Global Grooves — Recently Added

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


Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy
One of the most unusual Caribbean funk albums of the 80s – a set put together by Winston Bailey, aka Shadow – a singer and musician who'd been making grooves on the scene in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade before this release – but never with a sound that's anything like ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1984. New Copy Gatefold
One of the most unusual Caribbean funk albums of the 80s – a set put together by Winston Bailey, aka Shadow – a singer and musician who'd been making grooves on the scene in Trinidad and Tobago for over a decade before this release – but never with a sound that's anything like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, Late 70s. New Copy
Funky-strutting genius from Wells Fargo – one of the coolest, heaviest acts to come out of the Zimbabwe scene of the 70s – a moment when hard rock and soulful basslines came together brilliantly, to power the raw edge of a handful of groups like this! The music is maybe more late 60s ... CD
Comb & Razor, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Not the usual sort of Nigerian sounds you'd hear on a collection focused on Lagos – and instead, music that was recorded far from the central city of the nation – often with a much rootsier vibe overall! These tunes still have plenty of funk and jazz in the mix, but they often come ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Here's some music you're not likely to have in your collection – a wealth of ultra-cool tracks from the Macondo label in Uruguay – who recorded all of these gems in the late 70s! The mix of styles runs from cumbia to bomba, merengue, mozambique, guaracha, and other South American modes ... LP, Vinyl record album
University Of Vice (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
An album that feels like early 60s Americana, gone awry – as surf, garage, Latin, and other modes are all given a different spin here on guitar-driven grooves from a variety of African scenes at the time! Music on the set comes from the Congo, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and other ... LP, Vinyl record album
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the deepest digs we've ever seen into the rich array of grooves from Colombia – a double-length page that covers a much wider range of sounds than you might expect! Colombia's unusual amongst Latin American nations, in that it's got kind of a "crossroads" sort of role – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mambo Loco
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold
Amazing grooves from accordionist Anibal Velasquez – a player who really helped transform the sound of Colombian music in the 60s and 70s! This time around, the Analog Africa label makes a shift from its namesake continent, in order to dip into the rich archives of Colombian sounds – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Analog Africa (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the coolest African collections we've seen in years – a beautiful assortment of untapped grooves from the 70s, put together with a massive booklet that sets a whole new standard in packaging! The grooves here are different from other Afro Funk collections of the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Echos Hypnotiques
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The second volume of rare Afrofunk from Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou from Analog Africa – a killer set of material recorded at EMI Studios in Lagos, Nigeria for the Albarika Store label – impeccable sounding and feverishly played by the group! This one's fairly jaw dropping, ... 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
EMI/Ovular (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from the Karachi scene of the 60s and 70s – music pulled from rare 7" singles, and performed by a host of groups who clearly drew on western influences of the time! The music features lots of electric elements – especially keyboards and guitar – but often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Worthy, 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Pure insanity from the mighty Mulatu – one of his few American albums from the 60s! The record's an incredible blend of New York Latin and some of the more Afro-styled grooves Mulatu explored more freely on his Ethiopian recordings – served up in a jazzy style that has plenty of vibes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Worthy, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing work from the legendary Mulatu Astatke – one of Ethiopia's funkiest musicians of the 70s, making a rare appearance here on this lost American recording! The album has been a holy grail for years amongst beatheads – loved for its killer blend of weird rhythms, sweet funk, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Apostles
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy
Fantastic funk from The Apostles – a group who were easily one of the most hard-hitting on the African scene of the 70s – and one who definitely absorbed key currents from a range of American artists – from James Brown through Booker T & The MGs! The groove here is totally ... CD
Sublime Frequencies, 2016. New Copy
Wonderfully weird sounds that are unlike anything we've ever heard from Vietnam before – music made by one of the nation's most ancient indigenous people, located in the country's central highlands – far removed from the culture of the cities! The instrumentation features familiar ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sublime Frequencies, 2011. New Copy
A other-worldly set of funeral music from Indonesia – sounds that are quite different than anything you'd ever hear in an American funeral home or church! The music is very earthy, and almost feels like witchcraft at time – with some sounds that echo the ringing bells and tones of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Makossa
As The Record Turns, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing Afro Funk from one of the greatest groups of the genre – The Lafayette Afro Rock Band, a funky ensemble recording in Paris in the early 70s! The group were working in a hotbed of cross-cultural styles – and brought American funk rhythms firmly into play with African influences ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated January 18, 2017


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