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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 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $13.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 18.99

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Te'AmirAbyssinia/Abyssinia Rise (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Jo TongoAfrican Funk Experimentals 1968 to 1982 + 2017 ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s/2017. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
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 CD

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Sidi ToureToubalbero ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 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

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TransHotel San Vicente ... LP
Groovy (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An Indonesian funk group, but one who've got a style that's like the best Cali groups of the late 70s – all the way through to the AOR-oriented aspirations in their sound! Lyrics aren't in English, but everything else here really fits a breezy west coast mode – from the great mix of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Troupe Ecole TuduOyiwane ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.99
A very young group from Agadez – as you might guess from their image on the cover – a sextet of singers who started out as a school project, but recorded their beautiful music for an album that was originally only issued on cassette! There's some very cool early currents of Tuareg ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tuna De La Facultad De Derecho De La Universidad De MadridLa Tuna ... LP
CBS (Spain), 1971. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has some faded marker on front.)

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Professor Richard Ugiagbe & His Afro MInisters BandTalk Of The Town (LSKS 44) ... LP
Awoko (Nigeria), 1977. Good ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with some seams splits held with staples.)

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Anyaogu UkonuJungle Drums ... LP
Imperial, 1962. Very Good- ... $7.99
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(Cover has sticky duct tape on the seams and spine, a small sticker, and ink stamp on back.)

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more CD
Also available Otodi ... LP 29.99

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Otodi ... CD 18.99

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Vox DeiEs Una Nube, No Hay Duda ... LP
CBS (Argentina), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $84.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks.)

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WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Wale OyejideOne Day . . . Everything Changed ... LP
Shaman Work, 2004. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
16 tracks in all, including "There's A War Going On" with Jay Dee, "Riot & Revolt", "Damn James", "Ibadan Sunrise", "Keep Pushing", "This Is Dedicated To" with MF Doom, "Slow Down" and "Kaya". (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Warrior & His Original Oriental Brothers International BandChi Awu Otu ... LP
Afrodisia, 1982. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Cover has some wear.)

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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

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
Great stuff! Phils Woods plays reeds over a cool crazy band of Greek players who are trying to do a "jazz meets Zorba the Greek" thing here. Sounds crazy, but the record's actually great, and has a mix of styles that comes together in an amazing way. We always used to pass this up, but ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s green label ABC-Impulse pressing. Cover has a cut corner, some ring & edge wear, and lightly bent corners.)

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD

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WynnersLove & Other Pieces ... LP
Philips (Hong Kong), 1975. Very Good- ... $9.99
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✨✧ Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great little session of electric funky jazz – with a bit of a West Indian twist – all of which makes the album a real standout from other efforts at the time! The session was recorded in Paris, and led by bassist Louis Xavier – but the killer talent is saxophonist Jo Maka, who ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hozan YamamotoStandard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds – A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi, & Big Band ... CD
King (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Yeni NostaljiYeni Nostalji ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. Used ... $3.99
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Yothu YindiFreedom ... CD
Hollywood, 1994. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Paramahansa YoganandaI Will Be Thine Always ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1973. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Paramahansa YoganandaWhen Thy Song Flows Through Me ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1970. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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Toshiaki Yokota & Beat GenerationFlute Adventure ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Yoruba SingersFighting For Survival ... LP
Interculture/Cultures Of Soul, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Sweet electric funk from the Yoruba Singers – a group you might expect to have a spiritual bent, given their name – but who work here with lots of heavy rhythms, and some pretty fantastic keyboards! They're definitely "singers", though – as many tracks have the ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Young AladesuyiKristi Kijoba Re De ... LP
Soundpoint (Nigeria), 1982. Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging and pen. Label has some pen.)

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Yvonne Chaka ChakaBe Proud To Be African ... LP
Mercury (Nigeria), 1991. Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and fraying along the spine.)

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Hector ZazouGeologies ... CD
Made To Measure (Belgium), Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Zolota BulavaZolota Bulava ... CD
Zolota Bulava (Canada), 2002. Used ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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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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✨✧ VariousAfricavision Vol 2 – Musical Anthology Of African Cinema 1975 to 2005 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/Mid 2000s. Used ... $4.99
A great look at a relatively young genre of film music – work pulled from African cinema of the past 50 years, but mostly focusing on tunes from the growth of the genre from the 70s onwards! Styles here are often more sophisticated and evocative than you might know from more popular world ... read more CD

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VariousAfrojazzfunk Round 2 – 8 Pure 70s Jazz Funk & Afro Funk Tracks ... CD
Super Classe (France), 1999. Used ... $6.99
Forget the "Afro" in this one – because the compilation's more just a straight jazz funk collection! Not that that's a problem with us, though, as the set features a motherlode of great heavy jamming tracks that have a nice electric sound. Sure, a few of the bands have a slightly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 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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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold 2LP ... $26.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... CD 18.99

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VariousBalkana – Music Of Bulgaria ... LP
Hannibal (UK), 1987. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has light wear and a sticker spot.)

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VariousBombay Disco 2 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBombay The Hard Way – Guns, Cars, & Sitars ... CD
Motel, Mid 70s. Used ... $8.99
Nice one! This long awaited set is worth all the attention it's been getting! The folks at Motel have put together a nice batch of funky sountrack material, culled from classic Indian "brownsploitation" action films from the 1970s – and the music's every bit as wild and funky as ... read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has light wear.)

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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 ... $14.99
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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VariousCalypso Guapacha (with bonus download) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $24.99
A mad mix of styles – as you might guess from the title – which is a reference to the way that many of these tracks mix together equal parts influence from Caribbean rhythms and Latin modes! Most numbers are stark, spare, and nice and raw – tunes recorded on different islands in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousCalypsos From Jamaica ... LP
Ritmo, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has a half split top seam, some wear and aging, and yellowed tape remnants on the seams and back.)

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 1 – Experimental Guitar-Driven Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966 to 1976 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
Peruvian grooves from the mid 60s to mid 70s – guitar based numbers with tropical strains of merengue, guaracha, rumba and cumbia steeped psychedelia, garage beat and other cross cultural elements! Like a lot of the great music happening around the world in the period, the musicians of Peru ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 2 – Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966 to 1983 ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
A superior second volume of tropical cumbia from Vampi Soul – and a more expansive set than the first one, too! The vast majority the the great stuff here comes from the psych and immediate post-psych years– and it has the tripped-out sounds to show for it – but those are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDa'asa – The Haunting Sounds of Yemenite-Israeli Funk 1973 to 1984 ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Here's a scene we want to hear more from – even after first discovering it on this amazing set! The music here is all pretty darn funky, but in a very unusual way – offbeat and exotic, yet still with some wonderful drums at the core, and lots of hip trippy touches around the edges ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDigital Zandoli – Zouk & Synthetic Funk From The French West Indies ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A cool collection of sounds when the music was really making a change in the French West Indies – especially in Guadeloupe, which was always trying to set itself apart from some of its Caribbean neighbors! The music here has all the electric touches you'd expect from the "digital" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisco Dildar – DIY Disco From The Pakistani Pop Workshop ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the straight disco you might expect from the title – and instead a whole host of weird and wonderful grooves from the later years of the Lollywood film scene! These Pakistani tracks follow a bit of the style of Bollywood work of the time, but often have a tighter, more compressed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays The Afro Psychedelic Xhol ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tripped-out sounds, selected by DJ Qbico – and offered up here in a manner that's similar to his other Afro-styled sets! Like those records, there's little here in the way of notes – but the track selection is great, and has a strong focus on those 70s African numbers that blend ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 75!)

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more CD
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD 16.99

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
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
(Sealed with a cut corner.)

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VariousGado Gado ... LP
Decca (Netherlands), 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A weird little record – kind of a mix of string-based folksy/global songs, with some spoken bits that appear to be comedy in Dutch! LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGhana Soundz – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70s Ghana ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Excellent stuff – and a much-needed look at the funky 70s scene in Ghana! Much of the Afro Funk that's been revived over the past few years has come from the Nigerian scene – so it's great to hear this set of funky tunes from Ghana, a rich selection of grooves with a slightly harder ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGumba Fire – Bubblegum Soul & Synth Boogie In 1980s South Africa (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
Sweet electro grooves from the South African scene of the 80s – funky, soulful sides that are quite different than some of the nation's sounds that were getting bigger global play at the time! The 80s was a time of great worldwide awareness of the political struggles of South Africa and its ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... CD
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Heavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... LP 18.99

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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD 18.99

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VariousHi-Fi Cuban Drums ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
Groovy album of spare Afro Cuban drumming, recorded as part of Capitol's "Capitol of the World" series, and recorded in Havana with no rehearsals before the session. The sound is nice and spare, with a very tribal feel. Cuts include "Bongosera", "Oriza", "Angoa&q ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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VariousInstrumental Tangos Of The Golden Age ... CD
Harlequin, 1920s/1930s. Used ... $4.99

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VariousKenya Congo Connection – From the Archives Of Audio Productions Nairobi, Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A treasure trove of rare singles recorded in Nairobi – easily one of the most welcoming scenes in East Africa during the 80s – especially in comparison to more restrictive cultural territory to the west! At the time, Nairobi really opened up its door to new sounds and ideas – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKenya Special 2 – Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & 1980s (3LP set – 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
An insane treasure trove of little-heard sounds from the East African scene – music recorded in Kenya in the 70s and 80s, and served up in a variety of different styles and sounds throughout! The work here really expands our understanding of sounds in these immediate years before the world ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes vinyl only bonus tracks – plus download!)

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VariousKings & Queens Of Bollywood – Classic Sixties Indian Film Themes ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Classic Indian film tracks from the 60s – pulled from the first true glory days of the Bollywood scene, and featuring work by some of its greatest stars! The approach here isn't as funky or kitsch as that on some of the other Indian film compilations we've stocked – but that's a good ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKonbit – Burning Rhythms Of Haiti – Compiled By Jonathan Demme ... LP
A&M, 1989. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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VariousLiving Is Hard – West African Music In Britain 1927 to 1929 ... LP
Zonophone/Honest Jons (UK), Late 20s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99
A fascinating collection of West African music recorded in England during the late 20s – material done for the Zonophone label as part of a big wave of colonial immigration to London at the time! The package is one of the deepest-digging we've seen so far on the Honest Jon's label – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 3 – Ambrose Adekoya Campbell ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of our favorite volumes in the London Is The Place For Me collection – and a brilliant batch of work that criss-crosses West African, West Indian, and postwar jazz styles! Most of the recordings here were done under the leadership of Ambrose Adekoya Campbell – a transplant to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMalam Minggu – A Saturday Night in Sunda (with bonus download) ... LP
Akuphone (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99
Sublime sounds from Indonesia – a set of work that mixes older gamelan modes with contemporary vocals – with a result that's completely amazing! If you like gamelan as much as we do, the approach here will still hold you rapt – as there's plenty of percussion and gong interplay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusical Anthology Of The Orient – India 3 ... LP
Musicaphon (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and a cut top right corner.)

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VariousMusical Anthology Of The Orient – Iran I ... LP
Musicaphon (Germany), Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Includes booklet inside the gatefold. Cover has a name written boldly in pen on front.)

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VariousMusical Memories Of Bali ... LP
London, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
A classic set of gamelan tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label "Made In England" pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot.)

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VariousNairobi Calling – Selected Recordings 1976 to 1996 ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $19.99
A revelatory selection of tracks recorded on a Nairobi music scene that was really overflowing with creative energy – so much so that the music here doesn't just come from Kenyan talents, but from Tanzania and the Congo as well! There's a positive spirit that imbues most of the grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Africa (Celluloid) ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A pretty good overview of the work that Celluloid Records was doing on the African front – featuring tracks from a variety of the label's best releases of the early 80s! The set list includes 4 tunes by Toure Kunda – "Emma", "Ne Nam 2", "Salya", and "B ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more CD

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VariousNigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The musical wealth of Nigeria seems to know no bounds – especially when it comes to the worlds of funk and soul-styled records – and you can take it from us that when we're digging for vintage African gems, more than most seem to come from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s! That's why, even ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nigeria 70 Vol 4 – No Wahala – Highlife, Afro Funk, & Juju 1973 to 1987 ... CD 13.99

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VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousNouvelle Ambiance – Sounds From The Pan-African Paris Underground ... LP
Nouvelle Ambiance (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
Paris holds a very special place in the world of global music – once the center of a colonial empire that spread south across the continent of Africa – and later, home to a rich legacy of excellent recordings from the post-colonial years! More than most former powers, France seemed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousOld-Country Music In A New Land ... LP
New World, 1977. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing the literature. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousOn – The Sound Of On Records 1987 to 1989 – South African Synth-Disco, Bubblegum, & Electro Boogie (3LP set) ... LP
Egoli (Belgium), Late 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $49.99
A cool collection of cuts from a time when the South African scene was discovering a new sort of groove – taking all the electro soul influences that had been bubbling over during the past few years, and forging them into the kind of catchy cuts that should have taken the world by storm! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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VariousOnda De Amor – Synthesized Brazilian Hits That Never Were 1984 to 1994 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... read more CD

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VariousPantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... read more CD

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VariousPencak Killa Vol 1 – Melayu Funk & Rare Groove From Southeast Asia ... LP
Gila (Indonesia), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic flurry of funk from 70s Southeast Asia – music that's quite different than some of the Thai or Cambodian pop that's been oft-compiled in recent years – and which has a definite strong tie to American soul of the time, especially music from the world of cop, crime, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPencak Killa Vol 2 – Melayu Funk & Rare Groove From Southeast Asia ... LP
Gila (Indonesia), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic flurry of funk from 70s Southeast Asia – music that's quite different than some of the Thai or Cambodian pop that's been oft-compiled in recent years – and which has a definite strong tie to American soul of the time, especially music from the world of cop, crime, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPencak Killa Vol 3 – Melayu Funk & Rare Groove From Southeast Asia ... LP
Gila (Indonesia), Late 70s. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic flurry of funk from 70s Southeast Asia – music that's quite different than some of the Thai or Cambodian pop that's been oft-compiled in recent years – and which has a definite strong tie to American soul of the time, especially music from the world of cop, crime, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousPolish American Dance Music – Early Recordings 1927 - 1933 ... LP
Folklyric, Late 20s/Early 30s. Sealed ... $13.99
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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 2 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $28.99
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Include bonus CD!)

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VariousRoots Of Salsa Vol 3 – Classic Latin Tunes Become Salsa Hits (with bonus CD) ... LP
Grosso! (Spain), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $28.99
A great little series that goes way deeper than the salsa you might expect from the title – as the approach here is to pick tracks from many years before, but which still have strong resonance with the pride and power of the Latin scene of the 70s! The collection includes lots of tracks that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD!)

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VariousRough Guide To Afrobeat Revolution (with bonus Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 2009. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A bit more than a Rough Guide, if you ask us – actually a great little set that capable shows the range of Afrobeat and funk in a new generation – featuring tracks by Souljazz Orchestra, Tony Allen, Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, Afrodizz and more! Compiled by Pablo "DJ ... read more CD

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VariousSaigon Supersound Vol 2 – 1964 to 1975 ... LP
Saigon Supersound, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The sound of Saigon during the Vietnam war – amazing homegrown sounds that are a great contrast to the overplayed American oldies that most folks associate with the period! It's true that US soldiers did bring a lot of their own music to the scene during the time – but the nation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc ... CD
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousShe Came From Hungary – 60s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Qualiton/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
Great girl pop from a really unlikely source – not the better-known British and French female singles that rocked the European scene in the 60s – but a whole host of more obscure numbers from behind the Iron Curtain – all tracks recorded in Hungary, but hardly ever issued to the ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Safari Presents Township Jive & Kwela Jazz Vol 3 ... CD
Ubuntu (Netherlands), Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe our favorite volume so far in this excellent series – a set that focuses on early 60s work from South Africa, with a vibe that really showcases that great sound that would soon explode globally – as artists like Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba got wider exposure! Yet the music ... read more CD

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VariousSweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A stunning discovery in music – incredible sounds from the under-documented Somali scene – collected together from an archive of tapes that was rescued from a radio station right before the nation's years of political turmoil! The music here was mostly issued on cassette in the 70s and ... read more CD
Also available Sweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... LP 26.99
 
 



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