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Charles Iwegbue - Lagos Highlife (10")
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Charles Iwegbue - Lagos Highlife (10")
Decca WAL 1016, 196? United Kingdom
Holy grail highlife Decca 10" release that is up there with the Stargazers Dance Band and E.T. Mensah when it comes to rarity. Give Waya Waya a listen for a feel of an early African jazz soundscape. Marks and scuffs o...
Anna Nkosi - Varitone Jump (LP)
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Anna Nkosi - Varitone Jump (LP)
JAS Pride BL 108, 1977 South Africa
Really pleased to have caught this masterpiece of South African jazz. The full title reads Anna Nkosi and Friends so my guess would be that Anna is related to either Zacks and/or West Nkosi and that these famous jazzm...
The Original Africans - Sting Me (7")
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The Original Africans - Sting Me (7")
President PT 169, 1967 United Kingdom
This is one of the greatest 45s I have discovered this year. UK only release on President, it never shows up for sale and it just is a killer track. Eddy Grant production from 1967 with some nice ska crossover influen...
Mac & Party - Harambe (7")
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Mac & Party - Harambe (7")
Mzuri HL72, 196? Kenya
This year is still very much young but I think this will be a contender for best find in 2014 nonetheless. What a blasting piece to drop out and potentially cue in with Saleb Ragab's Amber Of The Nile. Released on the...
Etoile De Dakar - Xalis (LP)
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Etoile De Dakar - Xalis (LP)
M. Diaw 86.925, 1978 France
Amazing recording by the famous Youssou N'Dour ensemble mixing Senegalese folk and jazz. Melodic yet intense with intriguing solo performances that really pulls you in. A masterpiece and rare treat all in one. Record ...
Mokete Hlake - Khunya Khunya (LP)
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Mokete Hlake - Khunya Khunya (LP)
Imbongi LZG 42, 198? South Africa
So rare this offbeat accordion driven afro folk by Mokete Hlake and His Basotho Group. Trippy vibes from first to last groove. Produced by legendary South African studio head Hamilton Nzimande. Ultra rare record in ne...
Super Mambo Jazz 69 - Naenda Nhkuta (7")
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Super Mambo Jazz 69 - Naenda Nhkuta (7")
AIT 113, 1972 Kenya
Ultra rare Kenyan jazz single on the collectable AIT label. Both sides are rocking with tempo change and jazzy breaks all over the place. Heavy vinyl in VG+ condition, lightest noice at intro turns but overall a great...
Paa Kwesi Dennis - Teacher (LP)
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Paa Kwesi Dennis - Teacher (LP)
Star Family 1, 198? Germany
Ultra rare private pressed high-life production by Paa Kwesi Dennis originating from Ghana residing in Germany. Not all DIY records in this field are great but this one comes with firm recommendations. Spotless near m...
E.C. Arinze - Highlife Of Nigeria (10")
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E.C. Arinze - Highlife Of Nigeria (10")
Decca WAL 1017, 195? United Kingdom
Big rarity with E.C. Arinze and His Music on best of form. If you dig the early African Highlife grooves this is a prime pick. Sisi, Sisi, Yadiba an Nne Buu Nne stand out but just quality stuff from start to finish. C...
Mhlambe Mthombeni - Nofanezile (LP)
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Mhlambe Mthombeni - Nofanezile (LP)
Mabob City MMC 952, 1982 South Africa
Wilson Ndlovu is the brains behind this funky Soweto album on Mabob City. Essential pick for fans of South African records and a super rare find. Add to that the immaculate EX plus plus condition, this is surely a win...
Pat Thomas - 1980 (LP)
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Pat Thomas - 1980 (LP)
Pan African PAR 003, 1980 United Kingdom
Killer album by Pat Thomas with a thrilling set of Disco Reggae and Disco Highlife tunes as he defines them. The latter with Yesu San Bra and Yamona are seriously funky and a treat for any afro tinged mix or dancefloo...
Nganeziyamfisa No Khambalomvaleliso - Y.. (LP)
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Nganeziyamfisa No Khambalomvaleliso - Y.. (LP)
Soul Soul IAL 3015, 198? South Africa
First thing first, what a band name.... And now, introducing, South Africa's finest, Nganeziyamfisa No Khambalomvaleliso !! They play an infectious and complex folk that will win you over for sure. Check Sikhalile for...
Steven Amechi - Driver Ka Obanye (7")
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Steven Amechi - Driver Ka Obanye (7")
Philips 382967PF, 197? Nigeria
Wonderful jazzy highlife double sider on impossible to find Nigerian original released on the collectable Phillips sister label West African records. If you like authentic grooves you likely only see ones, this is a t...
Nigeria Sound Makers - Come Again (7")
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Nigeria Sound Makers - Come Again (7")
Philips 382736PF, 197? Nigeria
Backing band of the mighty Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe with two massive ethno jazz tunes here on super rare West African Records. Decent VG copy with some distortion but still a good listen. Mega rare 45 that we will ...
Ebenezer Obey - Col. Ben. Adekunle (7")
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Ebenezer Obey - Col. Ben. Adekunle (7")
Decca NWA 5490, 1968 United Kingdom
Impossibly rare Juju double sider by Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey and His International Brothers paying dues to Benjamin Adekunle. Top quality highlife Ori Bayemi on the flipside. UK original from 1968 in VG+ conditi...
Various - Anthology Of Africa Music (LP)
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Various - Anthology Of Africa Music (LP)
Musicaphon SL 2311, 198? Germany
Not all Unesco Anthology Of African Music releases are groovy but this Nigerian Igbo compilation definately has got that something really special to it. Tribal breaks topped with Ikorodo chants. Useful stuff for addin...
Jairos Jiri Band - Ethno Rock (LP)
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Jairos Jiri Band - Ethno Rock (LP)
Aarton 500.001, 1989 Germany
Rare Jairos Jiri album recorded live at the Brot Für Die Welt concert in Stuttgart. Mix of highlife, jazz and rock tunes. Pretty sure this was never commercially distributed and pressed in very small numbers.
Raymond Mbele - He Madoda (LP)
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Raymond Mbele - He Madoda (LP)
Impala BL 219, 1979 South Africa
Super rare South African folk release with Raymond Mbele playing the xhosa accordian adding only vocal and love. Pretty cool cover art too on this one. Fresh off the press near mint copy, cover is EX. Hard to find in ...
Bob Crump - Afro Beat (LP)
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Bob Crump - Afro Beat (LP)
Fidula Fon 3070 , 196? Germany
This is one incredible 'wolf in sheep's clothing' record. Childrens dance music release on Fidulafon but packed with jazz, funk and afro break beat spins. Watussi Drums, Black Lady, Sunset in Ghana... Small stamp to c...
Buari - Buari (LP)
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Buari - Buari (LP)
RCA APL1-1045, 1975 United States
Stunning near mint RCA original of what I rate as one of the greatest afro funk records around with Advice From Fatcher, Ku Ka Maria and the breakbeat funk favorite Karam Bani. Bernhard Purdie joining the fun and abso...
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