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  1. Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-1984

    Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-1984

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Boogie, Disco, Funk, Jazz Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    True to form, Boston-based label Cultures of Soul is set to release a compilation of obscure disco from a far-flung corner of the world. After forays into India and...

    • £21.99
  2. Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s

    Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Rock, Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 3 x LP

    Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s is a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over...

    • £23.99
  3. Make It Fast Make It Slow

    Make It Fast Make It Slow

    ROB

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Soundway surpass themselves again with this wonderful reissue from the Ghanaian artist Rob, who released two albums back in 1977 for the West African Essiebons labe...

    • £12.99
  4. Perico / Carnaval

    Perico / Carnaval

    Orquesta El Macabeo / Bio Ritmo

    Genres: Latin, TropicalFormat: 7 inch

    Contemporary covers of Puerto Rican classics, Vampi Soul have curated something very special right here. "Perico" (which translates to parakeet) has been a standard...

    • £6.99
  5. Riot!

    Riot!

    Joe Bataan

    Genres: Latin, Latin Jazz, TropicalFormat: LP

    A brilliant Latin-soul / boogaloo album from Joe Bataan, and the biggest selling Latin LP of 1968, so it obviously needs checking out. There are some real winners h...

    • £14.99
  6. Prelude To

    Prelude To

    Barbara & Ernie

    Genres: Folk Funk, Funk, Soul, Soul FunkFormat: LP

    A folk funk classic from the early 70s. The arrangements are quite soulful, almost funky at time and the vocals – by singer Barbara Massey – have a flan...

  7. I Just Can't Help Myself

    I Just Can't Help Myself

    Terry Callier

    Genres: Folk, Folk Funk, Jazz, Singer Songwriter, SoulFormat: LP

    Part of the classic trilogy of Charles Stepney-produced Terry Callier albums on Cadet of which "Occasional Rain" and "What Color is Love" are the other two.

  8. Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2

    Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2

    Various Artists

    Genres: Calypso, Jukebox RnB, Jump Blues, Latin, TropicalFormat: CD

    Long awaited follow up to the original game-changing Jukebox Mambo set of sweltering rumba accented Rhythm & Blues.

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  9. Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2

    Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2

    Various Artists

    Genres: Calypso, Jukebox RnB, Jump Blues, Latin, TropicalFormat: 2 x LP

    Long awaited follow up to the original game-changing Jukebox Mambo set of sweltering rumba accented Rhythm & Blues.

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    • £14.99
  10. Ndikho Xaba and the Natives

    Ndikho Xaba and the Natives

    Ndikho Xaba and the Natives

    Genres: Afro, Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Modal Jazz, Spiritual Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Awesome spiritual Afro Jazz rarity presented in 180g vinyl gatefold with printed inner sleeve containing new sleeve notes and recollections together with unse...

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    • £24.99
  11. Strange Boy

    Strange Boy

    El Michels Affair

    Genres: Folk Funk, Funk, Funk Rock, Soul, Soul Funk, Soul JazzFormat: 7 inch

    Deep into his chamber-lurking follow-up Wu odyssey, Leon Michels stumbled upon shy New York twosome The Shacks and convinced them to record this hazy summer-p...

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    • £11.99
  12. I Jool Omo

    I Jool Omo

    Ginger Johnson And His African Messengers

    Genres: Afro, Afro Rock, Funk, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Tough afro jazz rhythms from very rare LP! Great release on 45!

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    • £5.99
  13. Estrelando Embaixador

    Estrelando Embaixador

    Tribo Massahi

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    This obscure gem has been posted on a great many blogs over the last several years. Though seemingly much loved, details about the album or its creators still remai...

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    • £16.99
  14. Dans Le Tchink Systeme

    Dans Le Tchink Systeme

    Stanislas Tohon

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Incredible Afro-funk gem with wild electronics reminiscent of William Onyebor! So many good tracks! Recommended!

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    • £17.99
  15. Francis the Great

    Francis the Great

    Francis the Great

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Top drawer Afro funk from France, main tune being the long jam 'Look Up In the Sky' - with vocals by Francis - a 7 year old boy! Love it!

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    • £17.99
  16. An Exploration into the Exotic World of Taboo Vol. 1

    An Exploration into the Exotic World of Taboo Vol. 1

    Various Artists

    Genres: Calypso, Exotica, Instrumental, Jukebox RnB, Latin, Oddities, Tittyshakers, TropicalFormat: 10 inch

    Stag-O-Lee presents a new series called Journey To The Centre Of The Song, celebrating one song at a ...

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    • £13.99
  17. Losing You

    Losing You

    Sara Mitra

    Genres: Folk, Folk Funk, Soul, Soul Jazz, Vocal JazzFormat: LP

    Jazz folk that never sounded so beautiful and warm! Building on her first LP April Song Sara Mitra draws folk blues, jazz and psychedelic influences into her second...

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    • £13.99
  18. Arabica

    Arabica

    Tala A.M.

    Genres: Afro, Afro Disco, Afro Funk, Funk, Jazz Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    André-Marie Tala is one of the father figures of African music. Born in the western Provence of Bandjoun, Cameroon, his early years were plagued with tragedy...

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    • £15.99
  19. Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2

    Tropical Disco Hustle Volume 2

    Various Artists

    Genres: Afro Disco, Boogie, Disco, Jazz Funk, Modern Soul, Soul, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    Cultures of Soul is proud to release the highly anticpated follow-up to the widely successful Tropical Disco Hustle compilation, an album full of...

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    • £25.99
  20. You No Fit Touch Am

    You No Fit Touch Am

    Dele Sosimi

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Wah Wah 45s are very proud to present the first full-length album in almost a decade from vocalist, keyboard player, Fela Kuti collaborator and afrobeat legend,&nbs...

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    • £14.99
  21. African Party

    African Party

    Ginger Johnson And His African Messengers

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Freestyle Records is incredibly proud to reissue the music of Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers. Its bedrock of A...

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    • £18.99
  22. Amara Toure Singles Collection 1973-1976

    Amara Toure Singles Collection 1973-1976

    Amara Toure

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    Analog Africa release a compilation by Amara Toure, the enigmatic Afro-Cuban musician from Guinea-Conakry, showcasing all of the 10 songs he ever

    It took on...

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    • £24.99
  23. The Best of Don McCaslin's Warmth

    The Best of Don McCaslin's Warmth

    Don McCaslin

    Genres: Folk Funk, Funk Rock, Jazz Funk, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Vocal JazzFormat: LP

    ++$1000 AND MORE++ULTRA RARE++SOUGHT AFTER! The reason why labels work so hard to track down musicians to re-issue their privately released music is normally becaus...

  24. Ritual

    Ritual

    Nico Gomez and His Afro Percussion Inc

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: LP

    Thoroughly recommended Afro-Latin-Funk LP from Europe that's worth it for Lupita alone but what makes this album special is that one-track wonder it is not! Chock f...

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    • £16.99
  25. Carolina, Carol Bela

    Carolina, Carol Bela

    Jorge Ben & Toquinho/ Joao Donato

    Genres: Brazilian, Folk Funk, Jazz Funk, Latin, Vocal JazzFormat: 7 inch

    Jorge Ben is a name that any lover of Brazilian music will be very familiar with. He is widely regarded as the James Brown of Brazilian music and is fame...

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    • £6.99
  26. Swinga Sambaby

    Swinga Sambaby

    Trio Mocoto/Tenorio Jr

    Genres: Brazilian, Jazz Funk, Latin, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Trio Mocoto were highly influential in the samba rock scene in Brazil. They are most famous for being Jorge Ben's backing band, particularly o...

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    • £6.99
  27. Se Voce Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear

    Se Voce Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear

    Doris Monteiro/ Quarteto Em Cy

    Genres: Brazilian, Folk Funk, Jazz, Latin, Soul Jazz, Vocal JazzFormat: 7 inch

    Famous 'Sambista' and actress Doris Monteiro born in Rio in 1934 and had a career spanning over 60 years. This Samba Rock classic was penned by Jorge Ben Jr. ...

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    • £6.99
  28. Aldeia De Ogum

    Aldeia De Ogum

    Joyce/Rosinha Da Valencia

    Genres: Brazilian, Folk, Folk Funk, Jazz Funk, Latin, Soul Jazz, Vocal Jazz, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Rio born Joyce Moreno is one of the most famous names in Brazilian music. Her career has spanned more than 20 albums over 40 years and she continues to record and t...

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    • £6.99
  29. Taieiras

    Taieiras

    Ely Camargo

    Genres: Brazilian, Folk Funk, Latin, Latin Jazz, Latin Soul, Soul Jazz, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Ely Camargo's Taieiras features on her 1972 Brasilian album ‘Cantos Da Minha Gente’ on RCA. She recorded 12 albums between 1960 and 1983 and apart from ...

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    • £6.99
  30. Invisible Joy

    Invisible Joy

    Polyversal Souls (Poets of Rhythm)

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Jazz, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    With their debut "Invisible Joy" the Polyversal Souls are ready to take off. Produced at the Berlin based Ru-Ting Clan Sound Lab by Max Weissenfeldt (Whitefield Bro...

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    • £17.99
  31. Africa

    Africa

    Amanaz

    Genres: Afro, Afro Funk, Afro Rock, Funk, Psychedelia, Rock, Tropical, WorldFormat: 2 x LP

    Issued in 1975, this is the articulation of Zambia’s Zamrock ethos. While other albums – Rikki Ililonga’s Zambia, WITCH’s Lazy...

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    • £24.99
  32. Come Back to Me

    Come Back to Me

    Cheyenne's Comin'/ Hanson

    Genres: Folk Funk, Funk, Soul, Soul FunkFormat: 7 inch

    Blackcat repress this 2009 45" and its spread remains as broad and beautiful as it did five years ago. "Come Back To Me" takes us back to 1976 as Native Ameri...

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    • £5.99
  33. Deixa Eu Dizer

    Deixa Eu Dizer

    Claudia

    Genres: Brazilian, Soul Jazz, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    'Deixa Eu Dizer' is an absolute essential Brazilian record, as sampled by Marcelo D2 on one of our favourite Brazilian hip hop records 'Desafabo'. The track feature...

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    • £7.49
  34. La Vem Salgueiro

    La Vem Salgueiro

    Os Originais do Samba

    Genres: Brazilian, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Os Originais do Samba formed in Rio in the 1960's by members of samba schools.

    La Vem Salgueiro is a huge carnival jam featured on their 1972 RCA LP 'O Samb...

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    • £7.49
  35. Speed

    Speed

    Sonia Samtos

    Genres: Brazilian, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    Sonia Santos samba-boogie version of Jorge Ben's 'Speed' was originally released in 1978 on RCA, while Salinas version of 'Tenha Fe, Pois Amanhà Um Lindo Dia...

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    • £7.49
  36. Nega Neguinha

    Nega Neguinha

    Samjazz

    Genres: Brazilian, Soul Funk, Tropical, WorldFormat: 7 inch

    'Nega, Neguinha' was released by a Brazilian plastics manufacturer, SIR, whose owner started a labour-of-love record label. The track became an underground hit on t...

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    • £7.49
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