Wally Badarou

Wally Badarou

Real Name:
Waliou Jacques Daniel Badarou
Wally Badarou was born 1955 in Paris. Although he planned a career as a pilot, he was seduced by synthesizers and rock & roll, eventually becoming a well-known session keyboardist in England and his own Nassau, Bahamas, studio. Badarou's early career included work with M (2) (on the hit "Pop Music"), Joe Cocker, Herbie Hancock, and Island Records artists like Grace Jones, Black Uhuru, and the British funk band Level 42. In addition to his production and keyboard work for Level 42, he has done several film scores, most notably Kiss of the Spider Woman. You can hear both the rhythmic sensitivity of his African heritage and the harmonic sensibility of his classical training in his music. His expressive and sophisticated synthesizer textures are full of life, especially on his more dance-oriented Echoes album. In the nineties he released two albums, 1991's Chief Inspector and 1997's So Why.
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Wally Badarou Discography


BRCLP 60090 Wally Badarou Back To Scales To-Night (Album) Riviera LM Recording System, Barclay BRCLP 60090 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
WAL 1 Wally Badarou Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally Badarou(LP, Promo, Smplr) Island Visual Arts WAL 1 1982 Sell This Version
ICT 9822 Wally Badarou Echoes (Album) Island Records ICT 9822 UK 1984 Sell This Version
610.7076 John Neschling / Nando Carneiro and Wally Badarou John Neschling / Nando Carneiro and Wally Badarou - Original Soundtrack With Music & Dialogue: Kiss Of The Spider Woman Island Visual Arts 610.7076 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
91260-1 Wally Badarou Words Of A Mountain (Album) Island Records 91260-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
014 974-2 Wally Badarou Colors Of Silence: Musical Poetry For Yoga(CD, Album) Universal Licensing Music (ULM) 014 974-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BRCNP 40104 Wally Badarou He Was A Rasta In London Town Barclay BRCNP 40104 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
62 662 Wally Badarou She Turns Me On(7") Riviera (3) 62 662 France 1980 Sell This Version
104 189 Wally Badarou Theme From Countryman (Single) Island Records 104 189 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
WIP-6825 Bob Marley & The Wailers / Wally Badarou Bob Marley & The Wailers / Wally Badarou - Natural Mystic / Theme From Countryman(7", Single, Promo) Island Records WIP-6825 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
108 622 Wally Badarou Hi-Life (Maxi, Single) Island Records 108 622 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
BRW 37, BRW 37 Wally Badarou Chief Inspector (Single) 4th & Broadway, Island Visual Arts BRW 37, BRW 37 UK 1985 Sell This Version
0-96829 Wally Badarou Chief Inspector / Novela Das Nove Island Visual Arts 0-96829 US 1985 Sell This Version
12 BRW 44 Wally Badarou Spiderwoman (Novela Das Nove) (Maxi) 4th & Broadway 12 BRW 44 UK 1985 Sell This Version
1247 Wally Badarou The Dachstein Angels Island Records 1247 France 1989 Sell This Version
112633 Wally Badarou 1989 - La Marche Des Mille(7") Island Records 112633 France 1989 Sell This Version
none Admiral Tibet / Wally Badarou Admiral Tibet / Wally Badarou - The Lunatic / The Lunatic Theme(7") Mango none Jamaica 1990 Sell This Version

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