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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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VariousAngola 60s – 1956 to 1970 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The first volume of Buda's excellent 5-CD overview of Angolan popular music – kind of a scaled down counterpart to the label's essential Ethiopiques series! Angola was a long-time colony of Portugal so it shouldn't be surprising that much of the music reveals strong traces of Portuguese and ... read more CD

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VariousAngola 70s Vol 1 – 1972 to 1973 ... CD
Buda (France), 1972/1973. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The second volume of Buda's excellent Angola series! This collection focuses on the semba, the indigenous dance form that influenced Brazilian samba, as well as the deeply soulful lamentos akin to Cape Verdean morna, popularized in the west by the great Bonga, who appears here. The jaunty semba ... read more CD

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VariousAngola 70s Vol 2 – 1974 to 1978 ... CD
Buda (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The third volume in Buda's superb Angola series chronicles one of the country's most potent musical eras! The tracks here were produced during a period of deep political uncertainty, as three different factions vied for power. A failed 1974 coup left many of the performers included on this great ... read more CD

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VariousAnimal Playground – Playful Tracks From Around The World ... CD
Putumayo, 2007. Used ... $4.99
Music from the Wee Hairy Beasties, Asheba, Quartetto Cetra, Guillermo Anderson, the Be Good Tanyas, Gary Rosen, Ze Renato, Les P'tits Loups du Jazz, Samba Salad, Don Spencer, Terri Hendrix, Phil Melancon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBiguine – Valse Et Mazurka Creoles 1929 to 1940 ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 20s/1930s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 29.99
The early years of biguine – showcased here in a huge collection of recordings from Guadeloupe – an overseas French territory who seemed to share the same early love of jazz as the Parisian scene! Biguine is a wonderful hybrid of Caribbean rhythms and jazz-based instrumentation – ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBoogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 25.98
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBurundi – Music From The Heart Of Africa ... CD
Nonesuch, 1974. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful document focusing on the aboriginal musical traditions of Burundi in Central Africa. A variety of folk forms are showcased, from solo performances to ensemble pieces, many with vocals. The instrumentation is quite varied, including flutes, one-stringed fiddle, a variety of drums and ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousCambodian Rocks Vol 1 ... CD
Khmer Rocks, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Weird and wonderful sounds we never would have heard otherwise – a host of unusual grooves from the Cambodian scene of the late 60s and early 70s! Given the way the nation's usually remembered from US perspectives at the time, it's great to take such a fresh look at Cambodia – clearly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCaribbean Island Music – Songs & Dances Of Haiti, The Dominican Repulic & Jamaica – Recorded In The Islands By John Storm Roberts ... LP
Nonesuch, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousCrossing The Bridge – Istanbul Hatirasi – The Sound Of Istanbul ... CD
Double Moon (Turkey), 2005. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousD'Soca Zone – 4th Jump ... LP
VP, 2003. Near Mint- ... $1.99
(Reggae, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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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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VariousDisco Dildar – DIY Disco From The Pakistani Pop Workshop ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
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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VariousDJ Qbico Plays Mento, Blue Beat & Calypso 78's ... LP
Qbico (Italy), Early 60s. New Copy ... $29.99
Pre-reggae tracks from Jamaica – pulled from a time when the island nation was sharing a lot more of its musical sound with other spots in the Caribbean – including a fair bit of raw calypso grooves too! Most of these tracks are nice and spare – usually a bit under-polished, so ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 70!)

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... read more CD

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VariousEl Apagon – Peruvian Chicha From The Horoscopo Vaults 1978 to 1988 ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $25.99
A motherlode of classic chicha tunes, right from the source – all pulled from one of the most important Peruvian labels in the genre! The jagged grooves of chicha have gotten lots of interest in recent years – so much so, there have even been some contemporary groups who've recreated ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousEthiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... CD
Lyrichord/Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
Ethiopian music from the 70s, but mostly work that's much more rootsy than the sounds you'd hear on the Ethiopiques series – despite the placement of "urban" in the title! Instead, these cuts represent a recorded version of that nation that circulated more widely amongst listeners ... read more CD
Also available Ethiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... LP 23.99

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VariousEthiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... LP
Lyrichord/Sub Rosa (Belgium), 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99
Ethiopian music from the 70s, but mostly work that's much more rootsy than the sounds you'd hear on the Ethiopiques series – despite the placement of "urban" in the title! Instead, these cuts represent a recorded version of that nation that circulated more widely amongst listeners ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ethiopian Urban & Tribal Music – Mindanoo Mistiru/Gold From Wax ... CD 18.99

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VariousEthiopiques 7 inch Box Set (6 X 7 inch set) (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6 x 7 inch (reissue)... $54.99
One of the coolest variations on the Ethiopiques series we've ever seen – a release that presents six different records exactly as they appeared as 7" singles – right down to representations of the original covers and labels! The grooves are great – definitely the funkier, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition! Includes poster & stickers of original covers!)
 
 



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