Fela Kuti Vinyl, CD & tapes by Fela Kuti at Norman Records

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Fela Kuti
Gentleman

The first time Gentleman has been made available on individual vinyl since its original release in 1973. The father of Afrobeat Fela Kuti pulls no punches with Gentleman, big band groove for days with serious and equally big messages. The title track being an opposition to the west, Fefe Naa Efe a tribute to Ghana, and Igbe showing Kuti breaking taboos again and again with his constant use of the word Sh*t in various languages.

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
No Agreement

There's at least one of our customers who should be happy about all these Fela Kuti re-issues... the guy who asked me all about how he could get hold of rare Fela Kuti stuff about six months ago. Whether or not this is you then you should be excited to learn that Kuti's No Agreement is now available as a single vinyl having previously only part of the box set series. It's one of Kuti's best and most overlooked albums of its era.   

Fela Kuti
Afrodisiac

Nigerian afrobeat king Fela Kuti is known for having a huge catalogue, but over the years many of his albums have been nigh-on forgotten. The Knitting Factory label are working to change that now, individually reissuing a selection of albums for the first time on vinyl. Afrodisiac features the track ‘Alu Jon Jonki Jon’, which is an amazing jam even by Fela’s high high standards.

Fela Kuti
Zombie

Fela Kuti is known for having a huge catalogue, but over the years many of his albums have been nigh-on forgotten. The title track of Zombie is an acknowledged Fela classic, but the album as a whole hasn’t been available as a stand-alone vinyl since the original release. Mmmm, tasty political afrobeat.... LP on Knitting Factory.

Fela Kuti
Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles

Part of a series of CD reissues that were made to celebrate the great man's birthday. The title misleads slightly in that it contains his 1971 album Roforofo Fight with two previously unreleased tracks from the same era (known for some reason as the Fela Singles). It captures Fela Kuti in longform Afro-jazz period inspired somewhat by James Brown. Each track weighs in at nine minutes plus  - essential grooves from a much missed artist. 

Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Coffin For Head Of State

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory issues Fela Kuti & Africa 70’s politically and emotionally charged Coffin For Head of State album. Originally released in 1980, it takes aim at the brutality of the Nigerian army at a 1977 incident in Kalakuta, one in which Fela’s activist mother sustained serious injuries, from which she ultimately died. 

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) - Live!! At Kalakuta Republik

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory issues Fela Kuti’s J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop) Live at Kalakuta Republik. A ferocious collection originally released in 1977, it saw the Afrobeat icon taking aim at Nigerians who had been to Europe and America and returned to the country feeling embarrassed about their roots. 

Fela Kuti
Box Set #4 Compiled by Erykah Badu

Fela Kuti released so many albums during his spectacular lifetime that it can be hard to know precisely where to go as a listener. But worry not, Knitting Factory and Erykah Badu have got you covered! Box Set #4 contains seven discs of carefully compiled classics (chosen by Badu) from the Kuti catalogue, along with a booklet of in-depth commentaries and essays. Perfect.

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
Yellow Fever

Fela Kuti released an alarming amount of records between 1975 and 1977. When I say alarming I mean 24 albums. Yellow Fever is an incredible record in that the title track is one of Kuti's masterpieces and lyrically the album is a valiant rail against skin whitening creams. Like a lot of his albums of this era this has only been available as part of that massive box set series.  

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70
V.I.P. (Vagabonds In Power)

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory re-issues V.I.P. (Vagabonds In Power). Originally released in 1979 and recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival the previous autumn, it’s a portrait of Fela Kuti in transition. Not only was it recorded right between the break-up of his Africa 70 group and the formation of Egypt 80, it was the last album that Fela made with long-time drummer Tony Allen. 

Fela Kuti
Army Arrangement

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory issues Fela Kuti’s Army Arrangement album. Originally released in 1985, it examined the tribulations of Nigeria’s first statewide exercises in democracy in the aftermath of a decade of military rule. 

Fela Kuti & Egypt 80
Underground System

Previously only available on vinyl as part of the Box Set series many moons ago, Knitting Factory issues Fela Kuti’s Underground System album (also known as U.S.). Recorded with his Egypt 80 band and released in 1992, it was sadly the final album of new material in the Afrobeat legend’s lifetime. 

Fela Kuti
Shakara

Nigerian afrobeat king Fela Kuti is known for having a huge catalogue, but over the years many of his albums have been nigh-on forgotten. The Knitting Factory label are working to change that now, individually reissuing a selection of albums for the first time on vinyl. Shakara contains the Fela favourite ‘Lady’, along with a much rarer cut.

Fela Kuti
Confusion

This classic Afrobeat LP houses merely a single eponymous piece, not much under half an hour long, that commences with an enigmatic kaleidoscopic face-off between Kuti on organ and Tony Allen on percussion. As the tune becomes increasingly fevered and groovesome,  our man FeKu channels the wild spirit of Lagos - Its multitude of accents, the gridlocked roads, the inadequate police force etc to highlight his fierce spirited passion and underlying frustrations regarding his amazing troubled home country, Nigeria.

Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife Rakers
Fela's First - The Complete 1959 Melodisc Session

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Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers
Music of Many Colours

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Fela Kuti
Na Poi

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Fela Kuti
Roforofo Fight

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Fela Kuti
Alagbon Close

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Fela Kuti
Fear Not For Man

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Fela Kuti
Everything Scatter

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Fela Kuti
Beasts Of No Nation

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Fela Kuti
The Complete Works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti

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Fela Kuti
London Scene

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Fela Kuti
ITT

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Fela Kuti
Upside Down

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Fela Kuti
Open & Close / Afrodesiac

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Fela Kuti and His Africa 70
Fela Fela Fela

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Fela Kuti
Vinyl Boxset 3 Curated by Brian Eno

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Fela Kuti
Se E Tun De / Waka Waka

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Fela Kuti
Sorrow Tears And Blood / Perambulator

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Fela Kuti
The Best Of The Black President 2

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Fela Kuti
He Miss Road

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Fela Kuti
The Miss Road

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Fela Kuti
6 Vinyl Box Set - Vol 2

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Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti Live In Detroit 1986

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Fela Kuti
69 Live Sessions

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Fela Kuti
Sorrow Tears & Blood

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Fela Kuti
Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense

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Fela Kuti
Expensive Shit

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Fela Kuti
6 Vinyl Set

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Fela Kuti
Box Set Vol 1

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Fela Kuti
Box Set Vol 2

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Fela Kuti
Box Set Vol 3

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Fela Kuti
The Best Of The Black President

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Fela Kuti
Anthology Vol2

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Fela Kuti
Lagos Baby 1963 - 1969

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