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Adriano Adewale Group/SEMENTES CD    $21.00
Catalog #: SEGCD0801 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Rooted in the musical traditions of Nigeria, Angola, & Brazil, yet infused with contemporary European classical and jazz styles, this is a colorful cocktail of infectously funky rhythms and intimate soulful ballads peppered with free-jazz improvisation. (SEGUE RECORDS)
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Afro National/AFRICAN EXPERIMENTALS LP    $25.50
Catalog #: ASVN068 1
Formed in the West African nation of Sierra Leone in 1972, the band merged highlife and jazz sounds with traditional African music. They went on to help define the sound of their nation for a generation. These 9 cuts from 1972 to 1979 focus on their more dancefloor oriented songs. (AFRICA SEVEN)
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Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble/P.D.P. CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AFB003CD 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. New York's AKOYA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE continue to cultivate the spirit of the mighty FELA KUTI in their second full-length of super-group Afrobeat tunes. The roots-y funk and soul of the classic sound is very much intact over 6 smoking originals full of tradition and...
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Amalia Rodrigues/AMALIA A L'OLYMPIA LP    $19.50
Catalog #: DOL1030HG 1
DOL gatefold edition of legendary singer's 1956 performance at the OLYMPIA THEATRE in Paris. AMALIA RODEIGUES' sung in Portuguese fado, a genre of music characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics.
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Anagram Jam/ANAGRAM JAM CD    $18.00
Catalog #: FCCD029 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Deeply covert album of 15 edits by 2 highly informed, inscrutable music archivists who hail from BMUSIC in Manchester. All tracks are from freak funk psyche songsmiths who de-pipe with minimal path and added juice bits! Maximized, marmalised, & shredded! Back in stock! (FAT...
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Andy Votel/MUSIC MINUS MUSIC (MIXED) CD    $18.00
Catalog #: FC104 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Globe trottin' DJ ANDY VOTEL returns with 16 cuts of rare plugged-in-pop, concrete prog, & global robotic rock. Features unreleased electronic music for Atari video games, low budget eastern films, and undercover synth by members of CAN, HAWKWIND, GONG, SOFT MACHINE, and...
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Berbiseyans, The/SECRET AVENGER LP    $18.00
Catalog #: CR42 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. CASUAL RECORDS France releases the debut album from streetpunk/Oi! ska act BERBISEYANS, eleven tracks of aggro skinhead reggae and 2-TONE with an edge that's like a cross between THE OPPRESSED, THE SPECIALS and AGGROLITES.
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Bob Marley/LEE SCRATCH PERRY MASTERS LP    $21.00
Catalog #: DOL2001HLMT 1
DOL issues this classic MARLEY collection recorded at RANDY'S w/ LEE PERRY at the controls. Sixteen tracks including "SUN IS SHINING", "DON'T ROCK MY BOAT", "DUPPY CONQUEROR", "KAYA", "FUSSING AND FIGHTING", "MR. BROWN", and more. Includes bonus DUBS of "REDDER THAN DEAD" and "THANK YOU LORD". 180g.
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Bobbito/EARTHTONES CD    $10.50
Catalog #: R2CD005 2
This CD compiles 13 tracks "from the Lain diasporo" by SENOR COCONUT, TIME MACHINE, BEATFANATIC, ELI GOULART, PATCHWORKS, CHARLES EARLAND, MAYSA LEAK and more. Originally released way back in 2003. VERY limited stock at this cheap price. (R2)
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Bola Sete/BOSS NOVA GTFD LP    $19.50
Catalog #: DOL1042HG 1
DOL gatefold reissue of the 1962 FANTASY album from Brazilian guitarist BOLA SETE. A dozen jazz bossa nova gems backed by trio, shy but endearing vocals grace a couple of the cuts but the overall tone is nicely varied.
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Bongos Ikwue & Double X/WULU WULU CD    $18.00
Catalog #: BIKCD001 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Nigerian seventies legend BONGOS IKWUE came out of retirement in 2006 to form DOUBLE X, now that band's 14 track album sees light of day on BIK. A diverse album full of highlife, juju, funk, Afrobeat, R&B, country, rock reggae and country - many tracks used in "Nollywood"...
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Broadcite/UNPLUGGED VOL.3 CD    $19.50
Catalog #: BROADCD004 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. BROADCITE label comp feat trx from JAPAN, GERMANY, UK, USA ranging from brokenbeat, nujazz, experimental hip hop and latin sounds. Artists inc T ROY, ALTERED NATIVES, BLACK SCIENCE ORCH, QUENTIN HARRIS, STATELESS and many more. 13 tracks in all, diverse yet seemlessly...
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Candela Allstars/LA CONCHA VOLUME 1 CD    $13.50
Catalog #: CANDELACD02 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Compiled for the LA CONCHA resort in San Juan this features 12 Latin jazz & nujazz cuts featuring: QUANTIC, NICKODEMUS, BRONX RIVER PARKWAY, LOCAL 12, and more.Incls many of the out of print and hard to find CANDELA 12"s (like "MI SWING ES TROPICAL" used by APPLE). Club...
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Chicago Afrobeat Project/MOVE TO.. CD    $9.00
Catalog #: CABP002 2
Well respected Chicago group who blends afrobeat's range of influences: funk, rock, jazz, afro-cuban, high-life, and ju ju music - into a hypnotic dance compelling pulse. 7 tracks, featuring guest musicians JEFF PARKER of TORTOISE, FAREED HAQUE, HOWARD LEVY of BELA FLECK, PAUL WERTICO & more.
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Chris Coco/FREEDOM STREET LP    $18.00
Catalog #: MELOR012LP 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. CHRIS COCO'S debut album on his new label MELODICA RECORDS, following in the footsteps of his previous releases on BIG CHILL. "FREEDOM STREET" is ambient, atmospheric, blissful, and summery, with a wide array of guest folk vocalists like Scots ANDREW DOCHERTY and SAMANTHA...
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Cool Runnngs/COOL RUNNINGS CD    $18.00
Catalog #: ARC248CD 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. A dozen lost tracks recorded between 1983-85 compiled by BRISTOL ARCHIVES, COOL RUNNINGS were one of the city's longest lasting bands fronted by the sweet soulful voice of WINSTON MINOTT. The band's sound leans more to the lover rock side of reggae, distinctly British yet...
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Coup Debam/COUP DEBAM CD    $9.75
Catalog #: CR20372 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Fusing an electronic/world music fusion sound with jazz stylings and the occasional epic, cinematic track, the group is clearly defined by their ties to Turkey and Eastern Europe. The members were previously involved w/ DZIHAN & KAMEN doing both production and vocals. (COUCH)
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Dan Rachet/JAH POOR PEOPLE CD    $18.00
Catalog #: ARC256CD 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Originally recorded in 1986, this 16 track album finally sees light of day on BRISTOL ARCHIVES. Ranging from the political themes of the title track and "AFRIKANA POLICIES" to joyful expressions of love with "SWEET ROSIE" and "GIRL YOU WANT MY LOVE". For fans of ALTON ELLIS,...
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Dela Dap/DELA PAJI CD + DVD    $9.75
Catalog #: SSD-CCR003 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. New full length album from gypsy rooted producer and band DELA DAP. Many outstanding musicians contributed to this album making it a modern central European world master piece. The name DELA DAP, means "give me the beat" in Romanian, so the sound also has a funky groovy...
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Dhamaal Soundsystem/SELF-TITLED CD    $13.50
Catalog #: DSS7335 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Debut CD from this West Coast DJ collective that mixes South Asian sounds with d'n'b, breaks and downtempo. Getting played by JOHN PEEL in the UK and the crew have toured with ASIAN DUB FOUNDATION and STATE OF BENGAL. File with TALVIN SINGH, NITIN SAWNEY, etc.
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Dom Thomas/DREAMS OF SAN ANTONIO CD    $18.00
Catalog #: BRUTCD04 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. DOM THOMAS embarks on his 4th BRUTAL MUSIC sonic adventure, celebrating the ambiguity of the Baleric genre to craft a sublime personal journey through his own skewed vision. A fantasy trip through Balerica Beat, Bongo Rock, Acid Disco, and Far Flung Folk - all clocking in...
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Dom Thomas/EXPLODING DISCO INEVITABLE CD    $18.00
Catalog #: BRUTCD02 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. DOM(B-MUSIC/FINDERS KEEPERS) follows up the now out of print "MISCELLANEOUS MUTANT MISHAPS" mix CD with another crazed, inspired, out there mix of East Indian sounds, world music, funk, psyche rock and more. Cool cover art, but no track listing. Obscure tracks (and they want...
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Dom Thomas/SYNTHETIC SOUL CD    $18.00
Catalog #: BRUTCD03 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. FINDERS KEEPERS & BRUTAL MUSIC supremo returns with a new "anti-mix" that seemlessly blends rare third world psyche, Turkish go-go, Indian vocal pop rock, & more. 20 cuts edited/looped with fragments, samples, & electronics on top, blurring the line between mix & original...
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Doug Shipton/DEDICATED SWALLOWER MIX CD    $18.00
Catalog #: FCCD034 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Renowned record hound, compiler, international DJ and co-founder of FINDERS KEEPERS presents his debut mixtape. Clocking in at 56 minutes, these 45 vintage cuts ooze psychedelic madness, fuzz-ridden break heavy platters from Malaysia, France, India, Columbia, Russia, and...
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Easy Star All-Stars/FIRST LIGHT CD    $15.00
Catalog #: ES1025CD 2
"FIRST LIGHT" is the first full-length album of original songs from the NYC roots reggae collective behind "DUB SIDE OF THE MOON", "RADIODREAD", and "LONELY HEARTS DUB BAND". 14 tracks of amazing roots reggae and rockers tunes that appeals to reggae and jam fans...u know its true! (EASY STAR)
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Eclipse/CORRUPTED SOCIETY CD    $18.00
Catalog #: RARC003CD 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. REGGAE ARCHIVE RECORDS is the sister label of BRISTOL ARCHIVES, focusing on lost reggae from other parts of the British isles. Often compared to fellow Handsworth act STEEL PULSE, they were together from 1975-85 and released one album and three singles - 12 of these tracks...
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Eko/FUNKY DISCO MUSIC LP    $27.00
Catalog #: ASVN052 1
EKO ROOSEVELT LOUIS, from the African nation of Cameroon, had a musical career spanning over 40 years. This album from 1979, his third, captured the essence of the era with jazz-funk-disco stylings perfectly married to indigenous African styles. (AFRICA SEVEN)
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Empresarios/SABOR TROPICAL CD    $12.00
Catalog #: FKX034 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. The debut album from this five man collective, based in Washington DC, that blends downtempo, Latin, dub, house, reggaeton and more. 15 "sun drenched vibes" that are both sophisticated and sexy (as is the cover art!). Highly recommended to fans of ESL. A bit hit on KCRW....
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Empresarios/SABOR TROPICAL DLP    $16.50
Catalog #: FKX035 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. Vinyl version of the debut album from this five man collective, based in Washington, DC. Blends downtempo, Latin, dub, house, reggaeton and more. Sophisticated and sexy (as is the cover art). Highly recommended to fans of ESL. (FORT KNOX RECORDINGS)
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Ennio Morricone/UN UOMO DA RISPETTARE LP    $16.50
Catalog #: SV047 1
Italian import on SUPERIOR VIADUCT. Original soundtrack to the 1972 motion picture starring KIRK DOUGLAS, full of slinky rhythms and softened wah-wah guitars. The score is overall quite avant-garde, trance like bass patterns sweep dramatically across the cinematic stereo field. First time on vinyl.
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Eumir Deodato & Os Catedratico/IMPULS LP    $19.50
Catalog #: ACL0011 1
AUDIO CLARITY reissue of 1964 album from Brazilian pianist, composer, arranger, and producer who was well known in the world of bossa nova jazz in his early days, but became a jazz-funk pioneer to many upon moving to NYC in the 70s.
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Francoise Hardy/LA PREMIERE (180g) LP    $18.00
Catalog #: DOS640H 1
DOL reissues this classic 1963 second album from French ye ye superstar, 12 tracks of poetic 60's melancholy with poetic tones and a truly gentle delivery. Exact reproduction, translation "THE FIRST DAY OF HAPPINESS".
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Frankie Valentine/WORLD OF WHAT CD    $7.50
Catalog #: SSD-SR065 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Anyone expecting a straight ahead house record will be shocked when they put this on. It's an eclectic mix of world music, Latin/Brazilian jazz, and yes, dubby instrumental house. Some of the house tracks are more electronic while others are more live and organic. (SUNSHINE)
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Fulgeance & Scientist/SOVIET TAPE V1 LP    $24.00
Catalog #: FW129 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. "THE SOVIET TAPE" project takes DJ SCIENTIST's collection of vintage Soviet era records (Russia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine) and blends them into a perfect instrumental hip hop album. the 21 tracks are psychedelic and soulful, with a jazz lean. Think DJ SHADOW,...
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Funkanala/BE THERE TOMORROW CD    $16.50
Catalog #: HANCD001 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. Already a rage w/ MR SCRUFF, STRAIGHT NO CHASER, and STACEY PULLEN - this debut album of afrobeat, afrofunk, afrojazz and afrohouse is authentic to the note, with vocals in SENGALESE over wicked percussion breakdowns and horns, in call and response style. 9 tracks. (HERE AND...
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO CD    $15.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD020 2
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Grupo Magnetico/POSITIVO LP    $27.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP020 1
A Latin super-group from Scotland with backgrounds in funk, hip hop, punk, and soul, and a shared obsession with NYC salsa. This 10-song album, mixed by Grammy-winning Latin producer AARON LEVINSON, features legendary musicians from Cuba, Venezuela, and America. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS CD    $16.50
Catalog #: AOTNCD017 2
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Helio Matheus/HELIO MATHEUS LP    $30.00
Catalog #: AOTNLP017 1
Originally released in 1975, the debut album from the Brazilian guitarist, singer, and composer featured arrangements by OBERDAN "BLACK RIVER" MAGALHAES, ZE RODRIX, and CHIQUINHO DE MORAES, with AZYMUTH as a support band. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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Henry Mancini/TOUCH OF EVIL LP    $19.50
Catalog #: POPPYLP020 1
Latest reissue on POPPYDISC is the soundtrack to ORSON WELLS' noir classic "TOUCH OF EVIL", featuring 19 tracks of '50s-era rock & roll, bossa nova, Latin jazz, boogie woogie, and blues written and performed by MANCINI. With lots of low brass and sparse orchestral bits, this LP is quite boisterous!
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Jaribu Afrobeat Arkestra/MEDIACRACY CD    $18.00
Catalog #: TRCD9014 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. One of today's best Afrobeat bands, spiritually influenced by the great FELA KUTI and TONY ALLEN. Over the past few years, JARIBU AFROBEAT has established themselves as one of TOKYO's biggest festival acts. Snatch up this brilliant 11 track sophomore album now. (TRAMP)
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Javi P3z Orquesta/SPORTS CD    $19.50
Catalog #: HITOP016CD 2
The follow up album to the successful single "PING PONG", entirely based on Spanish leisure sports. JAVI P3Z is a Spanish producer who, with the help of a full band, created a heavy mix of "afrolatinpinballfunk" and everyone is showing it love: GILLES, QUANTIC, KENNY DOPE and more. (HITOP)
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Joao Do Vale/O POETA DO POVO (180g) LP    $18.00
Catalog #: DOL917H 1
DOL issues this 1965 holy grail of Brazilian music, with original copies fetching $200+ regularly. Twelve tracks of soulful poetic samba & bossa nova, a must for fans of JOAO GILBERTO and JOGE BEN. Heavyweight vinyl, exact repro.
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Jorge Ben/BEN E' SAMBA BOM (180g) LP    $18.00
Catalog #: DOL916H 1
DOL reissue of the second album from Brazilian bossa nova samba superstar, originally released in 1964 on PHILLIPS. BEN's music is deeply rooted in tropicalia yet his political stance was more understated, he was a furiously eclectic songwriter that championed West Coast African sounds.
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Joshua Moses/30 YEARS IN WILDERNESS CD    $18.00
Catalog #: ARC250CD 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. BRISTOL ARCHIVES' latest artist album features rare, unreleased, and live recordings from roots guru JOSHUA MOSES. Tracks date 1978-2003, 15 slices of roots reggae of the highest degree, there is no doubt if he had recorded in Kingston he would have become an international...
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Junior Mendes/COPACABANA SADIA CD    $18.00
Catalog #: AOTNCD015 2
LUIZ MENDES JR was a ubiquitous figure in the Brazilian soul/funk scene of the 70's and early 80's, contributing to releases by artists such as BANDA BLACK RIO, TIM MARIA, & SANDRA DE SA. His only solo album has been off the radar for over 35 years until this official reissue. (ATHENS OF THE NORTH)
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KutiMangoes/MADE IN AFRICA LP    $21.00
Catalog #: TRLP9059 1
Groove Dis Exclusive. The follow up to their huge debut "AFRO-FIRE" that successfully fused the West African music of FELA KUTI with the jazzy style of CHARLES MINGUS. Recorded in Burkina Faso, the home country of vocalist PATRICK KABRE, this album comes with a 12-page booklet & full album...
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Lani Singers/NINALIK NDAWI CD    $19.50
Catalog #: DTR013 2
Groove Dis Exclusive. A collection of acoustic folk songs of freedom from the LANI SINGERS, who escaped West Papua on the island of New Guinea and settled in the UK. "Deeply emotive and compelling,their songs are rooted in the sacred rituals of the Lani tribes people". File in WORLD MUSIC....
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Manu Dibango/AFROVISION CD    $15.00
Catalog #: ASVN020 2
AFRICA SEVEN re-issues his 1976 album, comprised of 6 lengthy tracks spanning a range of styles from driving Afro jazz to groovy Afro funk and slow groovin' reggae. (AFRICA SEVEN)
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Manu Dibango/MANU 76 CD    $15.00
Catalog #: ASVN007 2
Next up on AFRICA SEVEN is a CD re-issue from the FIESTA label of this 6 track album from Cameroon's most famous artist. These lengthy songs cover a wide range of styles: sokouss beats, afro boogie jazz, afrofunk soul, and pensive soundtrack moods.
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