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


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Dini Safarrar
Rite/Jazzman (UK), 1973. New Copy
A killer little record that's way more than just a set of obscure Afro-styled grooves – given that the whole thing was produced by funky soul genius Oliver Sain – and features work from avant jazz musicians who include Oliver Lake on alto and flute, Lester Bowie on trumpet, and Charles ... CD
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Anatolian Break Dance
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1985. New Copy
An album with a sound that's a bit more electric than some of the others from the Turkish scene – a style that's definitely hinted at by the "break dance" in the title! The music isn't exactly the sort of stuff that will have you pulling your linoleum pad to the sidewalk – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Estagfurullah – Ne Haddimize
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1983. New Copy
Turkish rocker Baris Manco hits the 80s, but still turns out work that's every bit as compelling as his famous sides from the decade before – although maybe with a bit more keyboards overall! The sound is a nice shift from exotic guitar fuzz to equally enigmatic keyboard lines – a bit ... CD
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Bana Mulenga
Private (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
Quite an obscure group from the Zambian scene of the 70s – and one who've got a vibe that's maybe a bit more soulful than some of their better-known Zamrock contemporaries! The octet have a great way of trading voices back and forth with their grooves – in a mode that's almost South ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hot Casa (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A fantastic little collection – and one that's way different than the usual Afro Funk compilation! Instead, this is an album that takes the "soul" in its title seriously – and goes for unusual tunes from the Togo scene of the 70s – almost all of which feature incredible ... CD
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Unity
PMG (Austria), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Aigbe Lebarty plays some mighty cool phased guitar on this sweet set from the 70s – a batch of long funky grooves that have his guitar lines moving back and forth over the rhythms, with a really great range of offbeat spacey sounds! The group also features some keyboards, bass, and lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Hot Casa (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic little collection – and one that's way different than the usual Afro Funk compilation! Instead, this is an album that takes the "soul" in its title seriously – and goes for unusual tunes from the Togo scene of the 70s – almost all of which feature incredible ... LP, Vinyl record album
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We Can Get It On
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
These Friimen really know how to groove – but in a way that's quite unusual, as the set often has all their instruments percolating together in this quickly-syncopated mode that cooks things up at a nicely fast clip, while they throw vocals into the mix once things get moving along! There's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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We Can Get It On
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy
These Friimen really know how to groove – but in a way that's quite unusual, as the set often has all their instruments percolating together in this quickly-syncopated mode that cooks things up at a nicely fast clip, while they throw vocals into the mix once things get moving along! There's ... CD
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Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2016. New Copy Gatefold
A haunting little record that's way more than the romantic tunes you'd guess from the title – as Yishak Banjaw is a really fantastic keyboard player – and works with sounds here that sound more like outerspace electronics than any love songs we've ever heard! There's definitely ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Love Songs Vol 2
Teranga Beat (Senegal), 2016. New Copy
A haunting little record that's way more than the romantic tunes you'd guess from the title – as Yishak Banjaw is a really fantastic keyboard player – and works with sounds here that sound more like outerspace electronics than any love songs we've ever heard! There's definitely ... CD
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Grossoi (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
Not just limbo, but instead a whole host of different Caribbean grooves – all from that sweet postwar period when sounds from Havana, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Jamaica, and Trinidad were starting to have a big impact on the US scene! There's a nicely mixed-up batch of rhythms going on here ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the most incredible African collections we've ever heard – almost more amazing than the African Scream Contest set from the same label! The package focuses on work by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou – a group who really live up to their name, by bringing in a host of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wild River
President (UK), 1972. New Copy
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Swirling Afro soul from Matana – 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 ... CD
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Analog Africa (UK), 1997. New Copy
An album with a very unusual vibe – one that showcases the Cape Verdean style of funana – a fast-moving groove that features accordion in the lead! That instrument is played here by Bitori – who was 57 years old at the time of the recording, but plays with the deft energy of a ... CD
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Sahara All Star Band Of Jos
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... CD
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Africa Seven (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Freaky funk in a variety of flavors – tunes that are every bit as groovy as the material we heard on the previous two volumes of the Africa Airwaves series – but maybe a bit trippier too! These aren't the kind of tracks that are on the muddier, grubbier side of psych – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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One More Chance
PMG (Austria), 1984. New Copy
A very cool record from Goddy Oku – who's pictured on the back cover working the knobs on a big studio console – definitely making sure that he gets his hand in the way the album's put together! There's an offbeat funky vibe to most of these tracks – almost a mode that recalls ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Stroll In The Moonlight
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy
Jimi Lee is a hell of a studio talent here – as he handles all the arrangements and production, and also sets up load of sweet guitar lines that riff alongside the vocals of Mona Finnih & The Sensationals! That riffing guitar really gets things moving here – sometimes in a heavier ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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