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✨✧ Gestu De DakarDiabar ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Gestu De Dakar have a really great sound here – one that comes from some especially strong guitar lines from the group's leader, El Hadji Malick Diouf – who has a way of playing both rhythmically and with all these strange inflections that move all up and down in the grooves! There's vocals on the record, but often the guitar lines are the most powerful voice on the set – really giving the combo a sound that's different than some of their contemporaries in Dakar – and almost point the way towards later Tuareg fuzz. Titles include "Fonk Ligueye", "Diabar", "Borom Touba", "Ndiourel", "Ngoulok", and "Djirime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ John ColtraneDakar ... LP
Prestige/OJC, 1963. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.98
Darkly brooding work from John Coltrane's early years as a leader on Prestige – a very unique little record that features twin baritone sax support from Pepper Adams and Cecil Payne! Both players are wonderfully hip here – more than enough to match Trane's unique musical vision for the group's format – and the sound of the session is much edgier than some of his other Prestige work – which may be why the label chose not to issue it until 1963, even though it was recorded back in '57. There's a nice roughness here – the same inspirational early sound you'll get on Coltrane's early sides for Savoy or Imperial – and other players include Mal Waldron on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, and Art Taylor on drums. Titles include "Cat Walk", "Dakar", "Route 4", "Velvet Scene", and "Witches Pit". LP, Vinyl record album

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Xanadu All Stars (Al Cohn, Billy Mitchell, etc)Night Flight To Dakar/Xanadu In Africa ... CD
Xanadu, 1980. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99 19.99
An excellent set of recordings from a unique moment for the Xanadu Records label – an imprint that was carrying the torch of the Prestige label style well into the 70s – also run by that label's old head, Don Schlitten! The tracks here were all recorded live in Dakar – by a tight quintet that features some of the best Xanadu players at the time – both Al Cohn and Billy Mitchell on tenor, plus Dolo Coker on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Frank Butler on drums. Mitchell is especially wonderful – an excellent soloist who was often lost in larger groups throughout his career, but who really got the chance to shine in the bigger, more open space of the small group sides. Both he and Cohn blow at some of their best levels for the performances – and titles include "Night Flight To Dakar", "Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying", "Blues Up & Down", "Sweet Senegelese Brown", "Robbins Nest", "Blues In The Closet", "Easy Living", and "The King". CD
 
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BohannonBohannon ... LP
Dakar, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A massive amount of fast funk groovers from the mighty Hamilton Bohannon – just the kind of skittish, upbeat, and totally amazing tracks that have made him a legend for years! The sound is really stripped down – usually just bass, drums, and guitar – wrapped together in this groove that's super tight, but not slick at all – like someone had dug deep into the best resources of the funky 45 underground, then pushed them to the limit! The guitar work alone is completely amazing – razor-sharp perfection at a level that blows away any previous chicken scratch lines – and titles include "Can You Feel It", "Think Of Me", "The Funky Reggae", "The Bohannon Walk", "Bohannon's Beat Part 1", and "Gentle Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Tyrone DavisCould I Forget You/Just My Way Of Loving You ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo with staining and discoloration.)

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Tyrone DavisI'll Be Right Here (stereo, mono) ... 7-inch
Dakar, Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Tyrone DavisWoman Needs To Be Loved/Just Because Of You (I Can See My Way Through) ... 7-inch
Dakar, 1975. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BohannonStop & Go ... LP
Dakar, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few years later – and the wonderful rhythms mix together scattershot drums with funky wah wah guitar, organ, and hard-plugging basslines – all in a blend that's pretty mindblowing not just for its instrumental dexterity, but also for the way it brings complex patterns together in a really hypnotic way! All cuts are instrumentals, save for a few chorus vocals – and players on the album include Wah Wah Watson, Ray Parker, Travis Biggs, and Mose Davis. Bohannon's on drums and percussion – and titles include "The Pimp Walk", "Stop & Go", "Getting to the Other Side", "It's Time For Peace", "Save Their Souls", and "Singing a Song for My Mother". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sidney Joe QuallsI Enjoy Loving You (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dakar/Demon (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Classic work from this massively overlooked 70s soul singer! The set's one of a rare few albums cut by Sidney Joe Qualls – a fantastic talent who's probably better known for his work behind the scenes, and as a songwriter, than he is as a voice on his own. The session is produced with a style that kind of mixes Brunswick Chicago soul with rootsier southern elements – stepping proud in the 70s territory of Johnnie Taylor or Tyrone Davis, but sounding way way better here, and with a much more independent vibe. Plus, the album boasts some incredible material – original tunes written by the likes of Sam Dees, Clifford Davis, George Davis, and others. Titles include "Shut Your Mouth", "Run To Me", "I Enjoy Loving You", "Please Help Me", "Can't Get Enough of Your Love", and "The Next Time I Fall in Love". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Tyrone DavisGive It Up (Turn It Loose) – The Very Best Of The Columbia Years ... CD
Columbia, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
Tyrone Davis on Columbia Records – an incredible combination that makes for music that's quite different than Davis' earlier years on the Dakar label! At Columbia, Tyrone turned his bluesy groove onto a much more sophisticated sound – a smooth-stepping, mellow mature style that was light years ahead of his earlier work – deeply sensuous, and with a richness that still holds up wonderfully over the years. Davis' vocals are still plenty darn soulful in this setting – but in a different way than his initial Chicago roots – and certainly than the more blues-based albums he'd make after leaving Columbia – a territory that's somewhat like that explored by Johnnie Taylor during his Columbia years, although mellower than Taylor overall. Titles include "Get On Up", "I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight", "This I Swear", "Close To You", "Let's Be Closer Together", "In The Mood", "Heart Failure", "Leave Well Enough Alone", "Ain't Nothing I Can Do", "Can't You Tell It's Me", and "Just My Luck". CD

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Manu DibangoAfrovision ... CD
Diggers Factory, 1978. New Copy ... On May 28, 2021
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – and some especially nice guitar that both riffs along with the rhythms, then takes off on solo moments that often have some cool processing that makes the sound nice and flangey! The production is a bit tighter than before, but that only seems to sharpen up all the elements even more – making for a massive groove that rolls all the way through cuts that include "Big Blow", "Baobab Sun 7", "Afrovision", "Aloko Party", and "Dakar Streets". CD

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Manu DibangoAfrovision ... LP
Diggers Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... On May 28, 2021
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – and some especially nice guitar that both riffs along with the rhythms, then takes off on solo moments that often have some cool processing that makes the sound nice and flangey! The production is a bit tighter than before, but that only seems to sharpen up all the elements even more – making for a massive groove that rolls all the way through cuts that include "Big Blow", "Baobab Sun 7", "Afrovision", "Aloko Party", and "Dakar Streets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this amazing instrument to a wider audience – opening up the ringing, many-stringed tones of the kora with fidelity that really lives up to the tonal complexities of well-played performances like these. Some of the songs are quite long, and have a very hypnotic vibe – and titles include "Tutu Jara", "Sutukung Kumbu Sora & Solo", "Darisalami Amad Fal", and "Yeyengo High Life Tune". LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)

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✨✧ Orchestra BaobabMouhamadou Bamba ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99 29.99 On June 4, 2021
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 drum programs or beats, just this fantastic blend of quick guitar lines, tenor sax, and plenty of percussion – all topped by back/forth vocals from members of the group, but with an energy that's maybe thinking more globally than locally, with a really wonderful spirit throughout. Titles include "Yen Saay", "Gnawoe", "Doomou Baaye", "Boulmamine", "Mouhamadou Bamba", and "Ndiawolou". LP, Vinyl record album
This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, June 4.

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✨✧ Orchestra BaobabSi Bou Odja (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Syllart (France), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing classic from Orchestra Baobab – one of those records that reminds us why the group were always so different than anyone else! Some of the rhythms are familiar, but the execution is very unique – chopped up at times, so that the grooves are a perfect mix for the angular tenor and alto lines form Issa Cissokho, whose saxophone presence here may well be worth the price of admission alone! But all other aspects are great, too – from the sharp-but-snakey guitar solos of Barthelemy Attiso, to the sonorous vocals of the group – sometimes inflected in more of an east African style, but which maybe also belie the group's roots in the crossroads city of Dakar. Titles include "Autorail", "Sibou Odia", "Sotante Xalat", "Bon Bon I", and "Ndiambaane". LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary limited edition pressing!)

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✨✧ Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD
Folkways, 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this amazing instrument to a wider audience – opening up the ringing, many-stringed tones of the kora with fidelity that really lives up to the tonal complexities of well-played performances like these. Some of the songs are quite long, and have a very hypnotic vibe – and titles include "Tutu Jara", "Sutukung Kumbu Sora & Solo", "Darisalami Amad Fal", and "Yeyengo High Life Tune". CD
(Special limited CD – pressed up for us by the Smithsonian Folkways label. Comes with original cover artwork, and the CD also features a PDF file with the original liner notes and other materials from the original record release.)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Paradise CinemaParadise Cinema ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2020. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Dreamy sounds from Paradise Cinema – a new project from Jack Wyllie, of Portico Quartet – recorded in Dakar with help from percussionists Khadim Mbaye and Tons Sambe – all in a mode of acoustic roots and electric elements that's somewhere in the territory of some of the 4th World projects of Jon Hassell! The instrumentation is maybe a bit more varied than Hassell, but the record's got a similar sense of shape and texture – maybe imagining an area outside of the studio in Dakar, spread out spaciously with the cinematic implications of the name. Titles include "Liberte", "Digital Palm", "It Will Be Summer Soon", "Casamance", "Eternal Spring", and "Possible Futures". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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