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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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Ravi ShankarSounds Of India (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
A very early US release of work by Ravi Shankar – originally part of Columbia's "Adventures In Sound" series, a mixed mood music/world music imprint that offered up some excellent work in its day! The set begins with a compelling "Introduction To Indian Music" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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Ravi Shankar & Ali Akbar-KhanMaster Musicians Of India ... LP
Prestige, 1964. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A pretty great pairing of Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar-Khan – and a set that's nicely different than some of Shankar's more familiar work of the 60s! The group here features sitar by Ravi and Sarod by Ali – plus tabla and two tambouras – all stretched out over side-long tracks that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue trident label pressing with RVG etch. Cover has light wear.)

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Ravi Shankar/George FentonGandhi ... LP
RCA, 1982. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $3.99
(Soundtracks, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... read more CD

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Siassia & TokobinaSiassia & Tokobina EP ... LP
Nouvelle Ambiance (UK), Early 80s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A cool combination of elements – the vocals and percussion of Congolese singer Albert Siassia, and lively rhythms from a trio of French musicians! The music has a great crackle and a new sense of expression – in the mode of some of the best post-colonial recordings on the Paris scene, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mercedes SimoneRecordando Los Exitos De Mercedes Simone ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), Late 20s/1930s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has a thin stain along the opening.)

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Baba & Djana SissokoFasiya ... CD
Blind Faith, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Baba Sissoko – a perfect showcase both for his electrified instruments, and for the soulful vocals of his daughter Djana! The set's almost more of an all-out funk affair than you might expect – definitely with echoes of older Ethiopian ... read more CD
Also available Fasiya ... LP 18.99

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Baba & Djana SissokoFasiya ... LP
Blind Faith, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Baba Sissoko – a perfect showcase both for his electrified instruments, and for the soulful vocals of his daughter Djana! The set's almost more of an all-out funk affair than you might expect – definitely with echoes of older Ethiopian ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fasiya ... CD 10.99

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Michael SnowLast LP – Unique Last Recordings Of The Music Of Ancient Cultures (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Song Cycle (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A very unique project from musician/filmmaker/theorist Michael Snow – not sounds of his own creation, but more of a collage of unusual music from around the globe – presented in a spirit that definitely fits the title! Oddly, when the record was created in the 80s, it was also seen as ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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So-OnsTej/Short Shrift ... 7-inch
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A nice little Afro Funk style jam from The So-Ons – representing the LA, with an early for African percussion & rhythms! "Tej" cooks over a steady rhythm, horns and a really nice spindly guitar groove. "Short Shrift" carries a similar path of the other side, but the ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Julio SosaLo Mejor De Julio Sosa ... CD
BMG/Ariola (Argentina), 1950s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Laba SossehLaba Sosseh ... CD
SAR, 1982. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, slight crease through traycard artwork & sticker remnant on CD.)

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Soul KidsToute L'Afrique Danse Vol 10 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ngoma/Hot Casa (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Definitely the kind of record that could make all of Africa dance (as promised by the title) – because The Soul Kids are strongly influenced by the James Brown Band of the late 60s, and work here in a fantastic funky array of riffing guitars, sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and mighty tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Omar SouleymanDabke 2020 – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/2000s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A second collection of great stuff from Syrian vocalist Omar Souleyman put together by Sublime Frequences – straight up amazing stuff that combines Omar's often bursting, gritty vocals with sputtering low fi electronics and rhythms! Most of the tunes are boisterous Dabke party tunes, a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Omar SouleymanHighway To Hassake – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
An incredible look at Syrian singer Omar Souleyman – an artist who's only been recording for a decade and a half, but who's managed to issue over 500 albums on his own! Souleyman's got a style that's almost spontaneous at times – fast rhythms served up at really tremendous speed, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Momo Wandel SoumahMatchowe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
Brilliant sounds from reedman Momo Wandel Soumah – a Guinean saxophonist, but one who works here in a richly expansive sound – one that mixes jazz elements with styles from different ethnic groups of Guinean, all for an approach that's pretty darn unique! Soumah's tenor is wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Idrissa SoumaoroAmpsa ... LP
Mississippi, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus booklet of notes, too.)

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Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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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Spanish SerenadersFiesta En Espana ... LP
Continental, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Dexter StoryBahir ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
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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L Subramaniam feat Frank MorganFantasy Without Limits ... LP
Discovery, 1979. Near Mint- ... $16.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Super 8Journey/Whine & Grind ... 7-inch
Pebblegroove (Barbados), 1973. Very Good- ... $11.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a slighlty heated edge that plays with a light whoosh for a spin or two at the beginning. Labels have some pen.)

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AC Bhaktivedanta SwamiGovinda – Govindam Adipurusam Tamaham Bhajami ... LP
Iskcon Media, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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(Includes the insert and mail order form! Cover has a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Tanzania Albinism CollectiveWhite African Power (We Live In Danger)/Stigma Everywhere ... 7-inch
Third Man, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
A stylistic boundary pushing couple of tracks by Tanzania Albinism Collective – raw percussion, chanted vocal driven East African folk music unlike any we've heard before, and all the more compelling for it! The group is an ad hoc combo of singers and players from Ukerewe's Standing Voice ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Daniel Taubkin & The Uandi UandiPicture Of Your Life ... CD
Blue Jackel/Lightyear, 2002. Used ... $1.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 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
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... LP 20.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... CD 10.99

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Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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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✨✧ 3 Hur-El3 Hur-El ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99
The first album by trippy Turkish trio 3 Hur El – a great blend of Eastern sounds and western styles – all coming together with a slightly progressive feel! The instrumentation often includes some heavy basslines underneath lighter lines on acoustic strings – a blend of folksy ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ 3 Hur-ElHurel Arsivi ... CD
Diskotur/World Psychedelia, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Trippy rock from the three Hurel brothers of Turkey – a fuzzed-up, freaked-out trio that comes off with some great psychedelic touches! The sound here is a great blending of modes – similar to some of the other Turkish rock from the time that merged electric guitar with folkloric ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Tiki Transportation Company EmployeesTiki Serenaders ... LP
Tiki, Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Cover has some wear and appears to be insribed by most members in pen.)

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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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Trio AravahIsrael Today ... LP
Capitol, 1957. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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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UaktiUakti (1987) ... LP
Verve, 1987. Very Good ... $9.99
Features a few unusual takes on tunes by Milton Nascimento! (Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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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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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 ... $6.99
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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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 ... $11.99
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- ... Just Sold Out!
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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 ... $0.99
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Paramahansa YoganandaI Will Be Thine Always ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1973. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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 Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more CD
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✨✧ Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 21.

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Zolota BulavaZolota Bulava ... CD
Zolota Bulava (Canada), 2002. Used ... $1.99
(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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VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrobeat Brasil ... LP
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousAntilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic collection of work from the French West Indies scene of the 60s – a package that features the unique blend of regional rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation that was bubbling strongly at the time! The styles here fall into a pair of different modes – biguine and gwo-ka ... read more CD

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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

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... $5.99 15.98
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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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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VariousCalypso Jazz Sampler ... LP
Cook, Early 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Blue vinyl pressing. Includes original front cover sheet. Cover has a stick and some small pen writing.)

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✨✧ VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
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 CD
Also available Cumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP 31.99

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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
Also available Cumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... CD 18.99

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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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VariousDrums Of Haiti ... LP
Folkways, 1949. Very Good ... $29.99
Recorded by Harold Corlander. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes original insert. Cover has a small name in pen. Label has light discoloration and a name in pen.)

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VariousEl Cante Flamenco ... LP
Montilla, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
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(Cover is stained and wrinkled at the bottom, with wide clear tape on the seams and spine, and an old price sticker on front.)

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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

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VariousEthiopian Hit Parade Vol 1 ... LP
Ahma/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A seminal album of sounds from the groundbreaking Ethiopian scene at the start of the 70s – a full length collection of previous 45s from the excellent Ahma Records label – home to revolutionary sounds that continue to influence new generations of listeners! The music here represents ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(Sealed.)

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VariousFolk & Pop Sounds Of Sumatra Vol 2 (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Another gorgeously ramshackle batch of tunes from Sumatra – percussion, tribal folk material filtered through some surprisingly diverse and modern trippy, funky influences! Many of the recordings were culled from rare cassette tapes, archiving material recorded between the 60s and the 80s. ... read more 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousGhana Soundz 2 – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70's Ghana ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $18.99
Mindblowing funk from 70s Africa – a collection that's overflowing with great rare bits! If you ever thought that the sound of Afro Funk was just Fela, Tony Allen, and Manu Dibango – think again, because this set will really expand your horizons! The package was expertly selected, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousHabibi Funk – An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP ... 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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHeat In De Place – Soca Music From Trinidad ... CD
Rounder, 1990. Used ... $5.99
Music from Johnny King, Shadow, Bally, All Rounder, Singing Francine & Chalkdust. CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 a split top seam and some light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousHi-Fi In An Oriental Garden ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Cover has a small split on the bottom seam.)

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VariousI Believe I'll Go Back Home 1906 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy ... $8.99
A great companion piece to the album I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore – and, like that one, a set that's made up of so many different and unusual strands of music – in the best Mississippi Records style! Much of this work hails from the 78rpm generation – and the music ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIndian Folk Dances ... LP
Odeon (India), 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has split spine and some waviness from moisture.)

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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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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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VariousMarvellous Boy – Calypso From West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An incredible collection from Honest Jons – and like some of the rest of their best, music we never would have heard otherwise! The focus here is on calypso music, but recorded in West Africa – not the usual Caribbean setting – a very unusual strain of styles that cropped up in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousModern Mayan – The Indian Music Of Chiapas, Mexico ... LP
Folkways, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Not the kind of Mexican music you're likely to hear at your local taqueria – and instead a set of tracks that reach back to Mayan music traditions, and come across with a powerfully folkloric feel! The sounds were all recorded in Chiapas, in the best Folkways style – never polished or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert!)

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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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✨✧ VariousMusic & Rhythm – A Benefit Double LP For A World Of Music, Arts And Dance ... LP
PVC, 1982. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Features tracks by Peter Gabriel, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Mighty Sparrow, David Byrne, XTC, Ekome, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulai, Pete Townshend, and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout notch.)
 
 



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