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    Ritual Music of EthiopiaRitual Music of Ethiopia (1973)Smithsonian Folkways
    Super-deep ritual music from Ethiopia. Check the soundclip!
    • Ritual Music of Ethiopia – Kammba Drum Solo (Wallano tribe) / Woyisha cow horn (Wallano tribe)
    Sun Ra And His ArkestraSuper-Sonic JazzEl Saturn
    Abstract free jazz from Sun Ra featuring John Gilmore and Juilian Priester!!!
      KraftwerkTrans Europe Express (1977)EMI
      Classic Kraftwerk album featuring, well, everything. Endless beauty. Repackaged and remastered edition.
        Ellen McIlwaineHonky Tonk AngelPolydor
        Essential funky folk album! Brilliant! You Need this!
          Gloria ScottWhat Am I Gonna DoCasablanca
          Barry White rare groove classic. Beautiful modern soul gem. Recommended.
          • Gloria Scott – What Am I Gonna Do
          • Gloria Scott – Thats What You Say (everytime Your Near Me)
          We Shall Overcome:Documentary of the March on Washington (1963)Smithsonian Folkways
          Audio Documentary featuring  Joan Baez, Martin Luther King, President Kennedy, Odetta, Bob Dylan and more. Features Martin Luther King's famous...
          • We Shall Overcome: – We Shall Overcome!
          Africa:The Sounds & Music Of The CongoSmithsonian Folkways
          Rhythms and songs from Africa.
          • Africa: – Song of the Ekonda (Baoto Folk Song)
          Music Of MaliMusic Of Mali (1966)Smithsonian Folkways
          • Music Of Mali –  Taureg Minstrels at Timbuktu (with Two Lutes)
          Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast:Songs of Death (1982)Smithsonian Folkways
          Heavyweight songs and drums recorded in Ghana. All relate to death!
          • Songs of War and Death from the Slave Coast: – Gogodzi (Mourning Song) - 1:57
          Lord MelodyCalypso 1962Smithsonian Folkways
          This recording gives listeners more calypsos from one of the most famous calypsonians of all time, Lord Melody. The Cyril Diaz Calypso Combo and the March...
            The Mighty SparrowFirst Flight: Early Calypsos from the Emory Cook CollectionSmithsonian Folkways
            Mighty Sparrow's First Flight reflects his post-World War II Trinidadian world of bravado and high rhetoric, in which violence of tongue and hand, the...
            • The Mighty Sparrow – No, Doctor, No (The Situation in Trinidad)
            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
            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...
            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)
            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
            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
            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
            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
            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"
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              Alice ColtraneEternity (1976)Warner Bros
              Later deep jazz album from the legendary Alice Coltrane featuring strings and more!
              • Alice Coltrane – Los Caballos
              Patrick JuvetGot A Feeling (1978)Casablanca
              Jacques Morali production with a 14 minute version of the classic disco hit "I Love America"!Original vinyl (sleeve wear)
                Urbie GreenLet's Face The Music And Dance (1957)RCA Victor
                Trombonist Green sweetly swings his big band through arrangements by Al Cohn and Irwin KostalOriginal = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spines part...
                  FunkadelicFree Your Mind and Your Ass Will FollowWestbound
                  Essential wigged-out rocky funk! Out-there psychedelic brilliance!
                    Super Funk PresentsFunk Soul SistersBGP
                    Excellent compilation of female Funk and Soul featuring Fontella Bass, Betty Bibbs, Thelma Jones, Little Ann and many many more Highly recommended !
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                      Langston HughesLangston Hughes' Jericho - Jim Crow (1964)Smithsonian Folkways
                      Performance by Langston Hughes.
                      • Langston Hughes – Jericho-Jim Crow (Part I)
                      Music of CubaMusic of Cuba (1985)Smithsonian Folkways
                      Various songs and rhythms recorded in Cuba including Rumbas, Santeria, Son and Guarachas.
                      • Palo Forte Musicians – Two Palos
                      SylvesterSylvester & Step IIFantasy
                      Features the 100% essential all-time disco classics 'Over and Over' and 'You Make Me Feel'
                        James Brown's ProductionsThe Godfather's R&B 1962-67BGP
                        This is a superb new compilation of James Brown's early productions from 1962-67. Featuring super-rare cuts, this CD clearly shows Brown's journey from...
                        • Dizzy Jones – I don't care
                        • James crawford – Got no excuse
                        • Elsie mae – Do you really want to rescue me part one
                        Haiti Confidential (1958)The Inscrutable music of Haiti...definite, authentic, for the initiateSmithsonian Folkways
                        Covering a broad spectrum, this collection includes vodou ritual drumming (using tanbou, a type of drums used for this religious practice of African origin);...
                        • Haiti Confidential (1958) – Paulette
                        Isaac HayesThe Man! The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969-1977Stax
                        Brilliant two disc round-up of essential Isaac Hayes tracks. Recommended!
                          The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban SanteriaThe Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria (1984)Smithsonian Folkways
                          These recordings of Santería drumming and singing rituals feature four Cuban Santería groups calling the gods (orishas) by performing rhythmic...
                          • The Sacred Rhythms of Cuban Santeria – Inle
                          Langston HughesThe Story Of Jazz: The First Album Of Jazz For Children (1954)Smithsonian Folkways
                          Langston Hughes narrates the history and evolution of Jazz in the USA. Classic recording.
                          • Langston Hughes – The Beginnings/Blues
                          Shirley BrownWoman To WomanStax
                          Classic Southern Soul with the seminal 'telephone' introduction to the title track plus the beautiful "As Long As You Love Me"
                            Aleem Featuring Leroy BurgessShock (1987)Atlantic
                            The Aleem Brothers with Leroy Burgess in 80's electro-funk shocker! Mint shrinkwrapped original opened once.
                              Brooks Arthur EnsembleSole Forms (1966)Verve
                              Jazz meets Classical with wordless vocals for added ambience!Original = Original USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG+ 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl...
                                Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles MetcaReflections In The Sea Of NurnenTribe
                                C-L-A-S-S-I-C deep jazz masterpiece on the cult indy label Tribe out of Detroit! This is essential leftfield jazz with vocals and a soul music influence...
                                • Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles Metca – Wake Up Brothers
                                • Doug Hammond David Durrah Otis Harris And Charles Metca – Moves
                                Fly Girls!B-Boys Beware: Revenge Of The Super Female RappersSoul Jazz Records
                                ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl)...
                                • JJ Fad – Ya Goin' Down
                                • Princess MC – Pump Up The Funk
                                • Tanya Winley – Vicious Rap
                                • Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin'
                                • Nikki Giovanni – Ego Tripping
                                • MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
                                • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
                                • Cookie Crew – Secrets of Success
                                • Sequence – Simon Says
                                • Bahamadia – Paper Thin
                                • Sparky D – I Can't Stop
                                • Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love – Ladies First
                                • Lady B – To The Beat Y'All
                                • Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise
                                • Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
                                • Dimples D – Sucker DJ
                                • She Rockers – Give It A Rest
                                • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
                                • The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B – Jazzy Sensation
                                • Roxanne Shanté – Bite This
                                Black Music Of Two WorldsBlack Music Of Two Worlds (1977)Smithsonian Folkways
                                Compiled and annotated by John Storm Roberts - who wrote 'The Latin Tinge' and 'Black Music Of Two Worlds' - two excellent books. 33 tracks ranging from...
                                  Calypso AwakeningFrom The Emory Cook Collection 1956-1962Smithsonian Folkways
                                  Trinidadian Calypso at its height! A flourishing of Calypso creativity, a dramatic period in Trinidad's history and an audio engineer inspired these exciting...
                                  • Wrangler – Bongo Man
                                  FirehouseFirehouse (1973)Elstree Hill
                                  Richard Roundtree gives an emotional performance as a dedicated black firefighter, who is a fish out of water, in an all-white firehouse. Somehow through...
                                  The Black Cobra 3Manila ConnectionElstree Hill
                                  Detective Robert Malone leaves behind normal police duties to return to the Phillipines in search of a group of high-tech international weapons thieves....
                                  KumaDawn Stepped Outside [Horsepower MK7 mix]Immerse
                                  Immerse Records are back and look what they have brought with them...the return of Horsepower Productions (of early Tempa fame), here we see them tackle...
                                  • Kuma – Dawn stepped out [horsepower mk7 mix]
                                  • Kontext – Plumes [Ramadanman refix]
                                    KutzTravelling / StaticSoul Jazz Records
                                    Soul Jazz Records are pleased to introduce to you, Kutz!!!!!!! Some of you may not be familiar with the sound of fresh new talent, Kutz hailing from...
                                    • Kutz – Travelling
                                    • Kutz – Static
                                    Boogie Down ProductionsGhetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip HopJive
                                    'Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop' is the third, classic album from Boogie Down Productions.
                                      A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders (1993)Jive
                                      C-L-A-S-S-I-C! "Award Tour", "Electric Relaxation" and loads more!
                                      • A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight marauders tour guide
                                      Bullwackies All StarsBlack WorldWackies
                                      It’s a tough album, with Sibbles guiding the selection as well as sharing bass duties — there are versions of his classic composition Guiding...
                                        Spank Rock and Benny BlancoBangers and CashDowntown
                                        Filthy booty bass offering from Spank Rock and Benny Blanco! This is a tribute to seminal Miami bass group 2 Live Crew! Filthy lyrics and tough beats! Check...
                                        • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Bootay
                                        • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Loose
                                        • Spank Rock and Benny Blanco – Pussy