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Wally Badarou

syn, *1955 FR, Paris
Musician of Electronic
A.k.a. 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.

  • Synthesizer
  • Keyboards
  • Piano
  • Tamborine
  • Vocals
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Bouger bouger on Le testament du makossa, Vol. 10 by Various Artists
Keys (The Chemist's Theme) on Good To Go [Digitally Remastered) by Various Artists
Awa on Awa by Wally Badarou
Easy Lazy Blues (In the Morning) on Easy Lazy Blues by Wally Badarou
Fisherman (I - Theme) on Fisherman by Wally Badarou
In the Morning on In the Morning by Wally Badarou
Fisherman (Prelude) on Fisherman by Wally Badarou
Seas of a Zillion Tears on Seas of a Zillion Tears by Wally Badarou
Higher Still ... on Higher Still ... by Wally Badarou
Purple Lines in the Skies on Purple Lines in the Skies by Wally Badarou

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Title Artist Year Type
The Unnamed TrilogyWally Badarou2017Album
MamboWally Badarou2011Album
Colors Of Silence: Musical Poetry For YogaWally Badarou2001Album
Chief Inspector (Nomad Soul Remix)Wally Badarou1991Single
The Lunatic / The Lunatic ThemeAdmiral Tibet / Wally Badarou1990Single
Words Of A MountainWally Badarou1989Album
1989 - La Marche Des MilleWally Badarou1989Single
The Dachstein AngelsWally Badarou1989Single
Words Of A MountainWally Badarou1989Album
Chief InspectorWally Badarou1986Compil.
Original Soundtrack With Music & Dialogue: Kiss Of The Spider WomanJohn Neschling / Nando Carneiro and Wally Badarou1985Album
Chief InspectorWally Badarou1985Single
Chief Inspector / Novela Das NoveWally Badarou1985Album
Spiderwoman (Novela Das Nove)Wally Badarou1985Single
Addicted To Love / Chief InspectorRobert Palmer / Wally Badarou1985Single
EchoesWally Badarou1984Album
Hi-LifeWally Badarou1984Single
Padlock (Special Mixes)Larry Levan Featuring Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Gwen Guthrie, Wally Badarou, Darryl Thompson1983Album
Island Visual Arts Introduces Wally BadarouWally Badarou1982Album
Theme From CountrymanWally Badarou1982Single
He Was A Rasta In London TownWally Badarou1980Single
Back To Scales To-NightWally Badarou1980Album
She Turns Me OnWally Badarou1980Single
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