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Record Store Day 2019! Emerson’s ‘If You Need Me, Call Me’!

Kalita are honoured to be releasing for Record Store Day 2019 the 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.

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Okyerema Asante ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ repress out now!

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Kalita Records are extremely excited to repress once again their second release, Okyerema Asante’s Ghanaian disco monster, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’.

After touring the world and recording with both Hugh Masekela 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.

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Kalita Records are proud to re-release Kallaloo’s ‘Star Child’!

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Kalita Records are proud and honoured to announce the first ever and official reissue of Kallaloo’s sought-after 1982 disco single ‘Star Child’, accompanied by interview-based liner notes. Originally released on Jeffrey Turpin’s Trinidadian record label IDA, ‘Star Child’ has since become highly sought-after by both DJs and collectors alike as an invisible, yet astonishing piece of Caribbean disco. Unable at the time to gain the traction and success that it deserved, we hope that this re-release provides an opportunity to bring such a great record to a much wider audience.

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