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    Crammed Discs release a special edition of Zazou Bikaye’s second Afro-experimental/digital Afrobeat record, ‘Mr. Manager’, which only ever came out on vinyl, in 1985. This edition comprises nine additional tracks, including six previously-unreleased re-cordings, and three which were only included on limited-edition singles.
    Super-hypnotic Ethiopiques-style deep tune!Unplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    Unplayed original Benin 45
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    Unplayed original Benin 45
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    Nice latin highlife/ rhumba tune. Unplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    Unplayed original Benin 45
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    1 for £65 on discogs - long spoken intro then mad percussion - very deep!Unplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    Unplayed original Benin 45
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    Nice addictive African Rumba Benin Unplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    latin Benin Rhumba Unplayed original Benin 45
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    Strangely hypnotic slow funkUnplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    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 through Rotterdam and Americo Brito, echoing the spacey 70s sounds of some of his favorite music. On vocal duties and doing 'em BIG is Mariseya aka Marissa Nyamekye. Dancefloor flavours with...
    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 South African singer and dancer known for his trademark top ponytail and emphatic anthems was no one-hit wonder. In the aftermath of Shaka Bundu's nationwide explosion, far beyond...
     
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    NIgerian Kalakuta Records original Fela
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    ORIGINAL NIGERIAN VINYL
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    Seminal African crossover release
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    Soukous made in France 82
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    Original French vinyl
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    INCREDIBLE double-header super heavy Benin Afro-Funk - If anything the flip is stronger than the A - but these are both HEAVY TUNES! Unplayed original Benin Afro-Funk 45
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    Super heavy Benin Afro-Funk. Unplayed original African 45
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    Hypnotic and addictive rare Benin Afro 45 - sublime tune! Unplayed original Benin Afro-Funk 45
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    This is a TOUGH tune - & a different version of 'Gendarme Se We' - but PLEASE NOTE the pressings of this 45 are quiet so although unplayed you will hear more background noise than on the other 45sUnplayed original Benin Afro 45
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    Congolese Soukous recorded in Paris
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    Digital African LP
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    Cameron/original French vinyl
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    Reissue of the sought-after 'Sons of Ethiopia' by Admas, an Ethiopian synth treasure originally released in 1984!
    French Zouk 1988
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    **First time on vinyl!** 'Urban Zulu' changed South Africa’s music forever, rewiring Zulu migrant roots music for the 21st Century. Busi Mhlongo’s powerful voice and challenging lyrics soar over driving bass lines and glittering guitars of an all-star South African maskanda line-up.
    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 from 1980 is 'What Is Life' from the Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu album 'Conflict Nkru!' backed with Pat Thomas' awesome version of 'Gyae Su'.
     
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    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 joy of 'Last Night You Moved Me'!
    Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely it includes some of the most interesting Reggae Music made in the Roots Land call Nigeria!
    Seun Kuti endorsed Etuk Ubong makes his debut on the rapidly-becoming, label-to-watch, Night Dreamer! Nigerian trumpeter, composer and bandleader Etuk Ubong has developed an original style he calls "earth music", captured by Night Dreamer, live-and-uncut via their unique direct-to-disc recording process. A highly accomplished musician who has absorbed...
    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 Ogene 6/8 bell tempos.
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    Limited edition deluxe 7 album box set compiled by Erykah Badu
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    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 popular spins in the sets of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Invisible City Editions and Floating Points.
    Afro futurist sensations Onipa unleash their debut album, combining Afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy. Featuring guest vocals from Ghanaian star Wiyaala, and also collaborations with South African rapper Spoek Mathambo.
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    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, contemporary 'hiplife' beat, backed with 'Ba Han Toora Ho Sina', characterised by its hypnotic, repetitive motif.
    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 Uproot Andy, Yuksek and Umoja!
    Two long-time associates of the legendary Fela Kuti come together on Rejoice. Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen and the (now sadly departed) South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela got together in 2010 when their touring schedules allowed, with the unfinished sessions laying in an archive until last summer when producer Nick Gold applied the finishing...
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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 previously only ever released in Nigeria. The series starts with Kollington Ayinla’s celebrated 1978 album ‘Blessing,’ a rare lost classic of Nigerian Fuji...
    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, Earth, Wind & Fire.
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    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 of this long lost afro beat classic from 1974. Haunting, commanding brass and farfisa organ driven soul, funk, rocksteady and rock crossover. Fela Kuti, Mixed Grill, Ofege, Witch, Zam Rock, Afro...
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    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 Kuti, Ofege, Assagai, The Funkees, Mixed Grill, Bob Marley etc
    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 innovative Afro-Rock/Afro-Funk Garage fusion - ace!