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Family AtlanticaCosmic Unity ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The title certainly gets it right – as there's a strongly unified sense of spirit here from Family Atlantica – even more so than on their debut album! As before, there's a range of global elements moving through the mix – currents of South American and African styles, given a ... read more CD

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Fanfare CiorcarliaOnward To Mars! ... CD
Asphalt Tango, 2016. Used ... $6.99
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FelaLagos Baby 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
Seminal sounds from the earliest years of Afro Funk – rare 60s material from Fela Kuti, most of it recorded long before he achieved international fame! The styles here are often different than Fela's longer funky work of the 70s – shorter tunes that revel in a variety of African modes ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Live In Amsterdam (full version) ... CD
Wrasse, 1984. Used ... $4.99
An excellent live set from Fela – one that shows that he was still very capable of going over the top during the 80s! The material was recorded in 1983 in Amsterdam, live before a very enthusiastic crowd – one that really drives Fela and the group on their instrumental solos and funky ... read more CD
(Includes original slipcase. Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Original Suffer Head/I.T.T. ... CD
Barclay/Universal, Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
Don't let the later date fool you – because this is excellent material from Fela, and he kicks just as hard with his Egypt 80 group as he did with Africa 70! The set's got two albums on it – and the titles from Original Sufferhead ("Original Sufferhead" and "Power ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Egypt 80Underground System ... CD
Sterns, Late 80s/1998. Used ... $2.99
Late Fela – but great Fela! Underground System was released in 1992, but it sounds like Fela's best work from the late 70s – grooving away at a triple-time beat on two incredible tracks, "Underground System" and "Pansa Pansa". "Pansa Pansa" is especially ... read more CD

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Fela & Ginger BakerFela & Ginger Baker Live! (with bonus track) ... CD
Barclay/Universal (France), 1971. Used ... $6.99
A really seminal album from Fela Kuti – searing live set that pairs him with drummer Ginger Baker – formerly of Cream, and a huge supporter of Fela's music on the UK scene! Baker had already picked up a lot of Fela's influence in his music – and rather than the record being one ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Confusion/Gentleman ... CD
Barclay/MCA, Early/Mid 70s. Used ... $7.99
Really mindblowing work from Fela – a seminal 70s set that may well open up even more than any other album from the time – as the leader and Africa 70 stretch out on a single track that takes up the entire record! "Confusion" is almost proggish at the start – with a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Ikoyi Blindness/Kalakuta Show ... CD
Barclay/MCA (France), 1976. Used ... $8.99
Fela and Africa 70 are honed to razor-sharp perfection on these 2 albums from 1976! There's some incredible work on tenor sax on some of the cuts – especially "Ikoyi Blindness" and "Kalakuta Show", both of which begin with incredibly well-wrought solos that show Fela as ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Ikoyi Blindness/No Buredi ... CD
Victor (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
2 Fela classics – back to back on one CD! Fela and Africa 70 are honed to razor-sharp perfection on Ikoyi Blindness – with some incredible work on tenor sax on the title track "Ikoyi Blindness" – and some really righteous politics on "Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolow" ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) – Live At Kalakuta Republik ... CD
Victor (Japan), 1977. Used (reissue)... $14.99
A great live set recorded in 1977 at Fela's own Kalakuta club. The record's a great way to hear how Fela evolved his groove in a live studio setting – as the one long track ("Johnny Just Drop") evolves over both sides of the record, with the kind of funky vamping that also ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Na Poi/Zombie ... CD
Victor (Japan), Early 70s/1998. Used ... $6.99
2 of Fela's rarest from the 70's, out now on one Japanese CD! Tight funky African grooves, spread out over 4 long classics – "Zombie", "Mr. Follow Follow", "Na Poi", and "You No Go Die Unless You Want Die". "Na Poi" is one of the sexiest ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Open & Close/Afrodisiac ... CD
Barclay, 1971/1972/1973. Used ... $6.99
2 early 70s Fela classics on one CD! Open & Close hails from 1971 – and it features 3 long songs, all with an incredibly tight groove. Fela, Tony Allen, and the Africa 70 group forge the sound that would dominate their style for the next 2 decades – mixing bass, percussion, ... read more CD
(Out of print pressing.)

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Fela & Africa 70Opposite People/I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) ... CD
Victor (Japan), Early 70s/1998. Used ... $6.99
Great stuff! This killer set pairs I.T.T., one of Fela's most memorable 70's albums, with the harder to find Opposite People set. Both albums are great, and they've got prime choppy Afro-funk grooves from the master of the genre! We almost never see these on vinyl, and although the CD's a bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Opposite People/Sorrow Tears & Blood ... CD 10.99

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Fela & Africa 70Opposite People/Sorrow Tears & Blood ... CD
MCA, 1977. Used ... $10.99
Monster stuff – and some killer straight-ahead afro funk jams from Fela! The set's got 2 albums on 1 CD, with stellar remastering, a great looking package – and the kind of insanely funky work you'd expect from the master. The Opposite People album has 2 long cuts – "Opposit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Opposite People/I.T.T. (International Thief Thief) ... CD 6.99

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight ... CD
Kalakuta/Victor (Japan), 1972. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant album from Fela – and one that shows him really coming into his own, with that tremendous new sound that would go onto influence decades of musicians! The title track – "Roforofo Fight" – is a side-long jam that instantly sets a new standard for African funk ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Roforofo Fight/Fela Singles ... CD
Barclay/Wrasse, 1972/1973. Used ... $6.99
Brilliant stuff! Roforofo Fight hails from 1972 – an early full-length Fela LP, filled with 4 tight groovers that stand with his best work! "Go Slow" begins with this mad trumpet solo that you'll recognize from a famous sample, especially as it mixes in with keyboards; "Rofor ... read more CD
(In slipcase.)

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Fela & Africa 70Shakara/Confusion ... CD
Victor (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
A real killer of an Afro Funk set – a CD that brings together 2 sparkling moments from Fela's early career! The Shakara album is a longtime classic, and features 2 extended jams – "Lady" and "Shakara" – that are both tight straight-ahead funky groovers with a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down (Celluloid) ... CD
Celluloid/Afrodesia, 1976. Used ... $5.99
Mindblowing work from the legendary Fela – definitely at the top of his game here, and brimming over with energy supplied by the Africa 70 ensemble! The tracks are long and freewheeling – but never without a sense of direction – as every ounce of the music is devoted to serving ... read more CD

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Fela & Africa 70Upside Down/Fela & Roy Ayers – Music Of Many Colors ... CD
Barclay (France), 1976/1980. Used ... $8.99
Two of Fela's greatest collaborative efforts! Upside Down features Fela & Africa 70, with some guest vocals by Sandra Akane Isidore, a key figure in his political development, and the woman who introduced him to the Black Panthers when he was living in LA at the end of the 60s. The two tracks ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Upside Down (180 gram pressing – with download) ... LP 17.99
 
 



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