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  • Ata Kak – Obaa Sima
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    Ata Kak’s cassette Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. The music on the recording – an amalgam of highlife, Twi-language […]

  • Celestine Ukwu And His Philosphers National – No Condition Is Permanent
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    Of the many great talents of the classic Nigerian highlife scene, none contained the existential depth, transcendence and grace of Celestine Ukwu. During his brief time in this world, he […]

  • V/A – Pierre Barouh and The Saravah Sound: Jazz, Samba and Other Hallucinatory Grooves
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    Double LP version. Gatefold sleeve with insert. Wewantsounds present the first retrospective on vinyl of Saravah Records, one of the most influential French labels founded in Paris by singer, [...]

  • V/A – Love, Peace & Poetry – Chilean Psychedelic Music
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    Limited 2022 restock; LP glossy gatefold heavy sleeve; 180 gram pressing. The Love, Peace & Poetry series from QDK continues in Chile, with 17 tracks culled from some of the […]

  • V/A – La Ola Interior: Spanish Ambient & Acid Exoticism 1983-1990
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    2022 repress. 2020 release. Following La Contra Ola (BJR015), Bongo Joe is pleased to present La Ola Interior, a compilation exploring the ambient side of the Spanish electronic music produced [...]

  • Eat The Dream: Gnawa Music From Essaouira
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    Sublime Frequencies – SF071LP Media Condition – VG+, few marks on each side. Light wear. Sleeve Condition – VG+, very light wear, still in shrink as well.

  • Volta Jazz – Air Volta
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    From the landlocked tropical savanna of Upper Volta, an ever-evolving cast of musicians brought the world’s rhythms to the streets of their native Bobo-Dioulasso. Combining Congolese rhumba, [...]

  • Super Djata Band – En Super Forme Vol. 1
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    Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, pastoral Senufo dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire with western psychedelia, blues, and Nigerian afro-beat, Zani Diabaté’s Super Djata Band was [...]

  • Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru – Spielt Eigen Kompositionen
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    First volume of solo piano compositions by Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru, finally back in print. Born to an aristocratic family in Addis Ababa in December of 1923, Emahoy spent much […]

  • Baad John Cross – New Revolution Chapter 1
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    Baad John Cross’s New Revolution is a Afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s Nigeria. Bright, optimistic, with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor, it is regarded [...]

  • Rolando La Serie – Hola Soldedad
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    Musart – ELD 02.0424 Media Condition  – VG+, few marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG+, light wear from age

  • Marcel Muth ‎– Übermuth (Swiss Disco/Synth Pop)
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    Dosby – ES.01 Media Condition – VG+, few marks on both sides Sleeve Condition – VG+, good shape. Very light wear

  • Felix Lebarty – Girls For Sale (sealed)
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    PMG – PMG061LP Austrian Reissue SEALED

  • V/A – Music For Saharan WhatsApp
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    In 2020, Sahel Sounds hosted a project called Music from Saharan WhatsApp. This series consisted of ephemeral digital EPs, documenting live performances by some of the most exciting acts in […]

  • Francoise Hardy – La Maison Ou J’ai Grandi
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    Colored Vinyl La maison où j’ai grandi is a studio album of French pop singer Françoise Hardy. It was released in France in November 1966, on LP, Disques Vogue/Vogue international […]

  • Jorge Ben & His Trio – Amor De Carnaval
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    “Amor de Carnaval” is in many ways a typical album for Jorge Ben in the ‘60s, full of sweet, sincere, and mainly upbeat songs, with the music mixing samba with […]

  • Amalia Rodrigues – Cordas (Portugese Vocal)
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  • Kazuki Tomokawa – Straight from the Throat
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    In the 1970s, Kazuki Tomokawa catapulted into Tokyo’s avant-garde scene with his cathartic and utterly electrifying performances. Straight from the Throat, Tomokawa’s second album, released in [...]

  • Kazuki Tomokawa – Finally, His First Album
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    At the tender age of twenty-five, while he was working part-time at an Italian restaurant in Tokyo’s Kamata district, Kazuki Tomokawa released his debut record, fittingly titled Finally, His [...]

  • Papé Nziengui – Kadi Yombo
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    Kadi Yombo, published in 1989, is the most successful album in the quest for a fusion between tradition and modernity in Bwiti harp music of the Tsogho people of Gabon. […]

  • Fela Kuti – No Agreement
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    No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘J.J.D. Johnny Just Drop’ and ‘Sorrow Tears and Blood’, yet it is among his best albums [...]

  • Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
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    What our staff has to say: “True Afrobeat masterpiece. Blacker than dread. Hasn’t left my turntable in weeks – and I’m still pissed off. The sound of Nigeria 1974/ 1975. [...]

  • Fela Kuti – Zombie
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    The fury stirred up among the Nigerian police and military by Fela’s confrontational Alagbon Close (1974) and Kalakuta Show (1976), and the beatings and harassments Fela and Africa 70 suffered [...]

  • V/A – Ebirac All-Stars (Boricua Blue Vinyl)
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    Holed up in the bustling Puerto Rican community centers of Chicago’s west side, the salseros featured on Ebiriac All-Stars make up the best of Carlos Ruiz’ Ebirac label, which ran […]

  • Andre & Josi – Amandla
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    Having shown talent for playing guitar at a young age, Josi Ndlovu (Zimbabwe) started his first rock band “The Movers” (who were very popular within the local scene) in 1968. […]

  • Elcados – This World is Full of Injustice (RSD Italy)
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    INDIE EXCLUSIVE, RSD ITALY APRIL RELEASE. The ultra-rare holy grail masterpiece by Elcados originally released by EMI-Nigeria in 1973 and recorded by Kayode Salami. It’s their debut album, [...]

  • Black Children Sledge Funk Group – Love Is Fair (RSD Italy)
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    INDIE EXCLUSIVE, RSD ITALY APRIL RELEASE. Nigerian classic, Black Children Sledge Funk Group’s 1976 debut album is full of positive vibrations and feel-good grooves. A sunny blend of Reggae [...]

  • V/A – Jazz in Jamaica: The Coolest Cats From The Alpha Boys School
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    Repressed. Talking about the foundation of Jamaican music, the Alpha Boys School in Kingston can be considered as one of the places where it all began. Back in the day, […]

  • Penny Penny – Yogo Yogo
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    The rags-to-riches chronicle of Penny Penny’s life would be remarkable if he had only released his smash debut Shaka Bundu and packed houses for a few years. But the inimitable […]

  • V/A – Nouakchott Wedding Songs
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    Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms. Documentation of a little known [...]

  • Wau Wau Collectif – Yaral Sa Doom
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    Avant-garde cosmic sounds from Senegal, Wau Wau Collectif’s “Yaral Sa Doom” is a groundbreaking album spanning borders and musical scenes. Inspired from West African tradition, [...]

  • Orquestra Olivieri – A Swingin’ Combination
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    Originally released in 1968, this gorgeous Latin LP (comprising boogaloo, cha-cha, slasa, guajira and more) is now back on vinyl, including reproduced artwork.

  • Omar Souleyman – To Syria With Love (Orange Vinyl)
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    Omar Souleyman returns with a new album, To Syria, With Love. The album is a “personal ode” to Souleyman’s native country that eschews politics entirely. The record features keys by […]

  • Tim Maia – S/T
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    2022 repress. Vinilisssimo present the first vinyl reissue of Tim Maia’s 1977 self-titled album. Tim Maia was born in 1942 in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and started his […]

  • V/A – Somewhere Between – Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988
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    Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980–1988 hovers vibe–wise between two distinct poles within Light In The Attic’s acclaimed Japan Archival [...]

  • V/A – I Believe I’ll Go Back Home
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    A sequel (of sorts) to the “I Don’t Feel At Home In this World Anymore” compilation. The stone cold beautiful African guitar playing and singing of Sabelo and G. Wayawaya, […]

  • Brigitte Fontaine – Brigitte Fontaine
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    Superior Viaduct – SV043 2014 US Gatefold Reissue Media Condition – Strong VG+ with very light marks Sleeve Condition – Strong VG+

  • France Gall ‎– Baby Pop
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    France Gall was a prolific French vocalist and performer, remembered as one of the central figures of the 1960’s yé-yé pop movement. Aligning catchy, spirited rhythms with lighthearted [...]

  • Serge Gainsbourg ‎– Initials B.B.
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    This 1968 album features a second set of songs cut with the one and only B.B. (Brigitte Bardot). Initials B.B. sounds almost like a greatest hits of funky decadence. The […]

  • Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers – Music of Many Colours
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    What our staff has to say: “Super collaboration with two greats, released in 1980 after Fela Kuti and Roy Ayers toured Nigeria together in 1979. Each side has one track, […]

  • Vis-A-Vis ‎– The Best Of Vis-A-Vis In Congo Style
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    A remastered reissue of The Best of Vis- A-Vis in Congo Style – the album finds the the young band in great form, with six new songs. The album was […]

  • Daniel Spicer – Anadolu Psych
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    Anadolu Psych tells the story of a musical movement that was brought to a sudden end by a repressive right-wing coup in 1980, largely forgotten and only recently being rediscovered […]

  • Mdou Moctar ‎– Afrique Victime
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    With “Afrique Victime” the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky – boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar [...]

  • Malaku Daku – Love Drums From The Ghetto
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    Rare Philadelphia Tribal Afro-funk private pressing First vinyl reissue since 1974 Remastered from the original tapes

  • Ofege ‎– How Do You Feel
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    Ofege was formed in the early 1970s by a bunch of teenagers at the St. Gregory’s College in Lagos Nigeria. They were largely influenced by the guitar solos of Carlos […]

  • V/A – Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973
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    There was something in the air in the urban corners of late ‘60s Japan. Student protests and a rising youth culture gave way to the angura (short for “underground) movement […]

  • VA – Psych Funk 101 (1968-1975)
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    What our staff has to say: “Awesome never-before-reissued tracks of late 60s to early 70s psych funk from around the world, sure to scratch any musical itch you have. Great […]

  • Mutantes – Ao Vivo
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    Vinilisssimo present a reissue of Mutantes’ Ao Vivo, originally released in 1976. Those who fell in love with Os Mutantes after listening to their Tropicália work in the late ’60s, [...]