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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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✨✧ Saravah SoulSaravah Soul ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
A whole new dimension in deep funk – Brazilian-tinged tunes served up by members of The Heliocentrics and Quantic Soul Orchestra! The sound here lives up to the best Samba Soul modes of 70s Brazil – grooves that are rooted in American traditions of funk and soul, particularly those of ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & OthersJazz Rock ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A killer set of jazz rock from early 70s Japan – and a set that's way different than Anglo albums of this nature! There's definitely a mix of horns, jazzy soloing, and electrified elements on guitar, bass, and keyboards – but the themes here are often strongly Japanese, and also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Nitin SawhneyHuman ... CD
V2 (UK), 2003. Used ... $1.99

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Saz'isoAt Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me – Joys & Sorrows Of Southern Albanian Song ... LP
Glitterbeat, 2017. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
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(Still with the stickered outer sleeve, and includes the inner sleeve with download code.)

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Sea LionsFree The People ... LP
Jet (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
An unusual album from the West African scene of the 70s – a set that brings together that area's styles with touches of reggae and maybe a slight current of soul – all of which makes for a very distinct approach to rhythm, which is also echoed in the vocals and instrumentation! There's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cheikh Tidiane SeckTimbuktu – The Music Of Randy Weston ... CD
Komos (France), 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A beautiful little record, and one that seems to take all the African-inspired elements in the music of Randy Weston – and push them even farther than Randy did on his own recordings of the 60s and 70s! The group's headed up by Cheikh Tidiane Seck, not to be confused with Weston's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sekhe Gong Semara RatihGamelan Semara Dana ... CD
Maharani/Ricks (Indonesia), 2005. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Caiphus SemenyaListen To The World ... LP
Sony/Be With (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A sweet little record from Caiphus Semenya – a South African singer, but one who works here with backings from some top-shelf studio talents in LA – a mix of jazz and fusion players who really bring a great sense of groove to the material! Tracks include two originals co-written with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Caiphus SemenyaStreams Today Rivers Tomorrow ... LP
Munjale/Be With (UK), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
South African soul from Caiphus Semenya – and a set that's got a nicely righteous, upbeat vibe throughout! Caiphus works here in that best sort of South African style in the decade when the nation's struggles were getting a lot more global attention – showing a spirit that refuses to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SenegambighaWe Are Coming ... CD
Gamton (Germany), Used ... $2.99
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Senor CoconutElectrolatino (original, radio edit, DJ Rodriguez remix) ... 12-inch
Emperor Norton, 2002. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jorge SepulvedaTodas Sus Grabaciones – 1944 to 1947 ... CD
Rama Lama, Mid/Late 40s. Used 3CDs ... $9.99
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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRaga Mala – Garlan Of Ragas (Sitar Concerto No 2) – Ravi Shankar/Zubin Mehta/London Philharmonic Orchestra ... CD
EMI/Angel, 1982. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ravi ShankarSix Ragas ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Ravi Shankar lays down 6 groovy ragas in this classic session recorded in Indian for EMI/Odeon, and released in the US by Capitol. Ravi's on sitar, and is accompanied by Alla Rakha, Chatur Lal, and Kanai Dutta on tabla. Titles include "Nand", "Megh", "Kamach", and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label duophonic pressing with IAM stamp. Cover has a small center split in the bottom seam.)

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Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky Afro Soul from Oz – the brilliant full length debut of Shaolin Afronauts! Flight Of The Ancients blasts off from the bedrock of 70s West Africa and Ethio funk influences, but their one of the rare few combos who pull it off without it feeling like a retread of past glories. Part of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Omar El Shariyi (Ammar El Sherei)Oriental Music ... LP
Soutelphan/We Want Sounds (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
That's a pretty groovy looking keyboard on the cover – and the record's got a pretty groovy sound as well – very different than other organ records or Mid-East instrumental titles of the time, thanks in part to some very dexterous work on the multi-level keys from Omar El Shariyi! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Naomi ShemerNaomi Shemer Sings Her Own Works ... CD
CBS (Israel), 1981. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ibrahim Khalil Shihab QuintetSpring ... LP
Atlantic City/Matsuli (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A fantastic treasure from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – a record that's full of soul and spirit, and which draws enough from the piano of leader Chris Schilder as it does from the tenor of Winston Mankuku Ngozi! Nogzi's a player who's very much in the John Coltrane camp, but with ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Andy ShurmanSave The Masses ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1980s. Very Good- ... $9.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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SimenteraRaiz ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1995. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Shyamal SinhaSarod Ragas ... LP
Cuca, 1968. Very Good+ ... $39.99
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Skah ShahSkah Shah No 1 ... CD
Marc (Haiti), Mid 70s. Used ... $14.99
An obscure set of grooves from Haiti – featuring a guitar-heavy style that reminds us of African Highlife, but which is touched with other bits of Carribeana. Georges Chancy leads the group, and all cuts feature vocals, plus some nice scatter-shot drums and jangly guitar playing. Titles ... read more CD
(Out of print, some light age spots inside the booklet.)

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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Souljazz OrchestraRising Sun ... LP
Strut, 2010. Near Mint- 2LP ... $39.99
An amazing set from this band that never fails to excite us – and a record that has them really living up to the spiritual promise of their name! Although still filled with the Afro Funky lines that first got the group some notice, there's also a deeper vibe running through this record too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soweto Gospel ChoirBlessed ... CD
Shanachie, 2005. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ Tim SparksAt The Rebbe's Table ... CD
Tzadik, 2002. Used ... $4.99


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Joseph SpenceGood Morning Mr Walker – Bahaman Guitarist ... CD
Arhoolie, 1971. Used ... $14.99
A passionate, fairly wild off the cuff recording from Bahaman folk guitarist and spirited singer/howler/grunter/one-of-a-kind performer Joseph Spence! Good Morning Mr Walker was recorded one Spring day in 1971, except for the last three tunes, which are concert recordings from later that evening. ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Star LoversBoafo Ne Nyame (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The title proclaims "highlife is back" – but it's also pretty darn funky here, thanks to a strong dose of influence from American soul music! In fact, the highlife quality is a bit more subdued than usual – still some great guitar lines, criss-crossing in nice ways – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Stargazers Dance Band/Broadway Dance BandThose Days ... LP
Decca (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good- ... $24.99
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(Later pressing on Afrodisia. Cover has surface wear, aging, heavy wear at the opening, and a bit of pen on front.)

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StormersLovers Song ... CD
Tabansi/PMG (Austria), 1981. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more CD

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Stewart SukumaBoleia Africana ... CD
Vidisco (Mozambique), 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bela Sulakhe & othersGulshan Kumar Presents Yaaden – A Collection Of Old Hit Duet Songs – Vol 28 ... CD
Super Cassettes Industries Limited (India), 1993. Used ... $6.99
Features Bela Sulakhe in duets with Babla Mehta, Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, and Prasun Mukherjee. CD
(Out of print.)

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SunburstAve Africa (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.98
A killer bit of funk from mid 70s Tanzania – performed here by a group who never got the same international exposure as some of their contemporaries, but who really made some magic on their local scene! Sunburst work in this wicked blend of sharp guitar lines, heavy bass, and plenty of drums ... read more CD

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SurpriseBelieve Me ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1983. New Copy ... $29.99
A wicked bit of 80s electro soul – one that's heavy on Yamaha keyboards and beats, but which was also recorded in Gabon – which gives the whole record a very different sound than New York material of the time! The rhythms are definitely in the funky soul side of the spectrum, but have ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Graciela SusanaBest Songs ... CD
EMI (Japan), 1970s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Includes 30 tracks on two CD's. CD
(Out of print.)

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Szucs & His Magyar Ciganyok/Bela Babai & His Cigany ZenekaraSound Of Gypsies (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Murray Hill, 1977. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $9.99
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(Includes a Murray Hill catalog. Box has light surface wear.)

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Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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TchekaLonji ... CD
Lusafrica, 2007. Used ... $5.99
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Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... CD
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Clubby work from the South African scene of the 70s – but a set that's got a very equal amount of jazz – as you might guess from the group's saxophone-wielding leader on the cover! Tracks are long, and build from an instrumental core first – often leaving out vocals entirely, as ... read more CD

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✨✧ Teresa TengFurusato To Wa Dokodesuka ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(2018 Japanese pressing.)

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Riccardo Tesi & BanditalianaLune ... CD
Il Manifesto (Italy), 2004. Used ... $6.99
Riccardo Tesi on organ, Daniele Mencarelli on double bass, Mauro Fadda on percussion, Ettore Bonafe on percussion and vibraphone, and Maurizio Gerion voice, guitar, baglama and tambourine. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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ThabaEyes Rest Their Feet ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2020. Sealed ... $11.99
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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... read more CD

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Alfred ThongaFire ... LP
Lancelaux Foty (France), Mid/Late 80s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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Justin ThurgurNo Confusion ... CD
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $7.99
Trombonist Justin Thurgur has spend time on the more global side of the scene in London during recent years – and here, he brings that experience to bear on a jazz set with a very unusual vibe! It's not easy to pick the straight influences of the tunes – there's currents of Afro Funk ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available No Confusion ... LP 14.99

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Justin ThurgurNo Confusion ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99
Trombonist Justin Thurgur has spend time on the more global side of the scene in London during recent years – and here, he brings that experience to bear on a jazz set with a very unusual vibe! It's not easy to pick the straight influences of the tunes – there's currents of Afro Funk ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available No Confusion ... CD 7.99

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TNT (The Night Train)Making Tracks (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Trans Air (Puerto Rico), 1970s. Used ... $11.99
Caribbean funk and soul from TNT – a mix of nicely grooving instrumentals that blend soul, funk and reggae very well – plus numbers with vocals by The Superb! The group does a pretty terrific job of bring sun-toasted Caribbean flavors to a range of songs from the realms of organ funk, ... read more CD
(In a very cool Japanese-styled, LP-like cardboard sleeve cover!)

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Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Vieux Farka ToureFondo ... CD
Six Degrees, 2009. Used ... $3.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Vieux Farka ToureSamba ... CD
Six Degrees, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Vieux Farka ToureSecret ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used ... $6.99
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(Penmark through barcode.)

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Trans-Kalahari QuintetLong Journey Home ... CD
Ansonica, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
Nice work from the Trans-Kalahari Quintet – a group that mostly resides in Botswana, but which also has a vibe that reminds us of South African jazz traditions from back in the 70s and 80s! The tunes all have a strong sense of flow – a rhythmic pulse that engages other southern African ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Jorge TrasanteFolklore Afro Uruguayo – Investigacion Musical Desde Las Raices ... LP
Sondor/Lion, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An excellent album of spare percussion tracks – served up by Jorge Trasante, who'd later rise to fame in the Gypsy Kings – but who here is working as a young percussionist with a great love of South American rhythms! As the title implies, the set is an exploration of the roots of his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tuva EnsembleEchoes From The Spirit World ... CD
Pan, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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University Of Ghana ChorusGhana Asuafo Reto Dwom – Ghanian Students Sing ... LP
Afro Request, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A much cooler set than you might guess – with a very haunting sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some light wear in a few spots on the edges, but is great overall.)

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more CD

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✨✧ Victor UwaifoBest Of Victor Uwaifo Vol 1 (Polydor) ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
A collection of tracks featuring the amazing guitar of Victor Uwaifo – a twin-necked electric monster that's played with a snakey approach that's perfect for the groove! The tracks here have this weird blend of Victor's spacey electric and rootsy percussion – and although there are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and aging, wide clear tape on the seams and spine, and some pen on front and back.)

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Voices Of Atolls & Zizou Bar TrioTa'u Tahiti (Mon Tahiti) – L'Exotique Musique Tahitienne ... LP
Tiare Tahiti, 1957. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner, in great shape otherwise.)

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mohamed Abdel WahabMohamed Abdel Wahab ... LP
Cairophon, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
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(Greek pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with a small distro sticker on back.)

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Wau Wau CollectifYaral Sa Doom ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $8.99
A record that's maybe a bit misleading in its title – as the Wau Wau Collectif isn't really a fully-formed group, but instead a host of different singers and musicians recorded in a small village in Senegal – then brought together in the studio by bassist/singer Aruouna Kane, then ... read more CD

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.98
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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✨✧ Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Yaaba FunkAfrobeast ... CD
Yaabaphone/Sterns (UK), 2010. Used ... $6.99
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Kourosh YaghmaeiMalek Jamshid ... CD
Now Again, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Stunning new work from Kourosh Yaghmaei – the Iranian rock legend whose trippy sounds of the 70s have become the rage of global collectors – a style of music that Kourosh continues strongly with this new record! The album took over a decade to record – due to all the censorship ... read more CD

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Hozan YamamotoBossa Nova Super Instrumental (aka Standard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds) ... LP
King/Son Art (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good ... $36.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Savina Yannatou & Joana SaWays Of Notseeing ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. Used ... $6.99
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Dr Gaurang Yodh/Dinesh PatelMusic Of India Vol 2 ... LP
Westminster Gold, 1973. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Dr. Gaurang Yodh/Dinesh PatelMusic Of India Vol 2 ... LP
Westminster Gold, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Oranim Zabar Israeli TroupeAround The Campfire ... LP
Elektra, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... LP
Taretone (Nigeria), 1980. Sealed ... $16.99
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl on BBE still sealed!)

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Daniel ZamirI Believe ... CD
Tzadik, 2008. Used ... $9.99
Daniel Zamir on soprano saxophone, Uri Caine on piano, Greg Cohen on bass, and Joey Baron on drums. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Yinon MuallemBack Home ... CD
Galileo (Germany), 2019. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Alex ZittoWalakolombo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $13.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides, with moderate wear and staining on the back.)

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio (with bonus download) ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A great trio of players from the Zonke family of Zimbabwe – working here in a rootsy mode that makes highly percussive instrumentation with their own harmonized vocals! Instrumentation is spare – all three members play ngoma drums, with round bottom-heavy tones – plus hosha and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alexis ZoumbasAlexis Zoumbas ... LP
Orpheum/Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Astonishing work from Alexis Zoumbas – a Greek musician from the early days of the 78rpm recording, and one who plays violin with the dexterity of Paganini, but in ways that are much more rootsy and fokloric overall! Zoumbas' classic 78s have recently gotten new attention on an excellent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 8 page booklet!)

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)

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✨✧ Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Image & Identity In The West Indies – Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 49.95
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as ... (Books, Global Grooves) read more Book

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VariousAfrica Airways 4 – Disco Funk Touchdown 1976 to 1983 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
We've had some great trips on Africa Airways in recent years – and this sweet fourth set proves once again that the fun lies in the journey, not the destination! As before, the cuts here share a lot more with American funk than you might think – especially the tight late 70s style with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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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 Mbira – Music Of The Shona People Of Rhodesia ... LP
Nonesuch, 1971. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The first of several volumes of Shona Mbira music released by Nonesuch in the US during the 70s, sought after by musicologists and African music fans for a while, as it's gone in and out of print. The arrangements and compositions are deceptively simple, built around single or multiple thumb piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chances 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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousAl Encuentro De Tangos, Valses, Y Minongas ... LP
Pampa (Uruguay), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Vintage tango material from South America – with work by Juan Cambareri, Juancito Diaz, Eduard Del Piano, Luis Barbero, and others! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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VariousAll The Best From Africa – 20 Tribal Songs ... CD
All The Best (Canada), 1990s. Used ... $0.99
Tracks include "Drums Of Passion", "High Priest", "Warrior", "Ipi N Tomba", "White Zombee", "Ayinde", and "Ire Do Do Ye". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAnthology Of Brazilian Indian Music ... LP
Folkways, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Features Kraja, Kraho, Tukuna, Juruna, Suya, and Trumai ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing, includes booklet. Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker.)

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 48.99
Sweet sounds from way beyond the American scene – a range of tracks from global sources, but which are tied to some of the best soulful styles of the Cali scene of the 70s! Don't think the AOR in the title means that these cuts are all commercial hits – as they're well-produced, but ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAyahuasca – Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered – on colored vinyl!)

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VariousBalani Show Super Hits – Electronic Street Parties From Mali ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2014. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Very cool contemporary work from Mali – music that's a lot more electric and beat-oriented than other sounds you might already know from the scene – but still served up in a style that's nice and stripped-down too! There's a mix of electricity and organic acoustic elements that almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBellyachers, Listen – Songs From East Africa Vol 1 – 1938 to 1946 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 30s/1940s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing East African recordings from decades long past – a 2LP vinyl entry for the most beautifully put together compilations of any kind on Honest Jons in quite a while – which is really something, given their always top tier efforts! Bellyachers, Listen – Songs From East ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more CD

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VariousBoys From Nairobi – Benga & Rumba From 80s Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A set of Kenyan tracks we've never heard before – all served up with the kind of fast-moving rhythms you'd guess from the title – occasional influences from Cuban music, blended with a spirit that's heavy on the vibrant style of East African music at the time! The "boys" in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBucovina Club Vol 2 – 100% Balkan Beats Compiled By Shantel ... CD
Essay (Germany), 2005. Used ... $6.99
A second set of Balkan beats from DJ Shantel – the man with one of the most unique sounds in the European scene at the moment! As with the first Bucovina collection, and the Electric Gypsyland set, Shantel's going for a sound here that mixes older Eastern European musical modes with more ... read more CD
(Out of print. Slipcase has light wear.)

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 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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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99 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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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... read more CD
Also available Cult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD 6.99
 
 



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