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Global Grooves — New Arrivals ✈

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

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✨✧ Orquesta AfrosinfonicaOrin – A Lingua Dos Anjos ... CD
Think (Japan), New Copy ... $24.99
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✨✧ VariousWest Indies – An Island Carnival ... CD
Elektra/Nonesuch, 1983. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Uncle Toye Ajagun & His Olumo Sound MakersUncle Toye Ajagun & His Olumo Sound Makers Vol 3 ... LP
African Songs (Nigeria), 1976. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some ring and edge wear, some light flaking at the bottom, and is faded about 2 inches along the spine.)

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✨✧ Ebenezer ObeyWomanhood ... LP
Obey (Nigeria), 1991. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Cover has some stains along the opening and some surface wear. Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandMo Ke P'Oluwa ... LP
Olumo (Nigeria), 1979. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, with a name in pen on front. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Admiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters BandAdmiral Dele Abiodun & His Top Hitters Band ... LP
Olumo, 1977. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, clear tape on the seams, and a small name in pen. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Sikiru Ayinde Barrister & His Progressive Fuji CommandersAiye (1980) ... LP
Siky-Oluyole (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... $14.99
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(Cover has some surface wear, stained spots, and a name in pen on front and back.)

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✨✧ William OnyeaborAtomic Bomb ... LP
Wilfilms (Nigeria), 1978. Good ... $149.99
An incredible legacy in music! William Onyeabor has a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of – a weird mix of African rhythms and contemporary 70s keyboards – served up in a hypnotic blend of boogie and underground club styles borrowed from the US, but delivered with an earthy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Cover has ring and edge wear, some red marker on front and back, and a bit of pen. Labels have some pen and marker. Plays with some faint crackle and occasional pop.)

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✨✧ Oriental Brothers InternationalOriental Brothers International – Led By G. Kabaka Opara (1976) ... LP
Afrodisia/Decca (Nigeria), 1976. Good ... $14.99
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(80s pressing. Cover has wide clear tape holding the spine, discoloration from age, heavy edge wear, and a tear in the opening.)

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✨✧ Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz BandEgypt Strut (with bonus tracks) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1974. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Amazing grooves like you've never heard before – the seminal sides by Salah Ragab and his Cairo Jazz Band! As you can probably guess from their name, the ensemble was an Egyptian one – working in an incredible blend of jazz and more traditional Egyptian-styled sounds – a blend ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ MulatuMochilla Presents Timeless – Mulatu Astatke (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Mochilla, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The Mulatu performance for the Timeless live series – the already legendary concerts organized by Mochilla in honor of influential composers J Dilla, Mulatu and Arthur Verocai – this one headlined by Mulatu himself! The evening was hosted by Eothen "Egon" Alapatt and Garth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OkuteOkute ... LP
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A contemporary Cuban group, but one who fit easily in the long cultural legacy of Havana – as the combo have a way of taking timeless modes and making them come alive again in all new ways – often really stripping things down to their roots, with an intimate, earthy presentation that ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mdou MoctarAfrique Victime ... CD
Matador, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
It's a bit startling to see a record by Tuareg music legend Mdou Moctar on the indie rock powerhouse Matador Records – but that placement is also a great statement to just how much Moctar's guitar and the whole Tuareg scene has become in recent years! The sound is every bit as sharp as on ... read more CD

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✨✧ AlostmenKologo ... CD
Strut (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Really raw work from this Ghanaian group that emerged from jamming on the streets of Accra – a core quartet that mostly features tuned percussion and stringed instruments – used in a highly rhythmic way along with the vocals! The lineup features kologo, goje, gome, dondo, and kpanlogo ... read more CD

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✨✧ Don Cherry's New Researches EnsembleOrganic Music Theatre Festival De Chateauvallon 1972 ... CD
INA/Blank Forms, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible performance from the great Don Cherry – one that's maybe the most perfect summation we've ever heard of his ability to embrace a globe's worth of influences and make them his own! The set was recorded live at a French jazz festival in 1972, and it has a very compelling group ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Zack & GeebahFor The Love Of Money ... LP
Taretone (Nigeria), 1980. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Catchy, clubby grooves from the team of Zack Roberts and Gebah Swary – a Liberian duo who issued this very catchy record at the start of the 80s! The pair have an 80s look on the cover, and definitely bring that into their music too – with early electro touches used in very spare ways, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl on BBE still sealed!)

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✨✧ Olu DaraNeighborhoods ... CD
Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $3.99
A pretty compelling batch of tracks, featuring the guitar, trumpet, and vocals of Olu Dara – a rootsy player who'd first come to fame in the avant scene of the 80s, but who also has undergone an incredible transformation over the past few years. Although the album is only the 2nd to be ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hailu MergiaYene Mircha ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
A great new recording from Hailu Mergia – the Ethiopian keyboardist who's given us some great records over the years! This set has Hailu working on both of his strengths – using keyboards in the lead on some tracks, accordion on others – plus a bit of melodica, and just a slight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Alexis ZoumbasLament For Epirus – 1926 to 1928 (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Angry Mom/Third Man, Late 20s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 21.99
An amazing violinist from Greece, but one who recorded in New York during the 20s – on a host of rare 78rpm material presented in this lavish set! Alexis Zoumbas has a wonderfully melancholy feel to his instrument – a style that mixes virtuostic passages with these deeper, bluer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a bonus 7" single – not in previous packages – with two unissued alternate tracks!)

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✨✧ Asnakech WorkuAsnakech ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99
Not just a fantastic album from Ethiopia's legendary Asnakech Worku, but also a great setting for Hailu Mergia too – as he plays organ on the record, and produced the whole thing too! Worku sings and plays the krar – an Ethiopian harp, but one with a very raw sound – almost more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTche Belew (with download) ... LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1977. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An amazing organ player from the Ethiopian scene – one whose work here easily rivals that of Mulatu and some of the best artists on the Ethiopiques series! Hailu Mergi has plenty of jazz in his approach – not just on his own keyboard lines, but also in the way he lets the group members ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Mind Maintenance (Joshua Abrams & Chad Taylor)Mind Maintenance ... LP
Drag City, 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 32.99
Joshua Abrams and Chad Taylor are already fantastic musicians on their own key instruments – bass and drums, respectively – but here, they take up different instrumental modes – and with a result that's every bit as spiritually powerful as their work in other styles! Abrams plays ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Various90 Degrees Of Shade – Image & Identity In The West Indies – Over 100 Years Of Photography In The Caribbean (hardcover) ... Book
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 49.95
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as ... (Books, Global Grooves) read more Book

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✨✧ Bheki MselekuBeyond The Stars ... LP
Tapestry Works (UK), 2003. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic album from South African pianist Bheki Mseleku – a set of solo work, and done with a vibe that's a bit different than some of his ensemble material of the time! Bheki's always fantastic on the piano, but this record really lets you hear the way he spins things out – on ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 7 & 8 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband/Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A great double header from Honest Jons – a 2CD set that brings together volumes 7 and 8 of their London Is The Place For Me series! Volume 7 is first – a fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mahotella QueensMeet The Mahotella Queens (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Motella/Umsakazo (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The earliest work we've ever seen from this legendary South African group – and music that's got a much rawer, more stripped-down vibe than the albums that made them famous in the 80s! These tracks are mostly just group vocals with a bit of percussion and guitar – billed as "zulu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on heavyweight vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousAfrica Boogaloo – The Latinization Of West Africa ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A long-overdue collection of work – one that really gets at the unusual appearance of Latin rhythms on the African scene of the postwar years! Latin sounds from Africa are nothing new, but they're one of those things that's always taken for granted, too – kind of assumed in most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSprigs Of Time – 78s From The EMI Archive ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A collection of tracks that amount to some of incredibly deep audio archaeology – a wonderful, consciousness wakening collection of globe spanning 78s from the first half of the 20th Century – all from the darkest corners of the EMI Vaults! Honest Jons does an impressive job of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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