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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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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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Sonic Liberation FrontAshe A Go-Go ... CD
High Two, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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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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✨✧ SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... CD 14.99

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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- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Soulful DynamicsBest Of Soulful Dynamics ... CD
Philips/Repertoire (Germany), Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Really unique work from The Soulful Dynamics – a Liberian group who relocated to Germany at the end of the 60s, and recorded in English with a mad mix of styles! Their approach here is a blend of South and West African pop modes of the 60s – touched with more of a British beat group ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... CD
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
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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✨✧ Momo Wandel SoumahMatchowe ... CD
Melodie (France), 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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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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L Subramaniam & Stephane GrappelliConversations ... LP
Fantasy, 1984. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Subramaniam and Grappelli are joined by Joe Sample, Mark Massey, Jorge Strunz, Jerry Watts, Ron Wagner, and Frank Bennett. (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light wear, and some adhesive remnants on front.)

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Stewart SukumaBoleia Africana ... CD
Vidisco (Mozambique), 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Suns Of ArqaRevenge Of The Mosabites (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Rocksteady/Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1979. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Groundbreaking early work from Suns Of Arqua – recorded on the London scene at the end of the 70s, with this amazing blend of instrumental elements from around the globe – but all at a level that's far from the cliches such albums would have in later years! Instead, there's this fresh ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Super Rail BandMansa ... CD
Label Bleu (France), 1995. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode.)

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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 ... $12.99
Includes 30 tracks on two CD's. CD
(Out of print.)

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George SymonetteCalypso & Native Bahamian Rhythms ... 7-inch
Bahama (Bahamas), 1957. Very Good+ 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $7.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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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 ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a tear covered over by a piece of clear tape.)

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✨✧ TakisDance The Greek Way – Spectacular Bouzoukee Of Takis ... LP
Monitor, Early 70s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is cracked at the top right corner, with a bit of wear on the 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)... $14.99
Traditional folk dance songs from Okinawa, performed with koto and drum accompaniment. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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Seigi TamagusukuOmoide No Ano Uta Kono Uta (Buyohen Volume 2) (10-inch) ... LP
Gomon Record (Japan), 1970s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $13.99
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 ... $3.99
... 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
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 9.99

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TchekaBoka Kafe ... CD
Tcheka, 2017. Used ... $8.99
... 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
Also available Ragas From Lahore – Improvisations With Jaubi ... LP 25.99

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TenderloniousRagas From Lahore – Improvisations With Jaubi ... LP
22A (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ragas From Lahore – Improvisations With Jaubi ... CD 16.99

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Johnny TezanoJohnny Tezano Dans Gina Mata ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ThabaEyes Rest Their Feet ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2020. Sealed ... $19.99
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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
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 CD
Also available Obiaa ... LP 19.99

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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
Also available Obiaa ... CD 8.99

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Alfred ThongaFire ... LP
Lancelaux Foty (France), Mid/Late 80s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 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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✨✧ Djelimady TounkaraSigui ... CD
Label Bleu (France), 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Mark through 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 ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud TutmarcSacred Hawaiian Melodies Vol II ... LP
Sacred, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
(Gospel, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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✨✧ Celestine Ukwu & His PHilosophers NationalIgede Fantasia ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), 1976. Good ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on the seams and spine, wear and aging, bent corners, some pen, and peeled spots on back.)

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Glen VelezSeven Heaven ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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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Juanito VillarEntre Cai Y Jere ... CD
EMI, 1987. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Helena VondrackovaHelena! Helena! Helena! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bonton (Czech Republic), 1972. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Includes 10 bonus tracks.)

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Collin WalcottCloud Dance ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1976. Used ... $11.99
A beautiful set of world jazz atmospherics from Collin Walcott – a set that features his work on sitar and tabla upfront, plus some other great ECM touches from John Abercrombie on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The album works a lot better than other sessions of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print early pressing.)

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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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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Randy Weston with the Splendid Master Gnawa Musicians Of MoroccoSplendid Master Gnawa Musicians Of Morocco ... CD
Antilles, 1994. Used ... $9.99
Randy Weston on piano. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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WitchLazy Bones ... CD
QDK (Germany), 1975. Used ... $14.99
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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Bernard WomaLive At The Pito Bar ... CD
Avant (Japan), 1997. Used ... $9.99
A really amazing little record, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The session was done as a field recording in an outdoor bar in Ghana – as an effort to focus on the balafon talents of Bernard Woma – but the overall presentation of the music is a fair bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Y-Bayani & Baby Naa & Their Band Of EnlightenmentNsie Nsie ... LP
Philophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweetly stepping sounds from Y-Bayani and Baby Naa – a duo who work together in a style that's almost like a dubbier take on the territory of lovers rock! The tunes are midtempo and laidback – most have both voices singing together, in this male/female blend that's really great and ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.98
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 CD

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Youssou N'DourImmigres ... CD
Virgin, 1988. Used ... $3.99
Titles include "Immigres/Bitim Rew", "Pitche Mi", "Taaw", and "Badou". CD
(Out of print.)

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
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 CD
Also available For The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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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
Also available For The Love Of Money ... CD 4.99

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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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Hector ZazouReivax Au Bongo – Made To Measure Vol 2 ... CD
Made To Measure (Austria), 1986. Used ... $9.99
An incredibly beautiful record – one scored to accompany a "photo novel" included in the set! The work brings together vocals from Congolese singers and musicians Ray Lema, Kanda Bongo Man, and Bony Bikaye – plus a range of light strings, percussion, and electronics – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Lumingu Puati ZorroMoese ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
Beautifully gliding sounds from Lumingu "Zorro" Puati – a guitarist who glides along here on rhythms inspired by the Caribbean side of the Colombian music spectrum – but who gives the record a definite West African twist! All the album's four tracks are nice and long, and ... read more CD

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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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousAfrica Colors Of The World ... CD
Allegro, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Includes tracks by Hijas Del Sol, Voices Of Celebration, Pierre Akendengue, Rigo Star, Farafina, D'Gary, and Rokia Traore. CD

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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 Pearls Vol 2 – Guinee/Cultural Revolution 1957 to 1986 ... CD
Syllart (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Mid 80s. Used ... $16.99
A 2CD overview of work from the years of Guinea's cultural revolution – a time when the government sought to unify and direct the newly independent nation through a host of regional and national musical programs! Although potentially domineering, the rare effort was actually somewhat ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Travels – Six Degrees Compilation ... CD
Six Degrees, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes tracks from Masters At Work, Organic Grooves, Issa Bagayogo, Beat Pharmacy, Future Loop Foundation, and Neba Solo. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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VariousAfrican Underground –The Depths Of Dakar ... CD
Nomadic Wax, 2007. Used ... $9.99
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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VariousAfrican Underground Vol 1 – Hip Hop Senegal ... CD
Nomadic Wax, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Music from BNG 44, Omzo, Shiffai, Las MC, Simon, Sul Suli Klan, Slam Revolution, Sen Kumpa, Abass, Real Fight & Yat Fu. (Hip Hop, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)

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VariousAfro Night ... CD
Ekostar (UK), 2006. Used ... $9.99
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 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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VariousAfro-Baby – Evolution Of The Afro Sound In Nigeria 1970 to 1979 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. Used ... $8.99
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.)

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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 ... $1.99
Music from Davido, Wande Coal, Tenko, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Rayce, Kiss Daniel, Anthony David & more. CD

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VariousAll The Best From Africa – 20 Tribal Songs ... CD
All The Best (Canada), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
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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VariousAngola 70s Vol 1 – 1972 to 1973 ... CD
Buda (France), 1972/1973. Used ... $16.99
The second volume of Buda's excellent Angola series! This collection focuses on the semba, the indigenous dance form that influenced Brazilian samba, as well as the deeply soulful lamentos akin to Cape Verdean morna, popularized in the west by the great Bonga, who appears here. The jaunty semba ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of sounds from the Nigerian scene at the end of the 60s – music in the apala mode, a highly rhythmic blend of percussion, voices, and thumb piano – served up with a style that's a lot grittier than some of the more commercial music of the time! These tracks are ... read more CD

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VariousAsia Classics Vol 1 – Dance Raja Dance – The South Indian Film Music Of Vijaya Anand ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "Dancing Is Beautiful", "Loving Hearts", "Love Is Everywhere", and "Dheem Thana Thana Thana". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBachata Roja – Acoustic Bachata From The Cabaret Era ... CD
IASO, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Rafael Encarnacion, Marino Perez, Eladio Romero Santos, Blas Duran, Felix Quintana, Juan Bautista, Augusto Santos, Julio Angel, Julio Morales & more. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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VariousBar Bombay – Classic & New Indian Flavors ... CD
Nascente, 2007. Used 2CD ... $4.99
28 track collection split into two parts – classic and new grooves. First half includes music by Ravi Shankar, Lata Mangeshkar, Ananda Shankar, Chitra Singh, and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Second half include music from Nitin Sawhney, TJ Rehmi, Sutrasonic, and Transglobal Underground. CD

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VariousBeginner's Guide To Flamenco (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2012. Used 3CD ... $11.99
Includes 45 tracks by Diego Carrasco, David Lagos, Jesus Mendez, Jorge Prado & Tino di Geraldo, Mayte Martin, Encarna Anillo, Daniel Casares, and Los de la Morena. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousBelly Dance! – Spectacular Rhythms From The Middle East ... LP
Parlophone/Voix De L'Orient (Greece), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Musicians include Joseph Karkour, Mohammed Labban, Ahmed Menaymne, Alexis Menakian, Ziad Rahbani, and Setrak Sarkissian. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBest Of Bollywood – 15 Classic Hits From The Indian Cinema ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
This one's a bit frustrating in its lack of dates or full information on the titles it includes – but the compilation is a surprisingly nice overview of Bollywood musical styles, with a range of tracks from different generations! The titles on the set are billed as a the "best of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousBliss – A Tranquil Journey Into The Real World ... CD
Real World, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Peter Gabriel, Ayub Ogada, Sheila Chandra, Afro Celt Sound System, the Guo Brothers & Shung Tian, and the Grid. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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VariousBoiling Point – Music From Hot Countries – The Best Of African & Latin Music ... CD
World Circuit/Trees Music & Art (Taiwan), 1996. Used ... $4.99
Music from Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad, Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Gabriel Romero, Alex Konadu, Abdel Aziz El Mubarak, Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, Orchestra Baobab, Dimi Mint Abba, Abdel Gadir Salim, Black Umfolosi & Rodolfo Y Su Tipica RA7. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Used ... $4.99
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD
(Sealed.)

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VariousBrand New Wayo – Funk, Fast Times, & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Comb & Razor, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 19.98
Nigerian funk & boogie numbers from the late 70s & early 80s – post Afrobeat and post disco material from the prosperous, post dictatorship years – funk, soul and disco infused stormers from Mixed Grill, Bayo Damnazio, The Stormmers, Joe Maks, Segun Robert, Martha Ulaeto, Honey ... read more CD
(Deluxe packaging – includes a thick, beautiful 75+ page booklet!)

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VariousBulawayo Blue Yodel – Omasiganda, Troubadours & High Lonesome Sounds Of Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa 1948 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really unusual slice of music from the southern African scene of the postwar years – sounds from a strange wave of cowboy-inspired music in Zimbabwe and South Africa – but with results that are completely unique! Many of these guys actually wore cowboy hats and played acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes on the music, too!)

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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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