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El Gran Fellove Mango Mangue
Drummer, singer and showman, veteran of the Cuban Jam Session LPs, Francisco Valdes moved to Mexico City in 1955. His guarachera and chuachua scatting mixes up ska and mambo, Cuban, Mexican and Puerto Rican styles.



Tirogo Float
Crossing African psych and slinky afro-disco and funk, from 1977, Nigeria.



Mebusas Blood Brothers
It says 'Volume 1' on the cover, and this debut is full of promise, but it's a one-off, from Nigeria, 1973: African styles grooving together with Latin and Caribbean, US soul and funk, and psych rock.


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SJOB Movement A Move in The Right Direction
Four members of Sonny Okosun's band, edging things on in 1974: deep, spacey afro-funk.


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Marta Kubisova Ne! The Soul Of Marta Kubisova
'From the Czech Supraphon archives, this 19661970 selection focuses on her roughest songs, with plenty of fuzz guitars and funky beats, punchy horns and razor-sharp organs underlying her deep and soulful voice.'


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Os Mutantes Os Mutantes
Thier debut album from 1968 is the best way in an absolute classic musically kaleidoscopic, revolutionary fun and frolics.




Back To Peru Volume II
'The rarest grooves from Peru, including garage stompers, psych-pop, raunchy funk, Latin rock and anything in between.'




Sergio Mendes The Real Thing
The Brasil 77 cover of Stevie Wonder with Mozambique on the flip.



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Abbass Mehrpouya Mehrpouya Sitar
Amazingly deep and grizzly psych funk from mid-70s Iran. The eleven-minute African Jumbo is a gone dog: brilliant sitars and flutes, heavy drums, horns, percussion. Warmly recommended.


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Ghana Special Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds And Ghanaian Blues, 1968-81
Another triumphant release in the Ghana Soundz series, digging deeper than funk this time. The CDs are case-bound, 44 pages, the bollocks of a dog; the 180g-LP box has a few extras, the Mensah a full side long.


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Panama! Volume 3: Calypso Panameno, Guajira Jazz And Cumbia Tipica On The Isthmus 1960-7
Rare recordings from the golden age of Panamanian music bilingual calypsos to guajira jazz, tropical guarachas to cumbia tamboreras.


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