Por Por: Honk Horn Music of Ghana (Smithsonian Folkways) - Listen to "Aayoo Samiah" from Evan Muse's show
Daniel Higgs - Metempsychotic Melodies (Holy Mountain) - Hear "Leontocephaline Rhapsody" from Scott McDowell's show
Dr. Delay - Rajaz Meter (Funk Weapons) - Mix cd of Middle Eastern funk. Listen to a few tracks from the cd from Liz Berg's show
PROIBIDÃO C.V: Forbidden Gang Funk From Rio de Janeiro (Sublime Frequencies)
Old things made new:
ABCs of Kid Soul (Numero) - Collection of soul/funk tracks by children.
Hear 3 Stars perform "Jersey Slide Pt. 1" from Brian Turner's show.
Thierry Muller - Rare & Unreleased 1974-1984 (Fractal)
Noah Howard - Black Ark (Bo'Weavil) - This free jazz collector's holy grail has finally been reissued in a large enough edition to be actually purchased. Hear "Domiabra" from Bill Mac's show
Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics 1953-55 (Crammed Disc)
Boogie Down Productions - The Blast Master Tapes (Traffic)
People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938 (Tompkins Square)
Shit Happens (Bear Family) - Great compilation of comically depressing country songs. Hear Eddy Arnold's "Mommy Please Stay Home With Me" from Mike Lupica's show
Mario de Andrade: Missao de Pesquisas Folcloricas (Centro Cultural Sao Paulo) - Amazing hard-to-find box set of recordings by the "Alan Lomax" of Brazil. Fortunately, there is a great accompanying website.
Teiji Ito - Music for Maya: The Film Music of Teiji Ito (Tzadik)
Bippp: French Synthwave 1979-1985 (Born Bad)
Authenticite: The Syliphone Years (Stern's Music)
Richard Lerman - Music of Richard Lerman 1964-1987 (Em) - Originally released on Folkways, this album contains concert pieces as well as field recordings of Lerman's "Travelon Gamelon", a bicycle orchestra. Hear a concert version from 1981 from Maria Levitsky's show