Black Pearl Records





A killer South African Jazz Funk album from Johannesburg, totally undiscovered and recorded in 1975.  The project Abahambi is a never mentioned band with the very famous bass-player Sipho Gumede, as the band leader.
Unfortunately no more recording sessions of this particular formation are known. Sipho’s reputation grew higher in the early 80s, while he produced the african Combo „Sakhile“.
Actually this is a lost & non-existing album and the Black Pearl Crew is very proud to present this forgotten black afro pearl to the Afro Funk Community once again.

This vinyl re-issue is limitted to 500 copies !!!


One of the rarest Afro-Cuban, Funk, Jazz, Fusion and Proto Disko record of the cuban Egrem archive. The most sought album, after melting down most of the copies during the worldwide oil-crises in the 70ies.

Definitely a true collector´s item of Psych Cuban Funk.

Our limited 500 pieces vinyl reissue of the Los Yoyi – album is sold out. Hopefully you can call one copy your own, because this item is as the original pressing on Areito Records still very hard to find & dig.

Thanks to all of you which supported us, the cuban funk music and the vinyl market.  The album is still digitally available at our shop !!!

Tom & Roskow


A wide selection of rare afro-cuban Funk, Jazz, Beat and psychedelic music from the late 60s and 70s taken out of the cuban Egrem archive.
One of the best selection of undiscovered cuban Funk music.

For the digital side we present you 7 bonus tracks, which are not on the vinyl-compilation. All tracks are remastered from original tape.

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This is the following issue of the famous Bosporus Bridges Compilation released in 2005.  A wide selection of rare occidental turkish Funk, Jazz, Beat and psychedelic music from the 60´s – 70´s.
All the tracks were tenderly declicked, restorated and completely remastered at Calyx Mastering, that they sound much better as the original vinyls.
This album is compiled by Holger Lund, Tom Sky & Roskow Kretschmann.

Unfortenately the release is physically sold out, but digitally still available !!!

As a bonus,if you download the whole compilation, you will get the free track “su akar” – Ferdi Özebegen reworked by Sygaire.


Very limited summer-edition & hand-printed Black Pearl collector-shirt with a fresh design “ESCORPIAO”. Every shirt has a small Black Pearl label-sticker on the left arm. Check our shop for sizes !!!


Karen Escorpiao bag

Escorpiao-Bag in natural colour, hand-printed strictly limited !!! Bag has extra very “long” handles for a smooth carrying around your shoulder.

Here we have a small appetizer promo-video for our  compilation “RITMO CALIENTE” with a wide selection of afro-cuban psychedelic soul & funk music. With totally undiscovered black pearls from cuba of the egrem archive!

The video is shot in Havanna and other places in Cuba while digging for records and showing the normal way of life.

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For our new release on Black Pearl Records, the Afro Funk album ABAHAMBI – “Freeway” and maybe because it´s summer, i thought the time is right to put some tracks together, that we digged recently on Tom´s & my digging tours and also one, two tracks from our digging trips with our mates Koolski of Brothers Rockwell & Ekki of Sonorama Records, some faves, some new discoveries, some classics, some rare stuff, that i´m very happy to present you in a mix format for your listening pleasure •••• tracks are from: trinidad, venezuela, brazil, cuba, germany, peruana, france, united kingdom, portugal, angola, somalia, mosambique, carribe, usa, etc.

A selection of some new diggs & discoveries, some classics and some of my favourite singer-songwriter tunes with a slight folky, jazzy, groovy, funky, psychedelic touch and with a song character, as i like it….. and thanks to Mr. Ekki of Sonorama Records !
Mix is for free download and i hope you enjoy it !!!

Some oriental, but western-music influenced psych, beat & funk tunes with nice breaks & grooves, lots of cheesy synths, nice fuzz e-saz, wah wah guitars, some sitar and crazy darbuka rhythms and folklore elements in the typical 4/4 and 3/4 rhythms….. some new discoveries & digs, some faves and some classics.
from turkey, iran, iraq, persia, france, brasil, germany, algeria, egypt, eritrea, arabia, lebanon etc.

Hope you enjoy the oriental mood & music, as i do!