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Fela Kuti  Africa 70 

Coffin For Head Of State

139.00 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2019

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In 1977, the government of Nigeria had enough of Fela Kuti and decided to take evasive action on his walled-in residence that he called the Kalakuta Republic (Fela declared it a separate state). Over a thousand soldiers descended on the compound and savagely beat the residents. Fela himself escaped death (but not incarceration), but his activist mother was thrown through a window and broke her hip -- causing an injury that would take her life within that month. This prompted Fela to begin recording reactions to this event: Unkown Soldier, Sorrow, Tears, and Blood, and Coffin for Head of State were those reactions.

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Fela Kuti  Africa 70 

Gentleman

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LP | NEW  | 1973

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“Gentleman” can be interpreted literally or as metaphor concerning a wider issue. In this case, Fela’s topic is the colonialism-induced inferiority complex which led many in Africa’s new governing elites to reject African style, concepts of beauty and modes of behaviour in favour of European imports.

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Fela Kuti  Africa 70 

No Agreement

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LP | NEW  | 2017

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Fela Kuti's No Agreement on vinyl, previously only available as part of the Box Set series. No Agreement is sometimes overlooked among Fela’s 1977 releases, eclipsed by albums such as J.J.D. Johnny Just Drop and Sorrow Tears and Blood, yet it is among his best albums of the period.

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Fela Kuti  Africa 70 

UpSide Down

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LP | NEW  | 2016

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One of the finest Fela LP's featuring 'Sandra' on vocals - ‘Upside Down’ – this LP and ‘Zombie’, both released in 1976, were made at the midpoint of an extraordinary three-year purple period during which Fela recorded 24 albums of new material. ‘Upside Down’ was written by Fela to portray a worldly travelled African who searches the dictionary and finds the definition of upside down – a perfect description of the African situation. The LP feature the original releases’ iconic artwork and include digital download card and liner notes. This is the first time these titles have been released individually on vinyl.

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