Fela Kuti Upside Down / Music Of Many Colours (with Roy Ayers)

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      • 1. Upside Down
      • 2. Go Slow
      • 3. 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
      • 4. Africa Cetre Of The World

      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 of "2000 Black" is a rare groove classic!

      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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      Fela KutiLive with Ginger Baker (50th Anniversary Expanded Reissue)Knitting Factory
      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...
      • – Let’s Start
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      Fela KutiBoxset #5: Co-curated by Chris Martin & Femi KutiKnitting Factory Records
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          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)
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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 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 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
            • LP + Download Code£16.99 £16.99
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            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 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)
            • LP£19.99 £16.99
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            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 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
            • New LP £20.99
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            • CD£7.99 £7.99
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            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
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            • – Let's Start
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            • – J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)
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              Fela KutiExpensive Shit / He Miss RoadKnitting Factory Records
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              • – Expensive Shit
              Fela KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
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              • – Open & Close
              Fela KutiMonkey Banana And Excuse OKnitting Factory Records
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                Yet more essential afrobeat from the African equivalent of James Brown! All his albums are great!
                • – I T T
                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 KutiOpposite People / Sorrow Tears And BloodKnitting Factory Records
                  Fela and Afrika 70 at their peak with two seminal albums on one disc. Rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                    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
                    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
                    • LP + Download Code£16.99
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                    • CD£7.99 £7.99
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                    Fela KutiBoxset #5: Co-curated by Chris Martin & Femi KutiKnitting Factory Records
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                      Fela KutiOpen & Close (50th Anniversary)Knitting Factory Records
                      Limited edition reissue on Red & Yellow Butterfly coloured vinyl
                        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 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 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
                          • LP + Download Code£16.99 £16.99
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                          • CD£7.99 £8.99
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                          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
                            In stockAdd to Bag
                          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)
                          • LP£19.99 £16.99
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                          • CD£7.99 £7.99
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                          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 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
                          • New LP £20.99
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                          • CD£7.99 £7.99
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                          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 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 KutiOpen & Close / AfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                            Two classic Afro-beat albums on one bargain price CD! All Fela Kuti's albums are superb! Highly recommended!
                            • – Open & Close
                            Fela KutiMonkey Banana And Excuse OKnitting Factory Records
                            Yet more essential afro beat classics from the king of Nigerian music, Fela Kuti! Monkey Banana - reflects his social consciousness in deploring the poor...
                              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 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 KutiOpposite People / Sorrow Tears And BloodKnitting Factory Records
                                Fela and Afrika 70 at their peak with two seminal albums on one disc. Rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                                  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 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
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