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    Un Ti Bo and Other Pleasures from MartiniquePerformed by Groupe Mi-O (1958)Smithsonian Folkways
    Rhythmically driven and French-Caribbean flavoured, this diverse set of recordings from the island of Martinique features large carnival bands and call-and-response...
    • Un Ti Bo and Other Pleasures from Martinique – Ba Ma Un Ti Bo
    • CD£11.99
      Out of stock
    ToyanSpar With MeVP
    Classic early 80s Dancehall album from DJ legend Toyan BACKED BY : Roots Radics and the High Times Band PRODUCED BY: Junjo LawesRECORDED AT: Channel...
      Real Calypso, Vol. 2: Out The FireCalypso Songs of Social Commentary and Love TroublesSmithsonian Folkways
      According to the original liner notes, this selection of 1930s Trinidadian calypso is "colorful and exuberant and richly expressive and often hilariously...
      • Real Calypso, Vol. 2: Out The Fire – Reign of the Georges
      • CD£12.99
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      Rebirth Brass BandFeel Like Funkin' It Up (1989)Rounder
      Original stylee New Orleans second line Funked up Brass Band doing the dirty including Prof Longhair's Big Chief! MINT ORIGINAL VINYL
        • Original LP£15.00
          Out of stock
        Folk Music Of JamaicaFolk Music Of Jamaica (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
        Heavyweight roots music from Jamaica, very-percussion heavy. Recorded by ex-prime minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga, in his musical anthropological days!...
        • Folk Music Of Jamaica – Kumina "Country" Songs - 3:15
        • CD£12.99
          Out of stock
        Cuba And It's MusicFrom The First Drums To The MamboChicago Review Press
        Unbelievably in-depth history of Cuba's music begins with the collision of Spain and Africa and continues through the era of Miguelito Valdes, Arsenio...
        Hellish CalypsoHellish Calypso (1962)Smithsonian Folkways
        Geat compilation of Calypso from Trinidad and Tobago! Why "Hellish"? The liner notes explain that it's in part because of the very apparent "pear-shaped...
        • King Fighter – They Ballin' My Name
        • CD£12.99
          Out of stock
        Ancient Slavonic ChantsIvan Koukouzel Angeloglassny Ensemble (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
        Sacred voices, recorded in Bulgaria.
        • Ancient Slavonic Chants – Voskreseniya Den (The Day of the Resurrection)(Neophyte Riisky- from Easter Matins)
        • CD£9.99
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        Jump Up CarnivalJump Up Carnival (1956)Smithsonian Folkways
        Recorded in Trinidad. "And now ladies and gentlemen...Lord Melody's coming to knock you out now." The audience roars as the calypsonian king boasts about...
        • Jump Up Carnival – Calypso Tent: Carnival
        • CD£10.99
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        Junkanoo BandKey West (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
        Carnival music from the Bahamas. Crazy, heavy rhythms and songs. Recommended.
          • CD£11.99
            Out of stock
          Griots:Ministers of the Spoken Word (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
          Super-deep music from Mali, Gambia and Senegal. A double CD featuring Griot Music, Africa's story tellers, also known as the ministers of the spoken word!...
          • Griots: – Nege Sirimang
          • 2×CD£14.99
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          Bantu High LifeMoshe SephulaSmithsonian Folkways
          Great South African highlife music.
          • Bantu High Life – Sala Kakuhle (Farewell)
          • CD£11.99
            Out of stock
          Hollywood Jazz QuintetNuances (1977)Gateway
          Fusion from percussionist Hal Gordon and his quintet. MINT USA ORIGINAL VINYL IN SHRINKWRAP. RARE PRIVATE PRESS
            • Original LP£18.00
              Out of stock
            Charles WrightRhythm and Poetry (1972)Warner Bros
            Super heavyweight west coast funk
              • Original LP£16.00
                Out of stock
              Bilal AbdurahmanSound, Rhythm, Rhyme and Mime for ChildrenSmithsonian Folkways
              Bilal Abdurahman is the man behind the East New York Ensemble (featured on Soul Jazz Records' New Thing). He is a super-deep guy! This is a set of musical...
              • Bilal Abdurahman – The Journey Through The Forest
              • CD£11.99
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              WNEW's Story of SelmaWNEW's Story of SelmaSmithsonian Folkways
              Conversations and songs with folk singer Pete Seeger, Len Chandler and the Freedom Voices
              • WNEW's Story of Selma – If You Want to Get Your Freedom
              • CD£11.99
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              African and Afro-American DrumsAfrican And Afro-American Drums (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
              Excellent roots African-derived  drum recordings from the 1950s. Recommended music from Bahamas, Brazil, Congo, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Rwanda,...
              • African and Afro-American Drums – Ceremonial Drums 4:39
              Angela DavisAngela Davis Speaks (1971)Smithsonian Folkways
              Radical Black Panther and black communist speaks out! Fascinating stuff including inteviews about and around the radical poet.
              • Angela Davis – Introduction
              • CD£12.99
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              Revolutionary EnsembleBeyond The Boundary Of TimeMutable Music
              New York free jazz featuring Leroy Jenkins and Sirone!
                • CD£11.99
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                Music of Para, BrazilCarimbo, Pajelanca, Batuque & Umbanda (1982)Smithsonian Folkways
                Recorded in Northern Brazil, this includes cult music (Umbanda), folk music and roots music (Batuque). The state of Pará is located in the north...
                • Conjunto Tapayoara, led by Santana Miranda – Carimbo
                • CD£12.99
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                Creole Music of SurinamCreole Music of Surinam (1978)Smithsonian Folkways
                Crazy folk brass and drums from Surinam recorded in 1971-2.
                • Creole Music of Surinam – W'odo (Welcome Song)
                • CD£11.99
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                Cult Music of CubaCult Music of Cuba (1951)Smithsonian Folkways
                Excellent early recordings of Yoruba, Lucumi and more religious afro-cuban cult music with songs for Shango, Legba etc. Recommended. These recordings...
                • Cult Music of Cuba – Song to Legba and Yemaya (Two Male Voices, Drum, Rattle)
                • CD£12.99
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                Cult Music Of TrinidadCult Music Of Trinidad (1961)Smithsonian Folkways
                Heavyweight Yoruba religious recordings from Trinidad. Songs, rhythms and chants.
                • Cult Music Of Trinidad – Shango oh bababa
                • CD£11.99
                  Out of stock
                Bilal AbdurahmanEchoes of Timbuktu in Congo Square USASmithsonian Folkways
                Killer Northern African rhythms and instrumentation performed by Bilal Abdurahman and the East New York Ensemble, all related back to Congo Square in New...
                • Bilal Abdurahman – Interlude
                • CD£12.99
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                Attica, Rikers and The TombsFrom the Cold jaws of Prison: by Inmates and Ex-Inmates, Musicians and Poets from Attica, Rikers andSmithsonian Folkways
                Poetry and songs from prisoners recorded in 1971
                • Attica, Rikers and The Tombs – A Word to the Hip
                • CD£12.99
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                Nancy DupreeGhetto Reality (1969)Smithsonian Folkways
                Black poet Nancy Dupree accompanied by a group of young kids. Songs include tributes to, amongst others, James Brown.
                • Nancy Dupree – James Brown
                Huey NewtonHuey! Listen, Whitey (1972)Smithsonian Folkways
                Two recordings of Black Panther and activist Huey Newton, the first is from the soundtrack of 'Huey!', the second is from the film 'Listen...'
                  • CD£12.99
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                  King SparrowIn High FidelitySmithsonian Folkways
                  This is another delectable set of calypsos composed and sung by the "Calypso King" Mighty Sparrow. Backed by "The Boys," a full orchestra, and featuring...
                    • CD£12.99
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                    Jamaican Cult MusicJamaican Cult Music (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                    The original jump-up! Revivalist Zion, baptist, Kumina drums, Jonkanoo and Rastafari! Amazing early recordings.
                    • Jamaican Cult Music – Uplifting table (revival zion) 3:28
                    • CD£12.99
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                    Religious Songs & Drums in the BahamasReligious Songs & Drums in the Bahamas (1953)Smithsonian Folkways
                    Gospel songs from the Bahamas plus some heavweight drum and percussion instrumental tracks
                    • Gabriel Alderly, Alfred Henderson, and Howard Johnson – Jook Dance
                    • CD£10.99
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                    Gary McFarlandRequiem For Gary McFarland (1972)Cobblestone
                    Compilation of jazz arranger/composer McFarland's finest moments.
                      • Original LP£12.00
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                      Cuba Va!Songs of The New Generation of Revolutionary CubaSmithsonian Folkways
                      Revolutionary songs fromn Cuba, performed by the Experimental Sound Collective of ICAIC (Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Arts and Industries)
                        • CD£12.99
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                        Sarah Webster FabioSoul Ain't Soul Is: Poems by Sarah Webster Fabio (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
                        Sarah Webster's black poetry. Some tracks feature conga accompaniment in a Gil Scott Heron/Last Poets stylee! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
                        • Sarah Webster Fabio – Soul ain't: soul is
                        • CD£12.99
                          Out of stock
                        Langston HughesThe Voice Of Langston HughesSmithsonian Folkways
                        Includes the classic "I've Known Rivers", later recorded by Gary Bartz ("The Negro Speaks Of Rivers")
                        • Langston Hughes – The negro speaks of rivers
                        • CD£11.99
                          Out of stock
                        Sarah Webster FabioTogether To The Tune Of Coltrane's Equinox (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                        Sarah Webster Fabio raps her poetry over some funky tunes and deep jazz (such as Coltrane's "Equinox"). Recommended.
                        • Sarah Webster Fabio – Eclipse
                        Vodun-Rada Rite for ErzulieVodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie (1975)Smithsonian Folkways
                        Live recording of a Voodoo ritual ceremony recorded in Haiti. Heavy!
                        • Vodun-Rada Rite for Erzulie – Part 1
                        I Roy & NineyMr FiniganObserver
                        i roy on top form riding niney the observer's "blood and fire" rhythm from the mid 70s, classic dee jay roots.
                        • I Roy & Niney – Mr Finigan
                        • 7"£3.00
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                        KoushikNothing's The SameStones Throw
                        More dreamy goodness from Koushik's full-length debut, and this 7" comes with dedictated cover art and an exclusive b-side track! Stop sleeping on one...
                        • Koushik – Nothing's the same
                        • Koushik – Brasil beat 15
                        • 7"£5.99
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                        Van MorrisonVan Morrison His Band And The Street Choir (1970)Warner Bros.
                        Van the man's fourth album, following on from 'Astral Weeks' and 'Moondance', features one of his best selling singles "Domino"
                          • New LP (180g)£16.99
                            Out of stock
                          • CD£8.99
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                          Roy AyersDaddy Bug (1969)Atlantic
                          Late-sixties jazz album from vibraphonist Roy Ayers featuring Herbie Hancock on keys
                          • Roy Ayers – Daddy Bug
                          • Reissue LP£17.99
                            Out of stock
                          Art BlakeyLes Liaisons Dangereuses (1960)Fontana
                          Classic soundtrack to the 1958 French film featuring the exceptional Afro-Cuban jazz-dancer "No Hay Problema"!
                            • LP£11.99
                              Out of stock
                            Kid Creole And The CoconutsOff The Coast Of Me (1980)Ze
                            Kid Creole on Ze Records with "Maladie D'Amour" and more...
                              • Original LP£8.99
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
                                Out of stock