Releases on CD / DVD
FROM SENEGAL TO THE WORLD (2CD)
2x cd UK
80s classics and rarities!mixing traditional senegalese mbalax with cuban rumba, hip hop, jazz, soul and beyond, youssou n dour is one of the most celebrated african musicians in history. featuring the prime of his early 80s senegalese recordings and the material he recorded for virgin in the late 80s >from senegal to the world< covers the decade when youssou became a world music icon.
BEGINNENRS GUIDE TO TIMBA (3XCD)
3x cd UK
this is the first major compilation to comprehensively showcase the contemporary afro-cuban style of salsa, known as timba. timba was born in havana in the early 1990s when a newgeneration of innovative young cuban musicians blended traditional afro-cuban dance rhythms, such as rumba and son, with the swing of new york salsa and jazz, reggae, funk, rock and hip hop, for a fresh, uniquely cuban sound - aimed squarely at a young audience. 3cds covering the early 1990s right thru to 2011.
JAMAICAN FUNK EXPERIENCE (CD)
dj andy smith – one of the worlds premier funk djs and the man who supplied portishead with their samples – joins forces with keith lawrence - renowned reggae collector and reggae dj from www.colourfulradio.com - to present the heaviest selection of funky reggae in the uk smiths comps have sold over 35.000 units inc. the acclaimed -document- series which included albums for greensleeves & trojanp>killer cover versions of stevie wonders you havent done nothing (sly dunbar), marlena shaws woman of the ghetto (hortense ellis) & william de vaughns be thankful for what you got (donovan carless) super rare cuts from bumps jackson, barry waite & sly dunbar tracks from impact, randys, demon, dynamic, hot shot, tent & various pama records offshoots various tracks from the pama catalogue which back-in-the-day was a contemporary of trojan inc tony scotts what am i to do now, pussy by kid longo, lloyd terrells i did it, ricos tribute to don drummond, d tony lees peyton place, lester sterling & stranger coles bangarang & children get ready by the versatiles.
BEST OF KING OF KWASA KWASA (2XCD)
2x cd UK
kanda bongo man is a giant of african music and the artist credited with introducing john peel to african music. his fans number vampire weekend (cape cod kwassa kwassa), paul simon and john peel. all the tracks were recorded for joe boyds hannibal records between 1984-91, an era we can look back on today as the high watermark of parisian soukous, and showcase a band at the height of their powers. behind his soaring voice kanda employed diblo dibala and rigo star, two lead guitarists who are widely considered as the best soukous guitarists who ever lived. diblo was recruited from the band led by the legendary franco whilst rigos scorching licks graced albums by paul simon and it was their twinning that gave kandas music a wonderfully joyous, ringing quality. they both feature extensively on the -king of kwassa kwassa-.
80 S WORLD MUSIC CLASSICS (2CD)
2x cd UK
as western pop music in the 80s lost its way in a cacophony of synths and drum machines, discerning music lovers began to look elsewhere for their musical satisfaction. gradually sounds from africa,asia,eastern europe,the altin world and beyond began to penetrate the consciousness and this 2 cd set collects together!
Demon Music Group
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO AFRICA (3CD)
3x cd UK
3 cds - 47 tracks feat. damon albarn, fatoumata diawara and more
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO BOSSA NOVA (3CD)
3x cd UK
beginners guide to bossa nova features tracks from marcos valle, sylvia telles, carlos lyra, joao donato, edu lobo, johnny alf, roberto menescal plus other artists who launched their careers in this golden time for brazilian music
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO JAZZ (3CD)
3x cd UK
triple cd of jazz licensed from the legendary blue note records. features classics from artists such as john coltrane,art blakey, horace silver,herbie hancock,lee morgan,donald byrd and many more.departed in: classics, latin and soul & jazz fusion
EASTERN BLOC FUNK EXPERIENCE (CD)
psych funk, satellite soul and cold war disco
WORLD ROUTES ON THE ROAD (2XCD)
2x cd UK
2011 two cd collection. world routes is on a mission to travel to the most far-flung corners of the planet to document and preserve endangered musical traditions. to date, the program has visited some 53 countries, including 15 in africa, 15 in asia, and nine in the americas. artists from countries as diverse as mali, india, iraq, georgia, china, madagascar and cape verde all have tracks featured on this two cd set.
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SCANDINAVIA (3XCD)
3x cd UK
forests, lakes, mountains, fjords, archipelagos, glaciers, waterfalls and the occasional geyser – scandinavia is a place where nature reigns supreme and the beginners guide shows how the landscape is the inspiration behind the music s spacious, organic, and often dramatic qualities. featuring artists from greater scandinavia – norway, sweden, denmark, finland, iceland and the faroe islands – the beginner s guide to scandinavia features some of scandinavia s best-selling and most influential music acts such as abba s benny andersson with his orkester, the esbjoern svensson trio, vaerttinae and many more. this compilation is divided into three perspectives – pop & contemporary, folk & roots and jazz, experimental & atmospheres and it is the first time that these genres of scandinavian music have been combined on one 3cd set.
BIG BANG PRES. ITALO FUNK EXPERIENCE (CD)
2011 collection. italo-funk highlights a unique time in italy when soundtrack composers and jazz musicians pushed the boundaries of funk with avante-garde easy-listening, electronic-synth-funk and cosmic jazz-funk. italian funk experience features lost soundtrack gems from cult soundtrack composers such as piero piccioni and piero umiliani, modal-jazz classics from lee konitz and giovanni tommaso, twisted italian funk from the likes of tony esposito and super-rare pieces from the cult italian library music label rotary, many composed by italian jazz legend amedeo tommasi.