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    • 2. Endegena
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    • 6. Atmetalegnem Woi
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    **Reissue of a cassette only album, released in 1975 on the band’s in-house label to fund their record store.**

    From their genesis as members of the Venus club in-house band in the early 70s, Hailu Mergia and the Walias Band were at the forefront of the musical revolution during an era where modern instruments and foreign styles superseded the traditional fare to become the staple sound of Ethiopia. No one would argue that the Walias were the trailblazing powerhouse of modern Ethiopian music.

    This Tezeta album, the band’s second recording, released in 1975, is one of those that have been impossible to find for nearly three decades. Sourced by Awesome Tapes From Africa and expertly remastered by Jessica Thompson, its unique and funky renditions of standards and popular songs of the day are so quintessentially Walias, flavorful and evocative. Hailu's melodic organ, unashamedly front and center in every track, makes even the complex pieces accessible.

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    • – Ibola Aids
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    • – Kulani Kulani
    • – Hai Kamina
    • – Yogo Yogo
    • – Ti Samboko
    • – Ama Owners
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    Antoinette KonanAntoinette KonanAwesome Tapes From Africa

    Reissue of Antoinette Konan's self-titled, electro-Baoulé blaster from 1986! This eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast’s Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring electrified backdrop of synth, bass guitar and drum machines. This album is a veritable UFO of instrumental force and contemporary pop sensibility landing in a boiling pot of diverse, creative characters inhabiting Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire). Absolute monster of a reissue via Awesome Tapes From Africa!

    • – Kokoloko Tani
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    Haunting country-folk from 1980s Ivory Coast via Awesome Tapes From Africa. Politically conscious themes performed on harmonica, slide guitar and vibes. Check!

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      Professor RhythmProfessor 3Awesome Tapes From Africa

      South African mbaqanga and bubblegum instrumentals for the dancefloor! Awesome Tapes From Africa focus on the second album release by one of the key players of the burgeoning house music scenes in Johannesburg and Pretoria in 1991 - Professor Rhythm!

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      • – Via Zimbabwe
      • – Raditaba (Nozindaba)
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      Singer and instrumentalist from Ghana lands a debut vinyl release after multiple mix tapes. Volume 7 combines Bola’s intense Frafra-language vocals, along with his shredding kologo—a two-stringed lute—boosted by bass-heavy, angular keyboard melodies and dance floor-ready drums make this a must have for any fan of african folk and dance music!

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            El Rego Et Ses CommandosKe Amon-Gbetchea / HessaL.A. Aux Ecoutes


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            • – Wanna Be Loved
            • – It's All Over
            • – Hush, Baby, Hush
            • – What You Gonna Do
            • – Rampage
            • – Sensemilia Persecution
            • – Champion (Remix)
            • – Wanna Be Loved (Remix)
            • – Come Inna The Dance
            • – Not An Easy Road (Remix)
            • CD£15.00
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            • LP 2£29.00
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            Heavenly Ethiopiques: The Best Of The Ethiopiques SeriesHeavenly Sweetness

            The first 'Best of' on vinyl from the legendary 'Ethiopiques' series. Francis Falcetto, the founder of the series specialist in Ethiopian music, picks up a selection of the best tracks from the series.

            •  Alèmayèhu Eshèté – Tashamanalètch 
            •  Seyoum Gèbrèyès – Hamétègnaw 
            •  Ayaléw Mèsfin – Terèdjew nèbèr 
            • 1.  Alèmayèhu Eshèté – Tashamanalètch 
            • 2.  Seyoum Gèbrèyès – Hamétègnaw 
            • 3.  Ayaléw Mèsfin – Terèdjew nèbèr 
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            • 2×LP£22.00
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            Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

            New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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            'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

            'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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            As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

            Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

            At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

            At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

            Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

            • Steve Reid – Nova
            • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
            • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
            • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
            • Steve Reid – Sixth House
            MF DoomMM Food (Limited Pink & Green Vinyl Edition)Rhymesayers

            After this album was pulled from the shelves for undisclosed reasons back in '06 this has been with out doubt the most requested hip hop album in our shop!

            • – Beef Rapp
            • – Hoe Cakes
            • – Potholderz Feat Count Bass D
            • – One Beer
            • – Fillet-o-rapper
            • – Guinnesses
            • 2×LP£28.00
              Limited pink & green vinyl edition!
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            Nathan BartellNathan BartellAthens Of The North

            A collection of keys tracks from cult 'deep funk' hero, Nathan Bartell! Contains the hugely sought-after cut 'Top Going Down' amongst other soul gems from this US legend.

            • – Top Going Down
            • – I Feel It Comin
            • – Sitting Alone
            • – Jody & John
            • – Moving On
            • – Mystery Lady
            • – Ooh Baby, I Love You
            • – If I Could Win Your Love
            • LP£20.00
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            • CD£11.00
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            Satin FinishTook A Chance On Love / Don't Wanna Lose Your LoveFantasy Love Records

            Mega-rare modern soul/funk/boogie tune 'Took A Chance On Love' from North Carolina trio, Satin Finish - lovingly re-issued!

            Awesome vocal delivery and killer backing - another ace via Fantasy Love!

            Backed with the sweet ballad 'Don't Wanna Lose Your Love'. Essential!

            • – Took A Chance On Love
            • – Don't Wanna Lose Your Love