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    Contemporary Afro BeatA Fine Selection Of Some Of Today's Most Exciting Afro Beat Bands From All Over The WorldTramp
    This, the third in Tramp's "Contemporary..." series, proves that Afro-Beat is anything but dead in 2011, compiling the exciting sounds of Odu, Afromotive,...
    • Fanga – Crache La Douleur
    • Odu – Afrobeat Principles #1
    • N'Ghare Hi Power Band – Campus Rock
    • Aphrodesia – Special Girl
    • Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble – P.D.P.
    • Jojo Quo & His Challengers – Every Woman Is Good Woman
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    Toots And The Maytals54 46 Was My NumberBeverleys
    Stone cold jump up classic with pressure drop on the b-side
    • Toots And The Maytals – 54 46 Was My Number
    • Toots And The Maytals – Pressure Drop
    Valentine BrothersMoney's Too Tight To Mention (1982)Energy Records
    Party Classic!
    • Valentine Brothers – Money's Too Tight (To Mention)
    Set The ToneRap Your Love (1983)Island
    • Set The Tone – Rap Your Love
    Glass, A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts (2009)A Film By Scott HicksLace Digital Media
    Scott Hicks directs this biographical film about the life and work of composer Philip Glass. Breaking his life down into 12 distinct stages, the film explores...
    The Negro In The CaribbeanEric WilliamsA&B Books Publishers
    Prime minister of Trinidad and Tobego from 1961 to his death in 1981 wrote this groundbreaking scholarly study of the Afro-Caribbean history, when he was...
    The MetersRejuvenationWarner Bros
    Classic funk album from 1974 featuring the massive "Just Kissed My Baby", "People Say", "What 'Cha Say", "Jungle Man", "Hey Pocky Away", "It Ain't No Use"...
    • The Meters – People Say
    • The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
    • The Meters – What' cha Say
    • The Meters – Jungle Man
    • The Meters – Hey Pocky A-way
    • The Meters – It Ain't No Use
    • The Meters – Africa
    Carriacou String Band SerenadePerforming Identity In The Eastern CaribbeanWesleyan University Press
    Every year, on a weekend before Christmas, the small Caribbean island of Carriacou, Grenada, holds its annual Parang Festival, featuring concerts, performances...
    1978 self-titled debut album from the Philly jazz-fusion group. Featuring a warm, smooth aesthetic and flawless production, Breakwater's cohesive sound...
    • Breakwater – Work It Out
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    Black Rhythms Of PeruReviving African Musical Heritage In The Black PacificWesleyan University Press
    In the late 1950s to 1970s, an Afro-Peruvian revival brought the forgotten music and dances of Peru's African musical heritage to Lima's theatrical stages....
    Rumba RulesThe Politics Of Dance Music In Mobutu's ZaireDuke University Press
    Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled Zaire (now the Democratic Republic Congo) from 1965 until 1997, was fond of saying "happy are those who sing and dance," and...
    A Tribe Called QuestPeople's Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of RhythmJive
    Essential first Tribe album featuring all the hits. 'I Left My Wallet In El Segundo', 'Bonita Applebum', 'Can I Kick It', 'Description Of a Fool' and more!
      David BowieAladdin Sane (1973)RCA International
      Pre-Eno artiness. This is Mick Ronson-era rocktastically fabtastic mate. David is definitely on one and ziggyed to the max. Come on baby, Let's make love...
        David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (1972)RCA International
        Seminal concept album with all killer tracks. So good it hurts!Special edition vinyl available - 2003 Mix at Abbey Road Studios!
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          Bossa NovaAnd the Rise of Brazilian Music In The 1960sSoul Jazz Records
          This double-CD is a concise guide to the music of bossa nova and comes with an extensive 75-page photographic mini-book with stunning photographs of Brazilian...
          • Elis Regina – Roda
          • Roberto Menescal – Inverno
          • Joao Gilberto – O Sapo
          • Ginga Trio – Yemanja
          • Jorge Ben – Lalari-Olala
          • Dorival Caymmi – Berimbau
          • Sergio Mendes & Bossa Rio – Primitivo
          • Nara Leao – Birimbau
          • Tamba Trio – Mas Que Nada
          • Baden Powell & Vinicius Moraes – Canto de Ossanha
          • Zimbo Trio – Zimbo Samba
          • Gilberto Gil – Viramundo
          • Elis Regina – Menino Das Laranjas
          • Edu Lobo – Jogo De Roda
          • Elizete Cardoso – Vida Bela
          • Dom Um Romao – Jangal
          • Wanda Sa – Adriana
          • Elizete Cardoso – E De Lei
          • Antonio Carlos Jobim – O Morro Nao Tem Vez
          • Edu Lobo – Ponteio
          • Tamba 4 – Samba Blim
          • Pery Ribeiro – Canto Negro
          • Maria Bethania – Ye-Mele
          • Miltinho – Faca Como Eu
          • Jorge Ben – Rosa, Menina Rosa
          • Milton Nascimento – Tres Pontas
          • Baden Powell & Vinicius De Moraes – Canto De Xango
          • Zelia Barbosa – Carcara
          • Tamba Trio – Boranda
          • Geraldo Vandre – Hora De Lutar
          • Elis Regina – Tereza Sabe Sambar
          • Edu Lobo – Aguaverde
          • Jorge Ben – Carnaval Triste
          • Marilia Medalha – Maria Moita
          David BowiePinups (1973)RCA
          Aladdin Sane era Bowie goes slightly left-field, with an album of groovy covers of tunes he likes! Top versions of Them, Pretty Things, Yardbirds, Easybeats,...
            Vikki CarrFor Once In My Life Liberty (1969)
            Nice jazz pop lady singing live at Persian Room, 1968. Rare LP!
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              Orphan101Propa/DisembleApple Pips
              Apple Pips is proud to present another original new talent from the Bristol bass underground – Orphan101. Having cut his teeth on Bristol pirate...
              • Orphan101 – Propa
              • Orphan101 – Disemble
              Toots & The MaytalsFunky Kingston
              Without doubt one of the best Reggae albums of all time - includes 'Sit Right Down', 'Pomps and Pride', 'Louie Louie', 'It Was Written Down' and of course,...
                Touching From A DistanceIan Curtis And Joy DivisionFaber And Faber
                Written by Ian Curtis's ex-wife (Deborah), this is one of the best books about Ian Curtis, Joy Division, Factory and Manchester. In "Touching from a Distance"...
                1000 Names / Slow Hand Motem / Beem / PixelordTropical Heat Volume 2Myor
                Volume 2 in Myor's Tropical Heat compilation series offers another 6 tunes by some of the best contemporary Skweee & Beats producers around. Canada's...
                • Slow Hand Motëm – Boom Respekt Boom
                • Beem – Automan
                • s.y.z – spirits and demons
                Johnny OsbourneNuff RespectFirehouse
                late 80s dancehall cut from johnny osbourne recorded at king tubby's studio
                • Johnny Osbourne – Nuff Respect
                Tito Puente: When the Drums Are DreamingJosephine PowellAuthorHouse
                Ernesto "Tito" Puente born in 1923 in Spanish Harlem is a tale about an impoverished Puerto Rican boy who grew up with the advent of radio and American...
                Junior DanReggae Road MapHi-Try Records
                Album from Junior Dan aka Left hand Bassie aka Sydney Gussine for his own Hi-Try label. Dan’s music is gentle and musically decorative with unusual...
                  John ColtraneA Love Supreme [DELUXE EDITION]Impulse
                  This album-length suite was Coltrane's gift to God. An undeniable masterpiece, one of the best albums recorded, in any genre, ever. This 'Deluxe Edition'...
                    John ColtraneMy Favorite Things: Coltrane at NewportImpulse
                    Definitive live performances from the Newport festivals of 1963 and 1965, with separate versions of 'My Favourite Things' and a previously unreleased 23-minute...
                      John ColtraneThe John Coltrane Quartet Plays...Impulse
                      Live recording from 1965 of The John Coltrane Quartet Playsing Chim Chim Cheree (from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins).
                        Sowell RadicsWheel O'MatildaArchive Recordings
                        Deep roots reggae 7" originally issued on 12" in the early eighties featuring Noel Bailey with the roots radics.
                        • Sowell Radics – Wheel O'Matilda
                        Black BritainA Photographic HistorySaqi Books
                        People of African and Caribbean descent have inhabited Great Britain for centuries. Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural...
                        Dr. AlimantadoBorn For A Purpose (aka Sons Of Thunder) 1981Greensleeves
                        Classic album originally released on Greensleeves in 1981, this is roots reggae at its finest. Vinyl version is on keyman records. check "born for a purpose"...
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                          Henry Junjo LawesVolcano EruptionVP
                          Excellent Dancehall compilation of Henry 'Junjo' Lawes productions. Features Johnny Osbourne, Yellowman, Barrington Levy and many many more. Featuring...
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                            Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound Of Luanda 1968-1976Various ArtistsAnalog Africa
                            On its ninth release Analog Africa unearths musical gems from Angola, the former Portuguese colony in south west Africa. The compilation 'Angola Soundtrack'...
                            • Mamukueno – Rei do Palhetinho
                            • Os Kiezos – Comboio
                            • Jovens Do Prenda – Ilha Virgem
                            • Zé Da Lua – Ulungu Wami
                            • Os Bongos – Pachanga Maria
                            • Dimba Diangola – Tira Sapato
                            • Ferreira Do Nascimento – Macongo Me Chiquita
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                            Sun RaAngels And Demons At Play (1967)Saturn Research
                            Seminal deep jazz with 'Tiny Pyramids'. Recorded in Chicago late 50s - a true high point! All-star line-up, essential recording.
                              John ColtraneColtrane (1962)Impulse!
                              Coltrane's first for Impulse, in 1962, was also the first recording for the classic quartet line-up and is a beautiful blend of extended modal...
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                                Gil Scott-HeronFree Will (1972)Flying Dutchman
                                Brilliant early Gil Scott-Heron album. One of his rarest on the great Flying Dutchman label.
                                • Gil Scott-Heron – Free Will
                                • Gil Scott-Heron – Sex Education Ghetto Style
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                                Shaft In AfricaOST by Johnny Pate (1973)ABC Records/Probe
                                Classic funky blaxploitation soundtrack rarity that's even better than the well known Isaac Hayes soundtrack to the first Shaft film! A frenzy of horn...
                                • Shaft In Africa – You Can't Even Walk In The Park
                                • Shaft In Africa – Are You Man Enough (Main Title)
                                • Shaft In Africa – Shaft in Africa (Addis)
                                • Shaft In Africa – El Jardia
                                • Shaft In Africa – Truck Stop
                                Bob Marley & The WailersBurnin And LootinTuff Gong
                                double header from the original waliers taken from their debut album for island "burnin' limited repress very clean copies.
                                • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Burnin And Lootin
                                • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Chant
                                Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960sBOOK Edited by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
                                Currently out of print!This is the first ever collection of bossa nova record cover artwork, featuring stunning modernist and revolutionary designs that...
                                  Prince JammyStrictly DubPressure Sounds
                                  Rare dub album from the then Prince Jammy issued in very limited amounts on his own "Jammys"  inprint in the early 80s.strictly dub is a completely...
                                  • Prince Jammy – Immigrant Dub
                                  • Prince Jammy – Brooklyn Dub
                                  • Prince Jammy – Old Country Dub
                                  • Prince Jammy – 42nd Street Dub
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                                  LDGhost Story / Hard SkankSin City Recordings
                                  LD’s sound is his own. Drawing on his roots, you can hear the drum pan sounds of Jamaica resonating throughout, flashes of Soca drums, subtle tribal...
                                  • LD – Ghost Story
                                  • LD – Hard Skank
                                  Roland KirkGifts And MessagesCandid
                                  Recorded at the original Ronnie Scott's club in Gerard Street in 1964 with Stan Tracey on piano US CD IMPORT
                                    Alex TaylorWith Friends And Neighbors (1971)Capricorn
                                    Southern rock singer-songwriter recorded in Macon Georgia with Capricorn Records classic session men. Alex Taylor was the more famous singer-songwriter...
                                    • Alex Taylor – Highway Song
                                    Ransford RoachDub Her TonightWell Charge
                                    DJ / Vocal from Channel One
                                    • Ransford Roach – Dub Her Tonight
                                    New OrderMovement (1981)Factory
                                    Debut album, released in November 1981 on Factory Records.
                                      Bill Black's ComboBill Black's Beat Goes On (1968)Hi Records
                                      Memphis instrumentalist at Hi, 1968. Lots of funky tunes.
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                                        Prince HeronCrying In BabylonOuta National Music
                                        70s roots dee jay cut from prince heron to claudius linton's "crying time"
                                        • Prince Heron – Crying In Babylon
                                        Hem ft. Terrible ShockOn A Mission (Shortstuff Remix)Berkane Sol
                                        New on Berkane Sol! Hem and Terrible Shock take apart an 80's soul LP, add some sci-fi synths, lazy drums and a sprinkling og analogue FX.
                                        • Hem ft. Terrible Shock – On A Mission (Shortstuff Remix)
                                        • Hem ft. Terrible Shock – Rich Chroma
                                        Catch The BeatThe Best Of Soul Underground 1987-91DJ History
                                        Amazing time capsule capturing the legendary Soul underground magazine in this heavy hardback book from DJ History!!! A unique time capsule of the early...
                                        ScubaYou Got Me (I Got You) / Before (After)Hotflush
                                        Part 2 of a series of limited 12” remixes taken from Scuba’s “Triangulation (Interpretations) Album. On this 12” Scuba’s...
                                        • Scuba – You Got Me (I Got You)
                                        ArgentIn Deep (1973)Epic Records
                                        Proto-prog-anthemic-UK-deepness 1973
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