Disco Soccer

by Sidiku Buari

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Side A
    A1. Koko Si
    A2. I’m Ready

    Side B
    B1. Feed My Body
    B2. It’s What’s Happening
    B3. Hard Times

    Side C
    C1. Born With Music
    C2. African Hustle
    C3. Kinyi Ai Kawali

    Side D
    D1. Adesa A
    D2. Minyo
    D3. Games We Used To Play

    Includes digital pre-order of Disco Soccer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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    digital album releases October 18, 2019
    item ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €27 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes digital pre-order of Disco Soccer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases October 18, 2019
    item ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €11 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Disco Soccer. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    Purchasable with gift card
    releases October 18, 2019

      €8 EUR  or more

     

1.
04:16
2.
I'm Ready
3.
Feed My Body
4.
It's What's Happening
5.
Hard Times
6.
Born With Music
7.
African Hustle
8.
Kinyi Kawali
9.
Adesa A
10.
Minyo
11.
Games We Used To Play

about

BBE Music is delighted to present the first ever reissue of ‘Disco Soccer’, the 1979 album from Ghanaian sportsman turned musician Alhaji Sidiku Buari.

Originally an athlete, winning silver and gold medals in the Senegal All Africa Games and West African Games in 1963 and a bronze in the All African in Congo Brazzaville in 1965, Buari moved to America on a music scholarship from The York Institute, obtained as a result of his athletic achievements.

Buari soon became enthused by baseball, training with the York team and occasionally playing in matches. When one of York’s music teachers heard him singing inspirational team-builder songs and chants for his side – in the Ga language- he suggested putting a rhythm section behind the songs, recording them, and seeing what the American record buying public thought of them.

It won’t surprise you to hear that said Americans loved the demos- so, in 1975, he recorded his first album – the first of fifteen. Buari went on to collaborate with Bernard Purdie, Sugar Hill’s Steve Jerome and Salsoul’s bassman, Gordon Edwards.

A switch to Polydor in 1979 produced Disco Soccer, and if you’re into disco or boogie or any hybrid thereof, this is a must-have album. A homage, Ay to Zee, to New York’s late 70s disco scene, filtered through an Accra late-night haze: Ga vocals and West African percussion all the way, all of it composed and produced by the artist himself. A generous eleven tracks of all killer-no-filler boogie business: one of those albums you just put on, and leave on.

An essential partner to BBE’s double Buari LP Feelings/Sidiku Buari & His Jam Busters, Disco Soccer is reissued from the original masters and reproduced on 180-gram vinyl with new liner notes and original artwork.

credits

releases October 18, 2019

Cello – John Reed
Executive Producer – M. Lee.
French Horn – Christine Snyder, Valerie West
Percussion – Errol 'Crusher' Bennett
Photography – Harry Delauney, Stan Keitt
Producer, Arranged By – Buari
Saxophone – George Young, Michael Brecker
Trombone – Barry Rogers
Trumpet – Jon Faddis, Randy Brecker
Violin – Danny Reed, Lucy Corwin, Paul Scales, Bob Rozek, Stan Curtis

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Sometime after the Universal Robot Band and sometime before where we are now, a pair of DJ/promoter/whatevers, Pete Adarkwah and Ben Jolly, ran a successful club night named after our eponymous song, playing a joyful mix of all they considered good. 'Wouldn't it be fun,' they mused, 'To release some of these tunes?' And so BBE (Barely Breaking Even) was born. ... more

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