Global Grooves — Recently Added

Unusual grooves from around the globe -- with an especially strong emphasis on the music of Africa, India, and the Mid-East!


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Jamal, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
A rocketing bit of South African funky soul – and of the few great records released on Ahmad Jamal's short-lived Jamal label! The session's a lot hipper than some of the South African work that was issued in the US around the same time – and the feel here is almost more in a London ... LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet batch of grooves with a really trippy edge! The enigmatic Lord Sitar was one of a handful of late 60s sitar players who easily crossed into the world of groovy pop – blending traditional Indian instrumental styles with shorter pop tunes that had a wild psyche-out kind of feel. This ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Electric Cowbell, 2015. New Copy
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Electric Cowbell, 2005. New Copy Gatefold
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Secret Stash, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A world of rhythmic, danceable sounds from George Danquah – the legendary Ghanaian guitarist, composer and bandleader who had earlier played and/or toured with Benya Beats, Blue Monks and Uhuru Dance Band and other brilliant groups – and this rare mid 70s set is the only album billed to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Maldoror (UK), 1988. Near Mint-
A great Tibetan singer – presented by Current 93! LP, Vinyl record album
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Folkways, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Gumnaam
Angel/EMI (India), 1965. Very Good-
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Aye Ko See Le Ba
Oriola (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good-
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Itan Anabi Muhammad Vol 1
Leader (Nigeria), 1987. Very Good-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Awa Kise Olodi Won
EMI (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good-
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Ayinla Omowura & His Apala Group Vol 1
EMI (Nigeria), Mid 70s. Near Mint-
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Contre Jour (Belgium), 2011. Used CD & DVD
No description available. CD
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Retro Afric (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Classic work from one of the Conga's greatest bands! Organized in 1958 by Henri Bowane, the man who first introduced the world the mighty Franco, Ry-Co Jazz were veritable ambassadors for Congolese sounds. At their inception they took a steamer to the Central African Republic and didn't return ... CD
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Edip Akbayram
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1974. New Copy
A seminal debut set from Edip Akbanyram – a 70s Turkish singer whose music is every bit as compelling as arabesk rock by Baris Manco or Erkin Koray! Like both of those artists, Edip mixes older Anatolian roots with a freakier, fuzzier style from the psych generation – mixing electric ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
Incredible! This is a stunning set of African-inspired jazzy percussion tracks – similar to some of the work done by Art Blakey on his Orgy In Rhythm albums, but with a lot better horn work, and with an overall conception that's much more unified! AK Salim did some sleepier work for Savoy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ndikho Xaba & The Natives
Trilyte/Matsuli (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold
Spiritual sounds and a heck of a lot more – served up by Ndiko Xaba, an expatriate South African musician who was working in Oakland at the time of this record – fusing together the roots of his homeland with some wonderfully free and open American jazz styles! At times, there's a bit ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A funky collection of soundtrack grooves from Hindi films – all from the late 70s to mid 80s – and with a lot more going on stylistically than just disco! It's got some of heaviest percussive sounds we've heard from period Eastern soundtracks – and lots of great vocals – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy
Totally cool, totally amazing music from the enigmatic Francis Bebey – a contemporary on the early 80s African scene of William Onyeabor, and an equally experimental artists! Bebey used a fair bit of electronics, but often with sounds that had acoustic roots – in this case, the ultra ... CD
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Ubuntu (Netherlands), 1940s/1950s. New Copy
A very cool collection of work from the South African scene – and almost all of it from the start of the 60s, despite the way the title is listed! Apart from one 1940 track, most of the music here comes from 1960 – a pivotal year when South African music was really growing up – ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 19, 2015


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