• 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 KutiRoforofo Fight (50th Anniversary Edition)Partisan Records
    By 1972, when Music of Fela: Roforofo Fight was originally released (on two vinyl albums, Music of Fela Volume One and Volume Two), Fela was becoming one...
    • – Roforofo Fight
    • – Go Slow
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
      Limited yellow & green vinyl edition
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Fela KutiBoxset #5: Co-curated by Chris Martin & Femi KutiKnitting Factory Records
    Knitting Factory Records release the next installment of long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Box Set #5 was co-curated by Fela’s...
      Fela KutiOpen & Close (50th Anniversary)Knitting Factory Records
      Limited edition reissue on Red & Yellow Butterfly coloured vinyl
        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
        • CD£7.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        • LP£19.00
          Gatefold sleeve
          Out of stock
        Fela KutiBeasts Of No NationKalakuta Records
        Afrobeat classic! After helping Fela Anikulapo Kuti with Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense, Wally Badarou then produced Beasts of No Nation. 
        • – beats of no nation (vocal)
        • Original LP£50.00
          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Eurobond pressing in shrink, with original inner, in great condition, old price sticker on front
          Out of stock
        • LP£13.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        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
        • Original LP£8.00
          Vinyl condition: POORSleeve condition: POOROriginal Nigerian vinyl POOR CONDITION
          Out of stock
        • LP + Download Code£16.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        • CD£7.99 £7.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        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£20.99 £16.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          Fela KutiV.I.P. (Vagabonds in Power)Knitting Factory Records
          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...
            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 KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
            1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
            • – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
            • – Eko Ile
            • LP + Download Code£16.99 £16.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            Fela KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
            1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
            • Fela Kuti – Gentleman
            • Fela Kuti – Igbe
            • Fela Kuti – Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
            Fela KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
            'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
              Fela KutiShakaraKnitting Factory Records
              1972 Fela Kuti anthem! This is afro beat at it's finest...ESSENTIAL!!!    
              • – Shakara (Oloje)
              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 KutiExpensive ShitKnitting Factory Records
              '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...
              • – Expensive Shit
              • – Water No Get Enemy
              Fela KutiTeacher Don't Teach Me NonsenseKnitting Factory Records
              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...
              • – Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
              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 KutiBeasts Of No Nation / O.D.O.OKnitting Factory Records
              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...
              • – Beasts Of No Nation
              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 KutiExpensive Shit / He Miss RoadKnitting Factory Records
              '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...
              • – Expensive Shit
              Fela KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
              Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
              • – Open & 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 KutiUpside Down / Music Of Many Colours (with Roy Ayers)Knitting Factory Records
              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...
                Fela KutiConfusion / GentlemanKnitting Factory Records
                Two classic afro beat albums on one bargain price CD! Recommended! Deluxe digipack, with booklet including Fela’s biography and track-by-track commentary...
                • – Gentleman
                Fela KutiOpposite People / Sorrow Tears And BloodKnitting Factory Records
                Fela and Afrika 70 at their peak with two seminal albums on one disc. Rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                  Fela KutiShuffering And Shmiling/No AgreementWrasse
                  Two classic afro beat albums!
                  • – Shuffering And Shmiling
                  Fela KutiV.I.P (Vagabonds In Power) / Authority StealingKnitting Factory Records
                  More afro beat classics from the master himself! Authority Stealing was actually inflammatory enough to initiate another round of beatings to Fela from...
                    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
                    • LP + Download Code£16.99
                      Out of stock
                    • CD£7.99 £7.99
                      In stockAdd to Bag

                    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

                    Golden Teacher Divine / RaveinstigatorSounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records
                    The bomb from Glasgow's finest! New 300-press edition in white card sleeve.  EXCLUSIVE Sounds of The Universe/Soul Jazz Records 12"...
                    • – Divine (6.58)
                    • – Raveinstigator (8.45)
                    • 12"£9.99
                      Out of stock
                    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
                    • 12"£9.99
                      Out of stock
                    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
                    • Original LP£15.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
                      Out of stock
                    • New LP £18.99
                      Out of stock
                    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
                    • 2×LP£22.99
                      Out of stock
                    • CD£15.99
                      Out of stock
                    Joe BataanSalsoulSalsoul
                    Classic, essential latin funk album from salsa superstar Joe Bataan - one of the most prominant of the new wave of young 1960s artists to mix latin and...
                    • – Mi Nube
                    • – Muchacho Ordinario
                    • – Sunny Gets Blue Mambo
                    • – Mujer Mia
                    • – Fin
                    • – Latin Strut
                    • – Johnny
                    • – Peace, Friendship, Solidarity
                    • – Aftershower Funk
                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl)£27.99
                      Limited blue vinyl edition
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    Nigeria Soul Fever - Afro Funk, Disco and BoogieSoul Jazz Records
                    Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes...
                    • Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                    • Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                    • Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                    • Tee Mac – Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
                    • Joni Haastrup – Greetings
                    • Don Bruce and The Angels – Ocheche (Happy Song)
                    • Benis Cletin – Get Up and Dance
                    • Colomach – Enoviyin
                    • Joni Haastrup – Do The Funkro
                    • Tee Mac featuring Marjorie Barnes – Living Everyday
                    • Arakatula – Mr Been To
                    • Angela Starr – Disco Dancing
                    • Joni Haastrup – Wake Up Your Mind
                    • Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents – Nwaeze
                    • Benis Cletin – Soul Fever
                    • Arakatula – Wake Up Africa
                    • 1. Joni Haastrup – Free My People
                    • 2. Christy Essien – You Can't Change A Man
                    • 3. Akin Richards & The Executives – Afrikana Disco
                    • View full info and tracklisting
                    Nigeria Freedom Sounds ! Popular Music and The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63Soul Jazz Records
                    Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start...
                    • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
                    • Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
                    • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
                    • Charles Iwegbue and his Archibogs – Baby I Tire
                    • Haruna Ishola and his Group – Iba Awon Agba
                    • E.C. Arinze – Chukwu Fulum Nanya
                    • Victor Ola-Iya and his Cool Cats – Cool Cats Invitation
                    • Ganiyu Kale and his Guinea Mambo Orchestra – Iyawo-Ile
                    • E.C. Arinze – Freedom Highlife
                    • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Bonfo
                    • Haruna Ishola and his Group – Owo Ni Fari
                    • Apolos Empire Rhythm Orchestra – Cut your Coat According To Your Size
                    • E.C. Arinze – Lumumba Calypso
                    • Sammy Akpabot and his All Stars – Save For A Rainy Day
                    • Ishie Brothers – Onyeoma Rosa
                    • Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers – Look, Look, Look
                    • E.C. Arinze – Saturday Night
                    • J.O. Araba and his Rhythm Blues – Iyawo Ma Pa Mi
                    • Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers – You Cheat Me
                    • E.C. Arinze – Ozo Emena
                    • Tes Dandies Dance Band – Obo Mi Ebe Mi
                    • J.O. Araba and his Rhythm Blues – Olowofuja Sawa
                    • I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Omo Alara
                    • 1. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – E Ma Mobun Saya
                    • 2. Chris Ajilo and his Cubanos – Ariwo
                    • 3. I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots – Aye Wa Kael
                    • View full info and tracklisting
                      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
                      • 12"£11.99
                        Out of stock
                      MandrillComposite TruthPolydor
                      KILLER Early 1973 album from the seminal latin-funk group. Includes "Fencewalk"!
                      • – Fencewalk
                      • – Hagalo
                      • New LP £18.00
                        Out of stock
                      • 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!
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • New LP £18.99
                        Out of stock
                      Isaac HayesJoy (1973)Stax
                      Featuring the awesome, longer-than-a-song break that is "Joy". Epic!
                      • – joy
                      • Original LP£12.00
                        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!
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • 3×LP + 7"£23.00
                        Out of stock
                      • 2×CD£12.00
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • 2×CD£14.99
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • LP (180 gram)£20.00
                        Out of stock
                      O B Ignitt and Luke HessStar GazingObgnit
                      Deep Detroit Techno from two of the cities finest. 
                      • – Jefferson Reserve
                      • – Calm of Night
                      • 12"£10.99
                        Out of stock
                      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)
                      • 12"£11.99
                        Out of stock
                      AtlusZopicloneMister Saturday Night
                      Glaswegian producer lands killer disco techno tracks on reliable, NYC party collective, Mister Saturday Night! 
                      • – Gum
                      • – A Little More Time
                      • – Zopiclone
                      • 12"£10.99
                        Out of stock
                      Fela KutiEverything Scatter (2015 Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                      **DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED** Another killer gem from the undisputed 'King Of Afrobeat' Fela Kuti! Originally released in 1975. Expect nothing less than...
                      • – Everything Scatter
                      • – Who No Know Go How
                      • LP£20.99
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • LP£22.00
                        Tip-on sleeve
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • Original LP£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl,
                        Out of stock
                      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£19.99 £16.99
                        Out of stock
                      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
                      • 12"£8.99
                        Out of stock