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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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Hakon SkogstadTwo Hands To Tango ... CD
Avantango, 2018. Used ... $0.99

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Raymond Glazier Smith/Glenn Kwabena DavisRittareare Kwabena Style ... LP
Arikwa, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Joan SorianoEl Duque De La Bachata ... CD
IASO, 2010. Used CD & DVD ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, digipack has some light wear with promo written in marker on the cover & the barcode blacked out.)

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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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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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✨✧ Spanish SerenadersFiesta En Espana ... LP
Continental, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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SparrowLet The Music Play ... LP
Spasm, 1990. Very Good+ ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has unglued seams.)

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St. Catherine's ChoirAloha Oe E Malia ... LP
AM, Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, with a half split bottom seam.)

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Staff Benda BililiTres Tres Fort ... CD
Crammed, 2009. Used ... $4.99
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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Steel An SkinAfro Punk Reggae Dub/Gadzo Drumming/Reggae Is Here Once Again ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $13.99
Three amazing grooves from this really unique group – one who mix together steel drum sounds and heavier rhythms in a way that's unlike anything else we can think of! "Afro Punk Reggae Dub" is a killer cut that blends heavy basslines, echoey production, and some darker touches that ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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SubbulakshmiSounds Of Subbulakshmi ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Kiyoko SuizenjiBest Album ... LP
Crown (Japan), Mid 60s-Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more CD
Also available Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP 23.99

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Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow vinyl pressing.)
Also available
Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD 10.99
Togetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... LP 23.99

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Midori Takada & LafawndahLe Renard Bleu ... LP
Midori Takada, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe one of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Midori Takada – a set that's overflowing with her own work on a variety of percussion instruments – spreading out slowly, and really taking the time to open up in a completely magical way! The record features vocals from ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One-sided disc – with laser-etched image on the reverse!)

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Tango ProjectTwo To Tango (Tango Project II) ... LP
Nonesuch, 1983. Sealed ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre TankerRiver Come Down/Movin Round ... 12-inch
Jamwax (France), 1979/1986. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
A fantastic funky Caribbean number – and a groove that's much harder than most you're likely to hear from the scene at the time! The drums are slower and heavier than some of the lighter rhythms on other cuts – and have this way of building other elements into the mix – including ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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 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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✨✧ Henri TexierVarech ... LP
JMS (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
French bassist Henri Texier has given us some really amazing music over the decades – but this rare gem from the late 70s may be one of his grooviest records overall – and has this criss-crossing of styles that's really fantastic! Texier doesn't just play acoustic bass, but also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat ThomasComing Home – Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1967 to 1981 (180 gram pressing – with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $31.99
A double-length look at the music of Pat Thomas – a key figure on the scene in Ghana during the 70s, heard here in a variety of settings and styles! The range of sounds promised in the title definitely rings true – as the music starts with early jazzy highlife, then moves through 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD version!)

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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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Toure KundaToure Kunda (voc, edit)/Natalia ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $4.99
Pretty great work from Toure Kunda – one of the best of the New Africa acts to record for Celluloid during the 80s! The album's got a bit of electro modernism in the mix, thanks to production by Bill Laswell – and guest keyboards by Bernie Worrell. The overall sound is very tight, and ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover is wavy from moisture.)

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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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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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King Ubulu & His International Band Of AfricaIchonionum ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear.)

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VaovyAngira ... CD
Label Bleu, 1995. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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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

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Glen VelezRhythms Of The Chakras ... CD
Sounds True, 1998. Used ... $1.99

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

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WatotosPositive Power ... CD
Urban Bridges, 1999. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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WemilereSanteria – Tambours Sacres/Sacred Drums ... CD
Long Distance/Harmonia Mundi (France), 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ginger WilliamsStrange World ... LP
Tartone, 1977. Very Good ... $29.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear & a spot of clear tape on the top seam.)

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

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

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Maeng Won-SikNight At Seongbulsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobra Rose (Korea), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
There's so much going on here, we can only say "wow" – and hope that we can find a way to describe this very groovy album in words! The set's billed as "Korean lyric song and folk music in jazz" – and while that might be appropriate for some, if you don't know the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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XangaiChansons Populaires Du Nordeste/North East Brasilian Popular Songs ... CD
Auvidis (France), 1988. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
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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Yothu YindiFreedom ... CD
Hollywood, 1994. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Samuel YirgaGuzo ... CD
Real World, 2012. Used ... $3.99
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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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Sunwoo Young-AhMissing My Beloved (180 gram colored vinyl) ... LP
Rhythm On (Korea), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Dreamy Korean pop from the start of the 70s – a set that features both a male and a female vocalist, set amidst these swirling arrangements that often have this darkly burning organ style! The music is very different than most of what we know from the time – even some of the more ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on orange colored vinyl!)

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Youssou N'DourImmigres ... LP
Virgin, 1988. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Titles include "Immigres/Bitim Rew", "Pitche Mi", "Taaw", and "Badou". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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Shinichi YuizeArtistry Of Japan ... LP
Prestige, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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Clive ZandaClive Zanda Is Here With Dat Kinda Ting (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Gayap/Cree (Germany), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 29.98
A totally great little record that refers to itself as "calypsojazz innovations" – but which is even better than that label might make you think! The groove here is hardly calypso – as it's funkier, chunkier, and a much more heavy take on inspirations from the islands than we' ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $0.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Various3er Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $0.99
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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VariousAccordion In Americas 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A huge range of accordion sounds from the Americas – both north and south – served up in a package that's got way more than you'd expect! The music here isn't the polka, pop, or Tex-Mex sounds that most folks know from the instrument – and instead includes jazz instrumentals, ... read more CD

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VariousAdventures In Sound Preview – January Release ... LP
Columbia, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split top seam.)

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VariousAfrica – Ceremonial & Folk Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
For years, these volumes, issued by Nonesuch in the 70s, have served as the benchmark for field recordings of traditional folk musics from all over the African continent. This volume documents ceremonial dance musics from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and covers many styles, from small ensembles and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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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VariousAfrican Drums ... LP
Folkways, 1956. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Drums! Drums! Drums! A whole variety of different drums and their fantastic rhythms from all over Africa, in large ensembles with vocals and sparse small groups. Drums include the bata, dundun, bamboo stamping tubes, talking drums and more. Tracks include "South Africa: The Zingli ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with blue text, including the booklet. Cover has a small sticker on one corner.)

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Way cooler than the usual score you might expect – as the record not only features the main theme, plus some ethnographic recordings – but also includes cuts by Fela, Toure Kunda, and Youssou N'Dour! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and partially unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1995. Used ... $5.99
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... 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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✨✧ VariousArt Of The Japanese Bamboo Flute ... CD
Legacy, 1973. Used ... $2.99
Nice document of spare recordings of Japanese bamboo flute. Haunting Asian melodies are featured mostly solo, but have some simple and wide open accompaniment on some pieces. 21 in all, including "Ranjo", "Kurui", "Inaka-Bue", "Take No Uta", "Yuki No ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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

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VariousBlack Caribs Of Honduras (photo cover) ... LP
Folkways, 1952. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes booklet. Cover has some wear on the spine.)

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VariousBollywood Funk Experience ... CD
Nascente (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
A sweet little set that's way more "Bollywood" than "funk" – bit still plenty wonderful overall! The package was put together by our man Jonny Trunk – of Trunk Records fame (along with Joel Martin of Quiet Village) – and it's got the kind of offbeat, odd-soundi ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBresil Instrumental – Solistes Et Virtuoses Bresiliens 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99 29.98
A really wonderful survey of Brazilian instrumental modes at mid-century – a set that moves between choro, samba, and early bossa styles – and also opens up into some other genres as well! The focus here is on key instrumentalists – players with a strong ability to improvise and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCalabar-Itu Road – Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria – 1972 to 1982 (2016 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Comb & Razor, 1970s/Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $13.99
Not the usual sort of Nigerian sounds you'd hear on a collection focused on Lagos – and instead, music that was recorded far from the central city of the nation – often with a much rootsier vibe overall! These tunes still have plenty of funk and jazz in the mix, but they often come ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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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 Osunfisan Brothers & Sisters (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... $29.99
There's no titles at all on this collection – different from the other DJ Qbico titles in this series – but the set's every bit as great as the rest, and filled with lots of hard, heavy, Afro Funk gems from the 70s! Rhythms run from midtempo funk to more upbeat – and there's ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays Philips West Africa 45 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A host of rare 45s from the West African scene of the 50s, 60s, and 70s – all pulled from the collection of DJ Qbico, and collected here in a mighty nice set! Most numbers are nice and rootsy, but have elements that point the way towards styles to come – and titles include "Akumamy ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 27 – Azmari Tessema Eshete – Centennial Of The First Ethiopian Recordings 1908 to 1910 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 10s. New Copy 2CD ... $8.99 16.99
An amazing turn for the Ethiopiques series – one that moves back to the 78rpm era, to offer up a side of Ethiopian music we've never heard before! The set documents 100-year old material by Tessema Eschete – one of the first important recorded singers in Ethiopia, and a vocalist whose ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 28 – Ali Birra – Great Oromo Music ... CD
Buda (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.99
The Ethiopiques series returns to that early 70s stretch that made its earliest releases so great – and serves up some classic work from singer Ali Birra – a really great discovery from this golden age of music! Birra works here in a style that's referred to as oromo music – and ... read more CD

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

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VariousFolk Music Of Pakistan ... LP
Folkways, 1951. Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has light wear.)

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VariousFrom Kongo To Zion – Black Music Traditions Of Jamaica ... LP
Heartbeat, 1970s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Field recordings of three different traditional musics of Jamaica, all displaying the African heritage, with heavy emphasis on percussive ensembles and chanted vocals. The first batch is from the Congolese Kumina religion, 5 tracks: "Wake Up, Mama Keith", "Country", "Before ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGroove Club 1 – La Confiserie Magique ... LP
Lion, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Rare pop psych from the late 60s & early 70s French scene – groovy singles from Le Coeur, Les Hamsters, Les Chimeriennes, Dan Le Bouffon, Christopher Laird, Yar & Yana and others – really cool stuff, most of which we've never heard before! Lion's Groove Club series goes on to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGroove Club 2 – Cambodia Rock Spectacular ... CD
Lion, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
A pretty incredible compilation of Cambodia Rock – the best one we've come across – classic original Khmer Rock from scene pioneer Sinn Sisamouth and many more! The set as an effort to present this fun, groovy and yes, spectacular Cambodian Rock as it was originally heard by the people ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Club 3 – Cambodia Rock Intensified ... CD
Lion/Get On Down, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Mad sounds from Cambodia – rock and roll at the core, but with a delivery that's unlike anything you'd hear in the Anglo world! There's plenty of Eastern elements going down in the music – not just the local lyrics, but other ways of putting together a rhythm, tuning a guitar, and ... read more CD

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VariousHavana, Cuba 1957 – Rhythms & Songs For The Orishas ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Music from Candido Martinez, Oru Cantado & the Bata Trio. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousHeartbeat Of Soweto ... LP
Shanachie, 1988. Near Mint- ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small corner cut.)

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VariousHeartbeat Soukous ... LP
Virgin, 1987. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & clear tape along the spine.)

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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

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VariousHunee – Hunchin All Night – Choice Cuts For The Dance Floor ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), 1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unusual collection of tracks for the dancefloor – one that features music from around the world, but with a very different vibe and vintage than other collections of this nature! Many of these tracks are from the 80s and 90s, and are electric dance tracks, but often handled from a global ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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VariousIgede Of Nigeria – Drumming, Chanting & Exotic Percussion ... CD
Music Of The World, 1978/1979. Used ... $4.99
Music from the Ainu Center Choir, the Etuh Ensemble, the Ogirinye Ensemble, the Ijege Ensemble from Andibla, the Omepa Children's Ensemble, the Obohu Villagers, Onyeweh Children's Ensemble & more. CD

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VariousIn Israel Today Volume 2 – Music Of The Jews From Morocco ... LP
Westminster, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Collectors Series pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole and wide clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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VariousInstrumentally Bermuda ... LP
Edmar, Late 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIstanbul 70 – Psych, Disco, Folk Classics ... LP
Nublu, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+ 2LP ... $29.99
Turkish psych, funk, and disco – plus cross-pollinated grooves created from all of the above! If you don't know the Turkish scene of the 70s, there's plenty here to love – a really wicked combination of Western modes and local elements – styles that echo out in some of the ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is still in the shrink.)

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VariousKenya & Tanzania – Witchcraft & Ritual Music ... CD
Nonesuch, 1975. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousKonbit – Burning Rhythms Of Haiti – Compiled By Jonathan Demme ... LP
A&M, 1989. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp and clear tape on the spine.)

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VariousLanguages Of Tambores – A Spiritual Journey Through The Cultural Heritage Of Drums – Presented By Gabriele Poso ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 90s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
The drums do plenty of talking here – in a wonderful set that looks at the return of deeper rhythms and percussion to the global house music underground! Just at a point when some pretenders were trying to claim too-strong influences from Cuba, Africa, and other deeper cultures – ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLet's Love A Little With Cool Calypsos From The West Indies ... LP
Paragon, Very Good ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with a split bottom seam.)

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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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