped grooves from the 70s, put together with a massive booklet that sets a whole new standard in packaging! The grooves here are different from other Afro Funk collections of the time – ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase and large booklet.)

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VariousAfro Rhythms Vol 2 – Singles & Remixes 2009 to 2017 ... LP
Comet (France), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $22.99
The continuing evolution of the Comet Records label in France – a full flowering of all the ideas the company was first working with at the end of the 90 – when they began to find a new home for older Afro Funk styles and artists, but also had ways of updating their modes to a 21st ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAfro Tropical Soundz (Record Store Day release) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Afro Tropical Soundz – and well chosen sampler of stellar tracks from Soundway compilations – some of the best global grooves releases of the past decade – with Afrobeat and funk from Ghana, Columbian grooves, Afro & Latin sounds from the French Carribbean, Psychedelic Afro ... read more CD
(Still sealed!)

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VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive yellow colored vinyl pressing.)

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 33.99
Sweet sounds from way beyond the American scene – a range of tracks from global sources, but which are tied to some of the best soulful styles of the Cali scene of the 70s! Don't think the AOR in the title means that these cuts are all commercial hits – as they're well-produced, but ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBali Sessions – Living Art Sounding Spirit (3CD set) ... CD
Ryko, 1999. Used 3 CDs ... $4.99
Produced by Mickey Hart. CD
(Out of print. Cover has significant wear, including a 1" tear at the base of the spine and a small rip on one of the inside flaps.)

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VariousBeginners Guide To Samba (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. Used 3CD ... $11.99
The sounds of samba – served up in a massive 3CD set, with a whopping 38 tracks in all! CD 1 features Classic Samba – tunes both vintage and recent, but always done with a sound that hangs heavy in the standard samba mode – lots of raw percussion, soulful vocals, and light ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 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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VariousBisbi – The Best Of Afro Funky Disco ... LP
Use Vinyl Records (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99 39.99
A really cool mix of cuts – a package that brings together American funk cuts with global touches, European tracks from the post-colonial years, and a few more surprising nuggets from other sources too – all to show the way that African rhythms entered the clubs during the 70s! Many of ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD

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VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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VariousBuganda Royal Music Revival (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Nyege Nyege Tapes, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
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 edition of 500 – on green vinyl.)

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VariousBulawayo Blue Yodel – Omasiganda, Troubadours & High Lonesome Sounds Of Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa 1948 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A really unusual slice of music from the southern African scene of the postwar years – sounds from a strange wave of cowboy-inspired music in Zimbabwe and South Africa – but with results that are completely unique! Many of these guys actually wore cowboy hats and played acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes on the music, too!)

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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

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VariousCaribbean Audio Odyssey Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great little package that brings together killer cuts from big wave of calypso in the 50s – all served up in a beautiful retro-styled cover and a limited edition 10" LP! The music here is the sort of harder-biting, rougher-rocking calypso that played bit in the West Indian underground ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousChicha Popular – Love & Social Political Songs From Peru's Discos Horoscopo 1977 to 1987 ... LP
Rebel Up (Belgium), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A beautiful look at the chica sound that arose in Peru during the 70s – a unique hybrid of local percussion modes and surf-styled electric guitar – almost as if the latter instrument slid down the pacific coast from Cali to Peru, and found itself tied up with a whole host of different ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousChinese Festival – Gongs & Drums For Celebration – Vol 3 ... CD
Wind (Taiwan), 1995. Used ... $4.99
Tracks include "New Year Greetings", "Spring Awakens On Mount Yangming", "Primrose: Flowers That Greet Spring", and "Days Of Joy". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... read more CD

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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousDanza Latina ... CD
Hemisphere, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Music from Sexteto Manaure, Hermanos Santa Cruz, Selva, Patricia Saravia, Elisa Rego, Lalo Rodriguez, Orquesta Bamba, Los Amaya, Navajita Platea, Arrebato, Julie Freundt, Jailene, Caribe Gaita Y Son, Peteco Carabajal, Gato Perez, Carangano, and Xiomara Laugart. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Promotional sticker on booklet cover and stamp on CD.)
 
 



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