Today

by Eric Kol

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  • Record/Vinyl

    Side A
    A1. Let Your Love Rule My World
    A2. Where The Wind Blows

    Side B
    B1. Rain In My Heart
    B2. I Will Sing A Song

    Side C
    C1. Let The Music Play
    C2. It’s Gonna Be Bright

    Side D
    D3. You’re My Solution
    D4. I’ll Sing A Song (Instrumental)

    Includes digital pre-order of Today. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases October 25, 2019
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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Includes digital pre-order of Today. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    digital album releases October 25, 2019
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      €12 EUR or more 

     

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    Pre-order of Today. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    releases October 25, 2019

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1.
Let Your Love Rule My World
2.
Where The Wind Blows
3.
Rain In My Heart
4.
I Will Sing A Song
5.
Let The Music Play
6.
It's Gonna Be Bright
7.
You're My Solution
8.
I'll Sing A Song Instrumental

about

Part of BBE Music’s ‘Tabansi Gold’ African reissue series, Eric Kol’s rare boogie / disco album ‘Today’ epitomises Nigeria on the musical move in the early 80s. With the slow but relentless shrinkage of old-school musical talent and withdrawal of international record company financing following the Biafran war as well as changing tastes, both in Yoruba as well as Igbo and other communities, consumers wanted a home-grown version of what they could hear on American and European airwaves.

Enter seasoned soulful vocalist Eric Kol, multi-instrumentalist and all-round arranging talent Jake Sollo (ex Funkees, Osibisa, etc.) and Lagos studio pioneer Chief Tabansi, plus crew.

Jake Sollo’s synth-boogie magic can be heard to best effect on ‘Rain In My Heart’ and ‘You’re My Solution’ (a big local radio hit back then). Meanwhile, the ‘strings’n’things’ disco vibe is resplendent in ‘the opener ‘Let Your love Rule My World’, whilst ‘I’ll Sing A Song’ deepens the tempo with a soulful ballad arrangement.

This is the first fully authorised vinyl reissue of a boogie classic that almost never appears for sale, even on eBay, but takes pride of place on every seasoned Nigerian vinyl junkie’s ‘want’ lists.

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releases October 25, 2019

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BBE London, UK

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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