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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Fiesta/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Sweet 70s Afro Funk from the great Manu Dibango – a record that adds in a bit more of a full production sound than on his earlier albums, but still sounds pretty darn wonderful overall! There's definitely more of an uptempo club groove going on – and the band has a lot more players ... CD
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World Circuit/Nonesuch, 1982. New Copy 2LP
Hardly a pirate album at all – and instead one of the first big global moments of fame for the mighty Orchestra Baobob – a Senegalese combo who'd really been honing their craft during the 70s! The album has the group working with all the soulful currents of their early work – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jo Tongo
Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful 70s set from Jo Tongo – a musician who worked often with Manu Dibango, and shares a slightly similar groove! The album's got a blend of Cameroon roots with some sweet clubby styles – not entirely an all-out Afro disco record, but just the kind of right balance we love in some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Thodisi Bewafaii
EMI (India), 1980. Very Good+ Gatefold
Features vocals by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and Asha Bhosle. LP, Vinyl record album
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Edmar, Early 70s. Very Good+
Talk about industrial colonialism! The Real Thing Steel Band were sponsored by Coca-Cola – and their uniforms and drums all bore the Coke logo! Includes a version of Sly Stone's "Stand", too! LP, Vinyl record album
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Anuraag
Odeon (India), 1973. Very Good-
Features vocals by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, and Mohammad Rafi! LP, Vinyl record album
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Mango, 1990. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Star Musique, Early 80s. Very Good+
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Africa
QDK (Germany), 1975. Used
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... CD
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Nonesuch, 1972. Used
No description available. CD
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T'Es Qui
Hot Casa (France), 2015. New Copy
French vocals, funky rhythms, and loads of sweet keyboards – a contemporary album, but one that really takes us back to our favorite global crossover years of the 70s! These guys almost have a vibe that reminds us of Seu Jorge at his funkiest – and certainly share this universal appeal ... CD
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Rough Guide, Late 60s/2015. New Copy
A mad mix of sounds that definitely lives up to the title – as sitars, tabls, and other traditional Indian instruments come into play with fuzzy guitars and freaky rhythms! The work here is partly from the 60s, partly from later years inspired by the roots of the style – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rough Guide, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Unusual Cambodian grooves from the psychedelic years – recorded at a time when the nation was getting plenty of influences from western sources! Many of the tracks here are cover versions – done with lots of echo on the surfish or fuzzed-out guitars – and recast with local lyrics ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hot Casa (France), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
Wicked work from Stanislas Tohon – a sweet batch of skittish grooves that occasionally include some William Onyebor-like electronics! The tracks are all upbeat and uptempo – fast-riffing rhythms that spin out wonderfully right from the start – with some vocals on most numbers, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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70s Soul
ARC (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
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Rare soul from 70s Kenya – music that's quite different than the usual Afro Funk of the period, and which has a sound that's more in the mode of American southern soul! Slim Ali since throughout, mostly in English – and it's clear that he's learned plenty from Tennessee soul of the ... CD
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Knitting Factory, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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World Pacific, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold
Classic 60s work by Shankar – working here with Alla Rhaka on tabla and Shyam But Nagar on tamboura. The album features 3 long tracks – "Raga Marawa", which takes up all of side two, plus "Raga Bairaga" and "Nata Bhariravi". LP, Vinyl record album
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Folkways, 1970. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Nonesuch, Early 70s. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 26, 2015


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