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XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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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 ComboRespect ... LP
Mini Records, 1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Driving rhythms, heavy percussion, funk and psychedelia filtered through native Haitian and more Caribbean-inflected music - the great Respect LP by the Tabou Combo de Petion-Ville! The handful of records we've been lucky enough to hear over the years by the group have all been exceptional – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Purple vinyl pressing on Secret Stash.)

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TamouzEnd Of The Orange Season ... LP
CBS (Israel), 1976. Very Good ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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Andre Tanker FiveAfro Blossom West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cree (Germany), 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $24.99
A jazzy combo from the Caribbean – led by a singer who also plays some really wonderful vibes! The rhythms are strong, with a definite dose of calypso in the mix – but the overall sound is much more in the jazz side of the spectrum, thanks to fluidly melodic sounds from Andre Tanker on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 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 14.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99 11.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more CD
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... LP 23.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... LP
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gotta Take It Cool ... CD 10.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... LP 20.99

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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hitsville Re-Visited ... CD 10.99

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Peanuts TaylorMoods Of Peanuts ... LP
South Eastern, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Tecun UmanFolklore Maya ... LP
Dideca (Guatemala), 1970s. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Humberto TeixeiraBaiao Para O Mundo (10 inch LP) ... LP
Discos Radio (Brazil), Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
Rare pre-bossa work from Brazil – a set of tunes in the lively baiao rhythms! (Brazil, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is great!)

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Nkono TelesParty Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Sweet synth soul from 80s Nigeria – a set that definitely shows the evolution of that country's sound in the decade after the rise of Afro Funk – and a record that also delivers plenty of the beats promised in the title! There's lots of elements here borrowed from electro – drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Lloyd Prince Thomas & The Calypso TroubadorsCalypso From Trinidad ... LP
Q, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with an ink stamp near the top seam.)

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorPat Thomas & Ebo Taylor ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A great singer and a great guitarist – both coming together here in a set that's got way more going on than you'd expect! The group here is tight – lots of congas and bass at the bottom, peppered with horns from a trio, while Ebo Taylor lays down both rhythm and lead guitars – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $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 28.99

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 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 12.99

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Ortiz TiradoLo Que Nos Cantaba En Buenos Aires ... LP
RCA, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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TiroroTiroro – The Haitian Drummer ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.99
A stone classic from this legendary percussionist – a raw and rootsy set that's one of the standouts from the catalog of Cook Records! Like some of the best Cook titles, this one's recorded in a no-nonsense format that's quite live – as if you're happening upon a performance by Tiroro ... 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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Pandit Kanwar Sain TrikhaThree Sitar Pieces ... LP
Mushroom/Manufactured, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Three sitar pieces from Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha – all recorded in London at the staret of the 70s, and with a vibe that's every bit as trippy as the cover! Two of the album's tracks are especially long – and really have this open, free-flowing energy – more than meditative, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Anibal Troilo/Alberto MarinoCuando Tallan Los Recuerdos ... LP
RCA (Argentina), Late 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Venezuelan pressing.)

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Franck ValmontFranck Valmont Et Synchro Rhytmic Eclectic Language ... LP
Moshe Naim/Sommor (Spain), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
One of those really special records from the French scene of the 70s – a time when the local musicians were mixing sounds with new visitors from the post-colonial years – often with inspiration from American artists too! This set features singer/cultural figure Franck Valmont working ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Pierre VassiliuPierre Vassiliu En Voyages ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really great selection of work from a French singer with a wide and interesting resume – one that definitely warrants the voyages mentioned in the title! Pierre Vassiliu is maybe best known to our ears as a member of Les Masques – that groovy French vocal group who cut a great bossa ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International BandUltimate Dr Sir Warrior ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1995. Very Good+ ... $13.99
Two long tracks, with grooves by the Oriental Brothers International Band – "Anyi Ga Ebi" and "Kwu Kwa Ezi Okwu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a water stain in one corner, which has some light peeling.)

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Horst Wende & His OrchestraOriental Caravan – Exotic Melodies Of The Middle East ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good+ ... $14.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, half split top seam, and splitting in the spine.)

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. Used ... $8.99
A monster of an Afro Funk album – one with a hard-jamming quality that reminds us of some of the best Fela classics of the 70s! All of side one features the massive "Cunny Jam Wayo" – a cut that has layers of percussion that build up beautifully, with lots of space for strong ... read more CD

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsShina Williams ... LP
Help/Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
A killer album of Afro Funk from the Nigerian scene at the start of the 80s – but a set that feels much more like some of the longer-form experiments in Lagos during the decade before! All the titles here are nice and long, and build with this instrumental jamming approach – lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... LP
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
Great stuff! Phils Woods plays reeds over a cool crazy band of Greek players who are trying to do a "jazz meets Zorba the Greek" thing here. Sounds crazy, but the record's actually great, and has a mix of styles that comes together in an amazing way. We always used to pass this up, but ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with Bell Sound stamp/LW etch. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. Sealed 3LP Gatefold ... $39.99
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
(Tri-fold edition – still sealed, with hype sticker!)

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Kourosh YaghmaeiMalek Jamshid ... CD
Now Again, 2016. Used ... $4.99
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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Yoruba SingersFighting For Survival ... LP
Interculture/Cultures Of Soul, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 22.98
Sweet electric funk from the Yoruba Singers – a group you might expect to have a spiritual bent, given their name – but who work here with lots of heavy rhythms, and some pretty fantastic keyboards! They're definitely "singers", though – as many tracks have the ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more CD

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99 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 24.99

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 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 14.99

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Sarolta ZalatnaySarolta Zalatnay ... CD
B- Music/Finders Keepers, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Fuzzy, funky, and freaky – some really incredible work from Hungarian rocker Sarolta Zalatnay – an artist with a groove that's a lot easier to get than her name! The work here was recorded in collaboration with 70s groups Locomitiv GT, Metro, Omega, and Skorpio – all of whom are ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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Lumingu Puati ZorroMoese (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
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 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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Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)

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Various100 Moons – Hindustani Vocal Art 1930 to 1955 ... LP
Mississippi, 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Amazing sounds from the subcontinent – a selection of mid-century recordings that focuses on the incredible vocal range in Indian music, served up by a set of singers we might never have known otherwise! The voice is almost the lead instrument here – usually just supported by a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ Various12 Bombazos Bailables ... CD
Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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

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VariousAfrica Airways 5 – Brace Brace Boogie 1976 to 1982 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Africa Airways takes to the skies again – and delivers a wonderful batch of funky soul tracks from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s! The work here is from a period when groups from Nigeria and other scenes were starting to absorb a lot more direct influences from American soul – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrican Flutes – Recorded In The Gambia By Samuel Charters ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
Spare and haunting flute work – recorded by Samuel Charters in the Gambia River basin in the mid 70s, but with a timeless sound that's really compelling! The music was recorded in two different villages, and some of the tracks feature just one or two flutes, played together with a snakey, ... 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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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
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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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more CD
Also available Alefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP 28.99

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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... CD 13.99

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VariousAmerica Invertida – Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980s. New Copy ... $18.99
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to ... read more CD

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VariousAnthology Of Cante Flamenco (3LP Box Set) ... LP
London, Late 50s. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... $6.99
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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1986 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold 2LP ... $26.99
Smooth, soulful tracks from many corners of the planet – all pulled together in a fantastic fourth edition of this wonderful series! Most folks associated AOR grooves with the slickest studios in New York and LA during the 70s – but in farther-flung locations, the style was also being ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ VariousAyahuasca – Cumbias Psicodelicas Vol 1 ... LP
Lion, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
A totally cool collection of unusual cumbia cuts from 70s Peru – music that definitely earns the psychedelic tag promised in the title, given its heavy use of electric guitars and trippy production! The style here is different than more familiar cumbia from Colombia – rooted in the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Newly remastered!)

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VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCalypso ... LP
Art, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has some light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ VariousCalypso – Musical Poetry In The Caribbean 1955 to 1969 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
The deeper roots of calypso music in the Caribbean – a rich set of tracks that goes way past any preconceptions you might have about the genre! The music here goes way past the hits of Harry Belafonte – and really gets at the harder, more biting side of calypso – the sounds that ... read more CD
(Comes with a nice heavy book, too! Includes original slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousCalypso Awakening – From The Emory Cook Collection ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Includes music from Lord Melody, Small Island Pride, Mighty Sparrow, John Buddy Williams Band, King Fighter, and Commander. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCalypso Season ... CD
Mango, 1989. Used ... $3.99
Music from Baron, Bally, Tambu, Ronnie McIntosh, Roaring Lion, All Rounder, Mighty Sparrow, Duke, David Rudder & Desperados. CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Calypso Season ... LP 3.99

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✨✧ VariousCalypso Season ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Music from Baron, Bally, Tambu, Ronnie McIntosh, Roaring Lion, All Rounder, Mighty Sparrow, Duke, David Rudder & Desperados. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)
Also available Calypso Season ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ VariousClassical Ragas Of India ... LP
Limelight, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Set of Indian classical music recorded as part of Mercury's hip Limelight series from the late sixties. Recorded in India, and released in a cool psychedelic package with a wild tone poem on the inside. The musicians are not named. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCongo Revolution – Revolutionary & Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 to 1962 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
A really tremendous collection of music – and one that really gets at the heart of the criss-crossing of Latin and African modes that took place on the Congolese scene of the 50s and 60s! Sounds and styles from Cuba and the Caribbean definitely influenced other African scenes, but they took ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $19.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD
(Includes slicpase.)

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VariousCult Music Of Cuba – Recorded In Cuba By Harold Courlander ... CD
Folkways, 1951. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
40s field recordings in pre-Castro Cuba – a series of tracks recorded in Havana and more rural locations, all of which document the surviving African traditions in Cuban music! Much of the work here is relatively spare and percussive – done with instrumentation that includes gourd ... 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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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... CD
Cook, 1958. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99 16.98
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – ... 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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VariousDisques Debs International Vol 2 – Cadence Revolution 1973 to 1981 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Stunning sounds from the Disques Debs label in the 70s – a powerhouse imprint in the French Caribbean scene, and a company who were really coming into their own during the decade! The "cadence revolution" in the title is a reference both to the revolution in new musical sounds that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 1 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Easte ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 50 hand-numbered copies!)

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 2 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Easte ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays Cameroon Funk, Soul, Makossa, & Bikutsi 45s (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $29.99
A feast of rare funky 45s – but with a style that's very different than American work in that format – as these cuts all come from the other side of the Atlantic, and have a wonderfully intense approach to the groove! The title only partly sums up the sound, as there's plenty going on ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)

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VariousDoing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Damn great work from the early 80s Nigerian scene – music that's evolved strongly past the Afro Funk of the 70s, and often has the same electro soul sound as work from the US at the time! These cuts are unabashedly upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor – full of the kind of basslines and ... read more CD
Also available Doing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria (3LP set with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ VariousDoing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria (3LP set with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $31.99 34.99
Damn great work from the early 80s Nigerian scene – music that's evolved strongly past the Afro Funk of the 70s, and often has the same electro soul sound as work from the US at the time! These cuts are unabashedly upbeat, and aimed at the dancefloor – full of the kind of basslines and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Doing It In Lagos – Boogie, Pop, & Disco In 80s Nigeria ... CD 18.99

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... LP
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 4 – Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale 1969-1974 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
One of the best volumes in this series – especially because it includes a number of tracks by the legendary Mulatu of Ethiopia! The overall feel is much more jazzy than the others, and there's even a few tracks that have a nice funky sound. 14 cuts in all – including "Yekermo ... read more CD

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VariousEthiopiques Vol 6 – Mahmoud Ahmed: Almaz ... CD
Buda (France), 1973. Used ... $8.99
Volume 6 of the fantastic Ethiopiques series is an expanded re-issue of the first lp by Mahmoud Ahmed plus his first single from 1971. While not as clearly influenced by American soul and jazz, there are a few funky cuts that are pretty nice! Most of these songs flow with a groove unique to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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VariousFolk Music Of Spain ... LP
Folkways, 1965. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green cover.)

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✨✧ VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousHeartbeat Soukous ... LP
Virgin, 1987. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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VariousHeavenly Sweetness 2007 to 2017 – 10 Years Of Transcendent Music ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
A beautiful celebration of the first ten years of Heavenly Sweetness – a fantastic French record label that's not only given us spiritual jazz from giants of the 70s, but also opened our ears to both new sounds from contemporary artists, and a wide array of rhythms from around the globe! All ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousHi Fi Around The World ... LP
Voice Of Music, 1957. Very Good ... $2.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHighlife On The Move – Selected Nigerian & Ghanian Recordings From London & Lagos 1954 to 1966 ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 19.98
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... read more CD

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VariousI Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore 1927 to 1948 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/1930s/1940s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The title's a great one for the nature of the collection – a mixture of obscure folk, blues, and old-time music – most of it made by relatively recent immigrants to the US! The package does a great job of drawing strands between early styles of music that were recorded for 78rpm ... (Folk/Country, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIndependence Jump Up Calypso (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Doctor Bird (UK), 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
One of the most unusual albums on the legendary Treasure Isle label – issued here with 46 bonus tracks too! Independence Jump Up Calypso is one of the most unusual records Duke Reid ever released – a set of mento, not rocksteady or ska – not entirely calypso, but with a similar ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousIndestructible Beat Of Soweto ... CD
Shanachie, Early 80s. Used ... $9.99
Music from Udokotela Shange Namajaha, Nelcy Sedibe, Umahlathini Nabo, Amaswazi Emvelo, Mahlathini Nezintombi Zomgqashiyo With Makgona Tshole Band, Moses Mchunu, Johnson Mkhalali & Ladysmith Black Mambazo. CD

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VariousJamiila – Songs From A Somali City ... LP
Original Music/Take It Acid Is, 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 23.98
A set of recordings made in the Somali city of Baraawe, which is a bit south of Mogadishu – all done in the late 80s, but with a quality that sounds far more timeless and ancient! The instrumentation is all acoustic – mostly vocals and a single stringed instrument – used in ways ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKenya Congo Connection – From the Archives Of Audio Productions Nairobi, Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A treasure trove of rare singles recorded in Nairobi – easily one of the most welcoming scenes in East Africa during the 80s – especially in comparison to more restrictive cultural territory to the west! At the time, Nairobi really opened up its door to new sounds and ideas – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s (3LPs & bonus 7" single) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3 LP & 7 Inch ... $31.99 34.98
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – with 3 heavy LPs, a bonus 7" single, and a bonus download for 8 extra tracks!)

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✨✧ VariousLagos Chop Up ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible batch of African funk and heavily percussive groove – featuring a varied, yet cohesive selection of tunes that run deeper than most compilations! Lagos Chop Up manages to work a little bit of magic in its overall consistency – the tracklist features tunes from the mid 60s ... read more CD

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VariousLeve Leve – Sao Tome & Principe Sounds 70s/80s (with bonus download) ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
Lively grooves from the islands of Sao Tome and Principe – two nations located in the gulf of Guinea – at a unique crossroads that makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of styles and sounds! The nations are part of the older Portuguese colonial network, and share some sounds with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousLight & Sound Of Mogadishu (with download) ... LP
Jazzaggression/Afro 7 (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A totally smoking set of tracks from the Somali scene of the 70s – and maybe the coolest East African music we've heard from the time! The material here is all from a small label that was spun off an appliance store – and the imprint had a really great ear for recording these acts in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me – Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950 to 1956 ... CD
Honest Jons, 1950s. Used ... $11.99
An amazing collection – and one that really helped completely revise our understanding of Caribbean music! The collection features a fair bit of artists with roots in the West Indies, but who made a huge impact on London's postwar immigrant population – the new rise of non-native ... read more CD
(Out of print. Book-style digipack.)

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 7 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
A fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the crumbling British Empire were flooding to London for jobs and a better way of life – often bringing along a huge amount of cultural experience in the process! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 8 – Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A huge collection of work from the great Lord Kitchener – maybe one of the most important singers to move the music of the Caribbean to British shores during the postwar years – a time when he was a strong voice to new waves of immigrants arriving in London, and when he was also making ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMalam Minggu – A Saturday Night in Sunda (with bonus download) ... LP
Akuphone (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Sublime sounds from Indonesia – a set of work that mixes older gamelan modes with contemporary vocals – with a result that's completely amazing! If you like gamelan as much as we do, the approach here will still hold you rapt – as there's plenty of percussion and gong interplay ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousMarvellous Boy – Calypso From West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
An incredible collection from Honest Jons – and like some of the rest of their best, music we never would have heard otherwise! The focus here is on calypso music, but recorded in West Africa – not the usual Caribbean setting – a very unusual strain of styles that cropped up in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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