SABI (GET DOWN)
12" Vinyl D
Ghanaian Disco Reissue, dont sleep!
REPRESS ALERT! Kalita Records are extremely excited to make available once more Okyerema Asante's highly sought-after Ghanaian disco monster, 'Sabi (Get Down)'.
After touring the world and recording with Hugh Masekela, Lonnie Liston Smith and Oneness of Juju, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ was Okyerema's first solo record, released privately in limited numbers on his label Atumpan Records in 1980/1. Recorded and manufactured in the USA, but only ever released on the African continent, this self-funded, scarce, and brilliant Afro-disco LP regularly exchanges hands for eye-watering prices.
Here, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ is repressed in its original, 14 minute long form (check out some breathtaking vocals by Oneness of Juju’s Lady Eka Ete at around 13 minutes!), backed by the equally impressive 'That's My Girl' on the B side. In addition, we are glad to accompany it with extensive interview-based liner notes and never-before-seen photos, detailing Okyerema's career from his membership of Ghana's legendary band Hedzolleh to performing with Paul Simon and Fleetwood Mac twenty years later.
‘Sabi (Get Down)’ has so far received fantastic support from leading DJs such as Gilles Peterson (who named it the 8th best reissue of 2017), Hunee, Antal, Palms Trax, Alexander Nut, Red Greg, Nick The Record, John Gomez, Lakuti, Dan Shake and many others!
We hope that you love both tracks as much as we do, and invite you to join us in celebrating the musical world of Okyerema Asante! [info sheet from Label]