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    One copy for sale £368 on Discogs! Buy it here for £268 less! 29 cds + dvd! The whole kaboodle, the whole nine yards, the big whammy. Complete indeed! Phew!
    Limited edition deluxe 7 album box set compiled by Erykah Badu
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    Fela Kuti stories Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade ofmilitary rule told through this album, originally released in 1985 on Celluloid records. Features a long version of 'Government Chicken Boy'.
    Fela Kuti made some frantic albums in his career--ones that popped with his enthusiastic political disobedience and ones that roared with fury at the Nigerian system and Africa's disadvantaged position in the late-20th century. But Coffin for Head of State is a different tiger. It's a downturned, sad, melancholic 22-minute work that signaled how Fela...
    Originally released in 1977, ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ features Fela lampooning Nigeria’s ‘been-tos’, people who had been to Europe or America to work or study and then returned (dropped) home with European social pretensions and an inferiority complex about African culture.
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    Performed by Fela and his Afrika 70 at the renowned Berlin Jazz Festival in 1978, this live recording of V.I.P. is possibly Fela’s most profound vilification of the Nigerian government. In his very public address to the European crowd, Fela explains that V.I.P., in this context, stands for “vagabonds in power”, a direct jab both at the Nigerian...
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    ‘No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ and ‘Sorrow Tears and Blood’, yet it is among his best albums of the period. It includes an outstanding Afrika 70 instrumental, ‘Dog Eat Dog’. The track includes a solo by the American trumpeter Lester Bowie of...
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    Reissue of one of Fela's later recordings, comprised of two extended tracks, the title cut and the classic, 'Pansa Pansa'.
    Afrobeat classic! After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. 
      1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
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      Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in 1971. Essential Fela Kuti, featuring Tony Allen on drums!
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      1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
      'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
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      1972 Fela Kuti anthem! This is afro beat at it's finest...ESSENTIAL!!!    
      Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded 24 albums of new material. ‘Upside Down’ was written by Fela to portray a worldly travelled African who searches the dictionary and finds the definition of upside down - a perfect description of...
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      On the title track Fela and the backup singers ridicule the mindset of men in uniform over an urgent, quick-march accompaniment from Afrika 70. The album was a scathing attack on Nigerian soldiers using the zombie metaphor to describe the methods of the Nigerian military. ‘Zombie’ was a smash hit with the people and infuriated the government, setting...
      Unmissable classic afro-beat! Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner!   
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      **DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED**Essential afro beat! A dancefloor bomb! You need this!! KILLER REISSUE of Fela Kuti's 1972 album Roforofo Fight! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!  
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      **DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED** Another killer gem from the undisputed 'King Of Afrobeat' Fela Kuti! Originally released in 1975. Expect nothing less than perfection. Sweet locked-in grooves, deep and hella funky! 
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      Hypnotic afrobeat bullet from 1972 - recorded in Lagos. Sprited percussion, tight horns, and pure funk! As with most of the great man's albums, this is not to be missed. **DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED**
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      7xLP box set compiled by Brian Eno!
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      The soundtrack to the documentary, ‘Finding Fela,’ directed by Acadamy Award winning director, Alex Gibney. The film tells the story of Fela Kuti’s life, his music, and his social and political importance contrasted against the hit Broadway musical, Fela! and culminates in the bringing Fela! to The...
      Originally recorded in 1974, "Confusion" is a 26-minute, one-track album that is entirely instrumental on the first side. Lyrically, the song is a polemical comment on the confused state of Nigeria's chaotic, post-colonial, urban existence. A fine example of the great man's genius.
      'Expensive Shit' is one of Fela's most notorious albums! This killer afro-beat LP was originally release in 1975 and now gets a reissue on Brooklyn-based Knitting Factory Records! 
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      Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
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      In 'Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense', Fela explains the role of the teacher in any society with the concept that all the things we consider to be problems and all that we consider to be good in life begin with what we are taught, whether it's by our mothers at home, our teachers at school, lecturers at University or the government beyond that. Who then...
      It's hard to go wrong with Fela Kuti's work from the 1970s, and LIVE!, which features the Afrobeat innovator backed by his powerhouse band Africa '70 and ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker, is no exception. Reissued on Brooklyn-based Knitting Factory records. 
      He Miss Road', also 1975, was produced by Ginger Baker. A deep and darker shade of afro-beat that is one of Fela's best.
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      This double CD album is presented in a deluxe 6 panel digipack, with booklet including foreword by AKON, Fela’s biography, and a track-by-track commentary from Afrobeat historian Chris May. PLUS a DVD of Fela Kuti live at Glastonbury 1984, plus interviews with Fela. To celebrate Fela’s 75th birthday, and the release of ‘The...
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      £ 8.99 Cat no: KFR5006-7 Record Store Day 2014 Release. Following the celebration of what would have been Fela's 75th birthday last year, and the release of the deluxe compilation 'The Best Of The Black President 2' and newly repackaged versions of Fela's entire back catalogue, Knitting Factory Records release this special limited edition 7",...
        Afrobeat Bomb from Fela Kuti and Africa 70 Band on Original 7" Pathe records, Parts 1 & 2
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        Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a transformational figure not only in Africa, but throughout the world. Very few individuals can lay claim to being the creator of a genre, yet Fela’s Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz and funk fundamentals with traditional African music, is one who can be deemed at the forefront and creator of the medium.    Best...
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        Double-disc set of Fela Kuti‘s Live In Detroit 1986 - the first new Fela material to be released since his final studio album 'Underground System' in 1992! Recorded live at the Fox Theater in Detroit in November 1986, the concert marked a triumphant return to the USA for Nigeria’s Afrobeat master, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. He had tried to...
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        After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. Another album that has been combined with this one is the 31-minute "ODOO (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
        Unplayed original African 45 Fela bomb!
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        Alagbon Close represents one of the first times anyone had directly taken on the Nigerian authorities in such a brash manner. Why Black Man Dey Suffer: This album, recorded in 1971 with Ginger Baker behind the board, was originally deemed too controversial for release by his label at the time. The title track is a history lesson on the oppression of...
        'Let's Start' - Seriously killer tune! and loads more. It's hard to go wrong with Fela Kuti's work from the 1970s, and LIVE!, which features the Afrobeat innovator backed by his powerhouse band Africa '70 and ex-Cream drummer Ginger Baker, is no exception. Like all of Fela's recordings from the era, LIVE! consists of just a few tracks, each of which...
        "JJD/Unnecessary Begging" is another gem in the Fela two-albums-on-one-CD reissue series on MCA. As original LPs, "JJD (Johnny Just Drop)," recorded live at Fela's home/club/compound, Kalakuta Republic, was released in 1977, while "Unnecessary Begging" and its b-side "No Buredi (No Bread)" were issued a year earlier in 1976. These albums were part of...
        The two titles from these 1977 albums are fiercely anti-authoritarian blasts at the Nigerian governmental regime while on 'Don't Worry About My Mouth O', Fela explains his preference for traditional African ways.
        Fela Kuti dominated the African music scene from the early 70's with his unique fusion of traditional rhythm and jazz melodies known as Afro-Beat. This historic show was recorded in Paris on June 30, 1981 during an exclusive "all night" live concert.
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        Wicked early reissue album from cult african hero Fela Ransome-Kuti with his first band Koola Lobitos from 1965! In early 1965, just as the West African High-life scene was becoming rather a drag and everybody was bored with it all, the revoluntionary sound of Fela Ransome-Kuti & His Koola Lobitos burst upon us! Fela had recently trained at...
        'Expensive Shit', from 1975, is one of Fela's most notorious albums. The title track recounts being framed by the police and his comical escape from certain conviction while 'Water Get No Enemy' is a veritable Afro-beat anthem. 'He Miss Road', also from '75, was produced by Ginger Baker and is a deep and dark album that is one of Fela's best.
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        Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
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        'Shakara', originally released in 1972, shows Fela's sarcastic sensibility: 'Lady' criticizes modern African women as becoming overly westernized while 'Shakara (Oloje)' sticks it to arrogant loud mouths. 'London Scene' was recorded at Abbey Road in 1971 and is a great, early example of the Afrobeat stew that Fela was starting to create. Politics...
        Yet more essential afro beat classics from the king of Nigerian music, Fela Kuti! Monkey Banana - reflects his social consciousness in deploring the poor conditions of workers' lives in Nigeria. "Sense Wiseness' has a funkier beat and prominent high, glistening electric keyboards, the backdrop for lyrics criticizing the educated segment of Africa's...
        Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
        Two essential Afro-beat classics from Fela Kuti with 'Upside Down' (1976) and the 'Music Of Many Colours' collaboration with Roy Ayers (1980). Their version of "2000 Black" is a rare groove classic!
        Two classic afro beat albums on one bargain price CD! Recommended! Deluxe digipack, with booklet including Fela’s biography and track-by-track commentary from Afrobeat historian Chris May.
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        The king of afro beat does it again! Two essential classic albums on one budget CD!