Global Grooves — Recently Added

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


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Experimental
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A set that's a lot more funky than you'd guess from its "experimental" title – a record that's right on the money, in a sweet blend of late 70s Afro Funk styles! The group have a tightness that's maybe more West Africa via Paris than some of the sounds from back on the continent ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Village Boogie
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... CD
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Village Boogie
PMG (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
An album that definitely lives up to its title – thanks to a strong embrace of funky boogie styles, but served up here with a sweet Nigerian twist! Some cuts are heavy funk right from the start – clearly inspired by Kool & The Gang and other sharp-edged American groups of the 70s ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mots D'Amour
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... CD
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Zdenka Kovacicek
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... CD
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Zdenka Kovacicek
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mots D'Amour
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Extraterrestrial synths and tight, dancefloor-ready grooves from Cabo Verde – compiled here on one the most mindblowing Analog Africa collections in years! The well-detailed, beautiful-illustrated notes (an always welcome feature in Analog Africa set) tells the story of a cargo ship full of ... CD
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Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy
A fantastic record from one of the greatest underground jazz groups of the 70s! Oneness of Juju are perhaps best known for the heavy funk of their first album, African Rhythms, but we're actually partial to this second album – a warmly spiritual batch of soul jazz tracks, filled with life, ... CD
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On Mande (with bonus download)
Tal, 2016. New Copy
An album that features vocal performances from Ogoya Nengo and her group – but one that also expands the groove a bit with some great added percussion at times – which really expands the energy of the record past the all-acapella passages! The vocals here are a lot more earthy and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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On Mande
Tal, 2016. New Copy
An album that features vocal performances from Ogoya Nengo and her group – but one that also expands the groove a bit with some great added percussion at times – which really expands the energy of the record past the all-acapella passages! The vocals here are a lot more earthy and ... CD
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Crammed (Belgium), 2016. New Copy 2 LPs
Two powers of the contemporary global scene – coming together in a really amazing way! Percussionist Batida joins the amazing Konono No 1 – adding in some extra rhythms, both live and programmed, to their stunning mix of electrified percussion, likembe, and other instruments – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Message From Mozambique
Black Fire, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The first album by the group that later went on to become Oneness Of Juju! The album was recorded with a group that featured Plunky Nakabinde and Lon Moshe on reeds and percussion – plus Babatunde on congas and drums – and the overall sound is very much in kind of an Art Ensemble Of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at ... CD
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Ere Gobez
FPE, 2016. New Copy
The Debo Band is a mighty cool combo – a cross-cultural array of musicians who come together in both a love of Ethiopian music and classic funk! The tracks here are mostly from Ethiopian sources – and definitely get some of the right vocals to match, too – but the group's ... CD
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FPE, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The Debo Band is a mighty cool combo – a cross-cultural array of musicians who come together in both a love of Ethiopian music and classic funk! The tracks here are mostly from Ethiopian sources – and definitely get some of the right vocals to match, too – but the group's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Chiemi Eri
King/Akuphone (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Beautiful music from Chiemi Eri – a Japanese singer who is possibly best known in our world for her jazz recordings of the 60s – but who also cut some more traditional styles as well! This collection focuses on those sides of Eri's career – compelling music that mixes older songs ... CD
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Middle Eastern Rock (Japanese paper sleeve edition)
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's ... CD
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Day Of Judgement
Now Again, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
Some of the heaviest work to come from the African scene of the 70s – the initial offering of the Ngozi Family – a group who clearly take strong inspiration from the Cream years of the UK scene, but who also come across with a grittier, punkier vibe overall – thanks to lean, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Sweet sounds from 70s Senegal – a nation whose music was overflowing with Cuban influences at the time – which resulted in this amazing hybrid of Latin and African styles in the rhythms! The collection's one of the best to dip into the Senegalese groove we've ever heard – as it ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 28, 2016


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