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      Fela KutiConfusionKnitting Factory Records
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              1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
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              Fela KutiConfusionKnitting Factory Records
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                "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...
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