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    • Fela Kuti – Yellow Fever
    • Fela Kuti – Na Poi ‘75
    • 1. Yellow Fever
    • 2. Na Poi ‘75

    Yellow Fever’ was originally released in 1976, during Fela’s extraordinarily prolific 1975-77 purple period, when he released 24 albums in Nigeria alone. The title track is one of Fela’s defining masterpieces. Sung in Broken English, the language he adopted in order to make his words understood beyond Yoruba speakers, the lyrics rail against the fashion for skin-whitening creams.

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    Fela KutiFela's First: The Complete 1959 Melodisc SessionCadillac Records
    Legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Ransome Kuti's first recordings of highlife and calypso, recorded in London in 1959, on a limited edition 10". Two of the...
      Fela KutiVinyl Box Set 4Compiled by Erykah BaduKnitting Factory Records
      Limited edition deluxe 7 album box set compiled by Erykah Badu
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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...
        • Fela Kuti – Army arrangement (vocal)
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        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...
        • Fela Kuti – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
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        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...
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          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...
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            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'.
            • Fela Kuti – Underground System
            • Fela Kuti – Pansa Pansa
            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. 
            • Fela Kuti – beats of no nation (vocal)
              Fela KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
              1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
              • Fela Kuti – Gentleman
              • Fela Kuti – Igbe
              • Fela Kuti – Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
              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...
              • Fela Kuti – Zombie
              • Fela Kuti – Mr. Follow Follow (Mister Follow Follow)
              Fela KutiConfusionKnitting Factory Records
              Originally recorded in 1974, "Confusion" is a 26-minute, one-track album that is entirely instrumental on the first side. Lyrically, the song is a polemical...
                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...
                • Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
                • Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
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                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...
                • Fela Kuti – Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
                Fela KutiFela With Ginger Baker Live!Knitting Factory Records
                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...
                • Fela Kuti – Let's Start
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                • Fela Kuti – Egbe Mi O
                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:...
                • Fela Kuti – Alagbon Close
                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...
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                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 KutiKoola Lobitos 64- 68 / The '69 LA SessionsKnitting Factory Records
                  Wicked early reissue album from cult african hero Fela Ransome-Kuti with his first band Koola Lobitos from 1965! In early 1965, just as the West African...
                    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!
                      • Fela Kuti – I T T
                      Fela KutiIkoyi Blindness / Kalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
                      Ikoyi Blindness was released in the mid-1970s. This album also includes both songs from the 1976 release Kalakuta Show. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
                        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...
                        • Fela Kuti – Rofororo Fight
                        Fela KutiShuffering And Shmiling/No AgreementWrasse
                        Two classic afro beat albums!
                        • Fela Kuti – Shuffering And Shmiling
                        Fela KutiV.I.P (Vagabonds In Power) / Authority StealingKnitting Factory Records
                        More afro beat classics from the master himself! Authority Stealing was actually inflammatory enough to initiate another round of beatings to Fela from...

                          Other Releases on Knitting Factory Records

                          Fela KutiVinyl Box Set 4Compiled by Erykah BaduKnitting Factory Records
                          Limited edition deluxe 7 album box set compiled by Erykah Badu
                            • Fela Vinyl Box Set£99.99 £89.99
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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...
                            • Fela Kuti – Army arrangement (vocal)
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                            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...
                            • Fela Kuti – Coffin For Head Of State part 1
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                            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...
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                              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...
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                                Fela Kuti & Roy AyersMusic Of Many ColoursKnitting Factory Records
                                Reissue of the classic ‘Music Of Many Colours’, the joint album between Roy Ayers and Fela Kuti, recorded after a three week tour of Nigeria’s major...
                                • Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
                                • Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers – Africa-Center Of The World
                                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'.
                                • Fela Kuti – Underground System
                                • Fela Kuti – Pansa Pansa
                                Fela KutiGentlemanKnitting Factory Records
                                1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
                                • Fela Kuti – Gentleman
                                • Fela Kuti – Igbe
                                • Fela Kuti – Fe Fe Ne Eye Fe
                                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...
                                • Fela Kuti – Zombie
                                • Fela Kuti – Mr. Follow Follow (Mister Follow Follow)
                                Fela KutiConfusionKnitting Factory Records
                                Originally recorded in 1974, "Confusion" is a 26-minute, one-track album that is entirely instrumental on the first side. Lyrically, the song is a polemical...
                                  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...
                                  • Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
                                  • Fela Kuti – Water No Get Enemy
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                                  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...
                                  • Fela Kuti – Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense
                                  Fela KutiFela With Ginger Baker Live!Knitting Factory Records
                                  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...
                                  • Fela Kuti – Let's Start
                                  • Fela Kuti – Black Man's Cry
                                  • Fela Kuti – Ye Ye De Smell
                                  • Fela Kuti – Egbe Mi O
                                  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...
                                  • Fela Kuti – 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 KutiKoola Lobitos 64- 68 / The '69 LA SessionsKnitting Factory Records
                                    Wicked early reissue album from cult african hero Fela Ransome-Kuti with his first band Koola Lobitos from 1965! In early 1965, just as the West African...
                                      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!
                                        • Fela Kuti – I T T
                                        Fela KutiIkoyi Blindness / Kalakuta ShowKnitting Factory Records
                                        Ikoyi Blindness was released in the mid-1970s. This album also includes both songs from the 1976 release Kalakuta Show. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
                                          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...
                                          • Fela Kuti – Rofororo Fight
                                          Fela KutiV.I.P (Vagabonds In Power) / Authority StealingKnitting Factory Records
                                          More afro beat classics from the master himself! Authority Stealing was actually inflammatory enough to initiate another round of beatings to Fela from...

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                                            ‘No Agreement’ is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as ‘Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.)’ and ‘Sorrow Tears...
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                                            1973 Fela Kuti mastepiece - Absolutely essential!!!! 
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                                            Reissue of this sought-after ambient techno masterpiece from Mark Pritchard and Tom Middleton under their Global Communication. Originally released in...
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                                            Slow-grooving, irresistably funky, uplifting afrobeat - with killer long percussive breakdowns! Soundway Records return to Nigeria once more with ‘Tunji...
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                                            Fela KutiFela With Ginger Baker Live!Knitting Factory Records
                                            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...
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                                            Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
                                            1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
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                                            Howlin' WolfMessage To The Young Get on Down
                                            NOW ON VINYL!! 1971 marked a tumultuous yet historic year for Chicago blues legend Howlin' Wolf.  In a similar vein to his psychedelic blues "Howlin'...
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                                            Fela KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
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                                            Idris AckamoorMusic of Idris Ackamoor 1971-74EM (Japan)
                                            2CD collection of the ex-leader of legendary Afro-spiritual/deep funk/free jazz group from 1970s Ohio (later in SF), The Pyramids. Their music is one of...
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                                              Fela KutiArmy ArrangementKnitting Factory Records
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                                              Funk SpectrumVolume ThreeBBE
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                                                The Colours That RiseGrey DoubtRhythm Section International
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                                                Romaal KultanEverlasting RomanceTiff's Joints
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