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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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✨✧ Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar Collection In London ... CD
World Pacific/Angel, 1964. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print. Disc has a few marks but plays fine.)

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✨✧ Ravi ShankarTransmigration Macabre ... LP
Spark, 1967/1973. Near Mint- ... $29.99
A unique set by the great Ravi Shankar – one of his trippiest albums ever, and originally recorded as a soundtrack for the film Viola! There's plenty of elements that resonate with some of Shankar's other studio work of the 60s – but there's also a much darker feel overall – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear, light aging, and a cutout hole.)

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MahaGuruJi Dr Pandit Bhek Pati SinhaVedic Benedictions – Songs Of Soul ... LP
Custom Fidelity, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... 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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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
Also available In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP 26.99

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SorcerersIn Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God ... LP
ATA (UK), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99
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 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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SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $24.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Dele SosimiTurbulent Times ... CD
Ekostar (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
An incredible set of new Afro Funk work – very much in the best style of current groups, like Antibalas or the Afro Kings – and served up in a very classic style! Dele plays keyboards and sings lead vocals – but the album burns with the strength of the entire ensemble, a tightly-k ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 Come Back ... LP
RCA (Trinidad & Tobago), Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Great early work from Sparrow – and an album that includes the track "Number 69", which was banned by the BBC! Other tracks include "Hangman's Cemetary", "BG War", "Robbery With V", "Wahbeen & Grog", and "Take Your Bundle & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(UK 60s pressing, in flipback cover! Back cover has a small note in pen. Front has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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SparrowSparrow's Dance Party ... CD
BLS (Trinidad & Tobago), 1992. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Staff Benda BililiTres Tres Fort ... CD
Crammed, 2009. Used ... $5.99
An amazing musical discovery – a group of mostly paraplegic musicians who live in and around the zoo in Kinshasa – mixing vocals, guitar, and acoustic rhythms with a very unique one-stringed electric lute! The sound is undeniably soulful – a rich blend of the older vocalists with ... read more CD

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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
Also available Star Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP 20.99

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Star BeamsStar Beams Play Disco Specials ... LP
Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 21.98
A fantastic set from 70s South Africa – and a record that maybe has a lot more of an American funk vibe than you'd expect! The style is nice and lean, and is often in a mode that echoes some of the cooler underground disco of the late 70s on the east coast – almost as if these cuts ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Star Beams Play Disco Specials ... CD 10.99

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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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Dexter StoryBahir ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
The world of Dexter Story just keeps getting bigger and bigger – not just because he's a richly collaborative player, but also because he's got this musical style that really opens up to so many different elements – but without ever sounding like he's trying to crash them together in ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Strunz & FarahFrontera ... LP
Milestone, 1984. Near Mint- ... $2.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Strunz & FarahHeat Of The Sun ... CD
Selva, 1994. Used ... $1.99

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Sunjet Serenaders SteelbandSteelband Spectacular – The Sound Of The Caribbean ... LP
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing.)

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SuperblueKing Of The Road March – Greatest Hits ... CD
Tattoo (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Hendrik Susan & His Boere OrkesSouth African Folk Music (10 inch LP) ... LP
London (UK), Early 50s. Very Good- ... $1.99
(Folk/Country, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover is discolored from age with some splitting in the top seam.)

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AC Bhaktivedanta SwamiGovinda – Govindam Adipurusam Tamaham Bhajami ... LP
Iskcon Media, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Sweet BreezeAcross The Desert ... LP
Feathers (Nigeria), 1976. Poor ... $4.99
... 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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Tabansi Studio BandTabansi Studio Band Vol 3 – Wakar Alhazai Kano (180 gram pressing) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Fantastic longform grooves from the Tabansi Studio Band – a cool combo who worked to support Nigerian artists on the Tabansi label, but who have a sound here that's very much their own! These tracks are a lot wilder and more freewheeling than any of the group's music behind a singer – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataAishoukashu ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshio TabataGolden Star Twin Deluxe ... LP
Minoruphone (Japan), 1968. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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TamouzEnd Of The Orange Season ... LP
CBS (Israel), 1976. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has ring & edge wear and clear tape on the spine.)

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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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Andre Tanker FiveAfro Blossom West (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cree (Germany), 1969. Sealed Gatefold ... $19.99
A jazzy combo from the Caribbean – led by a singer who also plays some really wonderful vibes! The rhythms are strong, with a definite dose of calypso in the mix – but the overall sound is much more in the jazz side of the spectrum, thanks to fluidly melodic sounds from Andre Tanker on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorEbo Taylor ... CD
Essiebons/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Ebo Taylor at his finest – stepping out here in a wicked set of work from the 70s – filled with upbeat rhythms, sweet instrumental touches, and a heck of a lot of soul! There's a bubbling undercurrent in the rhythms that's almost Caribbean at times, yet the overall groove is a lot ... read more CD

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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 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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Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, & Uhuru YenzuHitsville Re-Visited ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Not the Hitsville of Motown fame – but instead a fantastic album of upbeat, hard-grooving highlife – served up by the collaborative efforts of Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, and Uhuru Yenzu! Taylor is kind of the guiding force here – as he handles arrangements, and uses his guitar to ... read more CD

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Peanuts TaylorMoods Of Peanuts ... LP
South Eastern, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam.)

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Lilly TchiumbaAngola – Songs Of My People ... CD
Monitor, 1975. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Tecun UmanFolklore Maya ... LP
Dideca (Guatemala), 1970s. Very Good- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Nkono TelesParty Beats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 29.99
Sweet synth soul from 80s Nigeria – a set that definitely shows the evolution of that country's sound in the decade after the rise of Afro Funk – and a record that also delivers plenty of the beats promised in the title! There's lots of elements here borrowed from electro – drum ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshimi TendoHokkaimeotobushi ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), 1987. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri TexierA Cordes Et A Cris ... LP
JMS (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
Great sounds from Henri Texier – a jazz musician who's always way more than just a jazz musician – especially on his 70s records, which have a really freewheeling way of mixing things together! This record is to French jazz what the Virgin Records 70s albums of Lol Coxhill were to ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear with an ink stamp near the top seam.)

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Pat Thomas & Ebo TaylorPat Thomas & Ebo Taylor ... LP
Terrestrial Funk, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A great singer and a great guitarist – both coming together here in a set that's got way more going on than you'd expect! The group here is tight – lots of congas and bass at the bottom, peppered with horns from a trio, while Ebo Taylor lays down both rhythm and lead guitars – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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TiroroTiroro – The Haitian Drummer ... CD
Cook, Late 50s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 16.99
A stone classic from this legendary percussionist – a raw and rootsy set that's one of the standouts from the catalog of Cook Records! Like some of the best Cook titles, this one's recorded in a no-nonsense format that's quite live – as if you're happening upon a performance by Tiroro ... 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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Samira TouficFaok El Jabal Ya Hamd/Chawki Acir Indi ... 7-inch
Brotherphone (Lebanon), 1960s. Very Good ... $7.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ali Farka ToureAfrican Blues ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ali Farka ToureRiver ... CD
World Circuit, 1990. Used ... $8.99
... CD

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

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Pandit Kanwar Sain TrikhaThree Sitar Pieces ... LP
Mushroom/Manufactured, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 19.99
Three sitar pieces from Pandit Kanwar Sain Trikha – all recorded in London at the staret of the 70s, and with a vibe that's every bit as trippy as the cover! Two of the album's tracks are especially long – and really have this open, free-flowing energy – more than meditative, as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)

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Koji TsurutaAa Gunka ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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UaktiMapa ... CD
Point, 1989. Used ... $4.99
(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 ... $18.99 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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Professor Richard Ugiagbe & His Afro MInisters BandVol 2 ... LP
Shanu Olu (Nigeria), Late 70s. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, some pen on front, and mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Underground System AfrobeatBOB EP ... CD
Underground System Afrobeat, 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Modern Afrobeat from Brooklyn with a unique vibe! This is the debut EP from Underground System Afrobeat , recorded after honing their craft on the live scene long enough to really get it down – and really strikes us as contemporary Afrobeat ought to sound, with heavy rhythms, tight horns, ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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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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Pierre VassiliuPierre Vassiliu En Voyages ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $9.99
A really great selection of work from a French singer with a wide and interesting resume – one that definitely warrants the voyages mentioned in the title! Pierre Vassiliu is maybe best known to our ears as a member of Les Masques – that groovy French vocal group who cut a great bossa ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International BandUltimate Dr Sir Warrior ... LP
Super International (Nigeria), 1995. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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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✨✧ Wells FargoWatch Out (CD & hardcover book) ... CD
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $8.99
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+ ... $9.99
(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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White Eagles Of SabagraiaOktp Bi Diweni ... LP
Tradiscos (Nigeria), Fair ... $8.99
... 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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✨✧ WitchWe Intend To Create Havok – Complete Works 1972 to 1977 (4CD set) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 4CD ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing sounds from Witch – a Zambian group of the 70s, and easily one of the heaviest things happening in Africa at the time! Witch stands for "we intend to create havoc" – and the group's style here definitely gets that vibe right – serving up a heady brew of fuzzy ... read more CD

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $14.99
Great stuff! Phils Woods plays reeds over a cool crazy band of Greek players who are trying to do a "jazz meets Zorba the Greek" thing here. Sounds crazy, but the record's actually great, and has a mix of styles that comes together in an amazing way. We always used to pass this up, but ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange & black label mono pressing, with Bell Sound stamp/LW etch. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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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✨✧ Kourosh YaghmaeiMalek Jamshid ... CD
Now Again, 2016. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Still sealed. Shrink has an old sticker and a small hole.)
Also available Malek Jamshid ... CD 6.99

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Hozan YamamotoEternal Echoes ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1979. Very Good+ ... $34.99
A record with a sound that's as evocative as its title – and a haunting blend of Japanese folkloric modes and avant jazz expression! Reedman Hozan Yamamoto is always a player who grabs our interest – and here, he's blowing shakuhachi throughout – a traditional bamboo flute that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert. Cover has some edge wear and a bumped corner.)

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Aki YashiroOriginal Hit 14 – Onna No Machikado ... LP
Teichiku (Japan), Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Djamel Ben Yelles1002 Nights ... CD
Island/Quango, 1996. Used ... $5.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Yoruba SingersFighting For Survival ... LP
Interculture/Cultures Of Soul, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 22.98
Sweet electric funk from the Yoruba Singers – a group you might expect to have a spiritual bent, given their name – but who work here with lots of heavy rhythms, and some pretty fantastic keyboards! They're definitely "singers", though – as many tracks have the ensemble ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered pressing!)

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... CD
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more CD

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Young Ones Of GuyanaYoung Ones Of Guyana On Tour/Reunion ... LP
BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 26.98
A pair of albums from this Guyana group – both recorded overseas, and with a really unique sort of vibe! Young Ones Of Guyana On Tour was recorded in 1970, while the group was in London – at the legendary Landsdowne Studios, home to some really groundbreaking jazz at the time – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Young Pop's OrchestraLove Player/Moonlight Serenade ... LP
JVC (Korea), 1982. Very Good ... $1.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Wang Yue-ShengRoyal Music ... LP
Fung Hang (Hong Kong), 1967. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Wang Yue-ShengSpringtime Galaxy ... LP
Fung Hang (Hong Kong), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $4.99 18.99
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more CD
Also available For The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP 14.99

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Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 26.98
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available For The Love Of Money ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Zaiko Langa LangaZaiko Langa Langa FD ... CD
Celluloid, 1990. Used ... $9.99
... CD

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Zein Musical PartyStyle Of Mombasa ... CD
Globe Style, 1990. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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ZuccheroBest Of Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari's Greatest Hits ... CD
Polygram, 1996. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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✨✧ various1969 Phonogram To Polygram 1979 – 10th Anniversary 1969 ... LP
Polygram/Philips (Ghana), 1979. Good ... $8.99
Includes "Medee Mentee" by EK's Band, "Aware Bone Agu Manim Ase" by TO Jazz, "Ablavi Eblem" by Melo Togo Band, "Mo Ma Yengye Yen Ani" by The Beach Scorpions, "Julie" by Djobi, "Ao Obra Yi" Gomoa Afransi Merry Makers, "Play Play" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear.)

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $0.99
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

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✨✧ Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Hot Jump-Up Island Sounds From The Caribbean – Mambo, Calypso, Goombay, Mento, Merengue, Cult & Compas Music ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
A way cooler set of music than you might expect – not the kind of overdone Caribbean cliches of the mainstream, but some really great lesser-known gems that mix together sounds and styles from Cuba to Haiti, to Jamaica, and beyond – served up here in a host of gems all hand-picked by ... read more CD
(Includes slipcase and booklet.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrica – Ceremonial & Folk Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
For years, these volumes, issued by Nonesuch in the 70s, have served as the benchmark for field recordings of traditional folk musics from all over the African continent. This volume documents ceremonial dance musics from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and covers many styles, from small ensembles and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing with Sterling stamp. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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VariousAfrica – Drum, Chant & Instrumental Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1976. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A classic series of field recordings – done for Nonesuch by Stephen Jay, and recorded in Niger, Mali, & Upper Volta. Titles include "Kountougi Solo", "Djerma Dundun Drummers", "Tuareg Medicinal Chant", "Kouco Solo", "Songhay Kombi & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $19.99
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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VariousAfrica Airways 6 – Mile High Funk 1974 to 1981 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Soar through the skies on this sweet collection of rare African funk – the sixth volume in a series that seems to get better and better with each new release! Most of the cuts here are heavy on styles that resonate with the American scene of the late 70s – particularly the large ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAfrica On Mango ... CD
Mango, 1988. Used ... $5.99
Includes music from Salif Keita, The Bhundu Boys, Mbongeni Ngema, and Dede St. Prix. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrican Dance Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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VariousAfrican Disco – Deep Disco From 1970s Africa ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s. Used ... $18.99
A fresh take on the African sound of the 70s – a compilation that focuses more on the club-oriented tracks of the scene, and less on the harder funkier tunes that have showed up in abundance on recent compilations. The feel here is tighter and smoother than work by Fela and some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrican Flutes – Recorded In The Gambia By Samuel Charters ... CD
Folkways, 1978. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Spare and haunting flute work – recorded by Samuel Charters in the Gambia River basin in the mid 70s, but with a timeless sound that's really compelling! The music was recorded in two different villages, and some of the tracks feature just one or two flutes, played together with a snakey, ... 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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✨✧ VariousAfrican Retro Vol 3 – Pont Sur Le Congo ... LP
EMI/Pathe (Nigeria), 1968. Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(1977 pressing. Cover has some aging and pen on both sides.)
 
 



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