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Jean Papy Ramazani - Kumbe Maria (LP)
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Jean Papy Ramazani - Kumbe Maria (LP)
Maciste MP 2001, 198? France
Take-off time with Jean Papy and the Kass Kass group. Gotta love Soukous breaks, actually surprised they are not added in mixes of other styles more often. Check the pumping intro of Ndedelio. Rare private press in fl...
Flash Tropical Steel & Brass Band - Casandra (7")
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Flash Tropical Steel & Brass Band - Casandra (7")
Private Pressing, 1984 Netherlands
Ultra rare private pressing with killer tropical funk. Both sides are winners and if you like records not readily available this is a perfect pick. Creasing and tear to cover, record is clean EX but pressing causing l...
Papa Wemba - La Vie Est Belle (LP)
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Papa Wemba - La Vie Est Belle (LP)
Stern's Africa 1028, 1988 United Kingdom
Soukous soundtrack release with Papa Wemba hitting it hard. Nice clubby vibe on most tracks with percussion / drum / synthy breakdowns. A few traditional sounding folk tracks on here as well. Crispy clean copy, small ...
Byron Lee - Reggay Hot Cool & Easy (LP)
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Byron Lee - Reggay Hot Cool & Easy (LP)
Trojan TRLS 40, 1972 United Kingdom
Definately up there among Byron Lee's best with classic funk material in Shaft, Have You Seen Her and the massive take on James Brown Make It Funky. Essential album for reggae and funk collectors. UK pressing on Troja...
Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line (7")
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Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line (7")
RCA 47-9370, 196? Germany
Mr. Calypso himself with a guaranteed dancefloor winner. Super rare pick on 45. To my knowledge this only had a German release as single. VG/VG- copy with marks and some light noice plus occasional click, check soundc...
Various - Mali Music (LP)
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Various - Mali Music (LP)
Stern's Africa STERNS 3001, 1988 United Kingdom
Essential compilation of Mali bands including Rail Band and regional groups from Segou, Mopti, Kayes and Sikasso. This record holds several exclusive tracks and is very rarely for sale so here is your chance. Listen t...
Patchwork - Afro Disiac / Laughing Sam (7")
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Patchwork - Afro Disiac / Laughing Sam (7")
Hansa 12228 AT, 1972 Germany
Such a great item. Laughing Sam is packed with huge breaks and Afrodisiac such a hypnotic afro funk spin. Very clean copy with vinyl bordering near mint. Light creasing to cover.
Le Ry-Co Jazz - Cherie Na Ngai (EP)
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Le Ry-Co Jazz - Cherie Na Ngai (EP)
Vogue EPL 7845, 1961 France
Pioneering jazz unit famous for introducing congo / rumba / meregue into West Africa and consequently paving a new musical direction. This is one of the rarest Dansons avec Le Ry-Co Jazz EPs and should sit well with f...
Gaby Omolo - Tutakula Aya Ajabu (7")
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Gaby Omolo - Tutakula Aya Ajabu (7")
Afrian Eagles ER 7-14, 197? Kenya
Hidden as flipside to Gaby Omolo's biggest hitter Lunch Time the track Tutakula Aya Ajabu is such a hypnotic Swahili groove but still uptempo enough to work the floor. Rare Kenyan original in lovely EX shape.
Mombasa - Peace Maker (LP)
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Mombasa - Peace Maker (LP)
Pläne 88268, 1981 Germany
Fifth and final album by Lou Blackburn and crew. Quality stuff throughout and with highlights in The Path, Snake Dance and Peace Love & Harmony. Spotless NM vinyl grade, cover with lightest edge wear and a 4-5 mm rip ...
Prince Nico Mbarga - Experience 001 (LP)
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Prince Nico Mbarga - Experience 001 (LP)
RAS 40, 1981 France
Surely one of the best albums by Prince Nico Mbarga and the Rocafill Jazz International. The instrumentation is so on point and with the Prince sharing his thoughts on Polygamy and Simple Truth this can only turn out ...
Various - Something New From Africa (LP)
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Various - Something New From Africa (LP)
Decca LK 4292, 1958 United Kingdom
Released in 1958 this counts as one of the earliest African compilations released in Europe. Nice jazzy compositions performed with solo work on the Kwela. Little Lemmy, Jimmy Pratt and debut appearance of Miriam Make...
Baba Gaston Band - Kayi Kayi (7")
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Baba Gaston Band - Kayi Kayi (7")
HMV JP 2434, 196? Kenya
Excellent dancefloor track by famous Congolese band leader residing and recording a lifetime in Kenya. I can not help thinking of how this style must have inspired early Soukous. Two great sides that would also fit a ...
Drum-Pact - Percussion Unlimited (LP)
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Drum-Pact - Percussion Unlimited (LP)
Extraplatte EX 316 149, 1989 Austria
Mega rare ethno jazz release on Austrian experimental label Extraplatte. Lots of percussion and drum breaks obviously but more on offer with the spiritual Dedicace to J.C., Steps For Two and spiritual Earthbound. Unpl...
Jewel Ackah - Supa Pawa (12")
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Jewel Ackah - Supa Pawa (12")
Koaky Int'l KYK 005, 198? United States
Jewel 'Hi-Life' Ackah gone afrobeat and highlife on this 4 track EP. Incredible stuff that will definitely get you smiling. Jewel Ackah makes good feel music. Vinyl is unplayed, cover strong EX.
Lord Foodoos - Mister Calypso (LP)
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Lord Foodoos - Mister Calypso (LP)
Mode Disques MDINT 9235, 196? France
Very rare calypso / mento release with a traditional yet funky sound. A must to anyone diggin the origins of reggae and caribbean music. Listen to That's How Me Come Over for a feel of what to expect. Rare flip back o...
Herbert Misango - David In Muluhya (7")
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Herbert Misango - David In Muluhya (7")
Equator RA 7-20, 1965 Kenya
Flipside to the frequently comped Msichana Omari but this track is much better and so much harder to come by as single only release on Equator Records. Grooves slightly dirty and a few marks but plays solid VG+ throug...
Sathima Bea Benjamin - Windsong (LP)
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Sathima Bea Benjamin - Windsong (LP)
Ekapa 006, 1986 United States
Stunning unplayed first pressing of this largely underrated realease on Ekapa. Sathima's vocals are beautiful and the backing by Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Billy Higgins makes for funky setting throughout. List...
Jean Claude - Rythmes De L'Ocean Indien (LP)
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Jean Claude - Rythmes De L'Ocean Indien (LP)
Nano Disc 790001, 197? France
Very scarce record from Martinique with some fine tribal sounding folk that should come useful in the right hands. Lovely shining vinyl with only one light inaudible hairline. Lamination of cover is peeling on both si...
Kapingbdi - Don't Escape (LP)
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Kapingbdi - Don't Escape (LP)
Trikont US-0081, 1981 Germany
Beautiful copy of this Libyrian afro jazz masterpiece. Nothing bad to be said about their third album on German Trikont Records. Spiritual at times, dead funky at others, always on point. Graded VG+ due to light scuff...
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