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    Fela Kuti Original Sufferhead

    Knitting Factory Records
    • Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead
    • Fela Kuti – Power Show
    • 1. Original Sufferhead
    • 2. Power Show

    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 album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes, 24 seconds glory.

    The restored version used here starts and finishes with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome blend of futurism and visceralism.

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                  • – Ikoyi Blindness
                  • – Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)
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                    • – Excuse-O
                    • – Mr Grammarticalogy - lisationalism Is The Boss
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                      In stockAdd to Bag
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                    • – Kalakuta Show
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                      In stockAdd to Bag
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                    • – Noise For Vendor Mouth
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                      In stockAdd to Bag
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                    • – Why Black Man Dey Suffer
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                      In stockAdd to Bag
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                        In stockAdd to Bag
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                      • – Open And Close
                      • – Suegbe And Pako
                      • – Gbagada Gbogodo
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                      • – Army arrangement (vocal)
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                        • LP + Download Code KFR2026-1£20.99
                          In stockAdd to Bag
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                        • – No Agreement
                        • – Dog Eat Dog
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                          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 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)
                            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 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
                            • LP + Download Code KFR2015-1£20.99
                              In stockAdd to Bag
                            Fela KutiSorrow Tears & Blood (2014 Vinyl Reissue)Knitting Factory Records
                            Originally released in 1977, Fela and Afrika 70 rise to their peak with rowsing, radical stuff as espoused by 'Colonial Mentality'.
                              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 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 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 KutiYellow FeverKnitting Factory Records
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                                • – Yellow Fever
                                • – Na Poi ‘75