Ethno

Artist Title (Label) Cover / Record / Co. Released Price CHF
Tossi Aaron Sings Jewish Folksongs For The 2nd Generation (Prestige International) EX / VG++ U.S.'1962 42.00
(jewish folk-songs sung by femme accompanying herself on guitar & backed by banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass; descriptive notes to the songs on back cover; the language here is Yiddish;)
Segun Adewale Ojo Je (Rounder) M / M U.S.'1985 42.00
(mid-80's U.S. release of colorful Afro-Pop sound w/plenty of guitar sound incl. hawaiian steel, percussion, vocals; nice cover-art;)
Theodore Alevizos Greek Folksongs (Prestige International) M- / VG++ U.S.'1962 42.00
(early 60's orig. orange-label print; 2 guitars and a lady that sings lead on 2 tracks;)
Greek Folksongs (Prestige International) SS / SS U.S.'1962 65.00
(early 60's orig orange-label print; 2 guitars and a lady that sings lead on 2 tracks; still sealed!!)
Arrow Same (Tropical Music) M / M D'1987 28.00
(german print of 80's Soca-grooves w/horns;w/inner-sleeves that has descriptive notes 'n comics;)
Gato Barbieri Chapter One:Latin America (Abc/Impulse!) EX / EX / Co. U.S.'1973 65.00
(brilliant tenor-saxophonist/composer recorded in Buenos Aires and Rio w/ an astonishing aggregation of Third World musicians; instruments played feat. quena (indian flute) indian harp, e- & acoustic guitars, fender bass, anapa, erke, siku erkencho, precussion...; quite a happening in the performance!! FOC;)
Ruth Ben-Zui Israeli Percussion (Prestige International) EX / VG++ U.S.'1961 55.00
(rare early 60's U.S.print of solo-percussion pieces w/woodwinds, guitar, trumpet, cello, bass, piano and accordion on some tracks; there's some trad-soil ploughing and a sparse mood reigns 'em small-ensemble compositions; back-cover has comments on the songs; orange-label print!)
Israeli Percussion (Prestige International) EX / EX U.S.'1961 65.00
(rare early 60's U.S.print of solo-percussion pieces w/woodwinds,guitar,trumpet,cello,bass, piano and accordion on some tracks;--there's some trad-soil ploughing and a sparse mood reigns 'em small-ensemble compositions; back-cover has comments on the songs;orange-label print!)
Omar Blondahl 16 Songs Of Newfoundland (Banff) M- / EX Can'196 34.00
(early/mid-60's release of Folk-Songs from Newfoundland;)
Subroto Roy Chowdhury & Steve Lacy
Explorations (Jazz Point) M- / M- D'1987 65.00
(late 80's recordings my master soprano-sax Jazz-man meeting sitar-wiz Chowdhury... plus tabla & tanpura; 3 extended excursions... title track spins a sidelong 22 minutes plus; a most impressive Fusion of eastern heritage & western Jazz;)
William Clauson Scandinavia!(Songs & Dances Of Denmark.... (Monitor) M / M U.S.'1974 28.00
(scarce U.S.print)
Martinho Da Vila Meu Samba Feliz (Tropical Music) M / M- D'1982 34.00
(german compilation-set containing exceprts from various albums(1968-82) by this famous brazilian Sambista!)
Diga Rhythm Band Diga (Round/U.A.) EX / EX U.S.'1976 75.00
(mid-70's U.S. release of excellent Ethno-Fusion piece raised on dynamic, percussive soil; fronted by Mickey Hart(drummer/ percussionist of the DEAD) intense pattern-chase via marimbas, vibes, congas 'n bongos, dumbec, tablas (plenty of 'em!) gongs, timbales, tympani...; Jerry Garcia cranks a guitar on 2 trax, Jim McPherson, Kathy McDonald & David Freiberg contribute some vocals; comes in nice silver-card-board jacket;)
Ron Eliran Golden Songs Of Israel (Prestige International) M / M U.S.'196 75.00
(early 60's release of ethno-popular tunes from Israel performed on guitars,native percussion gear, accordion 'n bass w/ vocals in native tongue;;feat. Ruth Ben-Zvi on percussion;orange label first print;)
Golden Songs Of Israel (Prestige International) M- / EX U.S.'196 55.00
(early 60's release of ethno-popular tunes from Israel performed on guitars,native percussion gear, accordion 'n bass w/ vocals in native tongue;;feat. Ruth Ben-Zvi on percussion;orange label print!)
Espe Live (Espe) M / M D'198 42.00
(early 80's orig. german print of Jiddish Folk-songs w/femme lead-vocs;w/lyrics-insert-sheet;)
Explainer Same (Tropical Music) M / M D'1987 36.00
(german release of splashy Soca-grooves w/brass;)
Mari Harnay Chansons Traditionelles De Breizh/Bretagne (Ocora) M- / M- F'1982 42.00
(early 80's release of traditional Folk-Songs from France's northern part...the Bretagne;sung by Mari Harnay,an aged lady...just her voice!! comes w/huge booklet for insert w/lyrics both in french & english; FOC;)
Hi Life International Na Wa For You (Sterns) M / M- U.K.'1985 34.00
(orig. U.K. print of african Highlife sounds feat. guitars, sax, trumpet, bass, vocs and plenty of percussion;)
Kantata Asiko (Oval) M- / M- U.K.'198 28.00
(80's U.K. release of Afro-Pop grooves by ex-members of George Darko's Bus Stop;)
Salif Keita Ambassadeur International
Mandjou (Celluloid) M- / M- F'198 32.00
(80's french print of Mangingo sounds out of Guinea;)
Cheb Khaled Same (Horizon) M- / M- F'1985 34.00
(mid-80's french print of Rai sounds by the king of the genre!)
Manfred Lemm & Ensemble Der Singer Fun Nojt (Edition Künstlertreff) M / M D'1986 55.00
(mid-80's german small-label release(their 2nd album) of Jiddish Folk-songs composed by the legendary Mordechaj Gebirtig who lived in Krakau,Poland(1877-1942)instruments incl.voice & guitars,Primbalalaika,clarinet,bass,violin, violoncello and accordeon;comes w/large booklet-insert w/notes & lyrics;sleeve is a beautiful and most expressive color-etching after the only available photo(of Gebirtig) by Hartmut R. Berlinicke!)
Gehat Hob Ich A Hejm (Edition Künstlertreff) M / M D'1984 55.00
(mid-80's german small-label release of Jiddish Folk-songs composed by the legendary Mordechaj Gebirtig who lived in Krakau, Poland(1877-1942) instruments incl.voice & guitars, Primbalalaika, clarinet, bass, violin, violoncello and accordeon; comes w/large booklet-insert w/notes & lyrics; sleeve is a beautiful and most expressive color-etching by Hartmut R. Berlinicke!)
Mandingo Griot Society Mighty Rhythm (Flying Fish) EX / EX U.S.'1981 38.00
(early 80's U.S. print of colorful Afro-rootin' grooves by this gamberican quintet(leader Jali Foday Musa Suso is from Gambia)...rest of the band is born in America;)...lyrics printed on back-sleeve;)
Hugh Masekela Lady (Jive Afrika) EX / EX U.S.'1985 26.00
(80's U.S. print of technoid Afro-Pop 12"-3-tracks-E.P. containing 2 versions (1 remix) of title-track and a 17 minutes LIVE-version of "coal train" (that shakes some authentic Afro-Pop feathers w/vocs 'n sax soloing) on the B-side;)
Techno Bush (Jive Afrika) M / M D'1984 32.00
(80's german print of technoid Afro-Pop w/brass 'n femme back-ups;)
The Mighty Sparrow Same (Tropical Music) M- / M- D'1987 32.00
(german print of 80's release by the true King of Calypso-sounds from Trinidad;w/guitar,brass,bass 'n percussion;)
Music Of The North American Indians
A Cry From The Earth (Folkways) EX / EX U.S.'1979 42.00
(native american indian documentary w/songs from the following tribes: Alaskan Eskimos, Navajo, Chippewa, Iroquois, Delaware("peyote song") the Kiowas perform the "gourd dance" w/ a captured U.S. army Buglar(!!) comes w/descrptive insert-sheet;)
Hopi Katcina Songs (Ethnic Folkways Library) M- / EX U.S.'1964 55.00
(native american indian documentary w/ songs from the Hopi tribe collected by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes in Arizona, 1924; orig. mid 60's press w/descriptive notes inside thick card-board cover;)
Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey & His Inter-Reformers Band
Gebeja Mi Eledumare (Afrodisia) EX / EX Nig'1986 55.00
(orig. nigerian press of mid-80's release of Afro-Pop thing with long tracks brewin' w/ percussion 'n swift handlin' of fuzz-box-fueled guitars plus hawaiian-guitar... plus those jolly-free vocal treats;)
Olatunji Drums Of Passion (Columbia) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'196 55.00
(orig. U.S- "eyes-label"print of early 60's(?) Afro-percussion w/native chanting;feat. Here is Montigo Joe!a most authentic Ethno-venture!)
A.Paul Ortega Two Worlds (VC) M- / M- U.S.'197 55.00
(late 70's(?) U.S. release by native indian artist winning a grand prize award for contemporary indian art, a championship for war dancing...; his voice, guitar, drums & tambourine create some haunting chants w/ trancey, guttural sounds that's backin' an impressive narration(written by Ralph Keene) on "what is an indian"; simple orange card-board-sleeve w/symbol on front; recorded in mono;)
Pacheco El Maestro (Fania) EX / EX F'1975 28.00
(orig. french print of mid-70's album; Latin / Pacheco grooves w/Hector Casanova as lead-singer;)
Romàn Palomar Mariachi Internacional (Peerless) M / M Mex'197 42.00
(orig. mexican print of all Mariachi sounds incl. "la bamba";)
Pan Vibes Steel Orch. Trinidad (Charlie's/Ice) EX / VG+ Tri'1978 28.00
(orig. Trinidad press of Steel-Drum sounds;)
Patato & Totico Same (MGM) M- / M- / Co. U.S.'196 52.00
(U.S. 2nd print of scarce mid-60's album packed w/colorful Afro-Cuban grooves(w/hot vocs!) orig. released on Verve Records earlier;)
Lui Pui-Yuen Floating Petals...Wild Geese...The Moon On High (Nonesuch) M- / EX U.S.'1980 52.00
(orig. U.S. release of Ethno-Folk album presenting the magical sound of the chinese Pipa,a four-stringed fretted lute w/ a bent neck;the instrument was extremely popular during the Tang-Dynasty;)
Raga Malkaus Music For Meditation (Nataraj Music) EX / M- D'1986 55.00
(mid-80's german print of FINE album flowering fro' w/Indian Classical Music; 2 sidelong tracks feat. Subroto Roy Chowdhury on sitar and Asit Pal on tabla!)
The Rhythm Devils Play River Music (Passport) EX / EX U.S.'1980 52.00
(early 80's release of athmo-packed primeordial percussion grooves... actually the sessions to Francis Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" movie!! haunting, earth-poundin' moods w/chillin' effects! feat. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman & Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead... plus Airto Moreira, Greg Errico...; Stanley Mouse created the cover-art; comes w/inner-sleeve;)
Jair Rodriguez Alegria De Um Povo (Philips) EX / EX BR'1981 28.00
(orig. brazil-press of Pop-splashing  'xotik samba grooves mixed w/various other styles...;)
Tony Scott Music For Zen Meditation And Other Joys (Verve) / M- D'197 34.00
(german 70's reprint (vinyl only...no sleeve)pof fine album by british clarinet-master payin' a visit to the 60's mecca of Zen in Nippon; assisted by 2 japanese musicians on koto & shakuhachi;)
Music For Zen Meditation And Other Joys (Verve) EX / EX D'197 42.00
(german 70's reprint (in non-FOC) of fine album by british clarinet-master payin' a visit to the 60's mecca of Zen in Nippon; assisted by 2 japanese musicians on koto & shakuhachi;)
Music For Zen Meditation And Other Joys (Verve) M- / M- D'197 42.00
(german 70's reprint (in non-FOC) of fine album by british clarinet-master payin' a visit to the 60's mecca of Zen in Nippon; assisted by 2 japanese musicians on koto & shakuhachi; sticker on front-cover indicates this pressing as a very limited special pressing and says "collector's item";)
Ravi Shankar Four Raga Moods (Mushroom) VG++ / VG++ U.K.'1971 125.00
(orig. U.K.print of early 70's release on collector's label; these recordings range among the finest in fields of improvised/ traditional sitar excursions; FOC;)
In Concert 1972 (Apple) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'1972 75.00
(orig.U.S. early70's issue of LIVE-double-set;the sitar-master is accompanied by Ali Akbar Khan on sarod & Alla Rakha on tabla; FOC;)
In San Francisco (EMI Columbia) VG++ / VG+(+) U.K.'1967 42.00
(orig. U.K. release w/black label;feat. Alla Rakha on tabla;nice Psychedelic-Art sleeve;)
LIVE At The Monterey International Pop Festival (World Pacific) EX / EX U.S.'1968 95.00
(orig. U.S. print of top-level performance by this sitar-master!! Alla Rakha on tabla & Kamala on tamboura; FOC w/liner-notes by the master himself;)
Live At The Woodstock Festival (Liberty) EX / VG++ D'1970 52.00
(orig. german print in nice FOC; the sitar-master's staggering performance in front of a million ears!!)
Music Of India (Transatlantic) M- / M- U.K.'1969 42.00
(U.K. 2nd-label print;Ali Akbar Khan on sarod,...plus tabla & tanpura accompaniments;)
Same (His Master's Voice) M- / M- India'1966 52.00
(orig. indian mid-60's release; red label w/doggie harking!)
Same (Melodisc) EX / EX U.K.'1971 55.00
(orig. U.K.print of early 70's release housed in beauty "Psychedelic-Art"-sleeve;)
Same (Regal) EX / VG++ India'1969 65.00
(orig. indian pressing w/great b&w photo-sleeve & red "psychedelic" -lettering;)
Same (Melodisc) EX / VG++ U.K.'1970 65.00
(orig. U.K. issue w/nice, colorful sleeve; feat. Alla Rakha on tabla;)
The Sound Of The Sitar (World Pacific) EX / EX U.S.'196 75.00
(orig. U.S.60's stereo-print;has a nice painting of the sitar-master(on front cover)
Three Ragas (Capitol) EX / EX U.S.'196 52.00
(orig. U.S. black/rainbow duophonic(stereo) print of 60's release;Chatur Lal on tabla & Pradyot Sen on tamboura; side 2 has one piece spinning for 28 minutes!)
Three Ragas (Capitol) M- / EX / Co. U.S.'196 52.00
(orig. U.S. black/rainbow MONO print of 60's release;Chatur Lal on tabla & Pradyot Sen on tamboura; side 2 has one piece spinning for 28 minutes!)
Shirati Jazz Benga Beat (World Circuit Ltd.) M / M- U.K.'1987 34.00
(80's U.K. print of Benga Beat sounds out of Kenya...this style has local african derivations known as Highlife,Ju-Ju,Soukous, Kwela...; swift strokes on two electric guitars,a bouncin' bass,brushin' percussion and these captivating jolly hearted vocs;)
Shyamal Sinha Sarod Ragas (Cuca Record Company) M- / EX U.S.'1968 175.00
(orig. U.S. print in beauty shape of album containing 4 excellent examples of traditional indian music known as RAGA; performed by Shyamal Sinha on Sarod, Raman Papaiah on tabla and Philip Oldenburg (the non-indian member) on tamboura; pressed on quality vinyl and autographed by Shyamal on front-cover!)
Prince Sissokho Same (Artemuz) M- / M- F'198 SOLD
(80's french release of modern Mandingo sounds from Senegal; Prince plays the 21-stringed Cora; full band project w/femme/male lead-voice (in native tongue) ...bass, keyboards and various programmed arrangements;)
Smash/Agujetas Pureza Y Vanguardia Del Flamenco (Chappa) EX / EX E'1978 175.00
(rare spanish issue of album that is shared by 2 native acts; Smash whipps the cream via fully plugged Progressive-Flamenco Rock w/wild lead-axe runs, stomping rhythm-grooves (among their best recordings)... B-side has acoustic Flamenco guitar w/expressive vocs by Agujetas with Manolo Sanlucar on guitar! FOC w/nice pics;)
Aslak & Karen Somby Ean Massan (Dat) EX / EX NO'1985 28.00
(authentic Sámi songs from northern Norway, plain singin' & narration... and I thought I've heard a husky barkin' in the back-ground; w/lyrics-insert-sheet... native-tongue only:)
Spero Spyros And His Modern Grecian Ensemble
Golden Songs Of Greece (Prestige Near East) M- / EX U.S.'196 65.00
(early 60's orig. U.S. print of fine Ethno-Folk album by american-greek singer backed by his modern ensemble;)
Golden Songs Of Greece (Prestige Near East) VG++ / EX U.S.'196 52.00
(early 60's orig. U.S. print of fine Ethno-Folk album by american-greek singer backed by his modern ensemble;)
Alan Stivell Renaissance Of The Celtic Harp (Rounder) M- / M- U.S.'1982 42.00
(early 80's U.S. reprint of most athmospherical early 70's recordings by frenchman Stivell,master of the celtic harp and he also plays irish flute,scottish bagpipes and breton bombardon; assisted by fellow musicians on percussion(tablas,various drums...)Dan Ar Bras on acoustic & electric guitars, ...organ,violas,double-bass w/femme/male backing vocals;front-sleeve has a portrait of the artist;)
Sukay Music Of The Andes (Flying Fish) VG++ / VG++ / Cc. U.S.'1978 42.00
(late 70's U.S.release of Ethno-Folk album w/sounds from the Andes; instruments used incl. kena, kenacho, siku, antara, rondador, tarkas, accordeon, bombo, caja, chullus, violin, guitars....;inner-sleeve has the lyrics & pictures of band & instruments!)
Yma Sumac Legend Of The Jivaro (Capitol) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'196 95.00
(eccentric female vocalist performs the songs of the notorious Jivaro headhunters in the South American mountain-jungle, backed by exotic native instrumental settings; ...some haunting moods and quite adventurous easy-listening; orig. black/rainbow label print;)
Legend Of The Sun Virgin (Capitol) VG++ / VG++ U.S.'196 95.00
(eccentric female vocalist performs the songs of her ancestors, the Inca kings; a most haunting piece dedicated to the Sun God & Quilla, the Moon Goddess; Moises Vivanco composed some music that served as an ideal vehicle for miss Sumac's thrilling performance; orig. black/rainbow-label MONO print;)
Swift Eagle The Pueblo Indians...in Story,Song And Dance (Caedmon) M / M- U.S.'1995 42.00
(mid-90's U.S.re-print of early 70's album containing stories,songs & dances of the american pueblo-indians ...sung & told by Swift Eagle;)
Technical Space Composer's Crew
Canaxis 5 (Music Factory) VG++ / VG++ D'1969 SOLD
(the rare pre-CAN - album as Scheisshaus production no 2!..the whimsical whimper o' wind jammin' w/grains o' moondust in sombre vietnamese rice-paddies whilst a new-born star thaws in yawn outta fly-swarmed can in a ramshackled hut along that imaginary hi-way that cannot be processed in time,never before was Lhasa so near,never after will the cracklin' of vinyl be so non-distracting..if you look for elemantary trance don't listen to this music unless you look for elemantary trance...any sin beyond will enhance!!)
Vargas De Tecalitlàn Mariachi Cumbias (ECO) M / M- Mex'1984 34.00
(mid-80's orig. mexican print of colorful Mariachi-Folk-Pop-Sounds w/strings 'n brass;)
Various Artists American Indian Ceremonial And War Dances (Everest) EX / VG++ U.S.'196 34.00
(late 60's U.S. release of ceremonial- & war dances by various native american indian tribes;nice painting on front-sleeve;)
The Indians Of Colombia (Lyrichord) M / M- U.S.'197 34.00
(U.S. print of album containg music & songs by indian tribes from Colombia...The Arhuaco,Tukano & Cuebo,Yuko Motilons,Cuiva;w/descriptive notes on back-sleeve;)
Patria: Music From Honduras And Nicaragua (Lyrichord) M / M U.S.'197 42.00
(late 70's orig. U.S. release of compiled Folk-songs from Honduras & Nicaragua...all recorded right from the streets 'n true sources;w/label-insert-sheet;)
Ragas-Streams Of Light (Limelight) VG++ / VG++ / Co. U.S.'1968 75.00
(late 60's orig. U.S. print of rare album presenting 3 north Indian ragas performed on sarod, sitar, tablas, tambura & flute; incl. Mrinal Sen Gupta, Lateef Ahmed Khan, Surendra Kamat & Viram Jasani; nice uni-pak jacket;)
Samba Explosion (Toledo) M- / M- D'1978 28.00
(german compilation album from the late 70's;title sais it all!!)
Yousef Hello From Spain (No Label) EX / EX E'197 55.00
(orig. spanish print of Gypsy-Folk venture by word-travelin'violin-virtuoso backed by Los Capri,a spanish Folk-combo w/guitars,oud,percussion...etc.nice bag w/ a slight Pop-edge,cover of "Zorbas,the Greek"; sleeve is a collage of photos showin' the maestroso at different places on this planet;)
G. Zambetas The Finest Bouzouki - 12 Instrumental Big Hits (Philips) EX / VG++ GR'1976 36.00
(mid-70's orig. greek release of fine compilation of Bouzouki - sounds ... songs like 'Zorbas', 'Chatikes', Chassapiko', Fragossiriani' ... performed by a master on this instrument!)
Gheorghe Zamfir & Marcel Cellier
Flûte De Pan Et Orgue (Festival) EX / VG++ F'196 34.00
(orig. french print of 60's recordings by pan flute master meeting Marcel Cellier at the pipe organ!all improvised ventures!!FOC w/descriptive notes!)

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