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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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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not ... read more CD

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✨✧ Tee MacNepa Oh Nepa ... LP
Hot Casa (Netherlands), Late 70s. Used Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The first-ever set to bring together the work of Nigerian flute player Tee Mac – a hell of a musician, and an Afro Funk contemporary of Fela Kuti, but with a huge legacy of his own! The set features both sides of Tee's talents – with one side of Afro Soul, and one of Afro Funk – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing in a tip-on cover, including the insert.)

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Tex Soul & The BayonetsUto Nwa/Osi Na Ngada ... 7-inch
Academy/Voodoo Funk, Mid 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Breaking drums, popping organ, and fuzzy guitar – all exploding at the start of this rare funky nugget – and setting fire to the tune right from the beginning! There's a nervous, jumpy sort of energy to "Uto Nwa" – one that not only sets it apart from other Afro funk ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $14.99
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... read more CD

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Pat ThomasKotatko – Pat Thomas & Friends 87 ... LP
Kopatko, 1987. Near Mint- ... $43.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... read more CD

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Sam Fan ThomasMakassi ... LP
Kilimanjaro Int'l Productions, 1984. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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TinariwenAman Iman – Water Is Life ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2004. Used ... $3.99
Guitars from the desert by Tinariwen – a group with Malian roots, and a sound that's all their own! The album's got production that's tighter than some of their previous efforts, but a feel that's far from slick – just a haunting, hypnotic blend of the band's many guitars – built ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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TinariwenImidiwan – Companions (CD & DVD) ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2009. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase. DVD includes a film by Jessy Nottola. NTSC coded, All Regions.)

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✨✧ Jo TongoAfrican Funk Experimentals 1968 to 1982 + 2017 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s/2017. Sealed ... $16.99
A great range of grooves from Jo Tongo – an artist from Cameroon who definitely lives up to the "experimentals" nature of this excellent series! Jo's groove is nicely fluid – sometimes with a clubby funk mode that draws a lot from the underground American 12" scene of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Toraia Orchestra Of AlgiersMusic Of North Africa ... LP
Olympic, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wavy corners.)

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✨✧ Ali Farka ToureSpecial Biennale Du Mali – Le Jeune Chansonnier Du Mali ... LP
Sonafric (France), 1976. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Great work from the classic period of Ali Farka Toure – and a set that may well show its sound on the cover, where Ali is pictured with this beautiful woody guitar! The instrument rings out in this beautifully robust way – phrased in styles that seem to borrow a bit from American blues ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sidi ToureToubalbero ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... read more CD
Also available Toubalbero (with download) ... LP 22.99

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Sidi ToureToubalbero (with download) ... LP
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 26.99
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Toubalbero ... CD 14.99

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Toure KundaNatalia ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Sealed ... $6.99
Pretty great work from Toure Kunda – one of the best of the New Africa acts to record for Celluloid during the 80s! The album's got a bit of electro modernism in the mix, thanks to production by Bill Laswell – and guest keyboards by Bernie Worrell. The overall sound is very tight, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a lightly bent corner.)

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Toure KundaToure Kunda (voc, edit)/Natalia ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
Pretty great work from Toure Kunda – one of the best of the New Africa acts to record for Celluloid during the 80s! The album's got a bit of electro modernism in the mix, thanks to production by Bill Laswell – and guest keyboards by Bernie Worrell. The overall sound is very tight, and ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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TrigalBaila Mi Rumba ... CD
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A totally cool trio from the 70s Spanish scene – one who have Andalusian roots, but work here in a sweet mix of funk and soul! The group trade vocals back and forth in a very cool way – two guys and one gal, really sounding like even more than that as they sing – and the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Baila Mi Rumba ... LP 16.99

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TrigalBaila Mi Rumba ... LP
Belter/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1977. New Copy ... $16.99
A totally cool trio from the 70s Spanish scene – one who have Andalusian roots, but work here in a sweet mix of funk and soul! The group trade vocals back and forth in a very cool way – two guys and one gal, really sounding like even more than that as they sing – and the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Baila Mi Rumba ... CD 16.99

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Trio Tekke & David RoseZivo ... CD
Trio Tekke (Cyprus), 2017. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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✨✧ Twins Seven SevenNigerian Beat ... CD
Seven Seas/King (Japan), 1991. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Etuk UbongBlack Debtors/Collaboration of Doom ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Estonia), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
New sounds from Nigeria – a fantastically powerful single from Etuk Ubong! "Black Debtors" builds with this swirl of organ underneath very lively percussion – peppered with horns, then topped with fast-moving vocals that really send the whole thing home – all with ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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King Ubulu & His International Band Of AfricaIchonionum ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Ultima ThuleUltima Thule ... LP
Melodiya (Russia), 1989. Very Good ... $1.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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UmalaliGarifuna Woman's Project ... CD
Cumbancha, 2008. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Umoja707 ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1988. Near Mint- (reissue)... $8.99
Catchy soul from the South African scene of the 80s – music that's much more different than some of the more world music-oriented exports that were hitting our shores at the time! You might actually be able to play the music of Umoja right next to some of your more familiar American soul of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink, including download card.)

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United Brass & SteelYou Gotta Do It Good (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Chumley, 1974. Very Good ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Sir Victor UwaifoGuitar-Boy Superstar 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A heady brew of guitar-driven numbers from Sir Victor Uwaito – a key force in the Nigerian music scene for many years, and an instrumentalist with a really mindblowing sound! Some of these tracks have Victor playing a weird double-necked guitar, others a straighter version of the electric ... read more CD

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VampiresVampires Underground ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1971. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
A heady South African group from the early 70s – but one who feel much more like underground funk of the late 60s! The feel here is a garagey blend of instrumental soul and early funk – mixed with with some fuzzier guitar lines that add a nice psychedelic undercurrent, but not in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Anibal VelasquezMambo Loco ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... read more CD
(Does not include slipcase.)

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David Waciuma & Rapture VoicesDevil Go/Jesu Kristo ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Estonia), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
Two rare tracks from Nairobi, circa 1976 – raw little numbers that might well be dubbed their own genre of "garage gospel"! "Devil Go" has a spiritual message, but is delivered with a romping groove and this really fuzzy guitar – leaping along like some Cramps-like ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sammy Watts & High VoltageTurn Me Loose ... LP
Sunrise, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Inia Te Wiata & The Maori ChorusWaiata Maori ... LP
Oryx (New Zealand), 1966. Very Good ... $0.99
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(Later pressing on Kiwi.)

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✨✧ Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... read more CD
Also available African Dances ... LP 23.99

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... LP
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Dances ... CD 10.99

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Clarence WilsonKwa Zulu ... LP
Philips (UK), 1974. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Music for a London stage play, but with a surprisingly strong pedigree – and this cast album was recorded in the South African studios of Gallo Records! (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Wimeanacas Cambodian BandWimeanacas Cambodian Band ... LP
Little Axe, 1987. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet Cambodian pop from the 80s – recorded by two artists who'd emigrated to Portland, then issued this album only on cassette back in the day! The style is an unusual extrapolation of Cambodian pop from the decade before – with vocals by both Holic San Yoeun and Sovann Yoeun – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more CD

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Woima CollectiveTezeta ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy ... $7.99
An amazing set of Ethiopian-styled grooves – recorded recently, but with a sound that's right up there with some of our favorite Mulatu albums of the 70s! The group here really know their stuff – and they work in a beautiful blend of bottom-heavy percussion and unique horn phrasings ... read more CD

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XangaiChansons Populaires Du Nordeste/North East Brasilian Popular Songs ... CD
Auvidis (France), 1988. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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XtasyE Je Ka Jo (Let's Dance) ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy ... $14.99
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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Gili YaloGili Yalo ... CD
Dead Sea (Israel), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic debut from Gili Yalo – an important artist on the current Tel Aviv scene, but one with roots in Ethiopia, too – a mix of cultural modes that he works to great effect on this album! The sounds here definitely echo some of the hippest Ethio sounds of the 70s – but the ... read more CD

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Ahmad ZahirAhmad Zahir Vol 2 – Afghan 70s Psychedelic Folk Pop ... LP
Guerssen (Spain), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $16.99
The second set of 70s recordings by Afghan compiled by Guerssen – the first set was strong and eye-opening – but the songs here are straight up beautiful! There's a world of pop psych influences in play here – fused with Afghan folk tradition. Of course, that's the case with may ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Clive ZandaClive Zanda Is Here With Dat Kinda Ting (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gayap/Cree (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 29.98
A totally great little record that refers to itself as "calypsojazz innovations" – but which is even better than that label might make you think! The groove here is hardly calypso – as it's funkier, chunkier, and a much more heavy take on inspirations from the islands than we' ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Various3er Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various4o Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica – Ceremonial & Folk Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $6.99
For years, these volumes, issued by Nonesuch in the 70s, have served as the benchmark for field recordings of traditional folk musics from all over the African continent. This volume documents ceremonial dance musics from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and covers many styles, from small ensembles and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica – From Dakar To Johannesburg ... CD
Playa Sound (France), 2006. Used ... $6.99
Music from Manamy Kpuyate, Ankata, Kevin Mfinka, Koko, Tambours du Burundi, Fulgence Compaore, Boni Gnahore, Isigqi ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrican Drums ... LP
Folkways, 1956. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Drums! Drums! Drums! A whole variety of different drums and their fantastic rhythms from all over Africa, in large ensembles with vocals and sparse small groups. Drums include the bata, dundun, bamboo stamping tubes, talking drums and more. Tracks include "South Africa: The Zingli ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with blue text, including the booklet. Cover has a small sticker on one corner.)

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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second chapter of the African Scream Contest compilation – the first of which introduced a huge new audience to the funky sounds of Benin in the 70s! This set is every bit as fantastic as the first – filled with tunes that have these darkly brooding, heavy funk ... read more CD

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Way cooler than the usual score you might expect – as the record not only features the main theme, plus some ethnographic recordings – but also includes cuts by Fela, Toure Kunda, and Youssou N'Dour! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Tropical Soundz (Record Store Day release) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
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

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VariousAfrobeat/Brasil ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A killer collection of contemporary Afro Funk work – but all served up from quite a surprising source! The music here is all from Brazil, but also continues that nation's long tradition of sharing roots and culture with the continent across the Atlantic – a legacy that's sometimes been ... read more CD

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VariousAndina – Sound Of The Peruvian Andes 1968 to 1978 ... CD
Tiger's Milk (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Peruvian grooves from the heights of the Andes – but music that also resonates strongly with the hipper Latin styles of the South American scene at the time! These aren't the moody pan flute numbers that were popularized abroad in the 60s – the kinds of records that played big with the ... read more CD

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VariousAngels In The Mirror – Vodou Music Of Haiti (CD & book) ... CD
Ellipsis Arts, 1997. Used CD & Book ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAngola 70s Vol 1 – 1972 to 1973 ... CD
Buda (France), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The second volume of Buda's excellent Angola series! This collection focuses on the semba, the indigenous dance form that influenced Brazilian samba, as well as the deeply soulful lamentos akin to Cape Verdean morna, popularized in the west by the great Bonga, who appears here. The jaunty semba ... read more CD

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VariousAngola 70s Vol 2 – 1974 to 1978 ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The third volume in Buda's superb Angola series chronicles one of the country's most potent musical eras! The tracks here were produced during a period of deep political uncertainty, as three different factions vied for power. A failed 1974 coup left many of the performers included on this great ... read more CD

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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The fifth volume of Buda's great Angola series examines the most contemporary musical streams of this strife-torn West African nation. Ebullient grooves serve to transcend the violence and instability while beautiful, mournful laments rhapsodize what's been lost. The music on this volume ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAnthology Of Music Of Black Africa (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Everest, Late 50s. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet. Box has a split wrap-around and split corners.)

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VariousAntilles Cheries – Compa/Cadence – Foundation Dance Music From The Caribbean ... CD
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
The French Antilles have been a huge source of influence on the global scene of the past few decades – especially during the big years of the zouk explosion, which opened up the island grooves to a huge global audience! But there's a much richer history of Antilles music that doesn't always ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAuthentic Music Of The Snake Charmer ... LP
Olympic, 1974. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Ethnographic document of the sort of flute music played by snake charmers, recorded live "in the interior desert region of Pakistan". 8 tracks: "Lorau", "Momil Rano", "Kohiari", "Lal Mori Pat", "Bhair Veen", "Sorath" and two ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAwon Ojise Olorun – Popular Music In Yorubaland 1931 to 1952 ... CD
Savannahphone (UK), 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Used ... $18.99
Rare work from the earliest days of the Nigerian recording industry – pulled from the archives of the British Library, and beautifully presented in one overstuffed package! The set illustrates the wide range of styles bubbling under in Nigeria in the territory of the older Yoruba tribe ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBaijun Ballads – Somali Songs In Swahili ... LP
Asch, 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 3 – Hand Picked By Guts & Mambo (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A deep selection of grooves that are warm and breezy, but also nicely tripped out at times – way more than a simple compilation of sunny sounds – and instead a globe-spanning set of diverse gems! Volume 3 includes sun toasted sounds from tropical climates, plus similar-minded numbers ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 4 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
The fourth fantastic volume in this wonderful series – and maybe the best so far, as the Beach Diggin groove has extended past its familiar boundaries – to pick up rare soulful sounds from points all over the globe! The approach is wonderful – with a focus on slinky cuts that ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 5 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts (with download) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
The set's billed as "the perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach", but it's way more than that – and besides, when we always used to go to the beach, all the radios were always blaring classic rock or mainstream pop – and this collection is way way deeper than that! Guts ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousBresil Instrumental – Solistes Et Virtuoses Bresiliens 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.98
A really wonderful survey of Brazilian instrumental modes at mid-century – a set that moves between choro, samba, and early bossa styles – and also opens up into some other genres as well! The focus here is on key instrumentalists – players with a strong ability to improvise and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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 ... $19.99 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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VariousCoffee – Collection of Nescafe CM ... CD
King (Japan), 1990s/2000s. Used ... $4.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousCuba In Washington ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1989. Used ... $4.99
12 tracks from Grupo Afrocuba De Matanzas, Gupo Changui De Guantanamo & Cuarteto Patria Y Compay Segundo. CD

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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
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
Also available Czech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... LP 31.99

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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Czech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more CD
Also available Disques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP 28.99

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.00
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Disques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD 11.99

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VariousDivine Horsemen – The Voodoo Gods Of Haiti ... LP
Lyrichord/Psychic Sounds, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Not the famous Divine Horsemen group from the LA scene, but instead a landmark set of recordings from Haiti – originally captured on tape by avant filmmaker Maya Deren, and issued here in an album that went on to have a surprisingly huge impact over the years! For folks in the postwar years, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In an screenprinted sleeve – with insert!)

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✨✧ VariousDoing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria ... LP
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Damn great work from the early 80s Nigerian scene – music that's evolved strongly past the Afro Funk of the 70s, and often has the same electro soul sound as work from the US at the time! These cuts are unabashedly upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor – full of the kind of basslines and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(With bonus 7-inch and insert.)

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VariousDrums Of North & South India ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Features work by Alla Rahka, Chatur Lal, Kanai Dutta, and Rama Bhadran. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... CD
Lyrichord/Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
Ethiopian music from the 70s, but mostly work that's much more rootsy than the sounds you'd hear on the Ethiopiques series – despite the placement of "urban" in the title! Instead, these cuts represent a recorded version of that nation that circulated more widely amongst listeners ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques 7 inch Box Set – Vol 2 (6 X 7 inch set) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6 x 7 inch box set ... $54.99
The Ethiopiques series just got cooler than ever – given a very hip twist here in a limited box of 7" singles – which bring the music forth at a level that feels even more vintage than before! If you're not hip, the long-running Ethiopiques collection has uncovered some of the ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 2000 copies – with poster and stickers!)

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 8 – Swinging Addis 1969-1974 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the funkiest of the Ethopiques series! Like the best volumes in this series, this 8th one features some killer tunes with a hard soul approach – recorded in Ethiopia, but clearly influenced by the American funk of the late 60s and early 70s! The arrangements are mad mad mad – ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 13 – Ethiopian Groove – The Golden Seventies ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of our favorite compilations in this amazing series – a killer batch of 70s funk from Ethiopia! The instrumental grooves are very much in the style of the best American work at the time – like tracks by James Brown or Kool & The Gang – but the vocals have this amazing ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 16 – Asnaqetch Werqu: Lady With The Kyar ... CD
Buda (France), 1974/1976. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
Tremendously enigmatic work from Ethiopian singer/musician Asnaqetch Wergu – 70s recordings that feature mostly her thin, reed-like vocals, with instrumental backing by the "krar" – a lute-like instrument of triangular shape, featuring tightly-drawn strings that are plucked in ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 21 – Emahoy Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – Piano Solo ... CD
Buda (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – probably the most delicately melodic material to date in the wonderful Ethiopiques series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history. She is a daughter of the heralded Ethiopian intellectual the ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 26 – Mahmoud Ahmed & Imperial Bodyguard Band ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
An amazing and overlooked chapter of modern Ethiopian music – work recorded by a vaguely military ensemble – the Imperial Bodyguard Band! The group's got a sound that's great enough on its own – loads of offbeat rhythms, unusual horn passages, and otherworldly sounds – all ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 27 – Azmari Tessema Eshete – Centennial Of The First Ethiopian Recordings 1908 to 1910 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 10s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 16.99
An amazing turn for the Ethiopiques series – one that moves back to the 78rpm era, to offer up a side of Ethiopian music we've never heard before! The set documents 100-year old material by Tessema Eschete – one of the first important recorded singers in Ethiopia, and a vocalist whose ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 29 – Mastawesha – Kassa Tessema ... CD
Buda (France), 1972/1976. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
Really hypnotic sounds from Ethiopian singer Kassa Tessema – heard here on two records from the 70s, both of which have a very ancient feel! Kassa has this very deep sound in his voice – a range that really goes down right to the bottom, with less of the higher tones of other Ethiopian ... read more CD

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VariousEvening In Beirut ... LP
Parlophone (Lebanon), 1957. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousFado Da Velha Guarda ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1960s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Jose Coelho, Manuel Calisto, Vicencia Lima, Julio Vieitas, Maria Da Conceicao, Maria Rosa Rodrigues, Manuel Dias, Ilda Silva & Ivete Pessoa. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFiesta Vallenata Con Globe Style Records – Accordions That Shook The World – Hot From Colombia ... LP
Globe Style (UK), 1985. Near Mint- ... $9.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing on Shanachie.)

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VariousFolclore Portugues – Minho ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1996. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGamelan Music From Java ... LP
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1973. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Excellent recording of Javanese gamelan music recorded as part of Deutsche Gramophon's Privilege series. Great recording quality, and a good selection of tracks that includes 3 shorter ones (about 8 minutes long), plus one 20 minute piece that has a chorus joining in at parts. Very spooky stuff, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(1981 pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousGilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura – The Anthology (3LP set) ... LP
Brownswood (UK), Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 3LP ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic overview of the wonderful sounds that Gilles Peterson has been cooking up in Havana since 2009 – the rich array of artists he's collaborated with as part of the bigger Havana Cultura project – which has given great exposure to a whole new generation of brilliant Cuban ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more CD
Also available Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 30.98
Get ready to have your mind completely blown – because this compilation is one of those completely rare ear-opening experiences that will let you know that there's a hell of a lot of music in the world that you've never heard before – even if, like us, you've heard plenty of funky music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Habibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection ... CD 14.99

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VariousHavana, Cuba 1957 – Rhythms & Songs For The Orishas ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1957. Used ... $6.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHeartbeat Soukous ... LP
Virgin, 1987. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and promo stamp.)
 
 



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