Kalita are honoured to release the first ever compilation focusing on the musical career of Julie Coker, the queen of Nigerian television. Here we collate seven of Julie’s most sought-after Afro disco and hauntingly-beautiful Itsekiri highlife recordings, accompanied by extensive interview-based liner notes and never-before seen photos. Available both as a gatefold LP as well as a CD with booklet.
After gaining fame as Miss Western Nigeria 1957, Julie began her career in the Nigerian entertainment industry as the country’s first ever (and Africa’s second) female television presenter, as well as a popular national radio host.
Kalita are honoured to release for the first time Emerson’s mythical 1988 unreleased boogie masterpiece ‘If You Need Me, Call Me’, accompanied by extensive interview-based liner notes and never-before-seen photos. ‘If You Need Me, Call Me’ includes both the issue and unreleased demo versions of Emerson’s extremely sought-after single ‘Sending All My Love Out’, originally privately released and distributed in 1988 in a run of just 500 copies on LAS Records.
Kalita are delighted to announce that Ghisly Brown’s summer-soaked Cameroonian boogie cut ‘Let’s Talk About It’ is now available to download! Originally released in 1981 by Disques Sedim, the track was previously only available on her sought-after album ‘Come To Me’.
Ghisly Brown – 'Let's Talk About It' (Official)
In our opinion one of the best French boogie tracks to have ever graced the airwaves, we’re super happy to re-release it officially for the first time, in collaboration with Ghisly Brown (Evelyne Johnson-Bamy) and Jacques M’Bida.