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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. Candy / Roman Blow Up

    Candy / Roman Blow Up

    I Marc 4

    Genres: Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, LibraryFormat: 7 inch

    If you need to fill your dancefloor in a heartbeat, you know where to go. This is a hand numbered, limited edition 45, with only 333 copies worldwide!

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    • £12.99
  7. Sweet Beat / Ray Ban

    Sweet Beat / Ray Ban

    I Marc 4

    Genres: Funk, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, LibraryFormat: 7 inch

    Famous for being the backing band to the most admired composers of the 70's, from Ennio Morricone to Piero Umiliani, I Marc 4 were responsible for having the most u...

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    • £12.99
  8. Blues Work / Suoni Moderni

    Blues Work / Suoni Moderni

    I Marc 4

    Genres: Funk, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin, LibraryFormat: 7 inch

    I Marc 4 recorded several albums on their 'Nelson' label between 1970 and 1976, in a variety of styles ranging from Italian Bossanova to Jazz, from hammond-beat to ...

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    • £12.99
  9. Live at the Playboy Club, London

    Live at the Playboy Club, London

    The Greg Foat Group

    Genres: Jazz, Library, Modal Jazz, Rare GroovesFormat: CD

    Recorded live and direct onto 1" analogue tape the album captures the energy and atmosphere of the group at their regular gig. Awash with library-esque soundtrack-t...

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    • £5.99
  10. Live at the Playboy Club, London

    Live at the Playboy Club, London

    The Greg Foat Group

    Genres: Jazz, Library, Modal Jazz, Rare GroovesFormat: LP

    This is the 3rd album by the Greg Foat Group on Jazzman, and is the first album to be recorded live at the Playboy Club for over 40 years.

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    • £12.99
  11. 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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    • £6.99
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Drugstore

    Drugstore

    Tony Iglio

    Genres: Funk, Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz Funk, Library, Psychedelia, Soul Funk, Soul Jazz, SoundtrackFormat: LP

    Drugstore was recorded in 1971 in a small theatre in Napoli by a combo of professional musicians and is rated the weirdest and most insane Italian library of the early...
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    • £24.99
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  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. 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
  28. 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
  29. Moon Gas

    Moon Gas

    Dick Hyman/ Mary Mayo

    Genres: Electronica, Exotica, Library, Oddities, Psychedelia, WeirdFormat: LP

    The jazz genre spawned a couple of quite colorful subspecies that were part of important pop cultural movements to let the ...

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    • £17.49
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. Black Soul Brothers

    Black Soul Brothers

    Miguel du deus

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

    Side A features the title track from Miguel de Deus sought after 'Black Soul Brothers' album, an important record in the 'Black Rio' movement, originally released i...

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    • £7.49
  35. Yegele Tezeta

    Yegele Tezeta

    Mulatu

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

    Low slung, mysterious organ led groover, with building, layered horns a sampled by Nas & Damian Marley on ‘As We Enter’ released in 2010.

    Or...

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    • £7.99
  36. Tchero Adari Negn

    Tchero Adari Negn

    Alemayehu Eshete

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

    Alemayehu Eshete aka the Ethiopian James Brown aka Abyssinian Elvis. struts his stuff on this funk bomb; tough breaks and changes, bluesy guitar lines and horns. Pu...

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    • £7.49
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