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

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

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

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✨✧ 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
Also available Voicii ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Voicii ... CD 19.99

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A completely wonderful album from percussionist Guy Warren – a creative musician who made lots of great records over the years – but who maybe never topped himself after this gem from the late 60s UK scene! The set was done as part of the legendary Landsdowne Series for Columbia UK ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2nd pressing on yellow vinyl – limited to 500!)

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Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... read more CD
(Very cool package – a complete 72 page, hardcover book – with loads of notes on the band, and a huge amount of vintage images too!)

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Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yaaba FunkAfrobeast ... CD
Yaabaphone/Sterns (UK), 2010. Used ... $4.99
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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 (3LP set) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.99
Melodic psychedelia from 70s Iran – an incredible full scale anthology of recordings by guitarist and vocalist Kourosh Yaghmaei from the pre-revolution years – and an absolute treasure! Kouroush often recorded with his brothers – Kourosh singing lead and playing guitars or bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kourosh YaghmaeiMalek Jamshid ... CD
Now Again, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Stunning new work from Kourosh Yaghmaei – the Iranian rock legend whose trippy sounds of the 70s have become the rage of global collectors – a style of music that Kourosh continues strongly with this new record! The album took over a decade to record – due to all the censorship ... read more CD

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Hozan YamamotoBossa Nova Super Instrumental (aka Standard Bossa – Oriental Bossa Sounds) ... LP
King/Son Art (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
Incredible work from the Japanese scene of the end of the 60s – a record that mixes together traditional instrumentation, bossa rhythms, and groovier jazz touches – all in a sublime blend that would have been a feather in the cap of A&M or Verve Records at the time! The work here ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Savina Yannatou & Joana SaWays Of Notseeing ... CD
Clean Feed (Portugal), 2020. Used ... $4.99
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Youssou N'DourLion ... CD
Virgin, 1989. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Oranim Zabar Israeli TroupeAround The Campfire ... LP
Elektra, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Daniel ZamirI Believe ... CD
Tzadik, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Daniel Zamir on soprano saxophone, Uri Caine on piano, Greg Cohen on bass, and Joey Baron on drums. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD

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Yinon MuallemBack Home ... CD
Galileo (Germany), 2019. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ ZeitIl Cerchio Degli Antichi Colori ... LP
Materiali Sonori (Italy), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Weird and wonderful work from Zeit – an Italian group, but one who seem to embrace a whole world's worth of influences with their music! The work is heavy on percussion – including congas, tablas, darburka, and other instrument – mixed with string sounds on berimbau, guitar, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2017 reissue on Black Sweat. Includes the bonus 7-inch.)

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Alex ZittoWalakolombo ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good ... $13.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides, with moderate wear and staining on the back.)

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio (with bonus download) ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A great trio of players from the Zonke family of Zimbabwe – working here in a rootsy mode that makes highly percussive instrumentation with their own harmonized vocals! Instrumentation is spare – all three members play ngoma drums, with round bottom-heavy tones – plus hosha and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99
A rare set from Zorro Five – a South African group, but one who sound a bit like some of the best Italian sound library combos of the time – really stepping out in a hip blend of riffing guitar, hard drums, and organ! That aspect is maybe no surprise, given that Zorro Five were more of ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Image & Identity In The West Indies – Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 49.95
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as ... (Books, Global Grooves) read more Book

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VariousAfrica Airways 4 – Disco Funk Touchdown 1976 to 1983 (with bonus download) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
We've had some great trips on Africa Airways in recent years – and this sweet fourth set proves once again that the fun lies in the journey, not the destination! As before, the cuts here share a lot more with American funk than you might think – especially the tight late 70s style with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download!)

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Pearls – Congo 70 – Rumba Rock ... CD
Syllart/African Pearls (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Killer work from the Syllart catalog of the 70s – tunes that are neither rumba, nor rock – but a strange hybrid of a number of different elements! Almost all the tracks here have a pronounced electric part – not really fuzzy, or rockish – but often played in a highly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfro Peruvian Classics – The Soul Of Black Peru (with download) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1995. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
A great collection of tracks – and one of the first chances for most of us to hear the funkier side of sounds from Peru! The work isn't as full-on funky as Brazilian grooves from the time, but does share a very strong influence from American styles – and really goes way past any ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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VariousAl Encuentro De Tangos, Valses, Y Minongas ... LP
Pampa (Uruguay), Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Vintage tango material from South America – with work by Juan Cambareri, Juancito Diaz, Eduard Del Piano, Luis Barbero, and others! (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99 33.99
Sweet sounds from way beyond the American scene – a range of tracks from global sources, but which are tied to some of the best soulful styles of the Cali scene of the 70s! Don't think the AOR in the title means that these cuts are all commercial hits – as they're well-produced, but ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 29.99

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VariousAOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99 48.99
Sweet sounds from way beyond the American scene – a range of tracks from global sources, but which are tied to some of the best soulful styles of the Cali scene of the 70s! Don't think the AOR in the title means that these cuts are all commercial hits – as they're well-produced, but ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available AOR Global Sounds Vol 5 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more CD
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP 21.99

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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

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✨✧ VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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VariousBoys From Nairobi – Benga & Rumba From 80s Kenya ... LP
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A set of Kenyan tracks we've never heard before – all served up with the kind of fast-moving rhythms you'd guess from the title – occasional influences from Cuban music, blended with a spirit that's heavy on the vibrant style of East African music at the time! The "boys" in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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VariousBucovina Club Vol 2 – 100% Balkan Beats Compiled By Shantel ... CD
Essay (Germany), 2005. Used ... $6.99
A second set of Balkan beats from DJ Shantel – the man with one of the most unique sounds in the European scene at the moment! As with the first Bucovina collection, and the Electric Gypsyland set, Shantel's going for a sound here that mixes older Eastern European musical modes with more ... read more CD
(Out of print. Slipcase has light wear.)

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VariousCalypsoul 70 – Caribbean Soul 1969 to 1979 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
A cool collection of funky grooves from the Caribbean – tracks that take a strong influence from American soul and funk, then blend it heavily with hip rhythms from the islands! A few of the names here are familiar, but most are relatively obscure – and put together, the tunes on the ... read more CD

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The "nuggets" in the title is very well placed here – as all the cuts here have every bit as much freak and fuzz as the American garage and pre-punk work chronicled famously on the lengendary Nuggets series! Yet these tracks are all even more obscure, and all come from African ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCuba In America 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99 29.99
A fantastic collection of music – 66 tracks that show the huge influence of Cuban rhythms in American music during the mid-century years – presented here in a wider range of styles than you might expect! This isn't just Latin music, made by Cuban cats hitting the New York scene – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 19.98
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... read more CD

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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VariousFrom The Grass Roots Of Jamaica ... LP
Dynamic Sounds (Jamaica), Late 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
A collection of traditional Jamaican music – features mento, ring-play, nago, work, bruckings, pukkumina, and kumina styles. (Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Later yellow label pressing. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHigh Note Mento Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
An unusual collection of mento material from Jamaica – a later document of sounds that were initially the first on the path towards rocksteady and reggae! Back in the late 50s, Bermuda had calypso and Jamaica had mento – a style that was similar, but which had a slightly different ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousHow The River Ganges Flows – Sublime Masterpieces Of Indian Violin 1933 to 1952 ... CD
Third Man, 1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $10.99 15.00
A really beautiful collection of rare work pulled from a variety of different 78rpm singles – Indian classical music from the generation before Ravi Shankar and a few other artists gave it global exposure – with an especially strong focus on the use of the violin next to sitars and ... read more CD

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VariousIndaba Is ... CD
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the ... read more CD
Also available Indaba Is ... LP 22.99

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VariousIndaba Is ... LP
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
A fantastic overview of contemporary work from the South African scene – most of it jazz-based, and brought together here as a great discovery of underground material we never would have heard otherwise! The set follows in a similar spirit to other Brownswood label explorations of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Indaba Is ... CD 11.99

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VariousIvory Coast Soul – Afrofunk In Abidjan From 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Massive music we've never heard before – a really heavy helping of grooves from the Ivory Coast – an African scene that's hardly been tapped by crate diggers and collectors! There's a really fresh feel to the grooves overall – not just the familiar Afro Funk modes, but a nice ... read more CD

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VariousJava – Tembang Sunda ... CD
Ocora (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Beautiful sounds from the island of Java – material that has some of the rhythmic components that you'll know from their famous recordings of gamelan music, but which also includes some other elements too – including great use of flute, zither, and the female voice! The tunes are ... read more CD

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VariousJive Soweto – The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol 4 ... CD
Earthworks (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by the Soul Brothers, Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, Amadoda Ahlangene, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Steve Kekana, and Mbongeni Ngema – 15 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light stain and is a little wavy from moisture – booklet is fine.)

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VariousJugoton Funk Vol 1 – A Decade Of Non-Aligned Beats, Soul, Disco, & Jazz 1969 to 1979 ... LP
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $36.99 40.98
Fierce funk from behind the iron curtain in the 70s – a huge selection of tracks from the Yugoslavian record label Jugoton – most presented here to the western work for the first time ever! The music here isn't the usual American funk and soul of the decade – even though the ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKlezmer – American Recordings 1909 to 1952 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 1900s/1910s/1920s/1930s/1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99 29.99
One of the best collections of early klezmer music we've ever seen – a big package that traces the roots of the style as it developed in the hands of early Jewish immigrants to America at the turn of the century – then grew and transformed as European styles came into context with ... read more CD

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VariousLekki Sunsplash 88 ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1988. Good ... $19.99
Includes "No Cause For Alarm" and "Madness Unlimited" by Fela Anikalupo Kuti, "Obaro" by Evi-Edna Ogholi, "Mother Afrika" by Jambos Express, "Rat Race" by Mandators, "Hey Girl" by Charly Boy, and "Ganja" by Geraldo Pino. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some surface noise, a bit louder on Side 2. Cover has surface wear and brown packing tape holding the seams.)

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VariousLibertango – Piazzolla Forever ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1990s. New Copy ... $24.99
A really wonderful tribute to the lasting power of Astor Piazzolla – a collection of tracks from later years – all new versions of some of his classic compositions, handled by a younger generation who've gotten great inspiration from his music! The setting is similar to some of Astor's ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 7 & 8 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband/Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A great double header from Honest Jons – a 2CD set that brings together volumes 7 and 8 of their London Is The Place For Me series! Volume 7 is first – a fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLost Maestros Collection ... LP
Deviation (France), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
A deep dig into the rich world of music from Mali – not the sounds of the mainstream that have gotten big global exposure in recent decades, but instead the more interesting, unusual artists who are still very close to the roots of their scene! Instrumentation here often leads with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMien Yao – Canon Singing In China, Vietnam, & Laos ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
Other-worldly voices singing in unison – heard here in contemporary recordings, but with a quality that's very much out of time! The recordings are from three different nations, but unified in style – mostly no instrumentation at all, just female voices raising together in these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMusic Of West Africa ... LP
Roulette, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
A pretty great album of ethnographic recordings – one side of music from Guinea, the other of tracks from the Ivory Coast – both recorded on location by Gilbert Rouget. The sides from Guinea are spare and percussive – with some nice xylophone type instruments on a few tracks. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small name in pen, but is great overall.)

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✨✧ VariousMusique De La Grece Antique – Gregorio Paniagua/Atrium Musicae De Madrid ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the booklet.)

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VariousNext Stop Soweto – Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
A beautiful set of late 60s to early 70s Soweto township jive sounds – soulful, joyful and amazing numbers mostly only ever available on rare South African 45s – brought to the world at large by our friends at Strut Records! Most numbers are from the early 70s, with a couple from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousPortugal Instrumental – Les Solistes Et Virtuoses De Coimbra & Lisbonne 1950 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
A really ear-opening set of music from the Portuguese scene of the postwar years – instrumental tracks that follow some of the stylistic developments of fado, but which often branch into wonderful sounds that are all their own! In a way, the set is a counterpart to the growth of flamenco ... read more CD

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VariousPsych Funk Sa Re Ga! – Seminar – Aesthetic Expressions Of Psychedelic Funk Music In India 1970 to 1983 ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 17.98
A funky psychedelic kaliedoscope of grooves from India – killer numbers from the 70s and into the early 80s – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga, from the folks who put together the equally heavy Psych-Funk 101 and Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas compilations! Most of cuts here have a raw, fuzzed out ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousPutumayo Presents – Dublin To Dakar – A Celtic Odyssey ... CD
Putumayo, 1999. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Alan Stivell, Youssou N'Dour, Brigid Boden, Modena City Ramblers, Baka Beyond, Cheb Mami, Aine Minogue, Capercaillie, Sibeba, Na Lua, Kila, Rita Eriksen, and Oysterband. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousRaks Raks Raks – 27 Golden Garage Psych Nuggets From The Iranian Scene ... CD
Raks/Everland (Austria), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
Iranian garage rock – kind of hard to believe at first, but a surprising musical discovery overall! The package documents a very overlooked scene – rock bands from late 60s Iran who were clearly inspired by the American underground of the time – working in a heady brew of guitar, ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRhythm Showcase Vol 1 (colored vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
A hefty collection of funky numbers from the Daptone Records label – long-trusted source of sounds from the contemporary underground – and nicely evolving past their roots in recent years! Titles include "Ephra" and "The Proposition" by Budos Band, "Dancer's ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 16.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRoots Of Rumba Rock Vol 1 – Zaire Classics 1953/54 ... CD
Crammed (Belgium), 1953/1954. Used ... $9.99
A wealth of mid 50s recordings from the Congolese label Loningisa – served up in a well-documented set! The package has a representative depth that almost matches the Ethiopiques series – with great notes on the music scene and individual songs, as well as some vintage photographs that ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSanteria – Mystic Music From Cuba 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.98
A fantastic collection of music from Cuba – not the jazzy descarga styles that led to salsa, nor the more romantic singers that are maybe some of the nation's best-known artists – but instead a wealth of work that mixes raw percussion and vocals to support the spiritual practice of ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousSaturday Night – South African Disco Pop Hits 1981 to 1987 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $22.99 25.98
Excellent work from the South African scene of the 80s – music that maybe provides a pathway to the new freedom to come, thanks to a joyous, upbeat sense of spirit – one that's equally wonderful all these many years later! The cuts here are all clubby, but less in the disco mode that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSecret Museum Of Mankind – Guitars Vol 1 – Prologue To Modern Styles ... LP
Jalopy, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.98
The Secret Museum Of Mankind is always a pretty amazing series – one that really opens up our understanding of sounds from the early days of recorded music! And this time around, that legacy is maybe even more important – as the collection pulls together work from rare 78s that hint at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSiamese Soul – Thai Pop Spectacular Vol 2 – 1960s to 1980s ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $18.99
Wild grooves from Thailand with more than a little bit of soul and funk – but a real kaleidoscope of pop sounds – blending influences with a global reach that's really catchy & groovy all the way! There are more touches of psychedelia and otherwise bright and colorful sounds than ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul Sega Sa Vol 2– Indian Ocean Segas From The 70s ... CD
Bongo Joe (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Amazing sounds from a scene we're just beginning to know – the sega music of the islands Mauritius, Seychelles and Reunion Island – all located in a very unique cultural cross-current in the Indian Ocean! The music here is often relatively spare and rootsy – guitars that are ... read more CD

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VariousSound of Siam – Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam From Thailand 1964 to 1975 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
The far reaching sounds of Thailand from the mid 60s to mid 70s – from spaced out, pulpy jazz & funk, to eclectic luk thang with Latin and psychedelic rock influences, to melodic north east Thai molam – an impeccably well chosen and beautiful sounding rarities put together by the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSound Storing Machines – The First 78rpm Records From Japan 1903 to 1912 ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 1900s/Early 10s. New Copy ... $15.99
An incredible collection, and one that definitely lives up to the title – as these very early 78rpm recordings often act more as "sound storing" elements than musical selections themselves – even though most of the tracks feature some mix of vocals and Japanese instrumentation! ... read more CD

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VariousSprigs Of Time – 78s From The EMI Archive ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A collection of tracks that amount to some of incredibly deep audio archaeology – a wonderful, consciousness wakening collection of globe spanning 78s from the first half of the 20th Century – all from the darkest corners of the EMI Vaults! Honest Jons does an impressive job of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSteel Band Carnival at The Royal Victoria Hotel ... LP
Carib, 1960s. Very Good ... $4.99
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(Gold label mono pressing. Cover has light wear and two small seam splits at top and bottom of the opening.)

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VariousStraight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet set of grooves from around the globe – all the sorts of tracks that Guts plays in his legendary DJ sets overseas – music that's got a much more far-reaching vibe than some of the tracks he issues under his own name! Overall, the set's very much in the best spirit of the ... read more CD
Also available Straight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousStraight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 36.99
A sweet set of grooves from around the globe – all the sorts of tracks that Guts plays in his legendary DJ sets overseas – music that's got a much more far-reaching vibe than some of the tracks he issues under his own name! Overall, the set's very much in the best spirit of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Straight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets ... CD 18.99

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VariousTango Argentino Vol 2 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1950s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Includes selections by the orchestras of Carlos Di Sarli, Rita Morales, Angel Vargas, Nicolas D'Allesandro, Angel Dominguez, Florindo Sassone, Carlos Figari, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousTaste Of Africa ... CD
Pat Man (South Africa), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
Includes music by Sipho Mabuse, Lucky Dube, Gecko Moon, Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Stimela, and PJ Powers. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTo What Strange Place – The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916 to 1929 (3CD set) ... CD
Tompkins Square, Mid 10s-1920s. Used 3CD ... $43.99
An amazing little set – one that shines a brilliant light on music made in America by immigrants from the dissolved Ottoman Empire – all cuts recorded in New York in the teens and twenties, but with a feel that's definitely got an other-worldly feel! The sounds are very exotic right ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTownship Jazz 'N' Jive – 18 South African Urban Swing Classics From The Jivin' 50s ... CD
Charly/Music Club (UK), 1950s. Used ... $11.99
A great collection of early South African jazz and other grooves! Featuers work by Four Yanks, Skylarks, Kippie Moeketsi, Spokes Mashiyane, Jazz Dazzlers, Royal Players, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrinidad & Tobago Steel Band Music Festival Vol 2 – Finals ... LP
RCA, 1964. Sealed ... $9.99
Includes performances by Tropoli Steel Orchestra, Angostura Starlift Steel Orchestra, Chase Manhatten Savoys Steel Orchestra, Shell Invaders Steel Orchestra, Guiness Cavaliers, and Metronomes Steel Orchestra. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousTurkish Freakout – Psych Folk Singles 1969 to 1980 ... CD
Bouzouki Joe, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A full plate of funky freakout grooves from the Turkish scene – compiled one and all from 7-inch records made from the end of the 60s to the dawn of the 80s! It's a mix of psych folk, funk, more traditional buzzing strings and hypnotic melodies – pretty wonderful all the way! Turkey's ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousUzelli Elektro Saz – 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Uzelli, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Amazing sounds from the Uzelli label – a collection of tunes that are heavy on the elektro saz, which is pictured on the cover – kind of a hybrid between an electric guitar and more traditional stringed instrument! The saz allowed a huge explosion of the kind of sounds that were first ... read more CD

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with MP3s and a digital version of the booklet that came with the first pressing of this collection.)

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VariousZanzibara 1 – Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club ... CD
Buda (France), 2005. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A fantastic new series from the folks behind the great Ethiopiques collection. Zanzibara focuses on the rich mother lode of neglected music from Swahili east Africa – Tanzania, Zanzibar,and the Comoros Islands. This first volume features gorgeous new recordings by the Ikhwani Safaa Musical ... read more CD
 
 



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