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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London, Early 50s. Very Good-
One of the important early field recordings made by Hugh Tracey! LP, Vinyl record album
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Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1981. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Ragas Hammer & Gara
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1979. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Truth & Soul, 2000s. Used
The long in the works African Music Today compilation on Truth & Soul – featuring modern African combos working in the tradition of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu and others – great stuff from Bama & The Family, Zafari, The Third Eye and others! Compiler Philip Lehmen got the ball ... CD
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Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band (with bonus CD)
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Incredible work from Ghanaian singer Pat Thomas & his Kwashibu Area Band – plus guests that include Afro Soul legend Tony Allen on drums! The foremost talent on display here is Pat Thomas, of course, and his voice is resonantly soulful and stirring all the way – he's amazing! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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You No Fit Touch Am
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2015. New Copy
Very old school Afro Funk from Dele Sosimi – and we mean that in the best way possible! Dele's working here in a style that's right in the best 70s mode from Fela Kuti – very hypnotic at a rhythmic level, but filled with progressive lyrics from the man himself – all at a level ... CD
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You No Fit Touch Am
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2015. New Copy
Very old school Afro Funk from Dele Sosimi – and we mean that in the best way possible! Dele's working here in a style that's right in the best 70s mode from Fela Kuti – very hypnotic at a rhythmic level, but filled with progressive lyrics from the man himself – all at a level ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Good Name
Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)
Amazing sounds from William Onyeabor – space age keyboards mixed with electro funk mixed with Afro beat, snakey sax lines, and lots lots more – a really mind-bending album that's well-achieved legendary status over the years! Each song takes up a side of the record – but spins ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kusini
Delta Sigma Theta, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic bit of rare funk from Manu Dibango – originally scored for a film that starred Greg Morris, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis – but every bit as funky as Manu's own work of the time! The tunes are all very firmly in the best style of his earliest work of the 70s, with loads of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fiesta/Africa Seven (UK), 1977. New Copy
One of the coolest 70s albums from the mighty Manu Dibango – a rare soundtrack that's done with an even greater variety of sounds than his more conventional albums! The sound's sometimes spare and rootsy, but still with this undercurrent of funk – as Dibango mixes together basslines ... CD
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Ammalele
Mississippi/Little Axe/Domino Sound, 1976. New Copy
One of the rarer Ethiopian recordings we've heard from the 70s – and one of the most compelling, too! The sounds here are just as haunting as more familiar Ethiopian music, but also have a nicely unbridled feel too – almost a bit rough at times, especially in the way the rhythms unfurl ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Psychic Sounds, 2015. New Copy
Definitely a record that lives up to the "Unheard Indonesia" in the title – as the music here really takes off from more familiar Indonesian modes, to move into a richer array of noise and free jazz expression too! The tracks are from a Pencak Silat festival – and the one ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mississippi/Little Axe, Early 60s. New Copy
Beautiful work from Ti Paris – a Haitian guitarist who works here in a relatively stripped-down setting – usually just his voice and acoustic guitar, light percussion, and occasional chorus vocals! The approach is quite different than later Haitian music we know – and has this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 2014. New Copy
Heady psych, but with a funky groove – done by a contemporary group on Soundway, and truly akin to the global psych funk of late 60s and 70s we've always loved from the label! Fumaca Preta founder/percussion/vocalist Alex Figueira is Portuguese-Venezuelan and based in Amsterdam – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundway (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy 3 LP Gatefold
An amazing set on Soundway that not only captures Highlife On The Move from the early 50s to mid 60s, it's essentially the roots of the music and dancefloor culture of some of greatest Ghanaian and Nigerian grooves to come! The historical relevance of the material is monumental to say the least ... LP, Vinyl record album
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79rs Gang
Sinking City, 2015. New Copy
A highly percussive New Orleans group with a feel that's right from the streets – just the kind of live, spontaneous energy you'd expect from the "Indian parade" image on the front! Most instrumentation comes from handheld percussion – the kind you'd use when marching down ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ambient 3 – Day Of Radiance
EG, 1980. Very Good
One of the most compelling in the Ambient series from Brian Eno – music by Laraaji, and a definite "fourth world" vibe! LP, Vinyl record album
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Hits Of The Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band
American Variety, Late 70s. Very Good-
One of the grooviest steel band records you'll ever hear – known for a great version of "Cissy Strut" – nice and funky! Other cuts include "Games People Play", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Spinning Wheel", and "Those Were The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Le Chant Du Monde (France), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/Early 2000s. Used
No description available. CD
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Syllart (France), 1960s. Used 2CD
Latin grooves from the Congo – a fantastic collection of work from the city of Kinshasa – almost all of it influenced heavily by Cuban styles of the 20th Century! The influence here is possibly a bit more subtle than in other scenes, but still is felt strongly in the rhythms, if not ... CD
 
Updated July 01, 2015


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