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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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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 2 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The second album by this wonderful world jazz ensemble – a trio featuring sitar, tabla, and vocals by Colin Wolcott; trumpet, melodica, and percussion by Cherry; and assorted percussion and voice from Nana Vasconcelos. The tracks are mostly atmospheric and exploratory, but work in a style ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousHigh Note Mento Collection ... CD
High Note/Doctor Bird (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
An unusual collection of mento material from Jamaica – a later document of sounds that were initially the first on the path towards rocksteady and reggae! Back in the late 50s, Bermuda had calypso and Jamaica had mento – a style that was similar, but which had a slightly different ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Orquesta Afro BrasileiraOrquesta Afro Brasileira (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBS/Polysom (Brazil), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A wholly unique late 60s record by Orquesta Afro Brasileira – with these raw, heavy and unforgettable roosty rhythms and chorus vocals that give it something of a spiritual, folkloric vibe – yet the overall sound is still indicative of the genre-busting creativity of the many different ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Miriam MakebaPata Pata – The Hit Sound Of Miriam Makeba ... LP
Reprise, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A huge breakthrough moment for Miriam Makeba – a South African singer who'd been bringing her music to the American scene for a number of years, but really took off in new soulful directions with this album! Previously, Makeba was maybe more confined to the world of folk – mostly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Tri-color stereo pressing. Cover has a small split near the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Makgona Tsohle BandMakgona Tsohle Reggi (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Inkonkoni/Umsakazo (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
A really sweet little record from the South African scene – one that mixes together elements of American instrumental soul with Jamaican-influenced rhythms – but with a vibe that's a bit unlike anything else we can think of! The music here is credited to the Makgona Tsohle Band, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400!)

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✨✧ Celestine UkwuCelestine Ukwu – True Philosophy ... LP
Philips (Nigeria), 1971. Good ... Just Sold Out!
The vocals are great, and often wrapped around these moody rhythms that are topped with fuzzy guitar at some points, or offbeat reeds at others! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with pen and a split and frayed spine.)

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✨✧ Dr Orlando Owoh & His Africa Kenneries InternationalObirin Akiso ... LP
Afrodisia (Nigeria), 1981. Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has ring and edge wear, with notations in pen and aged masking tape along the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ WyzaAfrica Yaya ... CD
Maianga (Brazil), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Super 7 Band Of GhanaLandlords Travel & See ... LP
Top (Nigeria), 1985. Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has overall wear and aging, some creases, and a bit of pen with wide clear tape over all the edges.)

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✨✧ VariousLa Locura De Machuca 1975 to 1980 (with bonus download) ... LP
Discos Machuca/Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $32.99 34.99
The amazing legacy of a tiny Colombian record label – a small imprint, but a groundbreaking one as well – with a rich variety of sounds that you'll hear on this really wonderful collection! Discos Machuca was based in Barranquilla, a real crossroads of cultures, sounds, and styles ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available La Locura De Machuca 1975 to 1980 ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ VariousLa Locura De Machuca 1975 to 1980 ... CD
Discos Machuca/Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
The amazing legacy of a tiny Colombian record label – a small imprint, but a groundbreaking one as well – with a rich variety of sounds that you'll hear on this really wonderful collection! Discos Machuca was based in Barranquilla, a real crossroads of cultures, sounds, and styles ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available La Locura De Machuca 1975 to 1980 (with bonus download) ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 2 – Cadence Revolution 1973 to 1981 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Stunning sounds from the Disques Debs label in the 70s – a powerhouse imprint in the French Caribbean scene, and a company who were really coming into their own during the decade! The "cadence revolution" in the title is a reference both to the revolution in new musical sounds that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Oneness Of JujuAfrican Rhythms (UK pressing – expanded) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A landmark of Afro-centric jazz in the 70s – and the first album by this famous underground collective! Oneness of Juju were a Washington DC-based group that grew out of the ashes of the Juju avant jazz ensemble – formed in the culturally rich African-American community of DC in the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDisques Debs International Vol 1 – An Island Story – Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise – 1960 to 1972 ... LP
Strut (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 30.00
A fantastic look at the groundbreaking sounds of the Disques Debs label – one of the most important companies producing music in the French Caribbean – and an imprint whose impact was strongly felt on the other side of the Atlantic as well! The core of these grooves is that compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in ... (Deep Funk, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSpace Echo – The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Extraterrestrial synths and tight, dancefloor-ready grooves from Cabo Verde – compiled here on one the most mindblowing Analog Africa collections in years! The well-detailed, beautiful-illustrated notes (an always welcome feature in Analog Africa set) tells the story of a cargo ship full of ... read more CD
(Includes booklet and slipcase.)
Also available Space Echo – The Mystery Behind The Cosmic Sound Of Cabo Verde Finally Revealed ... CD 17.99

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✨✧ SunburstAve Africa (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1976. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.98
A killer bit of funk from mid 70s Tanzania – performed here by a group who never got the same international exposure as some of their contemporaries, but who really made some magic on their local scene! Sunburst work in this wicked blend of sharp guitar lines, heavy bass, and plenty of drums ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Aloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousNext Stop Soweto Vol 4 – Zulu Rock, Afro Disco & Mbaqanga 1975 to 1985 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.99
Stunning sounds from South Africa – pulled together from a time when the nation's music was really coming into its own – despite the actions of a still-restrictive regime! There's a great mix of styles going on here – some rockish elements, of the Zamrock scene – some more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes CD format of the album.)

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✨✧ VariousSofrito – Tropical Discotheque ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
The debut compilation from Hugo Mendez and the Sofrito collective on Strut – tropical dancefloor grooves from Africa, the Caribbean and South American – featuring Banda Los Hijos De La Nina Luz, Frente Cumbiero, Fair Nick Stars, Victor Uwaifo, "Dany Play", Quantic Y Su ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ebo TaylorLove & Death ... LP
Strut (UK), 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A brilliant new album from legendary Ghanaian performer Ebo Taylor – recorded in Berlin and backed by members of Poets Of Rhythm and others from that city's loose collective of international players dubbed the Afrobeat Academy – and the set itself is a great mix of classic Ghana grooves ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pax Nicholas & The Netty FamilyNa Teef Know De Road Of Teef ... CD
Daptone, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
An Afro Funk treasure from the 70s – a rare album recorded by Pax Nicholas, a singer and percussionist who was part of Fela's legendary Africa 70 band! The album's got a sound that definitely echoes that heritage, but with a groove that's pretty weird too – more stripped down than most ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousFeel The Beat – Afro Funk ... CD
Big Sur (Italy), 2006. Used ... $8.99
An excellent modern take on the Afro Funk genre of the 70s – one that's filled with work by current groups who really get the classic sound right! As in the older work of Fela, there's plenty of percussion, keyboards, and horns in the mix here – often played straight and live, as on ... read more CD

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✨✧ Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 (180 gram pressing – with CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD of the entire album!)
Also available Aloha Got Soul – Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'I 1979 to 1985 ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ William OnyeaborBody & Soul ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest records ever from this legendary Nigerian musician – a set that's filled with sharply funky moments, soulful saxophone solos, and lots of those cool keyboards we always love from William Onyeabor! The style here is a bit like the first Crashes In Love record – tied ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
William Onyeabor's looking pretty chilled out on the cover – especially given the Hypertension title of the record – a cool, confident dude decked out in a velvet jacket and sombrero – able to carry off that look as well as he can carry the grooves on the set! In anyone else's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborCrashes In Love (version 1) ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A great early moment for the legendary William Onyeabor – music created for the film Crashes In Love – which tells the sad story of a princess who has to choose between love and money – a setting that helps make for some of Onyeabor's greatest music on record! The style here is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborGood Name ... LP
Wilfilms/Luaka Bop, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Soul BrothersJive Explosion ... LP
Earthworks, 1988. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ VariousNext Stop Soweto – Township Sounds From The Golden Age Of Mbaqanga ... LP
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99 27.99
A beautiful set of late 60s to early 70s Soweto township jive sounds – soulful, joyful and amazing numbers mostly only ever available on rare South African 45s – brought to the world at large by our friends at Strut Records! Most numbers are from the early 70s, with a couple from the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Maalem Mahmoud GaniaAicha ... LP
Hive Mind (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $29.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of a fantastic batch of music – tracks recorded by master Gnawa legend Maalem Mahmoud Gania – sounds originally only issued on cassette in Morocco, but which sound far more powerful here in a more durable format! The tracks are heavy on percussion, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Busi MhlongoUrban Zulu (with bonus download) ... LP
MELT 2000/Matsuli (UK), 1999. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Groundbreaking work from Busi Mhlongo – a real shift in South American soul at the end of the 90s, almost as if the set was marking the new sense of pride and nation that was taking place at the tip of the continent! Mhlongo's vocals are amazing – expressive in familiar soul ways, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 8 – Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A huge collection of work from the great Lord Kitchener – maybe one of the most important singers to move the music of the Caribbean to British shores during the postwar years – a time when he was a strong voice to new waves of immigrants arriving in London, and when he was also making ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Zap MamaSeven ... CD
Luaka Bop, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
(New Grooves, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Michael RogersDigital Steel ... LP
PRC, 1982. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Steel drums from Michael Rogers – with a bit of added percussion and guitar! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousShrine Afrobeat – The Funkiest Music Ever Made ... CD
Ocho (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $14.99
Funky African – and dancefloor slammers, all of them! Max Reinhardt and the crew at Shrine compiled this set of 12 tasty groovers – and the set has a real London crossover dancefloor sound, with a mix of tracks along the same theme, but pushing the envelope of styles in the way that's ... read more CD
(Out of print. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousPutumayo Presents – Cape Verde ... CD
Putumayo, 1999. Used ... $1.99
Music from Ana Firmino with Tito Paris, Boy Ge Mendes, Nana Matias, Teofilo Chantre, Cesaria Evora, Bana, Maria Alice, Jose "Zeca" Neves, Fantcha, Zeca Dinha Reinalda with Joao Cirilio & Blick Tchutchy, Dulce Matias & Djurumaru. CD
(Out of print. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Nitin SawhneyDisplacing The Priest ... CD
Outcaste (UK), 1996. Used ... $3.99
The second full length offering from Nitin Sawhney, with a much smoother sound starting out with a more stripped down approach, before giving in to some heavier beat oriented material. Overall, there's more vocals featured here, ranging from Jayante Bose's Asian style to Nina Miranda's softer ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Madala KuneneKing Of The Zulu Guitar Live, Vol 1 ... CD
B&W Music/Bootleg.net, 1995. Used ... $16.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ UaktiMapa ... CD
Point, 1989. Used ... $1.99
(Brazil, Global Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Nitin SawhneyHuman ... CD
V2 (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99

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✨✧ VariousCongotronics 2 – Buzz N Rumble From The Urb'n Jungle (CD & DVD) ... CD
Crammed/Ziriguiboom, 2006. Used CD/DVD ... $6.99
The brilliant follow up to the first Congotronics album – and a set that goes even deeper than the initial groundbreaking work by Konono! This album follows in a very similar spirit to Konono's Congotronics set – and like that one, focuses on musicians with a unique electro/acoustic ... read more CD
Also available Congotronics 2 – Buzz N Rumble From The Urb'n Jungle (CD & DVD) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mamadou DiabateTunga ... CD
Alula, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousThose Shocking Shaking Days – Indonesian Hard Psychedelic Progressive Rock & Funk 1970 to 1978 ... LP
Now Again, 1970s. New Copy 3 LPs ... Just Sold Out!
A truly incredible overview of 70s Indonesian funk, rock and psychedelia infused recordings – and it's beautifully put together, to boot – one of the very best compilations yet from Stones Throw's Now Again branch! There's an undercurrent of funk to most of this material, but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FireballsDots (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Strawberry Rain/Now Again, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A really moody set from this Zambian groups of the 70s – a record that's maybe on the darker edge of the Zamrock sound than usual – with a very heady blend of bass, guitar, and vocals – sewn through with some nice organ lines too! That slight current of psychedelia that graces ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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