• Fela Kuti – alagbon close
    • 1. alagbon close
    • 2. i no get eye for back

    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! 

     

    Other Releases by Fela Kuti

    Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
    Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
    • – Ikoyi Blindness
    • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
    Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
    This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
    • – Original Sufferhead
    • – Power Show
    Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
    This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
    • – Original Sufferhead
    • – Power Show
    Fela KutiO.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)Knitting Factory Records
    ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997.Like its immediate...
      Fela KutiExcuse OKnitting Factory Records
      ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and...
      • – Excuse-O
      • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Fela KutiKalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
      The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974....
      • – Kalakuta Show
      • – Don't Make Garan Garan
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2020-3£20.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
      The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
      • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
      • – Mattress
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2019-3£20.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Fela KutiWhy Black Man They SufferKnitting Factory Records
      ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been...
      • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
      • – Ikoyi Mentality vs Mushin Mentality
      • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2012-3£20.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Fela KutiGentleman: 50th AnniversaryKnitting Factory Records
      “Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning...
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2009-8£23.00
          Limited smoke coloured vinyl edition
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiOpen & CloseKnitting Factory Records
        Reissue of Fela's highly sought-after 1971 album, 'Open & Close'! Super-funky Afrobeat featuring the incredible title track!
        • – Open And Close
        • – Suegbe And Pako
        • – Gbagada Gbogodo
        Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
        Fela Kuti stories Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade ofmilitary rule told through this album, originally released...
        • – Army arrangement (vocal)
        Fela KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
        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...
        • – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
        Fela KutiJ.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) Live!! At Kalakuta RepublikKnitting Factory Records
        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...
          • LP + Download Code KFR2026-1£20.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Fela KutiNo AgreementKnitting Factory Records
          ‘No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ and ‘Sorrow Tears...
          • – No Agreement
          • – Dog Eat Dog
            Fela KutiUnderground SystemKnitting Factory Records
            Reissue of one of Fela's later recordings, comprised of two extended tracks, the title cut and the classic, 'Pansa Pansa'.
            • – Underground System
            • – Pansa Pansa
            Fela KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
            'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
              Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
              Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded...
              • – Up Side Down
              • – Go Slow
              Fela KutiNa PoiKnitting Factory Records
              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...
              • – na poi (part 1)
              • – na poi (part 2)
              • – you no go die...unless
              • LP + Download Code KFR2021-1£20.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Fela KutiSorrow Tears & Blood (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
              Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                Fela KutiHe Miss Road (2014 Vinyl Reissue)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.
                • – He Miss Road
                • – Monday Morning In Lagos
                • – It's No Possible
                Fela KutiAlagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey SufferKnitting Factory
                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:...
                • – Alagbon Close
                Fela KutiOriginal Suffer Head And I.T.TKnitting Factory Records
                Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
                • – I T T
                Fela KutiYellow FeverKnitting Factory Records
                Yellow Fever’ was originally released in 1976, during Fela’s extraordinarily prolific 1975-77 purple period, when he released 24 albums in Nigeria...
                • – Yellow Fever
                • – Na Poi ‘75

                Other Releases on Knitting Factory

                Fela KutiAlagbon Close / Why Black Man Dey SufferKnitting Factory
                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:...
                • – Alagbon Close

                People also bought

                ContoursTechnicianRhythm Section International
                Contours drop their Rhythm Section International debut, twisting deep blue jazz tones over loose, lo-fi boogie and soul riddims. Ace! 
                • – Technician
                • – Eyes Down
                • – Back and Forth
                Mongo SantamariaMongo's Way (1971)Atlantic
                Blinding Latin Funk from Mongo in his prime. Seriously funky/latin workouts of killer tunes such as Eddie Harris's 'Listen Here' and other latin soul monsters! 
                • – Tell It
                Senegal 70 Sonic Gems & Previously Unreleased Recordings From The 70sAnalog Africa
                Analog Africa focus on the musical adventures that were taking place in the major Senegalese cities during the 60s and 70s. This compilation, reflects...
                • Fangool – Mariama
                • Orchestre G.M.I. – Africa
                • Orchestre Bawobab – Thiely
                • Le Sourouba de Louga – Bour Sine
                • King N'gom – Viva Marvillas
                • Orchestre Laye Thiam – Massani Cissé
                • Amara Touré – El Carretero
                • Le Tropical Jazz – Kiko Medina
                • Orchestre Laye Thiam – Kokorico
                • Dieul Dieul de Thiès – Ariyo
                • Orchestre Bawobab – Ma Penda
                • Orchestre Laye Thiam – Sanga Té
                Tenderlonious / Al Dobson Jr22a00122a
                South London's Al Dobson Jr and Tenderlonious head up the debut 12" on 22a. A strong Detroit influence on these tracks. Owning four tracks a piece --  lofi...
                • – The way u are
                • – freaky (interlude)
                • – only love
                • – oucho!
                • – me mellow
                • – drum sounds pt.II
                • – tomorrow's edit
                • – much love
                MandrillComposite TruthPolydor
                KILLER Early 1973 album from the seminal latin-funk group. Includes "Fencewalk"!
                • – Fencewalk
                • – Hagalo
                • New LP POLY5043£18.00
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                • Original LP£25.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl
                  100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                Fela KutiUp Side DownKnitting Factory Records
                Upside Down’ and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded...
                • – Up Side Down
                • – Go Slow
                Bea Benjamin with Dollar Brand African SongbirdMatsuli Music
                Limited vinyl available! Re-issue of African Songbird, the masterpiece from South Africa’s greatest jazz singer, Sathima Bea Benjamin. Originally...
                • – africa
                • – music
                Isaac HayesJoy (1973)Stax
                Featuring the awesome, longer-than-a-song break that is "Joy". Epic!
                • – joy
                • Original LP£10.00
                  Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl,

                  100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970's & 80'sSoundway
                Soundway return with another instalment in their acclaimed african "special" series - this time focussing on 70's and 80's Kenya!Having delved deep into...
                • The Loi Toki Tok – Ware Wa
                • Slim Ali & The Famous Hodi Boys – Watoto Nyara
                • The Mombasa Vikings – Mama Matotoya
                Street Sounds Presents Jazz Funk Classics Volume One Street Sounds
                Every track on this album is an essential, seminal classic from the Jazz Funk era  - Donald Byrd, George Duke, Maze, Tom Browne, Charles Earland,...
                • Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
                • George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair
                • Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Expansions
                • Brass Construction – Movin'
                • 1. Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
                • 2. George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair
                • 3. Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Expansions
                • View full info and tracklisting
                Antonio AdolfoViralataFar Out Recordings
                New edition vinyl reissue of his seminal Brazil/Funk/Jazz fusion CLASSIC LP: Antonio Adolfo's Viralata! Remastered from original tapes and on heavyweight...
                • – Cascavel
                • – Paraiba Do Sul
                • – Brincadeira Em Ré
                • – Brincadeira Em Mi Bemol
                • – Caminhada
                • – Vermelhinho
                • – Nordeste
                • – Alegria de Carnaval
                • – Diana E Paulo
                • – Viralata
                • – Assanhada
                • – A Marcha
                O B Ignitt and Luke HessStar GazingObgnit
                Deep Detroit Techno from two of the cities finest. 
                • – Jefferson Reserve
                • – Calm of Night
                Fela Kuti & Afrika 70Fear Not For Man (2015 Reissue)Label Maison
                **DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED**Originally released in 1977... Fear not for Man is a stand out Fela classic. It's another intoxicating organic mixture of African...
                • – fear not for a man
                Funkadelic vs MoodymannCosmic Slop (Moodymann mix) / Let’s Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)Westbound
                A limited promo release of these two edits from Westbound's release of 'Funkadelic - Reworked By Detroiters' album release. Two classics reworked...
                • – Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)
                • – Let’s Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)
                AtlusZopicloneMister Saturday Night
                Glaswegian producer lands killer disco techno tracks on reliable, NYC party collective, Mister Saturday Night! 
                • – Gum
                • – A Little More Time
                • – Zopiclone
                Fela KutiEverything Scatter (2015 Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                Another killer gem from the undisputed 'King Of Afrobeat' Fela Kuti! Originally released in 1975. Expect nothing less than perfection. Sweet locked-in...
                • – Everything Scatter
                • – Who No Know Go How
                Oneness Of JujuSpace Jungle Luv (1976)Now-Again Records
                Amazing sought-after record from the brainchild of one J. Pluncky Branch and one of the greatest underground jazz groups. Space Jungle Luv goes...
                • – River Luv Rite
                • – Follow Me
                • – Soul Love Now
                • – Space Jungle Funk
                • – The Connection
                • – Love's Messenger
                Freddie HubbardLiquid Love (1975)Columbia
                Classic album that includes the boogie jazz classic "Liquid Love"! Very much a rare groove/crossover album in the vein of Donald Byrd and Mizell Brothers...
                • – Liquid Love
                Fela KutiNa PoiKnitting Factory Records
                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...
                • – na poi (part 1)
                • – na poi (part 2)
                • – you no go die...unless
                • LP + Download Code KFR2021-1£20.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                Lordamercy & DegoGreen Woods2000black
                Lordamercy & Dego join forces to bring you the disco boogie flex that is 'What Does It Take To Come In First', alongside the Volcov & Sassy J favourite...
                • – Green Woods
                • – Can't Remember But I Know
                • – What Does It Take To Come In First
                Eddie RussZaiusMonument Records
                Incredible jazz-funk reissue on original Monument label featuring four gems from legendary keyboardist Eddie Russ. All stone cold classics and anthems...
                • – Zaius
                • – I Heard That