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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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✨✧ 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
Also available Jazz Jazz Jazz ... CD 14.99

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ScorpiosScorpios (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mansour SeckYelayo ... CD
Sterns, 1997. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Seikemefa & Parama FreetownSeikemefa Freetown ... LP
Mac Express, Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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SenyawaSujud ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99
A dark duo from the Indonesian scene – working here in a mode that's unlike anything you might expect! The pair mix deep, muddy vocalizations with noisy guitar and other fuzzy sounds – but also include some more organic melodic or percussive instrumentation from time to time – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kyriakos SfetsasGreek Fusion Orchestra Vol 1 ... CD
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic little record that's everything promised in the title – this fantastic fusion of Greek musical traditions with a spiritual sense of jazz – completely unlike anything else we've ever heard! Sure, there'd been previous attempts to merge such modes – like the Greek ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Shabaka & The AncestorsWisdom Of Elders ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
A fantastic jazz group from the contemporary South African scene – one who've got a very righteous vibe, and a sound that's maybe even more far-reaching than any jazz we've heard from that scene back in the 60s or 70s! The group's led by Shabaka Hutchings on tenor, but is a very ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shang Shang Typhoon3 ... CD
Columbia (France), 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Shang Shang TyphoonAi Ga Aru Kara Daijobu ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1993. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Anoushka ShankarTraces Of You ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon, 2013. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Small drill hole through rear case and artwork.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarChappaqua ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $12.99
The "other" soundtrack to the film Chappaqua – the one used instead of the Ornette Coleman one that was also issued on record! LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Masterworks pressing. Cover has an unglued seam.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRaga – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Apple, 1971. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Groovy batch of ragas from the soundtrack to this film about Ravi Shankar. We've never heard of the film, but given that the whole thing's very lovingly packaged by Apple – with a good booklet and everything – you almost don't need to see the movie. George Harrison headed up the whole ... (Soundtracks, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar In Concert ... LP
World Pacific, 1961. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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.)

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Ravi ShankarSounds Of India (2nd cover) ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very early US release of work by Ravi Shankar – originally part of Columbia's "Adventures In Sound" series, a mixed mood music/world music imprint that offered up some excellent work in its day! The set begins with a compelling "Introduction To Indian Music" – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ravi ShankarThree Ragas (World Pacific) ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
The title tells it all – as Ravi delivers three long ragas, with backing on tabla and tamboura. A nice one to plug in and drop out to – with the 28 minute-long "Raga Jog", plus "Raga Simhendra Madhyaman" and "Raga Ahir Bhairav". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has small stains on back.)

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ShankarWho's To Know ... LP
ECM, 1981. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on Side 2. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Sanskriti ShresthaBrijanga ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A great combination of Indian percussion and open jazz elements – served up at a level that takes us back to some of the most inventive ECM albums of this nature – such as the Codona albums by Collin Wolcott! Sanskriti Shrestha plays the very cool tabla tarang – which is a range ... read more CD

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Mercedes SimoneRecordando Los Exitos De Mercedes Simone ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), Late 20s/1930s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain along the opening.)

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Baba & Djana SissokoFasiya ... CD
Blind Faith, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Some of the funkiest work we've ever heard from Baba Sissoko – a perfect showcase both for his electrified instruments, and for the soulful vocals of his daughter Djana! The set's almost more of an all-out funk affair than you might expect – definitely with echoes of older Ethiopian ... read more CD

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Harold E SmithIn The Valley Of Sacred Sound ... CD
Harold E Smith, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print, booklet appears to be signed by the artist.)

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Raymond Glazier Smith/Glenn Kwabena DavisRittareare Kwabena Style ... LP
Arikwa, 1986. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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Rudy SmithRudy Smith Quartet – Stretching Out – Live In Fasching ... LP
S&P (Sweden), 1985. Very Good+ ... $13.99
A sweet jazz set that has Rudy Smith on steel drums, working with a Danish piano trio – on long tracks that include Coltrane's "Impressions", plus "Blues For Egar", "Blues L'Amoise", and "Song For Ginger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, and a small mark from an old sticker.)

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Michael SnowLast LP – Unique Last Recordings Of The Music Of Ancient Cultures (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Song Cycle (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $34.99
A very unique project from musician/filmmaker/theorist Michael Snow – not sounds of his own creation, but more of a collage of unusual music from around the globe – presented in a spirit that definitely fits the title! Oddly, when the record was created in the 80s, it was also seen as ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ So-OnsTej/Short Shrift ... 7-inch
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A nice little Afro Funk style jam from The So-Ons – representing the LA, with an early for African percussion & rhythms! "Tej" cooks over a steady rhythm, horns and a really nice spindly guitar groove. "Short Shrift" carries a similar path of the other side, but the ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soul JazzmenInhlupeko (Distress) ... LP
Matsuli (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A tremendous bit of South African jazz – recorded in the years after bigger names like Hugh Masekela and The Blue Notes had left for greener pastures, but when there were still plenty of great artists back at home! The Soul Jazzmen have this laidback, souful sound that's very much in keeping ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul KidsToute L'Afrique Danse Vol 10 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ngoma/Hot Casa (France), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Definitely the kind of record that could make all of Africa dance (as promised by the title) – because The Soul Kids are strongly influenced by the James Brown Band of the late 60s, and work here in a fantastic funky array of riffing guitars, sweet organ lines, heavy drums, and mighty tight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Momo Wandel SoumahMatchowe (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda (France), 1992. New Copy ... $24.99
Brilliant sounds from reedman Momo Wandel Soumah – a Guinean saxophonist, but one who works here in a richly expansive sound – one that mixes jazz elements with styles from different ethnic groups of Guinean, all for an approach that's pretty darn unique! Soumah's tenor is wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Spanish SerenadersFiesta En Espana ... LP
Continental, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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SparrowLet The Music Play ... LP
Spasm, 1990. Very Good+ ... $0.99
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(Cover has unglued seams.)

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Spoken Hand Percussion OrchestraSpoken Hand Percussion Orchestra ... CD
Spoken Hand, 2004. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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SubbulakshmiSounds Of Subbulakshmi ... LP
World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Kiyoko SuizenjiBest Album ... LP
Crown (Japan), Mid 60s-Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert.)

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Super 8Journey/Whine & Grind ... 7-inch
Pebblegroove (Barbados), 1973. Very Good- ... $29.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has a slighlty heated edge that plays with a light whoosh for a spin or two at the beginning. Labels have some pen.)

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Super ElcadosTogetherness Is Always A Good Venture – Tambourine Party Vol 2 ... CD
EMI/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
There may be lots of tambourine at this party, but there's plenty more as well – including some monstrous basslines that instantly make the record a treasure for fans of any funk styles from the 70s! In fact, despite the Nigerian origin of the set, it's probably just as reasonable for you to ... read more CD

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SynkretizmSynkretizm – A Mountain Thinking The River Fire ... CD
Baboon, Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Cutout notch through digipack spine.)

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Midori Takada & LafawndahLe Renard Bleu ... LP
Midori Takada, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Maybe one of the most beautiful albums we've ever heard from Midori Takada – a set that's overflowing with her own work on a variety of percussion instruments – spreading out slowly, and really taking the time to open up in a completely magical way! The record features vocals from ... (Out Sound, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(One-sided disc – with laser-etched image on the reverse!)

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Tambores AfricanosDespojo Santero – Santeria Lucumi ... LP
Lucumi (Puerto Rico), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $44.99
A very rootsy album of Santeria music – issued on a small Puerto Rican label. We're not sure if we've got the artist name right – but the set features titles that include "Yemaya", "Obatala", "Ogun", "Elegua", "Ochosi", "Agallu" ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tango ProjectTwo To Tango (Tango Project II) ... LP
Nonesuch, 1983. Sealed ... $3.99
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Andre Tanker FiveAfro Blossom West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cree (Germany), 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
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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TarikaSon Egal ... CD
Xenophile, 1997. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print. Punch through barcode.)

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Ebo TaylorEbo Tayor & The Pelikans ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A vintage set from the great Ebo Talyor – an artist who's been recording new music in recent years, but who sounds even better here on one of his classics! Ebo's got a fair bit of jazz mixed in with his sound – a layering of flute, trombone, tenor, guitar, and keyboard parts with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorYen Ara ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Ebo Taylor takes off wonderfully here – clearly inspired by the new attention he's gotten in recent years, which includes a whole set of fresh recordings like this – which strongly continue the vibe of his classics from the 70s! The groove is tight and wonderfully focused – not ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Still in the shrink with hype sticker.)
Also available Yen Ara ... LP 18.99

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Te'AmirAbyssinia/Abyssinia Rise (with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The first-ever vinyl appearance of the digital EP releases Abyssinia and Abyssinia Rise – both records with a very unusual vibe that's a bit hard to describe! The music is at once ancient and contemporary – filled with tonal references to older East African culture, but filled with ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Huong Thanh & Nguyen LeFragile Beauty ... CD
Act (Germany), 2007. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print. Promo sticker over barcode.)

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Jo TongoAfrican Funk Experimentals 1968 to 1982 + 2017 ... CD
Africa Seven (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s/2017. New Copy ... $3.99 14.99
A great range of grooves from Jo Tongo – an artist from Cameroon who definitely lives up to the "experimentals" nature of this excellent series! Jo's groove is nicely fluid – sometimes with a clubby funk mode that draws a lot from the underground American 12" scene of ... read more CD

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Sidi ToureToubalbero ... CD
Thrill Jockey, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A more joyous, upbeat side of Mali blues singer and guitarist Sidi Toure – and maybe his best yet for Thrill Jockey! Backed by a tight group featuring Boubou Diallo on backing vocals, Djadke Traore on guitar, Ousmane Dagnon on n'goni, Baba Traore on bass and Mamadou Kone on drums, Sidi soars ... read more CD

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Toure KundaToure Kunda (voc, edit)/Natalia ... 12-inch
Celluloid, 1985. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $1.99
Pretty great work from Toure Kunda – one of the best of the New Africa acts to record for Celluloid during the 80s! The album's got a bit of electro modernism in the mix, thanks to production by Bill Laswell – and guest keyboards by Bernie Worrell. The overall sound is very tight, and ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover is wavy from moisture.)

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TransHotel San Vicente ... LP
Groovy (France), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
An Indonesian funk group, but one who've got a style that's like the best Cali groups of the late 70s – all the way through to the AOR-oriented aspirations in their sound! Lyrics aren't in English, but everything else here really fits a breezy west coast mode – from the great mix of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Troupe Ecole TuduOyiwane ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 23.99
A very young group from Agadez – as you might guess from their image on the cover – a sextet of singers who started out as a school project, but recorded their beautiful music for an album that was originally only issued on cassette! There's some very cool early currents of Tuareg ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Professor Richard Ugiagbe & His Afro MInisters BanTalk Of The Town (LSKS 44) ... LP
Awoko (Nigeria), 1977. Good ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear with some seams splits held with staples.)

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UrubambaUrubamba (Columbia) ... LP
Columbia, 1974. Very Good+ ... $14.99
The flute sound of the Andes gets a bit of a hip 70s twist – in this album produced by Paul Simon, caught somewhere between his version of "El Condor Pasa" and his later South African pop. The group's got a traditional Peruvian feel – pan flutes, percussion, and a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Peruvian pressing on CBS.)

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Tony Vacca & Tim Moran with Don CherryCity Spirits ... LP
Philo, 1986. Near Mint- ... $14.99
That's Don Cherry in the middle – who plays pocket trumpet and doussn'gouni on the record – along with Tim Moran on saxes and flute, and Tony Vacca on a range of interesting percussion instruments! (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Hector VarelaEl As Del Tango ... LP
Columbia (Argentina), Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Titles include "Derecho Viejo", "Don Esteban", "Don Goyo", "La Payanca", "Rodriguez Pena", "9 De Julio", and "El Entrerriano". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has seam splitting – a split bottom seam, and tape on the top and bottom.)

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Hector VarelaEl As Del Tango ... LP
Columbia (Argentina), Late 50s. Very Good ... $12.99
Features vocals by Rodolfo Lesica and Argentino Ledesma! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing, with deep groove! Cover has light tape on the seams.)

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Dolores VargasLa Terremoto – Anana Funk Hip – 1970 to 1975 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fierce Spanish funk from the 70s – served up here by the wild female singer Dolores Vargas! The style here is maybe a bit different than what you might be used to if you only know American soul – but there's plenty of heavy basslines, tight horns, and funky drums – all to serve ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more CD
Also available Otodi ... LP 29.99

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Otodi ... CD 18.99

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Glen VelezRhythms Of The Chakras ... CD
Sounds True, 1998. Used ... $0.99

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✨✧ Vox DeiEs Una Nube, No Hay Duda ... LP
CBS (Argentina), 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $99.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, including the printed inner sleeve. Vinyl has just a few light sleeve marks.)

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✨✧ WaajuWaaju ... CD
Olindo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual collective from the London scene – a group who play jazz of a global variety, but with a style that's much more far-reaching than standard Latin or Afro-inflected jazz! Instead, these guys seem open to a few continents' wealth of rhythms – but also use them in a way ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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David Waciuma & Rapture VoicesDevil Go/Jesu Kristo ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Estonia), 1976. New Copy ... $12.99
Two rare tracks from Nairobi, circa 1976 – raw little numbers that might well be dubbed their own genre of "garage gospel"! "Devil Go" has a spiritual message, but is delivered with a romping groove and this really fuzzy guitar – leaping along like some Cramps-like ... (Funky 45's, Global Grooves) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ WatotosPositive Power ... CD
Urban Bridges, 1999. Used ... $0.99
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(Out of print.)

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... CD
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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
Also available African Dances ... LP 23.99

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Shina Williams & His African PercussionistsAfrican Dances ... LP
Phonodisk/Mr Bongo (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available African Dances ... CD 10.99

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Maeng Won-SikNight At Seongbulsa (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cobra Rose (Korea), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
There's so much going on here, we can only say "wow" – and hope that we can find a way to describe this very groovy album in words! The set's billed as "Korean lyric song and folk music in jazz" – and while that might be appropriate for some, if you don't know the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD

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Hozan YamamotoStandard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds – A Union Of Koto, Shakuhachi, & Big Band ... CD
King (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Hozan Yamamoto/Nobuo HaraNew Dimension Of Bamboo Flute – Hozan Yamamoto Meets Nobuo Hara's Sharps & Flats ... LP
CBS (Japan), 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $48.99
Very groovy! Japanese flute meets funky big band arrangements – on cuts that include "Sound Of Silence", "Hey Jude", "Fool On The Hill", "Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay", and "Sunny". (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a few light surface marks, but is nice overall.)

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YarinaInspiration ... CD
Yarina, 2001. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Yeni NostaljiYeni Nostalji ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Yothu YindiFreedom ... CD
Hollywood, 1994. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Toshiaki Yokota & Beat GenerationFlute Adventure ... CD
King (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $16.99
A definite flute adventure from Japanese reedman Toshiaki Yokota – one that's got some wonderfully trippy elements, in the best spirit of some of the most groundbreaking MPS sessions at the end of the 60s! Yokota plays a variety of flutes, and he's backed by electric guitar, bass, and plenty ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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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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Youssou N'DourImmigres ... LP
Virgin, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Titles include "Immigres/Bitim Rew", "Pitche Mi", "Taaw", and "Badou". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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VariousAbayudaya – Music From The Jewish People Of Uganda ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousAccordion In Americas 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 29.99
A huge range of accordion sounds from the Americas – both north and south – served up in a package that's got way more than you'd expect! The music here isn't the polka, pop, or Tex-Mex sounds that most folks know from the instrument – and instead includes jazz instrumentals, ... read more CD

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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 Drums ... LP
Folkways, 1956. Near Mint- ... $18.99
Drums! Drums! Drums! A whole variety of different drums and their fantastic rhythms from all over Africa, in large ensembles with vocals and sparse small groups. Drums include the bata, dundun, bamboo stamping tubes, talking drums and more. Tracks include "South Africa: The Zingli ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(White label pressing with blue text, including the booklet.)

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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second chapter of the African Scream Contest compilation – the first of which introduced a huge new audience to the funky sounds of Benin in the 70s! This set is every bit as fantastic as the first – filled with tunes that have these darkly brooding, heavy funk ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAfro Melt – Where Digital Dub & Tribal Basslines Collide ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
A time and boundary crossing set – 10 tracks that build a bridge between African roots and post-colonial Europe! Following in the genre-melding style of Nascente's Brazilian Melt compilation, this one brings together recent work in the Afro Funk revival – Afro House tracks, African-insp ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru ... CD
Luaka Bop/Warner, 1995. Used ... $3.99
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chance for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any cliches ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrojazzfunk Round 2 – 8 Pure 70s Jazz Funk & Afro Funk Tracks ... CD
Super Classe (France), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Forget the "Afro" in this one – because the compilation's more just a straight jazz funk collection! Not that that's a problem with us, though, as the set features a motherlode of great heavy jamming tracks that have a nice electric sound. Sure, a few of the bands have a slightly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $25.99
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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VariousAngola 90s ... CD
Buda (France), 1990s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The fifth volume of Buda's great Angola series examines the most contemporary musical streams of this strife-torn West African nation. Ebullient grooves serve to transcend the violence and instability while beautiful, mournful laments rhapsodize what's been lost. The music on this volume ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAntilles Mechant Bateau – Deep Biguines & Gwo Ka From 60s French West Indies ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A fantastic collection of work from the French West Indies scene of the 60s – a package that features the unique blend of regional rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation that was bubbling strongly at the time! The styles here fall into a pair of different modes – biguine and gwo-ka ... read more CD

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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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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousBellissima – More 60s She Pop From Italy ... LP
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Very cool sounds from the 60s scene in Italy – music that's clearly inspired by the best British female pop of the period, and also a bit by Detroit soul – with maybe just a touch of French "yeh yeh" modes thrown in for good measure! Yet because the sounds come from a scene ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBombay The Hard Way – Guns, Cars, & Sitars ... CD
Motel, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Nice one! This long awaited set is worth all the attention it's been getting! The folks at Motel have put together a nice batch of funky sountrack material, culled from classic Indian "brownsploitation" action films from the 1970s – and the music's every bit as wild and funky as ... read more CD
(Out of print, please note that the digipack case has some significant edgewear.)

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VariousBresil Instrumental – Solistes Et Virtuoses Bresiliens 1949 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99 29.98
A really wonderful survey of Brazilian instrumental modes at mid-century – a set that moves between choro, samba, and early bossa styles – and also opens up into some other genres as well! The focus here is on key instrumentalists – players with a strong ability to improvise and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCalypsos From Jamaica ... LP
Ritmo, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover has a half split top seam, some wear and aging, and yellowed tape remnants on the seams and back.)

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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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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousDa'asa – The Haunting Sounds of Yemenite-Israeli Funk 1973 to 1984 ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
Here's a scene we want to hear more from – even after first discovering it on this amazing set! The music here is all pretty darn funky, but in a very unusual way – offbeat and exotic, yet still with some wonderful drums at the core, and lots of hip trippy touches around the edges ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDigital Zandoli – Zouk & Synthetic Funk From The French West Indies ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A cool collection of sounds when the music was really making a change in the French West Indies – especially in Guadeloupe, which was always trying to set itself apart from some of its Caribbean neighbors! The music here has all the electric touches you'd expect from the "digital" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDigital Zandoli 2 – Funky Zouk Spectrum 1984 to 1993 ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from the French West Indies scene – tunes from a time when the grooves were showing a lot of 80s elements, but still burst forth in some of the unusual rhythmic currents you'd expect from Martinique and Guadeloupe! The grooves here almost feel like New York material from the ... read more CD

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VariousDisco Dildar – DIY Disco From The Pakistani Pop Workshop ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Not the straight disco you might expect from the title – and instead a whole host of weird and wonderful grooves from the later years of the Lollywood film scene! These Pakistani tracks follow a bit of the style of Bollywood work of the time, but often have a tighter, more compressed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ VariousDJ Qbico Plays Iran Jazz, Funk, Tribal & Rare Groove 45 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Qbico (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Wild work we never would have heard otherwise – pulled from the collection of DJ Qbico, who seems to have uncovered a whole host of 45s from Iran, plus a few Kurdish tracks, and even one Armenian number too! The styles vary nicely, and there's less of the western crossover vibe that you ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies!)
 
 



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