Fela Kuti Roforofo Fight (50th Anniversary Edition)

    Partisan Records
    • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£26.00
      Limited yellow & green vinyl edition
      Expected 19 AugPreorder
    • Fela Kuti – Roforofo Fight
    • Fela Kuti – Go Slow
    • 1. Roforofo Fight
    • 2. Go Slow
    • 3. Question Jam Answer
    • 4. Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am
    • 5. Shenshema
    • 6. Ariya

    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 of the most avidly followed musicians in West Africa. His audience came from among the region's urban poor, the "sufferheads" living in the shanty towns around the major cities, along with growing numbers of students and political dissenters. Fela championed, and sang about the problems of, oppressed and exploited people and denounced the ruling elites lording it over them, with their seemingly endemic corruption and their ready use of violence to crush dissent. Because he generally sang in Broken English rather than Yoruba, and adopted an increasingly pan-Africanist outlook, his message resonated throughout Anglophone Africa.

    The 50th-anniversary reissue of Roforofo Fight is pressed on double yellow and green vinyl. Side D features singles "Shenshema" and "Ariya" on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7" single in 1972.

    People also bought

    Blue Note Re:imagined II (feat. Yazz Ahmed, Theon Cross, Oscar Jerome & more)Decca / Blue Note
    Legendary labels Decca and Blue Note have joined forces again for Blue Note Re:imagined II; a collection of classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly...
      • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£32.00
        Limited clear vinyl edition
        Expected 30 SepPreorder
      • 2×LP£32.00
        Standard black vinyl edition
        Expected 30 SepPreorder
      • CD£13.00
        Expected 30 SepPreorder
      Soul Jazz Records presentsStudio One Classics
      Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition purple coloured double vinyl pressing + download code and...
      • The Skatalites – El Pussycat Ska
      • Carlton & The Shoes – Love Me Forever
      • Sound Dimension – Rockfort Rock
      • Johnny Osbourne – Sing Jah Stylee
      • The Heptones – Pretty Looks Isn't All
      • Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
      • Lone Ranger – Automatic
      • Horace Andy – Fever
      • Prince Jazzbo – School
      • The Wailers – Simmer Down
      • Burning Spear – Rocking Time
      • Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
      • Sugar Minott – Oh Mr Dc
      • Jennifer Lara – Consider Me
      • Don Drummond – Confucious
      • Michigan & Smiley – Rub A Dub Style
      • Sound Dimension – Full Up
      • Dennis Brown – No Man Is An Island
      • 2xLP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£34.00
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Coke EscovedoComin' At YaMusic On Vinyl
      SEMINAL jazz/funk/latin fusion LP featuring the rare groove classic 'I Wouldn't Change A Thing'. Coke Escovedo, percussionist extraordinaire (and uncle...
      • – I Wouldn't Change A Thing
      • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£26.00
        Expected 02 SepPreorder
      100% Dynamite ( Coloured Vinyl Edition)Soul Jazz Records
      “100% Dynamite is among the finest compilations ever assembled.” The Quietus This is a new one-off limited-edition special edition yellow coloured...
      • Willie Williams – Armageddon Time
      • The Maytals – Night and Day
      • The Marvels – Rock Steady
      • The Upsetters – Popcorn
      • Bunny Clarke – Be Thankful
      • Tommy McCook – Green Mango
      • Brentford All Stars – Greedy G
      • Lennie Hibbert – Real Hot
      • Horace Andy – My Soul
      • Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love
      • Bunny Clarke – I Love The Way You Love
      • Jackie Mittoo – Stereo Freeze
      • Phyllis Dillon – Woman Of The Ghetto
      • Cecric Im Brooks – Give Rasta Glory
      • Alton Ellis – Son Of Man
      • Sound Dimension – Granny Scratch Scratch
      • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss
      • Sound Dimension – Drum Song
      • Ken Boothe – Is It Because I'm Black
      • 2xLP (Coloured Vinyl) + Download Code£34.00
        In stockAdd to Bag
      Tony Allen & Hugh MasekelaRejoiceWorld Circuit
      Two long-time associates of the legendary Fela Kuti come together on Rejoice. Afrobeat drumming pioneer Tony Allen and the (now sadly departed) South African...
        • 2×LP (180g)£31.99
          Special edition with 8 bonus mixes and a booklet with liner notes
          In stockAdd to Bag
        • LP£24.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        • CD£13.99
          Out of stock
        Sébastien TellierLa RitournelleRecord Makers
        'La Ritournelle' is undoubtedly Sebastien Tellier's biggest song. Since its first release in 2003, it kept growing and circulating throughout the world...
          • 12" EP£13.00
            Out of stock
          Black UhuruShowcaseTaxi
          All time classic 1979 roots release from the mighty Black Uhuru featuring "Leaving To Zion, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, General Penitentiary"and many...
          • – Leaving To Zion
          • – General Penitentiary
          • – Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
          • – Shine Eye
          • – Abortion
          • – Natural Reggae Beat
          • – Plastic Smile
          • CD£12.00
            Out of stock
          • LP£20.00
            Out of stock
          The Mahotella QueensAbaculi Bethu / Umcolo KawapheliUmsakazo Records
          Reissue of the legendary Mahotella Queens’ gold-selling 1973 single 'Umculo Kawupheli', infamously plagiarised in 1981 by Malcolm McLaren and Bow Wow...
          • – Abaculi Bethu
          • – Umcolo Kawapheli
          • 7"£13.00
            Out of stock
          Mr. FingersAmnesiaAlleviated
          Re-issue of seminal Mr. Fingers album 'Amnesia', available officially for the first time in 32 years on Larry Heard's own Alleviated Records. This remastered...
          • – Can You Feel It
          • – Washing Machine
          • – Beyond The Clouds
          • – Slam Dance
          • – Stars
          • – Waterfalls
          • – Let's Dance All Night
          • – Bye Bye
          • – For So Long
          • – Ammnesia
          • – The Juice
          • – Mystery Of Love (Dub)
          • 3×LP£28.00
            Expected 24 Jun
          • CD£14.00
            Expected 24 JunPreorder
          Larry & AlvinPoor Man A Feel ItJamaican Art
          Larry Marshall & Alvin Leslie's recordings between 1978-1983, never released as an album before, recorded with The Revolutionires at Channel One. 10 tracks...
          • – Africa
          • – Progress
          • – I Have Got Another Girl
          • – Poor Man A Feel It
          • – Spider & Fly
          • – Last Night
          • – Why, Why, Why
          • – Woman
          • – Please Stay
          • – Sadness
          K. Frimpong and His Cubano FiestaMe Da A OnndaHot Casa Records
          Reissue of 1980's 'Me Da A Onnda' by K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiesta. Hi-life masterpiece from the Ghanaian singer!
          • – Daben Ni
          • – Me Yee Owu Den
          • – Nye Mea
          • – Me Da A Onnda
          Alpha & OmegaTree Of Life - Vol. 2Mania Dub
          Rare mid nineties U.K. roots with added unreleased tunes from Alpha & Omega, Limited RSD 2022 stock Mint! Volume 2
          • – Sacred Realm
          • – City Of Dub
          • – Twelve Fruits
          • – Dub Tribulations
          • – Come Down Moses
          • – Unity Is A Must
          • – Jah Hear Me
          • – Ancient Dub
          • LP£22.00
            Out of stock
          Joe Gibbs And The ProfessionalsAfrican Dub All-Mighty Chapter Three (U.K. Pressing)Joe Gibbs
          All Time classic late 70s Dub album from Joe Gibbs & The Professionals complete with crazy sound effects & tuff rhythms a plenty. Nice U.K. Pressings...
          • – Chapter Three
          • – Rema Dub
          • – Tribesman Rockers
          • – Freedom Call
          • – Jubilation Dub
          The ExplosionsGarden Of Four TreesSoul Jazz Records
          You could buy the one original copy currently on Discogs for £1,200 - OR buy this! Seminal New Orleans Eddie Bo production from the near legendary group...
          • – Garden Of Four Trees
          • – Teach Me
          Marking the 50th anniversary of their first record, German rock pioneers NEU! release this deluxes edition with a tribute album featuring reworks from...
            • 5×LP box set + book£115.00
              Eligible for free UK shipping
              Expected 23 SepPreorder
            • 5×CD£50.00
              Expected 23 SepPreorder
            Traditional African Recipesby Rosamund GrantSouthwater
              • Original Book (500g)£8.00
                Secondhand paperback in plastic cover
                Out of stock
              Gaoulé Mizik & Michel LaurentExcursions In Gwoka Vol. 1: A Ka Titine / Kan Sizè SonnéBeauty & The Beat
              Gwoka (a term which not only designates an authentic music genre from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, but also a specific dance and more spiritually...
              • – Gaoulé Mizik - A Ka Titine
              • – Michel Laurent - Kan Sizè Sonné (CW Edit)
              • – Gaoulé Mizik - A Ka Titine (Kay Suzuki Gwoka Dub)
              • 1. – Gaoulé Mizik - A Ka Titine
              • 2. – Michel Laurent - Kan Sizè Sonné (CW Edit)
              • 3. – Gaoulé Mizik - A Ka Titine (Kay Suzuki Gwoka Dub)
              • View full info and tracklisting
              • 12"£13.00
                Out of stock
              EABS2061Astigmatic Records
              **Killer album from Polish jazz quintet EABS!** Mutant, electronic jazz, maneuvering instrumental elements of hip hop, trap and drill to forge one of...
              • – Global Warning
              • – The Mystery of Monolith
              • – Ain’t No Mercy
              • – Dead Silence
              • – Conscious Breathing
              • LP£26.00
                Out of stock
              • CD£12.00
                In stockAdd to Bag
              Dionne WarwickValley Of The Dolls (1968)Scepter Records
              With the classic Do You Know The Way To San Jose and nuff tunes innit. Produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
                • Original LP£9.99
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
                  Out of stock
                Lonnie SmithMove Your Hand (1969)Blue Note
                Oh man, this is so heavy. The super-deep 'Move Your Hand' along with twisted vocals and hypnotic, incessant rhythm is one of the heaviest sounds of all...
                • – Move Your Hand
                Sophie Lloyd feat. Dames BrownCalling Out (inc. Floorplan remixes)Classic
                Awesome contemporary gospel disco anthem backed with a couple of tougher, yet no less rousing, remixes from Detroit techno legend Robert Hood under his...
                • – Calling Out
                • – Calling Out (Floorplan Club Mix)
                • – Calling Out (Floorplan Revival Mix)
                The MomentsSharp (1975)All Platinum
                Wicked sweet soul proto-disco 75. Uplifting Garage vibe! 
                • – dolly my love
                • – beautiful woman
                • New LP £16.00
                  In stockAdd to Bag
                • Original LP£12.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
                  Out of stock
                Charles StepneyStep on StepInternational Anthem Recording Company
                UNBELIEVEABLE!International Anthem release 'Step on Step', a collection of newly unearthed solo home recordings created by enigmatic producer, arranger,...
                • – Daddy's Diddies
                • – That's The Way Of The World
                • – Look B4U Leap
                • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£31.00
                  Limited gold coloured vinyl edition
                  Expected 09 SepPreorder
                • 2×LP£29.00
                  Expected 09 SepPreorder
                • CD£13.00
                  Expected 09 SepPreorder