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Harvey Averne's Coco Records
Harvey AVERNE / VARIOUS
Cat: CHAY 612LP. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Heavy Duty - "Barrio Band" (5:00)
Small Folk Reservation - "Toro" (3:04)
La Verdad - "Cortijo" (5:39)
Nunca Contigo - "Eddie Palmieri" (3:49)
Cimarron - "Orquesta Cimarron" (3:41)
Ralfi Pagan - "Girl From The Mountain" (Disco version - A Tom Moulton mix) (5:08)
Fajardo '76 (Jose Fajardo) - "C'mon Baby, Do The Latin Hustle" (5:00)
Orquesta Cimarron - "You'l Never Find Another Love" (3:26)
Machito Orchestra With Lalo Rodriguez - "My Rhythm Is Here" (4:54)
Joe Quijano - "Sugar For Me Babe" (3:06)
 in stock $27.26
Saci Perere (reissue)
Saci Perere (reissue) (limited 180 gram audiophile yellow vinyl LP)
Cat: MOVLP 3684C. Rel: 04 Jun 24
Saci Perere (3:44)
Miss Cheryl (3:48)
Melissa (3:30)
De Onde Vem (3:30)
Subindo O Morro (3:14)
Amor Natural (4:04)
Profissionalismo E Isso Ai (3:33)
Broto Sexy (3:52)
Tem Que Ser Agora (3:27)
Zumbi (2:36)
Review: Saci Perere by Banda Black Rio is a Brazilian jazz-funk masterpiece that deserves a rediscovery this summer. Pioneers of the soul-funk movement in Brazil, Banda Black Rio, led by saxophonist Oberdan Magalhaes, effortlessly blend samba, jazz, and Brazilian rhythms, evoking comparisons to other strong 70s bands. This reissue satisfies the demand for the rare original album, delivering a protest-triumphant mix of mellow, tropical, and uplifting melodies. Tracks like 'Miss Cheryl' epitomize the album's infectious energy, with its soulful groove captivating London dancefloors in the 80s. Saci Perere is a must-listen for fans of Brazilian jazz-funk, offering a melodic, playful, and atmospheric journey that is both nostalgic and timeless. It's a love letter to the lush sounds of Brazilian music, guaranteed to get more fans as more people hear this phenomenal album.
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 in stock $34.40
Saci Perere (reissue)
Cat: MOCCD 14418. Rel: 04 Jun 24
Saci Perere
Miss Cheryl
Melissa
De Onde Vem
Subindo O Morro
Amor Natural
Profissionalismo E Isso Ai
Broto Sexy
Tem Que Ser Agora
Zumbi
Review: By the time they released Saci Perere in 1980, carioca outfit Banda Black Rio were amongst Brazil's biggest dance music stars - an outfit whose blends of samba, jazz, disco, funk and MPB moved the heart and feet of the country's dancers. The set remains a timeless Brazilian classic - hence this much-deserved CD reissue. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the leisurely sundown headiness of 'Saci Perere', and horn-heavy jauntiness of 'Melissa', to the funky samba-jazz fusion of 'Subindo O Morro', synth-laden downtempo sunshine of 'Amor Natural' and the atmospheric Latin disco-funk of 'Broto Sexy'. An album that should be in every Brazilian music fan's collection.
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 in stock $12.17
Nata Montana
Nata Montana (limited gatefold blue vinyl 2xLP)
Cat: WBI 999741.1. Rel: 05 Jun 24
Diran De Mi (feat Tito Torbellio Jr) (2:38)
Mas Altas Que Bajadas (3:09)
La Lokerona (feat Hernan Trejo) (3:09)
Un Convoy (feat Amilkar) (2:35)
Pancake (Fear Peso Pluma) (3:03)
Viejo Lobo (feat Luis R Conriquez) (2:49)
AFS (4:03)
Eres (feat Junior H) (2:56)
Mi Bello Angel (3:08)
En Corto (feat Chino Pacas) (2:57)
AMG (feat Peso Pluma & Gabito Ballesteros) (2:56)
Como Es Arriba Es Abajo (feat Dan Sanchez) (2:42)
Pacas De Billetes (3:07)
Dando Y Dando (2:29)
Ghini (2:33)
Tags: Latin | Mexican
 in stock $39.43
Cancao Do Amor Demais (reissue)
Cancao Do Amor Demais (reissue) (limited 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 709116. Rel: 17 Jun 24
Chega De Saudade (3:29)
Serenata Do Adeus (3:09)
As Praias Desertas (2:14)
Caminho De Pedra (2:46)
Luciana (1:35)
Janelas Abertas (3:06)
Por Causa De Voce (bonus track) (3:04)
Bom Dia, Tristeza (bonus track) (3:29)
Eu Nao Existo Sem Voce (1:59)
Outra Vez (1:54)
Medo De Amar (3:07)
Estrada Branca (2:27)
Vida Bela (2:05)
Modinha (2:01)
Cancao Do Amor Demais (1:46)
Cancao De Nos Dois (bonus track) (2:33)
Si Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce (bonus track) (4:12)
 in stock $18.52
Descarga Cubana
Cat: AND 5921. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Descarga Chihuahua (6:28)
Te Necesito (3:20)
Guajiro Son (4:40)
Ritmo Ideal (5:18)
Echate Palla (5:12)
No, No, No Te Voy A Querer (4:51)
Busco Una Chiquita (3:40)
Me Voy Pa Moron (4:44)
Tags: Latin | Salsa
 in stock $33.08
Progressive Roots
Progressive Roots (limited translucent pink vinyl 12")
Cat: SRM 233. Rel: 03 Jun 24
Progressive Roots (remix) (7:59)
Progressive Roots (Ahmee’s club Culture Foundation remix) (10:42)
Progressive Roots (Deep mix) (14:48)
Progressive Roots Congo (3:45)
Review: The deep house magician that is Joaquin Joe Claussell is back on his own majestic Sacred Rhythm with a bunch of, well, sacred rhythms. As always they are addend with his usual sophisticated mix of jazzy melodies, steamy drums and deep basslines. This time he offers up the single 'Progressive Roots' which is prime Afro-futurism with Balearic guitar lines ringing out next to the nimble keys and shimmering pads. Ahmee's Club Culture Foundation remix goes more deep and cavernous with a subtler sound, and the Deep mix then gets tribal. 'Progressive Roots Congo' closes out with shuffling broken beats and layers of rich percussion.
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 in stock $26.46
Travessia
Cat: P7 6609. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Travessia (4:37)
Japanese Rumba (4:07)
 in stock $20.11
Tigre Qui Pleure
Cat: XRP VY. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Les Tournesols (4:26)
Mundo Cae (feat Assane Mboup) (4:04)
Caiman (4:16)
Sable Noir (3:51)
Mamie Wata (feat Pat Kalla) (5:29)
Le Tigre (4:27)
Marie-Claire (4:09)
Different (3:49)
Coquillage (4:17)
La Vague (feat Nafi Gawlo) (4:37)
Tags: Latin | Cumbia | French
 in stock $19.59
Nha Sentimento (15th Anniversary Edition)
Nha Sentimento (15th Anniversary Edition) (limited numbered 180 gram audiophile clear vinyl 2xLP + booklet)
Cat: MOVLP 3313C. Rel: 11 Jun 24
Serpentina (3:30)
Verde Cabo Di Nhas Odjos (4:09)
Vento De Sueste (4:43)
Ligereza (3:51)
Zinha (3:36)
Fatalidade (3:49)
Esperanca De Mar Azul (4:04)
Sentimento (4:23)
Tchom Frio (3:49)
Noiva De Ceu (4:03)
Holandesa Co Certeza (2:57)
Resposta Menininhas De Monte Sossego (3:56)
Mam'Bia E So Mi (4:13)
Parceria E Irmandade (4:04)
Gaivota Pa Voa (bonus track) (3:56)
Tags: Cape Verde
 in stock $48.96
Dakchi Hani
Cat: BJR 45302. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Dakchi Hani (3:20)
Rruina (3:31)
Review: Sami Galbi is a Swiss-Moroccan musician who looks to his childhood for musical inspiration. The A-side of this new 7" is a thoughtful post-breakup classic with raw synths and bouncing rhythm that melds rai influences with contemporary sounds and despite tacking a serious subject with gravitas also has a humourous edge. On the flip is 'Rruina,' a powerful follow-up with deeper darker club sounds that take Swiss-Moroccan rai-chaabi fusions into new territory. Both tunes are captivating listens from this fine talent and are sure to make an indelible impression on all who hear them.
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 in stock $13.24
Chess Of The Wind (Soundtrack)
Cat: MRI 207LP. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Prelude (1:36)
Dance Of The Spirit (2:34)
The Dream Of Death (3:55)
Purgatory (3:02)
The Truth Of Death (2:35)
Moribund (2:18)
Awareness Of The Dying (2:36)
Darkness Enters (1:25)
The Funeral/Revolt (2:03)
The Illusion Of Serenity/Arrest & Detention (3:11)
Golliwog/Masculine Conquest (1:58)
Hope Arises From Despair (3:27)
Ending Parade (1:14)
Review: There are back stories, and then there's Chess of the Wind. Sheila Gharachedaghi's remarkable movie soundtrack wouldn't be here today if it weren't for the fact the movie itself - a 1976, pre-revolutionary Iranian queer-gothic-class-horror masterpiece - had been banned in its homeland and presumed lost forever, until a copy turned up in an antique shop. That was 2014, and six years later it was re-released, having benefited from restoration by the Martin Scorsese Film Foundation. A remarkable insight not just into a society long since lost, but its pitfalls and problems, to accompany this Gharachedaghi combines classical Persian instrumentation and atonal dissonance, traditional melodies and experimental moods for a score that's just as much of a landmark.
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 in stock $25.94
Chess Of The Wind (Soundtrack)
Chess Of The Wind (Soundtrack) (translucent orange vinyl LP + booklet (indie exclusive))
Cat: MRI 207LPC1. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Prelude (1:36)
Dance Of The Spirit (2:34)
The Dream Of Death (3:55)
Purgatory (3:02)
The Truth Of Death (2:35)
Moribund (2:18)
Awareness Of The Dying (2:36)
Darkness Enters (1:25)
The Funeral/Revolt (2:03)
The Illusion Of Serenity/Arrest & Detention (3:11)
Golliwog/Masculine Conquest (1:58)
Hope Arises From Despair (3:27)
Ending Parade (1:14)
Review: Mohammad Reza Aslani's acclaimed 1976 masterpiece Chess Of The Wind hears its once-lost soundtrack reissued for the first time. Composed by Tehran-born musician Sheida Gharachedaghi, the eponymous score lent Aslani's film a much needed added weight of mystery and intrigue, which historically compounded well with the film's then-unfortunate, but now mythologised, banning by the Pahlavi Imperial State of Iran upon its release. The score was lost along with the film in its entirety; only when it was rediscovered in an antiques shop in 2014 did it go on to receive a full thoroughgoing remaster by the Martin Scorsese Film Foundation. With the film revolving around the death of a wealthy estate owner and the familial fallout that ensues, Gharachedaghi's score - made up of Persian classical instrumentation fused with her Western classical conservatory background - makes for a chilling but ultimately warming, radical and proto-revolutionary sonic experience.
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 in stock $26.73
Morogoro
Morogoro (12")
Cat: SW 007. Rel: 17 Jun 24
Papa Bel (6:01)
Tanda (6:45)
Rewild (6:28)
Guado Loop (6:22)
Review: Gledd brings a great mix of funk, disco, Afro and plenty of extra special magic to this hot new 12" on Saint Wax. It opens with 'Papa Bel' which is a steamy cut with florid melodic leads and tribal percussion. 'Tanda' then brings wailing vocals and more organic and jumbled grooves that ooze summer heat. The Afro rhythms continue through 'Rewild' which has a lively broken beat that rides stiff drums and last of all is the most intense of the lot - 'Guado Loop' is heavily layered with drums and perc, vocals, congas and background chants that will get any dance floor in a sweat.
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Played by: Elado, LEGO EDIT
! low stock $14.29
The Hygrades (reissue)
Cat: SLEEREC 003DTW015. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Baby (3:00)
Jumping Cat (4:25)
Rough Rider (3:55)
Keep On Moving (4:00)
In The Jungle (3:16)
In The Jungle (part 2) (3:08)
Somebody's Gonna Win Or Lose (vocal) (3:12)
Day Dreamer (2:54)
Review: Florence's Sleeve Records yoink the crown for most obscure reissue, as of late. In their words, "the image on the cover of this record as far as anybody can reasonably tell is probably the only photograph of The Hygrades in existence." Clearly, the promo move for this record is to play up the much-trammeled obscurity/mystery angle, but perhaps the real question should be 'why or how did The Hygrades find themselves in such a historical position to become the object of retroactive sleuthing in the first place?' The answer is: they had an early-career boost as recording artists for HMV/EMI and then seemed to drop off the commercial music map. So, if you're into mysteries, this one might be (and end up in) your bag. But, please, once the mystery is solved, don't also forget to stop and imbibe the glorious Afro-funk and Afrobeats jaunts heard inside, all testifying the potent hotpot of sounds - funk, blues, and soul - that both went into and made pungent the Western African shores of the 70s.
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 in stock $31.74
Roots Funkadelia
Cat: BBE 768ACD. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Afrno Beat
Togetherness
Festival
Ikaope
Funky Lagos
Tags: Afro Funk
 in stock $15.35
1990: The Hidden Years Recording
Cat: BELLA 1535V. Rel: 06 Jun 24
U Gongo (5:05)
Vumela Abaphansi (5:11)
Ku-khon Othwele (4:59)
U-ncede (5:48)
Abangoma (4:48)
Sanibonani (5:17)
U-mata-gota-fri (4:51)
Review: South African Madala Kunene, known as Bafo, blends Zulu folk with township blues to create his unique and so-called 'Madala-line' music. His songs are inspired by dreams, ancestral messages, and Zulu folklore, and often incorporate traditional songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies. Musicologists study and teach his work, and in May 2023, he received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal for his contributions to indigenous and African music. Kunene started buskin aged just seven with a homemade guitar and was discovered by bassist Sipho Gumede. His debut album, released in 1990, now gets its first-ever vinyl reissue courtesy of Bella Union.
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Tags: African
 in stock $19.04
Jala Jala Woe Woe Baby (reissue)
Cat: AND 5918. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Three In One (5:10)
Ritmo Tropical (3:50)
New Breed Bugaloo (5:47)
Ducle Son (4:11)
Woe Woe Baby (5:31)
Quinto Bongo (4:41)
Tenia Que Ser Asi (4:13)
Follow The Sun (5:30)
Tags: Latin | Salsa | Boogaloo
 in stock $33.08
Macunaismo Tardio Vol 1 & 2
Cat: NEWNOAJ 2. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Absurdo N°1 (Ou Muiraquita) (6:29)
Baiao Do Agremia (5:59)
Meu Canario Vizinho Azul (7:19)
Aldeia De Ogum (7:07)
Variacoes (8:18)
Gente, Como A Gente - Dedicada A Tarsila Do Amaral (6:11)
Tombo EmPe (5:59)
Mineiro (9:00)
As Margens Do Desejo (8:07)
Tombo Empe (4:49)
Memorial Dos Sentimentos Escusos (9:22)
Mineiro (8:55)
Review: Vinicius Mendes emerges from the musical traditions of Minas Gerais, Brazil, with an impressive blend of saxophone, flute, composition and improvisation skills. His journey from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais to the stages of Savassi Jazz Festival shows his dedication to exploring the intersections of free jazz and Brazilian music. Macunaismo Tardio, presented in two volumes, is a fantastic example of Mendes's artistry, featuring original compositions alongside fresh arrangements of Brazilian classics. Masterminded by Jurgen von Knoblauch of Jazzanova, this release on the label is a gem among overlooked masterpieces. Mendes's rendition of 'Aldeia de Ogum' by Joyce Moreno stands out as a stunning reinterpretation, infusing the dancefloor classic with new life. 'Macunaismo Tardio' is a great find for anyone seeking a deep dive into the rich traditions of Brazilian jazz and its innovative creators.
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 in stock $25.94
Meridian Brothers & El Grupo Renacimiento (reissue)
La Policia
Poema Del Salsero Resentido
Metamorfosis
Bomba Atomica
Triste Son
Hermana Necesito
Descarga Profetica
Hipnosis
La Mujer Sin Corazon (Original De La Calandria)
Tags: Latin | Salsa | Colombian
 in stock $16.93
The Kindest One
The Kindest One (LP + insert)
Cat: MUZLP 002. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Thanksgiving (7:12)
The Portal (1:09)
Longing (5:11)
Pilgrimage (3:37)
The Kindest One (5:13)
Tizita (4:03)
Spring Water (4:10)
Ye Abay Gizo (4:01)
Review: Jorga Mesfin's debut album marks a significant milestone in the realm of Ethio-jazz, showing his exceptional talent as a saxophonist and composer. Under the mentorship of the legendary Mulatu Astatke, Mesfin takes a courageous leap into spiritual experimentation, fusing elements from various traditions within Ethiopian music and jazz. Widely acclaimed as one of Ethiopia's most talented contemporary musicians, Mesfin's journey began at the age of 17, leading to collaborations with esteemed artists such as Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke, and Vijay Iyer. His residency at Astatke's African Jazz Village in Addis Ababa further shaped his musical prowess. With this debut album, Mesfin continues to push the boundaries of Ethio-jazz, cementing his position as a visionary in the genre.
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Played by: Charles Maurice
 in stock $27.26
AIE (A Mwana)
Cat: FFL 24002. Rel: 06 Jun 24
AIE (A Mwana) (vocal Afro (7" edit)) (3:58)
Bonus Beat (3:22)
Review: The latest of several new releases to top up the Funky French League repertoire, this latest sultry boogie strut from phallic philophonist Monsieur Willy is a real delight. The Parisian DJ and producer brings a distinct Afro-boogie update to an original song, 'A.I.E. A Mwana', which was originally recorded in 2003 and became an international sleeper hit. Now Monsieur Willy brings us three new interpretations, all carrying with them a message of love and peace.
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Played by: Voodoocuts
 in stock $16.68
New Regency Orchestra
New Regency Orchestra (limited red vinyl LP)
Cat: MRBLP 307R. Rel: 14 Jun 24
Pregon (1:39)
Sambaroco (3:07)
Mambo Herd (2:44)
Fiesta Time (3:29)
Para Los Papines (3:30)
Sahib & Tito (3:06)
Scarlet Mambo Hour (0:01)
Papa Boco (0:01)
Labasta Llego (0:52)
Mambo Rama (Lex Blondin rework) (2:20)
Mango Walk (2:40)
Harlem Jamboree (4:15)
 in stock $23.82
Ritmo Da Vida
Ritmo Da Vida (LP limited to 300 copies)
Cat: BDQ 010. Rel: 03 Jun 24
Affirmation (5:16)
Each & Every One (3:19)
Empty Faces (Vera Cruz) (4:52)
My Only (4:15)
Love Is The Answer (3:46)
Arbre Alas (3:29)
Stormy (3:43)
Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (3:19)
When Will The Day Come (4:15)
Sweet Summer Day (4:10)
Played by: Pete Haigh
 in stock $30.44
Double Double (reissue)
Cat: NWS 20. Rel: 13 Jun 24
Doubl Doubl (8:12)
Papy Sodolo (8:31)
Kabanga (8:08)
Asso M'Bele (7:31)
Tags: African | Soukous
 in stock $21.16
My Own Thing (reissue)
Cat: NA 5279LPST. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Born Free - "I Don't Know"
Born Free - "Come Back To Me"
Born Free - "My Dear Girl"
Born Free - "Messed Day"
Born Free - "Mad Man"
Born Free - "Mwana"
Mike Nyoni - "SM"
Mike Nyoni - "My Own Thing (Nyoni's Thing)"
Mike Nyoni - "Coming Home"
Mike Nyoni - "It's Only A Dream"
Mike Nyoni - "Soweto"
 in stock $29.90
Tobago (remixes)
Tobago (remixes) (12'' repress)
Cat: DS M 006. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Tobago (original 12" vocal) (4:58)
Tobago (Miro Piano Paradise) (5:59)
Tobago (original 12" instrumental) (5:01)
Tobago (Bolas & Dama dub) (5:06)
 in stock $24.34
Y Esa Pava Que?
Cat: MSR 041. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Y Esa Pava Que? (3:40)
Pa' Los Rumberos (2:33)
Review: It has now been three years since Matasuna Records unveiled a scorching Latin 45 showcasing two tracks by Venezuelan ensemble Phirpo y sus Caribes, led by Porfi Jimenez. Now, Matasuna is reissuing two more cuts from their sole album, Parrilla Caliente, this time on a 7" vinyl - a debut for these tracks in this format. The original 1972 album, a scarce collector's gem on Philips, holds official licensing from Jimenez's family. On the A-side, 'Y Esa Pava Que?' ignites with Latin funk fervour and is driven by robust drums, potent horns, and groovy, psychedelic keys and guitars. The B-side features 'Pa' Los Rumbero,' a vibrant rendition of Tito Puente's classic, showcasing Jimenez and his band's exceptional musicianship.
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Tags: Salsa | Latin Funk
 in stock $11.64
Ronnie April's Positive Energy: Volume 1
Cat: JAZZR 037. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Peg-Leg Ape (4:21)
Rasmonde (5:51)
Dancer's Theme (4:42)
Jazz You (4:21)
Snowflake (4:21)
Sure, Sure, Sure (3:29)
Diamonds For Ida (6:08)
A Ballad For Sir James (4:19)
Peg-Leg Ape (0:42)
Review: Ronnie April's Positive Energy's 'Snowflake' is a legendary release that has achieved mythical status within the jazzdance scene. Originally pressed on Ronnie's own Jude imprint and distributed locally with limited success, this impossibly rare gem has become a coveted holy grail for collectors. The track's infectious groove and captivating melody have solidified its place as a timeless classic, even spawning bootleg copies due to its scarcity. Beyond its rarity, the music itself is truly exceptional, showcasing Ronnie April's immense talent as a composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. With a career that boasts collaborations with jazz luminaries such as Tito Puente, Louis Armstrong, and Lionel Hampton, 'Snowflake' stands as a testament to April's enduring musical legacy. The album continues from there, highlights including the excellent upbeat gem 'Dancer's Theme' and the beautiful haunting 'A Ballad For Sir James' that really exemplify that variety of great Soul music here.
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Tags: Jazz Funk
 in stock $28.31
Drums Of Compassion
Cat: SDM 2402.2. Rel: 03 Jun 24
The Call Of Michael Olatunji
On The Path To The Healing Waters
As Above, So Below
The Euphoric Pandiero Of Airto Moriera
The Fierce Energy Of Love
Oracle
The Breath Of Human Kindness
Zakir Hussain
Hejira
 in stock $28.31
Algo Nuevo (reissue)
Algo Nuevo (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MRBLP 293. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Pan Caliente (4:00)
Son De Caramelo Para Ti (4:30)
Guajira 2001 (5:20)
Cacao (4:46)
Tatagua (4:07)
Rumba De Cajon Op 1 (5:13)
Mangle (3:23)
Elvira (3:35)
Mayajigua (4:24)
Asi Son Con El Son (2:46)
Review: Juan Pablo Torres's 1978 release Algo Nuevo is a vibrant addition to the Mr Bongo Cuban Classics series, displaying the trombonist's eclectic blend of jazz-funk and Afro-Cuban styles. The album kicks off with the energetic 'Pan Caliente,' a fusion of Latin percussion, horns, and infectious vocals, augmented by cosmic synth touches that give it a modern edge. Tracks like 'Guajira 2001' offer a future-forward take on traditional Cuban dance music, while 'Cacao' delivers a funky, percussive groove reminiscent of electronic disco anthems. 'Elvira' highlights the album's psychedelic essence with its deep Latin rhythms and trippy synths. Throughout Algo Nuevo, Torres explores a variety of Afro-Cuban genres, infusing them with mindbending cosmic influences. The result is a dynamic and diverse album that offers plenty of dancefloor-ready tracks as well as more downtempo numbers. With its blend of traditional rhythms and contemporary sounds, Algo Nuevo stands as another shining example of Cuba's rich musical heritage.


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 in stock $23.82
Super Son (reissue)
Super Son (reissue) (LP with obi-strip)
Cat: MRBLP 292. Rel: 07 Jun 24
Y Que Bien (4:21)
Rico Melao (2:45)
Pastel En Descarga (3:09)
A Luna Llena (3:16)
Con Aji Guaguao (3:32)
Son A Propulsion (3:09)
Si No Fuera Por Emiliana (3:00)
Ey! Op 1 (3:07)
Son Riendo (2:42)
Super Son (3:15)
Review: The next release in the Mr Bongo Cuban Classics series is Juan Pablo Torres' iconic 1977 album Super Son. Featuring tripped-out rumbas, psych-Afro-Latin funk, and quirky orchestrated tracks with a big band horn section, it showcases Torres' band Algo Nuevo. Torres, also director of Estrellas De Areito, released numerous albums on Areito/EGREM. Despite post-revolution censorship, Cuban musicians enjoyed artistic freedom, leading to 1970s and '80s experimentation. Super Son exemplifies this, with tracks like 'Y Que Bien,' 'Pastel En Descarga,' 'Con Aji Guaguao,' and 'Son Riendo' blending psychedelic funk and Afro-Cuban rhythms into a joyful, energetic masterpiece.
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 in stock $23.82
Liber Tango
Liber Tango (heavyweight vinyl LP + insert)
Cat: 2XHDFTV 1182. Rel: 10 Jun 24
Los Mareados (3:04)
Libertango (3:49)
Choclo (3:11)
Oblivion (3:29)
Adios Nonino (5:07)
Volver (3:49)
De Vuelta Y Media (2:56)
Milonga De Mis Amores (3:15)
Tags: Latin Jazz
 in stock $45.51
Samba Demais
Samba Demais (limited 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 709117. Rel: 17 Jun 24
Vivo Sonhando (3:02)
Amor De Nada (1:57)
Moca Flor (3:05)
Cancao Pequenina (1:54)
Razao Do Amor (3:24)
Tudo De Voce (2:45)
Seu Encanto (bonus track) (2:25)
Passa Por Mim (bonus track) (3:58)
Preciso Aprender A Ser So (bonus track) (3:32)
Sonho De Maria (3:32)
Ela E Carioca (2:29)
Ilusao Atoa (3:15)
Ainda Mais Lindo (1:51)
E Vem O Sol (2:26)
A Morte De Um Deus De Sal (2:57)
Gente (bonus track) (2:20)
Vamos Pranchar (bonus track) (2:31)
Samba De Verao (bonus track) (2:32)
 in stock $20.11
Les Belgicains: Na Tango Ya Covadia 1964-1970 (remastered)
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Les Belgicains: Na Tango Ya Covadia 1964-1970 (remastered) (limited gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP + booklet)
Cat: COVADIA 001LP. Rel: 04 Jun 24
Ebuka Ebuka - "Mwana Nsana" (3:34)
Afro Negro - "Palado Palado" (2:54)
Carlos Lembe - "Gozalo Mulata" (2:48)
YeYe National - "Mathinda" (3:33)
Ba Bolingo - "Flamenco Para Ti" (3:16)
Afro Negro - "A La Mode" (3:51)
Los Nickelos - "Gancia" (3:00)
Ebuka Ebuka - "Ngai Dhesole" (3:33)
Los Nickelos - "Kinsuena" (3:34)
Ekebo - "Bina Pachanga" (3:39)
Los Nickelos - "Echantillon Salukani" (3:36)
Afro Negro - "Suena Suena" (3:22)
Review: Les Belgicains - Na Tango Ya Covadia 1964-1970 sheds light on the pioneering Congolese student orchestras in Belgium during the Covadia era. Congolese students, referred to as 'Les Belgicains,' brought a fresh breeze to Congolese popular music. Supervised by legendary editor and producer Nikiforos Cavvadias, the music resonated with the spirit of early African independence. Homesick students formed music groups, infusing their compositions with Belgian influences, creating a unique sound. Cavvadias, renowned in Congo, relocated to Belgium due to political unrest. He recognized the talent of groups like Los Nickelos and Yeye National, ushering them into his new label Covadia.
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Tags: African
 in stock $31.22
Maisha
Maisha (milky clear vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: LPRW 248. Rel: 06 Jun 24
Kuseka (4:17)
Maisha (4:39)
Dunia Hii (5:11)
Lulelule (5:27)
Fahari Yetu (5:08)
Mapendo (4:53)
Kusakala Kwenyungu (5:01)
Sauti Ya Mama (4:42)
Muheme (5:13)
Masanja Kalila (3:53)
Review: The Zawose Queens' debut album Maisha is a captivating blend of traditional Gogo music from Tanzania with modern electronic elements, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Zawose family while pushing boundaries. Produced by Oli Barton-Wood and Tom Excell, the album features 11 original tracks that seamlessly fuse ancestral rhythms with contemporary production techniques. Drawing on their deep roots in Gogo music, Leah and Pendo Zawose deliver powerful vocals and masterful instrumentation, accompanied by the percussive rhythms of the muheme drums and the resonant sounds of the illimba thumb piano. Songs like 'Lule Lule' and 'Kusekala Kwa Nyungu' capture the essence of go go tradition, while tracks like 'Fahari Yetu' and 'Sauti Ya Mama' celebrate themes of heritage and maternal love. Maisha is not just an album; it's a statement of empowerment for women artists in East Africa and beyond. The Zawose Queens have boldly stepped into the spotlight, reclaiming their place in the musical landscape and inspiring others to follow suit.
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Tags: African
 in stock $26.21
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