Global Grooves — Recently Added

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


Asherah, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy
The authentic sound of Hawaii – music from long before the islands achieved statehood, and long before their music became the stuff of stereotype! Instead, the sounds here are a fresh flowering of musical expression – mostly using unusual guitar phrasing and vocals, and recorded during ... LP, Vinyl record album
Asherah, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy
The authentic sound of Hawaii – music from long before the islands achieved statehood, and long before their music became the stuff of stereotype! Instead, the sounds here are a fresh flowering of musical expression – mostly using unusual guitar phrasing and vocals, and recorded during ... LP, Vinyl record album
Asherah, 1930s. New Copy
Roaring Lion is a singer who definitely earns his name – a strong early voice in the formation of calypso – and an artist whose early work on 78rpm discs still tops most of the later giants of the genre! The work here is an early hybrid of Island rhythms and jazz – often ... LP, Vinyl record album
President/RPM (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Swirling Afro soul from Matata – with lots of African rhythms and heavy percussion laced with some trippy elements from the psychedelic scenes in the US and UK! Matana arrived in London, via their native Kenya in the early 70s – and rather seamlessly blended elements of soul, and on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Analog Africa (Germany), 1978. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic solo work from Vincent Ahehehinnou – a singer who first rose to fame as a part of the funky sound of the Orchestre Poly Rhythmo De Cotonou – stepping out here in an even headier set on his own! The music has a more personal vibe overall – not just on the album's two ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sahel Sounds, 2017. New Copy
The first-time vinyl appearance of a number of contemporary hip hop tracks from Mali – all music that's existed only in the form of MP3 files before this release – which does a great job of pulling together disparate strands to document this scene! From what we can tell, none of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The second album from this cool Colombian project that includes Will "Quantic" Holland – a group that's very much in the same criss-crossing of cultures as his Flowering Inferno ensemble! The first Ondatropica album had a vibe that was maybe more traditionally Colombian at times ... LP, Vinyl record album
Uzelli (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A great look at a lost lineage of Turkish music – the mostly-cassette Uzelli label, initially started in Germany for Turkish workers on the continent – but an imprint who grew to have importance back in Istanbul as the years moved on! This set brings together some of the more ... CD
Parlophone/Elemental (Spain), 1973. New Copy
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A groundbreaking mix of exotica, Afro Funk, and electric 70s production – the first album from Mandingo – a tight, thumpingly savage barrage of jungle rhythms and sterling electronics! The record's a landmark from the Brit easy scene, but it's also got an amazing funky sound that sets ... CD
EP Sound (Italy), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Loads of highly percussive tracks – served up on this excellent collection of rare records from the African scene of the 70s – all with the usual perfect selection of choices we've come to appreciate from the DJ Qbico series! As with the others, there's not much here in the way of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Sweat (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)
Weird and wonderful work from Zeit – an Italian group, but one who seem to embrace a whole world's worth of influences with their music! The work is heavy on percussion – including congas, tablas, darburka, and other instrument – mixed with string sounds on berimbau, guitar, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shango Dance Band
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Good Name
Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing sounds from William Onyeabor – space age keyboards mixed with electro funk mixed with Afro beat, snakey sax lines, and lots lots more – a really mind-bending album that's well-achieved legendary status over the years! Each song takes up a side of the record – but spins ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fanon (France), 1970s. New Copy
The French Antilles have been a huge source of influence on the global scene of the past few decades – especially during the big years of the zouk explosion, which opened up the island grooves to a huge global audience! But there's a much richer history of Antilles music that doesn't always ... CD
Mississippi, 1930s. New Copy
A beautiful use of Hawaiian guitar in early Greek 78rpm recordings – an amazing musical journey that's even more fascinating than the use of the instrument in American country music! The instrument here is the acoustic version of steel guitar, and is often played alongside other more ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dalva
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Great work from Guadeloupean percussionist Roger Raspail – a set that offers up an unusual blend of jazz and island modes, but in a way that's very rich and organic – without any sort of self-conscious attitude about its presentation! Raspail's worked for years on the Paris scene ... LP, Vinyl record album
Asherah, 1928. New Copy
Two guitars and percussion – working together here in an unusual representation of West African music – in early recordings that came to lay the basis for the highlife sound to come! The set brings together rare early 78rpm singles from this trio from the Ghanian city of Kumasi – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Emahoy (Ethiopiques Vol 21)
Mississippi, New Copy
A beautiful set of solo piano work by Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou – probably the most delicately melodic material to date in the wonderful Ethiopiques series! Pianist-composer Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou has an extraordinary personal history. She is a daughter of the heralded Ethiopian intellectual the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kesarbia Kerkar
Mississippi, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy
Amazing performances from Kesarbia Kerkar – a key Indian singer of the postwar years, heard here in a variety of beautiful vintage recordings! Kerkar's got a voice that influenced many in generations to come – but the original sound here is much more mindblowing than so many others ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 26, 2017


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