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Bayo DamazioListen To The Music/Dizzy With Love ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1981. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $16.99
A wicked bit of Nigerian funk from the start of the 80s – served up in a very hip blend of Afro Disco and leaner street soul modes! The groove's got some sweet keyboards alongside the catchy sing-song lyric – very uncomplicated, which really lets the focus stay on the rhythms – which are almost in a Tom Tom Club or "Rapture" sort of style! The flipside is equally catchy, too – a cool cut with a stark approach to the groove that's almost influenced by South Bronx party music – but served up here in a unique Afro style too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – with a poster attached to the sleeve!)

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First PlanetTop Of The World/I Want To Thank You Baby ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Sweet Lagos disco from First Planet – two clubby cuts from the 70s, served up in a mighty special package! "Top Of The World" has this snapping sort of vibe that's like a great post-disco cut from the US – a bit of funk and club mixed together, with very cool processing on the lyrics that almost bring in some slight Miami elements as well! "I Want To Thank You Baby" follows with even a stronger Miami vibe – lots of spacey keyboards over riffing guitars and fast drums – almost like some lost 12" single from the vaults of TK Records! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – with a bonus poster attached to the sleeve!)

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Mary Afi UsuahEkpenyong Abasi ... CD
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – recorded by an artist who was heading a children's program at the time! Make no mistake, though – this is no kiddie music, but instead a wonderfully rich, vibrant collection of material – as Mary Afi Usuah is a singer with a tremendous range – an artist who spent many years on the European scene, where she even sung a bit of opera – back home here working in some of the most interesting rhythms of the period! Backings are by the very cool SES Cultural Centre Band, who've got a lean, open vibe – able to slide into more familiar Afro Funk modes when needed, but also really ready to lay back and get a bit earthy too – so that the instrumentation takes on these moody, echoey elements that really work well with Mary's vocals. The singer may not have been one of the biggest names on the Lagos scene at the time, but she's certainly one of the most striking – on titles that include "Call Me Your Lover", "Ebre Mbre", "Mma Ama Mbo", "Ima Mma Uyem", and "From Me To You". CD
Also available Ekpenyong Abasi ... LP 22.99

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Mary Afi UsuahEkpenyong Abasi ... LP
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Some of the coolest, grooviest work we've ever heard from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – recorded by an artist who was heading a children's program at the time! Make no mistake, though – this is no kiddie music, but instead a wonderfully rich, vibrant collection of material – as Mary Afi Usuah is a singer with a tremendous range – an artist who spent many years on the European scene, where she even sung a bit of opera – back home here working in some of the most interesting rhythms of the period! Backings are by the very cool SES Cultural Centre Band, who've got a lean, open vibe – able to slide into more familiar Afro Funk modes when needed, but also really ready to lay back and get a bit earthy too – so that the instrumentation takes on these moody, echoey elements that really work well with Mary's vocals. The singer may not have been one of the biggest names on the Lagos scene at the time, but she's certainly one of the most striking – on titles that include "Call Me Your Lover", "Ebre Mbre", "Mma Ama Mbo", "Ima Mma Uyem", and "From Me To You". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ekpenyong Abasi ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Mona FinnihI Love Myself/People Of The World ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool Afro-styled number from the 70s – but one that's got a slightly different vibe than usual! The feel here is kind of a skittish mix of funk and more offbeat elements – at a level that almost sounds like ESG recording in Lagos – especially in the blend of bass, percussion, and sing-song vocals! The horns give the whole thing a bit more of a straight Afro Funk punch at times – which balances things out nicely. The flipside is every bit as charming as the main track – with similarly bright lyrics, and cool guitar bits that almost come across with a steel pan sort of feel at times! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – a pic sleeve with a poster too!)

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✨✧ Tony GreyTime Factor/You Are The One ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great Afro disco groove from Tony Grey – a cut that's got plenty of New York club touches in the mix, and a cool moogy part on the intro that feels like the synth on "Ring My Bell"! Tony's vocals are a lot more soulful, though – and this cut's way more complicated than that disco hit – and boasts this very cool sci-fi bassy breakdown in the middle! "You Are The One" has a similar mix of Afro and disco – complete with great horn parts that dip and turn sharply over snapping beats with some cool moogy flourishes! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – with a poster attached to the sleeve!)

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✨✧ Eno LouisMove/Hot Love ... 12-inch
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Move" is an Afro Funk killer – but unlike anything else you might have heard! The cut's got these riffing guitars that are familiar for the scene, but captured with the sharpness of some South Bronx street jam – with Eno doing these English lyrics that are spoken more than sung – almost a cross between Afro Funk and early Sugar Hill Records! "Hot Love" is more of a club cut overall, but still mighty nice – with Louis doing a sexy lead vocal over the top! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Very cool package – with a poster attached to the sleeve!)

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✨✧ El RegoEl Rego (plus bonus 45 & download) ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy LP & 7 Inch ... Out Of Stock
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his native Benin, essentially credited as the godfather of Benin funk – but to date, he hasn't been celebrated around the world nearly as famously as the superstars of African music hailing from Nigeria and Ghana. That's something that can change really quickly if enough people pick up this truly great compilation of pioneering recordings. Singer El Rego and his excellent, diversely capable band – sax and flute by Baboni Oudou, sax by Michel Diogo, guitar by Oscar De Souza, trumpet by Emmanuel Ganssounou, guitar by Roger Coffi, tumba by Marcelin Kpohonon, additional vocals by Christian Agueh, and bass by band leader Paul Hounnou – take a tighter approach to funky soul. Just a couple tracks on this set roll past the 4 minute mark – which gives it a tighter soul sound, along with some Benin blues and some riveting JB-indebted vocal affections. We owe Voodoo Funk and Daptone big for putting this together! Includes "Feeling You Got", "Zon Dede", "E Nan Mian Duku", "Dkobime", "Dis-Moi Oui", "Djobime", "Hessa" (the centerpiece of the album, 3 minutes of Afro Soul perfection. . .the whole set is great, but this track is unforgettable), "Kpon Fi La", "Do Do Baya", "Vive Le Renouveau", "Achuta", "Cholera" and "Ke Amon-Gbetchea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for album download plus a bonus 45 with 2 extra tracks: "E Ma Non Tin Me" and "Se Na Min".)

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✨✧ VariousLagos Disco Inferno Vol 2 ... CD
Voodoo Funk (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An even deeper set of African club tracks than the great first volume – and a limited CD release that brings together all the rare singles issued on the Voodoo Funk 12" series! The work here is every bit as disco as you'd guess from the title – but there's also a special sort of sound, too – a powerful groove that's much more underground than mainstream club work of the time – with plenty of echoes of the Afro Funk modes that had been breaking big in Nigeria during the 70s, mixed with some of the cool touches of the American indie scene – the kind of odd sounds you'd hear bubbling up on labels like P&P. There's a lot of great keyboard lines on the tracks, but with a rough-edged feel that's more moogy and spacey than tight or slick – and the vocals are mostly in English, but very basic – so that they slide along with the hypnotic rhythms of the tunes. Titles include "Disco Maniac" by Tirogo, "Move" by Eno Louis, "I Want To Thank You Baby" by First Planet, "Time Factor" by Tony Grey, "I Love Myself" by Mona Finnih, "Listen To The Music" by Bayo Damazio, "Hot Love" by Eno Louis, "Top Of The World" by First Planet, "We Like To Party" by Tirogo, and "You Are The One" by Tony Grey. 12 cuts in all – both sides of each of the 12" single reissues! CD

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✨✧ Nath & Martin BrothersMoney ... LP
Voodoo Funk (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Afro Funk, but with a nice undercurrent of fuzz too – lots of nice flares around the guitars and keyboard bits, but always in way that keeps the funky rhythms right on track! Nath & Martin Brothers were the backing group on the famous Pax Nicholas album – but they work here on their own in even more hard-hitting territory – a relatively spare blend of heavy beats, chopping guitar, and some wickedly cooking organ lines – often without any vocals at all, and with a song length that's shorter and more focused than other Nigerian grooves of the time! These guys like somewhere in a place between James Brown and Fela Kuti – the styles of the latter with the focus of the former – but have a power and presence that's all their own, and which has made this killer set one of the true Afro Funk gems from the 70s. Titles include "Baby", "Livingstone", "Ota Oji", "Money", "Walker Walker Baby", and "My Head". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiOrgasmo Nero (Sex & Black Magic/Voodoo Baby/Black Orgasm) ... CD
Chris' Soundtrack Corner (Germany), 1981. New Copy ... $19.99
A sweet sexy jungle soundtrack – issued for a film that appeared with many different erotic titles – but only this one great set of grooves from Stelvio Cipriani! Given the island setting of the narrative, there's a good amount of acoustic percussion in the mix – congas and other instruments used in ways that really work nicely with the keyboards and guitar – at a level that often comes off with a sort of sweet exotica funk approach! The style is almost a mix of Stelvio's usual groove with the 70s experiments of Mandigo – with a vibe that's completely sublime all the way through, and every bit as arresting as the image on the cover. And as usual with Cipriani, the mellow cuts are as great as the funky ones – a perfect and careful use of the best electric elements, all without ever going too far over the top – or ever sounding too clunky or commercial. CD features 28 tracks in all, and some great notes too! CD

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Johnny Guitar WatsonJohnny Guitar Watson & The Family Clone/Bow Wow ... CD
DJM/Cherry Red (UK), 1981/1994. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
Two unusual later sets from Johnny Guitar Watson – back to back on a single CD! Family Clone is a record issued with a title that was a bit of a joke – as Johnny Guitar Watson plays all instruments on the album himself, not a "family" group – but the joke stops there, as the record's every bit as great as any of Watson's classics from the time! And there's no "clone" in the grooves at all – no nod to more popular styles by other artists of the time – because Johnny keeps things unique throughout, always working that undeniable Watson charm alongside some wicked guitar and super-sly vocals! Keyboards figure in as much as guitar on the record, and there's some really great laidback numbers that almost have a Shuggie Otis-like approach to soul. Titles include "What Is Love", "Family Clone", "Forget The Joneses", "Clone Information", "Voodoo What You Do", and "Come & Dance With Me". Bow Wow is one of the last full recordings from Johnny Guitar Watson – and a surprisingly great little set that still stands strongly with some of his last funky records from the early 80s! The vibe is slightly contemporary – with some touches of 90s R&B in the production – but Watson's vocals still have that wonderful sense of charm that glides along with his sweet guitar lines – in ways that are plenty great, even amidst the changed-up rhythms. Titles include "Bob Wow", "Johnny G Is Back", "My Funk", "Time Change", "Hook Me Up", and "I Don't Think So". CD

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✨✧ James LastVoodoo Party (180 gram yellow vinyl pressing) (2016 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A wicked mix of older exotic modes and tighter 70s production – almost in the same style as some of the great Mandingo records from the period, but with perhaps a bit more soul and funk than all-out African influences! Still, there's plenty of rootsy percussion at the bottom – lots of congas and other bits you'd never expect to hear usually from James Last – and a great batch of cuts that includes "Sing A Simple Song", "Heyah Masse Ga", "Mammy Blue", "Jin Go Lo Ba", "Mr Giant Man", "Everbody's Everything", "Everyday People", and "Voodoo Lady's Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
 
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MergeMerge ... CD
RCA/PTG (Netherlands), 1982. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky grooves merge into sweet soulful moments – on this wonderful debut from an obscure Chicago group! The music is clubby at points, but also mellows out at others – mixing bassy grooves with spacier moments that have an especially nice vibe – and which really showcase a sophisticated modern soul side of the group! And the production work features plenty of old talents from Brunswick Records – including Chicago soul giants Carl Davis, Eugene Record, and Sonny Sanders – who really put the record together with a lot of care, at a level that should have made these guys huge. A great lost set, but well worth discovering – and tracks include "Volcanic Voodoo", "Take It To The Top", "What Makes You Wanna Lie To Me", "You're My Everything", "Show Him The Way To Go", and "Worry". CD

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Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions ... CD
Flying Dutchman, 1975. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for the migration of the cosmic jazz sound onto the dancefloor – a tune that's as funky as it is righteous – but other cuts on the album slow down the pace a bit too, and show off the mellower, more introspectively spiritual side that's always made Lonnie way more than just a funky jazz artist. Easily the best place to start in the all-great Lonnie Liston Smith catalog – and featuring tracks that include "Expansions", "Summer Days", "Desert Nights", "Shadows", "My Love", "Peace", and "Voodoo Woman". CD

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✨✧ Miles DavisBitches Brew Live ... CD
Columbia, 1969/1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent compilation of concert recordings from Miles Davis – the first 3 numbers from the 1969 Newport Jazz Festival and capturing Miles, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette in the months before the studio version of Bitches Brew – plus 6 tracks from Isle Of Wight in the months after the revolutionary Bitches Brew came out! The earlier tracks from Newport were previously unissued, and include "Miles Runs The Voodoo Down" (the earliest known professional, non-bootleg live recording of this track and it's a monster), "Sanctuary" and "It's About Time". The rest of the CD features the full live set from the iconic Isle Of Wight festival in 1970 – Miles in full-on funked out mode with Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett and Airto Moreira in addition to the above mentioned players. The Isle Of Wight stuff was previously included with the mammoth Complete Columbia Recordings box set, but never issued completely anywhere else. Those tracks include "Directions", "Bitches Brew", "It's About That Time", a totally different, shorter and spacier take on "Sanctuary", "Spanish Key" and "The Theme". Rare and overlooked live Miles, recorded on a pair of dates during one of the most incredible 13 month periods that any artist ever lived! CD

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions ... LP
Flying Dutchman, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for the migration of the cosmic jazz sound onto the dancefloor – a tune that's as funky as it is righteous – but other cuts on the album slow down the pace a bit too, and show off the mellower, more introspectively spiritual side that's always made Lonnie way more than just a funky jazz artist. Easily the best place to start in the all-great Lonnie Liston Smith catalog – and featuring tracks that include "Expansions", "Summer Days", "Desert Nights", "Shadows", "My Love", "Peace", and "Voodoo Woman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Expansions ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Johnny Almond Music MachinePatent Pending (remastered edition) ... CD
Deram/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stone groover from British multi-instrumentalist Johnny Almond – stepping out here on a range of instruments that includes tenor, alto, flute, organ, vibes, and mellotron! Like Almond's other session from the time, the set's got a tightly arranged groove that feels a lot like some of the best funky soundtrack work of the late 60s – an approach that has the larger band vamping in a mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, while Almond soars out on expressive solos that nicely shift with the feel of each track! A few numbers take on a slightly exotic feel that we really love – using heavy percussion and a bit of effects to emphasize the groove – and a good part of the credit for the strength of the album should go to drummer Alan White, who's really cutting it up nicely here! Titles include a version of Yusef Lateef's "Before Dawn", plus the original numbers "Tales Of Junior", "Solar Level", "Voodoo Forest", "Pequeno Novo", and "To RK", a great tribute to Roland Kirk! CD

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✨✧ Castor PolluxVoodoo/Gimme Love ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly one of the funkiest combos currently working on the planet – heard here in 2 killers numbers that boom with incredible sound! "Voodoo" is a real monster – a track that will have your speakers rumbling off the shelf from the bass, then hitting the floor while the lyrics screech out and some madly-tuned horns cut the whole track to ribbons! "Gimme Love" is equally hard and funky – weirdly skittish on the beats – but in a great dubby way that makes the track sound like an east coast funky 45 produced in Kingston! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic EchoesExpansions (UK pressing) ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Quite possibly the most celebrated album ever from keyboardist Lonnie Liston Smith – a groove-heavy classic that's burned up many a dancefloor in its day, yet also a record that features some great mellow moments as well! The title track "Expansions" is virtually a blueprint for the migration of the cosmic jazz sound onto the dancefloor – a tune that's as funky as it is righteous – but other cuts on the album slow down the pace a bit too, and show off the mellower, more introspectively spiritual side that's always made Lonnie way more than just a funky jazz artist. Easily the best place to start in the all-great Lonnie Liston Smith catalog – and featuring tracks that include "Expansions", "Summer Days", "Desert Nights", "Shadows", "My Love", "Peace", and "Voodoo Woman". CD
(Newly remastered from the original tapes!)
Also available Expansions ... CD 5.99
 
 
 



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