• 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.

    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 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...
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      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
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      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
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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 KutiCoffin For Head Of StateKnitting Factory Records
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      • – 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...
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        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
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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'.
          • – Underground System
          • – Pansa Pansa
          Fela KutiAfrodisiacKnitting Factory Records
          1973 Nigerian afro beat funk at it's best from the master - Fela Kuti 
          • – Alu Jon Jonki Jon
          • – Eko Ile
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          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
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            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 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

            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 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
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              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 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
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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...
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                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 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 KFR2008-1£20.99
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                  Fela KutiI.T.T.Knitting Factory Records
                  'International Thief Thief' classic Fela from 1979
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                    • – Up Side Down
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                    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
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                    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 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

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