Global Grooves — Recently Added

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


Mombasa Roots EP
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A Kenyan group from the early 80s – one who work in a great mix of clubby modes and Swahili soul styles! There's keyboards on most numbers, but this isn't the synth pop of the South African scene, as the tunes here generally have deeper grooves overall, and the percussion is usually live ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rough Guide, 1970s. New Copy
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All Saints, 2018. New Copy
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Lyrichord/Psychic Sounds, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Not the famous Divine Horsemen group from the LA scene, but instead a landmark set of recordings from Haiti – originally captured on tape by avant filmmaker Maya Deren, and issued here in an album that went on to have a surprisingly huge impact over the years! For folks in the postwar years, ... LP, Vinyl record album
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Mad grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – featuring work by the enigmatic Mulatu, plus some of the other extra-cool artists on that country's groundbreaking soul and funk scene! Mulatu plays Fender Rhodes and organ on his tracks – grooving with a slow, snakey approach that's ... CD
Ethio Jazz (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
L'Arome/P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
Mad funk from Ethiopia – classic work by the legendary Mulatu, one of Africa's heaviest artists of the 70s! Mulatu's been kind of a beathead secret for years – as most of his exotic grooves were never issued properly outside of Africa, and have only been the province of collectors who ... CD
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat
Esso! Afrojam Funkbeat, 2015. New Copy
LP...$9.99 18.98
Sweet work from a great Chicago combo – one who go way past the usual grooves you might expect from an ensemble of this nature! Sure, these guys have "Afro" in their name, but they don't just play Fela-styled sounds – and instead step into a warm, wide range of sounds – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
Subah Zindagi (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A great little Bollywood soundtrack by one of key composers of the genre – and one that's still got all the right sort of elements you might expect! There's some really great upbeat tracks – nice groovers that even get a bit funky at times – and which have a few cool instrumental ... CD
Koln Session
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1976. New Copy
A never-issued bit of Turkish funk from the 70s – recorded in Germany and presented here for the first time – often with a groove that might have made the music huge in the record racks of the 70s! Unlike some other Turkish groups of the period, these guys rely less on guitar solos in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Disco Deewane
Subah Zindagi (UK), 1981. New Copy
A disco album with a difference – given that the set was recorded in London by young Pakistani singer Nazia Hassan, and produced and arranged by Biddu – the man who gave the world the famous Biddu Orchestra records in the 70s! There's definitely grooves here that reflect Biddu's other ... CD
Subah Zindagi (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
A definite disco sensation from Babla – a singer who refits older Indian film songs with new club grooves for the 80s – definitely very much in the mode that's promised by the title! The set features older songs by Shankhar Jakishan, Kalyanji Anadji, and Hemant Kumar – plus a few ... CD
Mukti
Subah Zindagi (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A classic soundtrack from Indian film composer Rahul Dev Burman – and one that reminds us just how important the voice was to the format over the years! Unlike some Bollywood soundtracks, which have long upbeat songs that are driving the dance numbers in the film – this score has a ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy 2LP
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Afro 7 (Finland), 2017. New Copy
The Scorpios are a Sudanese group, now living in exile in London – and working here in this amazing remake of sounds from their homeland! The music has some echoes of the contemporary takes on Ethiopian music – definitely that blend of funk and exoticism – but there's also an ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... CD
Ustad Abdul Wahid Khan
Fantome Phonographique (Italy), 1947. New Copy (reissue)
Quite an early set in the world of full-length recordings of Indian music – an album that even predates more famous records by Ravi Shankar and some of his contemporaries! The set features three long tracks, each unfolding in a beautiful way – recorded with fidelity that's maybe a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi Hat, 1974. New Copy
Hugh Masekela at a really fantastic point in his career – recorded live for a radio broadcast, and working with a freewheeling style that's quite different than both his early and later work! The vibe here is right up there with some of the few longer-form jazz recordings made by Hugh in the ... CD
Tche Belew (with download)
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... LP, Vinyl record album
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Rare early work from Mulatu – material recorded in America, in the years before Mulatu returned to his Ethiopian homeland, and really set the scene on fire! The style here is a mix of Latin jazz with some more exotic elements – played by a combo that features Mulatu on vibes, alongside ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 24, 2018


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