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Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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AbbhamaAlam Raya ... LP
Tala & Co (Indonesia), 1978. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Rock, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(2014 reissue on Strawberry Rain/Majemuk.)

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandAdmiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band ... LP
Olumo, 1977. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape on the seams, and a small name in pen. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandMo Ke P'Oluwa ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen on front. Label has a name in pen.)

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King Sunny AdeAriya Special ... LP
SAR (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and pen marks on the front, back and labels.)

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King Sunny AdeAura ... LP
Island, 1984. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A crucial record in the early days of the global scene in the 80s – a set that lifts the music of King Sunny Ade from its roots in Nigeria, and mixes it up with some fresh elements that really open things up for a world's worth of ears! The approach isn't commercial – at least not in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has light wear, a small sticker remnant on the front and a promo stamp on the back.)

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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsCheck E ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1981. Very Good- ... $14.99
A nice side of JuJu from the originator of the Afro-pop style, with layers of gently bubbling guitars and percussion underneath some sweet pentatonic melodies. 8 pieces in all on the African only release, including "Omo Se Koko", "O-Wo-Wo Obele", "Odun Titun" and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(With a numbered Sunny Ade Bonanza insert. Cover and labels have some writing in pen.)

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Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSyncro Chapter 1 ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1977. Fair ... $7.99
Includes the side-long tracks "Syncro Feelings" and "Oba Adeyemi". LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging, bent corners with gloss separation, clear tape holding the seams, and some pen on back.)

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African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Afrodyssey OrchestraUnder The Sun (with download) ... LP
Altercat (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Great diaspora sounds from Afrodyssey Orchestra – a group who bring so much more to their music than most of their contemporaries – in ways that both tap into their native cultural history in Greece, and really open up some of the deeper jazz currents of their songs! Instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Uncle Toye Ajagun & His Olumo Sound MakersUncle Toye Ajagun & His Olumo Sound Makers Vol 3 ... LP
African Songs (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear, some light flaking at the bottom, and is faded about 2 inches along the spine.)

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Akofa AkoussahAkofa Akoussah ... LP
Sonafric/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.99
A beautiful record from Akofa Akoussah – a singer from Togo who's equally gifted in funky and sweeter soul styles! Half the record is full-on funk, and we'd swear that Lafayette Afro Rock Band must have had a hand in some of the instrumentation (possible, as it was recorded in Paris) – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Akofa Akoussah ... CD 11.99

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Ihsan Al-MunzerSonatina for Maria (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Salut/BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 42.99
A set of work from Lebanese composer Ihsan Al-Munzer, who you might know from his work with various vocalists – but a record that's all-instrumental, and which almost has the feel of an 80s sound library set overall! Tracks are heavy on keyboards – used in varying ways from cut to cut, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Actor Segun Alile & HIs Ugie 75Sew Your Coat ... LP
Ekimogun (Nigeria), 1978. Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, bent corners, and stains on front. Label has a bit of pen.)

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Tony Allen & The Afro MessengersNo Discrimination ... LP
Comet (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 44.99
Tony Allen steps out onto his own – moving away from the Afrika 70 group who accompanied him on his first three solo albums – nicely cooking here into a whole new groove! The tracks are a bit shorter than the side-long jams of previous records, but no less funky – as Tony somehow ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleySimigwa ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 27.98
A holy grail of 70s African Funk – and not just for the unusual look of the cover! The set's a really unique one – almost rootsier than most of the better-known Ghanian grooves of the time, but funkier too – with a brilliant blend of raw percussion, quirky basslines, and some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre & JosiAmandla (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tidal Waves, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 25.99
A classic collaboration between Josi Ndlovu and Andre Abrahamse – both artists who had long roots in a variety of West African groups and projects before this set – and find a way to draw on that work while also finding new energy together in the studio! The tunes have a subtle, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Progressive Fuji CommandersAiye (1980) ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some surface wear, stained spots, and a name in pen on front and back.)

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Alhaji Kollington Ayinla & His Fjui 78 OrganisationOwo Tun Tun ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and aging on back and some pen on both sides.)

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Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji 78 OrganizationEmi Ni O Jo ... LP
Kollington (Nigeria), Mid 80s. Fair ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has some wear and aging.)

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Adewale AyubaMr Johnson Play For Me ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good- ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, aging and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Kali BahluKali Bahlu Takes The Forest Children On A Journey Of Cosmic Remembrance ... LP
World Pacific/Merlins Nose (Germany), 1967. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 20.98
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ricky BandaNiwanji Walwa Amwishyo ... LP
Zambezi/Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.99
One of the moodiest albums we've ever heard from the Zamrock scene of the 70s – a record of slow-building tunes with a very personal vibe – all vocals and most instrumentation handled by Ricky Banda himself – in a style that's more intimate than other Zambian albums of the time! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Barefoot ManHappy Days In The Cayman Islands ... LP
Barefoot (Cayman Islands), 1978. Very Good- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Bazali BamAction (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 30.98
Bazali Bam look somewhat playful on the cover, but the record's got this darker intensity that points the way towards later experiments on the West African scene – with a blend of soul, funk, and psych elements that almost seem to be a precursor to Zamrock sounds! Yet the style here is a bit ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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BeatersHarari ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A landmark album on the South African scene of the 70s – a set that mixes together currents of jazz and funk, but at the start of a sound that would break forth even more in the decade to come! Yet The Beaters were there at the start – a young trio that includes drummer Sipho Mabuse, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BelizMemoires ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A really cool take on traditions of Guadeloupean musical traditions – served up in a style that echoes some of the blends of jazz and island elements from earlier generations! The group here is a trio – with the great Edmondy Krater on ka, djembe, and percussion – all instruments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Zazou BikayeMr Manager (with bonus download – and bonus tracks) ... LP
Crammed (Belgium), 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
80s Afro grooves, recorded in Belgium – given a nice twist by the Crammed Discs label, which was one of the first to really open up African styles with more European elements! Bony Bikaye handles vocals, and Hector Zazou plays plenty of keyboards and adds in beat – so there's an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – which also includes some bonus tracks!)

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BlackbusterSalsa ... LP
RCA (Philippines), 1975. Near Mint- ... $19.99
(Soul, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has hype stickers and a 4 inch split in the bottom seam.)

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Blackky (Edward Inyang)Black & Krazzy ... LP
Premier (Nigeria), 1992. Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy edge wear, bent corners, flaking at the opening, tape remnants at the seams, and some faded pen on front.)

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Gyedu Blay Ambolley & Zantoda Mark IIIControl ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A rare one from Ghanaian legend Gyedu Blay Ambolley – fully in control of a far-reaching funky trip with his Zantoda Mark III group! Control carries on with the most treasured aspects of Ambolley's mid 70s work – the raw percussion, punchy horns and charismatic vocals – but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BloPhase IV (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
Blo have gone through a few different phases before this fantastic fourth album – but none of them as funky as the work on this set – which may well set a whole new standard for the Nigerian music legends! The groove here is super-tight, with lots of excellent bass and drums snapping ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Phase IV (with bonus track) ... CD 6.99

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BombinoBombino Live In Amsterdam (2020 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Partisan, 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99
A nice little set from Bombino – recorded in Amsterdam, but heavy on the kind of fuzzy, freaky guitar work that have made the Tuareg group such an international hit in recent years! These guys wail mightily throughout – mixing pulsing rhythms with nicely freaky guitar lines – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)
Also available
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 13.99
Bombino Live In Amsterdam ... CD 10.99

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Bongos IkwueLagos ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1977. Very Good- ... $49.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides and bent corners.)

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Sidiku BuariRevolution – Live Disco Show In New York City (180 gram pressing – 2 x 45rpm) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
One of the coolest records ever issued by Sidiku Buari – the Ghanian musician who also recorded just as Buari – stepping out here in a very unusual performance recorded live at a club in New York at the end of the 70s! Side one begins with this great crowd frenzy and very cool energy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Abelardo CarbonoGuana Tangula (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Costeno/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A Colombian record from the start of the 80s, but one that's got a very different vibe than most from the time – almost more lean and stripped-down – at a level that goes back to the roots of champeta, but which also brings in all these other strange touches too! Most of the ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A legendary early set from percussionist Francisco Mora Catlett – and a really sublime blend of spiritual jazz and Latin rhythms! Mora's percussion is definitely at the core – but the set also features wonderful contributions from Vincent Bowens on tenor and soprano sax, Jerome LeDuff ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mora/Mora 2 ... CD 14.99

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Francisco Mora CatlettMora 2 (aka River Drum) ... LP
AACE/Far Out (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A set recorded in Detroit, but one that's got a globe's worth of elements in the mix – originally recorded in the mid 80s, but not released until a brief CD issue in the early part of the 21st Century! Despite that history, the album's a really timeless record that encompasses a world's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl!)

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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tassos ChalkiasDivine Reeds – Obscure Recordings From Special Music Recording Company Athens 1966/1967 ... LP
Radio Martiko (Belgium), Mid 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99
Divine reeds, indeed – as the set features a host of rare recordings from Greek clarinet player Tassos Chalkias – recorded here for his own short-lived label! Tassos has a sound that's amazing – rooted in older Greek modes, but filled with the sorts of tones you'd hear from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Stella ChiwesheAmbuya (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), Late 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Classic work from Stella Chiweshe – a set that gave mbira player Stella Chiweshe much wider exposure than some of her previous records, and a nicely bold sound to match! Stella sings lead vocals, and handles her instrument with amazing dexterity – and also uses a few other percussion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with 4 bonus tracks!)
Also available Ambuya (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Victor Chukwu/The Black IrokosAkalaka/The Power (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 29.99
Two rare albums from Uncle Victor Chukwu – a hell of a guitarist, and the driving force behind both of these Nigerian gems from the late 70s! Akalaka is a record that's maybe higlife in outward appearance, but which has a very different quality overall – in part because the guitar work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Douglas Edirih Chukwueke & HIs Olariche Supersonic BandEwizi Ka Nwanne ... LP
RAS (Nigeria), 1986. Fair ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has edge wear with some gloss separation, a stain at the bottom left corner, and some pen and a section removed from the back panel.)

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Rupert Clemendore/John Buddy WilliamsLe Jazz Primitif From Trinidad ... LP
Cook, 1961. Very Good ... $24.99
Nothing primitif about this jazz, because the music has a really haunting feel – one that's filled with sophisticated changes and compelling instrumentation – served up in ways that are unlike anything else we can think of! Side one of the record features the combo of percussionist ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Cook Records pressing! Cover has some light wear, a split spine, and a small sticker in one corner.)

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Cloud 7My Baby (the best I ever had) ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Late 70s. Very Good- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring and edge wear and some stains along the spine.)

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Oliver De CoqueDestiny (Akalaka) ... LP
Ogene (Nigeria), 1993. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a thin stain along the top seam, with a stuck gatefold, and unglued bottom seam.)

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Cosmic Eye (Amancio D'Silva)Dream Sequence (180 gram pressing) ... LP
EMI/Roundtable (Australia), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 40.99
The most mindblowing work we've ever heard from guitarist Amancio D'Silva – a really freewheeling blend of jazz and Indian music, and a set that goes far beyond most of his other albums! The album definitely lives up to the dream sequence promised by the title – as it features one long ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Count OssieTales Of Mozambique (with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Dynamic Sounds/Soul Jazz (UK), 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 36.99
One of the hippest sets ever issued during the roots reggae wave of the 70s – and one of the most spiritual, too! The album's got a very special acoustic vibe at the core – earthy drumming that goes back to a pan-African tradition, these beautiful acoustic basslines that link the music ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Cuarteto Patria & Manu DibangoCubafrica (colored vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Celluloid/Diggers Factory, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing!)

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99 18.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered pressing – with download!)

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Danny K & His Young Stars Of NigeriaChukwu No Mmau Nazu ... LP
Ojikutu (Nigeria), Late 80s. Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging, light stains, a peeled spot on front, and some pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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Alonso Wilson De BrianoFantastic Variety In The Music Of Panama – The Winsor Style & Calypso Impressions (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mokomizik (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99 45.99
A wonderful little record, and one that certainly lives up to the "fantastic variety" promise of its title! The set features work from Panamanian pianist Alonso Wilson De Briano – and although you'll see the word "calypso" in the title, the overall sound is maybe more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Demon FuzzAfreaka! ... LP
Janus, 1970. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Messed-up funky jazz from an obscure early 70s UK group – and an album that really lives up to its trippy cover! The tracks are all long and stretched out – with lots of organ, sax, and spaced out drums – and the overall style is a mix of dub-heavy funk, Afro jazz, and a bit of ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Scorpio reissue.)
Also available Afreaka! ... LP 18.99

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Danny Diaz TrioDDT Formula ... LP
EMI (Hong Kong), 1971. Very Good ... $24.99
A really cool set from a really groovy trio – a group from Hong Kong, but who sing in English, and have a great mix of jazz and soft rock styles! Danny sings, plays guitar and beer cans – and Rudy and Romeo harmonize while playing bass, keyboards, flute, and rice tins – on tunes ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: record has an edge warp, but played fine for us. Cover has autographs on back, and some light wear.)

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Manu DibangoAfricadelic ... LP
Survival Research (Australia), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Incredibly funky work from Manu Dibango – a set that's easily as great as his classic Soul Makossa album – but which is a lot more obscure overall! The work's got a fiercely-jamming quality all the way through – lots of rumbling percussion at the bottom, and also a bit of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DriveCan You Feel It ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.98
A South African jazz set from the 70s, but one with a very different vibe than most – stretched out nicely in ways that really let the tunes find their way! The group here is led by alto saxophonist H Sithole, but even more important is the work of a young Bekhi Mseleku – an artist we ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dzeltenie PastniekiLentu Gabalini ... LP
Dark Entries, 1980s. Sealed ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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El Verno Del CongoEl Verno Del Congo ... LP
Merry Disc, Early 70s. Very Good ... $16.99
The first vocal album from El Verno Del Congo, best known for his work on talking drums – recorded in Barbados! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear, and a small bit of pen on the back.)

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Electric JalabaEl Hal/The Feeling ... LP
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
A swirling mix of modes from Electric Jalaba – a group who are first inspired by the hypnotic groove of gnawa music from North Africa, but who also bring a fair bit of contemporary elements to their music – dark strains of electronics that make the whole thing this unusual blend of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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FabiHaitian Jazz'D ... LP
Fabio, 1980. Near Mint- ... $33.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Miatta FahnbullehJust 4-U ... LP
Leya (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and aging, wide brown packing tape holding the seams, and some stains on front.)

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✨✧ Majek Fashek & The Prisoners Of ConscienceSo Long Too Long ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good- ... $39.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear, lightly bent corners, and some discoloration from age.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70Open & Close (red & yellow vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Hard to find Fela album from the 70's, recorded for EMI with his crack group from the 70's. Long out of print, but now out again on wax as part of Barclay's stellar series of reissues! 3 looooong cuts (as usual): "Open & Close", "Swegbe & Pako", and "Gbagada ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary red & yellow butterfly vinyl pressing!)

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Sealed ... $17.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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4 MarsSuper Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... LP
Ostinato (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
Maybe the first-ever collection of the work of this important group from Djibouti – a huge state-financed ensemble whose performances were captured on tape for radio, but never issued as regular commercial albums at the time! 4 Mars take their name from a key moment of independence in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Super Somali Sounds From The Gulf Of Tadjoura ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ GholmiehAl Yarmouk – Walid Gholmieh/Greek National Symphony Orchestra/ERT Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $299.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam with some clear tape remnants at the front panel.)

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✨✧ GholmiehMarjeyoun – Walid Gholmieh ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1979. Very Good+ ... $79.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some clear tape holding the top seam.)

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Jnan Prakash GhoshDrums Of India ... LP
EMI (India), 1968. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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(Indian pressing. Cover has a split spine, light surface wear, and some aging.)

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Group DouehTreeg Salaam ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, Late 80s/Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Great music from the personal archives of Group Doueh – tracks all originally recorded on cassette, but cleaned up nicely and presented in one of those great Sublime Frequencies packages! The first half of the set features shorter numbers by the group – really compelling numbers that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GuemGuem Et Zaka Percussion ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), 1978. Very Good+ ... $34.99
One of the best albums ever recorded by percussionist Guem – an enhanced session that has him working with the Zaka Percussion group, an ensemble of 6 percussionists that can handle a wide variety of instruments. The tracks are all driving and heavy – with plenty of conga work from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Kiki GyanFeeling So Good ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.98
A fantastic groover from Kiki Gyan – a singer from Ghana who worked in Osibisa during the early 70s – but one who's also got a really universal club vibe here on this overlooked gem from the end of the 70s! The record's got a bubbling, upbeat vibe that really lives up to its title ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HandelKoto Handel – Water Music & Royal Fireworks Music - Suites – New Koto Ensemble Of Tokyo ... LP
Angel, 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Harari (The Beaters)Rufaro/Happiness ... LP
Sun/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Seminal South African work from Harari – a group who'd previously recorded as The Beaters, but changed their name after getting a new spiritual awakening while touring Zimbabwe! That new name and new spirit really fits the sound here – an even deeper incarnation of the style they ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $9.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tadao HayashiFinger Trip 3 ... LP
April (Philippines), 1982. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some surface wear and two small peeled spots on front.)

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... LP
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A rare South African jazz treasure – a set that's much more obscure than some of the bigger names of the scene, and which has a sound that's very different too! There's maybe a stronger American influence taking place here, especially in the rhythms, but also in the phrasing – and the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Armitage Road ... CD 9.99

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IceEach Man Makes His Destiny (aka Ice) ... LP
Kedzie, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $11.99
A really great chapter in the long and funky history of the musicians that also played in Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Cane & Abel – and a cool little set that may be one of the best records to ever come from the collective! The players work here as Ice – and come across like some ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $9.99
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Odion IruojeDown To Earth ... LP
Odion Limited (Nigeria), 1983. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Odion Iruoje is billed as the "Sound President" on the cover – a title he definitely deserves, given the amazing sound of this set – which mixes early 80s Nigerian electro sounds with a bit of influence from hip hop too! Iruoje's completely comfortable in both mides – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram UK reissue on Soundway.)

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Bola JohnsonMan No Die ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
The first ever compilation of stellar Nigerian grooves from Bola Johnson – a wonderful singer with a great ear for melodies, and an uncommon stylistic range – great stuff that rolls from highlife tunes with shimming guitars and charismatic vocals, to juju inflected numbers, soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2010 issue.)

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes a great 12" square, 12 page booklet of notes and photos!)

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Juju (Oneness of Juju)Live At 131 Prince Street ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $36.99
A much-needed slice of work from Juju – the group who later transformed into spiritual funk ensemble Oneness Of Juju! Juju only recorded two full albums in the early 70s, so this unissued live set is a key addition to their catalog – and the whole thing's got this bold quality that's ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At 131 Prince Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brij Bhushan KabraScaling New Horizons With Guitar ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
Stunning sounds on guitar from Brij Bhushan Kabra – an artist who picked up the instrument as a child, then taught himself how to make sounds – all of which creates a very unusual vibe for the record! The style is a bit like some of the sitar raga records of the 60s – long tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brij Bhushan Kabra & Zakir HussainMagic Of Music – Guitar & Tabla ... LP
Gramophone Company Of India (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99
A very cool record, and exactly what's promised in the title – this beautiful mixing of guitar and tabla – the latter handled by Zakir Hussain, the former by the great Brij Bhushan Kabra! Tracks are nice and long, and are a variant of the 60s raga recordings that were captured often by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Om KalsoumEl Hob Kollo ... LP
Souma/Radio Martiko (Belgium), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Om Kalsoum is the singer on the set, but the record is way more than just a conventional set of Egyptian vocals – as the set features one long track, filled with complex instrumental passages that effortlessly mix the modern and ancient! Kalsoum's voice doesn't even come into play until ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cem KaracaNem Caldi ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $25.99
Mad sounds from the legendary Cem Karaca – one of the hippest things going in mid 70s Istanbul – and an artist whose unique sound has gotten a great deal of global rediscovery in recent years! The music is a compelling mix of psych, funk, and more local styles – and although ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KokoKoko ... LP
Fortuna (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 35.99
A nice hybrid of Mediterranean grooves from Koko – an artist born in Morocco, working in Jerusalem during the 70s, and open to a fair bit of elements from Greece as well! The record's got some elements of some of the funkier Mid-East work of the time, including tight rhythms and nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Erkin KorayElektronik Turkuler (picture disc) ... LP
Turkofon/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $29.99 33.98
A masterpiece of Turkish psychedelia – and quite possibly the greatest album ever from Turkish psychedelic maestro Erkin Koray – a mad blend of sounds that definitely lives up to its "elektronik" title! Most numbers feature a weird blend of electric guitar and baglama – ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Erkin KorayHalimem ... LP
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s/1987. New Copy ... $25.99
Two slices of work from one of the hippest, grooviest Turkish artists of all time – the madly tripped-out Erkin Koray, a singer with a sound that's even wilder than his look on the cover! The collection brings together rare tracks from cassette-only releases and singles – and is a ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. Sealed ... $19.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, still sealed with hype sticker.)
Also available More Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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Sarathy KorwarMore Arriving (orange vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Leaf (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 24.99
A very different album than the previous effort from drummer/percussionist Saratha Korwar – a lot more political, as you might guess from the title – and a set that has the London musician working with performers from the hip hop scenes in Mumbai and New Delhi! Most of the tunes have a ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on orange vinyl with download!)
Also available More Arriving ... LP 19.99

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Yotsuo Koyama & His Tokyo MandolinoRomantic Japanese Mandolins ... LP
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
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(Mono rainbow label pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Edmony KraterJ'ai Traverse La Mer ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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Femi Kuti/Made KutiLegacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... LP
Partisan, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.99
Two generations of the Fela Kuti legend work here back to back – in a double length set that features one full album from Fela's son, and another by his grandson! Femi is up first on a set titled Stop The Hate – full-on Afro Funk with plenty of message in the music – the older ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Legacy + (Stop The Hate/Foreward) ... CD 15.99
 
 



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