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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 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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Senor CoconutElectrolatino (original, radio edit, DJ Rodriguez remix) ... 12-inch
Emperor Norton, 2002. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $11.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 2 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. Used ... $11.99
Totally wonderful sounds from an artist who mixes Greek musical styles with tight 70s jazz modes – not the electric fusion that you'd guess from the title, but instead a really unique criss-crossing of two different cultures! There's plenty to love here if you love soulful 70s jazz – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Shades of BlackWonderful ... CD
Tristar, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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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 ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Near Mint- ... $11.99
An early 60s live set from Ravi Shankar – recorded at UCLA, but with a clarity of sound that rivals his studio albums from the time! The album features 2 long tracks – the extended raga "Madhuvanti", and the vocal number "Dhun In Mishra Mand" – both with Kanai ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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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 ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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SimenteraRaiz ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1995. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Skah ShahSkah Shah No 1 ... CD
Marc (Haiti), Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Skah Shah #1Message ... CD
Rotel, 1978. Used ... $9.99
Those are some pretty sweet leisure suits on the cover of the record – and the album's got some equally sweet grooves to match – the bouncy blend of horns, percussion, and guitars we've come to expect from Skah Shak #1! The group's got Haitian origins, but there's a fair bit of Latin ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Society Of SevenSimply Ourselves ... LP
Silver Sword, Early 70s. Very Good ... $19.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Omar SouleymanHighway To Hassake – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
An incredible look at Syrian singer Omar Souleyman – an artist who's only been recording for a decade and a half, but who's managed to issue over 500 albums on his own! Souleyman's got a style that's almost spontaneous at times – fast rhythms served up at really tremendous speed, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Soweto Gospel ChoirBlessed ... CD
Shanachie, 2005. Used ... $6.99
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✨✧ Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Weird and wild work from The Space Cats – a funk group from the clubbier years of the South African scene – but who work here in a lean style that's very much their own! The group's led by a bassist, and has some fantastic basslines right up front in the mix – driven by both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album


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Joseph SpenceGood Morning Mr Walker – Bahaman Guitarist ... CD
Arhoolie, 1971. Used ... $11.99
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 BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
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

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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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✨✧ Bela Sulakhe & othersGulshan Kumar Presents Yaaden – A Collection Of Old Hit Duet Songs – Vol 28 ... CD
Super Cassettes Industries Limited (India), 1993. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $19.99
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 ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Philip Tabane & His Malombo JazzmenIndigenous Afro Jazz Sounds Of Philip Tabane & His Malombo Jazzmen ... LP
Atlantic City/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A very different album than usual from the South African jazz scene of the 60s – much more rootsy, and very personal sounds – and hardly the kind of nationwide expression you might guess from the title! Instead, the whole thing is very much it's own kind of record – jazz, in ways ... 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
Also available Teaspoon & The Waves ... LP 25.99

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Teaspoon & The WavesTeaspoon & The Waves ... LP
Soul Jazz Pop/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Teaspoon & The Waves ... CD 11.99

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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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Riccardo Tesi & BanditalianaLune ... CD
Il Manifesto (Italy), 2004. Used ... $4.99
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 ... $6.99
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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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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... read more CD

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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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Damia TimonerJerry's Smilin' – A Guitar Tribute To The Grateful Dead ... CD
Zoho, 2020. Used ... $11.99

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✨✧ TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouLe Sato ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Stunning early work from the Orchestra Poly Rhythmo – a set that's titled after a set of rhythms used in voodoo rituals in Benin – echoed here strongly by the heavy use of percussion on the record, which includes a giant drum reserved for use only in ritual performance! The sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Mono Uruguayan pressing with deep groove.)

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Tumba FrancesaAfro-Cuban Music From The Roots ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Rootsy Latin grooves from Tumba Francesca La Caridad De Oriente – a century old Cuban group dedicated to the preservation of older styles of music and performance! The set has a really earthy feel – recorded recently in Cuba by Soul Jazz Records, but with a timeless quality that takes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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Colin TurnbullMusic Of The Rain Forest Pygmies ... CD
Lyrichord, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
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Vaudou GameNoussin ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... read more CD
Also available Noussin ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ Vaudou GameNoussin ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Noussin ... CD 16.99

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Anibal VelasquezMambo Loco ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... read more CD
(Does not include slipcase, booklet has some light wear.)

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✨✧ Arthur VerocaiMochilla Presents Timeless – Arthur Verocai (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mochilla, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 31.99
An amazing return to form for the legendary Arthur Verocai – the Brazilian artist whose 1972 album was initially buried under the shifting sands of time – only to re-emerge to a huge new audience in the 21st Century via reissue – and sampling by a host of artists who include ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Victoria KingsMighty Kings Of Benga ... CD
Globe Style (UK), 1993. Used ... $9.99
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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

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
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
(2nd pressing on yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)

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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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✨✧ WitchIn The Past (green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Tripped-out and wonderful sounds from Witch – served up in this excellent early record from the Zamrock kings of the 70s! Lyrics are in English, and have these dark tones that work perfectly with the group's offbeat guitar and organ lines – sometimes mixed here with acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition on "Malachite" green vinyl!)

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✨✧ WitchIntroduction (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
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 (orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Now Again, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition "Earth" orange vinyl!)

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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 ... $4.99
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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 ... $28.99 31.99
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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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 ... $29.99
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 ... $4.99
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✨✧ Paramahansa YoganandaSongs Of My Heart – Chants & Poems ... LP
Self Realization Fellowship, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Youssou N'DourLion ... CD
Virgin, 1989. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Oranim Zabar Israeli TroupeAround The Campfire ... LP
Elektra, 1959. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Daniel ZamirI Believe ... CD
Tzadik, 2008. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $0.99
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ZeitIl Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori ... LP
Materiali Sonori (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Weird and wonderful work from Zeit – an Italian group, but one who seem to embrace a whole world's worth of influences with their music! The work is heavy on percussion – including congas, tablas, darburka, and other instrument – mixed with string sounds on berimbau, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2017 reissue on Black Sweat. Includes the bonus 7-inch.)

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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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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 Airways 6 – Mile High Funk 1974 to 1981 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 Pearls – Congo 70 – Rumba Rock ... CD
Syllart/African Pearls (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Killer work from the Syllart catalog of the 70s – tunes that are neither rumba, nor rock – but a strange hybrid of a number of different elements! Almost all the tracks here have a pronounced electric part – not really fuzzy, or rockish – but often played in a highly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAl Encuentro De Tangos, Valses, Y Minongas ... LP
Pampa (Uruguay), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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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✨✧ VariousAnthology Of Indian Classical Music – A Tribute To Alain Danielou (3CD set) ... CD
Unesco Collection, 1955. New Copy 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing 3CD set, put together from mid 50s recordings by Unesco – and featuring one of the richest looks at Indian music we've ever heard! The collection is much more ethnographic than the better-circulated Indian recordings of the time – and although the word "classical" ... 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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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 33.99
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 CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 29.99

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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
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD 19.99

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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 ... $24.99
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 (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousBobo Yeye – Belle Epoque In Upper Volta (3CD set) ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99 35.98
One of the most ambitious projects we've ever seen from Numero – and that's saying a lot, given some of their other releases! This package is equal parts cultural document and musical treasure trove – a heavy book full of photos from a time when Upper Volta was stepping past its ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBombshell Baby Of Bombay – Bouncing Nightclub Grooves From Bollywood Films 1959 to 1972 ... CD
Bombay Connection (Netherlands), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
Incredible grooves from the Indian film scene – mod little numbers that are a fair bit different than most Bollywood work that usually shows up on CD! As the title implies, the work here is more in a nightclub mode than a funky one – and the tunes are a great blend of romping rhythms, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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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VariousBucovina Club Vol 2 – 100% Balkan Beats Compiled By Shantel ... CD
Essay (Germany), 2005. Used ... $4.99
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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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... 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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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 – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.98
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... read more CD

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 2 – Tropical Sounds From Peru 1966 to 1983 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A superior second volume of tropical cumbia from Vampi Soul – and a more expansive set than the first one, too! The vast majority the the great stuff here comes from the psych and immediate post-psych years– and it has the tripped-out sounds to show for it – but those are ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousCumbia Cumbia Vols 1 & 2 (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Discos Fuentes/World Circuit, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99 34.99
A pair of compilations that really opened up the ears of the north to the sound of Colombia – providing a much-needed showcase for the cumbia grooves that had been burning for decades, but which never saw much release for mainstream markets up in the US! The sets were huge at the time, and ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition heavyweight colored vinyl pressing!)

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VariousDance Bahia ... CD
Polydor, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Music from Banda Eva, Marcia Freire, E O Tchan, Companhoa Do Pagode, Cheiro De Amor, Neitnho, Pike, Timbalada, and more. (Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more CD

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VariousEna Tefariki – Oriental Shake, Farfisa Madness, & Rocking Bouzoukis From The Greek Laika Movement 1961 to 1973 ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99
A fantastic combination of sounds – as older Greek modes hit the rock and roll years, get electrified, and turn out all these amazing records in the process! Part of the sound here comes from an electrified version of the bouzouki – often used with a deftness that might rival American ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Hit Parade Vol 1 ... LP
Ahma/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A seminal album of sounds from the groundbreaking Ethiopian scene at the start of the 70s – a full length collection of previous 45s from the excellent Ahma Records label – home to revolutionary sounds that continue to influence new generations of listeners! The music here represents ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing music from the golden years of Ethiopian Music – a set of tracks that will take you beyond the music of Mulatu, into a wealth of other talents from the scene at the same time! The sound here is incredible – a mix of heavy funk, spacey jazz, and other exotic touches all coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopiques Volume 15 – Jump To Addis ... CD
Buda (France), 2003. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Another striking volume in the always-great Ethiopiques series – this one a recent concert, done in honor of, and in the style of, the music on the previous volumes! The set was recorded in Addis Ababa in 2001, and is filled with some really great rhythms, snakey grooves, and some ultra-cool ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousExcavated Shellac – Reeds – Reed Performances From Tanzania, Kurdistan, Turkey, India, China & More From The 78 RPM Era ... LP
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... $19.99
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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VariousFlamenco Passion – Un Siglo Con Duende 2 ... CD
EMI (Spain), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Includes 18 tracks by Manolo Caracol, El Chocolate, Manolo Vargas, El Borrico De Jerez, Antonio Mairena, Juanito Valderrama, and Pepe Marchena. CD
 
 



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