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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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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... CD
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... read more CD

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Ananda ShankarAnanda Shankar (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 27.98
Insanely fantastic! Ananda Shankar was one of the hippest sitar players of the 60s – an artist who was not only steeped in the strongest traditions of Indian music heard in other more mainstream players, but one who also had a keen ear for modder and funkier grooves of the time! This rare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ravi ShankarEssential Ravi Shankar ... CD
Columbia, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ravi Shankar/Ali Akbar Khan/BalachanderAnthology Of Indian Music Volume One (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1967. Near Mint- 3LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booklet.)

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Maliki ShomanSuper Jogge Hit Vol 2 – Aye Gben ... LP
Shanu Olu (Nigeria), 1980. Good ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear with splits and flaking along the opening.)

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MahaGuruJi Dr Pandit Bhek Pati SinhaVedic Benedictions – Songs Of Soul ... LP
Custom Fidelity, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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SJOB MovementFriendship Train (with bonus track) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1977. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Fantastic funk from SJOB Movement – a 70s group who only cut a handful of records – all of them every bit as righteous and heavy as this one! The group have a perfect fusion of funk, psych, and other cool elements – all served up in a blend that's more straightforwardly soulful ... read more CD

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David Soldier & Richard LairThai Elephant Orchestra ... CD
Mulatta, 2000. Used ... $1.99
Literally elephants playing instruments, recorded at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang Thailand. CD

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Martin SolisMartin Solis & Los Primos ... LP
Third Man, Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Beautifully blue-tinged work from tejano legend Martin Solis – an artist who never recorded much during his life, but performed constantly for the Mexican community in and around Detroit! Solis both sings and handles the large bajo sexteto – a deep-toned instrument that really invokes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SomiEternal Motive ... CD
Somi, 2002. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ SoothsayersOne More Reason ... CD
Soothsayers/Red Earth (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Brixton's Soothsayers self described style of "tangled roots" has always been an appealing blend of Afro-inspired funk, soul, jazz and rhythms – and they've added another strand this time out, with some reverent reggae and dub sounds! One More Reason could have gone wrong in a ... read more CD
(Sealed.)

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SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... CD
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
The Sorcerers return, and with a sound that's even deeper than before – a fantastic blend of funk and Ethiopian elements – but with a tightness that also resonates with some of the hipper European sound library work of the 70s! In fact, there's a mode here that's like those few special ... read more CD

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✨✧ SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The Sorcerers return, and with a sound that's even deeper than before – a fantastic blend of funk and Ethiopian elements – but with a tightness that also resonates with some of the hipper European sound library work of the 70s! In fact, there's a mode here that's like those few special ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... CD 14.99

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Dele SosimiIdentity ... CD
Helico (UK), 2008. Used ... $11.99
Killer work from one of the hippest artists on the contemporary Afro Funk scene – Dele Sosimi, who really makes the set sparkle on both vocals and keyboards! There's a groove here that's directly descended from Fela and Tony Allen, but which also has a few of its own elements as well – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Soul BrothersJive Explosion ... LP
Earthworks, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Soulful DynamicsBest Of Soulful Dynamics ... CD
Philips/Repertoire (Germany), Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
Really unique work from The Soulful Dynamics – a Liberian group who relocated to Germany at the end of the 60s, and recorded in English with a mad mix of styles! Their approach here is a blend of South and West African pop modes of the 60s – touched with more of a British beat group ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... CD
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro ... read more CD

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Carmen SouzaSilver Messengers ... CD
Galileo (Germany), 2010. Used ... $4.99
A tribute to Horace Silver – tracks include "Soul Searching", "Jody Grind", "Lady Musika", "St Vitus Dance", "Cape Verdean Blues", and "Song For My Father". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Space CatsSomething New ... LP
Rejoice/Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
Weird and wild work from The Space Cats – a funk group from the clubbier years of the South African scene – but who work here in a lean style that's very much their own! The group's led by a bassist, and has some fantastic basslines right up front in the mix – driven by both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SparrowSparrow's Dance Party ... CD
BLS (Trinidad & Tobago), 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... CD
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... read more CD

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Steel BanditsSteel Bandits Play ... LP
Decca, 1966. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Steve & TeresaCatching A Wave ... CD
Aloha Got Soul, 1983. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
That's a great title for this dreamy little record – not just because it's a rare bit of gentle pop from the Hawaii scene of the early 80s, but also because the whole thing's got a gentle glide that's not unlike catching a wave on a sunny summer afternoon at the beach! Teresa Bright has this ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ StormersLovers Song ... CD
Tabansi/PMG (Austria), 1981. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more CD
Also available Lovers Song (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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StormersLovers Song (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG/Tabansi (Austria), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The Stormers are a group who rose from the ashes of the legendary Lagos funk combo Aktion – and they step out here with a really storming sound that definitely earns them their name! The groove is funk of the tightest form possible – especially for the start of the 80s – and the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mary Joyce StrahlendorfAfrican Heritage Dances ... LP
Activity, 1969. Very Good ... $4.99
(Children's, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Strunz & FarahFrontera ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Near Mint- ... $0.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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SubbulakshmiIn Concert From Her American Tour ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $22.99
One of the excellent international recordings issued by World Pacific/Liberty in the late 60s! This set features South Indian singer MS Subbulakshmi performing Karbatic ragas acompanied by violin, mridangam, tambura and ghatam. 4 tracks in all, including "Ear Napai", "Annaganu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(A nice copy!)

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L SubramaniamIndian Classical Music ... LP
Discovery, 1981. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a Grammy Nomination sticker.)

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✨✧ SumyFunkin In Your Mind (parts 1 & 2) (180 gram blue vinyl pressing) (2020 Record Store Day Release) ... 12-inch
Philips/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
A wicked electro groove – one that's got a hook that's so catchy, it will definitely be funkin in your mind long after the single is over! The tune builds nice and slow over the extended two-part version – basslines bumping, keyboards setting the scene, and riffing guitar really taking ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Individually numbered limited edition – on heavyweight blue vinyl!)

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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Super EaglesSenegambian Sensation – The Original Madal Ly & More Ndagga Music ... CD
Retro Afric (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $28.99
Classic material from one of Gambia's greatest bands! This staunchly modern group shook things up at home in the late 60s, playing through Marshall amps and dressing in thrift store duds for a sartorial splendor at home with Swinging London. The band covered "Hey Jude" and wrote some ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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SurpriseBelieve Me ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1983. New Copy ... $29.99
A wicked bit of 80s electro soul – one that's heavy on Yamaha keyboards and beats, but which was also recorded in Gabon – which gives the whole record a very different sound than New York material of the time! The rhythms are definitely in the funky soul side of the spectrum, but have ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gebah SwarayOnce More – Let's Come Together (voc, inst)/Rocky Chu Chu (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Gebah Swaray, 1992. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some pen on the front.)

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Sweet BreezeAcross The Desert ... LP
Feathers (Nigeria), 1976. Poor ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition. Cover consists of the original front image removed and attached with tape to another cover, still with wear and aging.)

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Synchro Rhythmic Eclectic LanguageLambi (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Moshe Naim/Sommor (Spain), 1976. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
A really fantastic jazz project from early 70s France – but one that also features a strong contribution from Chicago percussionist Steve McCall – best known for his work in the Air trio, and as part of the AACM! The music is a very freewheeling mix of jazz and global elements – ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataAishoukashu ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataGolden Star Twin Deluxe ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Tabou ComboGozalo – Tabou Combo En Espanol ... CD
Kubaney, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has a tear covered over by a piece of clear tape.)

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Seigi TamagusukuOmoide No Ano Uta Kono Uta (Buyohen Volume 1) (10-inch) ... LP
Gomon Record (Japan), 1970s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $19.99
Traditional folk dance songs from Okinawa, performed with koto and drum accompaniment. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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Seigi TamagusukuOmoide No Ano Uta Kono Uta (Buyohen Volume 2) (10-inch) ... LP
Gomon Record (Japan), 1970s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $16.99
Traditional folk dance songs from Okinawa, performed with koto and drum accompaniment. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes lyric insert.)

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Lord Tanamo & FriendsFestival Jump Up (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Gaydisc/Doctor Bird (UK), 1965. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A seminal album in Jamaican music from Lord Tanamo – a singer with roots in calypso, but a sound that really paves the way for ska and rocksteady to come! The record's a full length set from the Gaydisc label of important early producer Sonia Pottinger – and like some of Pottinger's ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Tango ProjectTango Project ... LP
Nonesuch, 1981. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Tango ProjectTwo To Tango (Tango Project II) ... LP
Nonesuch, 1983. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ebo TaylorConflict ... LP
Essiebons (Ghana), 1980. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Beautiful work from the great Ebo Taylor – long tracks filled with the kind of grooves that have made him a funky favorite over the years – and which have kept him going strong into the 21st Century! There's a really unique feel to this record – lots of jazzy inflections that go ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Mr Bongo reissue. Cover has lightly bent corners.)

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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 TaylorMy Love & Music ... CD
Gapophone/Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Really righteous sounds from the great Ebo Taylor – on a record that almost seems to show a bit of Jamaican or Caribbean influence on the rhythms, especially in the way the long tracks go tripping along lightly as the vocals and instrumentation unfold! The overall sound still has all the ... read more CD

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Ebo TaylorPalaver ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more CD
Also available Palaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP 24.99

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Ebo TaylorPalaver (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
A never-issued session from the legendary Ebo Taylor – recorded right at a time when Taylor was really hitting on all burners! The sessions were done for the Nigerian Tabansi label, but feature Ebo's touring band from Ghana – a tight combo whose crackling rhythms are perfect for his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Palaver ... CD 9.99

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Ebo Taylor Jr & Wuta WazutuGotta Take It Cool ... CD
Phonogram/Mr Bongo (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99 11.98
The son of the legendary Ebo Taylor serves up a great record of his own – a sweet blend of funky highlife and other 70s-styled grooves – set to short cuts with a nicely compact vibe, and a cool style of production that almost owes a bit to the style of Jamaican music! There's lots of ... read more CD

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Lilly TchiumbaAngola – Songs Of My People ... CD
Monitor, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A really unique little record – an album of original songs based on older tradition, and one that interweaves elements of Portuguese culture with deeper roots of Angolan music! Lilly Tchiumba penned all the tracks herself, and sings in the Angolan language of Kimbundu – but there's a ... read more CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)

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Teichiku OrchestraNew Hit Kayou Best 10 – Watashi No Joukamachi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Japanese pop and kayou hits interpreted on Koto and Shamisen. Players include Kimiko Yamauchi and Kayoko Matsushima on Koto and Teinojo Kineya and Joji Kineya on Shamisen. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a beautiful textured cover, with obi and insert.)

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Yoshimi TendoHokkaimeotobushi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1987. Very Good+ ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Johnny TezanoJohnny Tezano Dans Gina Mata ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1990s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Mor ThiamDini Safarrar ... CD
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... read more CD

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Tidiane ThiamSiftorde (with bonus download) ... LP
Sahel Sounds, 2020. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Beautifully spare work on guitar from Tidiane Thiam – a Senegalese guitarist who's got some of the same amazing sense of tone and phrasing as John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and the acoustic underground of their generation! Thiam's sense of chromatics is wonderful – and the tunes have a slow- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download card.)

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Lloyd Prince Thomas & The Calypso TroubadorsCalypso From Trinidad ... LP
Q, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with an ink stamp near the top seam.)

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... CD
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more CD
Also available Obiaa ... LP 19.99

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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area BandObiaa ... LP
Strut (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.99
Pat Thomas is one of the few Afro Funk legends of the 70s who's still going strong – and on this wonderful set, he gives us sounds and styles that show that his genius is fresher than ever! Pat's working with a younger group, but in a style that's free from any attempt to sound too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Obiaa ... CD 8.99

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Sam Fan ThomasSam Fan Thomas (1986) ... LP
MST, 1986. Very Good ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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TinariwenTassili ... CD
Anti, 2011. Used ... $5.99
A mighty impressive album from Tinarwen – in which the group puts down the electric guitars for acoustic ones – recorded in the desert and with a stunning clarity and beauty, it's among the best of their recorded music that we've heard to date! Much was made by the press of the hip ... read more CD

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Samira TouficFaok El Jabal Ya Hamd/Chawki Acir Indi ... 7-inch
Brotherphone (Lebanon), 1960s. Very Good ... $3.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ali Farka ToureAfrican Blues ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ali Farka ToureAli Farka Toure (1987) ... CD
Mango, 1987. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Toure KundaNatalia ... LP
Celluloid, 1985. Sealed ... $5.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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TP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De CotonouTP Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – Reminiscin' In Tempo African Dancefloor Classics ... CD
Popular African Music (Germany), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
Jaggedly rhythmic work from TP Orchestre – one of the greatest musical groups on the African scene of the 70s, and a group with a sound like nobody else! TP have a way of stringing the guitar around the beats that's really wonderful – creating a magical interplay between rhythm and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Trans-Kalahari QuintetLong Journey Home ... CD
Ansonica, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Nice work from the Trans-Kalahari Quintet – a group that mostly resides in Botswana, but which also has a vibe that reminds us of South African jazz traditions from back in the 70s and 80s! The tunes all have a strong sense of flow – a rhythmic pulse that engages other southern African ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Moussa TraoreMali Foli ... CD
Talking Drum, 1999. Used ... $7.99
... CD

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Rokia TraoreWanita ... CD
Indigo (France), 2000. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Professor Liang Tsai-PingChina's Instrumental Heritage ... LP
Lyrichord, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud TutmarcSacred Hawaiian Melodies Vol II ... LP
Sacred, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Gospel, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear.)

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UaktiMapa ... CD
Point, 1989. Used ... $1.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Etuk UbongNight Dreamer Direct To Disc Sessions ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 29.99
Trumpeter Etuk Ubong leads a mighty heavy combo here – a righteous group that mixes together Nigerian roots and spiritual jazz – a blend that's very different than anything we've ever heard before – and which maybe puts Ubong's music in the same territory as some of the South ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Unknown ArtistMysterious Indonesian Record ... LP
Very Good ... $19.99
We'll admit it – we're stumped on this one, and the language barrier makes it difficult to find any information – but we can say that the record is a really beautiful mix of gamelan-styled instrumentation with female vocals on most cuts – and the tracks are nice and long! LP, Vinyl record album

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Mary Afi UsuahAfrican Woman (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
One of the most hard-grooving set we've heard from singer Mary Afi Usuah – a set that has all these deep, bassy currents on the bottom – which hold a nice groove underneath Mary's heavenly voice! Usuah has a range that's much greater than some of her contemporaries – no surprise, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Inlcudes download!)

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Glen VelezSeven Heaven ... LP
CMP (Germany), 1987. Near Mint- ... $24.99
With Glen Velez on a myriad of percussion, Layne Redmond on mbira and ramana, and Steve Gorn on bansuri bamboo flute. (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo sticker on back.)

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)On Te L'Avait Dit ... CD
Favorite (France), 2015. Used ... $9.99
Beautiful grooves from Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart – a set that mixes his classic-styled club sound with some sweet Afro-funk touches – all to create this wonderful hybrid of sounds that makes for one of his best records in years! The style here is more in the Afro-disco mode ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Helena VondrackovaHelena! Helena! Helena! (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Bonton (Czech Republic), 1972. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Includes 10 bonus tracks.)

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Voz Di SanicolauFundo De Mare Palinha (10 inch LP) ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
Beautiful grooves from the Cabo Verde islands – and music that's maybe got a bit of a special sound compared to the rest! The group hails from the San Nicolau island – and although they work here in a variant of the coladeira mode, there's a lot of standout elements that make the whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1500 – with download! Great 10" gatefold package, too.)

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Wagadu GuEasy Dancing/Freetown Calypso ... 12-inch
Rokel (UK), 1979. Very Good- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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David WaltersSoleil Kreyol ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great project from singer David Walters – a set that tries to reimagine a 21st Century creole culture – linking diaspora roots into a new sort of groove, all with plenty of help on production from Bruno Patchworks! There's a warmth to most of these tracks that draws us in ... read more CD
Also available Soleil Kreyol ... LP 28.99

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David WaltersSoleil Kreyol ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
A really great project from singer David Walters – a set that tries to reimagine a 21st Century creole culture – linking diaspora roots into a new sort of groove, all with plenty of help on production from Bruno Patchworks! There's a warmth to most of these tracks that draws us in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soleil Kreyol ... CD 16.99

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Guy WarrenAfro Jazz ... LP
Columbia/Return To Analog (Canada), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
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
(Individually numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International BandUltimate Dr Sir Warrior ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1995. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Two long tracks, with grooves by the Oriental Brothers International Band – "Anyi Ga Ebi" and "Kwu Kwa Ezi Okwu". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a water stain in one corner, which has some light peeling.)

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✨✧ WarriorNdi Adudu ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1986. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Warsaw Village BandPeople's Spring ... CD
World Village/Jaro (Germany), 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Papa WembaPapa Wemba ... CD
Sterns (UK), 1989. Used ... $4.99
Titles include "Bakwetu", "Mukaji Wanyi", "Esclave", "Bokulaka", and "M Fono Yami". CD
(Out of print.)

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Horst Wende & His OrchestraOriental Caravan – Exotic Melodies Of The Middle East ... LP
Decca, 1957. Very Good+ ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole, half split top seam, and splitting in the spine.)

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Western Jazz BandKubadili Dini/Vigelegele ... 7-inch
RCA, 1973. Good ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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White Eagles Of SabagraiaOktp Bi Diweni ... LP
Tradiscos (Nigeria), Fair ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: Cover is almost completely missing. Only includes the top half of the front cover.)

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WitchMovin On/Kuomboka ... CD
Now Again, 1980/1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.98
Two later moments from Zamrock legends Witch – both of which show the group moving into a much more soulful groove! Movin On has a sweet funky style at the core – a mode that shows Witch picking up a fair bit of disco and club from the American scene, and fusing it with their older ... read more CD

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WofaIyo – Guinee – Concert De Percussions ... CD
Buda (France), 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard WomaLive At The Pito Bar ... CD
Avant (Japan), 1997. Used ... $11.99
A really amazing little record, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The session was done as a field recording in an outdoor bar in Ghana – as an effort to focus on the balafon talents of Bernard Woma – but the overall presentation of the music is a fair bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis XavierLadja – Jazz With A West Indian Soul ... LP
ADDA/Rebirth On Wax (France), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A great little session of electric funky jazz – with a bit of a West Indian twist – all of which makes the album a real standout from other efforts at the time! The session was recorded in Paris, and led by bassist Louis Xavier – but the killer talent is saxophonist Jo Maka, who ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Y-Bayani & Baby Naa & Their Band Of EnlightenmentNsie Nsie ... LP
Philophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
Sweetly stepping sounds from Y-Bayani and Baby Naa – a duo who work together in a style that's almost like a dubbier take on the territory of lovers rock! The tunes are midtempo and laidback – most have both voices singing together, in this male/female blend that's really great and ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kourosh YaghmaeiBack From The Brink – Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran – 1973 to 1979 ... CD
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 19.98
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 CD

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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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Sissokho Yakhouba & Lansine KouyateMali – Kora & Balafon ... CD
Airmail (France), 2005. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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