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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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Caiphus SemenyaListen To The World ... LP
Sony/Be With (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
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)... $29.99
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 ... $6.99
... CD

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

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Ravi ShankarSound Of The Sitar ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
One of Ravi's classic albums for the US market – featuring 3 long tracks: "Alap & Jor In Raga Malkauns", "Tala Sawari", and "Pahari Dhun". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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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 ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Andy ShurmanSave The Masses ... LP
Tabansi (Nigeria), 1980s. Very Good- ... $14.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Si*SeSi*Se ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A compelling blend of Latin influences and modern electronic grooves – served up by this hip New York combo! The lovely voice of Carol C graces most of the tracks, singing in a light and airy style that floats dreamily over the snapping percussion and gliding keys of most of the tunes. The ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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SimenteraRaiz ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1995. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Sinn SisamouthGroove Club Vol 4 – Sinn Sisamouth ... LP
Lion/Pearl Of Asia, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
The first-ever western collection to pay tribute to the lost legacy of Sinn Sisamouth – easily one of the coolest singers in Cambodia, before the Khmer Rouge shut down his career along with the rest of mainstream society! Sinn's got this amazing voice – surprisingly deep for a little ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Dele Sosimi & MedlarFull Moon EP – Full Moon/Gudu Gudu Kan/You No Fit Touch Am ... 12-inch
Wah Wah (UK), 2020. Sealed (pic cover)... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Laba SossehAll About Laba Sosseh ... CD
Afritino (Senegal), 2006. Used ... $9.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Soul BrothersJive Explosion ... LP
Earthworks, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... CD
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro ... read more CD

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

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

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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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StellioL'Etoile De La Musique Creole 1932 to 1938 (4CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Mid 30s. New Copy 4CD ... $22.99 34.99
A huge amount of work from a reedman we'd never heard before – Martinique-born Alexandre Stellio – a hell of a clarinet player, and one who effortlessly weaves together island rhythms and early strands of jazz! All of the recordings here were done in Paris during the mid 30s, and ... read more CD

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

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Mary Joyce StrahlendorfAfrican Heritage Dances ... LP
Activity, 1969. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Children's, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Cesar Stroscio/Claudio Enriquez/Hubert TissierEsquina – Musiques Du Rio De La Plata ... CD
Buda (France), 1995. Used ... $6.99
Features Cesar Stroscio on bandoneon, Claudio 'Pino' Enriquez on guitar, and Hubert Tissier on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Jorge Strunz & Ardeshir FarahZona Torrida ... CD
Selva, 2004. Used ... $4.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) CD
(Promotional CDr copy with a punch through the barcode.)

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Albert SuissaEl Khadm Oulhorra (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Zakiphon (Israel), Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $8.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stewart SukumaBoleia Africana ... CD
Vidisco (Mozambique), 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SunburstAve Africa ... LP
Strut (UK), 1976. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert but missing the bonus 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 ... $9.99
Includes 30 tracks on two CD's. CD
(Out of print.)

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Tabansi Studio BandTabansi Studio Band Vol 3 – Wakar Alhazai Kano ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Fantastic longform grooves from the Tabansi Studio Band – a cool combo who worked to support Nigerian artists on the Tabansi label, but who have a sound here that's very much their own! These tracks are a lot wilder and more freewheeling than any of the group's music behind a singer – ... read more CD

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Tabou ComboGozalo – Tabou Combo En Espanol ... CD
Kubaney, 1990. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a tear covered over by a piece of clear tape.)

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Rachid TahaOle Ole ... CD
Mango, 1995. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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Seigi TamagusukuOmoide No Ano Uta Kono Uta (Buyohen Volume 1) (10-inch) ... LP
Gomon Record (Japan), 1970s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
Traditional folk dance songs from Okinawa, performed with koto and drum accompaniment. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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

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Tango GroupAmor Por El Tango ... CD
Sound Brush, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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

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TchekaBoka Kafe ... CD
Tcheka, 2017. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Lilly TchiumbaAngola – Songs Of My People ... CD
Monitor, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really unique little record – an album of original songs based on older tradition, and one that interweaves elements of Portuguese culture with deeper roots of Angolan music! Lilly Tchiumba penned all the tracks herself, and sings in the Angolan language of Kimbundu – but there's a ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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TenderloniousRagas From Lahore – Improvisations With Jaubi ... CD
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
One of the most compelling records we've ever heard from UK reedman Tenderlonious – and that's saying a lot, because most of his other recordings have been pretty damn great as well! This set has Tenderlonious playing flute and soprano sax, stretching out on long improvised ragas with the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Teresa TengFurusato To Wa Dokodesuka ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1977. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(2018 Japanese pressing.)

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Teresa TengJeremina No Aruita Michi (Jeremina's Path) ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1981. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(2018 Japanese pressing.)

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ThabaEyes Rest Their Feet ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2020. Sealed ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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

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

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Alfred ThongaFire ... LP
Lancelaux Foty (France), Mid/Late 80s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Justin ThurgurNo Confusion ... CD
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99
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 22.99

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Justin ThurgurNo Confusion ... LP
Funkiwala (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
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 13.99

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Tielman BrothersLittle Bird ... LP
Delta (Holland), 1968. Very Good ... $29.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing, DELP 022S, in a flip back cover. Cover has some edge wear, lightly bent corners, and some writing in pen on back.)

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✨✧ Vieux Farka ToureFondo ... CD
Six Degrees, 2009. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Vieux Farka ToureMon Pays ... CD
Six Degrees, 2013. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Vieux Farka ToureSamba ... CD
Six Degrees, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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Vieux Farka ToureSecret ... CD
Six Degrees, 2011. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Vieux Farka ToureVieux Farka Toure ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2006. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through digipack barcode.)

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Trans-Kalahari QuintetLong Journey Home ... CD
Ansonica, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 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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Moussa TraoreMali Foli ... CD
Talking Drum, 1999. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Rokia TraoreWanita ... CD
Indigo (France), 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UrubambaUrubamba (Warner) ... LP
Warner, 1974. Near Mint- ... $4.99
The flute sound of the Andes gets a bit of a hip 70s twist – in this album produced by Paul Simon, caught somewhere between his version of "El Condor Pasa" and his later South African pop. The group's got a traditional Peruvian feel – pan flutes, percussion, and a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has light wear and a promo stamp.)

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Glen VelezSeven Heaven ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $14.99
With Glen Velez on a myriad of percussion, Layne Redmond on mbira and ramana, and Steve Gorn on bansuri bamboo flute. (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker on back.)

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Vis-A-VisObi Agye Me Dofo ... LP
Continental/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
Incredible late work from the great West African dance band Vis-A-Vis – a brilliant set from 1977 that demonstrates good and well why the band were so greatly in demand both live and in the studio! The group had spent quite a bit of time backing the great Ghanaian singer K. Frimpong in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... CD
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
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 CD
Also available Voicii ... LP 28.99

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Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
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
Also available Voicii ... CD 19.99

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David WaltersSoleil Kreyol ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great project from singer David Walters – a set that tries to reimagine a 21st Century creole culture – linking diaspora roots into a new sort of groove, all with plenty of help on production from Bruno Patchworks! There's a warmth to most of these tracks that draws us in ... read more CD

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Wau Wau CollectifYaral Sa Doom ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
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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Wau Wau CollectifYaral Sa Doom ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yaral Sa Doom ... CD 12.99

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Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... read more CD
(Very cool package – a complete 72 page, hardcover book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)

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WitchIntroduction (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A mightily grooving Introduction to Witch – the legendary Zambian group whose name also means We Intend To Cause Havok! The group work here with a wicked blend of rock influences from the UK, plus a heavy dose of African rhythms – all blended together with loads of fuzzy guitar and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "blood" red vinyl!)

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WitchLazy Bones ... CD
QDK (Germany), 1975. Used ... $11.99
Global psychedelic grooves from Zambia – the tripped out sounds of Witch! Witch works in a killer rock groove on Lazy Bones, with furious rhythms, heavy drums and fuzzed out guitars. It's all nice and raw and done with a really heady and fierce sense of groove – but there's some more ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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WofaIyo – Guinee – Concert De Percussions ... CD
Buda (France), 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Yaaba FunkAfrobeast ... CD
Yaabaphone/Sterns (UK), 2010. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yaffa Yarkoni/Trio Bel CantoSongs From The Garden Of Allah – The Exotic Sounds Of Greece & The Near East ... LP
Epic, 1963. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Original yellow & black label stereo pressing with perimeter text, includes the Epic inner sleeve.)

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 26.98
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

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Zap MamaAncestry In Progress (Limited Edition 2 Disc Set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2004. Used 2CD ... $2.99
African soul, filtered through modern Philly – and spun out with some great help from guests that include Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Bahamadia, and Common! The set's the greatest work to date from Marie Daulne – a funky batch of tunes that's overflowing with catchy numbers, and which is ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Yinon MuallemBack Home ... CD
Galileo (Germany), 2019. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Charef ZeroukiGhozali/My Gazelle ... CD
Globe Style (UK), 1988. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Al Adra", "Yamra", "Al Achaq", and "Ma Andaklah Tgoulili Kalma". CD
(Booklet has a cutout hole.)

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Condry ZiqubuGorilla Man ... LP
CCP/Afrosynth (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A collection of cool 80s South African soul tracks from Condry Ziqubu – served up with plenty of keyboards, and often spinning out in a nice long groove! The set features work from three late 80s albums – and Condry's mixing electro-styled rhythms with warmer South African touches ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex ZittoWalakolombo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1991. Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides, with small peeled spots on front near the bottom, and some marker on back. Label on Side 2 has some marker.)

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio (with bonus download) ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
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 ... $24.99
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 ... $13.99
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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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 ... $19.99
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 Airways 6 – Mile High Funk 1974 to 1981 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Soar through the skies on this sweet collection of rare African funk – the sixth volume in a series that seems to get better and better with each new release! Most of the cuts here are heavy on styles that resonate with the American scene of the late 70s – particularly the large ... 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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VariousAfrican Dance Beat Vol 2 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 2006. Used ... $2.99
Tracks from Mali, Cameroon, Ghana, and Congo. CD

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VariousAfrican Music Today ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2000s. Used ... $6.99
The long in the works African Music Today compilation on Truth & Soul – featuring modern African combos working in the tradition of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu and others – great stuff from Bama & The Family, Zafari, The Third Eye and others! Compiler Philip Lehmen got the ball ... read more CD

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VariousAfrican Underground –The Depths Of Dakar ... CD
Nomadic Wax, 2007. Used ... $6.99
Tracks from Sen Kumpa, Pato, Zoo Squad, Nightmare feat Yella, Omzo, Adama, and Tigrim Bi. (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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.)

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VariousAfro Melt – Where Digital Dub & Tribal Basslines Collide ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2002. Used ... $7.99
A time and boundary crossing set – 10 tracks that build a bridge between African roots and post-colonial Europe! Following in the genre-melding style of Nascente's Brazilian Melt compilation, this one brings together recent work in the Afro Funk revival – Afro House tracks, African-insp ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfro Night ... CD
Ekostar (UK), 2006. Used ... $6.99
New grooves from the Nigerian scene – now booming again, and showing a heck of a lot of growth since the Afro Funk years of the 70s! The collection focuses on Nigerian artists both at home and abroad – but has a really unified feel over, thanks to the strength of the work in the set. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfro-Baby – Evolution Of The Afro Sound In Nigeria 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Get ready to discover a whole new realm of African Funk – because this collection digs deeper than any we've ever had before! The mighty Soundway Records have come up with a blistering batch of grooves that push way past the bigger hits on the global scene – to the real roots of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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VariousAfrobeat Sessions ... CD
Sessions (UK), 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Music from Femi Kuti, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Food, Masters At Work, Les Barons, Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti, Peter King, Manu Dibango, Dackin Dakino & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrobeat/Brasil ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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 CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrobeats Hot Hits – New Urban Dance Grooves From Africa ... CD
Shanachie, 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Davido, Wande Coal, Tenko, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Rayce, Kiss Daniel, Anthony David & more. CD

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VariousAfrotech ... CD
Quango, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $3.99
Includes music by Issa Bagayogo, Frederic Galliand, Baaba Maal, and remixes of tracks by Tony Allen, Mory Kante, Nahawa Doumbia. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousAkom Ko ... LP
Decca (Ghana), 1976. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
Features tracks from Royal Brothers, Boahen Starks, Akwaboa, Yamoahs, Opong, MK Manson, Borad Way, Black Beats, Red Spots and Stargazers. LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: FAIR CONDITION. Cover has heavy wear with tape along all seams and marker.)

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
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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