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

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Odomore Osarenren & Ewaen Osetin Stars Of BeninWowemwanta ... LP
Matts (Nigeria), Late 80s. Very Good- ... $99.99
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(NOTE – Cover is stained on the bottom half with some small flaky spots. B-side has lightly stained labels and plays with some surface noise.)

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Sonny Oti & His GroupLate Nite Husband ... LP
Homzy (Nigeria), 1978. Very Good ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a half split top seam. Labels have ink stamps.)

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Tunji OyelanaTunji Oyelana – A Nigerian Retrospective 1966 to 1979 (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A motherlode of music from the legendary Tunji Oyelana – a key figure in Nigerian music from the late 60s onward – with an influence that's almost as important as Fela's! Tunji's style is pretty darn funky, but different too – almost a pan-African sort of range that encompasses ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download – with three bonus tracks!)

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Guglielmo Pagnozzi & Voodoo Sound ClubGuglielmo Pagnozzi & Voodoo Sound Club ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2011. Used ... $8.99
A groovy little set – one that mixes up Afro Funk influences with bits of Italian sound library grooving – but all with a contemporary twist that's mighty nice! Guglielmo Pagnozzi handles alto sax, farfisa, and even some percussion – and his horn really dominates the sound on ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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Luis PerezIpan In Xiktli Metztli – Mexico Magico Cosmico – El Ombligo De La Luna ... LP
Issste/Mr Bongo (UK), 1981. New Copy Gatefold ... $25.99 27.98
A wonderfully hard-to-categorize album from the start of the 80s – a Mexican record that mixes folkloric roots with electronic instrumentation – but all in a way that sounds much more ancient than you'd expect for the time! The fusion of modes here is wonderful – almost at a ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Geraldo PinoAfro Soco Soul Live ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A blistering batch of live tracks from the amazing Geraldo Pino – super-tight Afro Funk with a groove to rival some of James Brown's funkiest work! Pino clearly takes a lot of cues from The Godfather in the way he leads the band – working with an MC who starts the set and calls him to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Geraldo Pino & The HeartbeatsLet's Have A Party ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Let's Have A Party, indeed – as it's hard not to celebrate when a record sounds this great! The album's a boiling batch of Afro Funk numbers from the legendary Geraldo Pino – a key influence on the sound of Fela, and an artist with a sound that's got a bit more James Brown in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Popular Osi & His Lucky Dance BandNo Money No Enjoyment ... LP
Sir Dolu (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $59.99
A really rare one from the Nigerian scene – the first record on the small Sir Dolu label! The date is 1984, but the sound is nice and raw – fast percussion and guitar, and vocals recorded with this really great echoey vibe – on four long tracks. LP, Vinyl record album
(Record has some light marks, but plays pretty nicely overall.)

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

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

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

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Psychedelic AliensPsycho African Beat ... CD
Academy, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
A lost chapter from the late 60s/early 70s Ghana scene – a great mix of African rhythms & melodies with the raw grit of garage rock, the heavy groove of funk and soul, the swirling and fuzzed out guitars and organ of psychedelia – the Psycho African Beat of The Psychedelic Aliens! ... read more CD
(Beautiful hardbound book style packaging – with a thick set of and photos and notes by band leader Carl Ricky Telfer!)

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Nadi QamarNuru Taa African Musical Idiom – Played On The Mama Likembi ... CD
Folkways, 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
A rare solo album from Nadi Qamar – an artist who's probably best known for his brief piano appearance with Charles Mingus, but who's working here on the Mama Likembi – an instrument of his own creation that's kind of like a big kalimba! From the information in the notes, it appears ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Qua Musical SocietyEtore Akin Vol 1 ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1983. Very Good- ... $33.99
A group from Lagos, led by BB Ekpenyong – with a sound that's a lot more rootsy that you'd expect for the date! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, but is pretty decent overall.)

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✨✧ Vasant RaiSpring Flowers ... LP
Vanguard, 1976. Near Mint- ... $9.99
With Collin Walcott, Paul McCandless, Glen Moore, and Dilip Naik. LP, Vinyl record album

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Ramblers Dance BandHit Sound Of The Ramblers Dance Band ... LP
Decca (UK), 1968. Very Good- ... $29.99
A fantastic record by a really wonderful group one who've got all these complex elements in their rhythms, and some great horns and guitar over the top! LP, Vinyl record album
(Nigerian pressing, on Afrodisia! Cover has some light wear, but is nice overall. Vinyl is clean, and plays well.)

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

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RasRhythmic Altered State ... CD
Sonar Kollektiv/Best Seven (Germany), 2002. Used ... $2.99
Straddling the line between programmed beats and live musicians, RAS is the brainchild of newcomer Robert Galic, released under the wing of Jazzanova on the Sonar Kollektiv. Crisp, tight production combines with a light Afro beat leaning and spare, uncomplicated grooves, a breath of fresh air in ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ras KimonoWhat's Gwan ... LP
Polygram (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ... $5.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover has moderate wear and staining.)

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RealityReality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dureco/Pseudonym (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Renaissance Players/Winsome EvansSephardic Experience Vol 2 – Apples & Honey ... CD
Celestial Harmonies, 1998. Used ... $4.99
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Rhythm DevilsRhythm Devils Play River Music – The Apocalypse Now Sessions ... CD
Ryko, 1980. Used ... $5.99
Mickey Heart of the Grateful Dead teams up with Mike Hinton and Airto Moriera for this percussion heavy session, ostensibly recorded for use in Apocalypse Now. 11 tracks in all: "Compound", "Trenches", "Street Gang", "The Beast", "Steps", "Tar ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry Riley & Krishna BhattTerry Riley/Krishna Bhatt Duo ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1984. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99
Unreleased work from Terry Riley – recorded in the WDR studios of German Radio, and a tremendous addition to his catalog! The first half of the music here features Riley on piano and electronics, in duet with Krishna Bhatt on sitar and tabla – in a mode that further unlocks the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Harry RoesliTitik Api ... LP
Aktuil/Lamunai (France), 1975. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $32.99
A mindblowing double-length set from Indonesian genius Harry Roesli – a record that brings together some of the older roots of the music of his nation with a very freewheeling style that's clearly inspired by some of the most progressive talents of the psychedelic years! There's a few tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rosko/John BerberianMusic & Gibran – A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of The Prophet ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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.)

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Lord Russell's Bongo PercussionistsCaribean Holiday ... LP
Al-Fi, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features vocals from Ernesto San Miguel! Titles include "Bamboo House", "They Never Say No In Jamaica", "Pull The Curtain", and "The Cry For Love Love Love". (Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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SabahAl Warka Kartasht (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Parlophone (Lebanon), Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Parlophone sleeve, with some pen.)

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Sabanoh 75Sabanoh/Konko ... 7-inch
Sabanoh Sounds, 1976. Very Good- ... $5.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy in the 50s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has a press flaw that plays with some noise for a bit on "Afrika". Cover has a bit of marker at the corner.)

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Mammane SaniMammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger (with bonus download) ... LP 11.99

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Mammane SaniMammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 21.98
Amazing sounds from Niger – some really hypnotic lines on electric organ – played in a way that's unlike any other use of the instrument we've ever heard! There's a flowing, water-like quality to the music that's almost in the territory of Terry Riley's work on organ – yet the ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Mammane Sani Et Son Orgue – La Musique Electronique Du Niger ... CD 12.99

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Boris Sarbek & His OrchestraDark Eyes – Songs Of The Steppes ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good- ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold label Adventures In Sound pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "The Coachman".)

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Tadao & Kazue SawaiKoto Plays Latin Fantasy ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
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(Includes obi, which is bent with a small tear. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Jonathan Scales FourchestraMindstate Music ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most compelling mixes of steel pans and jazz we've ever heard – played by a group led by percussionist Jonathan Scales, and featuring a number of other differently-tuned steel drums in the mix! The instrumentation just features bass and drums alongside all the pans – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Mindstate Music ... CD 4.99

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Jonathan Scales FourchestraMindstate Music ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $4.99
One of the most compelling mixes of steel pans and jazz we've ever heard – played by a group led by percussionist Jonathan Scales, and featuring a number of other differently-tuned steel drums in the mix! The instrumentation just features bass and drums alongside all the pans – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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

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

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Anoushka Shankar & Karsh KaleBreathing Under Water ... CD
EMI/Manhattan, 2007. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD & sticker over barcode.)

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Ravi ShankarEssential Ravi Shankar ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $12.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarExotic Sitar & Sarod ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Mid 60s release of some earlier sides recorded by Ravi in India – classic work with Ali Akbar Khan on sarod, plus Alla Rakha on tabla and Ashkish Kumar on tanpura. The album features two long ragas, each making up a side of the record – "Raga Shree" and "Raga Sindhu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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

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Ravi ShankarNine Decades Vol 7 – Live In Copenhagen ... CD
East Meets West, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Two really long tracks, recorded by Ravi Shankar live in Copenhagen in 1971 – at a moment when he was really stretching out in his music! Ravi was already great at the start of his career – but here, you can really hear the way he brings added complexity and deeper feeling to his work ... read more CD

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Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar Collection In London ... CD
World Pacific/Angel, 1964. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print. Disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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Ravi ShankarTransmigration Macabre ... LP
Spark, 1967/1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A unique set by the great Ravi Shankar – one of his trippiest albums ever, and originally recorded as a soundtrack for the film Viola! There's plenty of elements that resonate with some of Shankar's other studio work of the 60s – but there's also a much darker feel overall – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, light aging, and a cutout hole.)

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MahaGuruJi Dr Pandit Bhek Pati SinhaVedic Benedictions – Songs Of Soul ... LP
Custom Fidelity, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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

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✨✧ David Soldier & Richard LairThai Elephant Orchestra ... CD
Mulatta, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Literally elephants playing instruments, recorded at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang Thailand. CD

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SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... CD
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
The Sorcerers return, and with a sound that's even deeper than before – a fantastic blend of funk and Ethiopian elements – but with a tightness that also resonates with some of the hipper European sound library work of the 70s! In fact, there's a mode here that's like those few special ... read more CD
Also available In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP 26.99

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SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
The Sorcerers return, and with a sound that's even deeper than before – a fantastic blend of funk and Ethiopian elements – but with a tightness that also resonates with some of the hipper European sound library work of the 70s! In fact, there's a mode here that's like those few special ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... CD 14.99

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SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
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
(Includes download!)

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Dele SosimiTurbulent Times ... CD
Ekostar (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
An incredible set of new Afro Funk work – very much in the best style of current groups, like Antibalas or the Afro Kings – and served up in a very classic style! Dele plays keyboards and sings lead vocals – but the album burns with the strength of the entire ensemble, a tightly-k ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Weird and wild work from The Space Cats – a funk group from the clubbier years of the South African scene – but who work here in a lean style that's very much their own! The group's led by a bassist, and has some fantastic basslines right up front in the mix – driven by both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SparrowSparrow Come Back ... LP
RCA (Trinidad & Tobago), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Great early work from Sparrow – and an album that includes the track "Number 69", which was banned by the BBC! Other tracks include "Hangman's Cemetary", "BG War", "Robbery With V", "Wahbeen & Grog", and "Take Your Bundle & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK 60s pressing, in flipback cover! Back cover has a small note in pen. Front has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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SparrowSparrow's Dance Party ... CD
BLS (Trinidad & Tobago), 1992. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Staff Benda BililiTres Tres Fort ... CD
Crammed, 2009. Used ... $5.99
An amazing musical discovery – a group of mostly paraplegic musicians who live in and around the zoo in Kinshasa – mixing vocals, guitar, and acoustic rhythms with a very unique one-stringed electric lute! The sound is undeniably soulful – a rich blend of the older vocalists with ... read more CD

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

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

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StormersLovers Song (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG/Tabansi (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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

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

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Strunz & FarahHeat Of The Sun ... CD
Selva, 1994. Used ... $1.99

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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

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

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

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Sweet BreezeAcross The Desert ... LP
Feathers (Nigeria), 1976. Poor ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition. Cover consists of the original front image removed and attached with tape to another cover, still with wear and aging.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 9.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 11.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more CD

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD

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

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

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Nkono TelesParty Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 29.99
Sweet synth soul from 80s Nigeria – a set that definitely shows the evolution of that country's sound in the decade after the rise of Afro Funk – and a record that also delivers plenty of the beats promised in the title! There's lots of elements here borrowed from electro – drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
Great sounds from Henri Texier – a jazz musician who's always way more than just a jazz musician – especially on his 70s records, which have a really freewheeling way of mixing things together! This record is to French jazz what the Virgin Records 70s albums of Lol Coxhill were to ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Tidiane ThiamSiftorde (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautifully spare work on guitar from Tidiane Thiam – a Senegalese guitarist who's got some of the same amazing sense of tone and phrasing as John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and the acoustic underground of their generation! Thiam's sense of chromatics is wonderful – and the tunes have a slow- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card.)

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Lloyd Prince Thomas & The Calypso TroubadorsCalypso From Trinidad ... LP
Q, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with an ink stamp near the top seam.)

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorPat Thomas & Ebo Taylor ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A great singer and a great guitarist – both coming together here in a set that's got way more going on than you'd expect! The group here is tight – lots of congas and bass at the bottom, peppered with horns from a trio, while Ebo Taylor lays down both rhythm and lead guitars – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more CD
Also available Obiaa ... LP 19.99

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Obiaa ... CD 8.99

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Samira TouficFaok El Jabal Ya Hamd/Chawki Acir Indi ... 7-inch
Brotherphone (Lebanon), 1960s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ali Farka ToureAfrican Blues ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ali Farka ToureRiver ... CD
World Circuit, 1990. Used ... $8.99
... CD
 
 



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