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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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✨✧ KitaroLight Of The Spirit ... CD
Geffen, 1987. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousLost Maestros Collection ... LP
Deviation (France), 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
A deep dig into the rich world of music from Mali – not the sounds of the mainstream that have gotten big global exposure in recent decades, but instead the more interesting, unusual artists who are still very close to the roots of their scene! Instrumentation here often leads with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Vaudou GameNoussin ... LP
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Noussin ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Helena MeirellesA Rainha da Viola Caipira ... LP
Eldorado/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $34.99
Helena Meirelles looks like a bit of a cowboy on the cover, and she sounds a bit like one too – but with a spin that's very much part of the Brazilian heritage from which she sprang! Meirelles plays the Brazilian violao here – kind of a rougher, louder sort of acoustic guitar – ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri SalvadorHomme Studio ... CD
Born Bad (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99
The title's a bit of a pun – that's "home studio", not homme studio – a reference to the fact that most of this work was recorded by 60s French pop star Henri Salvador in his own private studio – music that makes for some of the most interesting sounds in his career, at ... (French, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousMien Yao – Canon Singing In China, Vietnam, & Laos ... LP
Sublime Frequencies, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
Other-worldly voices singing in unison – heard here in contemporary recordings, but with a quality that's very much out of time! The recordings are from three different nations, but unified in style – mostly no instrumentation at all, just female voices raising together in these ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Jose Carlos Schwarz & Le Cobiana DjazzLua Ki Di Nos – The Moon Is Ours ... LP
Hot Mule (France), Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99 42.99
Really powerful music from Jose Carlos Schwarz – both a singer and a key fighter in the movement for independence in Guinea-Bissau in the 70s – so much so that he spent a few years in prison, after recording most of the work on this set! The style of the music is a bit hard to describe ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don Cherry's New Researches EnsembleOrganic Music Theatre Festival De Chateauvallon 1972 ... CD
INA/Blank Forms, 1972. New Copy 2CD ... $20.99
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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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... CD
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $19.99
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Voicii ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Voilaaa (Patchworks)Voicii ... LP
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 34.99
We've loved the music of Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart in all its many forms for years – but over time, this Voilaaa project might well be our favorite – as it really gives Patchworks a way to blend past and present, while also reaching out over the space of the globe! As before, ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Voicii ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 39.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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✨✧ VariousExcavated Shellac – Reeds – Reed Performances From Tanzania, Kurdistan, Turkey, India, China & More From The 78 RPM Era ... LP
Dust To Digital, New Copy ... $19.99
A great range of amazing reed sounds from the glory days of the global 78rpm scene – not just the saxes and woodwinds you'dknow from the west, but a whole host of even more exotic instruments from points east! The package is a companion to the excellent string-based set from the Excavated ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ KlezmersonSiete ... CD
Tzadik, 2011. Used ... $8.99
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✨✧ VariousFestival De La Cancion Latinoamericana De San Francisco ... LP
Nucleus, Early 80s. Sealed ... $2.99
A compelling collection of underground Latin tracks recorded on the San Francisco scene – issued here by the Nucleus Records label, who were best known for their Bay Area Brazilian releases! The set features selections from a festival of Latin American styles in SF – and includes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed copy!)

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✨✧ Kippie Moketsi & Hal SingerBlue Stompin ... LP
Gallo/We Are Busy Bodies (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A record that features a great guest appearance from American tenorist Hal Singer – a player who always seemed to do some of his most interesting work overseas – but a set that's an even greater testament to alto saxophonist Kippie Moketsi and some of his key collaborators on the South ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ OkuteOkute ... CD
Chulo, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD
Also available Okute ... LP 17.99

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✨✧ Fela & Roy AyersMusic Of Many Colors ... LP
Celluloid/Knitting Factory, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 24.99
One of the best soul collaborations ever! Fela and Roy Ayers team up for this whopping album that brings together the best sides of these monster soul talents of the 70s! In keeping with Fela's work, the tracks are long and Afro-tinged, with a complicated groove that grows over the length of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ William OnyeaborHypertension ... LP
Luaka Bop, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
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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✨✧ King Sunny AdeGet Up ... LP
Atom Park, 1992. Very Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has light wear, some aging, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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✨✧ King Sunny Ade & The New African BeatsDestiny ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
We have to be honest, we know a little bit about African music, but not a lot. So when we came across a small stack of African records, we scooped them up and put them online, but rather than insult those of you out there who know and love this stuff, we're just listing them at a nice price ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBombay Disco 2 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Bombay grooves, but not just the disco promised in the title – as these cuts come mostly from the 80s years of Bollywood, and show Indian funk moving into a great new realm of styles! There's definitely a disco vibe at the core – and as in other scenes, the style stayed current a lot ... read more CD

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... CD
Terrascape, Mid 70s. Used ... $7.99
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 CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousAfrican Pearls – Congo 70 – Rumba Rock ... CD
Syllart/African Pearls (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
Killer work from the Syllart catalog of the 70s – tunes that are neither rumba, nor rock – but a strange hybrid of a number of different elements! Almost all the tracks here have a pronounced electric part – not really fuzzy, or rockish – but often played in a highly ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ InvadersThere's A Light There's A Way ... CD
Fresh (South Africa), 1971. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Fuzzy, post psyche organ rock from South Africa – There's A Light There's A Way from 1971! The group has fairly versatile groove, from hard charging, bluesy psyche funk on the grittier gems, to more of an an open, less raucous mix of melodies, harmonies and righteous lyricism. In some ways ... (Rock, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Pazy & The Black HippiesWa Ho Ha ... CD
Secret Stash, 1978. Used ... $6.99
A weird little record from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – much more laidback than you might expect, and a set with a definite Jamaican influence too! At times, some of these tracks are almost more reggae than Afro Funk – although at other points, there's definitely the fierce energy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tumba FrancesaAfro-Cuban Music From The Roots ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Rootsy Latin grooves from Tumba Francesca La Caridad De Oriente – a century old Cuban group dedicated to the preservation of older styles of music and performance! The set has a really earthy feel – recorded recently in Cuba by Soul Jazz Records, but with a timeless quality that takes ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousMusique De La Grece Antique – Gregorio Paniagua/Atrium Musicae De Madrid ... LP
Harmonia Mundi (France), 1978. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
(Classical, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Includes the booklet.)

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✨✧ TP Orchestra Poly Rythmo De CotonouLe Sato ... LP
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Stunning early work from the Orchestra Poly Rhythmo – a set that's titled after a set of rhythms used in voodoo rituals in Benin – echoed here strongly by the heavy use of percussion on the record, which includes a giant drum reserved for use only in ritual performance! The sound is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Pedro GnonnasPedro Gnonnas Vol II – Musique Afro Cubaine ... CD
Ledoux (France), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Walid GholmiehAl Yarmouk – Walid Gholmieh/Greek National Symphony Orchestra/ERT Symphony Orchestra ... LP
Philips (Lebanon), 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has a partially unglued bottom seam with some clear tape remnants at the front panel.)

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✨✧ VariousAfro Latin Via Kinshasa ... CD
Syllart (France), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersDrum Suite ... LP
Columbia, 1956/1957. Very Good- ... $24.99
An incredible early experimental album from Art Blakey – one of the first to feature him in expanded percussion format! Side one of the album features the extended "Drum Suite" – a set of 3 tracks ("The Sacrifice", "Cubano Chant", and "Oscalypso") ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has an index label with a name stamp and some sticker remnants on front, some marks in pencil and a small peeled spot on back, and splitting in the bottom seam. Label on Side 1 has a sticker with name stamp.)

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✨✧ VariousFlamenco Passion – Un Siglo Con Duende 2 ... CD
EMI (Spain), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Includes 18 tracks by Manolo Caracol, El Chocolate, Manolo Vargas, El Borrico De Jerez, Antonio Mairena, Juanito Valderrama, and Pepe Marchena. CD

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✨✧ Teresa Silva CarvalhoO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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✨✧ Do AmorDo Amor ... CD
Plus Brasil Musica (Brazil), 2010. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Grupo De CarimboUirapuru Mirim ... CD
Na Music (Brazil), 2012. Used ... $8.99

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✨✧ Antonio CalvarioO Melhor Dos Melhores ... CD
Movie Play (Portugal), 1960s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tony AllenThere Is No End ... CD
Blue Note, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A very different album than some of the more recent efforts from the legendary drummer Tony Allen – and a set that shows that, as the title proclaims, there is no end to the creative talents of the mighty musician – even after he departed our planet! This set has Allen working with a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Seke Molenga & Kalo KawongoloSeke Molenga & Kalo Kawongolo ... LP
Trojan/Antarctica Starts Here, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 24.98
One of the most unusual albums to ever come from the legendary Black Ark studios of Lee Scratch Perry – a set by a duo of Congolese singers, Seke Molenga and Kalo Kawongolo – who are also not to be confused with The Congos, another group that Perry was producing at the time! The album ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Canadoes Super Stars Band Of GhanaCanadoes Super Stars Band Of Ghana ... LP
RAS (Nigeria), 1980. Very Good- ... $19.99
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(Cover is bent around the edges, with wide clear tape on all sides, some wear and aging, and a light stain on front.)

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✨✧ Pamelo Mounk'APamelo Mounk'A ... LP
Eddy Son (Congo, Republic of), 1981. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(French pressing on Disque Sonics. Cover has heavy wear, clear tape on the top and bottom seams, bent corners and sides, and an ink stamp on back. Labels have ink stamps.)

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✨✧ Ahuja Bello & His Golden EaglesOsupa Akaribiti ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), Early/Mid 80s. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some surface wear and pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ Sonny Okosuns OzziddiMother & Child ... LP
His Master's Voice (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has labels have some writing in pen.)

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✨✧ Hugh MasekelaHugh Masekela Is Alive & Well At The Whisky ... LP
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
One of Hugh's most compelling records from the time – cut live at the Whiskey A Go Go, with a jazzy edge that really shows him growing a lot as a musician. The set features small combo backing by a group that features Al Abreu on sax, Hotep Cecil Barnard on piano, Henry Franklin on bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a click on "Son Of Ice Bag" and "Senor Coraza".)

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✨✧ King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSynchro Series ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), Early 80s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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(Cover has some wear and aging, half split and flaky bottom seam, and some writing in pen on front and back. Labels have some pen.)

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✨✧ King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsAjoo ... LP
Makossa, 1983. Very Good- ... $19.99
A nice set from King Sunny Ade, licensed to the Makossa label, but in the style of his African recordings, featuring a number of shorter compositions strung together into side-longsuites. Hypnotic guitar lines and gentle diatonic melodies float over propulsive percolating percussion, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ringwear and a name written in pen on front.)

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✨✧ Nusrat Fateh Ali KhanMagic Touch – Mixed By Bally Sagoo ... CD
Oriental Star Agencies (UK), 1991. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe Beck & SabicasSabicas-Rock Encounter ... LP
Polydor, 1972. Very Good- ... $7.99
A pretty wild album – and a really wonderful mixture of funky fusion and Spanish guitar, featuring tunes written by flamenco guitarist Sabicas, backed by arrangements handled by funky guitarist Joe Beck! The sound is pretty darn incredible – way better than you might think, and ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing with Sterling stamp.)

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✨✧ Don CherryOm Shanti Om ... CD
Black Sweat (Italy), 1976. New Copy ... $24.99
Rare 70s work from Don Cherry, and one of the most perfect realizations of his organic music concept – a quartet session recorded for Italian broadcast, with long songs that have a very spun-out, meditative vibe! Cherry's on pocket trumpet, but is way more than a horn player – as his ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Les Filles De IllighadadLes Filles De Illighadad At Pioneer Works ... CD
Sahel Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really fantastic work from a group who come from a small village in Niger, but who work here with a sound that may well revolutionize the sound of sub-Saharan music! Les Filles De Illighadad fall somewhere into the contemporary spectrum of Tuareg guitar work, but their sound is also very much ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hailu Mergia & The WaliasTezeta ... CD
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Maybe the greatest record we've ever heard from Ethio keyboard legend Hailu Mergia – a sweet set of jazz recorded in the mid 70s, with a vibe that still sounds fantastic after all these years! The groove here is the sort that so many other contemporary groups have been picking up on recent ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSanteria – Mystic Music From Cuba 1939 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.98
A fantastic collection of music from Cuba – not the jazzy descarga styles that led to salsa, nor the more romantic singers that are maybe some of the nation's best-known artists – but instead a wealth of work that mixes raw percussion and vocals to support the spiritual practice of ... (Latin, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ Oneness Of JujuMake a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Black Fire/Strut (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The third album from the mighty Oneness Of Juju – and a set that has the group tightening up their groove after the spiritual jazz approach of previous records! The style here mixes a bit more boogie with their very sharp instrumentation – still with lots of righteous energy throughout ... read more CD
Also available Make a Change (aka Every Way But Loose) (with bonus tracks) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousStraight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99 36.99
A sweet set of grooves from around the globe – all the sorts of tracks that Guts plays in his legendary DJ sets overseas – music that's got a much more far-reaching vibe than some of the tracks he issues under his own name! Overall, the set's very much in the best spirit of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Straight From The Decks 2 – Guts Finest Selection From His Famous DJ Sets ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ VariousPortugal Instrumental – Les Solistes Et Virtuoses De Coimbra & Lisbonne 1950 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
A really ear-opening set of music from the Portuguese scene of the postwar years – instrumental tracks that follow some of the stylistic developments of fado, but which often branch into wonderful sounds that are all their own! In a way, the set is a counterpart to the growth of flamenco ... read more CD

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✨✧ KassavLove & Ka Dance (180 gram vinyl with bonus tracks) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
FM Productions/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 36.99
The debut album from Kassav – a group who rocked the Parisian club scene at the end of the 70s with a fantastic blend of Guadeloupe styles and more contemporary rhythms – really opening the door for countless other acts to follow in their wake! The tracks are mostly long, and heavy on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousCaribbean In America – 1915 to 1962 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), Late 10s/1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99 29.99
Caribbean styles hit the American scene – then get transformed into something completely different in this huge collection of recordings that span styles that include jazz, Latin, R&B, soul, and blues! In some cases, the Caribbean element comes through in the song structure – which ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousEthiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Amazing music from the golden years of Ethiopian Music – a set of tracks that will take you beyond the music of Mulatu, into a wealth of other talents from the scene at the same time! The sound here is incredible – a mix of heavy funk, spacey jazz, and other exotic touches all coming ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEthiopian Hit Parade Vol 1 ... LP
Ahma/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A seminal album of sounds from the groundbreaking Ethiopian scene at the start of the 70s – a full length collection of previous 45s from the excellent Ahma Records label – home to revolutionary sounds that continue to influence new generations of listeners! The music here represents ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousHeavenly Ethiopiques – The Best Of The Ethiopiques Series ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 34.99
The definitely got the title right on this one – because the set is filled with some of the most heavenly tracks from the legendary Ethiopiques series – that legendary run of compilations that was the first introduction for most of us to the amazing music of Ethiopia! This package ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Mahmoud AhmedEre Mela Mela (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/L'Arome/Heavenly Sweetness (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 29.99
Grooves unlike anything else you've ever heard in your life – an assortment of mid 70s tunes from Mahmoud Ahmed, the second grooviest Ethiopian artist, next to Mulatu! Ahmed's sound is a lot more out there than Mulatu's – less funky and jazz-based, and more in the mode of snakey ... 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+ ... $9.99
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 steamboat label stereo pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, a spot of green marker on front, some light stains on back, and a mostly split bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Orchestra BaobabMouhamadou Bamba ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A classic album from the best years of Orchestra Baobab – a time when the group were maybe the greatest thing coming out of Dakar, and really helping to move a whole generation of West African sounds forward into new directions! The instrumentation is still relatively old school – no ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Gipsy KingsGipsy Kings ... LP
PEM (France), 1988. Very Good ... $19.99
Surprisingly great after all these years – maybe more so, given that the buzz on these guys finally died down – and has kept this one out of heavy rotation in coffee shops and cafes! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the Elektra inner sleeve.)
 
 



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