Fela Kuti Fela With Ginger Baker Live!

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    • Fela Kuti – Let's Start
    • 1. Let's Start
    • 2. Black Man's Cry
    • 3. Ye Ye De Smell
    • 4. Egbe Mi O (Carry Me I Want To Die)
    • 5. Ginger Baker and Tony Allen Drum Solo

    '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 approximates or exceeds the ten minute mark. Yet the arrangements are so dynamic on these tracks, the criss-crossing polyrhythms so absorbing, and Fela's incantatory vocals so entrancing that the long running times never seem a factor. Every cut crackles from beginning to end with its mixture of funk, jazz, and traditional Nigerian music, underscoring once again Fela's revolutionary, indelible contribution to world music.


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      Fela KutiNo AgreementKnitting Factory Records
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