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William Onyeabor
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?

'Who is William Onyeabor' indeed? This vast collection from Luaka Bop should clear the question up. Rising from obscurity to fame, Onyeabor's deliriously danceable Afro-funk marries hot grooves with lo-fi electronics, awarding him the status of one of the continent's visionary producers. Need convincing? Listen ...view item »

Preacherman
Preacherman Plays T.J. Hustler’s Greatest Hits

Tim Jones is one of those oddballs that you can neither imagine nor plan for. Back in the 1980s Jones performed in Las Vegas lounges under the name of Preacherman. He used to bring a wooden puppet on stage with him named T. J. Hustler, and the pair would engage in philosophical back-and-forths b...view item »

William Onyeabor
Atomic Bomb

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and placing it onto your record player. Atomic Bomb was his biggest Nigeri...view item »

Atomic Bomb Band
Plays The Music Of William Onyeabor

Atomic Bomb Band are a group put together by Luaka Bop to do what William Onyeabor chose not to do: to play his music live. With a core group including Alexis Taylor, Pat Mahoney, Ahmed Gallab and more, Plays The Music Of William Onyeabor serves up six ...view item »
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Panduranga Henderson
Ocean Of Love

This astonishing record features a close collaborator of none other than Alice Coltrane, the pair having spent time at her California ashram in the 80s engaging in deep, spiritualist devotional song. Contrary to popular belief, special records do exist and do offer their presence in our mortal world. ...view item »

Alice Coltrane
World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitandanda contains some of the material that Alice Coltrane released in later life, as an aspect of her spiritual experience. Gospel and Indian devotional traditions mix with Alice’s own inspiration. Originally only avai...view item »

William Onyeabor
Body & Soul

Many fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Body & Soul is soulful and typically funky: it is somewhat astounding that such contemporary-sounding music was made in 1980....view item »

William Onyeabor
Good Name

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his collected works! No need to resort to bootlegs any more. Good Name dates from 1983, and contains just two, side-long tracks of fu...view item »

William Onyeabor
Tomorrow

Many fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Tomorrow was released in 1979, yet still sounds shockingly contemporary. And (I can’t emphasise this enough) deeply funky....view item »

Tom Zé
Fabrication Defect

Reissue of Brazilian mad-master Tom Zé’s 1998 album Fabrication Defect, a whirlwind of psychedelic song collage. Zé claims not to listen to music, allowing him to be as original as can be, with only half-heard and half-remembered fragments of other musical forms creeping into his sou...view item »
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Jim White
No Such Place

Jim White draws influence from country and blues as well as more modern styles (electronics!), putting it together into the weighty and eclectic songs of No Such Place. Believe it or not, the term that Mr White has come up with to de...view item »
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Tim Maia
Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul Of Tim Maia

Tim Maia has a lot of cultural caché in his native Brazil, but his profile in the English-speaking world could do with a little boost: enter Luaka Bop. The David Byrne-affiliated label have compiled 15 highlights from Maia’s extremely soulful career. Nobody Can Live Forever: The...view item »

William Onyeabor
Anything You Sow

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? in 2013. Now, they are reissuing his full catalogue! Anything You Sow was the last album Onyeabor made before being born again (spiritually), and swearing ...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 2)

Plenty of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue! Crashes In Love was Onyeabor’s first record, and is out there in two different forms. This is the second m...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 1)

Plenty of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue! Crashes In Love was Onyeabor’s first record, and is out there in two different forms. This is the original...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Great Lover

A lot of people fell in love with the music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his entire catalogue, taking his gorgeous music out of the realms of bootlegs and onto your record player. Great Lover was originally released in 1981, ...view item »

William Onyeabor
Hypertension

Plenty of people fell in love with the gorgeously bright music of Nigerian artist William Onyeabor after Luaka Bop released Who is…? two years ago. Now, they are reissuing his collected works! No need to resort to bootlegs any more. Hypertension dates from 1982, and finds Onyeabor on phe...view item »
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Doug Hream Blunt
My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt

Doug Hream Blunt made music his own way, as something of an outsider artist. But he is a notable enough outsider that Dean Blunt actually took his name from the guy. My Name Is Doug Hream Blunt is a treat of a record, mixing enthusiasm with a non-obvious, highly creative approach to playing. Reissue on ...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Atomic Bomb (Remixes)

A RSD 2015 vinyl, so very limited LP on Luaka Bop. Having released 8 albums in the 70s and 80s, becoming a born-again christian and refusing to talk about his music until December 2014, and announcing new material is on it’s way, people have been carrying on without him for a while, and William Onyeabor has quite the cult ...view item »
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William Onyeabor
9 CD Boxset

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five records he released off his own back from the late 70s on through to the mid 80s. Get acquainted!...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Vinyl Boxset II

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five records he released off his own back from the late 7...view item »
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William Onyeabor
Vinyl Boxset I

Nigerian funk sensation and synth party innovator William Onyeabor was recently discovered and celebrated with 'Who Is William Onyeabor', released on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. The shiny, flourescent '9 CD Boxset' brings together a whole five reco...view item »
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Jim White
The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted Wrong-Eyed Jesus!

Jim White's weird and wonderful debut album inspired one the most off-the-wall and fabulous music documentaries of all time, 'Searching for the Wrong-eyed Jesus'. The film features country noir artists such as The Handsome Family, David Johansen and the great David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower fame. All this gives you a pretty good idea of wh...view item »
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Various
Afro-Peruvian Classics The Soul of Black Peru

One of chief Talking Head David Byrne's ventures into world music was this once cassette and CD-only compilation of the best funky Black Peruvian sounds on Luaka Bop, now remastered for a lavish gatefold rebirth on that old, groovy vinyl stuff. This is a highly-regarded mid 90's compilation and it appears that not only does Byrne curate the thin...view item »
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Various
Brazil Classics 5: The Hips of Tradition The Return of Tom Ze

'Estudando o Samb'a was Tom Ze's classic mid 70's album that so impressed David Byrne. It is still madly rare and sought after to this day. So much did Byrne love him that he virtually rescued him from obscurity with this comp in the early 90's. Why the head 'Head already seemed to view vinyl as something archaic and unnecessary over 20 years ag...view item »
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Various
Brazil Classics 1: Beleza Tropical compiled by David Byrne

Another of David Byrne's classic ventures into world music was this first collection of Brazilian music. It sold well over a quarter of a million first time round. One of those comps that commands virtually full marks from its adoring fanbase. beautiful gatefold re-issue too. This one was released on vinyl originally but hey, it'd be nice to bag...view item »
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Los Amigos Invisibles
Arepa 3000

First time on double wax for this Millennium-era Venezuelan album, another well-loved collection of cheery Latin funk, vibrant salsa, disco, choirs and craziness and whatever else is in the musical water over there. All to create a very joyous and dancable album; one that has scored 1000s of fans across the world in the 14 years since its incept...view item »
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Various
World Psychedelic Classics 3 - Love’s a Real Thing

It's really been a good couple of weeks for compilations. Last week we had that amazing 'Bollywood Disco' collection, and this week we've got 'Rock It...Don't Stop It!' full of classy proto-hip-hop grooves and this self-explanatory double LP containing "the funky fuzzy sounds of West Africa". It's a raucous melting pot of Western rock, funk and ...view item »
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William Onyeabor
What?!

Having answered the important question 'Who Is William Onyeabor?' on a record that collected together his funk-synth innovations, Luaka Bop are continuing to celebrate the glory of this Nigerian pop genius with a collection incredulously titled 'What?!'. This record documents the strong influence and acclaim Onyeabor has received since David Byr...view item »
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Javelin
Hi Beams

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Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang
En Yay Sah

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Delicate Steve
Positive Force

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Marcio Local
Samba Sem Nenhum Problema

I love happy endings, very good Marcio Local.Bresilien's music wonderful.Samba sem nenhum problema, soul do samba oh yes!...view item »

Javelin
No Mass

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The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt
We're Humans: Be Awesome!

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Jim White
A Funny Little Cross To Bear

unfortunately these aren't 'six new songs', but 2 new ones mixed in with 4 that have already been released... ...view item »
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