November 7, 2018

Most Downloaded Albums at the Global Groove

I promised some visitors to post the most downloaded
records from the Global Groove at this current time.
Here is the top twenty, have fun exploring..

01 – Arsenio Rodriguez – primitivo
02 – Alton Ellis – Sunday Coming
03 – Verckys et l’Orchestre Vévé – Verckys à Paris
04 – Los Corraleros – Ritmo de Colombia
05 – Ases del Ritmo – Costa Brava vol.1
06 – Various Artists – Cumbias Solo Cumbias
07 – Freddie McGregor – Big Ship
08 – Jackie Mittoo – Macka Fat
09 – Les Quatres Etoiles – Quatres Vedettes
10 – John Chibadura – Kurera
11 – Baobab à Paris vol. 2
12 – Peregoyo – Mi Buenaventura
13 – Various Artists – Cumbias de Colombia
14 – King Floyd – Groove Me
15 – Lacksley Castell – Morning Glory
16 – Kanda Bongo Man – Afro Rythmes Présente
17 – The Latin Brothers – Te Rencontre
18 – les Leopards ( from april 20, 2015 )
19 – Various Artists – Mas Cumbias, Mas Gaitas
20 – Scientist – Heavyweight Dub Champion

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  1. Pete 7 November 2018 at 08:55 - Reply

    Interesting list. Of all amazing albums on this site, none of them are in my Top 20 Global Groove records charts.

    • Goldandlink 9 November 2018 at 13:41 - Reply

      I am curious what your Top 20 list would look like. Would love to see it if you have time to put it together.

      • Pete 15 November 2018 at 13:47 - Reply

        As per request, here is my Top 20:

        01 Zitany Neil – Macory Gasoil
        02 V/A – Nigeria Highlife
        03 Ebenezer Obey – Adam and Eve
        04 King Sunny Ade – Bobby
        05 Syran – Signe Eddy Son
        06 Les Kamale – Les Kamale
        07 Franco – Tres Impoli
        08 Bavon Marie Marie – L`Intrepide
        09 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe – Makojo
        10 Okukuseku Band – Bosoe Special
        11 Sister Nancy – One Two
        12 Zaiko Langa-Langa – Kay-Kay
        13 Admiral Dele Abiodun – Elemu Nget On
        14 Salif Keita – Soro
        15 Yamoah`s Band – Asem Sebe
        16 Daniel Kamau – Kenyafrica! Vol. 1
        17 Great Abaraka – Great Abaraka
        18 Linval Thompson – Linvall
        19 Tappa Zukie – Living in the Ghetto
        20 City Boys Band – Odo da Baabi

        • Moos 15 November 2018 at 16:58 - Reply

          No idea where you found Zitany Neil
          but it wasn’t on this site.
          all of the rest is here..

          • MG 19 November 2018 at 07:00

            Interesting list. Does it cover the whole time since you started or just this year so far?


          • Moos 19 November 2018 at 13:44

            ..since the beginning of the Global Groove Independent, after we left Blogspot..

        • GUILLERMO AGUILERA ROMERO 16 November 2020 at 00:29 - Reply

          pagina excelente

  2. Anonymous 7 November 2018 at 12:40 - Reply

    Monguito and Arsenio make number 1. Great. I’m surprised that there’s so much cumbia, a rhythm that I’ve never really gotten into, other of Joe Arroyo’s fusions.


    • Moos 8 November 2018 at 06:23 - Reply

      ..maybe it’s time for you to start listening to it a bit more Alexsam..

      • Anonymous 9 November 2018 at 14:15 - Reply

        I have a ton of Colombian albums, but i prefer champeta (older) and currulao and marimba music from the pacific coast. Cumbia, like Dominican merengue, I can only take in moderation.


  3. Tim 7 November 2018 at 12:50 - Reply

    This is an interesting and helpful list, Moos. Thank you!

    I’ve downloaded a few of these over the years, but I’ll have to look into the others. I just listened to Groove Me by King Floyd on YouTube and loved it, so I just downloaded that album. Thanks again!

  4. Manuel Medina 7 November 2018 at 13:23 - Reply

    su seleccion es precisa y estupenda, faltan algunos pero asi esta bien.

  5. Guido 7 November 2018 at 14:57 - Reply

    I’m suprised that none of your own compilations is on the list, either a Colompilation or a Global Sampler.

    Greetings from Cologne

    • Moos 7 November 2018 at 15:19 - Reply

      Thank you for that Guido, my first compilation is on no. 77 Global Sampler vol.45..

      • Guido 8 November 2018 at 11:26 - Reply

        The list and your site in general help me a lot to dig deeper into music i’m not so familiar with.
        I listen to a lot latin stuff but i would like to learn more about african music. Because there is such an amount of afro groove on your site i started with the compilations.
        How do you think about posting a special themed compilation like “Party Grooves” with tunes that are recommended for dancing? I know that most of the tracks on this side are groovy, but maybe you have some recommendations for party starters, especially regarding afro groove.

        Thanks in Advance and excuse my bad in english. I always admire dutch people for their good english, in germany we can’t compete with that.

        Greetings from Cologne,


  6. Harris Diavua Salakiaku 7 November 2018 at 15:23 - Reply

    Hey Moos long time I wanted to ask do you have Congolese cassette tapes?

    • Moos 7 November 2018 at 22:10 - Reply

      ..not one Harris..

      • Harris Diavua Salakiaku 8 November 2018 at 06:16 - Reply

        Thanks Moos

  7. David 7 November 2018 at 18:31 - Reply

    Wow, not half as much Congolese music as I’d thought. Thought any Franco download offered was compulsory?. Says more about my downloading habits I suppose.
    Such a wide range on offer. Glad to see Arsenio Rodriguez is far from forgotten and pleasantly surprised to.

  8. ngoni 7 November 2018 at 18:32 - Reply

    Thank you very much Moos, for some reason I did not see the post before, the vol.2 of Baobab 78 is now with me.
    Guajira el son te llama, a gozar, a bailar…

  9. LeFranck 8 November 2018 at 09:18 - Reply

    Wow. This was a big surprise. I would think Congolese music would be more popular than it seems. I hope you continue to post great tunes from Congo/Zaire. Just love what you do Moos.

  10. Wijnand Schouten 8 November 2018 at 11:07 - Reply

    Thank you again. As always great

  11. Anonymous 9 November 2018 at 04:18 - Reply

    Very happy with John Chibadura making the list. Even after his unfortunate death , Mr. Chitungwiza stays a musical heavyweight in Zimbabwe and it seems now way beyond. Pamberi ne Zimbabwe Rik

  12. Anonymous 9 November 2018 at 04:24 - Reply

    By the way thumbs up for Chi-town. Thanks Moos for putting Zim music on the map.

  13. DiJiT 13 November 2018 at 12:49 - Reply

    An interesting list. Some classic Reggae on there, but surprised there’s no Juju? Maybe because there’s so much, and it’s ALL good! Thanks Moos!
    Speaking of Juju, you must check out Ahuja Bello. He had a short career, but his few albums are top notch. Also Queen Oladunni Decency And Her Unity Orchestra. I have her “Vol. 7” release, but have no idea if there’s vol 1 through 6 out there. Classic juju from ’77.
    Great blog! Thanks!

    • Moos 15 November 2018 at 05:54 - Reply

      Thanks Dijit, I’ll be on the lookout for their records..

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