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Originally released in 1984, Bob Marley's LEGEND illustrates the remarkable life and recording career of one of reggae music's most important figures. This iconic collection not only serves as the perfect introduction to the music of Bob Marley, it has become an essential part in every Marley collection. It remains the world's best-selling reggae album and continues to be one of the best-selling catalog albums, exceeding 15 copies in the U.S. alone and over 27 million worldwide.
Bob Marley - Legend: 30th Anniversary Edition [Vinyl]
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Celtic Woman


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Celtic Woman -"Destiny" Caroline; Manhattan ; World Music Artist Hometown: Ireland Multi-platinum Irish music sensation Celtic Woman returns to North America in 2016 with DESTINY, a brand new album & DVD, which will be available in stores 1/15/16. The DVD was filmed in Dublin, Ireland at The Round Room @ The Mansion House, the historic home of The Lord Mayor of Dublin, and will air in December on Public Television stations across the US. Celtic Woman will be touring to support release starting Mar 4 in Nashville with performances in 85 cities through July.
Celtic Woman - Destiny
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The INTÉGRALE 2015 LIMITED EDITION BOX SET includes rare recording sessions, rehearsals, a 1962 interview with Piaf, and classic live performances at the Paris Olympia in 1955, 1958, 1961 and 1962, at the New York Carnegie Hall in 1956 and 1957 and at the Paris Bobino in 1963. Also included is a deluxe 30-page book featuring a new biography, various photos and three emblematic scenes from Edith Piaf's life re-created in pop-up (La Môme from the street, Carried away by the crowd and Sing to live, live to sing).
Edith Piaf - Intégrale 2015 Box Set [20CD w/10 Inch Vinyl]
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Fela Kuti

Confusion [Vinyl]

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This epic Afrobeat album contains just one eponymous track clocking in at just over 25 minutes in length, and beginning with a mysterious and psychedelic musical interplay between Fela on organ and Tony Allen on drums. As the song takes on a righteously funky groove, Fela evokes the chaos of Lagos the multitude of regional dialects, the gnarly traffic jams, the absence of a policeman to take charge as a metaphor for the larger problems of post-colonial Nigeria.
Fela Kuti - Confusion [Vinyl]
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Fela wrote the title track of this album in response to the 1976 Soweto Uprising in which thousands of South African students protested the forced teaching of Afrikaans, the colonial language of Apartheid. During the uprising and the ensuing riots, hundreds of students were killed. The song calls out killings that have gone on in the name of authority and totalitarian rule as well as the instruments of repression of colonial Africa the police and the army. The music parallels the somber tone of the lyrics; focused and direct, and avoids the usual bombastic funk of Fela compositions.
Fela Kuti - Sorrow, Tears & Blood [Vinyl]
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Vinyl LP pressing. Turkish psych/funk instrumental classic. Originally released in Turkey 1973, Ă–zkent's masterpiece (creation) of an all instrumental Turkish psychedelic funk album, filled with classic beats and breaks still inspires long-time fans and first time listeners. The funky rhythms, hypnotic percussions, and heavy break beats makes this a holy grail amongst DJ's and music fans alike. Only a handful of copies from the original pressing are known to still exist making this reissue a welcome addition to any record collection. The concept is very complicated, futuristic and free from categorization. Traditional folk songs mixed with rock, jazz, blues, funk and psych. Ă–zkent took traditional Turkish folk songs and reconstructed them for the new "hip" generation. It was recorded live in just one day with some of the best studio musicians in Turkey.
Mustafa Ozkent - Genclik Ile Elele
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Few genres carry such a rich and deep history as Celtic music, which reflects centuries of culture of Ireland and the British Isles, as well as their North American inheritors. Music historian, musician, and folklorist Richard Carlin delves into this diverse world of traditional music, compiling a wide spectrum of 23 tracks that contrast the better-known early recordings with some of the best contemporary interpreters. Styles ranging from Sligo fiddle tunes to Northumbrian piping to sean nós singing are represented in this enjoyable introduction to the Celtic music riches of the Smithsonian Folkways archives.
Classic Celtic Music From Smithsonian Fo - Classic Celtic Music From Smithsonian Folkways
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These classic French chansons, performed by legends and contemporary artists, will transport you to the Paris of a bygone era. VINTAGE FRANCE includes songs by artists like Art Mengo, Juliette Grego, Daniel Roure and more.
Putumayo Presents - Putumayo Presents Vintage France

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