39277

    Fela Kuti Sorrow Tears & Blood (2014 Vinyl Reissue)

    Knitting Factory Records
      • 1. Sorrow Tears And Blood
      • 2. Colonial Mentality

      Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.

      Other Releases by Fela Kuti

      Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
      Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
      • – Ikoyi Blindness
      • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
      Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
      This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
      • – Original Sufferhead
      • – Power Show
      Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
      This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
      • – Original Sufferhead
      • – Power Show
      Fela KutiO.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)Knitting Factory Records
      ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997.Like its immediate...
        Fela KutiExcuse OKnitting Factory Records
        ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and...
        • – Excuse-O
        • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiKalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
        The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974....
        • – Kalakuta Show
        • – Don't Make Garan Garan
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2020-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
        The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
        • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
        • – Mattress
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2019-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiWhy Black Man They SufferKnitting Factory Records
        ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been...
        • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
        • – Ikoyi Mentality vs Mushin Mentality
        • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2012-3£20.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Fela KutiGentleman: 50th AnniversaryKnitting Factory Records
        “Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning...
          • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2009-8£23.00
            Limited smoke coloured vinyl edition
            In stockAdd to Bag
          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
          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
          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 KFR2026-1£20.99
              In stockAdd to Bag
            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 KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
              'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
                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 KutiAlagbon Close Knitting Factory
                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!   
                • – alagbon close
                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 KFR2021-1£20.99
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                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 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 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 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

                Other Releases on Knitting Factory Records

                Fela KutiIkoyi BlindnessKnitting Factory Records
                Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which...
                • – Ikoyi Blindness
                • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
                Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
                This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
                • – Original Sufferhead
                • – Power Show
                Fela KutiOriginal SufferheadKnitting Factory Records
                This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent...
                • – Original Sufferhead
                • – Power Show
                Fela KutiO.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)Knitting Factory Records
                ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997.Like its immediate...
                  Fela KutiExcuse OKnitting Factory Records
                  ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and...
                  • – Excuse-O
                  • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
                  • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2014-3£20.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Fela KutiKalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
                  The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974....
                  • – Kalakuta Show
                  • – Don't Make Garan Garan
                  • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2020-3£20.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Fela KutiNoise For Vendor MouthKnitting Factory Records
                  The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s...
                  • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
                  • – Mattress
                  • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2019-3£20.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Fela KutiWhy Black Man They SufferKnitting Factory Records
                  ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been...
                  • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
                  • – Ikoyi Mentality vs Mushin Mentality
                  • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2012-3£20.99
                    In stockAdd to Bag
                  Fela KutiGentleman: 50th AnniversaryKnitting Factory Records
                  “Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning...
                    • New LP (Coloured Vinyl) KFR2009-8£23.00
                      Limited smoke coloured vinyl edition
                      In stockAdd to Bag
                    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
                    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
                    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 KFR2026-1£20.99
                        In stockAdd to Bag
                      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 KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
                        'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
                          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 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 KFR2021-1£20.99
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          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 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 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

                          People also bought

                          T.P Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou – Rep Pop Du BeninUnite AfricaineAcid Jazz
                          Two monumental full-side tracks from a pair of late 70s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo albums! Originally released in 1977, the title track is an infectious Afro-Latin...
                          • – Unite Africaine
                          • – Mede Ma Gnin Messe
                          T.P. Orchestre Poly-RythmoAfro​-​FunkAcid Jazz
                          Formed in 1968 by leader Clément Mélomé, T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo became the leading group in Benin and the cornerstone of the Albarika Store label...
                            FunkadelicOne Nation Under A Groove (1978)Warner Bros
                            AWESOME, classic p-funk from George Clinton and Co! Essential album!
                            • – One Nation Under One Groove
                            Don CarlosNice TimeFatman
                            BACK IN STOCK..Heavyweight late night blues bizness from Don Carlos with one of the best roots rock basslines ever!
                            • – Nice Time
                            The GatherersWordsUpsetter
                            Very rare alternative vocal cut, tuff deep roots classic recorded at Black Ark by Lee Perry, check version side on Limited repress...
                            • – Words
                            • – Version
                            Devon RussellDarker Than Blue (A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield)Soulgramma
                            Limited vinyl reissue with original cover art work plus two extra tracks! The record was originally published in 1993, but the first session dates back...
                            • – Love To The People
                            • – Wild And Free
                            • – Darker Than Blue
                            • – Move On Up
                            • – Keep On Moving
                            • – Falling In Love With You **
                            • – Never Too Much Love
                            • – Songs On Sirene
                            • – Makings Of You
                            • – I'm Still Waiting
                            • – Give Me Your Love
                            • – Choice Of Colours **
                            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 KutiOpen & Close (50th Anniversary)Knitting Factory Records
                            Limited edition reissue on Red & Yellow Butterfly coloured vinyl
                              Kenny Dope Classic Breakbeats - Limited Edition 45 Box Set Kenny Dope
                              As the name suggests "Classic Breakbeats"!!! Some unreleased Kenny Dope material, and Masters At Work too!
                              • – Pick It Up
                              • – Get Up
                              • – Supa (KD’s B-Boy Edit
                              • – Blood Vibes
                              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
                                Studio One Disco Mix
                                Studio One's music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. The new style of Disco Mix brought many areas of Reggae together ­ Roots, Lovers, Disco...
                                • Lloyd & Devon – Push Push
                                • Judah Eskender Tafari – Rastafari Tell You
                                • Doreen Schaefer – Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
                                • Dub Specialist – Kampala
                                • George Allen – Be Wise Brethren
                                • Jackie Mittoo – Night In Ethiopia
                                • George Dudley – Gates Of Zion
                                • The Silvertones – Come Forward
                                • The Ethiopian – Muddy Water
                                • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time
                                • Willie Williams & Brentford Disco Set – Armagideon Time (version)
                                • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love
                                • Norma White & Brentford Disco Set – I Want Your Love (version)
                                • Alton Ellis – You Make Me Happy
                                • Suagr Minott – Love And Understanding
                                • Winston Francis, Jackie Mittoo & Brentford Rockers – Going To Zion
                                Carlton Livingston100 Lbs Of Collie WeedJah Life Com
                                Killer roots tune from 1983 on the "hot milk" rhythm stripped to the bones of drums and bass, now back in stock..nice pressing.
                                • – 100 Lbs Of Collie Weed
                                Black UhuruSun Is ShiningTaxi
                                 Black Uhuru's killer version of the Bob Marley classic with dub & Joy White's cover of Dennis Brown's "Tribulation" on the flip. Comes with...
                                  Lloyd ParksTime A Go DreadPressure Sounds
                                  Twenty two tracks on this set of Lloyd Parks finest work. Including a couple of productions featuring Dillinger and singer Wally Bucker. An absolute must...
                                    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 KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
                                    'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
                                      Yabby You & The ProphetsChant Down Babylon Kingdom (Dub Plate Mix)Pressure Sounds
                                      Heavyweight roots classic from the late 70s with this unreleased dub plate mix and a killer drum heavy dub on the flip. 
                                      • – Chant Down Babylon (Dub Plate Mix)
                                      • – Version
                                      Augustus PabloIsrael In HarmonyOnlyroots
                                      Two heavyweight roots cuts from Augustus Pablo & Hugh Mundell both with extended dubs. Comes in excellent repro card "Rockers" sleeve.
                                      • Augustus Pablo – Israel In Harmony
                                      • – Israel Dub
                                      • Hugh Mundell – Feeling Alright
                                      • – Alright Dub