• 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
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      Limited yellow & green vinyl edition
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    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 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
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        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
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        • LP + Download Code£16.99
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        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...
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          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
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            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 KutiZombieKnitting Factory Records
              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...
              • – Zombie
              • – Mr. Follow Follow (Mister Follow Follow)
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              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
              Fela KutiConfusionKnitting Factory Records
              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...
                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 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 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 KutiFela With Ginger Baker Live!Knitting Factory Records
                  '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...
                  • – Let's Start
                  Fela KutiJ.J.D. / Unnecessary BeggingKnitting Factory Records
                  "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...
                  • – J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
                  Fela KutiStalemate / Fear Not For ManKnitting Factory Records
                  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 KutiKoola Lobitos 64- 68 / The '69 LA SessionsKnitting Factory Records
                    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...
                      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 KutiShakara / London SceneKnitting Factory Records
                      'Shakara', originally released in 1972, shows Fela's sarcastic sensibility: 'Lady' criticizes modern African women as becoming overly westernized while...
                      • – Shakara
                      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...
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                        Fela KutiEverything Scatter / Noise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
                        The king of afro beat does it again! Two essential classic albums on one budget CD!
                          Fela KutiRoforofo Fight / The Fela SinglesKnitting Factory Records
                          Essential afro beat! A dancefloor bomb plus essential previously unreleased tracks! You need this!! This is a CD reissue of Fela Kuti's 1972 album Roforofo...
                          • – Rofororo Fight
                          Fela KutiShuffering And Shmiling/No AgreementWrasse
                          Two classic afro beat albums!
                          • – Shuffering And Shmiling

                          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

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