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  • 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 an era where modern [...]

  • Brij Bhushan Kabra – Lure of the Desert
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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 and his [...]

  • 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 and his [...]

  • Brij Bhushan Kabra – Scaling New Horizons With A Guitar
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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 and his [...]

  • 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 Fabiola [...]

  • 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. Hiwot, Zenebech [...]

  • Salum Abdallah & The Cuban Marimba Band – Ngoma Tanzania
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    Sweet and joyful sounds from the first half of 1960’s Tanzania. Salum Abdallah and Cuban Marimba Band were at the forefront of “muziki wa dansi”, the emerging dance music scene influenced by [...]

  • Veloso Caetano – S/T
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    Originally released in 1968, CAETANO VELOSO’s debut album did for Brazilian music what the Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers did for rock & roll, giving birth to the soon-to-be Tropicalia movement, [...]

  • El Rego – El Rego
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    El Rego is a true legend of African Soul Music. Here for the rst time on album are 12 of his greatest recordings from the late ’60s and early ’70s hand-picked by Daptone Records. [...]

  • VA: Sound Storing Machines: The First 78rpm Records from Japan, 1903-1912
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    The first commercial recordings from Asia were made in Japan in 1903 by Fred Gaisberg, the legendary producer and recording engineer who traveled the world making recordings for the Gramophone [...]

  • Jean-Claude Vannier – L’Enfant Assassin des Mouches
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    To mark its 2015 ten-year anniversary, the Finders Keepers label presents an improved, remastered repress, with updated liner notes in a gatefold sleeve, of its first release, a reissue of [...]

  • Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg ‎– Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus
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    Without a doubt, Serge Gainsbourg is agent provacateur and Gallic soul brother #1. His sensual work is championed by all in the know and still resonates quite frankly in these sexually [...]

  • Marcos Valle – Previso DoTempo
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    Ten years after Marcos Valle’s debut long player (Samba Demais) introduced Brazilian music lovers to the immense talents of the Valle brothers, a new direction and backing band helped the singer [...]

  • Hosono – Cochin Moon
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    The unbelievably prolific Haruomi Hosono is one of the major architects of modern Japanese pop music. With his encyclopedic knowledge of music and boundless curiosity for new sounds, Hosono is [...]

  • Sachiko Kanenobu – Misora
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    Often regarded as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter, Sachiko Kanenobu created an enduring legacy with Misora, a timeless classic of intricate finger-picking, gently soaring melodies, and [...]

  • V/A – Pacific Breeze: JapaneseCity Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986
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    Pacific Breeze documents Japan’s blast into the stratosphere. By the 1960s, the nation had achieved a postwar miracle, soaring to become the world’s second largest economy. Thriving tech exports [...]

  • V/A – Kankyo Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & NewAge Music 1980-1990
    $55.00 | , Read more

    Light In The Attic’s Japan Archival Series continues with Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, [...]

  • V/A – Pacific Breeze 2: JapaneseCity Pop, AOR & Boogie 1972-1986
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    When Light In The Attic released Pacific Breeze: Japanese City Pop, AOR & Boogie 1976-1986 in 2019, it was the first collection of its kind to be released outside Japan. It proved to be just [...]

  • Jane Birkin – Di Doo Dah
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    “Di Doo Dah” is the first true solo album from British born actress, model, singer, mother, and French national treasure, Jane Birkin. Emerging as a creative and beatific force in London’s [...]

  • 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 stuffing a number of ideas [...]

  • Ricky Banda – Niwanji Walwa Amwishyo
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    “Archival reissue of a dark, moody, introspective album by the mysterious Ricky Banda, a compatriot and bandmate of Rikki Ililonga and Dr. Footswitch. A welcome addition to the Zamrock [...]

  • The Mustangs ‎– The Wonderful Side Of The Mustangs LP
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    Original 1975 pressing GBI Recording Co – Bahamas Media Condition – VG Sleeve Condition -VG Carrib reggae pop rockers. Killer LP.

  • Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Uptown Top Ranking
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    These 20 classic hits from the inimitable Byron Lee & The Dragonaires are available together for the first time as Uptown Top Ranking.

  • VA: Bombay Disco 2
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    from movies: A1 – Vishwatma (1990) A2 – Sumbandh (1982) A3 – Bade Dil Wala (1982) B1 – Taqdeer Ka Badshah (1982) B2 – Tumhaare Bina (1982) B3 – Bulundi (1982) [...]

  • 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 has since excelled in many of [...]

  • Jorge Ben – Silencio No Brooklin
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    Reissue of the 1967 Brazilian holy grail LP that foreshadowed much of the genre-crossing aspects of the TROPICALIA movement. The rock and blues of his style really came to the fore in this album [...]

  • Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 ‎– Gentleman
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    The title track, ‘Gentleman’, has often been hailed as Fela’s masterpiece. The politically scathing song opposes Westernization and those who imitate Western ways. Fela had many Ghanaian friends [...]

  • U-Roy – Natty Rebel
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    U-Roy was a true reggae pioneer, dubbed The Originator for good reason. Bursting onto the Jamaican scene in the early 1970s, he pioneered the vocal approach called “toasting,” which in addition [...]

  • Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters – Super Ape
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    High quality vinyl edition, originally issued in 1976. Lee Perry & The Upsetters create unequaled Reggae CLASSICS.

  • Keith Hudson – Furnace
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    Beautiful 180 gram re-issue of his legendary first LP, originally released in 1972. Includes colour insert with comprehensive sleeve notes.

  • I Roy – Gussie Presenting
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    “This album follows on from where Gussie and Big Youth produced the first of the new groundbreaking deejay albums Screaming Target (on 180 gram vinyl). These albums revolutionized the whole [...]

  • Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
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    Released in 1975 and produced by Lawrence Lindo aka Jack Ruby, Burning Spear’s magnificent ‘Marcus Garvey’ album set the benchmark for Roots Reggae and is still widely considered the greatest [...]

  • Witch – Introduction (Private Press Version)
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    “Archival reissue of the private-press, first issue of the album that launched Zamrock movement in 1972. Completely different recordings of the songs from the better-known Zambia Music [...]

  • Tapper Zukie – X Is Wrong
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    Tapper Zukie still asks the questions and stating the facts that few artists of his caliber would attain to. His classic Dee-Jay style has been copied by many but bettered by few. Over some of [...]

  • Lee Perry & King Tubby – Cloak & Dagger
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    “Once again Clocktower bring you the massive and powerful tracks, such as ‘Cloak & Dagger’ DJ style led by King Tubby and Lee Perry. And they’ve also included the slow [...]

  • Delroy Wilson – Worth Your Weight In Gold
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    Radiation Roots present a reissue of Delroy Wilson‘s Worth Your Weight In Gold, originally released in 1984. Delroy Wilson, one of Jamaica’s best loved vocalists, got his start with [...]

  • I-Roy – Can’t Conquer Rasta
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    Radiation Roots present a reissue of I Roy‘s Can’t Conquer Rasta, originally released in 1977. Born Roy Samuel Reid in Saint Thomas in 1944, I Roy was one of Jamaica’s all-time [...]

  • VA: Tapper Zukie Productions – Stars ah Shine: Hits from the Stars Label 1978-1982
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    Tapper Zukie is not only a successful recording artist in his own right, but a well-respected producer as well. In the mid-1970s he set up his own record label, Stars, to help nurture the many [...]

  • King Tubby – The Roots Of Dub
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    2014 repress. One of King Tubby’s finest works, originally released in 1974. Recorded at Tubby’s famous 18 Drummly Ave. studio in Kingston during dub’s early development period.

  • Augustus Pablo – Dubbing In A Africa
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    2018 repress. Reissue of this 1981 release, featuring arrangements from Charles Reid played by Sly Dunbar (drums), Robbie Shakespeare (bass guitar), Melodice Gladdy (piano) and others.

  • VA: Those Shocking, Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk: 1970-1978
    $34.00 | , Read more

    2021 repress! Deluxe 3LP version: packaged in a six-panel triple gatefold jacket with a 16-page full-color booklet. ” The untold story of Indonesia’s various underground 70s musical [...]

  • Rupa – Disco Jazz
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    Barely disco and hardly jazz, Rupa Biswas’ 1982 LP is the halfway point between Bollywood and Balearic. Tracked in Calgary’s Living Room Studios with a crack team of Indian and Canadian studio [...]

  • Ping and Pong – Ping and Pong Vol. 4 CS
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    Seoul based DJ Duo Ping and Pong (Dydsu + DJ yesyes), started annual B2B recording from 2016. always very tripping experience through the all the music around the world (from noise to asian [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Man From Higher Heights
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    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie & The Rasta Family’s long lost reggae album ‘Man From Higher Heights’ (originally released in 1983), digitally remastered and [...]

  • Fela Kuti – Beasts Of No Nation
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    Beasts Of No Nation, originally released in 1989, was an indictment of the corruption and repression in post-colonial Africa. The album, whose single track took up both sides of the vinyl LP, [...]

  • Fela Kuti – Army Arrangement
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    Bill Laswell’s mix of Army Arrangement for the Celluloid label was an act of gross cultural-arrogance. With Fela in jail on trumped up currency-smuggling charges when the time came to make the [...]

  • Fela Kuti – Coffin For The Head Of State
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    Coffin For Head of State’ is among Fela’s most courageous responses to the Nigerian army’s destruction of Kalakuta on 18 February 1977. During the attack, Fela’s mother, aged 78, a veteran of [...]