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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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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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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- ... $4.99
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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Johnny TezanoJohnny Tezano Dans Gina Mata ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thai OrchestraThai Orchestra ... LP
Mississippi/Exiled, Very Good+ ... $19.99
... 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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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 ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Ti ParisTi Paris Et Sa Guitare ... LP
Fiesta, Early 60s. Very Good ... $49.99
Beautiful work from Ti Paris – a Haitian guitarist who works here in a relatively stripped-down setting – usually just his voice and acoustic guitar, light percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The approach is quite different than later Haitian music we know – and has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Haitian stereo pressing on Haiti Record. Cover has split seams, some stains along the top, and a bit of red pen on front.)

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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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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 ... $5.99
... CD

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Rokia TraoreWanita ... CD
Indigo (France), 2000. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud TutmarcSacred Hawaiian Melodies Vol II ... LP
Sacred, Late 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
(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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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 ... $4.99
... 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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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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Warsaw Village BandPeople's Spring ... CD
World Village/Jaro (Germany), 2001. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Alan WattsOm – The Sound Of Hinduism ... LP
Warner, 1967. Very Good- ... $19.99
An amazing record – with Alan Watts explaining Hindu, with music by Vincent Delgado, in a session put together by Henry Jacobs! (Comedy, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(White label mono Vitaphonic promo. Cover has a half split top seam, split bottom seam, with a bit of marker, light stains, and some minor flaking on back.)

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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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Randy Weston with the Splendid Master Gnawa Musicians Of MoroccoSplendid Master Gnawa Musicians Of Morocco ... CD
Antilles, 1994. Used ... $9.99
Randy Weston on piano. (Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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WofaIyo – Guinee – Concert De Percussions ... CD
Buda (France), 2001. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bernard WomaLive At The Pito Bar ... CD
Avant (Japan), 1997. Used ... $9.99
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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Yanti BersaudaraYanti Bersaudara ... LP
Lamunai (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Haunting vocals from Yanti Bersaudara – an Indonesian singer, but one who works here in a range of modes that embraces some of the other styles in the Southeast Asian scene of the early 70s! Yanti's got a presence that's almost more like a European vocalist – not overstated, but nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Zap MamaAncestry In Progress (Limited Edition 2 Disc Set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2004. Used 2CD ... $4.99
African soul, filtered through modern Philly – and spun out with some great help from guests that include Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Bahamadia, and Common! The set's the greatest work to date from Marie Daulne – a funky batch of tunes that's overflowing with catchy numbers, and which is ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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Zonke FamilyAt The Studio (with bonus download) ... LP
Lokalophon (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Lumingu Puati ZorroMoese ... CD
Tabansi/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
Beautifully gliding sounds from Lumingu "Zorro" Puati – a guitarist who glides along here on rhythms inspired by the Caribbean side of the Colombian music spectrum – but who gives the record a definite West African twist! All the album's four tracks are nice and long, and ... read more CD

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Zorro FiveJump Uptight (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brigadiers/Matsuli (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $24.99
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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Alexis ZoumbasAlexis Zoumbas ... LP
Orpheum/Mississippi, Late 20s. New Copy ... $13.99
Astonishing work from Alexis Zoumbas – a Greek musician from the early days of the 78rpm recording, and one who plays violin with the dexterity of Paganini, but in ways that are much more rootsy and fokloric overall! Zoumbas' classic 78s have recently gotten new attention on an excellent ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes 8 page booklet!)

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ZuccheroBest Of Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari's Greatest Hits ... CD
Polygram, 1996. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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Various2nd Festival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
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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VariousAbayudaya – Music From The Jewish People Of Uganda ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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 Colors Of The World ... CD
Allegro, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Includes tracks by Hijas Del Sol, Voices Of Celebration, Pierre Akendengue, Rigo Star, Farafina, D'Gary, and Rokia Traore. CD

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Connection Vol 1 – Zaire Choc! ... CD
Celluloid (France), 1997. Used ... $18.99
Music from Sam Mangwana, Empire Bakuba, Jean Papy Ramazani, Kass Kass, Pepe Kalle & Nyboma, Franco & Le T.P.O.K. Jazz, Ray Lema, Papa Wemba, 4 Etoiles & Kanda Bongo Man. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAfrican Dance Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 1999. Used ... $0.99
... CD

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VariousAfrican Dance Beat Vol 2 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 2006. Used ... $4.99
Tracks from Mali, Cameroon, Ghana, and Congo. CD

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VariousAfrican Rhythms & Instruments Vol 3 – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya ... CD
Lyrichord, 1969. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(CDr pressing.)

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VariousAfrican Tranquility – The Contemplative Soul Of Africa ... CD
Shanachie, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Includes music from Musa Dieng Kala, Tunde Jegede, Baly Othmani & Steve Shehan, and Hamza El Din. CD

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VariousAfricans – Original Soundtrack From The Television Series ... LP
Antilles, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Way cooler than the usual score you might expect – as the record not only features the main theme, plus some ethnographic recordings – but also includes cuts by Fela, Toure Kunda, and Youssou N'Dour! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousAfricavision Vol 1 – Musical Anthology Of African Cinema 1975 to 2005 ... CD
Buda (France), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $4.99
An ambitious anthology of music from African films of many styles – featuring a variety of material that stretches as deep as the subject matter – covering films from 1975 to 2005! The sound quality is crisp and impeccable – and the stylistic breadth is quite wide! Many of the ... read more CD

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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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VariousAfrobeat/Brasil ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A killer collection of contemporary Afro Funk work – but all served up from quite a surprising source! The music here is all from Brazil, but also continues that nation's long tradition of sharing roots and culture with the continent across the Atlantic – a legacy that's sometimes been ... read more CD

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VariousAfrobeats Hot Hits – New Urban Dance Grooves From Africa ... CD
Shanachie, 2017. Used ... $4.99
Music from Davido, Wande Coal, Tenko, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Rayce, Kiss Daniel, Anthony David & more. CD

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VariousAkwaba Abidjan – Afrofunk In 1970s Ivory Coast ... LP
Oriki (France), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99
A fantastic collection of funk from the 70s scene in Ivory Coast – music that's every bit as heavy on jazz-based solos as it is on the grooves – with some especially strong sax lines that really give the tunes a lot of soul! The music here is nice and raw, and often very stripped-down ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAll The Best From Africa – 20 Tribal Songs ... CD
All The Best (Canada), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Drums Of Passion", "High Priest", "Warrior", "Ipi N Tomba", "White Zombee", "Ayinde", and "Ire Do Do Ye". CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic collection of sounds from the Nigerian scene at the end of the 60s – music in the apala mode, a highly rhythmic blend of percussion, voices, and thumb piano – served up with a style that's a lot grittier than some of the more commercial music of the time! These tracks are ... read more CD
Also available Apala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... LP 19.99

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 34.99
A fantastic collection of sounds from the Nigerian scene at the end of the 60s – music in the apala mode, a highly rhythmic blend of percussion, voices, and thumb piano – served up with a style that's a lot grittier than some of the more commercial music of the time! These tracks are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Apala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... CD 18.99

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VariousAsia Classics Vol 1 – Dance Raja Dance – The South Indian Film Music Of Vijaya Anand ... CD
Luaka Bop, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $2.99
Tracks include "Dancing Is Beautiful", "Loving Hearts", "Love Is Everywhere", and "Dheem Thana Thana Thana". CD
(Out of print, name written in pen on CD.)

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VariousBachata Roja – Acoustic Bachata From The Cabaret Era ... CD
IASO, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Rafael Encarnacion, Marino Perez, Eladio Romero Santos, Blas Duran, Felix Quintana, Juan Bautista, Augusto Santos, Julio Angel, Julio Morales & more. CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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VariousBadenya – Manden Jaliya In New York City ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2002. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBar Bombay – Classic & New Indian Flavors ... CD
Nascente, 2007. Used 2CD ... $6.99
28 track collection split into two parts – classic and new grooves. First half includes music by Ravi Shankar, Lata Mangeshkar, Ananda Shankar, Chitra Singh, and Kavita Krishnamurthy. Second half include music from Nitin Sawhney, TJ Rehmi, Sutrasonic, and Transglobal Underground. CD

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VariousBeginner's Guide To Flamenco (3CD set) ... CD
Nascente (UK), 2012. Used 3CD ... $11.99
Includes 45 tracks by Diego Carrasco, David Lagos, Jesus Mendez, Jorge Prado & Tino di Geraldo, Mayte Martin, Encarna Anillo, Daniel Casares, and Los de la Morena. CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousBelly Dance! – Spectacular Rhythms From The Middle East ... LP
Parlophone/Voix De L'Orient (Greece), 1974. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Musicians include Joseph Karkour, Mohammed Labban, Ahmed Menaymne, Alexis Menakian, Ziad Rahbani, and Setrak Sarkissian. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Bollywood – 15 Classic Hits From The Indian Cinema ... CD
Hip-O, 1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
This one's a bit frustrating in its lack of dates or full information on the titles it includes – but the compilation is a surprisingly nice overview of Bollywood musical styles, with a range of tracks from different generations! The titles on the set are billed as a the "best of the ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.98
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 CD
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP 19.99

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 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.)
Also available Black Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD 8.99

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VariousBliss – A Tranquil Journey Into The Real World ... CD
Real World, 1998. Used ... $2.99
Includes tracks by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Peter Gabriel, Ayub Ogada, Sheila Chandra, Afro Celt Sound System, the Guo Brothers & Shung Tian, and the Grid. CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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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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VariousBoiling Point – Music From Hot Countries – The Best Of African & Latin Music ... CD
World Circuit/Trees Music & Art (Taiwan), 1996. Used ... $6.99
Music from Joe Arroyo Y La Verdad, Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Gabriel Romero, Alex Konadu, Abdel Aziz El Mubarak, Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, Orchestra Baobab, Dimi Mint Abba, Abdel Gadir Salim, Black Umfolosi & Rodolfo Y Su Tipica RA7. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBombay Connection – Funk From The Bollywood Action Thrillers 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Bombay Connection (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The incredible first volume in one of the best series we've ever seen for Bollywood film music – served up not only with great rare tracks throughout, but also a wealth of notes and images as well! As the title implies, this one's all about the funk – and tracks are pulled from a great ... read more CD

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VariousBombay Disco – Disco Hits From Hindi Films 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... read more CD

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousBulawayo Blue Yodel – Omasiganda, Troubadours & High Lonesome Sounds Of Zimbabwe, Kenya & South Africa 1948 to 1959 ... LP
Mississippi, Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really unusual slice of music from the southern African scene of the postwar years – sounds from a strange wave of cowboy-inspired music in Zimbabwe and South Africa – but with results that are completely unique! Many of these guys actually wore cowboy hats and played acoustic guitar ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes on the music, too!)

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VariousCalabar-Itu Road – Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria – 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Comb & Razor, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Not the usual sort of Nigerian sounds you'd hear on a collection focused on Lagos – and instead, music that was recorded far from the central city of the nation – often with a much rootsier vibe overall! These tunes still have plenty of funk and jazz in the mix, but they often come ... read more CD

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VariousCan't You Hear Me – African Nuggets ... LP
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 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 In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99 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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VariousColombian Soul – Compiled By Bagar aka Tricky D ... CD
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
A completely different side of Colombian music than you'd know from Discos Fuentes and some of the other mainstream outlets from that scene – as the tracks here are all from the contemporary underground, and represent a really rich flowering of creative grooves and soulful modes! In truth, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousCongo Revolution – Revolutionary & Evolutionary Sounds From The Two Congos 1955 to 1962 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really tremendous collection of music – and one that really gets at the heart of the criss-crossing of Latin and African modes that took place on the Congolese scene of the 50s and 60s! Sounds and styles from Cuba and the Caribbean definitely influenced other African scenes, but they took ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCongotronics 2 – Buzz N Rumble From The Urb'n Jungle (CD & DVD) ... CD
Crammed/Ziriguiboom, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... $6.99
The brilliant follow up to the first Congotronics album – and a set that goes even deeper than the initial groundbreaking work by Konono! This album follows in a very similar spirit to Konono's Congotronics set – and like that one, focuses on musicians with a unique electro/acoustic ... read more CD
(Package also features a DVD with footage of 6 of the groups on the set!)

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VariousContemporary Afro Beat – A Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The World ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $6.99
The third in the Contemporary series from Tramp Records – this one focusing on the fertile modern international Afro Beat scene – with funky numbers by Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, The Boogoos, Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble, Express Brass Band, N'Ghare Hi Power Band and more! What's so ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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. Used ... $5.99
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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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD
Also available Cult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD 6.99

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VariousCult Cargo – Grand Bahama Goombay ... CD
Numero, Mid 70s. Used ... $6.99
Heavy funk from the Bahamas – a whole bunch of groups that will show you that Nassau had a lot more to offer than The Beginning Of The End! The groove here is totally wonderful – somewhat like American funk of the late 60s and early 70s, but served up with some very unusual rhythmic ... read more CD

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VariousCumbia Beat Vol 3 – 21 Peruvian Tropical Gems ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDirty Jazz From Down South ... CD
Cook, 1958. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 16.98
Nothing too dirty about this jazz – especially considering that the "south" in the title is actually the Caribbean – an overlooked hotbed of creative improvisational activity! The album's similar to some of the other Caribbean jazz recorded by Cook Records at the time – ... 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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VariousDiscoteca Collection – Missao De Pesquisas Folcloricas – Library Of Congress Endangered Music Project ... CD
World/Ryko, 1938. Used ... $5.99
Folk, ritual, and dance music recorded in northern Brazil in the late 30's for the Discoteca Publica Municipal. (Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousDJ Qbico Plays A Night With DJ Qbico Vol 2 – Esoteric, Erotic, Exotic 45's from The US (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
EP Sound (Italy), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $29.99
Dj Qbico usually gives us grooves from other parts of the planet – but here, he focuses on rare vintage singles from the US – but all tracks that borrow nicely from other styles around the globe! In other words, the set features American artists working with touches of Eastern, Mid-Easte ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDuende – From Traditional Masters To Gypsy Rock (3CD box set) ... CD
Ellipsis Arts, 1994. Used 3 CDs ... $6.99
Music from Jose Menese, Island Shrimp, the Polish, Diego The Cabrillero, Tomatito, the old man, Enrique De Melchor, Karakatamba, Fuss, Chano Dominguez, Ray Heredia & more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
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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VariousEthiopie Polyphonies Et Techniques Vocales ... LP
Ocora (France), 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Features tracks from Canon Dorze, Diaphonie Rashaida, Duo Ghimira, Duo Gidole, Polyphonie Ghimira, Polyphonie Maji and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $1.99
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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