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.
CD £9.49 KFR-1005
Deluxe digipak CD on Knitting Factory.
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8/10 Jack 12th February 2015
If you're looking for a really good afrobeat CD, this one is solid all the way through. All 6 tracks are nice and lengthy and high quality (even the bonus tracks). Also it comes with a booklet with a brief history of Fela and an explanation/translation of each song. If you are curious about Afrobeat check this one out. Everything that was to make Fela great is here in some form, great strong rhythms, bouncing bass, great arranged horn parts, clever vocals. Great record, augmented by two previously unreleased tracks from the same period.
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