Africa ... LP Shadoks (Germany), 1975. Near Mint- ...
Wonderfully fuzzy work from Amanaz – one of the trippiest, headiest groups of the Zamrock scene of the 70s! The guitars here are very full and present – not at a hit you over the head jamming label, but with this rich sonic element that has lots of bassy undercurrents – at a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Venezuelan groove from Los Amigos Invisibles – produced by Masters At Work! Kenny Dope and Louie Vega may seem an unlikely match for a Latin, jam-inclined percussion ensemble, but the mix works masterfully! The Amigos don't leave the live instrumentation behind for a house makeover, but ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic collaboration between two pioneers of African music – and a set that nicely opens both into the jazziest side of their talents! Hugh Masekela blows flugelhorn, and Tony Allen handles drums and plenty of percussion – and although both artists sing a bit, the main ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Modiehi ... CD Gallo/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy ...
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... read moreCD
A really unusual album from the South African scene of the 80s – served up by a blind quartet who partly echo the styles of other vocal ensembles of the period, but done with a mish-mash of styles that really keeps the whole thing interesting! The album's maybe best-remembered for a few ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most creative albums we've heard from Dee Dee Bridgewater in years – a set of tracks recorded with a host of Malian artists – in a unique cross-cultural mode that's unlike anything else Dee Dee has ever recorded! The core style here is still very firmly rooted in Bridgewater' ... (Vocalists, Global Grooves)read moreCD
Trippy Turkish rock from Erkin Koray – rarities and singles recorded in Istanbul, and every bit as brilliant as the work on his famous self-titled albums! The music is awash in a blend of buzzing, hypnotic folk sounds of Turkey – mixed with western and otherwise globally resonant ... (Rock, Global Grooves)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The first time on vinyl for these two percussion-heavy tracks – both numbers that were recorded during the original 1964 sessions for Solomon Ilori's album for Blue Note – but only issued recently as bonus tracks on a CD! Solomon's enigmatic work on talking drum is augmented by ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record