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  • Professor Rhythm – Professor 3
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    Professor Rhythm’s 1991 recording Professor 3 is a vivid reflection of urban South Africa as apartheid was ending. Thami Mdluli’s production project had young and old dancing to a [...]

  • Professor Rhythm – Bafana Bafana
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    “Professor Rhythm is the production moniker of South African music man Thami Mdluli. Throughout the 1980’s, Mdluli was member of chart-topping groups Taboo and CJB, playing bubblegum pop to [...]

  • DJ Black Low – Uwami
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    In many ways, DJ Black Low’s debut album, Uwami, shows the signs of an artist’s first offering in any musical genre. Showcasing fluency in a broad range of styles and […]

  • Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band – Tezeta
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    From their genesis as members of the Venus club in-house band in the early 70s, Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band were at the forefront of the musical revolution during […]

  • 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 [...]

  • Thai Pop Spectacular (1960s – 1980s)
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    Sublime Frequencies – SF032LP 2015 US limited edition reissue Media Condition – VG+, some light scuff marks on both LPs Sleeve Condition – VG+

  • Akiko Yano – Ai Ga Nakuchane
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    Japan Record – JAL-1801 1982 Japanese Pressing Media Condition – NM Sleeve Condition – VG+, still in shrink with light discoloration/wear

  • 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 […]

  • Teno Afrika – Amapiano Selections
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    The past five years have seen amapiano, South Africa’s electronic music movement born in the townships of the country’s Gauteng province, evolve from an underground sound to a nationwide [...]

  • 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, [...]

  • 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 […]

  • Kamal Keila – Muslims And Christians
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    What our staff has to say: “Huge fan of this label. Never heard something bad from them, this record does not disappoint either. So much influence from other countries all […]

  • 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 [...]

  • George Mukabi – Furaha Wenye Gita
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    An almost mythical figure of African acoustic guitar, George Mukabi’s reinvention of fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa before his tragic death in 1963. [...]

  • V/A – Entre Preciosas Palmeras (Caribbean music vol. 1)
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    music from all over the Caribbean, leaning towards the minor-key, heavy & haunting…

  • 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+

  • Ustad Ali Akbar Khan – Master Musician Of India
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    Connoisseur Society – CS462 US mono reissue Media Condition – VG+, some light scuff marks Sleeve Condition – VG+, light wear and creasing

  • Charles Duvelle and Hisham Mayet – The Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora and Collection Prophet
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    Disques Ocora, a French label dedicated to capturing and publishing the sounds of folkloric culture from around the world, is held in the highest possible regard in the realms of […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Turkish Psychedelic Explosion
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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 […]

  • Jake Sollo ‎– Boogie Legs
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    Jake Sollo (Born in Nigeria as Nkem Okonkwo) started his career in the 1960s as a member of The Hykkers, a popular band that drew large audiences across the country […]

  • 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, [...]

  • The Master Musicians of Joujouka – Brian Jones Presents The Pipes Of Pan At Joujouka
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    Recordings of the Rites Of Pan Festival, performed by The Master Musicians of Joujouka, Berber Sufi trance musicians from northern Morocco. Rolling Stones Records – COC49100 1971 US Media [...]

  • Soliman Gamil – The Egyptian Music
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    Soliman Gamil was a musicologist and composer who lived and worked in Cairo, Egypt. Born in 1924, his soundtracks for theatre and film have won international awards. His compositions are […]

  • Ephat Mujuru & The Spirit of the People – Mbavaira
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    Ephat Mujuru exemplifies a unique generation of traditional musicians in Zimbabwe. Born under an oppressive colonial regime in Southern Rhodesia, his generation witnessed the brutality of the [...]

  • João De Bruçó, R.H. Jackson – Caracol
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    First time reissue of Caracol. Brazilian underground music in the 1980s produced fascinating and mysterious records, where organic and regional percussion finally gained electronic and synthetic [...]

  • Master Musicians of Joujouka – Live In Paris
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    50 years since their first LP Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka was released (1971), The Master Musicians of Joujouka release a stunning double-LP recorded live at […]

  • Cinema – S/T
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    First time vinyl reissue. 1985 was one of the most important years in Brazil’s recent history, when the country was freed from more than 20 years of military dictatorship. The […]

  • Erkin Koray – Halimem
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    2021 restock. Pharaway Sounds presents a compilation dedicated to Erkin Koray, the father of Anatolian rock/Turkish psych. Halimem includes rare single and cassette-only tracks (mostly from [...]

  • Jacks ‎– Legend
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    Eastworld ‎– WTP-80181   Comes with insert   Media Condition – VG+   Sleeve Condition – VG+ faint ringwear, mild edge wear

  • Areski & Brigitte Fontaine ‎– Je Ne Connais Pas Cet Homme
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    Saravah – SH 10041 French pressing, gatefold sleeve, reissue Media Condition – VG+ Sleeve Condition – VG+ very light marks of discoloration

  • Brij Bhushan Kabra and Zakir Hussain – The Magic of Music
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    In the 1920s, Tau Moe (pronounced mo-ay), a Hawaiian musician, arrived in India and introduced Hawaiian music to the Sub Continent. After settling in Calcutta in the early 1940’s, Moe […]

  • Savila – Mayahuel
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    Sávila is a medicinal plant that grows wild in tropical climates all over the world as well as the name of cumbia/latin/world/r&b inspired music and visual art project by guitarist […]

  • VA – Ethiopian Wedding Songs
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    With a mix of modern and traditional instruments these fourteen songs go through the progression of an Ethiopian Amhara wedding sung in Amharic. With the trio of singers, Lemma G. […]

  • Sir Warrior And His Oriental Brothers International Band-Original ‎– My Success – Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya
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    This 1981 album epitomizes the incredible career of a prodigy, who started at age 11 as a member of an Ese ensemble, a traditional Nigerian form of choral music, and […]

  • Ayinla, Kollington and His Fuji ’78 Organisation – Blessing
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    This is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ new series of one-off pressings of limited-edition 1000 copies vinyl-only releases of Afro-funk/Afro-beat exact-replica, super-rare albums that were [...]

  • Nahawa Doumbia – Kanawa
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    Nahawa Doumbia’s new album Kanawa concisely captures this current moment in Malian history. The singer, whose storied career spans more than four decades, reflects on the immigration crisis from [...]

  • Vis-A-Vis – Odo Gu Ahorow
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    As both a popular live act and in-demand studio musicians, Vis-A-Vis released 13 albums between 1975 and 1982. Led by vocalist Isaac “Superstar” Yeboah and featuring Sammy Cropper on guitar, […]

  • Soul Jazz Records Presents Coxsone’s Music Vol 2
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    Coxsone’s Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, Rastafari and [...]

  • Hama – Houmeissa
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    Nigerién composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave. Nomadic herding ballads, ancient [...]

  • Luka Productions – Falaw
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    Luka Productions presents Falaw, an innovative take on West African Hip Hop and sample-based folktronica. A follow up from the acclaimed Malian “new age” inspired Fasokan (2017), Luka [...]

  • DJ Katapila – Trotro
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    DJ Katapila makes Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music. In the context of Ghana’s pop […]

  • Mamman Sani – Taaritt
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    Cosmic synth from Niger’s Mamman Sani. Polyphonic analog synthesizers and drum machines interpret ancient Saharan folk ballads in an imagined science fiction future. A proposed relaxation [...]