Fela Kuti J.J.D. / Unnecessary Begging

    Knitting Factory Records
    • Fela Kuti – J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
    • 1. J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
    • 2. Unnecessary Begging
    • 3. No Buredi (No Bread)

    "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 what was arguably Fela's greatest period as he released more than a dozen albums between 1975-77! While "Zombie" and "Opposite People" are clearly the essential recordings from this period, this disc, and all of the Fela reissues, are really indispensabl

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