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    Ipa​-​BoogieIpa​-​BoogieAcid Jazz
    Reissue of this sought-after, 1978 release from Ipa-Boogie originally released on Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of...
      T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou - Rep Pop Du BeninSeglaAcid Jazz
      Reissue of this impossibly rare, 1978 release from T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo originally released on Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined...
        Tony Allen hits with Africa 70JealousyComet
        **Deluxe vinyl edition with tip-on sleeve** Reissue of one of the first of three of Tony Allen's solo albums produced by Fela Kuti! Originally released...
        • Tony Allen hits with Africa 70 – Jealousy
        • Tony Allen hits with Africa 70 – Hustler
        • LP£23.00
          Deluxe vinyl edition with tip-on sleeve
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        Star Feminine BandStar Feminine BandBorn Bad Records
        Without warning, this group of young girls from a remote region of Benin is shaking up the world of garage rock with breathtaking freshness, ingenuity,...
        • Star Feminine Band – Peba
        • Star Feminine Band – Rew Be Me
        • Star Feminine Band – Femme Africaine
        • Star Feminine Band – Montealla
        • Star Feminine Band – La Musique
        • Star Feminine Band – Idesouse
        • Star Feminine Band – Iseo
        • Star Feminine Band – Timtitu
        Jo BissoAfrican Disco Experimentals (1974 to 1978)Africa Seven
        A compilation of key disco tunes from international star, Jo Bisso! Includes the full, 16 min version of his awesome 'Play Me' from 1978!
        • Jo Bisso – Love Beat
        • Jo Bisso – Give It Up
        • Jo Bisso – Disco Madonna
        • Jo Bisso – Lovers Concerto (Vocal)
        • Jo Bisso – Dont Fight The Feeling
        • Jo Bisso – Play Me (Parts 1 to 4)
        • Jo Bisso – Midnight
        • Jo Bisso – The Mystery With Me
        • Jo Bisso – Dont Think About It
        • Jo Bisso – Choco Date
        • Jo Bisso – Tonight
        • Jo Bisso – Love Somebody (Part 1)
        • Jo Bisso – Your Love
        • Jo Bisso – Lets Keep It Together
        ThabaEyes Rest Their FeetSoundway
        The particular Thaba sound reflects a sonic duality drawing on a double pop heritage of Mbaqanga and Bubblegum artists like The Soul Brothers, Paul Ndlovu...
        • Thaba – Old Tapes
        • Thaba – Warrior
        • Thaba – Vaya Le Nna
        • Thaba – Confided
        • Thaba – Mungu
        • Thaba – Resilient
        • Thaba – Severin
        • Thaba – Throw It All Away
        • Thaba – Tsoma
        • Thaba – Brew
        Africa O-Ye!A Celebration Of African MusicGuinness Publishing
        DESCRIPTION:The sounds of Africa have been infiltrating Western music and culture for some time. This book traces the development of the various musical...
        • Original Book (700g)£10.00
          secondhand original paperback book in good condition
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        Fela KutiBeasts Of No NationKalakuta Records
        Afrobeat classic! After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. 
        • Fela Kuti – beats of no nation (vocal)
        • Original LP£50.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Eurobond pressing in shrink, with original inner, in great condition, old price sticker on front
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        D.O. MisianiPiny Ose Mer (The World Upside Down) (1989)Globe Style
        great collection, German only pressing
          • Original LP£30.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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          Papa WembaPapa Wemba (1989)Stern's Africa
            • Original LP£10.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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            Johnny DyaniAfrika (1984)Steeplechase
            Danish Steeplechase label release of South African bassist
              • Original LP£30.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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              Arp FriqueMinina Bem LiRush Hour Store Jams
              Arp Frique is back, delivering four dance floor ready cuts in his signature style. 'Minina Bem Li' is loosely inspired by Arp Frique’s Cape Verdean connection...
              • Arp Frique – Minina Bem Li feat. Americo Brito
              • Arp Frique – Voyage feat. Mariseya
              • Arp Frique – Mindelo Aoje feat. Americo Brito
              • Arp Frique – La Vérité feat. Mariseya
              Penny PennyYogo YogoAwesome Tapes From Africa
              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...
              • Penny Penny – Ibola Aids
              • Penny Penny – Ingani
              • Penny Penny – Amarumasi
              • Penny Penny – Kulani Kulani
              • Penny Penny – Hai Kamina
              • Penny Penny – Yogo Yogo
              • Penny Penny – Ti Samboko
              • Penny Penny – Ama Owners
              Fela KutiFela's First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc SessionCadillac Records
              Legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti's first recordings of highlife and calypso, recorded in London in 1959, on a limited edition 10". Two of the...
                Manu DibangoAfrijazzy (1986)Urban (2)
                  • Original LP£15.00
                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                  King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsJuju Music (1982)Sunny Alade
                    • Original LP£15.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl

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                    King Sunny AdeSweet BananaAtom Park
                    ORIGINAL NIGERIAN VINYL
                    • King Sunny Ade – Sunny Loni Ariya
                    • Original LP£25.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Spines unglued
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                    King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsSynchro System (1983)Island
                    Seminal African crossover release
                      • Original LP£10.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                      Kanda Bongo ManAfro Rythmes Présente Kanda Bongo Man (1982)Afro-Rythmes
                      Soukous made in France 82
                        • Original LP£20.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                        Tabu Ley RochereauLe Seigneur Rochereau À L'Olympia Vol. 2African
                        Original French vinyl
                          • Original LP£20.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGWear to opening and bit of creasing
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                          Kanda Bongo ManZing-Zong (1991)Hannibal Records
                          Congolese Soukous recorded in Paris
                            • Original LP£30.00
                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+European orig vinyl in shrink
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                            African ImageRoots (Izimpande)Gramavision
                            Digital African LP
                              • Original LP£10.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+In shrink
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                              Ngalle JojoPapa Est JalouxDisques Espérance
                              Cameron/original French vinyl
                                • Original LP£40.00
                                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                Tabu Ley RochereauEn Amour Y A Pas De CalculGenidia
                                  • Original LP£15.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig French vinyl
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                                  Kanda Bongo ManKwassa Kwassa (1989)Hannibal Records
                                    • Original LP£12.00
                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                    AdmasSons Of EthiopiaFrederiksberg Records
                                    Reissue of the sought-after 'Sons of Ethiopia' by Admas, an Ethiopian synth treasure originally released in 1984!
                                    • Admas – Anchi Bale Game
                                    • Admas – Bahta's Highlife
                                    • Admas – Tez Alegn Yetintu
                                    • Admas – Kalatashew Waga
                                    • Admas – Wed Enate
                                    • Admas – Samba Shegitu
                                    • Admas – Astawesalehu
                                    Kassav'Zouk Is The Only Medicine We HaveGreensleeves Records
                                    French Zouk 1988
                                      • Original LP£10.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Orig French vinyl
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                                      Busi MhlongoUrban ZuluMatsuli Music
                                      **First time on vinyl!** 'Urban Zulu' changed South Africa’s music forever, rewiring Zulu migrant roots music for the 21st Century. Busi Mhlongo’s...
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Yehlisan'umoya Ma-Afrika
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Yapheli'mali Yami
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – We Baba Omncane
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Yise Wabant'a Bami
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Uganga Nge Ngane
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Ngadlalwa Yindoda
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Zithin'lzizwe
                                      • Busi Mhlongo – Oxamu
                                      Ebo Taylor, Uhuru Yenzu & Pat ThomasOriginal Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics Volume 2Mukatsuku
                                      Second volume of 'Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics', this time focusing on two artists legendary in the genre. First up first time on a 45...
                                      • Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu – What Is Life?
                                      • Pat Thomas – Gyae Su (Mpaebo LP Version)
                                      Street KidsGame No. 1Rush Hour
                                      South African proto-house / boogie double-sider by Street Kids from 1983! Features the synth-heavy, slow burner 'Game No. 1' backed with the mid-tempo...
                                      • Street Kids – Game No. 1
                                      • Street Kids – Last Night (You Moved Me)
                                      Etuk UbongAfrica TodayNight Dreamer
                                      Seun Kuti endorsed Etuk Ubong makes his debut on the rapidly-becoming, label-to-watch, Night Dreamer! Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader Etuk...
                                      • Etuk Ubong – Ekpo Mmommom
                                      • Etuk Ubong – African Struggle
                                      • Etuk Ubong – Africa Today
                                      • Etuk Ubong – Mass Corruption
                                      • Etuk Ubong – Spiritual Change
                                      • Etuk Ubong – The Purpose Of Creation
                                      Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia BrothersOzobia SpecialBBE
                                      Nkem Njoku & Ozzobia Sound’s one and only album 'Ozobia Special' is an early 80s Igbo Highlife masterpiece, drawing on Ghana Highlife as well as traditional...
                                        • LP£20.99
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                                        MarumoModiehiMr Bongo
                                        Modiehi' was originally released in 1982 and covers a wide number of genres from Sotho soul, Mbaqanga, disco-funk, gospel and bubblegum. Tracks have been...
                                        • Marumo – Modiehi
                                        • Marumo – Khomo Tsaka Deile Kae?
                                        OnipaWe No Be MachineStrut
                                        Afro futurist sensations Onipa unleash their debut album, combining Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy. Featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian star...
                                        • Onipa – We Be No Machine
                                        • Onipa – Mr. Ali
                                        • Onipa – Yenimno
                                        • Onipa – Material Microdots
                                        • Onipa – Hey No I Say
                                        • 2×LP£21.99
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                                        • CD£10.99
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                                        OlandoTenan WuLokalophon
                                        This Ghanaian 45 comes from singer, Olando who lives as a Frafra in the diaspora of Kumasi, capital of the Ashanti people. This title tune is a driving,...
                                        • Olando – Tenan Wu
                                        • Olando – Ba Han Toora Ho Sina.
                                        Orchestra Les MangelepaNyako KonyaSecousse
                                        Reissue of Kenya's Orchestra Les Mangelepa's hypnotic jam from 1978, 'Nyako Konya'! Remastered for today's club demands and given the remix treatment by...
                                        • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (2020 remaster)
                                        • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Uproot Andy remix)
                                        • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Yuksek remix)
                                        • Orchestra Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Umoja space dub)
                                        Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 OrganizationBlessing (Nigeria, 1978)Soul Jazz Records
                                        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,...
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – E Ye Ika Se
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Oromo Adie Fo
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ko S'Ohun Tan O Le Fi Gberaga
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Adio Shile
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Won Ti Gbe Oye Fun Mi
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Pataki L'Omo
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – To Ba Jisoro Mi
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Engineer Olatunji / Iya Suna
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Odun Titun De
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ao Toro Emi Gesa Fun Enia
                                        • Alhaji Chief Kollington Ayinla & His Fuji '78 Organization – Ki Aiye Ma Gbagbe Mi
                                        BloBulky Backside - Blo Is BackEverland Afro
                                        First ever and long overdue official reissue of this long lost Nigerian disco classic from 1979. For fans of 5th Dimension, The Temptations, Hot Chocolate,...
                                        • Blo – Make Your Body Dance
                                        • Blo – Bulky Backside
                                        • Blo – Get That Groove In
                                        • Blo – Suspicion
                                        • Blo – Neutron Bag
                                        • Blo – No More Brother
                                        • Blo – Loving Caring
                                        • Blo – Roots
                                        • CD£14.99
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                                        Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal EricosIkoto RockEverland Afro
                                        Reissue of a Nigerian afro-beat classic, one that never really made it out the country at the time. This is the first ever and long overdue official reissue...
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Ikoto Rock
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Wetin Dey Watch Goat, Goat Dey Watcham
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Akalaka
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Ife Nwanna Melu Nwanne
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – Egwu Eric
                                        • Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And His Royal Ericos – I Will Tell Mama
                                        • LP£22.99
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                                        Thony Shorby NyenwiSweet Funk MusicJetrecords.fr
                                        Reissue of a long lost afro beat and Nigerian funk classic from 1978, a killer collection of captivating grooves and haunting melodies. For fans of Fela...
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Call A Spade A Spade
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Married Life
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Forgiveness
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – No Wrong Show
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – Love Of Parents
                                        • Thony Shorby Nyenwi – People In The World
                                        The FacesWake Up TodayKetu Records
                                        Reissue of The Faces' awesome 'Wake Up Today' that was originally released in 1975. The album differs from the Afro-Funk productions of that time by its...
                                        • The Faces – Together We Live
                                        • The Faces – All I Need From You
                                        • The Faces – Don't Let Nobody Tell You
                                        • The Faces – Uyoyo
                                        • The Faces – Wake Up Today
                                        • The Faces – Shoki Shoki Shombolo
                                        • The Faces – My First Love
                                        Soul Jazz Records presents Apala:Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70Soul Jazz Records
                                        Soul Jazz Records new ‘Apala: Apala Groups in Nigeria 1967-70’ is the first ever collection of Apala music to be released outside of Nigeria. The...
                                        • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                                        • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                                        • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
                                        • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Orin To Mo Gbon Wa
                                        • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Agilinti Lomu
                                        • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – A.B.D. Alawiye
                                        • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Asa Ko Gbodo Wole Gbeiyele
                                        • Adeleke Aremu & His Group – Egbe Arowolo
                                        • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Rufai Baolgun
                                        • R.A. Tikalosoro and His Group – Kiniun Kuro Leran Amu Sere
                                        • Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – S. Aka
                                        • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Lekele Bale
                                        • Kasumu Adio and His Apala Group – Odale Ore
                                        • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Oko Lolomo
                                        • Jimoh Agbejo Bo Ogun and His Group – Oriki Ibeji
                                        • Ayisatu Alabi and Her Group – Omo Olobi
                                        • Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Orin Aje
                                        • Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Sunday Babayemi
                                        • 1. Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group – Ewure Ile Komoyi Ode
                                        • 2. Adebukonla Ajao and Her Group – Aboyin Ile
                                        • 3. Rapheal Ajide and His Apala Group – Adura Fun Osiwowo
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                                        AntibalasFu ChroniclesDaptone
                                        Six lengthy, powerful and energetic tunes make up this superb album from US' finest pioneers of the contemporary Afrobeat groove - Antibalas!
                                        • Antibalas – Amenawon
                                        • Antibalas – Lai Lai
                                        • Antibalas – MTTT Pt . 1 & 2
                                        • Antibalas – Fight Am Finish
                                        • Antibalas – Koto
                                        • Antibalas – Fist Of Flowers
                                        Dekula BandOpikaSing A Song Fighter
                                        The debut album from the sensational live act Dekula Band. Centered around the legendary guitar player Dekula Kahanga (who was in the leading dance orchestra...
                                        • Dekula Band – Dr Chaurongo
                                        • Dekula Band – Zembwela
                                        • Dekula Band – Bi Bi Theresa
                                        • Dekula Band – Didier
                                        • Dekula Band – AIE Mwana
                                        • Dekula Band – Congo Acoustic
                                        Sidiku BuariRevolution (Live Disco Show In New York City)BBE
                                        Rare live album from Ghanaian Disco legend Sidiku Buari, never before reissued and originally released in 1979. In-demand from collectors across the world...
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Keep The Rhythm Going
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Ofey Karambani
                                        • Sidiku Buari – This Is Music
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Disco Soccer
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Revolution
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Together We Can Rebuild It (Ghana Motherland)
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Merry Christmas And Happy New Year
                                        • Sidiku Buari – Happy Birthday
                                        • 2×LP£22.99
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                                        KamazuKorobelaAfrosynth
                                        Afrosynth focuses on six songs by South African disco star, Kamazu, spanning his career from 1986 to 1997: two of his biggest hits, ‘Korobela’ and...
                                        • Kamazu – Indaba Kabani
                                        • Kamazu – Victim
                                        • Kamazu – Why
                                        • Kamazu – Korobela
                                        • Kamazu – Mjukeit
                                        • Kamazu – Atikatareni
                                        Orits WillikiWha' Dis Wha' Dat (1991)Premier Music
                                        Very Rare Original Nigerian LP/EP vinyl - digital roots/reggae dancehall Nigerian stylee, check the audio!
                                        • Orits Williki – Wha' Dis Wha' Dat
                                        • Orits Williki – Heart of Stone (Extended Version)
                                        • Original LP£35.00
                                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original Nigerian Vinyl clean,

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                                        The Crest And The HideBy Harold CourlanderCoward, McCann & Geoghegan
                                        • Original Book (300g)£20.00
                                          Second-hand hardback, in great condition ex-library with stamps, dustjacket plastic covered
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