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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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Astor PiazzollaOlympia 77 ... CD
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1977. Used ... $17.99
A live set from Argentine musical legend Astor Piazzolla – recorded in Paris, and with a vibe that really makes the music even more striking than some of his other fantastic records from the 70s! The group's a bit different – in that it's got a drummer, who brings an even bolder sense ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
(HQCD pressing, includes obi.)
Also available Olympia 77 ... CD 24.99

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Astor PiazzollaRough Dancer & The Cyclical Night ... LP
American Clave, 1987. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Great work from one of the most creative periods of Astor Piazzolla! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has lightly bumped corners.)

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Astor PiazzollaTeatro Regina (plus bonus tracks) (Japanese pressing) ... LP
RCA (Japan), 1970. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A haunting live performance by the Astor Piazzolla Quintet – that magical blend of instruments that includes piano, violin, bass, and electric guitar – all mixed together wonderfully with the amazing sound of Piazzolla's bandoneon! The work here is every bit as modern as Astor's ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Geraldo PinoBoogie Fever (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
Late 70s work from Geraldo Pino – the artist who was credited as being one of the first musicians to bring the styles of James Brown to play in West Africa – still grooving hard here at the other end of the decade! The album's got a clubby vibe in parts – the "boogie" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Jose PratesTam Tam Tam ... LP
Trunk (UK), 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Heavy rhythms from the Brazilian scene of the 50s – a set of grooves originally used to accompany a touring dance production, but a set of tracks that's gone on to have quite a life of its own! The music here isn't the cool bossa or spare samba you might expect – and instead has this ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Punaauia SerenadersTamure! Tamure! – Chants Tahitien Pour La Danse ... LP
Tiare Tahiti, 1960. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDog With A Rope ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2010. Used ... $14.99
Will Holland returns to Quantic's Colombian and other points Caribbean inspirations with an excellent album by his Flowering Inferno group – rhythms, moods and aural atmosphere that's mixes the music of the Antilles with neighboring Colombia , as well as vibes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Cuba ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Deepak RamFlute For Thought ... CD
MELT 2000 (UK), 1998. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ernest RanglinIn Search Of The Lost Riddim ... CD
Palm (UK), 1998. Used ... $4.99
One of the recent comeback albums cut by Ranglin – the famous Jamaican guitarist who worked heavily early reggae sides, on Monty Alexander's 70s releases for MPS, and who's been getting quite a bit of well deserved recognition these days. The album's got a number of different grooves – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcover.)

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Ras KimonoWhat's Gwan ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1990. Very Good ... $19.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some heavy flaking along the top seam and spine.)

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✨✧ RobMake It Fast Make It Slow ... LP
Essiebons (Ghana), 1977. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The second album from Ghanaian funk singer, composer and arranger Rob – issued for the first time ever outside of Ghana, thanks to the deep diggers at Soundway! Rob sings in English throughout – and there's a slinky, slow-cooking, kinda strange groove on most of the numbers – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2012 Soundway pressing.)

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RobRob (aka Funky Rob Way) ... LP
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
The funky Rob way is a massive one at that – a new path into Afro Funk modes for the 70s, with a groove that's made this set a collectors classic for decades! The group is tighter than most, yet more skittish too – percussion rattling alongside basslines that have these echoey ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tabu Ley RochereauBabeti Soukous ... CD
Real World, 1989. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Rock Town ExpressFunky Makossa ... LP
Comb & Razor, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 19.98
A great Makossa groove – one that takes off from the Manu Dibango approach of a few years before, but stays equally funky all the way through! The title track is overflowing with very unique electric piano next to the riffing rhythms – and other tunes seem to be heavy on the same ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... CD
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... read more CD
Also available Fire Eater ... LP 29.99

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Roforofo JazzFire Eater ... LP
Office Home (France), 2021. New Copy ... $29.99 47.99
A French group, fronted by an MC from Chicago – working here in a style that's every bit as striking as the cover! The core sounds blend together older Afro Funk elements with jazz – in a groove that's nice and lean, and which provides a really unique setting for the rhymes of Days ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fire Eater ... CD 12.99

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Ehi RoseEnosa - Osalele ... LP
Recordisc (Nigeria), 1990. Fair ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some surface wear and some stains around the edges.)

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Viejas Raices (Jorge Lopez Ruiz & Pocho Lapouble)Viejas Raices De Las Colonias del Rio De La Plata ... CD
Trova/Altercat (Germany), 1976. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from this legendary Argentine pianist – a set that has Jorge Lopez Ruiz playing lots of Fender Rhodes, and mixing it in with both rootsy Latin percussion and a number of other keyboards too! The set's almost a South American version of some of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Nathan RussellCalypso In Hi Fi ... LP
Bally, 1957. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, some aging, half split top seam, and a mostly split bottom seam with a piece of clear tape.)

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Renato RussoEquilibrio Distante ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1995. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Renato RussoPresente ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, CD is copy protected.)

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Yoshiko SaiChou No Sumu Heya ... LP
Fuji Pacific/P-Vine (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99
A set that's a bit warmer, fuller, and jazzier than previous work from Yoshiko Sai – but in a way that maybe makes her wonderful vocals sound even better than before! The album's not the more commercially-produced music that was rising up in the Japanese scene at the time – but instead ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi and insert!)

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Yoshiko SaiTakla Makan ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $39.99
Beautiful later work from Japanese singer Yoshiko Sai – but tracks that are every bit as sublime as her classics! Sai has this vocal range that's incredible – an ability to slide up and down the scale that's somewhere in the territory of Minnie Riperton or Kate Bush – even though ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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SaitanaBaby Don't Go ... LP
Gallo/Tooth Factory, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
A rare bit of funk from the South African scene of the 70s – a set with a style that's a bit different than American work of the time – maybe a bit more laidback, and with this easygoing vibe that's really great! Saitana don't have to hit you over the head with their groove, but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SaitanaJenakuru ... LP
Gallo/Tooth Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 28.99
Wonderfully weird work from Saitana – one of those 70s South African groups who found a way of mixing equal parts soul, funk, and psychedelic influences – then deliver the music with this languid groove that's all their own! The group has ties to other SA combos of the time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AK SalimAfro Soul Drum Orgy ... LP
Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Salon Orchestra/Terig TucciDinner In Buenos Aires ... LP
RCA, 1950s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Salty DogSalty Dog ... CD
Strawberry Rain, 1976. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Plenty of fuzz and plenty of spirit – a wonderful debut from this African group of the 70s – a combo who work here with equal parts of influence from Jimi Hendrix and some of the other Zamrock groups of the time! Lyrics are in English, and have this blue-toned quality that's really ... read more CD

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Henri SalvadorHomme Studio ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
The title's a bit of a pun – that's "home studio", not homme studio – a reference to the fact that most of this work was recorded by 60s French pop star Henri Salvador in his own private studio – music that makes for some of the most interesting sounds in his career, at ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Oumou SangareSeya ... CD
World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2009. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Nhela & Adiano SantosFormidavel – Reecontro III ... CD
SoMuzica, 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & OthersJazz Rock ... CD
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A killer set of jazz rock from early 70s Japan – and a set that's way different than Anglo albums of this nature! There's definitely a mix of horns, jazzy soloing, and electrified elements on guitar, bass, and keyboards – but the themes here are often strongly Japanese, and also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Jazz Rock ... LP 25.99

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Tadao Sawai, Kazue Sawai, Hozan Yamamoto & OthersJazz Rock ... LP
RCA/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A killer set of jazz rock from early 70s Japan – and a set that's way different than Anglo albums of this nature! There's definitely a mix of horns, jazzy soloing, and electrified elements on guitar, bass, and keyboards – but the themes here are often strongly Japanese, and also ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jazz Rock ... CD 11.99

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Jose Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana DjazzLua Ki Di Nos – The Moon Is Ours ... LP
Hot Mule (France), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 42.99
Really powerful music from Jose Carlos Schwarz – both a singer and a key fighter in the movement for independence in Guinea-Bissau in the 70s – so much so that he spent a few years in prison, after recording most of the work on this set! The style of the music is a bit hard to describe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jacques Schwarz-BartSone Ka-La 2 – Odyssey ... CD
Enja, 2021. Used ... $6.99
Features Jacques Schwarz-Bart on saxophones, Gregory Privat on piano, Reggie Washington on bass, Arnaud Dolmen on drums, Sonny Troupe on ka drum, and Malika Tirolien on vocals. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Scorpions & Saif Abu BakrJazz Jazz Jazz ... LP
Habibi Funk (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
A fantastic set from the Sudanese scene of the 70s – served up by a group who've definitely got all the jazz promised in the title, but who also have a special vibe that's all their own! The rhythms are nicely jagged – sometimes rolling and romping, almost with a South African jazz ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tony ScottMusic For Zen Meditation ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Beautiful work from reed player Tony Scott – recorded during a time when he was doing a lot of soul-searching with Eastern cultures! The set's a stripped-down batch of long tracks, with Scott's clarinet in the lead, and backing by 2 Japanese musicians on Koto and Shackuhachi. The tracks are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a press flaw that clicks a bit during "A Quivering Leaf". Cover has ring and edge wear and small stained spots on back.)

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✨✧ Tony ScottTony Scott In Africa/Mayibue Afrika Uhuuru ... LP
Promo Sound/Life Goes On (Italy), 1957/1970. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
Really incredible music from reedman Tony Scott – a player who started out as a straight jazz clarinetist in the postwar years, but quickly got interested in a range of global sounds in the 60s – as you'll hear in this wonderful set of recordings with African musicians! The bulk of the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Mansour SeckN'der Fouta Tooro Vol 1 ... CD
Sterns, 2000. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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

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Senor CoconutElectrolatino (original, radio edit, DJ Rodriguez remix) ... 12-inch
Emperor Norton, 2002. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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
Also available Shango Dance Band ... LP 16.99

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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shango Dance Band ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarImprovisations ... CD
World Pacific/Universal (Japan), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
An early American release by sitar genius Ravi Shankar – and a set that already shows his strong influence on other worlds of music – as he works here on one track with help from some young musicians on the west coast scene! The bulk of the record has Shankar in a small group – ... read more CD

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Ravi Shankar & Alla RakhaRagas & Talas ... CD
World Pacific/BGO (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
Early work from sitar legend Ravi Shankar, with work from Alla Rakha on tablas – on the long tracks "Raga Jogiya","Dhun", "Raga Madhu Kauns", and "Rupak Tal". CD
(Out of print.)

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Shankar FamilyShankar Family & Friends ... LP
Dark Horse, 1977. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Groovier than most records from Ravi – and produced by George Harrison, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
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 ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Sali SidibeWassoulou Foli ... CD
Sterns, 1993. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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SimenteraRaiz ... CD
Lusafrica (France), 1995. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers BandSir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Band ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1981. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl has a small edge warp that skips at the beginning of each side. Cover has a mostly split spine with some flaking.)

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Skah Shah #1Message ... CD
Rotel, 1978. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $14.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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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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✨✧ SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Omar SouleymanHighway To Hassake – Folk & Pop Sounds Of Syria ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $4.99
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✨✧ Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 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 ... $9.99
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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Spirits RejoiceAfrican Spaces ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A soulful set of fusion from the South African scene of the 70s – a record that's a lot more electric overall than some of the others we know from the time – served up by a youthful group that's brimming over with power! The core of the set is awash in electric bass, guitar, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(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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L Subramaniam with Svend AsmussenGarland ... LP
Storyville, 1982. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Indian and European violin styles come together in this unique little album – as both players use acoustic and electric variations of their instrument, and rhythms include a fair bit of Indian instrumentation as well! (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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SunburstAve Africa (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD.)
Also available Ave Africa (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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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
Also available Ave Africa (180 gram pressing with bonus CD) ... LP 28.99

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Super Rail BandMansa ... CD
Label Bleu (France), 1995. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $4.99
Includes 30 tracks on two CD's. (Latin, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Ebo TaylorLife Stories – Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973 to 1980 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Great Ghana grooves from Ebo Taylor – a tremendous collection of his funkiest 70s work – and a much-needed reintroduction of his talents to the world at large! Much of the music here has strong links with more familiar Afro Funk – but the overall approach is often a bit unique, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Chrissy Zebby TemboMy Ancestors ... LP
Mississippi, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
Afro-psychedelia from Chrissy Zebby Tembo – a set recorded in the Zambian scene of the early 70s, and served up in a blend of fuzzy guitar, funky drums, and some really unusual vocals! At times, Chrissy's voice almost sounds like it's being processed – filtered down nicely amidst the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited remastered reissue.)

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

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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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

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Damia TimonerJerry's Smilin' – A Guitar Tribute To The Grateful Dead ... CD
Zoho, 2020. Used ... $9.99

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Djelimady TounkaraSolon Kono ... CD
Marabi (France), 2004. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Ali Farka Toure with Ry CooderTalking Timbuktu ... CD
World Circuit, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Vieux Farka ToureVieux Farka Toure ... CD
World Village (Germany), 2006. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouLe Sato ... CD
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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 CD

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

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Trio Da Kali & Kronos QuartetLadilikan ... CD
World Circuit, 2017. Used ... $8.99
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Anibal TroiloTroilo For Export ... LP
RCA (Argentina), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Red label Living Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with some light wrinkles from application on front.)

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Anibal Troilo & Francisco FiorentinoCon Toda La Voz Que Tengo ... LP
Victor (Argentina), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Mono Uruguayan pressing with deep groove.)

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Colin TurnbullMusic Of The Rain Forest Pygmies ... CD
Lyrichord, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
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Pierre VassiliuPierre Vassiliu En Voyages ... LP
Born Bad (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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

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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 ... $6.99
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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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Elisabeth WaldoMaracatu ... LP
Pleasure For Music, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
The cover here is a bit misleading – as Elisabeth Waldo's an American, and one with roots in more serious music – but she does a fantastic job here blending together a study of South American themes with late 50s exotica! Waldo plays violin, but the instrument's a relatively small part ... (Now Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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