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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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✨✧ 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 & 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 & Ebo TaylorSweeter Than Honey – Calypso Mahuno & High Lifes Celebration ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
A special collaboration between these two legends of Ghanian music – one that has singer Pat Thomas working with the grooves of Ebo Taylor – in an effort to reclaim the sound of calypso as an African sound! The album's got an unusual mix of Caribbean modes and Ghanian soul – ... read more CD

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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 ... $5.99
(Funky 45's, Global Grooves) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ali Farka ToureAfrican Blues ... CD
Shanachie, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... 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 ... $7.99
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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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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Koji TsurutaAa Gunka ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1970. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gloria TukhadioTenue Correcte ... CD
Sonodisc (France), 1994. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Member of the Orchestre Viva La Musica. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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20th Century Steel BandWarm Heart, Cold Steel ... LP
Island, 1976. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of the greatest steel band records ever – and a hip hop sample classic from way back! Sure, there were other hip steel bands back in the 70s – but nobody else ever got as far as 20th Century – ending up on a major label, cutting some key funky covers, and crossing over with ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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UaktiMapa ... CD
Point, 1989. Used ... $2.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Etuk UbongAfrica Today – Night Dreamer Direct To Disc Sessions ... LP
Night Dreamer (UK), 2020. Sealed ... $19.99
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 ... CD
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $6.99 16.99
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 CD
Also available African Woman (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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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!)
Also available African Woman ... CD 6.99

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Cuco ValoyEl Congo De Oro ... LP
Pan Tel, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with a sticker in the top right.)

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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- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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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+ ... $9.99
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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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 ... $6.99
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 ... $6.99
... 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 ... $16.99 34.98
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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WofaIyo – Guinee – Concert De Percussions ... CD
Buda (France), 2001. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Phil WoodsGreek Cooking ... LP
Impulse, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 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
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole and light aging.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ 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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Yat KhaAldyn Dashka – Music & Throat Singing From The Altai-Sayani Mountains Of Tuva ... CD
Yat Kha (UK), 1989/1999. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Djamel Ben Yelles1002 Nights ... CD
Island/Quango, 1996. Used ... $3.99
(Jazz, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $0.99
(Now Sound, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourEyes Open ... CD
Columbia, 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Youssou N'DourNelson Mandela ... LP
Polygram, 1986. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Youssou N'DourSet ... CD
Virgin, 1990. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $6.99
... CD

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Zap MamaAncestry In Progress (Limited Edition 2 Disc Set) ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2004. Used 2CD ... $6.99
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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Zein Musical PartyStyle Of Mombasa ... CD
Globe Style, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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ZuccheroBest Of Zucchero Sugar Fornaciari's Greatest Hits ... CD
Polygram, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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various1969 Phonogram To Polygram 1979 – 10th Anniversary 1969 ... LP
Polygram/Philips (Ghana), 1979. Good ... $6.99
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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VariousAbayudaya – Music From The Jewish People Of Uganda ... CD
Smithsonian Folkways, 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousAfrica – Ceremonial & Folk Music ... LP
Nonesuch, 1975. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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+ ... $5.99
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 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 ... $3.99
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 Dance Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Hammer (Germany), 1999. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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VariousAfrican Disco – Deep Disco From 1970s Africa ... CD
Nascente (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
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 Rhythms & Instruments Vol 3 – Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya ... CD
Lyrichord, 1969. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(CDr pressing.)

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VariousAfrican Tranquility – The Contemplative Soul Of Africa ... CD
Shanachie, 1996. Used ... $5.99
Includes music from Musa Dieng Kala, Tunde Jegede, Baly Othmani & Steve Shehan, and Hamza El Din. 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 Nirvana – Vampi Soul Goes To Africa ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $14.99
A well-titled set, given the grooves it's got – a motherlode of rare Afrobeat numbers from the 60s and 70s – served up in a variety of styles that really keeps things hopping! Most tracks here are pulled from other Vampi Soul reissues – and together, they really distill a wide ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $6.99
Music from Davido, Wande Coal, Tenko, Yemi Alade, Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Rayce, Kiss Daniel, Anthony David & more. CD

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VariousAkwaaba Wo Africa ... CD
Akwaaba, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Includes music from Alou Sangare, Rahmane Diallo, Ahmed Fofana, Sherifa Guru, Rose Ded Tetteh, and Eden Roots Liberation. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousAlefa Madagascar – Salegy, Soukous, & Soul From The Red Island 1974 to 1984 ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 29.99
A really riveting collection of music from a scene that we've hardly heard much from before – upbeat grooves from the island nation of Madagascar, all recorded at the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – but with a vibe that sounds much older overall! The one thing that really stands ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAmerica Invertida – Leftfield Pop & Experimental Folk From 80s Uruguay ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980s. New Copy ... $24.99
A collection of music we never expected to be this wonderful – but that's also because we were completely unaware of the scene until this release! The album brings together songs from a special time in Uruguay – a moment when democracy was returning to the nation, which seemed to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousApala – Apala Groups In Nigeria 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Includes slipcase.)
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!)

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VariousAssiyo Bellema – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music ... LP
Mississippi, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A heavy helping of Ethiopian grooves – pulled from the later volumes of the legendary Ethiopiques series, and served up here on a unique vinyl collection! The tunes are a nice mix of some of the best Ethio styles of the early 70s – and include a few standout funky numbers, plus some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAyobaness! – The Sound Of South African House ... CD
Out Here (Germany), Used ... $7.99
A pretty great collection of thumping, masterfully percussive, wonderfully floor shaking house from the South African scene – amazing stuff from DJ Mujava, L'Vovo Derrango, DJ Steavy, Shana, MGO and more! With sounds ranging from the influence of post apartheid kwaito to more contemporary ... read more CD

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VariousBachata Roja – Acoustic Bachata From The Cabaret Era ... CD
IASO, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $8.99
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 ... $4.99
... CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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VariousBar Bombay – Classic & New Indian Flavors ... CD
Nascente, 2007. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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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VariousBelly Dance! – Spectacular Rhythms From The Middle East ... LP
Parlophone/Voix De L'Orient (Greece), 1974. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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 Africa ... CD
World Music Network (UK), 1996. Used ... $1.99
Music from Pepe Kalle, 4 Etoiles, Somo Somo, Bhundu Boys, Pops Mohamed, Soul Brothers, Cecile Kayirebwa, Sona Diabate, Mansour Seck, Aster Aweke & Amampondo. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBeyond Istanbul – Underground Grooves Of Turkey ... CD
Trikont (Germany), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $11.99
A cliche-breaking compilation of recent work in a Turkish vein – either tracks recorded from current underground artists working in Turkey, or other global musicians who either have Turkish roots, or strong Turkish inspiration! And although the music is from a wide variety of sources, there's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlack Star Liner – Reggae From Africa ... CD
Heartbeat, 1983. Used ... $9.99
Tracks include "Third World" and "Fire In Soweto" by Sonny Okosun, "Carry On" and "Leaking Heart" by Sabanoh 75, "Destiny" by Victor Uwaifo & His Titibitis, and "Still Searching" by Bongos Ikwue & The Groovies. (Reggae, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... $8.99
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 Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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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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